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1.

elementary-1

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 1

Speaking already
Q1

Can you hear what he is .......?
(a) saying

Q2

(d) watched

(b) next

(c) by

(d) nearby

(c) similar

(d) same

(c) least

(d) later

(c) did

(d) make

(c) real

(d) whole

(c) in

(d) on

(c) in

(d) on

(b) like

(b) latest

(b) done

I want you to tell me the ....... truth.
(a) all

Q9

(c) viewed

I only ....... one mistake in last night's test.
(a) made

Q8

(b) looked

This television gives you the ....... news.
(a) last

Q7

(d) till

She looks ....... a famous film star.
(a) as

Q6

(c) yet

(b) already

We live ....... the city centre.
(a) near

Q5

(d) talking

I ....... TV yesterday evening.
(a) saw

Q4

(c) telling

She hasn't come home ........
(a) still

Q3

(b) speaking

(b) exact

He is looking ....... a present to buy his girlfriend.
(a) for

(b) at

Q10 That's what I would like ....... Christmas.
(a) for

(b) at

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2.

elementary-2

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 2

Drive carefully
Q1

You must not drink and then ....... a car.
(a) lead

Q2

(c) dislike

(d) mind

(b) lend

(c) loan

(d) owe

(b) bring

(c) fetch

(d) remove

(b) over

(c) through

(d) on

(b) on

(c) in

(d) by

(c) seen

(d) see

(c) home duty

(d) house job

I have never ....... her before.
(a) saw

Q9

(b) interested

When you first meet someone, you usually shake them ....... the hand.
(a) with

Q8

(d) careful

I always get ....... early in the summer.
(a) up

Q7

(c) caring

When your train arrives, I'll ....... you from the station.
(a) take

Q6

(b) carefree

If you want to ....... that book remember to bring it back.
(a) borrow

Q5

(d) guide

Do what you like, I really don't ........
(a) concern

Q4

(c) take

Please be ....... when you cross this road.
(a) careless

Q3

(b) drive

(b) seeing

The teacher asked her students to do their ........
(a) housework

(b) homework

Q10 The police officer told the children always to tell the ........
(a) true

(b) facts

(c) information

(d) truth

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3.

elementary-3

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 3

Listen vs. Hear
Q1

I'm terribly sorry but I ....... what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it.
(a) wasn't listen to

Q2

(c) listen

(d) hear

(b) hear

(c) am listing

(d) am hearing

(b) am listening

(c) hear

(d) am hearing

(b) listening

(c) to hear

(d) hearing

(b) listen to

(c) hearing

(d) listening to

You've been making so much noise with your music that people at the far end of the road can ....... you.
(a) listen to

Q9

(b) hearing

Now will you please ....... me and pay attention to what I'm saying because it's very important.
(a) hear

Q8

(d) was listen

I should explain that he finds it very difficult to follow your conversation because he is very hard of ........
(a) listen to

Q7

(c) was hearing

I ....... to the concert every Monday on the radio and I imagine I am there listening to it in person.
(a) listen

Q6

(b) listened

I ....... what you are saying but that still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit.
(a) listen

Q5

(d) didn't hearing

Can you ....... me all right over there because you are rather a long way away?
(a) listening

Q4

(c) didn't hear

I ....... attentively to the lecture on philosophy but I still didn't understand much of it.
(a) heard

Q3

(b) wasn't hearing

(b) listening to

(c) hear

(d) hearing

He sometimes pretends he can't ....... a single word you are saying but all the time he's taking it all in.
(a) listen to

(b) listening to

(c) hear

(d) hearing

Q10 I have been ....... strange stories about you recently but I do hope that there is no substance in them.
(a) listened to

(b) listening to

(c) heard

(d) hearing

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4.

elementary-4

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 4

Finish vs. End
Q1

The brothers will ....... school both together at the end of this year.
(a) end

Q2

(c) finish

(d) finishes

(b) ended

(c) finishes

(d) finished

(b) ending

(c) finish

(d) finishing

(b) ended

(c) finish

(d) finished

(b) ended

(c) fnishes

(d) finished

You could tell the time by him because he always ....... work at exactly the same time every day.
(a) ends

Q9

(b) ends

After the children had ....... doing their homework, the whole family watched television.
(a) ends

Q8

(d) finishing

He thought they would all share the cost of the meal but unfortunately he ....... up paying for everybody.
(a) end

Q7

(c) finishes

It didn't take long for the children to ....... off the cakes and pastries that had not been eaten at the party.
(a) end

Q6

(b) ending

Sadly their marriage of 25 years ....... in divorce.
(a) ends

Q5

(d) finishes

You can't miss it, it's that tall building right at the ....... of the road.
(a) end

Q4

(c) finish

They wanted their daughter to improve her social skills and sent her to the famous ....... school in Switzerland.
(a) ends

Q3

(b) ending

(b) ended

(c) finish

(d) finished

I've written practically the whole book except for the last part and I just don't know how to ....... the story.
(a) end

(b) ending

(c) finish

(d) finishing

Q10 To most people it seemed like a long and successful relationship and so it was a great surprise to learn that they had ....... with each other.
(a) ends

(b) ended

(c) finishes

(d) finished

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5.

elementary-5

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 5

Start vs. Begin
Q1

I ....... my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work.
(a) began

Q2

(c) starting

(d) beginning

(b) start

(c) beginning

(d) begin

(b) begin

(c) starts

(d) begins

(b) began

(c) begun

(d) starts

(b) starter's

(c) beginner's

(d) beginning's

As far as I was concerned when the accident happened, it was the ....... of the end.
(a) start

Q9

(b) started

I won a lot of money by betting on that horse but it was simply a case of ....... luck.
(a) start's

Q8

(d) starts

He ....... off at me again simply because I had forgotten to lock the back door after I came home.
(a) started

Q7

(c) starting

I can't ....... to understand why anyone would want to be cruel to animals.
(a) start

Q6

(b) beginning

I read the ....... of that book but I couldn't possibly read the whole story.
(a) starting

Q5

(d) start

We ....... off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.
(a) began

Q4

(c) begin

My car very rarely ....... first time when the weather is really cold.
(a) begins

Q3

(b) started

(b) begin

(c) starting

(d) beginning

(c) begins

(d) starting

Who would like to ....... off the debate?
(a) begin

(b) start

Q10 I would greatly appreciate it if you didn't ....... up that old argument again.
(a) start

(b) begin

(c) starts

(d) begins

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6.

elementary-6

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 6

Modal Verbs
Q1

I ....... go to see the doctor last week because I was very ill.
(a) must

Q2

(c) being to

(b) have

(c) have to

(b) can

(c) have

(b) don't have

(c) don't have to

I ....... help you with your shopping because you have a lot of bags.
(a) ought

Q9

(b) being

They ....... do their homework today because it is a holiday at the school.
(a) must not

Q8

(c) have

I ....... speak French without a problem now because I have had many lessons.
(a) may

Q7

(b) had

Do you ....... clean the house every day or every week?
(a) must

Q6

(c) have to

I may ....... able to come to your party if I have the time.
(a) be

Q5

(b) have

I ....... go now because I am already late for my class.
(a) must

Q4

(c) had to

I could ....... bought that car but I didn't have enough money to pay for the petrol.
(a) had

Q3

(b) must to

(b) ought to

(c) thought

When will you ....... come and see us in our new house?
(a) can

(b) be able to

(c) must

Q10 I may ....... go to Paris next week because there is a very big exhibition there.
(a) have

(b) have to

(c) had

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7.

elementary-7

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 7

How to use the articles
Q1

I only want ....... little sugar in my tea, please.
(a) a

Q2

(c) the funniest

(b) a France

(c) the France

(b) a hand

(c) the hand

(b) a Romans

(c) the Romans

She always said that when she grew up she wanted to be ........
(a) doctor

Q9

(b) a funniest

The interesting thing about ....... is all the roads that they built in Britain.
(a) Romans

Q8

(c) in the nature

Can anyone give me ....... please because I have just fallen over?
(a) hand

Q7

(b) in nature

I want to go to the cinema to see a film about ....... and the French.
(a) France

Q6

(c) an

It is ....... book that I have ever read.
(a) funniest

Q5

(b) this

It is important sometimes to stop and look around you at all the wonderful things ........
(a) nature

Q4

(c) such

In ....... end we decided not to go to the cinema but to watch television.
(a) the

Q3

(b) the

(b) a doctor

(c) the doctor

I have left my book in ....... and I would like you to get it for me.
(a) kitchen

(b) a kitchen

(c) the kitchen

Q10 Are you studying foreign languages at school, like .......?
(a) French

(b) a French

(c) the French

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8.

elementary-8

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 8

Relative Pronouns
Q1

....... is that sitting over there in the corner?
(a) Who

Q2

(c) whom

(b) What

(c) Who

(b) which

(c) who

(b) who's

(c) whose

Did you meet the lady ....... uncle works in the library?
(a) who

Q9

(b) who

The police want to find out ....... drove the red car into the shop window.
(a) who

Q8

(c) whose

I think you will see that this is the best museum ....... you can find in the town.
(a) that

Q7

(b) which

There is a new television programme called: '....... wants to be a millionaire?'.
(a) Which

Q6

(c) who

I'm looking at the photograph ....... you sent me with your letter.
(a) which

Q5

(b) that

They have a very large house round ....... there are some lovely gardens.
(a) that

Q4

(c) Which

I don't understand a word ....... you are talking about.
(a) what

Q3

(b) Whom

(b) whose

(c) who's

The person in the house next to mine knows someone ....... met the Queen.
(a) who

(b) whom

(c) which

Q10 The grass, ....... I cut every week, seems to grow very quickly.
(a) who

(b) who's

(c) which

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9.

elementary-9

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 9

Present Tense
Q1

I ....... her every day and she never says hello to me.
(a) see

Q2

(b) Is you believing

(b) am not understanding

(b) am visiting

(c) understand not

(c) are visiting

(b) he is

(c) is he being

....... by air because the cost of flying is very high.
(a) I don't often travel
(c) I'll not often travelling

Q9

(c) Are you believing

Why ....... late every time we arrange to meet?
(a) is he

Q8

(c) Are you going

Later tonight I ....... my uncle, who is ill in hospital.
(a) visit

Q7

(b) Is you going

Sometimes I ....... what the teacher says to me.
(a) don't understand

Q6

(c) are looking at

....... every single thing which that man says?
(a) Do you believe

Q5

(b) is looking at

....... to see that film that is on at the cinema next week?
(a) Do you go

Q4

(c) will see

What is the name of that picture which you ....... on the wall.
(a) look at

Q3

(b) am seeing

(b) I'm not often travelling

Next time you ....... to my house, you must bring that book.
(a) come

(b) is coming

(c) are coming

Q10 I ....... to remember your name but I'm afraid I can't remember it.
(a) try

(b) am trying

(c) will trying

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elementary-10

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 10

Conditionals
Q1

If I win the lottery, I ....... buy you a very big car as a present.
(a) should

Q2

(c) had

(b) will find

(c) find

(b) was

(c) were

(b) were

(c) are

....... you able to lend me some money if I promise you that you will get it back very soon?
(a) Are

Q9

(b) having

If I ....... you, I should work very hard so that I could earn more money.
(a) am

Q8

(c) will have

I will try very hard to come and have dinner at your house if I ....... able to.
(a) am

Q7

(b) had

Will you come to dinner with us if we ....... a babysitter for you?
(a) had found

Q6

(c) As

I would want very much to move to a new house if I ....... that job.
(a) have

Q5

(b) If

If you ....... got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house?
(a) have

Q4

(c) am

....... I bought you a new car, would you be very happy?
(a) When

Q3

(b) will

(b) Was

(c) Were

If you really want to be helpful, then you ....... to tell me the truth.
(a) have

(b) had

(c) will have

Q10 If I ....... very hard, I would have been able to stop smoking.
(a) try

(b) would have tried

(c) had tried

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11.

elementary-11

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 11

We went on holiday
Q1

I expect you think I'm ....... because I don't understand that.
(a) dumb

Q2

(c) all right

(d) serious

(b) lives

(c) live

(d) inhabits

(b) good

(c) better

(d) best

(b) out

(c) over

(d) away

(b) off

(c) in

(d) by

(c) letter

(d) brief

(c) political

(d) politeness

(c) manners

(d) custom

If you can't reach me at home, send me a ........
(a) postscript

Q9

(b) right

This summer we went ....... holiday to Greece.
(a) on

Q8

(d) credit

I'm going ....... for a few days so don't send me any more work.
(a) off

Q7

(c) believe

I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any ........
(a) benefit

Q6

(b) think

Do you know where the President of America .......?
(a) leaves

Q5

(d) crazy

I'm sure you're quite ....... but many people disagree with you.
(a) write

Q4

(c) deaf

Does anyone honestly ....... what a politician says nowadays?
(a) discover

Q3

(b) stupid

(b) email

I believe it is ....... to hold a door open for a lady.
(a) politic

(b) polite

Q10 It is considered bad ....... to shout at someone.
(a) habits

(b) ways

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12.

elementary-12

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 12

Grammar Questions
Q1

Which of these is a noun? It is ........
(a) thing

Q2

(b) think

(b) He's been taken there
(d) He will have been there

Which of these is a preposition? It is ........
(a) thorough

Q4

(b) trough

(c) quicker

(d) quickest

(b) He is speaking

(c) He speaks

(d) He will speak

(b) hardly

(c) harden

(d) hardship

(c) there

(d) theirs

(c) going

(d) gone

(c) believes

(d) belief

Which of these is a personal pronoun? It is ........
(a) their

Q9

(b) sly

Which of these is an adjective? It is ........
(a) hard

Q8

(b) She has been laughing
(d) She was laughing

Which of these tenses is Present Simple? It is ........
(a) He spoke

Q7

(d) throng

Which of these is an adverb? It is ........
(a) quickly

Q6

(c) through

Which of these tenses is Past Perfect Simple? It is ........
(a) She had laughed
(c) She laughed

Q5

(d) there

Which of these is a passive sentence? It is ........
(a) He's been there
(c) He's been going there

Q3

(c) that

(b) they

Which of these is a gerund? It is ........
(a) go

(b) goes

Q10 Which of these is a past participle? It is ........
(a) believing

(b) believed

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13.

elementary-13

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 13

An Easy Question
Q1

What exercise do you like doing ....... of all?
(a) next

Q2

(c) immediately

(d) easily

(b) follow

(c) find

(d) choose

(b) hardly

(c) always

(d) surely

(b) reckon

(c) report

(d) realize

(b) do

(c) try

(d) take

(c) appreciate

(d) appear

Yes, I'd very much ....... that.
(a) understand

Q9

(b) fairly

Do you want me to ....... it easier for you?
(a) make

Q8

(d) width

Well, I think it is and I ....... it's an impossible question to answer.
(a) deliver

Q7

(c) length

Oh, come on it's ....... not that difficult.
(a) quickly

Q6

(b) space

There are so many things that it's difficult to ........
(a) put

Q5

(d) before

Don't worry, there's no need to answer ....... I'm not in a hurry.
(a) firstly

Q4

(c) after

That's a good question but I need ....... to think about it.
(a) time

Q3

(b) best

(b) consider

All right let me ask you what you like doing least of .......?
(a) everything

(b) all

(c) entire

(d) that

(c) putting

(d) picking

Q10 Oh, that's easy — ....... to answer this test!
(a) trying

(b) falling

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14.

elementary-14

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 14

Learn it by heart
Q1

I ....... don't know how to learn new words by heart.
(a) some time

Q2

(c) in

(b) well

(c) free

(b) for

(c) of

(b) customers

(c) costumiers

For the whole of next week we are planning to sell our new dictionaries at a special ........
(a) price

Q9

(b) for

We are really glad to have you as our ....... and we will take good care of you.
(a) containers

Q8

(c) must to

Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind ....... you.
(a) from

Q7

(b) should

If you have a question please feel ....... to ask.
(a) good

Q6

(c) about

You will probably agree ....... me.
(a) with

Q5

(b) at

I think learning ....... be interesting because otherwise you wouldn't ever be able to succeed.
(a) can

Q4

(c) something

I often read short articles ....... pets in my favourite magazine.
(a) for

Q3

(b) sometimes

(b) prize

(c) prise

As of now we still don't know if we will be ....... to fulfil our contract.
(a) reliable

(b) able

(c) capable

Q10 Don't worry, we are quite flexible and can make changes at ....... time whatsoever.
(a) some

(b) any

(c) one

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15.

elementary-15

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 15

White Water Rafting
Q1

You must admit flying in a hot air balloon is an amazing ........
(a) expression

Q2

(c) on

(b) will

(c) should

(b) afraid

(c) fright

(b) with

(c) by

Oh, come on. Why do you have to be such a kill ........
(a) joy

Q9

(b) out

You must be joking. Have you forgotten how terrible I felt the last time we went somewhere ....... plane?
(a) in

Q8

(c) flying

Why not? There is nothing to be ....... of. After all it won't be just us in the balloon.
(a) fear

Q7

(b) flown

Are you really suggesting that we ....... actually get into one of those ridiculous things?
(a) shall

Q6

(c) had

Really, then it's about time you tried it ........
(a) in

Q5

(b) having

To be honest, I have never ....... in a balloon.
(a) flowed

Q4

(c) expertise

Can you remember the last time you ....... such an exciting time?
(a) have

Q3

(b) experience

(b) joke

(c) fun

That's not fair. You know full ....... what it feels like to be worried sick when everyone else is laughing at you.
(a) good

(b) well

(c) fine

Q10 All right you win. I promise I won't bring it ....... again. Why don't just we go white water rafting instead?
(a) on

(b) up

(c) in

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16.

elementary-16

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 16

Where am I?
Q1

Excuse me I ....... if you can help me.
(a) expect

Q2

(d) difficult

(c) map

(d) drawing

(c) control

(d) follow

(c) driving

(d) making

(c) fetch

(d) find

(b) hazard

(c) hardship

(d) hardly

(b) announce

(c) say

(d) speak

(c) absolutely

(d) right

(b) route

(b) chase

(b) going

(b) get

I don't think that's going to be ........
(a) hard

Q9

(c) hardship

(b) situation

I want to ....... to Nutfield Avenue.
(a) come

Q8

(d) should

Now, where are you ....... for?
(a) doing

Q7

(c) can't

Yes, I have but I can't ....... it.
(a) pursue

Q6

(b) can

I see you have a ....... in your car.
(a) card

Q5

(d) wonder

Well, my ....... is that I'm lost.
(a) problem

Q4

(c) believe

I certainly will if I ........
(a) could

Q3

(b) hope

Why do you ....... that?
(a) tell

Q10 Because you're in that road ....... now.
(a) simply

(b) obviously

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17.

elementary-17

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 17

Remove the Spoon
Q1

What ....... to be the trouble?
(a) ought

Q2

(c) detail

(d) fact

(b) shoot

(c) feel

(d) pain

(b) lot

(c) huge

(d) many

(b) have

(c) do

(d) done

(c) likely

(d) impossibly

(b) possibly

I'm not ....... you to do that but next time you drink tea with sugar...
(a) placing

Q9

(b) particular

I can't ....... give up drinking tea, doctor.
(a) probably

Q8

(d) happened

Yes, I ........
(a) did

Q7

(c) does

Do you drink a ....... of tea with sugar?
(a) much

Q6

(b) goes

Well, I get a ....... in my right eye every time I drink a cup of tea.
(a) hurt

Q5

(d) tries

Can you give me a little more .......?
(a) exact

Q4

(c) seems

It ....... every time I drink a cup of tea.
(a) happens

Q3

(b) looks

(b) indicating

(c) speaking

(d) asking

(c) interrupted

(d) interfered

Yes, doctor I'm sorry I ....... you.
(a) intervened

(b) intersected

Q10 Next time you drink tea with sugar, don't forget to ....... the spoon.
(a) reject

(b) replace

(c) repeat

(d) remove

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18.

elementary-18

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 18

Weather Forecast
Q1

Now let's go ....... to our weather forecaster, Mary.
(a) on

Q2

(c) weighing

(d) dragging

(b) carry

(c) produce

(d) present

(b) convey

(c) direct

(d) move

(b) total

(c) complete

(d) hole

(b) improvise

(c) increase

(d) improve

(c) appearing

(d) appear

(c) deserts

(d) disappears

(c) returns

(d) reacts

In the early morning the sun will make an ........
(a) apparition

Q9

(b) heavy

But things will ....... tomorrow.
(a) better

Q8

(d) looking

And by early evening the ....... country will see the rain.
(a) whole

Q7

(c) seeing

Then the clouds will ....... further south in the afternoon.
(a) transport

Q6

(b) appearing

These will ....... some rainfall later this morning.
(a) bear

Q5

(d) against

The trouble is that there are some very ....... rain clouds over the north.
(a) fat

Q4

(c) over

Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not ....... very bright at the moment.
(a) seeming

Q3

(b) out

(b) appearance

But you'll have to be quick because it soon ........
(a) despairs

(b) disappoints

Q10 And of course after that our old friend rain ........
(a) repeats

(b) reports

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19.

elementary-19

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 19

On TV tonight
Q1

Good evening. Let me tell you what's in ....... for you on television tonight
(a) shop

Q2

(c) out

(d) in

(b) popular

(c) populous

(d) poplar

(b) regulated

(c) regular

(d) ruled

(b) newest

(c) later

(d) newer

(b) newscaster

(c) newsbringer

(d) newspaper

(c) less

(d) least

At ....... I think she's very pretty.
(a) last

Q9

(b) up

This will be read by the very pretty ....... Penny Lane.
(a) newsagent

Q8

(d) bag

Next we'll have the ....... news.
(a) latest

Q7

(c) container

After that we have the ....... show on the latest hits.
(a) regimented

Q6

(b) holder

This will be a programme presenting that ....... comedian, George Blair.
(a) populated

Q5

(d) screen

To start ....... we have comedy.
(a) with

Q4

(c) store

It will be a bit of a mixed ........
(a) sack

Q3

(b) market

(b) lost

And the following programmes are all ....... as far as I'm concerned.
(a) boring

(b) bored

(c) board

(d) boarding

(c) going

(d) taking

Q10 Because after the news Penny and I are ....... on a date.
(a) doing

(b) making

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20.

elementary-20

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 20

The Bells
Q1

Don't you ....... those bells..?
(a) ponder

Q2

(c) along

(d) through

(b) find

(c) go

(d) leave

(b) point

(c) idea

(d) use

(b) tempt

(c) trial

(d) experiment

(b) simply

(c) naturally

(d) quickly

(b) up

I ....... wanted to say.
(a) closely

Q9

(d) Something

Now I've shut the window and I'll make one more ........
(a) attempt

Q8

(c) Nothing

(b) Everything

It's no ....... I can't hear you.
(a) try

Q7

(d) awfully

I'll have one more ....... and then..
(a) come

Q6

(c) definitely

(b) considerably

Sorry you'll have to speak ........
(a) to

Q5

(d) educate

....... I was trying to say was.
(a) All

Q4

(c) think

I'm ....... sorry I can't hear a word you're saying.
(a) horribly

Q3

(b) elaborate

Ah that's ....... better now I can't hear those awful bells. Now what was it you wanted to say?
(a) more

(b) most

(c) mostly

(d) much

Q10 It doesn't really ....... now. I just wanted to say how beautiful the bells sounded.
(a) matter

(b) care

(c) help

(d) hold

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21.

elementary-21

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 21

Sailing
Q1

....... me what did you do at the weekend?
(a) Say

Q2

(c) arrived

(d) evolved

(b) sketch

(c) plan

(d) drawing

(b) looks

(c) hears

(d) sounds

(b) philosophy

(c) theory

(d) belief

(b) practice

(c) practical

(d) practicing

(c) dripped

(d) drowned

Exactly, in fact I almost ........
(a) downed

Q9

(b) occurred

But not in ......., eh?
(a) practices

Q8

(d) event

In ....... I agree.
(a) idea

Q7

(c) disaster

That ....... interesting.
(a) rings

Q6

(b) happening

Well, the ....... was to go sailing.
(a) picture

Q5

(d) Tell

Why, what .......?
(a) happened

Q4

(c) Announce

Oh, it was a complete .......!
(a) accident

Q3

(b) Speak

(b) dropped

That ....... have been horrible. So what are you doing this weekend?
(a) must

(b) may

(c) can

(d) should

(c) run

(d) row

Q10 I'm starting a ....... of swimming lessons.
(a) line

(b) course

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22.

elementary-22

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 22

Responses (1)
Q1

Mike: I like anything to do with sport. .......
(a) Have you?

Q2

(b) Did you?

(c) Do you?

(d) Are you?

Mike: We went to Paris last summer.
Jane: .......
(a) I never go there too.
(c) I never did there.

Q3

(b) I never went there.
(d) I've never been there.

Mike: She always goes to work on a bike.
Jane: .......
(a) She is very healthy.
(c) She can be very healthy.

Q4

(b) She must be very healthy.
(d) She might be very healthy.

Mike: They went on strike last week.
Jane: .......
(a) What on earth for?
(c) Do they live on earth?

Q5

(b) Are they on earth?
(d) Why on earth to?

Mike: More people die from eating fatty food than from smoking.
Jane: .......
(a) You must be ridiculous!
(c) You must be smiling!

Q6

(b) You must be laughing!
(d) You must be joking!

Mike: You know he failed all his examinations?
Jane: .......
(a) I must believe it.
(c) I might believe it.

Q7

(b) I don't believe it.
(d) I ought to believe it.

Mike: It's getting very late, we must hurry up.
Jane: .......
(a) Point got.

Q8

(b) Point received.

(c) Point taken.

(d) Point held.

Mike: I haven't stopped working for eight hours today.
Jane: .......
(a) My heart bleeds for you.
(c) My heart beats for you.

Q9

(b) My heart breaks for you.
(d) My heart hurts for you.

Mike: You know the boss will be angry with you.
Jane: .......
(a) I'm not caring.
(c) I care nothing.

(b) I'm not at all caring.
(d) I don't care.

Q10 Mike: I wonder if you could help me with this problem.
Jane: .......
(a) Probe me.

(b) Try me.

(c) Examine me.

(d) Practise me.

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23.

elementary-23

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 23

Responses (2)
Q1

Mike: 'I just can't make my mind up. What do you think?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) You're up to it.

Q2

(b) It's up to you.

(c) You're up for it.

(d) You're up at it.

Mike: 'Hello. I wonder if you're interested in new double-glazing.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I'm really not interested.
(c) I'm not really interesting.

Q3

(b) I'm really interesting.
(d) I wasn't really interested.

Mike: 'He offered me a 50% discount. What should I do?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Hold his hand down.

Q4

(b) Bite his hand down.

(c) Hold your hand in.

(d) Bite his hand off.

Mike: 'I need some support, right now.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Well, you can number me.
(c) Well, you can count on me.

Q5

(b) Well, I'm your number.
(d) Well, you can add on me.

Mike: 'They haven't sent me the bill for a year now. What would you do?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I'd simply forgo it.
(c) I'd simply forbid it.

Q6

(b) I'd simply forget it.
(d) I'd simply forecast it.

Mike: 'Can you explain why she did that?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Heaven alone will say.
(c) Heaven alone speaks.

Q7

(b) Heaven only says.
(d) Heaven only knows.

Mike: 'Do you think he'll be the next President?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Your guess is as good as mine.
(c) My guess is worse.

Q8

(b) Your guess is better.
(d) We must guess harder.

Mike: 'That's the 16th job interview I've failed. What should I do?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Don't give over.

Q9

(b) Don't give out.

(c) Don't give up.

(d) Don't give on.

(c) Good outcome.

(d) Good success.

(c) How do you?

(d) How do you do?

Mike: 'I'm taking my driving test tomorrow.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Good fortune.

(b) Good luck.

Q10 Boss: 'And this is our new employee.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) How are you doing?

(b) How did you do?

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24.

elementary-24

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 24

Responses (3)
Q1

Mike: 'I could try another source if you like.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no point.

Q2

(b) There's no end.

(c) There's no idea.

(d) There's no angle.

Mike: 'I could give you a lift to the station.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no requirement.
(c) There's no aim.

Q3

(b) There's no practicality.
(d) There's no need.

Mike: 'I suppose they might get the contract.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's little notice of that.
(c) There's little chance of that.

Q4

(b) There's little dream of that.
(d) There's little thought of that.

Mike: 'If the party wins the next by-election, things might get better.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no case of that.
(c) There's no promise of that.

Q5

(b) There's no chance of that.
(d) There's no concept of that.

Mike: 'What do you think are the chances of finding people still alive?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's little picture, really.
(c) There's little perception, really.

Q6

(b) There's little imagination, really.
(d) There's little hope, really.

Mike: 'I hope I haven't left it too late to apply.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's still opportunity.
(c) There's still time.

Q7

(b) There's still try.
(d) There's yet time.

Mike: 'I wonder what she'll get up to next.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no finding.
(c) There's no guessing.

Q8

(b) There's no knowing.
(d) There's no seeing.

Mike: 'I wonder if we could call at the post office first.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no time.

Q9

(b) There's no event.

(c) There's no timing.

(d) There's no series.

Mike: 'You just can't believe what they'll think up next, can you?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no believing.
(c) There's no saying.

Q10

(b) There's no crediting.
(d) There's no announcing.

Mike: 'I just think they've wasted their time, don't you?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) There's no admitting it.
(c) There's no decrying it.

(b) There's no assigning it.
(d) There's no denying it.

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25.

elementary-25

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 25

Responses (4)
Q1

Mike: 'Do you know what I did last night?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I shrink to think.

Q2

(b) I don't think.

(c) I will not think.

(d) I do not think.

Mike: 'I bet you don't know what happened at the party?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I will not imagine.

Q3

(b) I do not imagine.

(c) I must not imagine.

(d) I can't imagine.

Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I dare think.
(c) I dare to think.

Q4

(b) I daren't think.
(d) I will not dare to think.

Mike: 'Guess how much income tax I pay.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) I haven't a thought.
(c) I haven't a point.

Q5

(b) I haven't a belief.
(d) I haven't a clue.

Mike: 'Then you add the square root and multiply by 67, do you follow?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) Sorry, it's over me.
(c) Sorry, it's beyond me.

Q6

(b) Sorry, it's past me.
(d) Sorry, it's after me.

Mike: 'Do you understand what he's on about?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) No, it's long above my head.
(c) No, it's route above my head.

Q7

(b) No, it's road above my head.
(d) No, it's way above my head.

Mike: 'I assume you're following the argument, aren't you.'
Jane: '.......'
(a) No, it's all German to me.
(c) No, it's all Spanish to me.

Q8

(b) No, it's all Greek to me.
(d) No, it's all Latin to me.

Mike: 'It's amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn't it?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) The mind trembles.

Q9

(b) The mind wobbles.

(c) The mind stumbles.

(d) The mind boggles.

(c) Negative idea.

(d) Small idea.

Mike: 'So what do you think is the answer?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) No idea.

(b) Not idea.

Q10 Mike: 'Then you take away the first number — are you with me?'
Jane: '.......'
(a) No, you've thrown me.
(c) No, you've turned me.

(b) No, you've hit me.
(d) No, you've lost me.

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26.

elementary-26

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 26

Responses (5)
Q1

Jill: 'I'm so confused, I don't know what to do.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Take it free.

Q2

(b) Take it easy.

(c) Take it light.

(d) Take it relaxed.

(c) Calm along.

(d) Calm down.

(c) Don't worry.

(d) Don't anger.

Jill: 'What shall I do — I'm in a terrible state!'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Calm on.

Q3

(b) Calm up.

Jill: 'I'm afraid I've just broken the handle.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Don't brood.

Q4

(b) Don't annoy.

Jill: 'I hope nobody minds if I leave early.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) It'll be all right.
(c) It'll be all correct.

Q5

(b) It'll be all straight.
(d) It'll be all fine.

Jill: 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, I'm afraid.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) It's not the end of the day.
(c) It's not the end of life.

Q6

(b) It's not the end of the world.
(d) It's not the end of everything.

Jill: 'I do hope they make it tonight — it's very late you know.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) They're tied to come.
(c) They're forced to come.

Q7

(b) They're destined to come.
(d) They're bound to come.

Jill: 'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) The worst is by.
(c) The worst is over.

Q8

(b) The worst is through.
(d) The worst is gone.

Jill: 'What's your view of what's coming next?'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Things can only grow better.
(c) Things can only show better.

Q9

(b) Things can only get better.
(d) Things can only appear better.

Jill: 'I've lost everything my job, my house, my money — what should I do?'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Count your blessings.
(c) Count your assets.

(b) Count your benefits.
(d) Count your possessions.

Q10 Jill: 'I'm very depressed at the moment, sorry.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Face up.

(b) Cheek up.

(c) Nose up.

(d) Chin up.

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27.

elementary-27

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 27

Responses (6)
Q1

John: 'Thank you so much.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) No problem.

Q2

(b) Any problem.

(c) A problem.

(d) Some problem.

(b) You welcome.

(c) You're welcome.

(d) You are welcomed.

John: 'I am most grateful.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) You are welcoming.

Q3

John: 'Thank you very much for helping me.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) You don't mention it.
(c) You mention it.

Q4

(b) No mention of it.
(d) Don't mention it.

John: 'That was very thoughtful of you to do that.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) Forgetful.

Q5

(b) Forget it.

(c) I've forgotten.

(d) Don't forget it.

(c) It was my pleasure.

(d) It was pleasant.

John: 'I really appreciate your kindness this last week.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) It pleased me.

Q6

(b) It was pleasing.

John: 'I must say you really helped us out when we lost those passports.'
Sue: '.......
(a) It was the least I could do.
(c) I couldn't do less.

Q7

(b) I couldn't do more.
(d) I couldn't do least.

John: 'Your advice this morning was much appreciated.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) All to do with service.
(c) All the section of the service.

Q8

(b) All part of the service.
(d) The whole of the service.

John: 'We'd like to give you this small present to show our gratitude.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) It's really not needed.
(c) It's really not demanded.

Q9

(b) It's really not wanted.
(d) It's really not necessary.

John: 'By the way, I've paid the taxi driver.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) You mustn't have.

(b) You couldn't have.

(c) You shouldn't have.

(d) You can't have.

Q10 John: 'And as a special thank you for all you've done, we're treating you to a meal out.'
Sue: '.......'
(a) You're very stupid.
(c) You're really horrible.

(b) You're really naughty.
(d) You're really wicked.

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28.

elementary-28

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 28

Responses (7)
Q1

Jill: 'I got that job even though you didn't think I stood a chance.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) You always did!

Q2

(b) You never did!

(c) You sometimes did!

(d) You often did!

Jill: 'I had some good news today — I've won the lottery.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Well I never!
(c) Well I frequently!

Q3

(b) Well I rarely!
(d) Well I occasionally!

Jill: 'We've collected thousands of pounds this week for charity.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Goodness you!

Q4

(b) Goodness them!

(c) Goodness us!

(d) Goodness me!

(c) Well got.

(d) Well done.

Jill: 'She came top in the exam grades this summer.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) Well made.

Q5

(b) Well held.

Jill: 'After all that effort we didn't manage to sell a single one.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) What a loss!

Q6

(b) What a shame!

(c) What a job!

(d) What a crime!

Frank: 'You know I put money in that company — well it's gone bankrupt.'
Jill: '.......'
(a) Stiff luck!

Q7

(b) Solid luck!

(c) Hard luck!

(d) Thick luck!

(c) What bores!

(d) What boars!

Jill: 'I've waited 3 hours for a bus now.'
Frank: '.......'
(a) What a bore!

Q8

(b) What a boar!

Jill: 'Look at all the work I've done, aren't you impressed?'
Frank: '.......'
(a) I am amazing!

Q9

(b) I am amazed!

(c) I amaze!

(d) I am being amazed!

Frank: 'I hear that the Government is going to abolish income tax.'
Jill: '.......'
(a) That is the day!
(c) That may be the day!

(b) That could be the day!
(d) That'll be the day!

Q10 Frank: 'They say that all this rubbish is going to be taken away tomorrow.'
Jill: '.......'
(a) I believe when I see it.
(c) I'll believe it when I see it.

(b) I'll believe it when seen.
(d) I see it when I believe.

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29.

elementary-29

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 29

Question Tags (1)
Q1

You said you would .......
(a) would you?

Q2

(c) doesn't it?

(d) won't it?

(b) will it?

(c) can it?

(d) did it?

(b) do I?

(c) don't you?

(d) do you?

(b) have you?

(c) had you?

(d) must I?

(b) has it?

(c) didn't it?

(d) did it?

(b) isn't she?

(c) isn't it?

(d) was she?

(c) aren't they?

(d) have they?

(c) didn't they?

(d) did they?

She's always late .......
(a) is it?

Q9

(b) does it?

It happened yesterday .......
(a) had it?

Q8

(d) can she?

You must go .......
(a) mustn't you?

Q7

(c) is she?

I think you ought to go .......
(a) ought you?

Q6

(b) isn't she?

It won't hurt .......
(a) does it?

Q5

(d) didn't you?

It drives you mad .......
(a) is it?

Q4

(c) had you?

She's definitely not coming .......
(a) will she?

Q3

(b) did you?

They're selling their house .......
(a) will they?

(b) haven't they?

Q10 No-one understood that word .......
(a) does he?

(b) did you?

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30.

elementary-30

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 30

Question Tags (2)
Q1

Sarah: 'I want you to give me some more money.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh you want, do you?
(c) Oh you do, do you?

Q2

(b) Oh you'd like, would you?
(d) Oh you give, do you?

Sarah: 'You're being very rude!'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh I have, have I?

Q3

(b) I am, you think?

(c) Oh I am, am I?

(d) Oh it is, is it?

Sarah: 'I've torn up your homework essay!'
Paul: '.......'
(a) That'll be nice, will it?
(c) That would be nice, wouldn't it?

Q4

(b) That's nice, is it?
(d) That's nice, isn't it?

Sarah: 'I can't take any more.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh you can, can you?
(c) Oh, you can't, can you?

Q5

(b) Oh you could, could you?
(d) Oh you could, could you?

Sarah: 'She hates the sight of him.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) She did, did she?
(c) She hates, does she?

Q6

(b) She does, does she?
(d) She doesn't hate, does she?

Sarah: 'I would prefer to go by air.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh you would, would you?
(c) Oh you prefer, don't you?

Q7

(b) Oh you did, did you?
(d) Oh, you wouldn't will you?

Sarah: 'I won't listen to you any more.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) So you will, will you?
(c) So you won't, will you?

Q8

(b) So you don't, do you?
(d) So you do, don't you?

Paul: 'I spent thousands on that car.'
Sarah: '.......'
(a) Oh, you have, have you?
(c) Oh you do, do you?

Q9

(b) Oh you did, did you?
(d) Oh you do, don't you?

Sarah: 'You mustn't eat with your mouth full.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh I must, must I?
(c) Oh I have to, have I?

Q10

(b) Oh I can't, can I?
(d) Oh I mustn't, must I?

Sarah: 'That's not allowed you know.'
Paul: '.......'
(a) Oh you do, don't you?
(c) Oh it isn't, is it?

(b) Oh it is, isn't it?
(d) Oh it won't, will it?

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 31

Question Tags (3)
Q1

You'd rather I kept quiet about it .......
(a) did you?

Q2

(c) hadn't he?

(d) doesn't he?

(b) won't he?

(c) isn't he?

(d) does he?

(b) will you?

(c) did you?

(d) do you?

(b) has he?

(c) will he?

(d) did he?

(b) have you?

(c) will you?

(d) don't you?

(c) don't you?

(d) did you?

(c) don't you?

(d) aren't you?

(c) couldn't you?

(d) didn't you?

You like milk in your tea .......
(a) can you?

Q9

(b) did he?

Come back in the morning .......
(a) do you?

Q8

(d) didn't he?

He really didn't need to speak to me like that .......
(a) does he?

Q7

(c) has he?

You wouldn't want me to do that .......
(a) would you?

Q6

(b) does he?

In that case he'll have to look for a new job .......
(a) shall he?

Q5

(d) do you?

He has his lunch at the office .......
(a) had he?

Q4

(c) wouldn't you?

He used to work in the city .......
(a) had he?

Q3

(b) had you?

(b) have you?

You are just the sort of person who would say that .......
(a) would you?

(b) wouldn't you?

Q10 You shouldn't have done that .......
(a) could you?

(b) should you?

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 32

Object Pronoun
Q1

So did you give the book to .......?
(a) his

Q2

(c) me

(b) yours

(c) me

(b) me

(c) my

(b) theirs

(c) them

Well I think you're being very unfair to ........
(a) our

Q9

(b) it

Well you and your wife have borrowed things sometimes and not given ....... back.
(a) they

Q8

(c) them

I find that difficult to believe. Do you trust .......?
(a) his

Q7

(b) you

That's exactly what he said about ........
(a) you

Q6

(c) it

He doesn't trust .......?
(a) I

Q5

(b) its

Well, he says that he doesn't trust ........
(a) yours

Q4

(c) he

Of course I did. I gave ....... back on Tuesday.
(a) them

Q3

(b) him

(b) us

(c) ours

In that case just look at the table and tell ....... what you see.
(a) my

(b) I

(c) me

Q10 Oh dear, I can see ........ That must be the book I haven't given back.
(a) them

(b) it

(c) him

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 33

Relative Pronoun Exercises
Q1

....... does that car belong to?
(a) Who

Q2

(c) Who

(b) who

(c) that

(b) whom

(c) which

(b) who

(c) that's

Yes, it's the best car ....... I've ever had. Why do you ask?
(a) which

Q9

(b) That

That's interesting. We are talking about the car ....... has a red roof.
(a) that

Q8

(c) who

The car to ....... you are referring happens to be mine!
(a) that

Q7

(b) that's

Well, I should say someone for ....... money is no object.
(a) whom

Q6

(c) whom

....... do you think would have a car like that?
(a) Whom

Q5

(b) that

That's another way of saying it. I'm talking about the car ....... parked over there.
(a) who's

Q4

(c) Whose

Excuse me but shouldn't you say to ....... does that car belong?
(a) which

Q3

(b) Which

(b) that

(c) who

Well, I think you ought to speak to that man ....... standing with a notebook in front of the car.
(a) which

(b) whom

(c) who's

Q10 Oh no! It's a traffic warden putting a parking ticket on my car and I haven't any money to pay the fine ....... I'll have to pay.
(a) whose

(b) which

(c) who

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 34

Reflexive Pronouns
Q1

Once there was a young man who called ....... Icarus.
(a) myself

Q2

(c) ourselves

(b) themselves

(c) herself

(b) themselves

(c) ourselves

(b) himself

(c) herself

Icarus said he would try and he promised his father: I will not injure ........
(a) yourself

Q9

(b) yourselves

His sister said she would like to push ....... into the air and fly but she was too frightened.
(a) itself

Q8

(c) himself

He had watched birds fly by throwing ....... into the air.
(a) yourselves

Q7

(b) itself

Icarus shocked his father with an idea that he was going to try out on ........
(a) himself

Q6

(c) herself

His father said again and again if we don't take care, we'd hurt ........
(a) themselves

Q5

(b) ourselves

The trouble was that Icarus always wanted to put ....... into danger.
(a) herself

Q4

(c) herself

His father always wanted his children to look after ....... and do what they wanted.
(a) themselves

Q3

(b) himself

(b) myself

(c) ourselves

The last words his father said before Icarus left were: Look after ........
(a) yourself

(b) himself

(c) myself

Q10 Unfortunately Icarus went too near the sun and the wax on his wings melted and the feathers worked ....... free and he fell on the ground and died.
(a) itself

(b) yourselves

(c) themselves

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 35

Basic American English
Q1

Anna is ........
(a) teacher

Q2

(d) no

(b) get

(c) take

(d) like

(b) or

(c) but

(d) of

(b) very

(c) any

(d) all

(b) friend

(c) television

(d) pen

(b) gain

(c) game

(d) throw

(c) dinner

(d) lunch

(c) use

(d) save

Who won the soccer .......?
(a) sport

Q9

(c) not

His ....... will not write. It is out of ink.
(a) pencil

Q8

(b) off

Do you have ....... children?
(a) much

Q7

(d) You

Do you like Microsoft ....... Macintosh computers more?
(a) from

Q6

(c) You're

(b) Yours

I ....... a job at the bank.
(a) got

Q5

(d) one teacher

Every week I work five days and I get two days ........
(a) after

Q4

(c) a teacher

....... boss said that you work hard.
(a) Your

Q3

(b) teachers

Your ....... break is from noon to 1 pm.
(a) supper

(b) breakfast

Q10 The police all ....... uniforms.
(a) wear

(b) eat

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 36

Basic English Grammar
Q1

The pencils and paper ....... on your desk.
(a) to be

Q2

(d) on

(b) He

(c) We

(d) I

(b) far

(c) opposite

(d) away

(b) very

(c) great

(d) quietly

(b) go

(c) have

(d) give

(b) well

(c) a

(d) an

(b) weeks

(c) months

(d) hours

She is ....... athlete.
(a) good

Q9

(c) the

Do you ....... time to go to the store for me?
(a) like

Q8

(b) in

He always works ....... hard.
(a) much

Q7

(d) Where

The bathroom is ....... to the front door.
(a) next

Q6

(c) Who

(b) What

....... am an engineer.
(a) You

Q5

(d) be

My sister is ....... home today.
(a) at

Q4

(c) are

....... do you like to do on the weekends?
(a) How

Q3

(b) is

There are 12 ....... in a year.
(a) days

Q10 Driving to work in a car is much ....... than riding a bicycle.
(a) faster

(b) fast

(c) fastest

(d) more faster

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 37

Basic Weather Expressions
Q1

Yesterday ....... was very sunny outside.
(a) he

Q2

(b) or

(c) because

(d) so

(b) who

(c) why

(d) whom

(c) ever

(d) every

(c) many

(d) a lot

(c) like

(d) of

(c) if

(d) so

(c) why

(d) so

(b) always

(b) very

It looks ....... a storm is coming.
(a) as

Q9

(d) snows

The sky is ....... cloudy today.
(a) much

Q8

(c) had snowed

(b) snowing

Have you ....... made a snowman?
(a) forever

Q7

(d) loving

I like it ....... it rains.
(a) when

Q6

(c) loved

(b) love

Do you like hot weather ....... not?
(a) but

Q5

(d) they

In some countries it never ........
(a) snow

Q4

(c) she

She ....... to swim when it is hot.
(a) loves

Q3

(b) it

(b) that

I am wet ....... my umbrella broke.
(a) because

(b) or

Q10 Laura wears gloves ....... her hands will stay warm.
(a) or

(b) that

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 38

Basic English Expressions
Q1

My desk is a ......., I should clean it.
(a) messy

Q2

(c) better

(d) more good

(c) most easy

(d) easier

(c) most hard

(d) more harder

(b) more difficult

(c) most difficult

(d) diffultest

(b) nice

(c) nicest

(d) much nice

(c) but

(d) or

(c) every

(d) very

(b) the best

(b) easiest

(b) harder

My boss is very ........
(a) nicer

Q9

(d) of

This is the ....... assignment I have ever had.
(a) difficult

Q8

(c) from

(b) over

Tom works the ....... of anyone.
(a) hardest

Q7

(d) across

My old job was ....... than this one.
(a) more easier

Q6

(c) at

(b) on

I like pencils ....... than pens.
(a) best

Q5

(d) sloppy

Will you please take ....... the trash?
(a) out

Q4

(c) mess

Valerie spilled water ....... my paperwork.
(a) in

Q3

(b) slob

Do you walk ....... take the bus to work?
(a) because

(b) from

Q10 The janitor cleans the office ....... night.
(a) total

(b) all of

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 39

Elementary English Grammar
Q1

She likes ....... running.
(a) go

Q2

(c) walking

(d) to walk

(b) He

(c) Us

(d) They

(b) of dance

(c) to dance

(d) danced

(c) was liking

(d) like

(c) exercising

(d) exercises

(b) would like

(b) exercise

We went ....... every day in our neighbors' swimming pool.
(a) swim

Q9

(b) walks

It is a good idea ....... every day.
(a) to exercise

Q8

(d) to ride

When I was a child I ....... to climb trees.
(a) liked

Q7

(c) rides

Do you like .......?
(a) dance

Q6

(b) ridden

....... play guitar all the time.
(a) She

Q5

(d) goes

I ....... to school every day.
(a) walk

Q4

(c) gone

John ....... his bicycle every day.
(a) ride

Q3

(b) to go

(b) swam

(c) had swam

(d) swimming

(c) will be

(d) are

(c) am

(d) is

There ....... a race next week.
(a) to be

(b) was

Q10 Soccer ....... now a popular sport in most countries.
(a) was

(b) has been

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 40

Question Words
Q1

....... one of you is coming to my house later?
(a) Who

Q2

(c) which

(d) who

(c) whose

(d) when

(b) What

(c) When

(d) Which

(b) When

(c) Whose

(d) Where

(c) which

(d) what

(b) which

(c) who

(d) whose

(b) Whose

(c) Whom

(d) Who

(b) what

(b) which

This is ....... I want to be when I grow up.
(a) why

Q9

(d) Whom

....... dog is that?
(a) Who

Q8

(c) Who

(b) Whose

....... would you like on your hamburger?
(a) How

Q7

(d) What

Let me know ....... you hear from your mother.
(a) who

Q6

(c) How

(b) Who

She wants to know ....... you like your coffee.
(a) how

Q5

(d) How

....... is that guy talking to your sister?
(a) Which

Q4

(c) Why

....... are you going to get home from work?
(a) Which

Q3

(b) Which

(b) when

My mother is the one ....... sings on TV every morning.
(a) whom

Q10 ....... shoes are those?
(a) Why

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 41

Common Prepositions
Q1

I live in the big house ....... the corner.
(a) on

Q2

(c) of

(d) at

(c) to

(d) by

(c) out of

(d) with no

(c) to

(d) on

(c) in

(d) to

(b) to

(c) on

(d) for

(b) at

(c) of

(d) on

(b) in

(b) along

(b) out with

(b) for

I like to eat ice cream ....... chocolate sauce on top.
(a) at

Q9

(d) in

Please put the plates ....... the table.
(a) over

Q8

(c) on

(b) at

My car will not start because it is ....... gas.
(a) full of

Q7

(d) from

Will you come ....... me to the store?
(a) with

Q6

(c) to

(b) by

The milk goes ....... the refrigerator.
(a) on

Q5

(d) to

My friend Anna lives ....... England.
(a) from

Q4

(c) of

My son goes ....... English classes 5 days a week.
(a) with

Q3

(b) in

(b) with

Were you ....... church yesterday?
(a) at

Q10 I am ....... work right now.
(a) with

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 42

Modal Verb Questions
Q1

....... you please bring me my notebook?
(a) Will

Q2

(b) Could

(c) May

(d) Must

(b) Have

(c) May

(d) Do

(b) May

(c) Would

(d) Do

(c) Let

(d) Have

(c) Allow

(d) May

(b) Can

....... I ride with you to work?
(a) Does

Q9

(d) Haven't

....... I ride with you to work?
(a) Would

Q8

(c) Can

(b) Do

....... you like some water?
(a) Can

Q7

(d) Might

....... you want some water?
(a) Can

Q6

(c) Have

(b) Would

....... you please bring me my notebook?
(a) Shall

Q5

(d) Should

....... you please bring me my notebook?
(a) Should

Q4

(c) Do

....... you please bring me my notebook?
(a) Did

Q3

(b) May

(b) Haven't

....... I could ride with you to work?
(a) Is there any way
(c) Might there some way

(b) Ain't there no way
(d) Aren't there some ways

Q10 ....... I ride with you to work?
(a) Will you mind if

(b) Could you mind if

(c) Would you mind if

(d) Can you mind if

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 43

Elementary Grammar Questions
Q1

Flowers ....... good.
(a) stink

Q2

(c) to

(d) out

(c) of

(d) at

(c) All

(d) Both

(c) All

(d) Many

(b) Do

(c) Will

(d) Would

(b) to eat

(c) eat

(d) ate

(b) in

(b) The two

(b) None

I really like ....... spaghetti.
(a) of eat

Q9

(b) from

....... you leave my shoes outside last night?
(a) Did

Q8

(d) favourite

....... 4 of my grandparents are still alive.
(a) Both

Q7

(c) most liked

....... of my parents live in the United States of America.
(a) Lots

Q6

(b) like

There are 7 kids ....... my family.
(a) to

Q5

(d) watch

My mom is ....... Africa.
(a) of

Q4

(c) smell

My ....... colour is green.
(a) preferred

Q3

(b) feel

....... drive me home later?
(a) Do you think you can
(c) Did

(b) You can
(d) Is possible

Q10 It is a rule: if you ride in my car you ....... wear your seatbelt.
(a) may

(b) might

(c) can

(d) have to

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 44

English Grammar Exercise
Q1

Our couch is ....... soft.
(a) very

Q2

(c) dining room

(d) kitchen

(c) to paint

(d) painting

(b) under

(c) on

(d) next to

(b) tree

(c) television

(d) microwave

(c) a lot big

(d) big enough

(c) on

(d) from

(c) put under

(d) in put

(b) bathroom

(b) painted

Our table is ....... for 8 people.
(a) big

Q9

(d) or

The ....... gets 6 channels.
(a) cat

Q8

(c) though

(b) because

There is a rug ....... the floor in the living room.
(a) in

Q7

(d) have

All of the walls are ....... white.
(a) paint

Q6

(c) has

(b) is with

Does your ....... have a dishwasher?
(a) living room

Q5

(d) tons

Does your dog live inside ....... outside?
(a) but

Q4

(c) lots

Our house ....... 3 bedrooms.
(a) is of

Q3

(b) much

(b) enough big

Do you lock the front door ....... night?
(a) for

(b) at

Q10 I will ....... the clothes after you fold them.
(a) put up

(b) put next

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 45

Much, many, a lot, lots
Q1

How ....... people are coming?
(a) lots

Q2

(c) many

(d) a lot

(c) a million

(d) a much

(b) much

(c) lots of

(d) very

(b) many

(c) very

(d) lots

(b) very

(c) lots

(d) many

(c) many

(d) much

(c) a lot

(d) very

(b) very

(b) a tan

I have ....... of friends.
(a) much

Q9

(d) much of

You are ....... smart.
(a) much

Q8

(c) much

(b) big

How ....... water do you drink every day?
(a) many

Q7

(d) a lot

I have ....... of homework to do before tomorrow.
(a) a ton

Q6

(c) lots

(b) many

I need to practice piano ....... before the concert.
(a) much

Q5

(d) many

Do you need ....... milk for this recipe?
(a) many

Q4

(c) a lot

How ....... does the book cost?
(a) much

Q3

(b) much

You are a ....... honest person.
(a) ton

(b) very

Q10 Do you have ....... ants in your house?
(a) much

(b) many

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 46

Elementary Adjectives
Q1

If I am not right I am ........
(a) wrong

Q2

(b) un-hot

(c) hotter

(d) colder

(b) pretty

(c) bright

(d) strong

(c) late

(d) first

(c) light

(d) heavier

(c) nice

(d) left

(c) straight

(d) left

(c) curly

(d) grey

(b) day

(b) lighter

What goes up must come ........
(a) over

Q9

(d) powerful

He is the heaviest and I am the ........
(a) lightest

Q8

(c) fast

(b) unhurried

I do not get up ......., I get up early.
(a) night

Q7

(d) short

If I am not weak I am ........
(a) weaker

Q6

(c) shortest

(b) shorter

Today it is not hot, it is ........
(a) cold

Q5

(d) un-right

The car is not ......., it is slow.
(a) speed

Q4

(c) correct

If you are not taller you are ........
(a) the short

Q3

(b) certain

(b) down

At the stop sign do not turn right, turn ........
(a) light

(b) wrong

Q10 My mom's hair is not straight, it is ........
(a) long

(b) short

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 47

Chit Chat: At the bus stop
Q1

Mike: Where are you ....... today?
(a) go

Q2

(c) false

(d) funny

(b) choose

(c) chosen

(d) choice

(b) expect

(c) wait

(d) await

(b) have been

(c) was

(d) am

(b) more

(c) much

(d) than

(c) vision

(d) sign

(c) former

(d) longer

Linda: I don't like the ....... of that dark cloud over there.
(a) sight

Q9

(b) incorrect

Mike: Then it's just ....... well it's not raining.
(a) as

Q8

(d) shopped

Linda: Yes, I ....... waiting for 30 minutes already.
(a) will be

Q7

(c) shop

Mike: That's true but you have to ....... a long time for a bus.
(a) attend

Q6

(b) shopping

Linda: Nothing really but there is more ....... in the town.
(a) choosing

Q5

(d) goes

Mike: What's ....... with the shops here?
(a) wrong

Q4

(c) going

Linda: I really want to go ........
(a) shops

Q3

(b) gone

(b) look

Mike: Oh dear. Are you going to wait any ........
(a) quicker

(b) slower

Q10 Linda: No. I've just ....... it's Sunday and there are no buses today.
(a) understood

(b) followed

(c) realised

(d) believed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 48

Chit Chat: Talking about the Doctor
Q1

Mike: Haven't seen you for ........
(a) centuries

Q2

(c) about

(d) with

(b) second

(c) occasion

(d) hour

(b) make

(c) cause

(d) give

(b) there will be

(c) there should be

(d) there's

(b) as

(c) similar

(d) like

(c) path

(d) lane

Linda: Of ....... I mustn't forget the pains in my feet.
(a) way

Q9

(b) of

Mike: I know what that's ........
(a) same

Q8

(d) in

Linda: Then ....... the pain in my back.
(a) there are

Q7

(c) across

Mike: That can ....... walking very difficult.
(a) do

Q6

(b) off

Linda: It's awful really. At the ....... it's in my knee.
(a) moment

Q5

(d) times

Mike: I'm sorry to hear that. Tell me ....... it.
(a) through

Q4

(c) periods

Linda: No, I've been ....... a lot of pain the last few months.
(a) over

Q3

(b) ages

(b) course

Mike: Suddenly I'm ....... much better. I won't see the doctor today. Good bye.
(a) going

(b) trying

(c) feeling

(d) making

Q10 Linda: But you can't go ....... I haven't described my other pains.
(a) still

(b) again

(c) till

(d) yet

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 49

Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane
Q1

Linda: Have you ever ....... before? Only it's my first time in a plane and I'm a little nervous.
(a) fled

Q2

(c) call

(d) say

(b) cool

(c) easy

(d) straight

(b) few

(c) little

(d) many

(b) care

(c) object

(d) deny

(b) like

(c) but

(d) if

Mike: That means that the engines are warming ........ It won't be long now.
(a) off

Q9

(b) speak

Linda: Yes, you're right. It's as ....... everything on the plane is shaking.
(a) when

Q8

(d) brood

Mike: Never ....... I'm sure you'll be all right and anyhow we're starting to move now.
(a) mind

Q7

(c) ponder

Linda: I had a ....... drinks before I came on board and that hasn't helped.
(a) lot

Q6

(b) think

Mike: All you have to do is take it ....... and relax.
(a) back

Q5

(d) flying

Linda: That's easy for you to ....... but I feel very anxious.
(a) dictate

Q4

(c) flowed

Mike: Yes, lots of times. There's no need to ....... about it.
(a) worry

Q3

(b) flown

(b) up

(c) over

(d) in

Linda: Oh yes. I don't know why I was so ....... I think flying is great!
(a) nervous

(b) terrible

(c) awful

(d) nerving

Q10 Mike: Don't get too excited! We're still on the runway and haven't taken ....... yet.
(a) through

(b) by

(c) off

(d) in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 50

Chit Chat: At the pub
Q1

Charles: I don't think I've ....... you before in this pub.
(a) see

Q2

(c) meeting

(d) visit

(b) brings

(c) brought

(d) bought

(b) all over

(c) somewhere

(d) nowhere

Charles: It's very good the way he sits at the table and eats his ....... with a knife and fork.
(a) substance

Q6

(b) encounter

Deborah: Yes, he goes ....... with me.
(a) everywhere

Q5

(d) saw

Charles: And I see you've ....... your little dog with you.
(a) brining

Q4

(c) seeing

Deborah: No, this is my first ........
(a) stay

Q3

(b) seen

(b) content

(c) sustenance

(d) food

Deborah: Oh yes. He's very good. At home when he's ....... eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates. (a) finished

Q7

(d) finishes

(b) amazing

(c) amazes

(d) amazed

Deborah: Believe me — he's a really wonderful dog and can do ....... things that people do.
(a) much

Q9

(c) ends

Charles: That's really ....... I find that difficult to believe.
(a) amaze

Q8

(b) ended

(b) more

(c) most

(d) lots

Charles: The one thing I've ....... is that he doesn't say anything.
(a) remarked

(b) connected

(c) commented

(d) noticed

Q10 Deborah: Yes, that's right. He's not talking today because he's got a ....... throat.
(a) sick

(b) sore

(c) ill

(d) hurt

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 51

Chit Chat: At the restaurant
Q1

Waiter: What would you like to ....... with, sir?
(a) engage

Q2

(c) through

(d) under

(b) case

(c) instance

(d) situation

(b) leaving

(c) right

(d) taken

(b) blame

(c) shame

(d) short

(b) time

(c) hour

(d) day

(c) ridiculing

(d) ridiculed

Diner: Oh this is ........ Do you have anything at all?
(a) ridicule

Q9

(b) over

Waiter: It's really not your ........ We don't have any pork now.
(a) moment

Q8

(d) might

Diner: Oh that's a ........ Perhaps I could have the pork.
(a) crime

Q7

(c) ought to

Waiter: You'll have no luck there either. We haven't got any ........
(a) left

Q6

(b) will

Diner: In that ....... I'll try the roast beef.
(a) example

Q5

(d) tackle

Waiter: Sorry sir. The soup's ........
(a) off

Q4

(c) start

Diner: I was thinking I ....... try the soup.
(a) can

Q3

(b) consume

(b) ridiculous

Waiter: Now sir it's not worth ....... your temper. You could take the last thing on the menu.
(a) losing

(b) holding

(c) dropping

(d) throwing

Q10 Diner: Right then. If it's not too much ........ Please bring me a cup of coffee.
(a) difficulty

(b) problem

(c) hardship

(d) trouble

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 52

Chit Chat: On the phone
Q1

Woman: Hello. 6 — 3 — 4 — 9 — 5. Who's ....... please?
(a) calling

Q2

(c) healthy

(d) fit

(b) overt

(c) honest

(d) correct

(b) kind

(c) example

(d) group

(b) rushed

(c) paced

(d) walked

(b) strike

(c) blow

(d) knock

Charlie: Of course that was some time ago and I've got ....... to it now.
(a) used

Q9

(b) fine

Woman: Sorry to hear that. That must have been a ........
(a) hit

Q8

(d) know

Charlie: Well, it all started when my wife ....... out on me.
(a) strolled

Q7

(c) uncover

Woman: Sorry to hear that. What ....... of problems?
(a) species

Q6

(b) detect

Charlie: Well, to be ....... I've had a few problems recently.
(a) open

Q5

(d) hearing

Woman: Me? Oh, I'm doing ......., thank you and you?
(a) good

Q4

(c) acting

Charlie: Yes, hello it's Charlie here. I wanted to ....... how you are.
(a) discover

Q3

(b) talking

(b) bound

(c) held

(d) tied

(c) headed

(d) nominated

Woman: By the way I don't know anybody ....... Charlie.
(a) entitled

(b) called

Q10 Charlie: Sorry about that I must have ....... the wrong number. Have a nice day.
(a) selected

(b) directed

(c) dialled

(d) done

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 53

Chit Chat: In the theatre
Q1

Alice: I think the play is just on the ....... of starting.
(a) tip

Q2

(c) sound

(d) roar

(b) forbid

(c) forego

(d) forefend

(b) proper name

(c) pet name

(d) surname

(b) Surely

(c) Naturally

(d) Obviously

(b) alive

(c) dead

(d) clear

Mary: Yes, Michael Dobson he was in that new ....... as the detective.
(a) killer

Q9

(b) speech

Alice: Yes, you're ....... right. I've seen him on tv loads of times.
(a) fully

Q8

(d) close

Mary: I've got it. ....... it's Dobson. Yes, that's it — Michael Dobson.
(a) Certainly

Q7

(c) amiable

Alice: I think his first name is Michael but I can't remember the ........
(a) brand name

Q6

(b) fond

Mary: The trouble is I always ....... his name.
(a) forget

Q5

(d) point

Alice: Me too. Just listen to the ....... of his voice now.
(a) noise

Q4

(c) top

Mary: I do hope so. I'm very ....... of the main actor.
(a) like

Q3

(b) peak

(b) filler

(c) thriller

(d) tiller

Alice: He was really good in that. Oh look, he's suddenly stopped and started ........
(a) glaring

(b) glazing

(c) glancing

(d) glossing

Q10 Michael Dobson: I'm very ......., ladies you know who I am. Now can you stop talking so that we can get on with the play?
(a) certain

(b) glad

(c) clear

(d) clever

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 54

Chit Chat: In the supermarket
Q1

Employee: Are you ....... problems, madam?
(a) feeling

Q2

(c) road

(d) way

(b) reach

(c) acquire

(d) access

(b) Then

(c) How

(d) What

(b) try

(c) thing

(d) heading

(b) see

(c) glance

(d) watch

(c) where

(d) who

Old lady: All I want to know is ....... day today is.
(a) what

Q9

(b) path

Employee: Just tell me and I'll ....... if I can help.
(a) look

Q8

(d) easily

Old lady: There is just one other ....... you can help me with if you have a moment.
(a) article

Q7

(c) possibly

Employee: No problem. ....... you are.
(a) There

Q6

(b) likely

Old lady: The fact is I just can't ....... that cereal packet on the top shelf.
(a) touch

Q5

(d) knowing

Employee: Of course. In what .......?
(a) direction

Q4

(c) having

Old lady: Yes. I wonder if you could ....... help me, young man.
(a) probably

Q3

(b) trying

(b) when

Employee: It's Thursday of course. What do you want to know .......?
(a) to

(b) at

(c) up

(d) for

Q10 Old lady: Well you see this supermarket is so big I can't find the way ....... I've been here since Tuesday!
(a) on

(b) off

(c) out

(d) through

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 55

Chit Chat: In the train
Q1

Mrs Ashton: Excuse me but do you know ....... this train is going to London?
(a) since

Q2

(c) knowing

(d) news

(b) makes

(c) does

(d) requires

(b) caught

(c) tripped

(d) ended

(b) transpired

(c) happened

(d) developed

(b) up

(c) through

(d) in

(c) condition

(d) problem

Mr Corp: Well, you'll have no such ....... today, madam.
(a) puzzle

Q9

(b) knowledge

Mrs Ashton: It was terrible because I ended ....... miles away from where I wanted to go.
(a) over

Q8

(d) always

Mr Corp: What ....... to you then?
(a) occurred

Q7

(c) definitely

Mrs Ashton: Well, last time I ....... by train, I got on the wrong one.
(a) travelled

Q6

(b) exactly

Mr Corp: What ....... you say that, madam?
(a) forces

Q5

(d) whenever

Mrs Ashton: Well, that's good ........
(a) information

Q4

(c) how

Mr Corp: Oh yes, madam. She's ....... going to London.
(a) precisely

Q3

(b) if

(b) situation

Mrs Ashton: Look are you ....... the train's going to London. It's taking a long time to leave.
(a) sure

(b) clear

(c) evident

(d) obvious

Q10 Mr Corp: Don't you ....... madam. It is going to London but not for another 4 hours!
(a) concern

(b) think

(c) worry

(d) consider

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 56

Other, another, others, the others
Q1

There are ten pieces of fruit in my basket. One is an orange, one is a grape and ....... is an apple.
(a) others

Q2

(d) the others

(b) the others

(c) others

(d) the other

There are four girls in my apartment. Two are called Casey and Amber. ....... are Joanne and Lindsey.
(a) Others

Q4

(c) another

I have two pencils. One is black, ....... is blue.
(a) another

Q3

(b) the other

(b) The others

(c) Another

(d) The other

There are several holidays in Brazil. One is Independence Day and ....... are Children's Day and Teacher's
Day.
(a) some others

Q5

(c) the others

(d) others

(b) the other

(c) another

(d) the others

(b) another

(c) the other

(d) the others

There are 50 states in the United States. One is North Carolina and ....... are Virginia and Kentucky.
(a) another

Q9

(b) the other

There are eight pets in my house. Six are cats and ....... are dogs.
(a) others

Q8

(d) the other

My mom speaks three languages. One is English and ....... one is French.
(a) others

Q7

(c) the others

My friend has two cars. One is black and ....... is red.
(a) another

Q6

(b) another

(b) the others

(c) some others

(d) the other

My neighbor has four kids. One of them is a boy and ....... are girls.
(a) the others

(b) others

(c) another

(d) the other

Q10 There are three books in my backpack. One is a maths book and ....... is a chemistry book.
(a) others

(b) another

(c) the other

(d) the others

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 57

Adjective Prepositions Constructions
Q1

Venice is famous ....... its canals.
(a) about

Q2

(c) to

(d) into

(b) for

(c) with

(d) from

(b) on

(c) to

(d) with

(b) on

(c) of

(d) from

(b) about

(c) on

(d) at

(c) on

(d) to

(c) on

(d) with

(c) at

(d) from

I didn't know you were interested ....... science.
(a) in

Q9

(b) for

George was worried ....... his father's health.
(a) since

Q8

(d) by

I'm tired ....... waiting for the bus. Let's take a taxi.
(a) to

Q7

(c) of

Lucas is very good ....... drawing.
(a) at

Q6

(b) on

The second hotel was different ....... the first.
(a) to

Q5

(d) for

Maria is married ....... my cousin.
(a) with

Q4

(c) with

My son is afraid ....... the dark.
(a) from

Q3

(b) in

(b) for

Why are you angry ....... him?
(a) of

(b) from

Q10 We were very pleased ....... the service.
(a) with

(b) on

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 58

Anything, nothing, something, everything
Q1

I don't have ....... to do today.
(a) nothing

Q2

(c) someone

(d) any

(c) yet

(d) something

(c) anything

(d) anyone

(c) nothing

(d) everything

(c) nothing

(d) everything

(b) anything

(b) nothing

(b) any

(b) any

I think there is ....... wrong with my VCR. It is not working very well.
(a) anything

Q9

(b) nothing

If there is ....... you need you can call me, okay?
(a) anything

Q8

(d) anybody

Did you bring ....... you needed for the trip?
(a) no

Q7

(c) any

My friend doesn't know ....... about her Birthday Party!
(a) something

Q6

(b) nothing

There is ....... I need to do tomorrow afternoon.
(a) any

Q5

(d) any

I know ....... about it!
(a) anything

Q4

(c) everything

Are there ....... dogs in the house?
(a) something

Q3

(b) anything

(b) nothing

(c) something

(d) everything

(c) someone

(d) any

(c) any

(d) everything

My friend's decisions have ....... to do with me.
(a) nothing

(b) anything

Q10 My mom asked me how I was and I said ....... was fine.
(a) anything

(b) something

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 59

American homophones
Q1

I would eat ....... 24/7 if I could get away with it.
(a) desert

Q2

(c) their

(d) them

(b) theirs

(c) it's

(d) its

(b) cannel

(c) canal

(d) kennel

(b) principle

(c) principality

(d) prince

(b) isle

(c) aisle

(d) island

There are millions of ....... people in Third World Countries.
(a) pur

Q9

(b) there

The chocolate chip cookies are on ....... five.
(a) I'll

Q8

(d) now

The ....... of my school was overwhelmingly strict.
(a) principal

Q7

(c) know

Every time I go on a trip I leave my dog in a ........
(a) channel

Q6

(b) knew

My friend's dog always chases ....... tail.
(a) their

Q5

(d) assest

We took the kids swimming all morning. Now ....... completely exhausted.
(a) they're

Q4

(c) deserts

My friend said she doesn't ....... any foreign languages.
(a) no

Q3

(b) dessert

(b) poor

(c) pour

(d) pore

(b) soul

(c) sew

(d) sow

(c) feather

(d) weather

Christina loves to .......!
(a) so

Q10 Hey Tom, how's the ....... in Tulsa today?
(a) wither

(b) whether

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 60

Pronouns: who, whose, whom, which
Q1

This is the teacher ....... told me my son has been misbehaving in class.
(a) which

Q2

(c) whose

(d) whom

(b) who

(c) whose

(d) whom

(b) Whose

(c) Who

(d) Whom

(b) Whom

(c) Who

(d) Which

(b) who

(c) whom

(d) which

....... house is it, anyway? Are we allowed to stay in here?
(a) Who's

Q9

(b) which

I asked you ....... one of these shoes you think would go with my outfit.
(a) whose

Q8

(d) whose

....... shall I fear, but the ones who hurt me?
(a) Whose

Q7

(c) which

....... is going to take the dog for a walk?
(a) Which

Q6

(b) whom

Those were the boxes ....... were sent to you last month, but never made it here.
(a) which

Q5

(d) who

This is the girl ....... car hit that tree down last week.
(a) who

Q4

(c) whom

My husband, ....... I love, sent me flowers at work last night.
(a) who

Q3

(b) whose

(b) Whom

(c) Whose

(d) Which

I have friends ....... love me so much, they made a surprise birthday party for me last night.
(a) who

(b) whom

(c) which

(d) whose

Q10 That young man to ....... we owe some thanks, saved our mom's life on that car accident.
(a) which

(b) whom

(c) who

(d) whose

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 61

Some, any, few, little
Q1

Wow! Look at that! How ....... books do you have on your shelf? I have to tell you, it's quite a great collection!
(a) much

Q2

(c) many

(d) often

(b) any

(c) a little

(d) a few

(b) many

(c) any

(d) few

(b) some

(c) any

(d) few

(b) much

(c) a little

(d) any

How many gallons of water did you bring for the trip? — I just have ....... gallons.
(a) much

Q9

(b) more

There are ....... people trying to go to the U2 concert this weekend.
(a) many

Q8

(d) much

No, I don't have any. But I have ....... apples, if you'd like to make apple juice instead.
(a) a little

Q7

(c) some

I want to make orange juice. Have you got ....... oranges?
(a) much

Q6

(b) an

I only have ....... dollars.
(a) some

Q5

(d) some

How ....... money do you have?
(a) much

Q4

(c) any

Would you like ....... juice?
(a) a

Q3

(b) many

(b) any

(c) a little

(d) a few

Jessica spent a lot of money on her car. Now she only has ....... money left to pay for her living expenses.
(a) many

(b) a few

(c) a little

(d) much

Q10 How ....... time do you have left before you have to go to school?
(a) some

(b) much

(c) many

(d) any

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 62

Prepositons Test
Q1

I was jogging in the park this morning and saw this dog coming ....... me. It looked like he was going attack me, but he was just trying to reach out for his owner who was running right behind me.
(a) onto

Q2

(c) towards

(d) below

Barbara, your boyfriend is waiting for you ....... in the car.
(a) around

Q3

(b) after

(b) outside

(c) above

(d) against

I heard a glass breaking noise in the living room and ran to see what happened. A pigeon flew ....... the window and broke it.
(a) for

Q4

(d) in

(b) alongside

(c) beside

(d) around

(b) off

(c) among

(d) between

(b) below

(c) behind

(d) between

(c) above

(d) underneath

The cat is sitting ....... the wall.
(a) on

Q9

(c) at

The temperature in Washington D.C today is eight degrees ....... zero.
(a) beside

Q8

(b) by

My house is ....... the grocery store and the gas station.
(a) under

Q7

(d) against

I don't know how many times I have told my daughter to look at both sides before running ....... the street.
(a) across

Q6

(c) by

Suzanne who lives ....... that coffee shop place, came over to visit you this morning.
(a) on

Q5

(b) from

(b) over

As soon as Bob heard his boss coming, he jumped ....... his chair and prentended he was working.
(a) inside

(b) under

(c) for

(d) down

(c) onto

(d) up

Q10 Frederick lives ....... the hill, where all the mansions are.
(a) above

(b) unto

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 63

Past Participle Sentences
Q1

Had I been able to go to school as a child, I would have ....... how to read.
(a) learned

Q2

(c) left

(d) leaving

(b) bite

(c) bitted

(d) bitten

(b) gone

(c) get

(d) gutted

(b) dreaming

(c) dreamed

(d) have dreamed

(b) forgives

(c) forgiven

(d) forgave

After looking for him all day, Jeremy finally found his dog ....... under a cave.
(a) hid

Q9

(b) leaved

I'm glad to know that you have ....... me for what I have done.
(a) forgive

Q8

(d) singed

Last night, I ....... I was calling the police and really did it.
(a) dream

Q7

(c) sang

If it wasn't for that medicine you gave me, I would have ....... a lot worse.
(a) gotten

Q6

(b) sung

Perhaps she would have been ....... by that dog if its owner hadn't been faster and caught him right on time.
(a) bit

Q5

(d) had learn

Adrian should have never ....... home. If he hadn't, he'd be in a better situation right now.
(a) leave

Q4

(c) learning

I would have ....... all night if I could but we all had to leave early because Carmen didn't feel good.
(a) sing

Q3

(b) learn

(b) hide

(c) hidden

(d) hit

I would have ....... pictures from my trip, if I had a camera.
(a) took

(b) take

(c) taken

(d) had took

(c) went

(d) gone

Q10 When he finally arrived, his date had already ........
(a) going

(b) go

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 64

ESL Prepositions
Q1

The board meeting was called ....... due to the sudden demise of the chief executive office.
(a) for

Q2

(d) out

(b) out

(c) down

(d) on

I have some material from which I could knock ....... an article if you want me to.
(a) up

Q4

(c) to

My father put $1,000 ....... as a deposit to help my sister purchase a new car.
(a) in

Q3

(b) off

(b) down

(c) together

(d) off

The finance director has come in ....... a lot of criticism over his unsuccessful handling of the company's investments. (a) back

Q5

(c) in

(d) into

(b) down

(c) back

(d) off

(b) in

(c) on

(d) out

The clothing manufacturer recently branched ....... into sport's wear.
(a) out

Q9

(b) off

Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett must be making a fortune. They're clearly raking ....... over $1,000,000 a year.
(a) up

Q8

(d) on

Low consumer demand has forced the retailer to mark ....... a wide range of goods by as much as 40%.
(a) up

Q7

(c) to

The factory churns ....... thousands of pairs of low cost shoes every day.
(a) out

Q6

(b) for

(b) in

(c) off

(d) back

Distributors will probably bump ....... the price of the software when the next version is released.
(a) up

(b) on

(c) off

(d) out

Q10 The director was drummed ....... of office for life when it was discovered that she had been involved in insider trading. (a) up

(b) in

(c) on

(d) out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 65

Common English Errors (1)
Q1

There are many ....... of jobs in Oregon right now.
(a) sorts

Q2

(c) found

(d) learned

(b) exonerate

(c) excuse

(d) forgive

(b) climate

(c) climate condition

(d) environment

(b) munches

(c) is taking

(d) is eating

(b) absolve

(c) excuse

(d) acquit

(c) long before

(d) long ago

(c) get up from my bed

(d) leave my bed

He was married fifty years ........
(a) before now

Q9

(b) understood

I'm so busy — I hope you'll ....... my messy office space.
(a) forgive

Q8

(d) find out

I'm worried about her because she ....... more pills than usual.
(a) eats

Q7

(c) find

When I drove into Seattle yesterday afternoon, the ....... was still cloudy and wet.
(a) weather

Q6

(b) find more

Don't forget about your daughter's soccer game — she'll never ....... you!
(a) absolve

Q5

(d) forms

After some time, Vince ....... to know the university campus very well.
(a) got

Q4

(c) kinds

She ran over to the commotion to ....... what was happening.
(a) know about

Q3

(b) brands

(b) ago

I ....... at six o'clock in the morning every day.
(a) awake

(b) wake up

Q10 We decided to ....... bed this morning because last night wore us out.
(a) be in our

(b) stay in our

(c) stay in

(d) stay on our

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 66

Common English Errors (2)
Q1

That book isn't in right now but we can ....... one for you.
(a) book

Q2

(b) had a loan of

(b) live

(b) listened

(c) informed

(d) heard

(b) calmed down her anger
(d) calmed her feelings

(b) Call

(c) Call up

(d) Telephone call

(b) entitle

(c) name

(d) describe

I've been so busy with new clients that I hired new staff just to ........
(a) upkeep

Q9

(d) reside

People ....... this place the "Forbidden Forest."
(a) call

Q8

(c) inhabit

....... me as soon as possible. It's urgent.
(a) Phone call

Q7

(d) loaned

After the attack, the woman ....... quickly.
(a) calmed down
(c) calmed her anger

Q6

(c) borrowed

I haven't ....... from anyone lately.
(a) hear

Q5

(d) command

We always ....... at the hotel by the marina when we go to San Francisco.
(a) stay

Q4

(c) instruct

I ....... some great books from the library this past weekend.
(a) lent

Q3

(b) order

(b) keep up

(c) keep

(d) persist

(c) Keep it up!

(d) Continue it up!

You're an asset to our team. .......
(a) Stay it up!

(b) Remain doing it!

Q10 It's difficult to understand what she ....... in her job — it seems very boring.
(a) distinguishes in

(b) looks in

(c) observes in

(d) sees in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 67

Common English Errors (3)
Q1

....... people like this area a lot.
(a) Elder

Q2

(b) the world

(b) in the world

(b) could be possible

(b) came to be apart

(b) come over

(d) earth

(c) on the globe

(d) on the world

(c) could be possibly

(d) is possibly

(c) came apart

(d) was separated

(c) come into my home

(d) get to my home

Our friends — who we haven't seen in a long time — ....... last night.
(a) appeared in our home
(c) came to our home

Q9

(c) the earth

You should ....... after you've finished your lessons.
(a) come to my home

Q8

(d) most older

As soon as I picked up the rare object, it ........
(a) was not together

Q7

(c) maturest

I know it sounds unreasonable but it ....... that she will never come back.
(a) is possible

Q6

(b) more old

It's one of the nicest countries ........
(a) on the earth

Q5

(d) More elder

After visiting several galaxies, the aliens found themselves captivated by life on ........
(a) world

Q4

(c) The old

My ....... brother is really nice to me.
(a) eldest

Q3

(b) Older

(b) came in our home
(d) came by

I keep my favorite ring ....... the dresser.
(a) under

(b) more behind

(c) lower than

(d) under the back of

Q10 The world needs to depend on other energy sources, ....... oil and other natural resources.
(a) beside

(b) likewise

(c) besides

(d) also beside

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 68

Common English Errors (4)
Q1

Her mother ....... when she was just a little girl.
(a) is dead

Q2

(c) carry away

(d) blow down

(b) build more

(c) build forward

(d) build up

(b) furry

(c) many hair

(d) hairy

(b) along

(c) down

(d) up

(b) based on

(c) found through

(d) coming from

His speech was articulate and I asked him to ....... his ideas.
(a) make bigger

Q9

(b) blow over

The movie was very shocking because it is ....... a true story that took place in our state.
(a) based through

Q8

(d) becoming bad

Due to his age, everyone thinks he should find a suitable mate and settle ........
(a) on

Q7

(c) acting up

My uncle has a long beard and a ....... chest.
(a) furred chest

Q6

(b) performing

After the car accident, Bob had to ....... his endurance during his rehabilitation classes.
(a) make

Q5

(d) was dead

She was hoping the terrible argument would ....... before the wedding.
(a) blow away

Q4

(c) died

If my back starts ......., I can't go anywhere with you next week.
(a) acting out

Q3

(b) dead

(b) spread out

(c) expand on

(d) expand about

(b) kindly

(c) being kindly

(d) kind

(b) bored

(c) got bored

(d) became bored up

Our nanny has always been ....... to us.
(a) very kindly

Q10 I ....... with the book quickly.
(a) fed up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 69

Common Quantity Nouns
Q1

The boys gathered a bundle of ........
(a) sticks

Q2

(c) stairs

(d) ships

(b) insects

(c) crows

(d) stairs

(b) blankets

(c) ships

(d) cows

(b) birds

(c) insects

(d) cows

(b) sheep

(c) people

(d) birds

(c) stairs

(d) houses

There was a long row of ....... near the beach.
(a) cows

Q9

(b) insects

A crowd of ....... lined up to see what was happening.
(a) cows

Q8

(d) stones

A swarm of ....... gathered around the swamp.
(a) sheep

Q7

(c) stairs

The flock of ....... stayed together.
(a) sheep

Q6

(b) flowers

As she looked up, she saw a flight of ........
(a) birds

Q5

(d) houses

In the distance, the onlookers could see a fleet of ........
(a) players

Q4

(c) beads

Over by the railroad tracks, there was a heap of ........
(a) houses

Q3

(b) people

(b) insects

The herd of ....... kept eating as the wind blew past them.
(a) people

(b) birds

(c) cows

(d) crows

(c) fish

(d) beads

Q10 At the show, we saw many different schools of ........
(a) birds

(b) cattle

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 70

Using Make and Do (1)
Q1

The manager was surprised at how many things Ron could ....... at once.
(a) make

Q2

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(b) did

(c) made

(d) do

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

No matter how hard he pushed him, he couldn't ....... his son do the job properly.
(a) make

Q9

(b) do

His mother forced him to ....... his homework every night after supper.
(a) make

Q8

(d) did

The university research department stumbled upon something new and ....... a big discovery because of it.
(a) make

Q7

(c) made

The business ....... a lot of money this year.
(a) make

Q6

(b) do

We had so much fun in Chicago — we ....... it in three days.
(a) make

Q5

(d) did

His teacher begged him to ....... more of an effort in class.
(a) make

Q4

(c) made

She ....... him a solemn promise that she would never steal again.
(a) make

Q3

(b) do

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

The teacher suggested they ....... another exercise to understand the problem better.
(a) make

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(c) made

(d) did

Q10 We only have one more pot of stew — will it .......?
(a) make

(b) do

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 71

Using Prepositions
Q1

Ralph was late ....... work again. He may be fired.
(a) on

Q2

(c) of

(d) about

(b) for

(c) at

(d) on

(b) at

(c) with

(d) about

(b) at

(c) on

(d) from

(b) with

(c) about

(d) of

Mary is so pleased ....... her students' grades this past year.
(a) for

Q9

(b) from

Such bad behavior is typical ....... the spoiled child.
(a) for

Q8

(d) at

Due to his new shift, he has to wake up ....... 3 a.m. every day.
(a) in

Q7

(c) on

To get a job as a secretary, you must be good ....... typing and answering phones.
(a) for

Q6

(b) for

All of Chris' teachers agree that he is very good ....... math.
(a) with

Q5

(d) to

He's been suffering ....... migraine headaches again.
(a) with

Q4

(c) for

Naomi is keen ....... working in Africa this coming year.
(a) of

Q3

(b) at

(b) with

(c) at

(d) along

He was very angry ....... his mother because she grounded him yesterday.
(a) with

(b) to

(c) about

(d) on

Q10 Karen is very jealous ....... Kim and it's very obvious to others.
(a) of

(b) about

(c) at

(d) with

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 72

Using Make and Do (2)
Q1

Even though the situation was not ideal, they decided to ....... a go of things.
(a) make

Q2

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

He was confused and couldn't ....... up his mind about what to do next.
(a) make

Q9

(b) do

No one knows why he ....... those terrible things in the past.
(a) make

Q8

(d) did

His mother was late because she ....... the beds before she left the house.
(a) make

Q7

(c) made

I'm not quite ready yet — I have to ....... my hair.
(a) make

Q6

(b) do

She suddenly realized that she only had a few days left on her vacation so she decided to ....... the most of it.
(a) make

Q5

(d) did

He was so proud of his car yesterday because during the race it ....... 260 km/hr.
(a) make

Q4

(c) made

She finally begged him to ....... a move in the very long and tiresome chess game.
(a) make

Q3

(b) do

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

The teacher had to ....... up a new syllabus because her old was outdated.
(a) make

(b) do

(c) made

(d) did

(c) made

(d) did

Q10 They ....... up quickly after the silly argument.
(a) make

(b) do

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 73

Why Questions
Q1

....... countries have a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea?
(a) What

Q2

(b) Where

(c) Which

(d) Who

(b) Which

(c) Where

(d) who

(c) Where

(d) Who

(b) Which

(b) What

(c) Where

(d) Who

....... Caribbean island does Sir Vivian Richards come from?
(a) Which

Q9

(d) When

....... did William Jefferson Clinton become President of the United States?
(a) When

Q8

(c) Where

(b) Which

....... year did Prince Charles of England marry?
(a) What

Q7

(d) Who

....... does NATO stand for?
(a) What

Q6

(c) Where

(b) Which

....... was the first man in space?
(a) When

Q5

(d) Who

....... does the word "alphabet" come from?
(a) What

Q4

(c) Where

....... is measured by the Richter Scale?
(a) What

Q3

(b) Which

(b) What

(c) Where

(d) Who

....... was the youngest person to be elected as President of the United States?
(a) Which

(b) What

(c) Where

(d) Who

Q10 ....... year did the first commercial aviation flight take place?
(a) When

(b) What

(c) Where

(d) Which

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 74

While, during and for
Q1

My uncle died ....... the war.
(a) while

Q2

(c) For

(b) during

(c) for

(b) during

(c) for

(b) during

(c) for

A game of rugby usually lasts ....... eighty minutes.
(a) while

Q9

(b) During

I hurt my leg ....... the third quarter of the basketball match.
(a) while

Q8

(c) for

A salesman knocked on our door ....... we were watching a movie.
(a) while

Q7

(b) during

Last week I was held up ....... four hours because of the traffic.
(a) while

Q6

(c) for

....... I was in Geneva I made lots of friends.
(a) While

Q5

(b) during

I lived in Denpasar ....... several years.
(a) while

Q4

(c) for

The phone rang ....... I was eating brunch.
(a) while

Q3

(b) during

(b) during

(c) for

....... my stay in hospital, the nurses looked after me very well.
(a) While

(b) During

(c) For

Q10 I was traveling through Mumbai ....... six weeks last summer.
(a) while

(b) during

(c) for

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 75

auxiliary verbs: was, did, have
Q1

The flight ....... delayed because of bad weather.
(a) was

Q2

(c) did

(d) had

(b) were

(c) did

(d) had

(b) Were

(c) Did

(d) Had

(b) were

(c) did

(d) had

(b) were

(c) did

(d) had

(c) did

(d) had

The fire ....... caused by an electrical problem.
(a) was

Q9

(b) were

The police located the art work which ....... been stolen from the gallery.
(a) was

Q8

(d) had

The employees ....... informed last night that their company was going into receivership.
(a) was

Q7

(c) Did

....... it raining when you left your office this afternoon?
(a) Was

Q6

(b) Were

I ....... forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for my train.
(a) was

Q5

(d) had

They ....... leaving for the airport when I last saw them.
(a) was

Q4

(c) did

....... you do much sightseeing when you were on vacation in Madrid?
(a) Was

Q3

(b) were

(b) were

She was surprised that he knew her name. She ....... never met him before.
(a) was

(b) were

(c) did

(d) had

Q10 How many times ....... your travel documents checked before you boarded the airplane?
(a) was

(b) were

(c) did

(d) had

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 76

prepositions of time: for, ago, since, on, at
Q1

I graduated from college ....... 2002.
(a) since

Q2

(c) for

(d) at

(b) for

(c) since

(d) on

(b) on

(c) in

(d) at

(b) on

(c) at

(d) since

(b) on

(c) at

(d) since

His pet anaconda died five months ....... and he still misses it.
(a) for

Q9

(b) ago

We always eat a roast dinner ....... Christmas day.
(a) in

Q8

(d) at

In Europe Autumn begins ....... March.
(a) in

Q7

(c) during

Shakespeare was born ....... 23 April, 1564.
(a) since

Q6

(b) on

The artist had been painting ....... two decades before he sold his first painting.
(a) during

Q5

(d) at

He migrated to Istanbul five years ........
(a) since

Q4

(c) in

I like to go to bed ....... midnight on Saturdays.
(a) since

Q3

(b) on

(b) since

(c) ago

(d) on

(c) ago

(d) on

I've been studying Italian ....... I was five years old.
(a) for

(b) since

Q10 The chairman of the board has been employed in the finance industry ....... 1984.
(a) in

(b) on

(c) since

(d) at

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 77

Common English phrases with prepositions
Q1

I had a crash yesterday afternoon. Fortunately I didn't do too much damage ....... my car.
(a) with

Q2

(c) of

(d) to

(b) for

(c) on

(d) with

(b) of

(c) on

(d) in

(b) with

(c) between

(d) about

(b) of

(c) about

(d) for

The trouble ....... my mother in law is that she doesn't listen to anybody.
(a) with

Q9

(b) in

There have been many complaints ....... your behavior.
(a) with

Q8

(d) to

Can you tell the difference ....... butter and margarine?
(a) in

Q7

(c) on

You're really annoying me. You're doing it ....... purpose, aren't you?
(a) about

Q6

(b) between

This morning I received a cheque in the mail ....... one thousand dollars.
(a) about

Q5

(d) to

We're out ....... coffee. Could you please go the supermarket and pick up some more.
(a) for

Q4

(c) about

Simon isn't at school this week. He's ....... vacation.
(a) in

Q3

(b) in

(b) about

(c) for

(d) between

I'm tired of cooking every night. Let's eat out ....... a change.
(a) on

(b) for

(c) to

(d) in

(c) of

(d) which

Q10 Have you got any photos ....... your girlfriend?
(a) about

(b) between

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 78

Articles in English Grammar
Q1

I want to buy ....... laptop computer next week.
(a) a

Q2

(c) the

(b) an

(c) the

(b) an

(c) the

(b) an

(c) the

How much will it cost to go on ....... holiday to Bali?
(a) a

Q9

(b) an

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw ....... elephant crossing the road in front of my school yesterday.
(a) a

Q8

(c) the

Do you want to watch ....... movie with me tonight?
(a) a

Q7

(b) an

My brother won an award for being ....... best speller in our school.
(a) a

Q6

(c) the

I like to watch tennis on the television. It is ....... very good game.
(a) a

Q5

(b) an

Please meet me at the train station in ....... hour from now.
(a) a

Q4

(c) the

Can you please go to ....... grocery store on fifth street and buy 2 cartons of milk?
(a) a

Q3

(b) an

(b) an

(c) the

Can you please help me pick out ....... birthday present for my father?
(a) a

(b) an

(c) the

Q10 ....... President of the United States will be visiting Australia next week.
(a) A

(b) An

(c) The

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 79

a, some or any
Q1

We need ....... kilo of apples.
(a) a

Q2

(c) any

(b) some

(c) any

(b) some

(c) any

(b) some

(c) any

Is there ....... orange juice left in the fridge?
(a) a

Q9

(b) some

There are ....... grapes in the fridge.
(a) a

Q8

(c) any

How about ....... cup of coffee?
(a) a

Q7

(b) some

I haven't got ....... tea. Can you go to the corner store and buy some more?
(a) a

Q6

(c) any

I've got ....... salad sandwiches for my lunch today.
(a) a

Q5

(b) some

There's ....... newspaper on the table.
(a) a

Q4

(c) any

Have you got ....... water?
(a) a

Q3

(b) some

(b) some

(c) any

(b) any

(c) some

I need ....... money to go shopping.
(a) a

Q10 We need to buy ....... bread rolls if you want to make hotdogs for your lunch.
(a) a

(b) some

(c) any

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 80

Interrogative pronouns
Q1

....... is the girl in the blue dress?
(a) Who

Q2

(c) What

(d) Which

(b) whom

(c) which

(d) what

(b) Which

(c) Who

(d) Whom

(b) Who

(c) Whom

(d) Which

(b) Whom

(c) Who

(d) What

(c) whom

(d) what

(c) What

(d) Whom

(c) whom

(d) which

To ....... did Mark lend his video game?
(a) who

Q9

(b) Whom

....... is the highest ranking official in the United States?
(a) Who's

Q8

(d) Whom

....... has completed the assignment?
(a) Who's

Q7

(c) Who

....... of the names did you choose for the puppy?
(a) What

Q6

(b) Which

For ....... did Shelia make these cookies.
(a) who

Q5

(d) Which

....... likes to play pinball at the arcade?
(a) Who

Q4

(c) What

....... is the name of the team in red?
(a) What

Q3

(b) Whom

(b) who's

....... of the cars is parked in the driveway?
(a) Which

(b) Who's

Q10 To ....... should the check be made payable?
(a) who

(b) who's

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 81

Possessive pronouns
Q1

Mia left ....... notebook on the bus.
(a) her

Q2

(c) her

(b) theirs

(c) its

(b) your

(c) yours

(b) mine

(c) its

(b) my

(c) theirs

The fluffy brown puppy is ........
(a) its

Q9

(b) its

Is ....... seat belt always fastened?
(a) your

Q8

(c) their

These warm chocolate chip cookies melt in ....... mouth.
(a) its

Q7

(b) her

The computer quickly stores information on ....... huge memory.
(a) yours

Q6

(c) mine

Will strummed ....... guitar and invited everyone to sing.
(a) his

Q5

(b) your

The proud parents brought home ....... new baby girl.
(a) his

Q4

(c) his

The colorful picture of the flowers is ........
(a) their

Q3

(b) yours

....... hand shot up when the teacher asked for volunteers.
(a) Their

(b) Her

(c) Mine

Q10 I didn't get a cheeseburger, so I tasted ........
(a) mine

(b) its

(c) hers

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82.

elementary-82

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 82

Phrasal verbs
Q1

I'm sorry, James isn't ....... at the moment. Can I take a message?
(a) in

Q2

(c) clear up

(d) bring up

(b) put out

(c) work out

(d) clear up

(b) put out

(c) find out

(d) try out

(b) put out

(c) work out

(d) find out

(b) put away

(c) sort out

(d) bring up

(c) run out of

(d) come up with

(c) run out of

(d) come up with

I'm broke. I have to ....... an idea for making money.
(a) get on with

Q9

(b) put away

I don't mind helping you bake a cake, but just make sure you ....... everything when you've finished.
(a) put out

Q8

(d) out of

That maths exam was incredibly difficult. It took me ages to ....... some of the answers.
(a) sort out

Q7

(c) on with

Can you ....... the time of the next train to Munich?
(a) sort out

Q6

(b) away from

You've borrowed such a great deal of money from me lately. I need to ....... exactly how much you owe me.
(a) make up

Q5

(d) off

I don't know how you ....... with such noisy brothers. It would drive me crazy.
(a) put up

Q4

(c) up

We've run ....... of sugar. Could you please buy some more?
(a) down on

Q3

(b) away

(b) put up with

Our teacher told us to ....... our work quietly.
(a) get on with

(b) put up with

Q10 The government wants to ....... a new scheme to encourage people to start their own businesses.
(a) work out

(b) try out

(c) find out

(d) run out

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83.

elementary-83

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 83

Agatha Christie test questions
Q1

Agatha Christie lived with ....... family in England.
(a) her

Q2

(c) stories

(b) disappeared

(c) departed

(b) emptiness

(c) empty space

(b) extra

(c) over

People all over the world have ....... Agatha Christie's stories.
(a) grasped

Q9

(b) fairy-tales

Agatha Christie wrote more than 80 mysteries and sold ....... 300 million books.
(a) more

Q8

(c) cancelled

The police found her ....... flat but there was no sign of Agatha Christie.
(a) empty

Q7

(b) annulled

She ....... for eleven days in December 1926.
(a) evaporated

Q6

(c) isn't

Agatha Christie was a very successful writer of detective ........
(a) yarns

Q5

(b) didn't

Agatha Chrisitie ....... her husband in 1930.
(a) divorced

Q4

(c) their

Agatha Christie ....... have a happy marriage.
(a) wasn't

Q3

(b) his

(b) realized

(c) read

Agatha Christie didn't tell ....... why she disappeared in December 1926.
(a) someone

(b) anyone

(c) no one

Q10 Agatha Christie wrote her first detective story in 1920 and became very ........
(a) success

(b) successor

(c) successful

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84.

elementary-84

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 84

Conjunctions: and, but, or, so
Q1

We will visit Australia ....... New Zealand during our next vacation.
(a) and

Q2

(b) but

(c) and

(b) so

(c) or

(b) but

(c) so

I am going to do my homework ....... take a shower when I get home from school.
(a) and

Q8

(c) or

I wanted to eat fish for lunch ....... the fish and chip shop had closed for the day.
(a) or

Q7

(b) so

I wanted to eat sushi for dinner ....... I went to a Japanese restaurant.
(a) but

Q6

(c) but

I wanted to go to the rock concert ....... all the tickets were already sold out.
(a) so

Q5

(b) so

Have you seen ....... heard the latest musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber?
(a) but

Q4

(c) so

My teeth were hurting ....... I made an appointment to go the dentist.
(a) or

Q3

(b) but

(b) but

(c) so

My father wanted to watch a soccer match on television ....... my mother was already watching another program. (a) but

Q9

(b) so

(c) or

My brother wanted to buy a novel ....... I went to the book store after I finished work.
(a) so

(b) or

(c) but

Q10 I wanted to visit my grandmother last week ....... she had an accident and had to be taken to hospital.
(a) but

(b) or

(c) so

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85.

elementary-85

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 85

Compound words with tooth
Q1

I usually take a ....... to work so I can clean my teeth thoroughly after I have eaten my lunch.
(a) toothbrush

Q2

(c) toothpick

(b) toothache

(c) toothbrush

(b) toothpick

(c) toothbrush

(b) toothbrush

(c) toothache

Nora asked the waiter to bring her a ....... after she had finished eating her dessert.
(a) toothbrush

Q9

(b) toothache

My daughter woke up screaming in the middle of the night because she had a terrible ........
(a) toothpick

Q8

(c) toothaches

Tomorrow I must go the pharmacy and buy some more ........
(a) toothpaste

Q7

(b) toothpicks

"Mum, can you please buy me a new ....... when you go the supermarket this afternoon?"
(a) toothpaste

Q6

(c) tootache

My father told me that I will get a ....... if I eat too much chocolate.
(a) toothpaste

Q5

(b) toothpaste

It is very dangerous for small children to play with ........
(a) toothbrushes

Q4

(c) toothpaste

My wife hates it if I leave the lid off the ....... after I have finished brushing my teeth.
(a) toothbrush

Q3

(b) toothpick

(b) toothpick

(c) toothache

"I can't seem to find the new tube of ....... that I purchased from the supermarket yesterday."
(a) toothbrush

(b) toothpick

(c) toothpaste

Q10 My old ....... is looking very shaggy. I think it's about time to buy a new one.
(a) toothpick

(b) toothpaste

(c) toothbrush

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86.

intermediate-1

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 1

Like a red rag
Q1

Don't talk to him about politics because it's like a ....... rag to a bull.
(a) blue

Q2

(c) white

(d) green

(b) blue and red

(c) white and black

(d) black and white

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) black

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) black

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) green

As they turned round and ran away, people thought they were ........
(a) red

Q9

(b) blue

In this business you cannot afford to make any mistake and must be seen to be lily ........
(a) red

Q8

(d) yellow

She lost the company a lot of money last week and as a result has got a ....... mark against her name.
(a) red

Q7

(c) white

The reason why I feel so ....... today is because it's my birthday and no-one has sent me any cards.
(a) red

Q6

(b) blue

Now that they have read it in ......., they believe me.
(a) red and blue

Q5

(d) black

She hasn't worked here very long and is therefore a little ....... on matters of procedure.
(a) red

Q4

(c) red

He takes the optimistic view and talks about a ....... skies scenario.
(a) red

Q3

(b) white

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) yellow

Ask her to help you with your calculations because she's ....... hot at mathematics.
(a) red

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) black

Q10 I know he doesn't like you because the moment you came in the room I saw him give you a ....... look.
(a) red

(b) blue

(c) white

(d) black

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87.

intermediate-2

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 2

If you tend to forget
Q1

He tends to forget things very quickly and behaves more and more like the typical ....... professor.
(a) clear-minded

Q2

(b) along

(c) about

(d) around

(b) pieces

(c) extras

(d) accessories

They were ....... of having broken into the stately home and stolen several famous paintings.
(a) charged

Q5

(d) cool-minded

The car is almost ready to collect from the garage but there are just a couple of spare ....... missing.
(a) parts

Q4

(c) well-minded

This is a very expensive holiday intended for those with plenty of money as it involves a trip ....... the world.
(a) through

Q3

(b) absent-minded

(b) described

(c) accused

(d) blamed

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many ....... of kindness that she showed us in her long life.
(a) deeds

Q6

(b) acts

(c) actions

(d) feats

If you had bought a house about thirty years ago you would certainly find that it had considerably ....... in value. (a) increased

Q7

(d) doubled

(b) advantage

(c) consideration

(d) prominence

There's a huge ....... in the local paper about the special offers available in the store this weekend.
(a) announcement

Q9

(c) developed

If you're not careful you'll find that because of your generous nature, she'll start taking ....... of you.
(a) part

Q8

(b) heightened

(b) display

(c) notice

(d) advertisement

You'll notice that as soon as the children come home from school, the dog will jump up and show its great
....... for them.
(a) infection

(b) affection

(c) affectation

(d) protection

Q10 Sociologists maintain that some of the films on show today have created a generation of very ....... children.
(a) frightened

(b) afraid

(c) fearful

(d) frightening

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88.

intermediate-3

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 3

Easy Questions
Q1

There are no problems for me because I find those questions very ........
(a) easy

Q2

(c) flattered

(d) congratulated

(b) banana

(c) lemon

(d) plum

(b) escaped

(c) avoided

(d) abstained

(b) looked

(c) appeared

(d) viewed

(b) meek

(c) humble

(d) simple

(c) occupies

(d) possesses

He has lots of money and ....... two houses in the city.
(a) holds

Q9

(b) worshipped

She never spoke about herself and was always very ....... about the good things she had done.
(a) modest

Q8

(d) external

After two rings of the bell she suddenly ....... in the doorway.
(a) seemed

Q7

(c) abroad

They ....... from the fire unhurt.
(a) evaded

Q6

(b) absent

He is very lucky to have got himself a ....... job.
(a) pear

Q5

(d) straight

They ....... him for his brave actions.
(a) praised

Q4

(c) soft

Are you going ....... for your holidays this year?
(a) outside

Q3

(b) facile

(b) owns

One of that child's teeth is very ....... and will soon fall out.
(a) lost

(b) losing

(c) lose

(d) loose

(c) pause

(d) breach

Q10 They worked hard all day without a ........
(a) break

(b) suspension

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89.

intermediate-4

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 4

Do, make, get, take
Q1

You must decide and ....... up your mind.
(a) do

Q2

(c) make

(d) take

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

As we don't have much money at the moment, we've decided to ....... without certain luxuries.
(a) do

Q9

(b) get

She's good at writing stories for children and is always keen to ....... up new plots.
(a) do

Q8

(d) take

The firm has expanded and they want to ....... on extra staff.
(a) do

Q7

(c) make

They are very good friends and ....... on well with each other.
(a) do

Q6

(b) get

After they had shouted at each other, they decided to ....... it up.
(a) do

Q5

(d) take

At the moment we are trying to ....... for the town centre.
(a) do

Q4

(c) make

What time do you ....... up in the morning?
(a) do

Q3

(b) get

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

We mustn't be late this morning because today is when the new boss is going to ....... over.
(a) do

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

Q10 Most of the telephone lines were destroyed in the storm last night and so it's almost impossible to ....... through to anybody today.
(a) do

(b) get

(c) make

(d) take

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90.

intermediate-5

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 5

The Farmer and his Sons
Q1

A farmer had two sons both of whom were not very ....... and avoided work if they could.
(a) industrial

Q2

(d) side

(b) care

(c) attention

(d) management

(b) hidden

(c) concealed

(d) obscured

(b) feet

(c) spaces

(d) areas

The sons assured their father that they would work hard to ....... out the treasure.
(a) find

Q7

(c) table

He told them that they would find it in one of his 3 vine ....... but he didn't tell them which one it was.
(a) yards

Q6

(b) wall

He told them that there was a ....... treasure in the land and they would have to look for it when he had gone.
(a) unseen

Q5

(d) industrialist

He wanted his sons to pay as much ....... to the cultivation of the farm as he had done many years.
(a) thought

Q4

(c) industry

One day the father knew that he was dying and called his two sons to his bed ........
(a) corner

Q3

(b) industrious

(b) sort

(c) seek

(d) try

As soon as their father had died and been ......., the sons took out all their farming tools and started to dig the land. (a) grounded

Q8

(c) confined

(d) buried

They worked really hard and dug every single ....... metre of their father's land.
(a) block

Q9

(b) earthed

(b) square

(c) cube

(d) pure

However long they dug and however hard they worked, they ....... to find the smallest bit of treasure.
(a) lacked

(b) missed

(c) avoided

(d) failed

Q10 Clearly their father had been a wise man because all the work the sons had done on the land ensured that they had the best ....... for years.
(a) gathering

(b) yielding

(c) crop

(d) production

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91.

intermediate-6

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 6

A Holiday Report
Q1

Yesterday I ....... to an archeological site because I want to be an archeologist.
(a) go

Q2

(c) worse

(b) trying

(c) learning

(b) hard

(c) easy

(b) old

(c) dead

I've forgotten the name of my teacher but I think it is something like ........
(a) brown

Q9

(b) bad

Most people don't want to study Latin because it is a ....... language.
(a) death

Q8

(c) will

When we walked in to the school, we saw that the students were working very ........
(a) hardly

Q7

(b) must

I have been ....... English for 5 years.
(a) study

Q6

(c) with

The ....... thing of all difficulties in a language is vocabulary.
(a) worst

Q5

(b) to

If I want to pass my exams, I ....... study very hard.
(a) can

Q4

(c) visited

The problems I have ....... the language are to do with spelling.
(a) on

Q3

(b) went

(b) Smith

(c) jones

What is the name of the ....... you put tea into?
(a) think

(b) thing

(c) thinking

Q10 I ....... a lot of presents for my birthday.
(a) got

(b) became

(c) become

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92.

intermediate-7

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 7

Going on foot
Q1

I'm tired of waiting for buses, I'm going there ....... foot.
(a) with

Q2

(c) learned

(d) careful

(b) insanity

(c) attack

(d) panic

(b) up

(c) off

(d) in

(b) off

(c) to

(d) through

(b) becoming

(c) growing

(d) going

As she had made such an impression on her employers, she was soon offered ........
(a) progress

Q9

(b) trained

Have you heard the latest? John and Mary are ....... married.
(a) getting

Q8

(d) laughter

When a film is really boring in the cinema, I tend to nod ........
(a) out

Q7

(c) humour

Don't be put ....... by his manner, he is really kind hearted.
(a) through

Q6

(b) joke

The moment the lights went out, there were scences of ........
(a) madness

Q5

(d) by

If you want to have your central heating checked, you need a ....... plumber.
(a) knowing

Q4

(c) to

Who said growing up was .......?
(a) fun

Q3

(b) on

(b) preferment

(c) promotion

(d) position

There's a new software program on the market that's supposed to protect your computer from any ........
(a) virus

(b) disease

(c) complaint

(d) illness

Q10 As they always tell you the value of shares can go ....... as well as up.
(a) across

(b) over

(c) down

(d) in

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93.

intermediate-8

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 8

Say vs. Tell
Q1

I dare ....... you're right.
(a) tell

Q2

(c) telling

(d) saying

(b) says

(c) tells

(d) say

(b) said

(c) telling

(d) saying

(b) saying

(c) say

(d) tell

(b) saying

(c) telling

(d) told

(b) saying

(c) telling

(d) said

(b) Tell

(c) Tells

(d) Says

(c) say

(d) telling

Now that would be ....... but my lips are sealed.
(a) told

Q9

(b) said

It's no good trying to persuade me because I'm not ....... a word.
(a) tells

Q8

(d) said

What I ....... and what I do are not necessarily the same.
(a) said

Q7

(c) says

That's what people are always ........
(a) say

Q6

(b) saying

You shouldn't take any notice of that because it's only hear........
(a) telling

Q5

(d) say

That ......., they walked out of the room in total silence.
(a) told

Q4

(c) tells

I've ....... you not to do that many times before.
(a) told

Q3

(b) told

....... us that story again!
(a) Say

Q10 I'm afraid I can't ....... for sure but I think it's safe.
(a) said

(b) says

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94.

intermediate-9

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 9

Close vs. Shut
Q1

In the interest of safety the main valve on the machine had to be ....... off.
(a) shutting

Q2

(b) closing

(c) shut

(d) shutting

(b) shutting

(c) closing

(d) closed

(b) closed

(c) shutting

(d) shut

(b) shutting

(c) closes

(d) closing

After a number of years as a monk he decided to leave because he felt very ....... in.
(a) shut

Q8

(d) shutting

Everything in that shop is now very cheap because they are having a ....... down sale.
(a) shuts

Q7

(c) shut

In view of the limited amount of information and evidence the case was now considered to be ........
(a) closing

Q6

(b) closing

The police officer warned us that the road ahead was ........
(a) shut

Q5

(d) shut

The detectives had no problems in solving the crimes as it was clearly an open and ....... case.
(a) closed

Q4

(c) closed

In the ....... moments of the symphony someone's mobile phone started ringing.
(a) close

Q3

(b) closing

(b) shutting

(c) closes

(d) closed

After the terrible experiences that they had been through, the couple ....... themselves away from the community. (a) shut

Q9

(b) shuts

(c) closes

(d) closing

The new musical that has had such bad reviews will ....... at the end of this week.
(a) close

(b) closed

(c) shut

(d) shuts

Q10 I'm afraid that tree will have to come down as it ....... out the light in the sitting room.
(a) close

(b) closes

(c) shut

(d) shuts

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95.

intermediate-10

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 10

At the Restaurant
Q1

The food here is quite good although the menu is quite ........
(a) elementary

Q2

(c) exciting

(d) excite

(b) flavoured

(c) flavouring

(d) flavours

(b) forgets

(c) forgetting

(d) forgotten

(b) contents

(c) make-up

(d) composition

(b) customers

(c) patrons

(d) visitors

We got very bad service today and had to ....... the waiter three times about the drinks.
(a) remember

Q9

(b) excited

As they're special ....... of the restaurant, they always get a good table.
(a) partners

Q8

(d) full

If you're really interested, I'm sure the chef will tell you the ....... of that dish.
(a) ingredients

Q7

(c) quickly

It can be very irritating when the waiter ....... to bring what you have ordered.
(a) forgot

Q6

(b) usually

There's something about the ....... of that particular dish that makes it memorable.
(a) flavour

Q5

(d) fundamental

I promise you that dining here will be really an ....... experience for you.
(a) excitable

Q4

(c) easy

I must admit that whenever I've eaten at that restaurant, I've always come away feeling ....... satisfied.
(a) completely

Q3

(b) basic

(b) order

(c) reminder

(d) remind

We simply didn't know what to choose for our main dish so in the end we made a ....... choice.
(a) random

(b) casual

(c) formal

(d) straight

Q10 The restaurant was listed in the guide as it had been ....... to be of the appropriate standard.
(a) valued

(b) esteemed

(c) respected

(d) judged

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96.

intermediate-11

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 11

At the Theatre
Q1

It was one of those plays where the ....... moved at great speed.
(a) acting

Q2

(c) actor

(d) action

There are different ways of ....... Shakespeare's plays and each director makes an individual choice.
(a) meeting

Q3

(b) act

(b) welcoming

(c) approaching

(d) showing

One of the greatest actors of the century ....... an unforgettable character in the part of Scrooge from the novel by Charles Dickens.
(a) developed

Q4

(b) manufactured

(c) moulded

(d) created

Many people go to the theatre not to see a play where the plot is complicated but to listen to the brilliant ....... between the actors.
(a) dialogue

Q5

(c) understanding

(d) knowing

(b) reviews

(c) opinions

(d) notes

(b) watchers

(c) listeners

(d) audience

There are always special ....... in her tragedies that move you to tears.
(a) constituents

Q9

(b) experience

The ....... were so carried away with the acting that at the end of the play they all stood up and applauded.
(a) spectators

Q8

(d) comments

Are you one of those people who never goes to see a play until you've read the ....... in the newspaper?
(a) writers

Q7

(c) conversation

You can't compare the ....... of watching live theatre with watching a film.
(a) knowledge

Q6

(b) chat

(b) elements

(c) particles

(d) ingredients

However well written the play is, it will never succeed without outstanding ........
(a) performers

(b) movers

(c) workers

(d) creators

Q10 As always his latest play has been a huge success and all the tickets are ....... until August.
(a) taken out

(b) put out

(c) sold out

(d) bought out

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97.

intermediate-12

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 12

Popular Idioms
Q1

Lightning never strikes in the same place ........
(a) before

Q2

(c) rush

(d) go

(b) fed

(c) hatched

(d) stolen

(b) white

(c) blue

(d) black

(b) ancient

(c) elderly

(d) old

(b) snoozing

(c) dreaming

(d) barking

(b) heated

(c) hot

(d) soft

(b) a little

(c) much

(d) nothing

(c) nose

(d) teeth

Strike while the iron is ........
(a) heating

Q9

(b) strike

Let ....... dogs lie.
(a) sleeping

Q8

(d) heats

There's no fool like an ....... fool.
(a) aged

Q7

(c) boils

It's all right to tell a ....... lie.
(a) red

Q6

(b) stew

Don't count your chickens before they are ........
(a) born

Q5

(d) thrice

Look before you ........
(a) leap

Q4

(c) secondly

If you watch a kettle, it never ........
(a) cooks

Q3

(b) twice

Politeness costs ........
(a) a lot

Q10 Never look a gift horse in the ........
(a) mouth

(b) eye

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98.

intermediate-13

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 13

Popular Garden Idioms
Q1

Never let the ....... grow under your feet.
(a) weeds

Q2

(c) tulips

(d) lilies

(b) cauliflower

(c) wallflower

(d) wildflower

(b) lane

(c) street

(d) road

(b) flowers

(c) grass

(d) garden

(b) bulbs

(c) trees

(d) bushes

(c) two

(d) one

(c) hedge

(d) bush

(c) plants

(d) weeds

A bird in the hands is worth ....... in the bush.
(a) four

Q9

(b) daisies

Money doesn't grow on ........
(a) plants

Q8

(d) longer

Everything in the ....... is lovely.
(a) roses

Q7

(c) greener

He led her up the garden ........
(a) path

Q6

(b) further

Poor Mary was a bit of a ....... at the dance.
(a) cornflower

Q5

(d) bulbs

Everything is coming up ........
(a) roses

Q4

(c) flowers

The grass is always ....... on the other side.
(a) blacker

Q3

(b) grass

(b) three

Come to the point and stop beating about the ........
(a) tree

(b) flower

Q10 Don't trust him, he's a bit of a snake in the ........
(a) grass

(b) flowers

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99.

intermediate-14

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 14

Eating Out
Q1

As there are so many dishes on the menu, would you like me to ....... something to eat?
(a) decide

Q2

(b) suggest

(c) offer

(d) consider

They simply couldn't decide which restaurant to choose and so in the end they took a vote and the ....... decided on a Chinese one.
(a) most

Q3

(c) majority

(d) main

We waited one hour for the main dish to ....... and then it was the wrong order.
(a) arrive

Q4

(b) more

(b) reach

(c) deliver

(d) send

If you really want to enjoy the full flavour of that particular meal, you must remember to ....... the right balance of sauces together.
(a) join

Q5

(b) stick

(c) attach

(d) mix

It is always more relaxing to eat in a restaurant where the faces of the staff are ....... and know everyone by name. (a) familiarized

Q6

(b) familiar

(c) familiarly

(d) familiarity

There was a great discussion about which particular type of cuisine the guests would choose and finally they reached a ....... and settled on the set menu.
(a) compromising

Q7

(b) compromised

(c) compromise

(d) compromisingly

It doesn't matter how late you arrive at this restaurant you can always ....... on a warm welcome from the owner. (a) trust

Q8

(c) rely

(d) believe

The place was so full of people and tables that the waiter had to ....... us through the crowds to our table.
(a) show

Q9

(b) confide

(b) guide

(c) conduct

(d) enable

The problem about writing on food is that however hard you try, you will say what you like and end up being
........
(a) subjective

(b) objective

(c) reflective

(d) directive

Q10 The success of a really good meal is that not only must it taste good but it should also look good and thus ....... to your eye.
(a) attract

(b) appeal

(c) attend

(d) appear

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100.

intermediate-15

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 15

Hot and Cold
Q1

I've just received his latest detective novel from the publisher so it's what you might call hot ....... the press.
(a) by

Q2

(b) swings

(c) flies

(d) changes

(b) feet

(c) legs

(d) arms

They like to think they're very important people but politicians just talk a lot of hot ....... most of the time.
(a) words

Q5

(d) off

Although I'd made up my mind to do it last night now I'm not sure and am getting cold ....... about it.
(a) hands

Q4

(c) with

You can never tell exactly what she is thinking because she very often ....... hot and cold over some topics.
(a) blows

Q3

(b) from

(b) steam

(c) air

(d) stuff

Since the argument we've had about the garden hedge, our neighbours take no notice of us and give us the cold ....... when they see us.
(a) ankle

Q6

(c) elbow

(d) hand

As soon as the president was taken ill, the deputy had to take charge and is currently in the hot ....... now.
(a) seat

Q7

(b) shoulder

(b) chair

(c) place

(d) position

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment after it had been established that he had committed the murder in cold ........
(a) attack

Q8

(c) blood

(d) passion

I ordered a coffee from the waiter but by the time it had reached me it was ....... cold.
(a) stone

Q9

(b) feeling

(b) rock

(c) block

(d) tile

The police have set up a special hot ....... so that people can get in touch to find out about the accident.
(a) connection

(b) line

(c) communication

(d) phone

Q10 He's always very uneasy like a cat on hot ....... whenever he is waiting to hear the results of the examinations.
(a) bricks

(b) floors

(c) paths

(d) roads

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101.

intermediate-16

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 16

A Collision - Finish this Story
Q1

I really can't tell what's ........
(a) going on

Q2

(b) taking off

(b) view now

(b) event

(d) vision now

(c) situation

(d) position

There are a lot of people there in the car park and they're ........
(b) waving their arms about
(d) driving their arms about

I'm walking right up to the crowd now to see ........
(a) what's happen

Q9

(c) picture now

(b) gone by one another
(d) gone into each one

(a) sailing their arms about
(c) turning their arms about
Q8

(d) to depart

Yes, now he's gone I can see that there are two cars in the car park that have ........
(a) gone through each one
(c) gone into one another

Q7

(c) to move

It looks from what I can see as if there's been some kind of ........
(a) collision

Q6

(b) to vanish

That's better I've got a clearer ........
(a) sight now

Q5

(b) standing from me
(d) standing about me

The best thing I suppose is to ask him ........
(a) to disappear

Q4

(d) taking in

The trouble is somebody is ........
(a) standing to me
(c) standing in front of me

Q3

(c) going by

(b) what's happens

(c) what's happened

(d) what's occuring

Now I can see quite clearly that the big red car has ........
(a) stricken the little blue one
(c) stroked the little blue one

(b) struck the little blue one
(d) stuck the little blue

Q10 Oh dear I've just discovered that the little blue one ........
(a) belongs to me

(b) is belonging to me

(c) belonged to me

(d) has belonged to me

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102.

intermediate-17

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 17

Will or Shall?
Q1

Do you know the difference .......?
(a) between will and shall
(c) from will and shall

Q2

I can see from the expression on your face that you haven't ........
(a) got a thought

Q3

(b) of will and shall
(d) by will and shall

(b) got a view

(b) explains the difference
(d) exposes the difference

The main difference is that 'I will' ........
(a) means 'I want to'
(c) shows 'I want to'

Q5

(d) for the future

(b) on the countryside

(c) by the countryside

(d) over the country

(b) acquires a river

(c) nears a river

(d) reaches a river

(c) in difficulties

(d) in hazards

There is a man in the river fully clothed who is ........
(a) in problems

Q9

(c) to the future

After a few minutes he ........
(a) attains a river

Q8

(b) about the future

I want you to imagine that a man is walking ........
(a) in the country

Q7

(b) signifies 'I want to'
(d) says 'I want to'

If you say 'I shall' then you are talking ........
(a) on the future

Q6

(d) got a suggestion

I think the best way is to tell you a story that ........
(a) clears the difference
(c) expounds the difference

Q4

(c) got a clue

(b) in hardships

The man in the river keeps ........
(a) calling off 'I will drown, I will drown'
(c) calling to 'I will drown, I will drown'

(b) calling out 'I will drown, I will drown'
(d) calling from 'I will drown, I will drown'

Q10 The man on the river bank, who is good at grammar, thinks the man really wants to drown, walks on and
........
(a) allows him drown

(b) permits him drown

(c) lets him drown

(d) lets him to drown

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103.

intermediate-18

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 18

The two Butter Frogs
Q1

A long, long time ago there were two frogs who thought it would be a good idea to ........
(a) go on an outing

Q2

(b) a sense of freeing

(b) stopped to burn

(b) take a rest

(b) fell into sleep

(b) made them waken

(d) a sense of freedom

(c) stopped shining

(d) stopped shone

(c) take resting

(d) take rested

(c) fell asleep

(d) fell into sleepy

(c) made them waking

(d) made them wake up

They panicked and ........
(a) flew for their lives
(c) flowed for their lives

Q9

(c) a sense of freed

Suddenly the sound of a cat meowing ........
(a) made them awake

Q8

(d) adventurer

In the hot sun they started to feel sleepy and very soon ........
(a) fell into asleep

Q7

(c) adventure

They found plenty of food and decided to stop and ........
(a) take rest

Q6

(b) adventurous

The weather was perfect and the sun never ........
(a) stopped to shine

Q5

(d) out go

At first they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and for the first time in their lives experienced ........
(a) a sense of free

Q4

(c) go out

They had never left their pond before and to them it was a very big ........
(a) advent

Q3

(b) go outing

(b) fled for their lives
(d) fleeing for their lives

They ran into a farm house and jumped right into a barrel of milk where they ........
(a) hopped and hopped in order not to sink
(c) hoped and hoped in order not to sink

(b) hopping and hopping in order not to sink
(d) hoping and hoping in order not to sink

Q10 Sadly the smaller frog grew tired and drowned but the older one kept on moving about and in the morning
........
(a) found he was sat on a barrel of butter
(c) found he was sitting on a barrel of butter

(b) found he sat on a barrel of butter
(d) found he sits on a barrel of butter

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104.

intermediate-19

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 19

Cross Questions
Q1

Jane: Did you know you broke the glass when you ....... the door last night?
(a) smashed

Q2

(b) come to home

(b) crackling

(b) speaking the truth

(b) assure I did

(d) come to house

(c) breaking

(d) broken

(c) talking the truth

(d) telling the truth

(c) adjure I did

(d) advise I did

(b) cut any ice with me
(d) make any ice with me

Mike: Just a minute what's that note .......?
(a) gummed on the door

Q9

(c) come at home

Jane: Sorry you can protest if you like but it doesn't ........
(a) break any ice with me
(c) freeze any ice with me

Q8

(d) quietly

Mike: Honestly, I did hear that kind of noise, I ........
(a) swear I did

Q7

(c) scarcely

Jane: You're just making that up — I know you're not ........
(a) saying the truth

Q6

(b) hardly

Mike: That doesn't prove anything. Actually I heard the sound of glass ....... in the night.
(a) creaking

Q5

(d) slashed

Jane: I'm sorry you're not telling the truth, you were the last person to ........
(a) come home

Q4

(c) slammed

Frank: It couldn't possibly have been me I always shut doors ........
(a) still

Q3

(b) crashed

(b) adhered on the door

(c) glued on the door

(d) stuck on the door

Jane: It's some kind of note from Joe next door — no I ........
(a) can't make it out

(b) can't make it off

(c) can't make it in

(d) can't make it on

Q10 Mike: Give it to me. Very interesting! He says he broke the glass by accident and ........
(a) he's soundly apologetic
(c) he's sorry apologetic

(b) he's deeply apologetic
(d) he's purely apologetic

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105.

intermediate-20

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 20

Leave me alone
Q1

Alan: Excuse me ....... but what are you doing?
(a) intervening

Q2

(c) arm

(d) leg

(b) ruminate

(c) concentrate

(d) cogitate

(b) task

(c) work

(d) goal

(b) fabled

(c) famous

(d) infamous

(b) support

(c) help

(d) comfort

User: Yes, they would do if you didn't ....... in asking questions.
(a) continue

Q9

(b) head

Alan: Oh, yes I've heard of them. Do they ....... you with your English?
(a) aid

Q8

(d) accurate

User: I'm working on those ....... English tests, which I find very interesting.
(a) notorious

Q7

(c) noticeable

Alan: I see and what is the ....... you are working on?
(a) duty

Q6

(b) absolute

User: Sorry I didn't mean to be rude but I'm trying to ........
(a) deliberate

Q5

(d) intercepting

Alan: Well, I only asked — there's no need to bite my ....... off!
(a) nose

Q4

(c) interrupting

User: I should have thought is was pretty ........
(a) obvious

Q3

(b) interviewing

(b) persist

(c) insist

(d) pursue

(c) alone

(d) apart

Alan: If that's how you feel, I'll leave you ........
(a) lonely

(b) lonesome

Q10 User: What an excellent idea! Leave me in ....... and go and write another test.
(a) piece

(b) peacetime

(c) peaceful

(d) peace

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106.

intermediate-21

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 21

What now?
Q1

Did you hear the story about the woman who said she could tell the .......?
(a) coming

Q2

(b) reputation

(c) description

(d) idea

(b) gold

(c) fortune

(d) amount

(b) gift

(c) gave

(d) given

(b) suspecting

(c) suspicion

(d) suspicious

Some others wanted to try and ....... her out and prove that she didn't have this special ability.
(a) make

Q8

(d) regain

People started to be ....... of her and thought that perhaps she had a secret source of information.
(a) suspect

Q7

(c) relate

The strange thing was that she never actually used her ....... to benefit herself.
(a) giving

Q6

(b) repeat

Somebody once used her advice and made a ....... out of buying shares in a small company that did well.
(a) heap

Q5

(d) next

Her name was Mary Smith and she had a ....... for telling people what was going to happen.
(a) title

Q4

(c) going

I hope you haven't because I'm about to ....... it to you now.
(a) restore

Q3

(b) future

(b) take

(c) catch

(d) do

The plan was to pretend to ....... her house late one night and see if she was really any good at knowing it was going to happen.
(a) steal

Q9

(b) burgle

(c) rob

(d) enter

Mike Andrews, whose idea it was, intended to give everything back but he just wanted to ....... her ability.
(a) discover

(b) try

(c) test

(d) examine

Q10 As Mr Andrews was about to leave he found a note pinned to his door. It was from Mary Smith advising him to be careful because she has just bought a ....... young guard dog.
(a) severe

(b) ferocious

(c) harsh

(d) spiteful

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107.

intermediate-22

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 22

Wrapped round her finger
Q1

I can't ....... those silly people who always go around with their mobile phones glued to their ears.
(a) head

Q2

(c) hands

(d) noses

(b) hand

(c) leg

(d) foot

(b) hand

(c) head

(d) foot

(b) a hair

(c) a nose

(d) an ear

(b) body

(c) finger

(d) tongue

Could you please give me a ....... I'm afraid I can't handle it by myself.
(a) tooth

Q9

(b) heads

As she's such a nasty little thing, I can see it won't take her long to wrap you round her little ........
(a) shoulder

Q8

(d) eying

Well, unfortunately as I had one glass too many last night, I guess I should go for ....... of the dog.
(a) a foot

Q7

(c) handing

Don't you think it's about time you put your ....... down and told them what you really think?
(a) finger

Q6

(b) heading

Come on, shake a ....... we're running late.
(a) nose

Q5

(d) finger

He is such a coward because whenever it comes to speaking his mind he always ....... down instead.
(a) backs

Q4

(c) stomach

If you think I didn't catch you ....... that young waitress, you're quite mistaken.
(a) fingering

Q3

(b) hand

(b) foot

(c) hand

(d) finger

Are you sure your new boss isn't married? — Yes, honestly, I have it straight from the horse's ........
(a) back

(b) mouth

(c) foot

(d) nose

(c) hips

(d) back

Q10 Hey, get up and do your homework you lazy ........
(a) bones

(b) bottoms

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108.

intermediate-23

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 23

The Ants and the Grasshopper
Q1

One winter's day when the sun was shining you could hear the ....... of great activity.
(a) move

Q2

(c) brought

(d) collected

(b) providing

(c) provider

(d) provided

(b) engrossed

(c) encompassed

(d) enlarged

(b) stalking

(c) starving

(d) streaming

(b) bade

(c) bid

(d) bartered

The ants shook their heads at him and asked him why he hadn't ....... up food in the summer.
(a) stood

Q9

(b) assumed

He saw the ants and ....... them with all the strength he could find to let him have a little food.
(a) begged

Q8

(d) business

The grasshopper was so weak he was practically ....... because he hadn't eaten for ages.
(a) straining

Q7

(c) busy

They were so ....... in their work that they didn't notice a grasshopper.
(a) enveloped

Q6

(b) doing

Their plan was to eat this ....... during the winter.
(a) provision

Q5

(d) sounding

Sensibly as all ants do, they had ....... the grain during the summer.
(a) assembled

Q4

(c) moving

What you could hear was the ants who were ....... drying grain.
(a) active

Q3

(b) sound

(b) stored

(c) stoked

(d) stopped

The poor grasshopper ....... he had spent the whole summer enjoying himself singing and dancing.
(a) confused

(b) confessed

(c) continued

(d) contented

Q10 All the ants laughed and said in that case he would have to dance ....... to bed in the winter.
(a) famous

(b) familiar

(c) faded

(d) famished

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109.

intermediate-24

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 24

The Two Dogs
Q1

A man had two dogs: a hound ....... to help him with his sports and another to guard the house.
(a) trained

Q2

(c) upturned

(d) upset

(b) annoying

(c) annoys

(d) annoy

(b) put

(c) took

(d) had

(b) extremes

(c) exercises

(d) excesses

(b) detect

(c) defend

(d) distend

The house dog asked him not to pick on him if he wanted to ....... someone.
(a) accuse

Q9

(b) set up

The house dog felt he had to ....... himself in the face of all this criticism.
(a) display

Q8

(d) quantity

All the house dog did was simply to feed himself on the results of the ....... that the hound dog undertook.
(a) exertions

Q7

(c) portion

What made things worse, he continued, was that the house dog never ....... part in any of the hunting.
(a) did

Q6

(b) slice

He told the house dog he found it very ....... having to do all the hard work.
(a) annoyed

Q5

(d) educated

The hound dog was very ....... about this.
(a) overturned

Q4

(c) brought up

Whenever the hunter came home, he always gave the house dog a large ....... of what he caught.
(a) section

Q3

(b) tutored

(b) blame

(c) disapprove

(d) fault

The house dog told him to criticize their master who had taught him not how to work but how to ....... on the work of others.
(a) hang

(b) support

(c) attach

(d) depend

Q10 The moral of this fable is: you mustn't ....... children for the mistakes of their parents.
(a) reproach

(b) reprieve

(c) repeal

(d) reject

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110.

intermediate-25

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 25

The Hare and the Tortoise
Q1

One day a hare looked at a tortoise and ....... the short feet of the tortoise.
(a) laughed

Q2

(c) beat

(d) knock

(b) permitted

(c) allowed

(d) agreed

(b) steadied

(c) steady

(d) steadily

(b) lie

(c) laid

(d) lain

(b) steep

(c) deep

(d) full

When he woke up, he couldn't ....... his eyes because there was the tortoise crossing the finishing line.
(a) understand

Q9

(b) hit

It wasn't long before the hare fell into a ....... sleep.
(a) profound

Q8

(d) funny

The hare shot ahead and then decided to ....... down at the side of the path for a rest.
(a) lay

Q7

(c) laugh

The tortoise never stopped and continued walking at a ....... pace all the time to the end of the race.
(a) steadying

Q6

(b) joke

It was ....... that the tortoise should choose the course and also the end of the race.
(a) consented

Q5

(d) laughter

The tortoise agreed that the hare ran as fast as the wind but claimed that he could easily ....... him in a race.
(a) strike

Q4

(c) ridiculous

He also made ....... of the slow pace at which the tortoise travelled.
(a) fun

Q3

(b) ridiculed

(b) believe

(c) comprehend

(d) follow

At the end of the race the tortoise, ....... by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line.
(a) destroyed

(b) excavated

(c) exhausted

(d) evacuated

Q10 The moral of this fable is: slow but ....... always wins the race in the end.
(a) sure

(b) evident

(c) certain

(d) definite

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111.

intermediate-26

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 26

Who has done it?
Q1

The detective story is sometimes called 'whodunit' because the reader has to work ....... who did it, who committed the crime.
(a) in

Q2

(d) over

(b) twisted

(c) blind

(d) long

Another way of putting this is how many red ....... the author can throw in the reader's path.
(a) fish

Q4

(c) off

The skill of course of the writing is how many times a reader can be sent up ....... alleys.
(a) short

Q3

(b) out

(b) sharks

(c) cod

(d) herrings

The idea is to keep the readers in a permanent state of ....... so that they never know what's going to happen next. (a) suspense

Q5

(d) suspenders

(b) unfolds

(c) unties

(d) unfurls

As a result you feel as if you are walking in a ....... since at each turning you come to a block end.
(a) muddle

Q7

(c) suspending

As the plot ......., you find yourself agreeing with one character's solution and then another's.
(a) undoes

Q6

(b) suspension

(b) mess

(c) maze

(d) mist

One of the best known detectives is Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot who uses what he calls his little grey
....... — his brains.
(a) molecules

Q8

(c) particles

(d) atoms

Invariably Poirots calls all the ....... together in the last part of the story.
(a) suspicions

Q9

(b) cells

(b) suspecting

(c) suspected

(d) suspects

One by one he ....... the innocent until finally the murderer is unmasked.
(a) extinguishes

(b) excludes

(c) eliminates

(d) exerts

Q10 The thing that always surprises me is the fact that the murderer bothers to take ....... in the final meeting.
(a) partition

(b) part

(c) parting

(d) parted

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112.

intermediate-27

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 27

Life on Mars?
Q1

Anyone seeking ....... of life on Mars is likely to be disappointed.
(a) clarity

Q2

(c) witness

(d) index

Scientists have been ....... through data from an orbiting satellite.
(a) combing

Q3

(b) evidence

(b) scratching

(c) brushing

(d) scaling

It seems that Mars has always been cold and icy and that it's not true that oceans have ....... on the planet in its early history.
(a) shaped

Q4

(c) contoured

(d) formed

This ....... in the life on Mars argument comes just when it is closest to Earth in 60.000 years.
(a) turn

Q5

(b) figured

(b) twist

(c) corner

(d) angle

Because it is coming so close observers are hoping to settle the argument about life on the planet once and for ........
(a) everything

Q6

(b) swim

(c) burrow

(d) turn

(b) mission

(c) destination

(d) explore

As the planet gets nearer to the Sun, enormous dust storms can be whipped ........
(a) over

Q9

(d) altogether

Researchers are also looking into the possibility of one day launching a manned ....... to Mars.
(a) sending

Q8

(c) all

A spacecraft is heading for the planet with a device that will ....... into the soil to sniff for proof of any life.
(a) hole

Q7

(b) every

(b) on

(c) in

(d) up

Unfortunately the dust storms tend to ....... the view of the planet.
(a) fog

(b) obscure

(c) confuse

(d) darken

Q10 Everyone hopes that Mars will remain dust free otherwise people will only be able to see an orange ........
(a) blot

(b) block

(c) blob

(d) blab

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 28

Story (1)
Q1

Most students have to try and earn extra money by taking a holiday job. They turn ....... their studies and experience the real world for a while.
(a) into

Q2

(d) to

(b) to

(c) down

(d) aside from

Perhaps I should turn that word 'waiting' ....... a more specific explanation: I mean being a waiter in a hotel.
(a) down

Q4

(c) aside from

One long hot summer I turned ....... waiting as my method of getting cash.
(a) into

Q3

(b) down

(b) to

(c) into

(d) aside from

I had of course turned my hand ....... many jobs during the vacation periods but waiting was certainly the most difficult. (a) to

Q5

(c) into

(d) aside from

(b) aside from

(c) down

(d) into

(b) down

(c) into

(d) to

The new owners had had to turn ....... all the rooms which were full of rubbish.
(a) to

Q9

(b) down

It had been a very large private house that had been turned ....... a small hotel for twenty-five guests.
(a) out

Q8

(d) out

You turned ....... the drive and saw only hills all around you so it felt like the middle of nowhere.
(a) out

Q7

(c) down

The one hotel that hadn't turned ....... my application was situated right in the middle of a forest.
(a) out

Q6

(b) into

(b) down

(c) into

(d) out

The other problem had been to turn ....... an old tramp who had lived in a room upstairs for two years without the knowledge of the old lady who was the original owner.
(a) out

(b) aside from

(c) to

(d) into

Q10 The tramp turned ....... to be a distant relative but hadn't said anything to the old lady because he knew she was completely deaf.
(a) into

(b) out

(c) down

(d) to

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 29

Story (2)
Q1

When I turned ....... for work on my first day, the hotel had already been flourishing for 5 years.
(a) to

Q2

(c) in

(d) down

(b) into

(c) down

(d) up

(b) up

(c) into

(d) to

Most of the residents were elderly and so they all invariably turned ....... early most evenings.
(a) down

Q6

(b) into

Some people had turned ....... on the off chance.
(a) away

Q5

(d) over

In fact they were actually turning ....... people.
(a) away

Q4

(c) down

They were so successful that they were even turning ....... bookings.
(a) away

Q3

(b) up

(b) over

(c) in

(d) into

The waiting was done by me and Doris, who should have turned it ....... years ago and by rights have been a guest herself because of the great age.
(a) to

Q7

(c) into

(d) in

However, as she told me frequently, she had no intention of turning ....... an old fogey herself.
(a) over

Q8

(b) away

(b) down

(c) into

(d) in

I suppose breakfast is the most difficult task to turn your hand ....... because there are so many variations of drink, cereal, egg and bread.
(a) down

Q9

(b) to

(c) over

(d) in

You had to stand there for ages while each guest made up their mind, turning ....... the choices in their minds.
(a) down

(b) over

(c) in

(d) into

Q10 After a long wait like that very often they would simply turn ....... everything and simply ask for a cup of tea.
(a) down

(b) in

(c) up

(d) over

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 30

Story (3)
Q1

One morning an old lady turned ....... at the dining room and sat down.
(a) on

Q2

(c) aside

(d) around

She sniffed at the air full of breakfast smells, got up, turned ....... and walked out again.
(a) up

Q3

(b) up

(b) against

(c) aside

(d) around

Apparently she had completely forgotten that she'd already eaten breakfast that day. I turned ....... to hide my smile. (a) back

Q4

(d) against

(b) back

(c) on

(d) against

(b) out

(c) on

(d) in

(b) against

(c) back

(d) in

These days I wish I could turn the clock ....... and tell Doris how right she was!
(a) out

Q9

(c) aside

She rather turned ....... me after that.
(a) out

Q8

(b) around

Sadly Doris had already turned her back ....... me and gone back to the kitchen.
(a) against

Q7

(d) aside

'You'll be like that one day' she continued, Just you wait'. I turned ....... to apologize.
(a) around

Q6

(c) up

Unfortunately Doris caught me at it. 'Don't you turn your nose ....... at the old dears', she rebuked me.
(a) up

Q5

(b) around

(b) in

(c) on

(d) back

You see I've just turned all the lights ....... ready for the night.
(a) out

(b) in

(c) on

(d) up

Q10 I'm now ready to turn ....... for the night but the worrying thing is I just can't remember what I had for supper.
(a) up

(b) on

(c) in

(d) out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 31

Go for it
Q1

I'm sorry that looks awful — those two colours ........
(a) smash

Q2

(b) sensed

(b) enter

(b) take the opportunity fairly
(d) take the opportunity slowly

(b) become rotten

(c) become rich

(d) become stale

There were so many members of the political party who had ....... the leader that he resigned.
(b) invited

(c) apposed

(d) opposed

Don't wait for me because I can't come yet so you ....... and I'll join you later.
(a) go before me

Q9

(d) interrupt

I'm afraid you've left that food too long out of the fridge and now it's ........

(a) insisted
Q8

(c) introduce

My advice to you is to make your mind up before it's too late and simply ........

(a) become flat
Q7

(d) experienced

(b) I think a lot of him
(d) I don't think much of him

(a) take the opportunity soon
(c) take the opportunity now
Q6

(c) acted

....... now that I've heard what he has done to his family.
(a) I think often of him
(c) I don't think at all of him

Q5

(d) hash

We won't ....... that now but I don't think we can avoid the subject much longer.
(a) discuss

Q4

(c) clash

After what you've ......., I'm sure you need a holiday.
(a) felt

Q3

(b) crash

(b) go in front of me

(c) go forwards me

(d) go by me

If petrol prices ....... any more, I shall have to use a bicycle.
(a) ascend

(b) raise

(c) increase

(d) develop

Q10 I'm sorry I interrupted you, please ....... from where I so rudely stopped you.
(a) continue

(b) stop

(c) speak

(d) finish

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 32

Eating Disorder
Q1

George Turnip was a highly respected vegetarian but the press were making serious ....... about him.
(a) accusations

Q2

(c) intimations

(d) allegations

George denied everything and said he would ....... any newspaper which dared to print stories about him.
(a) sow

Q3

(b) insinuations

(b) see

(c) sue

(d) sew

George had a very well paid contract with a television advertiser of garden peas and he didn't want to fall out
....... the company.
(a) of

Q4

(b) whosoever

(c) howsoever

(d) whichsoever

(b) exercise

(c) expose

(d) extract

Even in his own house he was not safe because cameras would ....... on him.
(a) spy

Q7

(d) under

Wherever George went, journalists would follow him to try and find a way to ....... him.
(a) exhort

Q6

(c) over

The contract stated that he would never eat any meat ........
(a) whatsoever

Q5

(b) with

(b) speak

(c) spook

(d) spoof

Once he was photographed eating in his dining room and the caption read: 'A picture of a ....... eating sausages'. (a) freak

Q8

(b) frump

(c) frame

(d) fraud

As it turned out these were not sausages but in fact very big carrots and the photographer had to pay enormous ........
(a) harms

Q9

(b) hurts

(c) damages

(d) injuries

In the end the pressure became too much for George and he confessed his ....... secret.
(a) guilt

(b) guilty

(c) gilt

(d) gilded

Q10 He admitted eating a meat pie every day. As the news headlines announced: '....... vegetarian eats his own words'. (a) Bogus

(b) Bonus

(c) Bulbous

(d) Bilious

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 33

Save the Day
Q1

I don't care what you say, I reckon I could beat you at chess ....... day of the week.
(a) some

Q2

(c) call

(d) label

(b) won

(c) found

(d) ended

(b) under

(c) up

(d) out

(b) cat

(c) mouse

(d) rat

(b) mention

(c) name

(d) hold

It wasn't long ago when I last saw her — it was only the ....... day.
(a) recent

Q9

(b) describe

After a very long engagement Mike and Mary decided at last to ....... the day.
(a) state

Q8

(d) end

Don't worry your bad luck will soon end. Remember every ....... has its day.
(a) dog

Q7

(c) finish

It just didn't stop raining throughout our holiday, day in day ........
(a) over

Q6

(b) beginning

After all the discussions and debates it was our speaker who ....... the day.
(a) scored

Q5

(d) every

It's getting late now and I'm very tired so I think we'll ....... it a day.
(a) name

Q4

(c) each

At the ....... of the day it's what you believe in that's important.
(a) start

Q3

(b) any

(b) last

(c) final

(d) other

I don't know exactly when we'll go but we really must visit them one of ....... days.
(a) this

(b) these

(c) that

(d) those

Q10 Despite all the problems and difficulties Charlie turned up at last minute and ....... the day.
(a) caught

(b) hit

(c) saved

(d) took

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 34

Yes, Yes, Yes
Q1

I am sure you made the right choice and I ....... support your decision.
(a) fairly

Q2

(d) wholly

(b) rely

(c) hold

(d) hang

No matter what happens, you must remember that I'm ....... you all the way.
(a) in

Q4

(c) considerably

You can ....... on me, have no fear about that!
(a) support

Q3

(b) quite

(b) from

(c) with

(d) by

I know that they have all abandoned you one by one but I hope you won't forget I've ....... by you from the beginning. (a) adhered

Q5

(c) simply

(d) all

(b) count

(c) number

(d) figure

(b) tremble

(c) waver

(d) waiver

He was delighted that she hadn't ....... him down when he proposed to her.
(a) put

Q9

(b) very

Even if things get difficult, I will not ....... or hesitate to stand up for you.
(a) quiver

Q8

(d) stuck

When it comes to the vote, you can ....... on me to support you.
(a) stand

Q7

(c) joined

I am convinced you are ....... right to take that action and should ignore any opposition.
(a) absolutely

Q6

(b) fastened

(b) turned

(c) placed

(d) switched

The bank manager smiled and announced that his application for a loan had been ........
(a) approved

(b) improved

(c) disproved

(d) reproved

Q10 The pair of you have my ....... and I hope you have a happy marriage together.
(a) wishing

(b) praying

(c) blessing

(d) hoping

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 35

Do you mind?
Q1

She was slowly going ....... her mind with worry until she heard her daughter was safe and well.
(a) past by

Q2

(d) straight through

(b) stand

(c) hold

(d) bear

I'd honestly never heard such an outstanding performance of that symphony — it simply ....... my mind.
(a) blew

Q4

(c) out of

I do think you should ....... this in mind before you seriously think about changing jobs.
(a) carry

Q3

(b) in to

(b) tore

(c) split

(d) broke

The police officer asked him why he hadn't reported the matter earlier and he said simply that it had never
....... his mind.
(a) travelled

Q5

(c) piece

(d) portion

(b) similar

(c) like

(d) alike

(b) road

(c) path

(d) rail

I just can't decide whether to go on holiday this week or later in the year. I'm really in ....... minds about it.
(a) twice

Q9

(b) slice

He has a one ....... mind as all he ever talks about is money, money, money.
(a) track

Q8

(d) discovered

It's clear as they say that great minds think ....... because we have both come to exactly the same conclusion.
(a) same

Q7

(c) found

I'm inclined to give her a ....... of my mind considering all the trouble she has caused this month.
(a) section

Q6

(b) crossed

(b) double

(c) two

(d) dual

There, I knew there was something I had to do today and now it's completely ....... my mind.
(a) slid

(b) glided

(c) sailed

(d) slipped

Q10 I tried to show an interest in her future career but she simply told me to mind my own ........
(a) state

(b) business

(c) activities

(d) actions

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 36

Good Bye
Q1

Why didn't you ....... up for work yesterday?
(a) to

Q2

(c) do

(d) put

(b) put

(c) pick

(d) get

(b) break

(c) get

(d) hold

(b) bring

(c) call

(d) give

(b) find

(c) carry

(d) join

Well, I won't ....... up any more excuses. I wasn't here yesterday because I went to a football match.
(a) make

Q9

(b) take

Now, you're being sensible — ....... on.
(a) catch

Q8

(d) run

All right I ....... up, I'll tell you the truth.
(a) try

Q7

(c) switched

Now, I must insist as your supervisor if you really want to ....... on in your career, you must tell me the truth.
(a) take

Q6

(b) pulled

I'm sorry I'm not sure I can ....... it across any better.
(a) show

Q5

(d) make

Well, I don't think that's a very good reason and you must ....... up with a better explanation.
(a) come

Q4

(c) keep

To be honest I was feeling a bit ....... down.
(a) pushed

Q3

(b) turn

(b) move

(c) do

(d) look

Thank you for your honesty. Now ....... up that piece of paper.
(a) take

(b) show

(c) pick

(d) hold

Q10 Right. What's this? Oh no, you're ....... me out of the firm.
(a) leaving

(b) throwing

(c) paying

(d) shutting

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 37

Keeping it Quiet
Q1

As it was very late when he came home he was as quiet as a ....... in order not to wake anybody up.
(a) cat

Q2

(b) mouse

(c) dog

(d) rat

As she was on a very dangerous mission for the government she had to keep ....... about what she did for a living. (a) dad

Q3

(b) aunt

(c) uncle

(d) mum

There were lots of rumours about what the son had done but as it was a very wealthy family the father tried very hard to ....... everything up.
(a) quiet

Q4

(c) stop

(d) silence

If you want me to say nothing about it, I promise that if anybody asks then my lips are ........
(a) stuck

Q5

(b) hush

(b) closed

(c) shut

(d) sealed

As far as I'm concerned to be away from traffic, phones and radios on holiday is perfect bliss because to me silence is ........
(a) golden

Q6

(c) copper

(d) steel

The so-called ....... majority are the vast number of people who don't actually go out on the street and protest.
(a) quiet

Q7

(b) silver

(b) noiseless

(c) silent

(d) still

The hall was full of people anxious to hear what the speaker was going to say and in the few seconds before he started it was so quiet you could hear a ....... drop.
(a) pin

Q8

(b) needle

(c) nail

(d) screw

The rescuers tried desperately to listen out for people trapped in the wreckage but sadly the cries of those trapped were ........
(a) unhearing

Q9

(b) auditory

(c) audited

(d) inaudible

The villagers complained about the noise from the daily bell ringing practice from the church and asked if it could somehow be ........
(a) suppressed

(b) stifled

(c) muffled

(d) wrapped

Q10 In view of the embarrassment that might be caused if the story came out, she promised not to ....... a word about it.
(a) send

(b) breathe

(c) mouth

(d) open

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 38

A Crying Shame
Q1

It's no good worrying about that now because the damage is done and it's no good crying over spilled ........
(a) sauce

Q2

(b) shame

(c) disgust

(d) pity

(b) cryinfant

(c) crybaby

(d) crygirl

It really was a large and spacious garden but it cried out ....... something colourful to be planted.
(a) for

Q5

(d) milk

As a child she would burst into tears at every problem and so she soon got known as a regular ....... at school.
(a) crychild

Q4

(c) beer

It really is a crying ....... that after all that money has been spent, the project is now being abandoned.
(a) shock

Q3

(b) water

(b) to

(c) by

(d) on

We had great hopes of being able to invite the distinguished writer to our meeting but he cried ....... at the last moment. (a) on

Q6

(c) with

(d) off

For crying out ....... how many times do I have to tell you how to work that machine?
(a) strong

Q7

(b) through

(b) loud

(c) full

(d) hard

I'm all in favour of ambition but I think when he says he'll be a millionaire by the time he's 25, he's simply crying for the ........
(a) stars

Q8

(c) earth

(d) moon

The trouble is that he's cried ....... so often that now he's in real trouble, nobody believes him.
(a) wolf

Q9

(b) sun

(b) tiger

(c) cat

(d) dog

George is now 70 and he reckons that working conditions for the average office clerk today are a ....... cry from when he first started work.
(a) distant

(b) long

(c) far

(d) further

Q10 There was a noisy crowd of about a dozen people in ....... cry chasing after the child who'd stolen an apple from the fruit market.
(a) strong

(b) full

(c) loud

(d) big

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 39

Speaking: At the Theatre
Q1

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you for your ....... of our performance.
(a) appearance

Q2

(c) clipped

(d) clammed

(b) overdrawn

(c) overcome

(d) overturned

(b) temporary

(c) contemporary

(d) temporarily

(b) speaking

(c) spoke

(d) speech

(b) soaking

(c) spitting

(d) calling

I think that the main ....... for all this emotion is probably the way you have reacted to the play.
(a) ratio

Q9

(b) clopped

The leading lady is also absent from our stage and you can probably hear her ....... her heart out as I speak.
(a) sobbing

Q8

(d) applause

That is the reason why I am standing here and making this short ........
(a) speak

Q7

(c) apposition

Don't worry I'm sure it's only ....... and that he'll soon recover before the next performance.
(a) temperate

Q6

(b) application

Our leading actor is unable to come on the stage at the moment because he is ....... with emotion.
(a) overtaken

Q5

(d) apparition

We will always remember the way you stood up and ....... at some of the speeches in the play.
(a) clapped

Q4

(c) appeasement

We have done this play many times in different towns but your ....... has been the greatest so far.
(a) appointment

Q3

(b) appreciation

(b) reason

(c) ration

(d) rate

You see throughout our ....... season we have never received so much laughter as we have from you.
(a) currant

(b) curious

(c) current

(d) curtain

Q10 The reason for this is possibly that you thought it was a ....... but in fact it is a tragedy.
(a) comic

(b) comedy

(c) comedian

(d) comely

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 40

Speaking: At the Supermarket
Q1

Will the driver of the blue Ford Fiesta XYZ 343 please ....... their car.
(a) send

Q2

(b) possessing

(c) ownership

(d) owner

(b) announcement

(c) statement

(d) prediction

(b) branch

(c) hand

(d) group

(b) asking

(c) request

(d) question

We have to inform our customers that the store will be closing in half an hour's ........
(a) o'clock

Q8

(d) promoting

Further to our ....... for the Ford Fiesta to be reparked, this matter is now very urgent. Our lorry cannot get out.
(a) saying

Q7

(c) preventing

For the next hour it will be possible to buy just one ....... of bananas and get one more free.
(a) bunch

Q6

(b) keeping

This is a customer ........ We have a special offer at the moment on bananas.
(a) audition

Q5

(d) tow

We ask the ....... of this vehicle to go back to their car as soon as possible and park their car in another space.
(a) possessor

Q4

(c) take

The reason for this is that the Fiesta is ....... our delivery lorry from leaving the premises.
(a) holding

Q3

(b) move

(b) time

(c) hour

(d) duration

We would like to ....... our customers that over the Christmas period we will be closing an hour earlier than usual. (a) remember

Q9

(b) retake

(c) repeat

(d) remind

There are now only ten minutes remaining for you to make your ....... and go to the checkout.
(a) purchases

(b) buying

(c) sales

(d) selling

Q10 A final ....... for the driver of the Ford Fiesta: there is no need now to repark as our delivery lorry has done that for you!
(a) note

(b) message

(c) saying

(d) hint

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 41

Speaking: At the Station
Q1

The train now ....... at the platform 6 is the 10.45 for London.
(a) sitting

Q2

(c) space

(d) delay

(b) miss

(c) failing

(d) missing

(b) expected

(c) proposed

(d) awaited

The small cafe situated near platform 6 is now ....... free cups of tea to those waiting for the London train.
(a) discharging

Q6

(b) lateness

The train for London at platform 6 is still there and is not ....... to leave for at least 20 minutes.
(a) intended

Q5

(d) remaining

The train at platform 14 cannot leave because there is a power ....... on that particular line...
(a) failure

Q4

(c) waiting

Unfortunately it is now 11 o'clock and so there is a ....... of 15 minutes already.
(a) waiting

Q3

(b) standing

(b) dispensing

(c) offering

(d) disposing

Severe storms last night together with heavy rainfall means that some of the lines of the station are now
........
(a) waterlogged

Q7

(d) waterfall

(b) false

(c) difficult

(d) general

This is a general notice for all passengers: the restaurant in the main ....... is now open.
(a) concord

Q9

(c) water soaked

We thought for a moment that the 10.45 for London might be about to catch fire but it was a ....... alarm.
(a) wrong

Q8

(b) waterproof

(b) conduit

(c) concourse

(d) condition

There was in fact a small fire in the train on platform 6 but we're glad to tell you that the flames have been
........
(a) distinguished

(b) dampened

(c) saturated

(d) extinguished

Q10 We regret to announce that the 10.45 for London is now out of service because the driver is having a nervous
........
(a) breakdown

(b) low down

(c) breakout

(d) low break

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 42

Speaking: The Broadcast
Q1

Welcome to Radio News and now over to our ....... who's covering the procession this morning.
(a) reviewer

Q2

(b) reporter

(c) announcer

(d) introducer

Hi listeners, I should explain that I have a ....... eye view of this magnificent sight as the parade passes underneath me.
(a) cat's

Q3

(b) brass

(c) zinc

(d) aluminium

(b) guiding

(c) staring

(d) starring

(b) doers

(c) actors

(d) performers

(b) low chairs

(c) wheelchairs

(d) pushchairs

That policeman is getting out his ....... and walking near the statue I'm sitting on.
(a) notebook

Q9

(d) perched

Next I can see some pensioners slowly moving along the road and some can't walk and are in ........
(a) highchairs

Q8

(c) cornered

After the soldiers I can see a group of circus ....... who are jumping and dancing as they go.
(a) members

Q7

(b) catching

It really is quite uncomfortable up here and there's a policeman ....... at me, which I don't like.
(a) spying

Q6

(d) rat's

There is a long line of soldiers on horseback marching to the sound of a ....... band.
(a) copper

Q5

(c) bird's

To tell you the truth I shouldn't be ....... up here on top of this large statue of Field Marshal Smith.
(a) caught

Q4

(b) dog's

(b) exercise book

(c) storybook

(d) copybook

It has started to rain and I shall get ....... to the skin if I stay much longer up here.
(a) sunk

(b) suited

(c) stuck

(d) soaked

Q10 Oh dear, listeners, I shall have to return you to the studio because the policeman says he is going to ....... me.
(a) seize

(b) arrest

(c) grasp

(d) hold

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 43

Speaking: The Wedding
Q1

Ladies and gentlemen it is a very great privilege for me to be asked to make a speech about the bride and her
........
(a) grant

Q2

(c) made

(d) makes

(b) eyes

(c) ears

(d) backs

(b) defeated

(c) disturbed

(d) denied

(b) simple

(c) soft

(d) quiet

(b) imagine

(c) credit

(d) visualize

When the announcement was made about their ......., there was a big celebration.
(a) engage

Q9

(b) making

Then they both left school and both started working, as you can ......., for the same company.
(a) vision

Q8

(d) to them

The teachers had a ....... spot for them too and were sympathetic if there was any trouble between them.
(a) gentle

Q7

(c) to us

Neither of them was at all ....... by this sort of behaviour as they just grew fonder of each other.
(a) deterred

Q6

(b) together

The other students described them as Romeo and Juliet and used to make fun of them behind their ........
(a) heads

Q5

(d) groom

Most people considered that they were ....... for each other even in those days.
(a) done

Q4

(c) groan

I have known Sally and Paul since we were at school ........
(a) towards

Q3

(b) grade

(b) engages

(c) engagement

(d) engaged

No one was surprised because everyone took it for ....... that one day they would marry.
(a) grasped

(b) understood

(c) granting

(d) granted

Q10 Mind you I was surprised because you see I find it quite ....... why on earth she didn't marry me.
(a) unbelievable

(b) unbelieving

(c) disbelief

(d) disbelieving

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 44

Speaking: Political Party
Q1

Fellow citizens I am honoured to be ....... to speak to you tonight about my party.
(a) demanded

Q2

(c) opponents

(d) hitters

(b) disasters

(c) disturbs

(d) disputes

(b) really

(c) royally

(d) routine

(b) participants

(c) partakers

(d) partisans

(b) presents

(c) presently

(d) presenting

....... this is a very small figure in comparison with the other major political parties.
(a) Confessing

Q9

(b) destroyers

At the moment we are trying very hard to increase our membership which ....... stands at 500.
(a) presence

Q8

(d) quieten

Naturally all the ....... are requested to be as peaceful as possible and above all not to shout.
(a) partygoers

Q7

(c) quietly

You may be interested to know that we are holding a ....... in the centre of our town this weekend.
(a) rally

Q6

(b) quiet

We want people to live in harmony with each other and to settle ....... amicably.
(a) distastes

Q5

(d) invited

In our publicity, unlike our political ......., we do not make a lot of noise about our policies.
(a) attackers

Q4

(c) enquired

As you probably know the Tranquillity Party stands for peace and ....... in the countryside.
(a) quite

Q3

(b) forced

(b) Admittedly

(c) Admits

(d) Confession

But then you all have turned ....... tonight and that proves there is growing interest in our ideals.
(a) in

(b) over

(c) up

(d) into

Q10 In ....... of the terrible weather you have come along tonight, ladies and gentlemen, and I should like to thank all four of you for coming.
(a) spite

(b) despite

(c) view

(d) spiteful

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 45

Cinemas
Q1

Her latest film ....... its object in a very short space of time, which was to shock.
(a) acquired

Q2

(c) persist

(d) insist

(b) hold

(c) infect

(d) show

(b) involvement

(c) engrossment

(d) entertainment

The director's intention in making the film was to try and ....... simplicity as seen by a child.
(a) report

Q6

(b) continue

The only reason for them going to the cinema on that day was to find some form of ........
(a) internment

Q5

(d) controlled

The film was the first to show conditions in which poor people lived and as such was to ....... future directors.
(a) influence

Q4

(c) attained

The critics ....... to praise the work of this director whatever films he makes.
(a) run

Q3

(b) got

(b) reprehend

(c) represent

(d) comprehend

The fans outside the cinema on the first showing of the film were unwilling to ....... until all the stars had gone home. (a) dispose

Q7

(d) disperse

(b) repeating

(c) releasing

(d) reporting

The theme of the second film is quite simply a ....... of the first.
(a) construction

Q9

(c) discover

The delay in ....... the film to the general public was because certain scenes were considered tasteless.
(a) replacing

Q8

(b) displace

(b) continuation

(c) continuum

(d) continuing

In the making of the film the direction is quite ....... from the financing of the project.
(a) separate

(b) separation

(c) separately

(d) separates

Q10 Very often someone will give a ....... of a film and when you see it for yourself, it's quite different.
(a) describing

(b) describes

(c) described

(d) description

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intermediate-46

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 46

Lots of Stuff
Q1

Personally I don't believe a word of it and if you want my opinion I think it's all stuff and ........
(a) garbage

Q2

(c) nonsense

(d) rubbish

You know the kind of things politicians talk about: health care, education, welfare and stuff ....... that.
(a) as

Q3

(b) trash

(b) with

(c) on

(d) like

He'd carefully avoided having any alcohol until he was twenty-five and then he had a small drop of the ....... stuff. (a) hard

Q4

(b) difficult

(c) solid

(d) ground

You shouldn't really have any difficulties with the work they're doing as it's very basic in fact you could call it
....... stuff.
(a) babies'

Q5

(b) children's

(c) kids'

(d) juniors'

It's quite clear she's studied the subject very thoroughly and when she lectured, you could tell she ....... her stuff. (a) knew

Q6

(b) got

(c) showed

(d) took

Now remember when you get up to speak, we're all relying on you to impress everyone and we expect you to
....... your stuff.
(a) make

Q7

(b) say

(c) take

(d) do

It's very difficult to make him enjoy himself, relax and take it easy because he always behaves like a stuffed
........
(a) suit

Q8

(c) jacket

(d) coat

....... the stuff! I want to hear it loud and clear and as much of it as you can manage. Well done!
(a) Here

Q9

(b) shirt

(b) There

(c) That's

(d) More

If you really want to lose weight, the only way is to eat less and stop stuffing your ....... every five minutes!
(a) throat

(b) face

(c) teeth

(d) tongue

Q10 It came as a great shock to him when he heard the news and quite ....... the stuffing out of him for days.
(a) hit

(b) pulled

(c) knocked

(d) threw

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 47

Hear my Story
Q1

Personally I don't believe a word he told us because I think it was just a ....... story.
(a) big

Q2

(c) tall

(d) long

I'm afraid it was the ....... old story with her all over again because she's started arriving late at work again.
(a) same

Q3

(b) high

(b) like

(c) similar

(d) parallel

It was a bit of a ....... story really because she told us how her boyfriend had left her, she'd lost her job and she had nowhere to live.
(a) cry

Q4

(d) uttering

(b) works

(c) sends

(d) goes

(b) reduce

(c) snip

(d) curtail

(b) short

(c) abrupt

(d) sudden

It's a brilliant film as far as the images are concerned but the story ....... is a bit weak.
(a) theme

Q9

(c) saying

She did write one or two novels but she is best known for her excellent ....... stories.
(a) brief

Q8

(b) telling

To ....... a long story short, I'll come straight to the point and tell you exactly what happened.
(a) cut

Q7

(d) sob

The story ....... that he's just married for the fourth time but I don't really believe it.
(a) says

Q6

(c) tear

I don't really approve of all this discussion about people behind their backs — it's a bit like ....... stories.
(a) speaking

Q5

(b) weep

(b) thread

(c) tendency

(d) line

He started off from a very simple background and then worked his way up to be President of the bank — a genuine ....... story.
(a) success

(b) famous

(c) glamour

(d) fame

Q10 In early civilisations it was the story ....... to whom everyone went to hear what had happened in the past.
(a) speaker

(b) talker

(c) announcer

(d) teller

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 48

High and Low
Q1

She's ....... a high at the moment because everything is going her way.
(a) in

Q2

(c) hopes

(d) views

(b) minute

(c) tempo

(d) time

(b) lows

(c) falls

(d) fails

Now that he's become office manager you can't even talk to him — he's so high and ........
(a) mighty

Q6

(b) sensations

You'll just have to get used to these highs and ....... as it's all part of being in business.
(a) downs

Q5

(d) at

It's high ....... we left if we really want to be there on time.
(a) hour

Q4

(c) for

I have high ....... that we will succeed with our project in view of all the interest we have received.
(a) feelings

Q3

(b) on

(b) strong

(c) powerful

(d) severe

The really high ....... of the evening's entertainment was when two clowns came into the ring and started throwing things at each other.
(a) thing

Q7

(c) place

(d) spot

He left the safe door unlocked last night so I reckon he'll be for the high ....... this morning.
(a) leap

Q8

(b) feature

(b) go

(c) jump

(d) try

It's always the same when you break one of the rules of the office, she gets on her high ....... and starts shouting at you.
(a) camel

Q9

(b) pony

(c) donkey

(d) horse

The moment she joined the staff you just knew she was a high ....... and it was no surprise when she got promotion within six weeks.
(a) sailor

(b) flier

(c) pilot

(d) goer

Q10 They wanted to make sure that their small daughter shared in the meal and so they asked the restaurant to provide a high ........
(a) place

(b) seat

(c) chair

(d) position

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 49

A Night Out
Q1

The other night we went out to the cinema or the ....... as they would say in the USA.
(a) goings

Q2

(c) theme

(d) interest

(b) implied

(c) suggested

(d) supposed

(b) surprise

(c) concern

(d) interest

(b) drop

(c) fall

(d) feel

(b) picture

(c) board

(d) screen

Everything is so much bigger than you expect and you are constantly ....... your head from side to side.
(a) tipping

Q9

(b) topic

When you see the first kiss on the ....... and you are sitting in row four, it can be very dramatic.
(a) slide

Q8

(d) lengths

The young couple in the story only meet about three times but still manage to ....... deeply in love.
(a) go

Q7

(c) times

It will come as no ....... to you I'm sure if I tell you that this interest was in a love affair.
(a) damage

Q6

(b) ages

At least that was ....... to be the background although the main interest was in something else.
(a) inferred

Q5

(d) movies

The subject ....... of the film concerned the American Civil War in the 1860's.
(a) matter

Q4

(c) moves

Nothing unusual you might say but we haven't visited a cinema for ........
(a) periods

Q3

(b) doings

(b) testing

(c) turning

(d) trying

And the sound is much greater too. During the war scenes I was jumping up and down out of my seat like a
....... in the box at every explosion.
(a) John

(b) Jack

(c) Jim

(d) James

Q10 The following evening we were back again watching television but after the cinema it's never the ....... again.
(a) same

(b) identical

(c) similar

(d) like

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 50

Lots of Pieces
Q1

Charlie didn't have much in the way of property — just ....... and pieces.
(a) things

Q2

(c) bits

(d) section

In fact this was a piece of ....... for Charlie as it happened.
(a) fortune

Q3

(b) dots

(b) gratitude

(c) thanks

(d) luck

Because when the ....... of the piece arrived in the shape of a burglar to steal something, he didn't find anything valuable.
(a) villain

Q4

(c) evil

(d) devil

Charlie came home when the burglar was still there but he didn't ....... to pieces, he stayed calm.
(a) find

Q5

(b) peasant

(b) come

(c) go

(d) try

The burglar also had an assistant with him who clearly didn't want to get involved and have a piece of the ....... and fled.
(a) activity

Q6

(b) brain

(c) thinking

(d) mind

(b) nasty

(c) disgusting

(d) bad

The burglar explained that he didn't have a proper job and only did piece ........
(a) works

Q9

(d) acting

He told him he was a wicked person and further he was a ....... piece of work.
(a) horrible

Q8

(c) act

Charlie decided he would say exactly what he thought of the burglar and give him a piece of his ........
(a) thoughts

Q7

(b) action

(b) working

(c) work

(d) worker

Charlie laughed and said he was doing the same now — it was ....... of a piece with burgling.
(a) some

(b) same

(c) complete

(d) all

Q10 Eventually the police arrived and were pleased to see Charlie was still all right and in ....... piece.
(a) one

(b) fine

(c) good

(d) solid

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 51

Testing, Testing
Q1

This castle has been here since the 16th century and hasn't really changed — it has stood the test of ........
(a) duration

Q2

(c) started

(d) put

(b) springs

(c) rivers

(d) lakes

(b) process

(c) case

(d) example

Obviously before you buy a car, you'll be allowed to test ....... it first.
(a) travel

Q6

(b) struck

No-one knows whether he'll succeed in his attempt to get compensation as it's a bit of a test ........
(a) theme

Q5

(d) length

I think you're wise to find out first before you agree and believe it's a good idea to test the ....... first.
(a) waters

Q4

(c) history

The law that has just been passed may be useful but we don't know until we've ....... it to the test.
(a) placed

Q3

(b) time

(b) drive

(c) try

(d) conduct

These are indeed ....... times for the government as people are deciding whether to vote for them in the next election. (a) tested

Q7

(d) testable

(b) travellers

(c) operations

(d) pilots

In the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde we see the hero mix something up in a test ....... and then drink it.
(a) tube

Q9

(c) testing

He was one of the most experienced of the company's test ....... who decided whether a plane was safe to fly.
(a) drivers

Q8

(b) tester

(b) pipe

(c) glass

(d) cup

The aircraft engine had to be placed in a test ....... to make sure that it worked properly.
(a) pit

(b) hole

(c) bed

(d) centre

Q10 In order to make sure that your television is tuned properly there is a coloured test ....... on the screen.
(a) paper

(b) sheet

(c) place

(d) card

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intermediate-52

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 52

Cliches
Q1

She's got the kind of job that seems to keep her occupied all the time — 24-........
(a) 4

Q2

(c) address

(d) talk

(b) across

(c) through

(d) into

(b) awesome

(c) interesting

(d) clear

(b) ball place

(c) ball park

(d) ball game

(b) basically

(c) quickly

(d) simply

(c) size

(d) basis

(c) bear

(d) maintain

You fill in those forms on a weekly ........
(a) stand

Q9

(b) speak

I agree with what you say, ....... but ...
(a) wholly

Q8

(d) Absolutely

We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ....... figure of 6 million dollars.
(a) ball field

Q7

(c) Finally

It was one of those sights that you never forget it was ........
(a) fine

Q6

(b) Clearly

It's difficult to say exactly how many people are involved but I would say ....... 50.
(a) around

Q5

(d) 7

I really think we should talk about the subject we wanted to in the first place and ....... the issue.
(a) advise

Q4

(c) 6

......., I couldn't agree with you more.
(a) Totally

Q3

(b) 5

(b) base

I hope you will be patient and ....... with me a minute.
(a) stay

(b) hold

Q10 It's difficult to see how to get out of this situation because we're between a rock and a ....... place.
(a) difficult

(b) hard

(c) soft

(d) firm

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 53

Losing It (1)
Q1

He's one of those people who can't bear being seen to be wrong in fact of losing ........
(a) looks

Q2

(d) looking

(b) space

(c) land

(d) ground

Please don't lose ....... because I'm sure you'll succeed in the end.
(a) heart

Q4

(c) face

We haven't made any progress this year and are in a sense going backwards and losing ........
(a) terrain

Q3

(b) appearance

(b) body

(c) strength

(d) feeling

The important key to success in this business is strong management because if you lose your ......., then you're in real trouble.
(a) hold

Q5

(d) grip

(b) brain

(c) head

(d) skull

Yes, it's a slight problem but quite honestly I wouldn't lose any ....... over it if I were you.
(a) rest

Q7

(c) grab

She panicked when she skidded on the ice, lost her ....... and crashed into the tree.
(a) control

Q6

(b) stay

(b) sleep

(c) time

(d) slumber

I followed as much as I could of his arguments but then I gave up because I'd completely lost ....... of what he was saying.
(a) pace

Q8

(b) route

(c) path

(d) track

After he'd wasted all his money, got into debt and then ended up in prison, his family began to regard him as a bit of a lost ........
(a) case

Q9

(b) reason

(c) cause

(d) argument

To be frank I find these philosophical discussions too deep for me and many of the points are lost ....... me.
(a) to

(b) on

(c) for

(d) by

Q10 Putting all your money in that enterprise is futile it's like playing a losing ........
(a) part

(b) role

(c) section

(d) game

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 54

Losing It (2)
Q1

The trouble with him is that if you push him too far, he's likely to shout at you and lose his ........
(a) cold

Q2

(d) ice

(b) stones

(c) jewels

(d) marbles

At the very last minute she broke down in tears and lost her ........
(a) skill

Q4

(c) cool

There's no hope for him now because he's lost his ....... and has gone completely crazy.
(a) glasses

Q3

(b) coldness

(b) nerve

(c) sense

(d) feeling

First he started shouting and then he began to throw things round the room and it was clear he had just lost his ........
(a) rag

Q5

(b) cloth

(c) cover

(d) sheet

Despite his great age we realized that he'd not lost his ....... because he was still able to deliver a wonderful speech. (a) feel

Q6

(b) string

(c) cord

(d) thread

(b) out

(c) in

(d) through

As she was walking across the tight rope at the circus she lost her ....... and fell to the ground.
(a) control

Q9

(d) feeling

When it came to dividing the profits we lost ....... because we didn't get our fair share.
(a) off

Q8

(c) touch

Do you mind repeating that last bit again as I seem to have lost the ....... of your argument?
(a) length

Q7

(b) contact

(b) direction

(c) balance

(d) sense

After a while I got fed up with the film and began to lose ....... in the story.
(a) thought

(b) following

(c) thinking

(d) interest

Q10 There's no harm in trying your luck there because after all you have ....... to lose.
(a) less

(b) nothing

(c) a little

(d) least

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 55

How to ask a question
Q1

May I ask you whether you have had a chance to ....... my case?
(a) convene

Q2

(c) taken

(d) found

(b) attempt

(c) attraction

(d) advice

(b) off

(c) over

(d) out

(b) effect

(c) infect

(d) confect

(b) doing

(c) finding

(d) going

When are you thinking of buying a ....... washing machine?
(a) novel

Q9

(b) endured

How much is the new car ....... to cost me?
(a) trying

Q8

(d) put

We should be delighted to find out when the new scheme comes into ........
(a) affect

Q7

(c) hold

I would be most interested to know why the committee has turned ....... my proposal.
(a) down

Q6

(b) send

May I make another ....... to ask you to explain the situation more clearly?
(a) assault

Q5

(d) construct

Could I know why the business has ....... so long to conclude?
(a) lasted

Q4

(c) contend

Can I ....... it to you that the delay you have caused is not reasonable?
(a) place

Q3

(b) consider

(b) new

(c) recent

(d) actual

What has ....... to your New Year resolution to stop smoking?
(a) occurred

(b) fallen

(c) happened

(d) occasioned

Q10 Why do you always ....... me when I try to ask a question?
(a) interpose

(b) intercede

(c) interfere

(d) interrupt

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 56

How to attract someone
Q1

I say, you've just ....... on my foot!
(a) stuck

Q2

(d) broken

(b) ending

(c) closing

(d) falling

(b) poked

(c) placed

(d) pumped

(b) fall

(c) area

(d) line

(b) mount

(c) pile

(d) store

Hang on, you've given me the wrong ........ I gave you a ten-pound note.
(a) difference

Q9

(c) braced

Hallo, do you see what you did to that ....... of books when you walked past?
(a) hill

Q8

(b) bundled

Be careful, there's a large ....... between the platform and the train.
(a) gap

Q7

(d) conducting

Watch it, you almost ....... my eye out with that umbrella.
(a) pointed

Q6

(c) guiding

(b) approaching

Mind, the doors are ........
(a) finishing

Q5

(d) trodden

Just a minute, you have just ....... my case.
(a) burst

Q4

(c) struck

Look out, there's a car ....... on your left.
(a) driving

Q3

(b) stode

(b) change

(c) alternation

(d) account

(c) on

(d) by

(c) found

(d) tested

Stop, that man's just gone ....... with my wallet!
(a) off

(b) out

Q10 Excuse me, but you have ....... your car lights on.
(a) placed

(b) left

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 57

How to compliment
Q1

You look ....... in that dress, Amanda. How beautiful you are.
(a) startling

Q2

(c) warder's

(d) tailor's

(b) advise

(c) congratulate

(d) enquire

(b) worker

(c) tyro

(d) professional

(b) old

(c) grown

(d) clear

(b) pursued

(c) practised

(d) polished

(c) worth

(d) type

(c) pleasing

(d) pleasure

You certainly don't look your ........ What's your secret?
(a) old

Q9

(b) dresser's

Even if I ....... for a hundred years, I couldn't possibly reach your standard.
(a) perfected

Q8

(d) delighting

I honestly can't believe that you are ....... enough to have such grown up children.
(a) wise

Q7

(c) delightful

One can tell immediately that you are a ....... by the accomplished way you perform.
(a) amateur

Q6

(b) delighted

I must ....... you on your performance in the play — it was remarkable.
(a) impress

Q5

(d) starting

I must get to know the name of your ....... so that I can buy a suit like that.
(a) maker's

Q4

(c) stretching

I can honestly say I haven't had such a ....... meal for ages.
(a) delight

Q3

(b) stunning

(b) age

It's always a ....... talking to you — you know so much!
(a) please

(b) pleased

Q10 Thank you very much for your letter. As always it's ....... to read.
(a) fun

(b) amusement

(c) entertainment

(d) funnily

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intermediate-58

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 58

Modal Medley
Q1

I know I ....... do it because I have done it before.
(a) ought

Q2

(c) ought

(b) must

(c) might

(b) Would

(c) May

(b) might

(c) will

Don't worry they ....... eventually succeed, I assure you.
(a) will

Q9

(b) might

You should take an umbrella with you today, it ....... rain later.
(a) must

Q8

(c) want

....... I have your permission to leave the meeting early?
(a) Will

Q7

(b) may

I say to myself each morning I really ....... write that letter.
(a) can

Q6

(c) could

It's the right thing to do in this situation and it's my belief that you ....... to go.
(a) should

Q5

(b) should

It's quite clear that you ....... to visit their house, so why don't you?
(a) have been able

Q4

(c) can

You really ....... see that film because I know you'll like it.
(a) will

Q3

(b) must

(b) might

(c) want

Now there's no argument here. You ....... to finish on time because you have no choice.
(a) must

(b) can

(c) have

Q10 ....... you really help me? If so, I should be most grateful.
(a) Could

(b) Must

(c) May

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intermediate-59

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 59

Christmas Postman (1)
Q1

My main ....... for becoming a temporary postman during the Christmas holiday period.
(a) cause

Q2

(b) important

(c) valuable

(d) vital

(b) label

(c) name

(d) sign

(b) knowing

(c) habit

(d) custom

(b) straightening

(c) tidying

(d) order

(b) dividing

(c) choosing

(d) sorting

He didn't want any of his ....... to imagine that being a postman was an easy job.
(a) trainers

Q9

(d) totals

the moment I got into the ....... office.
(a) selecting

Q8

(c) bills

It was all a question of ......., he said and then he explained
(a) ruling

Q7

(b) amounts

With a life time of ....... in doing all the walks in the town.
(a) experience

Q6

(d) reason

My trainer was a postman by the ....... of Ted.
(a) title

Q5

(c) rational

And what was more ....... I had got no money.
(a) interesting

Q4

(b) incident

Was because I had amassed some rather large ........
(a) sums

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

(b) training

(c) trainees

(d) trains

(c) consumed

(d) digested

He was ....... up with people he met every so often
(a) eaten

(b) fed

Q10 who ....... it was a part-time job because it was all finished by mid-day.
(a) tested

(b) criticised

(c) claimed

(d) held

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 60

Christmas Postman (2)
Q1

He described the ....... very carefully.
(a) processing

Q2

(b) gaps

(c) slots

(d) holes

(b) meticulous

(c) terrible

(d) beautiful

(b) privately

(c) proper

(d) properly

(b) exponent

(c) exhibitor

(d) executive

(b) step

(c) pace

(d) stride

Ted was always calm and optimistic. He never let himself get ....... by the job.
(a) doomed

Q9

(d) pointing

The next ....... was to draw some cold water, fill the kettle and make a cup of tea.
(a) foot

Q8

(c) punctilious

These letters should be put to one side and old Charlie, the handwriting ......., would look through them later.
(a) expert

Q7

(b) pointed

He was always criticising teachers for not teaching children to write ........
(a) personally

Q6

(d) followed

Sometimes you found some ....... handwriting and didn't know where the letter should go.
(a) wonderful

Q5

(c) follows

Immediately you arrived you had to start sorting the mail into different pigeon ........
(a) parts

Q4

(b) sequence

The first thing was to be ....... since you started at a time when most people were asleep.
(a) punctual

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

(b) downgraded

(c) depressed

(d) downed

He left me alone for an hour to follow his method and asked me to call him if I ....... any difficulties.
(a) encountered

(b) engendered

(c) entered

(d) enquired

Q10 As he had been very busy in his house since two that morning ....... of a burst water pipe, he went to have a rest. (a) through

(b) for

(c) on

(d) because

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intermediate-61

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 61

Christmas Postman (3)
Q1

At first I got on famously finding the right pigeonholes, checking Ted's list and putting the letters in ........
(a) bounds

Q2

(c) patters

(d) patience

(b) taking

(c) giving

(d) encouraging

(b) monies

(c) expense

(d) expenses

(b) make

(c) end

(d) take

Once out in the open air I experienced a violent ....... but soon the sun came out.
(a) wet

Q7

(b) patents

I had to ....... do with a bicycle that looked as though it had been hit several times.
(a) try

Q6

(d) bounded

The post office in this country district didn't use vans because of the ........
(a) costing

Q5

(c) bonds

It was at this stage that Ted came in quickly ....... me to finish and get on the road.
(a) demanding

Q4

(b) bundles

After about two hours of this my internal battery started to get low and I found myself losing ........
(a) patients

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

(b) raining

(c) rains

(d) shower

The shouts of joy coming from some houses as I put the mail through the letter ....... made up for the discomfort and.
(a) space

Q8

(c) box

(d) opening

(c) type

(d) kind

I was beginning to feel like a ....... Father Christmas.
(a) sort

Q9

(b) line

(b) real

I then came to number 56 that Ted had ....... me about. They had a ferocious dog.
(a) warned

(b) threatened

(c) indicated

(d) shown

Q10 The only way to ....... with this one, Ted recommended, was to rush at the door, shove the letters through the door and go away as quickly as possible.
(a) tackle

(b) manage

(c) handle

(d) deal

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intermediate-62

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 62

Christmas Postman (4)
Q1

I did just that but in my ....... I dropped a small packet that fell into a puddle.
(a) hurry

Q2

(b) haste

(c) speed

(d) hasting

I didn't have the courage to make another assault on the house. Instead I took it home to ....... it out.
(a) make

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

(b) do

(c) try

(d) dry

I knew if I told Ted he would talk a lot about being strictly against the rules but I was convinced it didn't
........
(a) concern

Q4

(d) worry

(b) cowardice

(c) cowardly

(d) cowards

and thought I was depriving a young child of his Christmas present from some loving ........
(a) relative

Q6

(c) matter

In my kitchen I looked at the address and saw the recipient was a Master Richard. I was ashamed of my .......
(a) coward

Q5

(b) affect

(b) related

(c) reality

(d) relatively

I rubbed the package with a towel and went quickly again to number 56 hurrying down the path in the true
....... of the season,
(a) sense

Q7

(d) spirit

(b) took

(c) thrust

(d) turned

expecting to hear a happy ....... of surprise from young Richard. As I hurried away
(a) yelp

Q9

(c) taste

clutching the precious bundle in my hand I ....... it through the letter box
(a) gave

Q8

(b) ghost

(b) sound

(c) noise

(d) din

to the sound of the ....... dog, I knocked by accident the garden gate just in time to hear a voice shouting:
(a) braying

(b) breathing

(c) barking

(d) hooting

Q10 Master Richard! When will that woman realise I'm over fifty and can't ....... knitted socks!
(a) hate

(b) dislike

(c) sit

(d) stand

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 63

Tick Tock
Q1

They're trying very hard to finish in time and they're working ....... the clock.
(a) up

Q2

(b) wise

(c) path

(d) route

(b) by

(c) back

(d) down

You can always be sure that there'll be a delivery today as the service is as regular as clock........
(a) time

Q5

(d) against

I'm afraid you can't make yourself any younger and turn the clock ........
(a) to

Q4

(c) on

You have to turn this from left to right — in other words clock........
(a) way

Q3

(b) through

(b) task

(c) job

(d) work

It's an amazing system so that at whatever time of day you can always get a response as the staff are there
....... the clock.
(a) along

Q6

(b) about

(c) with

(d) by

(b) off

(c) through

(d) in

I've clocked ....... about an additional 20 hours this week in overtime pay.
(a) on

Q9

(d) down

When do you finish work or more exactly what time do you clock .......?
(a) over

Q8

(c) about

What time do you start work or more exactly when do you clock .......?
(a) on

Q7

(b) round

(b) for

(c) up

(d) with

The competition is very strong as each team wants to be fastest and ....... the clock.
(a) hit

(b) knock

(c) strike

(d) beat

Q10 She's not really interested in her job and just waits for the end of the day to come. She's just a clock ........
(a) watcher

(b) seer

(c) looker

(d) gazer

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 64

Company Decisions
Q1

I strongly recommend you make a checklist of points to consider ....... deciding which method of payment to accept. (a) when

Q2

(b) what

(c) who

(d) where

How long do you think it will take ....... we'll be in a position to implement the changes to our distribution system? (a) upon

Q3

(b) about

(c) to

(d) before

Yesterday the project manager suddenly announced that the launch of the new promotion campaign had been
....... because of software problems.
(a) transcended

Q4

(b) offering

(c) offered

(d) offers

(b) many

(c) lot

(d) lots

An effective customer support system should be ....... as the nerve centre of all company communciation.
(a) regarded

Q7

(d) founded

One of the indicators of success in any business is how ....... types of communication channels they use.
(a) much

Q6

(c) postponed

Because of their expertise the two young engineers have been ....... the opportunity to join our staff.
(a) offer

Q5

(b) created

(b) imagined

(c) thought

(d) dreamt

It goes without ....... that there are more goals that can be achieved with your business than simply generating revenue. (a) talking

Q8

(c) asking

(d) arguing

A company's success will largely depend ....... how far ahead into the future it can forecast.
(a) on

Q9

(b) saying

(b) of

(c) at

(d) in

In addition to an organisation's vision and ability to set goals it is also ....... that every team member feels part of a unit.
(a) lively

(b) strict

(c) vivid

(d) vital

Q10 Especially large corporations ....... on an international scale create and pursue a human resources policy covering many different aspects.
(a) operates

(b) operating

(c) operation

(d) operated

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 65

Save Our Animals (1)
Q1

From a very early age Cathy had been passionate ....... animals.
(a) of

Q2

(b) to

(c) about

(d) through

She used to hob nob (socialise) with people who ....... the same way as she did.
(a) considered

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

(b) held

(c) approved

(d) thought

These people were not at all fuddy duddy (uninteresting) or indeed hoity toity (supercilious) and their main interest in life was to ....... that all animals were well treated.
(a) ensure

Q4

(b) assure

(c) convince

(d) convict

She soon got to know one of the local big wigs (important people) in a local organisation ....... at stopping cruelty to animals.
(a) shot

Q5

(b) aimed

(c) hit

(d) struck

He had been in his hey day (at his most successful time) an important ....... in a government department for agriculture. (a) character

Q6

(b) puppet

(c) personage

(d) figure

In fact because he had refused to kow tow to (accept without question) some of the official regulations, he had been forced to take ....... retirement.
(a) busy

Q7

(b) easy

(c) early

(d) quick

But as far ....... Cathy was concerned, he was the bee's knees (someone to admire) and when she left school, she went to work as his assistant in the Society for the Protection of Animals.
(a) so

Q8

(c) than

(d) as

Her parents however were not at all pleased ....... where she had decided to work.
(a) about

Q9

(b) more

(b) for

(c) concerning

(d) around

They lived in a des res (very attractive house) and her father, John Fortune, who was really a bit of a fat cat
(wealthy businessman) thought that all this animal ....... was a lot of hocus pocus (nonsense).
(a) matter

(b) business

(c) concerns

(d) topic

Q10 Cathy and her father had several pow wows (conversations) about her decision but it usually ....... up with a lot of argy bargy (arguments).
(a) concluded

(b) terminated

(c) ended

(d) lasted

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intermediate-66

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 66

Save Our Animals (2)
Q1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

What her mother and father ....... to most was the endless tittle tattle (gossip) in the village about a young woman working for this hot shot (well known entrepreneur),
(a) subjected

Q2

(c) rejected

(d) objected

who was also ....... by some as a bit of a wheeler dealer (someone who does business in an underhand way).
(a) looked

Q3

(b) dejected

(b) pictured

(c) regarded

(d) believed

Cathy didn't believe any of this and was delighted to be working for Geoffrey Winton if for no other ....... than that living at home was very humdrum (boring).
(a) reason

Q4

(b) cause

(c) fact

(d) decision

The rest of the organisation thought that she and Winton were a dream team (ideal partners) because she was enthusiastic and he was very ........
(a) expertise

Q5

(b) empirical

(c) expert

(d) experienced

After all she thought her brother was enjoying himself and had gone ....... to work in America as a result of the brain drain (talented people leaving their own country to work for better pay in another).
(a) astray

Q6

(b) abroad

(c) alone

(d) afar

One morning there was quite a hubbub (loud noise and activity) in the Fortune ....... when Cathy came rushing into the sitting room helter skelter (running at great speed),
(a) housework

Q7

(b) housebound

(c) household

(d) housetops

and announced what she thought was a cheerful earful (a good piece of news) and that was she had been invited to attend a ....... in the capital.
(a) demarcation

Q8

(b) denuciation

(c) depression

(d) demonstration

As far as her father was concerned this was ....... double trouble (two problems) — first working for Fortune and now getting involved in a demonstration.
(a) simply

Q9

(b) quite

(c) entirely

(d) quietly

As far as he was concerned this would be a ....... of time because the speakers at the rally would just talk mumbo jumbo (nonsense).
(a) waist

(b) wasting

(c) waste

(d) worst

Q10 But Cathy had made up her ....... and the next morning wham bam (very quickly) she caught the early train and went off to the rally.
(a) brain

(b) mind

(c) thought

(d) decision

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intermediate-67

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 67

Save Our Animals (3)
Q1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

On the train journey she began to think about what her father had said with his ....... to the rag bag (muddled collection) of ideas in her organisation.
(a) direction

Q2

(b) referral

(c) reference

(d) referred

And if she was really ....... with herself she was beginning to have a teenie weenie (very small) feeling of doubt as to whether she was doing the right thing.
(a) honoured

Q3

(d) honourably

(b) trying

(c) tried

(d) tries

But as soon as she reached the meeting point for the rally, there was no time for day ........
(a) thinking

Q5

(c) honest

She just wished that her father could ....... and be even steven (fair) about her side of the argument.
(a) try

Q4

(b) honourable

(b) musing

(c) sleeping

(d) dreaming

At the beginning it was a bit harum scarum (disorganised) and people were running higgledy piggledy (in different and chaotic directions) but soon everything ....... down,
(a) set

Q6

(b) seated

(c) settled

(d) setting

and people who had been running about pell mell (in confusion) were now standing ....... and listening to the speeches. (a) quiet

Q7

(c) upright

(d) quite

She felt ....... and was pleased she had come to the demonstration.
(a) returned

Q8

(b) still

(b) restored

(c) refreshed

(d) reassured

And then one incident at the end of the rally convinced her that she had ....... the right decision to work for the organisation. (a) done

Q9

(b) got

(c) taken

(d) brought

A police officer on horseback was ....... the crowds and she found herself being gently moved by the horse.
(a) controlling

(b) maintaining

(c) conducting

(d) driving

Q10 As it drew near she found she was asking herself ....... whether she had done the right thing. She looked at the horse and it was actually nodding its head and she could have sworn it said okie dokie (all right).
(a) allowed

(b) loudly

(c) loud

(d) aloud

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 68

Simple Present (1)
Q1

Andrew Smodley is a natural worrier. It is something he has ....... from his father — the king of all worriers.
(a) received

Q2

(b) left

(c) earned

(d) inherited

But then there are those who are never happy unless they have a problem to ........
(a) dissolve

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

(b) solve

(c) cut

(d) release

Andrew worried about the weather, the state of the pound, his health, the cost of ....... and once he even worried because he thought he wasn't worrying enough.
(a) life

Q4

(c) living

(d) existing

But that was in the past. Things have changed because something happened to him exactly two years ........
(a) ago

Q5

(b) existence

(b) gone

(c) passed

(d) over

It was in the spring when leaves appear on trees and nature prepares herself for renewal. Other things happen too — people ....... in love.
(a) tumble

Q6

(b) drop

(c) decline

(d) fall

Now Andrew doesn't have a romantic ........ He never looks up at the leaves starting to grow, sighs and says:
"Ah, here comes the spring!"
(a) constitution

Q7

(b) disposition

(c) institution

(d) position

He simply thinks to himself: "I live in a small village by a little stream and ....... this time of year lots of creatures start to wake up and make a lot of noise."
(a) across

Q8

(c) around

(d) against

"In London, which ....... on the river Thames, people make a lot of noise all the time."
(a) stands

Q9

(b) through

(b) holds

(c) begins

(d) sits

I apologise for the simplicity of these ....... but I want to illustrate the unimaginative nature which Andrew possesses. (a) declamations

(b) requirements

(c) mentions

(d) statements

Q10 Towards the end of this story I give examples to show the extent of the change he ........
(a) undertook

(b) underwent

(c) understood

(d) underdid

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 69

Simple Present (2)
Q1

The other ....... in this anecdote is a young woman called Sally Fairweather.
(a) feature

Q2

(b) part

(c) character

(d) principal

She too lives in this ....... and remote village where Andrew has his cottage.
(a) minor

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

(b) tiny

(c) unimportant

(d) wretched

Now Sally is an entirely different kettle of fish. Her philosophy runs as follows: "Worrying never gets you anywhere and life is too short to ....... time imagining the worst."
(a) pass

Q4

(c) expend

(d) waste

In a word she is the complete ....... in temperament of Andrew. Here comes another cliche: opposites attract.
(a) opposite

Q5

(b) spend

(b) opponent

(c) opposed

(d) opposition

But you must remember that two years ago the two main characters hadn't met, which was surprising when you consider the close ....... of Andrew's cottage and Sally's.
(a) approximation

Q6

(b) proximity

(c) standing

(d) placing

If you take the first left after the post office, you come to Sally's place and if you take the second ....... to the right after that you come to the cottage where Andrew lives.
(a) turn

Q7

(c) turn in

(d) turning

The next participant in this village drama is the weather, which ....... a very significant part in English life.
(a) holds

Q8

(b) turn up

(b) manages

(c) plays

(d) controls

It was late April and the sun had disappeared behind dark heavy rain clouds but Andrew had already set ....... for the local pub.
(a) up

Q9

(b) off

(c) to

(d) by

Naturally he had his umbrella with him and a heavy coat ....... that aphorism his mother always used: "Never cast a clout (remove an article of clothing) before May is out."
(a) pursuing

(b) chasing

(c) running after

(d) following

(c) dropped

(d) collapsed

Q10 Fortunately he made it to the pub before the storm ........
(a) broke

(b) fell

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intermediate-70

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 70

Simple Present (3)
Q1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

The moment he crossed the doorstep, an old school friend comes up to Andrew, ....... to buy him a drink and tells him not to look so worried.
(a) begs

Q2

(b) requests

(c) asks

(d) offers

Andrew showed him the headlines: "Petrol prices rise again" — "But you haven't got a car" said his friend — "I know" retorted Andrew — "still it means everything ....... will go up in price, too."
(a) too

Q3

(b) else

(c) other

(d) also

Everyone in the pub looks ....... depressed at this remark and begins to think of all the price increases that will follow. (a) ideally

Q4

(b) conveniently

(c) suitably

(d) easily

The ....... is palpable. Then suddenly the door bursts open and in walks our heroine, Sally looking like a drowned rat.
(a) boom

Q5

(b) bloom

(c) room

(d) gloom

Most people in the pub think to themselves: "What a pretty girl" Andrew sees her as someone who is ....... and needs help.
(a) drenched

Q6

(b) some

(c) all

(d) total

(b) transferred

(c) offered

(d) differed

And he mixes her a ....... drink to protect her from a possible cold.
(a) unusual

Q9

(d) downed

For probably the first time in his life Andrew actually ....... his worry from himself to someone else.
(a) preferred

Q8

(c) draped

He walks over to her and asks if she is ....... right.
(a) everything

Q7

(b) drowned

(b) speciality

(c) specialised

(d) special

The conversation went as follows: "I hear you live in this village, too" — "How do you .......?" asked Andrew.
(a) discover

(b) find

(c) know

(d) realise

Q10 But Sally changed the subject. "This drink tastes delicious. How did you make it?" — "I put a drop of ginger ale and a piece of lemon in the alcohol and then ....... thoroughly."
(a) stir

(b) beat

(c) mash

(d) fork

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intermediate-71

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 71

Simple Present (4)
Q1

I always keep those two ....... with me when I go out at night.
(a) particles

Q2

(d) contents

(b) flow

(c) flee

(d) flea

(b) congested

(c) ingested

(d) suggested

"I'll ....... you know as soon as I come back from London." And then she went.
(a) permit

Q5

(c) ingredients

"Don't forget to take those two tablets I ....... and let me know how you are."
(a) digested

Q4

(b) parts

Suddenly Sally looked at her watch: "I must ........ My train leaves in ten minutes."
(a) fly

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

(b) let

(c) allow

(d) leave

Immediately Andrew started to worry. He didn't know her name. He didn't know her address and he felt strange. He ....... his pulse. He tests his mental faculties: "Two and two make four."
(a) detects

Q6

(d) ticks

(b) fairly

(c) usually

(d) almost

....... seconds he rushed out of the pub leaving his coat behind, ran into the pouring rain with no umbrella.
(a) Outside

Q8

(c) checks

It was a different sort of worry that was ....... a concern. He wants to see her again.
(a) exactly

Q7

(b) investigates

(b) Within

(c) Without

(d) Inside

What was ....... to him? He saw Sally standing on the platform getting into the train and the train leaving the station. (a) happening

Q9

(b) occurring

(c) falling

(d) coming

He jumps down from the platform onto the ....... and waves at the train driver to stop. The train stops and
Andrew gets onto it.
(a) path

(b) road

(c) track

(d) lane

Q10 Six weeks ....... this extraordinary episode Sally got married.
(a) later

(b) after

(c) sooner

(d) through

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intermediate-72

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 72

Simple Present (5)
Q1

Andrew doesn't ....... any more now.
(a) concern

Q2

(b) awaited

(c) expected

(d) stood

(b) performance

(c) occasion

(d) event

(b) thinking

(c) supposing

(d) believing

(b) sections

(c) particles

(d) pieces

(b) lend

(c) owe

(d) borrow

She smiled at me when we were standing ....... the altar.
(a) in

Q9

(d) relaxes

But I was perfectly relaxed and I ....... it all to Sally. She is certainly a wonderful wife.
(a) debt

Q8

(c) rests

They thought I would go to ........
(a) parts

Q7

(b) stays

As he says, "I know what everyone was ........"
(a) dreaming

Q6

(d) worry

during the wedding ....... in the village church just over two years ago.
(a) ceremony

Q5

(c) regret

The obvious time when people ....... him to start worrying was.
(a) waited

Q4

(b) disturb

He ....... calm.
(a) stands

Q3

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

(b) at

(c) on

(d) through

(c) for

(d) by

and I stopped worrying from that moment ........
(a) on

(b) to

Q10 You can see me ....... relaxed in the newspaper pictures especially that one with the caption: "ANDREW
SMODLEY HANDS THE RING TO SALLY FAIRWEATHER'S FUTURE HUSBAND."
(a) trying

(b) seeing

(c) looking

(d) watching

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intermediate-73

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 73

Tenses (1)
Q1

I ....... come if I had had time.
(a) have

Q2

(c) am

(d) have

(b) had

(c) were

(d) did

(b) have

(c) were

(d) are

(b) gone

(c) go

(d) going

(b) will

(c) do

(d) have

(c) am

(d) were

(c) have

(d) did

(c) have

(d) been

Sometimes I wonder if I ....... ever succeed.
(a) do

Q9

(b) will be

I must admit you ....... tried but I'm afraid the answer is still no.
(a) did

Q8

(d) will be

Where did you ....... for your holiday in the end?
(a) went

Q7

(c) will

Tomorrow we ....... taking the day off.
(a) will

Q6

(b) were

After the storm ....... finished, many people were found lying in the street.
(a) has

Q5

(d) did

Before you telephoned, I ....... watching television.
(a) was

Q4

(c) would have

This time tomorrow you ....... sitting in a deck chair on the beach.
(a) are

Q3

(b) had

(b) shall

How many times ....... you been there?
(a) has

(b) will

Q10 She's ....... working there since she left school.
(a) had

(b) done

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intermediate-74

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 74

Tenses (2)
Q1

It's time we ........
(a) go

Q2

(c) will be

(d) was

(b) have told

(c) been told

(d) was told

(b) has been

(c) was been

(d) will have been

(b) reading

(c) read

(d) have read

(b) shall

(c) do

(d) would

(b) lives

(c) living

(d) lived

(c) am saving

(d) shall save

(c) misses

(d) missed

Long ....... the King!
(a) live

Q9

(b) did

If you were stopped by the police for speeding, what ....... you do?
(a) will

Q8

(d) did say

I've just been ....... here that man has been released.
(a) reads

Q7

(c) were saying

She was annoyed that she ....... spoken to like that.
(a) had been

Q6

(b) will say

I've just ....... that the price has gone up again.
(a) am told

Q5

(d) going

He asked me what I ....... doing there.
(a) am

Q4

(c) are going

I honestly couldn't follow a word you ........
(a) are saying

Q3

(b) went

If I get there early enough, I ....... you a seat.
(a) did save

(b) do save

Q10 When I'm in town, I ....... listening to the birds.
(a) missing

(b) miss

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intermediate-75

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 75

Tenses (3)
Q1

Ah there you .......! I wondered where you were.
(a) be

Q2

(c) would be

(d) would have been

(b) were

(c) am

(d) was

(b) was

(c) is

(d) has

(b) had done

(c) do

(d) will do

(b) will always do

(c) had always done

(d) is always doing

The man who ....... walking down the road just then, lives next door.
(a) is

Q9

(b) will have been

He ....... silly things like this. Take no notice now.
(a) always did

Q8

(d) have been able

Don't worry even if you make a mistake because if you ......., it doesn't matter.
(a) were doing

Q7

(c) can't

He refused to go until he ....... seen all the paintings.
(a) had

Q6

(b) can

I had instructions that I ....... to leave the door unlocked when I came home.
(a) will being

Q5

(d) have been

He told them he ....... starting work the next day.
(a) will be

Q4

(c) are

She said she'd help him if she ........
(a) could

Q3

(b) were

(b) will be

(c) was

(d) has been

It doesn't make sense. I can't understand why he ....... at you last night.
(a) had shouted

(b) is shouting

(c) has should

(d) shouted

(c) are wanting

(d) will want

Q10 Come on tell me honestly what you ....... to do now.
(a) wanted

(b) want

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intermediate-76

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 76

Hotchpotch
Q1

As we've got plenty of time to ....... before the train comes, let's have a coffee.
(a) waste

Q2

(c) sorts

(d) trend

(b) tempered

(c) disposed

(d) go-lucky

(b) rain

(c) weather

(d) tiles

(b) current

(c) positive

(d) factual

(b) homonym

(c) acronym

(d) pseudonym

He spoke the language in a regional ......., which made it impossible for me to understand him.
(a) voice

Q9

(b) form

He didn't reveal his name with his first book and published it under a ........
(a) synonym

Q8

(d) pointed

There's a very informative programme on the radio tonight on ....... affairs.
(a) actual

Q7

(c) careless

I don't know what's the matter with me today I suppose I'm feeling under the ........
(a) clouds

Q6

(b) casual

He's the sort of person who never worries about anything and has a happy ....... disposition.
(a) over-heels

Q5

(d) kill

I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him — in fact he was really out of ........
(a) order

Q4

(c) spend

If you mention someone's mistakes in public, it can only be regarded as very ........
(a) tactless

Q3

(b) lose

(b) accent

(c) jargon

(d) dialect

I sometimes find that the ....... made by the advertisers are more interesting than the actual television programmes themselves.
(a) commercials

(b) comments

(c) commerce

(d) commercially

Q10 Now remember don't be late with your thesis and don't forget the ....... is Tuesday week.
(a) sideline

(b) by line

(c) deadline

(d) lifeline

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intermediate-77

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 77

Student Teacher Dialogue (1)
Q1

Teacher: So you want to learn ....... English?
(a) speak

Q2

(c) answer

(d) problem

(b) straight

(c) easy

(d) interesting

(b) does

(c) tries

(d) goes

(b) native

(c) national

(d) nature

(b) signify

(c) show

(d) mean

(c) going

(d) beginning

Student: So what am I ....... to do?
(a) being

Q9

(b) puzzle

Teacher: I understand what you ........
(a) intend

Q8

(d) proper

Student: Just because you are a ....... speaker.
(a) natural

Q7

(c) goodly

Teacher: What ....... you say that?
(a) makes

Q6

(b) well

Yes, that's ....... for you to say.
(a) facile

Q5

(d) speaks

Teacher: I don't see that as a ........
(a) situation

Q4

(c) to speak

Student: Yes, I want to be able to speak ........
(a) good

Q3

(b) speaking

(b) asking

Teacher: Well, if you ......., I could give you lessons next week.
(a) love

(b) like

(c) would

(d) desire

Q10 Student: That ....... very good to me. I'll see you next week.
(a) strikes

(b) hits

(c) falls

(d) sounds

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intermediate-78

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 78

Student Teacher Dialogue (2)
Q1

Teacher: So what do you know ....... prepositions?
(a) from

Q2

(d) under

(b) best

(c) less

(d) most

(b) pick

(c) touch

(d) pluck

(b) repeat

(c) remind

(d) return

Student: I see. But what's the difference ....... in and into?
(a) from

Q7

(c) after

Teacher: The thing to ....... is that in usually means inside a place or a position.
(a) remember

Q6

(b) before

Student: If I had to choose one, I would ....... in.
(a) turn

Q5

(d) in

Teacher: Very good. Which do you find the ....... difficult?
(a) worst

Q4

(c) about

Student: Well I know that they usually come ....... a noun.
(a) on

Q3

(b) at

(b) among

(c) between

(d) for

Teacher: Ah you see whereas in means you are there inside ....... into means you enter as: You go into the room. (a) how

Q8

(b) when

(c) ever

(d) however

Student: Another problem is I don't understand ....... there are two words sounding the same — T and one O and T double O.
(a) because

Q9

(b) whenever

(c) why

(d) that's why

Teacher: Good question. T and one O is the preposition and T and double O often means extra as in: This exercise is too difficult. And don't forget the third word also sounding the same — the ....... two.
(a) finger

(b) figurine

(c) thumb

(d) number

(c) even

(d) indeed

Q10 Student: Oh, no two is ....... thank you very much!
(a) enough

(b) equal

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intermediate-79

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 79

Student Teacher Dialogue (3)
Q1

Teacher: Can you explain to me when you ....... the Past Simple and when the Present Perfect?
(a) employ

Q2

(b) utilise

(c) exercise

(d) use

Student: I think the past simple is for a ....... time in the past and the present perfect is when you don't know when it was.
(a) definite

Q3

(c) ought

(d) have

(b) accurate

(c) fine

(d) right

(b) into

(c) about

(d) concerning

(c) wherever

(d) whatever

Student: That's one I never understand ....... hard I try.
(a) whenever

Q7

(b) would

Teacher: Absolutely perfect. Now what ....... the Present Perfect Continuous?
(a) through

Q6

(d) absolute

Student: I think it is I stayed in Paris in 1999. Is that all .......?
(a) correct

Q5

(c) obvious

Teacher: Excellent. Now if I wanted to describe my time in Paris in 1999 with the verb 'stay', what ....... I say?
(a) am

Q4

(b) clear

(b) however

Teacher: Well if you started living in Paris in 1999 and you are still there, you say; I have been living there
....... 1999.
(a) since

Q8

(c) till

(d) until

Student: Yes, I see I think I understand but you have ....... many tenses in English!
(a) to

Q9

(b) for

(b) in

(c) also

(d) too

Teacher: Right ....... one more. Tell me which form you use if you are going to leave Paris and you tell someone about the length of time from your arrival till now.
(a) simply

(b) just

(c) justly

(d) alone

Q10 Student: Oh, that's easy. I say: I have lived here for 6 years. I can see from the ....... on your face I am right.
(a) depression

(b) impression

(c) expression

(d) derision

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intermediate-80

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 80

Phrasal Verb: Walk
Q1

They've been seeing each other for 6 months now or, as we used to say, they've been walking ....... together.
(a) in

Q2

(b) on

(c) into

(d) beyond

(b) off

(c) over

(d) to

(b) into

(c) of

(d) off

(b) in

(c) across

(d) through

A total stranger walked ....... to me and asked if I could lend him some money.
(a) along

Q8

(d) over

They took no notice of the accident and simply walked ........
(a) by

Q7

(c) by

I'm sorry to say that the safe has been broken into and someone's walked ....... with all the money.
(a) along

Q6

(b) under

He came into the room, shouted at everybody and then left the room walking ....... in a really bad temper.
(a) down

Q5

(d) off

He never looks where he's going and as a result is always walking ....... things.
(a) up

Q4

(c) through

The trouble with you is you let your boss do exactly what he wants and let him walk all ....... you.
(a) across

Q3

(b) out

(b) by

(c) up

(d) under

They have an expression in Australia when a famous person mixes with the crowd, they say they're going on a walk........
(a) across

Q9

(b) along

(c) out

(d) about

The manager was terrified that his employees would stop work and walk ....... without warning.
(a) over

(b) about

(c) out

(d) at

Q10 knew we shouldn't have trusted them because they suddenly left and walked ....... on us.
(a) in

(b) out

(c) above

(d) to

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intermediate-81

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 81

Charlie's Knees
Q1

Charlie always thought he was the ....... knees because he had a very good opinion of himself.
(a) cat's

Q2

(c) cobbled

(d) wobbled

(b) to

(c) over

(d) at

(b) on

(c) up

(d) through

Then he met Maria as a grown up and fell in love as a sort of knee ....... reaction almost without thinking.
(a) leap

Q6

(b) wobbly

His father told him he was special as he dandled him ....... his knee.
(a) by

Q5

(d) mouse's

He'd learnt to think he was important from an early age ....... his mother's knee.
(a) from

Q4

(c) bee's

Even when he won the ....... knees competition at a holiday camp he wasn't ashamed — he just loved it.
(a) knobbly

Q3

(b) dog's

(b) jump

(c) jerk

(d) trip

You see he'd known her once as a small child when he was knee ....... to a grasshopper and now they met as adults. (a) high

Q7

(d) broad

(b) on

(c) in

(d) up

Shortly after that he ....... down on one knee and proposed marriage to her and she accepted him.
(a) threw

Q9

(c) long

They met at a mutual friend's party where everyone was having a great time in a kind of knees ........
(a) under

Q8

(b) tall

(b) went

(c) walked

(d) leant

After they were married, Charlie had to work very hard and he was always knee ....... in decorating and painting the house.
(a) deep

(b) level

(c) steep

(d) long

Q10 What poor Charlie didn't know before was that Maria loved telling others what to do and so he had to do as he was told and ....... the knee.
(a) stretch

(b) pull

(c) lower

(d) bend

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intermediate-82

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 82

Paper expressions
Q1

It's almost completed now because all we have to do is sign a few documents and then the paper....... is finished. (a) job

Q2

(c) task

(d) function

They've tried to keep the truth from you but nothing's changed as all they've done is paper ....... the cracks.
(a) across

Q3

(b) work

(b) in

(c) up

(d) over

If you keep the window open all the time, you'll need something heavy like a paper-....... to stop things blowing away. (a) stone

Q4

(d) holding

(b) lion

(c) jaguar

(d) cat

(b) nearby

(c) neighbouring

(d) local

(b) attack

(c) hit

(d) thump

You really shouldn't ....... everything you read in the papers.
(a) believe

Q9

(c) talking

As soon as the story about the scandal became known, it didn't take long to ....... the papers.
(a) strike

Q8

(b) delivering

The reason why I knew all about the story in the village is because it was on the front page of the ....... paper.
(a) near

Q7

(d) block

I shouldn't worry too much about him. He looks very frightening but underneath he's really a paper ........
(a) tiger

Q6

(c) weight

The professor is ....... an important paper on sociolinguistics tonight in the main hall.
(a) speaking

Q5

(b) rock

(b) credit

(c) think

(d) ponder

She makes a loaf of bread last a very long time because she cuts each slice paper ........
(a) slight

(b) long

(c) tight

(d) thin

Q10 Do you know how many ....... of wallpaper is needed to decorate this room?
(a) strands

(b) rolls

(c) strips

(d) sizes

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intermediate-83

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 83

Verb Tenses
Q1

Where ....... tonight?
(a) you go

Q2

(c) won't

(d) don't

(b) That's

(c) There is

(d) That has

(b) won't

(c) haven't

(d) couldn't

(b) wouldn't

(c) hadn't

(d) didn't

(b) I'll

(c) I've

(d) I'm

(b) Say

(c) Speak

(d) Talk

(c) did think

(d) thought

(c) sounds

(d) shall sound

OK. ....... me about it.
(a) Tell

Q9

(b) can't

So, ....... got an idea.
(a) I'd

Q8

(d) had

No, I promise you. You ....... offend me at all.
(a) shouldn't

Q7

(c) was

I hope I ....... offended you.
(a) didn't

Q6

(b) will be

....... all right.
(a) This is

Q5

(d) had you gone

Sorry, I ....... mean to be rude.
(a) haven't

Q4

(c) are you going

That ....... my business.
(a) is

Q3

(b) going

I ....... possibly we could go out together, tonight.
(a) think

(b) have thought

Q10 That ....... a good idea to me.
(a) has sounded

(b) will sound

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intermediate-84

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 84

English Tenses
Q1

Mike: Please go away. I'm ....... a letter. I need some quiet.
(a) written

Q2

(c) had meant

(d) will mean

(c) are

(d) will be

(c) giving

(d) are giving

(b) do

(c) had

(d) were

(b) haven't

(c) couldn't

(d) won't

(b) mean

(b) had been

(b) gave

Sarah: No, you ........
(a) didn't

Q9

(d) say

Mike: If I ......., I know I shall regret it.
(a) have

Q8

(c) had said

(b) are saying

Sarah: At least ....... me a chance.
(a) give

Q7

(d) promised

Mike: I don't honestly think you ....... telling the truth.
(a) were

Q6

(c) did promise

(b) am promising

Sarah: I know but this time I ....... it.
(a) have meant

Q5

(d) will write

Mike: That's what you always ........
(a) said

Q4

(c) writing

Sarah: I ....... I won't make a sound.
(a) promise

Q3

(b) wrote

Mike: All right. You ....... stay as long as you don't make any noise.
(a) will

(b) could

(c) can

(d) will

Q10 Sarah: Thank you very much. I shall be as quiet as a mouse but ....... just put the TV on.
(a) I'd

(b) I'll

(c) I've

(d) I'm

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intermediate-85

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 85

Conditional Tenses
Q1

If I ....... you, I wouldn't risk it.
(a) had been

Q2

(c) freezes

(d) had frozen

(b) had regretted

(c) is regretting

(d) will regret

(b) will think

(c) will be thinking

(d) would think

(b) hadn't

(c) wouldn't

(d) hasn't

(b) Had

(c) Has

(d) Is

If she goes on passing her exams, ....... soon be qualified to practise as a lawyer.
(a) she's

Q9

(b) has frozen

....... he been more careful, he would have spotted the mistake.
(a) Were

Q8

(d) could get

If he hadn't been driving so fast, he ....... have hit the motorcyclist.
(a) didn't

Q7

(c) have got

If you ....... of applying for that job, my advice is: forget it.
(a) are thinking

Q6

(b) had got

If he decides to accept that job, he ....... it for the rest of his life.
(a) has regretted

Q5

(d) were

It's quite simple really. When it's cold, water ........
(a) froze

Q4

(c) would be

If they had waited another month, they could probably ....... a better price for their house
(a) would get

Q3

(b) am

(b) she had

(c) she has

(d) she'll

If I pay you twice as much, will you ....... to finish by Tuesday?
(a) are able

(b) is able

(c) be able

(d) can be able

Q10 If only I'd invested in that company, I'd ....... a millionaire by now.
(a) became

(b) have become

(c) had become

(d) would become

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intermediate-86

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 86

Sleep Expressions
Q1

Mr. Wally's class was so monotonous today I couldn't help ....... a few times.
(a) sleeping

Q2

(c) waking up

(d) resting

Cold medicines usually make me feel ....... I feel like I don't have energy to do anything.
(a) asleep

Q3

(b) dozing off

(b) hyper

(c) awake

(d) drowsy

Janine! Where were you? I've been looking all over for you. — Sorry, mom! I was reading a book by the tree over the lake, fell ....... and lost track of the time.
(a) sleep

Q4

(d) relax

(b) asleep

(c) sleep

(d) dream

(b) sleepy

(c) asleep

(d) relaxed

(b) to doze off

(c) to take a nap

(d) to snore

(c) snooze

(d) slumber

My daughter is having a ....... party tonight at our house.
(a) night

Q9

(c) snooze

My neighbor likes ....... every day after lunch.
(a) to hibernate

Q8

(b) take a nap

I feel so ....... today. I should have gone to bed earlier last night.
(a) dreamy

Q7

(d) slept

What time do you usually go to ....... at night? — Hmm... usually at about midnight.
(a) sleepy

Q6

(c) asleep

In winter time, bears hide themselves in caves and ........
(a) hibernate

Q5

(b) sleepy

(b) sleepy

Every time he gets back from work, my husband likes to sit in his armchair and ....... for a few minutes before dinnertime. (a) sleep away

(b) rest

(c) slumber

(d) snore

Q10 Caitlin was an extremely hyper kid. When taking care of her, her mom hardly ever had time to ........
(a) relax

(b) doze off

(c) slumber

(d) snooze

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intermediate-87

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 87

English tense explanations
Q1

I want to try and carry out an ........
(a) experience

Q2

(c) start

(d) activate

(b) certainly

(c) sometimes

(d) doubtfully

(b) how

(c) which

(d) where

(b) sample

(c) instant

(d) example

(b) halt

(c) stop

(d) exact

particular tenses ....... I've talked about tenses in general.
(a) since

Q9

(b) initiate

But I should ....... myself from talking about
(a) control

Q8

(d) thought

between, for ......., the Present and Present Perfect.
(a) case

Q7

(c) situation

The problem is ....... you can tell the difference
(a) what

Q6

(b) plan

As you ....... know there are many tenses in English.
(a) probably

Q5

(d) experiment

The main question is knowing where you .......?
(a) commence

Q4

(c) endurance

My ....... is to explain the different uses of the tenses.
(a) problem

Q3

(b) endeavour

(b) before

(c) although

(d) if

(c) forbid

(d) forefend

(c) first

(d) beginning

Please ....... me for going on to the middle of my story
(a) forgive

(b) forget

Q10 when I should be thinking about the ........
(a) initial

(b) genesis

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intermediate-88

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 88

English tense explanations (2)
Q1

So let's go ....... to the beginning.
(a) on

Q2

(c) forms

(d) outlines

(b) They

(c) Their

(d) Theirs

(b) defeats

(c) detracts

(d) defers

(b) doing

(c) does

(d) done

(b) illustration

(c) image

(d) painting

Now we come to the other part and we ....... that continuous.
(a) call

Q9

(b) figures

He lives in a small house that's another ........
(a) picture

Q8

(d) first

This is something he ....... every day.
(a) did

Q7

(c) premium

We can say: he goes to work Monday to Friday and that ....... a habit and is the Present simple tense.
(a) describes

Q6

(b) premier

....... are the Simple and the Continuous.
(a) Them

Q5

(d) over

that each tense has two ........
(a) shapes

Q4

(c) for

The ....... thing to remember is
(a) superior

Q3

(b) back

(b) hail

(c) nominate

(d) address

We say: he is walking home now and that means at this ....... and is the Present continuous tense.
(a) day

(b) period

(c) moment

(d) occasion

(c) taking

(d) happening

Q10 In this way we describe what is ....... now.
(a) going

(b) elapsing

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intermediate-89

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 89

Idioms with the phrasal verb come
Q1

First impressions are important because how you ....... initially can be as important as what you say.
(a) come by

Q2

(d) come across

(b) come back

(c) come out

(d) come across

(c) come through

(d) come to

When disaster strikes, will your insurer ....... for you?
(a) come out

Q4

(c) come out

I just can't seem to be able to find a good personal assistant as they are so hard to ........
(a) come by

Q3

(b) come back

(b) come over

If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and ....... a fever followed by a skin infection, you should seek urgent medical attention!
(a) come across

Q5

(c) come over

(d) come out

(b) come back

(c) come out

(d) come across

(b) come back

(c) come out

(d) come over

I was just wondering how astronomers ....... their facts when you realise just how far away the stars are.
(a) come out with

Q9

(b) come back

Making the decision to ....... about your sexual preferences can sometimes be scary and stressful.
(a) come along

Q8

(d) come out with

Menopause symptoms may ....... after stopping menopausal hormone therapy.
(a) come by

Q7

(c) come down with

In terms of personality she's certainly ....... well since she changed her attitude.
(a) come along

Q6

(b) come up with

(b) come up with

(c) come along

(d) come out

It was reported that the Government is expected to ....... stringent norms to prevent "predatory takeovers" of
Indian private banks.
(a) come along

(b) come up with

(c) come across

(d) come out

Q10 My boyfriend wants to ....... when nobody is at home, and I'm scared it might well lead to something else!
(a) come along

(b) come back

(c) come out

(d) come over

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intermediate-90

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 90

Idioms with the phrasal verb look
Q1

Students were instructed to use the Internet to ....... some information about Australia for the class project.
(a) to look after

Q2

(b) to look over

(c) to look into

(d) to look up

The treasurer assured his constituents that he would ....... the scandal shortly after the results of the general election were made public.
(a) look into

Q3

(b) look up

(c) look over

(d) look after

My attorney advised me ....... the terms and conditions of the insurance policy several times so that I was fully aware of what I was getting myself into.
(a) to look after

Q4

(d) to look up

(b) looked for

(c) looked up to

(d) looked after

I ....... my laptop in car, in my office and even under the bed, but I couldn't find it anywhere.
(a) looked at

Q6

(c) to look into

I have always ....... my grandfather because he has lived such an amazing life.
(a) looked at

Q5

(b) to look over

(b) looked for

(c) looked after

(d) looked over

Airport authorities advised passengers to ....... suspicious looking people passing through the international terminal. (a) look for

Q7

(d) look at

(b) looks at

(c) looks out

(d) looks after

Students were given five minutes to ....... the examination paper before they were told to start writing.
(a) look after

Q9

(c) look after

The view from the penthouse suite of the five star hotel ....... over the Pacific Ocean.
(a) looks for

Q8

(b) look out for

(b) look through

(c) look into

(d) look up

My family finally made the painful decision of admitting my grandmother to a nursing home as she is no longer capable of ....... herself.
(a) looking into

(b) looking out

(c) looking at

(d) looking after

Q10 When I blamed the hospital for giving me the wrong medicine, the managment ....... the matter very carefully.
(a) looked at

(b) looked for

(c) looked into

(d) looked after

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intermediate-91

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 91

Time clauses: future tense examples
Q1

I'll cook supper ....... I come home.
(a) until

Q2

(c) before

(d) before

(b) until

(c) as long as

(d) while

(c) when

(d) as long as

(c) when

(d) until

(c) while

(d) before

(c) while

(d) until

(c) when

(d) as long as

(b) while

(b) as long as

(b) as soon as

Don't cross the road ....... you see the green man.
(a) as long as

Q9

(b) while

Drink your coffee ....... it gets cold.
(a) when

Q8

(d) as soon as

She won't speak to her boyfriend ....... he apologizes.
(a) while

Q7

(c) before

We'll find a hotel ....... we arrive in Jakarta.
(a) until

Q6

(b) while

I'll email you ....... I arrive.
(a) as soon as

Q5

(d) as soon as

She's going to look after the cat ....... I'm away on holiday.
(a) until

Q4

(c) before

I want to finish my work ....... we go out.
(a) until

Q3

(b) while

(b) as soon as

I'll give you a ring ....... we get back from our vacation.
(a) while

(b) until

Q10 Our doctor advised us to have malaria vaccinations ....... we travel to Lombok.
(a) until

(b) before

(c) as soon as

(d) as long as

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intermediate-92

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 92

Idioms with the phrasal verb bring
Q1

Englishmen can't always quite ....... wearing shorts.
(a) bring off

Q2

(c) bring out

(d) bring over

(b) bring on

(c) bring out

(d) bring over

(b) bring off

(c) bring to

(d) bring up

Custom frames can help to improve the look of your artwork and thus ....... the best.
(a) bring out

Q6

(b) bring on

The Central Coast of New South Wales has been described as a great place to ....... children.
(a) bring out

Q5

(d) bring over

I want to ....... the dinner tonight so that you don't have to worry about feeding your kids.
(a) bring to

Q4

(c) bring up

There are some "natural" methods that you can try to ....... labour if you and your baby are in good health.
(a) bring to

Q3

(b) bring on

(b) bring over

(c) bring to

(d) bring up

U2 will not ....... the online release of the band's new album, following news that it has leaked onto the
Internet.
(a) bring out

Q7

(b) bring forward

(c) bring back

(d) bring up

The Super Bowl champion Steelers have decided to ....... fullback Verron Haynes for at least another two seasons. (a) bring out

Q8

(b) bring forward

(c) bring up

(d) bring back

The slips fieldsman moved quickly to his left and then flung himself further left-wards to ....... a spectacular catch. (a) bring forward

Q9

(b) bring off

(c) bring back

(d) bring up

How much money do I need to ....... to your house for the poker game tonight?
(a) bring out

(b) bring over

(c) bring to

(d) bring up

Q10 If natural disasters have anything good about them, it may be the compassion they ....... in people.
(a) bring out

(b) bring forward

(c) bring up

(d) bring back

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intermediate-93

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 93

Question / Response Test
Q1

When do you have to pick John up at the airport? ........
(a) He flew into the international airport
(c) I should be there at about five o'clock

Q2

What are you going to buy your wife for Christmas? ........
(a) I picked it up yesterday
(c) She received jewelry from her mother

Q3

(b) We went by plane

(b) The assembly line workers were there

What are your thoughts on yesterday's meeting? ........
(a) I think the president will be there
(c) We should bring up the workers' concerns

Q9

(b) I like Italian food

Who is coming to the business conference? ........
(a) The management team and the personnel department are coming for sure
(c) Fifty members attended the conference

Q8

(c) We went to Mexico

What is your favorite kind of food? ........
(a) I ate Mexican food yesterday
(c) Korean cuisine is very spicy

Q7

(b) I went to that new Asian restaurant

How was your honeymoon? ........
(a) It was great

Q6

(b) Fifty people were there

What are you doing tonight? ........
(a) We had a great time
(c) I think I'm going to a movie with Susan

Q5

(b) A bottle of perfume

How many people are coming to the birthday party? ........
(a) There were about 70 people at the restaurant around the corner
(c) We're expecting about 25 people

Q4

(b) I don't think she's coming

(b) I'm glad we covered the human resources' issue

When are you going to the party? ........
(a) Cindy is coming with me
(c) We're going right after work

(b) We arrived at 7 pm

Q10 Where is the best place to go for a drink? ........
(a) I'll meet you there after work
(c) La Cantina has some great food

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intermediate-94

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 94

Short Idioms Exam
Q1

After their argument, John didn't know if Rick was a friend or ........
(a) blood

Q2

(c) cause

(d) record

(b) abuse

(c) effect

(d) impact

(b) body

(c) backwards

(d) heels

(b) backwards

(c) both ways

(d) sideways

(b) bird

(c) horse

(d) bee

Mandy's children are her flesh and ....... so they always come first on her priority list.
(a) blood

Q9

(b) reason

Nicole's promotion and added workload kept her as busy as a ........
(a) fox

Q8

(d) heart

He bent over ....... to please his boss but the manager was never satisfied.
(a) forward

Q7

(c) brain

He is head over ....... about his new girlfriend.
(a) heart

Q6

(b) reason

Ben estimated how much wear and ....... the new tires could handle.
(a) tear

Q5

(d) foe

Joanne left abruptly — without rhyme or ........
(a) verse

Q4

(c) fiend

Many Christians believe your body and ....... belong to God.
(a) soul

Q3

(b) rival

(b) water

(c) soul

(d) friend

On Jen and Brad's very first date, she could tell he was as cunning as a ........
(a) puppy

(b) bear

(c) fox

(d) wolf

Q10 Before Tom headed into the forest, he made sure he had packed his bow and ........
(a) shotgun

(b) back pack

(c) canteen

(d) arrows

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intermediate-95

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 95

Conversations and Comprehension Test
Q1

Boy: I want to buy a fish.
Woman: Do you want a tropical fish or a cold water one?
Boy: I want a really colorful fish. Can you show me some of the tropical fish you have?
Question: What is the boy looking for? ........
(a) A red and yellow fish

Q2

(b) A cold water Goldfish

(c) A tropical fish

Ray: I need a vacation.
Toni: How about Mexico? I heard it's beautiful at this time of year.
Ray: Maybe, but I was hoping for somewhere a little cooler.
Question: Where does Ray want to go? ........
(a) Mexico because it's beautiful at this time of year
(c) The Bahamas

Q3

(b) A place that has a cooler climate than Mexico

Mary: Did you have fun at the barbeque last night?
Linda: Yes, I thought the games were a great touch.
Mary: Me too. I especially liked the three-legged race.
Question: What did Linda like about the barbeque? ........
(a) The three-legged race

Q4

(b) The food

(c) The games

Michael: My wife and I bought some great house plants yesterday.
Maria: Really. Do you have a lot of sunlight in your house?
Michael: No, so we bought some plants that have low-light requirements.
Question: What kind of plants did Michael buy? ........
(a) Small, house plants
(c) Plants that don't need a lot of sunlight

Q5

(b) Plants that need a lot of sunlight

Frank: I'm going to take my wife to Table Top Mountain this weekend.
Mark: That sounds interesting. Is it far?
Frank: Not too far. It will be about a three-hour drive from here.
Question: How are Frank and his wife traveling to Table Top Mountain? ........
(a) By plane

Q6

(b) By car

(c) By ship

Anne: Do you know the new girl in the mailroom?
Richard: No, but I think she's Cathy's friend.
Anne: We should ask Cathy to introduce us at lunch.
Question: What department is the new girl in? ........
(a) Cathy's department

Q7

(b) The reception area

(c) The mailroom

Ron: Do you think the business conference went well?
Sarah: Yes, but next year I think the planners should include more about global technology.
Ron: I agree. We should know more about that.
Question: What area does Sarah want to include in next year's conference? ........
(a) The environment
(c) Technology and modern business

(b) Technology around the world

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Q8

Harry: What time does your flight leave?
Deb: Our departure is scheduled for 7:45 in the morning. Could you take me to the airport?
Harry: Sure. We'll have to leave the city at about 5 o'clock then.
Deb: Sounds good.
Question: What time does Sue's flight leave? ........
(a) 7:45 am

Q9

(b) 5 am

(c) 7:45 pm

Axel: Do you know anything about Thai cuisine?
Caroline: Yes, I love Thai food. Why?
Axel: My in-laws are taking my wife and I out to a Thai restaurant tonight. They really like that kind of food.
Question: Who is going for dinner at the Thai restaurant? ........
(a) Axel and his wife

(b) Axel, his wife and her parents

(c) Axel, his wife and his parents
Q10

Jane: How many people were at Brad's wedding?
Bruce: Oh, there must have been at least 150 people there. The reception hall was really big and it was nearly full of guests.
We had a great time.
Jane: That's great.
Question: How many people were at Brad's wedding? ........
(a) Much more than 150 people
(c) Less than 150 people

(b) About 150 people

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intermediate-96

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 96

Compound words: someone, anyone, somewhere
Q1

I asked if ....... wanted an ice cream?
(a) anyone

Q2

(b) nowhere

(c) somewhere

(d) everywhere

(b) something

(c) everything

(d) anything

(b) nowhere

(c) somewhere

(d) everywhere

(b) Someone

(c) Everyone

(d) No one

(c) Everything

(d) Anything

What would you like to eat for lunch? ........ I don't mind.
(a) Nothing

Q8

(d) no one

Who was at the party? ........ Pete, Anne. Mark, Barry, all the Pearsons, Sally Masters and Sally Bennett.
(a) Anyone

Q7

(c) everyone

I have never been ....... more beautiful than Thailand.
(a) anywhere

Q6

(b) someone

She left the room without saying ........
(a) nothing

Q5

(d) no one

You're face looks horribly familiar. Haven't I seen you ....... before?
(a) anywhere

Q4

(c) everyone

Did ....... phone me when I was out?
(a) anyone

Q3

(b) someone

(b) Something

Where do you want to go on holiday? ....... with a beach. I don't care where we go as long as it's sunny and has got a nice sandy beach.
(a) Anywhere

Q9

(b) Nowhere

(c) Somewhere

(d) Everywhere

(c) everything

(d) anything

I have ....... to say to you. Goodbye.
(a) nothing

(b) something

Q10 I felt so embarrassed. I was sure that ....... was looking at me.
(a) anyone

(b) someone

(c) everyone

(d) no one

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intermediate-97

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 97

Idioms with the phrasal verb break
Q1

After years of working for a shoddy employer I was finally able to ....... from that company and set up my own business. (a) break off

Q2

(b) break away

(c) break out

(d) break up

Nasa is currently in the process of trying to work out how to avoid any more of its spaceships from ....... on reentry to Earth.
(a) breaking off

Q3

(b) breaking away

(c) breaking out

(d) breaking up

Residents living in the immediate vicinity of the prison were told to be on the look out for a group of criminals who recently ....... out of gaol.
(a) broke-off

Q4

(c) break out

(d) break up

(b) break away

(c) break out

(d) break open

(b) break off

(c) break open

(d) break down

A burglar ....... when I was away on vacation and stole of my electronic goods.
(a) broke into

Q8

(b) break away

"Be careful not to spill the yolk when you ....... the egg."
(a) break out

Q7

(d) broke-up

I decided to ....... my realtionship with my girlfriendwhen I found out that she was seeing someone else.
(a) break off

Q6

(c) broke-out

It can be very difficult for youg couples to ....... a marriage when there are young children involved.
(a) break off

Q5

(b) brpke-away

(b) broke off

(c) broke open

(d) broke up

Teachers in Sydney have decided to call a snap strike next week after negotiations with the State Government over a ten per cent pay increase ....... early this morning.
(a) broke into

Q9

(b) broke down

(c) broke open

(d) broke up

A rebel Labour Party MP recently decided to ....... from his party and become and independent member for his electorate. (a) break off

(b) break away

(c) break out

(d) break up

Q10 I am always very worried that my car will ....... because it is already twenty years old.
(a) break off

(b) break away

(c) break out

(d) break down

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intermediate-98

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 98

financial and bank expressions
Q1

Can you please ....... some money until we get paid next week?
(a) lend

Q2

(b) receipt

(c) bill

(d) change

(b) perform

(c) talk

(d) do

(b) occupation

(c) work

(d) job

(b) spare-time

(c) part-time

(d) over-time

The psychiatrist gave his patient a ....... for some medicine.
(a) recipe

Q8

(d) tax

My wife has a ....... job at the department store.
(a) half-time

Q7

(c) rent

I saw a very good ....... advertised in the newspaper this week.
(a) employment

Q6

(b) interest

My boss informed me that I had been nominated to ....... a sales pitch to one of our company's largest buyers.
(a) make

Q5

(d) grant

Many retailers in Jakarta refuse to exchange purchases unless you can show them your ........
(a) recipe

Q4

(c) borrow

I decided to invest in the commodities market as the ....... on offer from bank was at an all time low.
(a) increase

Q3

(b) give

(b) statement

(c) prescription

(d) receipt

When a fire broke out at the Louvre, at least twenty ....... paintings were destroyed, including two by Henri
Matisse.
(a) worthless

Q9

(b) priceless

(c) valueless

(d) useless

I must remember to fill in my tax ....... before the end of this week.
(a) return

(b) declaration

(c) brochure

(d) pamphlet

Q10 Can you take this money to the bank and make a ....... for me?
(a) loan

(b) transaction

(c) deposit

(d) withdrawal

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intermediate-99

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 99

Idioms with the phrasal verb run
Q1

The Australian Labour Party doesn't currently have any politicians that would be capable of successfully ....... the Prime Minister at the next federal election.
(a) running away with

Q2

(c) running against

(d) running down

Hillary Clinton has not ruled out ....... president at the next election.
(a) running off

Q3

(b) running for

(b) running for

(c) running against

(d) running down

I decided to ....... my girlfriend and get married when I found out that her parents didn't like me because of my religion. (a) run away with

Q4

(c) run against

(d) run through

My parents were very disappointed when they found out that I had ....... all their money.
(a) run off with

Q5

(b) run for

(b) run for

(c) run against

(d) run through

The ....... apartment block failed to attact any buyers and was taken off the market so renovations could be carried out.
(a) run off

Q6

(b) run for

(c) run against

(d) run down

(b) run into

(c) run after

(d) run off

Can you please ....... our marketing campaign with me one more time? I don't quite fully understand it yet.
(a) run off

Q9

(d) run down

It's so nice to ....... you again after all this time. I don't think I've seen you for at least twenty years.
(a) run out

Q8

(c) run after

Many children try to ....... from home for one reason or another at least once during their childhood.
(a) run away

Q7

(b) run through

(b) run into

(c) run through

(d) run after

(c) run after

(d) run in

Our dog loves to ....... the mail truck.
(a) run through

(b) run over

Q10 My mum had a ....... with my teacher for not allowing me to go to the toilet during class.
(a) run-on

(b) run-in

(c) rundown

(d) run-off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 100

Traveling Downunder: How can I immigrate to Australia?
Q1

Tourists who visit Australia without a visa will usually be ....... entry into the country.
(a) refused

Q2

(c) revoked

(d) rebuked

The Australian government has decided to increase the number of ....... available to skilled workers next year.
(a) passports

Q3

(b) rejected

(b) documents

(c) visas

(d) passes

The Australian minister for ....... has come under alot of scrutiny lately for her department's decision to issue refugee status to boat people from Papua.
(a) immigrant

Q4

(b) emigrant

(c) colonization

(d) immigration

Newly arrived migrants must live in Australia for a period of two years before they are eligible to become permanent ........
(a) nationalities

Q5

(b) traveling

(c) departing

(d) transiting

(b) governing

(c) autonomous

(d) sovereign

People with a known history oftuberculosis will automatically be ....... from entering Australia.
(a) refused

Q8

(d) inhabitants

Australia is a ....... country and therefore has the right to choose whether or not tourists are granted with visas.
(a) independent

Q7

(c) residents

There has been a sharp increase in the number of boat people ....... to Australia in the past ten years.
(a) arriving

Q6

(b) populations

(b) rejected

(c) discarded

(d) disqualified

Australian citizens who are receiving social security benefits from the government are not permitted to ....... tourists wanting to travel to Australia.
(a) benefactor

Q9

(b) sponsor

(c) giver

(d) donor

Tourists involved in illegal activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution may have their visas ....... permanently and be banned from entering Australia at any time in the futue.
(a) cancelled

(b) called off

(c) abandoned

(d) annulled

Q10 Retirement visas do not ....... to Australian permanent residency or citizenship. However people with this type of visa my stay in Australia for a long period of time.
(a) lead

(b) result

(c) generate

(d) develop

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 101

How to describe people: attitude expressions
Q1

My wife is always ....... when she gets her period and becomes angry at me for no reason at all.
(a) jealous

Q2

(d) friendly

(b) reticent

(c) sociable

(d) generous

(b) intrepid

(c) tolerant

(d) envious

(b) responsive

(c) mortified

(d) tolerant

Our new teacher is so ........ If we don't understand something, she goes over it again and again until we do.
(a) lazy

Q7

(c) reliable

Never ask Phoebe to dance while her husband is looking. He always gets so ....... of her.
(a) jealous

Q6

(b) lazy

My little sister is so ....... at school that she is too afraid to ask to go to the toilet.
(a) timid

Q5

(d) bad-tempered

Glenn is so ........ He always helps out the underprivileged people in our community.
(a) creative

Q4

(c) content

Students at the school where I teach are so ........ They always hand in their homework on time.
(a) patient

Q3

(b) talkative

(b) shy

(c) patient

(d) friendly

I think Indonesian people are so ........ They'll always come up to you in the street and try to practice their
English.
(a) friendly

Q8

(c) imaginative

(d) bad-tempered

Barry loves to talk a lot, doesn't he? In fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone quite as ....... as him.
(a) reserved

Q9

(b) reliable

(b) cantankerous

(c) chatty

(d) liberal

Mary's husband is so ........ He never helps her with any of the chores around the house.
(a) vigorous

(b) dependable

(c) lazy

(d) tolerant

Q10 Our English teacher at school is so ........ He is always coming up with new games that help make learning fun.
(a) bland

(b) creative

(c) talkative

(d) trustworthy

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 102

Comparison with as .... as
Q1

Teenage girls smoke almost ....... boys in many of the villages in West Java.
(a) as good as

Q2

(d) as much as

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

I will accept your marriage proposal ....... you promise to love me and take care of me forever.
(a) as good as

Q7

(c) as soon as

I bet you don't love me ....... I love you. That would be impossible!
(a) as good as

Q6

(b) as long as

Oh no! I failed all my exams last week. I'm ....... dead when my parents see my final report card.
(a) as good as

Q5

(d) as much as

You need to go to the hospital ....... possible. An erratic heartbeart can be very dangerous.
(a) as good as

Q4

(c) as soon as

I told my son that I would take me to the circus next week ....... he keeps his promise not to fight with his sister.
(a) as good as

Q3

(b) as long as

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

Rampant corruption in Indonesia will continue to happen ....... the government continues to deny that the problem exists.
(a) as good as

Q8

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

Many British housewives cannot understand why many British men love watching football twice ....... their women. (a) as good as

Q9

(b) as soon as

(c) as long as

(d) as much as

Many anti-war protesters think that the President of the United States should withdraw his troops from Iraq
....... possible.
(a) as long as

(b) as soon as

(c) as good as

(d) as much as

Q10 A wise man once said that a change is almost ....... a holiday.
(a) as good as

(b) as long as

(c) as soon as

(d) as much as

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 103

English grammar and vocabulary questions
Q1

I had to keep my daughter home from school today because she had a ....... of 38 degrees.
(a) fever

Q2

(c) get

(d) go

(b) wish

(c) like to

(d) want to

(b) will

(c) is

(d) was going to

(b) teach

(c) learn

(d) study

(b) take

(c) retrieve

(d) fetch

I hate doing the ....... — especially cleaning the windows.
(a) homework

Q9

(b) rise

Would you ....... this letter to the Post Office, please?
(a) send

Q8

(d) stayed

I was wondering if you can ....... me to play the violin?
(a) assist

Q7

(c) rented

I thought Nancy said she ....... spend the weekend with her parents.
(a) should

Q6

(b) lived

Good afternoon. I ....... see the manager, please.
(a) will

Q5

(d) warmth

I usually ....... up six at 6.30 a.m. every morning.
(a) awake

Q4

(c) temperature

When we were in Bali last year we ....... at a marvelous hotel overlooking the beach.
(a) stopped

Q3

(b) headache

(b) housework

(c) jobs

(d) groundwork

(c) at two

(d) two

(c) done my homework

(d) studied my homework

I got married ....... years ago.
(a) for two

(b) in two

Q10 I'm sorry but I haven't ....... today.
(a) read my lesson

(b) done my lesson

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 104

Compound words: aftermath, afterthought, afterbirth
Q1

After experiencing too many late ....... "sinking spells", The Duchess of Bedford arrived upon the idea of having tea and finger food at about 5 p.m.
(a) afterwards

Q2

(b) afterbirth

(c) afternoon

(d) aftertaste

In the ....... of World War I the political, cultural, and social order of the world was drastically changed in many places, even outside the areas directly involved in the war.
(a) afterwards

Q3

(d) afterbirth

(b) aftermath

(c) afterwards

(d) afterlife

(b) afterlife

(c) aftertaste

(d) afterbirth

(b) afternoon

(c) aftertaste

(d) afterlife

Contrary to popular opinion, Judaism does believe in an ......., but it is not the primary focus of the religion.
(a) afterthought

Q8

(c) afterlife

The fruity tones of this mild balanced brew produce a delightful ........
(a) afterthought

Q7

(b) aftertaste

The ....... is delivered during the third stage of labour.
(a) afterthought

Q6

(d) aftermath

It is better to halt mass murder than to clean it up ........
(a) afterthought

Q5

(c) afternoon

I'm not convinced that the Christian ....... would mean much to me if I had to lie and cheat in order to attain it.
(a) afternoon

Q4

(b) afterbirth

(b) afternoon

(c) aftertaste

(d) afterlife

We enjoyed the rest of our lunch ......., but I think we were both pretty taken aback by the encounter we had when we first entered the restaurant.
(a) afterwards

Q9

(b) aftermath

(c) afternoon

(d) aftertaste

Childcare is currently available for Kindergarten children on a Tuesday and a Thursday ....... from 1.00 p.m. to
3.00 p.m.
(a) afterthought

(b) afternoon

(c) aftertaste

(d) afterbirth

Q10 The Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery Programme commenced activities in January 2005 in the immediate ....... of the Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004.
(a) afterthought

(b) aftertaste

(c) afternoon

(d) aftermath

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 105

Idioms with the phrasal verb drop
Q1

Many parents assume that their children will ....... in school if they spend too much time playing video games.
(a) drop off

Q2

(d) drop behind

(b) drop out

(c) drop behind

(d) drop in

It is not necessary to attend every class in order to participate, so please ....... and join the fun!
(a) drop off

Q4

(c) drop over

Children who ....... of school face a high risk of sexual exploitation, hazardous labor, and living in the street.
(a) drop off

Q3

(b) drop out

(b) drop in on

(c) drop behind

(d) drop in

Students who are required to pass a test to enter the 9th grade are more likely to ....... prior to entering 10th grade. (a) drop off

Q5

(b) drop out

(c) drop behind

(d) drop in

A 27-year-old Canadian woman confused the weekend with a weekday and ....... her 6-year-old at school on a
Saturday.
(a) dropped off

Q6

(b) dropped out

(c) dropped behind

(d) dropped in

Visitors attending the annual Open House have the option of either participating in information sessions for their entire duration or ....... portions of the seminars based on their schedule and interest.
(a) dropping out

Q7

(b) dropping in

(c) dropping behind

(d) dropping in on

Special ramps for picking up and ....... passengers are provided at the curbs of the arrival and departure floors of each terminal.
(a) dropping off

Q8

(b) dropping out

(c) dropping behind

(d) dropping in

Unannounced visits are usual on campus, and guests are always welcome. Friends sometimes ....... one another, but it is mostly relatives who visit each other, and mothers who frequently meet with their daughters.
(a) drop off

Q9

(b) drop in on

(c) drop behind

(d) drop in

Please ....... between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. this coming Wednesday November 16 for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation.
(a) drop off

(b) drop in on

(c) drop in

(d) drop behind

Q10 Senior Constable Smith asked the suspect to ....... the police station at lunch time in order to answer some questions regarding his alleged involvement in a bank robbery.
(a) drop over

(b) drop off

(c) drop out

(d) drop by

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 106

Idioms with the phrasal verb pass
Q1

The World Congress of Georgian Jews yesterday announced the ....... of their head rabbi.
(a) passing through

Q2

(d) passing round

(b) passing out

(c) passing by

(d) passing on

Don't ....... your opportunity to increase sales by leveraging the power of email marketing.
(a) pass up

Q4

(c) passing away

Entrepreneurs have several options when it comes to ....... a family business to their children.
(a) passing over

Q3

(b) passing by

(b) pass out

(c) pass by

(d) pass round

Once you ....... Prospect Street, we will be on the right hand side of the block, directly across the street from the museum.
(a) pass up

Q5

(d) pass over

(b) pass out

(c) pass away

(d) pass over

Lawmakers shouldn't ....... the chance to regulate tobacco.
(a) pass up

Q7

(c) pass away

If you were to ....... suddenly, your business could be tied up in probate court for several years.
(a) pass up

Q6

(b) pass out

(b) pass out

(c) pass away

(d) pass over

I can make myself ........ I do it by taking in a deep breath and then pushing all that air down. It takes me about
15 seconds.
(a) pass up

Q8

(c) pass over

(d) pass by

Foreign companies will have to ....... the hat to pay for the extra costs of doing business in Indonesia.
(a) pass up

Q9

(b) pass out

(b) pass by

(c) pass round

(d) pass over

Approximately 27,000 — 29,000 vehicles ....... the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel on a daily basis.
(a) pass through

(b) pass out

(c) pass away

(d) pass on

Q10 The ....... game is just a preadolescent version of autoerotic asphyxia paraphilia.
(a) pass through

(b) pass out

(c) pass by

(d) pass over

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 107

Airport and flight travel expressions
Q1

Check-in counters are open two hours before the scheduled flight ....... time.
(a) going

Q2

(b) arrival

(c) departure

(d) transit

It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure their ....... is valid for entry and theyhave fulfilled all immigration requirements in the country of destination.
(a) endorsement

Q3

(c) document

(d) papers

Passengers are required to produce appropriate ....... at the check-in counter.
(a) passport

Q4

(b) passport

(b) visa

(c) ticket

(d) identification

Passengers are advised to be at the ....... gate at least thirty minutes before the scheduled departure time of their flight.
(a) boarding

Q5

(b) ticket

(c) departure

(d) arrival

If you fail to check in on time or fail to board the aircraft by the time the aircraft departs, the fare you paid will not be ....... to you for any reason whatsoever.
(a) returned

Q6

(b) remunerated

(c) refunded

(d) rewarded

Children below age 12 will not be accepted for ....... unless they are accompanied by a person of at least 18 years of age.
(a) journey

Q7

(c) carriage

(d) trip

Passengers are strongly ....... not to check in valuable and fragile items as baggage.
(a) advised

Q8

(b) voyage

(b) informed

(c) told

(d) reminded

Passengers are required to retrieve their ....... as soon as it is available for collection at their place of destination. (a) ticket

Q9

(b) baggage

(c) boarding pass

(d) passport

It is the passenger's responsibility to ....... all outgoing flights at least 72 hours prior to departure.
(a) rebook

(b) reorder

(c) reserve

(d) reconfirm

Q10 Passengers must ....... at the airport sufficiently in advance of the scheduled flight departure time to permit completion of government formalities and check-in procedures.
(a) depart

(b) transit

(c) arrive

(d) transfer

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 108

Digital cameras, photography and picture vocabulary
Q1

To save ....... power, your camera will enter standby mode if no operations are performed for a preset length of time. (a) battery

Q2

(b) zoom

(c) flash

(d) memory card

(b) view finder

(c) power switch

(d) self-timer

One key to cleaning the ....... of your camera is not to touch it with your fingers.
(a) zoom

Q5

(d) lens

When the ....... is on, pictures are taken ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed.
(a) tripod

Q4

(c) memory

Pictures stored on the ....... can be printed in the same way as photos taken with a film camera.
(a) memory

Q3

(b) tripod

(b) eyelet

(c) lens

(d) tripod

Pictures can be ....... by inserting a memory card containing images into a printer or having prints made at a digital photo lab.
(a) taken

Q6

(d) exposed

(b) flash

(c) zoom

(d) microphone

Pictures taken with a digital camera are stored as ....... files.
(a) image

Q8

(c) printed

The ....... on your camera may not be able to light the entire subject at distances of less than 40 centimeters.
(a) lens

Q7

(b) shot

(b) memory

(c) compression

(d) analogue

To reduce the amount of memory each image occupies, pictures are ....... as they are saved to the memory card. (a) enlarged

Q9

(b) compressed

(c) spread out

(d) deleted

Pictures are stored in ....... created automatically by the camera.
(a) memory

(b) displays

(c) folders

(d) focus

Q10 If your camera fails to ....... as expected, you should check the troubleshooting section of your instruction manual. (a) photograph

(b) snapshot

(c) function

(d) display

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 109

Expressions with death, marriage and divorce
Q1

Her father's ....... came as great shock to all those who knew him.
(a) dead

Q2

(c) got married

(d) married

(b) dying

(c) death

(d) die

(b) dying

(c) death

(d) die

We had a lovely ....... in a small country church. The ceremony was presided over by our parish priest.
(a) reception

Q6

(b) been married

The young girl screamed when she saw the ....... body sprawled out on her living room floor.
(a) dead

Q5

(d) die

Our poor old dog is ........ We've had him for fourteen years. He just sleeps all day long.
(a) dead

Q4

(c) death

Did you hear? James and Beth ....... last week.
(a) get married

Q3

(b) died

(b) marriage

(c) wedding

(d) honeymoon

My great grandfather's body was lost at sea in a horrific boat accident yesterday. A ....... will be held for him at the Presbyterian church next Thursday.
(a) funeral

Q7

(d) memorial service

(b) elope

(c) engage

(d) divorce

Sterility is not adequate grounds for divorce or ....... in New Zealand.
(a) annulment

Q9

(c) cremation

Helen is planning to ....... with Michael.
(a) marry

Q8

(b) burial

(b) nuptials

(c) matrimony

(d) marriage

Marriage ceremonies must take place ....... 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. in a room with an open door in Manitoba.
(a) after

(b) between

(c) from

(d) during

Q10 The body of my late wife was laid to rest in a beautiful cedar ....... adorned with twelve dozen white roses.
(a) casket

(b) wreath

(c) grave

(d) morgue

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 110

Mobile telecommunication expressions
Q1

You can receive, display, edit and/or send text messages on any network that has a ....... agreement.
(a) multimedia messaging service
(c) short message service

Q2

It is ....... for drivers to exercise proper control of their vehicle at all times whilst using the mobile phone.
(a) irrelevant

Q3

(b) roaming
(d) mailbox

(b) illegal

(c) imperative

(d) inconsequential

Before removing the battery from your phone, please ensure that the device is switched off and the ....... is disconnected from the handset.
(a) charger

Q4

(b) antenna

(c) ear piece

(d) infrared port

You can transfer data between two cellular phones by using the ....... connection located on the front of your phone. (a) hands free

Q5

(c) infra red

(d) charger

Recently ....... phone numbers, answered calls and missed calls are stored in the call log.
(a) deleted

Q6

(b) main

(b) added

(c) fixed

(d) dialed

Before Internet services can be accessed on your cellular phone, you need to ....... to your network operator to enable the relevant configuration information.
(a) subscribe

Q7

(b) contact

(c) get in touch with

(d) make contact with

Cell broadcasts allow users to ....... messages on specified topics, such as traffic, and weather information from their network operator.
(a) receive

Q8

(c) process

(d) translate

The message centre number for your network ....... should be preprogrammed on your SIM card.
(a) contributor

Q9

(b) dispatch

(b) supplier

(c) contractor

(d) provider

When you receive an MMS message on your phone, the message ....... is displayed along with a tone, illumination and/or vibration.
(a) box

(b) icon

(c) key

(d) connector

Q10 Some hand phones are designed to be ....... with certain multimedia messaging services.
(a) communicable

(b) comfortable

(c) comparable

(d) compatible

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 111

Idioms with the phrasal verb pull
Q1

I was told that his chances for ....... the surgery were slim and if he did make it, he was given little hope for the next 24 hours.
(a) pulling in

Q2

(b) pulling out

(c) pulling through

(d) pulling down

"If you don't behave," my father said, "I'm going to ....... right here, and you can wait by the side of the road till we come and get you.
(a) pull over

Q3

(d) pull down

(b) Pulling out

(c) Pulling through

(d) Pulling in

Children should never be allowed to play in driveways because one never knows when someone may ........
(a) pull over

Q5

(c) pull through

....... this period has given me the confidence and courage to pursue anything I want to despite the hard times.
(a) Pulling off

Q4

(b) pull out

(b) pull off

(c) pull through

(d) pull in

President Bush said last Saturday that ....... of Iraq now is not an option and rejected calls by some lawmakers to start bringing U.S. troops home.
(a) pulling off

Q6

(b) pulling out

(c) pulling through

(d) pulling in

The M4 dissects the Downs and the rest of the county from east to west. The noise affects a wide area either side of the motorway and can ....... real estate prices.
(a) pull over

Q7

(b) pull out

(c) pull through

(d) pull down

Cyclists should always remember that motorists will frequently cross the bike lane to park and ....... and out of driveways. (a) pull over

Q8

(b) pull out

(c) pull through

(d) pull in

Rescue teams rushed to the site and started ....... bodies from beneath the wreckage of the five-storied Al
Ghaza hotel.
(a) pulling in

Q9

(b) pulling out

(c) pulling through

(d) pulling down

If you experience a breakdown, you should ....... to the side of the road and raise the hood of your car.
(a) pull over

(b) pull out

(c) pull through

(d) pull down

Q10 One of the most memorable images of the war was created when U.S. troops ....... the statue of Saddam
Hussein in Fardus Square.
(a) pulled over

(b) pulled out

(c) pulled through

(d) pulled down

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 112

Idioms with the phrasal verb get
Q1

After the small talk was over, it was time for the two heads of state to ....... discussions concerning bilateral relations between the two countries.
(a) get through with

Q2

(b) get by with

(c) get down to

(d) get around

My accountant advised me that one of the best ways to ....... paying taxes in my own country was to set up an offshore bank account.
(a) get away with

Q3

(b) get by with

(c) get down to

(d) get around

The high school teacher was so strict that he would not let his students ....... any of the stunts that they tried to pull with their previous teacher.
(a) get away with

Q4

(d) get on

(b) get by with

(c) get down to

(d) get around

(b) get on with

(c) get through with

(d) get by with

(b) get off

(c) get by

(d) get on

(c) get by

(d) get on

Please mind your step when you ....... the train.
(a) get on with

Q9

(c) get in

The days when Americans can ....... in the world on English only will soon be gone.
(a) get in

Q8

(b) get off

The referee instructed both captains to stop their complaining and ....... the rugby match.
(a) get by with

Q7

(d) get around

By the time I ....... you, you will be sorry that you ever stepped foot on the face of this earth.
(a) get through with

Q6

(c) get down to

Train passengers wishing to go to the football match were advised to ....... the train at the next stop.
(a) get on with

Q5

(b) get by with

(b) get by with

I knew that I had to ....... early the next morning so I set my alarm for 4.30 a.m.
(a) get on

(b) get off

(c) get up

(d) get out

Q10 Employees at the reinsurance company were finding it very difficult to ....... with their new manager.
(a) get along

(b) get away

(c) get through

(d) get out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 113

Idioms with the phrasal verb go
Q1

Pakistani viewers will no longer be able to watch their favorite Bollywoood movies as the government has decided that all Indian cable channels will ....... the air at the end of this month.
(a) go off

Q2

(c) go on

(d) go over

Would you rather ....... for a picnic or a meal at a restaurant?
(a) go off

Q3

(b) go out

(b) go out

(c) go on

(d) go over

The mayor has allowed vendors to ....... to their old place after many of them complained of lesser income following the implementation of the night market last week.
(a) go back

Q4

(c) go on

(d) go off

Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn't ....... this morning.
(a) go off

Q5

(b) go out

(b) go over

(c) go on

(d) go back

The families of the seven astronauts lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia told NASA last Monday that space exploration must ........
(a) go out

Q6

(b) go over

(c) go off

(d) go on

Indonesia's fuel subsidies could ....... 100 trillion Rupiah ($9.6 billion) due to high prices and fuel scarcity in parts of the world's fourth most populous country, its president said on Tuesday.
(a) go on

Q7

(c) go out

(d) go off

Two out of every five companies struck by disaster ....... of business.
(a) go back

Q8

(b) go over

(b) go over

(c) go out

(d) go off

....... the railroad tracks, and at the traffic light, go straight. The street becomes Broad St. as you cross over
Main St. Continue to the next stoplight on Broad St. and turn right onto Markham Ave. The library is the first building on the left.
(a) Go back

Q9

(b) Go over

(c) Go out

(d) Go off

A chiropractor who claims he can treat anyone by ....... in time to when an injury occurred has attracted the attention of State regulators.
(a) going out

(b) going off

(c) going back

(d) going over

Q10 Earlier this morning the wind was blowing at about 25 mph and the temperature was -5 F. It was way too cold to ....... jogging.
(a) go back

(b) go over

(c) go out

(d) go off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 114

Phrasal Verbs (A to B)
Q1

Sherri tries to ....... Marcie all the time.
(a) act up

Q2

(b) ask her on

(c) ask out

(b) back down

(c) back over

Norman is really aggressive and sometimes he should know when to ........
(a) back up

Q6

(c) add up

Lenny didn't ....... when his superior reprimanded him.
(a) back up

Q5

(b) add right

Ken really likes Kirstie but he's too nervous to ........
(a) ask her out

Q4

(c) seeming like

When he tried to balance his checkbook, he found that things just didn't ........
(a) add on

Q3

(b) act like

(b) back off

(c) back over

Sandy wants to learn how to drive but she must also learn how to ....... so she can get in and out of parking spots easily.
(a) back up

Q7

(b) blow over

(c) blow up

After the tragic accident, Lauren's mother had a nervous ........
(a) breakup

Q9

(c) back off

No one at the office expected him to lose his temper and ....... the way he did.
(a) blow away

Q8

(b) back behind

(b) breakdown

(c) breakthrough

Kathy felt a little uneasy when she found out her neighbours had a ........
(a) break-in

(b) breakout

(c) break

Q10 No one in the group could believe that Sally and Steve ........
(a) broke over

(b) broke up

(c) broke apart

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 115

Phrasal Verbs (B to C)
Q1

Marty often ....... important issues at the meetings.
(a) brought down

Q2

(c) butting into

(b) butter over

(c) butter in

(b) call down

(c) call off

(b) care for

(c) care of

He didn't ....... to new concepts easily.
(a) catch on

Q9

(b) butting

Everyone could see by the grimace on his face that he didn't ....... the meal in front of him.
(a) care on

Q8

(c) burn up

The guard had to ....... the dogs when Henry approached the locked gate.
(a) call on

Q7

(b) burn in

Ken tried to ....... his teachers in order to get a good report card.
(a) butter up

Q6

(c) brush up

Candace has a bad habit of ....... front of others.
(a) butting in

Q5

(b) brush over

He could feel the back of his neck ....... when they started talking about the tragedy.
(a) burn on

Q4

(c) brought over

Sue felt she should ....... on her math skills before she started school.
(a) brush on

Q3

(b) brought up

(b) catch up

(c) catch with

(b) checked on

(c) checked

They ....... the hotel late last night.
(a) checked into

Q10 Due to his illness, he worked hard to ....... with his missed schoolwork.
(a) catch on

(b) catch up

(c) catch

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 116

Action verbs and sports expressions
Q1

People have ....... against each other in bowling for thousands of years.
(a) originated

Q2

(c) developed

(d) established

(b) invented

(c) dominated

(d) excelled

(b) played

(c) starred

(d) defeated

(b) gained

(c) enjoyed

(d) brought

(b) dominated

(c) earned

(d) starred

Mary E. Outerbridge ....... the first tennis court in New York City in 1874.
(a) originated

Q9

(b) played

Ellen Hanson ....... the first singles crown at the U.S. Open in 1887.
(a) developed

Q8

(d) invented

In Germany during the Middle Ages, people ....... bowling at village dances.
(a) competed

Q7

(c) competed

Helen Moody ....... a record of eight Wimbledon singles titles.
(a) set

Q6

(b) originated

Michael Schumacher has ....... Formula 1 racing over the past decade.
(a) competed

Q5

(d) gained

Martina Navratilova ....... into one of the world's greatest tennis players.
(a) excelled

Q4

(c) enjoyed

The French probably ....... tennis in about 1150.
(a) developed

Q3

(b) competed

(b) competed

(c) dominated

(d) established

Alethea Gibson ....... to play tennis on the streets of New York City.
(a) earned

(b) learned

(c) competed

(d) excelled

Q10 In 1926 Suzanne Lenglen ....... in the first U.S. professional tennis tour.
(a) invented

(b) learned

(c) starred

(d) enjoyed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 117

English prepositions exercises
Q1

Please place the umbrella stand ....... the door.
(a) across

Q2

(c) from

(d) since

(b) withdraw

(c) with

(d) within

(b) according to

(c) in addition to

(d) out of

(b) across

(c) around

(d) among

(b) over

(c) onto

(d) upon

Will you please write about John Cabot ....... Abigail Adams?
(a) in front of

Q9

(b) during

During my study time, I came ....... this beautiful poem.
(a) past

Q8

(d) during

We ran five laps ....... the gym and then practiced our jump shots.
(a) against

Q7

(c) about

Michael stood ....... the other new students in his class.
(a) apart from

Q6

(b) from

We can do this work ....... any extra help.
(a) without

Q5

(d) before

Eileen and Miranda have been best friends ....... third grade.
(a) after

Q4

(c) through

You can get extra supplies ....... the stationery store.
(a) with

Q3

(b) beside

(b) in spite of

(c) instead of

(d) into

Everyone went outside the building ....... the false alarm.
(a) because of

(b) in front of

(c) on top of

(d) instead of

(c) along

(d) ahead

Q10 The airplane flew ....... the storm.
(a) about

(b) above

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 118

this, that, these, those
Q1

Look over there. ....... is the biggest pumpkin I've ever seen.
(a) That

Q2

(c) these

(d) those

(b) this

(c) these

(d) those

(b) Those

(c) This

(d) That

(b) This

(c) Those

(d) That

(b) That

(c) This

(d) These

(c) these

(d) those

The pilot calmly steered us through ....... big cloud.
(a) this

Q9

(b) that

....... students at the administration office want to transfer to our school.
(a) Those

Q8

(d) those

....... are the best days of our lives.
(a) These

Q7

(c) that

....... elephants are sleeping under the shade of the elm tree over there.
(a) These

Q6

(b) this

Her eyes shining, the little girl pointed to ....... piece of candy.
(a) that

Q5

(d) This

Matthew, take ....... and put it over there.
(a) this

Q4

(c) These

Miriam told ....... same joke yesterday.
(a) these

Q3

(b) Those

(b) that

....... film that dad saw last week seems like an interesting movie to watch.
(a) These

(b) That

(c) This

(d) Those

Q10 May I buy five of ....... pictures hanging over there, please?
(a) this

(b) that

(c) these

(d) those

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 119

Common subordinating conjunctions
Q1

Builders use plywood in the construction of small boats ....... it is easy to shape.
(a) although

Q2

(c) wherever

(d) whereas

(b) although

(c) since

(d) while

(b) because

(c) until

(d) after

(b) so that

(c) since

(d) than

(b) unless

(c) so that

(d) when

You will receive extra credit ....... you turn in your project early.
(a) although

Q9

(b) where

Elena will groom the horse in the morning ....... she can ride it in the afternoon.
(a) until

Q8

(d) although

The pep rally won't begin ....... the last class of the day has ended.
(a) until

Q7

(c) since

Everybody had dessert ....... they finished eating the main course.
(a) while

Q6

(b) while

Please read the book ....... it's still available from the library.
(a) before

Q5

(d) while

Airplanes sometimes fly to unscheduled cities ....... the weather is bad.
(a) when

Q4

(c) after

I haven't spoken with Jane ....... she moved.
(a) unless

Q3

(b) because

(b) than

(c) if

(d) unless

The concert will end at 10.30 p.m. ....... the audience insists on several encores.
(a) while

(b) unless

(c) though

(d) as

Q10 ....... they feel threatened, dogs sometimes display aggressive behavior.
(a) Until

(b) Where

(c) When

(d) Before

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 120

Reflexive and intensive pronouns
Q1

One person who made ....... a career based on the sea was Rachel Carson.
(a) himself

Q2

(c) yourself

(d) herself

(b) yourselves

(c) himself

(d) themselves

(b) herself

(c) itself

(d) himself

(b) yourselves

(c) themselves

(d) itself

(b) yourselves

(c) themselves

(d) herself

Rachel Carson put on a diver's helmet and explored the reefs of the Florida Keys for ........
(a) myself

Q9

(b) himself

Rachel Carson's life was marked with conservation efforts that we ....... can learn from.
(a) ourselves

Q8

(d) itself

Rachel Carson's first book, Under the Sea-Wind, described struggles sea creatures find ....... facing.
(a) ourselves

Q7

(c) themselves

Decompression sickness manifests ....... with joint pain, and it can be fatal.
(a) myself

Q6

(b) yourselves

Divers use external air supplies to enable ....... to breathe under water.
(a) ourselves

Q5

(d) myself

If you were a diver, you would buy ....... a JIM suit or helmet.
(a) myself

Q4

(c) itself

Deep-sea divers wear wetsuits to protect ....... under the water.
(a) ourselves

Q3

(b) herself

(b) himself

(c) herself

(d) ourself

The bends occurs when divers raise ....... to the top too quickly.
(a) ourselves

(b) themselves

(c) yourselves

(d) itself

Q10 A diver must supply ....... with a mixture of oxygen and different gasses.
(a) himself

(b) itself

(c) yourself

(d) myself

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 121

Simple Present, Simple Past, Simple Future
Q1

The candidate ....... many voters when she ran for governor last year.
(a) impress

Q2

(c) worked

(b) trained

(c) will train

(b) fell

(c) will fall

(b) will be

(c) were

Her best friend ....... in that apartment building over there.
(a) live

Q9

(b) will work

Next year we ....... in the eighth grade.
(a) are

Q8

(c) will baby-sit

The relative humidity usually ....... when the temperature goes down.
(a) falls

Q7

(b) baby-sit

The athlete ....... with the college track team next month.
(a) trains

Q6

(c) will buy

When she was younger, my grandmother ....... in a mortuary.
(a) works

Q5

(b) bought

Janelle ....... for the neighbours next Saturday night.
(a) baby-sat

Q4

(c) will impress

My father still ....... heating oil from a company in Chicago.
(a) buys

Q3

(b) impressed

(b) lives

(c) lived

(b) delivered

(c) will deliver

Last week we ....... 150 newspapers.
(a) delivers

Q10 Yesterday you ....... you would like to learn how to knit a sweater.
(a) said

(b) say

(c) will say

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Expressions with ill: ill at ease, ill-mannered
Q1

A Christian should abandon all ....... toward the person they forgive.
(a) ill will

Q2

(c) ill mannered

(d) ill at ease

Impolite, foul-mouthed parents invariably produce ......., foul-mouthed children.
(a) ill timed

Q3

(b) ill timed

(b) ill advised

(c) ill mannered

(d) ill gotten

The president clearly felt a little ....... with some of the protesters' rhetoric, but he eventually agreed to talk to them. (a) ill gotten

Q4

(c) ill at ease

(d) ill advised

To end suffering completely, one must remove desire, ....... and ignorance.
(a) ill will

Q5

(b) ill mannered

(b) ill mannered

(c) ill timed

(d) ill at ease

The decision of the Sri Lankan selectors to rest Marvan Atapattu for the third test match was ....... and dangerous. (a) ill gotten

Q6

(b) ill at ease

(c) ill timed

(d) ill mannered

Using their ....... and extraordinary financial resources and insider dealing, the oligarchs gained control over much of Russia's political apparatus.
(a) ill mannered

Q7

(b) ill gotten

(c) ill timed

(d) ill advised

According to the Small Business Association (SBA), "Inadequate or ....... financing is a major reason for smallbusiness failure."
(a) ill mannered

Q8

(c) ill advised

(d) ill timed

Today's youth is far more disorderly and ....... than in the past and it is not just a minority but the vast majority.
(a) ill gotten

Q9

(b) ill at ease

(b) ill timed

(c) ill mannered

(d) ill at ease

Some immigrants of middle-eastern descent currently living in Oregon still feel ....... after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
(a) ill advised

(b) ill at ease

(c) ill mannered

(d) ill gotten

Q10 The world has suffered more from the ravages of ....... marriages than from virginity.
(a) ill advised

(b) ill at ease

(c) ill gotten

(d) ill will

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 123

Idioms with the prasal verb fall
Q1

David Beckham's ....... Sir Alex Ferguson originated from his decision to stay at home and tend his ailing son rather than attend training on that particular Friday.
(a) fall-through

Q2

(b) fall behind in

(c) fallback on

(d) fallout with

Don't always ....... creating another database or a workaround program because there may actually be a better business solution for the problem.
(a) fall through

Q3

(b) fall behind in

(c) fall back on

(d) fall ou with

Frequent binge drinkers are eight times more likely than non-binge drinkers to miss a class, ....... schoolwork, get hurt or injured, and damage property.
(a) fall behind

Q4

(d) fall out with

(b) fall behind in

(c) fall back on

(d) fall off

(b) falling behind in

(c) falling back on

(d) falling off

(b) fall behind in

(c) fall back on

(d) fall off

A recent survey showed that one in three house hunters have had a property purchase ........
(a) fall through

Q9

(c) fall back on

She had no family support system to ......., and she couldn't afford daycare.
(a) fall behind

Q8

(b) fall behind

A Brussels based think tank reported that Europe is ....... Asia in terms of education and skills.
(a) falling behind

Q7

(d) fall off

The northeastern state of Assam could ....... the Indian map soon.
(a) fall behind

Q6

(c) fall back on

Student mentors catch children before they ....... cracks.
(a) fall through

Q5

(b) fall behind in

(b) fall behind

(c) fall back on

(d) fall out with

Some married couples ....... each other over differences of opinion on how things could or should be done.
(a) fall through

(b) fall behind in

(c) fall back on

(d) fall out with

Q10 Deciduous trees send messages to leaves telling them when to ........
(a) fall through

(b) fall behind

(c) fall back on

(d) fall off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 124

Idioms with the phrasal verb put
Q1

Our daily habits often force us to ....... all kinds of degrading and destructive events, all in the name of keeping things comfortable or familiar.
(a) put up

Q2

(b) put up with

(c) put on hold

(d) put out

A Russian culture festival on Tajik territory has been ....... indefinitely because of a local typhoid fever outbreak. (a) put off

Q3

(b) put in

(c) put on

(d) put out

The Government has decided to ....... the recent Cabinet decision to cut the food subsidy bill by 30 per cent, following protests from a section of Congress.
(a) put up

Q4

(c) put on hold

(d) put in

....... your garbage at the designated pickup point by 8 a.m. on the collection days scheduled for your area.
(a) Put off

Q5

(b) put out

(b) Put in

(c) Put out

(d) Put on

It was reported that Hyundai Motor Co. will ....... a car-assembly plant in the Philippines after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Korea forge a free trade agreement.
(a) put up

Q6

(c) put up with

(d) put out

Sweaters are easy to ......., comfortable, warm and above all stylish.
(a) put off

Q7

(b) put in

(b) put in

(c) put on

(d) put out

The United Nations was ....... charge of sorting out differences among countries offering to build a Tsunami early warning system after a flood of proposals in the wake of the Indian Ocean tragedy.
(a) put in

Q8

(b) put up with

(c) put on hold

(d) put out

Homeowners ....... a kitchen fire last Sunday night, only to soon notice the fire was spreading inside the walls of their home.
(a) put off

Q9

(b) put in

(c) put on

(d) put out

French soldiers decided to ....... a Punch and Judy show for their American counterparts.
(a) put on

(b) put in

(c) put off

(d) put out

Q10 A Betawi couple hoping to marry last weekend were forced to ....... their wedding ceremony until law and order had been restored in the city.
(a) put on

(b) put in

(c) put off

(d) put out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 125

Reported commands: reported speech
Q1

"Would you like to spend the weekend with us?" They ....... her to spend the weekend with them.
(a) advised

Q2

(d) warned

(b) begged

(c) asked

(d) ordered

(b) ordered

(c) begged

(d) asked

(b) told

(c) asked

(d) ordered

"Please, please, turn down the radio!" Mark's sister ....... him to turn the radio down.
(a) reminded

Q7

(c) asked

"Park the car behind the van." The instructor ....... him to park the car behind the van.
(a) offered

Q6

(b) ordered

"Don't forget to post the letter!" He ....... me to post the letter.
(a) reminded

Q5

(d) begged

"Go to bed immediately!" Mary's mother ....... her to go to bed immediately.
(a) advised

Q4

(c) invited

"Could you open the window please?" She ....... him to open the window.
(a) reminded

Q3

(b) ordered

(b) ordered

(c) asked

(d) begged

"Don't play with the matches. They're very dangerous." The teacher ....... the children not to play with the matches. (a) ordered

Q8

(c) warned

(d) begged

"I'll give you a lift to the airport." Michelle ....... to give her husband a lift to the airport.
(a) refused

Q9

(b) asked

(b) offered

(c) asked

(d) begged

"I won't lend you any more money." Matthew ....... to lend me any more money.
(a) offered

(b) asked

(c) refused

(d) invited

Q10 The teacher said to her student: "You need to study harder." She ....... him to study harder.
(a) asked

(b) advised

(c) ordered

(d) begged

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 126

Doing business: expressions with the word business
Q1

A ....... represents written documentation of the vital issues necessary to convince investors that a particular opportunity is worthy of investment.
(a) business class

Q2

(b) business card

(c) business park

(d) business plan

Whether you are looking for a job or running a company, giving out ....... is crucial to marketing your skills or services. (a) business studies

Q3

(d) business plans

(b) Business park

(c) Business class

(d) Business card

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center ....... are 8 am 5 pm Monday through Friday.
(a) business hours

Q5

(c) business hours

....... passengers have a lavatory reserved for their exclusive use.
(a) Business hours

Q4

(b) business cards

(b) business cards

(c) business suits

(d) business parks

Today, it is rare to see a ....... worn with a waistcoat in North America, although it is still popular among conservative-minded businessmen in the rest of the world.
(a) business park

Q6

(c) business suit

(d) business plan

"Well here we are rapidly approaching the ....... of the season."
(a) business card

Q7

(b) business card

(b) business park

(c) business end

(d) business suit

The Economics & Business Education Association represents teachers and lecturers of ....... and related subjects in schools and colleges throughout the UK.
(a) business hours

Q8

(c) business parks

(d) businessmen

Our ....... attitude is reserved entirely for the way we behave at work.
(a) business wise

Q9

(b) business studies

(b) business card

(c) businesswoman

(d) businesslike

We offer ....... e-mail services that give you superior spam and fraud protection and a custom domain name in your e-mail, all for a reasonable price.
(a) business card

(b) business class

(c) business end

(d) business plan

Q10 Data marts can be a good way to serve the data needs of a particular set of ....... users, allowing specialized functions such as data cleansing, joining, formatting and transformations to be performed automatically.
(a) business plan

(b) business card

(c) business end

(d) business suit

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Australiana: expressions that describe life in Australia
Q1

Australia is roughly the same ....... as the United States with less than a tenth of the people.
(a) bulk

Q2

(b) landmass

(c) size

(d) volume

In a 2003 survey conducted by the United Nations, Australia came in fourth among the best ....... in the world to live based on based on income, education and life expectancy.
(a) regions

Q3

(b) provinces

(c) territories

(d) countries

Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so the ....... are opposite of those in the Northern
Hemisphere.
(a) times

Q4

(d) years

(b) given

(c) voted

(d) awarded

Adelaide is ....... in Southern Australia and is the quintessential picture of charm with its colonial architecture.
(a) located

Q6

(c) months

Melbourne is Australia's second largest town and was recently ....... the best city in the world in which to live.
(a) decided

Q5

(b) seasons

(b) placed

(c) established

(d) to be found

Perth is the most westerntown of Australia and holds the ....... of having more sun filled hours than most of
Australia's other capital cities.
(a) peculiarity

Q7

(b) admiration

(c) notoriety

(d) distinction

Perth offers an eclectic ....... within the breathtaking backdrop of grassy parks, towering palm trees and endless waterways.
(a) daily life

Q8

(b) life

(c) everyday life

(d) lifestyle

If you're looking for a spectacular ....... of life in a diverse country then Australia is well worth serious consideration. (a) quantity

Q9

(b) superiority

(c) quality

(d) meaning

Whether you ....... in the fast pace of big city life or crave the tranquility of the desert, Australia is such a diverse country that you're likely to find exactly what you are seeking.
(a) like

(b) thrive

(c) enjoy

(d) benefit

Q10 In a world that is often turned upside down with ......., Australia still paints a picture of tranquility, a laidback lifestyle and a "can-do" attitude.
(a) turmoil

(b) order

(c) protest

(d) disturbance

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 128

Facts about pizza in the US: pizza industry expressions
Q1

Americans are the greatest ....... and consumers of pizza in the world.
(a) creators

Q2

(c) pizzerias

(d) pizza pies

(b) company

(c) industry

(d) conglomerate

(b) year

(c) month

(d) week

(b) last

(c) first

(d) newest

(b) all through

(c) throughout

(d) all the way through

Pepperoni is the pizza ....... that Americans like the most.
(a) component

Q9

(b) pizzas

Pizza Hut has over 12,000 restaurants ....... the world.
(a) through

Q8

(d) fragments

The world's ....... pizzeria opened in Naples in 1830.
(a) latest

Q7

(c) parts

October is national pizza ....... in the United States.
(a) day

Q6

(b) segments

Pizza is a $30 billion per year ........
(a) corporation

Q5

(d) users

There are 61,269 ....... in the United States.
(a) pizza users

Q4

(c) inventors

Americans eat 350 ....... of pizza per second.
(a) slices

Q3

(b) producers

(b) topping

(c) part

(d) element

Pizza ....... to America with the Italians at the end of the nineteenth century.
(a) roamed

(b) wandered

(c) drifted

(d) migrated

Q10 The popularity of pizza really ....... when American soldiers returned from Italy after World War II.
(a) detonated

(b) exploded

(c) blasted

(d) blew up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 129

Who wants to be a millionaire?
Q1

Many people have ....... about winning a big prize in the lottery.
(a) imagined

Q2

(c) profitable

(d) money

(b) suggestion

(c) design

(d) idea

(b) screen

(c) transmit

(d) publicize

There are many stories about people who couldn't ....... how to be rich.
(a) teach

Q6

(b) ergonomic

People who win the lottery are usually advised not to ....... their address and phone number.
(a) douse

Q5

(d) discovered

Most people like the ....... of not having to work.
(a) scheme

Q4

(c) fantasized

For many people, their way of life is closely linked to their ....... circumstances.
(a) economic

Q3

(b) visualized

(b) cram

(c) learn

(d) revise

A sailor from Sweden won three million dollars in the lottery and handed it to ....... shipmates and strangers in the street.
(a) previous

Q7

(d) earlier

(b) craft

(c) build

(d) create

A 45 year old cook from Sydney ....... three weeks after winning 10 million dollars in the lottery.
(a) dropped away

Q9

(c) past

All over the world, lotteries ....... new millionaires every week.
(a) construct

Q8

(b) former

(b) dropped out

(c) dropped off

(d) dropped dead

In 1989, a woman from Los Angeles won 7 million dollars in the lottery and immediately went on a ....... spree.
(a) indulging

(b) gorging

(c) spending

(d) fussing

Q10 Many people ....... about what they would do with their money if they won the lottery.
(a) plan

(b) dream

(c) vision

(d) hallucinate

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 130

Pablo Picasso: expressions describing the Picasso's life
Q1

Pablo Picasso showed his ....... from a very young age.
(a) genius

Q2

(c) descriptions

(d) images

(b) assault

(c) offence

(d) assail

(b) ruined

(c) changed

(d) tainted

(b) borne

(c) birth

(d) birthday

(b) grown up

(c) grew out of

(d) grew on

(c) recognized

(d) distinguished

Picasso's genius as an artist was ....... by many people.
(a) famous

Q9

(b) portraits

Picasso ....... to be one of the twentieth century's greatest painters.
(a) grew up

Q8

(d) refused

Picasso was ....... on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain.
(a) born

Q7

(c) rejected

Picasso's work ....... ideas about art around the world.
(a) misused

Q6

(b) rebuffed

Picasso died of heart failure during an ....... of influenza in 1973.
(a) attack

Q5

(d) clever

Picasso's ....... of people were often made up of triangles and squares with their features in the wrong places.
(a) likenesses

Q4

(c) master mind

Picasso hated school and often ....... to go unless he could take his pet with him.
(a) rebuked

Q3

(b) brain

(b) familiar

When Picasso was 90 years old, he was honored by an ....... at the Louvre in Paris.
(a) explanation

(b) display

(c) exhibition

(d) museum

Q10 Picasso ....... over 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures.
(a) painted

(b) formed

(c) shaped

(d) created

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 131

Words in context: strong collocations
Q1

Please take these separate lists and ....... them into one document.
(a) specify

Q2

(c) inevitably

(d) wholeheartedly

(b) vaguely

(c) discreetly

(d) invariably

(b) erotic

(c) exotic

(d) robotic

(b) elicit

(c) specify

(d) emerge

(b) surly

(c) inevitably

(d) ironically

Our final idea for the product was much better than our ....... one.
(a) illuminated

Q9

(b) gradually

Peter was the best swimmer, but ....... he lost the final of the swimming competition.
(a) vaguely

Q8

(d) exotic

If the cookie recipe is complete, it will ....... the ingredients you need.
(a) divulge

Q7

(c) robotic

After the terrible tsunami our oderly lives became ........
(a) chaotic

Q6

(b) erotic

My teacher mumbled so softly that I could only ....... understand him.
(a) persistently

Q5

(d) divulge

I guarantee that your hot temper will ....... cause you trouble.
(a) ironically

Q4

(c) merge

This pet store sells rare tropical fish and other ....... creatures.
(a) chaotic

Q3

(b) maneuver

(b) intellectual

(c) intense

(d) initial

(c) scatty

(d) squatty

After I fell down the steps, I felt unsteady and ........
(a) flighty

(b) giddy

Q10 During our walk along the beach we noticed the shifting reflectons on the ....... surface of the water.
(a) unflinching

(b) undulating

(c) unfaltering

(d) undiscriminating

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 132

Expressions with heart: heartache, heartthrob, heartburn
Q1

Getting over a break-up is hard to do. Instead of wallowing in your ......., try to take positive steps to put your failed relationship behind you.
(a) heartbeat

Q2

(b) heartburn

(c) heartache

(d) heartbreak

Spanish singing ....... Enrique Iglesias has been forced to pull out of concerts in Hong Kong and in the
Philippines because of a visa problem in Malaysia.
(a) heartbreak

Q3

(c) heartbeat

(d) heartburn

I feel really blessed, you know, because a lot of people who have a ....... never get any advance warning.
(a) heart attack

Q4

(b) heartthrob

(b) heartache

(c) heartburn

(d) heart disease

Nighttime ....... not only disrupts your sleep, but it may lead to other health risks such as raising your risk of cancer or aggravating asthma.
(a) heartbeat

Q5

(b) heartland

(c) heartfelt

(d) heartburn

Allow me to express my ....... sorrow at the immense tragedy that has been perpetrated upon the American people by the wicked evildoers who were responsible for the September 11th terrorist attacks.
(a) heartache

Q6

(b) heartbeat

(c) heartbreak

(d) heartfelt

(b) heartburn

(c) heart attack

(d) heart disease

The UK has one of the highest rates of death from ....... in the world.
(a) heartbreak

Q9

(d) heartfelt

Just about everyone experiences the type of grief we call ....... at one time or another.
(a) heartbreak

Q8

(c) heartthrob

Palpitations are ....... sensations that feel like pounding or racing.
(a) heartthrob

Q7

(b) heartburn

(b) heartbeat

(c) heartthrob

(d) heart disease

The Burgundy countryside is fast becoming the Islamic ....... of France.
(a) heartthrob

(b) heartfelt

(c) heartland

(d) heartburn

Q10 Bollywood ....... Hrithik Roshan pointed a finger at a gang of camera-happy Indian fans gathered to watch him shooting a film on the south bank of the river Thames.
(a) heartbeat

(b) heartthrob

(c) heartache

(d) heartbreak

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 133

Idioms with the phrasal verb knock
Q1

I usually ....... work at about 4:00 o'clock and run to the station to catch the train to my next job.
(a) knock on

Q2

(b) knock off

(c) knock up

(d) knock out

England ....... South Africa in the Singapore Sevens tournament at Singapore's National Stadium, beating them 33-14 in the semi-final yesterday.
(a) knocked on

Q3

(d) knock off

(b) knock on

(c) knock out

(d) knock up

(b) knock on

(c) knock out

(d) knock up

(b) knock out

(c) knock up

(d) knock on

There wasn't much food in the cupboard, but I managed to ....... a meal for myself.
(a) knock out

Q8

(c) knock on

Professional boxers don't wear head gear because their intent is to ....... their opponent.
(a) knock off

Q7

(b) knock up

The defendant pleaded guilty to providing a group of Russians with ....... goods.
(a) knock-off

Q6

(d) knocked out

A few months ago, James got a ....... his front door.
(a) knock off

Q5

(c) knocked off

Do you want me to ....... some lunch?
(a) knock out

Q4

(b) knocked in

(b) knock up

(c) knock off

(d) knock on

People who ....... their neighbor's doors and ask if anyone has seen their pet instead of just calling are more likely to find it.
(a) knock off

Q9

(b) knock out

(c) knock on

(d) knock up

A scrum is a way of restartinga game of rugby unionafter an accidental infringement such as a ........
(a) knock on

(b) knock out

(c) knock up

(d) knock off

Q10 The Gulshan is a good honest curry house renowned for its abilitly to ....... a rather good curry.
(a) knock out

(b) knock off

(c) knock up

(d) knock on

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 134

Idioms and expressions with just: just about, just before
Q1

....... the doors opened they all noticed a 5 note lying on the floor.
(a) Just over

Q2

(c) just after

(d) just then

(b) just after

(c) just over

(d) just about

(b) just then

(c) just about

(d) just as

Old-fashioned toothbrushes are ....... good as electric ones at reducing plaque.
(a) just over

Q6

(b) just over

Jack Wheeler is ....... the most interesting man I know.
(a) just over

Q5

(d) Just about

Can I get pregnant ....... my period has finished?
(a) just then

Q4

(c) Just then

Well, I am ....... 2 months in now with my new venture and business is still going strong.
(a) just as

Q3

(b) Just before

(b) just about

(c) just as

(d) just then

....... the guy behind us leaned over and said, almost hysterically happy, "That's one terrific baby you've got there!" (a) Just about

Q7

(c) Just then

(d) Just over

President Bush thanked his hosts for a warm welcome ....... addressing the 25th annual conference.
(a) just about

Q8

(b) Just the thing

(b) just over

(c) just then

(d) just before

Holmen's Board decided on Wednesday to invest in total ....... $500 in the Group's newsprint mill outside
Norrkping.
(a) just after

Q9

(b) just as

(c) just over

(d) just before

The bill that Congress has produced is monstrous in ....... every way.
(a) just then

(b) just as

(c) just over

(d) just about

Q10 Fog machines can be ....... to get you into the partying mood.
(a) just then

(b) just over

(c) just above

(d) just the thing

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 135

American Presidents - William Jefferson Clinton
Q1

Bill Clinton, whose father ....... a few months before he was born, wanted to be President from a very early age. (a) passed out

Q2

(d) passed up

(b) array

(c) arrant

(d) arrow

Clinton ....... himself as a "New Democrat" and has frequently been referred to as the "Comeback Kid."
(a) fashioned

Q4

(c) passed away

Clinton defied his critics by surviving an ....... of personal scandals.
(a) arraign

Q3

(b) passed through

(b) dressed

(c) clothed

(d) clad

In 1978, at the age of thirty-two, Bill Clinton became the youngest governor in the ....... and in Arkansas history. (a) nation

Q5

(b) native

(c) nativity

(d) national

As President-elect, Clinton vowed to focus on economic issues like a "laser beam," working especially to overcome the ....... growth of the American economy.
(a) slugger

Q6

(c) slummy

(d) slurry

Clinton suffered two major ....... during his administration.
(a) quarterbacks

Q7

(b) sluggish

(b) outbacks

(c) setbacks

(d) comebacks

Clinton's partner in his political ....... and marriage, Hillary Rodham Clinton, emerged as a key player in his administration. (a) career

Q8

(b) job

(c) trade

(d) work

Future history books may well begin by noting that Bill Clinton was the second President to have been ....... by the U.S. House of Representatives.
(a) beseeched

Q9

(b) reached

(c) impeached

(d) preached

Clinton had a significant influence on the ....... of the Democratic Party.
(a) road

(b) path

(c) direction

(d) course

Q10 Clinton succeeded in brokering peace negotiations in Northern Ireland between ....... Catholics and
Protestants.
(a) sparring

(b) warring

(c) barring

(d) jarring

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 136

Idioms - hard
Q1

Poor people in Australia who are ....... for cash may seek financial assistance from the Salvation Army.
(a) hard core

Q2

(c) hard sell

(d) hard cash

(b) hard headed

(c) hard cash

(d) hard pressed

(b) hard pressed

(c) hard boiled

(d) hard headed

My former boss was so ....... that he often refused to listen to the opinions of his subordinates.
(a) hard headed

Q6

(b) hard core

Yesterday I taught my daughter how to cook a ....... egg for breakfast.
(a) hard hearted

Q5

(d) hard court

My parents wouldn't permit me to listen to ....... heavy metal music when I was growing up.
(a) hard core

Q4

(c) hard sell

Many small businesses just starting choose to accept cold ....... as their only method of payment.
(a) hard court

Q3

(b) hard up

(b) hard hearted

(c) hard boiled

(d) hard pressed

Applicants for the sales position are required to submit a ....... of their CV by Thursday, May 17th 2006 at the latest. (a) hard core

Q7

(b) hard copy

(c) hard cash

(d) hard court

Many amateur tennis players find it much easier to play tennis on a ....... surface as opposed to playing on a surface that is made from grass.
(a) hard core

Q8

(c) hard pressed

(d) hard cash

The ....... dictator refused to grant clemency to his imprisoned political opponents.
(a) hard hearted

Q9

(b) hard court

(b) hard pressed

(c) hard copy

(d) hard bitten

Employees at the garment factory were forced to work twelve hour shifts as they were ....... for time to complete the order.
(a) hard bitten

(b) hard headed

(c) hard hearted

(d) hard pressed

Q10 James needed to go to the ....... store to purchase a new door for his holiday house.
(a) hard core

(b) hardboard

(c) hardware

(d) hard court

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 137

Compound words: head
Q1

My wife will only let me listen to classical music if I agree to wear my ........
(a) head lamps

Q2

(b) head phones

(c) head dress

(d) headlights

My father lodged an insurance claim last week because he had an accident and broke one of the ....... on his car. (a) headlights

Q3

(b) head phones

(c) head sets

(d) head dress

Jimmy wanted to go to the Halloween party in an Indian costume but was unable to find a ....... to complete his outfit. (a) head phone

Q4

(b) head set

(c) head dress

(d) head light

The flight from Sydney to Singapore will take two hours longer than usual this morning as the plane is flying into a strong ........
(a) headlong

Q5

(b) headway

(c) headwind

(d) headland

I was very surprised to read the ....... in the newspaper this morning regarding the incarceration of our country's former president.
(a) headlines

Q6

(d) headrooms

(b) headstart

(c) head off

(d) headwind

I was very disappointed to find out that the new car that I wanted to buy had insufficient ........
(a) headlight

Q8

(c) headlights

First time entrants in this years city marathon will be given a ten minute ....... over the rest of the field.
(a) headland

Q7

(b) headlands

(b) head set

(c) headroom

(d) headlamp

All flights out of Sydney's new airport were delayed last week due to extremely strong ....... that was blowing across the tarmac.
(a) headwind

Q9

(b) headland

(c) headroom

(d) headlight

Mixing spirits and beer is not a very good idea. I usually wake up with a very bad ....... the next morning.
(a) headset

(b) headlight

(c) headache

(d) headland

Q10 We were extremely upset when we arrived at the cemetry and discovered that my late grandfather's ....... had been destroyed by vandals.
(a) headset

(b) headstone

(c) headphone

(d) headlight

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 138

Phrasal Verbs (C)
Q1

The couple ....... of the hotel early this morning.
(a) checked out

Q2

(c) chip in

(b) clammed up

(c) clammed about

(b) come across

(c) come about

(b) came about with

(c) came down with

Lisa was ....... her friends to help her move.
(a) counting down

Q9

(b) chip over

Rick ....... a terrible cold this week.
(a) came up with

Q8

(c) chicken in

He wants to ....... as a mean boss so his employees will work hard for him.
(a) come in

Q7

(b) chicken

He ....... when the police officers started to question him about the robbery.
(a) clammed

Q6

(c) cheer everyone

The supervisor asked everyone to ....... for the manager's birthday present.
(a) chip

Q5

(b) cheer everyone up

Most of the kids at school thought he was scared and that he would ....... of the race.
(a) chicken out

Q4

(c) checked about

Randy always tried to ....... on rainy days.
(a) cheer everyone on

Q3

(b) checked in

(b) counting about

(c) counting on

The new police chief is trying to ....... on the current drug problem in the city.
(a) crack down

(b) crack over

(c) crack

Q10 Lawrence is trying to ....... on fatty foods.
(a) cut down

(b) cut up

(c) cut about

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 139

Phrasal Verbs (D to F)
Q1

The custody battle ....... for many months.
(a) dragged down

Q2

(c) dropped by

(b) dropped out

(c) dropped by

(b) ended

(c) ended in

(b) fall down

(c) fall through

The children tried to ....... a way of getting to the concert on their own.
(a) figure out

Q9

(b) dropped in

The manager was so afraid the multi-million dollar deal would ........
(a) fall up

Q8

(c) dropped in

After a lot of fuss, Rose ....... liking the new dish very much.
(a) ended up

Q7

(b) dropped over

Bruce ....... of school when he was only fifteen years old and then took on a job.
(a) dropped

Q6

(c) drew down

Cathy ....... her mother's house for a visit this past week.
(a) dropped

Q5

(b) drew up

I ....... on my friend yesterday to surprise her.
(a) dropped

Q4

(c) dragged in

The architect ....... some blueprints for you last week.
(a) drew on

Q3

(b) dragged on

(b) figure about

(c) figure up

Karen had to ....... for Dave while he was away on vacation.
(a) fill up

(b) fill

(c) fill in

Q10 The couple ....... many forms before they could immigrate to England.
(a) filled

(b) filled about

(c) filled out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 140

Phrasal Verbs (G to H)
Q1

Rick's father and mother didn't ....... with his grandparents and were always having disagreements.
(a) get about

Q2

(c) getting by

(b) get in

(c) get by

(b) get rid about

(c) get rid on

(b) goofed off

(c) goofed on

You'll need to ....... your assignments by Friday.
(a) hand by

Q9

(b) getting about

The students ....... when the teacher left the room.
(a) goofed up

Q8

(c) get with

The criminal tried to ....... the evidence quickly.
(a) get rid of

Q7

(b) get around to

He worked hard to ....... to Berkeley this past year.
(a) get with

Q6

(c) get

His salary is low so he's just ....... right now.
(a) getting in

Q5

(b) get around

Lucy was so busy that she didn't ....... fixing the stereo.
(a) get around

Q4

(c) get

They rented a car so it would be easier to ....... the new city.
(a) get on

Q3

(b) get along

(b) hand

(c) hand in

Beth's father is too proud to ask for ........
(a) hand-ins

(b) hand-overs

(c) hand-outs

Q10 Laurie decided to ....... after the fourth ring.
(a) hang up

(b) hang down

(c) hang over

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 141

Phrasal Verbs (H to L)
Q1

Two men staged a ....... at the bank across the street from us yesterday afternoon.
(a) hold-up

Q2

(c) jumped over

(b) kept out

(c) kept in

(b) kicked over

(c) kicked out

(b) knock over

(c) knock out

When I hit my head on the cupboard, I almost ........
(a) knocked myself out

Q9

(b) jumped in

Just look at that gorgeous girl — She's a ........
(a) knock in

Q8

(c) jack up

Trent was ....... of school for bad behavior.
(a) kicked in

Q7

(b) jack out

Even though he was exhausted, he ........
(a) kept going

Q6

(c) iron out

Kevin ....... the great opportunity to be the floor manager.
(a) jumped all over

Q5

(b) iron on

Most of the service stations decided to ....... their gas prices after the gas war between them.
(a) jack in

Q4

(c) hold-on

We still have to ....... the finer details about our upcoming trip to Scotland.
(a) iron in

Q3

(b) hold-in

(b) knocked myself in

(c) knocked myself

The company was experiencing financial problems so they had to ....... fifty employees.
(a) lay on

(b) lay off

(c) lay out

Q10 Karen didn't want to ....... she she went over the wedding list one more time.
(a) leave anyone in

(b) leave anyone out

(c) leave anyone over

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 142

Phrasal Verbs (L)
Q1

Jeff felt as if he had been ....... when he lost his job.
(a) let on

Q2

(c) looks down back

(b) look forward about

(c) look forward over

(b) look in on

(c) look down on

(b) look on

(c) look into

You can't tell them apart — Elena ....... her mother.
(a) looks just alike

Q9

(b) looks down on

The sheriff said he would ....... the crime a bit more thoroughly.
(a) look down

Q8

(c) look back down

Norma promised she would ....... Cara's children while she was away on a business trip.
(a) look in over

Q7

(b) look back in

She started to ....... the upcoming trip.
(a) look forward to

Q6

(c) let up

The rich family ....... poor people in this area.
(a) looks down in

Q5

(b) let down

He started to ....... his life and then decided to take another trip.
(a) look back on

Q4

(c) let over

At long last the storm is starting to look like it's going to ........
(a) let in

Q3

(b) let down

(b) looks just like

(c) looks just over

Before Sheila died from a long cancer battle, she asked her sister to ....... her children.
(a) look down

(b) look over

(c) look in

Q10 Ray hadn't seen his friend in years but he decided to ....... anyway.
(a) look him up

(b) look him down

(c) look him in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 143

Phrasal Verbs (L to P)
Q1

I hardly ever gamble but I was ....... at the casino yesterday.
(a) lucky

Q2

(c) make about

(b) make up for

(c) make up over

(b) marked up

(c) marked about

(b) marked down

(c) marked over

Everyone laughed at the ....... between the twin brothers at the party.
(a) mix in

Q9

(b) make over

The items are ....... because the manager wants to make more room for the incoming spring line.
(a) marked under

Q8

(c) make up

The deparment store has ....... its prices since the last time I was here.
(a) marked over

Q7

(b) make on

He decided to ....... his past mistakes by doing some good in his community.
(a) make up about

Q6

(c) make fun of

Even though she squinted, she couldn't ....... what he had written.
(a) make out

Q5

(b) made fun over

The couple decided to kiss and ....... after the day long argument.
(a) make out

Q4

(c) lucked out

He is different so many children ....... him.
(a) made fun at

Q3

(b) lucked

(b) mix up

(c) mix over

Billy was so tired that he was ....... in class.
(a) nodding in

(b) nodding on

(c) nodding off

Q10 Her father ....... when she was just a kid.
(a) passed over

(b) passed away

(c) passed down

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 144

Phrasal Verbs (P to R)
Q1

Emily ....... when she suddenly saw the burglar enter her home.
(a) passed out

Q2

(c) pick down

(b) pitched in

(c) pitched over

(b) pull it forward

(c) pull it up

(b) put by

(c) put off

Kathleen felt like she had to ....... with a lot from her family.
(a) put up

Q9

(b) pick over

Jeremy didn't want to ....... the wedding any longer.
(a) put over

Q8

(c) pick by

After weeks of planning the escape, Sue finally started to believe they could ........
(a) pull it off

Q7

(b) pick up

The whole community ....... to make the playground safe and aesthetic.
(a) pitched on

Q6

(c) picked out

The kids ....... Trent because he is different.
(a) pick on

Q5

(b) picked down

Steve was always trying to ....... girls at the nightclub.
(a) pick down

Q4

(c) passed over

Ken ....... the best fruit at the supermarket.
(a) picked in

Q3

(b) passed in

(b) put over

(c) put

That store is really expensive. It's a ........
(a) rip down

(b) rip off

(c) rip over

Q10 If you ....... the numbers, it will be easier to calculate the estimate.
(a) round with

(b) round over

(c) round off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 145

Phrasal Verbs (R to T)
Q1

Heidi ....... an old friend while she was shopping last week.
(a) ran over

Q2

(c) set back

(b) stand in

(c) stand over

(b) stand up

(c) stand in

(b) shows up

(c) shows over

(b) stands over

(c) stands for

The "T" in the acronym ....... Time.
(a) stands about

Q9

(b) set down

People are getting tired of Seth because he always ....... late.
(a) shows

Q8

(c) set in

Bob's father taught him to be firm and to ....... for what he believes.
(a) stand down

Q7

(b) set down

The girl with the purple hair wants to ....... from the group.
(a) stand out

Q6

(c) runs down on

The assembly line problem was a minor ....... for the company last week.
(a) set about

Q5

(b) runs out of

The night before the play, the crew ....... the stage.
(a) set up

Q4

(c) ran into

The corner store often ....... bread near the end of the week.
(a) runs out over

Q3

(b) ran down

Kelly ....... her mother. They have many of the same interests.
(a) takes after

(b) takes over

(c) takes on

Q10 Leslie decided to ....... early from the party.
(a) take in

(b) take off

(c) take on

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 146

Phrasal Verbs (T)
Q1

I decided to ....... organic cooking.
(a) take up

Q2

(c) try in

(b) try in

(c) try up

(b) turn over

(c) turn around

(b) turn in

(c) turn with

John tried to ask Cara out on a date but she ........
(a) turned him over

Q9

(b) try on

The teacher asked her students to ....... the assignments by Friday at noon.
(a) turn on

Q8

(c) throw down

Bryan tapped Pauline on her shoulder so she would ....... and see the parade approaching behind them.
(a) turn in

Q7

(b) throw up

Samantha was late for the basketball ........
(a) try out

Q6

(c) ticked off

Leila was feeling blue so she went shopping to ....... some new outfits.
(a) try at

Q5

(b) ticked about

Marg wanted to ....... the old sofa but her husband couldn't part with it.
(a) throw out

Q4

(c) take about

Kristie was ....... at Matt because of the things he said to her last week.
(a) ticked on

Q3

(b) take over

(b) turned him through

(c) turned him down

Keira can't bear people who can't make up their minds and is ....... by procrastinators.
(a) turned in

(b) turned up

(c) turned off

(b) turn in

(c) turn up

Q10 Chris thinks dark hair is a real ........
(a) turn on

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 147

Phrasal Verbs (T to W)
Q1

Kevin ....... all of the information and then gave the note to his wife so she could put it into a computer file.
(a) took on

Q2

(b) took down

(c) took over

Ethan asked his girlfriend to ....... the music so he could clearly hear the music they were listening to in the car. (a) turn over

Q3

(b) watched out about

(c) watched out

(b) wear over

(c) wear out

(b) work over

(c) work out

Rob looks ....... because he's working two jobs at the moment.
(a) worn on

Q9

(c) wake over

Lilly likes to ....... early in the morning so that she's fit for work.
(a) work on

Q8

(b) wake up

Chris was afraid the inexpensive tires would ....... quickly.
(a) wear on

Q7

(c) waited down

Rayleen ....... her little brother all the time.
(a) watched out for

Q6

(b) waited in

Neil liked to ....... early on Saturdays.
(a) wake on

Q5

(c) turn in

Krista ....... her ill husband all day long.
(a) waited on

Q4

(b) turn up

(b) worn in

(c) worn out

We are getting close to ....... the meeting so are there any final questions or concerns?
(a) wrapping down

(b) wrapping over

(c) wrapping up

Q10 Jim didn't have much time to ....... the contract.
(a) write about

(b) write over

(c) write up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 148

Idioms about Animals
Q1

Beth is so afraid of flying. I think she should stop being such a ........
(a) freaky cat

Q2

(b) had a pig

(b) little birdie

(c) hummingbird

During the monsoon season, it rains ....... for nearly one whole month.
(a) birds and bees

Q6

(b) swimming with sharks

A ....... told me it is your anniversary today. How many years is it now for you two?
(a) talking parrot

Q5

(c) had a bird

Everyone told me I'd be ....... if I took that job on Wall Street.
(a) swimming like a jellyfish
(c) swimming with fish

Q4

(c) afraid bird

My parents ....... when my teacher called them and told them about my poor grades.
(a) had a cow

Q3

(b) scaredy cat

(b) cats and dogs

(c) pigs and horses

The suave salesman looked nice but when he told us about the 0% financing, the deal seemed a little
........
(a) fishy

Q7

(b) wolf eat wolf

(c) dog eat dog

He's so nervous. I wish for once he'd stop being such a ........
(a) fish

Q9

(c) foxy

Hollywood is so competitive that it seems like a ....... world, doesn't it?
(a) shark eat shark

Q8

(b) doggy

(b) rabbit

(c) chicken

My little girl copies everything I say. She's like a little ........
(a) parrot

(b) budgie

(c) chicken

Q10 Everyone notices Rob's wife when she walks into a room. She's pretty and ........
(a) fox like

(b) foxy

(c) doggy

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 149

Idioms about Food
Q1

Ethan's teachers told him he is the 'cream of the crop' of his graduating class. What does 'cream of the crop' mean?
........
(a) Good

Q2

(b) The best

(c) Not so good

His drama coach 'egged him on' so he'd go onto the stage and perform as well as he did during the rehearsals. What does "egged him on" mean? ........
(a) To discourage someone

(b) To encourage someone

(c) To tell them they should be embarrassed
Q3

Keira felt like tennis was 'her cup of tea.' What does 'her cup of tea' mean? ........
(a) That it's not the right thing for her
(c) That she should practice more

Q4

(b) That it's a perfect match for her

Ray was as 'cool as a cucumber' about his exam because he studied all week for it. What does 'cool as a cucumber' mean? ........
(a) To be scared and cold about something
(c) To be very calm and relaxed about something

Q5

(b) To be very embarrassed about something

Everyone knew that the politician had his 'finger in the pie' of many businesses around the city. What does 'finger in the pie' mean? ........
(a) To be involved in something
(c) Wanting to get out of something

Q6

(b) To be uninterested in something

Most of Kim's teachers wanted her to 'use her noodle' more when it came to exam time. What does 'use her noodle' mean? ........
(a) To act up more

Q7

(b) To think more

(c) To try more

"'In a nutshell', the problem was caused by a faulty wire," said the experienced electrician. What does 'in a nutshell' mean? ........
(a) To be blunt about something
(c) To be long and exhaustive about something

Q8

(b) To be concise about something

The trial turned out to be 'a hot potato' that everyone at the table was thinking about. What does 'a hot potato' mean?
........
(a) A topic that is very controversial
(c) A topic that people are indifferent about because they want to eat

Q9

(b) A topic that is easy to answer/solve

The king was so rich, arrogant and mean that when he was overthrown by his people, most of his subjects thought it was about time he 'ate some humble pie.' What does to 'eat humble pie' mean? ........
(a) To get upset/angry about something
(c) To accept shame

Q10

(b) To be vengeful

Mary was going through a rough time and her family felt like they had to 'walk on eggshells' around her. What does to
'walk on eggshells' mean? ........
(a) To be very messy
(c) To be very cautious and/or sensitive about something

(b) To be very loud

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 150

Prepositions of Time and Date (1)
Q1

I wouldn't want his shift — he has to wake up ....... 3 am everyday.
(a) (none)

Q2

(c) on

(b) (none)

(c) About

(b) on

(c) (none)

(b) on

(c) at

I'm meeting an old friend for lunch ....... noon. I haven't seen her for a long time.
(a) on

Q9

(b) (none)

I called in to make an appointment and I can see the doctor ....... 3 pm. Can you come with me?
(a) (none)

Q8

(c) (none)

I have to go for a check-up ....... next week. I go for a check-up once a year.
(a) about

Q7

(b) in

....... last year, the weather was really bad. This year, the forecast is better.
(a) In

Q6

(c) (none)

We hope there won't be much snow ....... this year but you never know.
(a) about

Q5

(b) at

I don't know what time they'll be back ....... this evening, if at all. It all depends on the road conditions today.
(a) for

Q4

(c) at

Mandy can't wait for snow because she wants to go skiing ....... the winter.
(a) in

Q3

(b) on

(b) in

(c) at

I don't have any plans ....... Thanksgiving Day because my entire family lives overseas.
(a) for

(b) in

(c) about

Q10 I'm going to my parents' house in Maine. What are you doing ....... Christmas Day?
(a) on

(b) in

(c) with

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 151

Prepositions of Time and Date (2)
Q1

....... yesterday, I went shopping and found some great outfits for spring.
(a) On

Q2

(b) with

(c) on

My birthday is ....... April. Can you come to my birthday party?
(a) on

Q4

(c) (none)

The meeting is ....... Monday morning at 9:30 am sharp. Don't be late.
(a) in

Q3

(b) In

(b) (none)

(c) in

I love swimming ....... the summer months I usually swim at outdoor pool as much as I can and sometimes we go the lake.
(a) about

Q5

(b) in

(c) on

(b) In

(c) (none)

....... the day after tomorrow, I'm going to Bora Bora. I can't wait!
(a) In

Q9

(c) about

....... three weeks, I'm going on a camping trip. We're going to a really scenic spot.
(a) On

Q8

(b) on

After our hiking trip, I'm going to be really sore ....... Monday morning.
(a) about

Q7

(c) in

I'm going hiking ....... the weekend. Do you want to come?
(a) in

Q6

(b) (none)

(b) On

(c) (none)

....... 2002, I got a promotion and I'm hoping for another one this year.
(a) On

(b) (none)

(c) In

Q10 Someday, ....... the future, we're going to build the house of our dreams.
(a) on

(b) about

(c) in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 152

Prepositions of Time and Date (3)
Q1

....... yesterday, we went to the Royal Alberta Museum they had some really interesting exhibits.
(a) On

Q2

(b) For

(c) (none)

We're going to the Botanical Gardens and ....... tomorrow, we're planning to see some more aspects this city has to offer.
(a) in

Q3

(c) on

....... two weeks, the project should be complete. I hope our clients approve of the new format.
(a) On

Q4

(b) (none)

(b) In

(c) About

I finished a very important project ....... two months ago. It was really intense because of the cutting edge technology we used.
(a) on

Q5

(c) in

My vacation starts ....... July 3. Wendy will fill in for me while I'm gone.
(a) on

Q6

(b) (none)

(b) at

(c) in

I like to eat breakfast ....... the morning but today I had to skip it because I had an early meeting with the Board of Directors.
(a) on

Q7

(b) (none)

(c) in

I'm going to finish reading this great book ....... today — it's really captivating.
(a) in

Q9

(c) about

I love going for walks ....... the spring everything is so fresh and beautiful.
(a) about

Q8

(b) in

(b) on

(c) (none)

....... 2004, I'm getting a raise so we'll be able to afford more things like tropical vacations.
(a) On

(b) (none)

(c) In

Q10 We're going for dinner at a great Italian restaurant ....... tonight. It's not far from here.
(a) (none)

(b) on

(c) about

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 153

Prepositions of Time and Date (4)
Q1

....... the seventeenth century, artwork in Europe was quite different from what you see today.
(a) (none)

Q2

(b) In

(c) On

....... Valentine's Day, I'm taking my girlfriend to a wonderful spot it's really remote and romantic. I hope she likes it.
(a) On

Q3

(b) On

(c) In

(b) On

(c) (none)

(b) In

(c) On

....... tomorrow evening, we're going to have a surprise birthday party for Mitch.
(a) (none)

Q9

(c) In

....... Wednesday night, I'm going to take the staff out for dinner.
(a) About

Q8

(b) (none)

....... Independence Day, we always go to the fair and watch the fireworks at 11 pm.
(a) About

Q7

(c) In

....... Saturday night, we went to a great movie and then had supper with the Johnsons.
(a) For

Q6

(b) (none)

....... next month, I'm expecting my family to visit from the Virgin Islands.
(a) On

Q5

(c) About

....... one week ago, she was told she couldn't have any more time off.
(a) For

Q4

(b) In

(b) About

(c) In

....... midnight, the tradition is to sing a traditional song to ring in the New Year.
(a) On

(b) At

(c) In

Q10 ....... 2005, I finished my degree and now I'm working with a small accounting firm.
(a) On

(b) In

(c) At

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 154

What Comes Next? (1)
Q1

What I'll do now is ........
(a) up to me

Q2

(c) you were here

(d) you had been here

(b) German to me

(c) Welsh to me

(d) Greek to me

(b) put me a hand

(c) give me a hand

(d) show me a hand

(b) betraying me

(c) believing me

(d) beholding me

(b) jump in the bin

(c) jump in the field

(d) jump in the lake

(c) I follow you

(d) I demand you

If you must talk, do it quietly ........
(a) I trust you

Q9

(b) you will be here

As far as I'm concerned they can all go ........
(a) jump in the oven

Q8

(d) turn over

I'm sorry that's not fair. It's no good ........
(a) blaming me

Q7

(c) turn in

I'm desperate. All I need really is someone to ........
(a) take me a hand

Q6

(b) turn off

I just don't follow a single word — I'm afraid it's all ........
(a) Spanish to me

Q5

(d) on to me

It must be at least a year since ........
(a) you are here

Q4

(c) across me

I'm very tired so I think I'll ........
(a) go out

Q3

(b) through me

(b) I beg you

Did you hear that noise? I'm sure there must be ........
(a) a bugler in the house
(c) a burglar in the house

(b) a bungler
(d) a bowler in the house

Q10 All I ask is that you ........
(a) give me just one last chance
(c) give me just one last time

(b) give me just one last occasion
(d) give me just one last series

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 155

What Comes Next? (2)
Q1

I can't make head nor tail of this — ........
(a) it's utter destruction
(c) it's utter rubbish

Q2

(b) it's utter paperwork
(d) it's utter cheese

I don't know about you but I'm so hungry ........
(a) I could eat a mountain
(c) I could eat a cow

Q3

You don't have to shout ........
(a) I'm not that daft

Q4

(b) I could eat the table
(d) I could eat a horse

(b) I'm not that deaf

(b) I'd simply control them
(d) I'd simply manage them

If you can't get this right, then ........
(a) there's no sense for you
(c) there's no hope for you

Q7

(b) there's no thought for you
(d) there's no idea for you

If the situation's that bad I suggest ........
(a) you sell in

Q8

(b) you sell up

(c) you sell on

(d) you sell off

They realised that the police had them cornered and ........
(a) they gave themselves up
(c) they gave them selves to

Q9

(b) I just can't get up to her
(d) I just can't get through to her

If I had the chances you have, ........
(a) I'd simply grab them
(c) I'd simply hold them

Q6

(d) I'm not that dumb

I have tried, honestly but ........
(a) I just can't get across to her
(c) I just can't get in between her

Q5

(c) I'm not that dead

(b) they gave themselves under
(d) they gave themselves over

There's no rush for an answer so just ........
(a) spend your time

(b) give your time

(c) waste your time

(d) take your time

Q10 We can safely say that the business is now concluded so ........
(a) that's him

(b) that's us

(c) that's it

(d) that's them

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 156

What Comes Next? (3)
Q1

I wouldn't hesitate to accept that offer. If it were me ........
(a) I'd bite his head off
(c) I'd bite his nose off

Q2

(b) I'd bite his hand off
(d) I'd bite his finger off

There are several ways of looking at this and ........
(a) you'll have to opt
(c) you'll have to choose

Q3

Nobody's going to call me names and ........
(a) get on with it

Q4

(b) you'll have to take
(d) you'll have to accept

(b) get up with it

(b) make your mind up
(d) make your thoughts up

Don't worry about not getting enough support ........
(a) I'm with you all the way
(c) I'm with you all the path

Q6

(b) I'm with you the whole route
(d) I'm with you the whole road

If you could be serious for just one moment ........
(a) I'd accept it

Q7

(b) I'd believe it

(d) I'd understand it

(b) he'd just stroll all over them
(d) he'd just walk all over them

You're not telling me you didn't laugh once ........
(a) I bet you will

Q9

(c) I'd appreciate it

Nobody ever got in his way ........
(a) he'd just stride all over them
(c) he'd just hop all over them

Q8

(d) get away with it

You can't agree with both of them ........
(a) make your opinion up
(c) make your brain up

Q5

(c) get away from it

(b) I bet you did

(c) I bet you have

(d) I bet you do

Don't worry what other people think ........
(a) just take no note of them
(c) just take no hint of them

(b) just take no sign of them
(d) just take no notice of them

Q10 We're having a barbecue next week, .......?
(a) will you come

(b) did you come

(c) do you come

(d) were you coming

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 157

What Comes Next? (4)
Q1

It's getting very late ........
(a) I'll have to speed you
(c) I'll have to hurry

Q2

(b) I'll have to accelerate you
(d) I'll have to push you

If we leave it any longer, ........
(a) we'll catch the bus
(c) we'll lose the train

Q3

(b) we'll miss the train
(d) we'll loose the bus

There is a deadline, I'm afraid, ........
(a) so you mustn't dither
(c) so you mustn't dabble

Q4

(b) so you mustn't doodle
(d) so you mustn't diddle

We should have been there 2 hours ago, ........
(a) so we're well back
(c) so we're well backward

Q5

(b) so we're well off
(d) so we're well behind

If we leave this minute, ........
(a) I'm sure we'll make it
(c) I'm sure we'll get it

Q6

(b) I'm sure we'll take it
(d) I'm sure we'll turn it

They arrived in the middle of the night ........
(a) because their flight was detained
(c) because their flight was delayed

Q7

As the old saying goes: ........
(a) He who hesitates is found
(c) He who hesitates is late

Q8

(b) He who hesitates is lost
(d) He who hesitates is long

They should have arrived by now. I wonder ........
(a) what has kept them

Q9

(b) because their flight was despatched
(d) because their flight was defused

(b) what has held them

(c) what has got them

(d) what has done them

(c) lug me

(d) bug me

I'm being as quick as I can. Just don't ........
(a) hug me

(b) tug me

Q10 I'm giving you your last warning. If you're not ready in five minutes, ........
(a) you're on your self

(b) you're on your own

(c) you're on your side

(d) you're on your turn

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 158

What Comes Next? (5)
Q1

Do you mind repeating that? I didn't quite ........
(a) grab it the first time
(c) seize it the first time

Q2

(b) snatch it the first time
(d) grasp it the first time

Did you follow all that? Answer: ........
(a) No, my mind's a complete blank
(c) No, my mind's a complete space

Q3

Did you get that? Answer: Well, not really. .......?
(a) Could you float that past me once more
(c) Could you fly that past me once more

Q4

(b) what I'm off about
(d) what I'm in about

I hope it's all clear now, isn't it? Answer: No, ........
(a) you've left me there
(c) you've ht me there

Q7

(b) you've dropped me there
(d) you've lost me there

If you want us to follow your argument I suggest you ........
(a) use less conspicuous words
(c) use less confused words

Q8

(b) use less complicated words
(d) use less concerned words

Promise me that at least you'll try this exercise, won't you? Answer: ........
(a) I'll have an effort

Q9

(b) Me too, I'm just out of my length
(d) Me too, I'm just out of my size

You look a little confused. Do you know .......?
(a) what I'm on about
(c) what I'm under about

Q6

(b) Could you run that past me once more
(d) Could you walk that past me once more

I don't know about you but I can't make sense of this at all. Answer: ........
(a) Me too, I'm just out of my height
(c) Me too, i'm just out of my depth

Q5

(b) No, my mind's a complete hole
(d) No, my mind's a complete void

(b) I'll have a trial

(c) I'll have a go

(d) I'll have a trial

(c) behind me

(d) beside me

What do you make of this test? Answer: It's quite ........
(a) beyond me

(b) below me

Q10 If you can't actually say the words then why don't you try ........
(a) sing them

(b) singing them

(c) to have sung them

(d) having sung them

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 1

Newspaper Headlines
Q1

Some people only read the ....... lines in a newspaper.
(a) top

Q2

(c) out

(d) over

(b) overtake

(c) overdo

(d) overlook

(b) peculiar

(c) singular

(d) attitude

(b) distributed

(c) delivered

(d) handed

(b) gratitude

(c) gratefulness

(d) thanking

(c) short

(d) shortly

In ....... nothing much happened at the meeting.
(a) quick

Q9

(b) through

In her speech she expressed her ....... for all the help she had been given.
(a) thankfulness

Q8

(d) off

Newspapers are ....... to people's doors every day.
(a) taken

Q7

(c) by

It is always ....... when you misunderstand the customs of other countries.
(a) embarrassing

Q6

(b) through

The boss was good enough to ....... my mistake.
(a) oversee

Q5

(d) head

When the building was completed, all the workers were paid ........
(a) off

Q4

(c) main

You should always check the sell ....... date of things you buy in the supermarket.
(a) in

Q3

(b) big

(b) briefly

At the end of the speech the whole assembly gave the speakers a standing ........
(a) ovation

(b) applause

(c) cheering

(d) support

(c) numbers

(d) polls

Q10 Politicians pretend to ignore opinion ........
(a) votes

(b) figures

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 2

Learning tips and instructions
Q1

Start reading the story from page 4 and then go on until you ....... the end of the chapter.
(a) arrive

Q2

(c) investigate

(d) interpret

(b) increase

(c) collect

(d) gather

(b) automatic

(c) axiomatic

(d) dogmatic

(b) practise

(c) exercise

(d) emphasise

(b) spend

(c) expend

(d) calculate

Try to ....... a native speaker to talk to you so that you can record the conversation.
(a) influence

Q9

(b) probe

If you can ....... the cost of travel, there is of course no substitute for visiting the country itself.
(a) afford

Q8

(d) clear

Another important activity is to ....... your spoken language.
(a) train

Q7

(c) sure

You don't have to read just novels but also newspapers so that you can see examples of ....... language.
(a) idiomatic

Q6

(b) definite

A useful way to ....... your vocabulary is to read as much as possible.
(a) amass

Q5

(d) achieve

The whole purpose of all these exercises is to ....... your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
(a) test

Q4

(c) touch

Answer the questions at the back of the book and make ....... that you check your answers carefully.
(a) obvious

Q3

(b) reach

(b) persuade

(c) encourage

(d) impress

Play the tape back as many times as you like and ....... everything that the native speaker has said.
(a) hold

(b) take

(c) hear

(d) repeat

Q10 If you manage to do all these things, it won't be long before you find yourself speaking the language ........
(a) flowingly

(b) fluently

(c) knowingly

(d) frequently

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 3

Phrasal Verbs
Q1

If you want to join that club, you have to ....... a form and send it to your secretary.
(a) fill up

Q2

(c) came across

(d) came by

(b) think out

(c) think about

(d) think up

(b) keep out

(c) keep down

(d) keep on

(b) do through

(c) do up

(d) do in

(b) see over

(c) see through

(d) see into

It's easy to see from the way the garden is looking that winter has ........
(a) set out

Q9

(b) came into

The time has now come when it will be necessary to ....... making a plan.
(a) see about

Q8

(d) turn down

When spring comes, people often feel inclined to ....... their houses.
(a) do over

Q7

(c) turn into

I need to find some kind of chemical that will ....... the weeds in the garden.
(a) keep off

Q6

(b) turn in

What you have to do is to ....... a new idea that will enable us to make a lot of money.
(a) think over

Q5

(d) fill over

Last week I ....... that book you wanted in a small shop.
(a) came up

Q4

(c) fill into

Don't worry we'll have to wait a little longer because I'm sure he'll ....... soon.
(a) turn up

Q3

(b) fill out

(b) set in

(c) set up

(d) set off

You need not worry that you'll be left on your own because I'll always ....... you.
(a) stand for

(b) stand to

(c) stand by

(d) stand from

Q10 You can tell by the way she talks and behaves that she ....... her mother.
(a) takes to

(b) takes in

(c) takes back

(d) takes after

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 4

Time Expressions (1)
Q1

There's no need to worry we shall get to the station long before the train leaves as we have ....... of time.
(a) sacks

Q2

(c) parcels

(d) bags

The concert doesn't start at least an hour and so we have time to ........
(a) kill

Q3

(b) packets

(b) murder

(c) remove

(d) destroy

The station isn't far away and the train leaves in about ten minutes so there is no need to worry — we have time to ........
(a) save

Q4

(d) legs

(b) already

(c) again

(d) frequently

(b) best

(c) fine

(d) clear

(b) in

(c) about

(d) through

(c) going

(d) being

We're not living here for good but just for the time ........
(a) seeing

Q9

(c) feet

It's ....... time she learnt to look after herself.
(a) of

Q8

(b) fingers

I always like to get to an appointment in ....... time.
(a) good

Q7

(d) place

I told him time and ....... not to do it but he takes no notice.
(a) often

Q6

(c) spare

The problem is he has no work to do and with time on his ....... he is likely to get into trouble.
(a) hands

Q5

(b) store

(b) trying

Time ......., it's difficult to believe that we've been here all day.
(a) flows

(b) flies

(c) flees

(d) files

Q10 Time will ....... whether we have made the right decision.
(a) say

(b) know

(c) tell

(d) find

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 5

Time Expressions (2)
Q1

The business has lost a lot of orders recently and is going through a ....... time.
(a) slender

Q2

(b) at

(c) for

(d) on

(b) for

(c) at

(d) in

You can tell just looking at their out of date equipment that the company is well ....... the times.
(a) behind

Q5

(d) acute

My opinion is that they don't know what to do and are merely playing ....... time.
(a) to

Q4

(c) thin

The railways system is very efficient as the trains always arrive ....... time.
(a) up

Q3

(b) poor

(b) across

(c) under

(d) outside

His invention showed that he understood what was going to happen in the future and proved he was ....... of his time.
(a) in front

Q6

(b) massive

(c) large

(d) big

(b) quick

(c) proper

(d) right

The orchestra are meant to ....... time with the conductor.
(a) hold

Q9

(d) forward

If you really want to send that letter off today, it's ....... time you went to the post office.
(a) high

Q8

(c) ahead

You can tell she has hit the ....... time because of the huge car she drives.
(a) high

Q7

(b) before

(b) keep

(c) take

(d) show

If you want to grow as a business and attract new customers you must ....... with the times.
(a) move

(b) follow

(c) keep

(d) hold

Q10 The parcel eventually arrived six weeks later, and not ....... time!
(a) after

(b) before

(c) since

(d) for

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 6

Interviews and Jobs
Q1

Before you start applying for any job, you must be absolutely sure you have the right paper ........
(a) qualities

Q2

(b) qualifiers

(c) qualifying

(d) qualifications

In advance of drawing up the job specification and advertisement, you have to sit down and work out the ....... you have in mind for the ideal employee.
(a) portrait

Q3

(b) profile

(c) picture

(d) sketch

As soon as the ....... arrive, it will be your job to show them round the work place and give them a general history of the company for which they want to work.
(a) chosen

Q4

(c) candidates

(d) appliers

At the moment the company is doing an extensive advertising campaign with a view to ....... new staff.
(a) recruiting

Q5

(b) selected

(b) catching

(c) reaching

(d) taking

After you've read the details of the job, made some notes and written a draft letter, check the details, write the final letter and then ....... your application.
(a) pursue

Q6

(b) submit

(c) undergo

(d) undertake

I think you were asking too much of that new member of staff when you expected her to ....... with a costcutting scheme.
(a) come over

Q7

(b) come through

(c) come by

(d) come up

I think that you've chosen a very good area of work to seek employment in because I've heard that jobs are
....... there.
(a) many

Q8

(c) frequent

(d) plenty

Interviewing applicants for an important job can be a very time ....... process but it's worth it in the end.
(a) lasting

Q9

(b) abundant

(b) developing

(c) consuming

(d) taking

When you are interviewing someone, it is obviously necessary to ask questions relevant to their job experience but discussing someone's other ....... is also useful.
(a) deeds

(b) accomplishments

(c) doings

(d) holdings

Q10 We can offer you a salary that will be ....... with the duties and responsibilities that the job demands.
(a) level

(b) equal

(c) connected

(d) commensurate

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 7

At the Doctors
Q1

As soon as the doctor looked at her, he was able to ....... the cause of her frequent headaches.
(a) decide

Q2

(c) define

(d) describe

Treatment of this particular disorder was beyond the doctor's capability and he ....... the patient to a specialist.
(a) referenced

Q3

(b) diagnose

(b) returned

(c) referred

(d) reduced

He left the surgery feeling a lot better than when he arrived because the doctor had reassured him that his condition was not ........
(a) clear

Q4

(d) possible

(b) method

(c) control

(d) instrument

I must confess I feel much better today, as I have found that the medication prescribed has been most ........
(a) effecting

Q6

(c) determined

The doctor took out of her bag an unusual ....... but promised her young patient that it would not hurt her.
(a) utensil

Q5

(b) serious

(b) effects

(c) effective

(d) affective

Under the policy of the new health regulations if you decide to cancel your ....... and don't notify the surgery, you will be fined.
(a) meeting

Q7

(d) date

(b) accept

(c) assess

(d) assert

The treatment has proved very successful but to check progress he has to arrange to visit the doctor's ........
(a) usually

Q9

(c) rendezvous

Before she was allowed to leave the hospital, a physiotherapist had to ....... the extent of her mobility.
(a) assume

Q8

(b) appointment

(b) always

(c) principally

(d) annually

(c) postpone

(d) prefer

It is much easier to ....... an illness than it is to cure it.
(a) prepare

(b) prevent

Q10 Before they could start any kind of treatment, they had to write to the previous hospital in order to obtain her
........
(a) writings

(b) prescriptions

(c) records

(d) recordings

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 8

Mistaken Identity
Q1

Interviewer: Perhaps you could start by telling us why you've ........
(a) obtained for this job
(c) intended for this job

Q2

Candidate: I think the main reason is because I like working in ........
(a) the free air

Q3

(b) air managment

(b) on about

(d) off about

(b) mostly obvious

(c) pretty obvious

(d) mainly obvious

(b) it can't be

(c) it won't be

(d) it will be

Interviewer: I think there must be a mistake, I ........
(b) take it you're Mr Johnson
(d) try it you're Mr Johnson

Candidate: I'm Mr Jensen. I'm afraid it's a case of ........
(a) mistaken personality
(c) mistaken person

Q9

(d) air condition

(c) for about

(a) put it you're Mr Johnson
(c) place it you're Mr Johnson
Q8

(c) air conditioning

Candidate: Not to me, ........
(a) it isn't

Q7

(d) the open air

Interviewer: I should have thought this was ........
(a) clear obvious

Q6

(c) the pure air

Candidate: I'm sorry I don't understand what you're ........
(a) in about

Q5

(b) the clear air

Interviewer: You mean you like the idea of an office with ........
(a) air control

Q4

(b) applied for this job
(d) asked for this job

(b) mistaken character
(d) mistaken identity

Interviewer: So you're not after the job of guardian, ........
(a) I presume

(b) I pretend

(c) I prefer

(d) I preview

Q10 Candidate: No, sorry as I said I like working outside, I want to be a gardener, ........
(a) if you don't care

(b) if you don't agree

(c) if you don't mind

(d) if you don't see

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 9

Letter Writing (1)
Q1

Dear Sir, I am writing this letter to describe the ....... I've been having with one of your products.
(a) incidents

Q2

(c) trouble

(d) pains

(b) wonderful

(c) excellent

(d) excellence

(b) requirement

(c) requires

(d) requiring

(b) attribute

(c) apply

(d) confer

(b) rolled

(c) strode

(d) tripped

....... the grass was flat but it was still as long as when I had started.
(a) Confessing

Q9

(b) issue

The first time I tried to use it, your lawnmower simply ....... over the grass but did not cut it.
(a) walked

Q8

(d) mentioned

Unfortunately this does not ....... to 'Supercut'.
(a) concern

Q7

(c) considered

'Cut' I should have thought was an essential ....... of any lawnmower.
(a) require

Q6

(b) deferred

'Super' to my mind suggests ......., which it does not possess.
(a) outstanding

Q5

(d) examples

To begin with I would like to take ....... over the name itself.
(a) outcome

Q4

(c) problems

I am referring to your lawnmower ....... in the catalogue as 'Supercut'.
(a) described

Q3

(b) instances

(b) Confessed

(c) Admitted

(d) Admittedly

What I would like you to do is to pay me ....... my money and take 'Supercut' away.
(a) back

(b) return

(c) again

(d) reply

Q10 Finally I want someone to come and cut my grass at your ........
Yours faithfully, Herb Grass.
(a) expenditure

(b) expense

(c) expending

(d) expends

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 10

Letter Writing (2)
Q1

Dear Charles I thought it was ....... time I wrote to you and told you what I've been up to.
(a) in

Q2

(c) honestly

(d) honourable

(b) favour

(c) favourable

(d) favouring

(b) quietly

(c) fairly

(d) simply

(b) assure

(c) assert

(d) affirm

(b) articulate

(c) ardent

(d) arduously

This brings me to another point: why aren't you and Sara tying the .......?
(a) noose

Q9

(b) honour

In fact you could not possibly say that the job of best man is at all ........
(a) arduous

Q8

(d) consented

I can ....... you that the duties are not in any way complicated.
(a) confirm

Q7

(c) concerted

Putting it ....... I should be delighted if you would agree to be my best man at our wedding.
(a) easily

Q6

(b) convened

And now I come to a very important ....... I want to ask of you.
(a) favourite

Q5

(d) by

She puts it another way and says she will be able to make an ....... man of me.
(a) honest

Q4

(c) at

My main news is that Mary has at long last ....... to marry me.
(a) concerned

Q3

(b) about

(b) rope

(c) knot

(d) string

After all why should you two continue to be free and I have to give up my .......?
(a) latitude

(b) liberty

(c) scope

(d) immunity

(c) respect

(d) recur

Q10 Let me have your ....... as soon as possible.
Your old friend, Mick.
(a) return

(b) response

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 11

Letter Writing (3)
Q1

Dear Sir, having read your advertisement, I should like to ....... this letter as my application for the post of marketing manager.
(a) deliver

Q2

(d) send

(b) included

(c) attached

(d) appeared

You may think that this is a ....... job for someone who is applying for a marketing post.
(a) peculiar

Q4

(c) return

As you will see from my ....... C.V., I am currently working as a waiter.
(a) endorsed

Q3

(b) submit

(b) stranger

(c) usual

(d) typical

Perhaps I should explain the ....... reason for working in a restaurant as a waiter in preparation for a marketing job. (a) underground

Q5

(b) undercover

(c) understanding

(d) underlying

As I see it, a restaurant is a market and it is the job of a waiter to ....... the clients into choosing products from the menu.
(a) push

Q6

(b) fulfil

(c) commit

(d) finish

(b) wet

(c) fresh

(d) plucked

On such an occasion like that I market well and always make them ....... the one we have most of.
(a) decide

Q9

(d) instruct

For example some of my clients cannot decide whether to have ....... fruit or tiramisu.
(a) picked

Q8

(c) tempt

I am sure I could very easily ....... all the requirements of the job.
(a) complete

Q7

(b) pervade

(b) believe

(c) select

(d) effect

I am sure I could ....... my skills as a waiter to the tasks that are needed for your advertised post.
(a) transfer

(b) translate

(c) transpose

(d) transverse

Q10 Finally I look forward to ....... from you and as you will understand I don't want to 'wait' very long.
Yours faithfully,
I.A.M. Hopeful.
(a) hear

(b) hearing

(c) heard

(d) hears

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 12

Letter Writing (4)
Q1

Dear all, just to let you know that we reached our ....... after a dramatic start.
(a) goal

Q2

(c) end

(d) destination

I could say that we are having a wonderful time but that would be ....... from the truth.
(a) distant

Q3

(b) aim

(b) far

(c) long

(d) further

Everything started to go wrong the moment we arrived at the airport because of the industrial ....... taken by the baggage handlers.
(a) activity

Q4

(c) acting

(d) action

These baggage handlers had decided they didn't want to ....... our cases on to the plane.
(a) lead

Q5

(b) acts

(b) load

(c) lode

(d) led

The result of this was that we were held ....... for six hours in the departure lounge waiting for the end of the dispute. (a) up

Q6

(b) anticipate

(c) imagine

(d) think

(b) sort of

(c) sort in

(d) sort by

The big problem was that our luggage wasn't there — it had simply ........
(a) disintegrated

Q9

(d) about

When we eventually arrived at the hotel, we had to ....... our luggage at reception.
(a) sort out

Q8

(c) by

By the time the plane took off as you can ......., we were all tired, hungry and miserable.
(a) believe

Q7

(b) on

(b) distorted

(c) dislodged

(d) disappeared

Our first day was spent in the local shops ....... all the things that we believed we had brought with us.
(a) finding

(b) looking

(c) purchasing

(d) searching

Q10 On the last day of our holiday the manager of the hotel greeted us ....... from ear to ear to inform us that our luggage had arrived at reception!
See you soon
Meggy and Tom.
(a) screaming

(b) beaming

(c) streaming

(d) strechting

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 13

Flying across the Channel
Q1

Do you have any idea what BASE jumping .......?
(a) signifies

Q2

(d) tells

(b) addition

(c) anomaly

(d) acronym

In other words the letters ....... building, antennae, span and earth, all of which you can jump from.
(a) stand up

Q4

(c) says

Apparently it is an ....... where the letters in the word are the first letters of a group of words.
(a) abbreviation

Q3

(b) means

(b) stand in

(c) stand for

(d) stand by

Felix Baumgartner recently basejumped out of a plane 9,000 metres ....... Dover, a port on the south coast of
England.
(a) up

Q5

(b) flee

(c) flew

(d) flow

(b) avoid

(c) eject

(d) abject

During the flight his supporters ....... that he will have reached 200 kmh.
(a) attain

Q8

(d) at

He started very early in the morning so that he was able to ....... commercial flights.
(a) evict

Q7

(c) higher

He intended to ....... across the channel with a parachute and land on the coast of France near Calais.
(a) fly

Q6

(b) above

(b) argue

(c) claim

(d) dispute

The fact remains that he ....... and managed with the help of oxygen supplies to complete the crossing in ten minutes. (a) lived

Q9

(b) continued

(c) achieved

(d) survived

He created a new ....... and joins Louis Bleriot, the first to fly across the channel in 37 minutes and Matthew
Webb, the first to swim across in 22 hours.
(a) record

(b) recorder

(c) recording

(d) records

Q10 These are amazing achievements but if like me you want comfort, warmth and food on the journey, take the ferry crossing ....... 90 minutes.
(a) during

(b) lasting

(c) duration

(d) while

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 14

Teaching your Wife to Drive
Q1

Teaching someone to drive is one of the ....... experiences you can have.
(a) cruellest

Q2

(c) drain

(d) floor

(b) contorted

(c) complicated

(d) confused

(b) division

(c) distance

(d) diversion

(b) thought

(c) idea

(d) head

(b) check

(c) break

(d) stop

In my ....... none of this happened — all I did was shout and scream, which made me feel better.
(a) example

Q9

(b) ditch

If you do lose one of them or both, your learner will lose confidence and also lose ....... of the car.
(a) control

Q8

(d) instruct

The secret of being a good driving teacher is never on any occasion to lose your temper or your ........
(a) brain

Q7

(c) compose

If this relative is also your wife, then things become even more disastrous because it could end in ........
(a) divorce

Q6

(b) perform

The situation is more ....... if the learner is a member of your family.
(a) confirmed

Q5

(d) latest

The problem is that if your learner doesn't understand, you can both end up in the ........
(a) side

Q4

(c) scariest

You sit in the passenger seat and ....... your learner to do what you would normally do.
(a) learn

Q3

(b) heaviest

(b) case

(c) instance

(d) incident

I am proud to say that I taught my wife and my two sons and they all ....... first time.
(a) past

(b) passing

(c) passed

(d) pass

Q10 The only ....... to me is as they were successful on the first attempt, how come some years before it had taken me four tries!
(a) confusion

(b) mystery

(c) intrigue

(d) unknown

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 15

One is always going to lose...
Q1

Building Societies currently find themselves in a ....... situation because they try to please the savers and also the borrowers and yet one group is always going to lose.
(a) perfect

Q2

(b) precarious

(c) pretentious

(d) pertinent

Whenever there is a meeting between the finance minister and the governor of the bank, people start asking questions and rumours ........
(a) abut

Q3

(b) about

(c) abound

(d) abide

Invariably if interest rates go up, the building societies pay more to their savers and borrowers complain at the increase they have to pay and maintain the societies are ....... their affairs.
(a) mistaking

Q4

(b) misplacing

(c) misfiring

(d) mishandling

Chief executives then start making pleasant speeches and smile a lot because they want to ....... the concerns of their borrowers.
(a) assuage

Q5

(b) assert

(c) assemble

(d) assent

Months go by and most people forget their problems and get used to the idea of paying more and then talks
....... and the whole process starts all over again.
(a) retake

Q6

(b) resume

(c) repeat

(d) return

The government then has to show that it is involved in the whole business of saving and lending and tries to convince everyone that it is ....... of both savers and lenders.
(a) supporting

Q7

(c) supportive

(d) supported

The government next announces that measures are due to come into ....... that will change the whole process.
(a) forces

Q8

(b) supporter

(b) forced

(c) force

(d) forcing

They say this but then the difficulty is trying to find out when the measures are coming into effect and when they will be ........
(a) rated

Q9

(b) ratified

(c) rates

(d) rating

This is all very disappointing for the ....... house buyer who doesn't really know what's going to happen next and how much the interest rate will be.
(a) would-go

(b) would-try

(c) would-see

(d) would-be

Q10 Our poor potential buyer reads the papers, watches the television news and gets excited at the prospect of another meeting of the financiers but in the end nothing of ....... comes of it all.
(a) note

(b) notice

(c) noting

(d) noted

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 16

A Public Figure
Q1

Imagine an ....... public figure attacked by press and public, who is facing an inquiry into allegations of having obtained money by deception.
(a) empowered

Q2

(b) endangered

(c) embattled

(d) engrossed

Any arguments he put up in his defence were regarded as a ....... by people who were determined to see him convicted. (a) cloud

Q3

(b) smokescreen

(c) confusion

(d) fog

People tended not to believe a word he said and maintained that his protestations of innocence were wearing a bit ........
(a) scarce

Q4

(d) thin

(b) manage

(c) curb

(d) kill

The press had been ....... by an unknown source to make as much publicity about him as they could.
(a) prompted

Q6

(c) scant

There was very strong support for the police who were determined to ....... this kind of crime.
(a) restrain

Q5

(b) bare

(b) picked

(c) promoted

(d) proposed

His agent spent a lot of time ....... the press on his background in the hope that they would present a balanced view. (a) training

Q7

(b) briefing

(c) showing

(d) clearing

Views as to his guilt or innocence even before the trial started ....... from utter conviction that he was guilty to wild support for his innocence.
(a) started

Q8

(c) ranged

(d) swept

Gradually however as the days went by even his greatest supporters were beginning to ....... him.
(a) destroy

Q9

(b) began

(b) desert

(c) despair

(d) destruct

Then two days before the trial was due to start, new evidence came to ....... proving he was totally innocent.
(a) light

(b) see

(c) show

(d) indicate

Q10 By then of course it was too late because the damage had already been done to his career, which ....... everything else he did for the rest of his life.
(a) overtook

(b) overcame

(c) overran

(d) overshadowed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 17

State Secrets
Q1

We often hear that such and such a piece of information cannot be released into the public ....... in the interest of national security.
(a) dominion

Q2

(b) domination

(c) domain

(d) domestic

Journalists however love to get hold of a story somehow but they run the risk of facing a ....... if they break the official secrects act.
(a) back whip

Q3

(c) backstore

(d) back strike

When there is a ....... inquiry taking place, the rush to get more details is intense.
(a) high profile

Q4

(b) backlash

(b) high brow

(c) high intensity

(d) high drama

The more the authorities try to conceal what is happening, the more it fuels ....... about what might be happening. (a) speculative

Q5

(b) spectacle

(c) speciality

(d) speculation

Sometimes a journalist will get hold of sensitive information knowing that he will get ....... by government agencies if he dares reveal it.
(a) wild

Q6

(d) ravaged

(b) signify

(c) sign

(d) seal

Once this disclosure is ....... it's the job of the journalist to follow it through to a satisfactory conclusion.
(a) heightened

Q8

(c) savaged

The person in charge of the enquiry will occasionally ....... what can be disclosed in newspapers.
(a) signal

Q7

(b) torn

(b) highlighted

(c) high pitched

(d) hightailed

Mind you it has to be a convincing article because the reading public can soon see through the ....... of a weak argument. (a) clarity

Q9

(b) clearness

(c) transparency

(d) transparent

The question must always be in the mind of the writer whether what is being written is likely to ....... a threat to the safety of the community at large.
(a) place

(b) put

(c) start

(d) pose

Q10 The last possible thing that anyone wants to happen to their country is to turn it into a ....... for troublemakers.
(a) port

(b) harbour

(c) haven

(d) location

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 18

The News
Q1

Here is the news read by Alan Townend. Today the Government is ....... plans for a new scheme to help society. (a) opening

Q2

(b) kill

(c) maintain

(d) confuse

(b) presented

(c) welcomed

(d) introduced

Children will be taught to respect other people's property and ........
(a) belongings

Q5

(d) showing

The scheme will be ....... into the school curriculum at the beginning of next academic year.
(a) entered

Q4

(c) undoing

The idea behind the scheme is to try and ....... stealing in the country.
(a) curb

Q3

(b) unveiling

(b) attachments

(c) added

(d) additions

If child A steals child B's exercise book, child A will have to stand up in front of the school and ....... to being a thief. (a) conduce

Q6

(c) conduct

(d) conform

The Government ....... said the Prime Minister was sick and tired of papers disappearing from his office.
(a) speaking person

Q7

(b) confess

(b) speak person

(c) spoken person

(d) spokesperson

Last week the Prime Minister had to give an important address to an international ....... when he found his speech had disappeared.
(a) assembled

Q8

(c) assembling

(d) assembles

This was of course very embarrassing for the P.M. and ....... of the speech he told funny stories.
(a) in spite

Q9

(b) assembly

(b) in case

(c) instead

(d) intend

The worst part of the incident was that the audience did not see the funny ....... of his stories.
(a) edge

(b) side

(c) line

(d) part

Q10 I regret I cannot continue with the news because someone has ....... the next page.
(a) misappropriated

(b) misconstrued

(c) mistaken

(d) misread

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 19

Talking through his hat
Q1

I do take my hat ....... to the new director for having pulled the company back from bankruptcy.
(a) by

Q2

(c) top

(d) full

(b) in

(c) by

(d) over

(b) ring

(c) round

(d) middle

(b) consume

(c) eat

(d) chew

(b) tumble

(c) jump

(d) drop

If you want to keep up with the latest fashion, you shouldn't wear that — it's ....... hat now.
(a) late

Q9

(b) long

You simply can't trust that politician because he changes his mind every five minutes at the ....... of a hat.
(a) fall

Q8

(d) under

I don't think she stands a chance in the election and if she does win, I'll ....... my hat.
(a) bite

Q7

(c) at

At last she's made her mind up and decided to throw her hat in the ....... and become a candidate.
(a) circle

Q6

(b) through

I hope you can keep a secret because I'd like you to keep this information ....... your hat.
(a) under

Q5

(d) off

It was one of those society weddings you know when the men wear ....... hats and tails.
(a) tall

Q4

(c) to

Whatever you do take no notice of him because he's not thinking straight — he's talking ....... his hat.
(a) up

Q3

(b) on

(b) old

(c) finished

(d) gone

In view of the special efforts our coach driver has made today, I think it would be nice to ....... round the hat for him. (a) offer

(b) give

(c) place

(d) hand

Q10 In his present job there are so many different responsibilities involved that he has to ....... several hats.
(a) take

(b) put

(c) wear

(d) dress

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 20

Consider this
Q1

The most difficult part for the salesperson is to ....... potential customers of the usefulness of the product.
(a) consider

Q2

(b) convince

(c) contract

(d) confirm

If you want to get the best out of your sales force, they must believe in the product and be ....... enough to promote it vigorously.
(a) inspired

Q3

(c) satisfactory

(d) satisfied

(b) fad

(c) fidget

(d) fun

(b) master

(c) market

(d) muster

The main business interest at the moment is to watch the supermarkets ....... for the same clientele.
(a) contrasting

Q7

(b) encouraged

One of the first things to do when you want to ....... a new product is to ascertain its potential demand.
(a) maintain

Q6

(d) indebted

That style of dress was once considered to be a ....... but now it is coming back into fashion.
(a) fuss

Q5

(c) included

A ....... customer will always return to the same firm and buy again.
(a) interested

Q4

(b) invested

(b) competing

(c) concerning

(d) confusing

Our sales meetings were reduced to once a fortnight because the weekly meetings were not considered to be
....... enough.
(a) productive

Q8

(c) produced

(d) products

Her ability to ....... facts and figures quickly was the main reason for her rapid rise in the business.
(a) consumer

Q9

(b) producing

(b) consumption

(c) consume

(d) consuming

The success of our website is due to the fact that customers can ....... different prices for the same article.
(a) continue

(b) conclude

(c) confer

(d) compare

Q10 If you want to keep ....... with the latest developements in your field, you have to read the relevant magazines.
(a) currant

(b) current

(c) currents

(d) currently

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 21

Scandal
Q1

Mathew Smith was a highly respected member of parliament with no ....... on his character.
(a) sign

Q2

(d) point

(b) dig

(c) spade

(d) fork

Apparently when he was still at school, he didn't have a ticket for his train journey one day and he was ........
(a) found

Q4

(c) stain

At least that's what he thought until the press started trying to ....... up something about his past.
(a) push

Q3

(b) indication

(b) founded

(c) funded

(d) fined

This piece of information was discovered by one keen local reporter and was ....... up out of all proportion by the national press.
(a) blown

Q5

(b) liar

(c) lain

(d) lying

(b) chafe

(c) cheat

(d) chance

There was even talk that incidents like this one could ....... the Government.
(a) tipple

Q8

(d) blows

Other papers asked the question: How can we trust our politicians if they ....... on society?
(a) chat

Q7

(c) blowing

Headlines appeared maintaining that Mathew was a dishonest ....... thief.
(a) laying

Q6

(b) blew

(b) topple

(c) tackle

(d) tickle

The Prime Minister called Mathew in to talk to him and said he couldn't tolerate any ....... of scandal in his
Party.
(a) whiff

Q9

(b) scent

(c) smell

(d) stink

At last Mathew decided to speak ....... for himself and tell the truth.
(a) on

(b) to

(c) up

(d) off

Q10 The reporter had got it ....... wrong because he found his ticket and he wasn't 'fined', he was simply 'fine'.
(a) fully

(b) fairly

(c) complete

(d) completely

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 22

You have to go
Q1

My job has gone because my boss has ....... me.
(a) burned

Q2

(c) dismissed

(d) disliked

(b) cards

(c) books

(d) papers

(b) rod

(c) red

(d) ride

(b) reduced

(c) redundant

(d) repeated

(b) upsize

(c) in size

(d) downsize

They told me to go because I was said to be ....... to requirements.
(a) excess

Q9

(b) deterred

The firm has decided to ....... which means they don't want me.
(a) resize

Q8

(d) sack

I have been made ....... because my work here is no longer needed.
(a) repellent

Q7

(c) container

The company decided to get ....... of me last week and so I had to leave.
(a) rid

Q6

(b) case

I was handed my ....... yesterday and so today I'm looking for a new job.
(a) tickets

Q5

(d) flamed

I was ....... this morning and had to empty my desk this afternoon.
(a) departed

Q4

(c) lit

I shan't be working tomorrow because I've just been given the ........
(a) bag

Q3

(b) fired

(b) surplus

(c) recess

(d) excessive

It was quite clear they didn't want me because I was told not to ....... to come back to work tomorrow.
(a) care

(b) concern

(c) bother

(d) worry

Q10 No, I didn't ask the boss for more money today because he gave me one month's ........
(a) information

(b) news

(c) facts

(d) notice

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 23

Speed
Q1

There was absolutely no hesitation on her part and quick as a ....... she paid the bill.
(a) spark

Q2

(c) flash

(d) switch

As a child he had no problems learning foreign languages mainly because he was very quick on the ........
(a) downturn

Q3

(b) light

(b) upstart

(c) downfall

(d) uptake

He just couldn't play fast and ....... with his employees any longer simply because they never knew where he was. (a) slow

Q4

(b) loose

(c) weak

(d) tight

He ....... a fast one at the entrance because he handed over 4 tickets although there were 5 of them entering the exhibition.
(a) pulled

Q5

(c) street

(d) lane

(b) stage

(c) mark

(d) spot

(b) take

(c) put

(d) pull

He sees financial gain everywhere and never misses an opportunity to make a fast ........
(a) pound

Q9

(b) path

He's one of the ....... rich quick fraternity who believe in making money as quickly as possible.
(a) get

Q8

(d) gave

You'll have to be quick off the ....... if you want to buy one of those houses because they're selling very fast.
(a) point

Q7

(c) took

Since he left the army, he misses the excitement and danger and still wants to live life in the fast ........
(a) track

Q6

(b) pushed

(b) buck

(c) pence

(d) shilling

Now that the company has made its first million, there's no stopping it and it's full ....... ahead.
(a) power

(b) vapour

(c) strength

(d) steam

Q10 I appreciate your hard work but sometimes you're so fast that you miss the details and I think it's a case of more ....... less speed.
(a) hurry

(b) hasty

(c) haste

(d) hurried

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 24

Up in the Clouds
Q1

Have you noticed how much more the price of petrol is today? It's really sky ....... now.
(a) up

Q2

(c) flattered

(d) praised

(b) pie

(c) food

(d) meals

(b) ticklers

(c) scrapers

(d) touchers

(b) light

(c) opening

(d) window

(b) pink

(c) yellow

(d) red

(c) wards

(d) length

The rocket was fired and quickly took off sky........
(a) long

Q9

(b) congratulated

It's a very pale version of the colour and that's why it's called sky........
(a) blue

Q8

(d) top

You can see the sun if you look at the roof through the sky........
(a) space

Q7

(c) limit

Question: What do they call those huge buildings in New York? Answer: They're called sky........
(a) scratchers

Q6

(b) finish

I simply don't believe the scheme will ever succeed, it's just ....... in the sky.
(a) meat

Q5

(d) on

Her boss thought she was wonderful and always ....... her to the skies.
(a) complimented

Q4

(c) through

I was asked how many tests I would write and I said the sky's the ....... — in other words as many as possible.
(a) end

Q3

(b) high

(b) broad

He just wouldn't take anything seriously and could always be found playing about and generally sky........
(a) larking

(b) joking

(c) playing

(d) birding

Q10 I think you're either mad or very brave to jump out of a plane and wait some time before opening your parachute in a sky........
(a) drop

(b) fall

(c) crash

(d) dive

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 25

Papers
Q1

You can hear everything that's going on next door because the walls are paper ........
(a) long

Q2

(c) thin

(d) tall

We're going to the college tonight to hear Professor Kent ....... a paper on language learning on the net.
(a) speak

Q3

(b) wide

(b) deliver

(c) raise

(d) talk

I can't see the point of trying to settle the dispute between those two institutions because you'll just be papering over the ........
(a) fissures

Q4

(b) tiger

(c) elephant

(d) cat

(b) race

(c) relay

(d) sport

Some countries have some very interesting designs on their paper ........
(a) cash

Q7

(d) cracks

The cross country run where the runners follow a track of pieces of paper is called a paper ........
(a) chase

Q6

(c) divisions

After the first revolution the dictator no longer had much control and became just a paper ........
(a) lion

Q5

(b) splits

(b) coinage

(c) money

(d) pay

Not that it has happened yet but the age of the computer was meant to introduce the idea of the paper....... office. (a) minus

Q8

(c) least

(d) less

The main work has just been completed and all we have to do now is finish the paper ........
(a) task

Q9

(b) few

(b) job

(c) work

(d) function

She was given a very decorative paper ....... to stop all her papers blowing away once the window was opened. (a) weight

(b) heavy

(c) block

(d) stone

Q10 Her first novel was a huge success and it was only a few weeks after publication that the paper ....... came out.
(a) side

(b) edition

(c) back

(d) book

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 26

Bones
Q1

I hung the washing out only two hours ago but it is already bone ....... thanks to the hot sunshine.
(a) parched

Q2

(c) clear

(d) dried

They came straight out with their complaint ....... no bones about it whatsoever.
(a) saying

Q3

(b) dry

(b) trying

(c) doing

(d) making

It was a miracle that he was still alive as he hadn't eaten for weeks and when they found him he was just ....... and bone.
(a) skin

Q4

(b) useless

(c) idle

(d) inactive

(b) feel

(c) see

(d) follow

We're expecting a visit from a French couple soon so I'll have to bone ....... on my French.
(a) in

Q7

(d) cover

It's impossible to say exactly why I think that's the case. All I can say is that I ....... it in my bones.
(a) understand

Q6

(c) meat

It was quite simple really — he never did any work at all and was sacked for being bone ........
(a) lazy

Q5

(b) flesh

(b) to

(c) with

(d) up

Ah, yes I've got a bone to ....... with you. You told me you would pay me back last week and I still haven't got the money yet.
(a) pick

Q8

(b) chew

(c) taste

(d) eat

Although the TV programme was funny, my aunt was a bit shocked because some of the jokes were a bit ....... the bone.
(a) next

Q9

(b) close

(c) near

(d) by

I won't go into the full details of the proposition, I'll just give you the ....... bones.
(a) naked

(b) bare

(c) simple

(d) stripped

Q10 Her children were very ungrateful for all she'd done for them as she had really worked her ....... to the bone for them. (a) elbows

(b) arms

(c) legs

(d) fingers

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 27

Lucky You
Q1

He told us the usual things about how everything had gone wrong — it was a typical ....... luck story.
(a) solid

Q2

(c) promoting

(d) pending

(b) all

(c) good

(d) fine

(b) worst

(c) foul

(d) bad

(b) struck

(c) knocked

(d) hammered

(b) asteroid

(c) moon

(d) star

He just couldn't make up his mind which to choose and so in the end he decided to take ....... luck.
(a) pot

Q9

(b) probing

She always seems to come out of any crisis unharmed and I'm convinced she was born under a lucky ........
(a) planet

Q8

(d) bit

Last week they ....... it very lucky because they managed to win the lottery.
(a) hit

Q7

(c) parcel

You really couldn't blame anyone for the accident because it was just a case of ....... luck.
(a) worse

Q6

(b) particle

I thought the best thing was to wish them both ....... luck and hope that everything worked out well.
(a) best

Q5

(d) black

If I were you I would certainly accept the offer. If you ask for any more you're just ....... your luck.
(a) pushing

Q4

(c) stiff

With a little ....... of luck I think she'll pass her driving test first time.
(a) section

Q3

(b) hard

(b) tin

(c) can

(d) box

Everyone decided to help him by offering money as they'd heard he was ....... on his luck.
(a) low

(b) down

(c) off

(d) below

Q10 After all his failures in the business world he decided to ....... his luck in the casino.
(a) turn

(b) endeavour

(c) attempt

(d) try

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 28

Stages
Q1

All the ....... a stage said Shakespeare, meaning life is like a play in the theatre.
(a) earth's

Q2

(c) simple

(d) clear

(b) found

(c) reached

(d) got

(b) in

(c) through

(d) on

(b) nerves

(c) fright

(d) anxiety

(b) hush

(c) voice

(d) tone

He's always been fascinated by the theatre and has spent many years doing odd jobs as a stage ........
(a) worker

Q9

(b) easy

As he didn't want anyone else to hear what he was saying he spoke to her in a stage ........
(a) whisper

Q8

(d) early

It's quite normal when you make your first speech in public to suffer from stage ........
(a) fear

Q7

(c) starting

I've seen her act in many films but never live ....... stage.
(a) at

Q6

(b) beginning

We've now ....... the stage where it's time to make our minds up.
(a) acquired

Q5

(d) country's

You don't have to pay for it all at once as you can buy it in ....... stages.
(a) facile

Q4

(c) land's

This project has only just been started and is in its ....... stages at the moment.
(a) first

Q3

(b) world's

(b) hand

(c) man

(d) holder

From childhood she has been stage ....... and was delighted when she got her first major part in the play at the national theatre.
(a) hit

(b) shocked

(c) slapped

(d) struck

Q10 The whole event seemed very unnatural and had clearly been stage ....... appeal to the voters before the election. (a) handled

(b) managed

(c) controlled

(d) developed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 29

Venus
Q1

The first ....... was to hold the event in the open air but that posed many problems.
(a) ideal

Q2

(b) rulings

(c) rules

(d) regulars

(b) empower

(c) devote

(d) assist

The first thing she recommended was for us to ....... all the people who were involved.
(a) combine

Q5

(d) sketch

After a lot of discussion we decided to hire a professional to ....... us.
(a) enable

Q4

(c) plan

This proposal was soon discarded because we might find difficulty with the local ........
(a) regulations

Q3

(b) notion

(b) conduct

(c) coordinate

(d) conduce

The next thing we needed to work out was the exact ....... of the area that we needed in order to present the event. (a) diversions

Q6

(b) approximate

(c) prominence

(d) profession

(b) site

(c) seat

(d) sighting

At this stage it was clear that they had to know the ....... number of people who were going to attend.
(a) full

Q9

(d) dimensions

After a great deal of discussion a ....... was eventually found, which seemed to be what was wanted.
(a) sight

Q8

(c) diagonals

In view of the large number of people the ....... of a parking area was considered very important.
(a) proximity

Q7

(b) directions

(b) defined

(c) determined

(d) exact

Invitations were sent out and in ....... the response was quite good.
(a) all

(b) general

(c) common

(d) ordinary

Q10 Unfortunately the event was never ....... because no one had considered the reaction of the local people to the noise of a loud pop concert.
(a) put up

(b) given

(c) staged

(d) taken

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 30

Trains
Q1

It was necessary to telephone ....... enquiries before we could get the number to ring up the railway station.
(a) dictionary

Q2

(b) directory

(c) survey

(d) compendium

We thought it was a good idea to take some sandwiches with us so that we'd have something to eat for the
....... of the journey.
(a) lasting

Q3

(b) works

(c) functions

(d) takes

(b) periods

(c) fares

(d) admissions

(b) overturned

(c) highlighted

(d) offset

(b) punctual

(c) pointed

(d) exact

On the day we travelled most people had decided to stay at home as the train was ....... empty.
(a) considerably

Q9

(d) entitled

The other advantage of this particular service is that by and large the trains are ........
(a) timely

Q8

(c) granted

All you can say is that the high price is somewhat ....... by being able to get to a large city quickly.
(a) upset

Q7

(b) given

Mind you the cost of travel is very high and ....... went up again last month.
(a) stages

Q6

(d) duration

I suppose as we live in a very rural area, we are lucky that a train service actually ....... here.
(a) operates

Q5

(c) timing

As one of our party was over 60 she was ....... to a reduction in the price of the ticket.
(a) allowed

Q4

(b) period

(b) related

(c) reliable

(d) relatively

We ate our sandwiches and for the ....... of the journey we enjoyed looking at the scenery.
(a) remainder

(b) remaining

(c) remained

(d) remains

Q10 Before we knew what had happened we had left our ....... village behind and were in the middle of the big city.
(a) removed

(b) far

(c) remote

(d) released

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 31

Bite, Bit, Bitten
Q1

She certainly won't invest in that company again having lost a fortune — it's a case of once bitten twice
........
(a) nervous

Q2

(d) snarl

(b) hand

(c) fingers

(d) head

(b) chew

(c) taste

(d) swallow

(b) apple

(c) pear

(d) cherry

I'm very sorry to tell you that your scheme has failed and it has well and truly bitten the ........
(a) powder

Q7

(c) snort

In view of the way things have improved I now feel confident enough to have another bite at the ........
(a) banana

Q6

(b) growl

I think he'll succeed but it's a lot of work and sometimes he feels he's bitten off more than he can ........
(a) digest

Q5

(d) reserved

They were so angry with me they practically bit my ....... off.
(a) nose

Q4

(c) shy

He may seem very angry but don't worry his ....... is worse than his bite.
(a) bark

Q3

(b) coy

(b) dust

(c) fluff

(d) ground

It must have come as a great shock to get the sack but I'm afraid you'll just have to accept it and bite the
........
(a) shot

Q8

(c) bullet

(d) blow

I can't believe that he's turning against his own parents — it's like biting the hand that ....... you.
(a) brought

Q9

(b) knife

(b) nourished

(c) helped

(d) fed

My advice to you is to resist saying anything at the moment and simply bite your ........
(a) mouth

(b) teeth

(c) lip

(d) gums

Q10 I know she would really like to say exactly what she feels but I believe she should bite her ........
(a) cheek

(b) nails

(c) ear

(d) tongue

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 32

Issues
Q1

I agree in general with what you have said but I'm not happy about one point and I must ....... issue with you over that.
(a) bring

Q2

(b) troubled

(c) disturbed

(d) upset

(b) by

(c) at

(d) in

(b) prime

(c) beginning

(d) first

(b) missing

(c) incomplete

(d) failing

The police are very keen to talk to one particular man and have issued a ....... of him.
(a) naming

Q8

(d) makes

It was a family that had had a long history but it came to a halt when George went because he died ....... issue.
(a) without

Q7

(c) gets

The value of one of the early copies of that book can be considerable if it happens to be a ....... issue.
(a) premier

Q6

(b) tries

I wish we could stick to the subject and just consider the topic ....... issue.
(a) on

Q5

(d) put

As far as I'm concerned his explanation was useless as it merely ....... the issue.
(a) confused

Q4

(c) find

The trouble with her is that she always exaggerates and ....... an issue out of everything.
(a) pulls

Q3

(b) take

(b) description

(c) calling

(d) describing

We panicked when we got near the house because we could see smoke issuing ....... the top bedroom window. (a) against

Q9

(b) on

(c) out of

(d) into

All the reporters of the war were issued ....... bulletproof jackets to give them better protection.
(a) on

(b) by

(c) at

(d) with

Q10 Turn on the television and look at the current news programme and you will find everyone discussing the ....... issue of the day.
(a) big

(b) large

(c) enormous

(d) huge

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 33

What a Cracker
Q1

He always believed in giving his children the same opportunities in life so that each one would have a fair crack of the ........
(a) strike

Q2

(d) whip

(b) hard

(c) solid

(d) heavy

It's a long way we have to travel tomorrow so we must get up very early in the morning at the crack of ........
(a) dawn

Q4

(c) hit

This is going to be a difficult task but we'll get there in the end although it is a ....... nut to crack.
(a) rigid

Q3

(b) blow

(b) dusk

(c) day

(d) sun

In celebration at passing his examinations he invited everyone round to crack a ....... and have a drink with him. (a) glass

Q5

(b) flask

(c) bottle

(d) jug

In view of the falling standards the company decided to appoint a very ....... office manager who would be able to crack the whip a bit.
(a) stiff

Q6

(d) strict

(b) get

(c) use

(d) put

I really think you should make an effort and apply for that job and at least ....... a crack at it.
(a) have

Q8

(c) serious

For goodness' sake hurry up because if we don't ....... cracking soon we'll miss the bus.
(a) find

Q7

(b) severe

(b) do

(c) place

(d) try

Well, I must admit that I was a bit disappointed with the exhibition after all the praise it's received — it isn't all it's cracked ....... to be.
(a) off

Q9

(b) up

(c) over

(d) in

They haven't really put matters right at all because they've simply papered ....... the cracks.
(a) through

(b) along

(c) beside

(d) over

Q10 They spent a huge amount of time and money to deal with that small problem and it's like taking a sledgehammer to crack a ........
(a) pea

(b) bean

(c) nut

(d) seed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 34

Lunch is served
Q1

I strongly recommend that restaurant as I was very ....... with how quickly they brought the food.
(a) influenced

Q2

(c) impressed

(d) induced

Of course if speed is the most important thing, you can always ....... up your lunch from the take away cafe.
(a) hand

Q3

(b) interested

(b) hold

(c) keep

(d) pick

The other night we went to a French restaurant and it ....... to Charles to translate everything on the menu for us. (a) went

Q4

(c) distinguished

(d) individual

(b) description

(c) inventory

(d) table

(b) reached

(c) delivered

(d) transported

Personally I find that although the taste of your lunch is important, it should also look ....... on the plate.
(a) content

Q8

(b) strange

Nowadays you can even order your lunch online and your food will be ....... to your office.
(a) handed

Q7

(d) took

It is customary for the office junior to make a ....... of what each colleague wants from the sandwich bar.
(a) list

Q6

(c) dropped

What you like in the way of lunch very much depends on your ....... taste.
(a) separate

Q5

(b) fell

(b) rested

(c) prettily

(d) elegant

There is nothing worse when you take important clients out for lunch to find that the choice of dishes is very
........
(a) isolated

Q9

(b) lonely

(c) narrow

(d) weak

Mind you if there is a very long menu for lunch, it can be a problem for the waiter to deal with a ....... order.
(a) various

(b) multiply

(c) multifaceted

(d) multiple

Q10 The worst part naturally of any meal whatever the time of day is having to ....... the bill.
(a) settle

(b) arrange

(c) manage

(d) control

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 35

Dry as you like
Q1

I'm afraid I don't like this sherry because I find it too ....... and I prefer something nice and dry.
(a) soft

Q2

(c) gentle

(d) tart

We're not quite sure how it will work so today we're having a dry ....... to find out if there are any problems.
(a) go

Q3

(b) sweet

(b) try

(c) attempt

(d) run

She studies some very obscure things to do with ancient Greek documents — to most people a really dry as
....... subject.
(a) powder

Q4

(b) earth

(c) dust

(d) soil

It was one of those scenes that made you want to cry your eyes out and I do believe there wasn't a dry ....... in the theatre.
(a) eye

Q5

(b) nose

(c) cheek

(d) face

There was a terrible storm on the night we first stayed at the campsite but we were all right with our tent and were as dry as a ........
(a) cover

Q6

(b) bone

(c) coat

(d) sheet

We all set out together early in the morning in different cars but ours broke down and nobody bothered to look for us so we were left ....... and dry.
(a) up

Q7

(c) on

(d) high

As a result of the very long heat wave last summer many of the rivers have now completely dried ........
(a) off

Q8

(b) top

(b) up

(c) over

(d) through

As it's still very warm outside I recommend you leave your swimming things in the garden to let them dry
........
(a) in

Q9

(b) to

(c) out

(d) under

She's very subtle in the comments she makes and she has a wonderfully dry ....... of humour.
(a) feeling

(b) opinion

(c) meaning

(d) sense

Q10 If you want to keep your customers coming in on a regular basis you mustn't let your stocks ....... dry.
(a) go

(b) turn

(c) take

(d) run

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 36

Back Again
Q1

I'm suspicious really because at the back of my ....... I don't trust them.
(a) brain

Q2

(c) idea

(d) thought

He said he'd read my funny story and had laughed twice, which was a sort of back ....... compliment.
(a) slapped

Q3

(b) mind

(b) hit

(c) thrown

(d) handed

She was a very famous film star some 40 years ago but now she's regarded as unimportant — a sort of back
........
(a) figure

Q4

(b) digit

(c) number

(d) person

He's having trouble with his mother-in-law because she likes to control everything rather like a backseat
........
(a) conductor

Q5

(c) pond

(d) water

(b) over

(c) behind

(d) across

(b) broken

(c) hit

(d) crashed

I've lived here all my life and know every single road and street like the back of my ........
(a) finger

Q9

(b) river

There's still some way to go with this latest project but I think we've ....... the back of it.
(a) smashed

Q8

(d) goer

She's the sort of person who can't bear being secretive and will never talk about you ....... your back.
(a) on

Q7

(c) doer

Where we live is a sort of back....... because nobody here knows what's going on in the world.
(a) stream

Q6

(b) driver

(b) palm

(c) thumb

(d) hand

Poor woman since she got knocked down by a car, she's been ....... on her back.
(a) flat

(b) prone

(c) laying

(d) straight

Q10 He's one of those irritating people who manages within a few minutes of meeting someone to ....... their back up. (a) shift

(b) put

(c) place

(d) turn

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 37

Bearing Information
Q1

Try and be a little more cheerful because if you don't bear ....... soon, you'll make everyone else miserable.
(a) through

Q2

(b) along

(c) up

(d) to

We were in a small rowing boat and were terrified that the steamer hadn't seen us as it was bearing ....... on us. (a) down

Q3

(b) benefits

(c) yields

(d) fruit

(b) situations

(c) crosses

(d) results

(b) grin

(c) laugh

(d) smile

(b) on

(c) at

(d) with

She has been proved right in everything she did as the report quite clearly bears ........
(a) out

Q9

(d) sense

I hope you can be patient for a little longer and bear ....... me while I try and solve the problem.
(a) by

Q8

(c) thought

There is really nothing much you can do to stop it and I'm afraid you'll just have to ....... and bear it.
(a) scorn

Q7

(b) mind

We all have our ....... to bear so I should be grateful if you would stop complaining all the time.
(a) problems

Q6

(d) under

As we have all worked very hard this year, I'm hoping that our efforts will bear ........
(a) produce

Q5

(c) over

I fully understand your comments and bearing those in ......., I have made the appropriate decision.
(a) brain

Q4

(b) across

(b) to

(c) for

(d) onto

The judge dismissed the new evidence completely because it had no bearing ....... the trial.
(a) to

(b) on

(c) into

(d) by

Q10 Quite honestly the two cases are so completely different that they really don't bear ........
(a) confirmation

(b) contrast

(c) comprehension

(d) comparison

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 38

What the Devil
Q1

It's very hard trying to get the tenses right in English. In fact it's the ....... devil to know whether it's simple or continuous. (a) same

Q2

(c) usual

(d) actual

In a way it's probably just as well the deputy has become the new chief. It's a case of ....... the devil you know.
(a) easier

Q3

(b) very

(b) rather

(c) harder

(d) better

Many people have been made redundant in the takeover and those who joined last were the first to go. The principle of devil take the ....... applied.
(a) final list

Q4

(d) due

(b) guides

(c) steers

(d) races

(b) advocate

(c) support

(d) attitude

(b) Announce

(c) Utter

(d) Speak

When your parents find out what you've done, you'll be in serious trouble and there'll be the devil to ........
(a) show

Q9

(c) share

....... of the devil. We were just talking about you before you came in the room.
(a) Quote

Q8

(b) right

She likes to take the opposite point of view and play the devil's ........
(a) lawyer

Q7

(d) youngest

The work has to be done as we have no choice. As they say, needs must when the devil ........
(a) drives

Q6

(c) hindmost

We don't really get on with the new boss but he has some good ideas so we must give the devil his ........
(a) owing

Q5

(b) old list

(b) pay

(c) credit

(d) hold

You should really look through that agreement carefully before you sign because the devil is in the ........
(a) detail

(b) exact

(c) finery

(d) precise

Q10 It took me ages to set up my computer because I spent the devil of a ....... trying to understand the notes.
(a) duration

(b) time

(c) length

(d) space

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 39

Two For You
Q1

A bird in the hand is worth two in the ....... as they say when you have at least one definite thing in contrast to two uncertain things.
(a) hedge

Q2

(c) ideas

(d) views

(b) shakes

(c) twitches

(d) wags

(b) crosses

(c) ticks

(d) strikes

(b) tomatoes

(c) bananas

(d) peas

(b) apart

(c) together

(d) through

I'm sorry I can't accept any other explanation. My mind is made up and there are no two ....... about it.
(a) roads

Q9

(b) thoughts

I worked out the answer in the end by putting two and two ........
(a) aside

Q8

(d) pins

You honestly can't tell one twin from another as they are like as two ....... in a pod.
(a) potatoes

Q7

(c) points

I'll see to that in two ....... and it'll be all over in a minute.
(a) times

Q6

(b) nails

I promise I'll be very quick indeed and I'll be back in two ....... of a lamb's tail.
(a) moves

Q5

(d) plant

Quite honestly I really can't decide which one to choose — I'm what you might say in two ........
(a) minds

Q4

(c) bush

It wouldn't take much for me to cancel that trip in fact for two ....... I think I will.
(a) needles

Q3

(b) tree

(b) paths

(c) routes

(d) ways

I honestly wouldn't trust either of them. They both think the same way and they're two of a ........
(a) type

(b) kind

(c) genre

(d) sort

Q10 I can see you're angry and want to do the same to them but remember that two wrongs don't make a ........
(a) right

(b) rite

(c) correction

(d) point

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 40

At the End of the Day (1)
Q1

There are late risers and early risers, those who need a lot of sleep and those who need only a .......,
(a) less

Q2

(c) amount

(d) lot

(b) defining

(c) delineating

(d) developing

(b) language

(c) speak

(d) chat

(b) torpid

(c) stagnant

(d) sleepy

(b) is told

(c) is supposed

(d) is needed

....... we talk of the need for a child to start on his journey to slumber land or the land of nod
(a) Differently

Q9

(b) total

following the old story about that strange man who ....... to drop sand in their eyes near bed time.
(a) is required

Q8

(d) lengths

The sandman is coming is what we say to ....... children
(a) dreamy

Q7

(c) periods

To start with there is a special ....... for children.
(a) talk

Q6

(b) ages

And so it's not surprising the many ways we have of ....... it.
(a) describing

Q5

(d) little

but whatever the required ......., all of us need sleep at some time during the day or night.
(a) sum

Q4

(c) few

some who take ....... to wake up and some who jump straight out of bed first thing,
(a) long time

Q3

(b) nothing

(b) Alternately

(c) Adversely

(d) Alternatively

and parents of a musical ....... of mind can speed their children on their way to this land of sleep with a lullaby.
(a) twist

(b) turn

(c) corner

(d) state

Q10 Of course as you grow older, you ....... in the luxury of short sleeps during the day.
(a) enter

(b) fall

(c) indulge

(d) incur

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 41

At the End of the Day (2)
Q1

You can take a cat nap beside the fire or doze off on a train .......
(a) route

Q2

(c) tendency

(d) variety

(b) still

(c) halt

(d) quiet

(b) board

(c) sign

(d) tablet

(b) majority

(c) maximum

(d) macrocosm

(b) thing

(c) point

(d) event

(c) make

(d) get

(c) probably

(d) possibly

(c) mind

(d) look

Well, I think I'll ....... to sleep now.
(a) go

Q9

(b) sort

The strange ....... is that few people announce boldly:
(a) matter

Q8

(d) invaded

Forty apparently is the ....... allowed for this kind of sleep.
(a) major

Q7

(c) interrupted

put a ....... outside your door stating: Do not disturb — having 40 winks.
(a) notice

Q6

(b) interacted

Should you wish for a little peace and ....... at the office,
(a) quite

Q5

(d) journey

A more basic expression of this ....... is to have a little shuteye.
(a) trend

Q4

(c) voyage

which all describe the kind of sleep that can be ....... at a moment's notice.
(a) intervened

Q3

(b) travel

(b) take

More ....... than not as a guest we'll say:
(a) possible

(b) likely

Q10 Well, I think if you don't ......., I'll turn in now.
(a) care

(b) say

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 42

At the End of the Day (3)
Q1

Without offending the ....... of your host, you could also say:
(a) hostelry

Q2

(c) absolutely

(d) entirely

(b) dignified

(c) dignify

(d) dignitary

(b) unclear

(c) ungrateful

(d) unwilling

(b) ridden

(c) rid

(d) ride

(b) stir

(c) turn

(d) take

(c) anxiousness

(d) anxiously

look at your watch ....... or even yawn.
(a) anxious

Q9

(b) eventually

you could be subtle and ....... up the sitting room clock
(a) wind

Q8

(d) critical

and you have a strong desire to be ....... of them and go to sleep
(a) riddance

Q7

(c) criticism

Of course should your guests be ....... to go home to their own beds
(a) uncertain

Q6

(b) critique

Somehow it sounds just a bit more ........
(a) dignity

Q5

(d) hospitality

And ....... very important people are not described as simply going to bed but rather retiring for the night.
(a) incidentally

Q4

(c) hospitable

I think it's time for me to hit the sack, which need be no ....... of the softness of the mattress.
(a) criterion

Q3

(b) hospital

(b) anxiety

But if you have no ....... at all, the best thing is to drop off or nod off in the middle of the conversation.
(a) restrictions

(b) inhibitions

(c) prohibitions

(d) conditions

Q10 And if all else ....... go upstairs and come down again in your pyjamas.
(a) falls

(b) fell

(c) fails

(d) feels

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 43

At the End of the Day (4)
Q1

There are several ....... that describe the state of being asleep
(a) impressions

Q2

(b) deter

(c) defer

(d) refer

(b) comparisons

(c) similarities

(d) synonyms

When the sleeper totally refuses to be ......., we say they are sleeping like the dead.
(a) deterred

Q5

(d) digressions

There are also some ....... describing deep sleep: to sleep like a top, like a baby, like a log
(a) likenesses

Q4

(c) conditions

and most seem to ....... to deep sleep like being sound asleep or fast asleep
(a) direct

Q3

(b) expressions

(b) defused

(c) disturbed

(d) disgruntled

More colloquial expressions speak of someone being out like a light, spark out or for a very ....... sleeper dead to the world
(a) big

Q6

(b) affect

(c) affection

(d) affectation

(b) wide

(c) broad

(d) high

let me leave you with a ....... expression. Next time you're off upstairs to bed
(a) end

Q9

(d) heavy

but just assuming you are ....... awake and in the land of the living
(a) clear

Q8

(c) large

Well, I don't know about you but all this is having a very soporific ....... on me
(a) effect

Q7

(b) huge

(b) last

(c) lasting

(d) final

give the rest of the house a surprise by showing ....... your classical education and say:
(a) up

(b) on

(c) off

(d) in

Q10 Well I think I'll be off now and ....... my rest in the arms of Morpheus. Happy dreams!
(a) fetch

(b) take

(c) bring

(d) let

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 44

GMAT Verbal Quiz
Q1

This story is ....... on an incident that actually happened.
(a) founded

Q2

(b) able

(c) can

(d) possible

(b) trails

(c) lasts

(d) dates

I'm sorry to tell you but she is simply ....... that this will be the result but she has no actual proof.
(a) daydreaming

Q5

(d) established

You can easily tell that this document ....... from the 12th century because of a distinctive script.
(a) holds

Q4

(c) based

I'm afraid I shan't be ....... to come on Tuesday because of a prior engagement.
(a) capable

Q3

(b) grounded

(b) hallucinating

(c) hypothesizing

(d) dithering

I do apologise for talking to you a minute ago only I ....... you for one of my colleagues, who looks exactly like you. (a) mistook

Q6

(b) accepted

(c) believed

(d) thought

It's a waste of time asking them for their opinion as they're bound to object because they've been ....... against the idea from the start.
(a) subjective

Q7

(b) derogative

(c) conscious

(d) prejudiced

I asked you to bring back a different one but you've brought a similar one back that's exactly the ....... as the first one.
(a) equivalent

Q8

(c) same

(d) identical

The main quality that is required of someone holding that kind of job is to have the ....... to get on with people.
(a) task

Q9

(b) apparent

(b) ability

(c) requirement

(d) need

They couldn't hold their meeting in the open air ....... of the heavy rain.
(a) because

(b) but

(c) since

(d) for

Q10 I always let her handle that kind of situation because she's very good at ....... with difficult clients.
(a) taking

(b) bringing

(c) tackling

(d) dealing

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 45

GMAT Vocabulary
Q1

Some people who have been made redundant make no further effort to get employment in complete ....... to those who decide to retrain.
(a) comparison

Q2

(b) difference

(c) attitude

(d) contrast

The new company decided not to copy their predecessors but ....... their structure after the latest trends in business. (a) model

Q3

(d) make

(b) permitted

(c) granted

(d) let

(c) glanced

(d) seen

She is ....... as a possible future first minister.
(a) looked

Q5

(c) differ

Under the new regulations no one is allowed to smoke inside the building but you are ....... to smoke outside.
(a) arranged

Q4

(b) frame

(b) observed

Although the bank had turned down his application twice, they suddenly had a change of heart and decided to
....... to his request for a loan.
(a) accede

Q6

(d) adapt

(b) argued

(c) required

(d) believed

The ....... over the rights and wrongs of this issue has been a never- ending discussion inside parliament.
(a) chatter

Q8

(c) accrue

It's not yet been fully certified yet but the recently discovered bones are ....... to be those of the missing link.
(a) credited

Q7

(b) access

(b) debate

(c) gossip

(d) rumour

The local residents in this seaside village are very worried about the constant erosion of the cliff face, which is in ....... of falling into the sea.
(a) risk

Q9

(b) chance

(c) danger

(d) likelihood

I think you have been overcharged for that work because it's more ....... twice what I had to pay.
(a) as

(b) at

(c) like

(d) than

Q10 They first of all refused to stop their strike but in the end after much negotiation they were ....... to go back to work. (a) pursued

(b) persuaded

(c) prevented

(d) perceived

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 46

GMAT Words
Q1

As a troubleshooter he was often ....... to sort out problems in different area offices.
(a) transmitted

Q2

(b) regarding

(c) according

(d) concerning

(b) between

(c) across

(d) over

Eventually they made their minds up and ....... to appoint the outsider to the job.
(a) considered

Q5

(d) sent

He finds himself in a very difficult situation since you could say he's ....... a rock and a hard place.
(a) against

Q4

(c) attached

I don't believe it myself but ....... to the newspapers he is supposed to have exaggerated the firm's profits.
(a) following

Q3

(b) delivered

(b) decided

(c) maintained

(d) took

In ....... to prevent any industrial espionage all employees had to sign a document preventing them from talking about their work.
(a) order

Q6

(b) command

(c) requirement

(d) purpose

With a view to providing a better environment for their children the couple decided to move ....... from the city to the countryside.
(a) along

Q7

(b) afar

(c) near

(d) away

The boss wants you to explain why there is a discrepancy in the figures and ....... for the sudden drop in profits. (a) talk

Q8

(c) account

(d) decide

The charity is finding it very difficult to continue operating and that's why it's ....... for the government to help.
(a) crying

Q9

(b) speak

(b) calling

(c) shouting

(d) hailing

The government are erecting concrete blocks around the Houses of Parliament to ....... the buildings against possible terrorist attacks.
(a) defend

(b) distract

(c) defer

(d) detract

Q10 It wasn't really a serious crime but it was pointed out to him that by parking there he was in ....... of a local byelaw. (a) vindication

(b) virement

(c) visitation

(d) violation

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 47

Learn English Vocabulary
Q1

As a new employee she's very anxious to do the right thing and hopes that her new project ....... with the approval of her boss.
(a) reaches

Q2

(c) accepts

(d) holds

It's just not within his character and I would never say that he was ....... to that kind of behaviour.
(a) presented

Q3

(b) meets

(b) prepared

(c) pre-empted

(d) predisposed

You couldn't find a more loyal bunch of people who have a ....... of reliability so strong that they will never let you down.
(a) wish

Q4

(c) sense

(d) sensing

You can take it or leave it as there is absolutely no ....... to accept my proposal.
(a) push

Q5

(b) desire

(b) pressure

(c) pushing

(d) leaning

The department has ....... so much money on administration that there is little left for employing sales personnel. (a) devoted

Q6

(b) blamed

(c) criticized

(d) arrested

(b) craving

(c) thirst

(d) eating

You must choose the right description for each word and I would ....... this one as an adjective.
(a) delineate

Q9

(d) spent

They say that pregnant women develop a ....... for certain foods and must eat them all the time.
(a) appetite

Q8

(c) developed

Although he claimed it was an accident, he was ....... of murder.
(a) accused

Q7

(b) exhausted

(b) decipher

(c) decide

(d) define

I wouldn't believe everything she says because it's my belief that she is ....... to exaggerate.
(a) designated

(b) declined

(c) inclined

(d) tended

Q10 We will get as near as we can to your requirements but we may not be able to ....... all your needs.
(a) meet

(b) encounter

(c) measure

(d) face

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 48

English Vocabulary Exercises
Q1

Thanks to the crash barrier in the middle of the motorway cars are ....... from hitting those on the other side in the event of an accident.
(a) distracted

Q2

(c) directed

(d) prevented

It doesn't matter what position you hold in society everyone is ....... to the same laws.
(a) object

Q3

(b) diverted

(b) subject

(c) controlled

(d) restricted

As I was a stranger in that country I was not ....... with some of their customs and didn't understand why people were laughing at me.
(a) addicted

Q4

(c) acquainted

(d) acquired

You can have that car in any colour you want in fact you have a ....... of 24 different ones.
(a) choice

Q5

(b) attracted

(b) choosing

(c) number

(d) shade

The theatre was ....... to display in the entrance some of the excellent newspaper reviews the play had received. (a) deluded

Q6

(b) developed

(c) demanded

(d) delighted

As the hospital had been careless with its hygiene procedures, the patient found she had been ....... with a harmful virus.
(a) detected

Q7

(c) infected

(d) suspected

As a ....... of the district she had absolutely no difficulty in understanding the local dialect.
(a) inhabitant

Q8

(b) rejected

(b) relation

(c) native

(d) newcomer

There is a new company regulation to remove the danger of passive smoking, which ....... all employees from smoking at their place of work.
(a) prohibits

Q9

(b) promotes

(c) professes

(d) protests

He finds breathing very difficult in restricted spaces as he ....... from asthma.
(a) refers

(b) defers

(c) suffers

(d) differs

Q10 I am very pleased to be working with you because I think the same way and ....... with your policies.
(a) accept

(b) conform

(c) confer

(d) agree

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 49

Increasing Vocabulary
Q1

You can have whichever one you want as I'll let you ....... from these examples here.
(a) consider

Q2

(b) inside

(c) including

(d) into

(b) inherent

(c) special

(d) native

(b) Discerning

(c) Allowing

(d) Regarding

(b) believe

(c) experiment

(d) choose

I've always thought of her as the kind of person you can trust, you know the sort you can ....... on.
(a) depend

Q8

(d) highlights

If you ....... to take that step in your career, you have only yourself to blame if it all goes wrong.
(a) have

Q7

(c) protests

....... for his age and he is after all only 12, I think his achievement is remarkable.
(a) Permitting

Q6

(b) demonstrates

You can tell that this piece of furniture is ....... to America because of the strong colonial style.
(a) born

Q5

(d) enable

For the first time in his life ....... of going straight home, he called in at a pub on the way back.
(a) instead

Q4

(c) choose

I think you can clearly see now what I mean as that incident ....... that I am obviously right.
(a) decides

Q3

(b) deliberate

(b) deter

(c) defend

(d) defeat

It was a totally new experience for us visiting that factory abroad as we were ....... to all sorts of new techniques. (a) involved

Q9

(b) intended

(c) invested

(d) introduced

No one had a clue what had actually happened neither the police ....... the public.
(a) or

(b) either

(c) nor

(d) never

Q10 All cyclists must now wear some kind of helmet in order to ....... their heads against injury in the event of an accident. (a) proffer

(b) protect

(c) produce

(d) prevent

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 50

Improving Verbal Skills
Q1

You can tell that this car has been very well made and is certainly ....... to the other makes in this garage.
(a) better

Q2

(b) believes

(c) claims

(d) intends

(b) framed

(c) outlined

(d) caught

(b) eliminated

(c) extracted

(d) isolated

(b) but

(c) also

(d) because

The General made absolutely sure his troops were ready for battle and ....... with the latest equipment.
(a) invested

Q8

(d) extend

It's not that I don't trust you ....... I must have some evidence of your identity.
(a) although

Q7

(c) total

He had to be ....... from all the other patients in the hospital because he had a highly contagious disease.
(a) outcast

Q6

(b) amount

In this biography she is ....... as a kind sweet old lady but in reality she was a bad tempered old witch.
(a) depicted

Q5

(d) superior

He ....... to have sailed single-handed round the world but personally I don't believe him.
(a) says

Q4

(c) above

It's quite obvious that whatever you like to call his remarks they are impolite and ....... to slander.
(a) same

Q3

(b) clearer

(b) created

(c) provided

(d) tested

People used to think the cinema would be ....... by television but it never happened because people still go to the pictures.
(a) supposed

Q9

(b) surrounded

(c) suppressed

(d) supplanted

She ....... to be very confident on stage but inside she was feeling very nervous.
(a) appeared

(b) supposed

(c) stood

(d) credited

Q10 There's little point in those two firms competing for the same market as they would be much better ....... with one another.
(a) consuming

(b) convincing

(c) convening

(d) collaborating

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 51

Verbal Skills Test
Q1

We sometimes find it difficult to imagine where we come from and believe that we are in fact ....... from apes.
(a) directed

Q2

(b) departed

(c) devolved

(d) descended

Although he hadn't actually done anything, he looked as if he might and he was arrested for being outside the house with ....... to burgle it.
(a) purpose

Q3

(b) preferred

(c) preferring

(d) prefers

(b) suspecting

(c) suspicious

(d) suspected

(b) apply

(c) attract

(d) attach

(b) conducted

(c) conferred

(d) confided

They are in fact twins but are not at all alike physically but are not ....... from one another in attitude.
(a) separate

Q9

(d) too

The Government published a report clearing the minister of any guilt and ....... that he had acted correctly.
(a) concluded

Q8

(c) either

You needn't worry about that regulation as it has nothing to do with you and doesn't ....... to your situation.
(a) adhere

Q7

(b) also

I know you trust him but I have my doubts about him and must admit to being ....... of him.
(a) suspect

Q6

(d) inclination

I don't mind sleeping on an uncomfortable bed in a hostel as anything is ....... to sleeping in a tent.
(a) preferable

Q5

(c) intent

Not only did he pay for them to go on holiday but he ....... provided them with spending money.
(a) addition

Q4

(b) reason

(b) divided

(c) diverse

(d) different

Like all good philosophers in ....... of truth she is always looking for new perspectives.
(a) sight

(b) reach

(c) search

(d) enquiry

Q10 Let's look at it this way — it's not so much a problem ....... a challenge to our efforts.
(a) as

(b) since

(c) for

(d) it

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 52

Verbal Test
Q1

In some 19th century novels you see the very poor conditions people lived in that can only be described as
....... misery.
(a) dejected

Q2

(b) object

(c) reject

(d) abject

Television can give you a very good idea of how people live in different countries as it can ....... scenes from every day life.
(a) deter

Q3

(c) delineate

(d) defer

This is a sort of shortened version of what happened and has been ....... to fit into the newspaper.
(a) adopted

Q4

(b) depict

(b) attuned

(c) abbreviated

(d) added

It was quite obvious from the secretive manner in which he left the shop and the ....... looks he kept giving that he hadn't paid for the items of clothing.
(a) furtive

Q5

(b) fugitive

(c) furious

(d) famous

It was a remarkable performance because the actor seemed to convey the whole range of human emotions , what you might call the complete ....... from beginning to end.
(a) gamble

Q6

(b) grasp

(c) granting

(d) gamut

The telephone connection was very poor and we only heard a ....... account of what the reporter was describing. (a) gesticulated

Q7

(b) gambled

(c) garrulous

(d) garbled

The teacher found it quite ....... to try and teach the children because they refused to listen to a word she was saying. (a) festive

Q8

(b) futile

(c) feeble

(d) fatuous

The university decided to give their ....... an honorary degree because she had always been most generous in her financial help.
(a) believer

Q9

(b) benefit

(c) benefactor

(d) beholder

I've no wish to disregard or ....... your achievements but I think you could have done much more.
(a) belittle

(b) bemoan

(c) bereave

(d) betoken

Q10 His attempt to make fun of the situation was considered to be in bad taste and ....... in the extreme.
(a) fertile

(b) frequent

(c) febrile

(d) facetious

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 53

Verbal Advantage
Q1

She suddenly stopped speaking to him on the phone and the conversation came to an ....... end.
(a) acute

Q2

(b) arid

(c) awful

(d) abrupt

Some of Shakespeare's historical plays are rather long and so there are editions where they are ....... to make them shorter.
(a) abridged

Q3

(b) accented

(c) adopted

(d) acquired

Although all the athletes were full of life at the start of the marathon, towards the end of the race a few were showing signs of tiredness and were clearly ........
(a) flogging

Q4

(b) failing

(c) flagging

(d) foiling

Fortunately she took no notice of the reviews of her acting and was quite ....... to some of the more sarcastic comments. (a) important

Q5

(c) immediate

(d) impervious

The secret of a good interview is to get straight to the point and ask ....... questions.
(a) incisive

Q6

(b) impenetrable

(b) inserting

(c) introducing

(d) inductive

Although her boss knew that she was not telling the truth, her explanations for being late were always so reasonable and totally ....... that he believed her.
(a) pleasant

Q7

(b) perceptive

(c) penetrating

(d) plausible

As soon as he had invested the money, he became uneasy and was beginning to sense ....... about his investment. (a) questions

Q8

(b) qualms

(c) queries

(d) quavers

Many of the safety instructions on things you buy often seem unnecessary and often quite ....... to the average person. (a) superb

Q9

(b) supreme

(c) superfluous

(d) superficial

He found himself at the edge of the cliff in a ....... position because one wrong step and he would fall into the sea. (a) precipitate

(b) peculiar

(c) pertinent

(d) precarious

Q10 Everything about the village was what you'd call ....... because all the houses were well looked after and reminded you of a time long since gone.
(a) quaint

(b) queer

(c) quiet

(d) queenly

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 54

Verbal Learning
Q1

Everyone lost their money when the so-called treasurer ....... with all the society's savings.
(a) avoided

Q2

(c) accomplices

(d) associates

(b) concede

(c) console

(d) conduct

(b) detached

(c) definite

(d) defended

Despite all the chaos around him the captain remained totally calm and assumed an air of ........
(a) equation

Q6

(b) attackers

The judge has to adopt a ....... view of the crime by being utterly impartial.
(a) detracted

Q5

(d) absconded

I have no wish to ....... these criminal activities but I do have some sympathy with the perpetrators.
(a) condone

Q4

(c) absolved

The police not only arrested the leader of the gang but also the ....... who had helped him.
(a) acolytes

Q3

(b) evaded

(b) equality

(c) equanimity

(d) equity

The police stopped the car because it had followed an ....... course down the road and asked the driver why he was going from side to side.
(a) uneven

Q7

(b) unequal

(c) unerring

(d) erratic

It was possible to look up the topic on the internet but she decided instead to ask her ....... father who knew the answer to most things.
(a) earnest

Q8

(b) erudite

(c) learning

(d) imminent

The party leader advised all her members to ....... any question about finance and avoid the topic of money completely. (a) risk

Q9

(b) undertake

(c) eschew

(d) involve

He has a very refined vocabulary and prefers to use a ....... rather than a more common and vulgar word.
(a) euphemism

(b) delicacy

(c) finery

(d) edition

Q10 I've looked everywhere for my key and even carried out an ....... search of my car but I can't find that book.
(a) exhausted

(b) exhausting

(c) exhaust

(d) exhaustive

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 55

High School Vocabulary
Q1

The result of the election didn't give either candidate a clear majority but in the end the leader of the opposition agreed to step down and ....... to the wishes of the electorate.
(a) accept

Q2

(c) accede

(d) ascend

The sound of the waterfall goes on all day and night and in the end the ....... noise gets on your nerves.
(a) interrupting

Q3

(b) accent

(b) inciting

(c) invading

(d) incessant

I apologized for what seemed like a deliberate act of rudeness but I explained that it had been purely accidental and an ....... action on my part.
(a) inverted

Q4

(c) incurred

(d) inhibited

Although it's a complicated subject the professor managed to make it all totally clear and ....... by her delivery.
(a) lucid

Q5

(b) inadvertent

(b) luminous

(c) lightening

(d) lifting

When you take a party of tourists round a famous city there are always those who ....... and keep everybody else waiting.
(a) litter

Q6

(b) linking

(c) limping

(d) lunging

(b) malicious

(c) maladroit

(d) malcontent

There was absolutely no question about it he was the ....... idiot such as you'd find in one of those old farces.
(a) provincial

Q9

(d) languish

There was absolutely no call for him to criticise her so cruelly and in almost a ....... manner.
(a) malformed

Q8

(c) loiter

Before she knew what had happened a man suddenly fell on her ....... across and stealing her handbag.
(a) lurking

Q7

(b) lessen

(b) provided

(c) proverbial

(d) protective

You'll soon get used to his funny ways as it's one of the ....... of his personality.
(a) quibbles

(b) quills

(c) quaffs

(d) quirks

Q10 He didn't really give speeches because he used to scream and shout and you could hear him ....... a hundred meters down the road.
(a) reigning

(b) raining

(c) ruling

(d) rattling

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 56

Advanced Vocabulary
Q1

He always follows that old .......: early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
(a) phrase

Q2

(c) adage

(d) analogy

If you invest that money, you will find it will grow and ....... interest.
(a) agree

Q3

(b) ballad

(b) adapt

(c) apart

(d) accrue

People often ask her how she manages to stay slim and she always tells them she is very careful in the amount she eats to the point of being ........
(a) abbreviated

Q4

(d) abrupt

(b) combining

(c) combative

(d) concerning

I find these mathematical puzzles too ....... and prefer the more straightforward type.
(a) abject

Q6

(c) actuated

You must react now and not just be ....... as if there is nothing wrong.
(a) complacent

Q5

(b) abstemious

(b) abortive

(c) abounding

(d) abstruse

There was no changing her mind as she was quite ....... about her decision and wouldn't consider any alternative. (a) attractive

Q7

(b) attentive

(c) adamant

(d) adjoined

It was quite obvious that he was drunk because he couldn't finish his sentences and his speech was not
........
(a) contented

Q8

(c) convinced

(d) convoluted

The strings on the puppet were all intertwined and it took us ages to ....... them.
(a) disentangle

Q9

(b) coherent

(b) distribute

(c) disturb

(d) distend

There are really too many political parties in this election as there are so many small groups or ........
(a) fictions

(b) fanatics

(c) fusion

(d) factions

Q10 He liked to play the ....... and would invariably dress up in the most outrageous clothes.
(a) eclectic

(b) eccentric

(c) evasive

(d) evolved

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 57

Sand Idioms
Q1

The sands of ....... are running out and you'll have to hurry up.
(a) moment

Q2

(b) try

(c) build

(d) heap

(b) draw

(c) sketch

(d) delineate

(b) turning

(c) moving

(d) going

(b) pinches

(c) grains

(d) drops

Children often go down to the seaside and use their buckets and spades to make sand ........
(a) buildings

Q8

(d) digging

It runs into millions and millions — almost as many as the ....... of sand you can see on this beach.
(a) pieces

Q7

(c) putting

The sands are ....... and everything is changing in this century.
(a) shifting

Q6

(b) burying

They have decided to ....... a line in the sand and start all over again.
(a) designate

Q5

(d) time

If you ....... your enterprise on sand, it's certain to fail eventually.
(a) put

Q4

(c) minute

It's no good ....... your head in the sand, you'll have to face the truth in the end.
(a) filling

Q3

(b) clock

(b) castles

(c) houses

(d) constructions

In order to get children to go to sleep, parents sometimes say that the sand ....... will soon come and put sand in their eyes.
(a) person

Q9

(b) human

(c) wizard

(d) man

For very small children at their nursery school there is often a sand ....... where they can play.
(a) pit

(b) hole

(c) container

(d) box

Q10 When there is a danger of flooding, people often pile up sand ....... outside their houses to stop the water coming in.
(a) pots

(b) sacks

(c) packets

(d) bags

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 58

The Parliamentary Candidate (1)
Q1

There was absolutely no ....... that Henry Orpington liked politics. He talked politics all the time.
(a) belief

Q2

Before: Read the story www.english-test.net/esl-book/2/

(b) concern

(c) query

(d) doubt

All the members of his family were pleased therefore when Henry was ....... as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the constituency in which they were living.
(a) adapted

Q3

(b) throughout

(c) by

(d) from

(b) bought

(c) derived

(d) won

(b) experiment

(c) challenge

(d) achievement

(b) forget

(c) discover

(d) avoid

That was the day he thought he was going to be blown ....... by a bomb.
(a) out

Q9

(d) delivered

but there was one day in particular that Henry would never ........
(a) remember

Q8

(c) presented

Every day of the campaign was a .......
(a) trial

Q7

(b) denounced

and he finally ....... a seat in the House of Commons by a very large majority.
(a) chose

Q6

(d) addicted

....... the election campaign Henry's wife and his two teenage daughters worked night and day for him
(a) for

Q5

(c) adopted

One year later the date of the general election was ....... by the Prime Minister.
(a) announced

Q4

(b) added

(b) over

(c) off

(d) up

On a Friday morning at the beginning of the campaign, the phone ....... in the Orpingtons' house at 6.30 in the morning. (a) ringed

(b) rung

(c) rang

(d) wrung

Q10 Henry got out of bed and ran down the stairs. He ....... who could possibly be ringing at that early hour in the morning. (a) wondered

(b) asked

(c) considered

(d) believed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 59

The Parliamentary Candidate (2)
Q1

Before: Read the story www.english-test.net/esl-book/2/

Henry: Hello.
Man's voice: Is that Mr. Henry Orpington, the parliamentary candidate?
Henry: Yes, ........
(a) talking

Q2

(b) dictating

(c) speaking

(d) deciding

Man's voice: Oh, good morning. I want to warn you about a bomb...
Henry: A bomb? Where? Hello! We've been ....... off. Operator! Operator! Operator!
(a) cut

Q3

(b) severed

(c) removed

(d) drained

It was no good. The line had gone ........ As calmly as he could Henry went upstairs to tell his wife the alarming news. (a) quiet

Q4

(b) dormant

(c) dead

(d) still

They decided to get dressed at once and take the two girls to their aunt's house. Henry ....... the police but asked them to keep the news from the press.
(a) instructed

Q5

(b) directed

(c) said

(d) informed

At half past eight Henry was in conference with his election agent, Andrew Higgins, at party headquarters.
Andrew: If you want my opinion, I suggest you cancel all your engagements for today and wait until the police get to the ....... of the matter.
(a) base

Q6

(c) bottom

(d) hind

Henry: Certainly not! I'm not going to let ....... be scared by some stupid crank.
(a) himself

Q7

(b) end

(b) itself

(c) myself

(d) themselves

Andrew: What did the man sound like? Did you recognize his voice?
Henry: No, I was half asleep.
His voice wasn't familiar but he sounded quite pleasant. He didn't seem to be ....... me.
(a) punishing

Q8

(b) threatening

(c) hitting

(d) striking

Andrew: That makes the whole business even more sinister. Look here, Henry, one day won't make all that much difference. I'll tell people that you've ....... your voice or something.
(a) lost

Q9

(b) missed

(c) disturbed

(d) forgotten

Henry: No, I'm going to carry on as usual. Think of the advantage it would give my ....... if I were out of the campaign even for one day.
(a) outsiders

(b) opposites

(c) opponents

(d) onlookers

Q10 Andrew: If you say so. But I'd like to make it ....... that I'm dead against it.
(a) absolute

(b) clear

(c) defined

(d) extreme

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 60

The Parliamentary Candidate (3)
Q1

Henry Orpington's first ....... that day was an open-air meeting on a large housing estate at ten o'clock.
(a) entrance

Q2

(b) engagement

(c) incitement

(d) endeavour

As most of the men were ....... at work, his audience consisted mainly of women and young children.
(a) off

Q3

Before: Read the story www.english-test.net/esl-book/2/

(b) over

(c) under

(d) out

Andrew Higgins kept a close watch on the platform from which Henry was making his speech, while several plainclothes policemen ....... inconspicuously with the crowd.
(a) meddled

Q4

(b) moulded

(c) mingled

(d) melded

There was very little reaction to Henry's speech, except from one or two people at the back who kept on asking what Henry's party intended to do about the ....... price of fruit and vegetables.
(a) rising

Q5

(b) raising

(c) risen

(d) raised

After the speech he shook hands with some of the women. One of them lifted up a baby for him to kiss, but the ....... of Henry's beard must have frightened it because it began to scream its head off.
(a) seeing

Q6

(b) sighting

(c) sight

(d) scene

At eleven o'clock he ....... a brief visit to a public house on the estate. Henry couldn't offer to buy anyone a drink because he knew very well that his opponents would consider that to be dishonest. So he let one of his supporters buy him a drink instead.
(a) bought

Q7

(b) paid

(c) sought

(d) did

At lunch time he went to his sister's house to see his wife and daughters. They had spent the morning addressing envelopes for the leaflets he was sending out. His sister, Vera, thoroughly ....... of his involvement in politics.
(a) disliked

Q8

(b) discouraged

(c) disappointed

(d) disapproved

Vera: Now I hope you can see the danger of getting mixed up in politics. You and the family will probably ....... get blown up by a bomb.
Henry: Don't exaggerate, Vera. I'm sure it's just a joke.
(a) each

Q9

(b) every

(c) all

(d) entirely

There was a large crowd in the field when Henry arrived at eight o'clock for what was perhaps the biggest meeting of the ....... campaign. After a hard day's work, hundreds of farmers and farm labourers had come to the field to hear what Henry had to say.
(a) utter

(b) whole

(c) absolute

(d) lasting

Q10 Henry: Ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate the anxiety you must all feel about support for your farms. I too have been a farmer and I know the difficulties you are experiencing, and so...
Voice from the crowd: ... and so you've decided to become an M.P. and get rich!
Henry: No, my friend. I want to give the farmers a ....... in the House of Commons.
(a) sound

(b) speech

(c) noise

(d) voice

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 61

The Parliamentary Candidate (4)
Q1

Before: Read the story www.english-test.net/esl-book/2/

The crowd remained good-natured for the first part of his speech and Henry was feeling pleased with himself. And then, ....... half a dozen tractors roared onto the field.
(a) automatically

Q2

(d) especially

(c) suddenly

'Do you like tomatoes?' shouted one of the tractor drivers. Henry ....... for a moment and then replied: 'Yes, I like them very much.'
(a) delayed

Q3

(b) particularly

(b) stumbled

(c) stated

(d) hesitated

'Well, we can't sell them at a profit,' said the tractor driver, 'because the imported ones are too cheap. So instead of letting them go to ......., you can have them!'
(a) loss

Q4

(b) disaster

(c) waste

(d) rubbish

It was then that Henry ....... that the tractors were loaded with boxes of tomatoes, which the farmers started to throw at him.
Unfortunately for Henry, two of them hit him full in the face.
(a) noticed

Q5

(b) decided

(c) believed

(d) remarked

He realized that he had to say something quickly to ....... the crowd over to his side. 'Thank you for your generous gift, but I really prefer them in sandwiches. And now let's get on with the meeting.'
(a) acquire

Q6

(b) win

(d) control

(c) gain

The crowd started to ....... and Henry managed to finish his speech without further interruptions. In the meantime the police had made a thorough search of Henry's house and assured him that there were no hidden bombs. He went back to his sister's house to collect his family.
(a) cry

Q7

(c) weep

(d) cheer

(c) starving

(d) munching

Vera: I've got some supper ready. I'm sure you must be ........
(a) fasting

Q8

(b) call

(b) eating

Henry: You shouldn't have bothered. We can all go back home now. The police have ....... the house thoroughly and found nothing at all.
Vera: Well, at least stay and eat the nice salad I've made.
Henry: All right, Vera. Just so long as there are no tomatoes in it!
(a) searched

Q9

(b) found

(c) looked

(d) hunted

After supper, Henry and his family went home. Later that evening the phone rang.
Man's voice: Oh, Mr. Orpington. I've been trying to reach you all day. This is Paul Harris. I called you this morning but I was cut off.
It was a bad line or something.
Henry: Well, what about the bomb?
Harris: The bomb? What on ....... do you mean?
Henry: That's what I'd like to know. You said, I want to warn you about a bomb.
(a) land

Q10

(b) ground

(c) mud

(d) earth

Harris: Oh, dear! I'm afraid there's been a misunderstanding. I didn't have time to finish my sentence. You see, I ....... some farmers planning to break up your meeting.
Henry: I don't see what all this has got to do with a bomb.
Harris: Well, if we hadn't been cut off I was going to warn you about a bombardment of tomatoes!
(a) listened

(b) overheard

(c) attended

(d) understood

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 62

Tense Agreement
Q1

No sooner ....... I shut the door, when the telephone rang.
(a) have

Q2

(c) will

(d) had

By the time I had reached the bottom of the mountain, I ....... extremely tired.
(a) feel

Q3

(b) did

(b) have felt

(c) felt

(d) am feeling

When he was only thirty years old, he ....... already experienced what most people only experience when they are much older.
(a) has

Q4

(d) has convinced

(b) hasn't

(c) didn't

(d) wouldn't

(b) mentions

(c) mentioning

(d) mentioned

(b) hadn't

(c) aren't

(d) couldn't

I'd had scarcely any time to think about it before they ....... me for my opinion.
(a) had asked

Q9

(c) convinced

I must admit I ....... thought how the story would finish before I read the book.
(a) haven't

Q8

(b) is convincing

Actually I had ....... it to her before we set out.
(a) mention

Q7

(d) was

We asked him why he ....... telephoned earlier.
(a) hadn't

Q6

(c) is

The witness ....... everyone that he hadn't had anything to do with the crime.
(a) convinces

Q5

(b) had

(b) did ask

(c) asked

(d) have asked

He realized he ....... left it in the car before he reported it lost.
(a) has

(b) didn't

(c) wouldn't

(d) had

Q10 It ....... a great shock to everyone because he hadn't said a word for 10 years.
(a) is

(b) will be

(c) was

(d) are

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 63

Future Tenses
Q1

What ....... be doing this time tomorrow?
(a) were you

Q2

(c) shall

(d) do

(b) shall

(c) should

(d) would

(b) had

(c) would

(d) will

(b) shall

(c) should

(d) would

(b) did

(c) will

(d) is

(c) Were you

(d) Will you

....... be buying the house or haven't you decided yet?
(a) Did you

Q9

(b) am

What ....... happen to the family if he loses all his money?
(a) does

Q8

(d) I've

I really hope I ....... see you again.
(a) did

Q7

(c) I'll

If they ....... arrive late, they will have to get their own meal.
(a) do

Q6

(b) I'd

He was quite definite about it and assured me he ....... come.
(a) will

Q5

(d) will you

I ....... simply wait until she comes back.
(a) was

Q4

(c) have you

....... go if you like because I have to do some shopping.
(a) I'm

Q3

(b) did you

(b) Have you

I'm sure they ....... get married and live happily ever afterwards.
(a) did

(b) have

(c) will

(d) would

(c) wants

(d) want

Q10 What do you ....... to do when you leave school?
(a) wanted

(b) wanting

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 64

Past Tenses
Q1

I told them I ....... just going out for a short walk.
(a) would

Q2

(b) had done

(b) to have driven

(b) has

(c) was

(d) had

(b) have been travelling
(d) will have travelled

(b) making

(c) having made

(d) makes

(b) have

(c) had

(d) having

I was asking myself what in all honesty she ....... do next.
(a) will

Q9

(d) to be driven

He was wondering what ....... prompted him to take no notice at all.
(a) has

Q8

(c) to drive

Quite honestly all I was doing was simply ....... polite conversation.
(a) made

Q7

(d) have done

She wonders why I never ....... abroad by plane.
(a) travel
(c) has travelled

Q6

(c) will do

I wonder what ....... happened while I was away.
(a) will have

Q5

(d) will

She told me ....... carefully on the icy roads.
(a) to be driven

Q4

(c) was

He asked me what I ....... with the paint brush.
(a) did do

Q3

(b) am

(b) would

(c) shall

(d) had

(c) did

(d) doing

He actually denied ....... anything of the sort.
(a) to do

(b) done

Q10 He came into the room and demanded ....... what was happening.
(a) to know

(b) knowing

(c) know

(d) having known

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 65

Passive Tense Forms
Q1

The castle ....... built in the 15th century.
(a) was

Q2

(c) has been

(d) have been

(b) will be

(c) had been

(d) will have been

(b) would being

(c) has been

(d) will be

(b) have

(c) was

(d) had

(b) will

(c) is

(d) had

(c) is being

(d) have

That ceremony ....... enacted on Tuesday next.
(a) has been

Q9

(b) are being

I can assure you that this box ....... never been opened before I opened this morning.
(a) was

Q8

(d) will be

The children ....... taken to school by bus every day.
(a) are

Q7

(c) being

That building ....... left unoccupied since 1950.
(a) would be

Q6

(b) been

There's no question that they ....... delighted when they see her tomorrow.
(a) have been

Q5

(d) will be

All these houses ....... neglected for decades.
(a) will be

Q4

(c) has been

Is he ....... arrested as we speak?
(a) be

Q3

(b) is

(b) is

How many times have you ....... your house broken into?
(a) been

(b) had

(c) be

(d) have

Q10 I'm sorry you can't come in at the moment because we ....... the house decorated right now.
(a) have had

(b) will have

(c) had

(d) are having

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 66

Gerund or Infinitive
Q1

....... me if I've told you this before.
(a) Stopping

Q2

(c) knew

(d) knows

(b) doesn't

(c) hadn't

(d) don't

(b) gone

(c) go

(d) goes

(b) push

(c) pushes

(d) pushed

(b) to learn

(c) learns

(d) learning

(c) helped

(d) helping

(c) seen

(d) having seen

I really appreciate your ....... me at this difficult time.
(a) helps

Q9

(b) known

Try ....... these irregular verbs by next week.
(a) learned

Q8

(d) living

Try ....... the door really hard if you want to open it.
(a) pushing

Q7

(c) lived

Let's ....... there tomorrow if it's fine.
(a) going

Q6

(b) lives

And at other times I'm glad I ....... know what the future holds.
(a) didn't

Q5

(d) Stop

Sometimes I wish I ....... what the future holds.
(a) know

Q4

(c) Stops

All I can say at the moment is: Long ....... the company!
(a) live

Q3

(b) Stopped

(b) help

I'll finish now and I look forward to ....... you again soon.
(a) seeing

(b) see

Q10 Please come back soon and ....... the work you started two weeks ago.
(a) finished

(b) finishing

(c) finish

(d) finishes

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 67

Perfect Tenses
Q1

Many people ....... tried but no-one has succeeded so far.
(a) did

Q2

(c) will be

(d) shall have

(b) opened

(c) opens

(d) opening

(b) had

(c) will

(d) having

(b) will manage

(c) managed

(d) is managing

(b) Have you

(c) Do you

(d) Will you

(c) had always barked

(d) is always barking

(c) went

(d) goes

(c) has

(d) is

That stupid dog ....... all day long.
(a) does always bark

Q9

(b) shall have been

....... ever heard of this writer before?
(a) Did you

Q8

(d) has dried

How anyone ....... to live in those conditions in the 18th century is difficult to imagine.
(a) manages

Q7

(c) dry

I honestly think that the time ....... come when we should celebrate our success.
(a) has

Q6

(b) dried

Do you mind ....... the door as I find it very hot in here?
(a) to open

Q5

(d) have

By the end of this year I realize I ....... writing tests for three years now.
(a) shall be

Q4

(c) were

That programme is so boring that it's like watching paint ........
(a) dries

Q3

(b) have been

(b) always is barking

They were eating dinner when the lights ....... out.
(a) go

(b) are going

Q10 No-one ....... believe your story when you tell them.
(a) will

(b) did

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 68

English Grammar Tenses
Q1

....... any one object if I turn the heating down?
(a) Do

Q2

(c) will

(d) would

(b) have been running

(c) are running

(d) will be running

(b) was been

(c) are being

(d) had been

(b) Had you ever

(c) Do you ever

(d) Are you ever

(b) has been

(c) had been

(d) is

I ....... there once a long time ago and haven't been back since.
(a) went

Q9

(b) have

She ....... working on that manuscript for 2 years now.
(a) will be

Q8

(d) have

....... get tired of answering the same questions every day?
(a) Have you ever

Q7

(c) do

I assumed you ....... paying for the repairs until the end of last year.
(a) have been

Q6

(b) had

They ....... for 3 hours when the storm suddenly broke.
(a) had been running

Q5

(d) Doing

No matter what happens next I ....... help you.
(a) am

Q4

(c) Did

I ....... come to the conclusion that nowadays nobody cares about anything.
(a) will

Q3

(b) Does

(b) go

(c) have gone

(d) was going

She ....... trying to pass her driving test but fails every time.
(a) kept

(b) is keeping

(c) had kept

(d) keeps

(c) did want

(d) have wanted

Q10 I ....... complete silence now while I try this experiment.
(a) am wanting

(b) want

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 69

Idioms with the phrasal verb carry
Q1

An eagle, if pressed for food, might ....... a small baby that had been left in the open unprotected, but such an opportunity must occur very rarely.
(a) carry off

Q2

(b) carry through

(c) carry on with

(d) carry out

Finland and the Finnish upper secondary education system constitute a good example of the fact that it is possible to ....... very extensive readjustments with a view to making a system more flexible and adapted to individualized learning.
(a) carry off

Q3

(b) carry through

(c) carry on with

(d) carry away

India and Iran will continue to deepen ties and ....... bilateral projects, including the tri-nation pipeline and a multi-billion dollar gas deal.
(a) carry off

Q4

(b) carry through

(c) carry on with

(d) carry away

The liver regulates most chemical levels in the blood and excretes a product called bile, which helps ....... waste products from the liver.
(a) carry away

Q5

(b) carry through

(c) carry on with

(d) carry over

China's cultural industry was given a boost last week after the government announced its plan to ....... cultural reform in more than 20 provincial areas.
(a) carry away

Q6

(b) carry through

(c) carry off

(d) carry out

Items such as pointed scissors and ice skates are examples of articles that are not permitted in your ....... baggage when boarding an aircraft.
(a) carry off

Q7

(b) carry on

(c) carry on with

(d) carry away

An employee with 400 accrued sick leave hours at the end of the fiscal year will ....... into the new fiscal year
360 hours of sick leave and 8 hours of additional annual leave.
(a) carry over

Q8

(b) carry on

(c) carry off

(d) carry out

When irrigation has no ....... system, the evaporating water deposits a gradual build-up of salinization, which is eventually damaging to plant life.
(a) carry over

Q9

(b) carry on

(c) carry off

(d) carry out

The Scottish Parliament has appointed Mr. Maley to ....... an assessment of the current cost estimate and likely completion date of a new information technology project.
(a) carry over

(b) carry on

(c) carry off

(d) carry out

Q10 Animals and humans use the evaporation of water to ....... heat that is absorbed from the sun or generated by metabolic activity and exercise.
(a) carry away

(b) carry through

(c) carry off

(d) carry out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Advanced level # 70

Culinary delights
Q1

Middle Eastern restaurants often have a way of whisking you away to a far off land of belly dancers, exotic spices and ....... drink.
(a) incriminating

Q2

(b) intimidating

(c) intoxicating

(d) instigating

Thai cuisine is one of the most romantic of the Asian cuisines as it still ....... an element of mystery and exoticism. (a) remains

Q3

(c) refrains

(d) regains

Modern Asian restaurants in Jakarta have an ....... history.
(a) extended

Q4

(b) retains

(b) external

(c) extracted

(d) exude

Indonesia has an ....... range of Japanese restaurants as Japan has long been the biggest investor in the country (a) ecliptic

Q5

(b) ecstatic

(c) eclectic

(d) eccentric

International restaurants in Singapore are ....... adept at simultaneously perfecting both eastern and western dishes on their menues
(a) partially

Q6

(b) particularity

(c) partly

(d) particularly

Hong Kong has to be one of the few places on the planet where you can enjoy ....... cuisine and service at relatively reasonable prices.
(a) exquisite

Q7

(d) explosive

(b) evinces

(c) evokes

(d) evicts

America is ....... at the front of the race to become the world's most obese country.
(a) undecidedly

Q9

(c) expletive

European cuisine always ....... a sense of nostalgia and romance, like running into an old flame.
(a) evolves

Q8

(b) explicit

(b) undeniably

(c) underbelly

(d) underling

Many people drink wine, but many wine consumers know little about wine ....... or wine and food pairing because they are intimidated or put off by the pretensions often associated with wine.
(a) appropriation

(b) appreciation

(c) apportion

(d) apprehension

Q10 One of the most beautiful things about Jakarta is its ....... wealth from both within the archipelago and around the world.
(a) cursory

(b) cautionary

(c) coronary

(d) culinary

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English Grammar
(Answer Keys)

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1.

elementary-1

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 1 (Answer Keys)

Speaking already
A1

Can you hear what he is saying? answer: (a) saying

A2

She hasn't come home yet. answer: (c) yet

A3

I watched TV yesterday evening. answer: (d) watched

A4

We live near the city centre. answer: (a) near

A5

She looks like a famous film star. answer: (b) like

A6

This television gives you the latest news. answer: (b) latest

A7

I only made one mistake in last night's test. answer: (a) made

A8

I want you to tell me the whole truth. answer: (d) whole

A9

He is looking for a present to buy his girlfriend. answer: (a) for

A10 That's what I would like for Christmas. answer: (a) for

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elementary-2

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 2 (Answer Keys)

Drive carefully
A1

You must not drink and then drive a car. answer: (b) drive

A2

Please be careful when you cross this road. answer: (d) careful

A3

Do what you like, I really don't mind. answer: (d) mind

A4

If you want to borrow that book, remember to bring it back. answer: (a) borrow

A5

When your train arrives, I'll fetch you from the station. answer: (c) fetch

A6

I always get up early in the summer. answer: (a) up

A7

When you first meet someone, you usually shake them by the hand. answer: (d) by

A8

I have never seen her before. answer: (c) seen

A9

The teacher asked her students to do their homework. answer: (b) homework

A10 The police officer told the children always to tell the truth. answer: (d) truth

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elementary-3

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 3 (Answer Keys)

Listen vs. Hear
A1

I'm terribly sorry but I didn't hear what you said just now and I wonder if you could repeat it. answer: (c) didn't hear

A2

I listened attentively to the lecture on philosophy but I still didn't understand much of it. answer: (b) listened

A3

Can you hear me all right over there because you are rather a long way away? answer: (d) hear

A4

I hear what you are saying but that still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit. answer: (b) hear

A5

I listen to the concert every Monday on the radio and I imagine I am there listening to it in person. answer: (a) listen

A6

I should explain that he finds it very difficult to follow your conversation because he is very hard of hearing. answer: (d) hearing

A7

Now will you please listen to me and pay attention to what I'm saying because it's very important. answer: (b) listen to

A8

You've been making so much noise with your music that people at the far end of the road can hear you. answer: (c) hear

A9

He sometimes pretends he can't hear a single word you are saying but all the time he's taking it all in. answer: (c) hear

A10 I have been hearing strange stories about you recently but I do hope that there is no substance in them. answer: (d) hearing

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elementary-4

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 4 (Answer Keys)

Finish vs. End
A1

The brothers will finsih school both together at the end of this year. answer: (c) finish

A2

They wanted their daughter to improve her social skills and sent her to the famous finishing school in
Switzerland.
answer: (d) finishing

A3

You can't miss it, it's that tall building right at the end of the road. answer: (a) end

A4

Sadly their marriage of 25 years ended in divorce. answer: (b) ended

A5

It didn't take long for the children to finish off the cakes and pastries that had not been eaten at the party. answer: (c) finish

A6

He thought they would all share the cost of the meal but unfortunately he ended up paying for everybody. answer: (b) ended

A7

After the children had finished doing their homework, the whole family watched television. answer: (d) finished

A8

You could tell the time by him because he always finished work at exactly the same time every day. answer: (d) finished

A9

I've written practically the whole book except for the last part and I just don't know how to end the story. answer: (a) end

A10 To most people it seemed like a long and successful relationship and so it was a great surprise to learn that they had finished with each other. answer: (d) finished

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5.

elementary-5

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 5 (Answer Keys)

Start vs. Begin
A1

I started my car to make sure it worked about ten mintues before I drove to work. answer: (b) started

A2

My car very rarely starts first time when the weather is really cold. answer: (d) starts

A3

We started off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise. answer: (b) started

A4

I read the beginning of that book but I couldn't possibly read the whole story. answer: (c) beginning

A5

I can't begin to understand why anyone would want to be cruel to animals. answer: (b) begin

A6

He started off at me again simply because I had forgotten to lock the back door after I came home. answer: (a) started

A7

I won a lot of money by betting on that horse but it was simply a case of beginner's luck. answer: (c) beginner's

A8

As far as I was concerned when the accident happened, it was the beginning of the end. answer: (d) beginning

A9

Who would like to start off the debate? answer: (b) start

A10 I would greatly appreciate it if you didn't start up that old argument again. answer: (a) start

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6.

elementary-6

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 6 (Answer Keys)

Modal Verbs
A1

I had to go to see the doctor last week because I was very ill. answer: (c) had to

A2

I could have bought that car but I didn't have enough money to pay for the petrol. answer: (b) have

A3

I must go now because I am already late for my class. answer: (a) must

A4

I may be able to come to your party if I have the time. answer: (a) be

A5

Do you have to clean the house every day or every week? answer: (c) have to

A6

I can speak French without a problem now because I have had many lessons. answer: (b) can

A7

They don't have to do their homework today because it is a holiday at the school. answer: (c) don't have to

A8

I ought to help you with your shopping because you have a lot of bags. answer: (b) ought to

A9

When will you be able to come and see us in our new house? answer: (b) be able to

A10 I may have to go to Paris next week because there is a very big exhibition there. answer: (b) have to

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elementary-7

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 7 (Answer Keys)

How to use the articles
A1

I only want a little sugar in my tea, please. answer: (a) a

A2

In the end we decided not to go to the cinema but to watch television. answer: (a) the

A3

It is important sometimes to stop and look around you at all the wonderful things in nature. answer: (b) in nature

A4

It is the funniest book that I have ever read. answer: (c) the funniest

A5

I want to go to the cinema to see a film about France and the French. answer: (a) France

A6

Can anyone give me a hand please because I have just fallen over? answer: (b) a hand

A7

The interesting thing about the Romans is all the roads that they built in Britain. answer: (c) the Romans

A8

She always said that when she grew up she wanted to be a doctor. answer: (b) a doctor

A9

I have left my book in the kitchen and I would like you to get it for me. answer: (c) the kitchen

A10 Are you studying foreign languages at school, like French? answer: (a) French

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elementary-8

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 8 (Answer Keys)

Relative Pronouns
A1

Who is that sitting over there in the corner? answer: (a) Who

A2

I don't understand a word that you are talking about. answer: (b) that

A3

They have a very large house round which there are some lovely gardens. answer: (b) which

A4

I'm looking at the photograph which you sent me with your letter. answer: (a) which

A5

There is a new television programme called: 'Who wants to be a millionaire?'. answer: (c) Who

A6

I think you will see that this is the best museum that you can find in the town. answer: (a) that

A7

The police want to find out who drove the red car into the shop window. answer: (a) who

A8

Did you meet the lady whose uncle works in the library? answer: (b) whose

A9

The person in the house next to mine knows someone who met the Queen. answer: (a) who

A10 The grass, which I cut every week, seems to grow very quickly. answer: (c) which

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elementary-9

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 9 (Answer Keys)

Present Tense
A1

I see her every day and she never says hello to me. answer: (a) see

A2

What is the name of that picture which you are looking at on the wall. answer: (c) are looking at

A3

Are you going to see that film that is on at the cinema next week? answer: (c) Are you going

A4

Do you believe every single thing which that man says? answer: (a) Do you believe

A5

Sometimes I don't understand what the teacher says to me. answer: (a) don't understand

A6

Later tonight I am visiting my uncle, who is ill in hospital. answer: (b) am visiting

A7

Why is he late every time we arrange to meet? answer: (a) is he

A8

I don't often travel by air because the cost of flying is very high. answer: (a) I don't often travel

A9

Next time you come to my house, you must bring that book. answer: (a) come

A10 I am trying to remember your name but I'm afraid I can't remember it. answer: (b) am trying

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elementary-10

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 10 (Answer Keys)

Conditionals
A1

If I win the lottery, I will buy you a very big car as a present. answer: (b) will

A2

If I bought you a new car, would you be very happy? answer: (b) If

A3

If you had got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house? answer: (b) had

A4

I would want very much to move to a new house if I had that job. answer: (c) had

A5

Will you come to dinner with us if we find a babysitter for you? answer: (c) find

A6

I will try very hard to come and have dinner at your house if I am able to. answer: (a) am

A7

If I were you, I should work very hard so that I could earn more money. answer: (b) were

A8

Are you able to lend me some money if I promise you that you will get it back very soon? answer: (a) Are

A9

If you really want to be helpful, then you have to tell me the truth. answer: (a) have

A10 If I had tried very hard, I would have been able to stop smoking. answer: (c) had tried

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elementary-11

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 11 (Answer Keys)

We went on holiday
A1

I expect you think I'm stupid because I don't understand that. answer: (b) stupid

A2

Does anyone honestly believe what a politician says nowadays? answer: (c) believe

A3

I'm sure you're quite right but many people disagree with you. answer: (b) right

A4

Do you know where the President of America lives? answer: (b) lives

A5

I've tried those tablets and they haven't done me any good. answer: (b) good

A6

I'm going away for a few days so don't send me any more work. answer: (d) away

A7

This summer we went on holiday to Greece. answer: (a) on

A8

If you can't reach me at home, send me a letter. answer: (c) letter

A9

I believe it is polite to hold a door open for a lady. answer: (b) polite

A10 It is considered bad manners to shout at someone. answer: (c) manners

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elementary-12

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 12 (Answer Keys)

Grammar Questions
A1

Which of these is a noun? It is thing. answer: (a) thing

A2

Which of these is a passive sentence? It is He's been taken there. answer: (b) He's been taken there

A3

Which of these is a preposition? It is through. answer: (c) through

A4

Which of these tenses is Past Perfect Simple? It is She had laughed. answer: (a) She had laughed

A5

Which of these is an adverb? It is quickly. answer: (a) quickly

A6

Which of these tenses is Present Simple? It is He speaks. answer: (c) He speaks

A7

Which of these is an adjective? It is hard. answer: (a) hard

A8

Which of these is a personal pronoun? It is they. answer: (b) they

A9

Which of these is a gerund? It is going. answer: (c) going

A10 Which of these is a past participle? It is believed. answer: (b) believed

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elementary-13

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 13 (Answer Keys)

An Easy Question
A1

What exercise do you like doing best of all? answer: (b) best

A2

That's a good question but I need time to think about it. answer: (a) time

A3

Don't worry, there's no need to answer immediately I'm not in a hurry. answer: (c) immediately

A4

There are so many things that it's difficult to choose. answer: (d) choose

A5

Oh, come on it's surely not that difficult. answer: (d) surely

A6

Well, I think it is and I reckon it's an impossible question to answer. answer: (b) reckon

A7

Do you want me to make it easier for you? answer: (a) make

A8

Yes, I'd very much appreciate that. answer: (c) appreciate

A9

All right let me ask you what you like doing least of all? answer: (b) all

A10 Oh, that's easy — trying to answer this test! answer: (a) trying

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elementary-14

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 14 (Answer Keys)

Learn it by heart
A1

I sometimes don't know how to learn new words by heart. answer: (b) sometimes

A2

I often read short articles about pets in my favourite magazine. answer: (c) about

A3

I think learning should be interesting because otherwise you wouldn't ever be able to succeed. answer: (b) should

A4

You will probably agree with me. answer: (a) with

A5

If you have a question please feel free to ask. answer: (c) free

A6

Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind of you. answer: (c) of

A7

We are really glad to have you as our customers and we will take good care of you. answer: (b) customers

A8

For the whole of next week we are planning to sell our new dictionaries at a special price. answer: (a) price

A9

As of now we still don't know if we will be able to fulfil our contract. answer: (b) able

A10 Don't worry, we are quite flexible and can make changes at any time whatsoever. answer: (b) any

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elementary-15

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 15 (Answer Keys)

White Water Rafting
A1

You must admit flying in a hot air balloon is an amazing experience. answer: (b) experience

A2

Can you remember the last time you had such an exciting time? answer: (c) had

A3

To be honest, I have never flown in a balloon. answer: (b) flown

A4

Really, then it's about time you tried it out. answer: (b) out

A5

Are you really suggesting that we should actually get into one of those ridiculous things? answer: (c) should

A6

Why not? There is nothing to be afraid of. After all it won't be just us in the balloon. answer: (b) afraid

A7

You must be joking. Have you forgotten how terrible I felt the last time we went somewhere by plane? answer: (c) by

A8

Oh, come on. Why do you have to be such a kill joy. answer: (a) joy

A9

That's not fair. You know full well what it feels like to be worried sick when everyone else is laughing at you. answer: (b) well

A10 All right you win. I promise I won't bring it up again. Why don't just we go white water rafting instead? answer: (b) up

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elementary-16

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 16 (Answer Keys)

Where am I?
A1

Excuse me I wonder if you can help me. answer: (d) wonder

A2

I certainly will if I can. answer: (b) can

A3

Well, my problem is that I'm lost. answer: (a) problem

A4

I see you have a map in your car. answer: (c) map

A5

Yes, I have but I can't follow it. answer: (d) follow

A6

Now, where are you making for? answer: (d) making

A7

I want to get to Nutfield Avenue. answer: (b) get

A8

I don't think that's going to be hard. answer: (a) hard

A9

Why do you say that? answer: (c) say

A10 Because you're in that road right now. answer: (d) right

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elementary-17

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 17 (Answer Keys)

Remove the Spoon
A1

What seems to be the trouble? answer: (c) seems

A2

It happens every time I drink a cup of tea. answer: (a) happens

A3

Can you give me a little more detail? answer: (c) detail

A4

Well, I get a pain in my right eye every time I drink a cup of tea. answer: (d) pain

A5

Do you drink a lot of tea with sugar? answer: (b) lot

A6

Yes, I do. answer: (c) do

A7

I can't possibly give up drinking tea, doctor. answer: (b) possibly

A8

I'm not asking you to do that but next time you drink tea with sugar... answer: (d) asking

A9

Yes, doctor I'm sorry I interrupted you. answer: (c) interrupted

A10 Next time you drink tea with sugar, don't forget to remove the spoon. answer: (d) remove

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elementary-18

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 18 (Answer Keys)

Weather Forecast
A1

Now let's go over to our weather forecaster, Mary. answer: (c) over

A2

Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not looking very bright at the moment. answer: (d) looking

A3

The trouble is that there are some very heavy rain clouds over the north. answer: (b) heavy

A4

These will produce some rainfall later this morning. answer: (c) produce

A5

Then the clouds will move further south in the afternoon. answer: (d) move

A6

And by early evening the whole country will see the rain. answer: (a) whole

A7

But things will improve tomorrow. answer: (d) improve

A8

In the early morning the sun will make an appearance. answer: (b) appearance

A9

But you'll have to be quick because it soon disappears. answer: (d) disappears

A10 And of course after that our old friend rain returns. answer: (c) returns

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elementary-19

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 19 (Answer Keys)

On TV tonight
A1

Good evening. Let me tell you what's in store for you on television tonight answer: (c) store

A2

It will be a bit of a mixed bag. answer: (d) bag

A3

To start with we have comedy. answer: (a) with

A4

This will be a programme presenting that popular comedian, George Blair. answer: (b) popular

A5

After that we have the regular show on the latest hits. answer: (c) regular

A6

Next we'll have the latest news. answer: (a) latest

A7

This will be read by the very pretty newscaster Penny Lane. answer: (b) newscaster

A8

At least I think she's very pretty. answer: (d) least

A9

And the following programmes are all boring as far as I'm concerned. answer: (a) boring

A10 Because after the news Penny and I are going on a date. answer: (c) going

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elementary-20

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 20 (Answer Keys)

The Bells
A1

Don't you think those bells..? answer: (c) think

A2

I'm awfully sorry I can't hear a word you're saying. answer: (d) awfully

A3

All I was trying to say was. answer: (a) All

A4

Sorry you'll have to speak up. answer: (b) up

A5

I'll have one more go and then.. answer: (c) go

A6

It's no use I can't hear you. answer: (d) use

A7

Now I've shut the window and I'll make one more attempt. answer: (a) attempt

A8

I simply wanted to say. answer: (b) simply

A9

Ah that's much better now I can't hear those awful bells. Now what was it you wanted to say? answer: (d) much

A10 It doesn't really matter now. I just wanted to say how beautiful the bells sounded. answer: (a) matter

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elementary-21

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 21 (Answer Keys)

Sailing
A1

Tell me what did you do at the weekend? answer: (d) Tell

A2

Oh, it was a complete disaster! answer: (c) disaster

A3

Why, what happened? answer: (a) happened

A4

Well, the plan was to go sailing. answer: (c) plan

A5

That sounds interesting. answer: (d) sounds

A6

In theory I agree. answer: (c) theory

A7

But not in practice, eh? answer: (b) practice

A8

Exactly, in fact I almost drowned. answer: (d) drowned

A9

That must have been horrible. So what are you doing this weekend? answer: (a) must

A10 I'm starting a course of swimming lessons. answer: (b) course

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elementary-22

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 22 (Answer Keys)

Responses (1)
A1

Mike: I like anything to do with sport. Do you? answer: (c) Do you?

A2

Mike: We went to Paris last summer.
Jane: I've never been there. answer: (d) I've never been there.

A3

Mike: She always goes to work on a bike.
Jane: She must be very healthy. answer: (b) She must be very healthy.

A4

Mike: They went on strike last week.
Jane: What on earth for? answer: (a) What on earth for?

A5

Mike: More people die from eating fatty food than from smoking.
Jane: You must be joking! answer: (d) You must be joking!

A6

Mike: You know he failed all his examinations?
Jane: I don't believe it. answer: (b) I don't believe it.

A7

Mike: It's getting very late, we must hurry up.
Jane: Point taken. answer: (c) Point taken.

A8

Mike: I haven't stopped working for eight hours today.
Jane: My heart bleeds for you. answer: (a) My heart bleeds for you.

A9

Mike: You know the boss will be angry with you.
Jane: I don't care. answer: (d) I don't care.

A10 Mike: I wonder if you could help me with this problem.
Jane: Try me. answer: (b) Try me.

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elementary-23

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 23 (Answer Keys)

Responses (2)
A1

Mike: 'I just can't make my mind up. What do you think?'
Jane: 'It's up to you.' answer: (b) It's up to you.

A2

Mike: 'Hello. I wonder if you're interested in new double-glazing.'
Jane: 'I'm really not interested.' answer: (a) I'm really not interested.

A3

Mike: 'He offered me a 50% discount. What should I do?'
Jane: 'Bite his hand off.' answer: (d) Bite his hand off.

A4

Mike: 'I need some support, right now.'
Jane: 'Well, you can count on me.' answer: (c) Well, you can count on me.

A5

Mike: 'They haven't sent me the bill for a year now. What would you do?'
Jane: 'I'd simply forget it.' answer: (b) I'd simply forget it.

A6

Mike: 'Can you explain why she did that?'
Jane: 'Heaven only knows.' answer: (d) Heaven only knows.

A7

Mike: 'Do you think he'll be the next President?'
Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine.' answer: (a) Your guess is as good as mine.

A8

Mike: 'That's the 16th job interview I've failed. What should I do?'
Jane: 'Don't give up.' answer: (c) Don't give up.

A9

Mike: 'I'm taking my driving test tomorrow.'
Jane: 'Good luck.' answer: (b) Good luck.

A10 Boss: 'And this is our new employee.'
Jane: 'How do you do?' answer: (d) How do you do?

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elementary-24

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 24 (Answer Keys)

Responses (3)
A1

Mike: 'I could try another source if you like.'
Jane: 'There's no point.' answer: (a) There's no point.

A2

Mike: 'I could give you a lift to the station.'
Jane: 'There's no need.' answer: (d) There's no need.

A3

Mike: 'I suppose they might get the contract.'
Jane: 'There's little chance of that.' answer: (c) There's little chance of that.

A4

Mike: 'If the party wins the next by-election, things might get better.'
Jane: 'There's no chance of that.' answer: (b) There's no chance of that.

A5

Mike: 'What do you think are the chances of finding people still alive?'
Jane: 'There's little hope, really.' answer: (d) There's little hope, really.

A6

Mike: 'I hope I haven't left it too late to apply.'
Jane: 'There's still time.' answer: (c) There's still time.

A7

Mike: 'I wonder what she'll get up to next.'
Jane: 'There's no knowing.' answer: (b) There's no knowing.

A8

Mike: 'I wonder if we could call at the post office first.'
Jane: 'There's no time.' answer: (a) There's no time.

A9

Mike: 'You just can't believe what they'll think up next, can you?'
Jane: 'There's no saying.' answer: (c) There's no saying.

A10 Mike: 'I just think they've wasted their time, don't you?'
Jane: 'There's no denying it.' answer: (d) There's no denying it.

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elementary-25

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 25 (Answer Keys)

Responses (4)
A1

Mike: 'Do you know what I did last night?'
Jane: 'I shrink to think.' answer: (a) I shrink to think.

A2

Mike: 'I bet you don't know what happened at the party?'
Jane: 'I can't imagine.' answer: (d) I can't imagine.

A3

Mike: 'Do you know how much the bill has come to?'
Jane: 'I daren't think.' answer: (b) I daren't think.

A4

Mike: 'Guess how much income tax I pay.'
Jane: 'I haven't a clue.' answer: (d) I haven't a clue.

A5

Mike: 'Then you add the square root and multiply by 67, do you follow?'
Jane: 'Sorry, it's beyond me.' answer: (c) Sorry, it's beyond me.

A6

Mike: 'Do you understand what he's on about?'
Jane: 'No, it's way above my head.' answer: (d) No, it's way above my head.

A7

Mike: 'I assume you're following the argument, aren't you.'
Jane: 'No, it's all Greek to me.' answer: (b) No, it's all Greek to me.

A8

Mike: 'It's amazing when you learn what technology can do, isn't it?'
Jane: 'The mind boggles.' answer: (d) The mind boggles.

A9

Mike: 'So what do you think is the answer?'
Jane: 'No idea.' answer: (a) No idea.

A10 Mike: 'Then you take away the first number — are you with me?'
Jane: 'No, you've lost me.' answer: (d) No, you've lost me.

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 26 (Answer Keys)

Responses (5)
A1

Jill: 'I'm so confused, I don't know what to do.'
Frank: 'Take it easy.' answer: (b) Take it easy.

A2

Jill: 'What shall I do — I'm in a terrible state!'
Frank: 'Calm down.' answer: (d) Calm down.

A3

Jill: 'I'm afraid I've just broken the handle.'
Frank: 'Don't worry.' answer: (c) Don't worry.

A4

Jill: 'I hope nobody minds if I leave early.'
Frank: 'It'll be all right.' answer: (a) It'll be all right.

A5

Jill: 'It's going to cost a lot of money to put right, I'm afraid.'
Frank: 'It's not the end of the world.' answer: (b) It's not the end of the world.

A6

Jill: 'I do hope they make it tonight — it's very late you know.'
Frank: 'They're bound to come.' answer: (d) They're bound to come.

A7

Jill: 'I don't think I can stand much more of this.'
Frank: 'The worst is over.' answer: (c) The worst is over.

A8

Jill: 'What's your view of what's coming next?'
Frank: 'Things can only get better.' answer: (b) Things can only get better.

A9

Jill: 'I've lost everything my job, my house, my money — what should I do?'
Frank: 'Count your blessings.' answer: (a) Count your blessings.

A10 Jill: 'I'm very depressed at the moment, sorry.'
Frank: 'Chin up.' answer: (d) Chin up.

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 27 (Answer Keys)

Responses (6)
A1

John: 'Thank you so much.'
Sue: 'No problem.' answer: (a) No problem.

A2

John: 'I am most grateful.'
Sue: 'You're welcome.' answer: (c) You're welcome.

A3

John: 'Thank you very much for helping me.'
Sue: 'Don't mention it.' answer: (d) Don't mention it.

A4

John: 'That was very thoughtful of you to do that.'
Sue: 'Forget it.' answer: (b) Forget it.

A5

John: 'I really appreciate your kindness this last week.'
Sue: 'It was my pleasure.' answer: (c) It was my pleasure.

A6

John: 'I must say you really helped us out when we lost those passports.'
Sue: 'It was the least I could do. answer: (a) It was the least I could do.

A7

John: 'Your advice this morning was much appreciated.'
Sue: 'All part of the service.' answer: (b) All part of the service.

A8

John: 'We'd like to give you this small present to show our gratitude.'
Sue: 'It's really not necessary.' answer: (d) It's really not necessary.

A9

John: 'By the way, I've paid the taxi driver.'
Sue: 'You shouldn't have.' answer: (c) You shouldn't have.

A10 John: 'And as a special thank you for all you've done, we're treating you to a meal out.'
Sue: 'You're really naughty.' answer: (b) You're really naughty.

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 28 (Answer Keys)

Responses (7)
A1

Jill: 'I got that job even though you didn't think I stood a chance.'
Frank: 'You never did!' answer: (b) You never did!

A2

Jill: 'I had some good news today — I've won the lottery.'
Frank: 'Well I never!' answer: (a) Well I never!

A3

Jill: 'We've collected thousands of pounds this week for charity.'
Frank: 'Goodness me!' answer: (d) Goodness me!

A4

Jill: 'She came top in the exam grades this summer.'
Frank: 'Well done.' answer: (d) Well done.

A5

Jill: 'After all that effort we didn't manage to sell a single one.'
Frank: 'What a shame!' answer: (b) What a shame!

A6

Frank: 'You know I put money in that company — well it's gone bankrupt.'
Jill: 'Hard luck!' answer: (c) Hard luck!

A7

Jill: 'I've waited 3 hours for a bus now.'
Frank: 'What a bore!' answer: (a) What a bore!

A8

Jill: 'Look at all the work I've done, aren't you impressed?'
Frank: 'I am amazed!' answer: (b) I am amazed!

A9

Frank: 'I hear that the Government is going to abolish income tax.'
Jill: 'That'll be the day!' answer: (d) That'll be the day!

A10 Frank: 'They say that all this rubbish is going to be taken away tomorrow.'
Jill: 'I'll believe it when I see it.' answer: (c) I'll believe it when I see it.

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 29 (Answer Keys)

Question Tags (1)
A1

You said you would didn't you? answer: (d) didn't you?

A2

She's definitely not coming is she? answer: (c) is she?

A3

It drives you mad doesn't it? answer: (c) doesn't it?

A4

It won't hurt will it? answer: (b) will it?

A5

I think you ought to go don't you? answer: (c) don't you?

A6

You must go mustn't you? answer: (a) mustn't you?

A7

It happened yesterday didn't it? answer: (c) didn't it?

A8

She's always late isn't she? answer: (b) isn't she?

A9

They're selling their house aren't they? answer: (c) aren't they?

A10 No-one understood that word did they? answer: (d) did they?

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 30 (Answer Keys)

Question Tags (2)
A1

Sarah: 'I want you to give me some more money.'
Paul: 'Oh you do, do you?' answer: (c) Oh you do, do you?

A2

Sarah: 'You're being very rude!'
Paul: 'Oh I am, am I?' answer: (c) Oh I am, am I?

A3

Sarah: 'I've torn up your homework essay!'
Paul: 'That's nice, isn't it?' answer: (d) That's nice, isn't it?

A4

Sarah: 'I can't take any more.'
Paul: 'Oh, you can't, can you?' answer: (c) Oh, you can't, can you?

A5

Sarah: 'She hates the sight of him.'
Paul: 'She does, does she?' answer: (b) She does, does she?

A6

Sarah: 'I would prefer to go by air.'
Paul: 'Oh you would, would you?' answer: (a) Oh you would, would you?

A7

Sarah: 'I won't listen to you any more.'
Paul: 'So you won't, will you?' answer: (c) So you won't, will you?

A8

Paul: 'I spent thousands on that car.'
Sarah: 'Oh you did, did you?' answer: (b) Oh you did, did you?

A9

Sarah: 'You mustn't eat with your mouth full.'
Paul: 'Oh I mustn't, must I?' answer: (d) Oh I mustn't, must I?

A10 Sarah: 'That's not allowed you know.'
Paul: 'Oh it isn't, is it?' answer: (c) Oh it isn't, is it?

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 31 (Answer Keys)

Question Tags (3)
A1

You'd rather I kept quiet about it wouldn't you? answer: (c) wouldn't you?

A2

He used to work in the city didn't he? answer: (d) didn't he?

A3

He has his lunch at the office doesn't he? answer: (d) doesn't he?

A4

In that case he'll have to look for a new job won't he? answer: (b) won't he?

A5

You wouldn't want me to do that would you? answer: (a) would you?

A6

He really didn't need to speak to me like that did he? answer: (d) did he?

A7

Come back in the morning will you? answer: (c) will you?

A8

You like milk in your tea don't you? answer: (c) don't you?

A9

You are just the sort of person who would say that aren't you? answer: (d) aren't you?

A10 You shouldn't have done that should you? answer: (b) should you?

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 32 (Answer Keys)

Object Pronoun
A1

So did you give the book to him? answer: (b) him

A2

Of course I did. I gave it back on Tuesday. answer: (c) it

A3

Well, he says that he doesn't trust you. answer: (b) you

A4

He doesn't trust me? answer: (c) me

A5

That's exactly what he said about you. answer: (a) you

A6

I find that difficult to believe. Do you trust me? answer: (b) me

A7

Well you and your wife have borrowed things sometimes and not given them back. answer: (c) them

A8

Well I think you're being very unfair to us. answer: (b) us

A9

In that case just look at the table and tell me what you see. answer: (c) me

A10 Oh dear, I can see it. That must be the book I haven't given back. answer: (b) it

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 33 (Answer Keys)

Relative Pronoun Exercises
A1

Who does that car belong to? answer: (a) Who

A2

Excuse me but shouldn't you say to whom does that car belong? answer: (c) whom

A3

That's another way of saying it. I'm talking about the car that's parked over there. answer: (b) that's

A4

Who do you think would have a car like that? answer: (c) Who

A5

Well, I should say someone for whom money is no object. answer: (a) whom

A6

The car to which you are referring happens to be mine! answer: (c) which

A7

That's interesting. We are talking about the car that has a red roof. answer: (a) that

A8

Yes, it's the best car that I've ever had. Why do you ask? answer: (b) that

A9

Well, I think you ought to speak to that man who's standing with a notebook in front of the car. answer: (c) who's

A10 Oh no! It's a traffic warden putting a parking ticket on my car and I haven't any money to pay the fine which I'll have to pay. answer: (b) which

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 34 (Answer Keys)

Reflexive Pronouns
A1

Once there was a young man who called himself Icarus. answer: (b) himself

A2

His father always wanted his children to look after themselves and do what they wanted. answer: (a) themselves

A3

The trouble was that Icarus always wanted to put himself into danger. answer: (c) himself

A4

His father said again and again if we don't take care, we'd hurt ourselves. answer: (c) ourselves

A5

Icarus shocked his father with an idea that he was going to try out on himself. answer: (a) himself

A6

He had watched birds fly by throwing themselves into the air. answer: (b) themselves

A7

His sister said she would like to push herself into the air and fly but she was too frightened. answer: (c) herself

A8

Icarus said he would try and he promised his father: I will not injure myself. answer: (b) myself

A9

The last words his father said before Icarus left were: Look after yourself. answer: (a) yourself

A10 Unfortunately Icarus went too near the sun and the wax on his wings melted and the feathers worked themselves free and he fell on the ground and died. answer: (c) themselves

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 35 (Answer Keys)

Basic American English
A1

Anna is a teacher. answer: (c) a teacher

A2

Your boss said that you work hard. answer: (a) Your

A3

Every week I work five days and I get two days off. answer: (b) off

A4

I got a job at the bank. answer: (a) got

A5

Do you like Microsoft or Macintosh computers more? answer: (b) or

A6

Do you have any children? answer: (c) any

A7

His pen will not write. It is out of ink. answer: (d) pen

A8

Who won the soccer game? answer: (c) game

A9

Your lunch break is from noon to 1 pm. answer: (d) lunch

A10 The police all wear uniforms. answer: (a) wear

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 36 (Answer Keys)

Basic English Grammar
A1

The pencils and paper are on your desk. answer: (c) are

A2

What do you like to do on the weekends? answer: (b) What

A3

My sister is at home today. answer: (a) at

A4

I am an engineer. answer: (d) I

A5

The bathroom is next to the front door. answer: (a) next

A6

He always works very hard. answer: (b) very

A7

Do you have time to go to the store for me? answer: (c) have

A8

She is an athlete. answer: (d) an

A9

There are 12 months in a year. answer: (c) months

A10 Driving to work in a car is much faster than riding a bicycle. answer: (a) faster

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 37 (Answer Keys)

Basic Weather Expressions
A1

Yesterday it was very sunny outside. answer: (b) it

A2

She loves to swim when it is hot. answer: (a) loves

A3

In some countries it never snows. answer: (d) snows

A4

Do you like hot weather or not? answer: (b) or

A5

I like it when it rains. answer: (a) when

A6

Have you ever made a snowman? answer: (c) ever

A7

The sky is very cloudy today. answer: (b) very

A8

It looks like a storm is coming. answer: (c) like

A9

I am wet because my umbrella broke. answer: (a) because

A10 Laura wears gloves so her hands will stay warm. answer: (d) so

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 38 (Answer Keys)

Basic English Expressions
A1

My desk is a mess, I should clean it. answer: (c) mess

A2

Valerie spilled water on my paperwork. answer: (b) on

A3

Will you please take out the trash? answer: (a) out

A4

I like pencils better than pens. answer: (c) better

A5

My old job was easier than this one. answer: (d) easier

A6

Tom works the hardest of anyone. answer: (a) hardest

A7

This is the most difficult assignment I have ever had. answer: (c) most difficult

A8

My boss is very nice. answer: (b) nice

A9

Do you walk or take the bus to work? answer: (d) or

A10 The janitor cleans the office every night. answer: (c) every

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 39 (Answer Keys)

Elementary English Grammar
A1

She likes to go running. answer: (b) to go

A2

John rides his bicycle every day. answer: (c) rides

A3

I walk to school every day. answer: (a) walk

A4

They play guitar all the time. answer: (d) They

A5

Do you like to dance? answer: (c) to dance

A6

When I was a child I liked to climb trees. answer: (a) liked

A7

It is a good idea to exercise every day. answer: (a) to exercise

A8

We went swimming every day in our neighbors' swimming pool. answer: (d) swimming

A9

There will be a race next week. answer: (c) will be

A10 Soccer is now a popular sport in most countries. answer: (d) is

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 40 (Answer Keys)

Question Words
A1

Which one of you is coming to my house later? answer: (b) Which

A2

How are you going to get home from work? answer: (c) How

A3

Who is that guy talking to your sister? answer: (c) Who

A4

She wants to know how you like your coffee. answer: (a) how

A5

Let me know when you hear from your mother. answer: (d) when

A6

What would you like on your hamburger? answer: (b) What

A7

Whose dog is that? answer: (c) Whose

A8

This is what I want to be when I grow up. answer: (d) what

A9

My mother is the one who sings on TV every morning. answer: (c) who

A10 Whose shoes are those? answer: (b) Whose

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 41 (Answer Keys)

Common Prepositions
A1

I live in the big house on the corner. answer: (a) on

A2

My son goes to English classes 5 days a week. answer: (c) to

A3

My friend Anna lives in England. answer: (d) in

A4

The milk goes in the refrigerator. answer: (b) in

A5

Will you come with me to the store? answer: (a) with

A6

My car will not start because it is out of gas. answer: (c) out of

A7

Please put the plates on the table. answer: (d) on

A8

I like to eat ice cream with chocolate sauce on top. answer: (b) with

A9

Were you at church yesterday? answer: (a) at

A10 I am at work right now. answer: (b) at

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 42 (Answer Keys)

Modal Verb Questions
A1

Will you please bring me my notebook? answer: (a) Will

A2

Would you please bring me my notebook? answer: (b) Would

A3

Can you please bring me my notebook? answer: (c) Can

A4

Could you please bring me my notebook? answer: (b) Could

A5

Do you want some water? answer: (d) Do

A6

Would you like some water? answer: (c) Would

A7

Can I ride with you to work? answer: (b) Can

A8

May I ride with you to work? answer: (d) May

A9

Is there any way I could ride with you to work? answer: (a) Is there any way

A10 Would you mind if I ride with you to work? answer: (c) Would you mind if

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 43 (Answer Keys)

Elementary Grammar Questions
A1

Flowers smell good. answer: (c) smell

A2

My favourite colour is green. answer: (d) favourite

A3

My mom is from Africa. answer: (b) from

A4

There are 7 kids in my family. answer: (b) in

A5

Both of my parents live in the United States of America. answer: (d) Both

A6

All 4 of my grandparents are still alive. answer: (c) All

A7

Did you leave my shoes outside last night? answer: (a) Did

A8

I really like to eat spaghetti. answer: (b) to eat

A9

Do you think you can drive me home later? answer: (a) Do you think you can

A10 It is a rule: if you ride in my car you have to wear your seatbelt. answer: (d) have to

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 44 (Answer Keys)

English Grammar Exercise
A1

Our couch is very soft. answer: (a) very

A2

Our house has 3 bedrooms. answer: (c) has

A3

Does your dog live inside or outside? answer: (d) or

A4

Does your kitchen have a dishwasher? answer: (d) kitchen

A5

All of the walls are painted white. answer: (b) painted

A6

There is a rug on the floor in the living room. answer: (c) on

A7

The television gets 6 channels. answer: (c) television

A8

Our table is big enough for 8 people. answer: (d) big enough

A9

Do you lock the front door at night? answer: (b) at

A10 I will put up the clothes after you fold them. answer: (a) put up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 45 (Answer Keys)

Much, many, a lot, lots
A1

How many people are coming? answer: (d) many

A2

How much does the book cost? answer: (a) much

A3

Do you need much milk for this recipe? answer: (c) much

A4

I need to practice piano a lot before the concert. answer: (d) a lot

A5

I have a ton of homework to do before tomorrow. answer: (a) a ton

A6

How much water do you drink every day? answer: (b) much

A7

You are very smart. answer: (c) very

A8

I have lots of friends. answer: (c) lots

A9

You are a very honest person. answer: (b) very

A10 Do you have many ants in your house? answer: (b) many

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 46 (Answer Keys)

Elementary Adjectives
A1

If I am not right I am wrong. answer: (a) wrong

A2

If you are not taller you are shorter. answer: (b) shorter

A3

The car is not fast, it is slow. answer: (c) fast

A4

Today it is not hot, it is cold. answer: (a) cold

A5

If I am not weak I am strong. answer: (d) strong

A6

I do not get up late, I get up early. answer: (c) late

A7

He is the heaviest and I am the lightest. answer: (a) lightest

A8

What goes up must come down. answer: (b) down

A9

At the stop sign do not turn right, turn left. answer: (d) left

A10 My mom's hair is not straight, it is curly. answer: (c) curly

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 47 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: At the bus stop
A1

Mike: Where are you going today? answer: (c) going

A2

Linda: I really want to go shopping. answer: (b) shopping

A3

Mike: What's wrong with the shops here? answer: (a) wrong

A4

Linda: Nothing really but there is more choice in the town. answer: (d) choice

A5

Mike: That's true but you have to wait a long time for a bus. answer: (c) wait

A6

Linda: Yes, I have been waiting for 30 minutes already. answer: (b) have been

A7

Mike: Then it's just as well it's not raining. answer: (a) as

A8

Linda: I don't like the look of that dark cloud over there. answer: (b) look

A9

Mike: Oh dear. Are you going to wait any longer. answer: (d) longer

A10 Linda: No. I've just realised it's Sunday and there are no buses today. answer: (c) realised

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 48 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: Talking about the Doctor
A1

Mike: Haven't seen you for ages. answer: (b) ages

A2

Linda: No, I've been in a lot of pain the last few months. answer: (d) in

A3

Mike: I'm sorry to hear that. Tell me about it. answer: (c) about

A4

Linda: It's awful really. At the moment it's in my knee. answer: (a) moment

A5

Mike: That can make walking very difficult. answer: (b) make

A6

Linda: Then there's the pain in my back. answer: (d) there's

A7

Mike: I know what that's like. answer: (d) like

A8

Linda: Of course I mustn't forget the pains in my feet. answer: (b) course

A9

Mike: Suddenly I'm feeling much better. I won't see the doctor today. Good bye. answer: (c) feeling

A10 Linda: But you can't go yet I haven't described my other pains. answer: (d) yet

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 49 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane
A1

Linda: Have you ever flown before? Only it's my first time in a plane and I'm a little nervous. answer: (b) flown

A2

Mike: Yes, lots of times. There's no need to worry about it. answer: (a) worry

A3

Linda: That's easy for you to say but I feel very anxious. answer: (d) say

A4

Mike: All you have to do is take it easy and relax. answer: (c) easy

A5

Linda: I had a few drinks before I came on board and that hasn't helped. answer: (b) few

A6

Mike: Never mind I'm sure you'll be all right and anyhow we're starting to move now. answer: (a) mind

A7

Linda: Yes, you're right. It's as if everything on the plane is shaking. answer: (d) if

A8

Mike: That means that the engines are warming up. It won't be long now. answer: (b) up

A9

Linda: Oh yes. I don't know why I was so nervous I think flying is great! answer: (a) nervous

A10 Mike: Don't get too excited! We're still on the runway and haven't taken off yet. answer: (c) off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 50 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: At the pub
A1

Charles: I don't think I've seen you before in this pub. answer: (b) seen

A2

Deborah: No, this is my first visit. answer: (d) visit

A3

Charles: And I see you've brought your little dog with you. answer: (c) brought

A4

Deborah: Yes, he goes everywhere with me. answer: (a) everywhere

A5

Charles: It's very good the way he sits at the table and eats his food with a knife and fork. answer: (d) food

A6

Deborah: Oh yes. He's very good. At home when he's finished eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates. answer: (a) finished

A7

Charles: That's really amazing I find that difficult to believe. answer: (b) amazing

A8

Deborah: Believe me — he's a really wonderful dog and can do most things that people do. answer: (c) most

A9

Charles: The one thing I've noticed is that he doesn't say anything. answer: (d) noticed

A10 Deborah: Yes, that's right. He's not talking today because he's got a sore throat. answer: (b) sore

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 51 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: At the restaurant
A1

Waiter: What would you like to start with, sir? answer: (c) start

A2

Diner: I was thinking I might try the soup. answer: (d) might

A3

Waiter: Sorry sir. The soup's off. answer: (a) off

A4

Diner: In that case I'll try the roast beef. answer: (b) case

A5

Waiter: You'll have no luck there either. We haven't got any left. answer: (a) left

A6

Diner: Oh that's a shame. Perhaps I could have the pork. answer: (c) shame

A7

Waiter: It's really not your day. We don't have any pork now. answer: (d) day

A8

Diner: Oh this is ridiculous. Do you have anything at all? answer: (b) ridiculous

A9

Waiter: Now sir it's not worth losing your temper. You could take the last thing on the menu. answer: (a) losing

A10 Diner: Right then. If it's not too much trouble. Please bring me a cup of coffee. answer: (d) trouble

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 52 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: On the phone
A1

Woman: Hello. 6 — 3 — 4 — 9 — 5. Who's calling please? answer: (a) calling

A2

Charlie: Yes, hello it's Charlie here. I wanted to know how you are. answer: (d) know

A3

Woman: Me? Oh, I'm doing fine, thank you and you? answer: (b) fine

A4

Charlie: Well, to be honest I've had a few problems recently. answer: (c) honest

A5

Woman: Sorry to hear that. What kind of problems? answer: (b) kind

A6

Charlie: Well, it all started when my wife walked out on me. answer: (d) walked

A7

Woman: Sorry to hear that. That must have been a blow. answer: (c) blow

A8

Charlie: Of course that was some time ago and I've got used to it now. answer: (a) used

A9

Woman: By the way I don't know anybody called Charlie. answer: (b) called

A10 Charlie: Sorry about that I must have dialled the wrong number. Have a nice day. answer: (c) dialled

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 53 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: In the theatre
A1

Alice: I think the play is just on the point of starting. answer: (d) point

A2

Mary: I do hope so. I'm very fond of the main actor. answer: (b) fond

A3

Alice: Me too. Just listen to the sound of his voice now. answer: (c) sound

A4

Mary: The trouble is I always forget his name. answer: (a) forget

A5

Alice: I think his first name is Michael but I can't remember the surname. answer: (d) surname

A6

Mary: I've got it. Surely it's Dobson. Yes, that's it — Michael Dobson. answer: (b) Surely

A7

Alice: Yes, you're dead right. I've seen him on tv loads of times. answer: (c) dead

A8

Mary: Yes, Michael Dobson he was in that new thriller as the detective. answer: (c) thriller

A9

Alice: He was really good in that. Oh look, he's suddenly stopped and started glaring. answer: (a) glaring

A10 Michael Dobson: I'm very glad, ladies you know who I am. Now can you stop talking so that we can get on with the play? answer: (b) glad

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 54 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: In the supermarket
A1

Employee: Are you having problems, madam? answer: (c) having

A2

Old lady: Yes. I wonder if you could possibly help me, young man. answer: (c) possibly

A3

Employee: Of course. In what way? answer: (d) way

A4

Old lady: The fact is I just can't reach that cereal packet on the top shelf. answer: (b) reach

A5

Employee: No problem. There you are. answer: (a) There

A6

Old lady: There is just one other thing you can help me with if you have a moment. answer: (c) thing

A7

Employee: Just tell me and I'll see if I can help. answer: (b) see

A8

Old lady: All I want to know is what day today is. answer: (a) what

A9

Employee: It's Thursday of course. What do you want to know for? answer: (d) for

A10 Old lady: Well you see this supermarket is so big I can't find the way out I've been here since Tuesday! answer: (c) out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 55 (Answer Keys)

Chit Chat: In the train
A1

Mrs Ashton: Excuse me but do you know if this train is going to London? answer: (b) if

A2

Mr Corp: Oh yes, madam. She's definitely going to London. answer: (c) definitely

A3

Mrs Ashton: Well, that's good news. answer: (d) news

A4

Mr Corp: What makes you say that, madam? answer: (b) makes

A5

Mrs Ashton: Well, last time I travelled by train, I got on the wrong one. answer: (a) travelled

A6

Mr Corp: What happened to you then? answer: (c) happened

A7

Mrs Ashton: It was terrible because I ended up miles away from where I wanted to go. answer: (b) up

A8

Mr Corp: Well, you'll have no such problem today, madam. answer: (d) problem

A9

Mrs Ashton: Look are you sure the train's going to London. It's taking a long time to leave. answer: (a) sure

A10 Mr Corp: Don't you worry madam. It is going to London but not for another 4 hours! answer: (c) worry

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 56 (Answer Keys)

Other, another, others, the others
A1

There are ten pieces of fruit in my basket. One is an orange, one is a grape and another is an apple. answer: (c) another

A2

I have two pencils. One is black, the other is blue. answer: (d) the other

A3

There are four girls in my apartment. Two are called Casey and Amber. The others are Joanne and Lindsey. answer: (b) The others

A4

There are several holidays in Brazil. One is Independence Day and some others are Children's Day and
Teacher's Day. answer: (a) some others

A5

My friend has two cars. One is black and the other is red. answer: (b) the other

A6

My mom speaks three languages. One is English and another one is French. answer: (c) another

A7

There are eight pets in my house. Six are cats and the others are dogs. answer: (d) the others

A8

There are 50 states in the United States. One is North Carolina and some others are Virginia and Kentucky. answer: (c) some others

A9

My neighbor has four kids. One of them is a boy and the others are girls. answer: (a) the others

A10 There are three books in my backpack. One is a maths book and another is a chemistry book. answer: (b) another

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 57 (Answer Keys)

Adjective Prepositions Constructions
A1

Venice is famous for its canals. answer: (d) for

A2

My son is afraid of the dark. answer: (c) of

A3

Maria is married to my cousin. answer: (c) to

A4

The second hotel was different from the first. answer: (d) from

A5

Lucas is very good at drawing. answer: (a) at

A6

I'm tired of waiting for the bus. Let's take a taxi. answer: (c) of

A7

George was worried about his father's health. answer: (b) about

A8

I didn't know you were interested in science. answer: (a) in

A9

Why are you angry with him? answer: (d) with

A10 We were very pleased with the service. answer: (a) with

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 58 (Answer Keys)

Anything, nothing, something, everything
A1

I don't have anything to do today. answer: (b) anything

A2

Are there any dogs in the house? answer: (c) any

A3

I know nothing about it! answer: (b) nothing

A4

There is something I need to do tomorrow afternoon. answer: (d) something

A5

My friend doesn't know anything about her Birthday Party! answer: (c) anything

A6

Did you bring everything you needed for the trip? answer: (d) everything

A7

If there is anything you need you can call me, okay? answer: (a) anything

A8

I think there is something wrong with my VCR. It is not working very well. answer: (c) something

A9

My friend's decisions have nothing to do with me. answer: (a) nothing

A10 My mom asked me how I was and I said everything was fine. answer: (d) everything

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 59 (Answer Keys)

American homophones
A1

I would eat dessert 24/7 if I could get away with it. answer: (b) dessert

A2

My friend said she doesn't know any foreign languages. answer: (c) know

A3

We took the kids swimming all morning. Now they're completely exhausted. answer: (a) they're

A4

My friend's dog always chases its tail. answer: (d) its

A5

Every time I go on a trip I leave my dog in a kennel. answer: (d) kennel

A6

The principal of my school was overwhelmingly strict. answer: (a) principal

A7

The chocolate chip cookies are on aisle five. answer: (c) aisle

A8

There are millions of poor people in Third World Countries. answer: (b) poor

A9

Christina loves to sew! answer: (c) sew

A10 Hey Tom, how's the weather in Tulsa today? answer: (d) weather

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 60 (Answer Keys)

Pronouns: who, whose, whom, which
A1

This is the teacher who told me my son has been misbehaving in class. answer: (d) who

A2

My husband, whom I love, sent me flowers at work last night. answer: (b) whom

A3

This is the girl whose car hit that tree down last week. answer: (c) whose

A4

Those were the boxes which were sent to you last month, but never made it here. answer: (a) which

A5

Who is going to take the dog for a walk? answer: (c) Who

A6

Whom shall I fear, but the ones who hurt me? answer: (b) Whom

A7

I asked you which one of these shoes you think would go with my outfit. answer: (d) which

A8

Whose house is it, anyway? Are we allowed to stay in here? answer: (c) Whose

A9

I have friends who love me so much, they made a surprise birthday party for me last night. answer: (a) who

A10 That young man to whom we owe some thanks, saved our mom's life on that car accident. answer: (b) whom

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 61 (Answer Keys)

Some, any, few, little
A1

Wow! Look at that! How many books do you have on your shelf? I have to tell you, it's quite a great collection! answer: (b) many

A2

Would you like some juice? answer: (c) some

A3

How much money do you have? answer: (a) much

A4

I only have a few dollars. answer: (d) a few

A5

I want to make orange juice. Have you got any oranges? answer: (c) any

A6

No, I don't have any. But I have some apples, if you'd like to make apple juice instead. answer: (b) some

A7

There are many people trying to go to the U2 concert this weekend. answer: (a) many

A8

How many gallons of water did you bring for the trip? — I just have a few gallons. answer: (d) a few

A9

Jessica spent a lot of money on her car. Now she only has a little money left to pay for her living expenses. answer: (c) a little

A10 How much time do you have left before you have to go to school? answer: (b) much

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 62 (Answer Keys)

Prepositons Test
A1

I was jogging in the park this morning and saw this dog coming towards me. It looked like he was going attack me, but he was just trying to reach out for his owner who was running right behind me. answer: (c) towards

A2

Barbara, your boyfriend is waiting for you outside in the car. answer: (b) outside

A3

I heard a glass breaking noise in the living room and ran to see what happened. A pigeon flew against the window and broke it. answer: (d) against

A4

Suzanne who lives by that coffee shop place, came over to visit you this morning. answer: (b) by

A5

I don't know how many times I have told my daughter to look at both sides before running across the street. answer: (a) across

A6

My house is between the grocery store and the gas station. answer: (d) between

A7

The temperature in Washington D.C today is eight degrees below zero. answer: (b) below

A8

The cat is sitting on the wall. answer: (a) on

A9

As soon as Bob heard his boss coming, he jumped for his chair and prentended he was working. answer: (c) for

A10 Frederick lives up the hill, where all the mansions are. answer: (d) up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 63 (Answer Keys)

Past Participle Sentences
A1

Had I been able to go to school as a child, I would have learned how to read. answer: (a) learned

A2

I would have sung all night if I could but we all had to leave early because Carmen didn't feel good. answer: (b) sung

A3

Adrian should have never left home. If he hadn't, he'd be in a better situation right now. answer: (c) left

A4

Perhaps she would have been bitten by that dog if its owner hadn't been faster and caught him right on time. answer: (d) bitten

A5

If it wasn't for that medicine you gave me, I would have gotten a lot worse. answer: (a) gotten

A6

Last night, I dreamed I was calling the police and really did it. answer: (c) dreamed

A7

I'm glad to know that you have forgiven me for what I have done. answer: (c) forgiven

A8

After looking for him all day, Jeremy finally found his dog hidden under a cave. answer: (c) hidden

A9

I would have taken pictures from my trip, if I had a camera. answer: (c) taken

A10 When he finally arrived, his date had already gone. answer: (d) gone

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 64 (Answer Keys)

ESL Prepositions
A1

The board meeting was called off due to the sudden demise of the chief executive office. answer: (b) off

A2

My father put $1,000 down as a deposit to help my sister purchase a new car. answer: (c) down

A3

I have some material from which I could knock up an article if you want me to. answer: (a) up

A4

The finance director has come in for a lot of criticism over his unsuccessful handling of the company's investments. answer: (b) for

A5

The factory churns out thousands of pairs of low cost shoes every day. answer: (a) out

A6

Low consumer demand has forced the retailer to mark down a wide range of goods by as much as 40%. answer: (b) down

A7

Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett must be making a fortune. They're clearly raking in over $1,000,000 a year. answer: (b) in

A8

The clothing manufacturer recently branched out into sport's wear. answer: (a) out

A9

Distributors will probably bump up the price of the software when the next version is released. answer: (a) up

A10 The director was drummed out of office for life when it was discovered that she had been involved in insider trading. answer: (d) out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 65 (Answer Keys)

Common English Errors (1)
A1

There are many kinds of jobs in Oregon right now. answer: (c) kinds

A2

She ran over to the commotion to find out what was happening. answer: (d) find out

A3

After some time, Vince got to know the university campus very well. answer: (a) got

A4

Don't forget about your daughter's soccer game — she'll never forgive you! answer: (d) forgive

A5

When I drove into Seattle yesterday afternoon, the weather was still cloudy and wet. answer: (a) weather

A6

I'm worried about her because she is taking more pills than usual. answer: (c) is taking

A7

I'm so busy — I hope you'll excuse my messy office space. answer: (c) excuse

A8

He was married fifty years ago. answer: (b) ago

A9

I wake up at six o'clock in the morning every day. answer: (b) wake up

A10 We decided to stay in bed this morning because last night wore us out. answer: (c) stay in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 66 (Answer Keys)

Common English Errors (2)
A1

That book isn't in right now but we can order one for you. answer: (b) order

A2

I borrowed some great books from the library this past weekend. answer: (c) borrowed

A3

We always stay at the hotel by the marina when we go to San Francisco. answer: (a) stay

A4

I haven't heard from anyone lately. answer: (d) heard

A5

After the attack, the woman calmed down quickly. answer: (a) calmed down

A6

Call me as soon as possible. It's urgent. answer: (b) Call

A7

People call this place the "Forbidden Forest." answer: (a) call

A8

I've been so busy with new clients that I hired new staff just to keep up. answer: (b) keep up

A9

You're an asset to our team. Keep it up! answer: (c) Keep it up!

A10 It's difficult to understand what she sees in in her job — it seems very boring. answer: (d) sees in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 67 (Answer Keys)

Common English Errors (3)
A1

Older people like this area a lot. answer: (b) Older

A2

My eldest brother is really nice to me. answer: (a) eldest

A3

After visiting several galaxies, the aliens found themselves captivated by life on earth. answer: (d) earth

A4

It's one of the nicest countries in the world. answer: (b) in the world

A5

I know it sounds unreasonable but it is possible that she will never come back. answer: (a) is possible

A6

As soon as I picked up the rare object, it came apart. answer: (c) came apart

A7

You should come over after you've finished your lessons. answer: (b) come over

A8

Our friends — who we haven't seen in a long time — came by last night. answer: (d) came by

A9

I keep my favorite ring under the dresser. answer: (a) under

A10 The world needs to depend on other energy sources, besides oil and other natural resources. answer: (c) besides

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 68 (Answer Keys)

Common English Errors (4)
A1

Her mother died when she was just a little girl. answer: (c) died

A2

If my back starts acting up, I can't go anywhere with you next week. answer: (c) acting up

A3

She was hoping the terrible argument would blow over before the wedding. answer: (b) blow over

A4

After the car accident, Bob had to build up his endurance during his rehabilitation classes. answer: (d) build up

A5

My uncle has a long beard and a hairy chest. answer: (d) hairy

A6

Due to his age, everyone thinks he should find a suitable mate and settle down. answer: (c) down

A7

The movie was very shocking because it is based on a true story that took place in our state. answer: (b) based on

A8

His speech was articulate and I asked him to expand on his ideas. answer: (c) expand on

A9

Our nanny has always been kind to us. answer: (d) kind

A10 I got bored with the book quickly. answer: (c) got bored

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 69 (Answer Keys)

Common Quantity Nouns
A1

The boys gathered a bundle of sticks. answer: (a) sticks

A2

Over by the railroad tracks, there was a heap of stones. answer: (d) stones

A3

In the distance, the onlookers could see a fleet of ships. answer: (d) ships

A4

As she looked up, she saw a flight of stairs. answer: (d) stairs

A5

The flock of sheep stayed together. answer: (a) sheep

A6

A swarm of insects gathered around the swamp. answer: (c) insects

A7

A crowd of people lined up to see what was happening. answer: (c) people

A8

There was a long row of houses near the beach. answer: (d) houses

A9

The herd of cows kept eating as the wind blew past them. answer: (c) cows

A10 At the show, we saw many different schools of fish. answer: (c) fish

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 70 (Answer Keys)

Using Make and Do (1)
A1

The manager was surprised at how many things Ron could do at once. answer: (b) do

A2

She made him a solemn promise that she would never steal again. answer: (c) made

A3

His teacher begged him to make more of an effort in class. answer: (a) make

A4

We had so much fun in Chicago — we did it in three days. answer: (d) did

A5

The business made a lot of money this year. answer: (c) made

A6

The university research department stumbled upon something new and made a big discovery because of it. answer: (c) made

A7

His mother forced him to do his homework every night after supper. answer: (b) do

A8

No matter how hard he pushed him, he couldn't make his son do the job properly. answer: (a) make

A9

The teacher suggested they do another exercise to understand the problem better. answer: (b) do

A10 We only have one more pot of stew — will it do? answer: (b) do

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 71 (Answer Keys)

Using Prepositions
A1

Ralph was late for work again. He may be fired. answer: (c) for

A2

Naomi is keen on working in Africa this coming year. answer: (c) on

A3

He's been suffering from migraine headaches again. answer: (b) from

A4

All of Chris' teachers agree that he is very good at math. answer: (c) at

A5

To get a job as a secretary, you must be good at typing and answering phones. answer: (b) at

A6

Due to his new shift, he has to wake up at 3 a.m. every day. answer: (b) at

A7

Such bad behavior is typical of the spoiled child. answer: (d) of

A8

Mary is so pleased with her students' grades this past year. answer: (b) with

A9

He was very angry with his mother because she grounded him yesterday. answer: (a) with

A10 Karen is very jealous of Kim and it's very obvious to others. answer: (a) of

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 72 (Answer Keys)

Using Make and Do (2)
A1

Even though the situation was not ideal, they decided to make a go of things. answer: (a) make

A2

She finally begged him to make a move in the very long and tiresome chess game. answer: (a) make

A3

He was so proud of his car yesterday because during the race it did 260 km/hr. answer: (d) did

A4

She suddenly realized that she only had a few days left on her vacation so she decided to make the most of it. answer: (a) make

A5

I'm not quite ready yet — I have to do my hair. answer: (b) do

A6

His mother was late because she made the beds before she left the house. answer: (c) made

A7

No one knows why he did those terrible things in the past. answer: (d) did

A8

He was confused and couldn't make up his mind about what to do next. answer: (a) make

A9

The teacher had to make up a new syllabus because her old was outdated. answer: (a) make

A10 They made up quickly after the silly argument. answer: (c) made

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 73 (Answer Keys)

Why Questions
A1

Which countries have a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea? answer: (b) Which

A2

What is measured by the Richter Scale? answer: (a) What

A3

Where does the word "alphabet" come from? answer: (c) Where

A4

Who was the first man in space? answer: (d) Who

A5

What does NATO stand for? answer: (a) What

A6

What year did Prince Charles of England marry? answer: (a) What

A7

When did William Jefferson Clinton become President of the United States? answer: (a) When

A8

Which Caribbean island does Sir Vivian Richards come from? answer: (a) Which

A9

Who was the youngest person to be elected as President of the United States? answer: (d) Who

A10 What year did the first commercial aviation flight take place? answer: (b) What

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 74 (Answer Keys)

While, during and for
A1

My uncle died during the war. answer: (b) during

A2

The phone rang while I was eating brunch. answer: (a) while

A3

I lived in Denpasar for several years. answer: (c) for

A4

While I was in Geneva I made lots of friends. answer: (a) While

A5

Last week I was held up for four hours because of the traffic. answer: (c) for

A6

A salesman knocked on our door while we were watching a movie. answer: (a) while

A7

I hurt my leg during the third quarter of the basketball match. answer: (b) during

A8

A game of rugby usually lasts for eighty minutes. answer: (c) for

A9

During my stay in hospital, the nurses looked after me very well. answer: (b) During

A10 I was traveling through Mumbai for six weeks last summer. answer: (c) for

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 75 (Answer Keys)

auxiliary verbs: was, did, have
A1

The flight was delayed because of bad weather. answer: (a) was

A2

Did you do much sightseeing when you were on vacation in Madrid? answer: (c) Did

A3

They were leaving for the airport when I last saw them. answer: (b) were

A4

I had forgotten to set my alarm clock, so I was late for my train. answer: (d) had

A5

Was it raining when you left your office this afternoon? answer: (a) Was

A6

The employees were informed last night that their company was going into receivership. answer: (b) were

A7

The police located the art work which had been stolen from the gallery. answer: (d) had

A8

The fire was caused by an electrical problem. answer: (a) was

A9

She was surprised that he knew her name. She had never met him before. answer: (d) had

A10 How many times were your travel documents checked before you boarded the airplane? answer: (b) were

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 76 (Answer Keys)

prepositions of time: for, ago, since, on, at
A1

I graduated from college in 2002. answer: (c) in

A2

I like to go to bed at midnight on Saturdays. answer: (d) at

A3

He migrated to Istanbul five years ago. answer: (b) ago

A4

The artist had been painting for two decades before he sold his first painting. answer: (b) for

A5

Shakespeare was born on 23 April, 1564. answer: (b) on

A6

In Europe Autumn begins in March. answer: (a) in

A7

We always eat a roast dinner on Christmas day. answer: (b) on

A8

His pet anaconda died five months ago and he still misses it. answer: (c) ago

A9

I've been studying Italian since I was five years old. answer: (b) since

A10 The chairman of the board has been employed in the finance industry since 1984. answer: (c) since

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 77 (Answer Keys)

Common English phrases with prepositions
A1

I had a crash yesterday afternoon. Fortunately I didn't do too much damage to my car. answer: (d) to

A2

Simon isn't at school this week. He's on vacation. answer: (c) on

A3

We're out of coffee. Could you please go the supermarket and pick up some more. answer: (c) of

A4

This morning I received a cheque in the mail for one thousand dollars. answer: (b) for

A5

You're really annoying me. You're doing it on purpose, aren't you? answer: (c) on

A6

Can you tell the difference between butter and margarine? answer: (c) between

A7

There have been many complaints about your behavior. answer: (c) about

A8

The trouble with my mother in law is that she doesn't listen to anybody. answer: (a) with

A9

I'm tired of cooking every night. Let's eat out for a change. answer: (b) for

A10 Have you got any photos of your girlfriend? answer: (c) of

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 78 (Answer Keys)

Articles in English Grammar
A1

I want to buy a laptop computer next week. answer: (a) a

A2

Can you please go to the grocery store on fifth street and buy 2 cartons of milk? answer: (c) the

A3

Please meet me at the train station in an hour from now. answer: (b) an

A4

I like to watch tennis on the television. It is a very good game. answer: (a) a

A5

My brother won an award for being the best speller in our school. answer: (c) the

A6

Do you want to watch a movie with me tonight? answer: (a) a

A7

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw an elephant crossing the road in front of my school yesterday. answer: (b) an

A8

How much will it cost to go on a holiday to Bali? answer: (a) a

A9

Can you please help me pick out a birthday present for my father? answer: (a) a

A10 The President of the United States will be visiting Australia next week. answer: (c) The

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elementary-79

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 79 (Answer Keys)

a, some or any
A1

We need a kilo of apples. answer: (a) a

A2

Have you got any water? answer: (c) any

A3

There's a newspaper on the table. answer: (a) a

A4

I've got some salad sandwiches for my lunch today. answer: (b) some

A5

I haven't got any tea. Can you go to the corner store and buy some more? answer: (c) any

A6

How about a cup of coffee? answer: (a) a

A7

There are some grapes in the fridge. answer: (b) some

A8

Is there any orange juice left in the fridge? answer: (c) any

A9

I need some money to go shopping. answer: (c) some

A10 We need to buy some bread rolls if you want to make hotdogs for your lunch. answer: (b) some

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 80 (Answer Keys)

Interrogative pronouns
A1

Who is the girl in the blue dress? answer: (a) Who

A2

What is the name of the team in red? answer: (a) What

A3

Who likes to play pinball at the arcade? answer: (a) Who

A4

For whom did Shelia make these cookies. answer: (b) whom

A5

Which of the names did you choose for the puppy? answer: (b) Which

A6

Who has completed the assignment? answer: (b) Who

A7

Who is the highest ranking official in the United States? answer: (c) Who

A8

To whom did Mark lend his video game? answer: (c) whom

A9

Which of the cars is parked in the driveway? answer: (a) Which

A10 To whom should the check be made payable? answer: (c) whom

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elementary-81

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 81 (Answer Keys)

Possessive pronouns
A1

Mia left her notebook on the bus. answer: (a) her

A2

The colorful picture of the flowers is mine. answer: (c) mine

A3

The proud parents brought home their new baby girl. answer: (c) their

A4

Will strummed his guitar and invited everyone to sing. answer: (a) his

A5

The computer quickly stores information on its huge memory. answer: (c) its

A6

These warm chocolate chip cookies melt in your mouth. answer: (b) your

A7

Is your seat belt always fastened? answer: (a) your

A8

The fluffy brown puppy is theirs. answer: (c) theirs

A9

Her hand shot up when the teacher asked for volunteers. answer: (b) Her

A10 I didn't get a cheeseburger, so I tasted hers. answer: (c) hers

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elementary-82

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 82 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal verbs
A1

I'm sorry, James isn't in at the moment. Can I take a message? answer: (a) in

A2

We've run out of of sugar. Could you please buy some more? answer: (d) out of

A3

I don't know how you put up with such noisy brothers. It would drive me crazy. answer: (a) put up

A4

You've borrowed such a great deal of money from me lately. I need to work out exactly how much you owe me. answer: (c) work out

A5

Can you find out the time of the next train to Munich? answer: (c) find out

A6

That maths exam was incredibly difficult. It took me ages to work out some of the answers. answer: (c) work out

A7

I don't mind helping you bake a cake, but just make sure you put away everything when you've finished. answer: (b) put away

A8

I'm broke. I have to come up with an idea for making money. answer: (d) come up with

A9

Our teacher told us to get on with our work quietly. answer: (a) get on with

A10 The government wants to try out a new scheme to encourage people to start their own businesses. answer: (b) try out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 83 (Answer Keys)

Agatha Christie test questions
A1

Agatha Christie lived with her family in England. answer: (a) her

A2

Agatha Christie didn't have a happy marriage. answer: (b) didn't

A3

Agatha Chrisitie divorced her husband in 1930. answer: (a) divorced

A4

Agatha Christie was a very successful writer of detective stories. answer: (c) stories

A5

She disappeared for eleven days in December 1926. answer: (b) disappeared

A6

The police found her empty flat but there was no sign of Agatha Christie. answer: (a) empty

A7

Agatha Christie wrote more than 80 mysteries and sold over 300 million books. answer: (c) over

A8

People all over the world have read Agatha Christie's stories. answer: (c) read

A9

Agatha Christie didn't tell anyone why she disappeared in December 1926. answer: (b) anyone

A10 Agatha Christie wrote her first detective story in 1920 and became very successful. answer: (c) successful

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 84 (Answer Keys)

Conjunctions: and, but, or, so
A1

We will visit Australia and New Zealand during our next vacation. answer: (a) and

A2

My teeth were hurting so I made an appointment to go the dentist. answer: (b) so

A3

Have you seen or heard the latest musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber? answer: (c) or

A4

I wanted to go to the rock concert but all the tickets were already sold out. answer: (b) but

A5

I wanted to eat sushi for dinner so I went to a Japanese restaurant. answer: (b) so

A6

I wanted to eat fish for lunch but the fish and chip shop had closed for the day. answer: (b) but

A7

I am going to do my homework and take a shower when I get home from school. answer: (a) and

A8

My father wanted to watch a soccer match on television but my mother was already watching another program. answer: (a) but

A9

My brother wanted to buy a novel so I went to the book store after I finished work. answer: (a) so

A10 I wanted to visit my grandmother last week but she had an accident and had to be taken to hospital. answer: (a) but

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Elementary level # 85 (Answer Keys)

Compound words with tooth
A1

I usually take a toothbrush to work so I can clean my teeth thoroughly after I have eaten my lunch. answer: (a) toothbrush

A2

My wife hates it if I leave the lid off the toothpaste after I have finished brushing my teeth. answer: (b) toothpaste

A3

It is very dangerous for small children to play with toothbrushes. answer: (a) toothbrushes

A4

My father told me that I will get a toothache if I eat too much chocolate. answer: (b) toothache

A5

"Mum, can you please buy me a new toothbrush when you go the supermarket this afternoon?" answer: (c) toothbrush

A6

Tomorrow I must go the pharmacy and buy some more toothpaste. answer: (a) toothpaste

A7

My daughter woke up screaming in the middle of the night because she had a terrible toothache. answer: (c) toothache

A8

Nora asked the waiter to bring her a toothpick after she had finished eating her dessert. answer: (b) toothpick

A9

"I can't seem to find the new tube of toothpaste that I purchased from the supermarket yesterday." answer: (c) toothpaste

A10 My old toothbrush is looking very shaggy. I think it's about time to buy a new one. answer: (c) toothbrush

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intermediate-1

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 1 (Answer Keys)

Like a red rag
A1

Don't talk to him about politics because it's like a red rag to a bull. answer: (c) red

A2

He takes the optimistic view and talks about a blue skies scenario. answer: (b) blue

A3

She hasn't worked here very long and is therefore a little green on matters of procedure. answer: (d) green

A4

Now that they have read it in black and white, they believe me. answer: (d) black and white

A5

The reason why I feel so blue today is because it's my birthday and no-one has sent me any cards. answer: (b) blue

A6

She lost the company a lot of money last week and as a result has got a black mark against her name. answer: (d) black

A7

In this business you cannot afford to make any mistake and must be seen to be lily white. answer: (c) white

A8

As they turned round and ran away, people thought they were yellow. answer: (d) yellow

A9

Ask her to help you with your calculations because she's red hot at mathematics. answer: (a) red

A10 I know he doesn't like you because the moment you came in the room I saw him give you a black look. answer: (d) black

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intermediate-2

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 2 (Answer Keys)

If you tend to forget
A1

He tends to forget things very quickly and behaves more and more like the typical absent-minded professor. answer: (b) absent-minded

A2

This is a very expensive holiday intended for those with plenty of money as it involves a trip around the world. answer: (d) around

A3

The car is almost ready to collect from the garage but there are just a couple of spare parts missing. answer: (a) parts

A4

They were accused of having broken into the stately home and stolen several famous paintings. answer: (c) accused

A5

The one thing my family will always remember about Grace was the many acts of kindness that she showed us in her long life. answer: (b) acts

A6

If you had bought a house about thirty years ago you would certainly find that it had considerably increased in value. answer: (a) increased

A7

If you're not careful you'll find that because of your generous nature, she'll start taking advantage of you. answer: (b) advantage

A8

There's a huge advertisement in the local paper about the special offers available in the store this weekend. answer: (d) advertisement

A9

You'll notice that as soon as the children come home from school, the dog will jump up and show its great affection for them. answer: (b) affection

A10 Sociologists maintain that some of the films on show today have created a generation of very frightened children. answer: (a) frightened

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intermediate-3

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 3 (Answer Keys)

Easy Questions
A1

There are no problems for me because I find those questions very easy. answer: (a) easy

A2

Are you going abroad for your holidays this year? answer: (c) abroad

A3

They praised him for his brave actions. answer: (a) praised

A4

He is very lucky to have got himself a plum job. answer: (d) plum

A5

They escaped from the fire unhurt. answer: (b) escaped

A6

After two rings of the bell she suddenly appeared in the doorway. answer: (c) appeared

A7

She never spoke about herself and was always very modest about the good things she had done. answer: (a) modest

A8

He has lots of money and owns two houses in the city. answer: (b) owns

A9

One of that child's teeth is very loose and will soon fall out. answer: (d) loose

A10 They worked hard all day without a break. answer: (a) break

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intermediate-4

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 4 (Answer Keys)

Do, make, get, take
A1

You must decide and make up your mind. answer: (c) make

A2

What time do you get up in the morning? answer: (b) get

A3

At the moment we are trying to make for the town centre. answer: (c) make

A4

After they had shouted at each other, they decided to make it up. answer: (c) make

A5

They are very good friends and get on well with each other. answer: (b) get

A6

The firm has expanded and they want to take on extra staff. answer: (d) take

A7

She's good at writing stories for children and is always keen to make up new plots. answer: (c) make

A8

As we don't have much money at the moment, we've decided to do without certain luxuries. answer: (a) do

A9

We mustn't be late this morning because today is when the new boss is going to take over. answer: (d) take

A10 Most of the telephone lines were destroyed in the storm last night and so it's almost impossible to get through to anybody today. answer: (b) get

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intermediate-5

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 5 (Answer Keys)

The Farmer and his Sons
A1

A farmer had two sons both of whom were not very industrious and avoided work if they could. answer: (b) industrious

A2

One day the father knew that he was dying and called his two sons to his bed side. answer: (d) side

A3

He wanted his sons to pay as much attention to the cultivation of the farm as he had done many years. answer: (c) attention

A4

He told them that there was a hidden treasure in the land and they would have to look for it when he had gone. answer: (b) hidden

A5

He told them that they would find it in one of his 3 vine yards but he didn't tell them which one it was. answer: (a) yards

A6

The sons assured their father that they would work hard to seek out the treasure. answer: (c) seek

A7

As soon as their father had died and been buried, the sons took out all their farming tools and started to dig the land. answer: (d) buried

A8

They worked really hard and dug every single square metre of their father's land. answer: (b) square

A9

However long they dug and however hard they worked, they failed to find the smallest bit of treasure. answer: (d) failed

A10 Clearly their father had been a wise man because all the work the sons had done on the land ensured that they had the best crop for years. answer: (c) crop

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intermediate-6

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 6 (Answer Keys)

A Holiday Report
A1

Yesterday I went to an archeological site because I want to be an archeologist. answer: (b) went

A2

The problems I have with the language are to do with spelling. answer: (c) with

A3

If I want to pass my exams, I must study very hard. answer: (b) must

A4

The worst thing of all difficulties in a language is vocabulary. answer: (a) worst

A5

I have been learning English for 5 years. answer: (c) learning

A6

When we walked in to the school, we saw that the students were working very hard. answer: (b) hard

A7

Most people don't want to study Latin because it is a dead language. answer: (c) dead

A8

I've forgotten the name of my teacher but I think it is something like Smith. answer: (b) Smith

A9

What is the name of the thing you put tea into? answer: (b) thing

A10 I got a lot of presents for my birthday. answer: (a) got

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intermediate-7

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 7 (Answer Keys)

Going on foot
A1

I'm tired of waiting for buses, I'm going there on foot. answer: (b) on

A2

Who said growing up was fun? answer: (a) fun

A3

If you want to have your central heating checked, you need a trained plumber. answer: (b) trained

A4

The moment the lights went out, there were scences of panic. answer: (d) panic

A5

Don't be put off by his manner, he is really kind hearted. answer: (c) off

A6

When a film is really boring in the cinema, I tend to nod off. answer: (b) off

A7

Have you heard the latest? John and Mary are getting married. answer: (a) getting

A8

As she had made such an impression on her employers, she was soon offered promotion. answer: (c) promotion

A9

There's a new software program on the market that's supposed to protect your computer from any virus. answer: (a) virus

A10 As they always tell you the value of shares can go down as well as up. answer: (c) down

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intermediate-8

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 8 (Answer Keys)

Say vs. Tell
A1

I dare say you're right. answer: (d) say

A2

I've told you not to do that many times before. answer: (a) told

A3

That said, they walked out of the room in total silence. answer: (b) said

A4

You shouldn't take any notice of that because it's only hearsay. answer: (d) say

A5

That's what people are always saying. answer: (d) saying

A6

What I say and what I do are not necessarily the same. answer: (c) say

A7

It's no good trying to persuade me because I'm not saying a word. answer: (b) saying

A8

Now that would be telling but my lips are sealed. answer: (c) telling

A9

Tell us that story again! answer: (b) Tell

A10 I'm afraid I can't say for sure but I think it's safe. answer: (c) say

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intermediate-9

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 9 (Answer Keys)

Close vs. Shut
A1

In the interest of safety the main valve on the machine had to be shut off. answer: (d) shut

A2

In the closing moments of the symphony someone's mobile phone started ringing. answer: (b) closing

A3

The detectives had no problems in solving the crimes as it was clearly an open and shut case. answer: (c) shut

A4

The police officer warned us that the road ahead was closed. answer: (d) closed

A5

In view of the limited amount of information and evidence the case was now considered to be closed. answer: (b) closed

A6

Everything in that shop is now very cheap because they are having a closing down sale. answer: (d) closing

A7

After a number of years as a monk he decided to leave because he felt very shut in. answer: (a) shut

A8

After the terrible experiences that they had been through, the couple shut themselves away from the community. answer: (a) shut

A9

The new musical that has had such bad reviews will close at the end of this week. answer: (a) close

A10 I'm afraid that tree will have to come down as it shuts out the light in the sitting room. answer: (d) shuts

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intermediate-10

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 10 (Answer Keys)

At the Restaurant
A1

The food here is quite good although the menu is quite basic. answer: (b) basic

A2

I must admit that whenever I've eaten at that restaurant, I've always come away feeling completely satisfied. answer: (a) completely

A3

I promise you that dining here will be really an exciting experience for you. answer: (c) exciting

A4

There's something about the flavour of that particular dish that makes it memorable. answer: (a) flavour

A5

It can be very irritating when the waiter forgets to bring what you have ordered. answer: (b) forgets

A6

If you're really interested, I'm sure the chef will tell you the ingredients of that dish. answer: (a) ingredients

A7

As they're special patrons of the restaurant, they always get a good table. answer: (c) patrons

A8

We got very bad service today and had to remind the waiter three times about the drinks. answer: (d) remind

A9

We simply didn't know what to choose for our main dish so in the end we made a random choice. answer: (a) random

A10 The restaurant was listed in the guide as it had been judged to be of the appropriate standard. answer: (d) judged

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intermediate-11

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 11 (Answer Keys)

At the Theatre
A1

It was one of those plays where the action moved at great speed. answer: (d) action

A2

There are different ways of approaching Shakespeare's plays and each director makes an individual choice. answer: (c) approaching

A3

One of the greatest actors of the century created an unforgettable character in the part of Scrooge from the novel by Charles Dickens. answer: (d) created

A4

Many people go to the theatre not to see a play where the plot is complicated but to listen to the brilliant dialogue between the actors. answer: (a) dialogue

A5

You can't compare the experience of watching live theatre with watching a film. answer: (b) experience

A6

Are you one of those people who never goes to see a play until you've read the reviews in the newspaper? answer: (b) reviews

A7

The audience were so carried away with the acting that at the end of the play they all stood up and applauded. answer: (d) audience

A8

There are always special elements in her tragedies that move you to tears. answer: (b) elements

A9

However well written the play is, it will never succeed without outstanding performers. answer: (a) performers

A10 As always his latest play has been a huge success and all the tickets are sold out until August. answer: (c) sold out

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intermediate-12

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 12 (Answer Keys)

Popular Idioms
A1

Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. answer: (b) twice

A2

If you watch a kettle, it never boils. answer: (c) boils

A3

Look before you leap. answer: (a) leap

A4

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. answer: (c) hatched

A5

It's all right to tell a white lie. answer: (b) white

A6

There's no fool like an old fool. answer: (d) old

A7

Let sleeping dogs lie. answer: (a) sleeping

A8

Strike while the iron is hot. answer: (c) hot

A9

Politeness costs nothing. answer: (d) nothing

A10 Never look a gift horse in the mouth. answer: (a) mouth

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intermediate-13

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 13 (Answer Keys)

Popular Garden Idioms
A1

Never let the grass grow under your feet. answer: (b) grass

A2

The grass is always greener on the other side. answer: (c) greener

A3

Everything is coming up roses. answer: (a) roses

A4

Poor Mary was a bit of a wallflower at the dance. answer: (c) wallflower

A5

He led her up the garden path. answer: (a) path

A6

Everything in the garden is lovely. answer: (d) garden

A7

Money doesn't grow on trees. answer: (c) trees

A8

A bird in the hands is worth two in the bush. answer: (c) two

A9

Come to the point and stop beating about the bush. answer: (d) bush

A10 Don't trust him, he's a bit of a snake in the grass. answer: (a) grass

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intermediate-14

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 14 (Answer Keys)

Eating Out
A1

As there are so many dishes on the menu, would you like me to suggest something to eat? answer: (b) suggest

A2

They simply couldn't decide which restaurant to choose and so in the end they took a vote and the majority decided on a Chinese one. answer: (c) majority

A3

We waited one hour for the main dish to arrive and then it was the wrong order. answer: (a) arrive

A4

If you really want to enjoy the full flavour of that particular meal, you must remember to mix the right balance of sauces together. answer: (d) mix

A5

It is always more relaxing to eat in a restaurant where the faces of the staff are familiar and know everyone by name. answer: (b) familiar

A6

There was a great discussion about which particular type of cuisine the guests would choose and finally they reached a compromise and settled on the set menu. answer: (c) compromise

A7

It doesn't matter how late you arrive at this restaurant you can always rely on a warm welcome from the owner. answer: (c) rely

A8

The place was so full of people and tables that the waiter had to guide us through the crowds to our table. answer: (b) guide

A9

The problem about writing on food is that however hard you try, you will say what you like and end up being subjective. answer: (a) subjective

A10 The success of a really good meal is that not only must it taste good but it should also look good and thus appeal to your eye. answer: (b) appeal

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intermediate-15

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 15 (Answer Keys)

Hot and Cold
A1

I've just received his latest detective novel from the publisher so it's what you might call hot off the press. answer: (d) off

A2

You can never tell exactly what she is thinking because she very often blows hot and cold over some topics. answer: (a) blows

A3

Although I'd made up my mind to do it last night now I'm not sure and am getting cold feet about it. answer: (b) feet

A4

They like to think they're very important people but politicians just talk a lot of hot air most of the time. answer: (c) air

A5

Since the argument we've had about the garden hedge, our neighbours take no notice of us and give us the cold shoulder when they see us. answer: (b) shoulder

A6

As soon as the president was taken ill, the deputy had to take charge and is currently in the hot seat now. answer: (a) seat

A7

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment after it had been established that he had committed the murder in cold blood. answer: (c) blood

A8

I ordered a coffee from the waiter but by the time it had reached me it was stone cold. answer: (a) stone

A9

The police have set up a special hot line so that people can get in touch to find out about the accident. answer: (b) line

A10 He's always very uneasy like a cat on hot bricks whenever he is waiting to hear the results of the examinations. answer: (a) bricks

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intermediate-16

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 16 (Answer Keys)

A Collision - Finish this Story
A1

I really can't tell what's going on. answer: (a) going on

A2

The trouble is somebody is standing in front of me. answer: (c) standing in front of me

A3

The best thing I suppose is to ask him to move. answer: (c) to move

A4

That's better I've got a clearer view now. answer: (b) view now

A5

It looks from what I can see as if there's been some kind of collision. answer: (a) collision

A6

Yes, now he's gone I can see that there are two cars in the car park that have gone into one another. answer: (c) gone into one another

A7

There are a lot of people there in the car park and they're waving their arms about. answer: (b) waving their arms about

A8

I'm walking right up to the crowd now to see what's happend. answer: (c) what's happened

A9

Now I can see quite clearly that the big red car has struck the little blue one. answer: (b) struck the little blue one

A10 Oh dear I've just discovered that the little blue one belongs to me. answer: (a) belongs to me

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intermediate-17

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 17 (Answer Keys)

Will or Shall?
A1

Do you know the difference between will and shall? answer: (a) between will and shall

A2

I can see from the expression on your face that you haven't got a clue. answer: (c) got a clue

A3

I think the best way is to tell you a story that explains the difference. answer: (b) explains the difference

A4

The main difference is that 'I will' means 'I want to'. answer: (a) means 'I want to'

A5

If you say 'I shall' then you are talking about the future. answer: (b) about the future

A6

I want you to imagine that a man is walking in the country. answer: (a) in the country

A7

After a few minutes he reaches a river. answer: (d) reaches a river

A8

There is a man in the river fully clothed who is in difficulties. answer: (c) in difficulties

A9

The man in the river keeps calling out 'I will drown, I will drown'. answer: (b) calling out 'I will drown, I will drown'

A10 The man on the river bank, who is good at grammar, thinks the man really wants to drown, walks on and lets him drown. answer: (c) lets him drown

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intermediate-18

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 18 (Answer Keys)

The two Butter Frogs
A1

A long, long time ago there were two frogs who thought it would be a good idea to go on an outing. answer: (a) go on an outing

A2

They had never left their pond before and to them it was a very big adventure. answer: (c) adventure

A3

At first they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and for the first time in their lives experienced a sense of freedom. answer: (d) a sense of freedom

A4

The weather was perfect and the sun never stopped shining. answer: (c) stopped shining

A5

They found plenty of food and decided to stop and take a rest. answer: (b) take a rest

A6

In the hot sun they started to feel sleepy and very soon fell asleep. answer: (c) fell asleep

A7

Suddenly the sound of a cat meowing made them wake up. answer: (d) made them wake up

A8

They panicked and fled for their lives. answer: (b) fled for their lives

A9

They ran into a farm house and jumped right into a barrel of milk where they hopped and hopped in order not to sink. answer: (a) hopped and hopped in order not to sink

A10 Sadly the smaller frog grew tired and drowned but the older one kept on moving about and in the morning found he was sitting on a barrel of butter. answer: (c) found he was sitting on a barrel of butter

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intermediate-19

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 19 (Answer Keys)

Cross Questions
A1

Jane: Did you know you broke the glass when you slammed the door last night? answer: (c) slammed

A2

Frank: It couldn't possibly have been me I always shut doors quietly. answer: (d) quietly

A3

Jane: I'm sorry you're not telling the truth, you were the last person to come home. answer: (a) come home

A4

Mike: That doesn't prove anything. Actually I heard the sound of glass breaking in the night. answer: (c) breaking

A5

Jane: You're just making that up — I know you're not telling the truth. answer: (d) telling the truth

A6

Mike: Honestly, I did hear that kind of noise, I swear I did. answer: (a) swear I did

A7

Jane: Sorry you can protest if you like but it doesn't cut any ice with me. answer: (b) cut any ice with me

A8

Mike: Just a minute what's that note stuck on the door? answer: (d) stuck on the door

A9

Jane: It's some kind of note from Joe next door — no I can't make it out. answer: (a) can't make it out

A10 Mike: Give it to me. Very interesting! He says he broke the glass by accident and he's deeply apologetic. answer: (b) he's deeply apologetic

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intermediate-20

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 20 (Answer Keys)

Leave me alone
A1

Alan: Excuse me interrupting but what are you doing? answer: (c) interrupting

A2

User: I should have thought is was pretty obvious. answer: (a) obvious

A3

Alan: Well, I only asked — there's no need to bite my head off! answer: (b) head

A4

User: Sorry I didn't mean to be rude but I'm trying to concentrate. answer: (c) concentrate

A5

Alan: I see and what is the task you are working on? answer: (b) task

A6

User: I'm working on those famous English tests, which I find very interesting. answer: (c) famous

A7

Alan: Oh, yes I've heard of them. Do they help you with your English? answer: (c) help

A8

User: Yes, they would do if you didn't persist in asking questions. answer: (b) persist

A9

Alan: If that's how you feel, I'll leave you alone. answer: (c) alone

A10 User: What an excellent idea! Leave me in peace and go and write another test. answer: (d) peace

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intermediate-21

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 21 (Answer Keys)

What now?
A1

Did you hear the story about the woman who said she could tell the future? answer: (b) future

A2

I hope you haven't because I'm about to relate it to you now. answer: (c) relate

A3

Her name was Mary Smith and she had a reputation for telling people what was going to happen. answer: (b) reputation

A4

Somebody once used her advice and made a fortune out of buying shares in a small company that did well. answer: (c) fortune

A5

The strange thing was that she never actually used her gift to benefit herself. answer: (b) gift

A6

People started to be suspicious of her and thought that perhaps she had a secret source of information. answer: (d) suspicious

A7

Some others wanted to try and catch her out and prove that she didn't have this special ability. answer: (c) catch

A8

The plan was to pretend to burgle her house late one night and see if she was really any good at knowing it was going to happen. answer: (b) burgle

A9

Mike Andrews, whose idea it was, intended to give everything back but he just wanted to test her ability. answer: (c) test

A10 As Mr Andrews was about to leave he found a note pinned to his door. It was from Mary Smith advising him to be careful because she has just bought a ferocious young guard dog. answer: (b) ferocious

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intermediate-22

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 22 (Answer Keys)

Wrapped round her finger
A1

I can't stomach those silly people who always go around with their mobile phones glued to their ears. answer: (c) stomach

A2

If you think I didn't catch you eying that young waitress, you're quite mistaken. answer: (d) eying

A3

He is such a coward because whenever it comes to speaking his mind he always backs down instead. answer: (a) backs

A4

Come on, shake a leg we're running late. answer: (c) leg

A5

Don't you think it's about time you put your foot down and told them what you really think? answer: (d) foot

A6

Well, unfortunately as I had one glass too many last night, I guess I should go for a hair of the dog. answer: (b) a hair

A7

As she's such a nasty little thing, I can see it won't take her long to wrap you round her little finger. answer: (c) finger

A8

Could you please give me a hand I'm afraid I can't handle it by myself. answer: (c) hand

A9

Are you sure your new boss isn't married? — Yes, honestly, I have it straight from the horse's mouth. answer: (b) mouth

A10 Hey, get up and do your homework you lazy bones. answer: (a) bones

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intermediate-23

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 23 (Answer Keys)

The Ants and the Grasshopper
A1

One winter's day when the sun was shining you could hear the sound of great activity. answer: (b) sound

A2

What you could hear was the ants who were busy drying grain. answer: (c) busy

A3

Sensibly as all ants do, they had collected the grain during the summer. answer: (d) collected

A4

Their plan was to eat this provision during the winter. answer: (a) provision

A5

They were so engrossed in their work that they didn't notice a grasshopper. answer: (b) engrossed

A6

The grasshopper was so weak he was practically starving because he hadn't eaten for ages. answer: (c) starving

A7

He saw the ants and begged them with all the strength he could find to let him have a little food. answer: (a) begged

A8

The ants shook their heads at him and asked him why he hadn't stored up food in the summer. answer: (b) stored

A9

The poor grasshopper confessed he had spent the whole summer enjoying himself singing and dancing. answer: (b) confessed

A10 All the ants laughed and said in that case he would have to dance famished to bed in the winter. answer: (d) famished

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intermediate-24

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 24 (Answer Keys)

The Two Dogs
A1

A man had two dogs: a hound trained to help him with his sports and another to guard the house. answer: (a) trained

A2

Whenever the hunter came home, he always gave the house dog a large portion of what he caught. answer: (c) portion

A3

The hound dog was very upset about this. answer: (d) upset

A4

He told the house dog he found it very annoying having to do all the hard work. answer: (b) annoying

A5

What made things worse, he continued, was that the house dog never took part in any of the hunting. answer: (c) took

A6

All the house dog did was simply to feed himself on the results of the exertions that the hound dog undertook. answer: (a) exertions

A7

The house dog felt he had to defend himself in the face of all this criticism. answer: (c) defend

A8

The house dog asked him not to pick on him if he wanted to blame someone. answer: (b) blame

A9

The house dog told him to criticize their master who had taught him not how to work but how to depend on the work of others. answer: (d) depend

A10 The moral of this fable is: you mustn't reproach children for the mistakes of their parents. answer: (a) reproach

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intermediate-25

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 25 (Answer Keys)

The Hare and the Tortoise
A1

One day a hare looked at a tortoise and ridiculed the short feet of the tortoise. answer: (b) ridiculed

A2

He also made fun of the slow pace at which the tortoise travelled. answer: (a) fun

A3

The tortoise agreed that the hare ran as fast as the wind but claimed that he could easily beat him in a race. answer: (c) beat

A4

It was agreed that the tortoise should choose the course and also the end of the race. answer: (d) agreed

A5

The tortoise never stopped and continued walking at a steady pace all the time to the end of the race. answer: (c) steady

A6

The hare shot ahead and then decided to lie down at the side of the path for a rest. answer: (b) lie

A7

It wasn't long before the hare fell into a deep sleep. answer: (c) deep

A8

When he woke up, he couldn't believe his eyes because there was the tortoise crossing the finishing line. answer: (b) believe

A9

At the end of the race the tortoise, exhausted by all his hard work, was quietly slumbering on the line. answer: (c) exhausted

A10 The moral of this fable is: slow but sure always wins the race in the end. answer: (a) sure

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intermediate-26

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 26 (Answer Keys)

Who has done it?
A1

The detective story is sometimes called 'whodunit' because the reader has to work out who did it, who committed the crime. answer: (b) out

A2

The skill of course of the writing is how many times a reader can be sent up blind alleys. answer: (c) blind

A3

Another way of putting this is how many red herrings the author can throw in the reader's path. answer: (d) herrings

A4

The idea is to keep the readers in a permanent state of suspense so that they never know what's going to happen next. answer: (a) suspense

A5

As the plot unfolds, you find yourself agreeing with one character's solution and then another's. answer: (b) unfolds

A6

As a result you feel as if you are walking in a maze since at each turning you come to a block end. answer: (c) maze

A7

One of the best known detectives is Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot who uses what he calls his little grey cells — his brains. answer: (b) cells

A8

Invariably Poirots calls all the suspects together in the last part of the story. answer: (d) suspects

A9

One by one he eliminates the innocent until finally the murderer is unmasked. answer: (c) eliminates

A10 The thing that always surprises me is the fact that the murderer bothers to take part in the final meeting. answer: (b) part

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intermediate-27

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 27 (Answer Keys)

Life on Mars?
A1

Anyone seeking evidence of life on Mars is likely to be disappointed. answer: (b) evidence

A2

Scientists have been combing through data from an orbiting satellite. answer: (a) combing

A3

It seems that Mars has always been cold and icy and that it's not true that oceans have formed on the planet in its early history. answer: (d) formed

A4

This twist in the life on Mars argument comes just when it is closest to Earth in 60.000 years. answer: (b) twist

A5

Because it is coming so close observers are hoping to settle the argument about life on the planet once and for all. answer: (c) all

A6

A spacecraft is heading for the planet with a device that will burrow into the soil to sniff for proof of any life. answer: (c) burrow

A7

Researchers are also looking into the possibility of one day launching a manned mission to Mars. answer: (b) mission

A8

As the planet gets nearer to the Sun, enormous dust storms can be whipped up. answer: (d) up

A9

Unfortunately the dust storms tend to obscure the view of the planet. answer: (b) obscure

A10 Everyone hopes that Mars will remain dust free otherwise people will only be able to see an orange blob. answer: (c) blob

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intermediate-28

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 28 (Answer Keys)

Story (1)
A1

Most students have to try and earn extra money by taking a holiday job. They turn aside from their studies and experience the real world for a while. answer: (c) aside from

A2

One long hot summer I turned to waiting as my method of getting cash. answer: (b) to

A3

Perhaps I should turn that word 'waiting' into a more specific explanation: I mean being a waiter in a hotel. answer: (c) into

A4

I had of course turned my hand to many jobs during the vacation periods but waiting was certainly the most difficult. answer: (a) to

A5

The one hotel that hadn't turned down my application was situated right in the middle of a forest. answer: (b) down

A6

You turned into the drive and saw only hills all around you so it felt like the middle of nowhere. answer: (d) into

A7

It had been a very large private house that had been turned into a small hotel for twenty-five guests. answer: (c) into

A8

The new owners had had to turn out all the rooms which were full of rubbish. answer: (d) out

A9

The other problem had been to turn out an old tramp who had lived in a room upstairs for two years without the knowledge of the old lady who was the original owner. answer: (a) out

A10 The tramp turned out to be a distant relative but hadn't said anything to the old lady because he knew she was completely deaf. answer: (b) out

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intermediate-29

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 29 (Answer Keys)

Story (2)
A1

When I turned up for work on my first day, the hotel had already been flourishing for 5 years. answer: (b) up

A2

They were so successful that they were even turning down bookings. answer: (d) down

A3

In fact they were actually turning away people. answer: (a) away

A4

Some people had turned up on the off chance. answer: (b) up

A5

Most of the residents were elderly and so they all invariably turned in early most evenings. answer: (c) in

A6

The waiting was done by me and Doris, who should have turned it in years ago and by rights have been a guest herself because of the great age. answer: (d) in

A7

However, as she told me frequently, she had no intention of turning into an old fogey herself. answer: (c) into

A8

I suppose breakfast is the most difficult task to turn your hand to because there are so many variations of drink, cereal, egg and bread. answer: (b) to

A9

You had to stand there for ages while each guest made up their mind, turning over the choices in their minds. answer: (b) over

A10 After a long wait like that very often they would simply turn down everything and simply ask for a cup of tea. answer: (a) down

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intermediate-30

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 30 (Answer Keys)

Story (3)
A1

One morning an old lady turned up at the dining room and sat down. answer: (b) up

A2

She sniffed at the air full of breakfast smells, got up, turned around and walked out again. answer: (d) around

A3

Apparently she had completely forgotten that she'd already eaten breakfast that day. I turned aside to hide my smile. answer: (d) aside

A4

Unfortunately Doris caught me at it. 'Don't you turn your nose up at the old dears', she rebuked me. answer: (a) up

A5

'You'll be like that one day' she continued, Just you wait'. I turned back to apologize. answer: (b) back

A6

Sadly Doris had already turned her back on me and gone back to the kitchen. answer: (c) on

A7

She rather turned against me after that. answer: (b) against

A8

These days I wish I could turn the clock back and tell Doris how right she was! answer: (d) back

A9

You see I've just turned all the lights out ready for the night. answer: (a) out

A10 I'm now ready to turn in for the night but the worrying thing is I just can't remember what I had for supper. answer: (c) in

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intermediate-31

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 31 (Answer Keys)

Go for it
A1

I'm sorry that looks awful — those two colours clash. answer: (c) clash

A2

After what you've experienced, I'm sure you need a holiday. answer: (d) experienced

A3

We won't discuss that now but I don't think we can avoid the subject much longer. answer: (a) discuss

A4

I don't think much of him now that I've heard what he has done to his family. answer: (d) I don't think much of him

A5

My advice to you is to make your mind up before it's too late and simply take the opportunity now. answer: (c) take the opportunity now

A6

I'm afraid you've left that food too long out of the fridge and now it's become rotten. answer: (b) become rotten

A7

There were so many members of the political party who had opposed the leader that he resigned. answer: (d) opposed

A8

Don't wait for me because I can't come yet so you go before me and I'll join you later. answer: (a) go before me

A9

If petrol prices increase any more, I shall have to use a bicycle. answer: (c) increase

A10 I'm sorry I interrupted you, please continue from where I so rudely stopped you. answer: (a) continue

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intermediate-32

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 32 (Answer Keys)

Eating Disorder
A1

George Turnip was a highly respected vegetarian but the press were making serious allegations about him. answer: (d) allegations

A2

George denied everything and said he would sue any newspaper which dared to print stories about him. answer: (c) sue

A3

George had a very well paid contract with a television advertiser of garden peas and he didn't want to fall out with the company. answer: (b) with

A4

The contract stated that he would never eat any meat whatsoever. answer: (a) whatsoever

A5

Wherever George went, journalists would follow him to try and find a way to expose him. answer: (c) expose

A6

Even in his own house he was not safe because cameras would spy on him. answer: (a) spy

A7

Once he was photographed eating in his dining room and the caption read: 'A picture of a fraud eating sausages'. answer: (d) fraud

A8

As it turned out these were not sausages but in fact very big carrots and the photographer had to pay enormous damages. answer: (c) damages

A9

In the end the pressure became too much for George and he confessed his guilty secret. answer: (b) guilty

A10 He admitted eating a meat pie every day. As the news headlines announced: 'Bogus vegetarian eats his own words'. answer: (a) Bogus

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intermediate-33

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 33 (Answer Keys)

Save the Day
A1

I don't care what you say, I reckon I could beat you at chess any day of the week. answer: (b) any

A2

At the end of the day it's what you believe in that's important. answer: (d) end

A3

It's getting late now and I'm very tired so I think we'll call it a day. answer: (c) call

A4

After all the discussions and debates it was our speaker who won the day. answer: (b) won

A5

It just didn't stop raining throughout our holiday, day in day out. answer: (d) out

A6

Don't worry your bad luck will soon end. Remember every dog has its day. answer: (a) dog

A7

After a very long engagement Mike and Mary decided at last to name the day. answer: (c) name

A8

It wasn't long ago when I last saw her — it was only the other day. answer: (d) other

A9

I don't know exactly when we'll go but we really must visit them one of these days. answer: (b) these

A10 Despite all the problems and difficulties Charlie turned up at last minute and saved the day. answer: (c) saved

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intermediate-34

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 34 (Answer Keys)

Yes, Yes, Yes
A1

I am sure you made the right choice and I wholly support your decision. answer: (d) wholly

A2

You can rely on me, have no fear about that! answer: (b) rely

A3

No matter what happens, you must remember that I'm with you all the way. answer: (c) with

A4

I know that they have all abandoned you one by one but I hope you won't forget I've stuck by you from the beginning. answer: (d) stuck

A5

I am convinced you are absolutely right to take that action and should ignore any opposition. answer: (a) absolutely

A6

When it comes to the vote, you can count on me to support you. answer: (b) count

A7

Even if things get difficult, I will not waver or hesitate to stand up for you. answer: (c) waver

A8

He was delighted that she hadn't turned him down when he proposed to her. answer: (b) turned

A9

The bank manager smiled and announced that his application for a loan had been approved. answer: (a) approved

A10 The pair of you have my blessing and I hope you have a happy marriage together. answer: (c) blessing

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intermediate-35

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 35 (Answer Keys)

Do you mind?
A1

She was slowly going out of her mind with worry until she heard her daughter was safe and well. answer: (c) out of

A2

I do think you should bear this in mind before you seriously think about changing jobs. answer: (d) bear

A3

I'd honestly never heard such an outstanding performance of that symphony — it simply blew my mind. answer: (a) blew

A4

The police officer asked him why he hadn't reported the matter earlier and he said simply that it had never crossed his mind. answer: (b) crossed

A5

I'm inclined to give her a piece of my mind considering all the trouble she has caused this month. answer: (c) piece

A6

It's clear as they say that great minds think alike because we have both come to exactly the same conclusion. answer: (d) alike

A7

He has a one track mind as all he ever talks about is money, money, money. answer: (a) track

A8

I just can't decide whether to go on holiday this week or later in the year. I'm really in two minds about it. answer: (c) two

A9

There, I knew there was something I had to do today and now it's completely slipped my mind. answer: (d) slipped

A10 I tried to show an interest in her future career but she simply told me to mind my own business. answer: (b) business

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intermediate-36

English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 36 (Answer Keys)

Good Bye
A1

Why didn't you turn up for work yesterday? answer: (b) turn

A2

To be honest I was feeling a bit run down. answer: (d) run

A3

Well, I don't think that's a very good reason and you must come up with a better explanation. answer: (a) come

A4

I'm sorry I'm not sure I can put it across any better. answer: (b) put

A5

Now, I must insist as your supervisor if you really want to get on in your career, you must tell me the truth. answer: (c) get

A6

All right I give up, I'll tell you the truth. answer: (d) give

A7

Now, you're being sensible — carry on. answer: (c) carry

A8

Well, I won't make up any more excuses. I wasn't here yesterday because I went to a football match. answer: (a) make

A9

Thank you for your honesty. Now pick up that piece of paper. answer: (c) pick

A10 Right. What's this? Oh no, you're throwing me out of the firm. answer: (b) throwing

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 37 (Answer Keys)

Keeping it Quiet
A1

As it was very late when he came home he was as quiet as a mouse in order not to wake anybody up. answer: (b) mouse

A2

As she was on a very dangerous mission for the government she had to keep mum about what she did for a living. answer: (d) mum

A3

There were lots of rumours about what the son had done but as it was a very wealthy family the father tried very hard to hush everything up. answer: (b) hush

A4

If you want me to say nothing about it, I promise that if anybody asks then my lips are sealed. answer: (d) sealed

A5

As far as I'm concerned to be away from traffic, phones and radios on holiday is perfect bliss because to me silence is golden. answer: (a) golden

A6

The so-called silent majority are the vast number of people who don't actually go out on the street and protest. answer: (c) silent

A7

The hall was full of people anxious to hear what the speaker was going to say and in the few seconds before he started it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. answer: (a) pin

A8

The rescuers tried desperately to listen out for people trapped in the wreckage but sadly the cries of those trapped were inaudible. answer: (d) inaudible

A9

The villagers complained about the noise from the daily bell ringing practice from the church and asked if it could somehow be muffled. answer: (c) muffled

A10 In view of the embarrassment that might be caused if the story came out, she promised not to breathe a word about it. answer: (b) breathe

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 38 (Answer Keys)

A Crying Shame
A1

It's no good worrying about that now because the damage is done and it's no good crying over spilled milk. answer: (d) milk

A2

It really is a crying shame that after all that money has been spent, the project is now being abandoned. answer: (b) shame

A3

As a child she would burst into tears at every problem and so she soon got known as a regular crybaby at school. answer: (c) crybaby

A4

It really was a large and spacious garden but it cried out for something colourful to be planted. answer: (a) for

A5

We had great hopes of being able to invite the distinguished writer to our meeting but he cried off at the last moment. answer: (d) off

A6

For crying out loud how many times do I have to tell you how to work that machine? answer: (b) loud

A7

I'm all in favour of ambition but I think when he says he'll be a millionaire by the time he's 25, he's simply crying for the moon. answer: (d) moon

A8

The trouble is that he's cried wolf so often that now he's in real trouble, nobody believes him. answer: (a) wolf

A9

George is now 70 and he reckons that working conditions for the average office clerk today are a far cry from when he first started work. answer: (c) far

A10 There was a noisy crowd of about a dozen people in full cry chasing after the child who'd stolen an apple from the fruit market. answer: (b) full

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 39 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: At the Theatre
A1

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you for your appreciation of our performance. answer: (b) appreciation

A2

We have done this play many times in different towns but your applause has been the greatest so far. answer: (d) applause

A3

We will always remember the way you stood up and clapped at some of the speeches in the play. answer: (a) clapped

A4

Our leading actor is unable to come on the stage at the moment because he is overcome with emotion. answer: (c) overcome

A5

Don't worry I'm sure it's only temporary and that he'll soon recover before the next performance. answer: (b) temporary

A6

That is the reason why I am standing here and making this short speech. answer: (d) speech

A7

The leading lady is also absent from our stage and you can probably hear her sobbing her heart out as I speak. answer: (a) sobbing

A8

I think that the main reason for all this emotion is probably the way you have reacted to the play. answer: (b) reason

A9

You see throughout our current season we have never received so much laughter as we have from you. answer: (c) current

A10 The reason for this is possibly that you thought it was a comedy but in fact it is a tragedy. answer: (b) comedy

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 40 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: At the Supermarket
A1

Will the driver of the blue Ford Fiesta XYZ 343 please move their car. answer: (b) move

A2

The reason for this is that the Fiesta is preventing our delivery lorry from leaving the premises. answer: (c) preventing

A3

We ask the owner of this vehicle to go back to their car as soon as possible and park their car in another space. answer: (d) owner

A4

This is a customer announcement. We have a special offer at the moment on bananas. answer: (b) announcement

A5

For the next hour it will be possible to buy just one bunch of bananas and get one more free. answer: (a) bunch

A6

Further to our request for the Ford Fiesta to be reparked, this matter is now very urgent. Our lorry cannot get out. answer: (c) request

A7

We have to inform our customers that the store will be closing in half an hour's time. answer: (b) time

A8

We would like to remind our customers that over the Christmas period we will be closing an hour earlier than usual. answer: (d) remind

A9

There are now only ten minutes remaining for you to make your purchases and go to the checkout. answer: (a) purchases

A10 A final message for the driver of the Ford Fiesta: there is no need now to repark as our delivery lorry has done that for you! answer: (b) message

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 41 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: At the Station
A1

The train now standing at the platform 6 is the 10.45 for London. answer: (b) standing

A2

Unfortunately it is now 11 o'clock and so there is a delay of 15 minutes already. answer: (d) delay

A3

The train at platform 14 cannot leave because there is a power failure on that particular line... answer: (a) failure

A4

The train for London at platform 6 is still there and is not expected to leave for at least 20 minutes. answer: (b) expected

A5

The small cafe situated near platform 6 is now offering free cups of tea to those waiting for the London train. answer: (c) offering

A6

Severe storms last night together with heavy rainfall means that some of the lines of the station are now waterlogged. answer: (a) waterlogged

A7

We thought for a moment that the 10.45 for London might be about to catch fire but it was a false alarm. answer: (b) false

A8

This is a general notice for all passengers: the restaurant in the main concourse is now open. answer: (c) concourse

A9

There was in fact a small fire in the train on platform 6 but we're glad to tell you that the flames have been extinguished. answer: (d) extinguished

A10 We regret to announce that the 10.45 for London is now out of service because the driver is having a nervous breakdown. answer: (a) breakdown

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 42 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: The Broadcast
A1

Welcome to Radio News and now over to our reporter who's covering the procession this morning. answer: (b) reporter

A2

Hi listeners, I should explain that I have a bird's eye view of this magnificent sight as the parade passes underneath me. answer: (c) bird's

A3

To tell you the truth I shouldn't be perched up here on top of this large statue of Field Marshal Smith. answer: (d) perched

A4

There is a long line of soldiers on horseback marching to the sound of a brass band. answer: (b) brass

A5

It really is quite uncomfortable up here and there's a policeman staring at me, which I don't like. answer: (c) staring

A6

After the soldiers I can see a group of circus performers who are jumping and dancing as they go. answer: (d) performers

A7

Next I can see some pensioners slowly moving along the road and some can't walk and are in wheelchairs. answer: (c) wheelchairs

A8

That policeman is getting out his notebook and walking near the statue I'm sitting on. answer: (a) notebook

A9

It has started to rain and I shall get soaked to the skin if I stay much longer up here. answer: (d) soaked

A10 Oh dear, listeners, I shall have to return you to the studio because the policeman says he is going to arrest me. answer: (b) arrest

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 43 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: The Wedding
A1

Ladies and gentlemen it is a very great privilege for me to be asked to make a speech about the bride and her groom. answer: (d) groom

A2

I have known Sally and Paul since we were at school together. answer: (b) together

A3

Most people considered that they were made for each other even in those days. answer: (c) made

A4

The other students described them as Romeo and Juliet and used to make fun of them behind their backs. answer: (d) backs

A5

Neither of them was at all deterred by this sort of behaviour as they just grew fonder of each other. answer: (a) deterred

A6

The teachers had a soft spot for them too and were sympathetic if there was any trouble between them. answer: (c) soft

A7

Then they both left school and both started working, as you can imagine, for the same company. answer: (b) imagine

A8

When the announcement was made about their engagement, there was a big celebration. answer: (c) engagement

A9

No one was surprised because everyone took it for granted that one day they would marry. answer: (d) granted

A10 Mind you I was surprised because you see I find it quite unbelievable why on earth she didn't marry me. answer: (a) unbelievable

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 44 (Answer Keys)

Speaking: Political Party
A1

Fellow citizens I am honoured to be invited to speak to you tonight about my party. answer: (d) invited

A2

As you probably know the Tranquillity Party stands for peace and quiet in the countryside. answer: (b) quiet

A3

In our publicity, unlike our political opponents, we do not make a lot of noise about our policies. answer: (c) opponents

A4

We want people to live in harmony with each other and to settle disputes amicably. answer: (d) disputes

A5

You may be interested to know that we are holding a rally in the centre of our town this weekend. answer: (a) rally

A6

Naturally all the participants are requested to be as peaceful as possible and above all not to shout. answer: (b) participants

A7

At the moment we are trying very hard to increase our membership which presently stands at 500. answer: (c) presently

A8

Admittedly this is a very small figure in comparison with the other major political parties. answer: (b) Admittedly

A9

But then you all have turned up tonight and that proves there is growing interest in our ideals. answer: (c) up

A10 In spite of the terrible weather you have come along tonight, ladies and gentlemen, and I should like to thank all four of you for coming. answer: (a) spite

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 45 (Answer Keys)

Cinemas
A1

Her latest film attained its object in a very short space of time, which was to shock. answer: (c) attained

A2

The critics continue to praise the work of this director whatever films he makes. answer: (b) continue

A3

The film was the first to show conditions in which poor people lived and as such was to influence future directors. answer: (a) influence

A4

The only reason for them going to the cinema on that day was to find some form of entertainment. answer: (d) entertainment

A5

The director's intention in making the film was to try and represent simplicity as seen by a child. answer: (c) represent

A6

The fans outside the cinema on the first showing of the film were unwilling to disperse until all the stars had gone home. answer: (d) disperse

A7

The delay in releasing the film to the general public was because certain scenes were considered tasteless. answer: (c) releasing

A8

The theme of the second film is quite simply a continuation of the first. answer: (b) continuation

A9

In the making of the film the direction is quite separate from the financing of the project. answer: (a) separate

A10 Very often someone will give a description of a film and when you see it for yourself, it's quite different. answer: (d) description

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 46 (Answer Keys)

Lots of Stuff
A1

Personally I don't believe a word of it and if you want my opinion I think it's all stuff and nonsense. answer: (c) nonsense

A2

You know the kind of things politicians talk about: health care, education, welfare and stuff like that. answer: (d) like

A3

He'd carefully avoided having any alcohol until he was twenty-five and then he had a small drop of the hard stuff. answer: (a) hard

A4

You shouldn't really have any difficulties with the work they're doing as it's very basic in fact you could call it kids' stuff. answer: (c) kids'

A5

It's quite clear she's studied the subject very thoroughly and when she lectured, you could tell she knew her stuff. answer: (a) knew

A6

Now remember when you get up to speak, we're all relying on you to impress everyone and we expect you to do your stuff. answer: (d) do

A7

It's very difficult to make him enjoy himself, relax and take it easy because he always behaves like a stuffed shirt. answer: (b) shirt

A8

That's the stuff! I want to hear it loud and clear and as much of it as you can manage. Well done! answer: (c) That's

A9

If you really want to lose weight, the only way is to eat less and stop stuffing your face every five minutes! answer: (b) face

A10 It came as a great shock to him when he heard the news and quite knocked the stuffing out of him for days. answer: (c) knocked

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 47 (Answer Keys)

Hear my Story
A1

Personally I don't believe a word he told us because I think it was just a tall story. answer: (c) tall

A2

I'm afraid it was the same old story with her all over again because she's started arriving late at work again. answer: (a) same

A3

It was a bit of a sob story really because she told us how her boyfriend had left her, she'd lost her job and she had nowhere to live. answer: (d) sob

A4

I don't really approve of all this discussion about people behind their backs — it's a bit like telling stories. answer: (b) telling

A5

The story goes that he's just married for the fourth time but I don't really believe it. answer: (d) goes

A6

To cut a long story short, I'll come straight to the point and tell you exactly what happened. answer: (a) cut

A7

She did write one or two novels but she is best known for her excellent short stories. answer: (b) short

A8

It's a brilliant film as far as the images are concerned but the story line is a bit weak. answer: (d) line

A9

He started off from a very simple background and then worked his way up to be President of the bank — a genuine success story. answer: (a) success

A10 In early civilisations it was the story teller to whom everyone went to hear what had happened in the past. answer: (d) teller

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 48 (Answer Keys)

High and Low
A1

She's on a high at the moment because everything is going her way. answer: (b) on

A2

I have high hopes that we will succeed with our project in view of all the interest we have received. answer: (c) hopes

A3

It's high time we left if we really want to be there on time. answer: (d) time

A4

You'll just have to get used to these highs and lows as it's all part of being in business. answer: (b) lows

A5

Now that he's become office manager you can't even talk to him — he's so high and mighty. answer: (a) mighty

A6

The really high spot of the evening's entertainment was when two clowns came into the ring and started throwing things at each other. answer: (d) spot

A7

He left the safe door unlocked last night so I reckon he'll be for the high jump this morning. answer: (c) jump

A8

It's always the same when you break one of the rules of the office, she gets on her high horse and starts shouting at you. answer: (d) horse

A9

The moment she joined the staff you just knew she was a high flier and it was no surprise when she got promotion within six weeks. answer: (b) flier

A10 They wanted to make sure that their small daughter shared in the meal and so they asked the restaurant to provide a high chair. answer: (c) chair

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 49 (Answer Keys)

A Night Out
A1

The other night we went out to the cinema or the movies as they would say in the USA. answer: (d) movies

A2

Nothing unusual you might say but we haven't visited a cinema for ages. answer: (b) ages

A3

The subject matter of the film concerned the American Civil War in the 1860's. answer: (a) matter

A4

At least that was supposed to be the background although the main interest was in something else. answer: (d) supposed

A5

It will come as no surprise to you I'm sure if I tell you that this interest was in a love affair. answer: (b) surprise

A6

The young couple in the story only meet about three times but still manage to fall deeply in love. answer: (c) fall

A7

When you see the first kiss on the screen and you are sitting in row four, it can be very dramatic. answer: (d) screen

A8

Everything is so much bigger than you expect and you are constantly turning your head from side to side. answer: (c) turning

A9

And the sound is much greater too. During the war scenes I was jumping up and down out of my seat like a
Jack in the box at every explosion. answer: (b) Jack

A10 The following evening we were back again watching television but after the cinema it's never the same again. answer: (a) same

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 50 (Answer Keys)

Lots of Pieces
A1

Charlie didn't have much in the way of property — just bits and pieces. answer: (c) bits

A2

In fact this was a piece of luck for Charlie as it happened. answer: (d) luck

A3

Because when the villain of the piece arrived in the shape of a burglar to steal something, he didn't find anything valuable. answer: (a) villain

A4

Charlie came home when the burglar was still there but he didn't go to pieces, he stayed calm. answer: (c) go

A5

The burglar also had an assistant with him who clearly didn't want to get involved and have a piece of the action and fled. answer: (b) action

A6

Charlie decided he would say exactly what he thought of the burglar and give him a piece of his mind. answer: (d) mind

A7

He told him he was a wicked person and further he was a nasty piece of work. answer: (b) nasty

A8

The burglar explained that he didn't have a proper job and only did piece work. answer: (c) work

A9

Charlie laughed and said he was doing the same now — it was all of a piece with burgling. answer: (d) all

A10 Eventually the police arrived and were pleased to see Charlie was still all right and in one piece. answer: (a) one

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 51 (Answer Keys)

Testing, Testing
A1

This castle has been here since the 16th century and hasn't really changed — it has stood the test of time. answer: (b) time

A2

The law that has just been passed may be useful but we don't know until we've put it to the test. answer: (d) put

A3

I think you're wise to find out first before you agree and believe it's a good idea to test the waters first. answer: (a) waters

A4

No-one knows whether he'll succeed in his attempt to get compensation as it's a bit of a test case. answer: (c) case

A5

Obviously before you buy a car, you'll be allowed to test drive it first. answer: (b) drive

A6

These are indeed testing times for the government as people are deciding whether to vote for them in the next election. answer: (c) testing

A7

He was one of the most experienced of the company's test pilots who decided whether a plane was safe to fly. answer: (d) pilots

A8

In the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde we see the hero mix something up in a test tube and then drink it. answer: (a) tube

A9

The aircraft engine had to be placed in a test bed to make sure that it worked properly. answer: (c) bed

A10 In order to make sure that your television is tuned properly there is a coloured test card on the screen. answer: (d) card

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 52 (Answer Keys)

Cliches
A1

She's got the kind of job that seems to keep her occupied all the time — 24-7. answer: (d) 7

A2

Absolutely, I couldn't agree with you more. answer: (d) Absolutely

A3

I really think we should talk about the subject we wanted to in the first place and address the issue. answer: (c) address

A4

It's difficult to say exactly how many people are involved but I would say around 50. answer: (a) around

A5

It was one of those sights that you never forget it was awesome. answer: (b) awesome

A6

We don't know precisely how much it will cost but I could give a ball park figure of 6 million dollars. answer: (c) ball park

A7

I agree with what you say, basically but ... answer: (b) basically

A8

You fill in those forms on a weekly basis. answer: (d) basis

A9

I hope you will be patient and bear with me a minute. answer: (c) bear

A10 It's difficult to see how to get out of this situation because we're between a rock and a hard place. answer: (b) hard

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 53 (Answer Keys)

Losing It (1)
A1

He's one of those people who can't bear being seen to be wrong in fact of losing face. answer: (c) face

A2

We haven't made any progress this year and are in a sense going backwards and losing ground. answer: (d) ground

A3

Please don't lose heart because I'm sure you'll succeed in the end. answer: (a) heart

A4

The important key to success in this business is strong management because if you lose your grip, then you're in real trouble. answer: (d) grip

A5

She panicked when she skidded on the ice, lost her head and crashed into the tree. answer: (c) head

A6

Yes, it's a slight problem but quite honestly I wouldn't lose any sleep over it if I were you. answer: (b) sleep

A7

I followed as much as I could of his arguments but then I gave up because I'd completely lost track of what he was saying. answer: (d) track

A8

After he'd wasted all his money, got into debt and then ended up in prison, his family began to regard him as a bit of a lost cause. answer: (c) cause

A9

To be frank I find these philosophical discussions too deep for me and many of the points are lost on me. answer: (b) on

A10 Putting all your money in that enterprise is futile it's like playing a losing game. answer: (d) game

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 54 (Answer Keys)

Losing It (2)
A1

The trouble with him is that if you push him too far, he's likely to shout at you and lose his cool. answer: (c) cool

A2

There's no hope for him now because he's lost his marbles and has gone completely crazy. answer: (d) marbles

A3

At the very last minute she broke down in tears and lost her nerve. answer: (b) nerve

A4

First he started shouting and then he began to throw things round the room and it was clear he had just lost his rag. answer: (a) rag

A5

Despite his great age we realized that he'd not lost his touch because he was still able to deliver a wonderful speech. answer: (c) touch

A6

Do you mind repeating that last bit again as I seem to have lost the thread of your argument? answer: (d) thread

A7

When it came to dividing the profits we lost out because we didn't get our fair share. answer: (b) out

A8

As she was walking across the tight rope at the circus she lost her balance and fell to the ground. answer: (c) balance

A9

After a while I got fed up with the film and began to lose interest in the story. answer: (d) interest

A10 There's no harm in trying your luck there because after all you have nothing to lose. answer: (b) nothing

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 55 (Answer Keys)

How to ask a question
A1

May I ask you whether you have had a chance to consider my case? answer: (b) consider

A2

Can I put it to you that the delay you have caused is not reasonable? answer: (d) put

A3

Could I know why the business has taken so long to conclude? answer: (c) taken

A4

May I make another attempt to ask you to explain the situation more clearly? answer: (b) attempt

A5

I would be most interested to know why the committee has turned down my proposal. answer: (a) down

A6

We should be delighted to find out when the new scheme comes into effect. answer: (b) effect

A7

How much is the new car going to cost me? answer: (d) going

A8

When are you thinking of buying a new washing machine? answer: (b) new

A9

What has happened to your New Year resolution to stop smoking? answer: (c) happened

A10 Why do you always interrupt me when I try to ask a question? answer: (d) interrupt

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 56 (Answer Keys)

How to attract someone
A1

I say, you've just trodden on my foot! answer: (d) trodden

A2

Look out, there's a car approaching on your left. answer: (b) approaching

A3

Just a minute, you have just broken my case. answer: (d) broken

A4

Mind, the doors are closing. answer: (c) closing

A5

Watch it, you almost poked my eye out with that umbrella. answer: (b) poked

A6

Be careful, there's a large gap between the platform and the train. answer: (a) gap

A7

Hallo, do you see what you did to that pile of books when you walked past? answer: (c) pile

A8

Hang on, you've given me the wrong change. I gave you a ten-pound note. answer: (b) change

A9

Stop, that man's just gone off with my wallet! answer: (a) off

A10 Excuse me, but you have left your car lights on. answer: (b) left

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 57 (Answer Keys)

How to compliment
A1

You look stunning in that dress, Amanda. How beautiful you are. answer: (b) stunning

A2

I can honestly say I haven't had such a delightful meal for ages. answer: (c) delightful

A3

I must get to know the name of your tailor's so that I can buy a suit like that. answer: (d) tailor's

A4

I must congratulate you on your performance in the play — it was remarkable. answer: (c) congratulate

A5

One can tell immediately that you are a professional by the accomplished way you perform. answer: (d) professional

A6

I honestly can't believe that you are old enough to have such grown up children. answer: (b) old

A7

Even if I practised for a hundred years, I couldn't possibly reach your standard. answer: (c) practised

A8

You certainly don't look your age. What's your secret? answer: (b) age

A9

It's always a pleasure talking to you — you know so much! answer: (d) pleasure

A10 Thank you very much for your letter. As always it's fun to read. answer: (a) fun

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 58 (Answer Keys)

Modal Medley
A1

I know I can do it because I have done it before. answer: (c) can

A2

You really should see that film because I know you'll like it. answer: (b) should

A3

It's quite clear that you want to visit their house, so why don't you? answer: (c) want

A4

It's the right thing to do in this situation and it's my belief that you ought to go. answer: (c) ought

A5

I say to myself each morning I really must write that letter. answer: (b) must

A6

May I have your permission to leave the meeting early? answer: (c) May

A7

You should take an umbrella with you today, it might rain later. answer: (b) might

A8

Don't worry they will eventually succeed, I assure you. answer: (a) will

A9

Now there's no argument here. You have to finish on time because you have no choice. answer: (c) have

A10 Could you really help me? If so, I should be most grateful. answer: (a) Could

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 59 (Answer Keys)

Christmas Postman (1)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

My main reason for becoming a temporary postman during the Christmas holiday period. answer: (d) reason

A2

Was because I had amassed some rather large bills. answer: (c) bills

A3

And what was more important I had got no money. answer: (b) important

A4

My trainer was a postman by the name of Ted. answer: (c) name

A5

With a life time of experience in doing all the walks in the town. answer: (a) experience

A6

It was all a question of order, he said and then he explained answer: (d) order

A7

the moment I got into the sorting office. answer: (d) sorting

A8

He didn't want any of his trainees to imagine that being a postman was an easy job. answer: (c) trainees

A9

He was fed up with people he met every so often answer: (b) fed

A10 who claimed it was a part-time job because it was all finished by mid-day. answer: (c) claimed

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 60 (Answer Keys)

Christmas Postman (2)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

He described the sequence very carefully. answer: (b) sequence

A2

The first thing was to be punctual since you started at a time when most people were asleep. answer: (a) punctual

A3

Immediately you arrived you had to start sorting the mail into different pigeon holes. answer: (d) holes

A4

Sometimes you found some terrible handwriting and didn't know where the letter should go. answer: (c) terrible

A5

He was always criticising teachers for not teaching children to write properly. answer: (d) properly

A6

These letters should be put to one side and old Charlie, the handwriting expert, would look through them later. answer: (a) expert

A7

The next step was to draw some cold water, fill the kettle and make a cup of tea. answer: (b) step

A8

Ted was always calm and optimistic. He never let himself get depressed by the job. answer: (c) depressed

A9

He left me alone for an hour to follow his method and asked me to call him if I encountered any difficulties. answer: (a) encountered

A10 As he had been very busy in his house since two that morning because of a burst water pipe, he went to have a rest. answer: (d) because

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 61 (Answer Keys)

Christmas Postman (3)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

At first I got on famously finding the right pigeonholes, checking Ted's list and putting the letters in bundles. answer: (b) bundles

A2

After about two hours of this my internal battery started to get low and I found myself losing patience. answer: (d) patience

A3

It was at this stage that Ted came in quickly encouraging me to finish and get on the road. answer: (d) encouraging

A4

The post office in this country district didn't use vans because of the expense. answer: (c) expense

A5

I had to make do with a bicycle that looked as though it had been hit several times. answer: (b) make

A6

Once out in the open air I experienced a violent shower but soon the sun came out. answer: (d) shower

A7

The shouts of joy coming from some houses as I put the mail through the letter box made up for the discomfort and. answer: (c) box

A8

I was beginning to feel like a real Father Christmas. answer: (b) real

A9

I then came to number 56 that Ted had warned me about. They had a ferocious dog. answer: (a) warned

A10 The only way to deal with this one, Ted recommended, was to rush at the door, shove the letters through the door and go away as quickly as possible. answer: (d) deal

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 62 (Answer Keys)

Christmas Postman (4)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/34/index.html

I did just that but in my haste I dropped a small packet that fell into a puddle. answer: (b) haste

A2

I didn't have the courage to make another assault on the house. Instead I took it home to dry it out. answer: (d) dry

A3

I knew if I told Ted he would talk a lot about being strictly against the rules but I was convinced it didn't matter. answer: (c) matter

A4

In my kitchen I looked at the address and saw the recipient was a Master Richard. I was ashamed of my cowardice answer: (b) cowardice

A5

and thought I was depriving a young child of his Christmas present from some loving relative. answer: (a) relative

A6

I rubbed the package with a towel and went quickly again to number 56 hurrying down the path in the true spirit of the season, answer: (d) spirit

A7

clutching the precious bundle in my hand I thrust it through the letter box answer: (c) thrust

A8

expecting to hear a happy yelp of surprise from young Richard. As I hurried away answer: (a) yelp

A9

to the sound of the barking dog, I knocked by accident the garden gate just in time to hear a voice shouting: answer: (c) barking

A10 Master Richard! When will that woman realise I'm over fifty and can't stand knitted socks! answer: (d) stand

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 63 (Answer Keys)

Tick Tock
A1

They're trying very hard to finish in time and they're working against the clock. answer: (d) against

A2

You have to turn this from left to right — in other words clockwise. answer: (b) wise

A3

I'm afraid you can't make yourself any younger and turn the clock back. answer: (c) back

A4

You can always be sure that there'll be a delivery today as the service is as regular as clockwork. answer: (d) work

A5

It's an amazing system so that at whatever time of day you can always get a response as the staff are there round the clock. answer: (b) round

A6

What time do you start work or more exactly when do you clock on? answer: (a) on

A7

When do you finish work or more exactly what time do you clock off? answer: (b) off

A8

I've clocked up about an additional 20 hours this week in overtime pay. answer: (c) up

A9

The competition is very strong as each team wants to be fastest and beat the clock. answer: (d) beat

A10 She's not really interested in her job and just waits for the end of the day to come. She's just a clock watcher. answer: (a) watcher

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 64 (Answer Keys)

Company Decisions
A1

I strongly recommend you make a checklist of points to consider when deciding which method of payment to accept. answer: (a) when

A2

How long do you think it will take before we'll be in a position to implement the changes to our distribution system? answer: (d) before

A3

Yesterday the project manager suddenly announced that the launch of the new promotion campaign had been postponed because of software problems. answer: (c) postponed

A4

Because of their expertise the two young engineers have been offered the opportunity to join our staff. answer: (c) offered

A5

One of the indicators of success in any business is how many types of communication channels they use. answer: (b) many

A6

An effective customer support system should be regarded as the nerve centre of all company communciation. answer: (a) regarded

A7

It goes without saying that there are more goals that can be achieved with your business than simply generating revenue. answer: (b) saying

A8

A company's success will largely depend on how far ahead into the future it can forecast. answer: (a) on

A9

In addition to an organisation's vision and ability to set goals it is also vital that every team member feels part of a unit. answer: (d) vital

A10 Especially large corporations operating on an international scale create and pursue a human resources policy covering many different aspects. answer: (b) operating

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 65 (Answer Keys)

Save Our Animals (1)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

From a very early age Cathy had been passionate about animals. answer: (c) about

A2

She used to hob nob (socialise) with people who thought the same way as she did. answer: (d) thought

A3

These people were not at all fuddy duddy (uninteresting) or indeed hoity toity (supercilious) and their main interest in life was to ensure that all animals were well treated. answer: (a) ensure

A4

She soon got to know one of the local big wigs (important people) in a local organisation aimed at stopping cruelty to animals. answer: (b) aimed

A5

He had been in his hey day (at his most successful time) an important figure in a government department for agriculture. answer: (d) figure

A6

In fact because he had refused to kow tow to (accept without question) some of the official regulations, he had been forced to take early retirement. answer: (c) early

A7

But as far as Cathy was concerned, he was the bee's knees (someone to admire) and when she left school, she went to work as his assistant in the Society for the Protection of Animals. answer: (d) as

A8

Her parents however were not at all pleased about where she had decided to work. answer: (a) about

A9

They lived in a des res (very attractive house) and her father, John Fortune, who was really a bit of a fat cat
(wealthy businessman) thought that all this animal business was a lot of hocus pocus (nonsense). answer: (b) business

A10 Cathy and her father had several pow wows (conversations) about her decision but it usually ended up with a lot of argy bargy (arguments). answer: (c) ended

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 66 (Answer Keys)

Save Our Animals (2)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

What her mother and father objected to most was the endless tittle tattle (gossip) in the village about a young woman working for this hot shot (well known entrepreneur), answer: (d) objected

A2

who was also regarded by some as a bit of a wheeler dealer (someone who does business in an underhand way). answer: (c) regarded

A3

Cathy didn't believe any of this and was delighted to be working for Geoffrey Winton if for no other reason than that living at home was very humdrum (boring). answer: (a) reason

A4

The rest of the organisation thought that she and Winton were a dream team (ideal partners) because she was enthusiastic and he was very experienced. answer: (d) experienced

A5

After all she thought her brother was enjoying himself and had gone abroad to work in America as a result of the brain drain (talented people leaving their own country to work for better pay in another). answer: (b) abroad

A6

One morning there was quite a hubbub (loud noise and activity) in the Fortune household when Cathy came rushing into the sitting room helter skelter (running at great speed). answer: (c) household

A7

and announced what she thought was a cheerful earful (a good piece of news) and that was she had been invited to attend a demonstration in the capital. answer: (d) demonstration

A8

As far as her father was concerned this was simply double trouble (two problems) — first working for Fortune and now getting involved in a demonstration. answer: (a) simply

A9

As far as he was concerned this would be a waste of time because the speakers at the rally would just talk mumbo jumbo (nonsense). answer: (c) waste

A10 But Cathy had made up her mind and the next morning wham bam (very quickly) she caught the early train and went off to the rally. answer: (b) mind

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 67 (Answer Keys)

Save Our Animals (3)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/36/index.html

On the train journey she began to think about what her father had said with his reference to the rag bag
(muddled collection) of ideas in her organisation. answer: (c) reference

A2

And if she was really honest with herself she was beginning to have a teenie weenie (very small) feeling of doubt as to whether she was doing the right thing. answer: (c) honest

A3

She just wished that her father could try and be even steven (fair) about her side of the argument. answer: (a) try

A4

But as soon as she reached the meeting point for the rally, there was no time for day dreaming. answer: (d) dreaming

A5

At the beginning it was a bit harum scarum (disorganised) and people were running higgledy piggledy (in different and chaotic directions) but soon everything settled down, answer: (c) settled

A6

and people who had been running about pell mell (in confusion) were now standing still and listening to the speeches. answer: (b) still

A7

She felt reassured and was pleased she had come to the demonstration. answer: (d) reassured

A8

And then one incident at the end of the rally convinced her that she had taken the right decision to work for the organisation. answer: (c) taken

A9

A police officer on horseback was controlling the crowds and she found herself being gently moved by the horse. answer: (a) controlling

A10 As it drew near she found she was asking herself aloud whether she had done the right thing. She looked at the horse and it was actually nodding its head and she could have sworn it said okie dokie (all right). answer: (d) aloud

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 68 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present (1)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

Andrew Smodley is a natural worrier. It is something he has inherited from his father — the king of all worriers. answer: (d) inherited

A2

But then there are those who are never happy unless they have a problem to solve. answer: (b) solve

A3

Andrew worried about the weather, the state of the pound, his health, the cost of living and once he even worried because he thought he wasn't worrying enough. answer: (c) living

A4

But that was in the past. Things have changed because something happened to him exactly two years ago. answer: (a) ago

A5

It was in the spring when leaves appear on trees and nature prepares herself for renewal. Other things happen too — people fall in love. answer: (d) fall

A6

Now Andrew doesn't have a romantic disposition. He never looks up at the leaves starting to grow, sighs and says: "Ah, here comes the spring!" answer: (b) disposition

A7

He simply thinks to himself: "I live in a small village by a little stream and around this time of year lots of creatures start to wake up and make a lot of noise." answer: (c) around

A8

"In London, which stands on the river Thames, people make a lot of noise all the time." answer: (a) stands

A9

I apologise for the simplicity of these statements but I want to illustrate the unimaginative nature which Andrew possesses. answer: (d) statements

A10 Towards the end of this story I give examples to show the extent of the change he underwent. answer: (b) underwent

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 69 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present (2)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

The other character in this anecdote is a young woman called Sally Fairweather. answer: (c) character

A2

She too lives in this tiny and remote village where Andrew has his cottage. answer: (b) tiny

A3

Now Sally is an entirely different kettle of fish. Her philosophy runs as follows: "Worrying never gets you anywhere and life is too short to waste time imagining the worst." answer: (d) waste

A4

In a word she is the complete opposite in temperament of Andrew. Here comes another cliche: opposites attract. answer: (a) opposite

A5

But you must remember that two years ago the two main characters hadn't met, which was surprising when you consider the close proximity of Andrew's cottage and Sally's. answer: (b) proximity

A6

If you take the first left after the post office, you come to Sally's place and if you take the second turning to the right after that you come to the cottage where Andrew lives. answer: (d) turning

A7

The next participant in this village drama is the weather, which plays a very significant part in English life. answer: (c) plays

A8

It was late April and the sun had disappeared behind dark heavy rain clouds but Andrew had already set off for the local pub. answer: (b) off

A9

Naturally he had his umbrella with him and a heavy coat following that aphorism his mother always used:
"Never cast a clout (remove an article of clothing) before May is out." answer: (d) following

A10 Fortunately he made it to the pub before the storm broke. answer: (a) broke

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 70 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present (3)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

The moment he crossed the doorstep, an old school friend comes up to Andrew, offers to buy him a drink and tells him not to look so worried. answer: (d) offers

A2

Andrew showed him the headlines: "Petrol prices rise again" — "But you haven't got a car" said his friend — "I know" retorted Andrew — "still it means everything else will go up in price, too." answer: (b) else

A3

Everyone in the pub looks suitably depressed at this remark and begins to think of all the price increases that will follow. answer: (c) suitably

A4

The gloom is palpable. Then suddenly the door bursts open and in walks our heroine, Sally looking like a drowned rat. answer: (d) gloom

A5

Most people in the pub think to themselves: "What a pretty girl" Andrew sees her as someone who is drenched and needs help. answer: (a) drenched

A6

He walks over to her and asks if she is all right. answer: (c) all

A7

For probably the first time in his life Andrew actually transferred his worry from himself to someone else. answer: (b) transferred

A8

And he mixes her a special drink to protect her from a possible cold. answer: (d) special

A9

The conversation went as follows: "I hear you live in this village, too" — "How do you know?" asked Andrew. answer: (c) know

A10 But Sally changed the subject. "This drink tastes delicious. How did you make it?" — "I put a drop of ginger ale and a piece of lemon in the alcohol and then stir thoroughly." answer: (a) stir

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 71 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present (4)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

I always keep those two ingredients with me when I go out at night. answer: (c) ingredients

A2

Suddenly Sally looked at her watch: "I must fly. My train leaves in ten minutes." answer: (a) fly

A3

"Don't forget to take those two tablets I suggested and let me know how you are." answer: (d) suggested

A4

"I'll let you know as soon as I come back from London." And then she went. answer: (b) let

A5

Immediately Andrew started to worry. He didn't know her name. He didn't know her address and he felt strange. He checks his pulse. He tests his mental faculties: "Two and two make four." answer: (c) checks

A6

It was a different sort of worry that was almost a concern. He wants to see her again. answer: (d) almost

A7

Within seconds he rushed out of the pub leaving his coat behind, ran into the pouring rain with no umbrella. answer: (b) Within

A8

What was happening to him? He saw Sally standing on the platform getting into the train and the train leaving the station. answer: (a) happening

A9

He jumps down from the platform onto the track and waves at the train driver to stop. The train stops and
Andrew gets onto it. answer: (c) track

A10 Six weeks after this extraordinary episode Sally got married. answer: (b) after

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 72 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present (5)
A1

First, read the lesson www.english-test.net/lessons/

Andrew doesn't worry any more now. answer: (d) worry

A2

He stays calm. answer: (b) stays

A3

The obvious time when people expected him to start worrying was. answer: (c) expected

A4

during the wedding ceremony in the village church just over two years ago. answer: (a) ceremony

A5

As he says, "I know what everyone was thinking." answer: (b) thinking

A6

They thought I would go to pieces. answer: (d) pieces

A7

But I was perfectly relaxed and I owe it all to Sally. She is certainly a wonderful wife. answer: (c) owe

A8

She smiled at me when we were standing at the altar. answer: (b) at

A9

and I stopped worrying from that moment on. answer: (a) on

A10 You can see me looking relaxed in the newspaper pictures especially that one with the caption: "ANDREW
SMODLEY HANDS THE RING TO SALLY FAIRWEATHER'S FUTURE HUSBAND." answer: (c) looking

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 73 (Answer Keys)

Tenses (1)
A1

I would have come if I had had time. answer: (c) would have

A2

This time tomorrow you will be sitting in a deck chair on the beach. answer: (d) will be

A3

Before you telephoned, I was watching television. answer: (a) was

A4

After the storm had finished, many people were found lying in the street. answer: (b) had

A5

Tomorrow we are taking the day off. answer: (d) are

A6

Where did you go for your holiday in the end? answer: (c) go

A7

I must admit you have tried but I'm afraid the answer is still no. answer: (d) have

A8

Sometimes I wonder if I shall ever succeed. answer: (b) shall

A9

How many times have you been there? answer: (c) have

A10 She's been working there since she left school. answer: (d) been

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 74 (Answer Keys)

Tenses (2)
A1

It's time we went. answer: (b) went

A2

I honestly couldn't follow a word you were saying. answer: (c) were saying

A3

He asked me what I was doing there. answer: (d) was

A4

I've just been told that the price has gone up again. answer: (c) been told

A5

She was annoyed that she had been spoken to like that. answer: (a) had been

A6

I've just been reading here that man has been released. answer: (b) reading

A7

If you were stopped by the police for speeding, what would you do? answer: (d) would

A8

Long live the King! answer: (a) live

A9

If I get there early enough, I shall save you a seat. answer: (d) shall save

A10 When I'm in town, I miss listening to the birds. answer: (b) miss

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 75 (Answer Keys)

Tenses (3)
A1

Ah there you are! I wondered where you were. answer: (c) are

A2

She said she'd help him if she could. answer: (a) could

A3

He told them he would be starting work the next day. answer: (c) would be

A4

I had instructions that I was to leave the door unlocked when I came home. answer: (d) was

A5

He refused to go until he had seen all the paintings. answer: (a) had

A6

Don't worry even if you make a mistake because if you do, it doesn't matter. answer: (c) do

A7

He is always doing silly things like this. Take no notice now. answer: (d) is always doing

A8

The man who was walking down the road just then, lives next door. answer: (c) was

A9

It doesn't make sense. I can't understand why he shouted at you last night. answer: (d) shouted

A10 Come on tell me honestly what you want to do now. answer: (b) want

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 76 (Answer Keys)

Hotchpotch
A1

As we've got plenty of time to kill before the train comes, let's have a coffee. answer: (d) kill

A2

If you mention someone's mistakes in public, it can only be regarded as very tactless. answer: (a) tactless

A3

I didn't think he looked very well when we last saw him — in fact he was really out of sorts. answer: (c) sorts

A4

He's the sort of person who never worries about anything and has a happy go-lucky disposition. answer: (d) go-lucky

A5

I don't know what's the matter with me today I suppose I'm feeling under the weather. answer: (c) weather

A6

There's a very informative programme on the radio tonight on current affairs. answer: (b) current

A7

He didn't reveal his name with his first book and published it under a pseudonym. answer: (d) pseudonym

A8

He spoke the language in a regional dialect, which made it impossible for me to understand him. answer: (d) dialect

A9

I sometimes find that the commercials made by the advertisers are more interesting than the actual television programmes themselves. answer: (a) commercials

A10 Now remember don't be late with your thesis and don't forget the deadline is Tuesday week. answer: (c) deadline

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 77 (Answer Keys)

Student Teacher Dialogue (1)
A1

Teacher: So you want to learn to speak English? answer: (c) to speak

A2

Student: Yes, I want to be able to speak well. answer: (b) well

A3

Teacher: I don't see that as a problem. answer: (d) problem

A4

Yes, that's easy for you to say. answer: (c) easy

A5

Teacher: What makes you say that? answer: (a) makes

A6

Student: Just because you are a native speaker. answer: (b) native

A7

Teacher: I understand what you mean. answer: (d) mean

A8

Student: So what am I going to do? answer: (c) going

A9

Teacher: Well, if you like, I could give you lessons next week. answer: (b) like

A10 Student: That sounds very good to me. I'll see you next week. answer: (d) sounds

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 78 (Answer Keys)

Student Teacher Dialogue (2)
A1

Teacher: So what do you know about prepositions? answer: (c) about

A2

Student: Well I know that they usually come before a noun. answer: (b) before

A3

Teacher: Very good. Which do you find the most difficult? answer: (d) most

A4

Student: If I had to choose one, I would pick in. answer: (b) pick

A5

Teacher: The thing to remember is that in usually means inside a place or a position. answer: (a) remember

A6

Student: I see. But what's the difference between in and into? answer: (c) between

A7

Teacher: Ah you see whereas in means you are there inside however into means you enter as: You go into the room. answer: (d) however

A8

Student: Another problem is I don't understand why there are two words sounding the same — T and one O and T double O. answer: (c) why

A9

Teacher: Good question. T and one O is the preposition and T and double O often means extra as in: This exercise is too difficult. And don't forget the third word also sounding the same — the number two. answer: (d) number

A10 Student: Oh, no two is enough thank you very much! answer: (a) enough

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 79 (Answer Keys)

Student Teacher Dialogue (3)
A1

Teacher: Can you explain to me when you use the Past Simple and when the Present Perfect? answer: (d) use

A2

Student: I think the past simple is for a definite time in the past and the present perfect is when you don't know when it was. answer: (a) definite

A3

Teacher: Excellent. Now if I wanted to describe my time in Paris in 1999 with the verb 'stay', what would I say? answer: (b) would

A4

Student: I think it is I stayed in Paris in 1999. Is that all right? answer: (d) right

A5

Teacher: Absolutely perfect. Now what about the Present Perfect Continuous? answer: (c) about

A6

Student: That's one I never understand however hard I try. answer: (b) however

A7

Teacher: Well if you started living in Paris in 1999 and you are still there, you say; I have been living there since 1999. answer: (a) since

A8

Student: Yes, I see I think I understand but you have too many tenses in English! answer: (d) too

A9

Teacher: Right just one more. Tell me which form you use if you are going to leave Paris and you tell someone about the length of time from your arrival till now. answer: (b) just

A10 Student: Oh, that's easy. I say: I have lived here for 6 years. I can see from the expression on your face I am right. answer: (c) expression

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 80 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verb: Walk
A1

They've been seeing each other for 6 months now or, as we used to say, they've been walking out together. answer: (b) out

A2

The trouble with you is you let your boss do exactly what he wants and let him walk all over you. answer: (d) over

A3

He never looks where he's going and as a result is always walking into things. answer: (c) into

A4

He came into the room, shouted at everybody and then left the room walking off in a really bad temper. answer: (b) off

A5

I'm sorry to say that the safe has been broken into and someone's walked off with all the money. answer: (d) off

A6

They took no notice of the accident and simply walked by. answer: (a) by

A7

A total stranger walked up to me and asked if I could lend him some money. answer: (c) up

A8

They have an expression in Australia when a famous person mixes with the crowd, they say they're going on a walkabout. answer: (d) about

A9

The manager was terrified that his employees would stop work and walk out without warning. answer: (c) out

A10 knew we shouldn't have trusted them because they suddenly left and walked out on us. answer: (b) out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 81 (Answer Keys)

Charlie's Knees
A1

Charlie always thought he was the bee's knees because he had a very good opinion of himself. answer: (c) bee's

A2

Even when he won the wobbly knees competition at a holiday camp he wasn't ashamed — he just loved it. answer: (b) wobbly

A3

He'd learnt to think he was important from an early age at his mother's knee. answer: (d) at

A4

His father told him he was special as he dandled him on his knee. answer: (b) on

A5

Then he met Maria as a grown up and fell in love as a sort of knee jerk reaction almost without thinking. answer: (c) jerk

A6

You see he'd known her once as a small child when he was knee high to a grasshopper and now they met as adults. answer: (a) high

A7

They met at a mutual friend's party where everyone was having a great time in a kind of knees up. answer: (d) up

A8

Shortly after that he went down on one knee and proposed marriage to her and she accepted him. answer: (b) went

A9

After they were married, Charlie had to work very hard and he was always knee deep in decorating and painting the house. answer: (a) deep

A10 What poor Charlie didn't know before was that Maria loved telling others what to do and so he had to do as he was told and bend the knee. answer: (d) bend

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 82 (Answer Keys)

Paper expressions
A1

It's almost completed now because all we have to do is sign a few documents and then the paperwork is finished. answer: (b) work

A2

They've tried to keep the truth from you but nothing's changed as all they've done is paper over the cracks. answer: (d) over

A3

If you keep the window open all the time, you'll need something heavy like a paper-weight to stop things blowing away. answer: (c) weight

A4

The professor is delivering an important paper on sociolinguistics tonight in the main hall. answer: (b) delivering

A5

I shouldn't worry too much about him. He looks very frightening but underneath he's really a paper tiger. answer: (a) tiger

A6

The reason why I knew all about the story in the village is because it was on the front page of the local paper. answer: (d) local

A7

As soon as the story about the scandal became known, it didn't take long to hit the papers. answer: (c) hit

A8

You really shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers. answer: (a) believe

A9

She makes a loaf of bread last a very long time because she cuts each slice paper thin. answer: (d) thin

A10 Do you know how many rolls of wallpaper is needed to decorate this room? answer: (b) rolls

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 83 (Answer Keys)

Verb Tenses
A1

Where are you going tonight? answer: (c) are you going

A2

That is my business. answer: (a) is

A3

Sorry, I don't mean to be rude. answer: (d) don't

A4

That's all right. answer: (b) That's

A5

I hope I haven't offended you. answer: (c) haven't

A6

No, I promise you. You didn't offend me at all. answer: (d) didn't

A7

So, I've got an idea. answer: (c) I've

A8

OK. Tell me about it. answer: (a) Tell

A9

I thought possibly we could go out together, tonight. answer: (d) thought

A10 That sounds a good idea to me. answer: (c) sounds

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 84 (Answer Keys)

English Tenses
A1

Mike: Please go away. I'm writing a letter. I need some quiet. answer: (c) writing

A2

Sarah: I promise I won't make a sound. answer: (a) promise

A3

Mike: That's what you always say. answer: (d) say

A4

Sarah: I know but this time I mean it. answer: (b) mean

A5

Mike: I don't honestly think you are telling the truth. answer: (c) are

A6

Sarah: At least give me a chance. answer: (a) give

A7

Mike: If I do, I know I shall regret it. answer: (b) do

A8

Sarah: No, you won't. answer: (d) won't

A9

Mike: All right. You can stay as long as you don't make any noise. answer: (c) can

A10 Sarah: Thank you very much. I shall be as quiet as a mouse but I'll just put the TV on. answer: (b) I'll

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 85 (Answer Keys)

Conditional Tenses
A1

If I were you, I wouldn't risk it. answer: (d) were

A2

If they had waited another month, they could probably have got a better price for their house answer: (c) have got

A3

It's quite simple really. When it's cold, water freezes. answer: (c) freezes

A4

If he decides to accept that job, he will regret it for the rest of his life. answer: (d) will regret

A5

If you are thinking of applying for that job, my advice is: forget it. answer: (a) are thinking

A6

If he hadn't been driving so fast, he wouldn't have hit the motorcyclist. answer: (c) wouldn't

A7

Had he been more careful, he would have spotted the mistake. answer: (b) Had

A8

If she goes on passing her exams, she'll soon be qualified to practise as a lawyer. answer: (d) she'll

A9

If I pay you twice as much, will you be able to finish by Tuesday? answer: (c) be able

A10 If only I'd invested in that company, I'd have become a millionaire by now. answer: (b) have become

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 86 (Answer Keys)

Sleep Expressions
A1

Mr. Wally's class was so monotonous today I couldn't help dozing off a few times. answer: (b) dozing off

A2

Cold medicines usually make me feel drowsy I feel like I don't have energy to do anything. answer: (d) drowsy

A3

Janine! Where were you? I've been looking all over for you. — Sorry, mom! I was reading a book by the tree over the lake, fell asleep and lost track of the time. answer: (c) asleep

A4

In winter time, bears hide themselves in caves and hibernate. answer: (a) hibernate

A5

What time do you usually go to sleep at night? — Hmm... usually at about midnight. answer: (c) sleep

A6

I feel so sleepy today. I should have gone to bed earlier last night. answer: (b) sleepy

A7

My neighbor likes to take a nap every day after lunch. answer: (c) to take a nap

A8

My daughter is having a slumber party tonight at our house. answer: (d) slumber

A9

Every time he gets back from work, my husband likes to sit in his armchair and rest for a few minutes before dinnertime. answer: (b) rest

A10 Caitlin was an extremely hyper kid. When taking care of her, her mom hardly ever had time to relax. answer: (a) relax

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 87 (Answer Keys)

English tense explanations
A1

I want to try and carry out an experiment. answer: (d) experiment

A2

My plan is to explain the different uses of the tenses. answer: (b) plan

A3

The main question is knowing where you start? answer: (c) start

A4

As you probably know there are many tenses in English. answer: (a) probably

A5

The problem is how you can tell the difference answer: (b) how

A6

between, for example, the Present and Present Perfect. answer: (d) example

A7

But I should stop myself from talking about answer: (c) stop

A8

particular tenses before I've talked about tenses in general. answer: (b) before

A9

Please forgive me for going on to the middle of my story answer: (a) forgive

A10 when I should be thinking about the beginning. answer: (d) beginning

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 88 (Answer Keys)

English tense explanations (2)
A1

So let's go back to the beginning. answer: (b) back

A2

The first thing to remember is answer: (d) first

A3

that each tense has two forms. answer: (c) forms

A4

They are the Simple and the Continuous. answer: (b) They

A5

We can say: he goes to work Monday to Friday and that describes a habit and is the Present simple tense. answer: (a) describes

A6

This is something he does every day. answer: (c) does

A7

He lives in a small house that's another illustration. answer: (b) illustration

A8

Now we come to the other part and we call that continuous. answer: (a) call

A9

We say: he is walking home now and that means at this moment and is the Present continuous tense. answer: (c) moment

A10 In this way we describe what is happening now. answer: (d) happening

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 89 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb come
A1

First impressions are important because how you come across initially can be as important as what you say. answer: (d) come across

A2

I just can't seem to be able to find a good personal assistant as they are so hard to come by. answer: (a) come by

A3

When disaster strikes, will your insurer come through for you? answer: (c) come through

A4

If you have eaten a banana in the last 2-3 days and come down with a fever followed by a skin infection, you should seek urgent medical attention! answer: (c) come down with

A5

In terms of personality she's certainly come along well since she changed her attitude. answer: (a) come along

A6

Menopause symptoms may come back after stopping menopausal hormone therapy. answer: (b) come back

A7

Making the decision to come out about your sexual preferences can sometimes be scary and stressful. answer: (c) come out

A8

I was just wondering how astronomers come up with their facts when you realise just how far away the stars are. answer: (b) come up with

A9

It was reported that the Government is expected to come up with stringent norms to prevent "predatory takeovers" of Indian private banks. answer: (b) come up with

A10 My boyfriend wants to come over when nobody is at home, and I'm scared it might well lead to something else! answer: (d) come over

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 90 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb look
A1

Students were instructed to use the Internet to to look up some information about Australia for the class project. answer: (d) to look up

A2

The treasurer assured his constituents that he would look into the scandal shortly after the results of the general election were made public. answer: (a) look into

A3

My attorney advised me to look over the terms and conditions of the insurance policy several times so that I was fully aware of what I was getting myself into. answer: (b) to look over

A4

I have always looked up to my grandfather because he has lived such an amazing life. answer: (c) looked up to

A5

I looked for my laptop in car, in my office and even under the bed, but I couldn't find it anywhere. answer: (b) looked for

A6

Airport authorities advised passengers to look out for suspicious looking people passing through the international terminal. answer: (b) look out for

A7

The view from the penthouse suite of the five star hotel looks out over the Pacific Ocean. answer: (c) looks out

A8

Students were given five minutes to look through the examination paper before they were told to start writing. answer: (b) look through

A9

My family finally made the painful decision of admitting my grandmother to a nursing home as she is no longer capable of looking after herself. answer: (d) looking after

A10 When I blamed the hospital for giving me the wrong medicine, the managment looked into the matter very carefully. answer: (c) looked into

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 91 (Answer Keys)

Time clauses: future tense examples
A1

I'll cook supper as soon as I come home. answer: (d) as soon as

A2

I want to finish my work before we go out. answer: (c) before

A3

She's going to look after the cat while I'm away on holiday. answer: (b) while

A4

I'll email you as soon as I arrive. answer: (a) as soon as

A5

We'll find a hotel when we arrive in Jakarta. answer: (c) when

A6

She won't speak to her boyfriend until he apologizes. answer: (d) until

A7

Drink your coffee before it gets cold. answer: (d) before

A8

Don't cross the road until you see the green man. answer: (d) until

A9

I'll give you a ring when we get back from our vacation. answer: (c) when

A10 Our doctor advised us to have malaria vaccinations before we travel to Lombok. answer: (b) before

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 92 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb bring
A1

Englishmen can't always quite bring off wearing shorts. answer: (a) bring off

A2

There are some "natural" methods that you can try to bring on labour if you and your baby are in good health. answer: (b) bring on

A3

I want to bring over the dinner tonight so that you don't have to worry about feeding your kids. answer: (d) bring over

A4

The Central Coast of New South Wales has been described as a great place to bring up children. answer: (d) bring up

A5

Custom frames can help to improve the look of your artwork and thus bring out the best. answer: (a) bring out

A6

U2 will not bring forward the online release of the band's new album, following news that it has leaked onto the
Internet.
answer: (b) bring forward

A7

The Super Bowl champion Steelers have decided to bring back fullback Verron Haynes for at least another two seasons. answer: (d) bring back

A8

The slips fieldsman moved quickly to his left and then flung himself further left-wards to bring off a spectacular catch. answer: (b) bring off

A9

How much money do I need to bring over to your house for the poker game tonight? answer: (b) bring over

A10 If natural disasters have anything good about them, it may be the compassion they bring out in people. answer: (a) bring out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 93 (Answer Keys)

Question / Response Test
A1

When do you have to pick John up at the airport? I should be there at about five o'clock. answer: (c) I should be there at about five o'clock

A2

What are you going to buy your wife for Christmas? A bottle of perfume. answer: (b) A bottle of perfume

A3

How many people are coming to the birthday party? We're expecting about 25 people. answer: (c) We're expecting about 25 people

A4

What are you doing tonight? I think I'm going to a movie with Susan. answer: (c) I think I'm going to a movie with Susan

A5

How was your honeymoon? It was great. answer: (a) It was great

A6

What is your favorite kind of food? I like Italian food. answer: (b) I like Italian food

A7

Who is coming to the business conference? The management team and the personnel department are coming for sure. answer: (a) The management team and the personnel department are coming for sure

A8

What are your thoughts on yesterday's meeting? I'm glad we covered the human resources' issue. answer: (b) I'm glad we covered the human resources' issue

A9

When are you going to the party? We're going right after work. answer: (c) We're going right after work

A10 Where is the best place to go for a drink? The little pub around the corner has great beer on tap. answer: (b) The little pub around the corner has great beer on tap

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 94 (Answer Keys)

Short Idioms Exam
A1

After their argument, John didn't know if Rick was a friend or foe. answer: (d) foe

A2

Many Christians believe your body and soul belong to God. answer: (a) soul

A3

Joanne left abruptly — without rhyme or reason. answer: (b) reason

A4

Ben estimated how much wear and tear the new tires could handle. answer: (a) tear

A5

He is head over heels about his new girlfriend. answer: (d) heels

A6

He bent over backwards to please his boss but the manager was never satisfied. answer: (b) backwards

A7

Nicole's promotion and added workload kept her as busy as a bee. answer: (d) bee

A8

Mandy's children are her flesh and blood so they always come first on her priority list. answer: (a) blood

A9

On Jen and Brad's very first date, she could tell he was as cunning as a fox. answer: (c) fox

A10 Before Tom headed into the forest, he made sure he had packed his bow and arrows. answer: (d) arrows

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 95 (Answer Keys)

Conversations and Comprehension Test
A1

Boy: I want to buy a fish.
Woman: Do you want a tropical fish or a cold water one?
Boy: I want a really colorful fish. Can you show me some of the tropical fish you have?
Question: What is the boy looking for? A tropical fish. answer: (c) A tropical fish

A2

Ray: I need a vacation.
Toni: How about Mexico? I heard it's beautiful at this time of year.
Ray: Maybe, but I was hoping for somewhere a little cooler.
Question: Where does Ray want to go? A place that has a cooler climate than Mexico. answer: (b) A place that has a cooler climate than Mexico

A3

Mary: Did you have fun at the barbeque last night?
Linda: Yes, I thought the games were a great touch.
Mary: Me too. I especially liked the three-legged race.
Question: What did Linda like about the barbeque? The games. answer: (c) The games

A4

Michael: My wife and I bought some great house plants yesterday.
Maria: Really. Do you have a lot of sunlight in your house?
Michael: No, so we bought some plants that have low-light requirements.
Question: What kind of plants did Michael buy? Plants that don't need a lot of sunlight. answer: (c) Plants that don't need a lot of sunlight

A5

Frank: I'm going to take my wife to Table Top Mountain this weekend.
Mark: That sounds interesting. Is it far?
Frank: Not too far. It will be about a three-hour drive from here.
Question: How are Frank and his wife traveling to Table Top Mountain? By car. answer: (b) By car

A6

Anne: Do you know the new girl in the mailroom?
Richard: No, but I think she's Cathy's friend.
Anne: We should ask Cathy to introduce us at lunch.
Question: What department is the new girl in? The mailroom. answer: (c) The mailroom

A7

Ron: Do you think the business conference went well?
Sarah: Yes, but next year I think the planners should include more about global technology.
Ron: I agree. We should know more about that.
Question: What area does Sarah want to include in next year's conference? Technology around the world. answer: (b) Technology around the world

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A8

Harry: What time does your flight leave?
Deb: Our departure is scheduled for 7:45 in the morning. Could you take me to the airport?
Harry: Sure. We'll have to leave the city at about 5 o'clock then.
Deb: Sounds good.
Question: What time does Sue's flight leave? 7:45 am. answer: (a) 7:45 am

A9

Axel: Do you know anything about Thai cuisine?
Caroline: Yes, I love Thai food. Why?
Axel: My in-laws are taking my wife and I out to a Thai restaurant tonight. They really like that kind of food. Question: Who is going for dinner at the Thai restaurant? Axel, his wife and her parents. answer: (b) Axel, his wife and her parents

A10 Jane: How many people were at Brad's wedding?
Bruce: Oh, there must have been at least 150 people there. The reception hall was really big and it was nearly full of guests. We had a great time.
Jane: That's great.
Question: How many people were at Brad's wedding? About 150 people. answer: (b) About 150 people

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 96 (Answer Keys)

Compound words: someone, anyone, somewhere
A1

I asked if anyone wanted an ice cream? answer: (a) anyone

A2

Did anyone phone me when I was out? answer: (a) anyone

A3

You're face looks horribly familiar. Haven't I seen you somewhere before? answer: (c) somewhere

A4

She left the room without saying anything. answer: (d) anything

A5

I have never been anywhere more beautiful than Thailand. answer: (a) anywhere

A6

Who was at the party? Everyone. Pete, Anne. Mark, Barry, all the Pearsons, Sally Masters and Sally Bennett. answer: (c) Everyone

A7

What would you like to eat for lunch? Anything. I don't mind. answer: (d) Anything

A8

Where do you want to go on holiday? Anywhere with a beach. I don't care where we go as long as it's sunny and has got a nice sandy beach. answer: (a) Anywhere

A9

I have nothing to say to you. Goodbye. answer: (a) nothing

A10 I felt so embarrassed. I was sure that everyone was looking at me. answer: (c) everyone

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 97 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb break
A1

After years of working for a shoddy employer I was finally able to break away from that company and set up my own business. answer: (b) break away

A2

Nasa is currently in the process of trying to work out how to avoid any more of its spaceships from breaking up on re-entry to Earth. answer: (d) breaking up

A3

Residents living in the immediate vicinity of the prison were told to be on the look out for a group of criminals who recently broke-out out of gaol. answer: (c) broke-out

A4

It can be very difficult for youg couples to break up a marriage when there are young children involved. answer: (d) break up

A5

I decided to break off my realtionship with my girlfriendwhen I found out that she was seeing someone else. answer: (a) break off

A6

"Be careful not to spill the yolk when you break open the egg." answer: (c) break open

A7

A burglar broke into when I was away on vacation and stole of my electronic goods. answer: (a) broke into

A8

Teachers in Sydney have decided to call a snap strike next week after negotiations with the State Government over a ten per cent pay increase broke down early this morning. answer: (b) broke down

A9

A rebel Labour Party MP recently decided to break away from his party and become and independent member for his electorate. answer: (b) break away

A10 I am always very worried that my car will break down because it is already twenty years old. answer: (d) break down

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 98 (Answer Keys)

financial and bank expressions
A1

Can you please lend some money until we get paid next week? answer: (a) lend

A2

I decided to invest in the commodities market as the interest on offer from bank was at an all time low. answer: (b) interest

A3

Many retailers in Jakarta refuse to exchange purchases unless you can show them your receipt. answer: (b) receipt

A4

My boss informed me that I had been nominated to make a sales pitch to one of our company's largest buyers. answer: (a) make

A5

I saw a very good job advertised in the newspaper this week. answer: (d) job

A6

My wife has a part-time job at the department store. answer: (c) part-time

A7

The psychiatrist gave his patient a prescription for some medicine. answer: (c) prescription

A8

When a fire broke out at the Louvre, at least twenty priceless paintings were destroyed, including two by Henri
Matisse.
answer: (b) priceless

A9

I must remember to fill in my tax return before the end of this week. answer: (a) return

A10 Can you take this money to the bank and make a deposit for me? answer: (c) deposit

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 99 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb run
A1

The Australian Labour Party doesn't currently have any politicians that would be capable of successfully running against the Prime Minister at the next federal election. answer: (c) running against

A2

Hillary Clinton has not ruled out running for president at the next election. answer: (b) running for

A3

I decided to run away with my girlfriend and get married when I found out that her parents didn't like me because of my religion. answer: (a) run away with

A4

My parents were very disappointed when they found out that I had run off with all their money. answer: (a) run off with

A5

The run down apartment block failed to attact any buyers and was taken off the market so renovations could be carried out. answer: (d) run down

A6

Many children try to run away from home for one reason or another at least once during their childhood. answer: (a) run away

A7

It's so nice to run into you again after all this time. I don't think I've seen you for at least twenty years. answer: (b) run into

A8

Can you please run through our marketing campaign with me one more time? I don't quite fully understand it yet. answer: (c) run through

A9

Our dog loves to run after the mail truck. answer: (c) run after

A10 My mum had a run-in with my teacher for not allowing me to go to the toilet during class. answer: (b) run-in

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 100 (Answer Keys)

Traveling Downunder: How can I immigrate to Australia?
A1

Tourists who visit Australia without a visa will usually be refused entry into the country. answer: (a) refused

A2

The Australian government has decided to increase the number of visas available to skilled workers next year. answer: (c) visas

A3

The Australian minister for immigration has come under alot of scrutiny lately for her department's decision to issue refugee status to boat people from Papua. answer: (d) immigration

A4

Newly arrived migrants must live in Australia for a period of two years before they are eligible to become permanent residents. answer: (c) residents

A5

There has been a sharp increase in the number of boat people traveling to Australia in the past ten years. answer: (b) traveling

A6

Australia is a sovereign country and therefore has the right to choose whether or not tourists are granted with visas. answer: (d) sovereign

A7

People with a known history oftuberculosis will automatically be disqualified from entering Australia. answer: (d) disqualified

A8

Australian citizens who are receiving social security benefits from the government are not permitted to sponsor tourists wanting to travel to Australia. answer: (b) sponsor

A9

Tourists involved in illegal activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution may have their visas cancelled permanently and be banned from entering Australia at any time in the futue. answer: (a) cancelled

A10 Retirement visas do not lead to Australian permanent residency or citizenship. However people with this type of visa my stay in Australia for a long period of time. answer: (a) lead

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 101 (Answer Keys)

How to describe people: attitude expressions
A1

My wife is always bad-tempered when she gets her period and becomes angry at me for no reason at all. answer: (d) bad-tempered

A2

Students at the school where I teach are so reliable. They always hand in their homework on time. answer: (c) reliable

A3

Glenn is so generous. He always helps out the underprivileged people in our community. answer: (d) generous

A4

My little sister is so timid at school that she is too afraid to ask to go to the toilet. answer: (a) timid

A5

Never ask Phoebe to dance while her husband is looking. He always gets so jealous of her. answer: (a) jealous

A6

Our new teacher is so patient. If we don't understand something, she goes over it again and again until we do. answer: (c) patient

A7

I think Indonesian people are so friendly. They'll always come up to you in the street and try to practice their
English.
answer: (a) friendly

A8

Barry loves to talk a lot, doesn't he? In fact, I don't think I've ever met anyone quite as chatty as him. answer: (c) chatty

A9

Mary's husband is so lazy. He never helps her with any of the chores around the house. answer: (c) lazy

A10 Our English teacher at school is so creative. He is always coming up with new games that help make learning fun. answer: (b) creative

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 102 (Answer Keys)

Comparison with as .... as
A1

Teenage girls smoke almost as much as boys in many of the villages in West Java. answer: (d) as much as

A2

I told my son that I would take me to the circus next week as long as he keeps his promise not to fight with his sister. answer: (b) as long as

A3

You need to go to the hospital as soon as possible. An erratic heartbeart can be very dangerous. answer: (c) as soon as

A4

Oh no! I failed all my exams last week. I'm as good as dead when my parents see my final report card. answer: (a) as good as

A5

I bet you don't love me as much as I love you. That would be impossible! answer: (d) as much as

A6

I will accept your marriage proposal as long as you promise to love me and take care of me forever. answer: (b) as long as

A7

Rampant corruption in Indonesia will continue to happen as long as the government continues to deny that the problem exists. answer: (b) as long as

A8

Many British housewives cannot understand why many British men love watching football twice as much as their women. answer: (d) as much as

A9

Many anti-war protesters think that the President of the United States should withdraw his troops from Iraq as soon as possible. answer: (b) as soon as

A10 A wise man once said that a change is almost as good as a holiday. answer: (a) as good as

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 103 (Answer Keys)

English grammar and vocabulary questions
A1

I had to keep my daughter home from school today because she had a temperature of 38 degrees. answer: (c) temperature

A2

When we were in Bali last year we stayed at a marvelous hotel overlooking the beach. answer: (d) stayed

A3

I usually get up six at 6.30 a.m. every morning. answer: (c) get

A4

Good afternoon. I want to see the manager, please. answer: (d) want to

A5

I thought Nancy said she was going to spend the weekend with her parents. answer: (d) was going to

A6

I was wondering if you can teach me to play the violin? answer: (b) teach

A7

Would you take this letter to the Post Office, please? answer: (b) take

A8

I hate doing the housework — especially cleaning the windows. answer: (b) housework

A9

I got married two years ago. answer: (d) two

A10 I'm sorry but I haven't done my homework today. answer: (c) done my homework

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 104 (Answer Keys)

Compound words: aftermath, afterthought, afterbirth
A1

After experiencing too many late afternoon "sinking spells", The Duchess of Bedford arrived upon the idea of having tea and finger food at about 5 p.m. answer: (c) afternoon

A2

In the aftermath of World War I the political, cultural, and social order of the world was drastically changed in many places, even outside the areas directly involved in the war. answer: (d) aftermath

A3

I'm not convinced that the Christian afterlife would mean much to me if I had to lie and cheat in order to attain it. answer: (c) afterlife

A4

It is better to halt mass murder than to clean it up afterwards. answer: (c) afterwards

A5

The afterbirth is delivered during the third stage of labour. answer: (d) afterbirth

A6

The fruity tones of this mild balanced brew produce a delightful aftertaste. answer: (c) aftertaste

A7

Contrary to popular opinion, Judaism does believe in an afterlife, but it is not the primary focus of the religion. answer: (d) afterlife

A8

We enjoyed the rest of our lunch afterwards, but I think we were both pretty taken aback by the encounter we had when we first entered the restaurant. answer: (a) afterwards

A9

Childcare is currently available for Kindergarten children on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon from 1.00
p.m. to 3.00 p.m. answer: (b) afternoon

A10 The Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery Programme commenced activities in January 2005 in the immediate aftermath of the Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004. answer: (d) aftermath

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 105 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb drop
A1

Many parents assume that their children will drop behind in school if they spend too much time playing video games. answer: (d) drop behind

A2

Children who drop out of school face a high risk of sexual exploitation, hazardous labor, and living in the street. answer: (b) drop out

A3

It is not necessary to attend every class in order to participate, so please drop in and join the fun! answer: (d) drop in

A4

Students who are required to pass a test to enter the 9th grade are more likely to drop out prior to entering
10th grade. answer: (b) drop out

A5

A 27-year-old Canadian woman confused the weekend with a weekday and dropped off her 6-year-old at school on a Saturday. answer: (a) dropped off

A6

Visitors attending the annual Open House have the option of either participating in information sessions for their entire duration or dropping in on portions of the seminars based on their schedule and interest. answer: (d) dropping in on

A7

Special ramps for picking up and dropping off passengers are provided at the curbs of the arrival and departure floors of each terminal. answer: (a) dropping off

A8

Unannounced visits are usual on campus, and guests are always welcome. Friends sometimes drop in on one another, but it is mostly relatives who visit each other, and mothers who frequently meet with their daughters. answer: (b) drop in on

A9

Please drop in between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. this coming Wednesday November 16 for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation. answer: (c) drop in

A10 Senior Constable Smith asked the suspect to drop by the police station at lunch time in order to answer some questions regarding his alleged involvement in a bank robbery. answer: (d) drop by

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 106 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb pass
A1

The World Congress of Georgian Jews yesterday announced the passing away of their head rabbi. answer: (c) passing away

A2

Entrepreneurs have several options when it comes to passing on a family business to their children. answer: (d) passing on

A3

Don't pass up your opportunity to increase sales by leveraging the power of email marketing. answer: (a) pass up

A4

Once you pass over Prospect Street, we will be on the right hand side of the block, directly across the street from the museum. answer: (d) pass over

A5

If you were to pass away suddenly, your business could be tied up in probate court for several years. answer: (c) pass away

A6

Lawmakers shouldn't pass up the chance to regulate tobacco. answer: (a) pass up

A7

I can make myself pass out. I do it by taking in a deep breath and then pushing all that air down. It takes me about 15 seconds. answer: (b) pass out

A8

Foreign companies will have to pass round the hat to pay for the extra costs of doing business in Indonesia. answer: (c) pass round

A9

Approximately 27,000 — 29,000 vehicles pass through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel on a daily basis. answer: (a) pass through

A10 The pass out game is just a preadolescent version of autoerotic asphyxia paraphilia. answer: (b) pass out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 107 (Answer Keys)

Airport and flight travel expressions
A1

Check-in counters are open two hours before the scheduled flight departure time. answer: (c) departure

A2

It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure their passport is valid for entry and theyhave fulfilled all immigration requirements in the country of destination. answer: (b) passport

A3

Passengers are required to produce appropriate identification at the check-in counter. answer: (d) identification

A4

Passengers are advised to be at the boarding gate at least thirty minutes before the scheduled departure time of their flight. answer: (a) boarding

A5

If you fail to check in on time or fail to board the aircraft by the time the aircraft departs, the fare you paid will not be refunded to you for any reason whatsoever. answer: (c) refunded

A6

Children below age 12 will not be accepted for carriage unless they are accompanied by a person of at least
18 years of age. answer: (c) carriage

A7

Passengers are strongly advised not to check in valuable and fragile items as baggage. answer: (a) advised

A8

Passengers are required to retrieve their baggage as soon as it is available for collection at their place of destination. answer: (b) baggage

A9

It is the passenger's responsibility to reconfirm all outgoing flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. answer: (d) reconfirm

A10 Passengers must arrive at the airport sufficiently in advance of the scheduled flight departure time to permit completion of government formalities and check-in procedures. answer: (c) arrive

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 108 (Answer Keys)

Digital cameras, photography and picture vocabulary
A1

To save battery power, your camera will enter standby mode if no operations are performed for a preset length of time. answer: (a) battery

A2

Pictures stored on the memory card can be printed in the same way as photos taken with a film camera. answer: (d) memory card

A3

When the self-timer is on, pictures are taken ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. answer: (d) self-timer

A4

One key to cleaning the lens of your camera is not to touch it with your fingers. answer: (c) lens

A5

Pictures can be printed by inserting a memory card containing images into a printer or having prints made at a digital photo lab. answer: (c) printed

A6

The flash on your camera may not be able to light the entire subject at distances of less than 40 centimeters. answer: (b) flash

A7

Pictures taken with a digital camera are stored as image files. answer: (a) image

A8

To reduce the amount of memory each image occupies, pictures are compressed as they are saved to the memory card. answer: (b) compressed

A9

Pictures are stored in folders created automatically by the camera. answer: (c) folders

A10 If your camera fails to function as expected, you should check the troubleshooting section of your instruction manual. answer: (c) function

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 109 (Answer Keys)

Expressions with death, marriage and divorce
A1

Her father's death came as great shock to all those who knew him. answer: (c) death

A2

Did you hear? James and Beth got married last week. answer: (c) got married

A3

Our poor old dog is dying. We've had him for fourteen years. He just sleeps all day long. answer: (b) dying

A4

The young girl screamed when she saw the dead body sprawled out on her living room floor. answer: (a) dead

A5

We had a lovely wedding in a small country church. The ceremony was presided over by our parish priest. answer: (c) wedding

A6

My great grandfather's body was lost at sea in a horrific boat accident yesterday. A memorial service will be held for him at the Presbyterian church next Thursday. answer: (d) memorial service

A7

Helen is planning to elope with Michael. answer: (b) elope

A8

Sterility is not adequate grounds for divorce or annulment in New Zealand. answer: (a) annulment

A9

Marriage ceremonies must take place between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. in a room with an open door in Manitoba. answer: (b) between

A10 The body of my late wife was laid to rest in a beautiful cedar casket adorned with twelve dozen white roses. answer: (a) casket

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 110 (Answer Keys)

Mobile telecommunication expressions
A1

You can receive, display, edit and/or send text messages on any network that has a roaming agreement. answer: (b) roaming

A2

It is imperative for drivers to exercise proper control of their vehicle at all times whilst using the mobile phone. answer: (c) imperative

A3

Before removing the battery from your phone, please ensure that the device is switched off and the charger is disconnected from the handset. answer: (a) charger

A4

You can transfer data between two cellular phones by using the infra red connection located on the front of your phone. answer: (c) infra red

A5

Recently dialed phone numbers, answered calls and missed calls are stored in the call log. answer: (d) dialed

A6

Before Internet services can be accessed on your cellular phone, you need to subscribe to your network operator to enable the relevant configuration information. answer: (a) subscribe

A7

Cell broadcasts allow users to receive messages on specified topics, such as traffic, and weather information from their network operator. answer: (a) receive

A8

The message centre number for your network provider should be preprogrammed on your SIM card. answer: (d) provider

A9

When you receive an MMS message on your phone, the message icon is displayed along with a tone, illumination and/or vibration. answer: (b) icon

A10 Some hand phones are designed to be compatible with certain multimedia messaging services. answer: (d) compatible

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 111 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb pull
A1

I was told that his chances for pulling through the surgery were slim and if he did make it, he was given little hope for the next 24 hours. answer: (c) pulling through

A2

"If you don't behave," my father said, "I'm going to pull over right here, and you can wait by the side of the road till we come and get you. answer: (a) pull over

A3

Pulling through this period has given me the confidence and courage to pursue anything I want to despite the hard times. answer: (c) Pulling through

A4

Children should never be allowed to play in driveways because one never knows when someone may pull in. answer: (d) pull in

A5

President Bush said last Saturday that pulling out of Iraq now is not an option and rejected calls by some lawmakers to start bringing U.S. troops home. answer: (b) pulling out

A6

The M4 dissects the Downs and the rest of the county from east to west. The noise affects a wide area either side of the motorway and can pull down real estate prices. answer: (d) pull down

A7

Cyclists should always remember that motorists will frequently cross the bike lane to park and pull in and out of driveways. answer: (d) pull in

A8

Rescue teams rushed to the site and started pulling out bodies from beneath the wreckage of the five-storied
Al Ghaza hotel. answer: (b) pulling out

A9

If you experience a breakdown, you should pull over to the side of the road and raise the hood of your car. answer: (a) pull over

A10 One of the most memorable images of the war was created when U.S. troops pulled down the statue of
Saddam Hussein in Fardus Square. answer: (d) pulled down

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 112 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb get
A1

After the small talk was over, it was time for the two heads of state to get down to discussions concerning bilateral relations between the two countries. answer: (c) get down to

A2

My accountant advised me that one of the best ways to get around paying taxes in my own country was to set up an offshore bank account. answer: (d) get around

A3

The high school teacher was so strict that he would not let his students get away with any of the stunts that they tried to pull with their previous teacher. answer: (a) get away with

A4

Train passengers wishing to go to the football match were advised to get off the train at the next stop. answer: (b) get off

A5

By the time I get through with you, you will be sorry that you ever stepped foot on the face of this earth. answer: (a) get through with

A6

The referee instructed both captains to stop their complaining and get on with the rugby match. answer: (b) get on with

A7

The days when Americans can get by in the world on English only will soon be gone. answer: (c) get by

A8

Please mind your step when you get on the train. answer: (d) get on

A9

I knew that I had to get up early the next morning so I set my alarm for 4.30 a.m. answer: (c) get up

A10 Employees at the reinsurance company were finding it very difficult to get along with their new manager. answer: (a) get along

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 113 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the phrasal verb go
A1

Pakistani viewers will no longer be able to watch their favorite Bollywoood movies as the government has decided that all Indian cable channels will go off the air at the end of this month. answer: (a) go off

A2

Would you rather go out for a picnic or a meal at a restaurant? answer: (b) go out

A3

The mayor has allowed vendors to go back to their old place after many of them complained of lesser income following the implementation of the night market last week. answer: (a) go back

A4

Rosie overslept because her alarm clock didn't go off this morning. answer: (a) go off

A5

The families of the seven astronauts lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia told NASA last Monday that space exploration must go on. answer: (d) go on

A6

Indonesia's fuel subsidies could go over 100 trillion Rupiah ($9.6 billion) due to high prices and fuel scarcity in parts of the world's fourth most populous country, its president said on Tuesday. answer: (b) go over

A7

Two out of every five companies struck by disaster go out of business. answer: (c) go out

A8

Go over the railroad tracks, and at the traffic light, go straight. The street becomes Broad St. as you cross over
Main St. Continue to the next stoplight on Broad St. and turn right onto Markham Ave. The library is the first building on the left. answer: (b) Go over

A9

A chiropractor who claims he can treat anyone by going back in time to when an injury occurred has attracted the attention of State regulators. answer: (c) going back

A10 Earlier this morning the wind was blowing at about 25 mph and the temperature was -5 F. It was way too cold to go out jogging. answer: (c) go out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 114 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (A to B)
A1

Sherri tries to act like Marcie all the time. answer: (b) act like

A2

When he tried to balance his checkbook, he found that things just didn't add up. answer: (c) add up

A3

Ken really likes Kirstie but he's too nervous to ask her out. answer: (a) ask her out

A4

Lenny didn't back down when his superior reprimanded him. answer: (b) back down

A5

Norman is really aggressive and sometimes he should know when to back off. answer: (b) back off

A6

Sandy wants to learn how to drive but she must also learn how to back up so she can get in and out of parking spots easily. answer: (a) back up

A7

No one at the office expected him to lose his temper and blow up the way he did. answer: (c) blow up

A8

After the tragic accident, Lauren's mother had a nervous breakdown. answer: (b) breakdown

A9

Kathy felt a little uneasy when she found out her neighbours had a break-in. answer: (a) break-in

A10 No one in the group could believe that Sally and Steve broke up. answer: (b) broke up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 115 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (B to C)
A1

Marty often brought up important issues at the meetings. answer: (b) brought up

A2

Sue felt she should brush up on her math skills before she started school. answer: (c) brush up

A3

He could feel the back of his neck burn up when they started talking about the tragedy. answer: (c) burn up

A4

Candace has a bad habit of butting in front of others. answer: (a) butting in

A5

Ken tried to butter up his teachers in order to get a good report card. answer: (a) butter up

A6

The guard had to call off the dogs when Henry approached the locked gate. answer: (c) call off

A7

Everyone could see by the grimace on his face that he didn't care for the meal in front of him. answer: (b) care for

A8

He didn't catch on to new concepts easily. answer: (a) catch on

A9

They checked into the hotel late last night. answer: (a) checked into

A10 Due to his illness, he worked hard to catch up with his missed schoolwork. answer: (b) catch up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 116 (Answer Keys)

Action verbs and sports expressions
A1

People have competed against each other in bowling for thousands of years. answer: (b) competed

A2

The French probably invented tennis in about 1150. answer: (d) invented

A3

Martina Navratilova developed into one of the world's greatest tennis players. answer: (c) developed

A4

Michael Schumacher has dominated Formula 1 racing over the past decade. answer: (c) dominated

A5

Helen Moody set a record of eight Wimbledon singles titles. answer: (a) set

A6

In Germany during the Middle Ages, people enjoyed bowling at village dances. answer: (c) enjoyed

A7

Ellen Hanson earned the first singles crown at the U.S. Open in 1887. answer: (c) earned

A8

Mary E. Outerbridge established the first tennis court in New York City in 1874. answer: (d) established

A9

Alethea Gibson learned to play tennis on the streets of New York City. answer: (b) learned

A10 In 1926 Suzanne Lenglen starred in the first U.S. professional tennis tour. answer: (c) starred

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 117 (Answer Keys)

English prepositions exercises
A1

Please place the umbrella stand beside the door. answer: (b) beside

A2

You can get extra supplies from the stationery store. answer: (b) from

A3

Eileen and Miranda have been best friends since third grade. answer: (d) since

A4

We can do this work without any extra help. answer: (a) without

A5

Michael stood apart from the other new students in his class. answer: (a) apart from

A6

We ran five laps around the gym and then practiced our jump shots. answer: (c) around

A7

During my study time, I came upon this beautiful poem. answer: (d) upon

A8

Will you please write about John Cabot instead of Abigail Adams? answer: (c) instead of

A9

Everyone went outside the building because of the false alarm. answer: (a) because of

A10 The airplane flew above the storm. answer: (b) above

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 118 (Answer Keys)

this, that, these, those
A1

Look over there. That is the biggest pumpkin I've ever seen. answer: (a) That

A2

Miriam told that same joke yesterday. answer: (c) that

A3

Matthew, take this and put it over there. answer: (a) this

A4

Her eyes shining, the little girl pointed to that piece of candy. answer: (a) that

A5

Those elephants are sleeping under the shade of the elm tree over there. answer: (b) Those

A6

These are the best days of our lives. answer: (a) These

A7

Those students at the administration office want to transfer to our school. answer: (a) Those

A8

The pilot calmly steered us through that big cloud. answer: (b) that

A9

That film that dad saw last week seems like an interesting movie to watch. answer: (b) That

A10 May I buy five of those pictures hanging over there, please? answer: (d) those

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 119 (Answer Keys)

Common subordinating conjunctions
A1

Builders use plywood in the construction of small boats because it is easy to shape. answer: (b) because

A2

I haven't spoken with Jane since she moved. answer: (c) since

A3

Airplanes sometimes fly to unscheduled cities when the weather is bad. answer: (a) when

A4

Please read the book while it's still available from the library. answer: (d) while

A5

Everybody had dessert after they finished eating the main course. answer: (d) after

A6

The pep rally won't begin until the last class of the day has ended. answer: (a) until

A7

Elena will groom the horse in the morning so that she can ride it in the afternoon. answer: (c) so that

A8

You will receive extra credit if you turn in your project early. answer: (c) if

A9

The concert will end at 10.30 p.m. unless the audience insists on several encores. answer: (b) unless

A10 When they feel threatened, dogs sometimes display aggressive behavior. answer: (c) When

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 120 (Answer Keys)

Reflexive and intensive pronouns
A1

One person who made herself a career based on the sea was Rachel Carson. answer: (b) herself

A2

Deep-sea divers wear wetsuits to protect themselves under the water. answer: (c) themselves

A3

If you were a diver, you would buy yourself a JIM suit or helmet. answer: (c) yourself

A4

Divers use external air supplies to enable themselves to breathe under water. answer: (d) themselves

A5

Decompression sickness manifests itself with joint pain, and it can be fatal. answer: (c) itself

A6

Rachel Carson's first book, Under the Sea-Wind, described struggles sea creatures find themselves facing. answer: (c) themselves

A7

Rachel Carson's life was marked with conservation efforts that we ourselves can learn from. answer: (a) ourselves

A8

Rachel Carson put on a diver's helmet and explored the reefs of the Florida Keys for herself. answer: (c) herself

A9

The bends occurs when divers raise themselves to the top too quickly. answer: (b) themselves

A10 A diver must supply himself with a mixture of oxygen and different gasses. answer: (a) himself

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 121 (Answer Keys)

Simple Present, Simple Past, Simple Future
A1

The candidate impressed many voters when she ran for governor last year. answer: (b) impressed

A2

My father still buys heating oil from a company in Chicago. answer: (a) buys

A3

Janelle will baby-sit for the neighbours next Saturday night. answer: (c) will baby-sit

A4

When she was younger, my grandmother worked in a mortuary. answer: (c) worked

A5

The athlete will train with the college track team next month. answer: (c) will train

A6

The relative humidity usually falls when the temperature goes down. answer: (a) falls

A7

Next year we will be in the eighth grade. answer: (b) will be

A8

Her best friend lives in that apartment building over there. answer: (b) lives

A9

Last week we delivered 150 newspapers. answer: (b) delivered

A10 Yesterday you said you would like to learn how to knit a sweater. answer: (a) said

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 122 (Answer Keys)

Expressions with ill: ill at ease, ill-mannered
A1

A Christian should abandon all ill will toward the person they forgive. answer: (a) ill will

A2

Impolite, foul-mouthed parents invariably produce ill mannered, foul-mouthed children. answer: (c) ill mannered

A3

The president clearly felt a little ill at ease with some of the protesters' rhetoric, but he eventually agreed to talk to them. answer: (c) ill at ease

A4

To end suffering completely, one must remove desire, ill will and ignorance. answer: (a) ill will

A5

The decision of the Sri Lankan selectors to rest Marvan Atapattu for the third test match was ill timed and dangerous. answer: (c) ill timed

A6

Using their ill gotten and extraordinary financial resources and insider dealing, the oligarchs gained control over much of Russia's political apparatus. answer: (b) ill gotten

A7

According to the Small Business Association (SBA), "Inadequate or ill timed financing is a major reason for small-business failure." answer: (d) ill timed

A8

Today's youth is far more disorderly and ill mannered than in the past and it is not just a minority but the vast majority. answer: (c) ill mannered

A9

Some immigrants of middle-eastern descent currently living in Oregon still feel ill at ease after the September
11th terrorist attacks. answer: (b) ill at ease

A10 The world has suffered more from the ravages of ill advised marriages than from virginity. answer: (a) ill advised

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 123 (Answer Keys)

Idioms with the prasal verb fall
A1

David Beckham's fallout with Sir Alex Ferguson originated from his decision to stay at home and tend his ailing son rather than attend training on that particular Friday. answer: (d) fallout with

A2

Don't always fall back on creating another database or a workaround program because there may actually be a better business solution for the problem. answer: (c) fall back on

A3

Frequent binge drinkers are eight times more likely than non-binge drinkers to miss a class, fall behind in schoolwork, get hurt or injured, and damage property. answer: (b) fall behind in

A4

Student mentors catch children before they fall through cracks. answer: (a) fall through

A5

The northeastern state of Assam could fall off the Indian map soon. answer: (d) fall off

A6

A Brussels based think tank reported that Europe is falling behind Asia in terms of education and skills. answer: (a) falling behind

A7

She had no family support system to fall back on, and she couldn't afford daycare. answer: (c) fall back on

A8

A recent survey showed that one in three house hunters have had a property purchase fall through. answer: (a) fall through

A9

Some married couples fall out with each other over differences of opinion on how things could or should be done. answer: (d) fall out with

A10 Deciduous trees send messages to leaves telling them when to fall off. answer: (d) fall off

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Idioms with the phrasal verb put
A1

Our daily habits often force us to put up with all kinds of degrading and destructive events, all in the name of keeping things comfortable or familiar. answer: (b) put up with

A2

A Russian culture festival on Tajik territory has been put off indefinitely because of a local typhoid fever outbreak. answer: (a) put off

A3

The Government has decided to put on hold the recent Cabinet decision to cut the food subsidy bill by 30 per cent, following protests from a section of Congress. answer: (c) put on hold

A4

Put out your garbage at the designated pickup point by 8 a.m. on the collection days scheduled for your area. answer: (c) Put out

A5

It was reported that Hyundai Motor Co. will put up a car-assembly plant in the Philippines after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and South Korea forge a free trade agreement. answer: (a) put up

A6

Sweaters are easy to put on, comfortable, warm and above all stylish. answer: (c) put on

A7

The United Nations was put in charge of sorting out differences among countries offering to build a Tsunami early warning system after a flood of proposals in the wake of the Indian Ocean tragedy. answer: (a) put in

A8

Homeowners put out a kitchen fire last Sunday night, only to soon notice the fire was spreading inside the walls of their home. answer: (d) put out

A9

French soldiers decided to put on a Punch and Judy show for their American counterparts. answer: (a) put on

A10 A Betawi couple hoping to marry last weekend were forced to put off their wedding ceremony until law and order had been restored in the city. answer: (c) put off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 125 (Answer Keys)

Reported commands: reported speech
A1

"Would you like to spend the weekend with us?" They invited her to spend the weekend with them. answer: (c) invited

A2

"Could you open the window please?" She asked him to open the window. answer: (c) asked

A3

"Go to bed immediately!" Mary's mother ordered her to go to bed immediately. answer: (d) ordered

A4

"Don't forget to post the letter!" He reminded me to post the letter. answer: (a) reminded

A5

"Park the car behind the van." The instructor told him to park the car behind the van. answer: (b) told

A6

"Please, please, turn down the radio!" Mark's sister begged him to turn the radio down. answer: (d) begged

A7

"Don't play with the matches. They're very dangerous." The teacher warned the children not to play with the matches. answer: (c) warned

A8

"I'll give you a lift to the airport." Michelle offered to give her husband a lift to the airport. answer: (b) offered

A9

"I won't lend you any more money." Matthew refused to lend me any more money. answer: (c) refused

A10 The teacher said to her student: "You need to study harder." She advised him to study harder. answer: (b) advised

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Doing business: expressions with the word business
A1

A business plan represents written documentation of the vital issues necessary to convince investors that a particular opportunity is worthy of investment. answer: (d) business plan

A2

Whether you are looking for a job or running a company, giving out business cards is crucial to marketing your skills or services. answer: (b) business cards

A3

Business class passengers have a lavatory reserved for their exclusive use. answer: (c) Business class

A4

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center business hours are 8 am 5 pm Monday through Friday. answer: (a) business hours

A5

Today, it is rare to see a business suit worn with a waistcoat in North America, although it is still popular among conservative-minded businessmen in the rest of the world. answer: (c) business suit

A6

"Well here we are rapidly approaching the business end of the season." answer: (c) business end

A7

The Economics & Business Education Association represents teachers and lecturers of business studies and related subjects in schools and colleges throughout the UK. answer: (b) business studies

A8

Our businesslike attitude is reserved entirely for the way we behave at work. answer: (d) businesslike

A9

We offer business class e-mail services that give you superior spam and fraud protection and a custom domain name in your e-mail, all for a reasonable price. answer: (b) business class

A10 Data marts can be a good way to serve the data needs of a particular set of business end users, allowing specialized functions such as data cleansing, joining, formatting and transformations to be performed automatically. answer: (c) business end

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Australiana: expressions that describe life in Australia
A1

Australia is roughly the same size as the United States with less than a tenth of the people. answer: (c) size

A2

In a 2003 survey conducted by the United Nations, Australia came in fourth among the best countries in the world to live based on based on income, education and life expectancy. answer: (d) countries

A3

Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons are opposite of those in the Northern
Hemisphere.
answer: (b) seasons

A4

Melbourne is Australia's second largest town and was recently voted the best city in the world in which to live. answer: (c) voted

A5

Adelaide is located in Southern Australia and is the quintessential picture of charm with its colonial architecture. answer: (a) located

A6

Perth is the most westerntown of Australia and holds the distinction of having more sun filled hours than most of Australia's other capital cities. answer: (d) distinction

A7

Perth offers an eclectic lifestyle within the breathtaking backdrop of grassy parks, towering palm trees and endless waterways. answer: (d) lifestyle

A8

If you're looking for a spectacular quality of life in a diverse country then Australia is well worth serious consideration. answer: (c) quality

A9

Whether you thrive in the fast pace of big city life or crave the tranquility of the desert, Australia is such a diverse country that you're likely to find exactly what you are seeking. answer: (b) thrive

A10 In a world that is often turned upside down with turmoil, Australia still paints a picture of tranquility, a laidback lifestyle and a "can-do" attitude. answer: (a) turmoil

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Facts about pizza in the US: pizza industry expressions
A1

Americans are the greatest producers and consumers of pizza in the world. answer: (b) producers

A2

Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second. answer: (a) slices

A3

There are 61,269 pizzerias in the United States. answer: (c) pizzerias

A4

Pizza is a $30 billion per year industry. answer: (c) industry

A5

October is national pizza month in the United States. answer: (c) month

A6

The world's first pizzeria opened in Naples in 1830. answer: (c) first

A7

Pizza Hut has over 12,000 restaurants throughout the world. answer: (c) throughout

A8

Pepperoni is the pizza topping that Americans like the most. answer: (b) topping

A9

Pizza migrated to America with the Italians at the end of the nineteenth century. answer: (d) migrated

A10 The popularity of pizza really exploded when American soldiers returned from Italy after World War II. answer: (b) exploded

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Who wants to be a millionaire?
A1

Many people have fantasized about winning a big prize in the lottery. answer: (c) fantasized

A2

For many people, their way of life is closely linked to their economic circumstances. answer: (a) economic

A3

Most people like the idea of not having to work. answer: (d) idea

A4

People who win the lottery are usually advised not to publicize their address and phone number. answer: (d) publicize

A5

There are many stories about people who couldn't learn how to be rich. answer: (c) learn

A6

A sailor from Sweden won three million dollars in the lottery and handed it to former shipmates and strangers in the street. answer: (b) former

A7

All over the world, lotteries create new millionaires every week. answer: (d) create

A8

A 45 year old cook from Sydney dropped dead three weeks after winning 10 million dollars in the lottery. answer: (d) dropped dead

A9

In 1989, a woman from Los Angeles won 7 million dollars in the lottery and immediately went on a spending spree. answer: (c) spending

A10 Many people dream about what they would do with their money if they won the lottery. answer: (b) dream

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Pablo Picasso: expressions describing the Picasso's life
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Pablo Picasso showed his genius from a very young age. answer: (a) genius

A2

Picasso hated school and often refused to go unless he could take his pet with him. answer: (d) refused

A3

Picasso's portraits of people were often made up of triangles and squares with their features in the wrong places. answer: (b) portraits

A4

Picasso died of heart failure during an attack of influenza in 1973. answer: (a) attack

A5

Picasso's work changed ideas about art around the world. answer: (c) changed

A6

Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. answer: (a) born

A7

Picasso grew up to be one of the twentieth century's greatest painters. answer: (a) grew up

A8

Picasso's genius as an artist was recognized by many people. answer: (c) recognized

A9

When Picasso was 90 years old, he was honored by an exhibition at the Louvre in Paris. answer: (c) exhibition

A10 Picasso created over 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptures. answer: (d) created

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Words in context: strong collocations
A1

Please take these separate lists and merge them into one document. answer: (c) merge

A2

This pet store sells rare tropical fish and other exotic creatures. answer: (d) exotic

A3

I guarantee that your hot temper will inevitably cause you trouble. answer: (c) inevitably

A4

My teacher mumbled so softly that I could only vaguely understand him. answer: (b) vaguely

A5

After the terrible tsunami our oderly lives became chaotic. answer: (a) chaotic

A6

If the cookie recipe is complete, it will specify the ingredients you need. answer: (c) specify

A7

Peter was the best swimmer, but ironically he lost the final of the swimming competition. answer: (d) ironically

A8

Our final idea for the product was much better than our initial one. answer: (d) initial

A9

After I fell down the steps, I felt unsteady and giddy. answer: (b) giddy

A10 During our walk along the beach we noticed the shifting reflectons on the undulating surface of the water. answer: (b) undulating

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 132 (Answer Keys)

Expressions with heart: heartache, heartthrob, heartburn
A1

Getting over a break-up is hard to do. Instead of wallowing in your heartache, try to take positive steps to put your failed relationship behind you. answer: (c) heartache

A2

Spanish singing heartthrob Enrique Iglesias has been forced to pull out of concerts in Hong Kong and in the
Philippines because of a visa problem in Malaysia. answer: (b) heartthrob

A3

I feel really blessed, you know, because a lot of people who have a heart attack never get any advance warning. answer: (a) heart attack

A4

Nighttime heartburn not only disrupts your sleep, but it may lead to other health risks such as raising your risk of cancer or aggravating asthma. answer: (d) heartburn

A5

Allow me to express my heartfelt sorrow at the immense tragedy that has been perpetrated upon the
American people by the wicked evildoers who were responsible for the September 11th terrorist attacks. answer: (d) heartfelt

A6

Palpitations are heartbeat sensations that feel like pounding or racing. answer: (b) heartbeat

A7

Just about everyone experiences the type of grief we call heartbreak at one time or another. answer: (a) heartbreak

A8

The UK has one of the highest rates of death from heart disease in the world. answer: (d) heart disease

A9

The Burgundy countryside is fast becoming the Islamic heartland of France. answer: (c) heartland

A10 Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan pointed a finger at a gang of camera-happy Indian fans gathered to watch him shooting a film on the south bank of the river Thames. answer: (b) heartthrob

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Idioms with the phrasal verb knock
A1

I usually knock off work at about 4:00 o'clock and run to the station to catch the train to my next job. answer: (b) knock off

A2

England knocked off South Africa in the Singapore Sevens tournament at Singapore's National Stadium, beating them 33-14 in the semi-final yesterday. answer: (c) knocked off

A3

Do you want me to knock up some lunch? answer: (b) knock up

A4

A few months ago, James got a knock on his front door. answer: (b) knock on

A5

The defendant pleaded guilty to providing a group of Russians with knock-off goods. answer: (a) knock-off

A6

Professional boxers don't wear head gear because their intent is to knock out their opponent. answer: (b) knock out

A7

There wasn't much food in the cupboard, but I managed to knock up a meal for myself. answer: (b) knock up

A8

People who knock on their neighbor's doors and ask if anyone has seen their pet instead of just calling are more likely to find it. answer: (c) knock on

A9

A scrum is a way of restartinga game of rugby unionafter an accidental infringement such as a knock on. answer: (a) knock on

A10 The Gulshan is a good honest curry house renowned for its abilitly to knock up a rather good curry. answer: (c) knock up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 134 (Answer Keys)

Idioms and expressions with just: just about, just before
A1

Just before the doors opened they all noticed a 5 note lying on the floor. answer: (b) Just before

A2

Well, I am just over 2 months in now with my new venture and business is still going strong. answer: (b) just over

A3

Can I get pregnant just after my period has finished? answer: (b) just after

A4

Jack Wheeler is just about the most interesting man I know. answer: (c) just about

A5

Old-fashioned toothbrushes are just as good as electric ones at reducing plaque. answer: (c) just as

A6

Just then the guy behind us leaned over and said, almost hysterically happy, "That's one terrific baby you've got there!" answer: (c) Just then

A7

President Bush thanked his hosts for a warm welcome just before addressing the 25th annual conference. answer: (d) just before

A8

Holmen's Board decided on Wednesday to invest in total just over $500 in the Group's newsprint mill outside
Norrkping.
answer: (c) just over

A9

The bill that Congress has produced is monstrous in just about every way. answer: (d) just about

A10 Fog machines can be just the thing to get you into the partying mood. answer: (d) just the thing

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American Presidents - William Jefferson Clinton
A1

Bill Clinton, whose father passed away a few months before he was born, wanted to be President from a very early age. answer: (c) passed away

A2

Clinton defied his critics by surviving an array of personal scandals. answer: (b) array

A3

Clinton fashioned himself as a "New Democrat" and has frequently been referred to as the "Comeback Kid." answer: (a) fashioned

A4

In 1978, at the age of thirty-two, Bill Clinton became the youngest governor in the nation and in Arkansas history. answer: (a) nation

A5

As President-elect, Clinton vowed to focus on economic issues like a "laser beam," working especially to overcome the sluggish growth of the American economy. answer: (b) sluggish

A6

Clinton suffered two major setbacks during his administration. answer: (c) setbacks

A7

Clinton's partner in his political career and marriage, Hillary Rodham Clinton, emerged as a key player in his administration. answer: (a) career

A8

Future history books may well begin by noting that Bill Clinton was the second President to have been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. answer: (c) impeached

A9

Clinton had a significant influence on the direction of the Democratic Party. answer: (c) direction

A10 Clinton succeeded in brokering peace negotiations in Northern Ireland between warring Catholics and
Protestants.
answer: (b) warring

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 136 (Answer Keys)

Idioms - hard
A1

Poor people in Australia who are hard up for cash may seek financial assistance from the Salvation Army. answer: (b) hard up

A2

Many small businesses just starting choose to accept cold hard cash as their only method of payment. answer: (d) hard cash

A3

My parents wouldn't permit me to listen to hard core heavy metal music when I was growing up. answer: (a) hard core

A4

Yesterday I taught my daughter how to cook a hard boiled egg for breakfast. answer: (c) hard boiled

A5

My former boss was so hard headed that he often refused to listen to the opinions of his subordinates. answer: (a) hard headed

A6

Applicants for the sales position are required to submit a hard copy of their CV by Thursday, May 17th 2006 at the latest. answer: (b) hard copy

A7

Many amateur tennis players find it much easier to play tennis on a hard court surface as opposed to playing on a surface that is made from grass. answer: (b) hard court

A8

The hard hearted dictator refused to grant clemency to his imprisoned political opponents. answer: (a) hard hearted

A9

Employees at the garment factory were forced to work twelve hour shifts as they were hard pressed for time to complete the order. answer: (d) hard pressed

A10 James needed to go to the hardware store to purchase a new door for his holiday house. answer: (c) hardware

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Compound words: head
A1

My wife will only let me listen to classical music if I agree to wear my head phones. answer: (b) head phones

A2

My father lodged an insurance claim last week because he had an accident and broke one of the headlights on his car. answer: (a) headlights

A3

Jimmy wanted to go to the Halloween party in an Indian costume but was unable to find a head dress to complete his outfit. answer: (c) head dress

A4

The flight from Sydney to Singapore will take two hours longer than usual this morning as the plane is flying into a strong headwind. answer: (c) headwind

A5

I was very surprised to read the headlines in the newspaper this morning regarding the incarceration of our country's former president. answer: (a) headlines

A6

First time entrants in this years city marathon will be given a ten minute headstart over the rest of the field. answer: (b) headstart

A7

I was very disappointed to find out that the new car that I wanted to buy had insufficient headroom. answer: (c) headroom

A8

All flights out of Sydney's new airport were delayed last week due to extremely strong headwind that was blowing across the tarmac. answer: (a) headwind

A9

Mixing spirits and beer is not a very good idea. I usually wake up with a very bad headache the next morning. answer: (c) headache

A10 We were extremely upset when we arrived at the cemetry and discovered that my late grandfather's headstone had been destroyed by vandals. answer: (b) headstone

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Phrasal Verbs (C)
A1

The couple checked out of the hotel early this morning. answer: (a) checked out

A2

Randy always tried to cheer everyone up on rainy days. answer: (b) cheer everyone up

A3

Most of the kids at school thought he was scared and that he would chicken out of the race. answer: (a) chicken out

A4

The supervisor asked everyone to chip in for the manager's birthday present. answer: (c) chip in

A5

He clammed up when the police officers started to question him about the robbery. answer: (b) clammed up

A6

He wants to come across as a mean boss so his employees will work hard for him. answer: (b) come across

A7

Rick came down with a terrible cold this week. answer: (c) came down with

A8

Lisa was counting on her friends to help her move. answer: (c) counting on

A9

The new police chief is trying to crack down on the current drug problem in the city. answer: (a) crack down

A10 Lawrence is trying to cut down on fatty foods. answer: (a) cut down

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 139 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (D to F)
A1

The custody battle dragged on for many months. answer: (b) dragged on

A2

The architect drew up some blueprints for you last week. answer: (b) drew up

A3

I dropped in on my friend yesterday to surprise her. answer: (c) dropped in

A4

Cathy dropped by her mother's house for a visit this past week. answer: (c) dropped by

A5

Bruce dropped out of school when he was only fifteen years old and then took on a job. answer: (b) dropped out

A6

After a lot of fuss, Rose ended up liking the new dish very much. answer: (a) ended up

A7

The manager was so afraid the multi-million dollar deal would fall through. answer: (c) fall through

A8

The children tried to figure out a way of getting to the concert on their own. answer: (a) figure out

A9

Karen had to fill in for Dave while he was away on vacation. answer: (c) fill in

A10 The couple filled out many forms before they could immigrate to England. answer: (c) filled out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 140 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (G to H)
A1

Rick's father and mother didn't get along with his grandparents and were always having disagreements. answer: (b) get along

A2

They rented a car so it would be easier to get around the new city. answer: (b) get around

A3

Lucy was so busy that she didn't get around to fixing the stereo. answer: (b) get around to

A4

His salary is low so he's just getting by right now. answer: (c) getting by

A5

He worked hard to get in to Berkeley this past year. answer: (b) get in

A6

The criminal tried to get rid of the evidence quickly. answer: (a) get rid of

A7

The students goofed off when the teacher left the room. answer: (b) goofed off

A8

You'll need to hand in your assignments by Friday. answer: (c) hand in

A9

Beth's father is too proud to ask for hand-outs. answer: (c) hand-outs

A10 Laurie decided to hang up after the fourth ring. answer: (a) hang up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 141 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (H to L)
A1

Two men staged a hold-up at the bank across the street from us yesterday afternoon. answer: (a) hold-up

A2

We still have to iron out the finer details about our upcoming trip to Scotland. answer: (c) iron out

A3

Most of the service stations decided to jack up their gas prices after the gas war between them. answer: (c) jack up

A4

Kevin jumped all over the great opportunity to be the floor manager. answer: (a) jumped all over

A5

Even though he was exhausted, he kept going. answer: (a) kept going

A6

Trent was kicked out of school for bad behavior. answer: (c) kicked out

A7

Just look at that gorgeous girl — She's a knock out. answer: (c) knock out

A8

When I hit my head on the cupboard, I almost knocked myself out. answer: (a) knocked myself out

A9

The company was experiencing financial problems so they had to lay off fifty employees. answer: (b) lay off

A10 Karen didn't want to leave anyone out she she went over the wedding list one more time. answer: (b) leave anyone out

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 142 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (L)
A1

Jeff felt as if he had been let down when he lost his job. answer: (b) let down

A2

At long last the storm is starting to look like it's going to let up. answer: (c) let up

A3

He started to look back on his life and then decided to take another trip. answer: (a) look back on

A4

The rich family looks down on poor people in this area. answer: (b) looks down on

A5

She started to look forward to the upcoming trip. answer: (a) look forward to

A6

Norma promised she would look in on Cara's children while she was away on a business trip. answer: (b) look in on

A7

The sheriff said he would look into the crime a bit more thoroughly. answer: (c) look into

A8

You can't tell them apart — Elena looks just like her mother. answer: (b) looks just like

A9

Before Sheila died from a long cancer battle, she asked her sister to look over her children. answer: (b) look over

A10 Ray hadn't seen his friend in years but he decided to look him up anyway. answer: (a) look him up

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 143 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (L to P)
A1

I hardly ever gamble but I was lucky at the casino yesterday. answer: (a) lucky

A2

He is different so many children make fun of him. answer: (c) make fun of

A3

The couple decided to kiss and make up after the day long argument. answer: (c) make up

A4

Even though she squinted, she couldn't make out what he had written. answer: (a) make out

A5

He decided to make up for his past mistakes by doing some good in his community. answer: (b) make up for

A6

The deparment store has marked up its prices since the last time I was here. answer: (b) marked up

A7

The items are marked down because the manager wants to make more room for the incoming spring line. answer: (b) marked down

A8

Everyone laughed at the mix up between the twin brothers at the party. answer: (b) mix up

A9

Billy was so tired that he was nodding off in class. answer: (c) nodding off

A10 Her father passed away when she was just a kid. answer: (b) passed away

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 144 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (P to R)
A1

Emily passed out when she suddenly saw the burglar enter her home. answer: (a) passed out

A2

Ken picked out the best fruit at the supermarket. answer: (c) picked out

A3

Steve was always trying to pick up girls at the nightclub. answer: (b) pick up

A4

The kids pick on Trent because he is different. answer: (a) pick on

A5

The whole community pitched in to make the playground safe and aesthetic. answer: (b) pitched in

A6

After weeks of planning the escape, Sue finally started to believe they could pull it off. answer: (a) pull it off

A7

Jeremy didn't want to put off the wedding any longer. answer: (c) put off

A8

Kathleen felt like she had to put up with a lot from her family. answer: (a) put up

A9

That store is really expensive. It's a rip off. answer: (b) rip off

A10 If you round off the numbers, it will be easier to calculate the estimate. answer: (c) round off

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English Grammar / Incomplete Sentences / Intermediate level # 145 (Answer Keys)

Phrasal Verbs (R to T)
A1

Heidi ran into an old friend while she was shopping last week. answer: (c) ran into

A2

The corner store often runs out of bread near the end of the week. answer: (b) runs out of

A3

The night before the play, the crew set up the stage. answer: (a) set up

A4

The assembly line problem was a minor set back for the company last week. answer: (c) set back

A5

The girl with the purple hair wants to stand out from the group. answer: (a) stand out

A6

Bob's father taught him to be firm and to stand up for what he believes. answer: (b) stand up

A7

People are getting tired of Seth because he always shows up late. answer: (b) shows up

A8

The "T" in the acronym stands for Time. answer: (c) stands for

A9

Kelly takes after her mother. They have many of the same interests. answer: (a) takes after

A10 Leslie decided to take off early from the party. answer: (b) take off

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