ENGLISH TEST

ENGLISH TEST

Food prices have been ________ steadily for at least twenty years.
(A) rising
(B) raising
(C) lifting
(D) growing
2. I'll have to study very hard, ________ I can pass the exam.
(A) in order
(B) so that
(C) therefore
(D) such
3. You ________ to eat if you don't feel like it.
(A) needn't
(B) mustn't
(C) don't have
(D) haven't
4. We'll play tennis and ________ we'll have lunch
(A) then
(B) straight away
(C) immediately
(D) so
5. He has to go to Canada for the next ________ of his training.
(A) step
(B) stand
(C) point
(D) stage
6. When the meeting had finished, they went ________ the plan once again.
(A) up
(B) on
(C) over
(D) down
7. We locked the animals in the cage to ________ them from getting away.
(A) avoid
(B) hinder
(C) object
(D) prevent
8. You're ________ your time trying to persuade him; he'll never help you.
(A) wasting
(B) spending
(C) losing
(D) missing
9. Their last cook was better than their ________ one.
(A) current
(B) former
(C) latter
(D) instant
10. I am grateful to you for being so patient ________ him.
(A) with
(B) at
(C) for
(D) ot
11. Do you mean to say you exchanged that lovely car ________ this?
(A) with
(B) by
(C) on
(D) for
12. The weather was ________ the exceptionally poor harvest.

(A) blamed for(B) condemned for
(C) accused of
(D) found fault with for
13. She is teaching two classes and is examining at a literature exam tomorrow. ________, she is chairing a meeting at the Pen Club.
(A) on the top of it
(B) on top of it
(C) at the top of it
(D) at top
14. I don't see any ________ in arriving early at the theatre if the show doesn't start until 9 o'clock.   

 (A) cause
(B) aim
(C) point
(D) reason
15. His application for a visa was turned ________ by the consulate.
(A) aside
(B) down
(C) out
(D) over
16. Shopping malls account for 60 percent of the retail business done in the United States because they are controlled environments which ________ concerns about the weather.
(A) eliminate
(B) necessitate
(C) foster
(D) justify
17. It is ________ impossible to tell the twins apart.
(A) virtually
(B) realistically
(C) closely
(D) extremely
18. The man known as Bonnie Prince Charlie claimed that he was the ________ heir to the throne.

 (A) due
(B) correct
(C) authentic
(D) rightful
19. The rather humid climate in no way ________ from the beauty of the place.
(A) protracts
(B) subtracts
(C) attracts
(D) detracts
20. ________ no need to buy traveller's cheques since most countries take credit cards.

 (A) It's
(B) There's
(C) You're
(D) It has

 

21. Is there ________ bread for all the sandwiches we have to make?
(A) correct
(B) enough
(C) plenty
(D) equal
22. Teaching is not a(n) ________ which pays very well.
(A) post
(B) work
(C) employment
(D) occupation
23. No, the letter didn't come through the post. It was delivered personally, ________ hand.

 (A) with
(B) from
(C) in
(D) by
24. I ________ do that if I were you.

 (A) won't
(B) wouldn't
(C) shan't
(D) don't
25. There was nothing to ________ him with the burglary until the police found a gold ring in his car.

(A) link
(B) fix
(C) place
(D) join
26. The manufacturers are advertising a new ________ of soap powder 
(A) mark
(B) brand
(C) pack
(D) box
27
. ________ my stay in hospital, I lost twelve kilos.
(A) In
(B) On
(C) While
(D) During
28. I'm sorry to hear that Peter and Dick have ________. They were such a good friends.
(A) fallen out
(B) fallen against
(C) dropped out
(D) dropped against
29. Shall I use this ________ to fry the eggs?
(A) pan
(B) kettle
(C) dish
(D) tin
30. He ________ being given a receipt for the bill he had paid.
(A) asked to
(B) demanded
(C) insisted on
(D) required
31. These cars originally had two doors but the latest ________ has four.
(A) brand
(B) mark
(C) model
(D) pattern
32. That boy is far ahead ________ everyone else in the class.
(A) from
(B) for
(C) of
(D) with
33. He is also interested ________ art.
(A) in
(B) with
(C) about
(D) for
34. It is impossible to prevent them from quarreling ________ each other.
(A) for
(B) to
(C) with
(D) by
35. I'm thinking ________ looking for a new job.
(A) on
(B) at
(C) to
(D) of
36. Dick prefers football ________ tennis.
(A) than
(B) over
(C) from
(D) to
37. The internship in a psychiatric ward ________ for the rest of his life.
(A) had an influence on him
(B) had influence on him
(C) had influence over him
(D) had an influence at him
38. If I had known the way to his house, I ________ him last Friday afternoon
(A) would visit
(B) would have visited
(C) have been visiting
(D) had been visiting
39. He ________ that he had been involved in the decision not to attack the enemy position.
(A) declined
(B) refused
(C) rejected
(D) denied
40. As brown as ________ = having a tanned skin after sunbathing.
(A) dust
(B) chocolate
(C) a berry
(D) a beetle

 

 

 

ANSWER

1. Food prices have been ________ steadily for at least twenty years.
(A) rising
(B) raising
(C) lifting
(D) growing
2. I'll have to study very hard, ________ I can pass the exam.
(A) in order
(B) so that
(C) therefore
(D) such
3. You ________ to eat if you don't feel like it.
(A) needn't
(B) mustn't
(C) don't have
(D) haven't
4. We'll play tennis and ________ we'll have lunch.
(A) then
(B) straight away
(C) immediately
(D) so
5. He has to go to Canada for the next ________ of his training.
(A) step
(B) stand
(C) point
(D) stage
6. When the meeting had finished, they went ________ the plan once again.
(A) up
(B) on
(C) over
(D) down
7. We locked the animals in the cage to ________ them from getting away.
(A) avoid
(B) hinder
(C) object
(D) prevent
8. You're ________ your time trying to persuade him; he'll never help you.
(A) wasting
(B) spending
(C) losing
(D) missing
9. Their last cook was better than their ________ one.
(A) current
(B) former
(C) latter
(D) instant
10. I am grateful to you for being so patient ________ him.
(A) with
(B) at
(C) for
(D) ot
11. Do you mean to say you exchanged that lovely car ________ this?
(A) with
(B) by
(C) on
(D) for
12. The weather was ________ the exceptionally poor harvest.
(A) blamed for
(B) condemned for
(C) accused of
(D) found fault with for
13. She is teaching two classes and is examining at a literature exam tomorrow. ________, she is chairing a meeting at the Pen Club.
(A) on the top of it
(B) on top of it
(C) at the top of it
(D) at top
14. I don't see any ________ in arriving early at the theatre if the show doesn't start until 9 o'clock.
(A) cause
(B) aim
(C) point
(D) reason
15. His application for a visa was turned ________ by the consulate.
(A) aside
(B) down
(C) out
(D) over
16. Shopping malls account for 60 percent of the retail business done in the United States because they are controlled environments which ________ concerns about the weather.
(A) eliminate
(B) necessitate
(C) foster
(D) justify
17. It is ________ impossible to tell the twins apart.
(A) virtually
(B) realistically
(C) closely
(D) extremely
18. The man known as Bonnie Prince Charlie claimed that he was the ________ heir to the throne.
(A) due
(B) correct
(C) authentic
(D) rightful
19. The rather humid climate in no way ________ from the beauty of the place.
(A) protracts
(B) subtracts
(C) attracts
(D) detracts
20. ________ no need to buy traveller's cheques since most countries take credit cards.
(A) It's
(B) There's
(C) You're
(D) It has

 

21. Is there ________ bread for all the sandwiches we have to make?
(A) correct
(B) enough
(C) plenty
(D) equal
22. Teaching is not a(n) ________ which pays very well.
(A) post
(B) work
(C) employment
(D) occupation
23. No, the letter didn't come through the post. It was delivered personally, ________ hand.
(A) with
(B) from
(C) in
(D) by
24. I ________ do that if I were you.
(A) won't
(B) wouldn't
(C) shan't
(D) don't
25. There was nothing to ________ him with the burglary until the police found a gold ring in his car.
(A) link
(B) fix
(C) place
(D) join
26. The manufacturers are advertising a new ________ of soap powder.
(A) mark
(B) brand
(C) pack
(D) box
27
. ________ my stay in hospital, I lost twelve kilos.
(A) In
(B) On
(C) While
(D) During
28. I'm sorry to hear that Peter and Dick have ________. They were such a good friends.
(A) fallen out
(B) fallen against
(C) dropped out
(D) dropped against
29. Shall I use this ________ to fry the eggs?
(A) pan
(B) kettle
(C) dish
(D) tin
30. He ________ being given a receipt for the bill he had paid.
(A) asked to
(B) demanded
(C) insisted on
(D) required
31. These cars originally had two doors but the latest ________ has four.
(A) brand
(B) mark
(C) model
(D) pattern
32. That boy is far ahead ________ everyone else in the class.
(A) from
(B) for
(C) of
(D) with
33. He is also interested ________ art.
(A) in
(B) with
(C) about
(D) for
34. It is impossible to prevent them from quarreling ________ each other.
(A) for
(B) to
(C) with
(D) by
35. I'm thinking ________ looking for a new job.
(A) on
(B) at
(C) to
(D) of
36. Dick prefers football ________ tennis.
(A) than
(B) over
(C) from
(D) to
37. The internship in a psychiatric ward ________ for the rest of his life.
(A) had an influence on him
(B) had influence on him
(C) had influence over him
(D) had an influence at him
38. If I had known the way to his house, I ________ him last Friday afternoon.
(A) would visit
(B) would have visited
(C) have been visiting
(D) had been visiting
39. He ________ that he had been involved in the decision not to attack the enemy position.
(A) declined
(B) refused
(C) rejected
(D) denied
40. As brown as ________ = having a tanned skin after sunbathing.
(A) dust
(B) chocolate
(C) a berry
(D) a beetle