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Name:…………………………………

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.


1. "You enjoy old movies, don't you?" "……, I'd rather not stay up late to watch one tonight."
a. On the other hand b. All the same c. Even though d. On the contrary
2. Everyone has to hand in their assignments by noon but…… Sam, I'll make an exception.
a. in case of b. the case being c. in any case for d. in the case of
3. Improving public transportation …… the mayor’s plans for the city.
a. centrally of b. is central to c. is the center to d. so central that
4. "Bill is going through a difficult time." "But in spite …… so many problems, he still remains cheerful."
a. having b. of having c. that he has d. the fact he has
5. …… that no one on the committee supported it.
a. So ridiculous proposal it was b. The proposal was such ridiculous
c. Being such a ridiculous proposal d. So ridiculous was the proposal
6. The accident happened …… the bus not having been properly serviced.
a. in consequence b. owing to c. on account d. because
7. Only …… students have their own cars - most use bicycles.
a. a minority of b. minority c. of a minority d. the minority
8. "I'm afraid there's no coffee left." "No problem. I'll have tea……"
a. rather b. as well c. instead d. still
9. …… Vicky goes, she takes her favorite bag with her.
a. No matter where b. However c. Nevertheless d. Whereas
10. Anna has been deaf since birth, …… she has managed to learn to play the piano beautifully.
a. despite but this b. but although c. but despite this d. although still
11. With so many affordable computers on the market, consumers are really …… for choice.
a. rich b. offered c. spoilt d. opted
12. The police officer described the crime without a …… of emotion in his voice.
a. pinch b. grain c. trace d. speck
13. The teacher praised the boy's ……to tidy up the classroom.
a. eagerness b. effectiveness c. appetite d. likeness
14. This pizza would taste better if you used fresh rather than …… cheese.
a. conservative b. developed c. processed d. meagre
15. Sarah …… $2,000 in a new computer company.
a. ingested b. invested c. involved d. indulged
16. …… the fish with salt before you put in it the oven.
a. Spread b. Squeeze c. Slice d. Sprinkle
17. The city zoo is …… and houses thousands of animals.
a. minute b. immense c. countless d. abundant
18. In his first session with the therapist, Bill …… out his feelings.
a. flooded b. poured c. broke d. stirred
19. There was a wonderful …… of summer fruits at the local market.
a. portion b. crop c. handful d. array
20. From the way she's …… at that sandwich, I'd say she doesn't like it.
a. nibbling b. consuming c. chewing d. devouring
Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
1. The issue of cloning has been ……
a. wide debating recently b. recently widely debating c. widely debated recently d. recently debated wider
2. "I've been invited to meet the president." "In my opinion, that's…… honor there is."
a. by far the greatest b. every bit as great c. far greater d. as great as an
3. I was so full from lunch I could …… eat any dinner.
a. almost b. hardly c. just d. nearly
4. The tennis player practiced …… she could improve her game before the tournament.
a. harder so b. as hard as c. harder than d. so hard that
5. "I hear Paul has a job at a restaurant." "Well, it's …… a restaurant as a cafe really."
a. much more b. nothing like c. far more of d. not so much
6. "Do you need me to iron anything for you?" "Could you do my …… shirt?"
a. short-sleeved beige cotton b. beige shortly sleeved cotton
c. cotton beige short-sleeved d. beige cotton short sleeves
7. The new vocational qualifications are aimed at……
a. less academic b. less academically students
c. the less academic students d. least academic students
8. It was a warm day but it turned …… in the evening.
a. coldly b. cold c. more coldly d. far colder than
9. She believes that the bigger your house, …… you are.
a. so more important b. more importantly c. the more important d. as important as
10. With my new Internet connection I can download files…… than before.
a. far quickly b. by far quicker c. much more quickly d. quite more quickly
11. The photograph was …… using computer technology.
a. benefited b. enhanced c. disciplined d. implemented
12. Fast food is no …… for home cooked meals.
a. motive b. exception c. simulation d. substitute
13. Noise pollution …… affects the health by damaging the hearing.
a. intensively b. merely c. virtually d. adversely
14. A tour of the laboratory will give you greater …… into the kind of research being done here.
a. evaluation b. insight c. influence d. concept
15. Local authorities are really …… down on people who drop litter.
a. dragging b. kicking c. dumbing d. clamping
16. After …… with the decision for a while, Emma finally decided to resign.
a. handling b. grasping c. wrestling d. gripping
17. While attendance at the lecture is not…… it is recommended.
a. lenient b. obliged c. optional d. compulsory
18. The school is proud of its wide range of …… activities.
a. antisocial b. tertiary c. hyperactive d. extracurricular
19. You'll really have to work hard if you want to make the …… as a journalist.
a. grade b. term c. mark d. degree
20. All that graffiti certainly…… from the city's charms.
a. ruins b. detracts c. spoils d. impairs

1. Besides BALLET, RHYTHMIC GYM. CLASSES ARE ALSO AVAILABE AT THE


CLUB.
2. Owing TO INCREASED OIL PRICE, AIR TRAVEL HAS BECOME MORE
EXPENSIVE.
3. The children were so ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE GAMES THAT THE NOISE
LEVEL AT THE PARTY WAS UNBEARABLE.
4. No MATTER WHAT LAURA WEARS, SHE LOOKS STUNNING.
5. Given THAT EVAN IS YOUNGER THAN THE OTHERS IN HIS CLASS, HE IS
DOING VERY WELL AT SCHOOL.
6. By far THE OLDEST BUILDING IN THE VILLAGE IS THE CHURCH.
7. I'm not so MUCH IRRITATED AS CONCERNED.
8. Today the weather is not quite AS WARM AS IT WAS YESTERDAY.
9. The basic model costs HALF AS MUCH AS THE LUXURY MODEL // HALF THE
PRICE OF THE LUXURY MODEL.
10. A weekend in Blackpool is nothing LIKE AS EXOTIC AS A HOLIDAY IN THE
CARIBBEAN // COMPARED TO A HOLIDAY IN THE CARIBBEAN.