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Ghanababe 2d

English language practice questions for candidates preparing for an examination

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1.  Nagging doesn't work. You should try and cut _____ it.

    back

    out

    back on

    up to

  

2.  I know I was supposed to stay serious, but I couldn't help ______ .

    to laugh

    laughed

    with laughing

    laughing

3. All the surviors have been ______ for.

    dealt

    accounted

    found

    reasoned

4.  My grandmother used to make her children _____ up their beds every morning.

    make

    to make

    to do

    made

 

5. Can we use the conference room? - Sure, it _____ this morning.

    isn't using

    isn't used

    hasn't used

    isn't being used

6. _____ not been for his help, I couldn't have passed.

    If it

    Was he

    Had it

    If he had

7.  We _____ watch Star Trek with my brother every evening when we were children.

    had

    would

    were used to

    use to

  

 8. 'The bathroom floor is all wet. Who ______ a shower?'

    had

    has been having

    had had

    had been having

9. Nobody should think they're above _____ .

    approach

    reproach

    blame

    responsibility

10.  When making beer, barley is _____ to bring out its sweetness.

    germinated

    malting

    growing

    produced

  

11.  Our company receives hundreds of ______ emails every day.

    unstated

    unsolicited

    unrequited

    unkempt

12. ’Do you mind if I open the window?’ ’I’d rather you ______.'

    don't

    won't

    do

    didn't

13.  My teacher had difficulty ______ my handwriting.

    to read

    for reading

    reading

    to have read

  

14.  My parents suggested ______ apply for the job.

    me to

    me I should

    that I

    if I

15. Hang ____! I'll be there with you an hour.

    a little

    down here

    in there

    more

16.  He refused to admit _____ too strict with the children.

    to having been

    had been

    he should have been

    he has been

  

17.  I’m not feeling well. I’d rather _______ in tonight.

    stay

    to stay

    you to stay

    staying

18. If you _____ mind waiting, I'll call and check if Mr Owen is in.

    wouldn't

    do

    will

    could

19.  I'm sure he _______ being around my ex-husband.

    won't get used

    is used

    might be used to

    will get used to

  

20.  Seldom _____ anything funnier.

    I have seen

    I see

    have I seen

    I saw


21. I’m afraid I _____ used to working in an open-plan office.

    haven't ever

    haven't

    haven't got

    have

22.  Children need to have their imagination ______ .

    impacted

    simulated

    stimulated

    feigned

  

23.  You ______ him with my wife. She was with me all the time.

    may have seen

    mustn't see

    can't have seen

    should see

24. The guest room is quite small, but there should be enough space for you there. You only have a few ____ and pieces.

    bits

    clothes

    stuff

    books

25.  The judge had _____ in allowing the lawsuit to proceed.

    astrayed

    erred

    biased

    drifted


26.  The author died after a ______ illness.

    procuring

    profuse

    protracted

    prolapsed

 27. I don’t know when the term ’hipster’ was ____ , but it has become quite popular lately.

    fabricated

    carved

    uttered

    coined

28.  I’m not sure if I shut down the computer. I can’t really remember _______ it down.

    have shut

    shutting

    to shut

    I shut

29.  Although the lunar landing ______, the crew managed to take some invaluable photos of the Moon's surface.

    was abhorred

    was aborted

    was accomplished

    was abolished

30. Criminal defendants can't be called to the stand by the ______.

    prosecuting

    persecution

    persecutor

    prosecutor

31. The trial, in which Ms Jones was accused of conspiracy, was scheduled to end ______ week.

    any

    that very

    in the last

    after

32. Joe showed me photos of his new car, _____ he bought last week.

    which

    that

    what

    whom

  use WHICH when giving extra information about something in a relative clause

 33. 2007 saw an uninterrupted growth, which ______ a couple of moderate falls continued in 2008.

    increase

    again

    despite

    however

34.  When you end up in prison with no friends left, only then _____ realise that all your thieving has been for nothing.

    you could

    will you

    they might

    it will

35.  If you ______ to see Mary, could you say hello to her for me?

    likely

    possibly

    happen

    might

36.  When you are parted from your partner, you _____ to appreciate each other more.

    find

    may

    become

    grow

37.  She’s lost her credit card. She _______ it somewhere.

    must have been dropping

    should have dropped

    must have dropped

    would have dropped

38.  If he_____ phone, tell him to ring back later.

    should

    can

    might

    will

39.  When I stopped _____ to him, he was repairing his watch. We had a good chat.

    speaking

    to speak

    spoke

    having spoken

40.  I asked an old couple for directions, but _____ of them knew where the cinema was.

    all

    both

    none

    neither

 41. Everyone wanted to hear the president's ______ address.

    inaudible

    inbound

    inaugural

    indented

42.  He must be forty or ______ .

    therein

    thereafter

    therefore

    thereabouts

 43. My sister really gets a ____ out of singing in public.

    fun

    buzz

    blush

    pleasure

44.  I asked Jane about the accident, but she _____ a word.

    didn't use to

    wouldn't say

    shouldn't say

    refused

45.  I got a _____ box for my birthday.

    white small wooden

    small white wooden

    small wooden white

    wooden small white

 46. The poor are not _____ as full members of society.

    thought to be

    taken up

    regarded

    considering

47.  Increasing currency ______ is making exchange rates more volatile.

    intervention

    speculation

    laundering

    endorsment

48.  You are taking this very lightly, ______ your mother is dead serious.

    whence

    since

    as

    whereas

49.  ______ the people I interviewed, one in ten said they had already lied to someone that day.

    around

    between

    among

    along

 50. Don't worry. You've got _____ on Janet. You're much more intelligent.

    win

    a bundle

    one down

    one up

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