PRACTICE TEST 15
I- Make the correct choice:
1.Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:
a.clear b.near c.heard d.ear
2.Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:
a.using b.university c.union d.umbrella
3.Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others:
a.here b.atmosphere c.there d.mere
4.Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others:
a.artificial b.reality c.compulsory d.expression
5.Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others:
a.performance b.dictionary c.contemporary d.encouragement
6.Choose the word whose main stress is placed differently from the others:
a.international b.differences c.similarity d.reservation
7.It was nice ____ you to do my shopping for me. Thank you very much.
a.to b.of c.with d.for
8.These days everybody is aware ____ the dangers of smoking.
a.off b.about c.of d.with
9.The station platform was crowded ____ people waiting for the train.
a.with b.of c.for d.over
10.Do you spend much money ____ clothes?
a.for b.on c. from d.with
11.I hope you succeed ____ getting what you want.
a.about b.for c.to d.in
12.Clean air provides us ____ a healthy supply of oxygen.
a.of b.about c.with d.for
13. She is used to his ____ home late at night.
a. arrival b.arriving c.arrive d.arrived
14. ____ used to be a market near my house.
a. There b. They c. It d. This
15. This machine is used ____ clothes.
a. to washing b. for wash c. with washing d. to wash
16. It’s stupid _____ her to go out without a coat.
a. for b. to c. of d. with
17. I was satisfied ____ the present you gave me.
a. with b. about c. in d. of
18. I’m not ashamed of _____ .
a. I did b. what did I c. I did what d. what I did
19. At the hospital I was told that ______ I gave up smoking immediately my illness would get much worse.
a. if b. unless c. when d. because
20. He could not have known what was in the letter ______ he had written it himself.
a. unless b. if c. until d. by the time
21. These chemicals are ____. They can cause death or illness if taken into the body.
a. wonderful b. harmless c. poisonous d. useful
22. If you are ____ when you write your composition, you will probably get a good grade.
a. careless b. careful c. carelessly d. carefully
23. When I was a child, I spent _______ my time with my grandmother and aunts.
a. almost b. most c. either d. most of
24. Air pollution is a serious problem in Mexico City.
a. necessary b. severe c. major d. only
25. He cycled ____ and had an accident.
a. careless b. careful c. carelessly d. carefully
26. Your new dress makes you more ____.
a. beautiful b. beautifully c. beauty d. beautifying
27. You had better _______ harder or you will be sacked.
a. to work b. work c. worked d. working
28. He answered those questions _______ because he was intelligent.
a. perfect b. fine c. well d. good
29. They stopped ______because of the hot weather.
a. to work b. working c. to working d. worked
30. We admired him because he _____ his great ability.
a. was having b. has c. had d. was
II. Identify one underlined word or phrase that is incorrect:
31. She didn’t go for class this morning because she had a bad cold.
a b c d
32. The mechanic managed to repair the engine because he was experience.
a b c d
33. His health gets good and good because he does gymnastics regularly.
a b c d
34. He said anything about it because of his wife’s being there.
a b c d
III- Read the following passage and make the correct choice:
Engineering is the profession (35) _____ puts power and materials to work for man. Engineers use steel and concrete to (36) ______buildings, dams, roads and bridges. They use metal glass and plastics to make hundreds of everyday products. Engineer transform water power (37) ______ electricity that lights our homes and runs for factories. Engineers themselves often discover or create new materials and (38) ______of power that serve man. In this century the applied scientists have (2)9 _______ us automobiles and supersonic airplanes and other amazing machines. Our world has (40) _______ been transformed within the past few years.
35.a. who b. that c. it d. whose
36.a. construct b. stay c. live d. inhabit
37.a. of b. from c. into d. through
38.a. series b. resources c. causes d. sources
39.a. provided b. supplied c. given d. made
40.a. literally b. probable c. likely d. possible
IV. Read the passage and choose the best answer:
Fernside Engineering announced today that they are closing their plant in Tadworth. Three hundred jobs will be lost because of the closure, which is due to a sharp decline in orders for their products. There have been rumours for several weeks that the plant might be closed, and in spite of lengthy discussion between unions and management, closure became inevitable because of the cancellation of several major orders. As well as the three hundred redundancies at Tadworth, union leaders predict further redundancies in the area, in firms which supply Ferside Engineering with components.
41.What was announced today?
a. Fernside Engineering b. The closure of the plant
c. their plant in Tadworth c. Their products
42. Many jobs will be lost _____.
a. because it was announced today
b. because of the discussion between unions and management
c. due to a sharp decline in orders for their products
d. because there have been rumours
43.Why did the closure become inevitable?
a. because of the lengthy discussion between unions and management
b. because three hundred jobs will be lost
c. due to an increase in orders for their products
d. because of the cancellation of several major orders
44.What will be the result of the closure?
a. There will be three hundred redundancies at Tadworth
b. There will be several major orders
c. There will be a discussion between unions and management
d. There will be more jobs in firms which supply Ferside Engineering with components
V. Choose the correct sentence which has the same meaning as the above one :
It is more difficult to learn to speak English than to learn to write it.
a. Learning to speak English is more difficult than to learn to write it.
b. Learning to speak English is as difficult as learning to write it.
c. Learning to speak English is more difficult than learning to write it.
d. Learning to speak English is not so difficult as learning to write it.
They built the school in 1990.
a. The school was being built in 1990................ b. The school was built in 1990.
c. The school was building in 1990. d. The school which was built in 1990.
The house with the white wall is my uncle’s.
a. The house whose wall is white is my uncle. b. The house where wall is white is my uncle’s.
c. The house which wall is white is my uncle’s. d. The house whose wall is white belongs to my uncle.
They worked very hard in spite of their old age.
a. Despite they were old, they worked very hard. b. Although they were old, they worked very hard.
c. Though they were old age, they worked very hard. d. Even though they old, they worked very hard.
The last student who was interviewed was John.
a. The last student to be interviewed was John. b. The last student to interview was John.
c. The last student was John to be interviewed . d. The last student interviewing was John.
50. I don’t find it difficult to get up early in the morning.
a. I am used to get up early in the morning. b. I am used to finding it difficult to get up early in the morning.
c. I am used to find it difficult to get up early in the morning. d. I am used to getting up early in the morning.