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1.

This man has dark .................
A. heads B. head C. hairs D. hair

A.
B.
C.
D.

2.

and a .....................
A. beard B. barber C. moustaches D. facehair

A.
B.
C.
D.

3.

He is............................... a jacket.
A. wearing B. carrying C. having D. holding

A.
B.
C.
D.

4.

and he is ............................. a piece of paper.
A. wearing B. holding C. having D. getting

A.
B.
C.
D.

5.

He is sitting at his .......................
A. chair B. desk C. office D. room

A.
B.
C.
D.

6.

- perhaps he is .............................
A. work B. at work C. business D. on job

A.
B.
C.
D.

7.

You arrive at a party at 8 p.m. What do you say? .
A. Goodnight B. Good-bye C. Good evening D. Good afternoon

A.
B.
C.
D.

8.

Someone offers you a drink. You don't want it. What do you say ?
A. Thank you B. Please C. No thank you D. No please

A.
B.
C.
D.

9.

Henderson ...................................... going to work.
A. likes not B. don't like C. doesn't like D. not like

A.
B.
C.
D.

10.

................................ early in the morning?
A Does he get up B Gets he up C. Do he get up D. Get he up

A.
B.
C.
D.

11.

He .................................. to drive a car.
A. am learning B. learning C. is learning D. are learning

A.
B.
C.
D.

12.

A train is ..................................... a bus.
A. more quickly B. quickly C. quicker than D. more quick

A.
B.
C.
D.

13.

He ............................................ swim very well.
A. not can B. cannot C. doesn't can D. don't can

A.
B.
C.
D.

14.

................................... the bus to work.
A. Always Roberts catches B. Roberts always catches C. Roberts catches always D. Roberts does always catches

A.
B.
C.
D.

15.

Peter works in London. ...............................................
A. He goes there by train B. He there goes by train. C. He goes by train there. D. There goes he by train.

A.
B.
C.
D.

16.

..................................................... TV last night?
A. Did he watch B. Watched he C. Did he watched D. Does he watch

A.
B.
C.
D.

17.

I spoke slowly, but he ............................... understand me.
A. canned not B. didn't can C. didn't could D. could not

A.
B.
C.
D.

18.

He made ........................................ last year.
A. many money B. much money C . a lot of money D. lots money

A.
B.
C.
D.

19 .

I asked him ......................................
A. to not go away B. to go not away C. not to go away D. go not away.

A.
B.
C.
D.

20.

He used to live ............................. London.
A. on B. in C. to D. at

A.
B.
C.
D.

21.

James ................................................... to him on the phone.
A. spoked B. speaked C. spoke D. spoken

A.
B.
C.
D.

22.

"Quiet please - I ..................................................
A. am doing a test! B. do a test! C. doing a test! D. does a test

A.
B.
C.
D.

23.

I won't go to Cambridge if it .............................. tomorrow.
A. rain B. would rain C. rains D. raining

A.
B.
C.
D.

24.

While he ....................................... to London he saw an accident.
A. was driving B. drives C. drove D. had driven .

A.
B.
C.
D.

25.

Millions of cigarettes............................... every year.
A. is smoke B. are smoking C. are smoked D. are smoke

A.
B.
C.
D.

26.

He has a ......................................... experience of marketing in Europe.
A. grand B. wide C. large D. great

A.
B.
C.
D.

27.

I remember ................................................. him in London.
A. of meeting B. to meet C. to meeting D. meeting

A.
B.
C.
D.

28.

But I saw him in Frankfurt .................................
A. 3 years ago B. for 3 years C. before 3 years D. since 3 years

A.
B.
C.
D.

29.

Could you look......................... the blackboard and read what is on it?
A. to B. on C. for D. at

A.
B.
C.
D.

30 .

Smith went abroad last year. ............................... abroad before.
A. He had never been B. He had been never C. He never went D. He went never

A.
B.
C.
D.

31.

The last Olympic Games................................... in Barcelona.
A. were helded B. was holded C. were held D. were hold

A.
B.
C.
D.

32.

He took............................................ cheese.
A. all of B. all C. the all D. all of the

A.
B.
C.
D.

33.

The committee held a .......................................... last week.
A. meeting B. gathering C. session D. sitting

A.
B.
C.
D.

34.

I ........................................ the Prime Minister's speech very carefully.
A. heard to B. heard C. listened to D. overheard

A.
B.
C.
D.

35.

He would have known that, if he ....................................... the meeting.
A. had attended B. would have attended C. has attended D. would attend

A.
B.
C.
D.

36.

Would you mind ............................................ the door?
A. open B. to open C. opening D. to opening

A.
B.
C.
D.

37.

In August he .................................. for us for 25 years.
A. will have worked B. will work C. is going to work D. will be working

A.
B.
C.
D.

38.

.............................................. since I came back to the office?
A. Did Robinson telephone B. Was Robinson telephoning
C. Telephoned Robinson D. Has Robinson telephoned

A.
B.
C.
D.

39.

He speaks English very well................................... he's only 12.
A. whereas B. despite C. in spite of D. although

A.
B.
C.
D.

40.

"Don't do that," I said, I............................................... him not to do that.
A. talked B. told C. spoke D. said

A.
B.
C.
D.

41.

He never takes risks. He's a very.................................... man.
A. mindful B. anxious C. attentive D. cautious

A.
B.
C.
D.

42.

I'd like to put................................... a suggestion, if I may.
A. forward B. over C. across D. through

A.
B.
C.
D.

43.

I ............................................ this test for at least half an hour now.
A. do B. am doing C. have done D. have been doing

A.
B.
C.
D.

44.

I'll speak to him when he...............................................
A. will arrive B. is arriving C. arrives D. would arrive

A.
B.
C.
D.

45.

"Can you come tomorrow?" He asked ................... tomorrow.
A. if I come B. that I come C. if I could come D. that I can come

A.
B.
C.
D.

46.

He hasn't come again today. If he doesn't come,...........................what to do tomorrow.
A. he wouldn't know B. he didn't know C. he will not have known D. he won't know

A.
B.
C.
D.

47.

CONVERSATION [questions 47 - 64] :
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace want to buy a house, so they go to the office of an estate agent.
Agent: Good morning. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace?
Mrs. Wallace : Mr. Hogan?
Agent How do you do.

Mrs. Wallace : I spoke to you on the phone. ......................... is my husband.
A. This B. It C. He D. That.

Mr. Wallace : How do you do.

A.
B.
C.
D.

48.

Agent: How do you do. ........................... sit down.
A. You B. Please C. Now D. Let

(They all sit down at a desk. )

A.
B.
C.
D.

49.

Agent: I understand from our telephone conversation that you're.........................
A. intending B. interesting C. intended D. interested

A.
B.
C.
D.

50.

in buying a property for about £85,000, is that........................ ?
A. true B. possible C. not D. right

A.
B.
C.
D.

51.

Mrs. Wallace : No. Well the price is right, but - er - well, we..................
A. make B. have C. are D. seem
a problem. We've been living abroad for the last ten years -

A.
B.
C.
D.

52.

Mr. Wallace : Longer .................. that.
A. than B. that C. as D. to

A.
B.
C.
D.

53.

Mrs. Wallace : Yes, I suppose it is - and we want to settle back here............
A. because B. and C. but D. so

A.
B.
C.
D.

54.

we have very different ideas of the ................ of place we'd like to live in.
A. kind B. piece C. shape D. area

A.
B.
C.
D.

55.

Mr. Wallace : Yes, you see...................prefer to live in town, in a centrally located flat.
A. I B. I'd C. we D. we'd

A.
B.
C.
D.

56.

Mrs. Wallace : And I am really keen to live in ...........................country.
A. the B. a C. some D. -

A.
B.
C.
D.

57.

I want a big garden. I want a new view. I want to be ...................
A. able B. possible C. can D. allow
to go for walks. I want to go back to work - that is, to get back into teaching.

A.
B.
C.
D.

58.

Mr. Wallace : Well, I'm sure you.............................. teach in London, in town, just as easily.
A. would B. might C. should D. could

A.
B.
C.
D.

59.

Mrs. Wallace : Yes, ............. I think the chances of
A. and B. but C. so D. then

A.
B.
C.
D.

60.

getting a job .............. probably much greater in a village school,
A. is B. are C. will D. would

A.
B.
C.
D.

61.

and I ...............like to be part of the community again, darling.
A. would B. do C. will D. shall

A.
B.
C.
D.

62.

Mr. Wallace : And I want to live in a flat...............maintenance included.
A. for B. with C. and D. by

A.
B.
C.
D.

63.

You know - you pay for all the............... I mean, I'm not a do-it-yourself man.
A. services B. servants C. assistance D. assistants

A.
B.
C.
D.

64.

I don't like to mend leaky..............., and that sort of thing.
A. walls B. floors C. roofs D. ceilings

A.
B.
C.
D.

65.

AT A HOTEL [question 65 - 80]

Mr. Graham has just checked into a hotel, but he is not happy with his room. He goes down to the reception desk.

Mr. Graham: I'm ................... there's been a mistake. My room doesn't have a bath.
A. sorry B. afraid C. anxious D. regret

A.
B.
C.
D.

66.

Hotel Clerk : Well I think your room is correct sir. Room 118 .................. ?
A. don't you B. isn't it C. doesn't it D. can you

A.
B.
C.
D.

67.

Mr. Graham : ..............., could I have a bath, please?
A. Thus B. Well C. In spite D. Thank you

A.
B.
C.
D.

68.

Hotel Clerk : Er - I'm afraid we don't ............. a room with a bath and -
A. reserve B. get C. have D. retain

A.
B.
C.
D.

69.

Mr. Graham : Look, I'm very tired. I don't want to ................but my firm always book a room with a bath.
A. shout B. denounce C. anger D. argue

A.
B.
C.
D.

70.

Hotel Clerk: Er - I'll check the.....................
A. correspondence B. mailing C. communicate D. lettering

A.
B.
C.
D.

71.

but I don't think you were .................... into a room with a bath. There we are, it is Mr. Graham, isn't it?
A. reserved B. checked C. booked D. registered
Mr. Graham : It is, yes.
The clerk shows Mr. Graham a letter.

A.
B.
C.
D.

72.

Hotel Clerk: Yes, one ................. room.
A. alone B. single C. bathless D. only

A.
B.
C.
D.

73.

Mr. Graham : I'll see them when I get back. Well, I ..................that it's our mistake,
A. appreciate B. deprecate C. respect D. expect

A.
B.
C.
D.

74.

but are you sure there's ............ with a bath?
A. not B. something C. anything D. nothing
Hotel Clerk: Well ..........

A.
B.
C.
D.

75.

Mr. Graham : I've just flown a very long...................... and I'm very tired and all I want is a bath and a sleep.
A. distance B. airline C. period D. timing

A.
B.
C.
D.

76.

Hotel Clerk: Well, as I've said sir, there's ..................... nothing for tonight. But let's see. You're here for five days, aren't you ?
A. extremely B. perfectly C. absolutely D. especially
Mr. Graham : Oh dear !

A.
B.
C.
D.

77.

Hotel Clerk: I'll just have a ....................... with the manager.
A. word B. sentence C. phrase D. dialogue

A.
B.
C.
D.

78.

Mr. Graham : I would ...................... it.
A. value B. appreciate C. thank D. reward

A.
B.
C.
D.

79.

I'm ............................... to have a long hot bath !
A. despaired B. worried C. desperate D. overwhelmed

A.
B.
C.
D.

80.

Hotel Clerk: Don't worry sir ! ............................. it with me.
A. Let B. Leave C. Give D. Stop

A.
B.
C.
D.

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