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SAMPLE TESTS

1) Choose the correct sentence:


a) [x] They work hard because they are well-paid.
b) [ ] They work hardly because they are well-paid.
--------------------------------------------------------------------2) Whatever he does seems to go ...
a) [ ] wrongly.
b) [x] wrong.
c) [ ] wronger.
--------------------------------------------------------------------3) We haven't seen our new colleague in the Marketing Department ...
a) [x] lately.
b) [ ] late.
c) [ ] later.
--------------------------------------------------------------------4) As we are behind schedule, we need to start work ...
a) [ ] immediate.
b) [ ] imediate
c) [x] immediately
--------------------------------------------------------------------5) During the trial in which our company was involved the images and documents incriminating us were displayed
...
a) [ ] public.
b) [x] publicly.
c) [ ] publically.
--------------------------------------------------------------------6) The ... arguments for reducing the investment are very strong.
a) [ ] economically
b) [ ] economical
c) [x] economic
--------------------------------------------------------------------7) The plane arrived ... so I missed the start of the meeting.
a) [x] late
b) [ ] latelly
c) [ ] laterally
--------------------------------------------------------------------8) I am afraid that I am not ... in visiting the production lines of their company.
a) [ ] interest
b) [ ] interesting
c) [x] interested
--------------------------------------------------------------------9) Choose the correct English translation of the following sentence:
Ultimul meu loc de munc a fost in domeniul programrii de software dar n prezent lucrez la controlul calitii.
a) [x] My last job was in software programming but presently I work in quality control.
b) [ ] My last lob was in software programming but actually I work in quality control.
10) Reducing R&D spending is not ... in the long term.
a) [ ] economic
b) [ ] economics
c) [x] economical
--------------------------------------------------------------------11) The Director is in hospital because he has been working too ...
a) [ ] hardest.
b) [x] hard.
c) [ ] hardly.

--------------------------------------------------------------------12) The profit forecast is ... good. We have reasons to believe that this year is going to be a very successful one.
a) [ ] real
b) [x] really
c) [ ] reality
--------------------------------------------------------------------13)... sales were caused by a drop in customer confidence in our products because our newest line was below
standards.
a) [ ] Poorly
b) [ ] Poorest
c) [x] Poor
--------------------------------------------------------------------14) The ... Board of Directors has insufficient experience in running such a complex business. We are going to
hear about changes soon.
a) [ ] presently
b) [ ] presentlly
c) [x] present
--------------------------------------------------------------------15) The Chairperson sounded ... about the new line of products.
a) [ ] optimist
b) [ ] optimistically
c) [x] optimistic
--------------------------------------------------------------------16) The President said in the news that he was very ... with the country's economic progress.
a) [ ] shocking
b) [x] pleased
c) [ ] pleasing
--------------------------------------------------------------------17) The product is ... good. We want to place an important order with your company.
a) [x] technically
b) [ ] technicly
c) [ ] extraordinary
--------------------------------------------------------------------18) Many of the senior staff are ... concerned about their pensions nowadays.
a) [ ] right
b) [x] rightly
c) [ ] wright
--------------------------------------------------------------------19) Our new mobile phone model fits ... into the average-sized pocket, one of the qualities which recommend it to
our women customers.
a) [ ] easy
b) [x] easily
c) [ ] easierly
--------------------------------------------------------------------20) His resignation from his position of Head of the Human Resources Department and the rumors about
nepotism in their company will ... affect their reputation and image.
a) [ ] serious
b) [ ] seriouse
c) [x] seriously
--------------------------------------------------------------------21) They installed the equipment ...
a) [x] fairly quickly.
b) [ ] fair quick.
c) [ ] fairly quick.
--------------------------------------------------------------------22) Since he ... works, I assume he will be dismissed soon.

a) [x] hardly
b) [ ] hard
c) [ ] hardely
--------------------------------------------------------------------23) There was a ... growth in sales throughout the year.
a) [ ] gradually
b) [x] gradual
c) [ ] gradualy
--------------------------------------------------------------------24) The negotiations were very ... We reached a mutually profitable decision for our companies.
a) [x] interesting.
b) [ ] interested
c) [ ] intrestyng
--------------------------------------------------------------------25) I usually go to work at 8. Yesterday I went there at 7 o' clock, which means I went to work ...
a) [ ] frequent.
b) [x] earlier.
c) [ ] later.
--------------------------------------------------------------------26) I really enjoyed today's presentation. It was ... than the last one, which was boring.
a) [ ] more interested
b) [x] more interesting
c) [ ] as interesting
--------------------------------------------------------------------27) We stayed in ... hotel we could find. Now we regret it as it had poor facilities.
a) [x] the cheapest
b) [ ] cheaper
c) [ ] the cheap
--------------------------------------------------------------------28) According to the latest statistics, Coca-Cola Company is ... than Pepsi Co.
a) [x] more profitable
b) [ ] profitable
c) [ ] as profitable
--------------------------------------------------------------------29) The price is ... as high as it seems.
a) [x] not
b) [ ] more
c) [ ] much
--------------------------------------------------------------------30) Their level of service is good, but ours is ... and this is the reason for which we are the best in this business.
a) [ ] good
b) [ ] best
c) [x] better
--------------------------------------------------------------------31) Today the price of our shares is ... than it was yesterday.
a) [ ] more bad
b) [x] worse
c) [ ] as bad
--------------------------------------------------------------------32) We'll reach their office very soon. It is not much .... In fact, it is quite near.
a) [x] farther
b) [ ] farer
c) [ ] more far
--------------------------------------------------------------------33) The meeting wasn't ... as I expected.
a) [ ] long

b) [ ] longer
c) [x] as long
--------------------------------------------------------------------34) This hotel is going to be closed. They don't have ... clients as a couple of years ago.
a) [ ] such many
b) [x] as many
c) [ ] as much
--------------------------------------------------------------------35) We have far ... people working for us than two years ago. Now our workforce is of about 500 employees.
a) [x] more
b) [ ] many
c) [ ] most
--------------------------------------------------------------------36) The conclusions are ... section of this report.
a) [ ] more important
b) [x] the most important
c) [ ] most important than
--------------------------------------------------------------------37) A labour contract should be signed both by the employer and the ...
a) [ ] employers.
b) [ ] employs.
c) [x] employees.
--------------------------------------------------------------------38) Since he works in the reception of that hotel, he is a ...
a) [ ] receptioner.
b) [ ] receptioning.
c) [x] receptionist.
--------------------------------------------------------------------39) He cannot solve this technical problem, he is ... economist, not ... engineer.
a) [ ] an/the
b) [ ] the/an
c) [x] an/an
--------------------------------------------------------------------40) Let us discuss this matter over ... lunch.
a) [ ] the
b) [ ] a
c) [x] --------------------------------------------------------------------41) Our new ... are located near your headquarters.
a) [ ] section
b) [x] premises
c) [ ] department
--------------------------------------------------------------------42) Unfortunately, there is a ... between his position as a politician and his business activity.
a) [ ] difference
b) [x] conflict of interests
c) [ ] gap
--------------------------------------------------------------------43) The work was ... that we refused to pay.
a) [ ] not bad
b) [x] so bad
c) [ ] such bad
--------------------------------------------------------------------44) Our Senior Vice President has a very ... schedule to meet .
a) [x] demanding
b) [ ] demand

c) [ ] demanded
--------------------------------------------------------------------45) Profits dropped ... last year.
a) [ ] dramaticly
b) [x] dramatically
c) [ ] dramatic
--------------------------------------------------------------------46) The ... employees are afraid of modern technology, and ... younger ones do not want to learn new methods of
work.
a) [ ] elder / an
b) [x] elder / the
c) [ ] olders / the
d) [ ] older / --------------------------------------------------------------------47) December is ... time of the year for our shopping centre.
a) [x] the busiest
b) [ ] the most busy
c) [ ] the more busy
d) [ ] the more busier
--------------------------------------------------------------------48) Americans say that ... companies will develop good personnel policies.
a) [ ] the more
b) [x] more and more
c) [ ] the most
d) [ ] much many
--------------------------------------------------------------------49) His Assistant Manager is ... yours but he is far more efficient.
a) [x] as old as
b) [ ] older as
c) [ ] less old as
d) [ ] as old than
--------------------------------------------------------------------50) I work ... I can to finish the report on time.
a) [ ] as hardly as
b) [ ] so hardly as
c) [ ] harder as
d) [x] as hard as
--------------------------------------------------------------------51) Where is ... post office, please?
a) [ ] nearest
b) [ ] nearer
c) [x] the nearest
d) [ ] the nearer
--------------------------------------------------------------------52) I'm afraid I have to agree with you that Harry is ... member in our team.
a) [x] the worst
b) [ ] a worse
c) [ ] a worst of
d) [ ] the worse
--------------------------------------------------------------------53) And ..., I want to thank my colleagues who helped me with this project.
a) [ ] least but not least
b) [ ] least and last
c) [ ] last but least
d) [x] last but not least
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54) Choose the suitable continuation of this sentence:


The more I learn, ...
a) [ ] most interesting becomes Economics.
b) [x] the more interesting Economics becomes.
c) [ ] more and more interesting Economics becomes.
d) [ ] the most and most interesting Economics becomes.
--------------------------------------------------------------------55) Choose the suitable continuation of this sentence:
I do not know which of their two rooms is ...
a) [ ] the largest.
b) [x] the larger.
c) [ ] more large.
d) [ ] most large.
--------------------------------------------------------------------56) We are one of the world's most ... companies in this area of activity.
a) [ ] succeed
b) [ ] success
c) [x] successful
d) [ ] suceed
--------------------------------------------------------------------57) How ... information do you have about this applicant?
a) [x] much
b) [ ] many
--------------------------------------------------------------------58) First, the data about that revolutionary medicine ... collected in a laboratory and then the pharmaceuticals
company ordered a market research.
a) [ ] was
b) [x] were
--------------------------------------------------------------------59) The new management team reviewed the product ranges, and slow-moving goods were taken off the ...
a) [ ] shelfs.
b) [ ] shelvs.
c) [x] shelves.
d) [ ] shelfes.
--------------------------------------------------------------------60) We can't have ... in our managing staff.
a) [ ] thiefs
b) [ ] thiefes
c) [x] thieves
d) [ ] thievs