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FEBRUARY FUN TEST

FEBRUARY 2012

PFW

Lets have fun with the following general test. Mark the correct word to complete
each sentence.
1. "My
a.
b.
c.

grandmother is so ______. She dusts every morning."


House proud
house-trained
housebound

2. The
a)
b)
c)

phrasal verb "look after" means...


"think with pleasure about the future".
"be responsible for".
"be irresponsible".

3. "It's a bit ______, isn't it? I wish I'd brought my jacket."


a) nifty
b) nippy
c) nitpicky
4. "You'll never guess what! I...
a) came back
b) came by
c) came across
some old photographs in Grandma's sideboard. They must be from
the 1920s."
5. "Alec had a reputation as a hard-nosed businessman." Hard-nosed
means...
a) too interested in other people's business.
b) tough and determined.
c) Criminal and without scruples
6. Come across means "find by chance". The two-word verb "come across" is...
a) inseparable.
b) separable.
7. "It's lovely to sit outside on such a balmy evening." The German translation
for balmy is...
a) still".
b) "mild".
8. I can't go out tonight. I promised to finish sewing Carla's dress ______ tomorrow.
a) by
b) until
9. "They call him the ______ go for this, go for that..."
a) goer
b) gofer
c) golfer
10. I can only stay ______ eleven. I have to get up early tomorrow.
a) by

b)

until

11. "Harvard University ______ the top students from all over the world."
a) apple-picks
b) banana-picks
c) cherry-picks
12. Research shows that confusing date labels on food is one of the causes of
consumers...
a) throwing away
b) to throw away
5.3 million tonnes of food that is still edible
every year.
13. "I still know the poems I learned at school by ______."
a) heart
b) head
c) hand
14. Agatha Christie is the world's...
a) wildest read
b) most widely read
c) most wide read
novelist, with two billion books sold in 45
languages.
15. "The Government need to ______ corruption once and for all."
a) tangle
b) tackle
c) tickle
16. Agatha Christie was born on 15 September 1890 in a town called Torquay,...
a) in
b) at
c) on
the south-west coast of England.
17. "I don't think Jack has got enough clout to close the deal." Clout means...
a) money & business
b) energy & fitness
c) Power or influence.
18. On the evening of September 19, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill...
a) drove
b) were driving
home from a vacation in Canada, when they
saw a bright light.
19. "Do you want to make a fast ______? I have an idea."
a) buck
b) nickel
c) dime
20. They stopped, and Barney got out his binoculars. What he saw made him
panic. The light, he said, was an aircraft with windows and through those
windows he...
a) was watched.
b) was watching.
c) was being watched.

21. You take care has the same meaning as you must take care
1. better
2. safer
3. worst

FEBRUARY FUN TEST


FEBRUARY 2012

PFW

Lets have fun with the following general test. Mark the correct word to complete
each sentence.
1. "My grandmother is so ______. She dusts every morning."
d. House proud
e. house-trained
f.
housebound
house-trained = stubenrein housebound = ans Haus gefesselt
2. The phrasal verb "look after" means...
d) "think with pleasure about the future".
e) "be responsible for".
f)
"be irresponsible".
3. "It's a bit ______, isn't it? I wish I'd brought my jacket."
d) nifty
e) nippy
f) nitpicky
nifty = raffiniert
4. "You'll never guess what! I...
d) came back
e) came by
f) came across
some old photographs in Grandma's sideboard. They must be from
the 1920s."
5. "Alec had a reputation as a hard-nosed businessman." Hard-nosed
means...
d) too interested in other people's business.
e) tough and determined.
f) Criminal and without scruples
If someone is too interested in other people's business, he or she is nosy.
6. Come across means "find by chance". The two-word verb "come across" is...
c) inseparable.
d) separable.
7. "It's lovely to sit outside on such a balmy evening." The German translation
for balmy is...
c) still".
d) "mild".
8. I can't go out tonight. I promised to finish sewing Carla's dress ______ tomorrow.
c) by
d) until
9. "They call him the ______ go for this, go for that..."
d) goer

e) gofer
f) golfer
10. I can only stay ______ eleven. I have to get up early tomorrow.
c) by
d) until
11. "Harvard University ______ the top students from all over the world."
d) apple-picks
e) banana-picks
f) cherry-picks

12. Research shows that confusing date labels on food is one of the causes of
consumers...
c) throwing away
d) to throw away
5.3 million tonnes of food that is still edible
every year.
13. "I still know the poems I learned at school by ______."
d) heart
e) head
f) hand
14. Agatha Christie is the world's...
d) wildest read
e) most widely read
f) most wide read
novelist, with two billion books sold in 45
languages.
15. "The Government need to ______ corruption once and for all."
d) tangle
e) tackle
f) tickle
16. Agatha Christie was born on 15 September 1890 in a town called Torquay,...
d) in
e) at
f) on
the south-west coast of England.
17. "I don't think Jack has got enough clout to close the deal." Clout means...
d) money & business.
e) energy & fitness.
f) Power or influence.
18. On the evening of September 19, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill...
c) drove
d) were driving
home from a vacation in Canada, when they
saw a bright light.
19. "Do you want to make a fast ______? I have an idea."
d) buck
e) nickel
f) dime
nickel (US) = 5 cents, dime (US) = 10 cents, buck (US, Aus, NZ l.) = 1 dollar

20. They stopped, and Barney got out his binoculars. What he saw made him
panic. The light, he said, was an aircraft with windows and through those
windows he...
d) was watched.
e) was watching.
f) was being watched.
21. You take care has the same meaning as you must take care
1. better
2. safer
3. worst