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Grammar

You can offend people by___________in line. You need to go to the end of the line and wait your turn.
Your answer:
cutting

Correct

That jacket really needs to be ________ . You should take it to the dry cleaner's
Your answer:
cleaned

Correct

I think that in a few years, more people _________ .


Your answer:
will be telecommuting

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People who shoplift often_______on probation.


Your answer:
get put

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Those curtains are dirty. They need _______.


Your answer:
washing

Correct

We get ________work early on Friday during the summer. We call this "summer hours."
Your answer:
off

Correct

This soup ______hot or cold. I prefer it hot, though.


Your answer:
is eaten

Correct

I think the voting age _______ .


Your answer:
should be raised should be raising

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Have Chris and Bella called? _______ meet us here at 3:00, and it's now 3:30.
Your answer:
They were supposed to

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I never _______ around to buying a birthday gift for my husband.


Your answer:
got

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I didn't spend _______ she did choosing a good outfit for the party.
Your answer:
as much time as
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My car needs_______ . It's time for its annual check.
Your answer:
servicing

Correct

When _____ the factory?


Your answer:
can tourists visit

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A: Ethan wasn't at band practice yesterday.


B: Something unusual ________ because he always comes or calls. He's very reliable.
Your answer:
must have happened

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A: I really like this leather jacket.


B: It's nice, but _______ you think it's a little expensive?
Your answer:
dont

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Brad said, "I have a huge collection of antiques."


Brad said he ________ a huge collection of antiques.
Your answer:

had

Correct

I can't spend money on clothes as my friends can.


Your answer:
as much

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I don't like this digital camera. The batteries need _______ too often.
Your answer:
to be replaced

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I hope I can _______ through the meeting.


Your answer:
get

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Andy said, "I've been packing for a week to get ready to move to a new apartment."
Andy said that he ________ for a week to get ready to move to a new apartment.
Your answer:
had been packing

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Teens ______ how to drive safely.


Your answer:
have to be taught

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Wireless Internet access _______ in my company.


Your answer:
hasn't been made available

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These colorful vases and pots __________ local people in the markets.
Your answer:
are sold by

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A: I love these cotton shirts.


B: Cotton? _________ they polyester?
Your answer:
Aren't

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I always get my sister ________ my clothes. She does a great job.


Your answer:
to iron

Correct

If J. K. Rowling ___________ some best-selling books, she wouldn't have become a millionaire.
Your answer:
hadn't written

Correct

I want to look _______ for our office party.


Your answer:
as nice as possible

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Last year I __________ from college, but I didn't go to the graduation ceremony.
Your answer:
graduated

Correct

It's _______ talk during dinner. You can just listen if you want to.
Your answer:
acceptable not to

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A: That will be $21.00.


B: Really? _______ the jacket on sale today?
Your answer:
Isn't

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A: I can't go out this weekend. I told my parents I'd help them at home.
B: Really? Can't you get ______ ?
Your answer:
out of it

Correct

If the air conditioner didn't work, you _______ it to the store. They probably would have replaced it.
Your answer:
should have returned

Correct

He's a pretty famous writer, ______?


Your answer:
isn't he

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The land outside the city _____ .


Your answer:
hasn't been developed

Correct

Tom _______ a full-time job when he received his college diploma.


Your answer:
had already found

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It __________ be a nice day yesterday according to the weather forecast, but it turned out to be warm and sunny.
Your answer:
wasn't supposed to

Correct

In the next few years, companies ________ employees more benefits.


Your answer:
may be offering

Correct

These sunglasses ________ my old ones.


Your answer:
aren't as cool as

Correct

That lake isn't safe to swim in ________ the toxic chemicals in it.
Your answer:
because of

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My company encourages its employees to use public transportation __________ driving their cars to work.
Your answer:
instead of

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How ______ chocolate?


Your answer:
do they make

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You shouldn't just think about the money. You should make sure that you really enjoy the work. __________ is job satisfaction is really
important in the choice of a career.
Your answer:
What I'm saying

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Jaywalking isn't very serious. People ________ to prison for it.


Your answer:
shouldn't be sent

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Your career's taken off, _______ ?


Your answer:
hasn't it

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My son _________ for a job in engineering for several months, but he hasn't found anything
yet.
Your answer:
has been looking

Correct

She isn't a very famous singer, _________ ?


Your answer:
is she

Correct

The clerk asked, "Are you a customer of this bank?"


The clerk asked me ___________.
Your answer:
whether I was a customer of the bank

Correct

At this time yesterday, ___________on the beach. It's so depressing to be back at work.

Your answer:
I was sitting

Correct

__________ an increase in recycling, garbage is still a major environmental problem.


Your answer:
Despite

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Tuition fees at my school _______ again.


Your answer:
have been raised

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I'm going to use a fan instead of an air conditioner this summer _____ save electricity.
Your answer:
to

Correct

I didn't pay to have the damage to my ceiling _______ . I fixed it myself.


Your answer:
repaired

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I remember _______ a lot of time with my grandfather when I was growing up.
Your answer:
spending

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He's going to get Marcus _______ his car.


Your answer:
to fix

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If I _________ my education, I wouldn't have become a professor.


Your answer:
hadn't continued

Correct

I think you should talk to a career counselor. _______ is that he or she can give you information about a lot of different jobs.
Your answer:
The good thing about that

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I would never consider ________ alone. It is safer and more fun to travel with a friend.
Your answer:
traveling

Correct

Can you get _______ with taking long lunches at work on Fridays? Does the boss care?
Your answer:
away

Correct

Teens under 18 don't usually _______ the same way adults do.
Your answer:
b. get punished

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Do you think _______ by the time you're 30?


Your answer:
you'll have gotten married

Correct

If the argument was your fault, then you _________ . That's just the right thing to do.
Your answer:
should have apologized

Correct

Don't call me this afternoon. ________ the career fair until 6 p.m.
Your answer:
I'll be attending

Correct

Eric was upset because he _______ his cell phone at home on the day he was expecting an important call.
Your answer:
had left

Correct

I'm sorry, I'm on a diet. _______ have any cake for dessert.
Your answer:
I'm not supposed to

Correct

My cell phone isn't working. It needs _______.


Your answer:
recharging

Correct

A: Jane just moved to New York.


B: Really? Where _____ before she moved?
Your answer:
had she lived

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Lots of people use an internship to get a job later. ______ was typical. After his internship, he asked everyone he'd worked with to let him know
about any job openings. Three months later he got a job.
Your answer:
What my friend did

Correct

A: Hi, Phil, what are you doing?


B: Well, _______ be studying, but instead I'm watching TV.
Your answer:
I'm supposed to

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I'm a little angry at David. He ________ work with me on the project, but I did it all by myself.
Your answer:
was supposed to

Correct

You should take quick showers _______ save water.


Your answer:
in order to

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Are you really still upset about not being invited to the party? Get ______ it.
Your answer:
over

Correct

Soccer is a popular game for kids in my country. _______both boys and girls.
Your answer:
It's played by

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A: I wonder who just tried to call me. Maybe it was Ella.


B: It _____ Ella. She's on a camping trip, and she didn't take her phone with her.
Your answer:
couldn't have been

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I'm sorry, I can't go with you. _______ take care of my little sister tonight.
Your answer:
Im supposed to

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What should happen to someone who ________ convicted of murder?


Your answer:
gets

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We had a professional designer ________ the colors for our house.


Your answer:
choose

Correct

A: _______
B: So am I.
Your answer:
My girlfriend and I are afraid of black cats.

Correct

Hey, look at these floral-print tops! ______they great?


Your answer:
Arent

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A: I hate telemarketers. So I hung up on the one who just called.


B: Well, I him politely I wasn't interested.
Your answer:
would have told

Correct

I upset the host of the dinner party by ___________ an hour late.


Your answer:
arriving

Correct

After his public fight, the producer ______ .


Your answer:
got a lot of bad press

Correct

One superstition says that the bride shouldn't see her ___________ right before the wedding ceremony.
Your answer:
husband-to-be

Correct

8My roommate ______ every month for entertainment like movies and eating in restaurants.
Your answer:
gives herself an allowance

Correct

Do you think it's OK to _______ ? For example, would you say that you were busy to get out of an invitation?
Your answer:
tell a "white lie"

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My brother ________ for his birthday. He got an expensive new sports car.
Your answer:
bought himself a treat

Correct

A: Did your boss ________ let you have the day off?
B: Yes, he did! I'm glad he said yes when I asked him.
Your answer:
agree to

Correct

_________is a crime that's common among teenagers. Sometimes they steal just for the "fun" of it.
Your answer:
Shoplifting

Correct

A: What kinds of projects are you working on ________ ?


B: I've been doing a lot of work on antivirus software lately.
Your answer:
currently

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My sister is interested in becoming a _______. She wants to design bridges and manage building them.
Your answer:
civil engineer

Correct

Remember to _______ the host's cooking after dinner, even if it's not good. It's the polite thing to do.
Your answer:
compliment

Correct

A: So Dan says, "I thought you had the map!" But I didn't have the map. So, _______, "Oh,no, we're completely lost!" And I'm starting to get
scared.
B: So what did you do?
Your answer:
I'm thinking

Correct

A: Kayla was talking about her financial plans.


B: What did she say?
A: ____she had hired a financial planner. He has advised her to invest in stocks and bonds.
Your answer:
She was telling me

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A: I was standing in line at the movie theater, and these people just cut right in front of me. They said they were joining their friend.
B: It's not fair. I think people who come late should go to the end of the line.
Your answer:
That happened to me at a concert.

Correct

A: Have you ever dreamed about forgetting something important?


B: Lots of people have dreams like that.________
Your answer:
It's nothing unusual.

Correct

A: I was in the library trying to read, and this woman was talking loudly on her cell phone. I asked her to be quiet, and _______, "What's your
problem?"
B: I had a similar experience in a department store. I just left.
Your answer:
she was like

Correct

A: What kind of benefits does your company offer?


B: Health insurance, family leave, day-care centers,______ .
Your answer:
etc.

Correct

A: I'm in favor of banning cars from the city center. First, the city center will be cleaner and less polluted.
B: That's true.
A: _________, people will get more exercise.
Your answer:
Another thing is

Correct

A: I'd like to find work overseas, but I don't know where to look.
B: I don't know if _______, but it has a lot of information on overseas jobs.
Your answer:
you're familiar with the college career center

Correct

A: _________ I just remembered my mother's birthday was yesterday, and I didn't call her.
B: Well, call her now.
Your answer:
Shoot!

Correct

A: My father gets upset if my friends call him by his first name.


B: So he's __________ really traditional?
Your answer:
like

Correct

A: What's your typical week like?


B: _________
Your answer:
I work every weekday.

Correct

A: Let's go shopping.
B: _________
Your answer:
I'm really sorry. I'm too busy.

Correct

A: Excuse me. I'm looking for the Beekman Gallery.


B: _________
Your answer:
Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side.

Correct

Alex's hair isn't curly. It's _________.


Your answer:
straight

Correct

If she _________ home, she's going to relax.


Your answer:
stays

Correct

A: Excuse me. I'm looking for the Beekman Gallery.


B: _________
Your answer:
Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side.

Correct

John and Carl are brothers. John's wife is Carl's _________.


Your answer:
sister-in-law

Correct

A: Can we make the 5:00 train?


B: _________
Your answer:
It left ten minutes ago.

Correct

_________ your sister live?


Your answer:
Where does

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Sonia wants to see a movie, but she has an exam tomorrow. She _________ study tonight.
Your answer:
has to

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I'll take the green polo shirt. Can you gift wrap _________ for me?
Your answer:
it

Correct

Anthony _________ in London since 2001


Your answer:
has lived

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You _________ make a reservation soon. That restaurant is very popular


Your answer:
had better

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Luckily, I _________ a seat belt when I had the accident.


Your answer:
was wearing

Correct

I bought _________ shampoo at the drugstore.


Your answer:
some

Correct

I _________ to exercise
Your answer:
need

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Our old laptop was _________ fast as the new one. The new one is much faster.
Your answer:
not nearly as

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If we eat in a restaurant, I _________ the bill.


Your answer:
will pay

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A: _________
B: No. It's my first time.
Your answer:
Have you ever been here before?

Correct

A: Be sure not to miss the Louvre Museum while you're


in Paris.
B: _________
Your answer:
Really? Why's that?

Correct

I'm on time, _________ I?


Your answer:
aren't

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I _________ the movie when it came out on DVD.


Your answer:
had already seen

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I heard she lost a filling, so she _________ be at the dentist.


Your answer:
must

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My wife needs to have this dress _________ by Saturday.


Your answer:
dry-cleaned

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She got her mother _________ the wedding.


Your answer:
to plan

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Sunita invited her parents _________ for dinner on Saturday.


Your answer:
to come

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Could you tell me _________?


Your answer:
what this means

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If I were you, I _________ buy it.


Your answer:
wouldn't

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We _________ lost if we had called in advance for directions.


Your answer:
wouldn't have gotten

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_________ the topic of the international conference.


Your answer:
Poverty is

Correct
Question #31 (1 point)

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


Our friends encouraged _________ early.
Your answer:
us to arrive

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It's too dangerous _________ swimming at that beach.


Your answer:
to go

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Each country has customs and traditions about how to behave in social situations. These rules are called _________.
Your answer:
etiquette

Correct

_________ happens when there is no rain for a long period of time.


Your answer:
A drought

Correct

A: Sorry we're late. We got lost.


B: _________
Your answer:
That's OK. It can happen to anyone.

Correct

A: _________
B: No, I'm just browsing
Your answer:
Looking for anything special?

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


I remember _________ holidays with my family when I was young.
Your answer:
celebrating
Correct
Complete the item. Select the correct answer.
Oh no! Yesterday was my mother's birthday, and I forgot _________ her.
Your answer:
to call

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


How many times _________ to the opera already this year?
Your answer:
have you gone

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


Jason asked me _________ I had bought tickets yet.
Your answer:
whether

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


I intend _________ aside some money each month.
Your answer:
to put

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


_________, Stacy would have lent him money.
Your answer:
Had he asked

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


I can't stand _________ talking during the movie.
Your answer:
their

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


The older people are when they marry, _________ children they have.
Your answer:
the fewer

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


Don't be so _________. You can't believe everything you hear, you know.
Your answer:
gullible

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


My brother-in-law loves to travel. He _________ over thirty countries.
Your answer:
has visited

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


Michael didn't see Kristin at the party. When he arrived, she _________.
Your answer:
had already left

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


I suggested that Debra _________ us there at 3:00 P.M.
Your answer:
meet

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


We will meet at the park at 10:00 A.M. _________ it rains.
Your answer:
unless

Correct

Complete the item. Select the correct answer.


In the future, cars _________ powered by an alternative energy source.
Your answer:
will be

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Did you anywhere interesting last weekend?


Your answer:
go

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I work as a teacher and my wife , too.


Your answer:
does

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I think taxi driver


Your answer:
she's a

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What is your home town ?


Your answer:
like

Correct

Im afraid I here for your birthday party.


Your answer:
can't be

Correct

How are you?


Your answer:
heavy

Correct

How long married?


Your answer:
have you been

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Would you like help?


Your answer:
some

Correct

They go to the cinema


Your answer:
seldom

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He hasnt played since he the accident.


Your answer:

had

Correct

This is the best tea Ive tasted.


Your answer:
ever

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Im looking the summer holidays.


Your answer:
forward to

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My girlfriend born on the 2nd of September 1974.


Your answer:
was

Correct

This beer tastes .


Your answer:
lovely

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In life can make a mistake; were all human.


Your answer:
anyone

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She knows that she to pay now.


Your answer:
ought

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If he about it, Im sure hed help.


Your answer:
knew

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I'll return the newspaper when I through it.


Your answer:
have looked

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They said they come, but they didnt.


Your answer:
might

Correct

They were hard questions that I had no chance.


Your answer:
such

Correct

I don't have a cent to give you. I ...... bought a new computer.


Your answer:
've just

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Mum gave her job when I was born.


Your answer:
up

Correct

It's all right, we hurry. We have plenty of time.


Your answer:
needn't

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You have a terrible fever! call a doctor?


Your answer:
Shall I

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Joanna looks in her new dress.


Your answer:
nice

Correct

Mr Haines wants to his office.


Your answer:
you to come

Correct

There are around to start a cricket team


Your answer:

enough young boys

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These bottles of plastic.


Your answer:
are made

Correct

Do you know where ?


Your answer:
I put the keys

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Magda knows a lot about badgers, but she a live one.


Your answer:
hasn't ever seen

Correct

We wash the curtains year.


Your answer:
three times a

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The loudspeakers won't work unless you those cables.


Your answer:
connect

Correct

You should give .


Your answer:
this letter to your mother

Correct

Marian has old books.


Your answer:
a lot of

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Hania has got two children, ....... ?


Your answer:
hasn't she

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Let's think something nice.


Your answer:
about

Correct

A Jaguar is than a Fiat.


Your answer:
more expensive

Correct

The TV's too loud. Please, .


Your answer:
turn it down

Correct

It's a pity you here last night.


Your answer:
weren't

Correct

What about for a walk?


Your answer:
going

Correct

I made one or two mistakes, but of my answers were correct.


Your answer:
most

Correct

You can't cross the road when the light red.


Your answer:
is

Correct

I have a problem. help me please?


Your answer:
Could you

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Our neighbour is to Ireland.


Your answer:

going to travel

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Do penguins fly? No, they .


Your answer:
don't

Correct

train are you taking, the express to Poznan or to Skwierzyna?


Your answer:
Which

Correct

This is story.
Your answer:
a very interesting

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Marta takes the dog for a walk the evening.


Your answer:
in

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We haven't got Polish friends.


Your answer:
any

Correct

Simon can't to you now. He's busy.


Your answer:
talk

Correct

Have they finished working yet? I don't think .


Your answer:
so

Correct

Somebody stole his wallet so he money from a friend.


Your answer:
borrowed

Correct

We must go now. Call the waitress and ask for the .


Your answer:
bill

Correct

He's a friend of .
Your answer:
theirs

Correct

Have you had to eat?


Your answer:
enough

Correct

I my boyfriend since Christmas.


Your answer:
haven't seen

Correct

Who was the woman ?


Your answer:
that you were speaking to

Correct

Is than his father?


Your answer:
Matt taller

Correct

She was 29 on her birthday, she?


Your answer:
wasn't

Correct

is it from here to Berlin?


Your answer:
How far

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Good ! I hope you get the job.


Your answer:
luck

Correct

The doctor has told her that she must give drinking.
Your answer:
up

Correct

There was a lot of noise so I didn't understand what she was .


Your answer:
saying

Correct

I drink beer than wine.


Your answer:
would rather

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I gave her earrings for Christmas.


Your answer:
a pair of

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Would you like some more tea? There's still left.


Your answer:
a little

Correct

She didn't want the job, .


Your answer:
however well paid it was

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He has been for armed robbery.


Your answer:
arrested

Correct

The financial director for almost an hour.


Your answer:
kept us waiting

Correct

I've often at the Wiejce Palace Hotel.


Your answer:
stayed

Correct

I didn't realise that the coffee shop was the other side of the road.
Your answer:
on

Correct

We have for a receptionist but haven't appointed


Your answer:
advertised

Correct

She's very beautiful but that kind of woman doesn't to me.


Your answer:
fancy

Correct

The language school that I attend is 20 kilometres .


Your answer:
away

Correct

"I'm going to the cinema on Saturday." "So ."


Your answer:
am I

Correct

They him of scratching the car.


Your answer:
accused

Correct

They had to leave the flat because they couldn't pay the .
Your answer:
rent

Correct

She at me and then turned away.


Your answer:
glanced

Correct

The book shop rang that the dictionary you ordered has arrived.
Your answer:
to say

Correct

If he hadn't drunk so much, he sick.


Your answer:
wouldn't feel

Correct

Maria has two sisters, but she doesn't speak to of them.


Your answer:
either

Correct

Hubert is an uncle of .
Your answer:
Kim's

Correct

We discussed the house plans our way to the shops.


Your answer:
on

Correct

George goes to by car.


Your answer:
work

Correct

Have you found a job ?


Your answer:
yet

Correct

My boots are dirty. I'd better take them before I come in.
Your answer:
off

Correct

What did the man say ?


Your answer:
to you

Correct

Do you think I should move to Ireland? You shouldn't do anything you think it's the right thing to do.
Your answer:
unless

Correct

We can finish the rest of the eggs for .


Your answer:
a breakfasts

Correct

If she doesn't my sight at once, I'll scream!


Your answer:
get out of

Correct

I'm going for a walk. I need to ________ .


Your answer:
let off steam

Correct

I have to call you back later. Something important


has ________ .
Your answer:
come up

Correct

If my luggage hadn't gotten lost, I ________ to go shopping for new clothes now.
Your answer:
wouldn't need

Correct

If the airplane hadn't been invented, faster cars, boats, and trains ________ .
Your answer:
would have been engineered

Correct

If Alex ________ a little harder, he would have been successful.


Your answer:
would try

Correct

Some animals can ________ to help people.


Your answer:
be trained

Correct

A: ________
B: Actually, it kind of bothers me. I hope that's not a problem.
Your answer:
Do you mind my smoking?

Correct

A: Sorry I forgot your birthday.


B: ________
Your answer:
That's OK. It can happen to anyone.

Correct

I wonder ________ .
Your answer:
how the book ends

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A: ________
B: No, I haven't. What are they?
Your answer:
Have you tried pupusas yet?

Correct

READING
King of the Blues
Read the article. Choose the correct answer. Read the question at the end of the text.
The famous blues singer Riley B. King better known as B. B. King was born into a family of poor farmers in Mississippi in 1925. He had
a very difficult childhood: His parents separated when he was five, he began working in the fields when he was seven, and his mother died when
he
was
just
nine.
It's
a
sad
story,
isn't
it?
But
things
soon
got
better
because
of
music.
B. B. King got an early start in music by singing in his church. Later, he moved to Memphis, where he had a chance to perform on a popular
radio program. He spent his early years traveling from town to town, performing in different clubs. His career really took off in 1951 when his
song "Three O'clock Blues" stayed number one for 15 weeks. Audiences loved his deep voice, his humor, and his strength of feeling.
Then, in 1958, disaster struck. His bus was involved in a bad accident, and the driver was killed. Fortunately, King wasn't on the bus. What
might have happened if he had been on that bus? No one knows for sure. However, because King's insurance had been canceled before the
accident, he had to work hard as a musician to pay off his debts. However, sadly, he no longer made headlines.
But King was in the right place at the right time in the mid- to late 1960s. If King hadn't been discovered again at that time by such young rock
stars as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison, his career might have continued to go downhill. He performed on national TV
shows, and in 1970, his song "The Thrill Is Gone" made it to the pop charts. B. B. King was a star!
Which of the following statements about B. B. King's early life are true?
Your answer:
He had a difficult childhood.
King of the Blues
Read
the
article.

Correct
Choose

the

correct

answer.

Read

the

question

at

the

end

of

the

text.

The famous blues singer Riley B. King better known as B. B. King was born into a family of poor farmers in Mississippi in 1925. He had
a very difficult childhood: His parents separated when he was five, he began working in the fields when he was seven, and his mother died when
he
was
just
nine.
It's
a
sad
story,
isn't
it?
But
things
soon
got
better
because
of
music.
B. B. King got an early start in music by singing in his church. Later, he moved to Memphis, where he had a chance to perform on a popular
radio program. He spent his early years traveling from town to town, performing in different clubs. His career really took off in 1951 when his
song "Three O'clock Blues" stayed number one for 15 weeks. Audiences loved his deep voice, his humor, and his strength of feeling.
Then, in 1958, disaster struck. His bus was involved in a bad accident, and the driver was killed. Fortunately, King wasn't on the bus. What
might have happened if he had been on that bus? No one knows for sure. However, because King's insurance had been canceled before the
accident, he had to work hard as a musician to pay off his debts. However, sadly, he no longer made headlines.
But King was in the right place at the right time in the mid- to late 1960s. If King hadn't been discovered again at that time by such young rock
stars as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison, his career might have continued to go downhill. He performed on national TV
shows, and in 1970, his song "The Thrill Is Gone" made it to the pop charts. B. B. King was a star!
When did King's career first take off?
Your answer:
In 1951, when one of his songs made the charts.

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King of the Blues


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The famous blues singer Riley B. King better known as B. B. King was born into a family of poor farmers in Mississippi in 1925. He had
a very difficult childhood: His parents separated when he was five, he began working in the fields when he was seven, and his mother died when
he
was
just
nine.
It's
a
sad
story,
isn't
it?
But
things
soon
got
better
because
of
music.
B. B. King got an early start in music by singing in his church. Later, he moved to Memphis, where he had a chance to perform on a popular
radio program. He spent his early years traveling from town to town, performing in different clubs. His career really took off in 1951 when his
song "Three O'clock Blues" stayed number one for 15 weeks. Audiences loved his deep voice, his humor, and his strength of feeling.
Then, in 1958, disaster struck. His bus was involved in a bad accident, and the driver was killed. Fortunately, King wasn't on the bus. What
might have happened if he had been on that bus? No one knows for sure. However, because King's insurance had been canceled before the
accident, he had to work hard as a musician to pay off his debts. However, sadly, he no longer made headlines.
But King was in the right place at the right time in the mid- to late 1960s. If King hadn't been discovered again at that time by such young rock
stars as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison, his career might have continued to go downhill. He performed on national TV
shows, and in 1970, his song "The Thrill Is Gone" made it to the pop charts. B. B. King was a star!
What might have happened if King had been in the bus accident in 1958?
Your answer:
He might have been hurt or killed.

Correct

King of the Blues


Read the article. Choose the correct answer. Read the question at the end of the text.
The famous blues singer Riley B. King better known as B. B. King was born into a family of poor farmers in Mississippi in 1925. He had
a very difficult childhood: His parents separated when he was five, he began working in the fields when he was seven, and his mother died when
he
was
just
nine.
It's
a
sad
story,
isn't
it?
But
things
soon
got
better
because
of
music.
B. B. King got an early start in music by singing in his church. Later, he moved to Memphis, where he had a chance to perform on a popular
radio program. He spent his early years traveling from town to town, performing in different clubs. His career really took off in 1951 when his
song "Three O'clock Blues" stayed number one for 15 weeks. Audiences loved his deep voice, his humor, and his strength of feeling.
Then, in 1958, disaster struck. His bus was involved in a bad accident, and the driver was killed. Fortunately, King wasn't on the bus. What
might have happened if he had been on that bus? No one knows for sure. However, because King's insurance had been canceled before the
accident, he had to work hard as a musician to pay off his debts. However, sadly, he no longer made headlines.
But King was in the right place at the right time in the mid- to late 1960s. If King hadn't been discovered again at that time by such young rock
stars as the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison, his career might have continued to go downhill. He performed on national TV
shows, and in 1970, his song "The Thrill Is Gone" made it to the pop charts. B. B. King was a star!
Which of the following statements best describes King's career in the mid- to late 1960s?
Your answer:
He was in the right place at the right time.
Home Sweet Home
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correct

answer.

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Carlos and Sylvia got married in July, and they bought a house in August. They were so excited to start their new lives together.
The first week, they spent a lot of time decorating the house. Some of the rooms needed painting, the carpet in the living room was stained and
had to be replaced, and the filter for the air conditioner needed cleaning. Sylvia, an interior decorator, picked out great new colors for the paint in
the kitchen and the bedrooms. She got Carlos to hook up the computer, the TV, and the DVD player.
Of course, there were a few minor problems the shower had a small leak, the refrigerator had a few small dents, the dishwasher sometimes
made funny noises, and one or two of the doorknobs were loose and would need to be replaced. But, overall, it was a lovely home.
Two weeks later, about three in the morning, they heard a loud noise. Carlos ran to open the bedroom door, and the doorknob fell off. "We have
to get someone to fix these doorknobs!" he said. He opened the door with a screwdriver, ran downstairs and saw that the dishwasher had
flooded the entire first floor. In addition, the light on the DVD player was off, and the TV had fallen off the table.
Well, a week later, things were back to normal. They had the dishwasher repaired, and they got someone to put in new doorknobs. They bought a
big new TV and had it delivered the next day. The DVD player was fine it just needed to be plugged in again. Carlos and Sylvia are still very
happy with their home, but now they keep a list on their dented refrigerator of repair people to call in an emergency.
What did Carlos and Sylvia's house need when they first moved in?
Your answer:
Some rooms needed to be painted.

Correct

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the

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The first week, they spent a lot of time decorating the house. Some of the rooms needed painting, the carpet in the living room was stained and
had to be replaced, and the filter for the air conditioner needed cleaning. Sylvia, an interior decorator, picked out great new colors for the paint in
the kitchen and the bedrooms. She got Carlos to hook up the computer, the TV, and the DVD player.
Of course, there were a few minor problems the shower had a small leak, the refrigerator had a few small dents, the dishwasher sometimes
made funny noises, and one or two of the doorknobs were loose and would need to be replaced. But, overall, it was a lovely home.
Two weeks later, about three in the morning, they heard a loud noise. Carlos ran to open the bedroom door, and the doorknob fell off. "We have
to get someone to fix these doorknobs!" he said. He opened the door with a screwdriver, ran downstairs and saw that the dishwasher had
flooded the entire first floor. In addition, the light on the DVD player was off, and the TV had fallen off the table.
Well, a week later, things were back to normal. They had the dishwasher repaired, and they got someone to put in new doorknobs. They bought a
big new TV and had it delivered the next day. The DVD player was fine it just needed to be plugged in again. Carlos and Sylvia are still very
happy with their home, but now they keep a list on their dented refrigerator of repair people to call in an emergency.
What did Sylvia get Carlos to do in the first week?
Your answer:
hook up the computer

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Home Sweet Home


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the
article.

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the

correct

answer.

Read

the

question

at

the

end

of

the

text.

Carlos and Sylvia got married in July, and they bought a house in August. They were so excited to start their new lives together.
The first week, they spent a lot of time decorating the house. Some of the rooms needed painting, the carpet in the living room was stained and
had to be replaced, and the filter for the air conditioner needed cleaning. Sylvia, an interior decorator, picked out great new colors for the paint in
the kitchen and the bedrooms. She got Carlos to hook up the computer, the TV, and the DVD player.
Of course, there were a few minor problems the shower had a small leak, the refrigerator had a few small dents, the dishwasher sometimes
made funny noises, and one or two of the doorknobs were loose and would need to be replaced. But, overall, it was a lovely home.
Two weeks later, about three in the morning, they heard a loud noise. Carlos ran to open the bedroom door, and the doorknob fell off. "We have
to get someone to fix these doorknobs!" he said. He opened the door with a screwdriver, ran downstairs and saw that the dishwasher had
flooded the entire first floor. In addition, the light on the DVD player was off, and the TV had fallen off the table.
Well, a week later, things were back to normal. They had the dishwasher repaired, and they got someone to put in new doorknobs. They bought a
big new TV and had it delivered the next day. The DVD player was fine it just needed to be plugged in again. Carlos and Sylvia are still very
happy with their home, but now they keep a list on their dented refrigerator of repair people to call in an emergency.
What really needed to be fixed that first week but was not fixed?
Your answer:
the dishwasher

Correct

Home Sweet Home


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the
article.

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the

correct

answer.

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the

question

at

the

end

of

the

text.

Carlos and Sylvia got married in July, and they bought a house in August. They were so excited to start their new lives together.
The first week, they spent a lot of time decorating the house. Some of the rooms needed painting, the carpet in the living room was stained and
had to be replaced, and the filter for the air conditioner needed cleaning. Sylvia, an interior decorator, picked out great new colors for the paint in
the kitchen and the bedrooms. She got Carlos to hook up the computer, the TV, and the DVD player.
Of course, there were a few minor problems the shower had a small leak, the refrigerator had a few small dents, the dishwasher sometimes
made funny noises, and one or two of the doorknobs were loose and would need to be replaced. But, overall, it was a lovely home.
Two weeks later, about three in the morning, they heard a loud noise. Carlos ran to open the bedroom door, and the doorknob fell off. "We have
to get someone to fix these doorknobs!" he said. He opened the door with a screwdriver, ran downstairs and saw that the dishwasher had
flooded the entire first floor. In addition, the light on the DVD player was off, and the TV had fallen off the table.
Well, a week later, things were back to normal. They had the dishwasher repaired, and they got someone to put in new doorknobs. They bought a
big new TV and had it delivered the next day. The DVD player was fine it just needed to be plugged in again. Carlos and Sylvia are still very
happy with their home, but now they keep a list on their dented refrigerator of repair people to call in an emergency.
What did Carlos and Sylvia do after the dishwasher flooded the first floor?
Your answer:
They had the dishwasher repaired.

Correct

Legal Behavior
Read the article. Choose the correct answer. Read the question at the end of the text.
In every country, people have ideas about what is acceptable behavior in public and what is unacceptable. In Singapore there are not just ideas,
but also laws about inappropriate behavior. The country of Singapore, located at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, is really one big city.
With four million people living on an island just 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C., law and order are very important.
In Singapore, rude or inappropriate actions in public are considered minor offenses. The penalty for most of these offenses is a fine and,
sometimes, community service. If you get caught jaywalking in Singapore, for example, you could be fined $500. If you smoke in many public
places, you'll get fined up to $1,000. People are not allowed to eat or drink in the train stations or when riding the trains. And it's against the law
to use a cell phone when driving people get fined $1,000 and, possibly, get sentenced up to six months in jail.
Because of all the laws in Singapore, it has one of the lowest crime rates of any city in the world. It's a very clean and safe place to live. Some

people think that the United States could learn something from Singapore. They say that existing laws in the United States should be enforced
more strictly and that new laws should be passed. Some say that the penalties for minor offenses have to be increased. Should certain behavior
be banned in the United States? It's a complex issue, but one that ought to be considered by everyone.
What do you see a lot of in Singapore?
Your answer:
law and order

Correct

Legal Behavior
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the
article.

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the

correct

answer.

Read

the

question

at

the

end

of

the

text.

In every country, people have ideas about what is acceptable behavior in public and what is unacceptable. In Singapore there are not just ideas,
but also laws about inappropriate behavior. The country of Singapore, located at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula, is really one big city.
With four million people living on an island just 3.5 times the size of Washington, D.C., law and order are very important.
In Singapore, rude or inappropriate actions in public are considered minor offenses. The penalty for most of these offenses is a fine and,
sometimes, community service. If you get caught jaywalking in Singapore, for example, you could be fined $500. If you smoke in many public
places, you'll get fined up to $1,000. People are not allowed to eat or drink in the train stations or when riding the trains. And it's against the law
to use a cell phone when driving people get fined $1,000 and, possibly, get sentenced up to six months in jail.
Because of all the laws in Singapore, it has one of the lowest crime rates of any city in the world. It's a very clean and safe place to live. Some
people think that the United States could learn something from Singapore. They say that existing laws in the United States should be enforced
more strictly and that new laws should be passed. Some say that the penalties for minor offenses have to be increased. Should certain behavior
be banned in the United States? It's a complex issue, but one that ought to be considered by everyone.
For what offense could you get a $500 fine in Singapore?
Your answer:
jaywalking

Correct

Read the text and decide if the statement is true or false. You will find the corresponding statement at the end of the text.
Business English: Apple's record profits
Twelve months ago, Apple reported low iPhone sales that seemed to confirm long-term worries that the company's best days were over. Industry
analysts thought Apple were struggling to maintain the high levels of success previously set by founder Steve Jobs.

Doubts over the ability of Tim Cook, who took over as current CEO six weeks before Jobs passed away, have been banished with the company's
latest sales figures. In the last three months of 2014, the firm behind the iPad and iPhone increased its profits by 37 per cent, to $18 billion.
Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the latest quarter, the equivalent 34,000 sales every hour, the company said. That's the biggest
quarterly profit ever made by a public company.
Success in China has contributed to Apple's blockbuster profits. Large growth was also seen in the Brazilian and Singaporean markets.
Tim

Cook

said

the

company

would

release

its

next

product,

the

highly

anticipated

Apple

Watch,

in

April.

Statement:
The last couple of years have been very successful for Apple.
Your answer:
False

Correct

Read the text and decide if the statement is true or false. You will find the corresponding statement at the end of the text.
Business English: Apple's record profits
Twelve months ago, Apple reported low iPhone sales that seemed to confirm long-term worries that the company's best days were over. Industry
analysts thought Apple were struggling to maintain the high levels of success previously set by founder Steve Jobs.
Doubts over the ability of Tim Cook, who took over as current CEO six weeks before Jobs passed away, have been banished with the company's
latest sales figures.
In the last three months of 2014, the firm behind the iPad and iPhone increased its profits by 37 per cent, to $18 billion. Apple sold a record 74.5
million iPhones in the latest quarter, the equivalent 34,000 sales every hour, the company said. That's the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a
public company.
Success in China has contributed to Apple's blockbuster profits. Large growth was also seen in the Brazilian and Singaporean markets.
Tim Cook said the company would release its next product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, in April.

Statement:
Tim Cook became CEO after Jobs died.
Your answer:
False

Correct

Read the text and decide if the statement is true or false. You will find the corresponding statement at the end of the text.
Business English: Apple's record profits
Twelve months ago, Apple reported low iPhone sales that seemed to confirm long-term worries that the company's best days were over. Industry
analysts thought Apple were struggling to maintain the high levels of success previously set by founder Steve Jobs.
Doubts over the ability of Tim Cook, who took over as current CEO six weeks before Jobs passed away, have been banished with the company's
latest sales figures.
In the last three months of 2014, the firm behind the iPad and iPhone increased its profits by 37 per cent, to $18 billion. Apple sold a record 74.5
million iPhones in the latest quarter, the equivalent 34,000 sales every hour, the company said. That's the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a
public company.
Success in China has contributed to Apple's blockbuster profits. Large growth was also seen in the Brazilian and Singaporean markets.
Tim Cook said the company would release its next product, the highly anticipated Apple Watch, in April.
Statement:
Apple made a record profit for a company over 3 months.
Your answer:
True

Correct

Read this article and decide if the statement which follow it is true or false.
Twerk in the English dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary has confirmed that 500 words are being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The dictionary records the meaning and development of the English language. For a word to qualify, it must have been have been in popular use
for at least 10 years in both novels and newspapers.
Some of the terms in Oxford's latest update are much older than you might think.
Twerk, the dance that gained global fame thanks to pop-star by Miley Cyrus, has been admitted with Oxford saying its origins go back almost
200 years.
Researchers found the word was first used in 1820, spelt twirk, to refer to a twisting or jerking movement or twitch.
"We are confident that it is the same origins as the dance," Fiona McPherson, a senior editor of Oxford English Dictionary, told The Guardian.
"There has been constant use up into the present day to mean that same thing. I think it's quite spectacular, the early origins for it. We were quite
surprised."
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the
meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and presentfrom across the English-speaking world.
Every three months it announces updates, revises existing entries and adds new words.
Statement:
500 words are added to the dictionary every day.
Your answer:
False

Correct

Read this article and decide if the statement which follow it is true or false.
Twerk in the English dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary has confirmed that 500 words are being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The dictionary records the meaning and development of the English language. For a word to qualify, it must have been have been in popular use

for at least 10 years in both novels and newspapers.


Some of the terms in Oxford's latest update are much older than you might think.
Twerk, the dance that gained global fame thanks to pop-star by Miley Cyrus, has been admitted with Oxford saying its origins go back almost
200 years.
Researchers found the word was first used in 1820, spelt twirk, to refer to a twisting or jerking movement or twitch.
"We are confident that it is the same origins as the dance," Fiona McPherson, a senior editor of Oxford English Dictionary, told The Guardian.
"There has been constant use up into the present day to mean that same thing. I think it's quite spectacular, the early origins for it. We were quite
surprised."
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the
meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and presentfrom across the English-speaking world.
Every three months it announces updates, revises existing entries and adds new words.
Statement:
Words need to be at least ten years old to be included.
Your answer:
True

Correct

Read this article and decide if the statement which follow it is true or false.
Twerk in the English dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary has confirmed that 500 words are being added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
The dictionary records the meaning and development of the English language. For a word to qualify, it must have been have been in popular use
for at least 10 years in both novels and newspapers.
Some of the terms in Oxford's latest update are much older than you might think.
Twerk, the dance that gained global fame thanks to pop-star by Miley Cyrus, has been admitted with Oxford saying its origins go back almost
200 years.
Researchers found the word was first used in 1820, spelt twirk, to refer to a twisting or jerking movement or twitch.
"We are confident that it is the same origins as the dance," Fiona McPherson, a senior editor of Oxford English Dictionary, told The Guardian.
"There has been constant use up into the present day to mean that same thing. I think it's quite spectacular, the early origins for it. We were quite
surprised."
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the
meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and presentfrom across the English-speaking world.
Every three months it announces updates, revises existing entries and adds new words.
Statement:
The article suggests everyone knows twerk is a very old word.
Your answer:
False

Correct

Read this article and choose the correct answer. You will find the question at the end of the text.
The first day of spring
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of
daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
In the UK we say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, meaning the start of March is usually wet and cold (the lion), while the
end of the month, when spring begins, is mild and pleasant (the lamb).
The first day of spring is an equinox - one of two days a year when The Sun shines directly on the equator. On these special days, day and night
are the same length of time.

Equinoxes are not to be confused with solstices. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The June solstice is the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere, north of the equator. The winter solstice is the shortest
day of the year; it is the day with the least amount of daylight.
In the Southern Hemisphere the first day of spring is in September.
Question:
Spring starts in March in:
Your answer:
Europe

Correct

Read this article and choose the correct answer. You will find the question at the end of the text.
The first day of spring
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of
daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
In the UK we say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, meaning the start of March is usually wet and cold (the lion), while the
end of the month, when spring begins, is mild and pleasant (the lamb).
The first day of spring is an equinox - one of two days a year when The Sun shines directly on the equator. On these special days, day and night
are the same length of time.
Equinoxes are not to be confused with solstices. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The June solstice is the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere, north of the equator. The winter solstice is the shortest
day of the year; it is the day with the least amount of daylight.
In the Southern Hemisphere the first day of spring is in September.
Question:
Spring follows:
Your answer:
Winter

Correct

Read this article and choose the correct answer. You will find the question at the end of the text.
The first day of spring
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of
daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
In the UK we say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, meaning the start of March is usually wet and cold (the lion), while the
end of the month, when spring begins, is mild and pleasant (the lamb).
The first day of spring is an equinox - one of two days a year when The Sun shines directly on the equator. On these special days, day and night
are the same length of time.
Equinoxes are not to be confused with solstices. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The June solstice is the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere, north of the equator. The winter solstice is the shortest
day of the year; it is the day with the least amount of daylight.
In the Southern Hemisphere the first day of spring is in September.

Question:
According to the proverb, March:
Your answer:
Starts cold and ends warm

Correct

Read this article and choose the correct answer. You will find the question at the end of the text.
The first day of spring
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of
daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
In the UK we say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, meaning the start of March is usually wet and cold (the lion), while the
end of the month, when spring begins, is mild and pleasant (the lamb).
The first day of spring is an equinox - one of two days a year when The Sun shines directly on the equator. On these special days, day and night
are the same length of time.
Equinoxes are not to be confused with solstices. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The June solstice is the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere, north of the equator. The winter solstice is the shortest
day of the year; it is the day with the least amount of daylight.
In the Southern Hemisphere the first day of spring is in September.
Question:
The middle of the earth is called the:
Your answer:
Equator

Correct

Read this article and choose the correct answer. You will find the question at the end of the text.
The first day of spring
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of
daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
In the UK we say, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, meaning the start of March is usually wet and cold (the lion), while the
end of the month, when spring begins, is mild and pleasant (the lamb).
The first day of spring is an equinox - one of two days a year when The Sun shines directly on the equator. On these special days, day and night
are the same length of time.
Equinoxes are not to be confused with solstices. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, so the summer solstice in the Northern
Hemisphere is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
The June solstice is the longest day of the year for people in the Northern Hemisphere, north of the equator. The winter solstice is the shortest
day of the year; it is the day with the least amount of daylight.
In the Southern Hemisphere the first day of spring is in September.
Question:
On the summer solstice:
Your answer:
Day is longer than night

Correct

Read the text and choose the correct definition of the words. You will find the words at the end of the text.
Is working at night bad for you?
A new study has found that it is better for you to work 'normal' fixed hours, like a 9-to-5 job, than shift work, where your hours change from day
to day or week to week.
The study published in the journal, 'Occupational and Environmental Medicine' found that long-term shift work can age your brain, cause
memory loss, reduce processing speed and result in a decline in overall brain function.
Researchers believe that working irregular hours, like working nights, disrupts your natural body clock, that is based on natural day and night
cycles. Because the body's internal clock is designed for us to be active in the day and asleep at night, working nights can affect your brain's
ability to function normally.
The study found it can take up to 5 years for your brain to recover from the damage done after giving up shift work.
Previous studies have also shown that night workers are vitamin D deficient because the are exposed to less sunlight.
Shift work means:
Your answer:
Working different periods during the day and night

Correct

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Is working at night bad for you?
A new study has found that it is better for you to work 'normal' fixed hours, like a 9-to-5 job, than shift work, where your hours change from day
to day or week to week.
The study published in the journal, 'Occupational and Environmental Medicine' found that long-term shift work can age your brain, cause
memory loss, reduce processing speed and result in a decline in overall brain function.
Researchers believe that working irregular hours, like working nights, disrupts your natural body clock, that is based on natural day and night
cycles. Because the body's internal clock is designed for us to be active in the day and asleep at night, working nights can affect your brain's
ability to function normally.
The study found it can take up to 5 years for your brain to recover from the damage done after giving up shift work.
Previous studies have also shown that night workers are vitamin D deficient because the are exposed to less sunlight.
Giving up means:
Your answer:
Quitting

Correct

Read the text and choose the correct definition of the words. You will find the words at the end of the text.
Is working at night bad for you?
A new study has found that it is better for you to work 'normal' fixed hours, like a 9-to-5 job, than shift work, where your hours change from day
to day or week to week.
The study published in the journal, 'Occupational and Environmental Medicine' found that long-term shift work can age your brain, cause
memory loss, reduce processing speed and result in a decline in overall brain function.
Researchers believe that working irregular hours, like working nights, disrupts your natural body clock, that is based on natural day and night
cycles. Because the body's internal clock is designed for us to be active in the day and asleep at night, working nights can affect your brain's
ability to function normally.
The study found it can take up to 5 years for your brain to recover from the damage done after giving up shift work.
Previous studies have also shown that night workers are vitamin D deficient because the are exposed to less sunlight.

Your answer:
Continuing for a long time

Correct

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The savannah
The tourist looking at the African savannah on a summer afternoon might be excused for thinking that the wide yellow grass plain was
completely deserted of life, almost a desert. With only a few small thorn trees sticking out through the veldt, there seems to be almost no place
for a living creature to hide.
However, under those trees you might find small steenbok, sleeping in the shade, and waiting for the night to fall. There may even be a small
group of lions somewhere, their bodies exactly the same shade as the tall grass around them. In the holes in the ground a host of tiny creatures,
from rabbits and badgers to rats and snakes are waiting for the heat to finish.
The tall grass also hides the fact that there may be a small stream running across the middle of the plain. One clue that there may be water here is
the sight of a majestic Marshall eagle circling slowly over the grassland. When he drops, he may come up with a small fish, or maybe a grass
snake that has been waiting at the edge of a pool in the hope of catching a frog.
The best time to see the animals then, is in the evening, just as the sun is setting. The best time of the year to come is in late September, or early
August, just before the rains. Then the animals must come to the waterholes, as there is no other place for them to drink. And they like to come
while it is still light, so they can see if any dangers are creeping up on them.
So it is at sunset, and after the night falls, that the creatures of the African veldt rise and go about their business.
This text is for people interested in
Your answer:
wildlife

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The savannah
The tourist looking at the African savannah on a summer afternoon might be excused for thinking that the wide yellow grass plain was
completely deserted of life, almost a desert. With only a few small thorn trees sticking out through the veldt, there seems to be almost no place
for a living creature to hide.
However, under those trees you might find small steenbok, sleeping in the shade, and waiting for the night to fall. There may even be a small
group of lions somewhere, their bodies exactly the same shade as the tall grass around them. In the holes in the ground a host of tiny creatures,
from rabbits and badgers to rats and snakes are waiting for the heat to finish.
The tall grass also hides the fact that there may be a small stream running across the middle of the plain. One clue that there may be water here is
the sight of a majestic Marshall eagle circling slowly over the grassland. When he drops, he may come up with a small fish, or maybe a grass
snake that has been waiting at the edge of a pool in the hope of catching a frog.
The best time to see the animals then, is in the evening, just as the sun is setting. The best time of the year to come is in late September, or early
August, just before the rains. Then the animals must come to the waterholes, as there is no other place for them to drink. And they like to come
while it is still light, so they can see if any dangers are creeping up on them.
So it is at sunset, and after the night falls, that the creatures of the African veldt rise and go about their business.
The savannah appears to be empty because:
Your answer:
The temperature prevents much

Correct

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The savannah
The tourist looking at the African savannah on a summer afternoon might be excused for thinking that the wide yellow grass plain was
completely deserted of life, almost a desert. With only a few small thorn trees sticking out through the veldt, there seems to be almost no place
for a living creature to hide.
However, under those trees you might find small steenbok, sleeping in the shade, and waiting for the night to fall. There may even be a small
group of lions somewhere, their bodies exactly the same shade as the tall grass around them. In the holes in the ground a host of tiny creatures,
from rabbits and badgers to rats and snakes are waiting for the heat to finish.
The tall grass also hides the fact that there may be a small stream running across the middle of the plain. One clue that there may be water here is
the sight of a majestic Marshall eagle circling slowly over the grassland. When he drops, he may come up with a small fish, or maybe a grass
snake that has been waiting at the edge of a pool in the hope of catching a frog.
The best time to see the animals then, is in the evening, just as the sun is setting. The best time of the year to come is in late September, or early
August, just before the rains. Then the animals must come to the waterholes, as there is no other place for them to drink. And they like to come
while it is still light, so they can see if any dangers are creeping up on them.

So it is at sunset, and after the night falls, that the creatures of the African veldt rise and go about their business.
By "go about their business" the writer means:
Your answer:
The animals go on with their normal activity

Correct

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The savannah
The tourist looking at the African savannah on a summer afternoon might be excused for thinking that the wide yellow grass plain was
completely deserted of life, almost a desert. With only a few small thorn trees sticking out through the veldt, there seems to be almost no place
for a living creature to hide.
However, under those trees you might find small steenbok, sleeping in the shade, and waiting for the night to fall. There may even be a small
group of lions somewhere, their bodies exactly the same shade as the tall grass around them. In the holes in the ground a host of tiny creatures,
from rabbits and badgers to rats and snakes are waiting for the heat to finish.
The tall grass also hides the fact that there may be a small stream running across the middle of the plain. One clue that there may be water here is
the sight of a majestic Marshall eagle circling slowly over the grassland. When he drops, he may come up with a small fish, or maybe a grass
snake that has been waiting at the edge of a pool in the hope of catching a frog.
The best time to see the animals then, is in the evening, just as the sun is setting. The best time of the year to come is in late September, or early
August, just before the rains. Then the animals must come to the waterholes, as there is no other place for them to drink. And they like to come
while it is still light, so they can see if any dangers are creeping up on them.
So it is at sunset, and after the night falls, that the creatures of the African veldt rise and go about their business.
The writer suggests that:
Your answer:
The Marshall eagle eats fish
Correc
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In many old cities in Europe, there are narrow twisting roads with many shops huddling together along the two sides. These commercial places
are not so modern and convenient as those called shopping centers in modern cities, especially in the suburbs of the big cities in the United
States. Shopping centers have developed rapidly because of the shift of the population to the suburbs, the growing use of and dependence upon
the automobile and the heavy traffic in downtown areas.
A shopping center is a large group of stores facing a huge central enclosed mall which may be covered, heated and air-conditioned. A shopping
center is also surrounded by a parking area with space for thousands of cars.
We can buy all kinds of food and get anything we need in a shopping center. Unlike a supermarket, where groceries are chiefly sold, a shopping
center provides us with all services besides food. We can get our hair cut, eyes examined, clothes washed; we can book our tickets for a world
tour and even enroll in special classes.
Shopping centers are, therefore, very convenient for customers, but they lack the 'sense of closeness' as felt in older commercial center.
Question: A shopping center is a large group of stores facing a huge central mall which is
Your answer:
shaded and comfortable

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In many old cities in Europe, there are narrow twisting roads with many shops huddling together along the two sides. These commercial places
are not so modern and convenient as those called shopping centers in modern cities, especially in the suburbs of the big cities in the United
States. Shopping centers have developed rapidly because of the shift of the population to the suburbs, the growing use of and dependence upon
the automobile and the heavy traffic in downtown areas.
A shopping center is a large group of stores facing a huge central enclosed mall which may be covered, heated and air-conditioned. A shopping
center is also surrounded by a parking area with space for thousands of cars.
We can buy all kinds of food and get anything we need in a shopping center. Unlike a supermarket, where groceries are chiefly sold, a shopping
center provides us with all services besides food. We can get our hair cut, eyes examined, clothes washed; we can book our tickets for a world
tour and even enroll in special classes.
Shopping centers are, therefore, very convenient for customers, but they lack the 'sense of closeness' as felt in older commercial center.

Question:American shopping centers are especially established in the suburbs because


Your answer:
the customers want to avoid the heavy traffic in downtown areas.

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
In many old cities in Europe, there are narrow twisting roads with many shops huddling together along the two sides. These commercial places
are not so modern and convenient as those called shopping centers in modern cities, especially in the suburbs of the big cities in the United
States. Shopping centers have developed rapidly because of the shift of the population to the suburbs, the growing use of and dependence upon
the automobile and the heavy traffic in downtown areas.
A shopping center is a large group of stores facing a huge central enclosed mall which may be covered, heated and air-conditioned. A shopping
center is also surrounded by a parking area with space for thousands of cars.
We can buy all kinds of food and get anything we need in a shopping center. Unlike a supermarket, where groceries are chiefly sold, a shopping
center provides us with all services besides food. We can get our hair cut, eyes examined, clothes washed; we can book our tickets for a world
tour and even enroll in special classes.
Shopping centers are, therefore, very convenient for customers, but they lack the 'sense of closeness' as felt in older commercial center.
Question: Customers can't find the 'sense of closeness' in a modern shopping center because
Your answer:
it is too modern and conventional.

Correct

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In many old cities in Europe, there are narrow twisting roads with many shops huddling together along the two sides. These commercial places
are not so modern and convenient as those called shopping centers in modern cities, especially in the suburbs of the big cities in the United
States. Shopping centers have developed rapidly because of the shift of the population to the suburbs, the growing use of and dependence upon
the automobile and the heavy traffic in downtown areas.
A shopping center is a large group of stores facing a huge central enclosed mall which may be covered, heated and air-conditioned. A shopping
center is also surrounded by a parking area with space for thousands of cars.
We can buy all kinds of food and get anything we need in a shopping center. Unlike a supermarket, where groceries are chiefly sold, a shopping
center provides us with all services besides food. We can get our hair cut, eyes examined, clothes washed; we can book our tickets for a world
tour and even enroll in special classes.
Shopping centers are, therefore, very convenient for customers, but they lack the 'sense of closeness' as felt in older commercial center.
Question: In the shopping sections of many old cities in Europe, the stores are located
Your answer:
along small, winding streets.

Correct

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In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while: he is
shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is
attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 p.m. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it's a matter of life and death. The
time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the USA guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is
extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish
to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time
differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is
valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the USA no
one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person who is 5 minutes late, he will say a few
words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
Question: Supposing one wants to make a telephone call at dawn, this would mean .
Your answer:
it is a matter of life and death

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while: he is
shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is
attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 p.m. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it's a matter of life and death. The
time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the USA guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is
extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish
to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time
differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is
valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the USA no
one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person who is 5 minutes late, he will say a few
words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
Question: According to this passage, time plays an important role in.
Your answer:
communications

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Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while: he is
shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is
attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 p.m. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it's a matter of life and death. The
time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the USA guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is
extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish
to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time
differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is
valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the USA no
one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person who is 5 minutes late, he will say a few
words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
Question: The best title for this passage is
Your answer:
The Voice of time

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
In the United States, it is not customary to telephone someone very early in the morning. If you telephone him early in the day, while: he is
shaving or having breakfast, the time of the call shows that the matter is very important and requires immediate attention. The same meaning is
attached to telephone calls made after 11:00 p.m. If someone receives a call during sleeping hours, he assumes it's a matter of life and death. The
time chosen for the call communicates its importance.
In social life, time plays a very important part. In the USA guests tend to feel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is
extended only three or four days before the party date. But it is not true in all countries. In other areas of the world, it may be considered foolish
to make an appointment too far in advance because plans which are made for a date more than a week tend to be forgotten. The meaning of time
differs in different parts of the world. Thus, misunderstandings arise between people from cultures that treat time differently. Promptness is
valued highly in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully responsible. In the USA no
one would think of keeping a business associate waiting for an hour, it would be too impolite. A person who is 5 minutes late, he will say a few
words of explanation, though perhaps he will not complete the sentence.
Question: According to the passage, the author of the article may agree to which of the following statement?
Your answer:
It may be appropriate to send your invitation cards to your guests three or four days before a dinner party date in some cultures.

Correct

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DO YOU READ ALOUD?
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the
fifteenth century the term "reading" undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become
commonplace.

One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud is a distraction to others. Examination of
factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adult reading tasks
mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy, and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, so the number of potential
listeners declined, and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so
came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would
cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully,
and over whether the reading of material such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed this argument remains with us still in
education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand
and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the century students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading them which were
inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural, and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the
term "reading" implied.
Question: Why was reading aloud common before the nineteenth century?
Your answer:
Few people could read for themselves.

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
DO YOU READ ALOUD?
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the
fifteenth century the term "reading" undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become
commonplace.
One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud is a distraction to others. Examination of
factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adult reading tasks
mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy, and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, so the number of potential
listeners declined, and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so
came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would
cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully,
and over whether the reading of material such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed this argument remains with us still in
education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand
and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the century students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading them which were
inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural, and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the
term "reading" implied.
Question:The development of silent reading during the nineteenth century indicated...
Your answer:
a change in the nature of reading.

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
DO YOU READ ALOUD?
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the
fifteenth century the term "reading" undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become
commonplace.
One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud is a distraction to others. Examination of
factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adult reading tasks
mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy, and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, so the number of potential
listeners declined, and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so
came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would
cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully,
and over whether the reading of material such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed this argument remains with us still in
education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand
and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the century students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading them which were
inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural, and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the
term "reading" implied.
Question: Educationalists are still arguing about...
Your answer:
the value of different types of reading material.

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
DO YOU READ ALOUD?
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the
fifteenth century the term "reading" undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become
commonplace.
One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud is a distraction to others. Examination of
factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adult reading tasks
mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy, and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, so the number of potential
listeners declined, and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so
came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would
cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully,
and over whether the reading of material such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed this argument remains with us still in
education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand
and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the century students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading them which were
inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural, and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the
term "reading" implied.
Question: The emergence of the mass media and of specialised periodicals showed that...
Your answer:
readers' interests had diversified.

Correct

Read the text carefully. Then read the questions and answers at the end of the text and choose the correct option carefully.
DO YOU READ ALOUD?
Reading to oneself is a modern activity which was almost unknown to the scholars of the classical and medieval worlds, while during the
fifteenth century the term "reading" undoubtedly meant reading aloud. Only during the nineteenth century did silent reading become
commonplace.
One should be wary, however, of assuming that silent reading came about simply because reading aloud is a distraction to others. Examination of
factors related to the historical development of silent reading reveals that it became the usual mode of reading for most adult reading tasks
mainly because the tasks themselves changed in character.
The last century saw a steady gradual increase in literacy, and thus in the number of readers. As readers increased, so the number of potential
listeners declined, and thus there was some reduction in the need to read aloud. As reading for the benefit of listeners grew less common, so
came the flourishing of reading as a private activity in such public places as libraries, railway carriages and offices, where reading aloud would
cause distraction to other readers.
Towards the end of the century there was still considerable argument over whether books should be used for information or treated respectfully,
and over whether the reading of material such as newspapers was in some way mentally weakening. Indeed this argument remains with us still in
education. However, whatever its virtues, the old shared literacy culture had gone and was replaced by the printed mass media on the one hand
and by books and periodicals for a specialised readership on the other.
By the end of the century students were being recommended to adopt attitudes to books and to use skills in reading them which were
inappropriate, if not impossible, for the oral reader. The social, cultural, and technological changes in the century had greatly altered what the
term "reading" implied.
Question: What is the writer of this passage attempting to do?
Your answer:
Explain how present-day reading habits developed.

Correct

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Jake went to Paris a year ago.
Your answer:
False

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Andrea and Casey went to the same college.


Your answer:
False

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Casey was sitting in a caf in Paris when andrea saw her.
Your answer:
True

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Andrea and Casey spent several days in Paris together.
Your answer:
False

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Brad and Karen went to a movie with some friends.
Brad and Karen went to a movie with some friends.
Your answer:
False

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Listen to Brad talk about something that happened to his car. Choose true or false.
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Brad had parked his car in a parking garage.
Your answer:
True

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Listen to Brad talk about something that happened to his car. Choose true or false.
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Someone vandalized Brads car.
Your answer:
True

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Listen to Brad talk about something that happened to his car. Choose true or false.
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Brad reported the problem to the police.
Your answer:
False

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Jim and Barbara are talking about getting their house cleaned. Listen and choose true or false.
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Jims parents are going to visit them soon.
Your answer:
False

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Jim is going to be away next Saturday.
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True

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Barbara prefers to clean the house herself.
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True

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Jim is going to help Barbara clean the house.
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False

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Liz doesnt spend much but isnt saving, either.
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True

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Peter doesnt spend a lot.
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False

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Sonia likes to spend but is trying to get out of debt.
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True

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Dennis doesnt spend a lot but is getting into debt.
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True

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All pubs in Britain close between three and five oclock.
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False

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Pubs are noisier in the south of the country than in the north.
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False

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In Britain its cheaper to get drunk in a country pub.
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True

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The landlords job is to make the customers feel good and to help if there are any problems.
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True

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People can only play games such as cards and dominoes if there is no music.
Your answer:
False

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Betsy started
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a non-profit organisation to help the environment.

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Betsys project is
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not successful at the moment.

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The project was started
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in the Detroit area of Michigan

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Harim is
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26 years old

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At the moment Harim is

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studying and working

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Harim lives in a city which is
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surrounded by mountains

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The climate in the city is
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fairly cool

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One thing Harim doesnt like about where he lives is
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the fact that people are forced to marry at a young age.

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This conversation most likely take place at a birthday party.
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False

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The girl's name's Nancy.
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True

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The girl probably lives now in the United States.
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True

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He is not computer programmer.
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True

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Her parents lived in England for several years
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False

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What is Stuart planning to do with his friends?


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see a movie and have dinner

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Why does Amy say she can't go with them?
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She has to study for an exam.

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What are they planning to do at the end of the evening?
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have a party

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How is Amy getting to the activity?
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Stuart is giving her a ride.

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What time does Amy want to be home?
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at 10:30 p.m.

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Why does the father discourage his son from buying a Game Boy?
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The game system costs too much.

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How much can the boy save a month in allowance to buy a Game Boy?
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$5.00

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What does the boy need to do to earn allowance?
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The boy needs to get his chores done.

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What suggestion does the father give his son for making more money around the neighborhood?
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selling lemonade to people passing by

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What can we infer from the ending of the conversation?
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The boy feels some disappointment and surprise.

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