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First Certificate Skills: Use of English

Unit Test 12
1 Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in
each space

The mystery of Granny’s letter


The day after his grandmother died, David opened the letter. ‘There is something
important which belongs (1) .......………..…. me in the garden of the house where
I was born. I’m counting (2) .......………..…. you to find it,’ was all it said.
(3) .......………..…. to his mother, Granny Dunston had been born in Cambridge.
That was (4) .......………..…. information to begin looking and he knew he could
find out a (5) .......………..…. more if he tried. As (6) .......………..…. as he could find
the time, he caught a train to Cambridge and went to the main library. There was
plenty (7) .......………..…. information and by checking old newspapers and birth
records he managed to find the address. He went off in (8) .......………..…. of the
house, but found to (9) .......………..…. surprise that it had been knocked
(10) .......………..…. and a supermarket built over it. He tried to (11) .......………..….
out where the garden would have been and decided it was (12) .......………..….
than likely under the supermarket car park. He realized he would never find out
the secret now, but at (13) .......………..…. he felt he knew a (14) .......………..…. bit
more about Granny Dunston (15) .......………..…. before.

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2 Correct the mistakes in these sentences.

1 My health has got worser since I stopped exercising regularly.


……………………………………………………………….
2 People are always telling me I’m not as clever than my sister.
……………………………………………………………….
3 I don’t want to be late so we’ll have to get up more early tomorrow.
……………………………………………………………….
4 Jim is always laughing – he’s the happyest person I know.
……………………………………………………………….
5 Wild Tigers is the better film I have ever seen.
……………………………………………………………….
6 Shirley’s new house is least than a mile from the beach.
……………………………………………………………….
7 Our next door neighbours have a much bigger garden than we.
……………………………………………………………….
8 I find the guitar is most difficult to play than the piano.
……………………………………………………………….
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3 Underline the correct word for 1–9.

1 There’s no need to get so /s o mu ch angry with me – it wasn’t my fault.


2 Paula has got so mu ch /so many CDs she can’t fit them all in her room.
3 There are such a lot /such a lot of good concerts on I don’t know which one to go to.
4 Fred’s parents think he watches too many /too mu ch TV.
5 The lifeguard said it was t oo /too mu ch dangerous to swim in the sea.
6 We don’t need to take too mu ch /too many clothes because the weather will be really hot.
7 I’ve had enough of /plenty o f your lies and ridiculous stories!
8 Robert didn’t know enough of /enough Spanish to explain what he wanted to say.
9 If you don’t want the job, there are plenty of /plenty people who would love to do it.

4 Form a noun from each of these words

1 amazing …………………
2 relaxed …………………
3 sad …………………
4 improve …………………
5 solve …………………
6 delightful …………………
7 exciting …………………
8 tire …………………
9 disappointing …………………
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Unit Test 12 Key


1
1 to
2 on
3 According
4 enough
5 lot/bit/little
6 soon
7 of
8 search
9 his
10 down
11 work/find/figure
12 more
13 least
14 little/tiny
15 than

2
1 worse
2 as clever as
3 earlier
4 happiest
5 best
6 less than/at least
7 than us/than we do
8 more difficult

3
1 so
2 so many
3 such a lot of
4 too much
5 too
6 too many
7 enough of
8 enough
9 plenty of

4
1 amazement
2 relaxation
3 sadness
4 improvement
5 solution
6 delight
7 excitement
8 tiredness
9 disappointment

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