Exercise 1: Choose the best option for each blank.



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Exercise 1: Choose the best option for each blank.



Exercise 1: Choose the best option for each blank.

1. The house was burgled while the family was _______ in a card game.

A. buried B. busy C. absorbed D. helping

2. I am sorry that I can’t _______ your invitation.

A. take B. except C. agree D. accept

3. ______ what he says, he wasn’t even there when the crime was committed.

A. Following B. According to C. Hearing D. meaning

4. He has impressed his employers considerably and ______ he is soon to be promoted.

A. nevertheless B. accordingly C. yet D. eventually

5. He gave his listeners a vivid ______ of his journey through Peru.

A. account B. tale C. communication D. plot

6. Will you be taking my precious experience into _______ when you fix my salary?

A. possession B. account C. mind D. scale

7. The policeman stopped him when he was driving home and _______ him of speeding.

A. charged B. accused C. blamed D. arrested

8. His stomach began to _______ because of the bad food he had eaten.

A. pain B. harm C. be hurt D. ache

9. If you _____ money to mine, we shall have enough.

A. add B. combine C. unite D. bank

10. He was full of _______ for her bravery.

A. energy B. admiration C. surprise D. pride

11. This ticket _____ one person to the show.

A. permits B. enters C. delivers D. admits

12. The cow had lost its own calf. but the farmer persuaded it to _______ one whose mother had died.

A. choose B. adopt C. undertake D. collect

13. If we _______ the plan you suggest, we are more likely to be successful.

A. elect B. command C. vote D. adopt

14. Science has made great _____ during the past 30 years.

A. motions B. advances C. advantages D. opportunities

15. He was a much older tennis player but he had the great ______ of experience.

A. advantage B. deal C. value D. profit

16. I had quite ______ on my way to work this morning.

A. an experiment B. an adventure C. a happening D. an affair

17. He always studies the ______ in the paper as he wants to find a good second-hand car.

A. advertisements B. publicity C. announcements D. publication

18. On my present salary, I just can’t________ a car which costs over $3.000.

A. pretend B. elect C. afford D. adopt

19. The girl’s father _____ to buy her a car if she passed her examination.

A. admitted B. accepted C. agreed D. approved

20. They are twins and look very _______.

A. alike B. same C. likely D. identical

 

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Exercise 2: Choose the best option for each blank.

Scaling Everest

 

The highest place on our planet, Mount Everest continues to _____ (1) crowds of climbers to their peril as they keep trying to _____ (2) it. Nepal is currently becoming the most popular destination in the world for adventure tourism. _____ (3) to the increase in number of climbers, especially those without the right amount of experience is causing _____ (4) with schedules and waiting times to be able to _____ (5) the summit. Everest has taken the lives of one in every three people who have tried to climb it and in reality; people should have some kind of assessment to see if they _____ (6) to the job of climbing it. Once suggestion has been to only allow people to climb with an overpriced permit (more expensive than the one that currently exists), so that only a _____ (7) few or those with a waiver for the fee can actually have access to it. Everest should really only be for the privileged few who have the necessary skills to _____ (8).

 

Choose the best word from the following options:

 

1. A. bring                    B. draw                    C. attract                      D. get

2. A. conquer               B. win                      C. defeat                      D. take on

3. A. Because         B. Due                     C. On account              D. As

4. A. harm                    B. issues                 C. havoc                       D. interruptions

5. A. reach                   B. arrive at               C. go to                        D. get up to

6. A. are into                B. are up                  C. have                        D. take

7. A. chosen                 B. select                  C. fortunate                  D. lonely

8. A. face it                   B. confront it            C. take it on            D. beat it

 

Answers:

 

1. B 2. A 3. B 4. C 5. A 6. B 7. B 8. C

Exercise 3: Choose the best option for each blank.

The Best Season

 

Most people say they prefer spring or summer, but early autumn is the time when I most want to be in England. Surprisingly, the weather is often better in September and October than it is in the 1) .................. of summer.

This is really the time to get out and enjoy the beauty of the English countryside. Already the children have  2) ....................... to school and, with fewer people looking 3) ........ hotel rooms, accommodation is a lot less 4) ........ than in the summer season.

At this time of year, you will find that the English woods and forests are breathtakingly beautiful. Few things are more enjoyable than 5) ........ slowly through an English wood on a sunny morning in early autumn, walking 6) ........ a crisp carpet of fallen orange, gold and brown leaves in the still, cool air.

The world seems at 7) ........ when the weather is like this and I always feel relaxed in a golden English wood in autumn.

1. A. close           B. middle                  C.  period                   D.  time

2. A. returned      B. departed               C.  attended               D.  left

3. A. at                B. for                         C.  from                      D.  to

4. A. wealthy       B. valuable                C. rich                          D.  expensive

5. A. striding        B. marching              C. strolling                  D.  racing

6. A. across         B.  by                        C.  through                 D.  away

7. A. calm            B. peace                   C. comfort                  D.  happiness

Answers:

1. B 2. A 3. B 4. D 5. C  6. A  7. B

THE LONDON EYE

The London Eye is an attraction not to be missed when visiting London!

The London Eye is the massive Ferris wheel that (1) __________135 meters tall and 120 meters wide on the South bank of the River Thames, near Westminster Bridge and opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Originally called The Millennium Wheel, the formal opening (2) __________was performed by Tony Blair on the last day of 1999, with the first members of the public riding the wheel (3) __________ March 2000. The wheel took only 16 months to build, and at the time was the tallest observation wheel in the world (two larger wheels have since been built). It remains the tallest wheel in Europe.

Around the wheel are 32 capsules, each representing one London (4) __________ .

Each capsule weighs 10 tonnes and carries 25 passengers. As the wheel slowly rotates, taking about 30 minutes to complete one rotation at a (5) __________ of 26 cm per second, visitors can sit or walk around inside the capsules and enjoy marvellous views over London of up to 40 kilometres. Visitors might be able to (6) __________ the Olympic park in Stratford, Big Ben, St Pau’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. On a clear day it is possible to see Windsor Castle. The slow rotation of the wheel means that it can revolve continuously without needing to stop to let people (7) __________.

The London Eye is the most popular paid for attraction in London, with 3.5 million visitors every year. It has already become an (8) __________ London building. The yearly New Year’s Eve fireworks are launched from the base of the London Eye.

 

1. A. builds                    B. stands                  C. holds                    D. reaches

2. A. celebration            B. anniversary          C. ceremony             D. meeting

3. A. in                           B. on                        C. at                          D. from

4. A. division                  B. county                  C. region                  D. borough

5. A. speed                    B. length                   C. distance               D. lick

6. A. visit                        B. spot                      C. attract                  D. join

7. A. in and out              B. on and on             C. off and on            D. on and off

8. A. ancient                  B. historic                  C. iconic                   D. official

Answers:

1. B 2. C 3. A 4. D 5. A 6. B 7. D 8. C

Exercise 1: Choose the best option for each blank.

1. The house was burgled while the family was _______ in a card game.

A. buried B. busy C. absorbed D. helping

2. I am sorry that I can’t _______ your invitation.

A. take B. except C. agree D. accept

3. ______ what he says, he wasn’t even there when the crime was committed.

A. Following B. According to C. Hearing D. meaning

4. He has impressed his employers considerably and ______ he is soon to be promoted.

A. nevertheless B. accordingly C. yet D. eventually

5. He gave his listeners a vivid ______ of his journey through Peru.

A. account B. tale C. communication D. plot

6. Will you be taking my precious experience into _______ when you fix my salary?

A. possession B. account C. mind D. scale

7. The policeman stopped him when he was driving home and _______ him of speeding.

A. charged B. accused C. blamed D. arrested

8. His stomach began to _______ because of the bad food he had eaten.

A. pain B. harm C. be hurt D. ache

9. If you _____ money to mine, we shall have enough.

A. add B. combine C. unite D. bank

10. He was full of _______ for her bravery.

A. energy B. admiration C. surprise D. pride

11. This ticket _____ one person to the show.

A. permits B. enters C. delivers D. admits

12. The cow had lost its own calf. but the farmer persuaded it to _______ one whose mother had died.

A. choose B. adopt C. undertake D. collect

13. If we _______ the plan you suggest, we are more likely to be successful.

A. elect B. command C. vote D. adopt

14. Science has made great _____ during the past 30 years.

A. motions B. advances C. advantages D. opportunities

15. He was a much older tennis player but he had the great ______ of experience.

A. advantage B. deal C. value D. profit

16. I had quite ______ on my way to work this morning.

A. an experiment B. an adventure C. a happening D. an affair

17. He always studies the ______ in the paper as he wants to find a good second-hand car.

A. advertisements B. publicity C. announcements D. publication

18. On my present salary, I just can’t________ a car which costs over $3.000.

A. pretend B. elect C. afford D. adopt

19. The girl’s father _____ to buy her a car if she passed her examination.

A. admitted B. accepted C. agreed D. approved

20. They are twins and look very _______.

A. alike B. same C. likely D. identical

 

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