Test your English

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. He read a thick ____ during his vacation.

2. You don’t have to ____ if you don’t want to.

3. The Queen sat for a ____ by a famous artist.

4. The new Internet ____ found search results quickly.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. The castle sat high ____ a hill that overlooked the village.

2. I couldn’t see Jane because she was far ____ the surface of the ocean.

3. We should take our umbrella ____ we leave the house.

4. The annoying people wouldn’t stop talking ____ the movie.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. The building ____ built before the 19th century.

2. What ____ since you arrived in Boston?

3. In 10 minutes, I _____ sitting in this chair for 1 hour

4. A: Why are you so tired?
B: I _____ running and I need a drink of water.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. _____ Apple is a large computer and electronics company.

2. Please take _____ apple from the basket. I picked many at the orchard today, and they are delicious.

3. Could you _____ oboe in the orchestra. It was beautiful.

4. Mrs. Shaffer is _____ company’s CEO.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. That painting is _____of all these other paintings. We should buy it for our living room wall.

2. Please be _____ ! That vase is an antique and I don’t want you to drop it.

3. Of the three siblings, Steven was the _____ one.

4. Michael goes to the gym _____ now than he did when he was younger.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. The famous professor ______ Shakespeare’s influence in British literature.

2. The lawyers _____ the judge’s decision not to allow the criminal to go free.

3. Alex doesn't _____ oysters, in fact he finds them quite repulsive.

4. They _____ in San Francisco, so they have positive childhood memories of that city.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. Well, it’s getting late, we should _____ the road. We have a long drive ahead of us.

2. He is a bit of a(n) _____. He just finished his university degree at the age of 42.

3. Going to our boss’s presentation will be like watching _____ dry. I’d rather skip it and do something more interesting.

4. He should stop smoking and try eating healthier; otherwise he could find himself six feet _____.

Read the question and choose the answer that best completes the sentence.

1. _____ you please help me get this couch into the van?

2. If you _____ need anything, please ring this bell and one of the stewardesses will be over right away.

3. Hiking to the top of Mt. Everest _____ be dangerous. You must train for such an endeavor.

4. He doesn’t know where his phone is. He _____ have left it it in the taxi last evening.

Read the passage and answer the four questions with information from the reading.

The city of Antibes in southern France is a beautiful, resort city on the French Riviera. Nestled between the more famous cities of Cannes and Nice, Antibes is less commercial than its famous neighboring cities. It has a well-preserved central old-town with narrow streets and squares, all surrounded by well-preserved city walls dating to the 10th century.

Visitors enjoy visiting Antibes for several reasons. There are beaches, parks, gardens, theaters, festivals, shops, and many museums. Perhaps one of the most famous museums is the Picasso museum, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of Picasso art.

Antibes enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with the warmest and driest months occurring between June and September. During these months, visitors can take advantage of nice weather, which provides an excellent environment to swim in the sea or get a tan on the beach.

1. What is this passage mainly about?

2. The word nestled in line 2 is closest in meaning to what word below?

3. When were the walls that surround Antibes built?

4. What is located at the core of Antibes?

Read the passage and choose an answer that correctly completes the underlined portions of the text. If the underlined portion is correct, choose answer D.

Dear Kathy,
I am writing to follow up with you regarding the meeting we have (1) last Friday afternoon. During that meeting, you mentioned something related to a specialized management seminar on raising the productivity level within the company. I and several other manager (2) in my department are interested in taking over in this training. We have heard feedback from others who have taken the seminar, and they said to (3) that the speaker was very intelligent as he used research from leading academic institutions to support his points on company productivity levels.

I would appreciate hearing less (4) about this seminar, and I look forward to speaking about it with you in the near future.

Sincerely,
Mark

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Listen to the audio recording and answer the questions based on the speakers’ dialogue. You can listen to the recording as many times as you need to.

1. On what night does the man want to see the performance?

2. What occasion is the man celebrating?

3. What row will the man sit in?

4. How is the ticket agent’s mood?