Test your English

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

1. When building a house, one must use a ____ and nails.

2. Which would you ____ have, a dog or cat?

3. The ____ of the pollution is unknown, but many people believe the culprit is the local factory.

4. The man visited the hospital for a ____ leg.

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1. Where are you ____ ?

2. Alex enjoys riding ____ a horse.

3. They live ____ London.

4. Place the glass of wine ____ the table please.

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1. Where ____ when you met her?

2. Wine made in France for thousands of years.

3. My wife ____ live in London.

4. By the time you arrive ____ .

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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.

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1. The dinner at the new restaurant was not perfect, but overall _____.

2. Gregory performed _____ than James on the recent mathematics test.

3. Of the two Olympic wrestlers, the one from Russia is _____.

4. Of all the children, the one boy stands out as being _____ in the class.

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1. Scott _____ of gas during his cross-country car trip

2. This document is 500 years old and seems it will _____ if you touch it.

3. Did you drop this banana? I almost slipped on it, so I ____ it _____ for you.

4. _____ this new hat. It’s called a bowler hat and it could be a new fashion.

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1. The corporate executive received a salary _____ that of anyone else at the company.

2. After university, the two close friends _____ after moving to different countries, as they didn’t speak to each other anymore.

3. The couple enjoyed gambling _____ in a blue moon. They visited the casino only a few times per year.

4. The family was moving to a bigger house, so they asked their friends to _____ a hand to make the move easier.

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1. They ____ come to the party, but I’m not sure.

2. Whenever the doorbell rang, the dog ____ bark.

3. It is imperative that you leave the beach. You _____ go away from here as there is a big storm approaching.

4. Pavarotti was a famous opera singer. He _____ sing so well.

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

The Harvard-Yale Boat Race, often abbreviated as ‘The Race’, is an important collegiate event. Held annually, this boat race is special because of its deep traditions. Students from Harvard University and Yale University have competed against each other in this rowing competition since 1859, making it the oldest sporting event between two universities in the United States. The Race takes place on the same river each year, and runs for a distance of 4 miles (6.4km). The Race duration is short--approximately 18 minutes, but athletes train seriously for this event all year-round. After the race is over, teams enjoy a celebration of food and drink with family and friends, and he winning team receives a trophy.

1. What is this passage mainly about?

2. Who are the rowers?

3. Where does the race take place?

4. Why is this race unique among university sports?

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 had last Friday afternoon. During that meeting, you mentioned something related to do (1) a specialized management seminar on raising the productivity level within the company. I and some others (2) managers in my department are interested in taking over (3) in this training. We have heard feedback from others who have taken the seminar, and they said that the speaker was very intelligent as he used researches (4) from leading academic institutions to support his points on company productivity levels.

I would appreciate hearing more 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?