Test your English

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

1. What’s ____ name?

2. I was very ____ in the Astronomy lecture.

3. Maria’s ____ nice and polite.

4. The business meeting ended with a nice ____.

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

1. ____ the beach in Malibu, new mansions were built.

2. Sailing ____ the Atlantic ocean is dangerous.

3. Flying an airplane ____ volcanoes can be exciting.

4. ____ the table, I could see Jennifer looking at her watch.

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

1. Water _____ at 100 degrees Celsius.

2. Let me pay for this restaurant bill. I _____.

3. They ____ at work yesterday.

4. Why ____ laughing?

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. 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.

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

1. The government developed a highly secretive computer technology that had to be kept under _____ .

2. The family was _____ water. They couldn’t pay their mortgage and car payment, so they had to sell their belongings and their home.

3. They told him to be as _____ as a cucumber during the exam, and he would do well because he would be relaxed.

4. The author J. K. Rowling has several books _____ her belt, including the popular Harry Potter series.

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

1. If he had worked harder in his youth, he _____ have had much more free time in his golden years.

2. You _____ tip the waitress well. She was attentive and made our dining experience a pleasant one.

3. If I _____ have traveled with you to Africa, I would have.

4. She will be over to help you appraise your antique collection if she _____. She is very busy these days though.

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 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 will the man see the performance?

2. Who is having a birthday?

3. Why does the man not want floor seats?

4. Where will the man get his tickets?