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 ghost moved ____ the wall easily.

2. William sat ____ two large people on the bus.

3. The robbers climbed ____ the fence to access the bank.

4. Nicholas couldn’t find his microphone ____ the recording equipment.

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1. Susan _____ a bath when all the lights went out.

2. If ____ I’ll tell him you phoned.

3. ____ never been to Brazil before.

4. Mercedes cars ____ in Germany.

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1. Mark is _____ board member at a large financial firm.

2. Because tickets to the concert were so expensive, James had to sit in _____ 22nd row, and the view wasn’t so good.

3. Let’s meet on _____ Friday in April.

4. I can’t meet you on _____ Friday this week, but I am free any day next week.

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1. Joanna said she had _____ day at work that she has ever had.

2. This summer, Los Angeles experienced some of _____ temperatures in recorded history.

3. I feel _____ today than I did yesterday. I hope this flu goes away soon.

4. The Bentley is _____ than the BMW.

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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.

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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.

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1. When he was younger, George _____ complete a triathlon with a very good time.

2. Julia, where is the whisk? It _____ be here in the kitchen drawer, but I don’t see it.

3. The weather _____ improve, so it is possible we could get a round of golf in before the day is over.

4. _____ I please use the bathroom? I spilled wine on my blouse and I need to wash it off.

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?