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    English test

    Hello everybody! I' m thinking about studying english language at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). I found this test on the Net and began to solve it. I have a couple of years before my decision so I didn't prepare for it. I didn't look at the dictionary or anywhere else, I just solved what I knew at the moment. So, here iti is.


    Could someone please correct my mistakes and fill the gaps? I'd be very thankful. And please, correct my writing (not only the test).This is only one part of the test.

    I'm sorry in advance if this kind of stuff shouldn't be put on this forum, and if so, please give me a link where I could post such questions.




    I Read the following text carefully and then write the missing words in the blank spaces. Each blank space should be filled by ONE word only.


    Doctors work toward pain-free surgery
    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- All Deborah Keibler knew 1) _____about_____ hip replacement surgery was the long scar she 2) ______has____ seen down the side of her grandmother's body. But when her doctor said the traditionally painful procedure 3) __would________ cure the limp in her right leg, the 49-year-old knew she didn't 4) ____have______ a choice. 5) _________To_ her surprise, Keibler was able to leave the hospital the same day as her operation and had so little pain she didn't even need prescription painkillers. Her hip was replaced through "keyhole" surgery -- with miniature instruments through tiny incisions -- and she was given a regional nerve block in her back 6) __________ of general anesthesia.
    "For the vast majority of patients undergoing surgery, experiencing postoperative pain is not a must," said Dr. Jacques Chelly of the anesthesiology department 7) _______at___ the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In 8) ________fact__, some experts say pain-free surgery is not so far off. Doctors say patients timid about having surgeries 9) _____and_____ fear of pain shouldn't put it off: A new focus on patient comfort and advances in pain management are making many procedures nearly pain-free. Interest in controlling postoperative pain has exploded in the past five years, said Dr. Barry Cole, director of education for the American Academy of Pain Management, a 6,000-member organization 10) __which________ teaches pain management techniques.
    "11) ________Since__ we've really come to begin to understand is, you could get conceivably close to pain-free surgery, without necessarily causing the patient any more surgical risk," Cole said. Anesthesia has been a great tool to keep a patient asleep, immobile and out of pain 12) ________during__ complicated surgeries. But 13) _________when_ someone wakes up, anesthesia does little to curb the pain caused by cutting into the body, he said.
    Charlene Hill, 14) _________the_ spokeswoman for the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, said treating pain 15) ______would____ allay patients' fears about surgery, means 16) __________ time for recovery and cuts health care costs. In 2001, the hospital accreditation agency adopted standards saying every patient 17) _____should_____ have the right to have pain assessed and treated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear not, only believe View Post
    Hello everybody! I' m thinking about studying english language at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). I found this test on the Net and began to solve it. I have a couple of years before my decision so I didn't prepare for it. I didn't look at the dictionary or anywhere else, I just solved what I knew at the moment. So, here iti is.


    Could someone please correct my mistakes and fill the gaps? I'd be very thankful. And please, correct my writing (not only the test).This is only one part of the test.

    I'm sorry in advance if this kind of stuff shouldn't be put on this forum, and if so, please give me a link where I could post such questions.




    I Read the following text carefully and then write the missing words in the blank spaces. Each blank space should be filled by ONE word only.


    Doctors work toward pain-free surgery
    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- All Deborah Keibler knew 1) _____about_____ hip replacement surgery was the long scar she 2) ______has____ seen down the side of her grandmother's body. But when her doctor said the traditionally painful procedure 3) __would________ cure the limp in her right leg, the 49-year-old knew she didn't 4) ____have______ a choice. 5) _________To_ her surprise, Keibler was able to leave the hospital the same day as her operation and had so little pain she didn't even need prescription painkillers. Her hip was replaced through "keyhole" surgery -- with miniature instruments through tiny incisions -- and she was given a regional nerve block in her back 6) __________ of general anesthesia.
    "For the vast majority of patients undergoing surgery, experiencing postoperative pain is not a must," said Dr. Jacques Chelly of the anesthesiology department 7) _______at___ the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In 8) ________fact__, some experts say pain-free surgery is not so far off. Doctors say patients timid about having surgeries 9) _____and_____ fear of pain shouldn't put it off: A new focus on patient comfort and advances in pain management are making many procedures nearly pain-free. Interest in controlling postoperative pain has exploded in the past five years, said Dr. Barry Cole, director of education for the American Academy of Pain Management, a 6,000-member organization 10) __which________ teaches pain management techniques.
    "11) ________Since__ we've really come to begin to understand is, you could get conceivably close to pain-free surgery, without necessarily causing the patient any more surgical risk," Cole said. Anesthesia has been a great tool to keep a patient asleep, immobile and out of pain 12) ________during__ complicated surgeries. But 13) _________when_ someone wakes up, anesthesia does little to curb the pain caused by cutting into the body, he said.
    Charlene Hill, 14) _________the_ spokeswoman for the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, said treating pain 15) ______would____ allay patients' fears about surgery, means 16) __________ time for recovery and cuts health care costs. In 2001, the hospital accreditation agency adopted standards saying every patient 17) _____should_____ have the right to have pain assessed and treated.
    2 and 11 are wrong. From "(15)" to "care costs" is hard to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esgaleth View Post
    hahahaha How come I haven't thaught of that? Well thnx a lot

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    IV Put each verb in brackets into a suitable tense.

    51) My arms are aching now because ……I’ve been swiming…………………………. (swim) since two o’clock.
    52) When Martin …… repaired…………………………. (repair) the car, he took it out for a drive.
    53) When I looked round the door, the baby …………was sleeping……………………. (sleep).
    54) At this time tomorrow we ……will be flying…………………………. (fly) over the Atlantic.
    55) What’s the weather like in Canada? How often …does it snow……………………………. (snow) there?
    56) Here’s my report. I ………have finished………………………. (finish) it at last.
    57) Trevor and Laura ……………will be living (i’ve no idea what tense should I put here J)…………………. (live) here for four years next April.
    58) We were riding our bikes when suddenly I ……felt……………………. (feel) dizzy and fell.

    Could someone correct this?

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    51 - spelling mistake.
    52 - wrong tense.

    The rest are OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    51 - spelling mistake.
    52 - wrong tense.

    The rest are OK.
    Right. 51 shld be swimming
    And 52 had repaired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear not, only believe View Post
    Right. 51 should be 'swimming'.
    And 52 'had repaired'?
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    If there is any good soul to go over this text and see if I chose the right answers ...


    V Read the following article For questions 59) – 63) choose the answer A, B, C or D which you think fits best according to the text.


    An Economic Lesson at the Barbershop
    By Tripp Strauss

    Tokyo – In Japan, some people play golf on weekends and some form long lines in the Ginza district to watch first-run foreign films. A knowing few go to the barbershop.
    A trip to a Japanese barbershop is an odyssey into the country’s economic miracle, a glimpse at the same attention to detail that has made “Japan Inc.” the envy of the capitalist world. It is more than simply getting a haircut. Customers go to escape the hustle and bustle of Tokyo’s frenetic pace. The go to complain about local politics and catch up on the latest neighbourhood scuttlebutt. But most of all, they go to be cranked up high in the barber’s chair, to assume for at least one precious moment – regardless of their walk of life – that honorific stature uniquely revered in Japan: that of okyakusama, or customer.
    So going to the barbershop here is an outing. The object is not to get it over wit as quickly as possible, American-style, but to prolong the treatment and bask in its sensual pleasures.
    No one understands this better than Tanaka-san, who runs a state-of-the-art barbershop up the street from where I live, in the Minami Azabu district. Like much else in Japan, Mr. Tanaka’s shop has only recently gone upscale. Last year, he sold his small, old shop, located a few blocks from the new one, for a cool $15,3 million. With typical Japanese foresight for investing for the long pull, Mr. Tanaka ploughed the proceeds into his spanking new premises. Mr. Tanaka, 54, has been in the barbering business for 38 years. Back in 1950, he charged only 35 yen – not much compared with the 3,200 yen he receives today for a cut and shampoo. At today’s exchange rates, $22 for a haircut might seem expensive, but I think it’s one of the best deals in town.
    You always have to wait in Mr. Tanaka’s shop: He doesn’t take reservations because he doesn’t need to. But when your time comes, Mr. Tanaka directs you to the seat of honour. Soon his wife is feverishly shampooing your hair, massaging your scalp with a special brush. While she scrubs, Mr. Tanaka is busy at the next chair, applying the finishing snips and snaps to another client. This tag-team approach keeps the shop running at full capacity. Mr. Tanaka typically spends about 45 minutes cutting your hair, scrutinizing the symmetry of the sideburns with the utmost care. His cutting skills are superb, but it is in conversation that he truly excels. He knows when to talk, when to listen and when to utter the drawn-out guttural grunt of approval so common in Japanese. These insightful yet subtle dialogues with his clients create the cornerstone of Mr. Tanaka’s thriving business: the repeat customer, every retailer’s dream. For the rare client not “hooked” by pleasant conversation, Mrs. Tanaka’s shaving technique, with a straight-edged razor, is the showstopper. First, she places a hot towel over your face, then wipes your face with moisturizing oil.
    She applies another hot towel to remove the oil and lathers you up with warm shaving cream. Finally, she methodically spends fifteen minutes shaving off every last whisker – including any stray hairs that might have found their way to your forehead or earlobes. The oil and hot-towel procedure is repeated and the reclining customer is gently coaxed into returning to earth.
    Foreign businessmen trying to figure out what makes Japan’s economy so successful might do well to visit a Japanese barbershop. Impeccable service isn’t extra here, it’s included in the price of admission.

    59) An attention to detail has made “Japan Inc.” 62) Because Mr. Tanaka’s shop is so popular,
    A) a good place for tourists A) reservations are required
    B) a land of many barbershops B) people wait in line
    C) a prosperous economic power C) he is opening another new store

    60) In Japanese barbershops, barbers 63) Not only is Mr. Tanaka a good barber, but
    A) rush customers out he is also:
    B) never talk about politics A) skilled in conversation
    C) talk with customers and work leisurely B) an expert in shaving techniques
    C) a local politician
    61) Relaxation and sensual pleasure are
    A) admitted goals of customers
    B) not possible in the busy atmosphere
    C) not appreciated by hurried customers

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    Fear not, please post unrelated questions in separate threads.
    Only believe it's the best way to obtain help!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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