Printable Handout: Advanced Exam Traps- 1

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Instructions: Choose the correct answer.

Q1 - There was no ........ in waiting until six o'clock so we left
worth
point
use
time
Q2 - The fog has played havoc ....... the airport's flight schedule
of
with
for
to
Q3 - .......... all I know, he's still living there
for
much
further
far
Q4 - I look forward ........ from you
to hear
to hearing
for hearing
hear
Q5 - I told you ....... it
not touching
to touching
for not touching
not to touch
Q6 - ... the time they get here, it will have finished
In
On
By
Till
Q7 - The wound took a long time to ......
cure
heal
seal
remedy
Q8 - I took the stairs because the lift was .......
in order
out of condition
out of order
out of shape
Q9 - You ...... better take the books to the library today to avoid paying a fine
should
had
would
ought to
Q10 - His phone was ........ off because he hadn't paid his bill
cut
broken
taken
set
Q11 - He burst ..... tears after failing the exam
in
to
into
out
Q12 - The plane left on time ............ the fog
nevertheless
in spite
however
despite
Q13 - It seemed a good .... at the time, but it proved to be a disaster
idea
thought
belief
reckoning
Q14 - ......... having a cold, he managed to get the work finished in time
In spite
Despite
Even though
Although
Q15 - I look forward ........... from you
to hear
hearing
to hearing
having heard
Q16 - According ...... the opinion polls, the opposition are five points ahead
for
with
by
to
Q17 - The company made a huge ........ last year
profit
reward
bonus
money
Q18 - He ........... on the course because he was off sick for three weeks
left behind
fell behind
got through
got over
Q19 - I bought the car because it has a very low fuel .......
consumption
consummation
consummate
consume
Q20 - It's time we ......
left
were to leave
leave
leaving
Q21 - Get ...... the bus at the stop before the station
through
over
on
in
Q22 - The factory chimneys ......... too much smoke
give in
give off
give over
give in to
Q23 - I'd be very grateful if you ........ me your reply as soon as possible
could send
sending
had sent
send
Q24 - He won't get the job ....... he passes the exam
if
whenever
whether
unless
Q25 - I've always wished I .......... a musical instrument
would play
should play
could play
might play
Q26 - I will not stand ....... any more of his rudeness
up to
by
for
out
Q27 - Please tell ........ call me
her to
her for
her
to her
Q28 - Call me the second you ........ anything
hear
will have heard
will be hearing
will hear
Q29 - ........ it is supposed to be easy to do, they still found it very hard
Despite
Nevertheless
Although
In spite of

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