Printable Handout: Advanced Exam Traps- 2

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Instructions: Choose the correct answer.

Q1 - The ....... procedure is to apply in person
normal
ordinary
plain
regular
Q2 - We ...... bothered arriving so early as there were no queues
should have
would have
needn't have
mustn't have
Q3 - You can do it this time, but please don't .......... a habit of it
do
make
have
be
Q4 - The ....... press reports suggest that the Government is about to call an election
newest
last
current
latest
Q5 - Let's have a ......... of golf sometime
round
play
match
sport
Q6 - While you're on holiday over there, could you ........ me back some French cheese?
take
get
bring
fetch
Q7 - Having pets is ...... to be good for your health
told
said
declared
stated
Q8 - The golf ....... was flooded last night
pitch
court
ground
course
Q9 - They gave her every ........ to apologise
opportunity
possibility
way
means
Q10 - Although they are brothers, they have nothing ..........
in particular
in general
in common
in each other
Q11 - I'm sorry; I must have taken your umbrella by ..........
chance
reminder
error
mistake
Q12 - Her main ....... to the plan is the high cost
obstacle
objection
objective
avoidance
Q13 - Would you mind .......... the window?
open
to open
opening
be open
Q14 - ........ the appalling weather, they managed to get to work on time
In spite of
Even though
Whereas
Nevertheless
Q15 - It took them a long time to ....... the shock
get on
get by
get over
get to
Q16 - Everybody ........ John left on time
apart
except
without
exception
Q17 - I'll be leaving ........
brief
lately
awhile
shortly
Q18 - The shop has not been successful so they are going to have a closing ...... sale
down
in
up
off
Q19 - There wasn't ........ to be done, so I left early
everything
anything
nothing
something
Q20 - He spent ages ........ out the answer
work
to work
working
worked
Q21 - He's very ......... about his lack of progress
worried
sick
worrying
tired
Q22 - I'd ..... it if you took them with you today
rather
sooner
better
prefer
Q23 - He had an evil ..... in his eye
glint
glimpse
glance
stare
Q24 - My phone was ......... because I forgot to pay the bill
put off
let off
cut off
set off
Q25 - I've been ringing them for ages and still haven't got .......
through
over
by
in
Q26 - ........ he did, he still found it too difficult
Even
No matter what
Whatever
Still
Q27 - If I ......... her, I would have told her about the party
saw
would have seen
did see
had seen
Q28 - The shop has a wide ...... of goods
rate
choice
store
range
Q29 - When you come over, can you ..... me back my videos?
bring
fetch
take
send

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