Printable Handout: Advanced Exam Tricks- 1

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Q1 - .......... the good reviews, the film was a box office failure
Instead of
Apart from
In spite of
In the event of
Q2 - You should ....... two hours for the journey
permit
allow
give
let
Q3 - He looked ........ his record collection to see if he could find the album
at
up
through
out
Q4 - In the 1970s she .................flared trousers like everybody else
would have had
was used to have
used to having
used to had
Q5 - I finished two novels ......... the holiday
over
through
since
while
Q6 - He's always complaining........ his flatmates
about
of
around
at
Q7 - They are always shouting ..... their children
to
about
down
at
Q8 - She was ........... with murder
charged
accused
arrested
sentenced
Q9 - When I was 40, I wanted to start something new, so I took.... painting
on
up
after
over
Q10 - The dog will not bite you.......... you leave it alone
provided
unless
when
if only
Q11 - I wouldn't recommend .......... that car; it's got a lot of faults
you to buy
you buy
buying
that you would buy
Q12 - She resembles her mother very closely; she is not at all ...... her mother
like
as
resembling
taking after
Q13 - We...........for a few hours when the lightning struck
were walking
had been walking
have walked
walked
Q14 - This stew would taste better if you added a ........ of butter
slice
piece
knob
rasher
Q15 - He ........ shout even though I asked him to keep the noise down
would
will
insisted on
won't
Q16 - I never buy expensive gloves because I'm always .......... them
losing
used to losing
lose
loose
Q17 - The results of the research were .... convincing that we felt obliged to publish them
so
such
really
very
Q18 - The scones were ..... hot that we had to wait for them to cool down
such
so
very
really
Q19 - Under no circumstances ......... press that button
you will
you should
must you
you must
Q20 - Hardly .................. her speech than the sound failed
had she begun
did she begin
was she beginning
she began
Q21 - The police tend to do things ..... the book
by
at
on
for
Q22 - He looked as though he............... some bad news
gave
was given
has given
had been given
Q23 - I tried to learn from it by putting it ....... to experience
up
away
down
from
Q24 - The project has been ...... by her illness
held down
held off
held back
held in
Q25 - When she found the purse there was ........ any money in it
no
some
any
hardly
Q26 - By the time we get there, it ........... finished
will have
ought to
had
might
Q27 - You are always leaving the milk out of the fridge. I wish you ..........!
don't
won't
hadn't
wouldn't
Q28 - Despite the investigation, the ....... of the accident remains a mystery
reason
start
result
cause

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