Printable Handout: Advanced Exam Tricks- 2

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Q1 - Everyone was ........ by her speech and listened intently
captured
caught
captivated
taken up
Q2 - You are under no obligation ........... to sign the contact
wherever
moreover
indeed
whatsoever
Q3 - The ............ of the contract state that employees must give two months' notice
terms
regulations
laws
small print
Q4 - Could you ....... a few potatoes for me?
Carve
Peel
Mince
Shave
Q5 - ......... had the plane touched down than customs officials boarded it
Hard
Only when
Usually
No sooner
Q6 - The new motorway has three .......... in each direction
roads
lanes
ways
rows
Q7 - I suggest .......... the small print before you sign that contract
you read
you to read
do you read
for reading
Q8 - The TV show has been an instant success and is doing well in the .......
ratings
polls
circulation
opinion
Q9 - Shoplifters will be ........
persecuted
prosecuted
prohibited
prevented
Q10 - If only people ...... be more considerate!
might
may
would
should
Q11 - He's happy because he ......... the exam
passed
failed
succeeded
did
Q12 - She was ...... responsible for the accident
done
taken
decided
held
Q13 - Early retirement gave him more time to .......... his own interests
look for
chase
pursue
take
Q14 - We are all well ....... of your qualifications; there's no need to tell us again.
knowledge
knowledgeable
aware
acquainted
Q15 - Several people were hurt when the train came to a sudden ........
delay
halt
stand
brake
Q16 - Hunger has decreased in some areas, ........... in others it has increased
unlike
despite
whereas
as opposed
Q17 - I didn't set ........ to cause any trouble; it just happened that way
up
out
off
about
Q18 - The more expensive one seems to be a better choice ....... it will last a lot longer
in view of
in that
by dint of
due to
Q19 - The workers went ....... strike for better working conditions
to
in
on
into
Q20 - The company was ........ up after a disastrous year
wound
folded
put
taken
Q21 - The company has to make thirty workers ....... to save money
sacked
fired
redundant
unemployed
Q22 - We arrived in ..... time for the flight
good
just
plenty
high
Q23 - It took him two weeks to get ........ the infection
through
into
by
over
Q24 - ............ for the police, there would have been a lot more trouble
If it were
Had it not been
Unless it had been
If it had been
Q25 - The management and union went to ............. to resolve the problems
negotiation
discussion
agreement
arbitration
Q26 - Mrs Wright ........ the meeting
chaired
led
managed
directed
Q27 - I was ....... the impression that he was coming
in
under
to
for
Q28 - Her work was praised for its ......... attention to detail
subtle
concentrated
meticulous
significant
Q29 - The information was ....... to the press by an informer inside the company
filtered
said
passed
leaked
Q30 - I couldn't get a replacement because the shop didn't have any in ...........
stock
supply
store
shop

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