Printable Handout: Advanced Exam Tricks- 3

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Q1 - They hoped to ......... me to see their point of view
persuade
insist
explain
suggest
Q2 - I find it hard to get .... on my salary
over
by
through
into
Q3 - I refuse to put my position in ........ for something as petty as that
stake
jeopardy
hazard
risk
Q4 - I hate having to ........ the turkey on Christmas day
slice
cut
carve
chop
Q5 - He insisted ....... leaving early
of
for
to
on
Q6 - Traffic was brought to a complete ....... by the accident
stoppage
standstill
block
no go
Q7 - Train ...... have increased again
fares
fees
costs
prices
Q8 - I can't stand the .......... of blood
view
show
look
sight
Q9 - These jeans will ....... when you wash them the first time
diminish
lessen
shrink
reduce
Q10 - It's about time we ....... going
got
get
getting
to get
Q11 - It's high time you ........ that work
finished
would finish
had to finish
should have finished
Q12 - Those windows need ..........
clean
cleaning
be cleaned
being cleaned
Q13 - You should always read the ............ print before signing a contract
little
tiny
minuscule
small
Q14 - They came ....... a fortune when their father died
into
upon
up to
round
Q15 - I prefer freshly ........ coffee
grated
shredded
minced
ground
Q16 - I don't ....... to know everything about it
profess
admit
suggest
state
Q17 - I chose this bank because it has the best interest ......
percentage
rate
level
range
Q18 - I don't know what is wrong with the car, but it just ........ start
shall
mightn't
won't
shouldn't
Q19 - I picked ...... a little German while I was staying there
up
off
out
at
Q20 - It was the first time she ........... to the opera
went
had been
would go
would have gone
Q21 - The new magazine is aimed .......... the over thirty age group
at
by
to
in
Q22 - Excuse me, can you ..... me whether this train goes to London?
indicate
say
explain
tell
Q23 - He had to stand ......... his colleague and speak at the meeting when she was ill
by
into
up to
in for
Q24 - He ........ to be an expert
said
reckoned
claimed
admitted
Q25 - The ramblers sought .......... from the torrential rain
refuge
solace
escape
defence
Q26 - He went into hospital for several ........
checks
exams
tests
trials
Q27 - Some astonishing facts ....... to light when she published her autobiography
turned
brought
came
set
Q28 - His career as a footballer was ruined by the .......... of an injury
renewal
resumption
restart
recurrence
Q29 - Her argument was ......... up by a lot of well-researched facts
filled
backed
supported
drummed
Q30 - In ........ to the fine, he had to pay legal costs
addition
furthermore
excess
surplus
Q31 - He ........ to the crime
admitted
pleaded
confessed
apologised
Q32 - There had been a lot of changes ......... to the town since she had lived there
made
done
brought
seen
Q33 - With all the ..... in the world, I can't do anything about it
reason
intention
wish
will
Q34 - Reading ........ the lines, you can see that he was a very disturbed individual
in
between
under
through
Q35 - It's standard ........ to charge a booking fee for theatre tickets
custom
habit
rule
practice
Q36 - Certain dog breeds are ...... to breathing problems as they get old
prone
likely
disposed
bound
Q37 - You ...... know better than to believe him
ought
would
should
may
Q38 - It was ......... of a shock when he passed first time
quite
rather
something
somewhat
Q39 - After he had been found guilty, the judge passed ......
verdict
sentence
prison
punishment
Q40 - The Government was .......... by a vote of no confidence
sent down
put down
brought down
closed down
Q41 - She's ready ....... you
seeing
will see
would see
to see
Q42 - The traffic gets even worse during the tourist ........
term
period
season
peak
Q43 - ........ does she write well, but her books sell well, too
If only
Not only
Furthermore
Sometimes

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