I. Choose the correct linking word or phrase in the sentences.
0. I can’t come to your party so/because/for I have a bad cold.
1. My favourite subjects at school are French as well as/and/plus history.
2. If/When/Unless you are interested in Egyptian mummies, you should visit the Turin Museum.
3. I was thinking about my holiday when at once/immediately/suddenly I heard a strange noise.
4. Please give her the letter until/as soon as/eventually you see her.
5. Why did you bring such/so/some many wine glasses?
6. He has such/very/so a lovely voice that he sang a solo with the choir.
7. He can either/neither/nor read nor write.
8. If the weather’s good we’ll neither/or/either go to the beach or the mountains.
9. I need a cloth so that/in case/to clean the table.
10. All trains will be late so that/in case of/due to the terrible weather.
II. Complete the idioms with one appropriate word.
0. She was as sick as a ________dog_____________________ .
1. It’s a pity he let the cat out of the ______________________ .
2. Margaret has always been the black ______ of the family.
3. I’m not going to join the rat ___________________________ .
4. She has a bee in her _____________________ about dancing.
5. Jane, who only speaks English, feels like a fish out of __________ when she goes abroad.
6. I wish I could be a fly on the ____________________ during their meeting.
III. Use the prefixes un-, in-, im-, ir— or il— to make the adjectives negative.
0. usual unusual
1. popular _______________
2. human _______________
3. credible _______________
4. regular _______________
5. kind _______________
6. accurate _______________
7. polite _______________
8. competent _______________
9. logical _______________
10. practical _____________
IV. Complete the multi-part verbs in the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in the box.
0. If you go to Haymarket, will you call on your sister?
1. If you arrive at 2 o’clock the party will __________ over and nobody will be here.
2. They used the dynamite to __________ up the bridge.
3. As soon as the programme had finished, they _____ out more about the museum by visiting the website.
4. George was looking for his razor when he __________ across his wife’s wedding ring.
5. Though she was exhausted and wanted to sleep she found it was very difficult to _______ off.
6. I’ve __________ up an appointment with the dentist next Thursday afternoon.
7. As it is my last day today, let’s all __________ together at 12 o’clock and go to the pub.
8. __________ on a minute, I can’t find my address book.
9. Despite her ugly dress at last night’s concert her talent as a singer __________ out.
10. Listen to the telephone number and __________ it down in your address book.
V.Complete the following sentences with the correct multi-part verb formed from one of the verbs given in the box.
0. I’d like you to ____write______ ____down_______ every single word the lecturer says.
1. Never _______ __________ until tomorrow what you can do today!
2. The pilot allowed the little boy to _________ ________ the controls of the plane for a few minutes.
3. My ex-boyfriend was the last person to _________ ________ about my wedding plans.
4. I’m sorry I haven’t booked a ticket for you. I’ll ______ it _______ to you next time.
5. We must _______ ________ these two chapters again. I don’t remember anything.
6. The speaker did her best but she didn’t manage to _____ her message ________ .
7. Don’t tell me everything. If you _____ _____the ending of the story, I’ll be bored in the cinema.
8. Why didn’t you _____ _____ your previous job experience while they were considering you for this position?
VI. Use the word given in brackets to form a word that fits in the text.
Good cooking is always a strange (1 mix) of science and art and you certainly have to be fairly (2 create) if you want to come with your own recipes. All cooking also demands a fair amount of (3 prepare), and this is doubly true when you’re producing (4 origin) dishes. You also have to be thick-skinned. You’ll be (5 surprise) by how honest people can be when it comes to food. I’ve had people tell me my latest dish is (6 disgust) and (7 thorough) inedible! Sometimes, they were right! But don’t get upset. Just smile (8 sweet) and thank them for their valuable opinion. And never forget that you’re waiting (9 anxious) to hear whether or not your ‘masterpiece’ is a success and they suddenly show their (10 appreciate) you’ll realize it was all worth it. My tips: home-(11 grow) vegetables are always the tastiest. Every good cook needs a top-quality (12 mix) . It’s essential piece of kitchen equipment, not a luxury. Make sure you’ve got lots of good-quality food storage (13 contain). And finally, remember that designing a new dish is not about (14 safe). It’s about taking risks, and learning from your mistakes. Have fun in the kitchen!
VII. Use the word in brackets to rewrite each sentence so that it means the same as the sentence before.
0. I’m sure my mum has serious doubts about my girlfriend. (must)
My mum must have serious doubts about my girlfriend .
1. I regret that I told my parents about our wedding plans. (wish)
2. You failed your university entrance exams because you didn’t study hard. (if)
3. ‘Have you done anything so stupid before?’ (asked me)
4. Maybe she doesn’t want to apologise for her unacceptable behaviour the other day. (might)
5. Sue is going to arrange for someone to water her plants while she is away. (get)
6. When I was a student I often got up at10 a.m. (used)
VIII.Choose the right word.These days, many parents find it difficult to assist/support a large family. My grandma doesn’t have any close/near family her own age left. Who was to blame/fault for the argument? Don’t you know it’s kind/polite to close your mouth when you are eating? Dave’s parents were very enjoyed/pleased when they saw him in the school play. I have a very good connection/relationship with my mother.
I. 1 and 2 If 3 suddenly 4 as soon as 5 so 6 such 7 neither 8 either 9 to 10 due to[10 marks]
II. 1 bag / 2 sheep / 3 race / 4 bonnet / 5 water / 6 wall (6)
III. 1 unpopular 2 inhuman 3 incredible 4 irregular 5 unkind 6 inaccurate 7 impolite 8 incompetent 9 illogical 10 impractical [10 marks]
IV. 1 be 2 blow 3 found 4 came 5 drop 6 fixed 7 get 8 Hang 9 stood 10 write [10 marks]
V. 1 put off; / 2 take over; / 3 find out; / 4 make … up; / 5 go over/through; / 6 get … across; / 7 give away; / 8 bring
VI. 1 mixture 2 creative 3 preparation 4 original 5 surprised 6 disgusting 7 thoroughly 8 sweetly 9 anxiously 10 appreciation 11 grown 12 mixer 13 containers 14 safet
1. I wish I hadn’t told my parents about our wedding plans;
2. If you had studied hard/harder, you wouldn’t have failed your entrance exams;
3. She/He asked me if I had done anything so stupid before;
4. She might not want to apologise for her unacceptable behaviour the other day;
5. Sue is going to get her plants watered while she is away;
6. When I was a student I used to get up at 10 a.m.