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His parents ______ married for eight years when he was born.
  1. have been
  2. will be
  3. had been
  4. were

2. Would you like some more tea?

  1. No, thanks.
  2. No, I would not.
  3. Yes, thank you.
  4. No more cake, please.
  5. Sure, I wouldn't.
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3. The local Tesco hypermarket has been losing a lot of stock. It's high time they took a tough ……… with shoplifters.

  1. measure
  2. line
  3. penalty
  4. discipline
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4. Simon was given the cold ……… by the other teachers after informing the newspapers about widespread corruption at the college.

  1. chin
  2. shoulder
  3. neck
  4. back
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5. We drove to Paris, and after getting out of London it was plain sailing all the way because

  1. there was hardly any traffic
  2. it rained so much it was flooding
  3. we had a strong westerly tailwind
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6. Find the synonym of the following words written in capitals. ***** Did you manage to stop the FIGHT between those two boys?

  1. show
  2. stage
  3. picture
  4. talk
  5. struggle
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7. He made a swift ______ from his illness.

  1. repair
  2. survival
  3. relief
  4. recovery
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8. Bobby never keeps still. So, when his aunt saw him standing there and not moving at all, she knew something unusual was happening. She moved quietly towards him and also began to look where he seemed to be looking. Just then, in the tall grass near the fence, she saw a little bird that was too small to fly. It must have fallen out of its nest. ------------ The little bird _____.

  1. hid behind the fence.
  2. had been caught by Bobby.
  3. tried to fly over the fence.
  4. was too tired to return to its nest.
  5. fascinated Bobby greatly.
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9. He ______ out of the window for a moment and then went on working.

  1. glanced
  2. viewed
  3. glimpsed
  4. regarded
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10. Most people were not impressed when in 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered 10.000 pounds to the first pilot to fly across the Atlantic in under 72 hours. The majority of scientists, even said it could not be done. Certainly the problems involved were many and far ranging. Obviously the design of the aero plane was of great importance, but so too were the skill and courage of the pilot and the navigator; weather conditions also had to be taken into consideration. A very few enthusiasts thought it might be possible ten years later. They were wrong. A pilot received the prize just six years later. --------- When the Daily Mail offered a prize in 1913, for flying across the Atlantic _____.

  1. there were few aero planes that could stay in the air for more than 72 hours.
  2. many enthusiastic amateurs were eager to try.
  3. the majority of scientists thought it could be done.
  4. almost no one believed it was possible to do this within the next ten years.
  5. the general public were very interested in the scheme.
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