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Welcome to Test Your English!

Test 2


Time: 30 minutes
Top score: 60

Questions 1-5

  • Where can you see these notices?
  • For questions 1 to 5, mark one letter , or .

You can look, but don't touch the pictures.

A in an ambulance
in a cafe
in a museum
   

Please give the right money to the driver.

A in a restaurant
on a bus
in a library
   

NO PARKING PLEASE

A in a street
on a book
on a table
   

CROSS BRIDGE FOR TRAINS TO EDINBURGH

A in a school
in a garage
in a station
   
KEEP IN A COLD PLACE
A on shoes
on furniture
on food

Questions 6-10

  • In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.
  • For questions 6 to 10, mark one letter , or .

THE STARS

There are millions of stars in the sky. If you look (6)..................the sky on a clear night, it is possible to see about 3000 stars. They look small, but they are really (7)..................large hot balls of burning gas. Some of them are huge, but others are much smaller, like our planet Earth. The biggest stars are very bright, but they only live for a short time. Every day new stars (8)..................born and old stars die. All the stars are very far away. The light from the nearest star takes more (9)..................four years to reach Earth. Hundreds of years ago, people (10)..................stars, like the North star, to know which direction to travel in. Today you can still see that star.


6 A at up on
7 A very too much
8 A is be are
9 A that of than
10 A use used using

 Questions 11-20

  • In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the texts.
  • For questions 11 to 20, mark one letter , , or D.

Good smiles ahead for young teeth

Older Britons are the worst in Europe when it comes to keeping their teeth. But British youngsters (11)..................more to smile about because (12)..................teeth are among the best. Almost 80% of Britons over 65 have lost all or some (13)..................their teeth according to a World Health Organisation survey. Eating too (14)..................sugar is part of the problem. Among (15).................., 12-year olds have on average only three missing, decayed or filled teeth.


11 A getting got have D having
12 A their his them D theirs
13 A from of among D between
14 A much lot many D deal
15 A person people children D family

Christopher Columbus and the New World

On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain to find a new route to India, China and Japan. At this time most people thought you would fall off the edge of the world if you sailed too far. Yet sailors such as Columbus had seen how a ship seemed to get lower and lower on the horizon as it sailed away. For Columbus this (16)................. that the world was round. He (17).................to his men about the distance travelled each day. He did not want them to think that he did not (18).................exactly where they were going. (19)................., on October 12, 1492, Columbus and his men landed on a small island he named San Salvador. Columbus believed he was in Asia, (20).................he was actually in the Caribbean.


16 A made pointed was D proved
17 A lied told cheated D asked
18 A find know think D expect
19 A Next Secondly Finally D Once
20 A as but because D if

Questions 21 - 40

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  • For questions 21 to 40, mark one letter , , or D.
21 The children won't go to sleep....................their parents leave a light on outside their bedroom.
  A except otherwise unless D but
22

I'll give you my spare keys in case you....................home before me.

  A would get got will get D get
23

My holiday in London gave me a great....................to improve my English accent.

  A  occasion chance hope D possibility
24

The singer ended the concert....................his most favourite song.

  A by with in D as
25

Because it had not rained for several months, there was a......................of water.

  A shortage drop scarce D waste
26

I've always....................Alex as my best friend.

  A regarded thought meant D supposed
27

He came to live here....................a year ago.

  A  quite beyond already D almost
28

Don't make such a....................! The dentist is only going to look at your teeth.

  A fuss trouble worry D reaction
29

George spent a long time looking for a tie which....................with his new suit.

  A fixed made went D wore
30

Fortunately,....................from a bump on the head, she suffered no serious injuries from the accident.

  A other except besides D apart
31

She had changed so much that ................... anyone recognised her.

  A almost hardly not D nearly
32

....................teaching French, she also writes children's books.

  A Moreover As well as In addition D Apart
33

 It was clear that the young couple were.....................of taking charge of the cafe.

  A responsible reliable capable D able
34

The book....................of fifteen chapters, each one covering a different topic.

  A comprises includes consists D contains
35

Alice was disappointed with her new dress as the colour....................very quickly.

  A bleached died vanished D faded
36

National leaders from all countries of the world are expected to attend the....................meeting.

  A peak summit top D apex
37

Janet remained calm when she won the lottery and....................about her business as if
nothing had happened.

  A came brought went D moved
38

I suggest we.....................outside the park tomorrow at 9.30.

  A meeting meet met D will meet
39

 His remarks were.....................as a joke, but she was offended by them.

  A pretended thought meant D supposed
40

You ought to take up swimming for the.....................of your health.

  A concern relief sake D cause

Questions 41 - 50

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best fits each space in the texts.
  • For questions 41 to 50, mark one letter , , or D.

CLOCKS

The clock was the first complex mechanical machinery to enter the home, (41) .............. it was too expensive for the (42) ............... person until the 19th century, when (43) ................. production techniques lowered the price. Watches were also developed, but they (44) .............. luxury items until 1868 when the first cheap pocket watch was designed in Switzerland. Watches later became (45) ............... available and Switzerland became the world's leading watch manufacturing centre for the next 100 years.


41 A despite although otherwise D average
42 A average medium general D common
43 A vast large wide D mass
44 A lasted endured kept D remained
45 A mostly chiefly greatly D widely

Dublin City Walks

What better way of getting to know a new city than by walking around it?
Whether you choose the Medieval Walk, which will (46) .................. you to the Dublin of 1000 years ago, find out about the more (47)................ history of the city on the Eighteenth Century Walk, or meet the ghosts of Dublin's many writers on the Literary Walk, we know you will enjoy the experience.
Dublin City Walks (48) ................. twice daily. Meet your guide at 10.30 a.m. or 2.30 p.m. at
the Tourist Information Office. No advance (49) ............... is necessary. Special (50) .............. are available for families, children and parties of more than ten people.


46 A introduce present move D show
47 A near late recent D close
48 A take place occur work D function
49 A paying reserving warning D booking
50 A funds costs fees D rates

Questions 51 - 60

  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.
  • For questions 51 to 60, mark one letter , , or D.
51 If you're not too tired we could have a....................of tennis after lunch.
  A match play game D party
52 You get tired....................watching TV every night?
  A with by of D at
53 Go on, finish your dessert. It needs....................up because it won't stay fresh until tomorrow.
  A eat eating to eat D eaten
54 They're not used to.....................invited to very formal occasions.
  A be have being D having
55 I'd rather we................... go out this evening, because I'm very tired.
  A wouldn't shouldn't hadn't D didn't
56 She obviously didn't want to discuss the matter so I didn't....................the point.
  A maintain chase follow D pursue
57 Anyone......after the start of the performance is not allowed in until the break.
  A arrives has arrived arriving D arrived
58 This new journal is....................with interesting stories and useful information.
  A full packed thick D compiled
59

The cafe was far too noisy to be....................to relaxed conversation.

  conducive suitable practical D fruitful
60

In this branch of medicine, it is vital to.....................open to new ideas.

  A stand continue hold D remain