NAME : _______________________________________________





  • 1. Choose the best answer.

    a) Could you ______________ me some money until tomorrow?

    A. borrow B. let C. present D. lend

    b) She has a very good job. I'm sure she ______________ over twenty thousand pounds.

    A. gains B. earns C. receives D. wins

    c)How long does your ______________ to work take?

    A. travel B. journey C. trip D. voyage

    d) The ______________ of living will only go up. It won't go down.

    A. price B. value C. cost D. expense

    e) When you come to stay, ______________ some warm clothing. It's very cold here.

    A. bring B. carry C. take D. fetch

    f) Patience is a kind of card ______________ .

    A. play B. match C. act D. game

    g) While I was skiing, I ______________ and broke my wrist.

    A. fell B. felt C. feel D. fallen

    h) Are you sure he's ______________ the truth?

    A. telling B. saying C. talking D. speaking

    i) Use your time sensibly. Don't ______________ it.

    A. spend B. pass C. lose D. waste

    j) Jump in the car. There's enough ______________ for you.

    A. room B. place C. seat D. space

    2. Choose the best answer to fill the gaps.

    a) A. in B. on C. at D. to

    b) A. in B. on C. at D. every

    c) A. to learn B. for to learn C. for learning D. for learn

    d) A. There B. They're C. It's D. Their

    e) A. for B. by C. in D. with

    f) A. from B. since C. for D. in

    g) A. who B. that C. whom D. which

    h) A. is B. does C. do D. are

    i) A. other B. another C. others D. a lot

    j) A. in the class of Mrs Stoppard B. in Mrs Stoppards' class

    C. in the Mrs Stoppard's class D. in Mrs Stoppard's class

    k) A. is B. has C. does D. has been

    l) A. as B. although C. while D. and

    m) A. a more early train B. an earliest train

    C. an earlier train D. a most early train

    n) A. has B. is C. can D. does

    o) A. am B. would be C. will be D. was

    p) A. is B. there is C. it is D. takes place

    q) A. said B. told C. spoke D. talked

    r) A. what are people interested in B. in what people are interested

    C. what people are interested in D. what are interests

    s) A. ask B. asked C.were asking D. had asked

    t) A. starts B. would start C. will start D. would have started

    The train arrived (a) ___ Charing Cross Station late, by about ten minutes. Or, as they would say in the last carriage, dix minutes. It was the 7.20 from Tunbridge Wells, where, (b) ___ Tuesdays and Thursdays, a group of commuters gets together (c) ___ French. (d) ___ teacher is Mrs Marie Stoppard. She heard about the commuter study groups set up by learn and ride, and offered to help. She is French, and works (e) ___ Dupont, the international company, and has been running courses in French (f) ___ 1984.

    The first member of the group to get on the train is Colin Dearlove, (g) ___ lives in Tunbridge Wells. He puts a sticker on the window and cards on the table in the last carriage, asking other commuters to leave the seats free for the study group. 'People (h) ___ usually very understanding,' he said. Colin has studied (i) ___ subjects on the train - German, history of art, and geology. He has been learning French (j) ___ for a year. So (k) ___ Mrs Alice Lester, who works in the City. She has a chance to try out what she has learnt, (l) ___ she has relatives in France.

    She normally catches (m) ___ , but twice a week goes in later to join the class. Another member of the group, Bill Smith, (n) ___ the same. 'I like to use my time creatively,' he said. 'If I didn't do this, I (o) ___ bored.

    Elsewhere on the train another group had been learning bridge, and on Wednesdays (p) ___ a world affairs class. These have been set up by Mrs Angela Ridley of Learn and Ride, with the approval of British Rail. 'Naturally I asked their permission, and they (q) ___ they didn't mind at all.

    She hands out questionnaires asking (r) ___ , and who might be prepared to offer their services as a teacher, and forms groups on the basis of the replies. She is hoping to have a class on business management. 'If enough people (s) ___ for it, the class (t) ___ on the 7.33 next month.'

    3. Write a question that asks about the words in italics.

    Example: Where does he live?

    He lives in Rome.

    a) __________________________________________________________

    They arrived at 8.00.

    b) __________________________________________________________

    He stayed at the hotel for a week.

    c) __________________________________________________________

    I'm thinking about what I'm going to do tonight.

    d) __________________________________________________________

    He's got three daughters.

    e) __________________________________________________________

    They usually have lunch in the canteen.

    f) __________________________________________________________

    I've worked here for ten years.

    g) __________________________________________________________

    I go abroad once or twice a year.

    h) __________________________________________________________

    'To chop'' means 'to cut with an axe'.

    i) __________________________________________________________

    I'd like tomato soup, please.

    j) __________________________________________________________

    Columbus discovered America.

    4. Write what you would say in the following situations.

    a) You are in the street. You need a bank to change some dollars, but you don't know where there is one. What do you ask a passer-by?



    b) You have changed one hundred pounds worth of dollars. The bank cashier asks you 'How would you like the money?' What do you say?



    c) You have enrolled at a language school. The school wants you to pay the fees today, but you can't. Explain why not, and say when you will pay.



    d) You are in a restaurant. You have asked for a black coffee, but the waiter brings you a white coffee. What do you say?



    e) You want to know what is on television tonight. Ask to borrow your friend's newspaper.



    f) You're having a party at your house on Saturday. Invite a colleague to the party.



    g) A friend invites you to a party, but you can't go. What do you say?



    h) You need change to make a phone call, but you only have a five-pound note. What do you ask a friend?



    i) An English friend is going to your country on business next week. He/She asks, 'What clothes do I need?' What do you say?



    j) You want to buy a good English-English dictionary. Ask your teacher for advice.



    Test adapted from the Headway Upper-intermediate workbook.