Read through the sentences below, then decide which answer a, b, c or d best fits each space. there is an example at the beginning (0)
0 The best man_______ the side of his glass lightly with a knife to get the guests’ attention.
a rapped b tapped c hit d beat
1 The driver _________ to avoid hitting the dog.
a turned b swerved c curved d steered
2 The police ________ him for burglary
a arrested b charged c convicted d accused
3 Many people ___ about the bad behaviour of soccer fans in the town centre after the match
a criticized b disapproved c complained d objected
4 I can’t wear red. It just doesn’t ___ me.
a fit b suit c match d agree with
5 His parents wouldn’t ___ him stay out later than 10.30 at night.
a allow b permit c agree to d let
6 The train was ___ for several hours because of floods.
a prevented b delayed c detained d cancelled
7 After a lot of difficulty he finally ___ to start the car
a succeeded b coped c managed d worked out
8 The manager asked her to ___ with the complaint.
a take care b attend c deal d follow
9 She ___ on a banana skin and almost fell down the steps
a slipped b stumbled c tripped d lost her balance
10 Most library books in the UK are ___ using the Dewey decimal system.
a sorted b categorized c graded d classified
11 Are you ____ in applying for the post as assistant manager?
a keen b interested c enthusiastic d eager
12 My father hates any sort of change. He is very ___ in his ways
a fixed b set c old-fashioned d stubborn
13 You’ll have to speak up. My aunt is very ___ of hearing.
a difficult b unsure c hard d bad
14 ‘Could you lend me some money till the end of the week?’
‘Sorry, John, I’m a bit ___ of cash myself at the moment.’
a short b hard up c scarce d low
15 My uncle lost his leg in a car accident and now has __ one.
a synthetic b an artificial c a false d an imitation
16 The police made a ___ search of the building after being tipped off that a bomb had been planted there
a thorough b conscientious c close d scrupulous
17 He was two kilos ____ , so he decided to go on a diet.
a fat b heavy c too large d overweight
18 The back door needs oiling. It’s very ___
a shrill b high-pitched c squeaky d creaking
19 I’d better iron this shirt – it’s very ___
a wrinkled b lined c squashed d creased
20 According to statistics, drivers over the age of fifty have ___ accidents than drivers under twenty-five
a smaller b less c fewer d lower