- And now for this evening’s main headline: Britain ___ another Olympic gold medal!
A had won B wins C won D has won
- He ___ the stolen cigarettes onto the back of the lorry when the police arrived.
A loaded B was loading C did load
- Anne had to pay for everything because, as usual, Peter ___ his wallet at home.
A had left B left C was leaving
- Someone ___ my special sports drink that I bought this morning! The bottle’s half empty!
A has been drinking B drinks C is drinking
- ‘Mark and Penny broke up last month.’ ‘Oh no! They ___ out together for years.’
A have gone B had gone C had been going D are going
- We’re late. By the time we get to the cinema, the film ___ .
A will have started B has started C will start D will have been starting
- If we world poverty ___ , the richer countries will need to make sacrifices.
A are end B will end C are ending D are to end
- Frank ___ promoted soon. After all, his mother is chief executive.
A is bounding to get B is bound to get C is meaning to
- ‘Are you OK? You look really pale.’ ‘I need the bathroom. I think I ___ sick.’
A am to be B will be C shall be D am going to be
- ‘When are you leaving for the airport?’ ‘Well, my flight ___ at six thirty.’
A is going to leave B leaves C is leaving D will leave
- Fortunately, the fire fighters ___ put the fire out before it caused too much damage.
A were able to B can C are able to D could
- ‘Mum, I’m tired.’ ‘Well, if you ___ to bed after midnight every night, what do you expect?’
A went B are going C will go D would go
- Mary isn’t home yet. She ___ late at the office again.
A must have had to work B must have got to work C must’ve to work D must work
- I remember ___ to the circus by my grandfather when I was a child.
A having taken B to be taken C being taken D was taken
- The accident is thought ___ by leaves on the railway line.
A to have caused B to have been caused C to have been causing
- ‘Have you heard? Sandra sold her flat and bought a houseboat.’ ‘ ___ ’
A She did what? B What she did? C Did she what? D She what did?
- The detective in charge of the investigation asked ___ .
A the two witnesses their names B their names the two witnesses C the two witnesses of their names D to the two witnesses their names
- I really object ___ in rooms where other people have to eat.
A people smoking B to people smoke C people to smoke D to people smoking
- Chris told Liz that he had a good job with a big salary, but he ___ .
A hadn’t B wasn’t C didn’t D hadn’t got
- The Smiths had to decide ___ to their daughter’s kidnappers’ demands or bring in the police.
A if they agree B if to agree C whether to agree D whether they agree
- Nutrition experts advise ___ too many refined foods.
A us not to eat B us that we don’t eat C us not eating D not to eat
- By the end of the conference, there was still no real agreement ___ the primary cause of the disaster was.
A what B what as to C as D as to what
- The personnel consultant recommended that managers ___ apart from other staff during lunch.
A not to sit B are not sitting C not sit D not sitting
- The Prime Minister was asked what ___ to do about inner city crime.
A he intended B intended he C did he intend D he did intend
- Looking after pets ___ a good way of teaching children to be responsible.
A are B is C be D being
- Every man, woman and child on the island ___ the effects of the fuel shortage.
A has suffered B have suffered
- The only witnesses to the accident were two ___ .
A passer-byes B passers-by
- No Horizon was directed by ___ Steve Caplan, only two years before his death.
A late B a late C the late D of late
- ‘Sorry, do you spell your surname with ___ ‘s’ or two?’ ‘Two.’
A single B a C an D one
- Nowadays, ___ are much better behaved than their parents were at the same age, don’t you think?
A teenagers B the teenagers
- I’m not fussy. I’ll eat ___ kind of fruit or vegetable.
A some B any C all
- ___ twenty per cent of natural gas used to heat homes in the UK comes from the North Sea.
A Few of B Lesser than C Fewer than D Less than
- See the woman over there by the window? Isn’t she the one won ___ the lottery last week?
A which B whom C that D what
- The Transport Minister, ___ department the email was apparently sent, has denied all knowledge of a cover-up.
A from whose B whose C from his D which
- Detective Chief Inspector Chambers, ___ the laptop was stolen, has posted a £10,000 reward.
A from which B from who C from whom
- In many cultures, when the elderly become too weak to look after ___ , they go and live with their families.
A themselves B theirselves C themself D theirself
- When the robber ordered the hostages to lie face down on the ground, they ___ without argument.
A did such B did so C so did
- Yes, the script was excellent, but the performances were ___ weak.
A completely B extremely C utterly D absolutely
- It was ___ solution to the problem that the audience cheered loudly.
A a such a sensible B so a sensible C a so sensible D such a sensible
- Is Ben OK? He was behaving ___ .
A very strangely in the canteen this morning B this morning in the canteen very strangely C in the canteen this morning very strangely D in the canteen very strangely this morning
- Ignoring the flashing light bulbs, the three judges walked up the courthouse steps ___ .
A in a dignified fashion B dignifiedly C in a dignifiedly fashion D dignified
- The ___ girl snatched the kitten away from the dog and screamed for her mother.
A feared B afraid C frightened D scary
- ___ it never recycled any waste materials, the company’s environmental record was not perfect.
A For B In that C With D Due to
- If oil supplies ___ in the near future, we would find it very hard to meet our energy needs.
A will run out B were running out C would run out D were to run out
- Travelling by coach is cheap. ___ , it can be slow in rush hour traffic.
A Whereas B Although C Nevertheless D While
- ‘Look at those clouds!’ ‘Don’t worry. ___ it rains, we’ll still have a great time.’
A Even if B Even though C Despite D Whereas
- Far ___ Terry’s small plane lay the freezing waters of the North Sea, where his father’s boat had disappeared many years before.
A down B under C underneath D below
- Your boss is always criticising your work. I don’t know why you ___ .
A put up with it B put up it with C put it up with D it put up with
- OK, so the dates are agreed, but question of the budget ___ to discuss.
A it’s still the B there’s still a C there’s still the D it’s still a
- Not until every single reporter had gone ___ outside his front door again.
A did Alan step B Alan stepped C stepped Alan D Alan did step
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