Anhvan co uyen trung tam luyen thi dai hoc qsc-45 - copy of progress test
PROGRESS TEST 16
I/. Pick out the word whose main stressed syllable is different from the rest.
II/. Choose the best answer.
You will become ill ____ you stop working harder.
When he heard the noise he asked me what was ____ on.
The three friends all ________ for the same job.
His parents never allowed him ____.
c. to smoke
d. some smoke
Do you ____ my turning the television on now?
Paris lies ____ the river Seine.
My teacher arrived after I ____ for her for ten minutes.
b. was waiting
c. had waited
d. have waited
Nobody is ready to go, ____?
a. isn't he
b. is he
c. are they
d. aren't they
I think this bus leaves before that one ____.
If you are selfish, you ____ the lives of many people.
a. would endanger
b. will endanger
c. were endangered
d. are endangered
_______ of the committee, I'd like to thank you for your generous donation.
B. On behalf
D. In addition
There appears ____ a mistake; I will have the matter deal with immediately.
c. to been
d. to have been
I would prefer ____ if you don't mind.
a. to be not going
b. to not have gone
c. not to be go
d. not to go
Why was Peter absent yesterday? He ___ a bad cold.
a. had had
b. was having
d. is having
Ten miles ____ a long hike for a hot day.
c. have been
I hope you're not getting ____ with listening to my story.
My grandfather is ____ to walk without stick.
a. enough old
b. old enough
c. quite old
d. too old
The Prime Minister ____ to Paris several times.
a. has been
c. has visited
I never smoke while I ____ a car.
b. am driving
d. was driving
I ____ very fast when the accident happened.
a. wasn't driving
b. hasn't driving
c. hasn't driven
d. hadn't driven
I'm learning English. I started learning English in December. I ____ since December.
a. am learning
b. being learned
c. have been learned
d. have learned
The police stated that the accident ______________ soon.
A. will be investigated B. would be investigated C. had investigated
D. is being investigated
While southern California is densely populated, ______ people live in the northern part of the state.
B. a number
C. a few of
_______ of the surface of the earth is covered by water.
A. Nearly three quarters B. Three quarters is nearly C. There is nearly three quarters D. It is nearly three quarters
"Did your grandmother give you that watch?" - "Yes, She insisted ______ it."
A. for me to take
B. I will take
C. that I took
D. on my taking
III/. Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
The main reason for the widespread demand (31) ……… English is its present day importance as a world
language. Besides serving the infinite needs or its native speakers, English is a language in which some of the most
important works in science, technology, and other fields are being produced, and not always by native speakers. It is
widely used for such purposes as meteorological and airport communications, (32) ………conferences, and the
dissemination of information over the radio and television networks of many nations. It is a language of wider
communication for a number of developing countries, especially former British colonies. (33) ………
have multi-lingual (34) ……… and need a language for internal communication in such matters as government,
commerce, industry, law and education as well as for international communication and for access to the scientific and
technological (35) ………in the West
A. Some of
B. Few of
C. A great deal of
D. Many of
IV/. Choose the underlined word or phrase in each sentence that needs correcting.
Having finished his term paper before the deadline, it was delivered to the professor before the class.
Although the weather was not perfect, a bunch of people turned out of for the annual parade.
After she had dressed and ate breakfast, Lucy rushed off to her office for a meeting with her accountant.
After the rain had let out, the Mitchell continued their hike up the mountain.
I saw Maggie at the party. She has worn a very beautiful dress.
V/. Read the passage and choose the best answer
Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. She studied biology in college and zoology at Johns
Hopkins University, where she received her master’s degree in 1933. In 1936, she was hired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, where she worked most of her life.
Carson’s first book, Under the Sea Wild, was published in 1941. It received excellent reviews, but sales were
poor until it was reissued in 1952. In that year, she published The Sea Around Us, which proved a fascinating look
beneath the Ocean’s Surface, emphasizing human history as well as geology and marine biology. Her imaginary and
language had a poetic quality. Carson consulted no less than 1,000 printed sources. She had voluminous correspondence
and frequent discussion with experts in the field. However, she always realized the limitations of her non-technical
In 1962, Carson published Silent Spring, a book that sparked considerable controversy. It proved how much harm
was done by uncontrolled, reckless use of insecticides. She detailed how they poison the food supply of animals, killed
birds and fish, and contaminate human food. At the time, spokemen for the chemical industry mounted personal attacks
against Carson and issued propaganda to indicate that her finding was flawed. However, her work was vindicated by a
1963 report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee.
The passage mainly discusses Rachel Carson’s work -------a. as a researcher
b. at college
c. at the U.S and Wildlife Service
d. as a writer
According to the passage, what did Carson primary study at Johns Hopkins University?
When she published her first book, she was closet to the age of ---------a. 26
It can be inferred from the passage that in 1952, Carson’s book Under the Sea Wild ------------a. sold many copies
b. was outdated c. was praised by critics d. became more popular than her other books
Which of the followings was NOT mentioned in the passage as a source of information for The Sea Around Us?
a. Printed matter
b. Letters from scientist c. Talks with experts d. A research expedition
Which of the following words or phrases is least accurate in describing The Sea Around Us?
B. Fascinating C. Highly technical
D. Well researched
The word ‘reckless’ is closet meaning to ----------a. unnecessary
According to the passage, Silent Spring is primary -------a. an attack on the use of chemical preservations in food b. a discussion of the hazards insects pose to food supply
c. a warning about the dangers of misusing insecticides d. an illustration of the benefits of the chemical industry
Which of the following is closet meaning to the word ‘flawed’?
Why does the author mention the report of the President’s Science Advisory Committee?
a. to provide an example of government propaganda
b. to validate the chemical industry’s claims
c. to support Carson’s ideas
d. to indicate a growing government concern with the environment
PROGRESS TEST 17
Choose the word whose main stress is placed DIFFERENTLY from the others in each group
Choose the best answer:
He intends to set up business on his __________
They are going to make__________ excursion next month.
A. a two- week
C. two weeks'
D. a two-week's
If only I __________ crashed the car!
Where is he? He should __________ home hours ago.
c. have been
d. had been
I tried ringing her all morning, but I couldn’t get ________.
My dad’s been unemployed for 6 months; it’s really getting him ________.
I hate school, the teachers make us _________ so much homework every day!
c. to do
“Excuse me sir, are we allowed ________ dictionaries into the exam?”
b. to take
I go to the gym to build up my __________.
I’ve been seeing my girlfriend for 6 months now, I suppose it’s quite a serious _________.
Pop music has become _______ in our country in the last few decades. Most young people like it.
The Nile, ________, is the home of a great variety of fish.
A. which is in Egypt
B. where is in Egypt
C. in which is in Egypt D. that is in Egypt
I’m _________ you liked the film. I thought it was rather __________.
A. surprise / disappoint B. surprised / disappointed C. surprising / disappointed D. surprised / disappointing
I never read _____ newspapers during the week, but I buy the Observer every Sunday and I read it in ____ bed.
B. the /
C. the / the
D. a / the
Tourists __________ to make campfires in National parks.
A. do not allow
B. aren’t allowed
C. won’t allow
D. isn’t allowed
If he had been more careful, he _______________ .
A. won’t fall
B. wouldn’t fall
C. wouldn’t have fallen D. would haven’t fallen
We should participate in the movements ______________ the natural environment.
A. organizing to conserve B. organized conserving C. which organize to conserve D. organized to conserve
People who reverse the letters of words _______ to read suffer from dyslexia.
A. if they tried
B. when trying
C. when tried
D. if he tries
Rubber ___ from vulcanized silicones with a high molecular weight is difficult to distinguish from natural rubber.
A. is produced
C. that produces
_______ in scope, romanticism was a reaction against neoclassical principles.
A. Mainly literary
B. It was mainly literary C. The main literature was D. The literature was mainly
Oil shale is a soft, fine-grained sedimentary rock _______ oil and natural gas are obtained.
B. is from
C. is which
D. from which
_____ appears considerably larger at the horizon than it does overhead is merely an official illusion.
A. The Moon
B. That the Moon
C. When the Moon
D. The Moon which
Florida, ________ the Sunshine State, attracts many tourists every year.
b. known as
c. is known as
d. that is known as
While ___ to help Tim with his math, I got impatient because he wouldn’t pay attention to what I was saying.
a. I am trying
b. having tried
c. I try
One of the dinner _______ broken.
a. plate is
b. plates are
c. plates is
d. plate are
Identify the error
The original World Cup trophy was given permanent to Brazil to honour that country’s record third world cup
title in Mexico in 1970.
In early times, people around the fire were entertained by storytellers with stories of heroes’ wonderful actions
When I got home, Irene was lying in bed thinking about what a wonderful time she has had.
Shortly before the Allied invasion of Normandy, Ernest Hemingway has gone to London as a war correspondent
for Colliers. A
Dogs that are trained to lead the blind must be loyalty, intelligent and calm.
Read the text and choose the best answer to each of the questions below
When the early settlers, especially the English, arrived in the New World, the hardships and dangers awaiting
them were totally unexpected. Had it not been for some friendly Indians, the colonists never would have survived the
terrible winters. They knew nothing about planting crops, hunting animals, building sod houses, or making clothing from
animal skins. Life in England had been much simpler, and this new life was not like what the Spanish explorers had
The settlers did introduce iron tools, muskets for hunting, domesticated animals, and political ways to the Indians.
In exchange, the settlers learned to build canoes for water transportation and snowshoes and toboggans for winter
travelling. The Indians also taught them blaze trails through the forest, to hunt large animals and trap smaller ones, and to
spear fish in the lakes and streams.
The natives also introduced to the settlers typical foods such as turkey, corn, squash, beans, and pumpkin.
Everything possible was done in order to make their new settlement resemble the homes they had left behind.
Which of the following did the new settlers teach the Indians?
A. new political ways B. new method of fishing C. new means of water travel D. how to trap animals
What can we assume about corn, squash and pumpkin?
A. They were plentiful in England.
B. They grew only in certain sections of the country.
C. They were preferred raw.
D. They did not exist in England.
How did the Indians teach the settlers to travel in the winter?
A. by canoe
B. by blazing trails through the forest
C. by toboggan and snowshoes D. on animals
Which of the following was not introduced to the settlers by the Indians?
B. domesticating animals
C. building sod houses
D. trapping animals
Whose earlier explorations and findings had misguided the English into believing that life in the New World
would not be so difficult?
A. Spaniards B. Indians
C. other Englishmen
D. political leaders
Read the test below and decide which answer(A, B, C or D) best fits each space.
Many parents believe that they should begin to teach their children to read when they are (41) ………more than
toddlers. This is fine if the child shows a real interest but forcing a child could be counter-productive if he isn't ready.
Wise parents will have a contented attitude and take the lead from their child. What they should provide is a selection of
(42) ………toys, books and other activities. Nowadays, there is plenty of good material available for young children and
of course, seeing plenty of books in use about the house will also (43)……… them to read.
Of course, books are no longer the only (44) ………of stories and information. There is also a huge range of
videos, which can reinforce and extend the pleasure a child finds in a book and are equally valuable in helping to increase
vocabulary and concentration. Television gets a bad (45) ……… as far as children are concerned, mainly because too
many children spend too much time watching programs not intended for their age group.
What a beautiful collection of stamps you have! How ____________________________________
As a schoolboy, he often played football in the school team. He used __________________ ______
Their baby is nine months old. They have _____________________________
The flat is very noisy but we enjoy living there. Noisy ____________________
It was so dark that nothing can be seen. It was too ____________________
PROGRESS TEST 18
Pick out the word that has the stress pattern different from that of the other words.
Choose the correct sentence which has the same meaning as the given one.
I didn't listen to him, so I didn't succeed.
a. If I listened to him, I would succeed.
b. If I had listened to him, I would succeed.
c. If I listened to him, I would have succeed.
d. If I had listened to him, I would have succeeded.
Though he tried hard, he didn't succeed
a. However hard he tried, he didn't succeed.
b. However he tried hard, he didn't succeed.
c. However he didn't succeed, he tried hard
d. However he tried hard, but he didn't succeed.
They usually have quite a big meal at lunch time.
a. They are used to having a big meal at lunch time.
b. They are used to have a big meal at lunch time.
c. They are used to have a big meal at lunch time.
d. They used to having a big meal at lunch time.
He got over his illness in three months.
a. It took to get over his illness in three months.
b. It took three months to him to get over his illness.
c. It took him three months to get over his illness.
d. It took three months for his illness to get over.
She was so busy that she couldn't answer the phone.
a. She was very busy that she couldn't answer the phone. b. She was too busy to answer the phone.
c. She was too busy not to answer the phone.
d. She was very busy so that couldn't answer the phone.
Read the passage and then decide which word (a, b, c or d) best fits each space.
Nowadays, we are all aware of the fact that we (11) ______ be eating a healthy diet. We get advice from
everywhere: TV, radio, magazines, books, videos and the Internet as well as friends, colleagues and family. Well, if you
find all this advice a little confusing, then there is now a much simpler solution, dieting by colour. The colour Diet is (12)
______ on the theory that the natural colour of food reflects (13) ______ nutritional content. For example green food such
as broccoli, spinach and lettuce (14) ______ high levels of beta carotene and glucose. These help reduce the risk of
cancer, are a good source of iron and act as powerful antioxidants, while yellow foods like bananas, corn and lemons have
potassium and vitamin C which can reduce the pain of arthritis, reduce stress and be a good source of energy. The
principles of the colour diet are very easy to follow. Make sure that each metal contains a (15) ______ of colours, and you
will be eating a balanced, healthy diet. But remember, the colours have to be natural. Eating a packet of Smarties a day
will not give you anything but toothache.
Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
I'm worried about ______ on so much work.
a. she taking
b. she takes
c. her taking
d. her to take
He wanted to know where ______.
a. had I been
b. I had been
c. did I been
d. I been going
Unlike most Europeans, many Americans ______ a bowl of cereal for breakfast every day.
a. used to eating
b. are used to eating
c. are used to eat
d. use to eat
They stayed for hours, ______ my mother was very annoyed about.
______ English fluently, we should practice speaking it whenever possible.
a. In order to speak
b. In order speak
c. their accepting
d. they accept
As a general rule, the standard of living ______ by the average output of each person in society.
b. has fixed
c. is fixed
She's finished the course, ______?
a. isn't she
b. hasn't she
c. doesn't she
d. didn't she
The stolen painting was ______ a large sum of money.
The greater the demand, ______ the price.
a. the highest
b. the high
d. the higher
The beach is always crowded at this time of the year. There ______ to put your towel down!
a. are no rooms
b. are no room
c. is no room
d. is room
The children's mother warned them ______ near the river.
a. not to go
b. to not go
c. not going
d. don't go
If services are increased, taxes ______.
a. probably go up
b. probably up
c. will probably go up d. going up probably
The boy refused to answer the policeman's question for fear that the man ______ arrested.
a. will be
b. would be
c. had been
d. would have been
Jane ______ her parents that she wouldn't marry that rich man.
a. told to
d. is telling
Only because she had to support her family ______ to leave school.
a. that Alice decides
b. did Alice decide
c. does Alice decide
d. Alice decided
The football match had to be ______ because of the bad weather.
a. put out
b. put off
c. putting off
d. put up
The computer is one of the most important _______ of the 20th century.
_______, the results couldn't be better.
A. Despite how hard he tried B. However hard he tried C. In spite of trying hard D. Although very hard he tried
_______ that she burst into tears.
A. Such her anger was B. So angry she was
C. She was so anger
D. Her anger was such
Research in the work place reveals that people work for many reasons _____.
A. money beside
B. besides money
C. beside money
D. money besides
Choose the underlined part (a, b, c, or d) that is incorrect.
Her long blond hair and her cute facial expressions made a deep impress on me.
Her absent from work without any permission made the boss so angry that he threatened to sack her.
When a Vietnamese wants to work part-time in Australia, he needs to get a work permission.
His interestingness in such a book really surprised me.
Our neighbour is quite safe. There have not been many crimes recently.
Read the passage and choose the best answer.
It's the middle of the afternoon, but suddenly it is very dark outside. Terrified, people look up into the sky and see
a black sun. What is happening? It is an eclipse. An eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks
its light. This makes it look like the sun has gone dark, but really it is just the shadow of the moon.
Today, eclipses are not terrifying events because we understand their causes, but for thousands of years, many
people feared eclipses. For example, the ancient Chinese believed eclipses were caused by a dragon eating the sun. They
believed that if they made lots of noise and shot arrows into the sky, they could scare the dragon away. This was so
important to them that the Chinese emperor had two astronomers. Their job was to forecast when an eclipse would
happen. When the two astronomers failed to forecast one eclipse, the Chinese emperor was so angry he had them killed.
The ancient Greeks thought their gods caused eclipses when they got angry. One time, two Greek armies, the Lydians and
Medes, were fighting a bloody war. During the battle, there was an eclipse. The two armies were so frightened that they
stopped fighting and made peace.
Today, we know that these beliefs are not true, but they are still very valuable. Ancient societies did not have
good calendars. But they were afraid of eclipses, and they recorded them in their histories. Today we can use eclipses to
learn the exact dates of events in history. For example, we know that the war between the Lydians and Medes ended in
585 B.C. because we know the eclipse happened in that year.
The phrase their causes in the passage refers to the causes of _____
According to paragraph 2, the ancient Chinese thought eclipses were caused by ____
A. shooting arrows into the air B. angry gods C. a dragon eating the sun D. bad astronomers
The word forecast in the passage is closest in meaning to _______
According to the passage, what effect did an eclipse have on the war between the Lydians and the Medes?
A. It made the Lydians win the war.
B. It made the war very bloody.
C. It ended the war.
D. It made the war very long.
According to the passage, how do eclipses help us understand history?
A. They explain why wars ended.
B. They help us learn the dates of events in history.
C. They tell us about ancient gods.
D. They tell us about the strange beliefs of ancient societies
It was thought that the painting had been destroyed. The painting ______________________
"I will write to you as soon as I arrive in London" She said. She promised _________:__________
We cannot compare films with plays because each has its own hit. It is _______
It was easy for me to find the way. I had no __________________
We got stuck in the traffic jam so we were late for work. If_____________________________
PROGRESS TEST 19
Pick out the word that has the stress pattern different from that of the other words.
1. a. calculator
2. a. compare
3. a. maintain
4. A. environment
5. A. kangaroo
Read the passage and then decide which word (a, b, c or d) best fits each space.
It is estimated (the (6) ______ number is not known) that worldwide some 60,000 newspapers exists, with a
combined circulation of nearly 500 million. However, the number of readers is (7) ______ greater - as many as three
times the circulation figure.
This is because newspapers are shared, some are posted, and (8) ______ placed in libraries and other public
places. Worldwide, about 8,000 of these newspapers are dailies. About a third of all newspapers are published in North
America, another third in Europe, and the remaining third in the rest of the world. Countries with the highest newspaper
(9) ______ are Britain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, and the United States. Europe has nearly half of the world's
total newspaper circulation, North America about a quarter, and the rest of the world another quarter. Taking the world as
a whole, the average circulation of dailies per 1,000 persons is about 100, but there are many parts of the world where the
modern newspaper is (10) ______ ever seen.
6. a. correct
7. a. even
8. a. the rest
c. the others
9. a. readers
10. a. not
Choose the most appropriate answer from a, b, c or d.
11. The scientific study of the life and structure of plants and animals is called ______.
12. The telephone was ______ by Graham Bell.
13. Issac Newton had to do many ______ before he could produce an electric lamp.
14. Charles Darwin was the father of the ______ of evolution.
15. It's quite a long way, isn't it? We ______ about five miles by the time we get back, I'd say.
a. have walked
b. had walked
c. will have walked
d. would have walked
16. You can apply for a better job when you ______ more experience
c. have had
d. had had
17. ______ I leave home ______ the journey is because the buses aren't so crowded.
a. The earlier...the easier
b. The early...the more easy
c. The earlier...the easy d. The early...the most easy
18. We ______ that game when we were younger.
a. use to play
b. used playing
c. used to play
d. use to play
19. If Mathew ______ his alarm clock, he wouldn't have overslept.
a. have set
c. had set
d. was setting
20. Maria will take charge of the advertising for the play.
The underlined means ___
A. spend time
B. be responsible for
C. account for
D. spend money
21. Why did you stay at a hotel when you went to New York? You ______ with Barbara.
a. can stay
b. could stay
c. could have stayed
d. have stayed
22. Linda has lost her passport again. It's the second time this ______.
a. has happened
d. to happen
23. She tried to be serious but she couldn't help ______.
b. to laugh
c. that she laughed
24. We gave ______ a meal.
a. at the visitors
b. for the visitors
c. the visitors
d. to the visitor
25. The ______ produced at our factory in Scotland.
a. good are
b. goods are
c. good is
d. goods is
26. Is that my key, or is it ______ ?
a. the yours
c. have had
27. My boys always postpone ______ things.
c. to do
28. A friend of mine phoned ______ me to a party.
a. for invite
b. to invite
c. so that inviting
29. He's lazy. He never does ______ work.
30. I'll be in London next week. I hope to see Tom ______ there.
a. while I will be
b. while I am
c. during I will be
d. during I am
Choose the underlined part (a, b, c, or d) that is incorrect.
31. The rain came sudden and everybody got wet because nobody had an umbrella.
32. When I came in, my father was talking to anyone , so I went out quietly.
33. - Can you make me a cup of coffee? - No, there are no coffee left.
34. We had better to review this lesson carefully because we will have some questions on it
35. With this type of exercise, reading the questions first and then read the text to find the correct answer.
Read the passage and choose the best answer.
Our demand for water is constantly increasing. Every year there are more and more people in the world. Factories
turn out more and more products and need more and more water. We live in a world of water. But almost all of it - about
97%-is in the oceans. This water is too salty to be used for drinking, farming, and manufacturing. Only about 3% of the
world's water is fresh. Most of this water is not easily available to man because it is locked in glaciers and icecaps.
There is as much water on earth today as there ever was or will ever be. Most of the water we use finds its way to
the oceans. There, it is evaporated by the sun. It then falls back to the earth as rain. Water is used and reused over again. It
is never used up. Although the world as a whole has plenty of fresh water, some regions have a water shortage. Rain does
not fall evenly over the earth. Some regions are always too dry, and others too wet. A region that usually gets enough rain
may suddenly have a serious dry spell and another region may be flooded with too much rain.
36. All of the following statements can be inferred from the text EXCEPT………..
a. We need more and more water.
b. The population of the world is increasing every year.
c. Factories also need more water.
d. Most of the world’s water is locked in glaciers and icecaps.
37. Which of the following is NOT true about the world’s water?
a. The vast majority of the world’s water is ocean water.
b. Most fresh water is locked in glaciers and icecaps.
c. Ocean water is salty enough to be used for drinking, farming, and manufacturing. d. The percentage of fresh water is very small.
38. What can be inferred about water?
a. The amount of water on earth is always the same.
b. Water will probably be exhausted.
c. Water can be used once only.
d. Most of the water we use is rain water.
39. It can be inferred from the text that ______
a. no region in the world suffers from a lack of fresh water. b. a region that usually gets enough rain hardly ever has a dry spell.
c. rain does not fall equally everywhere on earth. d. the world has plenty of fresh water in comparison with salty water
40. The phrasal verb “turn out” in the second line is closest in meaning to.
b. prove to be
c. switch off
Choose the sentence (a, b, c or d) which has it similar meaning to the original sentence.
The story of her hard life was painful to listen to.
A. The painful story was what she listened to.
B. Her hard life was painfully told to people.
C. It was painful to listen to the story of her hard life.
D. It was hard to listen to her painful story
“Please let me borrow your bike,” he said to her.
a. He asked her if she could let him borrow her bike.
b. He asked her to borrow your bike.
c. He asked her whether she would let him borrow her bike
d. He asked her to let him borrow her bike.
I wish I had chosen English to study at school.
a. The speaker studied English and now regrets doing so.
b. The speaker is not studying English.
c. The speaker regrets not choosing English to study at school. d. The speaker regrets having chosen English to study.
The book interested me more than the film.
a. I thought the book was more interesting than the film. b. I thought the book was more interested than the film.
c. I thought the book was as interesting as the film.
d. I thought the book was not as interesting as the film.
The teacher did not allow the class to leave before 4:30.
a. The teacher made the class to stay until after 4:30.
b. The teacher made the class not leave until after 4:30.
c. The teacher made the class stay until after 4:30.
d. The teacher made the class leave after 4:30.
46. Would you like to join our Drama Group?" she said. She invited _________________
47. The rain prevented him from arriving at the office on time. He arrived ____________________
48. They believe that God created the world. -> God ______
49. Do you own these cars? -> Do these ____________
50. Peter did not get the scholarship so he could not continue his study. -> Had ___________________________
PROGRESS TEST 20
Choose the word whose stress is on the first syllable.
Choose the right word or phrase to complete the sentences.
The teacher asked us________ the essay we________ the day before.
A. to rewrite/ handed B. rewriting / have handed C. to rewrite / had handed D. rewriting / had handed
"Have you________ traveled to San Francisco?" - "Yes, ________’’
A. once / once
B. ever / once
C. never / never
D. yet / never
The government have tried to ________the price of petrol, but they failed.
A. bring on
B. put in
C. bring down
D. get over
Never________ such a magnificent firework display.
A. have I seen before B. have before seen I C. have before I seen D. before have I seen
It appears that we have________
A. no bread left
B. no left bread
C. left not bread
D. bread not left
The examiner asked me some further questions_________ led to a more interesting discussion.
B. it then
The Golden Trident, the underwater equivalent of the Nobel Prizes, has been ____annually since 1960.
We had to walk upstairs, because the lift was________
A. out of order
B. out of reach
C. out of work
D. out of focus
Total weight of all the ants in the world is much greater than__________
A all human beings
B. total human beings C. that of all human beings D. those of all human beings
You cannot ________ me for the damage. I am not responsible for that.
The mother is very ________ about the health of her little son.
I will never forget _________ with Janet, who keeps _______ all the time.
A working / to try
B. to work / to try
C. working / trying
D. to work / trying
After the accident, a lot of debris _________ on the runway. ['debri:]
A. was scattered
C. were scatters
D. were scattering
Such _______ that we all felt numb.
A. a cold weather was it B. was a cold weather C. cold was the weather D. was cold weather
I ________ Katie, an old friend on the way home from the office yesterday.
A. came into
B. broke into
C. ran into
D. went into
They walked along the promenade________ to the waves ________ at the rocks.
A. listening / rushed
B. to listen / rushing
C. listened / to rush
D. listening / rushing
These ______ sites need restoring and protecting.
When I told her the news, she _______ laughing.
A. broke out
B. burst out
C. burst into
Speak it again _________ I can take notes.
A. in order
B. in order that
C. in case
_________ back to her hometown, Julia found everything new and attractive.
A. When arrived
B. As she arrives
C. On arriving
D. On arrival
By the time you_________ the shopping, I'll be ready.
B. will have done
C. have done
D. will do
The situation seems to be changing minute by minute. The underlined means ___
A. from time to time
B. time after time
C. again and again
D. very rapidly
You can do whatever you like, as far as I am concerned. The underlined means ___
A. in my opinion
D. mind out
He seemed very reluctant to take my advice. The OPPOSITE of the underlined is ____
Did he do it voluntarily, or did you make him? The OPPOSITE of the underlined is ____
Choose the sentence that is similar in meaning to the one given.
Without your help, I couldn't have finished it on time.
A. I couldn't finish it on time because you helped me.
B. I couldn't finish it on time though you helped me
C. I could finish it on time because you helped me.
D. You helped me finishing it on time.
His daydreaming prevented him from becoming a good employee.
A If he daydreamed, he would become a better employee. B. He daydreams, which makes him a good employee.
C. He could become a better employee without his daydreaming. D. As a daydreamer, he is a good employee.
Ian denied stealing the confidential files.
A. Ian said that he had not stolen the confidential files. B. Ian's stealing the confidential files was not true
C. Ian said, ' I will not steal the confidential files'
D. Ian said he would not steal the confidential files.
Despite his early retirement, he found no peace in life.
A. Although he retired early, but he found no peace in life. B. His early retirement has brought him peace in life.
C. He found no peace in life because he retired early.
D. Early as he retired, he found no peace in life.
'Please do not touch that wire!' the old man said to me.
A. The old man told me not to touch that wire.
B. The old man said that I didn't touch that wire.
C. The old man asked me to not touch that wire.
D. The old man said to me not to touch that wire.
Identify the error:
I couldn't give the teacher the summary of the lesson until Julia whispered some words into his ears.
Believed that Jack had got home safely, we felt relieved.
We really enjoyed the children's imaginative and excited play last Saturday.
I will have you to know how bad your behaviour is
Helen, as well as her friends, have never been out of town since they were five years old.
Read the passage carefully, then choose the correct answer.
The loss of the jobs and persistent unemployment in the industrial countries is due mainly to changes in technology.
It is thought to be misleading to blame job losses on the shift of corporations from the industrial countries to the Third
The present technological developments have been compared to a Third Industrial Revolution. The first coming in
the 19th century was characterized by the steam engine and the use of coal. In the 1920s the second emerged with the use
of oil and the electrodynamo. The third, the present one, is driven by computers, biotechnology and information
However, there can be seen weaknesses in the newest of industrial revolutions. The technology is advancing so fast
and productivity is rising so fast that we are left with a big problem. Because of the loss in jobs, caused largely by this
new technology, there will not be enough people with money to buy all these products.
Technology as definitely enhanced our standard of living, even our quality of life. But as the capacity to produce
expands and the lack of purchasing power and consequent demand diminish, there can be overproduction and recession,
and what happens to our standard of living?
What is the main point the author is making?
a. That the industrial countries have more unemployment than the Third World.
b. That technology is the main cause of unemployment.
c. That corporations have shifted' to the Third World.
d. That the present situation is like in the Industrial Revolution.
Which of the following is not a characteristic of one of the industrial revolutions?
a. The use of oil
b. The use of computer
c. The use of electricity
d. The use of coal
What is stated as being the main weakness of the Third Industrial Revolution?
a. There will be too few people who can afford to buy things. b. There will not be enough money around.
c. There won't be enough products for everyone to buy.
d. There will be too many machines in the factories.
Why does the author think that there won't be enough people to buy the products?
a. People will not be able to keep up with technology.
b. Productivity will not be high enough.
c. There will be too many products.
d. Many people will be unemployed
What do we infer is the author's attitude to the technology?
a. It has improved our purchasing power
b. It has improved our quality of life.
c. It has created more jobs
d. It is not responsible for the recession.
He cannot walk any longer because of his tiredness. -> He is so ________________________________
Watching an international football match is wonderful. I find ________________________________
Women do not bear a lot of children any longer. No longer __________________________________
I often spend thirty minutes doing homework It often takes __________________________________
The teacher was angry because his students were lazy. Because of ____________________________
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