Q1 : Maria’s summary report is __ (detailed) than Ted’s one.
1. the most detailed
2. more detailed✔
3. more detail
Explanation : When we compare two things or two people we use the comparative form of adjectives. If we have a long adjective (with two or more syllables), we add ‘more’ before it.
Q2 : I ___ hope that he will be alright soon.
Explanation : ‘sincerely’ means ‘genuinely, honestly and truly’.
Q3 : Brittany tried ___ (to eat) the carrot jam once, but she didn’t like it.
1. to eat
Explanation : Some verbs can be used both with the Gerund and the Infinitive. But in some cases the meaning of the sentence becomes different. Compare: she tried eating carrot jam – she experimented with the jam, but she didn’t enjoy it / she tried to learn English – she started but didn’t succeed
Q4 : Our executive director warned us about a possible reduction _ staff.
Explanation : We should remember that some nouns are used with specific prepositions after them: ‘reduction in’.
Q5 : ___ the difference in their ages Nina and Den are very happy with each other.
1. In connection with
3. Because of
Explanation : It is correct to say ‘despite’.
Q6 : Transfer this Active voice sentence to the Passive one: The Simpsanes ordered to repair their house after a devastating flood.
1. The Simpsanes had their house been repaired after a devastating flood.
2. The Simpsanes had their house repaired after a devastating flood.✔
3. The Simpsanes had repaired their house after a devastating flood.
4. The Simpsanes had their house been repairing after a devastating flood.
Explanation : We use the Causative Passive to say that some service was done / will be done for us by someone else. It is formed: [subject + causative verb + object + past participle]
Q7 : The troupe is ____ the performance tonight.
Explanation : We say ‘to give a performance’.
Q8 : Matt has __ (to disappoint / me). He failed to keep his word.
1. let me down✔
2. left me out
3. broken me down
4. backed me out
Explanation : Phrasal verb ‘to let down’ means ‘to disappoint’.
Q9 : Choose two forms of the verb ‘to cast’ according to the order: Past Simple – Past Participle
1. cast – casten
2. casten – casten
3. casted – casted
4. cast – cast✔
Explanation : TO CAST – CAST -CAST
Q10 : Our boss announced that ___ those employees who came late for work would have their salary deducted accordingly.
2. inasmuch as
Explanation : ‘Henceforth’ means ‘from this time on’. We use this linking word to introduce a new idea that differs from smth that was ordinary and habitual before.
Q11 : Choose the sentence with the right word order
1. Darrel ran his schoolmate in the mall into.
2. Darrel ran his schoolmate into in the mall.
3. Darrel ran into his schoolmate in the mall.✔
4. Darrel into ran his schoolmate in the mall.
Explanation : When we use phrasal verbs we should remember that some of them are separable while others can not be separated. ‘to run into’ belongs to inseparable phrasal verbs.
Q12 : Drake is going to move to _ Republic of Ireland.
Explanation : ‘The’ is used before the names of countries with ‘republic’, ‘kingdom’, ‘states’.
Q13 : The Queen of Great Britain __ (to live) in Buckingham Palace. I ___ (never / to see) it but I ___ (always / to dream) about it.
1. is living / have never seen / have always dreamt
2. lives / have never seen / have always dreamt✔
3. lives / have never seen / I’m always dreaming
4. lives / never saw / have always dreamt
Explanation : 1. We use the Present Simple to talk about facts and things that are generally true – we all know that the Queen of England lives in Buckingham Palace. 2. We use the Present Perfect to talk about actions that started in the past and have the connection with the moment of speaking: I didn’t see the Palace in the past and still dream about it in the present.
Q14 : He __ (to enter) the kitchen, __ (to drink) a glass of juice and _ (to turn) on the TV.
1. had entered/ drank/ turned
2. had entered/ was drinking / turned
4. entered/was drunk/turned
Explanation : When we talk about actions which happened one after the other in the past we use the Past Simple Tense.
Q15 : I’m hungry. – Well, I __(to order) a pizza for you.
1. will order✔
2. am ordering
4. am going to order
Explanation : We use the Future Simple Tense when we have no plan or decision before we speak. We make it at the time of speaking.