Grammar - Level C Test 39

in Level C

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence

1. He ________ me to take a lawyer to court with me.

A. advised
B. suggested
C. threatened
D. insisted

2. They ________ understand the teacher, as he spoke too fast.

A. wouldn't
B. shouldn't
C. can't
D. couldn't

3. I'm surprised ________ you!

A. with
B. at
C. on
D. to

4. - Fay: The headmistress wants you in her study. - Ivy: She's here already. I didn't think she ________ till tomorrow.

A. will be coming
B. was coming
C. is coming
D. is to come

5. The children were ________ by the television programme.

A. fascinated
B. fascinate
C. fascination
D. fascinating

6. Please concentrate ________ what you are doing.

A. with
B. in
C. to
D. on

7. If you interfere ________ other people's affairs, you will regret it.

A. to
B. with
C. at
D. about

8. The old lady was very ________ for our help.

A. pleased
B. appreciated
C. delighted
D. grateful

9. She is so keen on learning, you should encourage her ________ her efforts.

A. to
B. for
C. in
D. on

10. We negotiated with the unions for several hours but weren't able to ________ at an agreement.

A. agree
B. abide
C. angle
D. arrive

11. - Didn't he wait for me? - No, he ________.

A. set off to a stroll alone
B. set off on a stroll alone
C. set out to a stroll alone
D. set down to a stroll alone

12. To our ________, Geoffrey's illness proved not to be as serious as we had feared.

A. anxiety
B. eyes
C. relief
D. judgement

13. She often suffers ________ colds.

A. to
B. at
C. on
D. from

14. And what does this delightful drink consist ________?

A. from
B. of
C. with
D. in

15. This is a challenging position in the car industry for a qualified ________.

A. engineer
B. engine
C. mechanical
D. machinery

16. I met John ________ his bicycle along the pavement.

A. pulling
B. turning
C. rolling
D. wheeling

17. ________ through the attic and see if you can find anything for the jumble sale.

A. Rummage
B. Ravage
C. Forage
D. Salvage

18. I've ________ for a job in Mexico. I hope I get it.

A. applied
B. appointed
C. implied
D. presented

19. David was arrested because he had forgotten ________ for his shopping.

A. having paid
B. to pay
C. paying
D. pay

20. The tea is very hot; you'll have to ________ it.

A. drink
B. swallow
C. gulp
D. sip