Grammar - Level C Test 97

in Level C

Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

1. He may be quick ________ understanding, but he's not capable of remembering anything.

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

2. The horse 'Red Rum' is famous for ________ the Grand National race three times.

A. gaining
B. winning
C. conquering
D. succeeding

3. He was employed ________ a factory before he joined the army.

A. at
B. in
C. to
D. by

4. Write to me and tell me ________ about your holiday in Switzerland.

A. every
B. all
C. much
D. some

5. In spite of the anaesthetic, Pauline was fully ________ during the operation.

A. awake
B. conscious
C. aware
D. sensitive

6. I haven't met him, but I did once ________ across his wife.

A. go
B. get
C. come
D. look

7. He spoke so fast I couldn't understand ________ he was talking about.

A. what
B. which
C. that
D. how

8. Separate the eggs and then beat with a ________.

A. whip
B. whisker
C. wick
D. whisk

9. When our company got a new computer, I had to ________ a course in programming.

A. study
B. work
C. make
D. do

10. Being described by the Americans as a homemaker seems infinitely preferable to being referred to as a(n) ________ housewife.

A. only
B. lone
C. mere
D. sole

11. Clearing the weeds from the churchyard was a much harder ________ than the children had imagined it would be.

A. deed
B. task
C. service
D. work

12. If you're trying to lose weight, you should ________ off fatty food.

A. go
B. keep
C. be
D. eat

13. I'm not very fond ________ dancing.

A. at
B. in
C. on
D. of

14. The only way to clean the box is to ________ it in soap and warm water.

A. polish
B. wash
C. brush
D. wipe

15. ________ I tell you yesterday not to touch that dog!

A. Haven't
B. Hasn't
C. Didn't
D. Aren't

16. In a five-hour operation, surgeons managed to sew the boy's ________ hand back on.

A. cut
B. severed
C. crushed
D. grazed

17. ________ the terrible weather, the tennis tournament was cancelled.

A. Although
B. Owing to
C. However
D. In spite of

18. Our car is much older ________ than yours.

A. model
B. pattern
C. manufacture
D. form

19. This ticket ________ one person to the museum.

A. permits
B. admits
C. enters
D. allows

20. In court, she was so upset that she broke ________.

A. out
B. in
C. up
D. down