Diagnostic Test English I

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  • 1. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   Sue went to the cinema with________ of her friends

    Explanation
    Sue went to the cinema with some of her friends. The use of "some" indicates that Sue went with a certain number of friends, but not all of them.

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  • 2. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   No, she doesn't have ________, but I wish she did.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "any" because the speaker is expressing a desire for the person to have something, indicating that the person currently does not have it. "Any" is used in negative sentences or questions when there is an absence or lack of something. In this case, the speaker is saying that the person does not have something, but they wish that they did.

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  • 3. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   I never eat _________kind of junk food

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "any" because the sentence is expressing a negative statement ("I never eat") and is referring to an unspecified or unknown type of junk food. In this context, "any" is used to indicate that there is no specific kind of junk food that the speaker eats.

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  • 4. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   You can't buy______ books in this shop.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the word "can't" indicates a negative statement. Since the sentence is stating that you cannot buy books in this shop, it implies that there are no books available for purchase. Therefore, the correct word to complete the sentence is "any," which denotes the absence of books in the shop.

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  • 5. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   Do you have _____ice in your fridge?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "any" because the question is asking if the person has "any" ice in their fridge, indicating that the response should be negative or uncertain. "Some" would imply that the person does have ice in their fridge, which is not what the question is asking.

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  • 6. 

    EXERCISE 2 Complete the sentences use  SOME or ANY. According each sentence   I like _________kind of citric fruit 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "some" because the sentence is expressing a preference for a certain type of citric fruit. "Some" is used to indicate an unspecified quantity or amount, implying that the person likes at least a few types of citric fruit.

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  • 7. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   We have ____________oranges.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a lot of" because it is used to express a large quantity or number of something, in this case, oranges.

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  • 8. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   A: Do you have any cereal? B: Sure, there's________ in the kitchen.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a lot of." This is because the sentence is referring to the quantity of cereal in the kitchen, and "a lot of" is used to indicate a large amount or quantity.

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  • 9. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   How__________ is this? It's ten dollars.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much" because the sentence is asking about the amount of something, specifically the price of something which is ten dollars. "Much" is used to talk about quantities or amounts of something that cannot be counted. In this case, the price is not a countable item, so "much" is the correct choice.

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  • 10. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   A: How_____ cans of beans do you want? B: Six, please.

    Explanation
    In this conversation, person A is asking how many cans of beans person B wants. Since "cans" is a countable noun, we use "many" to indicate the quantity. Therefore, the correct answer is "many."

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  • 11. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   He's very busy; he has____ work

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a lot of". This is because the sentence is referring to the quantity of work that he has, and "a lot of" is used to indicate a large amount or quantity.

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  • 12. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   Did you visit______ European cities?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "many" because the question is asking about the number of European cities visited. "Many" is used to describe a large quantity or number of something, so it fits in this context.

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  • 13. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   Does London have______ beautiful buildings?

    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "many" because the sentence is asking about the quantity of beautiful buildings in London. "Many" is used to indicate a large number or a high amount of something, which fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   Leila is popular. She's got _____________ friends

    Explanation
    Leila is popular, which means she has a large number of friends. The phrase "a lot of" is used to indicate a large quantity or number of something, in this case, friends.

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  • 15. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   But Nancy is shy. She does not have______

    Explanation
    Nancy is shy, which means she is not comfortable in social situations and may not have a large circle of friends or engage in many activities that involve interacting with others. Therefore, it can be inferred that she does not have many friends or much social interaction.

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  • 16. 

    EXERCISE 3 Complete the sentences use MANY, MUCH or A LOT OF. According each sentence   She hasn't got_________________ patience.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much" because the sentence is referring to the amount of patience that she does not have. "Much" is used to quantify uncountable nouns like patience.

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  • 17. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Fish

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    The word "fish" can be both countable and uncountable. When referring to individual types or species of fish, such as "three fish" or "five fish," it is countable. However, when referring to fish as a general category or as a food item, such as "I like fish" or "Could you pass me some fish," it is uncountable. Therefore, "fish" can be classified as both countable and uncountable.

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  • 18. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Strawberry

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Countable
    Explanation
    The word "strawberry" is a countable noun because it can be easily quantified and pluralized. We can say "one strawberry" or "two strawberries."

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  • 19. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Abocado

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Countable
    Explanation
    The word "Abocado" is a countable noun because it refers to a specific item that can be counted.

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  • 20. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Money

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncountable
    Explanation
    Money is considered uncountable because it is a concept or a form of currency that cannot be easily quantified or measured in individual units. It is not something that can be counted as a distinct object or item. Instead, it is a collective noun that represents a sum or amount of currency. Therefore, it falls under the category of uncountable nouns.

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  • 21. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Beer

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncountable
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uncountable" because beer is typically considered as an uncountable noun. It is not usually referred to in individual units or counted as separate items, but rather treated as a mass noun.

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  • 22. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Potato

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Countable
    Explanation
    The word "potato" refers to a type of vegetable that can be counted as individual items. Therefore, it is considered countable.

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  • 23. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Sugar

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncountable
    Explanation
    The given answer "Uncountable" is correct because sugar is an uncountable noun. It cannot be counted as individual units and is typically used as a mass noun. We cannot say "one sugar" or "two sugars". Instead, we use terms like "a spoonful of sugar" or "some sugar".

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  • 24. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Car

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Countable
    Explanation
    The word "car" is a countable noun because it can be counted and referred to in the plural form (e.g. cars).

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  • 25. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Book

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    A. Countable
    Explanation
    The word "book" is a countable noun because it can be easily counted. We can say "one book, two books, three books" and so on. It is not an uncountable noun because we cannot use it in the same way as uncountable nouns like "water" or "information". It is not both countable and uncountable because it cannot be both at the same time. Therefore, the correct answer is countable.

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  • 26. 

    EXERCISE 4 Complete the list fill in the columns if the  NOUN is COUNTABLE, UNCOUNTABLE or BOTH. Bread

    • A.

      Countable

    • B.

      Uncountable

    • C.

      Both

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncountable
    Explanation
    The word "bread" is classified as uncountable because it is typically seen as a mass noun, referring to a substance rather than individual units. While it is possible to count individual loaves or slices of bread, the general concept of bread itself is considered uncountable. Therefore, the correct answer is "Uncountable."

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  • 27. 

    My job  is wonderful.  I really like ... !

    • A.

      Its

    • B.

      Mine

    • C.

      It

    Correct Answer
    C. It
    Explanation
    "It" takes the place of "my job" (object pronoun)

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  • 28. 

    Carla Bruni was born in Italy but ... grandmother is Italian.

    • A.

      Hers

    • B.

      His

    • C.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    C. Her
    Explanation
    Possessive adjective go together with a noun: "her grandmother..."

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  • 29. 

    We have a big problem.  Can you help ... ?

    • A.

      Us

    • B.

      We

    • C.

      Them

    Correct Answer
    A. Us
    Explanation
    Object pronouns take the place of nouns. In this case, "us" take the place of "we".

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  • 30. 

    My cell phone is dead.  Can I use ... ?

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Yours

    • C.

      Your

    Correct Answer
    B. Yours
    Explanation
    Possessive pronoun take the place of nouns. "Can I use your cell phone?" - "Can I use yours?"

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  • 31. 

    President Obama was born in Hawaii but ... father was born in Kenya.

    • A.

      His

    • B.

      Your

    • C.

      Him

    Correct Answer
    A. His
    Explanation
    Possessive adjective go together with a noun: "his father..."

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  • 32. 

    Look at this picture. These are my nieces. ... names are Cristina and Laura.

    • A.

      Them

    • B.

      Their

    • C.

      Theirs

    Correct Answer
    B. Their
    Explanation
    Possessive adjectives go together with a noun: "their names"

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  • 33. 

    Armando ... in the museum when the robbery happened

    • A.

      A. was

    • B.

      B. wanted

    • C.

      C. laid

    • D.

      D. found

    • E.

      E. gave

    Correct Answer
    A. A. was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A. was" because the sentence is describing an action that was happening in the past. "Was" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and is used to indicate a state or action that was occurring at a specific time in the past. In this case, it suggests that Armando was present in the museum at the time of the robbery.

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  • 34. 

     Nobody ... to go shopping because they were tired.

    • A.

      A. was

    • B.

      B. wanted

    • C.

      C. laid

    • D.

      D. found

    • E.

      E. gave

    Correct Answer
    B. B. wanted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. "wanted". The sentence suggests that someone did not want to go shopping because they were tired. The verb "wanted" expresses desire or willingness, which aligns with the context of the sentence. The other options (A. was, C. laid, D. found, E. gave) do not fit the sentence structure or convey the intended meaning.

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  • 35. 

    That was really the last time I ... him a chance

    • A.

      A. was

    • B.

      B. wanted

    • C.

      C. laid

    • D.

      D. found

    • E.

      E. gave

    Correct Answer
    E. E. gave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E. gave. The sentence structure suggests that the speaker is referring to an action they performed in the past. The phrase "him a chance" indicates that the speaker had the opportunity to give someone a chance. Therefore, the most appropriate verb to complete the sentence is "gave," indicating that the speaker gave someone a chance for the last time.

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  • 36. 

    Find / did / Where / ring? / you / that

    Correct Answer
    Where did you find that ring?
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it rearranges the words in the question to form a grammatically correct sentence. The correct order is "Where did you find that ring?" which follows the standard subject-verb-object structure.

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  • 37. 

    Like / concert? / Did / the / you

    Correct Answer
    Did you like the concert?
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it rearranges the jumbled words into a grammatically correct question. By placing the words "Did you" at the beginning, followed by "like the concert?", the sentence forms a question asking about the person's opinion of the concert.

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  • 38. 

    Saw / ago. / three / We / a / weeks / film

    Correct Answer
    We saw a film three weeks ago.
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly rearranges the words to form a grammatically correct sentence. It follows the correct word order of subject (We) + verb (saw) + object (a film) + time expression (three weeks ago).

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  • 39. 

    The / like? / What / pictures / were

    Correct Answer
    What were the pictures like?
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the appearance or quality of the pictures. The word "like" indicates that the question is seeking a description or opinion of the pictures.

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  • 40. 

    Minutes / tea / I / five / a / cup / made / of / ago.

    Correct Answer
    I made a cup of tea five minutes ago.
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the correct word order and grammar structure. It states that "I" made a cup of tea "five minutes ago." This sentence follows the subject-verb-object pattern, where "I" is the subject, "made" is the verb, and "a cup of tea" is the object. The phrase "five minutes ago" indicates the time when the action of making tea occurred. Therefore, the given answer accurately represents the sentence.

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  • 41. 

     Choose the correct word. I went to Paris to visit my uncle________ month.

    • A.

      Ago

    • B.

      Last

    • C.

      To

    • D.

      Some

    Correct Answer
    B. Last
    Explanation
    The word "last" is the correct answer because it correctly completes the sentence and makes it grammatically correct. The phrase "I went to Paris to visit my uncle last month" indicates that the speaker visited their uncle in Paris during the previous month.

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  • 42. 

     Choose the correct word. Where ___ you get that hamburger?

    • A.

      As

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Did

    • D.

      Have to

    Correct Answer
    C. Did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did" because it is used to form a question in the past tense. In this sentence, "did" is used to ask about the location or source of the hamburger.

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  • 43. 

     Choose the correct word. ___ Laura hard working when she ___ at school?

    • A.

      Did ... worked...?

    • B.

      Was ... worked...?

    • C.

      Was ... work ...?

    • D.

      Were ... worked ...?

    Correct Answer
    B. Was ... worked...?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Was ... worked...?" This is because the question is asking about Laura's behavior in the past, so the past tense "was" is appropriate. Additionally, the verb "worked" is the correct past tense form of the verb "work" to match the past tense of the question.

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  • 44. 

     Choose the correct word. What time ___ Sheyla___ at the airport?

    • A.

      Do... star work ...?

    • B.

      Is starts ... work ...?

    • C.

      Does ... start work ...?

    • D.

      Did ... started work ...?

    Correct Answer
    C. Does ... start work ...?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "does ... start work ...?" This is because the word "does" is used to form a question in the present tense, and "start" is the correct verb form to use with the subject "Sheyla." Additionally, "work" is the correct noun to use in this context.

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  • 45. 

     Choose the correct word. Clara bought a skirt___ April 17th.

    • A.

      On

    • B.

      In

    • C.

      Ago

    • D.

      At

    Correct Answer
    A. On
    Explanation
    The word "on" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific date or day. In this case, Clara bought the skirt on April 17th, specifying the exact day of the purchase.

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  • 46. 

     Choose the correct word. How ___ bottles of soda___ you like?

    • A.

      Much ... did ...?

    • B.

      Much ... do ... ?

    • C.

      Many ... were ...?

    • D.

      Many ... would ...?

    Correct Answer
    D. Many ... would ...?
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the quantity of bottles of soda someone would like. "Many" is used to indicate a large number or quantity, which fits the context of asking about multiple bottles. "Would" is used to express a polite request or offer, which is appropriate for asking someone's preference. Therefore, the correct answer is "many ... would ...?".

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  • 47. 

     Choose the correct word.  ___you and Sara friends in 2005?

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Did

    • D.

      Didn't

    Correct Answer
    A. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" used with the pronoun "you" and "Sara". This question is asking about the friendship between "you" and "Sara" in the past, specifically in 2005.

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  • 48. 

     Choose the correct word.  How___ pizza does she want to eat?

    • A.

      Much

    • B.

      Many

    • C.

      Any

    • D.

      Some

    Correct Answer
    A. Much
    Explanation
    The word "much" is the correct answer because it is used to express the quantity of something that cannot be counted. In this case, we are referring to the amount of pizza she wants to eat, which is not a countable item. Therefore, "much" is the appropriate word to use in this context.

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  • 49. 

     Choose the correct word.   Are they___ than her brothers?

    • A.

      Friendlier

    • B.

      More friendly

    • C.

      Friendiest

    • D.

      Friendly

    Correct Answer
    A. Friendlier
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "friendlier". This is because the sentence is asking if "they" are more friendly in comparison to "her brothers". "Friendlier" is the comparative form of the adjective "friendly", indicating a higher degree of friendliness.

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  • 50. 

     Choose the correct word.  Did they enjoy the party? ________.

    • A.

      Yes, they like.

    • B.

      Yes, they did.

    • C.

      No, they liked.

    • D.

      No, they did.

    Correct Answer
    B. Yes, they did.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes, they did." This is because the question is asking about the enjoyment of the party in the past tense. The word "did" is used to form the past tense of the verb "enjoy" in the question, and the response should mirror this tense. The word "like" is in the present tense and does not match the past tense of the question.

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