ECPE Practice Test - Grammar

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  • 1. 

    1) - What is your favorite pastime?      - I enjoy swimming __________. 

    • A.

      A. in summer

    • B.

      B. during summers

    • C.

      C. in the summer

    • D.

      D. summertime

    Correct Answer
    C. C. in the summer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. in the summer. This answer is correct because it correctly uses the preposition "in" to indicate the specific time period of summer. The other options are incorrect because they either use the incorrect preposition or do not specify the specific time period of summer.

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  • 2. 

    2) - Sue is so rude.     - I know. She always barges __________ without knocking. 

    • A.

      A. in

    • B.

      B. around

    • C.

      C. on

    • D.

      D. about

    Correct Answer
    A. A. in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. "in". This is because the phrase "barges in" means to enter a room or space without permission or without knocking. The preposition "in" indicates the direction or location of Sue's entry into the room.

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  • 3. 

    3) - It's cold outside.     - I __________ take a coat. 

    • A.

      A. would rather

    • B.

      B. should have

    • C.

      C. had better

    • D.

      D. wouldn't need to

    Correct Answer
    C. C. had better
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. "had better". This is because the speaker is advising themselves to take a coat based on the fact that it is cold outside. "Had better" is used to give strong advice or a warning about what should be done in a specific situation.

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  • 4. 

    4) - It's Barbara's last day of work on Friday.     - Let's chip __________ to buy her a farewell gift. 

    • A.

      A. with

    • B.

      B. in

    • C.

      C. together

    • D.

      D. around

    Correct Answer
    B. B. in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in". In this context, "in" is used to express the idea of contributing or pooling resources together to buy a farewell gift for Barbara on her last day of work.

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  • 5. 

    5) - Did you like the movie?     - I preferred the one __________ . 

    • A.

      A. to which I saw last week

    • B.

      B. I saw last week

    • C.

      C. which last week I saw

    • D.

      D. I saw it last week

    Correct Answer
    B. B. I saw last week
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. "I saw last week." This answer is grammatically correct and concise. It directly answers the question by stating that the speaker saw the movie last week. The other options either have incorrect word order or unnecessary phrasing.

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  • 6. 

    ECPE Practice Tests - Vocabulary  1) The situation was ____________ with stress and tension.

    • A.

      A. fraught

    • B.

      B. manifest

    • C.

      C. blue

    • D.

      D. clandestine

    Correct Answer
    A. A. fraught
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. fraught. This word is used to describe a situation that is filled with stress and tension. It implies that the situation is difficult and intense. The other options (B. manifest, C. blue, D. clandestine) do not convey the same meaning and are not suitable in this context.

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  • 7. 

    3) I couldn't understand what she was trying to explain

    • A.

      A. jettison

    • B.

      B. kindle

    • C.

      C. fathom

    • D.

      D. beckon

    Correct Answer
    C. C. fathom
    Explanation
    The word "fathom" means to understand or comprehend something deeply or fully. In the given sentence, the speaker is expressing their inability to comprehend or understand what the other person was trying to explain. Therefore, "fathom" is the most suitable word that accurately conveys the meaning of the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    4) Our next-door neighbors ____________ all night at their celebration. 

    • A.

      A. capitulated

    • B.

      B. haunted

    • C.

      C. capsized

    • D.

      D. reveled

    Correct Answer
    D. D. reveled
    Explanation
    The word "reveled" means to enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, typically with drinking and dancing. In this context, it suggests that the neighbors were having a loud and festive celebration all night. The other options, "capitulated" means to surrender or give in, "haunted" means to be visited by ghosts or spirits, and "capsized" means to overturn or tip over, none of which make sense in the given context. Therefore, "reveled" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 9. 

    5) The forest fire was ____________ by a carelessly discarded cigarette. 

    • A.

      A. ignited

    • B.

      B. submerged

    • C.

      C. retired

    • D.

      D. forged

    Correct Answer
    A. A. ignited
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. ignited. This means that the forest fire was started or set on fire by a carelessly discarded cigarette. The word "ignited" implies that the cigarette caused the fire to begin or ignite.

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  • 10. 

    10) The water was ____________ and not fit for drinking.

    • A.

      A. frivolous

    • B.

      B. wayward

    • C.

      C. obsequious

    • D.

      D. murky

    Correct Answer
    D. D. murky
    Explanation
    The word "murky" means dark, cloudy, or unclear. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the water was dirty or contaminated, making it unsuitable for drinking. The other options (frivolous, wayward, and obsequious) do not convey the same meaning and are not appropriate in this context.

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