Basic english Language Test

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  • 1. 

    Tom often ____ a hamburgerat school.

    • A.

      Eats

    • B.

      Ate

    • C.

      Is eating

    • D.

      Was eating

    Correct Answer
    A. Eats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "eats" because the sentence is in present tense and Tom's habit of eating a hamburger at school is something that happens regularly.

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  • 2. 

    They ____ dinner andspeaking when I saw them.

    • A.

      Are having

    • B.

      Have

    • C.

      Had

    • D.

      Were having

    Correct Answer
    D. Were having
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were having." This is because the sentence is in the past tense, and the phrase "when I saw them" indicates that the action of having dinner and speaking was already in progress at the time of observation.

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  • 3. 

    Mary and Ann ____ chess at the moment.

    • A.

      Are playing

    • B.

      Play

    • C.

      Were playing

    • D.

      Played

    Correct Answer
    A. Are playing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are playing" because the phrase "at the moment" indicates that the action is happening right now. The present continuous tense is used to describe actions that are currently happening, so "are playing" is the appropriate verb form in this context.

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  • 4. 

    David ____ the summit ofMount Fuji last year.

    • A.

      Is climbing

    • B.

      Climbed

    • C.

      Climbs

    • D.

      Was climbing

    Correct Answer
    B. Climbed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "climbed" because the sentence is referring to a past action that David completed. "Climbed" is the past tense form of the verb "climb" and accurately describes the action of reaching the summit of Mount Fuji last year.

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  • 5. 

    My granny ____ my hairbefore school every morning.

    • A.

      Was combing

    • B.

      Combed

    • C.

      Is combing

    • D.

      Combs

    Correct Answer
    D. Combs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "combs" because the sentence is in the present tense and it is referring to a habitual action that happens every morning.

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  • 6. 

    Brian ____ a difficult examat 10 o'clock yesterday.

    • A.

      Has

    • B.

      Having

    • C.

      Is having

    • D.

      Was having

    Correct Answer
    D. Was having
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action of Brian taking the difficult exam occurred at a specific time in the past. The correct answer "was having" is the past continuous tense, which is used to describe an ongoing action in the past. Therefore, "was having" correctly indicates that Brian was in the process of taking the difficult exam at 10 o'clock yesterday.

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  • 7. 

    Stephen ____ his vegetablesevery Sunday and Wednesday.

    • A.

      Watered

    • B.

      Is watering

    • C.

      Was watering

    • D.

      Waters

    Correct Answer
    D. Waters
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "waters" because it matches the subject "Stephen" and the present simple tense is used to describe a habitual action, which is watering his vegetables.

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  • 8. 

    Kevin ____ up early becausehe had an important exam.

    • A.

      Was getting

    • B.

      Got

    • C.

      Is getting

    • D.

      Gets

    Correct Answer
    B. Got
    Explanation
    Kevin got up early because he had an important exam.

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  • 9. 

    Two boys ____ a kite on abig ship at the moment.

    • A.

      Are flying

    • B.

      Flew

    • C.

      Were flying

    • D.

      Fly

    Correct Answer
    A. Are flying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are flying" because the phrase "at the moment" indicates that the action is happening right now. The present continuous tense "are flying" is used to describe an action that is happening at the present moment.

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  • 10. 

    George and his friend ____to the museum last weekend.

    • A.

      Go

    • B.

      Went

    • C.

      Are going

    • D.

      Were going

    Correct Answer
    B. Went
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the past tense, indicating that the action has already occurred. The correct past tense form of the verb "go" is "went." Therefore, the correct answer is "went" as it correctly completes the sentence in the past tense.

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  • 11. 

    6 cows, 9 chickens and 12 humans have 66 legs

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because each cow has 4 legs, each chicken has 2 legs, and each human has 2 legs. So, the total number of legs for the 6 cows would be 6 x 4 = 24, the total number of legs for the 9 chickens would be 9 x 2 = 18, and the total number of legs for the 12 humans would be 12 x 2 = 24. Adding all these up, we get 24 + 18 + 24 = 66 legs, which matches the given information. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    In the UK it is fine to scribble on money.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In the UK, it is not fine to scribble on money. Defacing or altering currency is illegal and considered as a criminal offense. This includes writing, drawing, or any other form of defacement on banknotes or coins. Such actions can lead to fines or even imprisonment. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    Select the cities in the US.

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Londan

    • C.

      Morocco

    • D.

      Texas

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Florida
    D. Texas
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the cities Florida and Texas. These cities are both located in the United States.

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  • 14. 

    Write the opposite of "small" .

    Correct Answer(s)
    big
    Explanation
    The opposite of "small" is "big" because "small" refers to something that is little in size, while "big" refers to something that is large or of great size.

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