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. The English language is not so difficult to understand, but this does not mean it is not okay to have some issue when it comes to different vocabularies as full-time English speakers have a hard time too. In this vocabulary and grammar practice test, you will get a chance to sharpen your skills, how about you try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Complete the text with the correct form of these words. Jenny was having a bad day. She had got up late, missed the bus and arrived late for school. Her friend, Claire, was angry with her because she had promised to be there early. ‘You’re so unreliable!’ she said. The two of them were giving a science presentation later and they needed to practise it. In the end, the presentation went badly and Claire blamed her. Jenny decided that she would send her a text message to say sorry, but she didn’t think she would reply. ‘If I hadn’t got up late, I (1) …………………………..…...  the bus and been late for school,’ Jenny thought as she walked home alone. ‘Claire wouldn’t be angry with me now if I (2) …………………………..…...  more reliable. The presentation would have gone well if we (3) …………………………..…...  more time to practise it and we would (4) …………………………..…...  home together now. If I (5) …………………………..…... her a text message to say sorry, she probably won’t even reply.’ Jenny was wrong. Her phone buzzed immediately. ‘It’s OK!’ the message said. ‘It wasn’t all your fault. Next time we’ll both be better prepared.’ •    be                •   send                •   miss              •   walk                •    have

  • 2. 

    It is very important to use pesticides on crops to protect us from (1) …………………………..…...that could be (2) …………………………..…... by pests and parasites. However, some crops are altered genetically to make them look nicer or grow bigger. Some people are worried that genetic (3) …………………………..…... will go too far and we will accidentally create a (4) …………………………..…... that will become (5) …………………………..…... to the very pesticides that we use on it.

  • 3. 

    Paul:    If it’s a nice day tomorrow do you fancy going running, Pete?  Liam:   Mmm, OK, (1) as long as/unless I can find my trainers. Paul:    Well, (2) if only/supposing you find them, shall we meet at the park at 7 am? Liam:   Mmm. OK. Yes, (3) unless/providing my alarm clock doesn’t go off. Paul:    Well, (4) unless/providing you set it, it will go off!   Liam:   Haha, I know, but sometimes I forget to set it, and I'm not very good at getting up early in the mornings.  Paul:    Me too. (5) Supposing/I wish I was one of those people who could jump out of bed early.  Liam:   OK, come on. Let's set ourselves the challenge to get up and go!

  • 4. 

    There were strange scenes at a school football match last night which stemmed (1) …………………………..…... a cheese sandwich being thrown between rival supporters. The incident was sparked (2) …………………………..…... when the local team took a surprise lead. This prompted the opposing school’s fans (3) …………………………..…... start singing, which (4) …………………………..…... turn led to the local supporters throwing sandwiches at the opposition’s fans. However, instead of reacting, the opposition’s fans started eating the sandwiches. This gave rise (5) …………………………..…... laughter in the crowd and the matched finished in a 1–1 draw. •  at              •   from            •    in                •   off                •   to (x2)                    •   with

  • 5. 

    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the dialogue. Paul:    If it’s a nice day tomorrow do you fancy going running, Pete? Liam:   Mmm, OK, (1) ______________I can find my trainers.

    • A.

      As long as

    • B.

      Unless

    Correct Answer
    A. As long as
    Explanation
    Liam agrees to go running with Paul as long as he can find his trainers. This means that Liam is willing to go running only if he is able to locate his trainers.

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  • 6. 

    Liam:   Mmm. OK. Yes, (3)  ___________ my alarm clock doesn’t go off.

    • A.

      Unless

    • B.

      Providing

    Correct Answer
    A. Unless
    Explanation
    The word "unless" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. It is used to introduce a condition that must be met in order for the alarm clock to not go off.

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  • 7. 

    Paul:    Me too. (5) ________  I was one of those people who could jump out of bed early.

    • A.

      Supposing

    • B.

      I wish

    Correct Answer
    B. I wish
    Explanation
    The phrase "I wish" is the most appropriate completion for the given sentence. The speaker, Paul, is expressing a desire or longing for something different. He is indicating that he wishes he could jump out of bed early like the people he is referring to. This completion fits well with the context and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 8. 

    ‘If I hadn’t got up late, I (1) ________   the bus and been late for school,’ Jenny thought as she walked home alone.  

    Correct Answer
    wouldn't have missed, would not have missed
    Explanation
    Jenny is reflecting on the consequence of getting up late. She realizes that if she hadn't gotten up late, she wouldn't have missed the bus and would not have been late for school. The correct answer "wouldn't have missed, would not have missed" accurately reflects this conditional statement.

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  • 9. 

    ‘Claire wouldn’t be angry with me now if I (2) ________  more reliable. 

    Correct Answer
    was, were, had been
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "was, were, had been". These options are all past tense forms of the verb "to be". In the given sentence, the speaker is referring to a hypothetical situation in the past, suggesting that if they had been more reliable, Claire wouldn't be angry with them now. The use of past tense forms of "to be" is appropriate in this context to indicate a hypothetical or unreal condition in the past.

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  • 10. 

    The presentation would have gone well if we (3)  ________  more time to practice it and we would (4) …………………………..…...  home together now.       

    Correct Answer
    had had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had had". In this sentence, the phrase "had had" is used to indicate a past unreal condition. It suggests that if they had more time to practice the presentation, it would have gone well. The repetition of "had" is necessary to convey the past perfect tense and emphasize the hypothetical situation.

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  • 11. 

    If I (5) ________  her a text message to say sorry, she probably won’t even reply.’

    Correct Answer
    send
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "send" because the sentence is discussing the action of sending a text message to apologize. The use of the word "to" indicates that the action being referred to is the act of sending the message. Additionally, the phrase "she probably won't even reply" suggests that the speaker believes the recipient of the message will not respond, further indicating that the correct answer is "send."

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  • 12. 

    Paul:    Well, (2) ____________ you find them, shall we meet at the park at 7 am?

    • A.

      If only

    • B.

      Supposing

    Correct Answer
    B. Supposing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "supposing". In this conversation, Paul is suggesting a plan to meet at the park at 7 am. He uses the word "supposing" to indicate that he is suggesting this plan under the assumption or hypothetical situation that they are able to find each other.

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  • 13. 

    Complete the text with these words. There are three extra words. It is very important to use pesticides on crops to protect us from (1) …………………………..…...that could be ....

    • A.

      Contracted

    • B.

      Diseases

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Modifying

    • E.

      Remedies

    • F.

      Resistant

    • G.

      Species

    • H.

      Transmitted

    Correct Answer
    B. Diseases
    Explanation
    It is very important to use pesticides on crops to protect us from diseases that could be transmitted. Pesticides help to control the spread of diseases by killing or repelling the insects or pests that carry them. Without the use of pesticides, crops would be more susceptible to disease outbreaks, leading to reduced yields and potential food shortages. Additionally, diseases contracted from crops can also pose a risk to human health, making the use of pesticides crucial in safeguarding our well-being.

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  • 14. 

    Complete the news report with these words. There are two extra words. There were strange scenes at a school football match last night which stemmed (1) ________ a cheese sandwich being thrown between rival supporters.

    Correct Answer
    from
    Explanation
    The word "from" is the correct answer because it completes the sentence and makes it grammatically correct. It shows the cause or origin of the strange scenes at the school football match, indicating that the scenes were a result of a cheese sandwich being thrown between rival supporters.

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  • 15. 

    The incident was sparked (2) ________ when the local team took a surprise lead.    

    Correct Answer
    off
    Explanation
    The incident was sparked off when the local team took a surprise lead. This means that the incident started or was triggered when the local team unexpectedly gained a lead. The word "off" in this context means the starting point or the cause of something.

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  • 16. 

    This prompted the opposing school’s fans (3)  ________  start singing, which ...   

    Correct Answer
    to
    Explanation
    The word "to" is the correct answer because it indicates the purpose or intention behind the opposing school's fans starting to sing. The sentence suggests that something prompted or provoked the fans to start singing, but the specific action or event that prompted them is not mentioned.

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  • 17. 

    ... which (4) ________  turn led to the local supporters throwing sandwiches at the opposition’s fans.

    Correct Answer
    in
    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct answer because it indicates that the action of turning led to the local supporters throwing sandwiches at the opposition's fans. The word "in" suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between the turning and the sandwich throwing.

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  • 18. 

    This gave rise (5) ________  laughter in the crowd and the matched finished in a 1–1 draw.

    Correct Answer
    to
    Explanation
    The word "to" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate the purpose or result of an action. In this sentence, "to" is used to show that the laughter in the crowd was a result of something that happened. It implies that something occurred that caused the crowd to laugh, and as a result, the match finished in a 1-1 draw.

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  • 19. 

    The presentation would have gone well if we (3) …………………………..…...   more time to practice it and we would (4) ________   home together now.       

    Correct Answer
    be walking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "be walking". The sentence is discussing a hypothetical situation where the presentation would have gone well if the speaker and the listener had more time to practice it. The phrase "be walking" indicates that they would currently be walking home together if they had more time to practice.

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  • 20. 

    Paul:    Well, (4)  ___________  you set it, it will go off!

    • A.

      Unless

    • B.

      Providing

    Correct Answer
    B. Providing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "providing". This word suggests that no matter how you set it, the thing being referred to will always go off.

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  • 21. 

    .... could be (2) …………………………..…... by pests and parasites.

    • A.

      Contracted

    • B.

      Diseases

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Modifying

    • E.

      Remedies

    • F.

      Resistant

    • G.

      Species

    • H.

      Transmitted

    Correct Answer
    H. Transmitted
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that something could be "transmitted" by pests and parasites. This suggests that the pests and parasites are capable of spreading or passing on something to others. The word "transmitted" implies the transfer or communication of something, such as diseases or infections, from one organism to another. Therefore, the correct answer is "transmitted."

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  • 22. 

    Some people are worried that genetic (3) …………………..…... will go too far and we will accidentally create .... 

    • A.

      Contracted

    • B.

      Diseases

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Modifying

    • E.

      Remedies

    • F.

      Resistant

    • G.

      Species

    • H.

      Transmitted

    Correct Answer
    C. Engineering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "engineering" because it is the only option that fits logically in the context of the sentence. The sentence discusses people's concerns about genetic engineering going too far and accidentally creating something. Genetic engineering involves modifying genetic material, so it aligns with the idea of creating something unintentionally. The other options, such as contracted, diseases, remedies, resistant, species, and transmitted, do not fit the context or make sense in relation to genetic engineering.

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  • 23. 

    ... we will accidentally create a (4) …………………………..…... that will become ...

    • A.

      Contracted

    • B.

      Diseases

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Modifying

    • E.

      Remedies

    • F.

      Resistant

    • G.

      Species

    • H.

      Transmitted

    Correct Answer
    G. Species
  • 24. 

    ... that will become (5) …………………………..…... to the very pesticides that we use on it.

    • A.

      Contracted

    • B.

      Diseases

    • C.

      Engineering

    • D.

      Modifying

    • E.

      Remedies

    • F.

      Resistant

    • G.

      Species

    • H.

      Transmitted

    Correct Answer
    F. Resistant
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that the species will become something in relation to the pesticides that are used on it. The word "resistant" fits well in this context as it means not affected or harmed by something. Therefore, it can be inferred that the species will become resistant to the pesticides that are used on it.

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