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Good vocabulary improves reading comprehension, and this is a fact. Helping kids with their vocabulary skills essentially enables them to understand novels and textbooks better. If someone does not have a decent vocabulary, they cannot clearly and thoughtfully express themselves. Grammar refers to the rules that govern the English language. It shows you how to structure a sentence correctly. This quiz involves both fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions. Give it a shot.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop (1) ……………………… I bought it.  Fortunately, I still had the original packaging. The same person (2) ……………………… had sold it to me was there in the shop, so I explained the problem to him. The software, (3) ……………………… I’d had to pay extra for, didn’t work on this machine and had crashed it. The assistant said that I’d installed it wrongly, which wasn’t true at all! He wouldn’t believe me, so I insisted on speaking to the manager, (4) ……………………… office was right at the top of the building. I had to explain the problem all over again to her and she tried to say the same as the assistant and couldn’t understand (5) ……………………… I was getting angry. In the end, I demanded a refund, which she eventually agreed to give me.

  • 2. 

    Companies have been showing off their latest consumer gadgets at a trade show in Las Vegas. Amongst all the drones and cars and wearable technology, there were some interesting innovations for the home. Like the (1) ……………………… that connects to the Internet, so you can control your wash programme remotely. Or a (2) ……………………… that can be linked to a thermostat so the washing up gets done when energy costs are lowest. Or what about a fridge with a (3) ……………………… on the door so you can order your groceries and a smart (4) ……………………… inside that can show you what’s in it while you’re out shopping? And at the cheaper end of the market there’s a robot that will clean your grill for you, although demonstrations revealed one (5) ………………………, which was that the grill has to cool down before it will work. It’s hard to predict which of these will survive the test of time, but there’s plenty going on in the world of technology.

  • 3. 

    My grandmother is slowly getting to grips with modern technology. I got her a smartphone for her birthday, but I think she has lost the (1) ……………………… (charge). Either that or she never has it switched on. But at least I managed to persuade her to (2) ……………………… (grade) her computer and we often contact each other that way. At first, she didn’t use it much and when I went to visit her I found that it was (3) ……………………… (connect)! But I showed her what she could do with it and we booked her onto a silver surfer’s course and now she uses it all the time. She has pretty fast (4) ……………………… (band) where she lives. Unfortunately, I live in a remote area and the (5) ……………………… (cover) here could be a lot better, but it means we can speak to each other quite often for free. She is becoming a lot more confident with it and she’s even downloading programmes and music now.

  • 4. 

    Hi    Tom,     Sorry    I    haven’t    been    in    touch,    but    I    had    terrible    problems    with    my    computer    last    week.    I    was    using    that    file-sharing    website    you    told    me    about    when    the    screen    suddenly    (1)    froze/went    off/ran    out    and    then    the    whole    thing    just    crashed.    Luckily,    I    had    remembered    to    (2)    select/back    up/set    up    my    files,    so    I    didn’t    lose    too    much    data    but    it    took    ages    to    (3)    plug    in/    recharge/install    everything    again.    I    was    really    worried    about    my    assignment,    but    fortunately    I’d    emailed    a    first    draft    to    my    tutor    last    week    so    he    (4)    swiped/printed/inserted    it    out    for    me    and    I’ve    just    spent    the    afternoon    typing    it    all    up    again.    In    a    way,    it    was    a    good    thing    because    I    could    see    what    was    wrong    with    the    first    draft    so    I    (5)    pinched/inserted/deleted    a    lot    of    it    and    I    think    it’s    a    much    better    piece    of    writing    now.    Let’s    hope    my    tutor    thinks    so,    too!     Anyway,    let’s    meet    up    soon.     Hope    you’re    well.     Andy

  • 5. 

    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the email.    I was using that file-sharing website you told me about when the screen suddenly (1) froze / went off / ran out and then the whole thing just crashed.

    • A.

      Froze

    • B.

      Went off

    • C.

      Ran out

    Correct Answer
    A. Froze
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "froze." In the context of the sentence, "froze" makes the most sense. It implies that the screen stopped responding or became unresponsive, causing the whole system to crash. "Went off" and "ran out" do not fit well in this context and do not accurately describe the situation.

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  • 6. 

    Complete the second sentence so it means the same as the first, using the word given. Do not change the word given. Use between two and five words. I played volleyball until I went to university.       STOPPED      I ……………………… I went to university.

    Correct Answer
    stopped playing volleyball when
    Explanation
    The second sentence "stopped playing volleyball when I went to university" means the same as the first sentence "I played volleyball until I went to university." The word "stopped" indicates that the action of playing volleyball ceased when the person went to university.

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  • 7. 

    Get some batteries at the shop. Please don’t forget.       REMEMBER Please ……………………… at the shop.

    Correct Answer
    remember to get some batteries
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the missing phrase should be "remember to get some batteries." This is because the phrase "Please don't forget" implies that the person should remember something, and the phrase "at the shop" indicates the location where the action should take place. Therefore, the most logical completion of the sentence would be "remember to get some batteries at the shop."

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  • 8. 

    I won a short film competition once. I’ll always remember it.      FORGET         I’ll ……………………… that short film competition.

    Correct Answer
    never forget winning
    Explanation
    The correct answer "never forget winning" accurately completes the sentence by expressing the idea that the speaker will always remember their victory in the short film competition. This answer choice maintains the same tense and meaning as the original sentence.

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  • 9. 

    One of my teachers used to give me good study tips, but she’s left now.        ALWAYS The teacher ……………………… good study tips has left now.

    Correct Answer
    who always gave me
  • 10. 

    The restaurant that we used to have dinner in has been demolished.      WHERE          The restaurant ……………………… dinner has been demolished.

    Correct Answer
    where we used to have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where we used to have" because it correctly completes the sentence and maintains the meaning of the original sentence. It indicates the location of the restaurant where we used to have dinner, which has now been demolished.

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  • 11. 

    Complete the text with these words. There are two extra words. Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop (1) ………………… I bought it.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    C. Where
    Explanation
    Yesterday I had to take my laptop back to the shop where I bought it.

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  • 12. 

    Choose the correct alternatives to complete the text.   Many years ago, when I was a child, I remember (1) travelling / travelled to California with my parents.

    • A.

      Travelling

    • B.

      Travelled

    Correct Answer
    A. Travelling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "travelling" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a specific event in the past when the speaker was a child. Therefore, the verb should be in the past continuous form.

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  • 13. 

    We were going to visit my uncle, (2) who / which was working for a technology company in Silicon Valley, before driving on down to Los Angeles.

    • A.

      Who

    • B.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    A. Who
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "who". In this sentence, we are referring to a person, specifically the speaker's uncle, who is working for a technology company in Silicon Valley. Therefore, the relative pronoun "who" is used to introduce additional information about the uncle. The pronoun "which" is used to refer to things or animals, not people.

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  • 14. 

    We flew to San Francisco and then hired a car, but my mum had to do all the driving because my dad had forgotten (3) bringing / to bring his driving licence.  

    • A.

      Bringing

    • B.

      To bring

    Correct Answer
    B. To bring
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to bring" because it is the correct infinitive form of the verb "bring" to use after the preposition "to" in this sentence. The sentence is talking about an action that was supposed to happen in the past (bringing his driving licence), but did not happen. Therefore, "to bring" is the correct form to use.

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  • 15. 

    My dad was very excited about seeing all those little companies that were creating the technology we use now, but what I remember most is when we stopped at Lone Cypress (4) watched / to watch the sunset over the Pacific and the trip to Disneyland.  

    • A.

      Watched

    • B.

      To watch

    Correct Answer
    B. To watch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to watch." In the given sentence, the verb "watched" is incorrect because it does not match the tense of the main verb "remember," which is in the past tense. The correct form should be "to watch," which is the infinitive form of the verb and matches the tense of the sentence.

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  • 16. 

    My uncle is working in India now, (5) that  / which is where I'm going. This time, I'm as excited about the technology companies as my dad was all those years ago.

    • A.

      That

    • B.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    B. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". In this sentence, the relative pronoun "which" is used to introduce a non-restrictive clause that provides additional information about the subject "India". The clause "which is where I'm going" adds extra information about the location of India without changing the essential meaning of the sentence.

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  • 17. 

    My grandmother is slowly getting to grips with modern technology. I got her a smartphone for her birthday, but I think she has lost the (1) ……………………… (charge).  

    Correct Answer
    charger
    Explanation
    The sentence mentions that the grandmother has lost something related to the smartphone, and the missing word is related to "charge". The most logical word to complete the sentence is "charger", as it is a common item that is used to charge smartphones.

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  • 18. 

    Either that or she never has it switched on. But at least I managed to persuade her to (2) ……………………… (grade) her computer and we often contact each other that way.  

    Correct Answer
    upgrade
    Explanation
    The speaker was able to convince the person to upgrade their computer, which suggests that the person either did not have a computer or had an outdated one. Upgrading the computer would allow them to use it more frequently and easily communicate with each other.

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  • 19. 

    At first, she didn’t use it much and when I went to visit her I found that it was (3) ……………………… (connect)!  

    Correct Answer
    disconnected
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "disconnected." The sentence states that the person didn't use "it" much, and when the speaker went to visit her, they found that "it" was disconnected. The word "disconnected" implies that whatever "it" refers to was not connected or functioning properly.

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  • 20. 

    But I showed her what she could do with it and we booked her onto a silver surfer’s course and now she uses it all the time. She has pretty fast (4) ……………………… (band) where she lives.  

    Correct Answer
    broadband
    Explanation
    The passage mentions that the person was able to show the woman what she could do with "it" (referring to the computer), and as a result, she now uses "it" (the computer) all the time. This suggests that the woman has access to a fast internet connection, which is commonly referred to as broadband. Therefore, the correct answer is "broadband".

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  • 21. 

    Unfortunately, I live in a remote area and the (5) ……………………… (cover) here could be a lot better, but it means we can speak to each other quite often for free.  

    Correct Answer
    coverage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "coverage". The sentence mentions that the speaker lives in a remote area where the coverage is not very good. However, despite this limitation, they are still able to speak to each other quite often for free, implying that there is some form of communication network or service available. Therefore, the word "coverage" fits in the blank as it refers to the extent or range of the communication network in the area.

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  • 22. 

    The same person (2) ……………………… had sold it to me was there in the shop, so I explained the problem to him.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    D. Who
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the appropriate word to fill in the blank in the given sentence. The sentence states that the person who had sold something to the speaker was present in the shop, and the speaker explained a problem to that person. The word "who" is the correct answer because it refers to a person and is used to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about that person.

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  • 23. 

    The software, (3) ……………………… I’d had to pay extra for, didn’t work on this machine and had crashed it.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    G. Which
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "which". The word "which" is used to introduce a relative clause that provides additional information about the software. It indicates that the speaker is referring to a specific software among a group of options. In this case, the software that the speaker had to pay extra for is being mentioned, and it is stated that it didn't work on this machine and had crashed it.

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  • 24. 

    He wouldn’t believe me, so I insisted on speaking to the manager, (4) ……………………… office was right at the top of the building.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    E. Whose  
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "whose". The word "whose" is used to indicate possession or ownership. In this context, the speaker is referring to the manager's office, which is located at the top of the building. By using "whose", the speaker is implying that the office belongs to someone, specifically the manager.

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  • 25. 

    I had to explain the problem all over again to her and she tried to say the same as the assistant and couldn’t understand (5) ……………………… I was getting angry.

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Who

    • E.

      Whose  

    • F.

      Why

    • G.

      Which

    Correct Answer
    F. Why
    Explanation
    The word "why" is the correct answer because it is the only option that can provide an explanation for the speaker's frustration. The speaker is getting angry because they are trying to understand why the person they are talking to is unable to comprehend the problem even after it has been explained multiple times.

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  • 26. 

    Complete the text with these words and phrases. There are two extra options.  Like the (1) ……………………… that connects to the Internet, so you can control your wash programme remotely.

    • A.

      Digital camera

    • B.

      Dishwasher

    • C.

      Drop-down menu

    • D.

      Glitch  

    • E.

      Microwave  

    • F.

      Touch screen

    • G.

      Washing machine

    Correct Answer
    G. Washing machine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "washing machine" because the sentence is describing a feature of a household appliance that connects to the internet and allows remote control of the wash program. A washing machine fits this description, while the other options such as a digital camera, dishwasher, microwave, and touch screen do not typically have this remote control capability. The terms "drop-down menu" and "glitch" are not relevant to the context of the sentence.

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  • 27. 

    Or a (2) ……………………… that can be linked to a thermostat so the washing up gets done when energy costs are lowest.

    • A.

      Digital camera

    • B.

      Dishwasher

    • C.

      Drop-down menu

    • D.

      Glitch  

    • E.

      Microwave  

    • F.

      Touch screen

    • G.

      Washing machine

    Correct Answer
    B. Dishwasher
    Explanation
    A dishwasher can be linked to a thermostat so that it can be programmed to run when energy costs are lowest. This means that the dishwasher will automatically start when the electricity rates are lower, saving the user money on their energy bills. This feature is not available in other options such as a digital camera, microwave, touch screen, or washing machine. Therefore, the correct answer is dishwasher.

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  • 28. 

    Or what about a fridge with a (3) ……………………… on the door so you can order your groceries and ...

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    D. Touch screen
    Explanation
    A touch screen is a type of display screen that allows the user to interact with it by touching areas on the screen. In the given scenario, having a touch screen on the door of a fridge would allow the user to order groceries and perform other functions directly on the screen by touching the options displayed. This technology enables a more intuitive and user-friendly interface for interacting with the fridge.

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  • 29. 

     ... and a smart (4) ……………………… inside that can show you what’s in it while you’re out shopping?

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    F. Digital camera
    Explanation
    A digital camera is a device that can show you what's in it while you're out shopping. It has a screen that allows you to preview the images you have taken. This feature is useful for photographers who want to review their shots immediately and make adjustments if needed. It is also helpful for consumers who want to see the quality and composition of a camera's image before making a purchase decision.

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  • 30. 

    And at the cheaper end of the market there’s a robot that will clean your grill for you, although demonstrations revealed one (5) ………………………, which was that the grill has to cool down before it will work.

    • A.

      Drop-down menu

    • B.

      Glitch  

    • C.

      Microwave  

    • D.

      Touch screen

    • E.

      Washing machine

    • F.

      Digital camera

    • G.

      Dishwasher

    Correct Answer
    B. Glitch  
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "glitch". The explanation is that during the demonstrations of the robot that cleans the grill, one issue that was revealed was that the grill has to cool down before the robot will work. This suggests that there was a technical problem or malfunction, which is commonly referred to as a "glitch".

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  • 31. 

    Luckily, I had remembered to (2) select / back up / set up my files, so

    • A.

      Select

    • B.

      Back up

    • C.

      Set up

    Correct Answer
    A. Select
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "select". This means that the person had made the conscious decision to choose or pick certain files. They had the option to back up or set up their files, but they specifically chose to select them.

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  • 32. 

    ... so I didn’t lose too much data but it took ages to (3) plug in / recharge / install everything again.

    • A.

      Plug in

    • B.

      Recharge

    • C.

      Install

    Correct Answer
    C. Install
    Explanation
    The person is talking about their experience of losing data and having to start over. They mention that it took a long time to "plug in / recharge / install everything again." Since they are referring to the process of setting up and installing everything again, the correct answer is "install."

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  • 33. 

    I was really worried about my assignment, but fortunately I’d emailed a first draft to my tutor last week so he (4) swiped / printed / inserted it out for me and I’ve just spent the afternoon typing it all up again.

    • A.

      swiped

    • B.

      Printed

    • C.

      Inserted

    Correct Answer
    B. Printed
    Explanation
    The word "printed" is the correct answer because it makes the most sense in the given context. The person had emailed a first draft of their assignment to their tutor, and now the tutor has provided them with a physical copy of the assignment. The word "swiped" does not fit in this context as it implies taking something quickly without permission. The word "inserted" also does not fit as it implies putting something into a physical space, which does not make sense in this situation.

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  • 34. 

    In a way, it was a good thing because I could see what was wrong with the first draft so I (5) pinched / inserted / deleted a lot of it and I think it’s a much better piece of writing now.

    • A.

      Pinched 

    • B.

      Inserted

    • C.

      Deleted

    Correct Answer
    C. Deleted
    Explanation
    The author mentions that they could see what was wrong with the first draft, implying that they made changes to improve it. The word "deleted" suggests that the author removed parts of the first draft that were not working well, resulting in a better piece of writing.

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