Pitman English First Assessment

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  • 1. 

    When can we meet again?

    • A.

      When are you free?

    • B.

      When are you free?

    • C.

      Can you help me?

    Correct Answer
    A. When are you free?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "When are you free?" because it directly responds to the question "When can we meet again?" by asking about the person's availability. The other options do not provide a relevant response to the initial question.

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  • 2. 

    My aunt is going to stay with me.

    • A.

      How do you do?

    • B.

      How long for?

    • C.

      How was it?

    Correct Answer
    B. How long for?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "How long for?" because it is the most appropriate response to the statement "My aunt is going to stay with me." This question seeks information about the duration of the aunt's stay, indicating curiosity about the length of time she will be staying. The other two options, "How do you do?" and "How was it?" are not relevant to the statement and do not address the topic of the aunt's stay.

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  • 3. 

    When do you study?

    • A.

      At school

    • B.

      In the evenings

    • C.

      In the library

    Correct Answer
    B. In the evenings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in the evenings" because the question is asking about the specific time when the person studies. Out of the given options, studying in the evenings is the most appropriate answer as it implies that the person studies after school or work, during the evening hours. Studying at school or in the library may also be possible, but the question specifically asks about the time of study, not the location.

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  • 4. 

     Would you prefer lemonade or orange juice?

    • A.

      Have you got anything else?

    • B.

      If you like.

    • C.

      Are you sure about that?

    Correct Answer
    A. Have you got anything else?
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "Have you got anything else?", is a response to the question "Would you prefer lemonade or orange juice?". It suggests that the person being asked has other options or preferences aside from the two choices given.

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  • 5. 

     Let's have dinner now.

    • A.

      You aren't eating.

    • B.

      There aren't any.

    • C.

      Tom isn't here yet

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom isn't here yet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tom isn't here yet" because it provides a possible reason for why they should have dinner now. If Tom isn't present, they can start eating without him. The other options do not provide a logical explanation for why they should have dinner now.

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  • 6. 

    The snow was ...... heavily when I left the house.

    • A.

      Dropping

    • B.

      Landing

    • C.

      Falling

    • D.

      Descending

    Correct Answer
    C. Falling
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "falling" because the word "heavily" indicates that the snow was coming down in large quantities or with great intensity. "Dropping" and "landing" do not accurately describe the action of snowfall, while "descending" is not commonly used to describe the movement of snow. "Falling" is the most appropriate verb to describe the snow coming down from the sky.

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  • 7. 

    I can't find my keys anywhere - I ...... have left them at work.

    • A.

      Can

    • B.

      Must

    • C.

      Ought

    • D.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    B. Must
    Explanation
    The word "must" is the correct answer because it suggests a strong possibility or probability. In this context, it implies that the speaker is almost certain that they left their keys at work.

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  • 8. 

    When a car pulled out in front of her, Jane did well not to ...... control of her bicycle.

    • A.

      Miss

    • B.

      Lose

    • C.

      Fail

    • D.

      Drop

    Correct Answer
    B. Lose
    Explanation
    When a car pulled out in front of her, Jane did well not to lose control of her bicycle. This means that Jane was able to maintain control and balance on her bicycle despite the sudden appearance of the car. She managed to keep her composure and avoid any accidents or mishaps.

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  • 9. 

     According to Richard's ...... the train leaves at 7 o'clock.

    • A.

      Opinion

    • B.

      Advice

    • C.

      Knowledge

    • D.

      Information

    Correct Answer
    D. Information
    Explanation
    The word "information" is the correct answer because Richard's statement about the train leaving at 7 o'clock implies that he has specific factual knowledge about the train schedule. His opinion or advice would not provide the same level of certainty or accuracy.

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  • 10. 

    When you stay in a country for some time you get used to the people's ...... of life. 

    • A.

      Habit

    • B.

      Custom

    • C.

      Way

    • D.

      System

    Correct Answer
    C. Way
    Explanation
    When you stay in a country for some time, you become accustomed to the way of life of its people. This includes their habits, customs, and systems that are unique to that country. Therefore, the correct answer is "way."

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  • 11. 

    The builders are ...... good progress with the new house.

    • A.

      Getting

    • B.

      Doing

    • C.

      Making

    • D.

      Taking

    Correct Answer
    C. Making
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "making" because it implies that the builders are actively involved in the process of constructing the new house and are making satisfactory progress. The word "making" suggests that they are actively creating or building something, which aligns with the context of the sentence.

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  • 12. 

    She is now taking a more positive ...... to her studies and should do well.

    • A.

      Attitude

    • B.

      Behaviour

    • C.

      Manner

    • D.

      Style

    Correct Answer
    A. Attitude
    Explanation
    The word "attitude" best fits the sentence because it indicates a person's mindset or perspective towards something. In this case, the sentence suggests that the person has shifted to a more positive outlook towards their studies, which implies that they are likely to perform well. "Behaviour," "manner," and "style" do not convey the same meaning as "attitude" in this context.

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  • 13. 

    My father ...... his new car for two weeks now.

    • A.

      Has had

    • B.

      Has

    • C.

      Is having

    • D.

      Had

    Correct Answer
    A. Has had
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has had." This is because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. "Has had" is the present perfect form of the verb "have," indicating that the subject (my father) possessed or experienced something (his new car) for a period of time (two weeks) that started in the past and is still continuing in the present.

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  • 14. 

    What differences are there ...... the English spoken in the UK and the English spoken in the US?

    • A.

      Among

    • B.

      Between

    • C.

      Beside

    • D.

      With

    Correct Answer
    B. Between
    Explanation
    The word "between" is the correct answer because it is used to compare two things or groups. In this case, it is used to compare the English spoken in the UK and the English spoken in the US. "Among" is used to compare more than two things or groups, so it is not appropriate in this context. "Beside" and "with" do not convey the same meaning of comparison as "between" does.

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  • 15. 

    At 6 p.m. I started to get angry with him because he was late ......

    • A.

      As usual.

    • B.

      In general.

    • C.

      Typically.

    • D.

      Usually.

    Correct Answer
    A. As usual.
    Explanation
    The phrase "as usual" indicates that being late is a regular occurrence for him. It suggests that this is a recurring behavior and not an isolated incident. Therefore, the correct answer is "as usual."

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  • 16. 

     ...... you get your father's permission, I'll take you skiing next weekend. 

    • A.

      Although

    • B.

      Provided

    • C.

      As

    • D.

      Unless

    Correct Answer
    B. Provided
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Provided." This conjunction is used to introduce a condition or requirement that must be met in order for something else to happen. In this case, it means that the speaker will take the person skiing next weekend if they get their father's permission.

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  • 17. 

     A local company has agreed to ...... the school team with football shirts.

    • A.

      Contribute

    • B.

      Supply

    • C.

      Give

    • D.

      Produce

    Correct Answer
    B. Supply
    Explanation
    The word "supply" is the correct answer because it means to provide or give something that is needed or required. In the given context, the local company has agreed to provide the school team with football shirts, which aligns with the meaning of "supply". The other options, contribute, give, and produce, do not specifically convey the act of providing or giving something, making them incorrect choices in this context.

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  • 18. 

    I really enjoy stories that are ...... in the distant future. 

    • A.

      Found

    • B.

      Set

    • C.

      Put

    • D.

      Placed

    Correct Answer
    B. Set
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "set". In this context, "set" means that the stories take place or are situated in the distant future.

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  • 19. 

     That old saucepan will come in ...... when we go camping. 

    • A.

      Convenient

    • B.

      Fitting

    • C.

      Handy

    • D.

      Suitable

    Correct Answer
    C. Handy
    Explanation
    The word "handy" means convenient or easily accessible. In the given sentence, the speaker is referring to an old saucepan that will be useful or convenient when they go camping. Therefore, "handy" is the correct answer as it best fits the context and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 20. 

    Anyone ...... after the start of the play is not allowed in until the interval. 

    • A.

      Arrives

    • B.

      Has arrived

    • C.

      Arriving

    • D.

      Arrived

    Correct Answer
    B. Has arrived
    Explanation
    The sentence indicates that there is a specific time frame mentioned, "after the start of the play," which suggests that the action of arriving should have happened before that specific time frame. The present perfect tense "has arrived" is used to indicate an action that occurred in the past but has a connection to the present. Therefore, "has arrived" is the correct answer as it implies that the person arrived before the specified time frame and is now present.

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  • 21. 

     I didn't ...... driving home in the storm so I stayed overnight in a hotel. 

    • A.

      Fancy

    • B.

      Desire

    • C.

      Prefer

    • D.

      Want

    Correct Answer
    A. Fancy
    Explanation
    The word "fancy" in this context means to have a liking or preference for something. The sentence suggests that the person did not have a liking or preference for driving home in the storm, so they chose to stay overnight in a hotel instead.

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  • 22. 

    The judge said that those prepared to...... in crime must be ready to suffer the consequences.

    • A.

      Involve

    • B.

      Engage

    • C.

      Undertake

    • D.

      Enlist

    Correct Answer
    B. Engage
    Explanation
    The word "engage" means to participate or become involved in something. In the given sentence, the judge is stating that individuals who are willing to participate or become involved in criminal activities must also be prepared to face the resulting consequences.

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  • 23. 

    23. Marianne seemed to take ...... at my comments on her work.

    • A.

      Annoyance

    • B.

      Insult

    • C.

      Offence

    • D.

      Indignation

    Correct Answer
    C. Offence
    Explanation
    Marianne's reaction to the comments on her work suggests that she was offended by them. This implies that the comments may have been critical or negative in nature, causing Marianne to feel hurt or insulted.

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  • 24. 

    You should not have a dog if you are not ...... to look after it. 

    • A.

      Prepared

    • B.

      Adapted

    • C.

      Arranged

    • D.

      Decided

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepared
    Explanation
    If you are not prepared to look after a dog, it means that you are not ready or willing to fulfill the responsibilities and commitments that come with owning a dog. Owning a dog requires time, effort, and resources to provide proper care, including feeding, grooming, exercise, and veterinary care. Being prepared also means being knowledgeable about the specific needs and characteristics of the dog breed you choose to adopt. Therefore, if you are not prepared, it is best not to have a dog.

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  • 25. 

     The farmhouse was so isolated that they had to generate their own electricity ...... 

    • A.

      Current.

    • B.

      Supply.

    • C.

      Grid.

    • D.

      Power.

    Correct Answer
    B. Supply.
    Explanation
    The word "generate" implies that the farmhouse had to produce or create their own electricity. Therefore, the correct answer is "supply" as it indicates that they had to provide their own electricity rather than relying on an external source.

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