Passages Test 2

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Units 1-12


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  • 1. 
    To deal with a problem is to...
    • A. 

      Try to solve the problem

    • B. 

      Make a problem worse

    • C. 

      Completely fix a problem

    • D. 

      Make a problem

  • 2. 
    Choose the correct reported speech statement. "Don't make excuses."
    • A. 

      She warned me not to make excuses.

    • B. 

      She told me to make excuses.

  • 3. 
    People _______________ about the recent rise in crime in our area.
    • A. 

      Have been talking

    • B. 

      Have talked

    • C. 

      Has been talking

    • D. 

      Has talked

  • 4. 
    In the winter, I love to ____________ in my comfy armchair by the fire.
    • A. 

      Drift off

    • B. 

      Toss and turn

    • C. 

      Have a sleepless night

  • 5. 
    I heard you come in late last night. I was ______________.
    • A. 

      Sound asleep

    • B. 

      Wide awake

  • 6. 
    Put the words in parenthesis in the correct order. (ADJECTIVE ORDER) I enjoy vacationing in (coastal / lovely / towns)
    • A. 

      I enjoy vacationing in lovely towns coastal.

    • B. 

      I enjoy vacationing in towns lovely coastal.

    • C. 

      I enjoy vacationing in lovely coastal towns.

    • D. 

      I enjoy vacationing in coastal lovely towns.

  • 7. 
    Put the words in order to complete the sentence. (ADJECTIVE WORD ORDER) I'd like to retire in a (town / beautiful / beach).
    • A. 

      I'd like to go on vacation to a beautiful town beach.

    • B. 

      I'd like to go on vacation to a beautiful beach town.

    • C. 

      I'd like to go on vacation to a town beautiful beach.

  • 8. 
    Bo-wei isn't sure what's wrong with his bike. When he ___________ the problem, he'll fix it.
    • A. 

      Cause

    • B. 

      Identifies

    • C. 

      Causes

    • D. 

      Identify

  • 9. 
    Oh no! I left my clothes to dry on the line and now it's raining! I ___________ they're soaked now. :(
    • A. 

      Have a hunch

    • B. 

      'm sure

  • 10. 
    My city has a great ___________. You can get anywhere you want to go!
    • A. 

      Green spaces

    • B. 

      Transportation system

    • C. 

      Shopping

  • 11. 
    This city has a great _______. Because it's always warm, the streets are typically packed with people on their way to popular clubs and bars.
    • A. 

      Nightlife

    • B. 

      Cost of living

    • C. 

      Climate

  • 12. 
    Jena hates _________ to the radio because of the commercials
    • A. 

      To listen

    • B. 

      To listening

  • 13. 
    Check which phrase(s) mean "That annoys me": More than one answer possible.
    • A. 

      That really gets my goat.

    • B. 

      That bugs me.

    • C. 

      That really irks me.

    • D. 

      That gets on my nerves.

    • E. 

      That drives me up the wall.

  • 14. 
    A place that has wireless internet access is called a ________.
    • A. 

      Chat room

    • B. 

      Hotspot

    • C. 

      Podcast

    • D. 

      Computer virus

  • 15. 
    When you say a tag question with falling intonation, you...
    • A. 

      Are not sure and want the other person's opinion.

    • B. 

      Are sure of what you are saying and want the other person to agree.

  • 16. 
    What is the correct tag question for this statement? These sunglasses make me look good, _______
    • A. 

      Don't these?

    • B. 

      Don't they?

    • C. 

      Not make these?

    • D. 

      Aren't they?

  • 17. 
    My grandmother's sister is my ________.
    • A. 

      Aunt

    • B. 

      Grand sister

    • C. 

      Great aunt

    • D. 

      Grandmothersister

  • 18. 
    Which sentence DOES NOT have a non-defining clause?
    • A. 

      I live in Vermont, which is very cold in the winter.

    • B. 

      I work with many people who don't know much about politics.

    • C. 

      Istabul, which has great shopping, is the home of the Grand Bazaar.

    • D. 

      A famous event in Monte Plata is January 19th, when everyone rides horses through the town.

  • 19. 
    ________ my alarm goes off, I get up and take a shower.
    • A. 

      As soon as

    • B. 

      Since

    • C. 

      Until

  • 20. 
    Read these paragraphs and answer the question below. 1. A stereotype is a fixed idea that people have about what specific social groups or individuals are like, especially an idea 2. that is wrong. Other terms that are associated with the term stereotype are prejudice and cliché. The term has a Greek 3. origin: stereos means solid or firm and typos mean blow, impression, engraved or mark. The term was first used in the 4. printing business. The first modern English use of the term was in 1850, meaning "image perpetuated without change." 5. The existence of stereotypes may be explained by the need of groups of people to view themselves as more normal or 6. more superior than other groups. Consequently, stereotypes may be used to justify ill-founded prejudices or ignorance 7. and prevent people of stereotyped groups from entering or succeeding in various activities or fields. The stereotyping 8. group are, generally, reluctant to reconsider their attitudes and behavior towards stereotyped group. 9. Stereotypes may affect people negatively. This includes forming inaccurate and distorted images and opinions of 10. people. Stereotypes may also be used for scapegoating or for making general erroneous judgments about people. 11. Some stereotyping people may feel comfortable when they prevent themselves from emotional identification with the 12. stereotyped group, which leads to xenophobic or racist behavior. Finally another serious consequence of stereotypes 13. is the feeling of inferiority that the stereotyped people may have and which may impair their performance. Questions: 1. What is a serious consequence of stereotypes?
    • A. 

      That the stereotyped people feel inferior.

    • B. 

      That the stereotyping people feel inferior.

    • C. 

      That everyone feels better.

  • 21. 
    Read these paragraphs and answer the question below. 1. A stereotype is a fixed idea that people have about what specific social groups or individuals are like, especially an idea 2. that is wrong. Other terms that are associated with the term stereotype are prejudice and cliché. The term has a Greek 3. origin: stereos means solid or firm and typos mean blow, impression, engraved or mark. The term was first used in the 4. printing business. The first modern English use of the term was in 1850, meaning "image perpetuated without change." 5. The existence of stereotypes may be explained by the need of groups of people to view themselves as more normal or 6. more superior than other groups. Consequently, stereotypes may be used to justify ill-founded prejudices or ignorance 7. and prevent people of stereotyped groups from entering or succeeding in various activities or fields. The stereotyping 8. group are, generally, reluctant to reconsider their attitudes and behavior towards stereotyped group. 9. Stereotypes may affect people negatively. This includes forming inaccurate and distorted images and opinions of 10. people. Stereotypes may also be used for scapegoating or for making general erroneous judgments about people. 11. Some stereotyping people may feel comfortable when they prevent themselves from emotional identification with the 12. stereotyped group, which leads to xenophobic or racist behavior. Finally another serious consequence of stereotypes 13. is the feeling of inferiority that the stereotyped people may have and which may impair their performance. Questions: 2. What is a possible explanation of why stereotypes exist?
    • A. 

      People need to see themselves as more normal or above others.

    • B. 

      Certain things are just true about certain groups of people.

    • C. 

      Stereotypes justify prejudices and ignorance and make them correct.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following sentences is NOT correct when talking about the PAST?
    • A. 

      We would always sit by the river and talk.

    • B. 

      I used to play the clarinet.

    • C. 

      I would be a student, but now I'm a teacher.

    • D. 

      He and I would get ice cream every Friday.

  • 23. 
    The government ____________ providing more job opportunities to people who know English.
    • A. 

      Had started

    • B. 

      Starts

    • C. 

      Has started

    • D. 

      Has been starting

  • 24. 
    If you want to ________ your grades up, you have to study hard.
    • A. 

      Keep

    • B. 

      Stay

    • C. 

      Fill

    • D. 

      Take

  • 25. 
    Many students drink coffee in order to __________ awake during early classes.
    • A. 

      Stay

    • B. 

      Stays

    • C. 

      Keeps