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  • 1. 

    A: What´s your typical week like?B: __________

    • A.

      If the weather is good, I'm going to the park.

    • B.

      I work every weekday.

    • C.

      I have another plans.

    • D.

      I'm not doing anything special.

    Correct Answer
    B. I work every weekday.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I work every weekday." This answer provides information about the person's typical week by stating that they work on weekdays. It implies that their weekdays are occupied with work, suggesting a regular routine.

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  • 2. 

    A: So, what are you doing on Saturday?B: __________

    • A.

      I'm going to a baseball game.

    • B.

      It's great to see you.

    • C.

      I play tennis very well.

    • D.

      It's hot and sunny today.

    Correct Answer
    A. I'm going to a baseball game.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm going to a baseball game." This response directly answers the question by stating the speaker's plans for Saturday. It provides a specific and clear response, indicating that the speaker will be attending a baseball game on that day.

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  • 3. 

    A: Would you like chicken or fish?B: __________

    • A.

      About the same.

    • B.

      I'd like fish, please.

    • C.

      I'll check.

    • D.

      I think I'd like the same thing.

    Correct Answer
    B. I'd like fish, please.
    Explanation
    In this conversation, person A gives two options to person B - chicken or fish. Person B then responds by saying "I'd like fish, please." This indicates that person B has made a decision and would like to have fish.

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  • 4. 

    A: Where were you last night?B: __________

    • A.

      Yes, I was.

    • B.

      At about 8:00.

    • C.

      Really nice.

    • D.

      I was at home.

    Correct Answer
    D. I was at home.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I was at home." This answer directly responds to the question and provides information about the speaker's whereabouts last night.

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  • 5. 

    A:  I broke my arm.B:  __________

    • A.

      Congratulations!

    • B.

      That's too bad. I'm sorry.

    • C.

      Too bad I wasn´t there!

    • D.

      That's interesting.

    Correct Answer
    B. That's too bad. I'm sorry.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "That's too bad. I'm sorry." This response shows empathy and sympathy towards the person who broke their arm. It acknowledges the unfortunate situation and expresses condolences.

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  • 6. 

    A:  Let´s go shopping.B:  __________

    • A.

      I'm really sorry. I'm too busy.

    • B.

      I think I'd like the same thing.

    • C.

      I'm not sure. What about you?

    • D.

      That's too bad. Maybe some other time.

    Correct Answer
    A. I'm really sorry. I'm too busy.
    Explanation
    B is responding to A's suggestion to go shopping by saying "I'm really sorry. I'm too busy." This indicates that B is unable to go shopping because they have other commitments or responsibilities that they need to attend to.

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  • 7. 

    A:  Could you please close the window?B:  __________

    • A.

      Not at all.

    • B.

      No problem.

    • C.

      Not much.

    • D.

      No, I don't.

    Correct Answer
    B. No problem.
    Explanation
    In response to A's request to close the window, B replies with "No problem." This indicates that B is willing and able to fulfill A's request without any difficulty or objection. B's response suggests that closing the window is not a problem for them and they are happy to do it.

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  • 8. 

    A:  What do you like to do in your free time?B:  __________

    • A.

      Me? I'm definitely an evening person.

    • B.

      Well, I have some great news.

    • C.

      Well, I like to hang out with friends.

    • D.

      Let's go shopping.

    Correct Answer
    C. Well, I like to hang out with friends.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Well, I like to hang out with friends." This answer directly responds to the question "What do you like to do in your free time?" It indicates that the person enjoys spending time with friends during their leisure time.

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  • 9. 

    She doesn´t have a computer at home.  She __________ at work.

    • A.

      Exercises

    • B.

      Checks e-mail

    • C.

      Does the laundry

    • D.

      Makes breakfast

    Correct Answer
    B. Checks e-mail
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person does not have a computer at home, indicating that they are unable to check their email there. Therefore, it can be inferred that the person checks their email at work, making "checks e-mail" the appropriate answer.

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  • 10. 

    Today is Monday.  The day after tomorrow is __________.

    • A.

      Tuesday

    • B.

      Sunday

    • C.

      Wednesday

    • D.

      Thursday

    Correct Answer
    C. Wednesday
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, today is Monday. The day after tomorrow would be two days after Monday, which is Wednesday.

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  • 11. 

    It's 10:00 A.M.  I'm meeting Allyson at 3:00 P.M.  We're meeting __________.

    • A.

      This afternoon

    • B.

      Right now

    • C.

      Tonight

    • D.

      This morning

    Correct Answer
    A. This afternoon
    Explanation
    The given situation states that it is currently 10:00 A.M. and the person is meeting Allyson at 3:00 P.M. Therefore, the appropriate time frame for the meeting would be "this afternoon," as it refers to the time period between noon and evening.

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  • 12. 

    I'd like something to drink.  Could you get me some __________?

    • A.

      Milk

    • B.

      Cheese

    • C.

      Rice

    • D.

      Butter

    Correct Answer
    A. Milk
    Explanation
    The person is asking for something to drink, so the most suitable option is milk. Milk is a common beverage that is often consumed on its own or used to make other drinks such as milkshakes or hot chocolate. Cheese, rice, and butter are not typically consumed as beverages, so they would not fulfill the person's request for something to drink.

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  • 13. 

    Are you going shopping?  We need a __________ of bread.

    • A.

      Loaf

    • B.

      Can

    • C.

      Bottle

    • D.

      Box

    Correct Answer
    A. Loaf
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "loaf" because a loaf is a type of bread that is typically sold as a whole unit. In this context, the speaker is asking if the person is going shopping and stating that they need a unit or portion of bread, which is a loaf. A can, bottle, or box would not be appropriate units for bread.

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  • 14. 

    It's September.  William's birthday was two months ago.  His birthday was in __________.

    • A.

      November

    • B.

      August

    • C.

      July

    • D.

      February

    Correct Answer
    C. July
    Explanation
    Since it is currently September and William's birthday was two months ago, we can determine that his birthday was in July.

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  • 15. 

    The shower is in the __________.

    • A.

      Garden

    • B.

      Bathroom

    • C.

      Closet

    • D.

      Kitchen

    Correct Answer
    B. Bathroom
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bathroom" because a shower is typically found in a bathroom. It is a designated area for bathing and personal hygiene, equipped with a showerhead and drainage system. The other options, such as garden, closet, and kitchen, are not commonly associated with having a shower.

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  • 16. 

    Alex's hair isn't curly.  It's __________.

    • A.

      Short

    • B.

      Blonde

    • C.

      Straight

    • D.

      Light

    Correct Answer
    C. Straight
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that Alex's hair is not curly, indicating that it doesn't have curls or waves. Therefore, the correct answer is "straight," which means that Alex's hair is smooth and without any curls or waves.

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  • 17. 

    Robert __________ right now.

    • A.

      Exercises

    • B.

      Exercise

    • C.

      Is exercising

    • D.

      Exercised

    Correct Answer
    C. Is exercising
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is exercising" because the sentence is in the present tense and "is exercising" is the correct form of the verb "exercise" for the third person singular subject "Robert".

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  • 18. 

    When my wife is late for work, she __________ on her makeup in the car.

    • A.

      Puts

    • B.

      Is going to put

    • C.

      Is putting

    • D.

      Put

    Correct Answer
    A. Puts
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "puts" because the sentence is in the present tense and the verb "puts" matches with the subject "my wife". It indicates a habitual action that she regularly does when she is late for work.

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  • 19. 

    I __________ my sister yesterday, but she wasn't there.

    • A.

      Call

    • B.

      Should call

    • C.

      Called

    • D.

      Am calling

    Correct Answer
    C. Called
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "called" because it is the past tense form of the verb "call." The sentence is referring to a past action of trying to contact the sister, but she was not available at that time.

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  • 20. 

    If she __________ home, she's going to relax.

    • A.

      Is going to stay

    • B.

      Stay

    • C.

      Would you like to stay

    • D.

      Stays

    Correct Answer
    D. Stays
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stays" because the sentence is in the conditional form. The use of "if" indicates a hypothetical situation, and in this case, it suggests that if she stays at home, she will relax. Therefore, "stays" is the appropriate verb form to use in this context.

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  • 21. 

    A:  Excuse me.  I'm looking for the Beekman Gallery.B:  __________

    • A.

      Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side.

    • B.

      Really? I'd love to go, but I'm busy tonight.

    • C.

      Sorry. You're out of luck.

    • D.

      Well, thanks, but I'm not really an art fan.

    Correct Answer
    A. Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side.
    Explanation
    B's response "Oh. That's right down the street, on the left side" is a helpful and direct answer to A's question about the location of the Beekman Gallery. B provides clear and specific directions, indicating that the gallery is nearby and can be found on the left side of the street. This response is the most relevant and appropriate in the given context.

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  • 22. 

    A:  Tell me something about your family.B:  Sure.  __________

    • A.

      What do you mean?

    • B.

      What should we do?

    • C.

      What do you do?

    • D.

      What do you want to know?

    Correct Answer
    D. What do you want to know?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "What do you want to know?" because person A is asking person B to provide information about their family. By asking this question, person B is seeking clarity on what specific details or aspects of their family life person A is interested in knowing.

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  • 23. 

    A:  Where are you off to?B:  __________.

    • A.

      I think I'll start with the shrimp.

    • B.

      I'm sorry, I'm not from around here.

    • C.

      I'm on my way to the gym.

    • D.

      I'll take the blazer.

    Correct Answer
    C. I'm on my way to the gym.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I'm on my way to the gym." This answer is appropriate because it directly responds to the question asking where the person is going. The other options do not provide a relevant response to the question.

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  • 24. 

    A:  How would you like to pay for it?B:  __________.

    • A.

      Cash, please.

    • B.

      I'll take the check, please.

    • C.

      No more than $50.

    • D.

      I can give you $30.

    Correct Answer
    A. Cash, please.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cash, please." This answer is the most appropriate response to the question "How would you like to pay for it?" as it directly addresses the question by stating the preferred method of payment. The other options provided do not directly answer the question or provide a suitable response.

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  • 25. 

    A:  Can we make the 5:00 train?B:  __________

    • A.

      It makes two stops.

    • B.

      It's a local.

    • C.

      It left ten minutes ago.

    • D.

      It was pretty long, actually.

    Correct Answer
    C. It left ten minutes ago.
    Explanation
    The question is asking for a response that would indicate whether they can make the 5:00 train. The statement "It left ten minutes ago" suggests that they cannot make the train because it has already departed.

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  • 26. 

    John and Carl are brothers.  John's wife is Carl´s __________.

    • A.

      Niece

    • B.

      Sister-in-law

    • C.

      Cousin

    • D.

      Aunt

    Correct Answer
    B. Sister-in-law
    Explanation
    John's wife is Carl's sister-in-law because John and Carl are brothers. Sister-in-law refers to the wife of one's sibling, and in this case, John's wife is the sister of Carl.

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  • 27. 

    You use a __________ to send a copy of your document to someone else over the telephone line.

    • A.

      Printer

    • B.

      Photocopier

    • C.

      Fax machine

    • D.

      Scanner

    Correct Answer
    C. Fax machine
    Explanation
    A fax machine is used to send a copy of a document to someone else over a telephone line. It converts the document into electronic signals that can be transmitted through the telephone line to the recipient's fax machine. The recipient's fax machine then prints out a copy of the document. This method allows for quick and convenient transmission of documents without the need for physical delivery or scanning.

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  • 28. 

    Rice is a grain, and __________ is a dairy product.

    • A.

      Yogurt

    • B.

      Broccoli

    • C.

      Beef

    • D.

      Olive oil

    Correct Answer
    A. Yogurt
    Explanation
    Rice is a grain, which means it is a type of food that is derived from plants. Similarly, yogurt is a dairy product, which means it is a type of food that is derived from milk. Both rice and yogurt belong to different food categories, with rice being a grain and yogurt being a dairy product.

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  • 29. 

    Bruce hardly ever exercises.  He's really __________.

    • A.

      Modest

    • B.

      Out of shape

    • C.

      Inappropriate

    • D.

      Healthy

    Correct Answer
    B. Out of shape
    Explanation
    Bruce hardly ever exercises, indicating that he does not engage in physical activity regularly. As a result, he is likely to be out of shape, meaning he lacks physical fitness and is not in good physical condition.

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  • 30. 

    Women's thights are in the __________ department.

    • A.

      Lingerie

    • B.

      Outerwear

    • C.

      Hosiery

    • D.

      Accessories

    Correct Answer
    C. Hosiery
    Explanation
    Hosiery refers to garments that are worn directly on the feet and legs, such as stockings, socks, and tights. Since women's tights are specifically mentioned in the question, it can be inferred that they fall under the category of hosiery. Lingerie refers to women's undergarments, outerwear refers to clothing worn outside, and accessories refer to additional items that complement an outfit. Therefore, hosiery is the most appropriate department for women's tights.

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  • 31. 

    The concert is __________ Saturday, June 4th.

    • A.

      In

    • B.

      At

    • C.

      Off

    • D.

      On

    Correct Answer
    D. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on" because it is used to indicate a specific day or date. In this case, the concert is happening on Saturday, June 4th.

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  • 32. 

    __________ your sister live?

    • A.

      Where is

    • B.

      Where do

    • C.

      Where

    • D.

      Where does

    Correct Answer
    D. Where does
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the location of someone's sister, implying that the sister is currently living somewhere. The correct answer is "Where does" because it is the appropriate form of the question to ask about someone's current place of residence.

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  • 33. 

    We __________ a new laptop this afternoon.

    • A.

      Are buying

    • B.

      Buy

    • C.

      Buys

    • D.

      Is buying

    Correct Answer
    A. Are buying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are buying" because the sentence is in the present tense and the subject "we" is plural. In present continuous tense, we use the helping verb "are" followed by the base form of the main verb, which in this case is "buying".

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  • 34. 

    __________ milk in the fridge.

    • A.

      There are

    • B.

      It's

    • C.

      They're

    • D.

      Where

    Correct Answer
    B. It's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It's" because the word "milk" is singular, so it requires a singular verb form. "It's" is a contraction of "it is," which is the correct form in this sentence.

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  • 35. 

    There is roast chicken in the menu.  __________ roast chicken comes with soup.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      The

    • C.

      Any

    • D.

      An

    Correct Answer
    B. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The". The word "the" is used to refer to a specific noun, in this case, the roast chicken. It indicates that there is a specific roast chicken on the menu that comes with soup.

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  • 36. 

    Sonia wants to see a movie, but she has an exam tomorrow.  She __________ study tonight.

    • A.

      Can't

    • B.

      Has to

    • C.

      Can

    • D.

      Could

    Correct Answer
    C. Can
    Explanation
    Sonia wants to see a movie, but she has an exam tomorrow. Therefore, she cannot study tonight.

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  • 37. 

    I'll take the green polo shirt:  Can you gift wrap __________ for me?

    • A.

      It

    • B.

      Him

    • C.

      Them

    • D.

      Her

    Correct Answer
    A. It
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it" because in the given sentence, the speaker is referring to the green polo shirt, which is a singular object. Therefore, the pronoun used to refer to it should also be singular, hence "it".

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  • 38. 

    What __________ last night?

    • A.

      You did

    • B.

      Were you

    • C.

      Did you do

    • D.

      Are you doing

    Correct Answer
    C. Did you do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "did you do". This is because the question is asking about an action that occurred in the past, so the past tense form of the verb "do" (did) is needed. The other options ("you did", "were you", "are you doing") do not fit grammatically or contextually with the question.

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  • 39. 

    These loafers aren't __________. They're very uncomfortable.

    • A.

      Bigger

    • B.

      Too big

    • C.

      The biggest

    • D.

      Big enough

    Correct Answer
    D. Big enough
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "big enough" because it implies that the loafers are not of sufficient size to provide comfort.

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  • 40. 

    I __________my husband in 2003.

    • A.

      Have met

    • B.

      Was meeting

    • C.

      Used to meet

    • D.

      Met

    Correct Answer
    D. Met
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "met" because it is the past tense form of the verb "meet" and correctly fits the sentence structure. It indicates that the action of meeting the husband took place in the past, specifically in 2003.

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  • 41. 

    Rose has __________ seen that movie.

    • A.

      Yet

    • B.

      Ever

    • C.

      Already

    • D.

      Before

    Correct Answer
    C. Already
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "already" because it indicates that Rose has seen the movie at some point in the past. "Yet" would suggest that she has not seen it yet, "ever" implies that she has seen it at any point in her life, and "before" is not the best fit as it does not convey the idea that she has seen it in the past.

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  • 42. 

    Anthony __________ in London since 2001.

    • A.

      Has lived

    • B.

      Lived

    • C.

      Was living

    • D.

      Lives

    Correct Answer
    A. Has lived
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has lived" because the sentence is in the present perfect tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still continuing in the present. "Has lived" is the present perfect form of the verb "live" and indicates that Anthony started living in London in 2001 and is still living there.

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  • 43. 

    __________ her later?

    • A.

      Were you calling

    • B.

      Have you called

    • C.

      Will you call

    • D.

      Do you call

    Correct Answer
    C. Will you call
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Will you call". This question is asking about a future action, specifically whether the person being addressed will make a phone call at a later time. The phrase "will you call" is the most appropriate choice to express this future intention.

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  • 44. 

    You __________ make a reservation soon.  That restaurant is very popular.

    • A.

      Would rather

    • B.

      Used to

    • C.

      Will

    • D.

      Had better

    Correct Answer
    D. Had better
    Explanation
    The phrase "had better" is used to give strong advice or make a strong recommendation. In this case, the speaker is advising the listener to make a reservation soon because the restaurant is very popular.

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  • 45. 

    Luckily, I __________ a seat belt when I had the accident.

    • A.

      Wore

    • B.

      Was wearing

    • C.

      Have worn

    • D.

      Had better wear

    Correct Answer
    B. Was wearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was wearing." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "wearing" is in the past continuous tense, indicating an action that was happening at a specific point in the past. The use of "was" indicates that the action of wearing the seat belt was already in progress at the time of the accident.

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  • 46. 

    I bought __________ shampoo at the drugstore.

    • A.

      Any

    • B.

      Much

    • C.

      Some

    • D.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Some
    Explanation
    The word "some" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to an unspecified quantity or amount of something. In this sentence, the speaker is indicating that they bought a certain amount of shampoo at the drugstore, but they are not specifying exactly how much. The word "some" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 47. 

    I __________ to exercise.

    • A.

      Enjoy

    • B.

      Dislike

    • C.

      Need

    • D.

      Feel like

    Correct Answer
    C. Need
    Explanation
    The word "need" is the correct answer because it indicates a requirement or necessity for exercise. The other options, such as "enjoy," "dislike," and "feel like," do not convey the same sense of necessity or requirement.

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  • 48. 

    My husband is tired __________ working in New York.

    • A.

      About

    • B.

      Of

    • C.

      For

    • D.

      With

    Correct Answer
    B. Of
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of". In this sentence, the phrase "tired of" is used to express a feeling of being weary or fed up with something. Therefore, the correct preposition to use is "of" to show that the husband is tired because of his work in New York.

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  • 49. 

    The photograph __________ by Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1954.

    • A.

      Took

    • B.

      Was taking

    • C.

      Has taken

    • D.

      Was taken

    Correct Answer
    D. Was taken
    Explanation
    The verb "was taken" is the correct answer because it is in the past tense and matches the subject "The photograph." This indicates that the action of taking the photograph occurred in the past, specifically in 1954.

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  • 50. 

    Our old laptop was __________ fast as the new one.  The new one is much faster.

    • A.

      Just as

    • B.

      Almost as

    • C.

      Not quite as

    • D.

      Not nearly as

    Correct Answer
    D. Not nearly as
    Explanation
    The phrase "not nearly as" is the correct answer because it indicates that the old laptop is not even close to being as fast as the new one. The phrase emphasizes a significant difference in speed between the two laptops, implying that the old laptop is much slower.

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