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  • 1. 

    A dust bunny is....

    • A.

      A tool used for cleaning dust.

    • B.

      A gross collection of dust and dirt that gathers on the floor.

    • C.

      A gray-coloured bunny.

    • D.

      A kind of vacuum.

    Correct Answer
    B. A gross collection of dust and dirt that gathers on the floor.
    Explanation
    A dust bunny is a term used to describe a gross collection of dust and dirt that accumulates on the floor. It is not a tool used for cleaning dust, a gray-colored bunny, or a kind of vacuum. The term "dust bunny" is often used metaphorically to describe clumps of dust and dirt that gather in hard-to-reach or neglected areas, resembling the shape and size of small animals.

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  • 2. 

    Which phrase is correct, if you are asking for help understanding something?

    • A.

      Can you explain me this?

    • B.

      Can you explain this to me?

    • C.

      Can you this explain?

    Correct Answer
    B. Can you explain this to me?
    Explanation
    The phrase "Can you explain this to me?" is correct when asking for help understanding something. It follows the correct word order and uses the appropriate preposition "to" to indicate that the explanation is directed towards the speaker. The other two options have incorrect word order or incorrect placement of the word "this," making them grammatically incorrect.

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  • 3. 

    Which phrase is correct, if you are talking about finishing your homework after working on it for a long time?

    • A.

      At the end, I was able to finish my homework.

    • B.

      My homework finished after a time.

    • C.

      I finally finished my homework.

    Correct Answer
    C. I finally finished my homework.
    Explanation
    The phrase "I finally finished my homework" is correct in this context because it conveys the idea of completing the task after a long period of working on it. The other options do not accurately express the same meaning. "At the end, I was able to finish my homework" suggests that there was a specific point or event that allowed the completion, which is not mentioned in the question. "My homework finished after a time" implies that the homework itself completed, rather than the person finishing it.

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  • 4. 

    Select all that are correct - Phrases for calling a store or business.

    • A.

      When are you open?

    • B.

      What are your hours of operation?

    • C.

      Are you open today?

    • D.

      Is the business on?

    • E.

      When does you open?

    • F.

      What are your business hours?

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. When are you open?
    B. What are your hours of operation?
    C. Are you open today?
    F. What are your business hours?
    Explanation
    The correct answers are: "When are you open?", "What are your hours of operation?", "Are you open today?", and "What are your business hours?". These phrases are commonly used to inquire about the opening hours of a store or business. They are polite and straightforward ways to ask about the operating hours and whether the business is currently open.

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  • 5. 

    Which present perfect phrase is correct?

    • A.

      Ernie broke his leg three times in his life.

    • B.

      Ernie has breaked his leg three times in his life.

    • C.

      Ernie break his leg three times in his life.

    • D.

      Ernie has broken his leg three times in his life.

    Correct Answer
    D. Ernie has broken his leg three times in his life.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ernie has broken his leg three times in his life." This is the correct present perfect phrase because it uses the auxiliary verb "has" followed by the past participle form of the verb "break" (broken). The present perfect tense is used to talk about actions or events that started in the past and have a connection to the present. In this case, breaking his leg three times in his life is an action that has occurred in the past and has a relevance to the present moment.

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  • 6. 

    Present Perfect (negative sentence). Our teacher________our tests yet. (Verb= mark)

    Correct Answer
    has not marked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has not marked". In the present perfect tense, we use "has not" or "have not" followed by the past participle form of the verb. In this case, the verb is "mark" and its past participle form is "marked". The sentence is negative, indicating that the action of marking the tests has not been done by our teacher yet.

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  • 7. 

    IDIOM: This math problem is....

    • A.

      A piece of cake

    • B.

      Simply simple

    • C.

      A birthday blessing

    • D.

      An easy mouse

    Correct Answer
    A. A piece of cake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a piece of cake." This idiom is used to describe something that is very easy or effortless to do. It implies that the math problem in question is not challenging at all and can be solved with ease.

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  • 8. 

    IDIOM: She _________ that the wolf was not there to help her.

    • A.

      Knew in her knees

    • B.

      Saw with her soul

    • C.

      Had a gut feeling

    • D.

      Felt with her belly

    Correct Answer
    C. Had a gut feeling
    Explanation
    The idiom "had a gut feeling" means to have a strong intuition or instinct about something. In this context, it suggests that the person had a strong sense or intuition that the wolf was not there to help her, even though there may not have been any concrete evidence or logical explanation for it.

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  • 9. 

    IDIOM: The new employee was _________ for the team of staff.

    • A.

      A happy hire

    • B.

      Giving good feelings

    • C.

      A breath of fresh air

    • D.

      A welcome wonder

    Correct Answer
    C. A breath of fresh air
    Explanation
    The idiom "a breath of fresh air" is used to describe someone or something that is new and different in a positive way. In this context, it means that the new employee is bringing a refreshing and positive change to the team of staff. They are likely to have a positive impact on the team dynamics and bring new ideas or perspectives.

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  • 10. 

    IDIOM: Maria baked a cake ________, using all her own ingredients.

    • A.

      From scratch

    • B.

      From ashes

    • C.

      From itch

    • D.

      From a box

    Correct Answer
    A. From scratch
    Explanation
    The idiom "from scratch" means to start from the very beginning or to make something from its basic ingredients or components. In this context, it implies that Maria baked the cake using her own ingredients, without relying on pre-made or pre-packaged mixes. Therefore, "from scratch" is the correct answer that best fits the given sentence.

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  • 11. 

    SPELLING: It was very ________ in the empty church. (another word for silent)

    Correct Answer
    quiet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quiet" because it is another word for silent, which means there was no noise or sound in the empty church.

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  • 12. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT: Which of these sentences are correct?

    • A.

      She poured some wine into a glass.

    • B.

      Throw it in the garbage bin.

    • C.

      Throw it into the garbage bin.

    • D.

      We arrived at Halifax in October.

    • E.

      We landed in Ottawa on Friday.

    • F.

      Are you going to Paul's party tonight?

    • G.

      You look tired. I think you should go in bed.

    • H.

      You look tired. I think you should get into bed.

    • I.

      Why did you throw the ball at me?

    • J.

      What time did you get to home last night?

    • K.

      You should aim at the target when playing darts.

    • L.

      I'm on my way in the bakery to buy some bread.

    • M.

      Mr. Jones was exhausted when he arrived at Sydney.

    • N.

      I drove to the airport to catch my plane.

    • O.

      I packed all my clothes in the suitcase.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. She poured some wine into a glass.
    B. Throw it in the garbage bin.
    C. Throw it into the garbage bin.
    E. We landed in Ottawa on Friday.
    F. Are you going to Paul's party tonight?
    H. You look tired. I think you should get into bed.
    I. Why did you throw the ball at me?
    K. You should aim at the target when playing darts.
    N. I drove to the airport to catch my plane.
    O. I packed all my clothes in the suitcase.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She poured some wine into a glass." This sentence is correct because it uses the preposition "into" to indicate the direction of movement from outside the glass to inside the glass.

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  • 13. 

    PLURALS: The *woman* was joined on stage by even more _________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    women
    Explanation
    The sentence states that "The woman was joined on stage by even more women." This implies that there was a singular woman initially on stage, and she was joined by multiple others, which are referred to as "women."

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  • 14. 

    PLURALS: The red *leaf* looked below him and saw many brown ___________ that had fallen on the ground.

    Correct Answer(s)
    leaves
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "leaves" because the sentence is talking about multiple red leaves that have fallen on the ground. Since "leaf" is singular, we need to use the plural form "leaves" to match the subject of the sentence.

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  • 15. 

    PLURAL: This *cherry* is delicious. I could eat a full bowl of _________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    cherries
    Explanation
    The sentence states that the singular cherry is delicious, implying that there is more than one cherry. Therefore, to maintain grammatical consistency, the correct plural form of cherry is "cherries".

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  • 16. 

    PLURAL: The new pet *fish* would not be lonely. His new tank was full of other ________.

    Correct Answer(s)
    fish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fish" because the sentence is referring to the new pet fish and its tank, which is full of other fish. This implies that there are multiple fish in the tank, making the new pet fish not lonely.

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  • 17. 

    How often do you __________ your parents?

    • A.

      Argue with

    • B.

      Disagree for

    • C.

      Fight on

    • D.

      Go under

    Correct Answer
    A. Argue with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "argue with" because it is the most appropriate phrase to describe a situation where there is a disagreement or conflict between someone and their parents. "Disagree for" and "fight on" do not accurately convey the same meaning, and "go under" is completely unrelated to the question.

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  • 18. 

    How often do you _________ eggs for breakfast?

    • A.

      Eaten

    • B.

      Cooks

    • C.

      Have

    • D.

      Made

    Correct Answer
    C. Have
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have" because the question is asking about the frequency of eating eggs for breakfast. "Have" is the correct verb to use in this context to indicate the regularity or frequency of the action.

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  • 19. 

    Spot the difference! Select all sentences that are correct (and written correctly).

    • A.

      The fox on the left has open mouth.

    • B.

      In the image on the right, the fox's mouth is closed.

    • C.

      There is an extra fern on the right.

    • D.

      The tail is curled in one image and not the other.

    • E.

      There is tree in back of image on right.

    • F.

      A flower is in ground of the right picture.

    • G.

      The tree at the left of the pictures is smaller in the picture on the left.

    • H.

      There is a hole in a tree in one picture, and the other picture's tree does not have a hole.

    • I.

      There is more clouds in the left picture.

    • J.

      One fox is more orange than the other.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. In the image on the right, the fox's mouth is closed.
    C. There is an extra fern on the right.
    D. The tail is curled in one image and not the other.
    G. The tree at the left of the pictures is smaller in the picture on the left.
    H. There is a hole in a tree in one picture, and the other picture's tree does not have a hole.
    Explanation
    The sentences that are correct and written correctly are:
    1. In the image on the right, the fox's mouth is closed.
    2. There is an extra fern on the right.
    3. The tail is curled in one image and not the other.
    4. The tree at the left of the pictures is smaller in the picture on the left.
    5. There is a hole in a tree in one picture, and the other picture's tree does not have a hole.

    These sentences accurately describe the differences between the two images.

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  • 20. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF POSITION. Check all sentences that are correct (and written correctly!)

    • A.

      There are dirty dishes in the sink.

    • B.

      A scarf is hanging off of the bunk bed.

    • C.

      Someone left their empty bowel on the table.

    • D.

      There is a pink cushion on the floor.

    • E.

      The rag on the floor has 6 polka dots on it.

    • F.

      It looks like someone made an omelette for breakfast. I can see eggs in the pan.

    • G.

      There is a open book on the bunk bed.

    • H.

      There is a stool aside the kitchen table.

    • I.

      A white shirt is on the back of the kitchen chair.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. There are dirty dishes in the sink.
    B. A scarf is hanging off of the bunk bed.
    D. There is a pink cushion on the floor.
    F. It looks like someone made an omelette for breakfast. I can see eggs in the pan.
    I. A white shirt is on the back of the kitchen chair.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because all of the selected sentences use prepositions of position correctly. They accurately describe the location or position of various objects. For example, "There are dirty dishes in the sink" uses the preposition "in" to indicate the position of the dishes inside the sink. Similarly, "A scarf is hanging off of the bunk bed" uses the preposition "off" to show the position of the scarf in relation to the bunk bed. The other selected sentences also use prepositions correctly to describe the position of objects in different locations.

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  • 21. 

    COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES: Bad

    • A.

      Worse

    • B.

      Badder

    Correct Answer
    A. Worse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "worse" because it is the comparative form of the adjective "bad." When comparing two things, we use the comparative form, so "worse" is the correct choice. "Badder" is not a recognized comparative form of "bad" and is therefore incorrect.

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  • 22. 

    COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES: careful

    • A.

      Carefuller

    • B.

      More careful

    Correct Answer
    B. More careful
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "more careful" because when comparing the degree of carefulness, we use "more" before the adjective "careful" instead of adding the suffix "-er" to the adjective. This is because "careful" is a two-syllable adjective, and when adjectives have two or more syllables, we typically use "more" before the adjective to form the comparative degree.

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  • 23. 

    COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES: tiny

    • A.

      Tiniest

    • B.

      Teeniest

    Correct Answer
    A. Tiniest
    Explanation
    The word "tiniest" is the correct answer because it is the superlative form of the adjective "tiny." Superlatives are used to compare three or more things and indicate the highest degree of a quality. In this case, "tiniest" is used to describe something that is smaller in size than all others. The alternatives "tiny" and "teeniest" are the comparative forms, which are used to compare two things.

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  • 24. 

    PAST SIMPLE (Irregular Verbs): Daisy _____ a cake to the party.

    • A.

      Brings

    • B.

      Brang

    • C.

      Brung

    • D.

      Brought

    Correct Answer
    D. Brought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "brought" because in the past simple tense, the irregular verb "bring" is conjugated as "brought" for the third person singular (Daisy). "Brings" is incorrect because it is the present tense form. "Brang" and "brung" are also incorrect as they are not valid past tense forms of the verb "bring".

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  • 25. 

    PAST SIMPLE (Irregular verbs): I ______ a new song on the radio yesterday.

    • A.

      Listened

    • B.

      Heard

    • C.

      Heared

    • D.

      Hearn

    Correct Answer
    B. Heard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "heard" because "heard" is the past tense of the verb "hear." In the given sentence, the action of hearing a new song on the radio happened in the past, so the past tense form of the verb is required.

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  • 26. 

    PAST SIMPLE (Irregular verbs). The Smiths ________ Spanish to their new neighbour when they met them.

    • A.

      Spake

    • B.

      Speaked

    • C.

      Spoke

    • D.

      Said

    Correct Answer
    C. Spoke
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spoke". In the past simple tense, the irregular verb "speak" is conjugated as "spoke" for the third person plural form. Therefore, the Smiths spoke Spanish to their new neighbor when they met them.

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  • 27. 

    PAST SIMPLE (Irregular verbs): We _____ our house keys on the train.

    • A.

      Lost

    • B.

      Lose

    • C.

      Loosed

    • D.

      Losed

    Correct Answer
    A. Lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lost." In the past simple tense, irregular verbs do not follow the typical pattern of adding "-ed" to form the past tense. Instead, they have their own unique forms. "Lost" is the past tense form of the verb "lose." Therefore, the sentence should be "We lost our house keys on the train."

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  • 28. 

    FROM OUR EMAILS! Which sentences are correct? (select all)

    • A.

      I'm going to describe how is a typical day in my life.

    • B.

      I’m going to describe a typical day in my life.

    • C.

      I was searching on your website for the police fitness course requirements and the schedule for classes, but I couldn’t find them/the information.

    • D.

      I was searching in the website about the police fitness course requirements and the schedule of the classes, but I couldn’t find it.

    • E.

      On the days I have off, I wake up late, eat breakfast at home, clean the house, and then I take a shower.

    • F.

      On the off days, I wake late, eat breakfast at home, clean house, and take shower.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. I’m going to describe a typical day in my life.
    C. I was searching on your website for the police fitness course requirements and the schedule for classes, but I couldn’t find them/the information.
    E. On the days I have off, I wake up late, eat breakfast at home, clean the house, and then I take a shower.
    Explanation
    The first sentence "I'm going to describe how is a typical day in my life." is incorrect because the word order is incorrect. The correct sentence should be "I'm going to describe a typical day in my life." The second sentence "I was searching in the website about the police fitness course requirements and the schedule of the classes, but I couldn’t find it." is correct because it accurately conveys the meaning of the sentence. The third sentence "On the off days, I wake late, eat breakfast at home, clean house, and take shower." is incorrect because it is missing the word "the" before "house". The correct sentence should be "On the off days, I wake late, eat breakfast at home, clean the house, and take a shower."

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  • 29. 

    PAST PARTICIPLE. Select all sentences that are written correctly.

    • A.

      They had a delicious dinner together.

    • B.

      They spoke a lot on their dinner date.

    • C.

      They eat together last night.

    • D.

      She was sad that her lunch bag was empty.

    • E.

      Someone ate her lunch!

    • F.

      She couldn't eat her lunch because it was gone.

    • G.

      Her lunch had already been eaten.

    • H.

      We learning a lot from our teacher Mr. Smith.

    • I.

      We learned a lot from our Grade 6 teacher, Mr. Smith.

    • J.

      Mr. Smith learned us a lot of things.

    • K.

      He ride his bike every day.

    • L.

      He rode his bike every day last year.

    • M.

      His bike has been ridden every day this week.

    • N.

      Watch out! You don't want to get bitten by that dog.

    • O.

      That dog bited my friend yesterday.

    • P.

      He already bit my little sister!

    • Q.

      She wrote in her journal last night.

    • R.

      She writ in her journal last night.

    • S.

      Her journal was written in last night.

    • T.

      The school bus leaved already.

    • U.

      The school bus already left.

    • V.

      The school bus is leaving now.

    • W.

      The school bus left to school.

    • X.

      The boy hoped that he could be forgiven by his mother.

    • Y.

      The mother forgave her son after one hour.

    • Z.

      The boy asked for forgiveness from his mother.

    • .

      The mother forgiven her son.

    • .

      A new house has been builded on my street.

    • .

      A new house was built on my street.

    • .

      This company built ten new buildings last year.

    • .

      We see a lot of new buildings being built when we visit the city.

    • .

      The girls read the same book last week.

    • .

      They are seeing who can read the book fastest.

    • .

      "Have you red the book for class yet?" asked the girl.

    • .

      She cutted her hair on Saturday.

    • .

      She got her hair cut on Saturday.

    • .

      She didn't like how short the stylist cut her hair.

    • .

      He gave his wife a gift of flowers.

    • .

      She was given beautiful flowers by her husband.

    • .

      The flowers were gived as a beautiful gift.

    • .

      Unfortunately my house burned down last year.

    • .

      My house burnted by the fire.

    • .

      The house was burnt to dust.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. They had a delicious dinner together.
    B. They spoke a lot on their dinner date.
    D. She was sad that her lunch bag was empty.
    E. Someone ate her lunch!
    F. She couldn't eat her lunch because it was gone.
    G. Her lunch had already been eaten.
    I. We learned a lot from our Grade 6 teacher, Mr. Smith.
    L. He rode his bike every day last year.
    M. His bike has been ridden every day this week.
    N. Watch out! You don't want to get bitten by that dog.
    P. He already bit my little sister!
    Q. She wrote in her journal last night.
    S. Her journal was written in last night.
    U. The school bus already left.
    V. The school bus is leaving now.
    X. The boy hoped that he could be forgiven by his mother.
    Y. The mother forgave her son after one hour.
    Z. The boy asked for forgiveness from his mother.
    . A new house was built on my street.
    . This company built ten new buildings last year.
    . We see a lot of new buildings being built when we visit the city.
    . The girls read the same book last week.
    . They are seeing who can read the book fastest.
    . She got her hair cut on Saturday.
    . She didn't like how short the stylist cut her hair.
    . He gave his wife a gift of flowers.
    . She was given beautiful flowers by her husband.
    . Unfortunately my house burned down last year.
    . The house was burnt to dust.
    Explanation
    The sentences that are written correctly in terms of past participle usage are: They had a delicious dinner together, They spoke a lot on their dinner date, She was sad that her lunch bag was empty, Someone ate her lunch!, She couldn't eat her lunch because it was gone, Her lunch had already been eaten, We learned a lot from our Grade 6 teacher, Mr. Smith, He rode his bike every day last year, His bike has been ridden every day this week, Watch out! You don't want to get bitten by that dog, He already bit my little sister!, She wrote in her journal last night, Her journal was written in last night, The school bus already left, The school bus is leaving now, The boy hoped that he could be forgiven by his mother, The mother forgave her son after one hour, The boy asked for forgiveness from his mother, A new house was built on my street, This company built ten new buildings last year, We see a lot of new buildings being built when we visit the city, The girls read the same book last week, They are seeing who can read the book fastest, She got her hair cut on Saturday, She didn't like how short the stylist cut her hair, He gave his wife a gift of flowers, She was given beautiful flowers by her husband, Unfortunately my house burned down last year, The house was burnt to dust.

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  • 30. 

    COUNTABLES and UNCOUNTABLES: I would like _______ bread.

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      Some

    • D.

      These

    • E.

      Many

    Correct Answer
    C. Some
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "some" because "some" is used with both countable and uncountable nouns to indicate an indefinite quantity or amount. In this case, "bread" is an uncountable noun, so we use "some" to express a non-specific amount of bread that the speaker would like.

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  • 31. 

    COUNTABLES & UNCOUNTABLES: Would you like _______ jam on your bread?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      An

    • C.

      This

    • D.

      These

    • E.

      Any

    Correct Answer
    E. Any
    Explanation
    In this question, we are asking if the person would like some jam on their bread. Since jam is an uncountable noun, we cannot use "a" or "an" before it. "This" and "these" refer to specific items, so they are not appropriate in this context. The correct answer is "any" because it is used to refer to an indefinite quantity or amount of something, which is suitable for uncountable nouns like jam.

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  • 32. 

    COUNTABLES & UNCOUNTABLES: Would you like _________ rice with your chicken?

    • A.

      A little 

    • B.

      A few

    • C.

      Some of

    • D.

      A scoop

    Correct Answer
    A. A little 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a little". In this sentence, the word "rice" is an uncountable noun, which means it cannot be easily divided into separate units. Therefore, we use "a little" to indicate a small amount of rice.

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  • 33. 

    COUNTABLES & UNCOUNTABLES: I'll have ________ strawberries with my breakfast.

    • A.

      A little

    • B.

      Much

    • C.

      A few

    • D.

      A bit

    Correct Answer
    C. A few
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a few". This is because "strawberries" is a countable noun, meaning it can be quantified as individual units. "A few" indicates a small number of strawberries, which is appropriate for adding to a breakfast meal. The other options, "a little" and "much", are used for uncountable nouns, while "a bit" is more commonly used for describing a small amount of something.

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  • 34. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF TIME. I will see you _______ Tuesday ______ 6:00pm. (answer, answer)

    Correct Answer
    on, at
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on, at". In this sentence, the preposition "on" is used to indicate the specific day (Tuesday) when the speaker will see the person. The preposition "at" is used to indicate the specific time (6:00pm) when the meeting will take place.

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  • 35. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF TIME. Back _______ 2012, I was given a neckace _____ Christmas Day. (answer, answer)

    Correct Answer
    in, on
    Explanation
    The preposition "in" is used to indicate a specific year or period of time, so "in 2012" means that the event happened during that year. The preposition "on" is used to indicate a specific day, so "on Christmas Day" means that the event happened on that particular day. Therefore, the correct answer is "in, on".

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  • 36. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF TIME: _______ bedtime, I always struggle with falling asleep. Especially ____ the summer when it's hot. (answer, answer)

    Correct Answer
    at, in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" and "in". The preposition "at" is used to indicate a specific point in time, such as bedtime. In this case, the speaker always struggles with falling asleep at bedtime. The preposition "in" is used to indicate a period of time, such as the summer. Therefore, the speaker especially struggles with falling asleep in the summer when it's hot.

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  • 37. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF TIM: How about I meet you ______ noon _______ Saturday and we can talk about how much fun life looked _____ the 1960s. (answer, answer, answer)

    Correct Answer
    at, on, in
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at, on, in". In this sentence, "at" is used to indicate the specific time of meeting, "on" is used to indicate the specific day of meeting, and "in" is used to indicate the specific period of time (the 1960s) being referred to.

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  • 38. 

    PREPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT: I took the kids (1)_____ the ocean. First, we walked quietly (2)___along/among/amidst the beach and watched the waves.  Then, we ran (3)__afar/towards/inside______ the sea. When we got (4)___ ____  the water, it was very cold. We quickly grabbed our towels and cuddled (5)_______ our umbrella. Our neighbour walked (6) ___passed/past/beside____ us and said "Hello." We watched the sun go (7) ______ and then packed up our stuff to leave and (8) ___ drove/head/goes____ home, back (9) ______ the bridge and into the city.

    Correct Answer
    to, along, towards, out of, under, past, down, head, across
    Explanation
    The prepositions used in the given sentence are all correct and appropriate for indicating movement. "To" is used to show movement towards the ocean, "along" is used to describe walking beside the beach, "towards" is used to indicate movement in the direction of the sea, "out of" is used to show leaving the water, "under" is used to describe being situated beneath the umbrella, "past" is used to indicate the neighbor walking by, "down" is used to show the sun going below the horizon, "head" is used to describe the direction of driving, and "across" is used to indicate crossing the bridge.

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  • 39. 

    ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE: They are _____ the room. The room is.... _____ ______.

    Correct Answer
    cleaning, being cleaned
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is "cleaning, being cleaned." The first sentence "They are cleaning the room" is in the active voice, indicating that someone is currently performing the action of cleaning the room. The second sentence "The room is being cleaned" is in the passive voice, indicating that the room is the recipient of the action and someone else is cleaning it. The correct answer reflects the conversion from active to passive voice, maintaining the same tense and meaning of the original sentence.

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  • 40. 

    PASSIVE & ACTIVE VOICE: The auto shop is ______ the car. The car is at the auto shop, ____ ______.

    Correct Answer
    fixing, being fixed
    Explanation
    The auto shop is fixing the car. This implies that the car is currently being repaired by the auto shop. In the passive voice, the subject (car) is being acted upon by the verb (fixing), indicating that the car is being fixed.

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  • 41. 

    ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE: He is ______ the woman. The woman is ______ _______.

    Correct Answer
    robbing, being robbed
    Explanation
    In the active voice, the subject "He" is performing the action of "robbing" the woman. In the passive voice, the subject "The woman" is receiving the action and is "being robbed" by someone.

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  • 42. 

    IDIOM: She always wears the same clothes as me! She is a .....

    • A.

      Double dog

    • B.

      Mirror image

    • C.

      Copycat

    • D.

      Bad friend

    Correct Answer
    C. Copycat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "copycat" because the idiom states that the person always wears the same clothes as the speaker. This implies that the person is imitating or copying the speaker's style or fashion choices.

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  • 43. 

    IDIOM: They always get seats near the front because she is  ________ and visits the website as soon as tickets go on sale in the morning.

    • A.

      Early bird

    • B.

      Night owl

    • C.

      Quick queen

    • D.

      Fast flier

    Correct Answer
    A. Early bird
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "early bird" because it is an idiom that refers to someone who wakes up or arrives early. This person is always able to get seats near the front because they visit the website as soon as tickets go on sale in the morning.

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  • 44. 

    SPELLING: Poor Grandma! She _______ down and broke her hip this morning.

    Correct Answer
    fell
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "fell." This is because the sentence states that Poor Grandma fell down and broke her hip this morning. "Fell" is the past tense of the verb "fall," which means to descend or drop to a lower position. Therefore, it is the appropriate word to use in this context to describe Grandma's accident.

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  • 45. 

    PRONUNCIATION: Select all pronunciations that are correct.

    • A.

      Wanted -> want-id

    • B.

      Waited -> wait-ad

    • C.

      Talked -> talk-id

    • D.

      Parked -> parkt

    • E.

      Played -> playd

    • F.

      Opened -> opent

    • G.

      Lived -> livd

    • H.

      Helped -> help-id

    • I.

      Smiling -> ess-my-ling

    • J.

      Smoking -> smoh-king

    • K.

      Bagel -> bay-gull

    • L.

      Bagel -> beg-ull

    • M.

      Owl -> ohal

    • N.

      Owl -> ow-el

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Wanted -> want-id
    D. Parked -> parkt
    E. Played -> playd
    G. Lived -> livd
    J. Smoking -> smoh-king
    K. Bagel -> bay-gull
    L. Bagel -> beg-ull
    N. Owl -> ow-el
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes pronunciations that are phonetically accurate. "Wanted" is pronounced as "want-id," "Parked" is pronounced as "parkt," "Played" is pronounced as "playd," "Lived" is pronounced as "livd," "Smoking" is pronounced as "smoh-king," "Bagel" is pronounced as "bay-gull" or "beg-ull," and "Owl" is pronounced as "ow-el." These pronunciations follow the standard English phonetic rules and accurately represent the way these words are commonly pronounced.

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