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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sarah _________ sleeping now.

    • A. 

      Are

    • B. 

      Is

    • C. 

      Was

    • D. 

      Am

    Correct Answer
    B. Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is" because it is the correct form of the verb "to be" to use with the third person singular pronoun "Sarah." In this sentence, "is" indicates that Sarah is currently sleeping.

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  • 2. 

    My mother and father _______ to a restaurant every weekend.

    • A. 

      Go

    • B. 

      Goes

    • C. 

      Went

    • D. 

      Going

    Correct Answer
    A. Go
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go" because it agrees with the subject "my mother and father" in the present tense.

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  • 3. 

    This week I am _______ with a friend.

    • A. 

      Stayed

    • B. 

      Staying

    • C. 

      Stays

    • D. 

      Stay

    Correct Answer
    B. Staying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "staying" because the sentence is in the present continuous tense, indicating an action that is happening now. The verb "am" is used with the present participle form of the verb, which is "staying" in this case.

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  • 4. 

    The economy is bad right now but it is slowly ____________.

    • A. 

      Improved

    • B. 

      Improving

    • C. 

      Improve

    • D. 

      Improves

    Correct Answer
    B. Improving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "improving" because the sentence is discussing the current state of the economy and indicating that it is gradually getting better. The verb "improving" is in the present participle form, which is used to show ongoing action.

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  • 5. 

    She has never ________ English before.  

    • A. 

      Studies

    • B. 

      Studied

    • C. 

      Study

    • D. 

      Studying

    Correct Answer
    B. Studied
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "studied" because the sentence is in the past tense and the word "never" indicates that the action of studying English has not occurred before.

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  • 6. 

    John __________ lunch today.

    • A. 

      Has eaten

    • B. 

      Has eated

    • C. 

      Are eating

    • D. 

      Had eats

    Correct Answer
    A. Has eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "has eaten" because the verb "has" is used with the present perfect tense to indicate an action that happened in the past but has a connection to the present. In this case, John ate lunch today, which is a past action that is relevant to the present moment.

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  • 7. 

    I am so tired because I ______________ all day long. 

    • A. 

      Work

    • B. 

      Works

    • C. 

      Have been worked

    • D. 

      Have been working

    Correct Answer
    D. Have been working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been working". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, which is used to talk about an action that started in the past and is still ongoing in the present. In this case, the person is tired because they have been working all day long.

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  • 8. 

    I _________________ to call you since I heard the news last week.

    • A. 

      Want

    • B. 

      Wants

    • C. 

      Have been wanting

    • D. 

      Has wanted

    Correct Answer
    C. Have been wanting
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "have been wanting". This is because the sentence is in the present perfect continuous tense, indicating an action that started in the past and is still ongoing. "Have been wanting" accurately expresses the continuous desire or intention to call someone since hearing the news last week.

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  • 9. 

    In 2008 Jeff _________  to Egypt.

    • A. 

      Traveled

    • B. 

      Travels

    • C. 

      Has been traveling

    • D. 

      Will be traveling

    Correct Answer
    A. Traveled
    Explanation
    In 2008, Jeff traveled to Egypt. This indicates that the action of traveling to Egypt happened in the past. The word "traveled" is the simple past tense of the verb "travel."

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  • 10. 

    If I _________ the lottery I would buy a mansion.

    • A. 

      Win

    • B. 

      Won

    • C. 

      Winned

    • D. 

      Was winning

    Correct Answer
    B. Won
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "won". In this conditional sentence, the speaker is imagining a hypothetical situation where they win the lottery. The verb "won" is the past tense form of "win", which is used to talk about completed actions in the past. Therefore, if the speaker won the lottery, they would buy a mansion.

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  • 11. 

    It was a beautiful day.  The sun _____________ and everybody was happy. 

    • A. 

      Was shining

    • B. 

      Had shined

    • C. 

      Shines

    • D. 

      Will shine

    Correct Answer
    A. Was shining
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was shining" because the sentence is describing a past event. The use of the past tense "was shining" indicates that the sun was already shining at that specific time in the past.

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  • 12. 

    Last week at this time we _____________ to California.

    • A. 

      Was driving

    • B. 

      Were driving

    • C. 

      Drived

    • D. 

      Will have driven

    Correct Answer
    B. Were driving
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were driving" because the sentence is referring to an action that was happening in the past at a specific point in time. The past continuous tense is used to describe an ongoing action in the past, which is why "were driving" is the appropriate choice.

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  • 13. 

    I was not hungry because I __________ dinner.

    • A. 

      Will eat

    • B. 

      Eat

    • C. 

      Had eaten

    • D. 

      Had eated

    Correct Answer
    C. Had eaten
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had eaten". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the phrase "had eaten" indicates that the action of eating dinner occurred before the feeling of not being hungry.

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  • 14. 

    When he graduated from college he _________  in the United States for three years.

    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      Will have been

    • C. 

      Has been

    • D. 

      Had been

    Correct Answer
    D. Had been
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been." This is because the sentence is referring to an action that occurred in the past before another past event. The use of "had been" indicates that the person had already been in the United States for three years at the time of his graduation from college.

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  • 15. 

    Tammy ______________ in Brasilia for six years when her daughter was born. 

    • A. 

      Lives

    • B. 

      Had been living

    • C. 

      Has been living

    • D. 

      Live

    Correct Answer
    B. Had been living
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been living." This is because the sentence is in the past perfect tense, indicating an action that happened before another past action. In this case, Tammy lived in Brasilia for six years before her daughter was born.

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  • 16. 

    John ________________ for four years before he took the law exam.  

    • A. 

      Will be studying

    • B. 

      Has been studying

    • C. 

      Had been studying

    • D. 

      Is studying

    Correct Answer
    C. Had been studying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "had been studying." This is the correct answer because it indicates that John was studying for four years before he took the law exam. The past perfect continuous tense "had been studying" is used to show an action that started in the past and continued up until a specific point in the past, which in this case is before he took the law exam.

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  • 17. 

    It is cold outside.  I ____________ the window.

    • A. 

      Will close

    • B. 

      Close

    • C. 

      Had closed

    • D. 

      Have been closing

    Correct Answer
    A. Will close
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will close". This is because the sentence is in the present tense and "will close" is the correct future tense form of the verb "close". It indicates that the action of closing the window will happen in the future.

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  • 18. 

    I don't think that Jane _____________ to the party next weekend.

    • A. 

      Goes

    • B. 

      Will go

    • C. 

      Went

    • D. 

      Has gone

    Correct Answer
    B. Will go
    Explanation
    The sentence is in the present tense and the phrase "next weekend" indicates a future event. Therefore, the correct answer is "will go" which is the future tense form of the verb "to go". This suggests that Jane has plans to attend the party in the upcoming weekend.

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  • 19. 

    Next year I ______________ more money. 

    • A. 

      Will be earning

    • B. 

      Have earned

    • C. 

      Earned

    • D. 

      Will have earnt

    Correct Answer
    A. Will be earning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will be earning". This is because the sentence is talking about a future action, indicating that the speaker will earn more money in the coming year. The future continuous tense "will be earning" is used to express an action that will be in progress at a specific time in the future.

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  • 20. 

    At nine o'clock tomorrow morning I _________________ breakfast.

    • A. 

      Prepared

    • B. 

      Prepares

    • C. 

      Will be preparing

    • D. 

      Have prepared

    Correct Answer
    C. Will be preparing
    Explanation
    The phrase "nine o'clock tomorrow morning" indicates a future time, and the use of "will be preparing" is the correct form of the future continuous tense. This tense is used to describe an action that will be in progress at a specific time in the future. Therefore, the correct answer is "will be preparing."

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  • 21. 

    By the time I am sixty years old I ______________.  

    • A. 

      Retire

    • B. 

      Will have retired

    • C. 

      Retired

    • D. 

      Have retired

    Correct Answer
    B. Will have retired
    Explanation
    By the time I am sixty years old, the phrase "will have retired" indicates that the retirement action will occur before reaching the age of sixty. It suggests that the retirement will happen in the future, but it will be completed before reaching the specified age.

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  • 22. 

    Next month I ______________  my wife for twenty years.  

    • A. 

      Know

    • B. 

      Will have known

    • C. 

      Knew

    • D. 

      Have knowed

    Correct Answer
    B. Will have known
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have known." This is because the sentence is talking about a future event that will happen next month. The use of "will" indicates a future action, and the phrase "have known" is in the future perfect tense, indicating an action that will be completed in the future before another event takes place.

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  • 23. 

    In 2017 my father _________________ at the same place for thirty years.

    • A. 

      Works

    • B. 

      Worked

    • C. 

      Will have been working

    • D. 

      Had worked

    Correct Answer
    C. Will have been working
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will have been working" because it indicates a future perfect continuous tense. This suggests that in 2017, the father will have been continuously working at the same place for thirty years.

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  • 24. 

    In ten minutes from now we ______________ three hours for Tara to arrive.  

    • A. 

      Wait

    • B. 

      Will have been waiting

    • C. 

      Was waiting

    • D. 

      Waits

    Correct Answer
    B. Will have been waiting
    Explanation
    In ten minutes from now, we will have been waiting for three hours for Tara to arrive. This implies that the waiting started some time ago and will continue until Tara arrives in the future. The use of "will have been waiting" indicates a future perfect continuous tense, suggesting an ongoing action that will be completed in the future.

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  • 25. 

    Choose the best synonym for ENTIRE

    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      Whole

    • C. 

      Most

    • D. 

      Pure

    • E. 

      Funny

    Correct Answer
    B. Whole
    Explanation
    The word "entire" means complete or whole. Therefore, the best synonym for "entire" is "whole".

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  • 26. 

    Choose the best synonym for BRIEF

    • A. 

      Heavy

    • B. 

      Short

    • C. 

      Near

    • D. 

      Soon

    • E. 

      Close

    Correct Answer
    B. Short
    Explanation
    The word "brief" means of short duration or duration. Therefore, the best synonym for "brief" would be "short".

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  • 27. 

    Choose the best synonym for ECSTATIC

    • A. 

      Very happy

    • B. 

      Very sad

    • C. 

      Very loud

    • D. 

      Very small

    • E. 

      Very proud

    Correct Answer
    A. Very happy
    Explanation
    The word "ecstatic" means experiencing extreme happiness or joy. Therefore, the best synonym for "ecstatic" would be "very happy."

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  • 28. 

    Choose the best synonym for WEIRD

    • A. 

      Strange

    • B. 

      Great

    • C. 

      Sick

    • D. 

      Normal

    Correct Answer
    A. Strange
    Explanation
    The best synonym for "weird" is "strange". "Weird" and "strange" both describe something that is unusual or out of the ordinary. They can be used interchangeably to refer to something that is peculiar, odd, or unconventional.

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  • 29. 

    Choose the best antonym for HECTIC

    • A. 

      Careful

    • B. 

      Calm

    • C. 

      Alone

    • D. 

      Specialized

    • E. 

      Outstanding

    Correct Answer
    B. Calm
    Explanation
    The word "hectic" implies a state of busyness, chaos, and frantic activity. The antonym for hectic would be "calm," which suggests a state of tranquility, peace, and relaxation.

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  • 30. 

    Choose the best antonym for TRUE

    • A. 

      Candid

    • B. 

      Fake

    • C. 

      False

    • D. 

      Real

    • E. 

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    C. False
    Explanation
    The best antonym for "TRUE" is "false."

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  • 31. 

    Choose the best antonym for GUILTY

    • A. 

      Sorry

    • B. 

      Dubious

    • C. 

      Innocent

    • D. 

      Honest

    • E. 

      Suspect

    Correct Answer
    C. Innocent
    Explanation
    The word "guilty" refers to being responsible for a crime or wrongdoing. The antonym for "guilty" is "innocent," which means not having committed a crime or wrongdoing. Therefore, "innocent" is the best antonym for "guilty" in this context.

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  • 32. 

    Choose the best antonym for TOGETHER

    • A. 

      Unified

    • B. 

      Joined

    • C. 

      Fair

    • D. 

      Broken

    • E. 

      Separate

    Correct Answer
    E. Separate
    Explanation
    The antonym of "together" is "separate". When things are together, they are joined or unified, but when they are separate, they are not joined or unified. Therefore, "separate" is the opposite of "together".

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  • 33. 

    We are having a party ______ Saturday.  Can you come?

    • A. 

      At

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      Since

    Correct Answer
    B. On
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on". In this sentence, the word "on" is used to indicate a specific day when the party is taking place.

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  • 34. 

    It was a confusing situation. So many things were happening _____ the same time.

    • A. 

      Until

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      At

    Correct Answer
    D. At
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at" because it is used to indicate a specific point or location in time. In this context, "at" is used to show that multiple things were happening simultaneously during a particular time period.

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  • 35. 

    I've got an interview next week.  It's _____ 9:30 ____ Tuesday morning.

    • A. 

      In/during

    • B. 

      On/in

    • C. 

      At/on

    • D. 

      By/on

    Correct Answer
    C. At/on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at/on" because the sentence is referring to a specific time and day, indicating that the interview will take place at 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

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  • 36. 

    Most of the castles in Europe were built ______ the Middle Ages.  

    • A. 

      On

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      At

    • D. 

      Since

    Correct Answer
    B. In
    Explanation
    The word "in" is the correct answer because it is used to indicate a specific period of time, which in this case is the Middle Ages. It shows that the castles were constructed during that particular era.

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  • 37. 

    Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon _____ July 20th, 1969.

    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      Since

    Correct Answer
    C. On
    Explanation
    Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 20th, 1969. The word "on" is used to indicate a specific date or day, and in this case, it is referring to the specific date when Neil Armstrong accomplished this historic feat.

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  • 38. 

    The Eiffel Tower is located _____ Paris.

    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      On

    • D. 

      Since

    Correct Answer
    A. In
    Explanation
    The Eiffel Tower is located "in" Paris because "in" is used to indicate a location within a city or country. In this case, the Eiffel Tower is situated within the city of Paris.

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  • 39. 

    Welcome _____ the hotel.  We hope you enjoy your stay.

    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this context, "to" is used to indicate the destination or purpose of the welcome. It is commonly used when welcoming someone to a place or establishment, such as a hotel. The phrase "Welcome to the hotel" expresses the intention of making the person feel welcomed and comfortable during their stay.

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  • 40. 

    I feel really tired.  I am going ____ bed.

    • A. 

      To

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      In

    • D. 

      On

    Correct Answer
    A. To
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to". In this sentence, the phrase "going to bed" indicates the action of going to sleep. The preposition "to" is used to indicate the destination or purpose of an action, in this case, the purpose of going is to go to bed.

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  • 41. 

    It seems that she has enough talent to become ____ international singer.

    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      An

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      No article

    Correct Answer
    B. An
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "an". In this sentence, the word "international" begins with a vowel sound (/ɪnˌtɜrˈnæʃənəl/), so we use the indefinite article "an" before it. This is because we use "an" before words that start with a vowel sound, regardless of whether the actual spelling of the word begins with a vowel or a consonant.

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  • 42. 

    My brother would like to receive ___ bicycle for his birthday.

    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      An

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      No article

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a". In this sentence, "bicycle" starts with a consonant sound, so we use the indefinite article "a" before it.

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  • 43. 

    Somebody with ____ good education is likely to be respected.

    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      An

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      No article

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a". When referring to someone's education, we use the indefinite article "a" before a singular countable noun. In this case, "good education" is a singular countable noun phrase, so "a" is the appropriate article to use.

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  • 44. 

    There are over three hundred million people living in _____ United States.

    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      An

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      No article

    Correct Answer
    C. The
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the" because it is used before a noun to refer to something specific or already mentioned. In this case, "the" is used before "United States" to refer to a specific country with a known identity.

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  • 45. 

    I would like some more ____________ on this topic.

    • A. 

      Information

    • B. 

      Informations

    Correct Answer
    A. Information
    Explanation
    The word "more" suggests that the speaker already has some information on the topic and wants to acquire additional knowledge or details. "Information" is the correct form of the noun in this context, as "informations" is not a valid plural form.

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  • 46. 

    Is there ________ pollution in your city?

    • A. 

      Many

    • B. 

      Much

    Correct Answer
    B. Much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much". The word "much" is used to describe non-countable nouns, such as pollution. Since pollution cannot be counted, we use "much" instead of "many" which is used for countable nouns. Therefore, the correct phrase should be "much pollution" when referring to the amount of pollution in a city.

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  • 47. 

    I don't have _______ money with me.

    • A. 

      Many

    • B. 

      Much

    Correct Answer
    B. Much
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much" because the word "money" is an uncountable noun and requires the use of "much" instead of "many". "Much" is used to refer to a large amount or quantity of something that cannot be counted.

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  • 48. 

    How _______ people do you live with?

    • A. 

      Much

    • B. 

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Many
    Explanation
    The word "many" is the correct answer because it is used to refer to countable nouns, such as people. In this question, we are asking about the number of people the person lives with, which can be counted. Therefore, we use "many" to indicate a large number of people.

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  • 49. 

    The band has written some great __________.

    • A. 

      Music

    • B. 

      Musics

    Correct Answer
    A. Music
    Explanation
    The word "music" is the correct answer because it is the correct form of the noun to complete the sentence. "Musics" is not a valid word in English and does not make sense in this context. Therefore, "music" is the only logical option to fill in the blank and complete the sentence correctly.

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  • 50. 

    We didn't see ________ animals on our trip.

    • A. 

      Much

    • B. 

      Many

    Correct Answer
    B. Many
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "many" because the sentence is referring to animals, which is a countable noun. "Many" is used to indicate a large number of countable nouns, while "much" is used for uncountable nouns. Therefore, "many" is the appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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