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English Proficiency Test Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Deserves the time you spend on it
    • A. 

      Worthwhile

    • B. 

      Challenging

    • C. 

      Thrilling

  • 2. 
    Don´t work too _______
    • A. 

      Hardly

    • B. 

      Hard

  • 3. 
    ___________going straight into paid employment, Richard is going to do voluntary work helping people in Africa.
    • A. 

      Instead

    • B. 

      Instead of

    • C. 

      Despite

  • 4. 
    Join the video club to see all the ________films at reduced prices
    • A. 

      Late

    • B. 

      Last

    • C. 

      Latest

  • 5. 
    ________he´s got the right qualifications, he really has no experience of the job
    • A. 

      Although

    • B. 

      Despite

    • C. 

      In spite

  • 6. 
    Can we _______our meeting ________until this afternoon?
    • A. 

      Drop off

    • B. 

      Let off

    • C. 

      Put off

  • 7. 
    By the time I finish work, I ______________________for three hours without stopping
    • A. 

      Will type

    • B. 

      Will have been typing

    • C. 

      Will have typed

  • 8. 
    You ________________your wallet. It´s not here now
    • A. 

      Must lose

    • B. 

      Can have lost

    • C. 

      Must have lost

  • 9. 
    Aliens _______________Laura. She´s downstairs, watching TV!!!
    • A. 

      Mustn´t have taken

    • B. 

      Can´t have taken

  • 10. 
    This play _____________. Shall we go and see it?
    • A. 

      Has just opened

    • B. 

      Just opened

    • C. 

      Has just

  • 11. 
    Although she left early, she didn´t lose track of the events. OR ................early, she didn´t lose track of the events
    • A. 

      Despite leave

    • B. 

      Although leaving

    • C. 

      Despite leaving

  • 12. 
    Political modifications are ______________ and are likely to take years...
    • A. 

      At a snail´s pace

    • B. 

      As the crow flies

    • C. 

      At a turtle´s pace

  • 13. 
    Young Drivers ____________ and have extra driving tuition next week
    • A. 

      Make a gear

    • B. 

      Gear ahead

    • C. 

      Move up a gear

  • 14. 
    They can find your address _______ voter registration forms are a matter of public record in most states
    • A. 

      Since

    • B. 

      So

    • C. 

      In order to

  • 15. 
    In Brazil many companies are watching their employees but _________ courts have sued companies due to this crime.
    • A. 

      In other places

    • B. 

      Elsewhere

    • C. 

      Every place else

  • 16. 
    TV stations tell us that the electronics firms invented a track device.
    • A. 

      The electronics firms are told to invent a track device.

    • B. 

      The electronics firms are told to have invented a track device.

    • C. 

      The electronics firms have invented a track device.

  • 17. 
    My client accepts the formal apology without __________ any further legal action she may decide to take. (prejuízo a)
    • A. 

      Prejudice to

    • B. 

      Loss to

    • C. 

      Harming

  • 18. 
    It's just another poem on the pain of _________ love .
    • A. 

      Not corresponded love

    • B. 

      Unlike love

    • C. 

      Unrequinted love

  • 19. 
    Joe is passionate __________ baseball .
    • A. 

      For

    • B. 

      By

    • C. 

      About

  • 20. 
    It was d____________ of her to lie about her friend.
    • A. 

      Despicable

    • B. 

      Disturbing

    • C. 

      Disappointing

  • 21. 
    Our car broke down in the middle of the race, ________ was a disappointment for all of us.”
    • A. 

      Whose

    • B. 

      Which

    • C. 

      That

  • 22. 
    Reporters must be impartial and not show political ________(a tendence in favour of sth).
    • A. 

      Trend

    • B. 

      Bias

    • C. 

      Cup of tea

  • 23. 
    The villagers displayed the typical ______________ of a small community.
    • A. 

      Narrow-mind

    • B. 

      Narrow-minded

    • C. 

      Narrow-mindedness

  • 24. 
    Most of them are aware of ___________of  sick people in Africa. 
    • A. 

      Plea

    • B. 

      Plight

    • C. 

      Issue

  • 25. 
    Wearing the mask will ..................her ...............spreading the flu
    • A. 

      Avoid from

    • B. 

      Avoid of

    • C. 

      Prevent from

  • 26. 
    They are  keen ................chocolate cakes.
    • A. 

      Of

    • B. 

      On

    • C. 

      At

  • 27. 
    Very reluctantly, I ........................to lend her the car
    • A. 

      Resented

    • B. 

      Consented

    • C. 

      Denied

  • 28. 
    Parents can´t always be perfect.   ....................all their effots, they often forget how hard growing up can be.
    • A. 

      In spite

    • B. 

      Despite

    • C. 

      Althougth

  • 29. 
    You can still live _________a king in some parts of the world on a small amount of money.
  • 30. 
    Jason came home earlier than expected from his round-the-world trip because he..........of money
    • A. 

      Cut out

    • B. 

      Died out

    • C. 

      Ran out

  • 31. 
    The company regrets that it ______________give refunds without a receipt.
    • A. 

      Fails to

    • B. 

      Is unable to

    • C. 

      Doesn´t manage to

  • 32. 
    The efffect that wind has on how cold the air feels
    • A. 

      Chill

    • B. 

      Freeze

    • C. 

      Cool

  • 33. 
    The investigation came to a ..........when the fingerprints weren´t clear enough to be considered evidence.
    • A. 

      Break

    • B. 

      Halt

    • C. 

      Stop

  • 34. 
    When she first heard the news, she was ____________with disbelief.
    • A. 

      Strange

    • B. 

      Strong

    • C. 

      Numb

  • 35. 
    This colour makes you look younger and prettier =  This colour is ...................
    • A. 

      Flatter

    • B. 

      Flattery

    • C. 

      Flattering

  • 36. 
    A good ...........can be the difference between closing and losing a deal
    • A. 

      Spiel

    • B. 

      Talk

    • C. 

      Message

  • 37. 
    The organizationg considered his action a(n) ...............of unparalalled proportions
    • A. 

      Mistake

    • B. 

      Blunder

    • C. 

      Error

  • 38. 
    Michigan brothers ************* of a pair of bovines with a world record weight in the world ... 
    • A. 

      Boast

    • B. 

      Pride

    • C. 

      State

  • 39. 
    More than 108 people are feared dead and hundreds have been made homeless after south-eastern Australia was hit by the most devastating ____________ in centuries.
    • A. 

      Flare

    • B. 

      Bush fire

    • C. 

      Flame

  • 40. 
    Marissa Mayer Gives Us A(n) ___________ Into How Google Works.
    • A. 

      Explanation

    • B. 

      Idea

    • C. 

      Insight

  • 41. 
    .A survey is suggesting that only a tiny minority of us are getting eight __________a night. But do we really need that much?
    • A. 

      Hours´ sleep

    • B. 

      Sleeping time

    • C. 

      Hours of sleeping

  • 42. 
    Israel and Haryana ____________obtaining cooperation in many fields.
    • A. 

      Expect

    • B. 

      Wish

    • C. 

      Look foward to

  • 43. 
    _______ the beginning of the road you will see a traffic light.
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      At

    • C. 

      On

  • 44. 
    It feels fantastic to be finally __________ after finishing my finals then leaving for Baltimore two days later, (phrasal verb)
    • A. 

      Settled down

    • B. 

      Laid back

    • C. 

      Put off

  • 45. 
    When technology analyst group Gartner recently asserted that “80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 companies) will have a ‘second life’, but not necessarily in Second Life”_________ 2011, a lot of people ....
    • A. 

      In

    • B. 

      By

    • C. 

      For

  • 46. 
    Their twins are __________identical. (almost)
    • A. 

      Nearly

    • B. 

      Closely

    • C. 

      Virtually

  • 47. 
    Porto das Galinhas'  attractions that are _________can be found in this magazine.
    • A. 

      Off the beaten path.

    • B. 

      At a snail´s pace

    • C. 

      As the crow flies

  • 48. 
    Here you can find a list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then it  calculates the distance between them ________________
    • A. 

      In a line

    • B. 

      As the crow flies

    • C. 

      As a line

  • 49. 
    Well, _________most people who come from northern Europe, I was desperate to feel the sun on my body after a cold winter.(different from - using the word - like)
  • 50. 
    That car is very ..........
    • A. 

      Economic

    • B. 

      Economical

  • 51. 
    An IT manager who was …………….for surfing the Web at work, has lost her claim unfair ......... in a ………..ruling likely to alarm office workers all over the country. 
    • A. 

      Sacked - dismissal- remarkable

    • B. 

      Redundant - dismissing - remarkably

  • 52. 
    ........... her support, we wouldn´t have found the exit of the train station
    • A. 

      FOR

    • B. 

      BUT FOR

    • C. 

      NEVERTHELESS

  • 53. 
    I am opting out of the .......... race and going to live on a small farm in the countryside.
    • A. 

      Horse

    • B. 

      Dog

    • C. 

      Rat

    • D. 

      Cat and mouse

  • 54. 
    Whenever he had an important decision to make, he .............a cigar, supposedly to calm his nerves.
    • A. 

      Had lit

    • B. 

      Would have lit

    • C. 

      Would light

    • D. 

      Would be lighting