TEFL Test: Identify The Error In Sentence! Trivia Quiz

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TEFL Test: Identify The Error In Sentence! Trivia Quiz - Quiz

Are you practicing for the TEFL test? If so, the text below is perfect to see just how far your English skills are, and all you have to do is identify the error in the sentences below. Well, what are you waiting for, press the start button and once you are done do keep an eye out for others like it? All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year did you _____ university?

    • A.

      graduate

    • B.

      graduate from

    • C.

      graduating

    • D.

      graduating from

    Correct Answer
    B. graduate from
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "graduate from" because it is the correct verb phrase to use when referring to completing or finishing university.

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  • 2. 

    It seems to be getting worse. You had better _____ a specialist.

    • A.

      consult

    • B.

      consult to

    • C.

      consult with

    • D.

      consult by

    Correct Answer
    A. consult
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "had better" is used to express a strong recommendation or advice. The verb that follows "had better" should be in its base form, without any prepositions. Therefore, the correct answer is "consult." The other options ("consult to," "consult with," and "consult by") are incorrect as they use incorrect prepositions after the verb "consult."

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  • 3. 

    Chicago is a large city, _____?

    • A.

      aren't it

    • B.

      Doesn't it

    • C.

      Won't it

    • D.

      isn't it

    Correct Answer
    D. isn't it
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "isn't it". This is because the question is asking for confirmation or agreement, and "isn't it" is a common phrase used to seek agreement or confirmation in English.

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  • 4. 

    Don't leave your books near the open fire. They might easily _____.

    • A.

      catch to fire

    • B.

      catch the fire

    • C.

      catch on fire

    • D.

      catch with fire

    Correct Answer
    C. catch on fire
    Explanation
    Leaving books near an open fire can cause them to easily ignite and start burning. The phrase "catch on fire" means to become engulfed in flames, which accurately describes what can happen to the books in this situation.

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  • 5. 

    Do you enjoy _____?

    • A.

      to swim

    • B.

      swimming

    • C.

      swim

    • D.

      to swimming

    Correct Answer
    B. swimming
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "swimming" because it is the gerund form of the verb "to swim" and is used to talk about the activity or action of swimming.

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  • 6. 

    I have trouble _____.

    • A.

      to remember my password

    • B.

      to remembering my password

    • C.

      remember my password

    • D.

      Remembering my password

    Correct Answer
    D. Remembering my password
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "remembering my password." This is the correct answer because it uses the gerund form of the verb "remember" (remembering) to show that the speaker has difficulty with the action of remembering their password. The other options either use incorrect verb forms or do not convey the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    Do you have _____ to do today? We could have a long lunch if not.

    • A.

      Many work

    • B.

      Much work

    • C.

      Many works

    • D.

      Much works

    Correct Answer
    B. Much work
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much work" because the word "work" is an uncountable noun, so it should be paired with "much" instead of "many". "Much work" indicates a large amount of work, whereas "many works" or "much works" would be grammatically incorrect.

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  • 8. 

    My brother will _____ for a few nights.

    • A.

      Provide us up

    • B.

      Provide us in

    • C.

      put us up

    • D.

      put us in

    Correct Answer
    C. put us up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "put us up". This phrase is commonly used to mean that someone will provide accommodations for a few nights. It implies that the brother will offer a place to stay or host the speaker and others temporarily.

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  • 9. 

    When will the meeting _____?

    • A.

      hold on

    • B.

      hold place

    • C.

      take on

    • D.

      take place

    Correct Answer
    D. take place
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "take place" because it is the appropriate phrase used to indicate the timing or occurrence of an event, such as a meeting. "Hold on" means to wait or pause, "hold place" is not a commonly used phrase, and "take on" means to assume responsibility or challenge. Therefore, "take place" is the most suitable choice to complete the question.

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  • 10. 

    The board meeting was held _____.

    • A.

      at Tuesday

    • B.

      On Tuesday

    • C.

      with Tuesday

    • D.

      in Tuesday

    Correct Answer
    B. On Tuesday
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "on Tuesday" because when referring to a specific day, we use the preposition "on". Therefore, the sentence should be "The board meeting was held on Tuesday."

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  • 11. 

    Why don't you _____ us?

    • A.

      go to the house party with

    • B.

      go together the house party with

    • C.

      go the house party with

    • D.

      together the house party with

    Correct Answer
    A. go to the house party with
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go to the house party with". This option uses the correct verb "go" followed by the preposition "to" to indicate the action of attending the house party. The phrase "with" indicates that the person being addressed should accompany the speaker to the party.

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  • 12. 

    That awful accident occurred _____.

    • A.

      Before three weeks

    • B.

      three weeks before

    • C.

      three weeks ago

    • D.

      three weeks past

    Correct Answer
    C. three weeks ago
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "three weeks ago". This phrase indicates that the accident took place in the past, specifically three weeks before the present moment. It is a common way to refer to a past event in relation to a specific time frame.

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  • 13. 

    They didn't _____ John's plan?

    • A.

      agree with

    • B.

      agree to

    • C.

      Agree

    • D.

      agree about

    Correct Answer
    B. agree to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "agree to" because it is the only option that correctly completes the sentence. "Agree with" would require an object after "John's plan," such as "agree with John's plan." "Agree" and "agree about" do not convey the same meaning as "agree to" in the context of accepting or approving John's plan.

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  • 14. 

    The social worker _____ the two old sisters who were ill.

    • A.

      called to the house of

    • B.

      Called on the house of

    • C.

      called to

    • D.

      called on

    Correct Answer
    D. called on
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "called on". In this context, "called on" means that the social worker visited the house of the two old sisters who were ill. It implies that the social worker made a formal or official visit to provide assistance or support to the sisters.

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  • 15. 

    Tomorrow is Paul's birthday. Let's _____ it.

    • A.

      celebrate

    • B.

      praise

    • C.

      honor

    • D.

      Congratulate

    Correct Answer
    A. celebrate
    Explanation
    Tomorrow is Paul's birthday, so it is appropriate to celebrate it. Celebrating someone's birthday is a common way to show joy and appreciation for their existence and to commemorate the day they were born. It typically involves gathering with friends and family, giving gifts, and expressing good wishes. Therefore, "celebrate" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 16. 

    If you don't understand the text, don't hesitate _____.

    • A.

      ask a question

    • B.

      Asking a question

    • C.

      To ask a question

    • D.

      to asking a question

    Correct Answer
    C. To ask a question
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to ask a question" because the phrase "don't hesitate" implies that there is no need to delay or be unsure. Therefore, the most appropriate response would be to directly ask a question.

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  • 17. 

    It's snowing. Would you like to _____ on Saturday or Sunday?

    • A.

      skiing

    • B.

      go to ski

    • C.

      Go skiing

    • D.

      go ski

    Correct Answer
    C. Go skiing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go skiing" because it is the appropriate verb phrase to use when referring to participating in the activity of skiing. The phrase "go skiing" indicates the action of going to engage in the sport of skiing. The other options "skiing", "go to ski", and "go ski" are not grammatically correct and do not accurately convey the intended meaning.

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  • 18. 

    Our company didn't pay _____ for that banner advertisement.

    • A.

      Much funds

    • B.

      Many funds

    • C.

      Many money

    • D.

      Much money

    Correct Answer
    D. Much money
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "much money" because "money" is an uncountable noun, so it should be paired with "much" rather than "many." This indicates that the company did not pay a large amount of money for the banner advertisement.

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  • 19. 

    Do you feel like _____ now?

    • A.

      swimming

    • B.

      to swim

    • C.

      Swim

    • D.

      to go swimming

    Correct Answer
    A. swimming
    Explanation
    The word "swimming" is a gerund, which is a verb form that functions as a noun. In this sentence, "swimming" is used as a noun to describe the feeling. The other options are either infinitives or verb forms, which do not fit the sentence structure.

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  • 20. 

    Tom was thrilled to be _____ such a beautiful and interesting lady.

    • A.

      Introduced

    • B.

      introduced at

    • C.

      introduced with

    • D.

      Introduced to

    Correct Answer
    D. Introduced to
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "introduced to" because it is the appropriate preposition to use when someone is being introduced to another person. In this case, Tom is being introduced to a beautiful and interesting lady, indicating that he is meeting her for the first time.

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  • 21. 

    "What happened to them last night? They look depressed"       "I don't think _____ happened."

    • A.

      nothing

    • B.

      everything

    • C.

      something

    • D.

      anything

    Correct Answer
    D. anything
    Explanation
    The speaker is suggesting that they do not believe anything significant or noteworthy happened to make the individuals look depressed.

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  • 22. 

    "It is not very cold. I don't think we need these big jackets."       "I don't think so, _____."

    • A.

      anyway

    • B.

      neither

    • C.

      either

    • D.

      too

    Correct Answer
    C. either
    Explanation
    The word "either" is the correct answer because it is used to show agreement with a negative statement. In this context, the speaker is agreeing with the statement that it is not very cold and expressing that they also don't think they need the big jackets.

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  • 23. 

    "Bill is not doing well in class."       "You must _____, that he is just a beginner at this level."

    • A.

      keep minding

    • B.

      Keep to mind

    • C.

      keep in mind

    • D.

      keeping in mind

    Correct Answer
    C. keep in mind
    Explanation
    The phrase "keep in mind" means to remember or consider something. In this context, the speaker is suggesting that the listener should remember or consider the fact that Bill is just a beginner at this level when evaluating his performance in class.

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  • 24. 

    "Excuse me. Do you know where the bus terminal is?"       "It is _____ the large police station."

    • A.

      opposite

    • B.

      opposed to

    • C.

      opposite with

    • D.

      opposite to

    Correct Answer
    A. opposite
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "opposite." In this context, "opposite" means that the bus terminal is located across from or facing the large police station.

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  • 25. 

    "Those students will perform the annual school play."       "Yes, it is _____ for next week."

    • A.

      Due

    • B.

      Scheduled

    • C.

      time-tabled

    • D.

      put on

    Correct Answer
    B. Scheduled
    Explanation
    The word "scheduled" fits in the blank because it means that the school play has been planned and arranged to take place at a specific time in the future. This implies that the play has been organized and included in the school's calendar or agenda. The other options, "due," "time-tabled," and "put on," do not convey the same meaning of something being planned or arranged in advance.

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