TOEIC Test 5 - Incomplete Sentences

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TOEIC Test 5 - Incomplete Sentences - Quiz

Welcome to the TOEIC Test 5, the Incomplete Sentences section forms part of the Reading Skills section of the TOEIC test. In this quiz, you will be able to practice this reading skill. You will see a sentence with a missing word. You will be presented with four choices of words or phrases to complete the sentence. You must choose the best option to make the sentence grammatically correct.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Simon had worked as a bank ____________ for several years before he was promoted to branch manager.

    • A.

      Assistant

    • B.

      Teller

    • C.

      Operator

    • D.

      Manager

    Correct Answer
    B. Teller
    Explanation
    Simon had worked as a bank teller for several years before he was promoted to branch manager. This suggests that Simon had experience and knowledge in handling financial transactions and customer interactions, which are key responsibilities of a bank teller. This experience would have been valuable in preparing him for the role of branch manager, where he would have to oversee the operations of the bank and manage a team.

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  • 2. 

    The report suggested that the company establish a training program and ________ a mentor system.

    • A.

      Set out

    • B.

      To set up

    • C.

      Setting up

    • D.

      Set up

    Correct Answer
    D. Set up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "set up." In this context, "set up" means to create or establish something. The report is recommending that the company establish a training program and also create a mentor system. Therefore, "set up" is the appropriate phrase to use in this sentence.

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  • 3. 

    The results of the tests were too __________ to change the scientists' opinions.

    • A.

      Inconclusive

    • B.

      Conclusive

    • C.

      Unpredictable

    • D.

      Obvious

    Correct Answer
    A. Inconclusive
    Explanation
    The word "inconclusive" means not leading to a definite conclusion or result. In the given sentence, it suggests that the test results did not provide enough evidence or proof to alter the scientists' opinions. Therefore, the results were not clear or decisive enough to change their viewpoints.

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  • 4. 

    If I were you, I __________ request a raise.

    • A.

      Would have

    • B.

      Could have

    • C.

      Might have

    • D.

      Would

    Correct Answer
    D. Would
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "would" because it is used to express a hypothetical situation or a polite request. In this sentence, the speaker is giving advice to someone else, suggesting that if they were in the same situation, they should request a raise. The verb "would" is used to convey this hypothetical scenario.

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  • 5. 

    If the computer develops a virus, then it _______ a technician.

    • A.

      Need

    • B.

      Needs

    • C.

      Would have needed

    • D.

      Needed

    Correct Answer
    B. Needs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "needs" because it is the correct form of the verb "to need" in the present tense when referring to a singular subject like "computer". In this sentence, it is stating that if the computer develops a virus, it requires the assistance of a technician.

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  • 6. 

    Customers these days are _______ demanding than in the past.

    • A.

      Too

    • B.

      Much

    • C.

      More

    • D.

      So

    Correct Answer
    C. More
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "more". This is because the word "more" is used to compare the level of demand of customers at present with the level of demand in the past. It indicates that customers are currently exhibiting a higher level of demand than they did in the past.

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  • 7. 

    You should check with the manager, _________ you might get in trouble for making the decision yourself.

    • A.

      Unless

    • B.

      Otherwise

    • C.

      If

    • D.

      In case

    Correct Answer
    B. Otherwise
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the phrase "you might get in trouble for making the decision yourself" suggests that there could be negative consequences if the person does not check with the manager. The word "otherwise" is used to indicate that if the person does not check with the manager, those negative consequences could occur. Therefore, the correct answer is "otherwise."

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  • 8. 

    When the photocopier jams, I always get Jason _______ it.

    • A.

      Fix

    • B.

      To fix

    • C.

      To correct

    • D.

      Fixing

    Correct Answer
    B. To fix
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to fix" because it is the correct phrasal verb to use in this context. "Fix" is a verb that means to repair or mend something, and when used with the preposition "to," it indicates the action of performing the repair. In the given sentence, the speaker always gets Jason to fix the photocopier when it jams, implying that Jason is the person responsible for repairing it.

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  • 9. 

    Although the shipment arrived on time, it was ________ at customs.

    • A.

      Delay

    • B.

      Delays

    • C.

      Held up

    • D.

      Held down

    Correct Answer
    C. Held up
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "held up". This phrase is commonly used to describe a situation where something is delayed or detained. In the context of the question, it suggests that the shipment was stopped or delayed at customs.

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  • 10. 

    Employee loyalty ___ when a confidential document was leaked to the press.

    • A.

      Was questioned

    • B.

      Doubted

    • C.

      Was broken

    • D.

      Was doubted

    Correct Answer
    A. Was questioned
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was questioned." This means that the loyalty of the employee was doubted or called into question when a confidential document was leaked to the press. It suggests that the trust and fidelity of the employee towards their organization or employer was put under scrutiny due to this breach of confidentiality.

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