Writing B2 - Skills Practice: Structure And Written Expression

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Structure And Written Expression Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    ______ built in 1931, the Empire State Building has actually shrunk six inches.
    • A. 

      It was

    • B. 

      Because it

    • C. 

      Until it was

    • D. 

      Since it was

  • 2. 
    ____ farmers extra hours of light by which to harvest crops before frost and winter come.
    • A. 

      The harvest moon

    • B. 

      Whenever the harvest moon allows

    • C. 

      During the harvest moon

    • D. 

      The harvest moon gives

  • 3. 
    Caffeine is primarily consumed in coffee and tea, _____ also found in cocoa, cola, and other soft drinks
    • A. 

      But

    • B. 

      But it

    • C. 

      But it is

    • D. 

      It is

  • 4. 
    Change, both good and bad, can create stress, ______, if sufficiently severe, can lead to illness.
    • A. 

      And stress

    • B. 

      And stressed

    • C. 

      Stress

    • D. 

      That stress

  • 5. 
    _______ walking properly and has enough area to walk in, it should wear down the hoof as it regrows.
    • A. 

      If the animal is

    • B. 

      The animal is

    • C. 

      Although the animal

    • D. 

      Although

  • 6. 
    The reservoir created by the Three Gorges Dam will flood almost 1400 villages, ______ to relocate the villages’ nearly two million inhabitants
    • A. 

      The government plans

    • B. 

      So the governments plans

    • C. 

      So the government plans

    • D. 

      The governments plans

  • 7. 
    ______ can consume 30000 plant species, 90percent of the human diet consists of only 20 of the available species
    • A. 

      Humans

    • B. 

      In contrast humans

    • C. 

      Providing for humans

    • D. 

      While humans

  • 8. 
    Further changes in the celestial constellations ______ the International Astronomical Union has been formed
    • A. 

      Are unlike now that

    • B. 

      Unlike whenever

    • C. 

      Are unlikely

    • D. 

      The are unlikely

  • 9. 
    Gustave Eiffel is famous for building the Eiffel Tower, ______ for designing the framework of the Statue of Liberty.
    • A. 

      He is remembered

    • B. 

      Is remembered

    • C. 

      Yet he is seldom remembered

    • D. 

      Yet remembered

  • 10. 
    A little fat is essential for humans______ retain body heat, gives muscles energy, and keeps skin soft.
    • A. 

      As it helps

    • B. 

      Although it

    • C. 

      It helps

    • D. 

      In helping

  • 11. 
    Elephant poaching ______ the international ban on ivory was established.
    • A. 

      Has diminished since

    • B. 

      It has diminished

    • C. 

      Since diminishing

    • D. 

      It has diminishing since

  • 12. 
    ______ perceives the color black provided there is a complete lack of stimulation of the retina.
    • A. 

      When a person

    • B. 

      A person will

    • C. 

      If a person

    • D. 

      A person

  • 13. 
    Like a mountain, the Empire State Building creates its own updrafts, ______ have been observed to fall up.
    • A. 

      And snow and rain

    • B. 

      Snow and rain

    • C. 

      Of snow

    • D. 

      Of snow

  • 14. 
    ______ dugout canoes where the floodplains have dried into long stretches of dry sand.
    • A. 

      Because oxen pull

    • B. 

      Oxen pull

    • C. 

      For oxen to pull

    • D. 

      Oxen pulling

  • 15. 
    When San Diego’s summer heat has withered most flowers, ______ bloom.
    • A. 

      As soon as lilies

    • B. 

      Lilies

    • C. 

      Of lilies

    • D. 

      By the time lilies start

  • 16. 
    Although Congress passed an income tax law in1894, in 1895 ______ the law unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      A) the ruling of the Supreme Court

    • B. 

      B) was ruled by the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      C) if the Supreme Court ruled

    • D. 

      D) the Supreme Court ruled

  • 17. 
    Parent flamingos lose their intense pink coloring until ______.
    • A. 

      Weaning young

    • B. 

      Their youths

    • C. 

      They wean their young

    • D. 

      Young

  • 18. 
    Champagnecan be purchased by Balthazar, ______ cannot be purchased in this amount.
    • A. 

      Brandy

    • B. 

      But

    • C. 

      Because brandy

    • D. 

      But brandy

  • 19. 
    _____ has a beautiful red coat, the red panda is called “hun-ho” or “fire fox” in China.
    • A. 

      It

    • B. 

      Because it

    • C. 

      On it

    • D. 

      As soon as

  • 20. 
    ______ long enough, every Down’s syndrome individual gets Alzheimer’s disease.
    • A. 

      The person lives

    • B. 

      If the person living

    • C. 

      If the person lives

    • D. 

      Because the life

  • 21. 
    The Great Plains in the Midwest of the United States _______ a rich, fertile farming area.
    • A. 

      Definitely making

    • B. 

      From the beginning

    • C. 

      The pioneers planted

    • D. 

      Makes up

  • 22. 
    ______ runs parallel to the coast of California for more than 600 miles.
    • A. 

      The San Andreas Fault is long

    • B. 

      On the San Andreas Fault

    • C. 

      The San Andreas Fault

    • D. 

      Along the San Andreas Fault

  • 23. 
    ________, one of the most famous presidents, was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.  
    • A. 

      For Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln was

    • C. 

      Of all the presidents

    • D. 

      Abraham Lincoln

  • 24. 
    The _______, the first daily newspaper in the United States, first appeared in 1793.
    • A. 

      Two- page Pennsylvania Evening Post

    • B. 

      Pennsylvania evening Post is two pages long

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania Evening Post was

    • D. 

      Two- page Pennsylvania Evening Post’s

  • 25. 
    ________ alcoholism are the slow destruction of the liver and possible death.
    • A. 

      Dangerously

    • B. 

      The eventual effect of

    • C. 

      The long-term effects of

    • D. 

      Chronic and eventual

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