Writing B2 - Skills Practice: Written Expression

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This section consists of a number of sentences with blanks, each followed by four answers choices. Read the sentence and the answer choices. Choose the answer choice that best completes the sentence.


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  • 1. 
    In addition to quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure and diet, people need to think about how ______________ stress to avert potentially fatal heart problems.
    • A. 

      Can they manage

    • B. 

      The management

    • C. 

      They manage

    • D. 

      Managing

  • 2. 
    Rarely ________ now used for battle purposes.
    • A. 

      In the band

    • B. 

      Military bands are

    • C. 

      Banded

    • D. 

      Are military bands

  • 3. 
    Only recently _________ popular all over the country.
    • A. 

      Have indoor climbing gyms become

    • B. 

      In becoming indoor climbing gyms

    • C. 

      Indoors climbing gyms have become

    • D. 

      Indoor climbing gyms

  • 4. 
    A motionless atom is colder than _________________.
    • A. 

      In the movement

    • B. 

      To be moved

    • C. 

      The atom moving

    • D. 

      Is a moving atom

  • 5. 
    According to a recent survey, were _________ of telecommuters to lose their jobs, they would look for other telecommuting positions.
    • A. 

      To major

    • B. 

      If a majority

    • C. 

      A majority

    • D. 

      In the major

  • 6. 
    In the sand of the northern California coast ____________ San Agustin, which is said to be loaded with gold.
    • A. 

      The galleon is lying

    • B. 

      Lies the galleon

    • C. 

      The galleon

    • D. 

      The galleon which lies

  • 7. 
    When ______________ chest pain, some doctors recommend that they take one full 325- milligram aspirin.
    • A. 

      Patients feel

    • B. 

      Feel impatient

    • C. 

      Do patients feel

    • D. 

      As patients feel

  • 8. 
    Only in the Civil War ___________ killed or wounded.
    • A. 

      Soldiers in America

    • B. 

      Were so many American soldiers

    • C. 

      Many in America

    • D. 

      So many American soldiers were

  • 9. 
    There __________ called Epstein-Barr which leaves people feeling chronically fatigued and feeling as if they have a recurring case of the flu.
    • A. 

      A viral

    • B. 

      In a disease

    • C. 

      A virus is

    • D. 

      Is a virus

  • 10. 
    Lifestyle is more important __________ in a person’s lifespan.
    • A. 

      As genetics are

    • B. 

      With genes

    • C. 

      Genetically

    • D. 

      Than are genetics

  • 11. 
    There has been a string of recent technology advances aimed t building new engines which are more clean and efficient than _____________.
    • A. 

      To engineer

    • B. 

      Are current engines

    • C. 

      In engines currently

    • D. 

      Current

  • 12. 
    In the vessels of the vascular system of the giraffe _________ of valves that ensures a needed supply of blood to the head.
    • A. 

      Are series

    • B. 

      Is serious

    • C. 

      Is a series

    • D. 

      A series is

  • 13. 
    Should _________ help keeping their weight, blood pressure, pulse, and cholesterol down, swimming is an excellent activity.
    • A. 

      Adults need

    • B. 

      Needy adults

    • C. 

      To need

    • D. 

      Needs adults

  • 14. 
    A collision with another galaxy may be what _______, the Milky Way, may experience.
    • A. 

      Earth’s galaxy is

    • B. 

      Is Earth’s galaxy

    • C. 

      Earth’s galaxy

    • D. 

      For Earth’s galaxy

  • 15. 
    Scarcely __________ started building his theme park when he launched his first television program titled Disneyland.
    • A. 

      Walt Disney

    • B. 

      Walt Disney had

    • C. 

      Had Walt Disney

    • D. 

      Walt Disney was

  • 16. 
    Daylight saving time seems to reduce people’s exposure to crime, so were people to get home from work and school and complete more errands and chores in daylight, ____________ safer.
    • A. 

      For being

    • B. 

      To be

    • C. 

      They

    • D. 

      They would be

  • 17. 
    The hunting season for firearms is more restricted than _______ because hunting with firearms is more dangerous and less challenging.
    • A. 

      To season

    • B. 

      Is the archery season

    • C. 

      For archery

    • D. 

      Is seasoning

  • 18. 
    Orthopedic and sports medicine specialists now realize that _________ people to get prolonged bed rest for acute and chronic back problems, they would heal less quickly.
    • A. 

      Were

    • B. 

      If

    • C. 

      The

    • D. 

      Of

  • 19. 
    Scientists now know that the lack of an embryonic thumb in birds is why ____________ almost impossible for birds and dinosaurs to be related.
    • A. 

      Is

    • B. 

      It is

    • C. 

      Is it

    • D. 

      It

  • 20. 
    There ________ launched in 1958 that fell back to Earth and burned up in the atmosphere.
    • A. 

      A lunar probe was

    • B. 

      Was a lunar probe

    • C. 

      A lunar probe

    • D. 

      With a lunar probe

  • 21. 
    In the halcyon days of the civil rights movement, a small group of dedicated lawyers, mostly black, ___________ carefully craft the strategy that led to the destruction of legal segregation.
    • A. 

      Which is able to

    • B. 

      Was able to

    • C. 

      Able to

    • D. 

      Were able

  • 22. 
    The birth of swing music can be traced to Battle of the Bands competitions ____________ at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem.
    • A. 

      Held

    • B. 

      Were held

    • C. 

      The holdings

    • D. 

      To hold

  • 23. 
    On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, __________ in New York Harbor by President Cleveland.
    • A. 

      To dedicate

    • B. 

      It dedicated

    • C. 

      Was dedicated

    • D. 

      Was dedicating

  • 24. 
    While making the embarrassing mistake of wearing a scarlet garment instead of somber black, ___________, the atomic chemist and Quaker, discovered that he was color-blind.
    • A. 

      In John Dalton’s laboratory

    • B. 

      John Dalton was

    • C. 

      John Dalton

    • D. 

      John Dalton and

  • 25. 
    _____________Lake Erie and the Hudson River, the Erie Canal opened in upstate New York in 1825.
    • A. 

      Linking

    • B. 

      It was linked

    • C. 

      Have been linking

    • D. 

      The linked

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