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Una nueva serie de libros de tests de

respuestas alternativas, para repaso y


comprensin de los diferentes niveles del
idioma. Compuesta por 6 volmenes, desde
A1 hasta C2, cada libro incluye 50 tests por
unidad, con un total de 12 unidades por
libro.

Toda la serie sigue detalladamente el


proyecto curricular espaol. Adems, cada
unidad est dividida en tres niveles de
dificultad, de manera que se puede valorar
o repasar aspectos muy concretos del
currculo.
Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
A1
TESTS
978-84-7873-497-9

Test 1a
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.
pralos de la misma manera que has hecho este.
sto, no te preocupes por
umnas, equilibrados nInada por el estilo. Aunque 1. Their cars ______ in the street. 7. What ______ Susan doing?
de luego, el que hayas a) is a) is
sto + o - la misma cantidad de texto para cada lnea es b) isnt b) do
cho mejor. c) comes c) does
mbin facilita las cosas la distribucin que tienes, es d) are d) are

12+14+14+10.
ir:
2. Where is the dictionary? 8. Every morning Mr Smith goes to work
mero de pginas del libro deber ser: 56 ______ car.
ditos It is ______ the table.
ontents a) on a) in
troduction b) in b) on
5. tests c) at c) by
a 5. Composition of tests d) with d) per
y 5. pginas en blanco por ser las ltimas.
hacemos:
iegos de 1. pginas = 48 3. Icant see the children. What ______ 9. We like to ______ television in the
pliego de 8 pginas = 48+8 total 5. pginas. doing? evening.
a) theyre a) watch
b) is he b) see
c) are they c) see the
d) are d) look

4. Charlotte is very clever. She ______ four 10. Do you smoke?


different languages. Yes, ______.
a) speak a) Iam
b) is speak b) Ido
c) speaking c) Im smoking
d) speaks d) that is

5. Is George Mrs Eliots son? 11. Go straight ahead and turn left ______
Yes, ______. the traffic lights.
a) he is his son a) in
b) she is his son b) on
c) he is her son c) to
d) he is their son d) at

6. What can you see in the garden? 12. There is a group of ______ in front of the
______ some big trees. school.
a) There is a) woman
b) There are b) womans
c) There isnt c) women
d) Theres d) wimmen

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35 Omission of the with the names of certain 5 Would you like in polite offers. Possible
Composition of Tests
places: home, work, university, bed, etc. confusions with other uses of like.
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series 36 Formation and use of present continuous 6 Infinitive of purpose.
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the
and present simple. 7 Use of have to; had to as the past of must.
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes
dealt with in each series, are shown below. 37 Present continuous used to express future 8 Order of direct and indirect object
intentions. pronouns after verbs like give, send, etc.
38 Use of a/an where no article is required in 9 Possessives; distinction between s and s.
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 17 Omission of the in common expressions:
Spanish (e.g. in exclamations).
next week, have breakfast, etc. 10 Verbs not normally used in continuous
1 Agreement in number of subject and verb. 39 Position of preposition at the end of tenses: seem, believe, belong, fit.
18 Use of a/an.
2 Common prepositions: in, on, at, etc. questions: Where is he from?
11 Uses of other and another, often followed
19 Infinitive of purpose.
3 Formation of present continuous with the 40 Use of some in positive statements, of any by the pronouns one/ones.
20 Use of a/an. in questions and after negatives, and of
auxiliary be. 12 Questions with how long.
21 Use of one/ones after an adjective: a new some in requests.
4 Formation of present simple with the 13 Irregular plurals (sheep, fish) and nouns
one, the red ones, etc. 41 Uses of can and cant.
auxiliary do in questions and negatives. which are plural in English (people, police).
42 Use of too, too much, too many and enough
22 Impersonal use of it to speak about the
5 Possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, our, with adjectives and adverbs. 14 Use of there is, there was, etc. Possible
weather. Distinction between it is and there
their. 43 Omission of the with nonspecific nouns, confusion with it is, it was, etc.
is.
6 Use of there is, there are: positive, negative names of sports, etc.
15 Something, anything, nothing; somebody,
23 Use of other and another (frequently
and question forms. 44 Would you like in polite offers. Possible anybody, nobody.
followed by the pronouns one/ones). confusions.
7 Use of auxiliaries do and be. Agreement in 16 Irregular adverbs: fast, well, hard.
24 Expressions with be in English: be hot, cold, 45 Be going to + infinitive.
number of subject and verb.
hungry, thirsty, afraid, right, in a hurry, etc. 17 Formation and use of past simple; past of
8 Prepositions with certain nouns: by car, 46 Common phrasal verbs: bring back, look for,
25 Use of some in positive statements and any be.
by bus, on foot, at work, on holiday, on turn on, turn down.
in negatives and questions. 18 Possessive pronouns: mine, yours, his, hers,
television, etc. 47 Use of must and mustnt.
26 Use of a/an with jobs and profession: Shes ours, theirs.
9 Common collocations: watch television, 48 Contrast of present continuous and
a mechanic. present simple. 19 Comparatives of adjectives, regular and
make a mistake, ask a question, tell a story,
27 Possessive adjectives. irregular (good, bad).
etc. 49 Basic phrasal verbs: put on, take back, turn
28 Be going to + infinitive. off, throw away. 20 Future with will and shall. Possible
10 Short answers with present simple, present
50 Ellipsis with the auxiliaries do and be in confusion with present simple.
continuous and can. 29 Formation and use of present continuous
and present simple. short answers (e.g. Yes, Iam.) and similar 21 Use of too followed by an adjective.
11 Prepositions used in giving directions: in,
structures. 22 Prepositions with expressions of time: in,
on, to, at. 30 Must and mustnt.
on, at.
12 Irregular plurals: men, women, children, 31 Irregular plurals: feet, mice, teeth, etc. Nouns
sheep, fish, etc. that are plural in English: trousers, clothes, Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d 23 Ago and for in expressions of time.

13 Adjective or adverb? people, etc. 24 Verbs followed by prepositions: depend on,


1 Possible confusions using the verb like.
32 Use of whose in questions: Whose pen is think about, get married to, look after.
14 Many and much with countable and 2 Past simple of irregular verbs: get, feel, fall,
uncountable nouns. this? 25 Formation of questions in various tenses.
do.
15 Possessives and s. 33 Uses of can and cant. 26 Use of like in such questions as What is it
3 Use of the passive verb be born in
34 Use of the present continuous to express like? Possible confusions.
16 Demonstrative adjectives: this, that, these, questions and affirmations.
those. future intentions: Im going out tonight. 27 Superlative form of adjectives: the most
4 Use of could as the past of can.
intelligent, the worst, etc.
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28 Formation and usage of the past simple. 48 Something, anything, nothing; somebody, 18 Too + adjective/adverb, adjective/adverb + 37 Would you like? as a polite form of do you
anybody, nobody. enough. want? Possible confusions.
29 Preposition followed by ing: before
going, after paying, etc. 49 Contrast of dont have to and mustnt. 19 Uses of present perfect. 38 Questions with who and what as subject:
20 Word order in sentences: subject + verb e.g. What happened?
30 Nouns which are uncountable in English: 50 Common phrasal verbs: get up, speak up,
advice, news, information, furniture, etc. depend on, look after. + object + adverb expressions (except 39 Prepositions with verbs and in common
frequency adverbs). expressions (on time, on the phone, etc.).
31 Comparison of adjectives, comparisons
with as ... as. 21 Infinitive of purpose. 40 Prepositions of place: at, in, on, to.
Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d
32 Must, mustnt, have to, dont have to, etc. 22 Use of still, yet and already; and their 41 Prepositions in expressions of time: since,
1 Formation and use of present perfect. position in the sentence. for, during.
33 Negative verbs followed by any.
Negations with no and none. Position of yet and already. 23 Should and must followed by the infinitive 42 Some, any, no, none; somebody, anybody,
34 Use of the pronouns one/ones after 2 Auxiliaries and their use; ellipsis of the without to. nobody.
adjectives. main verb. 24 Adjective followed by the pronouns one/ 43 Comparatives using as ... as.
35 Present simple and present continuous in 3 Formation of questions in present simple ones: a bigger one, the blue ones, etc. 44 Past simple and past participles of irregular
negative sentences. and past simple. 25 Verb + infinitive (want) or verb + ing (stop, verbs: know, swim, drink, ride.
36 Everything and everybody followed by 4 Questions with who as subject: e.g. Who enjoy). 45 Use of must, mustnt, have to, dont have to,
singular verb. gave it to you? 26 Questions with question words: what, who, etc.
37 Questions with how and what. Possible 5 Can and could followed by the infinitive which, how. 46 Use of may and might to express
confusions using like. without to. 27 Position of direct and indirect object uncertainty.
38 Prepositions in common verbs and 6 Verb followed by infinitive (forget) or verb pronouns after verbs like give, show, lend, 47 Past simple contrasted with present
phrases: think about, on foot, on the followed by ing (hate, stop, enjoy). etc. perfect.
phone, etc. 7 Possessive pronouns: mine, yours, etc. 28 Superlative forms of adjectives; use of in 48 Common phrasal verbs: take off, put on,
39 Future with will and shall. Possible 8 Possessives. Distinction between s and s. (not of) after superlatives (in the world, etc.). turn off. Position of object pronoun.
confusions with present simple. 9 There is, there was, there will be, there has 29 Questions with how long + present perfect. 49 Common phrasal verbs: bring back, take
40 Adjectives and verbs followed by been. 30 Use and omission of prepositions in time back, put back, give back. Position of object
prepositions: kind to, wait for, laugh at, 10 Countable and uncountable nouns: news, expressions (last week, in January, on 2nd pronoun.
talk about. information, advice, homework. May, etc.). 50 Common phrasal verbs: break down, fill in,
41 Possessive pronouns: mine, yours, etc. 11 Use and omission of the in expression like 31 Somebody, anybody, nobody; something, throw away.
42 Irregular verbs in the past simple: buy, next week, with nonspecific nouns, etc. anything, nothing.
ring, see, take. 12 Some, any, none; something, anything, 32 Verbs and adjectives followed by
43 Contrast of past simple and past nothing. prepositions: depend on, look after, married
continuous. 13 May and might to express uncertainty. to, think about.
44 Irregular verbs in the past simple: write,
14 Much, many, a lot. 33 Conjunctions: so, because, or, but.
shut, fell, feel.
15 Demonstrative adjectives: this, that, these, 34 Past simple contrasted with present
45 Adjective or adverb? Position of adverb in
those. perfect.
the sentence.
46 Questions with who as subject: Who 16 Past simple and past participles of irregular 35 Prepositions of time: since, for, during, until,
opened the window? verbs: sleep, go, tell, fly.
etc.
47 Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. 17 Adjective or adverb: position of adverbs of
36 Use of still, yet and already; their position in
frequency.
the sentence.
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Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
A2
TESTS
978-84-7873-498-6

Test 2c
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.

1. Ididnt expect to get the job. Iwas ______ 7. Would you like ______ ice-cream?
when they offered it to me. Yes, please, just a little.
a) really surprising a) any
b) really surprised b) some
c) real surprised c) a few
d) real surprising d) little
2. Jimmy ______ at the moment. Hes on
8. Larry ______ he was exhausted and
holiday.
wanted to sleep.
a) dont work
a) told that
b) cant working
c) doesnt work b) said us that
d) isnt working c) said us
d) told us
3. Mike got some tickets for the concert.
______ expensive? 9. He spoke ______ English, so it was
a) Were they possible to communicate with him.
b) Was they a) very well
c) Did they be b) a little of
d) Did they were c) a little
d) little
4. Are you doing anything interesting this
evening? 10. Where does Maggie live?
Idont know. ______ at home and read She lives in Dublin. She ______ there all
her life.
a good book.
a) lives
a) Imight stay
b) has lived
b) Perhaps Istay
c) Maybe Istay c) lived
d) Ill stay maybe d) is living

11. Modern films are ______ old films.


5. A lot of electric cars ______ from Japan.
a) much more violent than
a) are imported
b) much violenter than
b) are importing
c) much more violent that
c) they are importing
d) too much violent than
d) is imported
6. She ______ her shopping during the 12. Did you find the ______ you were
looking for?
week, but always on Saturday.
Yes, Idid. Thank you.
a) doesnt do
a) person whose
b) isnt doing
b) person which
c) doesnt make
c) person what
d) isnt making
d) person
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Composition of Tests 39 Word order with still, already, yet, just + 10 Present perfect or past simple?
present perfect. 11 Comparatives (with a lot and much) and
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the 40 Something, anything, nothing; somebody, superlatives; as ... as.
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes anybody, nobody, somewhere, anywhere, 12 Defining relative clauses with and without
dealt with in each series, are shown below. nowhere. who and that (the person you want).
41 A friend of mine and similar constructions: 13 Too much, too many; how much, how many.
an uncle of mine, etc.
14 Word order: position of adverbs of
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 20 Some, any, a little, a bit: something, anything,
42 Past simple and past participle of irregular frequency.
nothing.
1 Clauses with when and if + present simple. verbs: sell, choose, meet, find.
15 Reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, etc.)
21 Adjectives and adverbs: hard, fast, late, well.
2 Subject and object pronouns; possessive 43 Past simple or past continuous? and each other.
22 Present perfect: have been contrasted with
pronouns. 44 Prepositions with common expressions: on 16 Prepositions in time expressions: in 2004, on
have gone.
3 Comparatives: less than, more than, etc. time, on holiday, good at. Monday, in three weeks, etc.
23 Comparisons with as ... as and the same ... as.
4 A friend of mine, of yours, etc. 45 Few, a few, little, a little with countable and 17 So that to express purpose.
24 Adjective + enough: good enough, big uncountable nouns.
5 Present simple contrasted with present 18 Modal verbs in the negative: mustnt, dont
enough, etc.
continuous; position of adverbs of 46 Question tags: negative and positive. have to, shouldnt, couldnt.
25 Word order with still, yet, already.
frequency. 47 Past simple or present perfect? 19 Past simple or past continuous?
26 Question tags: negative (arent you?) and
6 Short questions using auxiliaries: Are you? 48 Common phrasal verbs: take off (plane), 20 Something, anything, nothing; somewhere,
positive (is he?).
Is he? etc. slow down, speak up, hold on (wait). anywhere, nowhere.
27 Prepositions in expressions of time: at night,
7 Have, have got: positive, question and 49 Common phrasal verbs: pick up, take off, 21 Clauses with when + present/past and if +
in 2001, etc.
negative forms. give up, break down. present.
28 Questions with how long + present perfect.
8 Past simple, past continuous or present 50 Common phrasal verbs: try on, turn off, pick 22 Questions with who as subject: Who wants
perfect. 29 Prepositions after certain adjectives and up, give up. a sandwich?
verbs: interested in, wait for, afraid of, fed up
9 Word order with yet and already and
with. 23 Passive voice: present simple and past
present perfect; have been contrasted with
30 Possessive pronouns; subject and object Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d simple (including be born).
have gone.
pronouns. 24 Demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these,
10 Present simple or present continuous? 1 Adjectives ending in -ed and ing: bored/
31 Clauses with when + present and when + those.
11 Common false friends: large, library, notice, boring, etc.
past. 25 Adverbs, regular and irregular (hard, well,
adequate. 2 Present continuous or present simple?
32 Past simple or present perfect? late, lately).
12 Formation and use of future simple. 3 Questions with past simple of be.
33 Use and omission of prepositions in 26 Questions with how long + present perfect.
13 Exclamations: What at lovely dress! How nice! 4 May and might to express uncertainty.
common expressions: at work, go home, at 27 Comparison of adjectives.
14 Modal verbs: should, could, might. 5 Passive voice: present and past simple.
home.
15 Must, mustnt, have to, dont have to. 28 Questions with who and what as subject:
34 First conditional: if + present simple. 6 Auxiliaries in negative: doesnt, didnt,
Who knows? What happened?
16 Present perfect or past simple? havent, etc.
35 Word order with adverbs and adverbial 29 Defining relative clauses: the people who live
17 Questions with how + adjective/adverb: expressions. 7 Some, any, no, none.
next door.
how fast, how far, etc. 8 Indirect speech: distinction between say
36 Infinitive or ing form? 30 Prepositions of place and direction: on, in,
18 Possessives: the name of the street, not the and tell. into, over, across, etc.
37 Adjective or adverb?
streets name. 9 Little, a little, few, a few with countable and 31 Question tags: present simple and past
38 Little, few, a little, a few with countable and
19 Conjunctions: but, although, however. uncountable nouns. simple.
uncountable nouns.
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32 Indirect speech: distinction between say Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d 22 Questions with prepositions at the end: 45 Conditional tense: would + infinitive
and tell. What did you dream about? (positive, negative and question forms).
1 Word order in indirect questions: Do you
33 Order of direct and indirect object 23 Either and neither; either ... or, neither ... nor. 46 Use or omission of indefinite and definite
know what time it is?
pronouns after verbs like give, send, show, 24 Word order in indirect questions. articles.
2 Past continuous or past simple.
etc. 25 Infinitive of purpose; have time to do 47 Present simple and past simple; position of
3 Passive voice: present simple and past adverbs of frequency.
34 Questions with prepositions at the end: something.
simple.
Whos he waiting for? 26 Order of direct and indirect object 48 Common phrasal verbs: take off, find out,
4 Either and neither followed by singular verb. throw away, wake up.
35 Whats it like? Whats he like? etc. pronouns; possessive pronouns.
5 Future with will and shall. Possible 49 Common phrasal verbs: bring back, put out
36 Passive voice: present simple and past 27 Conditional tense: would + infinitive.
confusion with present simple. (fire), turn off, pick up.
simple. 28 Singular and plural nouns: people, police,
6 Mustnt contrasted with dont have to. 50 Common phrasal verbs: slow down, get on,
37 Use of the pronouns one/ones. etc.
38 Use of long to express duration with the 7 Conditional simple: would + infinitive. carry on, grow up.
29 Avoidance of double negatives (he never
verb take: How long will it take? 8 Should to make suggestions or give advice. says nothing).
39 Reflexive pronouns and each other. 9 It in impersonal structures: is it true? how far 30 Past simple or present perfect?
40 Prepositions in common expressions is it? etc. 31 Comparisons with as ... as and not as ... as.
(good at, sorry for); ing form of verb after 10 For, since and ago in time expressions. 32 Position of adverbs of frequency.
preposition.
11 Negative sentences. 33 Past continuous or past simple?
41 Superlatives: in (not of) in phrases like the
12 Questions with would you like...? and 34 Prepositions in time expressions: at the
tallest building in the world.
possible confusions with other uses of like. moment, on Friday, at night, etc.
42 Adjective pairs ending in -ed and ing
13 Indirect speech; distinction between say 35 Word order in indirect questions.
(excited/exciting).
and tell. 36 Prepositions of place and movement: on, in,
43 Distinction between say, tell, talk and speak.
14 Questions with who and what as subject: through, over, etc.
44 Defining relative clauses.
Who lives there? What started the fire? 37 Present continuous used to express future
45 Common verbs with get: get home, get to, intentions; contrast with will and shall.
get in, get off. 15 Verb + ing (enjoy doing); ing after
prepositional verbs (think of doing). 38 Prepositions in common expressions: on
46 Indirect speech with ellipsis of the verb (he foot, talk about, sorry for, fed up with.
said he didnt). Distinction between say and 16 Questions with how long + present perfect.
39 Both, either and neither; either ... or.
tell. 17 Common false friends: library, assist,
47 Common false friends: history, argument, 40 Defining relative clauses.
notice, rich.
assist. 41 Questions with what, which, how often.
18 Present perfect: distinction between have
48 Common phrasal verbs: look out, get on, get been and have gone. 42 Questions with how long. Present perfect or
in. past simple?
19 Get in common collocations: get home, get
49 Common phrasal verbs: get in, check in, fill dressed, get hungry, get on (train). 43 Defining relative clauses; the relative
in. pronoun whose; omission of relative
20 There is, there was, there will be, there has
50 Common phrasal verbs: fill in, leave out, go pronoun.
been.
out (light), check in. 44 Use of the ing form after prepositions:
21 Common collocations with go: go for a
before going, after eating, etc.
drink, go for a swim, go fishing, go to bed.

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Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
B1
TESTS
978-84-7873-499-3

Test 2c
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.

1. The car has broken down again. 7. The police asked me ______ about the
That car is useless. It ______. things Ihad seen.
a) is always breaking down a) to not tell no one
b) breaks down always b) that Itell no one
c) is breaking down always c) to not tell anyone
d) has broken down always d) not to tell anyone

2. Tell me about Sir Francis Drake. When 8. Idont understand this machine. Can you
______ and when did he die? explain ______?
Im sorry, Idont remember.
a) me how it works
a) did he born
b) how it works to me
b) did he borned
c) me how does it work
c) was he borned
d) how does it work to me
d) was he born
9. If your parents could see you now, ______
3. This soup tastes ______. Whats in it?
surprised?
a) real well
a) couldnt they be
b) really good
b) wouldnt they be
c) really well
c) werent they
d) real good
d) arent they
4. I______ read a newspaper every day, but
10. Iasked Mr Jones, the carpenter, to ______
now Ido.
me a bookcase.
a) wasnt use to
a) form
b) usent to
b) realise
c) didnt use to
c) do
d) wasnt used to
d) make
5. The pyramids of Egypt ______ about
11. Do you know when the first Olympic
three thousand years ago. Games ______?
a) they built them Yes. In 776 BC.
b) built themselves a) were being held
c) were builded b) have been held
d) were built c) were held
6. Recently Daniels behaviour has been d) were happened
completely crazy. People think hes round 12. Where can Iget ______ about flights to
the ______. Chicago?
a) curve a) an information
b) bend b) any informations
c) corner c) some information
d) angle d) some informations
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Composition of Tests 38 How long (ago) + past simple; how long + 9 Conditional with would, could, should,
present perfect. might.
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series
39 Passive voice with simple tenses and 10 Possible confusions with do and make:
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the
infinitive. make a mistake, do someone a favour, etc.
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes
dealt with in each series, are shown below. 40 Want (tell, ask, allow, expect) somebody to do 11 Word order in indirect questions.
something. 12 Abstract uncountable nouns: advice,
41 Indirect speech and questions. progress, information, research.
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 19 Verbs followed by infinitive (decide to 42 Past perfect (past in the past) 13 Short replies agreeing with previous
do), verbs followed by -ing (stop doing). 43 2nd conditional sentences: if + past simple, statement (Me, too.) or disagreeing (Me,
1 Defining relative clauses with who, what, Negative infinitives. conditional. neither).
which, whose and where.
20 2nd conditional sentences: if + past simple, 44 Short answers with so and not (Ihope so, 14 Present perfect with just, already, yet, etc.
2 Second conditional sentences: if + past conditional. Ihope not).
simple, conditional. 15 Everyday expressions: that reminds me,
21 Make someone do something, let someone do 45 Connectors: although, however, etc.
3 So + adjective (+ that...); such + adjective + make up ones mind, if the worst comes to the
something, allow someone to do something. 46 Phrasal verbs: join in, turn out, put off, let
noun (+ that...). worst, as far as Im concerned.
22 Passive with present and past perfect down.
4 Comparisons with as ... as, the same ... as, 47 Used to + infinitive: positive, negative and 16 Question tags: use of shall we after
simple (have/had been done) and infinitive
etc. questions forms. suggestions with lets.
(be done).
5 Present continuous or present simple? 23 Indirect speech and questions. 48 Phrasal verbs: switch off, find out, cross out. 17 The verb mind followed by an if clause or
6 Use of past perfect (past in the past). 49 Phrasal verbs: give up, carry on, go off (alarm, -ing.
24 Noun + noun constructions (family reunion,
7 Want (tell, ask) somebody to do something. tennis ball, shop window). bomb). 18 Verb + preposition + -ing: succeed in, feel
8 Uses of would for activities that occurred 25 Past perfect (past in the past). 50 Phrasal verbs: come up to, keep up with, see like, prevent someone from.
regularly in the past; use of wouldnt for off, close down. 19 To, for and so that to express purpose.
26 In case + various tenses.
refused to.
27 Used to + infinitive: positive, negative and 20 Uses of take and bring and possible
9 Question formation. Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d
questions forms. confusions.
10 Used to + infinitive: positive, negative and
28 Simple constructions with wish and hope 1 Always used with present continuous in 21 Past simple, past continuous, past perfect
questions forms.
(Iwish you a good journey). complaints. Position of adverb. and used to.
11 Agreement and disagreement with so and
29 Little, a little, few, a few, much, many, etc. 2 Formation and use of past simple. 22 Adjective + to (kind, difficult, impossible,
not (Ihope so, Idont think so, Ihope not,
etc.). 30 Defining relative clauses with who, what, 3 Verbs of sense (look, feel sound, etc.) and glad).
which, whose; omission of relative pronoun. be, get, become and seem followed by
12 Verbs followed by infinitive (decide to do), 23 Common idioms with bad : go from bad to
31 Adjectives with -ing, -ed (boring, bored). adjectives.
verbs followed by -ing (stop doing). worse, go through a bad patch, be a bad lot,
13 In case + various tenses. 32 Verb + preposition (succeed in, look forward 4 Used to + infinitive to express repeated or etc.
to, feel like, dream of). regular activity in the past.
14 Expressions + -ing : have difficulty 24 2nd conditional (if + past simple,
doing something, theres no point doing 33 Verbs not normally used in the continuous 5 Passive voice with present simple and past conditional).
something. tenses (seem, understand, need, prefer, fit). simple.
25 Use of can and could with verbs of sense.
15 Ways of expressing purpose: to, for, so that. 6 Common idioms describing people:
34 Word order with always, probably, soon and chatterbox, hard as nails, pain in the neck, 26 Verbs + -ing (suggest, avoid, fancy).
16 Present perfect with the first time, the also. round the bend.
second time, and similar expressions. 27 Tell/remind/advise/etc. somebody to do
35 Preferences expressed with Id rather and Id 7 Tell/ask/etc. somebody to do something.
17 Singular and plural nouns: means, scissors, something. Exception: suggest + that.
rather not. Negative infinitive: not to do.
news, jeans. 28 Common noun + noun combinations
36 So + adjective (+ that...); such + adjective + 8 Verb + preposition: explain something to
18 Use of should, especially after certain (bank manager, exam result) and related
noun (+ that...). someone, wait for something, talk about
verbs (insist, suggest) and expressions (its structures (three-year-old child).
37 Both, either and neither. something.
essential that...).
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29 Common expressions related to Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d 22 So + adjective/adverb, such + (a/an) + 41 Use of quite + adjective, quite + (a/an)
telephoning: out of order, be cut off, hold the adjective + noun. adjective + noun. Possible confusion with
line, wrong number. 1 Adjective, adverb or adverbial expression? 23 Wish + subjunctive (past simple): Iwish enough.
30 Possessive apostrophe and possessives 2 Defining relative clauses with and without a Iknew. 42 Want/would like someone to do something.
with of. relative pronoun. 24 Comparatives: bigger and bigger, better and 43 Countable and uncountable nouns:
31 Verb + preposition: explain to someone, 3 Quantifiers and pronouns: neither of them, better, etc. equipment, success, housework.
dream/think about, think of (when both of them, most of us, etc. 25 Idioms associated with mind: make up ones 44 Use of in case with present and past tenses.
expressing an opinion). 4 Verb + ing and verb + infinitive. mind, speak ones mind, etc. 45 Common idioms formed by pairs of
32 Use and omission of reflexive pronouns. 5 Wish + subjunctive (past simple): Iwish 26 Preposition + ing or + infinitive : dream of, adverbs: now and again, few and far
33 Comparatives and superlatives. Iknew her number, etc. be afraid to, look forward to, sorry to, think between, neither here nor there.
34 Much, many, few, little, plenty, etc. 6 Indirect speech with say and tell; the of. 46 Common false friends: sensitive, sensible,
collocation tell lies. 27 Conjunctions: however, although, though, eventually, actually.
35 Verbs of sense, etc. followed by adjectives,
not adverbs (tastes good, looks nice). 7 Expressions with impersonal it as subject: unless. 47 Common phrasal verbs: fill in, make up, run
it serves ... right, its anybodys guess, its a 28 Verb tenses with by the time. out, turn down.
36 Subjunctive in imagined situations: if Iwere
wonder.
you, Iwish you were here, etc. 29 Use of most (without preceding definite 48 Common phrasal verbs: find out, look up,
8 First and second conditionals. article): most of the time. turn down, try on.
37 Common expressions related to driving: the
rush-hour, be stuck in a traffic jam, a write-off. 9 Adjective/verb + preposition: sorry for, smile 30 Expressing preference with prefer, would 49 Common phrasal verbs: write down, tidy up,
at, throw at, apologise for. rather and like better. work out, turn out.
38 Present perfect or past simple?
10 Modal verbs: can, could, may, might, should, 31 Common collocations with the verb get: get 50 Common phrasal verbs: drop out, turn out,
39 The verb mind followed by an if clause or
must. home, get rid of, get to know. take off, get on.
-ing.
40 Both ... and, neither ... nor, either ... or. 11 Intensifiers: quite, pretty, rather, fairly. 32 Idiomatic noun phrases: blessing in disguise,
41 Common expressions with get: get the sack, 12 Prepositions in common phrases: on the piece of cake, flash in the pan.
get a move on, not get someone wrong. phone, in the shade, on a diet, etc. 33 Verbs of sense followed by adjectives, not
42 Short replies agreeing with previous 13 Short replies with so, neither, Ihope so/not, adverbs. Adjectives ending with -ing/-ed.
statement (So do I.) or disagreeing (Neither etc. 34 Prepositions in common phrases: on
do I). 14 Countable and uncountable nouns: advice, holiday, at 100 miles an hour, on the phone,
43 Expressing preference with prefer and hair, accommodation, luggage. on the way.
would rather. 35 Used to + infinitive: negative and question
15 Collocations with do and make: make a
44 Expressions which mention colours: out of forms.
mistake, do an exercise, do some work, etc.
the blue, red tape, green with envy, once in a 36 Noun + noun compounds: youth hostel,
blue moon. 16 Common expressions with it as object: take
computer technology, alarm signal,
it easy, sleep on it, take it or leave it, step on it. pedestrian crossing.
45 Defining relative clauses with who, which
and that; omission of relative pronoun. 17 Word order in indirect questions. 37 Wish + subjunctive (past simple) for an
46 Constructions with wish and related verbs. 18 Used to + infinitive: negative and question imagined situation in the present: Iwish
forms. Iknew her.
47 Common phrasal verbs: get away, call back,
give away, make up (invent). 19 Time expressions with and without 38 Superlatives followed by in, not of: the
prepositions: in time, on time, at the biggest in the world, etc.
48 Common phrasal verbs with up: split up, do
moment, etc. 39 Questions with how + adjective/adverb:
up, blow up.
20 Adjectives with -ed/-ing forms: surprised/ how big, how quickly, how often, etc.
49 Common phrasal verbs with out: eat out,
surprising, etc. False friends: defraud, 40 Adjective/verb followed, or not followed,
drop out, get out of, leave out.
gracious, divert. by a preposition: sensible of, explain to,
50 Common phrasal verbs with off: put off, set
21 Various ways of expressing the future. shocked at, discuss.
off, take off (plane).

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Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
B2
TESTS
978-84-7873-500-6

Test 3b
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.

1. Would you mind ______ your bike for half 7. The cat has been trapped in the tree for
an hour? hours. If only we ______ a ladder!
a) that Ilend a) have
b) if Iborrowed b) would have
c) borrowing me c) were having
d) if Ilent d) had

2. I______ myself since your birthday party 8. What ______ in your spare time? Have
last year. What a fantastic party that was! you got any hobbies?
a) didnt really enjoy a) have you done
b) havent been enjoying b) did you do
c) really didnt enjoy c) do you do
d) havent really enjoyed d) have you made

3. Ive apologised to her but she still refuses 9. Ididnt stop at the traffic lights because
______ to me. I______. The light was green!
a) to speak a) didnt have to
b) speaking b) didnt have
c) of speaking c) mustnt
d) that she speaks d) d better not

4. If you dont improve your sales figures, 10. Ihave to go to the bathroom. If the
youre going to lose your job. Cant you phone ______, can you answer it?
Sure, no problem.
see the ______?
a) rang
a) writing on the board
b) rings
b) writing on the wall
c) will ring
c) script on the scroll
d) would ring
d) spelling on the scroll
11. Ive been working on a new website.
5. The children have ______ to do at the Ihope to have it ______ before Christmas.
weekends.
a) up and running
a) much homework b) functioning and up
b) lots of homeworks c) up and jumping
c) a lot of homework d) down and out
d) many homeworks
12. The television ______. Now its working
6. How dare you accuse me ______! Iwould again.
never do such a thing. a) has been repaired
a) with cheating b) is being repaired
b) of cheating c) had been repaired
c) that Icheat d) was repairing
d) that Icheated
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Composition of Tests 35 The conjunction as: as Iwas happy, as Iwas 4 Prepositions of time: in, on, at, during, by,
walking along. etc.
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the 36 Be and get used to doing something; used to 5 Modal verbs: could and be able to, must and
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes do something. have to, mustnt and dont have to, etc.
dealt with in each series, are shown below. 37 Defining relative clauses without relative 6 Conjunctions: as soon as, unless, as long as,
pronouns. in case, etc.
38 Confusion of would rather with had better. 7 Common idiomatic expressions formed by
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 18 Passive voice with simple tenses and 39 Passive with simple tenses and the verb be pairs: give and take, touch and go, etc.
passive infinitive used with modals. born. 8 Used to and possible confusion with past
1 Present perfect simple or present perfect
19 Confusion of all and everything. 40 Idiomatic expressions: through thick and continuous.
continuous?
20 Formal prepositional expressions: with thin, into thin air, thick as thieves. 9 Relative clauses; use and omission of
2 Modals: can, could, be able to.
effect from, in view of, with regard to. 41 Expressions followed by ing: theres no relative pronoun.
3 Confusion of would rather with had better.
21 Irregular adverbs: hard and hardly, late and point in doing, no difficulty doing. 10 Had better and should.
4 Have/get something done.
lately. 42 Wish + past simple; wish + past perfect. 11 Verb + ing or infinitive: mind, refuse,
5 Common prepositional expressions: in the
22 So + adjective that...; such + adjective + 43 Word order with even, any more, yet, still. remember, avoid.
mood, on the dot, under the impression.
noun that... 12 Discourse markers: first of all, whats more,
44 Verb + -ing (mind doing, finish doing), verb +
6 The possessive apostrophe in time
23 Third conditional: if + past perfect, infinitive (learn to do, pretend to do). last but not least, once upon a time.
expressions: a days work, a months salary,
conditional perfect. 13 Allow + to/-ing; possible confusion with the
etc. 45 Noun + preposition: increase in, need for,
24 Common proverbs: no news is good news, demand for, reason for. verb let.
7 Third conditional: if + past perfect,
bad news travels fast, etc. 14 Conditional sentences: first, second and
conditional perfect. 46 Adjective + preposition: sorry for, fed up
25 Verb + ing, verb + infinitive: try, help, with, aware of, crowded with. third conditionals.
8 Be and get used to doing something; used to
remember. 47 Phrasal verbs with in and out: leave out, drop 15 Would you mind followed by ing, never by
do something.
26 Clauses starting with present and past out, drop in, let in. to, in positive and negative requests.
9 Word order in indirect questions.
participles (ing/-ed clauses). 48 Phrasal verbs with out: put out, carry out, fall 16 Common idiomatic expressions formed
10 Question tags, including shall we after out, run out.
27 Idiomatic expressions: food for thought, a by pairs of adverbs: back to front, now and
suggestions with lets. 49 Phrasal verbs with on and off: put on
big hit, do someone a good turn. then, etc.
11 Common prepositional expressions: on the (weight), call off, put off, see off.
28 Double comparatives of adjective and 17 Common collocations: call attention to, bear
point of, out of curiosity, etc. 50 Phrasal verbs with up and down: turn up,
adverbs: the sooner the better, etc. in mind, get to the point, make up your mind.
12 Want/would like someone to do something. turn down, cut down on, let someone down.
29 Wish + past simple; wish + past perfect. 18 All (of + pronoun) and everything/everybody.
13 Future continuous contrasted with future
30 Present perfect simple or present perfect 19 Expressing future actions with present and
simple.
continuous? future tenses.
14 Preposition followed by the ing form of the Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d
31 Conjunctions: although, though, however, in 20 Third conditional with would, might, could,
verb.
spite of, etc. 1 Various past tenses contrasted: past simple, should.
15 Omission of the definite article in number past perfect, present perfect. 21 Prepositions of place, movement, etc.
expressions: platform 1, question 6, size 42, 32 Third conditional: if + past perfect,
conditional perfect. 2 Indirect speech and word order in indirect 22 Singular and plural nouns (means, pyjamas);
room 202.
questions. singular verb with sums of money, periods
16 Past perfect simple and past perfect 33 Idiomatic expressions: play hard to get, be
3 Pronouns and determiners: something, of time, etc.
continuous. hard up, safe and sound, in the long run.
anything, nothing, each other, each, every, 23 Passive with simple tenses and infinitive.
17 A friend of mine, a friend of my sisters, etc. 34 Have/get something done.
etc. 24 Possessives: inanimate and abstract things.
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25 Common expressions with short: be short of, 45 Double comparatives: bigger and bigger, 13 Infinitive or ing form after certain verbs: 34 Review of verb tenses: present perfect
for short, in short, at short notice. more and more difficult, etc. keep, pretend, stop, be worth. simple and continuous, past perfect
14 Third conditional with might and could. simple.
26 Verb + ing or infinitive: remember to do, 46 Common expressions with animals: let the
pretend to do, be worth doing, be afraid to cat out of the bag, etc. 15 Determiners and pronouns: everything, 35 Vocabulary, false friends, common
do. some, any, a little, etc. collocations, etc.
47 Phrasal verbs with out: carry out, work out,
27 Reflexive pronouns; expressions like on my turn out, sort out. 16 Review of verb tenses: present perfect or 36 Third conditional with might and could.
own, by myself, etc. 48 Phrasal verbs with on and off: put on, call off, past simple? 37 Vocabulary, false friends, common
28 Noun + noun compounds and related put off. 17 Adjectives and adverbs: comparatives, collocations, etc.
hyphenated expressions: 14-year-old girl, 49 Phrasal verbs with on and off: go on, get on, superlatives, word order, etc. 38 Review of verb tenses: past continuous,
etc. drop off, put someone off. 18 Wish + past simple, wish + past perfect. past simple and present perfect.
29 Noun/adjective + preposition: reason for, 50 Phrasal verbs with down: blow down, knock 19 Idiomatic expressions: beat about the bush, 39 Vocabulary, false friends, common
good at, increase in, nice to. down, let someone down, turn down. bite off more than one can chew, etc. collocations, etc.
30 Common idioms with parts of the body: 20 Conjunctions: as long as, unless, although, 40 Idiomatic expressions: keep ones fingers
pull someones leg, etc. even though, in case, etc. crossed, know something inside out, etc.
Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d
31 Use of they/them as pronouns and their as 21 Relative clauses with pronoun and be 41 Vocabulary, false friends, common
possessive adjective for nobody, anybody, 1 Requests with would you mind + ing, not + omitted: the man standing at the door, etc. collocations, etc.
etc. ing, and + if. 42 Verb + infinitive, verb + ing.
22 Prepositions of position, movement, etc.
32 Confusion of neither, none, nor. 2 Present perfect simple, present perfect 43 Vocabulary, false friends, common
23 Past tenses and used to, didnt use to.
33 Third conditional with would, may, might, continuous, past simple or past collocations, etc.
24 Expressions + -ing: have difficulty doing, no
could, should. continuous? 44 Vocabulary, false friends, common
point in doing, waste of time doing, worth
34 All, every, whole. 3 Verb + -ing (fancy, involve), verb + infinitive doing. collocations, etc.
35 Verb tenses, past, present and future. (refuse, afford). 45 Idiomatic expressions: until one is blue in the
25 Prepositions of position: in, on, at, etc.
36 Adjectives ending in -ed/-ing: bored/boring, 4 Common idioms: tip of the iceberg, writing face, like a red rag to a bull, etc.
26 Idiomatic expressions: call it a day, drop
disgusted/disgusting, etc. on the wall, step in the right direction, pack 46 Review of verb tenses: present continuous,
someone a line, get on ones nerves, etc.
of lies. present perfect, past simple.
37 Verb + preposition, and verb without 27 Nouns which are singular in English
preposition: discuss, prefer (to), apologise 5 Quantifiers and pronouns: none of them, all 47 Phrasal verbs with up: catch up, give up, turn
(luggage, furniture) but plural in other
(for), thank (for). of us, neither of them, etc. up, bring up (a child).
languages.
38 Common idioms with parts of the body: get 6 Verb + preposition: apologise to someone, 48 More phrasal verbs with up: do up, put up
28 Can, could and be able to in various tenses.
something off ones chest, etc. accuse someone of, etc. with, come up with, tear up.
29 Verbs followed by ing or infinitive (be
39 Passive voice with simple tenses and 7 If only + past simple and past perfect. 49 Phrasal verbs with down: cut down on, pull
worth, fancy); want/advise someone to do
infinitive. 8 Review of present and past verb tenses. something. down, turn down (refuse), cut down.
40 Little, few, only a little, etc. 9 Must, have to, mustnt, dont have to, had 30 Word order with several adjectives: little 50 Phrasal verbs with off: set off, go off (alarm,
41 Its time + subjunctive (past simple): its time better, had better not, etc. black plastic bag, etc. bomb), show off.
the children were in bed. 10 First, second and third conditionals. 31 Common phrasal verbs: keep away from,
42 Word order with several adjectives: a small 11 Common idioms: be broke, be up an running, point out, keep up with, carry on with.
black plastic bag, a nice new house, etc. be down and out, etc. 32 Modal verbs with infinitive (must be) and
43 The infinitive or the ing form of the verb? 12 Passive voice with simple and continuous perfect infinitive (must have been).
44 Quite meaning completely; not quite tenses and infinitive. 33 Quantifiers and indefinites: most of, very
meaning not completely. little, very few, etc.
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Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
C1
TESTS
978-84-7873-501-3

Test 2a
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.

1. Hurry up, James! Our train ______ if we 7. Calls from people trying to sell us things
dont get to the station soon. we dont want are a real ______.
a) will have left a) ache in the neck
b) will be leaving b) ache in the back
c) will leave c) pain in the neck
d) has left d) pain in the back

2. ______ put the phone down than it rang 8. There are two supermarkets in the town
again. but ______ of them sells fresh fish.
a) No sooner Ihad a) none
b) Just as Ihad b) neither
c) Ihad just c) no one
d) No sooner had I d) either

3. I______ out if Louis hadnt mentioned 9. How long ______ in Greece?


the subject in passing. Two years altogether, before moving to
Italy.
a) would never have found
a) have you lived
b) never had found
b) did you live
c) would have never found
c) had you lived
d) had never found
d) did you used to live
4. The film is ______ based on a true story,
10. The cast ______ several times before
but most of it is fiction.
leaving the stage to wild applause.
a) loosely
b) casually a) bowed
c) faintly b) inclined
d) lightly c) reverenced
d) crouched
5. Ive had this car for 12 years, but now Im
having more and more problems with it. 11. When her sister left home, Louise finally
Clearly its ______. had a bedroom ______.
a) on its hind legs a) all to her
b) got its back up b) for her only
c) got its heart set c) for only herself
d) on its last legs d) all to herself

6. We hadnt ______ there being so much 12. ______ James didnt have the right
traffic, and we missed the plane. qualifications, he was offered the job.
a) bargained on a) Although
b) factored on b) Even so
c) counted with c) Even that
d) accounted with d) No matter

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Composition of Tests 35 Inversion of subject and verb after certain 6 Phrasal verbs: bargain on, ask after, bear out,
words: not only, rarely, seldom, never, etc. bring about.
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series 36 Verb tenses: future, future continuous, 7 Idiomatic expressions: a pain in the neck, put
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the future perfect simple and continuous. ones foot in it, etc.
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes
37 Reported speech, including with verbs like 8 Quantifiers: each, every, either, neither, none,
dealt with in each series, are shown below.
forbid, advise, apologise for. etc.
38 Have something done, get something done. 9 Review of verb tenses: past simple, future
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 17 Comparisons and contrasts with like, unlike, 39 Proverbial expressions: have ones cake and perfect, future continuous, etc.
whereas, etc. eat it, you scratch my back, etc. 10 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
1 Verb tenses: present simple or present soothe fears, prove to be, etc.
18 Verb tenses: past continuous or past 40 Prepositions used to express duration: for,
continuous.
simple? over, during, throughout. 11 Pronouns: object, reflexive and reciprocal.
2 Defining and nondefining relative clauses,
19 Subordinate clauses with all, since, 41 Connecting sentences and ideas within 12 Expressions of concession: although,
including with prepositions: at which point,
whatever, etc. sentences with even so, consequently, however, no matter, etc.
in which case, etc.
20 Verbs in the passive voice. hence, etc. 13 Idiomatic expressions: get ones foot in the
3 Modal verbs: should, ought to, might, may,
21 Idiomatic expressions: be the turning point, 42 Present and past subjunctive after certain door, bang ones head against a brick wall,
could, etc. Idiomatic usages.
have second thoughts, etc. expressions: Id rather, its time, suppose, etc. etc.
4 Countable and uncountable nouns: wool,
22 Prepositions in certain expressions: live 43 Vocabulary and common collocations: it 14 Idiomatic expressions: be at deaths door,
information, proof, progress.
through, interested in, under the impression, remains to be seen, keep a straight face, etc. talk through ones hat, etc.
5 Idiomatic expressions: turn a blind eye to, 15 Structure after verbs: gerund, infinitive or
out of curiosity. 44 Verb tenses: the future seen from the past;
keep an open mind, be out of touch. thatclause.
23 Use of so and not to avoid repetition: Ithink was/were to + infinitive (Iwas to go).
6 Genitive case and s with periods of time: a 16 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
so, Ihope not, etc. 45 Causative structures: make someone do
days work, etc. resent, fuss, deceptive, course (of action).
24 Infinitive or gerund after the verb? something, have someone do something.
7 Verb tenses: past simple, present perfect 17 Hyphenated noun phrases used
simple and continuous. 25 Vocabulary and common collocations: with 46 Use of it and there in common expressions:
adjectivally: a matter-of-fact manner, etc.
a view to, shrink, in attendance, uppermost. its no wonder, its no use, theres no point,
8 Vocabulary and common collocations: set 18 Phrasal verbs: bring off, bring up, catch on.
26 Present and past subjunctive after certain etc.
an example, ample time, shed tears, give rise
expressions: Id rather, its time, suppose, 47 Phrasal verbs: take after, call off, stand up for, 19 Every and each in idiomatic expressions:
to.
etc. fall through (plan). every now and than, each and every one, etc.
9 Inversion of subject and verb after negative 20 Use of few, a few, the few, little, a little, etc.
adverbials: not only, rarely, seldom, never, 27 Concessive linking words: though, whereas, 48 Phrasal verbs: pass out, ring off, go off (food),
in spite of, however, whatever, etc. feel up to. 21 Short answers with so and not (Ithink so, so
etc.
Ihear, Ihope not) and thatclauses.
10 Both, neither, neither ... nor, not ... nor. 28 Idiomatic expressions: in the nick of time, out 49 Phrasal verbs: wear off, crack down on, live
of the question, over the hill, over the moon. up to, see through. 22 Idiomatic expressions: have ones cake and
11 Word order with participle adjectives: a eat it, etc.
pleasing result, bored children, etc. 29 Use of it and there in common expressions: 50 Phrasal verbs: come across as, get away with,
its no wonder, its no use, theres no point, get by on, crack down on. 23 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: avert,
12 Infinitive after would like, had better, would apt to, dispense with, be averse to.
etc.
rather, would prefer, etc.
30 Connecting sentences and ideas within 24 Various types of conditional sentences.
13 Idiomatic expressions: out of this world, Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d
sentences. 25 Phrasal verbs: come up (occur), come up with,
mixed feelings, catch someone red-handed,
31 Phrasal verbs: turn up, get on for, put 1 Review of verb tenses: future perfect, past come in for.
poetic justice.
someone up, put up with. perfect, perfect infinitive, etc. 26 Relative clauses introduced by phrases like
14 Expect to do, expect someone to do, object to
32 Modal verbs referring to past actions: 2 Inversion after negative or seminegative in which case, at which point, during which
someone doing, let someone do.
should have done, couldnt have done, etc. introductions: hardly, only, no sooner, etc. time, etc.
15 Modal verbs referring to past actions:
33 Thatclauses in reported statements after 3 Conditional sentences of various sorts. 27 Idiomatic expressions: an old flame, no
should have done, could have done, etc.
verbs like tell, suggest, admit, promise, smoke without fire, etc.
16 Vocabulary and common collocations: 4 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: based
inform. loosely on, omit to do, etc. 28 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
relevance to a subject, welcome an
34 Vocabulary and common collocations: judging by, chuckle, in the absence of, outdo.
opportunity, in terms of, at random. 5 Idiomatic expressions: one ones last legs,
inquire into, glance, have regard for, etc. behind ones back,etc.
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29 Participle clauses with adverbial meaning. Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d 21 Inversion in hypothetical conditional 41 Idiomatic expressions: rock the boat, make
clauses. waves, get off to a flying start, etc.
30 Idiomatic expressions: put a brave face on,
1 Phrasal verbs: give off, go back on, go round, 22 Idiomatic expressions with military 42 Phrasal verbs: live something down, look into
etc.
go through with, etc. overtones: get ones marching orders, take a (investigate), etc.
31 Omission of words after auxiliary verbs.
2 Idiomatic expressions: take ones pick, be par lot of flak, etc. 43 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: jostle,
32 Subjunctive for hypothetical situations,
for the course, etc. 23 Subjunctive in verbal and other jerk, shrug, twitch, reckless, heedless, etc.
after wish, Id rather, if only, supposing,
3 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: constructions: ask that something be done, 44 Use of so to echo another speakers
etc.
sparsely furnished, access to, pinpoint a lest something occur, etc. statement: so did I, so Idid, etc.
33 Quantifiers: each, every, either, neither, none,
problem, etc. 24 Causative structures: have/get something 45 Idiomatic expressions: have a bee in ones
few, a few, little, a little, etc.
done. bonnet, take the bull by the horns, etc.
34 Word order when several adjectives 4 Defining and nondefining relative clauses.
Relative and demonstrative pronouns. 25 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 46 Linking words and expressions: provided
precede a noun.
resent, threatening overtones, redeeming (that), so long as, etc.
35 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: resort 5 Usage of verb tenses: past simple, present feature, etc.
to, remedy a situation, etc. perfect, past perfect continuous, etc. 47 Phrasal verbs: stand by someone, come up
26 Phrasal verbs: break off, take after, etc. with (find), etc.
36 Relative pronouns: whoever, whatever, 6 Phrasal verbs: have it out with someone, have
whichever one, etc. 27 Idiomatic expressions: an eye-opener, as 48 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
someone on, etc. clear as mud, etc.
37 Idiomatic expressions: off the top of ones words describing the movement of liquids.
7 Idiomatic expressions: have half a mind to, 28 Resultative structures: blackmail someone
head, not make head nor tail of, etc. 49 Phrasal verbs: come round (regain
set ones sights on, etc. into doing something, etc.
38 Phrasal verbs: draw up, drop off, drop in, end consciousness), come into (inherit), etc.
8 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: sheer 29 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 50 Idiomatic expressions referring to birds: as
up.
pleasure, an enquiring mind, etc. uproot ones family, counter an argument, the crow flies, like water off a ducks back, etc.
39 Adjectives and adverbs. etc.
9 Word order in direct speech and indirect
40 Various way of expressing cause: because 30 Compound nouns (six-year-olds) and nouns
questions.
(of), due to, owing to, for, what with, etc.
10 Asides with not that instead of not that that used as adjectives (job losses).
41 Prepositions of place: in, on, at.
means that; interpolated clauses. 31 Phrasal verbs: run down (criticise), set about
42 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: (start), etc.
purely, feel for someone, etc. 11 Nominalisation (noun clauses).
32 Idiomatic expressions related to gambling:
43 Various types of conditional sentence. 12 Idiomatic expressions: be at pains, get blood luck of the draw, show ones hand, etc.
44 Idiomatic expressions: be in two minds, be from a stone, etc.
33 Countable and uncountable nouns: staff,
out of ones depth, etc. 13 Question tags after anyone, nobody, lets, evidence, etc.
45 Comparison of adjectives with as ... as and etc. 34 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: mind
so ... as to. 14 Phrasal verbs: hold up (delay), hold with the baby, assert ones authority, etc.
46 Idiomatic expressions: be in the bag, etc. (agree), etc. 35 Composite adjectives: thousand-odd, all-
47 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 15 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: out, etc.
dispute, on ones guard, etc. blame on, mouldy bread, report on, etc. 36 Irregular comparatives: better off, all the
48 Phrasal verbs: face up to, fall for, fall back on, 16 Infinitive propositions: Iwant him to come, better, worse at, etc.
fall out with. etc. 37 Phrasal verbs: take up (start), take off
49 Phrasal verbs: fall through, get at, get off
17 Idiomatic expressions: bear something in (mimic), etc.
(with something), get on for.
mind, mind over matter, etc. 38 Idiomatic expressions related to the sea:
50 Phrasal verbs: get round to, get up to, come
off, get over something. 18 Inversion of subject and verb following a learn/know the ropes, be in the same boat,
negative: neither, nor, little, only, etc. etc.
19 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 39 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: rusty,
words describing the movement of liquids. strike one as strange, etc.
20 Phrasal verbs: let on about something, get 40 Comparatives and superlatives: little-less-
over something, etc. the least, etc.
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Graded
Multiple-Choice

ENGLISH
C2
TESTS
978-84-7873-502-0

Test 2d
Choose the correct answer a, b, c or d
to complete the following texts. Only one
answer is correct.

1. Shes hopeless at making decisions. She 7. Idont know why nobody ever listens
even ______ over which toothpaste to to Ted. Hes ______ as intelligent as his
buy. brother.
a) totters a) rather
b) dodders b) fairly much
c) dithers c) somewhat
d) falters d) every bit
8. The meat was nice but the vegetables
2. In 1995, ______ only two experts on the
were a bit too salty for my ______.
disease in the whole country.
a) liking
a) there was thought to be
b) desire
b) they were thought to be
c) appetite
c) there were thought to be
d) favour
d) it is thought there was
9. If you implement this scheme, we shall
3. These areas of the brain respond to have no choice but to go on strike.
various auditory ______. ______, we must implement the
a) stimuli scheme.
b) stimulus a) Be that as it may
c) stimuluses b) May that be as it is
d) stimulae c) Though it be thus
d) While that be so
4. He ______ that one day he would be
sharing a cell with the most famous bank 10. Dad wont let me go away with my friends
robber in Britain. at Easter, but Mum might be able to talk
him ______.
a) thought little
b) didnt think much a) about
c) thought quite a little b) round
c) back
d) little thought
d) down
5. Iknow that Ibehaved stupidly. You dont 11. They can pay us what they like. They
have to ______. know they have us over a ______.
a) rub it on a) barrel
b) scrub it in b) drum
c) scrub it on c) keg
d) rub it in d) hogshead
6. As a novelist, Itry to show the world as 12. East Europeans regard the Unions
Isee it. But Iwouldnt say Ihave a political standards and prosperity as worth
axe to ______. ______.
a) sharpen a) striving for
b) grind b) striving
c) whet c) to be striven for
d) hone d) to strive for
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Composition of Tests 37 Adjectives and adverbs: comparatives and 7 Adjectives modified by adverbs or
superlatives. adverbial expressions: by far, every bit as,
The tests in this book are arranged in three series (see Introduction). The tests within a series 38 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: walk somewhat, etc.
tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d, for example all follow the same pattern, presenting questions on the briskly, a pervasive smell, etc. 8 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: on
same grammatical or lexical themes. The way in which the tests are composed, and the themes the quiet side, etc.
39 Idiomatic expressions: like a sore thumb,
dealt with in each series, are shown below.
etc. 9 Subjunctive in formulaic expressions: be
40 Expression of preferences with prefer, that as it may, come what may, etc.
Composition of Tests 1a, 1b, 1c and 1d 19 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: a would rather, etc. 10 Phrasal verbs: take it out on someone, run
1 Modal verbs: can, cannot, may, should, capacity for hard work, etc. someone down, etc.
41 Phrasal verbs: squeeze something in, take
etc. 20 Phrasal verbs: get out of doing, pass out, something on, etc. 11 Idiomatic expressions: swallow the bait,
2 Idiomatic expressions: get ones act come down with, etc. have someone over a barrel, etc.
42 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: a
together, etc. 21 Expressing preference with just as soon; draughty room, to mope about, etc. 12 Infinitive or gerund?
3 Uses of the subjunctive; formulaic and sequential action with no sooner.
43 Idiomatic expressions: in the teeth of 13 Possible confusion of there is and it is.
subjunctive (be that as it may), etc. 22 Idiomatic expressions: feeding frenzy, opposition, etc. 14 Passive structures: a man to be trusted, etc.
4 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: figment of ones imagination, etc.
44 Prepositions and prepositional phrases: 15 Phrasal verbs: talk someone into (doing)
shed, spill, wrench, gouge, billow, 23 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: a concerning, regarding, with respect to, in something, etc.
radiate, prone to, apt to. lethal weapon, etc. connection with, etc.
16 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: emit
5 Phrasal verbs: put out (cause 24 Link words and phrases: let alone, while, 45 Phrasal verbs: jot down, make out (write), a sound, act as a deterrent, etc.
inconvenience), take up (start doing), much less, etc. etc.
etc. 17 Idiomatic expressions: spill the beans, like a
25 Phrasal verbs: wind up, end up, talk down 46 Use and omission of definite and indefinite bear with a sore head, etc.
6 Uses of so, not, either, neither, etc. to, etc. articles.
18 Prepositions and clauses dependent on
7 Idiomatic expressions: jump on the 26 Idiomatic expressions: take something for 47 Idiomatic expressions: get a word in prepositions.
bandwagon, etc. granted, etc. edgeways, etc.
19 Both, neither, all, none, much, many, etc.
8 Expressions of time: in a few years, a 27 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 48 Expressions of time: over the next ten years,
week on Sunday, etc. persist in doing something, etc. 20 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
ten years on, etc.
blatant disregard, etc.
9 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 28 Passive constructions: it is thought that..., 49 Phrasal verbs used as exclamations and
steer, stray, shrink, reduce, infest, invade, etc. 21 Phrasal verbs: call something off, fall out
warnings: mind out!, watch out!, etc.
crave, reclaim, etc. with someone, etc.
29 Possessive structures with own: my own 50 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: to
10 Phrasal verbs: keep up with, catch up car, etc. 22 Idiomatic expressions: a blot on the
fall prey to someone, etc.
with, etc. landscape, make no bones about something,
30 Linking words and expressions: given,
etc.
11 Linking words and phrases: regardless, since, apart from, for all, never mind, let
irrespective, given, granted, etc. alone, etc. Composition of Tests 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d 23 Adverbial expressions: as such, at that, so
much as.
12 Idiomatic expressions: not have a clue, 31 Phrasal verbs: pull oneself together, fork
etc. out (spend), etc. 1 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 24 Link words and expressions: regardless of,
bungle something, wield power, etc. despite, no matter, etc.
13 Prepositions: to, towards, by, from, etc. 32 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
relieve pain, contract a disease, etc. 2 Impersonal passive sentences with believe, 25 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
14 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: expect, fear, hope, etc. Punctuation! proceeds from a sale, etc.
drive someone to crime, etc. 33 Idiomatic expressions: on the off-chance,
etc. 3 Nouns only used in the plural (premises, 26 Phrasal verbs: allow for, run something by
15 Phrasal verbs: work something out, sort guts) and irregular plurals (criteria, stimuli). someone, etc.
something out, etc. 34 Verb tenses: present perfect continuous,
past perfect, etc. 4 A little, a few, enough with quite, good, 27 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: hang
16 Elliptical phrases: whether (we are) rich rather, etc. on someones every word, etc.
or poor, etc. 35 Prepositions: blame someone for doing
something, etc. 5 Phrasal verbs: pick on someone, play at 28 Idiomatic expressions: kick the bucket, nip
17 Idiomatic expressions: get thrown in at something, etc. something in the bud, etc.
the deep end, etc. 36 Phrasal verbs: rip off (cheat), cut back on,
etc. 6 Idiomatic expressions: absence makes the 29 Relative clauses with whom, whose,
18 Infinitive or gerund? heart grow fonder, etc. whereby, etc.

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30 Phrases containing numbers, fractions, Composition of Tests 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d 23 Various kinds of clauses. 45 Idiomatic expressions: do something on a
percentages, etc. 24 Phrasal verbs: be bent on, black out, shoestring, etc.
1 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: blunder into, etc. 46 Conditional structures not using if.
31 Phrasal verbs: drive at, let up (stop), get
electronic components, etc.
by, etc. 25 Idiomatic expressions: make mincemeat 47 Prepositions and prepositional phrases.
2 Phrasal verbs: rule something out, spark out of an opponent, etc.
32 Constructions with so and such. 48 Idiomatic expressions: a sob story, take
off, spring from, etc.
33 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 26 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: in something in ones stride, etc.
3 Linking words and expressions: as for, as full swing, etc.
take ones mind off ones troubles, etc. 49 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
far as, regarding, concerning, etc.
34 Proverbial expressions: too many cooks 27 Adjectives and adverbs: accordingly, pay a compliment, etc.
4 Comparatives and superlatives. consequently, hardly, etc.
spoil the broth, etc. 50 Phrasal verbs: pander to, peter out, poke
5 Idiomatic expressions: get on like a house 28 Infinitive, gerund or thatclause? around, etc.
35 Prepositional expressions: make it to,
on fire, etc.
time off, be alone in, off the coast, etc. 29 Phrasal verbs: bottom out, bring about,
6 Verb tenses after Iwish, Id rather, etc. round up, round down, etc.
36 Inversion after negatives and words
with negative value. 7 Conditional structures not using if: were it 30 Idiomatic expressions: like looking for a
not for, had there not been, but for, etc. needle in a haystack, etc.
37 Discourse markers: come to think of it,
mind you, etc. 8 Phrasal verbs: work itself out, snap out of 31 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
it, etc. usher in a period of calm, etc.
38 Phrasal verbs: get over (believe), go
along with someone, etc. 9 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 32 Perfect infinitives used with modals:
deficiency of a mineral, etc. shouldnt have done, shouldnt have been
39 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
newspaper circulation, etc. 10 Idiomatic expressions: keep up with the doing, etc.
Joneses, etc. 33 Third conditional: if + past perfect,
40 Idiomatic expressions: be in the
doghouse, back to the drawing board, 11 Gerund or infinitive? conditional perfect.
etc. 12 Prepositions and prepositional phrases: 34 Subjunctive after certain structures: its
41 Verb tenses. bar none, saddled with, etc. (high) time, if only, etc.
42 Idiomatic expressions: put all ones eggs 13 Phrasal verbs: stir up (trouble), blow over, 35 Phrasal verbs: butter someone up, cash in
in one basket, etc. etc. on something, etc.
43 Phrasal verbs: make up for something, 14 Various kinds of clauses. 36 Idiomatic expressions: one good turn
make out (distinguish), etc. 15 Idiomatic expressions: grow by leaps and deserves another, etc.
44 Idiomatic expressions: make funny bounds, like it or lump it, etc. 37 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: be
faces, as fresh as a daisy, etc. 16 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: pressed for time, etc.
45 Prepositional expressions: out of, in for, plough money into a business, etc. 38 Gerund, infinitive or thatclause?
etc. 17 Verb tenses: present perfect for future, 39 Phrasal verbs: delve into something, dwell
46 Idiomatic expressions: gift of the gab, etc. on something, etc.
great minds think alike, etc. 18 Phrasal verbs: abide by, add up, amount 40 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
47 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: to, etc. scope for initiative, etc.
pay damages, etc. 19 Idiomatic expressions: thin on the ground, 41 Idiomatic expressions: daylight robbery, a
48 Phrasal verbs: see someone out, clear go out of ones way, etc. rule of thumb, etc.
off, etc. 20 Idiomatic expressions: be at a loss, have 42 Discourse markers: no doubt, in all
49 Phrasal verbs: tear someone away from all the makings of, leave someone in the honesty, besides, etc.
something, while away the time, etc. lurch, etc.
43 Phrasal verbs: linger on, live off, mete out,
50 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: 21 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends: etc.
dismantle a tent, etc. convey ones thanks, etc.
44 Vocabulary, collocations, false friends:
22 Discourse markers: all in all, on the other strike a match, etc.
hand, etc.

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