ВАРИАНТ 1 I. Use the word given at the end of each sentence to form a word that fits the blank
It is our .................. to protect the environment. (OBLIGE)
Many youth .................. offer summer enrichment programs. (ORGANISE)
The sudden .................. of the travel agency left many people stranded abroad. (CLOSE)
The firefighters moved into .................. as soon as the alarm sounded. (ACT)
As far as she was .................., the discussion was closed. (CONCERN)
We watched the clown’s antics with great .................. . (AMUSE)
It is sad that so many older people are afraid and .................. in today’s society. (LONE)
Scientists have .................. discovered another planet in our galaxy. (RECENT)
The children were very .................., he was not a happy man. (WEALTH)
We need to find a .................. to our economic problems. (SOLVE)
Recent statistics show that .................. is unfortunately on the rise again. (EMPLOY)
A strong painkiller is the most .................. way of getting rid of a headache. (EFFECT)
You should consider your options .................. before making a decision. (CARE)
Even though Simon was very .................., he was not a happy man. (WEALTH)
David Jenkins’ .................. book has already become a best seller. (LATE)
III. One of the underlying fragments in the sentences below is incorrect. Tick the error and correct it.
For as such a good cook, he doesn’t make very good desserts.
I hardly couldn’t see the screen very well because it was so far away.
If her photograph it gets chosen she’ll win $100.
I missed getting my train because I woke up late.
Helen did a so good job in her exams last week.
Let’s get something for to eat before we go to the cinema.
Tracy worked hard all morning to finish her research paper up on time.
The meal which was so awful that we couldn’t eat it.
A badly written article can affect on the image of an entire magazine.
My friends asked if I would like to go on a bicycle trip with all them.
He doesn’t understand that why it’s important to be at work on time.
My mother told to me that I must help her with housework.
Brett was very much angry when he found out Molly had lied to him.
I don’t think so that he will come.
Some children who eat such a lot of fast food that they become overweight at a young age.
I think you shoud stop (1) to work (2) and leave at five o’clock as (3) everyone else (4).
There (1) was a long drought (2) in the South America (3) in the summer (4) of 1993.
With recent advances (1) in technology, we are now able (2) to do (3) powerful computers as small as (4) a cigarette packet.
I’ve been thinking (1) about the proposal, and I’ve decided (2) I will like (3) to join you after all (4).
When the satellite is launched (1) next week, scientists will be able to (2) investigate the rings around Saturn in more detail (3) then ever before (4).
In spite the fact (1) that food manufacturers (2) have improved food safety, precooked foods (3) may still be (4) a source of food poison.
I think Sandra is wasting (1) her time to try (2) to learn German, as (3) she’s obviously got (4) no gift for languages.
He’s got (1) a very direct manner, so (2) don’t be surprising (3) in the first time you meet him, he asks you how much (4) you earn.
It was thoughtless of you (1) to go out without telling (2) myself (3) where you’d gone. (4)
You should (1) try to show a bit more consideration (2) for other people instead thinking (3) about yourself (4) all the time.
Sue’s very confident (1) and finds it (2) easily (3) to talk to people she’s never met (3) before.
Mike persisted in doing (1) everything himself (2), even though (3) it was quite clear that he wasn’t capable of doing anything proper (4).
After a six-hours delay (1) at the airport, they boarded the plane only to find (2) there was (3) no food (4) for their journey.
He got extremely angrily (1) when he saw (2) the damage (3) that had been done to his car.
You must (1) be a real optimist if you think (2) that they are going to borrow (3) you all that (4) money.
He just (to take) to hospital with a broken leg.
The police officer said that every house in that street (to search) already by the police.
They (to drive) in the car for many hours before they (to come) to the crossroads.
Good luck with your new job in Italy! I’m sure you (to tell) already what you have to do when you arrive.
I (to tell) this story last week.
He added that he (to tell) the hotel (to be) full at that time.
By the time Nick was 5, Nick (to teach) himself to read by studying newspapers.
Mr. Brown will be angry unless you (to stop) that noise.
Everybody (to know) that John and Nick (to be) friends since their childhood.
If Nick (to come) he (to tell) funny stories again.
What (to be) the contents of this play?
If I have time I (to help) you.
I saw he was short of words. They (to ask) me first, everything (to be) fine.
If I (to ask) to give my opinion at the moment, I (not to be able) to answer and (to have) to say I didn’t know. I wasn’t prepared.
(The, a, -) hereditary principle still operates in Great Britain and the Crown (to pass) on the Sovereign’s (older, elder, eldest) son.
11 o’clock is .................. time when I’m allowed to come home (a) late; b) later; c) the least; d) the latest).
Mr. Brown’s company is always (busy) in July than in (any/some) other month.
We arrived (in, to, at) the hotel and we (to show) to our rooms.
I saw Sarah (to get off, out, on, along) the train.
We usually have (a, -, the) late breakfast.
She is spending (a, -, the) summer in France.
They usually set (out, off, about) (fruit/fruits).
ВАРИАНТ 2 ^
Sunscreen offers protection against the .................. effects of the sun’s rays. (HARM)
The presidents of both countries signed an important trade .................. . (AGREE)
Karl Lagerfeld is my favourite fashion .................. to become a nurse. (QUALIFY)
Our travel .................. were cancelled at the last minute. (ARRANGE)
The famous actor’s visit was .................. and e great surprise. (EXPECT)
There is a great .................. of flowers growing in our garden. (VARY)
The company’s Financial .................. proposed a plan to cut spending. (DIRECT)
The .................. of Los Angeles have become used to the smog. (INHABIT)
There have been .................. developments in technology in the last century. (IMPRESS)
When the plant closed, the .................. of jobs created many problems. (LOSE)
Many small businesses are sadly .................. to compete in today’s markets. (ABLE)
For your own safety, it is .................. to wear a seat belt at all times. (ADVICE)
Much .................. is necessary before all diplomatic visits. (PREPARE)
Many actors get .................. before performing on stage. (NERVE)
Despite his nervousness he won the 100 metre race .................. (EASY)
III. One of the underlying fragments in the sentences below is incorrect. Tick the error and correct it.
He left from the house without telling anyone where he was going.
I’ve never heard such a strange music before.
If there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to ask it.
My friend has recommended a perfect place to stay at when we go on holiday.
You can’t have any dessert until you will finish the rest of your meal.
I went out with friends last night, and we had a such great time.
I took a book with me in case that I had to wait a long time.
Where would you like to go for eat lunch?
You won’t have any difficulty to finding a job if you are suitably qualified.
My holiday was not that long enough for me to do all I wanted.
There are several of beautiful places in the area.
You’d better wear a scarf as well as a coat too.
Go down this road until you have get to the next corner, and then turn left.
Rent in this city is very expensive, since that a lot of people want to live here.
The office where I work at is not very far from the city centre.
They were disappointed with (1) the hotel what (2) had looked (3) better (4) in the brochure.
It’s very sad that they’ve got (1) so many problems, but (2) I don’t know what can I do (3) about (4) it.
It may interest (1) you to know that the film you were talking (2) about is on TV (3) the next week. (4)
It (1) came like (2) a complete shock to (3) Stephen when they told him he’d lost (4) his job.
Mark feels (1) that he has let (2) his parents over (3) by failing (4) all his exams.
I couldn’t (1) believe my luck when I realized (2) that my (3) was the winning (4) ticket.
I sympathize with (1) your complain (2) but unfortunately (3) there’s (4) nothing I can do about it.
Despite of the fact (1) that I had little (2) experience with computers (3) I got the job I had applied for (4).
At my first (1) job interview I was asked (2) why did I want (3) the job of a clerk (4).
One of the interviewers (1) was (2) a very pleasant smiling woman who nodded encouraging (3) every time (4) I had answered.
The play had such sad ending (1) that almost everyone (2) in the audience (3) was crying (4).
We could only (1) get tickets in the front row (2) so (3) we were too closely (4) to the screen.
Have you heard (1) the latest (2) album of this (3) heavy metals group (4)?
You can’t hardly (1) trust what (2) you read (3) in film reviews (4) in the press.
The critics (1) often have (2) so strange (3) taste (4) in films and plays.
Last year Helen was staying with her brother while her house (to repair).
By the time she qualifies, she (to study) law for 5 years.
Somebody is walking behind us. I think that we (to follow).
Ann (to laugh) at when she said it.
I wonder when they (to come) back.
Although they will never make a fortune? For the last 10 years they (to make) a reasonable living from the hotel.
He (to look) at when he spoke.
Papers usually (to deliver) at 8 in the morning, they (to look) through at the moment, and you (to get) them soon.
I (to wait) here while the article (type).
My train (to leave) at 1520
I would go in for sport. If I (to be) you.
I (to wish) I (to be) rich. I could buy a car.
If it (not to be) for Damien’s help, I never (to be) where I am.
“John (not to be working) in the Personnel Department unless he (not to prove) inadequate in other fields,” Laura said.
(May, Can, should) you imagine what you will do with the money if you (to win) a lottery? – I (not to know) but if it (happen), I will be one of (happy) (man, people) in the world.
.................. people go to the cinema these days, they prefer to see films at home. (a) fewer; b) little; c) less; d) the least).
John (not to be), there for 5 minutes when he (to tell) all (late, the latest, the latter) news.
Do you prefer fresh or tinned (fruit/fruits)?
Nancy works in (a, the,-) hospital.
Don’t rush (with, at, out) conclusions.
I’m not sure if uncle James (to be) somewhere in the (home, house), but if he (to be) in, explain everything to him.
For how long (to do/to make) the children the translation of the text when Father arrived?
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