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Read the sentences below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best
fits each gap.
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I __live__ in a hall of residence at the moment, but I would prefer to share a flat
with some other students.
A live

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B ’m living

C lived

D was living

She __writes__ English quite well, but her listening and speaking skills aren’t very
good.
A write

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B is writing

C wrote

D writes

Some university ___B_ are finding that a Bachelor’s degree is no longer enough
to get the kind of job that they want, and they need to do a Master’s.
A people

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B graduates

C learners

D bachelors

My friend is studying in the USA at the moment. She says the course and the
people are great, but she ___C_ the weather or the food.
A not like

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B isn’t liking

C doesn’t like

D don’t like

The university ____B a variety of online study courses at the moment and hopes
to launch them next year.
A is developing

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B which

D developed

C whose

D who

We invited eleven other students, but we don’t know __A__ coming yet.
A who

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C develop

That’s the student ____C sister I share a house with.
A who’s

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B develops

B whose

C which

D who’s

In a study of the __ B__ of rats under stress, 80 percent responded positively to
being played classical music.
A behaving

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B behaviour

C behave

D behaves

It can be particularly difficult to get your first job since employers are often
looking for people with at least some ____ .C
A qualifications

B skills

C experience

D expectation

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Children need a secure home _D___ in order to develop their potential.
A living

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B surrounding

C environment

D inside

This afternoon, I __C__ an appointment with my tutor to talk about my exam
results.
A ’m making

B make

C made

D ’m going to make

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Economists predict that the current crisis __D__ to lift in the second half of next
year.
A will start

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B is starting C starts

Some engineers __B__ to update the system at three thirty this afternoon.
A will come

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D started 

B are coming

C come

D came

The city has suffered a number of natural __A__ in recent years, including
tsunamis and a hurricane, which destroyed many of the historic buildings in the
old town.
A disasters

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B problems

C events

D happenings

An increase in carbon emissions, particularly from cars and aircraft, is one of the
causes of
global __C__ .
A heat

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B warmth

C warming

D warm

Three years ago, scientists __D__ a new form of the virus which was resistant to
antibiotics.
A discovered

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B discover

C were discovering D have discovered

He __B__ the effects of the drug on the function of the liver when he noticed that
it also appeared to improve memory.
A researched

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B used to be able C could

D able

We would be much healthier if we __D__ more exercise.
A take

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D was researching

When I was a student, I ____ to stay up all night studying, but I can’t do that now.
A can

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B has researched C is researching

B takes

C took

D were taking

The _D___ on foot across the Himalayas from Tibet into India was long and
exhausting.
A travel

B voyage

C walking

D journey

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We don’t have ___C_ information about this ancient civilisation.
A a lot

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C much

D some

So far, there is very _D___ evidence to support this theory.
A few

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B many

B small

C a bit

D little

The terrible storm which hit the country last night was the ___B_ since records
began.
A bad

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B worst

C worse

D baddest

The __C__ showed their appreciation of the performance by clapping and
cheering.
A people

B watchers

C audience

D lookers

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Television is still the most popular form of _B___ in most countries in the world,
but the popularity of social media sites is rising.
A fun

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C hobby

D entertainment

Arctic researchers sometimes go for months without speaking to another human
being: it _D___ be a lonely life.
A can

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B activity

B should

C must

D might

It’s a real possibility that if the population of the world continues to grow at the
rate it is doing now, we ___C_ be obliged to change to a vegetarian diet.
A might

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B can

C can’t

D should

It’s very difficult to find inexpensive student C____ in the city: student halls of
residence are the best solution for most people.
A place

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B living

C accommodation D roof

As oil and gas supplies start to run out, the government’s biggest challenge is to
find new sources of __D__ .
A petrol

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B coal

C heating

D energy

There are lots of exciting __B__ for computer programmers in educational
technology start-ups.
A chances

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C occasions

D times

The vegetables __D__ with low doses of radiation to kill bacteria.
A treat

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B opportunities

B treated

C treat

D are treated

A few years ago, margarine _B___ to be a low-fat and healthy alternative to
butter.
A considered

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B was considered C were considered D have considered

The three most commonly grown food ___C_ in the world are rice, maize and
wheat.
A vegetables

B production

C crops

D diet

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The _A___ of meat and meat products is rising in developing countries with a
strong economy.
A consumption

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B consumed

C consuming

D consume

As the population grows older, more and more people will be obliged to work
beyond __D__ age.
A retiring

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B retired

C retire

D retirement

He lives a long way from the university and __C__ get up at 6.00 every morning
to arrive at lectures on time.
A have to

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B can

B can’t

C couldn’t

D don’t have to

If you want to lose weight, you __B__ snack between meals.
A couldn’t

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D must to

You __B__ decide now if you want to come on the trip, you can tell me tomorrow.
A mustn’t

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C has to

B don’t have to

C mustn’t

D must

As yet there is no _B___ for cancer, but there are treatments available that can
be effective.
A pills

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B cure

D medicines

Anorexia is a form of mental _C___ which is most common in adolescent females.
A sick

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C drugs

B unwell

C illness

D ill

Fair trade projects can help _C___ farmers in poor countries to get a better price
for their produce.
A some

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B–

D any

One of __A__ benefits of regular exercise is that it helps improve your circulation.
A the

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C the

Ba

C those

D–

Businesses can only remain __D__ if they stay in touch with their customers’
needs.
A competition

B competing

C compete

D competitive

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We don’t yet have the technology to travel at the _C___ of light.
A fast

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B quick

C speed

D quickness

Despite working 10 or 12 hours a day, he finds it difficult to ___D_ enough money
to support his family.
A earn

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B produce

B never go

B worked

C is working

D works

The company said they ____ that the products were tested on animals.
A doesn’t know

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C have never been D am never going

He __D__ for the company ever since he graduated.
A has worked

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D save

I __C__ to America, but I hope to go there one day.
A never went

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C spend

B isn’t knowing

C haven’t know

D hadn’t known

We are going to need to spend a lot on ____C next year because we’re putting a
lot of new products on the market.
A selling

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B showing

C advertising

D informing

McDonald’s is probably one of the best-known restaurant _D___ in the world.
A makes

B lines

C labels

D brands
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TOTAL/50

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