Grammar 1
Science
Grammar 2
Business
Surprise!
100

Choose the correct alternative.

He got a good job, although / despite / in spite not having the right degree.

Despite


100

Complete the missing words.

The new drug has some very unpleasant s_____ effects.

side

100

Complete the sentences with a, an, the or (no article).

James had _____ accident while he was skiing in Austria and now he's in _____ hospital.

an; -

100

Complete the missing words.

Will the company make a l_____ this year?

loss

100

Complete the sentences with an appropriate word(s).

1 _____ Canadians speak English as their first language (77%), but some speak French.

2 Nocturnal animals are animals that sleep _____ day and hunt for food at night.

1 most

2 all

200

Choose the correct alternative.

Adrian is looking for some cheap accommodations / some cheap accommodation / a cheap accommodation in London.

Some cheap accommodation

200

Complete the missing words.

We need to c_____ out some more experiments.

carry

200

Choose the correct alternative.

What subject do you like best - physics or chemistry? - I don't like either of them / both of them. They're either / both boring!

either of them, both

200

Complete the missing words.

He borrowed $10,000 to s_____ _____ his own business.

set up

200

People believe the house was set on fire by an arsenist.

It is _________________________________

It is believed that the house was set on fire by an arsenist.

300

Choose the correct alternative.

1 Jane opened the door quietly to not wake / so that she not wake / so as not to wake her parents up.

2 I called my sister to remind her to buy / for buy / for buying the flowers.

1 so as not to wake

2 to buy

300

Complete the missing words.

Would you ever be a g_____ pig in a clinical trial.

guinea

300

Complete the sentences with a, an, the or (no article).

1 _____ population of _____ South Africa is approximately 47 million.

2 I went to _____ university the year after I finished school. First I worked as _____ au-pair in Italy for six months.

1 the; -

2 -; an

300

Complete the missing words.

1 Ikea is probably the market l_____ in cheap furniture.

2 The company are planning to l_____ their new product in the spring.

leader

launch

300

He ____ that he was involved in the accident.

a. refused

b. denied

c. threatened

b

400

Choose the correct option.

Daniel! Bertha! I want to see you out of your pyjama /pyjamas and in a jeans / some jeans and a T-shirt in two minutes - OK? Your breakfast is on the table. The news says / say there's been an accident and the police has / have closed the motorway. The traffic is / are sure to be bad, so hurry up!

pyjamas
some jeans
says
have
is

400

Tell the word that fits the definition.

the finding of something natural for the first time

discovery

400

Complete the sentences with an appropriate word(s).

1 Not _____ birds can fly.

2 _____ kiwis nor penguins can fly.

3 _____ country in South America, except Bolivia and Paraguay, has a coastline.

1 all

2 neither

3 every

400

Complete the missing words.

1 It's a large bank which has br_____ all over the country.

2 It's a large company with over 1,000 s_____.

3 When there's a property boom, house prices r_____.

1 branches

2 staff

3 rise

400

Free!!

500

Rewrite the sentences using the words in brackets so that both sentences mean the same.

1 A lot of companies have reduced staff numbers so that they can save money. (in order to)

2 Even though the flight was long, she felt great when she arrived in New York. (despite)

1 A lot of companies have reduced staff numbers in order to save money.

2 Despite the long flight / Despite the fact the flight was long she felt great when she arrived in New York.

500

Tell the word that fits the definition.

1 the study of how we inherit characteristics

2 putting blood from one living thing into another

1 genetics

2 transfusion

500

Complete the sentences with an appropriate word(s).

1 _____ cars nowadays are fitted with seatbelts at the front and the back.

2 _____ the students in my class, but about 80%, live very near the school.

3 There are _____ wild tigers in Africa. Some can still be found in parts of Asia.

4 In Ireland, _____ who is aged 18 or over can vote in an election.

1 all

2 most of

3 no

4 anyone

500

Put the words to the definitions.

1 to sell something using advertising

2 to recommend and promote a product as a celebrity

3 to give people the wrong idea and make them believe something that’s not true

1 to market
2 to endorse
3 to mislead

500

Report the following sentences using a correct reporting verb:

1. ´You must go to see the last Avengers movie, it is amazing! ´

2. ´I am very sorry I crashed the car. ´

3. ´You should go and see a doctor about your headaches. ´

4. ´I really wish I had brought a sweater. I am cold. ´

1. She recommended going to see the last Avengers movie (because it is amazing).

2. She apologized for crashing the car.

3. He advised me/ her/... to go and see a doctor about my / her/ ... headaches.

4. He regretted not bringing a sweater (because / as it was cold).

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