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My English: Exercises - Proficiency 08

01 A: I′m on the line with your brother. Would you like to say hello? B: ____________________ .

I do, but I′m running late.
I would, but I′m running late.
Anything you would like me to tell him?
Really? I have an appointment.
Will do.
 
02 ____________________ occurs when water from a river enters houses and roads.

An epidemic
A hurricane
A landslide
A drought
A flood
 
03 She __________________ me that the hurricane _____________________the destruction of most houses in the village.

said/had caused
told/was caused
told/had caused
said/caused
told/caused
 
04 An interruption in the flow of electricity over a large area is ____________________ .

a first aid kit
an evacuation
a shelter
a power outage
a flashlight
 
05 Which expression means " I don′t like it"?

I can′t get into it.
I can′t get enough of it.
I′m really into it.
I can′t put it down.
It′s a real page-turner.
 
06 A: Would you like to borrow a copy of this magazine? B: ____________________ .

Not at all.
I don′t think so.
I would highly recommend it.
I′m all thumbs.
Yes, I do.
 
07 A very exciting novel about a dangerous situation is ____________________ .

a biography
a thriller
science fiction
nonfiction
a romance novel
 
08 My sister never reads anything from start to finish. She just ____________________ things.

curls up with
reads aloud
skims through
listens to
collects
 
09 If I ____________________ a cell phone, I ____________________ for directions to get to your place last Friday.

had/would call
had had/would call
didn′t have/could have called
had had/could have called
had/called
 
10 If the manager were here, he would give us a discount.

The manager isn′t here, so we won′t have a discount.
The manager is here, so he will give us a discount.
The manager is here, so he won′t give us a discount.
The manager isn′t here, so he will give us a discount.
The manager is here, so we can have a discount.
 
11 A manufactured product that uses new technology is ____________________ .

wacky
creative
high-end
first-rate
cutting-edge
 
12 A: I need a new digital camera. Do you think I should get the 6.0 Sony? It′s on sale at Fnac. B: ____________________ .

It′s top-of-the-line.
That depends on how much they′re selling it for.
If I were you, I would sell it.
It′s innovative
That′s a great price.
 
13 There′s no __________ they′ve made __________ in fighting __________ .

proof/progress/the injustice
prove/progress/the justice
proof/progress/injustice
proof/progress/justice
prove/some progress/injustice
 
14 A: Are you in favor of capital punishment? B: ____________________ .

Yes, | do. If you kill somebody, you deserve to be killed.
Yes, I am. If you kill somebody, you shouldn′t be killed.
As a matter of fact, I do.
Yes, I am. If you kill somebody, you deserve to be killed.
I guess I have to disagree with you.
 
15 Which verb CAN′T be used in the following sentence: "SHE ____________________ ME TO STOP SMOKING".

hoped
advised
encouraged
told
persuaded
 
16 Lack of money to survive is ____________________ .

racism
hunger
poverty
starvation
discrimination
 
17 A: Do you think the water is too cold to go swimming? B: ____________________ .

It can be pretty slippery.
Thanks for the warning.
It can be extremely steep.
That way. It′s not very far.
Not at all. But you should be careful.
 
18 Ubatuba is _______ the northern coast ______ São Paulo.

in/of
on/of
on/in
in/in
at/of
 
19 A ____________________ is an area of land between two lines of hills or mountains.

forest
desert
valley
jungle
island
 
20 ____________________ on how to get to that beach _________ hard to get.

Advice/are
Advise/is
Information/are
Information/is
Advise/are
 



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