PART IV GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY
51. __dull he may be, he is certainly a very successful top executive.
A Although B whatever C As D However
52. If only I __play the guitar as well as you!
A would B could C should D might
53. The party, __I was the guest of honour, was extremely enjoyable.
A by which B for which C to which D at which
54 It's high time we __ cutting down the rainforests.
A stopped B had to stop C shall stop D stop
55 The student said there were a few points in the essay he __ impossible to comprehend.
A has found B was finding C had found D would find
56 Loudspeakers were fixed in the hall so that everyone__ an opportunity to hear the speech.
A ought to have B must have C may have D should have
57 I am surprised__ this city is a dull place to live in.
A that you should think B by what you are thinking C that you would think D with what you were thinking
58 Susan is very hardworking, but her pay is not__ for her work.
A enough good B good enough C as good enough D good as enough
59 It is imperative that the government __ more investment into the shipbuilding industry.
A attracts B shall attract C attract D has to
60 Land belongs to the city; there is __ thing as private ownership of land.
A no such a B not such C not such a D no such
61 My daughter has walked eight miles today. We never guessed that she could walk__far.
A / B such C that D as
62 The statistics __ that living standards in the area have improved drastically in recent times.
A proves B is proving C are proving D prove
63 There are only ten apples left in the baskets, __ the spoilt ones.
A not counting B not to count C don't count D having not counted
64 It was __ we had hoped
A more a success than B a success more than C as much of a success as D a success as much as
65 There used to be a petrol station near the park, __?
A didn't it B doesn't there C usedn't it? D didn't there
66 It is an offence to show __ against people of different races.
A distinction B difference C separation D discrimination
67 A great amount of work has gone into __ the Cathedral to its previous splendour.
A refreshing B restoring C renovating D renewing
68 The thieves fled with the local police close on their __.
A backs B necks C toes D heels
69 The economic recession has meant that job__ is a rare thing.
A security B safety C protection D secureness
70 Many people nowadays save money to __ for their old age.
A cater B supply C provide D equip
71 The tone of the article __ the writer's mood at the time.
A reproduced B reflected C imagined D imitated
72 This is not the right __ to ask for my help; I am far too busy even to listen
73 The job of a student accommodation officer__ a great many visits to landladies.
A concerns B offers C asks D involves
74 Our family doctor's clinic __at the junction of two busy roads.
A rests B stands C stays D seats
75 She was so fat that she could only just __ through the door.
A assemble B appear C squeeze D gather
76 After the heavy rain, a builder was called to repair the roof, which was __.
A leaking B trickling C prominent D noticeable
77 The reception was attended by __ members of the local community.
A excellent B conspicuous C prominent D noticeable
78 Share prices on the Stock Exchange plunged sharply in the morning but __slightly in the afternoon.
A regained B recovered C restored D revived
79 His brain has worked away on the idea of a universal cure.
A rich B quick C productive D fertile
80 The couple has donated a not__ amount of money to the foundation.
A inconsiderable B inconsiderate C inaccurate D incomparable