1/ Tragedy ..................... yesterday when a man was swept out to sea by a freak wave.
A. struck B. sparked C. hit D. came
2/ Let's have a drink to ........................... the ice before we start the meeting.
A. shatter B. split C. break D. fracture
3/ I wish you wouldn't ..... ……………..up a fuss about such a minor mistake!
A. take B. make C. kick D. beat
4/ Your fears about the future are often completely………………… .
A. baseless B. pointless C. groundless D. aimless
5/ Stick to your .......................... and don't let anyone change your mind.
A. bullets B. weapons C. guns D. pistols
6/ The .................. were stacked against them but they survived their ordeal.
A. fates B. hopes C. odds D. chances
7/ The lizard .................... in the warmth of the early morning sun.
A. enjoyed B. relished C. basked D. absorbed
8/ I eat sensibly and try to ............................. clear of junk food.
A. wind B. drive C. move D. steer
9/ He won't take responsibility for the disaster. He will try to pass the …………..
A. fault B. burden C. buck D. problem
10/ The new shopping centre looks awful! In my opinion, it's a blot ..................... the landscape.
A. in B. on C. at D. for
11/ Although we agree on the main issues, we still differ on some ..................... of detail.
A. lists B. items C. points D. articles
12/ Our plan failed, so it's back to the drawing .................... , I'm afraid!
A. room B. board C. table D. pin
13/ When I started to study archaeology, I knew .................. no Latin, but within a year I could read it rather well.
A. barely B. entirely C. scarcely D. virtually
14/ Before there were railways, ordinary people ………………… for pleasure.
A. were rarely travelling B. were used to travel rarely C. were going to travel rarely D. would rarely travel
15/ The police arrived just as the thieves ……………………… the bank.
A. going to leave B. would leave C. had been leaving D. were about to leave
16/ Journalists are supposed to maintain their …………….., but theatre critics often praise their friends.
A. clearance B. ignorance C. dissimilarity D. subjectivity
17/ The free ticket offer is subject to ………………..
A. availability B. destruction C. existence D. pretence
18/ His negative attitude …………….across in the interview.
A. went B. came C. played D. branched
19/ Ms Fisher ha a very ………………. position on the committee.
A. preferential B. residential C. influential D. beneficial
20. He is so ambitious that he’ll do anything to ……………. his carreer, even at the expense of others.
A. enlarge B. widen C. further D. expand