Choose the correct letter ab or c.


1   The accomplishments of modern medicine would be impossible … highly specialized instruments and techniques.

a) among

b) but without

c) without


2   Several weeks went … before I had news.

a) past

b) pass

c) by


3   He doesn’t enjoy his job. He’s … because he does the same thing every day.

a) boring

b) bored

c) bore


4   Everyone sent flowers … her uncle.

a) in addition

b) except

c) beside


5   I’ll be at home … Friday.

a) on

b) at

c) in


6   If you don’t mind, I should like to … a suggestion.

a) say

b) make

c) show


7   … is getting married.

a) A friend of me

b) One my friends

c) A friend of mine


8   … with the size of other peaks, the highest peak of this mountain does not seem high at all.

a) When compared

b) If you compare


c) Compare with

9   It was impossible to sleep … very tired.

a) although I was

b) in spite of be

c) despite of being


10   I dislike stories … have dramatic endings.

a) who

b) which

c) whose


11   …, he was a young student.

a) When the Revolution began

b) The beginning of the Revolution

c) The Revolution began


12   I didn’t expect to see you. Your brother said you … ill.

a) are

b) was

c) were


13   Here stands Lake Titicaca, … in the world.

a) the high largest lake

b) the highest large lake

c) high largest lake


14   The planes would have landed … the fog.

a) except

b) except for

c) but for


15   You can’t stop me … what I want.

a) doing

b) to do

c) that I do


16   How …?

a) did the accident happen

b) did happen the accident

c) happened the accident


17   The reason … Steve phoned Silvia was to invite her to the cinema.

a) what

b) why

c) which


18   You! Call an ambulance. There’s been … .

a) accident

b) an accident

c) any accident


19   We … by a noise during the night.

a) woke up

b) were woken up

c) were waking up


20   … in the world export diamonds.

a) Only few nations

b) Only a little nations

c) Only a few nations


21   I wouldn’t sleep if I … to bed now.

a) go

b) went

c) had gone


22   … this week? No, she’s on leave.

a) Does she work

b) Is she working

c) Did she work


23   They have been studying in the library every night … the last months.

a) since

b) until

c) for


24   He is away on holiday. He … to Italy.

a) has been

b) has gone

c) went


25   It is advisable … .

a) that a drastic measure be adopted

b) a drastic measure to be adopted

c) that to adopt a drastic measure


26   Of the two new colleagues, one is experienced and … .

a) other lacks experience

b) another is inexperienced

c) the other is not


27   Your friend, … name I can’t remember, made a lot of money.

a) which

b) whose

c) what


28   … tomorrow, so we can watch TV until midnight.

a) I’m not working

b) I don’t work

c) I won’t work


29   That night, the fire spread but everybody … .

a) may escape

b) were able to escape

c) managed to escape


30   …, I’d have told you.

a) Had you asked me

b) If you asked me

c) Unless you asked me

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