1. The students _________ not reach on time _________ of the transport strike.

(a) can, as (b) could, because

(c) may, account (d) will, despite

(e) should, for

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  1. They were _________ to vacate that house as _________ as possible.

(a) asked, soon (b) ordered, easy

(c) shown, early (d) told, later

(e) found, fast

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  1. The teacher _________ the concept by _________ practical examples.

(a) showed, telling (b) gave, speaking

(c) liked, citing (d) found, looking

(e) explained – quoting

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  1. The manager told us _________ Ramesh was very anxious _________ the meeting.

(a) about, in (b) that, before

(c) like, during (d) the, for

(e) said, after

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  1. She did not tell _________ that she _________ attended the party.

(a) someone, have (b) no one, has

(c) him, not (d) her, can

(e) anyone, had

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  1. Rajeev was upset because he _____________ forgotten his best friend’s birthday?

(a) have (b) shall

(c) will (d) might

(e) had

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  1. Raj was _____________ introvert and would prefer to sit in the library rather than go out with friends.

(a) the (b) a

(c) like (d) for

(e) an

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  1. Shanku was born_____ a silver spoon in his mouth and was very proud of his wealth.

(a) with (b) along

(c) on (d) within

(e) wishing

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  1. Laxmi lost an important file and rather than confessing her___ she blamed Sandra for losing it.

(a) respect (b) image

(c) attitude (d) default

(e) mistake

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  1. Jacob was a rich old man who lived_____ alone in a huge house because his children did not care about him.

(a) only (b) all

(c) more (d) too

(e) little

 

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  1. By the middle of the 19th Century, the urban population of England _________ the rural population.

(a) have exceed (b) exceeded

(c) was to exceeds (d) exceeds

(e) will exceed

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  1. The house that the actress lives in is beautiful, but the surroundings are ________ unpleasant.

(a) quite (b) more and more

(c) a little quite (d) very little

(e) quite few

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  1. My friend and I decided to watch a play, however ______ enjoyed it.

(a) hardly of us (b) some few of us

(c) we scarcely only (d) neither of us

(e) no one of us

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  1. It is difficult to speak a language fluently unless ______ regularly.

(a) it is in practice

(b) it is by practising

(c) it will be practised

(d) it is practised

(e) it had been practised.

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  1. By the time he was eighteen years old, Peter _______ to make a living and support his family.

(a) begins (b) began

(c) started beginning (d) would begin

(e) has just begun

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  1. He will dispense ______ your services.

(a) of (b) off

(c) on (d) with

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  1. I have given her ______ .

(a) a work (b) some works

(c) a piece of work (d) many works

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  1. He is a popular teacher. He seems to be ______ for that profession.

(a) cut down (b) cut off

(c) cut in (d) cut out

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  1. He was ______ pertaining his innocence.

(a) stridently (b) harshly

(c) confidently (d) quickly

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  1. If you were found guilty of exceeding the speed limit, you ______ to pay a fine.

(a) would have (b) would had

(c) will have (d) have

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