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Quick Placement Test 2

In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best fits each space in the texts.

For questions 41-50, mark one letter A,B,C or D on your Answer Sheet.

The tallest buildings – SKYSCRAPERS

Nowadays, skyscrapes can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many (41) …………………………… high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (42) ………………………… skyscraper of them all, the Empire State Building. The (43) ………………………………… beneath the streets of New York is rock, (44) ………………………. enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (45) ………………………….. of tall buildings.

(41)
stages steps storeys levels
(42)
first – rate top-class well-built best-known
(43)
dirt field ground soil
(44)
hard stiff forceful powerful
(45)
weight height size scale

Scrabble

Scrabble is the world’s most popular word game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in the USA, when Alfred Butts, an architect, found himself out of (46) ……………………… .
He decided that there was a (47) ……………………… for a board game based on words, and (48) …………………. to design one. Eventually he made a (49) ………………… from it, in spite of the fact that his original (50) …………………… was only three cents a game.

(46)
earning work income job
(47)
market purchase commerce sale
(48)
took up set out made for got round
(49)
wealth fund cash fortune
(50)
receipt benefit profit allowance

(51)
Roger’s manager ……………………. to make him stay late if he hadn’t finished the work.
insisted warned threatened announced
(52)
By the time he has finished his week’s work, John has hardly …………………… energy left for the weekend.
any much no same
(53)
As the game …………………. to a close, disappointed spectators started to leave.
led neared approached drew
(54)
I don’t remember …………………… the front door when I left home this morning.
to lock locking locked to have locked
(55)
I ………………….. to other people borrowing my books: they always forget to return them.
disagree avoid dislike object
(56)
Andrew’s attempts to get into the swimming team have not ………………….. with much success.
associated concluded joined met
(57)
Although Harry had obviously read the newspaper article carefully, he didn’t seem to have …………………. the main point.
grasped clutched clasped gripped
(58)
A lot of the views put forward in the documentary were open to ………………….. .
enquiry query question wonder
(59)
The new college ………………… for the needs of students with a variety of learning backgrounds.
deals supplies furnishes caters
(60)
I find the times of English meals very strange – I’m not used ……………………… dinner at 6 p.m.
to have to having having have

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