Test №3.


1. Tonight's performance has been cancelled ... the sudden illness of the principal singer.

owing to

due

because

considering.



2 ... the children ... awake.

None of ... was

Not any of ... were

No children ... was

None of ... were



3. Your girlfriend is ... than George's.

much more beautifuler

much beaulifuler

much more beautiful

more much beautiful



4. The only way to become really proficient is to practice a lot ....

of your own

on your own

by your own

on your self



5 ... my opinion the film is a bit weak at the end.

from

after

according

in



6. We had ... holiday in Crimea.

a two weeks'

two weeks

two-week

a two-week



7. Mrs Maudsley always ... out in a crowd because she wore such large hats.

found

looked

stood

showed



8. Much of London ... by fire in the seventeenth century.

destroyed

was destroyed

has been destroyed

had been destroyed



9. We have had our car ... just over a year.

since

from

ago

for



10. John prefers ....

travelling by air to travelling on train

travelling by air than travelling by train

to travel by air rather than travel by train

to travel by air to to travel by train



11. Even now there is ... we can do to control the weather.

little

few

less

the least



12. I don't want to depend ... my parents for another three years.

from

of

to

on



13. Until ... , the seeds of this coffee plant are poisonous.

they have been cooked

cooked them

have been cooking

are cooking



14. Last year he ... English, this year he ... Spanish.

studied ... is studying

was studying ... study

studied ... studied

had been studying ... has been studying



15. Yesterday I bought a ... shirt.

white new cotton

cotton new white

white cotton new

new white cotton



16. They have ... the old castle and it is now a luxury hotel.

transformed

undone

remade

constructed



17. The ... were told to fasten their seat belts as the plane began its descent.

customers

riders

flyers

passengers



18. We need new curtains. Okay, let's buy ....

one with flowers on

ones

one

some



19. They say that things often get ... before they get better.

more bad

worse

as bad

so bad



20. We want to sit at the table near the window. I am sorry, but ... already.

it took

was taken

it is taking

it has been taken



21. You should learn idioms ... context.

in

on

out of

by



22. Tiger moths ... wings marked with stripes or spots.

have

with

their

whose



23. It will ... rain later so we should go and have our picnic now.

preferably

probably

likely

usually



24. The professor said that ....

the students can turn over their reports on Monday

the reports on Monday could be received from the students by him

the students could hand in their reports on Monday

the students will on Monday the reports turn in



25. He thought he ... be able to play in the finals.

isn't going to

couldn't

wasn't going to

will