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1. A headteacher who is regarded as ‘politically correct’:

avoids offending any minority group through anything he says or does
regularly puts new policies into practice
supports local politics regardless of his own ideas
follows ministerial guidelines
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2. The mechanism which prevents women from rising to positions of power and responsibility is called the:

glass ceiling
blocked escalator
crystal sealing
crystal causeway
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3. “Gianni! You’ve been watching TV all day. Go and tidy your room. Don’t be such a ___________ !”

baked potato
idle child
lounge lizard
couch potato
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4. Which of these phrases does PC not stand for?

Police Constable
People Carrier
Personal Computer
Politically Correct
Non so rispondere

5. To ‘get the sack’ means:

to do the shopping
to win a prize
to lose your job
to put things in order
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6. If you are a ‘stick in the mud’, you are:

someone who enjoys fishing
a careful student
somebody who is reluctant to change his habits
an enthusiastic gardener
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7. 'Junk food' is:

food which is low in nutritional value
food of Chinese origin
leftovers after a meal
food which is prepared quickly
Non so rispondere

8. If you think 'outside the box', you:

think laterally and creatively
are limited in ideas
are generally considered eccentric
do not follow generally accepted rules
Non so rispondere

9. Something which is well-designed, easy to use and functional is described as:

design utilitarian
use friendly
utility friendly
user-friendly
Non so rispondere

10. If I ask you to 'take my word for it', you should:

write it down
believe me
take a message
copy what I do
Non so rispondere

11. The sign "Feel free to come in" means

come in whenever you like.
please don't come in
please ask permission to come in.
they will call you when they are free.
Non so rispondere

12. A man to his wife: "Be careful not to leave your valuables on display". He is _______.

giving a warning
giving instructions
giving an explanation
giving advice
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13. A man to his girlfriend: "Why don't we go to the cinema?" The communicative function of the sentence is __________.

reminding
suggesting
explaining
requesting
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14. "I'm so sorry I couldn't come to your party". The communicative function of the sentence is ______ .

explaining
apologising
giving instructions
giving advice
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15. Decide which category the sign "No cycling on this path" belongs to ___________.

warning
information
prohibition
instruction
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16. "To prevent accidents please keep this door closed". Which kind of sign is it?

instruction
information
prohibition
warning
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17. Choose the right function for the following sentence: "It was really kind of you to invite me to the meeting".

suggesting
thanking
offering
reminding
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18. "Would you mind giving me that book over there?" This sentence is an example of _______.

invitation
information
request
suggestion
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19. "It’s a good opportunity, but I’ve decided not to accept your offer". The communicative function of the sentence is ________.

thanking
apologizing
suggesting
refusing
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20. "I have been trying to get an appointment for over a week. I don’t understand why it’s so difficult". In this sentence the speaker is _____.

suggesting
complaining
warning
apologizing
Non so rispondere

21. Why were you so unfriendly ____ Peter?

to
of
at
for
Non so rispondere

22. Nobody believed Tom at first but he _______ to be right.

worked out
turned out
went out
came out
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23. Keep __________ the edge. It could be dangerous.

away from
along with
too near
far by
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24. If I were you, I ______ demand an apology.

would
may
could
must
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25. It ________ all day and the road was slippery.

rains
is raining
had been raining
will rain
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26. This time tomorrow we ______ to London.

flying
will be flying
to fly
aren't flying
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27. Apples have become England's _____ popular fruit.

much
best
more
most
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28. Just _______ students were good, but none of them were excellent.

many
no
some
any
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29. She doesn't look like _____ her father or her mother.

either
or
neither
both
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30. Tell the students ________ about the exam.

not to worry
not worry
don't worry
not worrying
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31. I _____________ go to the beach but I like it now

didn't used to
didn't use to
didn't used
didn't use
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32. ________ it was raining they played football.

However
Although
As well as
On the contrary
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33. Jane went _____ speaking for hours.

off
up
in
on
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34. I ________ really grateful if you could answer my question.

would have been
would be
have been
am
Non so rispondere

35. The letter should __________ delivered yesterday.

be
had been
have been
been
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36. _______ all his efforts, he still hasn't managed to pass the exam.

However
As well as
Despite
In spite
Non so rispondere

37. She speaks neither German _____ French.

nor
both
either
neither
Non so rispondere

38. Which is correct?

He wishes he hasn't left home.
He wishes he didn't left home.
He wishes he haven't left home
He wishes he hadn't left home
Non so rispondere

39. Which is correct?

You ought have told the truth.
You ought to has told the truth.
You should have told the truth.
You should to have told the truth.
Non so rispondere

40. A student says: "I have already done the homework". Which is correct?

The student said he/she has already done the homework.
The student said he/she had already done the homework.
The student said he/she would already do the homework.
The student said he/she was already doing the homework.
Non so rispondere

41. IWB stands for ______.

Interactive Whiteboard
Interaction Wide Board
Interaction Whiteboard
Interactive Wide Board
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42. A child who "plays truant" is a child who

stays away from school without permission.
always tells the truth.
plays tricks at school.
plays against a rival at school.
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43. The ________ of a particular situation are the things you should and should not do in that situation.

pros and cons
advantages and disadvantages
dos and don'ts
fors and againsts
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44. In the sentence: "Everyone recognized her down-to-earth approach to life", "down-to-earth" means ______.

depressed
practical
hopeless
sad
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45. You can say "at first glance" when

you are tasting something for the first time.
you are describing your first impression of someone or something.
you are meeting someone for the first time.
you are looking at someone/something in an angry way.
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46. You say "in a nutshell"

when you are summarizing something in a concise way
when you are hiding something in a nut.
when you are putting a cap over something.
when you are looking for the kernel in a nut.
Non so rispondere

47. You can say that someone will have "an easy ride"

if you think that they will travel in a comfortable vehicle.
if you think that they will spend a happy time riding a horse.
if you think that they will win the horse race.
if you think that they will achieve something without difficulty.
Non so rispondere

48. "The company is "at the cutting edge" of aeronautics."

This expression implies that the company is going bankrupt.
This expression implies that the company is suffering from declining sales.
This expression implies that the company is cutting salaries.
This expression refers to the newest, most advanced stage in the development of something
Non so rispondere

49. She started a course at college, but she _______ after two months.

turned out
fell out
dropped out
went out
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50. Why are all the students in the garden? What's ________ ?

getting on
going on
getting off
going off
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