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1. An inspector wants you to justify why you chose a certain type of computer. You say, in a spirit of collaboration:

I'm a computer expert and I've always made good choices.
Assistance is very important and this brand is serviced by a local firm.
The choice of this brand was approved during a "Consiglio d'Istituto".
Why do you ask? Are you suggesting there's something wrong?
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2. A father asks you whether his son can skip the last hour of lessons on Thursdays. Which answer provides the correct response politely?

Maybe, but there must be an acceptable justification.
Please don't make me waste my time on such unacceptable requests.
Forget it, it's out of the question. A rule is a rule.
I'm afraid it can't be done. It would mean doing less Maths every week.
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3. A teacher asks you, her principal, to approve a project for the European LABEL she would like to launch. Which answer provides the correct response politely?

I can only put it on the Agenda for the next staff meeting.
We don't need any labels: our school is good by definition.
I can't understand why you teachers sometimes want to do more than is strictly necessary.
The Ministry encourages those things but I don't.
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4. Some parents are complaining because the school will be closed the next day due to a strike. Which answer provides the correct explanation politely?

Why are you telling me? Complain to the Trade Unions.
Well, this is a state school. If you don't like it, send your children to a private school.
Those of you who are workers know that striking is a constitutional right.
A school is not a parking lot. Use grandparents for that.
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5. From a letter to a provider: "The desks and chairs should be delivered by August 28th at the latest". The sentence is a/an ___

suggestion
hypothesis
binding request
excuse
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6. A notice says: "Due to works, blackouts can be expected between 9 a.m and 2 p.m. During that time, the use of ____ is forbidden."

electric lights
toilets
computers
lifts
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7. Dear student, you are about to reach the maximum number of no-school days allowed. This sentence is part of a/an ____

information
suggestion
request
warning
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8. Parent to child: "You'd better pay more attention in class and get a pass mark, or else…". This is a/an ____

threat
suggestion
information
hypothesis
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9. "I couldn't care less about your bad marks!" How would you describe this answer of a student to his teacher?

submissive
arrogant
easy-going
uninterested
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10. "I regard my school as a community of educators." Which alternative describes this sentence best?

It is said during an informal chat with friends who are not educators
It frequently comes up during a family conversation
It is probably part of a formal talk to colleagues
It is a rebuke to a rebellious student
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11. Don't go into the chemistry lab: someone ___ some glass.

just got broke
already broke
has just broken
has already broken
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12. My group mates weren't at the workshop yesterday, ____ we couldn’t write our report.

so
but
thus
anyway
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13. Our school ____ extra courses of French, Spanish and German since 2002.

offered
has offered
is offering
offers
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14. Our school is good at sports. Our team plays _______ very well.

football
at football
at the football
the football
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15. Parents shouldn't ____ stay out late at night before schooldays.

allow their children
let their children to
let their children
allow that their children
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16. Principals ___ to be ashamed if they cannot communicate in English with foreign students and their parents.

are
ought
should
must
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17. The notice says ‘NO TRESPASSING’ so you _______ go beyond this point.

don't have to
needn't
mustn't
aren't allowed
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18. The students ____ the room when the roof collapsed and nobody was hurt.

were just left
had just left
were about to leave
had left just
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19. Where are you going? The staff meeting hasn't finished ___ .

yet
just
now
already
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20. The CLIL approach ____ all over Europe.

is going to adopt
is being adopted
will be adopting
is adopting
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21. Motivation makes ___ .

work the students harder
the students harder work
work harder the students
the students work harder
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22. The initiative was successful ___ the shortage of funds.

although
by virtue of
but however
in spite of
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23. Problems related to immigration are getting ___.

always complexer
moreover complex
more and more complex
evermore complex.
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24. here's a lift in the school building. Classes with people in wheelchairs _____ remain on the ground floor

needn't
mustn't
wouldn't
haven't to
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25. The school psychologist ____ the pupils talk about their fears.

allowed
had
expected
got
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26. Does _____ agree with the principal's suggestions?

everyone
all persons
any people
all of you
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27. The new principal does not want ____ our students about their families.

that we ask
our asking
us to ask
we ask
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28. The prohibition to violate privacy rules is effective ____ classes.

both during and after
either during neither after
from during to after
either during or after
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29. I wish my teachers ____ more cooperative last term.

would be
had been
were
would have been
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30. Two groups visited _____ .

with interest last week the Science Museum
last week's Science Museum with interest
last week the Science Museum with interest
the Science Museum with interest last week
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31. We cannot delay the adoption of textbooks. Please ____ and submit a proposal by the end of April.

beat about the bush
start from scratch
make up your minds
toss a coin
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32. You smoked in the staff room. ____, you broke a strict rule.

In other words
For a change
In spite of that
Frankly speaking
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33. Principals and teachers are not on opposite fronts. We are ____ .

pigs in a trough
all with a finger in the pie
all in the same boat
without differences
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34. One good mark in a series of bad performances is not significant: _____ :

one swallow doesn't make a summer
it's a needle in a haystack
one swallow doesn't make spring
it's a cat out of the bag
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35. A teacher's attitude should always be encouraging: never let a student ____ .

make a mountain out of a mole-hill
play fast and loose
paint the town red
lose heart
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36. When the principal is not in, there's an _____ message on her answering machine.

away-for-the-moment
in-pause
out-of-office
ask-the-secretary
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37. An educator never ______ anyone.

looks down on
gets on well with
puts up with
sets in for
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38. If it allows only one correct answer to each item, it is a/an ____.

closed quiz
objective test
normal score
multiple question
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39. ICT _____ Information and Communication Technology.

stands for
comes with
goes with
is up to
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40. Education _____ is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual.

as a meaning
every now and then
in the widest sense
all over
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41. A school ___ is used to transport students who cannot walk to school.

van
bus
limousine
carriage
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42. Robert Lado (1964) wrote that grammar-translation is an obsolete ___ in foreign language teaching

methodology
technique
approach
method
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43. Last March 17th was an ___ holiday. The 150th anniversary of any event only happens once!

unprecedented
irregular
unexpected
anomalous
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44. Ordering pupils from best to worst is an example of ____ .

collocation
positioning
placement
ranking
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45. Schooling is ____ by law in all developed countries.

compulsory
obliging
compelled
obliged
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46. Some children living in poor districts haven't seen the Coliseum: they have never ___to the centre of Rome.

been
passed
visited
gone in
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47. Statistics are very useful to interpret test ___ correctly.

points
tasks
votes
scores
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48. A school ___ is given to families at the end of each term.

statement
report
page
paper
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49. As it corresponds to both the running of an organization and the people in charge of it, ___ is an ambiguous term.

gesture
business
management
direction
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50. ____ is the term that most usually translates "(pubblic istruzione"

Education
Instruction
Training
Development
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