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1 Butterflies ____ their worst year for more than a quarter of a century in Britain because of the wet summer in 2007.

suffered

had been suffering

have suffered

I had suffered.


2. JK Rowling is regarded as a thoroughly decent woman whose novels ____ pleasure to millions of readers.

had provided

have provided

has provided

provided


3. The traditional English countryside will be changed forever unless the Government ____ swiftly on climate change.

would act

will act

acts

act


4. ___ you envious of other people´s success?

Have

Do

Can

Are


5. ___ a barber to tell you if you need a haircut.

Do not ask

Ask not

Not asking

Not ask


6. Woman: "I´m Laura Miles from London office. How do you do? "Man:" ___. "

Pleased to meet you, Ms Miles.

Hi, Laura!

Hello, everybody!

What do you want?


7. Scottish castles ____ a tempting investment for the hard-nosed pragmatists lately.

"I have become

are becoming

had become

became

"

8. People enjoy watching plants _____ to the light of the rising sun.

opening

to be opening

to open


9. ´No change, no chance´, was the slogan ____ by John Redwood when he stood against John Major for the

Tory leadership in 1995. "

to use

using

used

to be used


10. If you are not paying an adviser a fee, ___ he gives you will be worthless.

the advice

advices

advice

the advices


11. The actress could not go into detail about what she ___

has learnt

learnt

had learnt

was learnt


12 "Humanity´s history _____ by constant movement, mass migration from continent to continent in search of a better

way of life. "

marks

has marked

marked

is marked


13 The Spanish Nobel prizewinning writer C. Jose Cela ___ lately of plagiarizing the work of a less known author.

was accused

has been accused

had been accused

is accused


14 You ____ to look very far to see that natural tendency of life is to grow.

do not have

I have not got

have not

do not


15 About 100 thousand people ____ at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

are working

would be working

will work

will be working


16 You ____ be a teacher or a computer expert to enjoy learning with children.

need not

need

do not need

will not need


17 What do you ____ offer that other do not?

have to

can

should

ought


18 The speech of Edinburgh reflects the city´s history as vividly as its architecture ____.

do

has

is

does


19 "Two years ago Britains were assured that global warming ____ them warmer, wetter winters but long, hot,

dry summer. "

has given

will give

gave

would give


20 The spokesman for the university said that they ___ of low student satisfaction levels.

21 The point is that true lovers have their Valentine every day ___ the gift of love every moment.

22 "In early January 2008, more than 6,000 journalists from around the world ____ at Detroit Car Center for the annual Detroit Auto Show."

23 Some years ago (probably 10 or 11) there was not a lot of money about but nobody complained of ___

24 Life has it ups and downs, nothing in life ______ forever.

25 It´s said to discover that the true meaning of St George´s Day seems ___ recently by so many people in Britain.

26 When you work doing what you like, life is a joy and you look forward ____ each and every day.

27 More and more people are for going holidays abroad in favor ____ British destinations, as the credit crisis worsens.

28 The point is that true lovers have their Valentine every day ___ the gift of love every moment.

29 There is not _____ of starting any day than with fried eggs and bacon.

Additional information

33 "The way a person speaks is important, because it immediately lets others ___ his level of education and

intelligence. "

assess

to have assessed

assessing

to assess


34 Avoid all risks ____ you are quite sure of where you stand.

until

because

after

since


35 Wall Street, the symbol of the US financial power, is located in ___.

New York

Los Angeles

Chicago

Washington


36 All our _____ receive four weeks paid holiday per year.

employees

unemployed

employment

employers


37 Born in 1969, Mathew McConaughey __ in Texas, where his father owned a petrol station.

grew up

has been grown up

had grown up

has grown up


38 What do you _____ offer that other do not?

should

have to

can

ought


39 The police ____ to crack down people driving on drugs.

will trying

are trying

is trying

was trying


40 The first rule of nature is that one can not get something for ___.

anything

nothing

something

anybody


41 Mr. Hill: "Good morning. I have an appointment with Mr. James. "Receptionist:" ____ "

Good morning. What can I do for you?

Mr. ones is in the conference right now. He´ll be free soon.

Please, take a sit for a moment. I´ll tell Mr. James you are here.

Good morning. I´m happy to see you. How are you?


42. ____ is a particular system of art, thoughts, customs of a society.

Communication

Tradition

Culture

Law


43 The music business is ___ by a particular style and sound than ever.

less

the least defined

less defined

least defined


44 If you increase your order we will be able to give you a 2% ____.

mortgage

delay

rise

discount


45 People ____ never judge a book by its cover.

should

may

should not

can


46 The Spanish Nobel prizewinning writer C. Jose Cela ___ lately of plagiarizing the work of a less known author.

is accused

was accused

had been accused

has been accused


47 ___ if you´ve been to Cyprus before, there is always a new world to discover.

Still

Even

Just

Yet


48 The speech of Edinburgh reflects the city´s history as vividly as its architecture _____.

is

has

does

do


49 "Our conversational style and content _____ by immigrants, by imported films, as well as by TV shows and

by fashion. "

is influenced

are influenced

influence

has influenced


50 "If you want to turn a discussion in your favor, forget what ____ is telling you and try to find out what lies

behind the argument. "

someone

no one

anyone

something


51 Women spend three years of their life ____ to go out.

52 What women _____, sends a message about them and their expectations.

53 ____ a barber to tell you if you need a haircut.

54 A shorter, more ____ meeting that leaves time for work.

55 The _____ is on of the ways in which Oxford and Cambridge differ from all the other English universities.

56 The First European private detective agency ___ in 1853 by Francois Vidocque, a reformed French criminal.

57 "In April 1978, a crowd of people who ____ from all over the country gathered in Victoria Park in London´s East End to attend ´Rock against Racism´ concert."

58 There is an opinion that the easiest way to make money is to spend ___ of it.

59 When a couple with kids decide to divorce, the future welfare of children ___ be their priority.

60 Do not blame the previous government ____ present troubles.

61 "There is a saying that no one can serve two masters, for ____ he will hate the one and love the other, or he´ll be devoted to one and despise the other."

62 Perhaps the ___ thing one can say about Michael Jackson is that he no longer surprises us.

63

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