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#1. We all thought Bob had been fired but it was a false alarm; he had actually been promoted. (…)

1) out of the blue; 2) the truth; 3) incomplete message; 4) unnecessary warning; 5) on the spot.

#2. Keep your feet dry so you don’t catch a cold. (…)

1) breathe hard; 2) become, ill; 3) lack feeling; 4) be less friendly; 5) feel low.

#3. For Edward marriage for political reasons was out of the question. (…)

1) out of reach; 2) sensible; 3) close at hand; 4) impossible; 5) satisfactory.

#4. Jack made his fortune selling and buying property. (…)

1) found treasure; 2) gained fame; 3) earned a lot of money and possessions; 4) was lucky; 5) was fortunate.

#5. The Greens are deeply in debt because they live beyond their means. (…)

1) are well to do; 2) are well off; 3) roll in riches; 4) spend more money than they earn; 5) waste time and money.

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#1. The young people were so cheerful and happy that they suddenly began to sing. (…)

1) were fond of; 2) took to singing; 3) got used to singing; 4) made up a song; 5) burst into a song.

#2. The causes of emotional illnesses are often so complex that they confuse inexperienced doctors. (…)

1) sad; 2) clear; 3) complicated; 4) depressing; 5) ominous.

#3. Martin was all on edge and waited for the man to explain everything. (…)

1) was happy; 2) felt sad; 3) was nervous; 4) looked sad; 5) wasn’t able to see.

#4. Mind, there’s a bus coming!. (…)

l)Have it in your mind; 2) Look out; 3) Have a look; 4)I say; 5) Look here.

#5. The boy spoke so rapidly and in such a confused way that I could make neither head nor tail of his story. (…)

1) understood him; 2) stopped him; 3) couldn’t hear him well; 4) couldn’t make or do anything; 5) wasn’t able to understand him.

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#1. Peter spent the next two weeks moving from place to place, terrified that someone might recognise him(…)

1) astonished; 2) frightened; 3) surprised; 4) troubled; 5) appreciated.

#2. Most young people want to find out more about customs and traditions of different countries. (…)

1) look up; 2) deal with; 3) make out; 4) get to know; 5) set off.

#3. In the capital city he was taken for a foreighner. (…)

2) assumed; 2) liked by; 3) mistaken for; 4) taken after; 5) took place.

#4. As soon as the tiger came in sight, the hunter raised his rifle and fired. (…)

1) disappeared; 2) jumped; 3) turned out; 4) appeared; 5) proved.

#5. You’ve committed a crime. You’ve taken the money that ought to have fed poor and hungry children. Now you have to be punished. It serves you right!. (…)

l)You deserve the punishment; 2) You were treated unkindly; 3) You put it right; 4) You’ve got more than you deserve; 5) You don’t deserve it.

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#1. You’ll get into trouble if you don’t look out. (…)

1) are not attentive; 2) are not scared; 3) are not careful; 4) are not praised; 5) are not interested.

#2. Most governments seem to just put off dealing with environmental problems. (…)

1) make up for; 2) take over; 3) do without; 4) postpone; 5) take after.

#3. Harry didn’t answer at once. He was not much of a talker. (…)

1) fond of talking; 2) keen on talking; 3) not a very good speaker;

4) talking all the time; 5) talkative.

#4. My sister is very capable; she knows two languages, plays the piano and she is good at painting at that. (…)

1) moreover; 2) beside; 3) however; 4) in addition; 5) on the whole.

#5. Before Andrew left the house he wrote a short note to Christine, taking pains to be tactful, wise and careful. (…)

1) feeling pain; 2) being ill; 3) trying hard; 4) wasting time; 5) being in a hurry. .

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#1. When Nelly lost her watch, her father said: «Never mind. I’ll buy you another one.». (…)

1) Stop talking; 2) Take it easy; 3) How dare you; 4) What troubles you; 5) Mind your own business

#2. Jack joined the newspaper as a budding journalist whose name was not yet known to the public. (…)

1) criticised; 2) subscribed; 3) published; 4) began to work for; 5) picked up.

#3. My friend says it is next to impossible to live in a flat like that. (…)

1) closely possible; 2) nearly possible; 3) almost impossible;

4) near to impossible; 5) close to possible.

#4. This important meeting was held in the Town Hall. (…)

l)took part; 2) had’place; 3)took place; 4) took permission; 5) was placed.

#5. Mr. Priestley loves his youngest daughter dearly, she’s the apple of his eye. (…)

1) she’s talkative; 2) she’s attractive; 3) she’s good-looking; 4) she’s very precious to him; 5) she is fond of apples

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#1.I took advantage of the situation and told her the truth. (…)

1) treated the situation as bad; 2) made myself at home; 3) used the situation intentionally; 4) paid much attention to the situation; 5) showed satisfaction.

#2. «We’ve missed the train!» — «Never mind, there’ll be another in ten minutes.». (…)

1) Don’t exaggerate; 2) Don’t regret; 3) Don’t be angry; 4) Don’t worry; 5) Cheer up.

#3.I felt ill at ease. He certainly was laughing at me up his sleeve. (…)

1) suddenly; 2) abruptly; 3) eagerly; 4) secretly; 5) willingly.

#4. Oliver looked at him with the blue eyes that seemed to see through people.

1) understand the real nature of; 2) see well; 3) accompany; 4) see off; 5) look at.

#5. As Martin had to earn his living, he could work at his short stories only by Fits and starts, sitting up late. (…)

1) regularly, hurriedly; 2) constantly, at night; 3) irregularly, at night; 4) from time to time, lately; 5) on and off, of late.

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#1. Не abruptly asked me how much I earned and I told him to mind his own business. (…)

1) to poke his nose; 2) not to interfere into my affairs; 3) to make much noise; 4) to fuss a lot; 5) to make objections to my affairs.

#2. Many people are deeply interested in watching wildlife. (…)

1) plants out of town; 2) animals running wild; 3) domestic animals; 4) wilderness; 5) plants, birds and animals.

#3. John is a real night owl. He rarely goes to bed before dawn. (…)

1) a person who looks tired; 2) a person who stays up late; 3) a person who likes owls; 4) a person who likes to watch TV; 5) a person who goes to bed early.

#4. Oh, stop it, darling. There’s nothing to cry about, just pull yourself together. (…)

1) go on crying; 2) take it easy; 3) get control of yourself; 4) put it right; 5) do it yourself.

#5. For months Thomas had sought some chance in vain until suddenly, out of the blue, an opportunity presented itself. (…)

1) out of sorts; 2) out of reach; 3) from afar; 4) all of a sudden, unexpectedly; 5) shortly.

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#1. At the end Nick took the floor and spoke briefly but to the point. (…)

1) on the spot; 2) in great detail; 3) in a hurry; 4) to the purpose; 5) without any aim.

#2. My brother-in- law offered to fix the television set. (…)

1) refused; 2) attempted; 3) charged; 4) volunteered; 5) objected.

#3. Dave always falls for a pretty face, he can’t resist it. (…)

1) has a fall down on seeing; 2) falls down at; 3) draws to; 4) is attracted to; 5) sees clearly.

#4. She wished her brother wouldn’t keep breaking in while she was speaking. (…)

1) singing; 2) interrupting; 3) meeting; 4) laughing; 5) smoking.

#5. Now listen, Robert. You’re making a great fuss about nothing. It’s not worth it. (…)

1) being noisy; 2) getting too talkative; 3) making much noise; 4) complaining about unimportant things; 5) making haste.

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#1. Nelly is medium height, with long fair hair, and she always looks very elggant and intelligent. (…)

1) smartly dressed; 2) cheerful; 3) bright; 4) smart and quick; 5) smartly dressed and bright.

#2. You can’t tell what someone is like just from his or her appearance. (…)

1) character; 2) personality; 3) looks; 4) image; 5) coming up.

#3. We came to a dead end in our discussion. No one could agree. (…)

1) an interval; 2) a stop ; 3) a situation leading to death; 4) a situation leading nowhere; 5) fighting.

#4. If you want everyone to understand your ideas you must put them down in black and white. (…)

1) in short; 2) on behalf on; 3) in brief; 4) in block; 5) in clear writing.

#5. In the long run, it does not matter whether we stay here or move to Brighton. They are both seaside places. (…)

1) in the end; 2) after all; 3) at the end; 4) at the beginning; 5) in fact.

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#1. After long hesitation Victor was on the point of entering the house when he heard someone calling his name. (…)

1) didn’t want to enter; 2) was about to enter; 3) was eager to enter; 4) was against entering; 5) was tired of entering.

#2. If you want a good and cheap air ticket you must book it well in advance (…)

1) reserve; 2) make a flight reservation; 3) recover soon; 4) sustain; 5) make a reservation.

#3. As far as I know Harry left but an hour ago. (…)

1) even; 2) even though; 3) moreover; 4) almost; 5) only.

#4. Even though they knew each other by sight they never exchanged a word. (…)

l)by chance; 2) through friends; 3) personally; 4) visually only; 5) on good terms.

#5.The girl was smiling and humming softly a tune, it was evident she was in high spirits (…)

1) in actual fact; 2) out of usual sorts; 3) cheerful, in a good mood; 4) moody; 5) out of her element.

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