1. Even in classical times there were people with a
...... ethical approach to culture than one can find in
2. Local authorities have constantly given ......
importance to the improvement recreational facilities.
3. There were many losses on both sides, but more on the
enemy side than on .......
4. The government is determined to develop the
communications system ........ the costs involved will
be a serious burden on the budget.
A) so that
D) as if
E) even though
5. ......... well one may think of him, one must confess
that he's too old for the job.
6. Put the document in my briefcase; I'll read it
........ I'm waiting for the train.
C) so that
D) as soon as
7. Have you seen the display of the books written by the
visiting professor ........ is going to talk this
afternoon on the future of the United Nations?
8. The Minister said to his secretary: "You will check
that all the details are correct, ...... ?"
A) aren't they
B) will you
C) could you
D) won't you
E) are they
9. Naturally I will come to you for guidance whenever I
feel in need of ........
E) a few
10. We've had some pretty good directors over the years
but Dr. Heathcliff is ...... the most capable of them
A) by far
B) over all
C) just so
D) as much
E) too much
11. The commission showed their wholehearted approval of
the designs he submitted, and ......
A) me, too
B) so did I
C) so have I
D) too we do
E) we also have
12. The other mountaineers were all for giving up the
attempt, but it was ....... impossible to convince him
of the need to do so.
13. Could this possibly be the company's new buyer .....
reputation, if we are to believe the newspapers, is not
quite what it should be?
14. ........ takes on the duty of investigating these
particular allegations is going to run into a lot of
15. His scheme, with all its shortcomings, will
certainly be pushed through ... we can produce one by
Tuesday, which is obviously much more feasible.
B) so that
E) in case
16. ...... he gives the appearance of sincerity and
reliability, just remember that you can't trust him an
C) As far as
17. On that occasion, he really was ........chance; it
was as if everything had combined .... him.
A) up to/through
B) away from/behind
C) out of / against
E) on to/over
18. Few sociologists will acknowledge that a city is
distinct ..... a village merely ...... the number of its
19. Of course no one knows what the outcome of the
election ..... , but at the moment Malcolm ...... as the
most probable candidate.
A) would have been / is being regarded
B) is/has been regarded
C) was/would be regarded
D) will be/is regarded
E) has been/has been regarded
20. When that occurred, their hopes ..... because the
army ...... its most trusted leaders.
A) wane/would lose
B) are waning/loses
C) waned/had lost
D) were warning/has lost
E) have waned/lost
21. They....... the disadvantages of the take over when
I saw them an hour or so later.
A) will discuss
B) have discussed
C) are discussing
D) were discussing
E) would discuss
22. The doctors think that if the disorder .... a few
months earlier, it ........ treated successfully.
A) had been diagnosed / could have been
B) were diagnosed/would be
C) has been diagnosed/will be
D) is being diagnosed/is being
E) were to be diagnosed/has been
23. We still ... that any changes in the regulation
along these lines ..... to our advantages.
A) had believed/will have been
B) believed/had been
C) would believe/would be
D) have believed/would be
E) believe/will be
24. I'm not very fit, so I've decided to take _____ an
active hobby such as tennis or jogging .
25. ______ to him last week.
A) I spoke
B) I've already spoken
C) I am speaking
D) I speak
E) I am going to speak