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21 The first payment … in the repayment of a large debt such as a mortgage is known as down payment.

Made

installed

affected

done

 

22 The knowledge of the people working for a company, which can produce wealth, is known as …

working capital

Intellectual capital

core capital

customer capital

 

23 He accused the government … practicing crony capitalism, enriching a few personal friends of the prime minister at the expense of the population as a whole.

of

for

with

off

 

24 The business is suffering … cash flow problems.

obscure

obstinate

crony

Severe

 

25 Many companies producing brands use them as cash cows . giving those up could have a terrible … profitability.

impact at

influence

influence at

Impact on

 

26 Consumerism is the new religion, and … are important temples.

enterprises

consumers

Department stores

entrepreneurs

 

27 When you … a new market you must identify the appropriate distribution channel for your goods.

Enter

enter into

entrance

enter in

 

28 … some scientists, globalization worked fine in an erawhen rich countries accounted for the vast majority of the market and other nations didn’t offer much opportunity.

In accordance to

At accordance with

According to

According with

 

29 The real cost of doing something, … the cost of things that you cannot do because of the choice you have made is called opportunity cost.

expelling

incurring

exporting

Including

 

30 Industrial economics is the study of how businesses … against each other in production of raw materials, goods and services.

Compete

competitive

rivalry

defend

 

 

31 Real economy is the part of the economy that is … actually producing goods and services, as opposed to the part of the economy that is concerned with buying and selling on the financial markets.

concerned about

concern with

concerned to

Concerned with

 

32 The official sector is losing its appeal as many Russians can earn more money by working in the … economy.

Shadow

service

market

real

 

33 … are goods such as machinery, equipment etc, used by businesses to produce other goods.

Hard goods

Soft goods

Capital goods

White goods

 

34 … includes the idea that the economy should be organized in ways that can be continued without causing irreversible environmental damage, depletion of natural resources etc.

Carbon footprint

Sustainable growth

Sustainability

Suspended production

 

35 Unfortunately, these people have become used to living at ….

salary levels

law levels

appropriate levels

Subsistence levels

 

36 Many goods produced in developing countries are cheaper as they only deliver the core product … with no extra add-ons.

Features

salaries

wages

futures

 

37 Someone working for an organization who tells the authorities that people in the organization are doing something illegal is called a….

whizz-kid

Whistleblower

white knight

informer

 

38 You cannot have a proper … if you have to work 12 hours a day.

work overload

workmanship

Work-life balance

work measurement

 

39 Millions of … in the European Union have no civic rights and no right to vote.

home workers

pink-collar workers

Guest workers

farm workers

 

40 Mr Richardson … to Darlington Council for permission to change agricultural buildings into dwellings.

Applied

subordinated

presented

advanced

 

1. As winter approaches, the … of geese fly south to warmer climates.

pack

flock

herd

bunch

 

2. The … of fish that had been caught were deemed inedible owing to pollution in the water.

pack

herd

crowd

shoal

 

1 When rich people buy a sports car, they generally do not expect it to be a …, but a luxury item.

Mode of transport

quality

mean of transport

investment

2 A … is a piece of machinery or furniture which is reliable and can be used to do a lot of work.

Workhorse

quality product

vending machine

market stall

 

3. The police took immediate … when they realised the situation was getting out of hand.

activity

Actions

effect

movement

 

4. Economic … stagnated as the recession took hold.

action

movement

Activity

steps

 

5. Cuts in spending will have a serious … on the National Health Service.

affect

approach

attitude

Effect

 

6. They raised taxes on the … that it would help control spending.

Assumption

presumption

thought

idea

 

7. The Suez … was built in the second half of the nineteenth century.

channel

Canal

bay

gulf

 

8. They didn’t raise any … when we insisted on inspecting the figures

critic

views

Objections

ideas

 

9. The government’s plan was met with severe ….

objects

bans

thoughts

Criticism

 

10. It was a severe … which needed immediate hospital treatment.

Injury

damage

harm

condition

 

11. A lot of … was caused to buildings along the coast during the storm.

injury

effect

Damage

influence

 

12. There’s no … in taking a break from your job now and then.

injury

damage

Harm

action

 

13. They received … to attend the sessions as long as they didn’t interrupt.

permit

order

notice

Permission

 

14. There is always the … that the government will reverse its decision.

change

Possibility

alteration

idea

 

15. If we act now, we have a good … of finding a cure for the disease

alteration

condition

Chance

idea

 

16. Many people refuse to eat meat on ….

Principle

principal

thought

health

 

17. The … of the college is an ardent non-smoker.

principle

official

Principal

deputy

 

18. The … made its way down the avenue.

process

cargo

campaign

Procession

 

19. Applying for a visa can be a long and frustrating….

procession

Process

chance

opportunity

 

20. Its often a good idea to save some money for a/an … day.

bad

Rainy

unfortunate

black

 

21. Most people will tolerate a … job if the money is good enough.

good

relaxing

pleasant

Stressful

 

22. A large number of parents are dissatisfied with the … education system, and put their children into private schools instead.

government

vital

State

common

 

23. Nowadays, … education is promoted a lot in schools.

vitality

Health

body

mental

 

24. Can you tell the … between a good boss and a bad one?

Difference

differentiate

contrast

explanation

 

25. Brass is a well-known… of copper and zinc.

merger

compound

alloy

alliance

25. The only way you can hope to … the level of your pay is to take on greater responsibility.

rise

Raise

arise

raze

 

26. The most important point is that the sooner I get my …, the quicker I’ll get a job and

start earning.

promotion

qualities

background

Qualifications

 

1. Several … stopped to look at the strange bicycle out of curiosity.

passer-bys

passer-bies

Passers-by

passers-bys

 

2. The entertainment page usually contains one or two reviews of films being shown in local ….

cinemes

cinemaes

cinamies

Cinemas

 

3 The … of industrialized nations need to be made aware of global problems.

Youth

younges

youthes

youngs

 

4 Life in a city is more interesting for … people because there are more things to do.

youth

youths

Young

youngs

 

5 The … that Spanish is easy to learn is mistaken.

believe

beliefs

believes

Belief

 

6 I’d like to apologize for not having written to you ….

advance

Before

after

afters

 

7 We’d like to know your personal … of the situation.

scenery

approach

point

View

 

8 It’s one of the most … pieces of architecture in Spain.

Unusual

uniqueness

well-rounded

vigorous

 

9 Lennon will be remembered for his songs and for his… sense of humour.

visual

usual

Unique

inusual

 

10 You will find my address at the … of the letter.

upper

Top

low

upfront

 

11 Please write your name clearly at the … of each page.

low

underside

Bottom

beneath

 

12 From the window, there was a beautiful… of the lake.

scenary

scene

View

picturesque

 

13 If you wish to make a good impression, you’ll have to look a bit more ….

Respectable

irresponsible

respect

relative

 

14 Tourism is the main … of money for these people.

respect

research

Source

response

 

15 He offered to … the old battery with a new one.

place

reply

request

Replace

 

16 As soon as I came in I … your note on the table.

Noticed

remarked

related

reacted

 

17 … to your letter of 6th September, I am pleased to confirm that the books have arrived.

In reference

With reference

On reference

By reference

 

18 Over the … 30 years there has been a great deal of industrial development.

law

late

Last

later

 

19 Water is very … in some parts of the country.

relative

few

rarely

Scarce

1 The annual celebration takes … in Valencia on 19th March.

Place

part

event

party

 

2 One cannot succeed unless one works ….

hardly

Hard

lately

scarcely

 

3 I checked the essay for mistakes but couldn’t find ….

none

no

each

Any

 

4 … in mind that the roads will be busy, I think that we should make an early start.

Having

Taking

Coming

Bearing

 

5 Over eighty per cent of these cars are old, and so are their ….

machines

roars

Engines

pressures

 

6 It takes seventeen trees to produce one ton of junk ….

Mail

engines

oven

beverages

 

7 The local farmers will never change their way of ….

leaf

lifes

live

Life

 

8 The volume of the radio should be kept ….

in a low level

At a low level

on a low level

to a low level

 

9 Recent … in medicine have helped to reduce the rate of infant mortality.

invents

events

occasions

Advances

 

10 It will not be long before scientists … a cure for this terrible disease.

Discover

cover

evolve

recover

 

11 People tend to become less … as they grow older.

imaginary

impulse

imaginate

Imaginative

 

12 A school like Summerhill will not … everybody.

fit

Suit

match

go with

 

13 Try and choose a career that … you.

Suits

fits

matches

goes with

 

14 We chose a dark green carpet … our yellow curtains.

to suit

To go with

to fit

to fulfill

 

15 If there is a gas leak, the house could … fire.

go on

Catch

burn

have

 

16 Whenever there is a strike, they have to go to work ….

by foot

by walk

On foot

on walk

 

17 You should buy a dictionary that … your needs, not just any one.

fits

matches

goes with

Suits

 

18 The eight o’clock train is usually … office workers.

fill with

Full of

filled of

full with

 

19 It does not take more than ten minutes … to reach the underground.

by feet

on walk

On foot

by foot

 

20 Unemployment and social unrest are basically two … of the same coin.

ways

faces

shades

Sides

 

1 … smoke and traffic fumes, there are several other types of pollution.

Except

Besides

In spite

Despite of

 

2 She … all six examinations at the first attempt.

took

accepted

fell

Passed

 

3 I passed the written paper but … the oral test.

fell

Failed

wrote

assigned

 

4 The talk was followed by a film which … at midnight.

ended up

is over

finishes

Ended

 

5 Little effort has been … to solve the problem.

done

produced

Made

revealed

 

6 I thought that the long illness would … my chances of passing the exam.

effect

Affect

miss

lose

 

7 Most of the damage has been … by acid rain.

produced

Caused

made

lost

 

8 I’ve come here to … a Master’s degree in economics.

do

make

affect

effect

 

9 I … the radio news.

put my watch with

installed my watch on

Set my watch by

kept my watch by

 

10 How is Susan … her work?

Getting on with

going on with

going with

getting with

 

11 Please … the exam papers on the table.

lie

lie out

lain

Lay out

 

12 He … the passengers one by one.

sat

sitted

seat

Seated

 

13 We … at a desk to write a letter.

seat

seated

Sit

sit for

 

14 Paul is always … the equipment.

interfering

interfering on

interfering at

Interfering with

 

15 I … the house from Mr. Jones.

let

hire out

Rent

borrow

 

16 The ship … in the ocean.

drowned

is drowned

Sank

is sunk

 

17 Jack was … in a car accident.

hurted

Injured

caused

damaged

 

18 Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens are both excellent writers, but I prefer the ….

lately

later

late

Latter

 

19 You have a good … for coming.

cause

Reason

clause

ransom

 

20 Is there … for me on the bus?

Room

set

seal

sit

 

21 Nick gave me some good ….

advise

advices

informations

Advice

 

22 The fire caused much ….

hurt

Damage

spoil

damages

 

 

1 Although we are…, we have different interests.

in the same age

The same age

alike age

at similar age

 

2 Every … creature in the sea is affected by pollution.

alive

lifes

live

Living

 

3 This decision changed ….

Her whole life

all of her leaf

entire of her life

whole of her life

 

4 In comparing these interpretations, one finds differences in emphasis as well as fundamental ….

alike

likelihood

coverage

Similarities

 

5 What happens in the film bears little … to what actually happened.

benchmark

likeness

Resemblance

hallmark

 

6 The third paragraph of the essay is not ….

relative

inadequate

suffice

Relevant

 

7 The city has suffered both natural and … disasters.

sufficient

handmade

machine-make

Man-made

 

8 Another function of newspapers is to shape public opinion and in this … the Guardian is very influential indeed.

clause

Respect

point

view

 

9 Mr. Jones has far more experience than the other applicants, and in this … I’d say that he is the strongest candidate.

view

point

Respect

aspect

 

10 Modern technology affects all … of our daily life.

fables

corners

faces

Aspects

 

11 The book concentrates on the cruel … of war.

Aspects

points of view

attitudes

opinions

 

12 When driving, you must give your … attention to what you are doing.

best

most

hole

Full

 

13 The article was about … British people and their reluctance to learn foreign languages.

acceptable

Typical

relevant

permanent

 

14 The … student takes about two hours to complete the test.

genuine

permanent

acceptable

Average

 

15 The bill failed by 17 votes to … the House of Representatives.

accept

Pass

admit

take

 

16 I’ve decided to … the job.

Accept

pass

adopt

admit

 

17 The plane will be landing in … 20 minutes.

appropriate

appropriately

approximate

Approximately

 

18 Her new job started … enough, on the first of February.

appropriate

Appropriately

approximate

alternatively

 

19 We could walk or … we could go in Ted’s car.

appropriately

approximately

Alternatively

attentively

 

20 The crew were … to the passengers’ needs.

appropriate

attentuate

attributive

Attentive

 

21 The TV was on but Ann wasn’t … much attention to it.

giving

taking

Paying

calling

 

22 A person whose attention is fixed on only one thing can be called: ….

simple-minded

narrow-minded

Single-minded

evil-minded

 

23 Molly worked with … determination, letting nothing distract her.

fast-minded

evil-minded

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simple-minded

Single-minded

 

24 His first novel sold over 20,000 copies in ….

paperprint

hardprint

Paperback

paperclip

 

25 Professor Usborne gave a … on recent developments in his field.

loyalty

confidence

idea

Paper

1 The meeting has been … until next Thursday.

cancelled

Postponed

called off

abolished

 

2 After ten years as a taxi driver, he decided it was time to change his ….

brain

skill

expertise

Occupation

 

3 I’d like to be an accountant or something related to that ….

quantity

experience

Profession

quality

 

4 I’ll give the … some thought and let you know my decision next week.

labour

Matter

random

mind

 

5 They share the same language, but in other respects they are … from each other.

Worlds apart

miles away

a lifetime away

long away

 

6 You’ve got an important interview today. Don’t forget to… a tie.

get dressed

try on

Put on

get worn

 

7 Once the analysis of data is under way, the writer can turn his thoughts to shaping the first three chapters of the research ….

Report

retreat

removal

repair

 

8 The book was sent to the press for … in September.

replica

high-level

high-ranking

Review

 

9 I don’t think we’ll make the ….

advice

fine

Deadline

business

 

10 These meetings give everyone a … to express their opinions.

movement

Chance

fine

ring

 

11 Some people consider studying Expressive Arts to be a soft ….

variety

version

order

Option

 

12 Does the idea of working abroad… to you?

approach

reach

Appeal

touch

 

13 Only ticket-holders will be … into the stadium.

taken

accepted

entered

Admitted

 

14 Wallace’s resignation was… news.

fire-proof

Front page

front line

flashy

 

15 Twenty years ago environmental issues rarely made the….

information

report

News

plot

 

16 When I spoke to him he looked at me in an … way but did not answer.

actual

absolute

efficient

Absent

 

 

17 Someone who is … has one clear aim and works very hard to achieve it.

Single-minded

single-handed

safety-minded

efficiency-minded

 

18 Was it Alexander Bell who … the telephone?

discovered

fixed

Invented

fitted

 

19 The injured man was … on the road close to the crashed cars.

laying

Lying

lieing

laiding

 

20 Could I have a/an … for the things I’ve bought?

recipe

prescription

accountant

Receipt

 

21 He really works hard. He’s so ….

industrial

Industrious

indivisible

indelicate

 

22 She’s very …. She never walks under ladders and she doesn’t dare go out of the house on Friday 13th.

Superstitious

supernatural

superficial

supervisory

 

23 Amsterdam is a city full of ….

Canals

channels

chains

chambers

 

24 His work is getting worse and worse. Unless it … he’ll fail his exams in June.

Improves

gets well

increases

gets back

 

 

25 They didn’t have a … of winning against Real Madrid.

opportunity

Chance

wisdom

lack

 

1 He’s always telling me what to do. He’s so….

Bossy

cruel

helpful

charming

 

2 She wants to get to the top before she is thirty. She is very ….

forward

intelligent

advanced

Ambitious

 

3 He didn’t get a good grade the first time he did his exam, so he decided to … it.

repair

remake

Resit

revisit

 

4 After he left school, he decided to go on to … education and applied for a place at Moscow State University.

high

upper

Higher

farther

 

5 He received a local government … to help him pay for his course.

fee

fare

Grant

expenditure

 

6 Education helps us to acquire knowledge and learn new ….

abilities

powers

Skills

properties

 

7 He has read a lot of books and … a lot of knowledge.

achieved

won

Acquired

adapted

 

 

8 New students must … for classes before term begins.

enter

join

Enrol

learn

 

9 When you are at lecture, it is useful to … the most important points.

notify

write on

Put down

clear

 

10 Secondary schools offer a wide … of subjects.

field

type

Range

least

 

11 You will need to … an application form before you can take part in the northern research programme.

fill through

write in

Fill in

feel out

 

12 Their target is the people who live in the area around the business. The local … will be the business’s main customers.

tenants

properties

Residents

landlords

 

13 We are still trying to make up our minds where to hold the conference. The … for the conference hasn’t been decided yet.

range

neighbourhood

Venue

premises

 

14 He changed his job because he decided that being a computer programmer wasn’t … for him.

unfit

match

Right

suit  

 

 

15 I don’t agree with … very young or petty criminals.

offending

enforcing

Imprisoning

committing

 

16 If he carries on like that, he’s running the … of a heart attack.

odds

gamble

Risk

liability

 

17 The job has no ….

predictions 

overlook

Prospects

expectations

 

18 I always try to keep a positive … on life.

overview

overlook

Outlook

insight 

 

19 I have to work late tonight – something has ….

come out

turned on

Come up

turned off

 

20 For me, the film didn’t … all the enthusiastic publicity it received.

come up

live up

Live up to

turn up to

 

21 The weather… said it was going to rain today.

prediction

prospect

Forecast

scope

 

22 He was late so often that it was … that he would lose his job eventually.

looked out

inavoidable

Inevitable

foresight

23 She wore dark glasses to avoid being ….

recalled

remembered

Recognised

reminded

 

24 It is difficult to… the atmosphere of Paris to someone who hasn’t been there.

point out

forecast

Convey

indicate

 

 

25 He showed no … of nervousness.

signal

sight  

Sign

proof

 

1 The job involves working closely with the public, so we’re looking for someone with a/an … personality.

subdued

gloomy

Outgoing

apathetic

 

2 I wish you wouldn’t keep… me. Let me finish what I’m saying.

intruding

expelling

butting in

Interrupting

 

3 Students whose assignments are … from another source will be severely penalized.

Copied

quoted

repeated

cited

 

4 If you are unable to… your assignment on time it is essential that you apply for an extension.

propose

Submit

turnout

fill

 

5 Each student should set themselves clear … at the beginning of each academic year.

undertakings

supplements

Objectives

regulations

 

6 There has been no change in the entry… for three years.

fare

Fee

expenditure

money

 

7 Small shopkeepers are facing … competition from supermarkets.

angry

armed

Fierce

superstitious

 

8 A modern cash register keeps a record of every ….

Transaction

contraction

purchaser

supply

 

 9 If you are rude to customers they are … to come back.

impossible

unable 

Unlikely

incapable

 

10 The saleswoman… my attention to the intricate embroidery on the blouse.

led

pulled

Drew

attracted

 

11 My company has … a new approach to staff meetings.

adapted

addressed

Adopted

admitted

 

12 You can tell a lot by the way members of a family … with each other.

Interact

identify

relative

understand

 

13 You can’t always play it safe. Sometimes you need to … a risk.

put

make

Take

give

 

14 The cost of … has risen dramatically in the last few years.

Living

life

live

lives

 

15 The researchers … many experiments to find the most effective materials.

confirmed

charged

Conducted

concerned

 

16 We had to cancel the project due to lack of ….

limits

charges

findings

Funding

 

17 I can already speak three languages, but I’d really like to … to speak French.

know

teach

learn

talk

 

17 A supply of something that is more than needed, caused by producing too much of it, is called … in economics.

Glut

plenty

sustainability

shortage

 

18 We had to cover the rest of … ourselves while our teacher was ill.

Syllabus

contents

current

syllable

 

19 He can’t eat seafood because he’s … to it.

allergy

Allergic

infection

ill

 

20 Everyone should travel. It really … the mind

maintains

widens

Broadens

opens

 

21 Languages … over the time so dictionaries need to be regularly updated.

Evolve

eliminate

establish

elicit

 

22 These figures … a peak in 2015 when over 2 million new machines were sold.

got

rose

Reached

increased

 

23 A large number of houses were … by the storm.

risen

effected

involved

Affected

 

24 We must try to protect … animals, otherwise when a species disappears the whole ecosystem is in danger.

ecological

extinct

Endangered

exotic

 

25 Although it is an old house, it has been very well ….

Maintained

occupied

condemned

involved

 

1 It is difficult to quantify the … that household waste has on the environment.

affect

effort

implication

Impact

 

2 Every household should be more careful in the way that they … of waste.

disposal

eliminate

Dispose

throw

 

3 The government have … to fine anyone who pollutes the river.

Threatened

risked

prevented

endangered

 

4 We need to persuade people to change their habits so that they … more energy.

produce

use

consume

Conserve

 

5 People who … serious crimes should be imprisoned.

convict

offend

Commit

offence

 

6 I had to pay a … for parking my car in a restricted area.

pay

fee

Fine

form

 

7 I think following celebrities on their holidays is an … of privacy.

Intrusion

avoidance

invasive

influence

 

8 I was so embarrassed when my teacher made me … my song in front of the whole school.

participate

participant

Perform

take place

 

9  Nowadays many elderly people struggle to … their everyday living expenses.

hold

save

Meet

demand

 

10 I am writing to … for the position of programmer advertised in your newsletter.

invite

Apply

get

approach

 

11 In the future we will need to use … energy sources such as solar power.

recycled

reinvented

Renewable

resistant

 

12 It is important to map out your … path.

profession

Career

job

work

 

13 The hotel was located in a very … area of the country with no neighbors for miles.

farther

away

Remote

long

 

14 We live in a … society where shopping is all-important.

consume

saler 

civil

Consumer

 

15 In the Uk, this brand had the advantage of high “ brand…” – that is many people recognized its name.

knowledge

grasp

Awareness

label

 

16 One of the challenges of a foreign languages is learning …, for example, that traffic is usually described in English as heavy, and not as strong or big.

acronyms

slang

Collocations

jargon

 

17 People who have not studied law generally have difficulty understanding legal …, with words like a tot meaning harm done to another person or their property.

Jargon

collapse

idiom

accent

 

18 We will narrowly escape a/an … between asteroid MN4 and the Earth in 2029 and the chances of further catastrophic incidents are likely to increase during the century

evacuation

termination

Collision

collapse

 

19 Both employees who are under pressure and those who enjoy their jobs may begin to reconsider their work/life ….

grasp

supply

maintenance

Balance

 

20 The restaurant … for people who want inexpensive meals and don’t want to book.

serves

provides

Caters

needs

 

21 There is a growing … that the traditional model of promotion is unsuitable.

need

experience

suggestion

Perception

 

22 Being a … worker, she is able to do a number of different jobs, often at the same time.

busy

Versatile

solid

tough

 

23 There are several run-down districts inside the city where the housing is in a bad state, although most of these … are going to be replaced by high-rise apartments.

slumps

scrums

Slums

suburbs

 

24 The council hope to reduce crime in the town by introducing new … facilities so that people have something to do in the evening.

sociable

urban

Social

socialist

 

25 If you want to add an extension to your house, you will need … permission from your local council.

resident

suburb

plotting

Planning

 

26 … in the inner-city areas can breed crime.

Poverty

Theft

Wealth

Argument

 

1 Camford University Press have just released a collection of Shakespeare’s ….

workings

arts

pieces

Works

 

2 The rock group ‘Glass Weasel’ have released a limited … of their new album which contains a CD-Rom of their latest show.

editing

Edition

variety

variant

 

3 The British National Orchestra is delighted with the government’s promise of a £500,000 ….

subpoena

subsidiary

debt

Subsidy

 

4 Ernest Hemingway was one of the twentieth century’s most famous ….

novelties

novels

playwright

Novelists

 

5 His last book received excellent … in the newspapers.

revisions

Reviews

previews

criticism

 

6 Lots of cars have been …, mainly by young people who want some excitement.

kidnapped

Stolen

forged

witnessed

 

7 When I was a child, I had a very turbulent ….

upraising

uplifting

Upbringing

bringing up

 

8 People who live at home with their two children are a typical example of a modern … family

compact

extend

Nuclear

unusual

 

9 She has five … who rely on her to look after them.

Dependants

dependers

dependents

lazybones

 

10 His barrister also said he was … and asked the court to acquit him.

guilty

Innocent

accused

passed

 

11 Most doctors recommend a/an … lifestyle, with plenty of exercise.

lazy

passive

complex

Energetic

 

12 He received a local government … to help him pay for his course.

fee

Grant

fare

subsidiary

 

13 Because so many students find exams stressful, some colleges offer a system of … assessment instead.

continuing

continual

permanent

Continuous

 

14 There were scenes of … at the airport when the snowstorm stopped all the flights.

embarrassment

Confusion

mess

collision

 

14 The heritage industry brings large numbers of foreign tourists to the country’s … and historic towns.

Sights

sites

signs

sins

 

15 She banged the table for … as she spoke.

focus

Emphasis

stress

important

 

16 The price of commercial … has almost doubled in the last four years.

ownership

builds

proprietors

Property

 

17 A lot of people lost their homes when the interest rate rose so much they were unable to pay off their ….

interest

insurance

Mortgage

contract

 

18 The … complained to the council that the house they were living in was overrun with vermin.

landlords

Tenants

homeless

properties

 

19 Everybody is being asked to make a … to help the victims of the disaster.

subsidy

loan

loss

Donation

 

20 After the election, the huge … danced in the street.

team

herd

Crowd

bundle

 

21 The school is closed because the … are on strike

pack

Staff

crew

crowd

 

22 Half the … of the film were nominated for Oscars.

crew

group

Cast

bunch

 

23 Cabin … on aircraft are drilled in safety procedure.

team

group

cast

Crew

 

24 The immigrant arrived clutching nothing but a … of personal possessions.

things

Bundle

bunch

pile

 

25 The women fell on the surprised burglar like a … of wild dogs.

group

huddle

Pack

herd

 

25 The level of complexity of governmental involvement in the economy has ….

Risen

raised

arouse

arisen

 

20 The new Finance Minister says he wants to reduce … in business by abolishing price controls in several sectors.

public interference

taxation

inflation


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