|Some species of animals _____ endangered for many years. have have been are being are.
We've been working in this country _____ . since five years from five years
for five years five years ago.
Priscilla and Hector got married in 1975. They _____ for over forty years. were married have been married are married married.
The major cities _____ a solution for urban traffic yet. didn't find can't find aren't finding haven't found.
You'll never believe this: I _____ my first boyfriend right here in New York during my holiday. ran into ran in ran towards ran to.
I _____ petrol. Is there a gasoline station nearby? had runs into have run out of have run out of -2 has run out of.
Facial expressions: when a person is smiling, you understand that the person is happy or indicates approval.
When a person frowns, they show unhappiness or disapproval. Indeed, facial expressions are the best forms of body language conveying emotions such as
surprise, happiness, fear, anger, etc.
Frown is _____ when a person is angry, and makes a strange noise and face when a person concentrates all their thoughts and contracts their mouth. when a person contracts their eyebrows, and lines appear on their forehead. when a person contracts their face and lines appear around their mouth and forehead.
Correct the mistake: Henry has been studying music from when he was a child. Henry has studying music since he was a child. Henry study music for he was a child. Henry has been studying music since he was a child. Henry has study music since he was a child.
Fred _____ for the bus for more than twenty minutes: he's getting upset. wait waits has waited has been waiting.
Many countries _____ the Paris climate deal. Many big fashion companies _____ that they would choose better materials and reduce waste and emissions. signed / have promised had signed / have promised have signed / have promised have signed / promised.
Geotagging is _____. tagging people in various places.
tagging people and places for geographical use. telling people where a location is by tagging it. Basically you add the geographical identification of a place to social media. tagging people and places for historical use.
Endangered species and animals in extinction have the same meaning. There is no such thing as extinction. Endangered species are't alive anywhere in the world.
Endangered species are animals that are at risk of extinction. Extinct animals and plants are still alive.
I _____ embarrassed when a lady spotted me looking at her beautiful sandals. feel felt fell fell.
Ned _____ on holidays to Spain every summer when he was a child. has gone use to go had gone used to go.
I called so many times Felicia. I needed to ask you a favour. What _____ when I _____ you? did you do / called did you do / was calling were you doing / called were you doing / was calling.
She _____ German when she's with her parents. Unfortunately, her boyfriend doesn't understand it. is use to going is used to speaking is used to speak is using to go.
We were walking along the Thames River when we came _____ Nigel, an old classmate! through in over across.
_____ to bed early when you were a child? Were you used to go Did you used to go Did you used going Did you use to go.
Jenny was not a talkative child, she _____ very shy. Did you used going Did you used to go used to be use to be.
How do you manage your time when you’re on holiday? What does ‘manage’ imply? Order your time. Manipulate your time. Organize your time. Check your time.
It’s the worst nightmare holiday I’ve ever had. Weather was bad, food was insipid, roads were closed for the floods, and everything was expensive! What does
‘nightmare’ imply? A night out. An unpleasant situation. A Halloween leisure holiday. An unpleasant treat.
Do you usually pick up souvenirs when travelling? What is the meaning of 'pick up something' in this sentence? To collect something from the floor/ground To identify or recognize something. To go somewhere in your car and collect somebody. To bring home something from a place.
Tourists usually get _____ when they are on holiday. ripped down ripped at ripped up ripped off.
_____ you _____ the US every year? You changed destination. Didn't / use to go Didn't / use to go to Didn't / go to Didn't / used to go to.
The flight I was supposed to catch has been _____. delayed late deleted in late.
If you need a helping hand, call me and_____ over. I'm coming I'll come I am I come.
I _____ a birthday cake for your girlfriend, if you want. am making will make am going to make make.
You can trust me: I _____ a soul. won't to tell won't say won't told won't tell.
They're going home tomorrow, _____? are they aren't they they are
Mid term exams are not as difficult as the final ones, _____? they are they aren't aren't they are they.
The exam _____ next Saturday. is be is being will be will being.
I can't go to my friend's party because I _____ to Scotland. travel am travelling can travel travelling.
A: Shall we have a barbecue next Saturday? B: I don't think so. I heard the weather forecast today and they said that it _____. is going to rain rains is raining will go rain.
Don't worry about your brother, he _____ fine. He's always wanted to go live abroad. will be will have will being will is.
What does it mean when we say that 'it’s raining cats and dogs'? There are a lot of cats and dogs out in the rain. It doesn't mean anything. It's a silly expression and doesn't mean anything. It's raining heavily.
_____ with rain. Let's close the windows. It pours It is pour It's pouring It has pour.
I _____ back from the supermarket when I remembered that I _____ any wine for dinner. had just come / didn't buy had only come / hadn't bought had just come / hadn't bought
have just come / hadn't bought.
I was watching a movie in German but didn't catch _____ of what they were saying. Perhaps only the most common phrases! many lots of any much.
When I came back home I realized that I _____ the windows open all day. have left did leave had left left.
I'm coming down with the flu: could you give me _____? some advice a piece advice some advices an adivce.
I realized that I _____ my schoolbag on the bus only when I got to school. have forgotten forgot forgotten had forgotten.
It is said that diners are more willing to tip more generously when it's a lovely sunny day and when romance is in the air. What is the meaning of 'diners'? A meal. A restaurant.
A restaurant car. A person who has a meal at a restaurant.
The train _____ when we got to the station. had just left had leave
has just left
What is the meaning of this sentence: Stefy was disappointed with the people working at the tourist office because they gave her little information? Stefy couldn't give enough information because she didn't work at the tourist office. The people waiting at the tourist office received less than expected. Stefy was expecting more information than what she actually got. Stefy didn't give enough information.
I went to an Italian restaurant and had _____. a delicous mea some delicious meat one delicious meat some delicious meats.
We have _____ time: hurry up! much little
You shouldn't eat _____ cream and cheese: they're _____. many of / fattening many / fats much / fattening much / fats.
How to get the very first vitamins of the day? By drinking a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice. What is the meaning of 'freshly-squeezed orange juice'? It's juice that has been recently pressed out of a fresh fruit (oranges).
It's juice that has been pressed out of a frozen fuit (oranges).
It's juice (oranges) that is fresh from the fridge. It's frozen juice that has been pressed out of a fresh fruit (oranges).
When I come back from my holidays _____much more relaxed. I'll feel like I feel
I'll feel I'll like.
I drink coffee everyday: I think I'm addicted to it. I should cut down on eating ready-prepared food, but I hardly have the time to prepare it. My husband and
I both work until late hours, so it's convenient for us. We put it in the microwave and voilà: dinner is served in no time at all. What does 'cut down on' mean? To use it in pieces.
To get it cut into slices. To get rid of something. To use less of something.
_____ you study, you won't pass final term. If not Unless Unless you don't If.
They hadn't told the referee that the game was put off. The referee _____ that the game was put off. hadn't been told wasn't been told hadn't told wasn't told.
I studied hard in these last months _____ I passed the Maths exam. so because however if.
Alice _____ to school unless her mom allows her to wear her new white boots. goes won't go doesn't want to go come.
Unusual news: This news is about a stunt. Two wingsuit flyers do the stunt. They jump from a mountain in Switzerland. A plane flies around the mountain.
Its door is open. The two men fly into the plane. What is a 'wingsuit flyer'? A wingsuit flyer is a person who puts on particular wings and flies. A wingsuit flyer is a person who 'flies' wearing a particular suit made of nylon. A wingsuit flyer flies being pulled by an aircraft. A wingsuit flyer is a person who launches from a vehicle and falls onto the ground using a parachute.
You _____ any weight unless you _____ some regular exercises. won't lose / do won't lose / will do will lose/go won't lose/have.
Although she _____ very well, Rose won the match in three sets. doesn't play wasn't playing isn't playing didn't play.
They built new facilities for children in the area. New facilities _____ for children in the area. are being built are built were being built were built
I met Casia yesterday at the mall and asked her if she _____ to the party. was coming will coming comes coming.
If you heat ice, it _____ . would melt will melt is melting melts.
A typical morning workout consists of a 12-kilometer paddle, a 10k run, and weight training. What is the meaning of 'workout'? A period of apprenticeship. working outside A period of physical exercise.
In Russia, a woman leaned on a wall display at an art show to take a selfie. She accidentally knocked the display over on top of two paintings by two important Spanish artists – Salvador Dali and Francisco Goya. The paintings were valuable and the falling wall damaged them. What happened to the two important paintings? The woman fell on the paintings. The woman and wall fell on the paintings. The wall fell on the paintings. The woman touched the paintings and they fell.
She doesn’t drive to work. There’s too much traffic. She would have driven to work if there were less traffic. She would drive to work if there were less traffic. She will drive to work if there will be less traffic. She would have driven to work if there had been less traffic.
It annoys me that my sister takes my clothes without asking. I wish my sister won’t take my clothes without asking. I wish my sister doesn’t take my clothes without asking. I wish my sister didn’t take my clothes without asking. I wish my sister wouldn’t take my clothes without asking.
Mrs Vandal wishes there _____ more charities because they make a difference! would be are were will be.
The musical _____ unforgettable if the main singer _____ a more powerful voice. would have been/will have would be/had had would have been/has had would have been/had had.
They _____ raise a lot of money if they _____ up more charities. would/will set could/would set will/had set could/set.
If they _____ fewer special effects, I would have liked this film more. have used used have been used had used.
A woman worked for years as a waitress at a gallery café in London. She saw many works of art, but now her own paintings are on display. She came to the attention of one of the world’s most famous art dealers. He liked her work so much that he already bought six pieces. He asked her to work on some larger paintings. The former waitress could not be happier. What is the meaning of ‘on display’? Something which is put away Something which is put on play. Something which is placed somewhere else. Something which is exhibited.
If I ___ less money on those beautiful red shoes and white boots I bought last week, I could have saved more. spend would spend had spend had spent.
The theatre was full of people, there were only two ____ left. seat ticket seats remote.
If you _____ me to choose between TV and theatre, I _____ go for the theatre. ask / would asked / will had asked / will asked / would.
I can’t afford the price of the ticket. It’s too ____. cheap expensive fun economic.
That movie was so ____ that I couldn’t stop laughing. boring fun funny interensting.
If only I ____ one more bed, I would let you sleep at my place! have had did made.
The film was so ____ that I couldn’t stop laughing. funny dull funy boring.
Academic skills are important for: All answers are correct Students from China and Korea. International students English students.
Choose the correct speed reading tecnique: Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s on the left Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s in the middle. Fold a page in three different sections and translate the words you don’t know. Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s on the right.
What is important to have in mind before approaching Speed Reading? Length of the Paper/Book Name of the author Abstract Purpose.
What are the three areas of speed reading? Scanning/searching - Surveying - Skimming Searching - Critical Reading - Skimming Skimming - Fast pacing - Scanning Surveying – Extensive Reading - Skimming.
Where does the word surveying come from? Archaelogy Architecture Sociology Engineering.
Which different parts of a publication should you read when surveying? Introduction and date of publication Title and Chapters Section headings and author Abstract and Conclusion.
What does surveying mean? Reading out-loud Reading in detail Analysing diagrams and charts Looking at the big picture.
What are the "controlling ideas"? An extension of the topic sentence The main ideas of the paragraph The main idea of the section Specific information in the paragraph.
Which areas of the text is involved when skimming? Introduction Date of publication Author’s details Paragraphs.
Where can we find the topic sentence? At the start of each paragraph At the end of each paragraph In the index of the book In the footnotes.
What is the right sequence to apply when speed-reading? Surveying – skimming – scanning – searching Searching – skimming – surveying - scanning Skimming – scanning – surveying – searching Scanning - surveying – skimming – searching.
How is scanning different from skimming? Scanning is very similar to skimming Scanning is the opposite of skimming Scanning is performed before skimming Scanning is about reading only the title.
How is searching different from scanning? Searching is for concepts and ideas Searching is like surveying They are exactly the same Searching is for specific words.
Which style is mostly used to show a process? Flowchart Spidergram Tree Diagram Table.
Which note-taking style is better suited to show classification? Tree diagram Table Spidergram Flowchart.
Examples, Addition, Contrasting, Listing. What kind of cues are these? Topic cues Structure cues Organising cues Transition cues.
What are the main areas to consider when approaching a text critically? Author and source, Date of publication, Evidence Evidence, Section headings, References Author and source, Evidence, Assumptions and bias Assumptions and bias, Title, Evidence.
Why it is important to have a critical approach in reading? To make sure that the author’s opinion is supported by evidence All answers are correct To evaluate the quality of the author’s methodology To make sure the author is not driven by personal interest.
What is a counter-argument? A convoluted topic The author’s presentation of a different point-of-view to sustain his/her argument The author’s counter opinion The opposite of debating.
What are formulaic phrases? Collocations, Discourse maker, Signpost phrases, Idioms and Phrasal Verbs Discourse Maker and Signposts Idioms and Phrasal verbs Phrases that follow a specific grammatical formula.
What is a collocation? A specific and recurrent combination of words A sequence noun+verb A family of words A sequence verb+adjective.
What does GSL stand for ? General Student List General Service List General Spoken Language General Spoken List
Complete the sentence with the appropriate word: The teenager was charged with drugs (CONSUME) Consumption Consumation Consume Consumerism.
What is nominalisation? It is the transformation of a noun into a verb It is about using nouns instead of adverbs. It is the transformation of an adjective into a noun It is the transformation of a verb or adjective into a noun.
Complete the sentence with the appropriate word: Companies are really eager to get some financial (SECURE) Securement Security Safety Securities.
Although, even though, despite, otherwise, conversely are connectors used for: Contrasting Expressing consequence Emphasising ideas Reformulating ideas.
Is it recommended to use phrasal verbs in academic writing? Yes, but only if they are not very common No, it is always a bad mistake. Yes, as long as they are formed by more than two words No, they should be replaced by one word.
Why is the passive voice the preferred grammatical structure of academic writing? Because it conveys an idea of casualty Because it is more neutral and more objective Because is easier to understand Because it is more elegant.
You must always use lots of sun cream ______get sunburn. in order to so that in order not to before.
Complete the sentence: Cindy likes her boyfriend. She doesn’t want to marry him, __. although while even though though.
Choose the right connector: Some people believe in ghosts and supernatural phenomena ______ others are skeptical about all that. despite whereas because as long as.
Complete the sentence: Not only the car broke down_____it cost a lot of money to get it repaired. moreover as a result but also in addition.
Whether, as long as, unless, provided are connectors used for: Contrasting ideas Condition Consequence Summing up.
Complete the sentence: They still don’t know…. if the project or not will be finished soon whether or not the project will be finished soon whether the project or not will be finished soon if or not the project will be finished soon.
Complete the sentence: The old couple __ host Spring students in their house are very sweet. whose host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who are host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who's host Spring students in their house are very sweet.
Ann brought (a new dictionary). Question: What did Ann buy? Noun Clause: Do you know what Ann buy what Ann bought what did Ann bought what did Ann buy.
Choose the right rephrasing of It is amazing to finish a marathon in under four hours. Finish a marathon in under four hours is amazing Finished a marathon in under four hours is amazing. A marathon finishes in under four hours is amazing To finish a marathon in under 4 hours is amazing.
When referencing or quoting a book using the MLA style, do you put the year of publication? Yes Yes, in inverted commas Yes, with page numbers No.
If there are two or more authors, and the work is cited in parentheses, the symbol & should be used to link the names. In the MLA style In all styles In the Harvard style In the APA style.
Students who enroll at university while working full-time or having dependents are called ____-traditional. Non-traditional Mistraditional Untraditional Atraditional.
Which word has the correct prefix? Unjudgement Misjudgement Imjudgement Iljudgement.
A ____proportionate number of engineering students are men. Disproportioned Nonproportioned Misproportioned Unproportioned.
The general economic- situation is not looking good. Economical Economic Economy Economous.
I really like my bright, soft and wooll- jumper! Woolly Woollen Woollant Woollic.