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Lingua inglese

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It’s a beautiful jacket! The colour suits you too. It _____ a lot! can cost will cost must have cost must to cost.
This is _____ holiday I _____. the most expensive / have ever had the expensiviest / haver ever had the expensiviest / had ever had the more expensive / have ever had.
I’m going to work by motorbike because the car _____ fixed. was being is being is going to be is.
When I _____ young my birthday _____ at home with family and friends. was / had been celebrated was / was being celebrated was / was celebrated was / was been celebrated.
There _____ food left in the fridge. We have to go shopping. is no any isn't some isn't any is any.
It was a great celebration, _____ the crowd and noise. while in spite however despite.
A woman stopped me while I was walking along the street and asked me what time _____. is it. it is. it was. was it.
Did you _____ ? Martha and Mark _____! Mark was cheating on her. know / has just broken up listen / have just broken up hear / have just broken up hear / have broke up.
The novel ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ was written ___ Oscar Wilde ___ 1894. from / in by / in by / in the from / in the.
I can't stand_____ my neighbours' noisy parties any longer. to have to hear to hear to having having to hear.
We are addicted to a certain way of living. We are addicted to living permanently attached to our devices. And often addicted to stress and burnout. What is the meaning of 'addicted'? To be used to something. To do something repeatedly. To be independent. To add to something.
What are the three areas of speed reading? Searching - Critical Reading - Skimming Surveying – Extensive Reading - Skimming Scanning/searching - Surveying - Skimming Skimming - Fast pacing - Scanning.
What is important to have in mind before approaching Speed Reading? Length of the Paper/Book Abstract Name of the author Purpose.
Choose the correct speed reading tecnique: Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s on the right Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s in the middle. Fold a page in three different sections and read only what’s on the left Fold a page in three different sections and translate the words you don’t know.
Academic skills are important for: International students English students Students from China and Korea. All answers are correct.
Where does the word surveying come from? Architecture Engineering Archaelogy Sociology.
Which different parts of a publication should you read when surveying? Introduction and date of publication Section headings and author Abstract and Conclusion Title and Chapters.
What does surveying mean? Analysing diagrams and charts Reading in detail Reading out-loud Looking at the big picture.
Which areas of the text is involved when skimming? Author’s details Paragraphs Date of publication Introduction.
As soon as I get to the office, I ____ you. will to call called going to call will call.
We are addicted to a certain way of living. We are addicted to living permanently attached to our devices. And often addicted to stress and burnout. What is the meaning of ‘burnout’? Relaxed. Dried out. Fatigue. Rejuvenate.
What are the "controlling ideas"? The main ideas of the paragraph Specific information in the paragraph The main idea of the section An extension of the topic sentence.
You _____ buy a new car if you _____ enough money. can / save could / will save can / have saved could / would saved.
I apologize _____ the delay: I was held up _____ the traffic in the city centre. of / for for / in of / in for / for.
It is perfectly acceptable in China to _____ your mucus on the street outside; while it is unacceptable to do it in a tissue at the dinner table. spit in spit from spit out spit on.
What is the synonym for brave? fearful fearless scared afraid.
In Spanish cities, family-run restaurants are being reopened as kebab shops or tapas bars in the _____ areas. foreign touristy foreigner tourism.
I _____ a keen traveller, now I _____ to prefer holidays near home in the mountains. would be / am tending was / to tend used to be / am tending used to be / tend.
People travel to unusual places to find more diverse things, special things that _____ to the specific needs and interests of the tourist. are defined are done are tailored are make.
People who visit Japan are often surprised at the striking contrast between old and new, that seem to combine to make a unique mixture. Japan is a country of vast cultural heritage, which its inhabitants are particularly proud of. What is the meaning of heritage in the sentence? understandings traditions heirs symbols.
In some countries, some gestures might be considered impolite and offend the locals. In the Middle East it is discourteous to touch food with your left hand as they consider the left hand unclean while in Japan, it's considered rude to cross your legs in the presence of someone older or more respected than you. What is the meaning of locals in the sentence? The public administration. The people of the place. The shop owners. Cafés, pubs, etc.
There ___ anyone in the building. It has been evacuated. will be won't be can be not can't be.
A _____ is an important discovery that helps to improve a situation or provide an answer to a problem. Which is the missing word? breakthrough discovery advanced health issue performance.
Steve _____ less tired if he _____ to bed earlier in the evening. can be / went would be / goes can be / went would be / went.
I was told that they need to run some more ____ to determine the stage of my disease. blood tests treatments illness surgeries.
They _____ the bus if they _____ earlier. wouldn't miss / get up wouldn't miss / got up would miss / didn't get up would miss / got up.
The doctors prescribed some _____ yesterday, but they are not working. My leg is killing me. pills blood tests treatments painkillers.
I can't go out this evening _____ my homework. I've got a test in a few days. If I finish unless I don't finish unless if I finish unless I finish.
He _____ everyday if worked from home. wouldn't have to commute would have to commute won't have to commute will have to commute.
_____ you treat me like this if you really _____ me? Wouldn't / loved Would / had loved Would / loved Would / have loved.
When you sleep like a log you sleep _____ like a tree in a state of confusion profoundly light.
Where can we find the topic sentence? In the index of the book At the start of each paragraph In the footnotes At the end of each paragraph.
How is scanning different from skimming? Scanning is very similar to skimming Scanning is performed before skimming Scanning is the opposite of skimming Scanning is about reading only the title.
Mary_____ so nervous; she thinks she’s going to fail the exam because she didn’t study enough. Look at how she _____. was / was fidgeting is / is fidgeting is /fidgets being / is fidgeting.
The general economic- situation is not looking good. Economic Economy Economous Economical.
Complete the sentence: The old couple __ host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who are host Spring students in their house are very sweet. whose host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who's host Spring students in their house are very sweet. who 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 bought what did Ann buy what did Ann bought what Ann buy.
Choose the right rephrasing of It is amazing to finish a marathon in under four hours. Finished a marathon in under four hours is amazing. A marathon finishes in under four hours is amazing Finish a marathon in under four hours is amazing To finish a marathon in under 4 hours is amazing.
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 APA style In the Harvard style In all styles In the MLA style.
When referencing or quoting a book using the MLA style, do you put the year of publication? Yes, in inverted commas Yes, with page numbers Yes No.
Which word has the correct prefix? Iljudgement Misjudgement Unjudgement Imjudgement.
_____ I open the door? It looks like there is no breeze coming through the window and it's stuffy! Should Must Shall Shouldn't.
A ____proportionate number of engineering students are men. Unproportioned Misproportioned Nonproportioned Disproportioned.
I really like my bright, soft and wooll- jumper! Woollish Woollant Woollic Woollen.
Whether, as long as, unless, provided are connectors used for: Condition Consequence Summing up Contrasting ideas.
Psychological social psychology enphasises: Social psychological processes Internal psychological processes Cultural psychological processes Status and class.
The biopsychosocial model refers to: I-O psychology Sport psychology Clinical psychology Health psychology.
Attention, retention, reproduction and motivation are aspects of: Observational learning Operant conditioning Manifest content Latent content.
Skinner was experimenting with: Children Rats Dogs Pigeons.
Skinner’s reward system was applied to: the BBC a jail a family a school.
According to the 16PF the trait "warmth" relates in its low and high score to: open-shrewd docile-dominant trusting-suspicious detached-supportive.
According to the 16PF score, which word has "somber" as its high score equivalent? Spontaneous Imaginative Bold Analytical.
Which of these assumptions is wrong? Cardinal traits are very common in people Central traits form our personality Secondary traits arise under specific circumstances Secondary traits are not consistent.
Complete the sentence: They still don’t know…. if or not the project will be finished soon whether the project or not will be finished soon whether or not the project will be finished soon if the project or not will be finished soon.
Complete the sentence: Not only the car broke down_____it cost a lot of money to get it repaired. moreover in addition but also as a result.
How is searching different from scanning? Searching is for concepts and ideas Searching is like surveying Searching is for specific words They are exactly the same.
What is a collocation? A sequence noun+verb A sequence verb+adjective A specific and recurrent combination of words A family of words.
What is the right sequence to apply when speed-reading? Skimming – scanning – surveying – searching Scanning - surveying – skimming – searching Surveying – skimming – scanning – searching Searching – skimming – surveying - scanning.
Which style is mostly used to show a process? Tree Diagram Spidergram Flowchart Table.
Which note-taking style is better suited to show classification? Table Flowchart Spidergram Tree diagram.
Examples, Addition, Contrasting, Listing. What kind of cues are these? Structure cues Organising cues Topic cues Transition cues.
What are the main areas to consider when approaching a text critically? Author and source, Evidence, Assumptions and bias Assumptions and bias, Title, Evidence Evidence, Section headings, References Author and source, Date of publication, Evidence.
Why it is important to have a critical approach in reading? To evaluate the quality of the author’s methodology To make sure that the author’s opinion is supported by evidence To make sure the author is not driven by personal interest All answers are correct.
What is a counter-argument? The author’s counter opinion A convoluted topic The author’s presentation of a different point-of-view to sustain his/her argument The opposite of debating.
What is GSL ? General Student List General Spoken Language General Spoken List General Service List.
What are formulaic phrases? Phrases that follow a specific grammatical formula Discourse Maker and Signposts Collocations, Discourse maker, Signpost phrases, Idioms and Phrasal Verbs Idioms and Phrasal verbs.
Choose the right connector: Some people believe in ghosts and supernatural phenomena ______ others are skeptical about all that. despite whereas because as long as.
What is nominalisation? It is the transformation of a verb or adjective into a noun It is about using nouns instead of adverbs. It is the transformation of a noun into a verb It is the transformation of an adjective into a noun.
Complete the sentence with the appropriate word: The teenager was charged with drugs (CONSUME) Consumerism Consume Consumation Consumption.
Complete the sentence with the appropriate word: Companies are really eager to get some financial (SECURE) Safety Security Securities Securement.
Why is the passive voice the preferred grammatical structure of academic writing? Because it conveys an idea of casualty Because it is more elegant Because is easier to understand Because it is more neutral and more objective.
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, as long as they are formed by more than two words No, they should be replaced by one word Yes, but only if they are not very common No, it is always a bad mistake.
You must always use lots of sun cream ______ get sunburn. before so that in order not to in order to.
Complete the sentence: Cindy likes her boyfriend. She doesn’t want to marry him, __. even though while though although.
The plane departs_____ 14:45 from Pearson International Airport, so you should be in Rome _____noon the following day considering the time zone. for / at at / for by / by at / by.
Students who enroll at university while working full-time or having dependents are called ____-traditional. Non-traditional Mistraditional Atraditional Untraditional.
My husband and I have been talking about our holiday destination for months, but every time I suggest something he disagrees _____all of them. on about with in.
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 didn't give enough information. Stefy was expecting more information than what she actually got. The people waiting at the tourist office received less than expected. Stefy couldn't give enough information because she didn't work at the tourist office.
I went to an Italian restaurant and had _____. one delicious meat some delicious meat a delicous meat some delicious meats.
I realized that I _____ my schoolbag on the bus only when I got to school. forgotten had forgotten forgot have forgotten.
The train _____ when we got to the station. had leave had just left has just left left.
We have _____ time: hurry up! few not much little.
I'm coming down with the flu: could you give me _____? an adivce some advives some advice a piece advice.
When I came back home I realized that I _____ the windows open all day. did leave had left left have left.
I was watching a movie in German but didn't catch _____ of what they were saying. Perhaps only the most common phrases! any much many lots of.
I _____ back from the supermarket when I remembered that I _____ any wine for dinner. had only come / hadn't bought had just come / hadn't bought have just come / hadn't bought had just come / didn't buy.
You shouldn't eat _____ cream and cheese: they're _____. much / fats many / fats much / fattening many of / fattening.
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's a silly expression and doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean anything. It's raining heavily.
How to get the very first vitamins of the day? By drinking a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice. It's juice that has been pressed out of a frozen fuit (oranges). It's juice that has been recently pressed out of a fresh fruit (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).
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 use less of something. To get it cut into slices. To get rid of something.
You _____ any weight unless you _____ some regular exercises. will lose any / do won't lose / will do won't lose / do will lose some / do.
When I come back from my holidays _____much more relaxed. I'll feel like I'll feel I'll like I feel.
I studied hard in these last months _____ I passed the Maths exam. so if because since.
They built new facilities for children in the area. New facilities _____ for children in the area. were being built are being built were built are built.
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.
_____ you study, you won't pass final term. If not If Unless you don't Unless.
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 restaurant car. A restaurant. A meal. A person who has a meal at a restaurant.
I _____ a birthday cake for your girlfriend, if you want. am going to make am making make will make.
I met Casia yesterday at the mall and asked her if she _____ to the party. was coming came coming comes.
I have to confess. I like buying! Even if I have a similar object at home, whether it’s clothes or furniture, I have to buy another one. Let’s face it: I’m a self-confessed shopaholic and I might have got this trait from my aunt Jill. What is the meaning of ‘shopaholic’? / A person who enjoys shopping and drinking. A person who enjoys drinking alcohol and does it occasionally. A person who enjoys shopping very much and does it a lot.
Travelling may be wonderful, but a lot depends _____ the people you're travelling with and the weather. of in from on.
Jack and Jill are _____ to buy cigarettes. enough young not enough young too much young too young.
I love shopping, however, I _____ new clothes … I’ve got so many! shouldn't take mustn't buy shouldn't to buy shouldn't buy.
Belinda is _____ to retire, she has been working for thirty-five years. enough old too young old enough too old.
Walter likes sports cars, but he hasn’t got _____ to buy one. too much money the enough money enough money money enough.
____ you please help me with my homework? Must Could Might Shall.
When we say that a person is stingy we mean that they are _____ generous. have enough money to spend on things you need. not generous. loaded.
My eldest son keeps on throwing money down the _____, buying useless stuff for his girlfriends! drain day ends roof.
Do you like browsing the shops and going from one place to another to find your perfect deal? You probably would like to buy that latest cell phone that has been recently advertised on TV, but that costs an arm and a leg at your local shop. What does ‘cost an arm and a leg’ mean? It's expensive for everyone! The cost is reasonably high. The price is reasonable. A lot of money (for me).
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 _____. will go rain is going to rain is raining rains.
The exam _____ next Saturday. will being will be is be is being.
You can trust me: I _____ a soul. won't to tell won't told won't say won't tell.
Don't worry about your brother, he _____ fine. He's always wanted to go live abroad. will be will is will being will have.
They're going home tomorrow, _____? they are aren't they they aren't are they.
_____ with rain. Let's close the windows. It's pouring It pours It is pour It has pour.
I can't go to my friend's party because I _____ to Scotland. travel can travel am travelling travelling.
Mid term exams are not as difficult as the final ones, _____? are they they aren't aren't they they are.
If you need a helping hand, call me and_____ over. I come I'll come I'm coming I am.
Alice _____ to school unless her mom allows her to wear her new white boots. won't go doesn't want to go will be will go.
My teacher always says that when I usually don’t understand a word in a text, I _____ should look it up. should look after it. should look for it. should look up to it.
If you heat ice, it _____ . would melt will melt is melting melts.
Look at that house over there! It's the one _____ I was brought up in. The owners are selling it. I wonder what's their price. / whose whom who.
The Black Cab represents _____ of London’s cultural fabric just as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace do. a partial part a symbol the symbolest the best symbols.
I just don’t get it: why _____ selfies nowadays. so many people take are so many people take so many people takes do so many people take.
Cindy told Sam that she _____ Mario the week before. had texted texted has texted would have texted.
There is technology which identifies faces, and a big corporate wants to regulate this technology. The CEO wants to present the new rules in the US government. This technology is good, but it can be dangerous, too. It is necessary that the law makers make it clear that this type of technology should protect people and be transparent. What is the meaning of ‘identifies’? To ask for identity. To hide. To conceal. To recognize.
The Chemistry teacher is the only one _____ explains everything clearly. I hope she doesn’t move to another school. who what / whom.
A: I usually meet up with my ex-school friends once a year. We have a drink while talking about the good old days! B: _____ do I. So I do. So do I. So me too. Me do.
Students _____ usually work hard get very good marks. whose who which whom.
Did you see that advertisement _____ was shown during the movie last week? It was spectacular! / whom that who.
That's the rink _____ I learnt to skate. where whose which that.
Define the word 'blogger'. A page of an online news report. A person who loves writing on a regular basis. Some who writes everyday or on a regular basis and keeps the readers in the loop. A person who writes for an online newspaper.
The guy _____ you saw me with on Wednesday is my boyfriend. / that which whom.
That guy, _____ is sitting by the window, is my little brother who / which that.
A: I don’t like going out in the cold and rain. I’d rather stay at home and read a book. B: _____ Sheila. That’s why we seldom go out. Either does Neither does Either do Neither do.
Melinda, _____ family name is Torrone, is the youngest scientist in our laboratory. Her origins are Italian, but she’s been living in Manchester for almost all her life! which whom who whose.
_____ of my best friends called to give me their condolences for the immature loss of my mother. I was expecting more comprehension. Neither None Either All.
China is a huge and densely populated country, and we can hardly figure out how difficult it has been for the Chinese central government and local authorities to guarantee education to the millions of citizens living in the country, including those residing in the most remote areas of the territory. What is the meaning of ‘huge and densely populated’? An enormous and polluted country. A big and crowded country. A big and polluted country. An enormous and highly polluted country.
Although she _____ very well, Rose won the match in three sets. doesn't play didn't play isn't playing wasn't playing.
We all learn in different ways, some prefer reading, other like images, or writing down and practising as much as possible... Using the same strategy or approach with people with different learning styles may not be effective. And of course, teaching children is not the same as teaching teenagers. According to the paragraph there are different ways to learn. How many does it list? And which are they? There are two ways: listening and writing. There are three ways: reading, listening and writing. There are two ways: reading and listening. There are several ways: reading, looking, writing and speaking.
What's the meaning of 'nomophobia'? A person who suffers from any kind of phobia. A person who fears of being detached from their phone or connectivity. A person who has no fear of any kind of phobia. A person who has fear of fear.
In relation to university, the term college normally refers to a part of the university which does not have the autonomous power to release the degree. Universities award degrees while colleges prepare students for graduation. The latter can also be independent institutions. What is the meaning of ‘latter’? The latest 'one'. The last 'one'. The primary 'one'. The first 'one'.
Do you know why _____ a new mobile? He’d bought one only a year ago! has Dario bought did Dario buy bought Dario Dario bought.
If I ___ less money on those beautiful red shoes and white boots I bought last week, I could have saved more. had spend had spent spend would spend.
I won't wear this jacket again!' Kevin said he _____ wouldn't wear this jacket again. wouldn't never wear this jacket again. would ever wear that jacket again. wouldn't wear that jacket again.
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 physical exercise. A period of work in a gym. A period of apprenticeship.
If they _____ fewer special effects, I would have liked this film more. used have been used have used had used.
They _____ raise a lot of money if they _____ up more charities. could/would set would/will set could/set will/had set.
The theatre was full of people, there were only two ____ left. remote seat seats ticket.
That movie was so ____ that I couldn’t stop laughing. interesting fun boring funny.
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.
If you _____ me to choose between TV and theatre, I _____ go for the theatre. asked / will ask / would had asked / will asked / would.
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 launches from a veicle and falls onto the ground using a parachute. A wingsuit flyer is a person who 'flies' wearing a particular suit made of nylon. A wingsuit flyer flies being pulled by an aircraft.
Mrs Vandal wishes there _____ more charities because they make a difference! are will be would be were.
She doesn’t drive to work. There’s too much traffic. She would have driven to work if there had been less traffic. She would have driven to work if there were less traffic. She would driving if there was less traffic She would drive to work if there were less traffic.
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 woman touched the paintings and they fell. The wall fell on the paintings.
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 exhibited. Something which is placed somewhere else. Something which is put on play.
Yesterday Daniel promised me that he _____ help me fix my computer today. might is going will would.
The choice of TV programmes is limited, _____ the number of channels. despite although even though even if.
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 wouldn’t take my clothes without asking. I wish my sister didn’t take my clothes without asking. I wish my sister doesn’t take my clothes without asking.
When are you starting work?' My parents asked me _____ when I started working. when I work. when I worked. when I was starting work.
Could you help me?' Sara asked the police officer _____ if she can have helped her. if she can helped her. if she could help her. if she could helped her.
Mother's Day or _____ is a day to honour mothers and other mother figures. Gifts and greeting cards are given to her on this pleasant day. Mothering Day St. Mothering Sunday Mothering Sunday St. Mother's Day.
What is psychology? Study of human behaviour Study of personality disorders Study of the soul All answers are correct.
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