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Diagnostic English #2: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, determiners) Pt.2

Choose the best alternative.


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She heard a sound ______ brought her heart into her mouth.

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A: Why are you sitting there?

B: Frankly, there is ______ interesting to do.

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A: What do you think of politics?

B: Oh, I find politics really ______.

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I agree. I get terribly ______ when people talk about politics.

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I find people who spit in the street ______.

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Since divorce became easier to obtain in Europe, the divorce rate has gone up ______.

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They play the guitar ______.

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I’m going to ______ next term, because the exams are getting closer.

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The migration of the ducks was due to the ______ of colder weather.

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Since the old lady’s husband died, she’s been living ______.

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The weather changed ______. There was an ______ change in the weather.

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Her condition improved ______. There was a ______ improvement in her condition.

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Fleming discovered penicillin ______.

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The ______ discovery of penicillin by Fleming in 1928 made the effective treatment of many bacterial diseases possible.

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The ______ of the forest will result in the ____ of many animal species.

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A: Who told you they were moving?

B: They told me ______.

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The toes of her shoes are open. She always wears open ______ shoes.

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I didn’t buy the sweater because it wasn’t ______.

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My chest hurts ______ I breathe.

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Larry is a friendly person. He meets new people ______ he goes.

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You must do ______ he says.

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______ solved that problem must be very smart.

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We haven’t enjoyed ______ so much for years.

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Have you heard about Sally? She killed______.

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Her children are too young to look after______.

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That is a beautiful dress you’re wearing. Did you make it______?

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Many lakes and rivers are being ______ polluted.

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Vitamins are produced synthetically in large quantities. This has made them ______ and ______ available to most of the population.

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Several new dams are being constructed. This will help to control floods and provide water for______.

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A problem of fundamental ______ for the developing countries is that of slowing down population growth.

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“The Alfa River is 100 km long. The Beta River is 200 km long.” means: The Beta River is ______ the Alfa River.

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“Lake Beta is 20 m deep. Lake Alfa is 80 m deep.” means: The depth of Lake Beta is ______ that of Lake Alfa.

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The height of Mt Vesuvius is about 1200 m and that of Mt Blanc is 4800 m. Mt Blanc is the ______ of the two mountains. Its height is about ______ of Mt Vesuvius.

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A: Will you boil the potatoes?

B: Yes. I like ______ potatoes.

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A: Shall I write the recipe?

B: Yes, please. I need a ______ recipe.

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We didn’t have much money, so we stayed at a/an ______ hotel.

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The nurse is very ______. She spoke ______.

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Annie ______ lives in London. She moved to Bristol.

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I don’t want to stay here ______.

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Are you ______ or do you want me to switch on the heating ?

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I’ve got ______ a lot to do today. I’m really busy.

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I’ve made _____ many mistakes in this letter. I think I’ll type it again.

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The poor girl looked ______ ______.

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This is not______.

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The boss looked at him ______.

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It was ______ hot in the train.

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She ran ______ to the telephone.

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“Shall we go?” David looked ______ at Susan.

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The child looked ______.

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The world has gone ______.

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