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Diagnostic English #2: Intermediate/ Upper-intermediate (pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, determiners) Pt.3

Choose the best alternative.


101

The situation resolved itself ______ than I had expected.

102

The young man struck his boss and______ killed him.

103

Every child reacts ______ ______.

104

He stood up slowly and ______.

105

A: I’m afraid we can expect ______ temperatures over the holiday.

B: I’m ______ sorry about it.

106

I thought______ of the idea.

107

The supper looked ______.

108

It’s ______ to use and ______ to carry than other computers.

109

Yesterday the temperature was 20 degrees below zero. It hasn’t been so cold this year. Yesterday was ______ day of the year.

110

The Taylors have three sons. They are all clever, but Bill is outstanding. He is ______ of all.

111

There were ______ people in the queue that it was impossible to get on the bus.

112

“There was a lot of traffic. The bus took half an hour to get from 5th Avenue to Broadway.” means: ______.

113

She went ______ a sheet when she heard the news.

114

The ______ the problem ______ it is to find a solution.

115

______ we leave, ______ we’ll arrive.

116

The car went______ and ______ down the hill.

117

Although we hear about terrible air crashes, flying is still the ______ way to travel. It is much ______ than walking down the road!

118

A Volvo is expensive. A Mercedes is very much more expensive, but a Rolls Royce is ______.

119

I backed three horses. Night Star ran ______ . The Sun ran ______ and Wind ran the______.

120

He has ______ Rolls Royce and ______ Audi 7 and ______ MG.

121

His father is ______ architect; quite ______ expert.

122

We’d booked the table for eight, and we got there fifteen minutes ______

123

The food looked perfectly ______ to me.

124

He works so hard that there are ______ minutes in the day when he’s not busy doing something.

125

______ way is acceptable.

126

There was ______ anyone could do to help.

127

They were all strangers to me. I’d met______ of them before.

128

I suppose he wanted to get home as ______ as ______.

129

It seemed ______ that we would ______ have a crash.

130

I think ______ truthfulness is______ greatest value.

131

Everything is fair in ______ love and ______ war.

132

What______ terrible news!

133

In ______ past______ most people lived by ______ agriculture.

134

In ______ fog or rain, you should reduce______ speed.

135

He’s studying ______ chemistry at ______ university at____ present.

136

She turned this way and that, admiring ______ in the mirror.

137

The couple in the flat upstairs are making ______ unpopular by shouting ______ at the top of their voices every night.

138

She expresses ______ very clearly, though sometimes she doesn’t remember______ the right word.

139

They were fighting with ______ and making ______ cry, but then their mother told them to behave ______.

140

The story seems to be ______ ______.

141

I make ______ mistakes much too ______.

142

It’s____ low season now, and____ most of____ hotels are half empty.

143

______ great improvement in ______ patient’s condition was brought about by ______ use of ______ newly developed antibiotic.

144

______ abnormal behavior can be caused by ______ fear, but there are ______ other causes as well.

145

Only doctors and nurses can go into the Intensive Care Unit. ______ is allowed inside.

146

You looked ______ this morning but you look a bit______ now.

147

The teacher looks ______.

148

The teacher is looking ______.

149

The soup tastes ______.

150

I tasted the soup ______.

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