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1.Kurt was happy he................. to finish the exam in time.
a) achieved b) managed c) realised d) succeeded

B

2.Paul left his last job when he realised there was no chance..... promotion.
a) to b) of c) about d) in

B

3.The successful applicant will be expected to take.... the new post in March.
a) up b) in c) for d) off

A

4.I don't think those blue shoes go very well..... that red dress.
a) for b) after c) by d) with

D

5.The..... from the mainland to the island normally takes half an hour.
a) travel b) voyage c) sail d) crossing

B

6.The audience were enjoying the show immensely, .....their feet to the music.
a) tapping b) clapping c) hitting d) beating

A

7.You can do whatever you like, as.............. as I'm concerned.
a) much b) well c) far d) long

C

8.Was it...... raining when you came in?
a) then b) again c) still d) yet

C

9. I don't get much chance to read books....... when I'm on holiday.
a) just b) only c) until d) except

B

10. This new soft drink contains both...... and artificial flavourings.
a) natural b) ordinary c) simple d) pure

A

11. I like the style of this shirt, but have you got it in...... colour?
a) another b) further c) other d) different

D

12. He was going to reply to her letter, but somehow he never got..... it.
a) over b) round to c) to d) up to

C

13. He's............................. to win. No one else in the race stands a chance.
a) liable b) bound c) probable d) unavoidable

B

41. She.......... been at home at the time because Peter saw her in town.
a) had to have b) can't have c) shouldn't have d) mustn't have

B

15. The warden was sacked for failing to.......... instructions.
a) realise b) carry out c) put forward d) complete

D or B?

16. He took his car to the garage for a...........
a) control b) mending c) service d) check-up

D

17. I'd hardly call John modest; in fact, he's...........
a) full of himself b) boaster c) unfashionable d) full of nothing

A

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1.--OK
2.--OK
3.--OK
4.--OK
5.--OK
6.--OK
7.--OK
8.--OK

9.--NO!

10.--OK

11.--NO!

12.B may also be OK wait for a Brit to answer

13.--OK
14.--I don't like any of the answers; I would have said 'couldn't have'.

15.-- B

16.--OK
17.--OK
I like 12 B
14. "She can't have been at home " might work?
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Thank you Mister Micawber for your time. Can you please explain me qestions 9 and 11.
I'm not happy to do your homework but, hopefully, you'll learn from it. Here are the corrections:

The answer to 5 is D. ("Voyage" is a very long sea journey.)
The answer to 9 is D.
The answer to 11 is A.
The answer to 12 is B.
The answer to 15 is B.
The answer to 16 is most likely C. "Check-up" could be used, but it's more often used when referring to a person or animal.

Now please tell my why these answers are correct.Emotion: smile
Eimai is right about 'crossing', but I think 'service' is unlikely, as it is uncountable; 'check-up' is common for cars in the US (or was). I also don't like 'round to' because I would invariably say 'around to', or just 'to'. If the view from BrE is very different, then there are some poor questions in this set.

There's not much to explain about #9-- he reads only on holidays. As for #11, an article would be needed with the other answers.
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In my neck of the woods, we bring our cars to the garage either for service, or a check-up, never for a service, (even though 'a service' is probably grammatically better).
Hi Mr. Micawber,

You probably did not mean to include this example in your explanation of #11:

I like the style of this shirt, but have you got it in a/the further colour?

...Unless you are thinking of further out on the visual spectrum.
Hi Dave.

I had thought for a moment of going on to qualify 'further' as an odd adjective there, but felt it would lead the discussion down a minor garden path. The article works, though, eh?
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