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Choose the correct item.


1. A: ‘Any news from Tess?’
B: ‘Yes. She tomorrow on the 9:15 train.’

2. A: ‘I suppose your report isn’t ready yet.’
B: ‘Don’t worry. I it by tomorrow.'

3. A: ‘So, are you coming along, after all?’
B: ‘Well, I don’t know. What time ?’

4. A: ‘I’ve called Eddie a hundred times but he won’t answer the phone.’
B: ‘Try once more. He .’

5. ‘Well, I first came here last June.’
B: ‘So by the end of May you with us for almost a year.’

6. A: ‘Shall I call Eddie at home?’
B: ‘I think he .’

7. A: ‘Is Nigel still here?’
B: ‘Yes, but hurry up, he is just .’

8. A: ‘Do you know it’s Maggie’s birthday today?’
B: ‘Yes, she a party tonight.’

9. A. ‘Doesn’t she feel nervous about having to teach that class?’
B: ‘I shouldn’t think so as she is such an experienced teacher. By October she teaching for fifteen years.’

10. ‘Why don’t we go to the cinema?’
B: ‘It’s too late; the film started by now.’

11. A: ‘You look gorgeous in that dress.’
B: ‘Really? I it then.’

12. A: ‘So, when is your maths exam?’
B: ‘Well, this time tomorrow I for it.’


From: Evans, V. (2002) CPE Use of English 1 for the Revised Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Student's Book. Express Publishing.
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10 out of 12. Thanks!
9 out of 12. Well, thank you!
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There's something a bit off about #4. It should be "try once more" not "one more" - just a typo, I think.

But the answer "He will be sleeping" is a bit odd. More likely are: He may be asleep. He may be sleeping. He's probably sleeping. (Although why you want to wake the poor guy up is another question!)
Hi Barb,

"one" was indeed a typo for "once" and I've just fixed it. Thanks for pointing it out. Emotion: smile

As for "will be sleeping", do you think it would be natural if the word "probably" were added?
(I'm sorry, none of your suggestions was offered as a possible choice ... but you know how these tests work, right? Unfortunately, sometimes the most natural answers are left out Emotion: sad).
Will you check it once again:
3. What time are you living?
4. He must be sleeping.
6. I think, he's going to work.
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Hi Eksena,

I am not sure I understand your post correctly.
Are you proposing some possible answers? This type of exercise requires that students pick one of the four given answers. This doesn't mean, of course, that they're the only possible ones, as other sentences might make sense.

That said, my humble opinion is that your #3 would be possible if it were not for the spelling mistake (leaving, not living), your #4 (I think) is grammatically fine but changes the meaning (in terms of degree of likelihood), and your #6 is grammatically incorrect, as you've got an extra comma, and the meaning changes.

But then, I might be wrong, so wait for the experts/natives. Emotion: smile
Hi, Tanit,

Sorry for having been so laconic.

Just in case you would like to have a look at:
http://lang-8.com/45637/journals/275847

Sorry for typos, they seem to be the only thing I am perfect at.
As for commas, well, there are rules, I'd say rather various rules. Nevetheless, let it be your variant. I don't mind.

Actually, test compounding is much more challenging rather than awarding. One should check every word to make the meaning clear for everyone.

Nevertheless, being a novice to the site I can't but appreciate your input into 'Test'-section.

Wishing you all the best,
eksena
Hi Eksena,

Thank you both for your feedback and for the poll in your link. Emotion: smile
eksenaActually, test compounding is much more challenging rather than awarding. One should check every word to make the meaning clear for everyone.
Much as I agree with you on this, as a learner I have to say that:

1. I didn't made up the test (in fact, I provided the source at the very end of my original post);
2. Selective cloze tests ask student to choose the best answer among those given; this might or might not be the most natural answer.

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