Online Test

Upper-intermediate

1.)If Hamlet …….. Ophelia, she ……. …… suicide.


A) marries, hadn’t committed
B) had married, wouldn’t have committed
C) married, wouldn’t committed
D) would married, didn’t committee


2.)Before he went to England he ….. tons of guide books.


A) reads
B) read
C) had read
D) have read


3.)I am used …….. hard.


A) to work
B) to working
C) work
D) working


4.)Because of her behavior she now has …… friends than before.


A) few
B) a few
C) fewer
D) fewest


5.)I love running. It's a great way ….. fit.


A) to keep
B) keeping
C) keep
D) to keeping


6.)“You are welcome to order the goods now.” But payment should be made ……. .”


A) for advance
B) advancing
C) in advance
D) to advance


7.)Honore de Balzac said “The errors of ……., from their faith in the good, or their confidence in the true.”


A) women spring, almost always
B) almost always, women spring
C) almost women, always spring
D) almost spring, always women


8.)The causes of gamma-ray bursts throughout the universe, and how the gamma rays are actually produced, ________ until recently remained a mystery.


A) have
B) have been
C) has been
D) has


9.)The tenants were asked to throw all recyclable trash into __________.


A) the green big plastic bag
B) the big plastic green bag
C) the big green plastic bag
D) the green plastic big bag


10.)We were fortunate enough to visit the Grand Canyon. It has _____.


A) beautiful landscape that is much
B) many beautiful landscapes
C) many beautiful sceneries
D) much beautiful scenery


11.)The car was parked directly …… the diner.


A) before
B) ahead of
C) in front of
D) preceding


12.)Take a deep breath and try to calm …. . It isn’t worth getting upsent about.


A) over
B) under
C) off
D) down


13.)Just remember ……… in some good running shoes.


A) to invest
B) investing
C) invest
D) to investing


14.)The ski resorts are usually crowded. There are many people ….. skiing.


A) enjoy
B) that enjoy
C) who enjoy
D) who enjoying


15.)It is already 3 o'clock. Can you _____ time to catch the bus?


A) have enough
B) have it in
C) make in
D) make it in


16.)I went to have my glasses …… .


A) fit
B) fitted
C) fit on
D) fitted on


17.)We will need to set …. early if we want to miss the traffic.


A) out
B) away
C) off
D) -


18.)Hold …. tightly to your bag. There are a lot of pickpockets around here.


A) up
B) down
C) in
D) on


19.)There is a law in France, which says that only the family has the right to decide what _______ or not known about the health of a patient.”


A) must be known
B) must have known
C) must have been known
D) must have been being known


20.)We don't know __________ taught us noun clauses before.


A) if the teacher has
B) the teacher has
C) the teacher hasn't
D) whether teacher


21.)_______ is a mystery. I wish that I could ask him.


A) How did it
B) What he did it
C) How he did it
D) When did it


22.)One of Jane's favorite subjects in school is drama because _______ lots of fun and enjoys being part of it all.


A) has really she
B) she really has
C) she really is
D) is she really


23.)My mum told me ____ for leaving footprints on the carpet.


A) off
B) out
C) down
D) of


24.)The event of an emergency, all staff should get ….. of the building as quickly as they can.


A) through
B) out
C) up
D) down


25.)Some people ………… with the idea that her books are teaching children about evil.


A) were obsessed
B) are obsessed
C) obsessed
D) being obsessed


26.)I couldn't mend the TV myself, so I .......... at a shop


A) had it mended
B) had it mend
C) did it mend
D) had mended


27.)If she ___________ about his financial situation, she would have helped him out.


A) knew
B) had been knowing
C) had known
D) have known


28.)I'll ______________ their cat while they are away on holiday.


A) be looking into
B) be looking at
C) be looking after
D) be looking over


29.)He made his children ______ their homework every afternoon.


A) do
B) to do
C) studied
D) to study


30.)The test was ____ difficult she had problems finishing it on time.


A) such
B) a
C) as
D) so


31.)By the time she arrives, we ________________ our homework.


A) finish
B) will have finished
C) will finish
D) were finished


32.)She _________________ lunch by the time we arrived.


A) had finished
B) finished
C) have finished
D) finishing


33.)The sun ______ at 9 last night.


A) sat
B) setted
C) set
D) was setting


34.)When I stopped __________ to Mary, she was picking some flowers in her garden.


A) speaking
B) speak
C) to stop
D) spoke


35.) Despite ______________ hard, he failed the exam.


A) he studied
B) he has studied
C) studying
D) study


Reading:

The Great Wall of China

   Walls and wall building have played a very important role in Chinese culture. These people, from the dim mists of prehistory have been wall-conscious; from the Neolithic period – when ramparts of pounded earth were used - to the Communist Revolution, walls were an essential part of any village. Not only towns and villages; the houses and the temples within them were somehow walled, and the houses also had no windows overlooking the street, thus giving the feeling of wandering around a huge maze. The name for “city” in Chinese (ch’eng) means wall, and over these walled cities, villages, houses and temples presides the god of walls and mounts, whose duties were, and still are, to protect and be responsible for the welfare of the inhabitants. Thus a great and extremely laborious task such as constructing a wall, which was supposed to run throughout the country, must not have seemed such an absurdity.
   However, it is indeed a common mistake to perceive the Great Wall as a single architectural structure, and it would also be erroneous to assume that it was built during a single dynasty. For the building of the wall spanned the various dynasties, and each of these dynasties somehow contributed to the refurbishing and the construction of a wall, whose foundations had been laid many centuries ago. It was during the fourth and third century B.C. that each warring state started building walls to protect their kingdoms, both against one another and against the northern nomads. Especially three of these states: the Ch’in, the Chao and the Yen, corresponding respectively to the modern provinces of Shensi, Shanzi and Hopei, over and above building walls that surrounded their kingdoms, also laid the foundations on which Ch’in Shih Huang Di would build his first continuous Great Wall.
   The role that the Great Wall played in the growth of Chinese economy was an important one. Throughout the centuries many settlements were established along the new border. The garrison troops were instructed to reclaim wasteland and to plant crops on it, roads and canals were built, to mention just a few of the works carried out. All these undertakings greatly helped to increase the country’s trade and cultural exchanges with many remote areas and also with the southern, central and western parts of Asia – the formation of the Silk Route. Builders, garrisons, artisans, farmers and peasants left behind a trail of objects, including inscribed tablets, household articles, and written work, which have become extremely valuable archaeological evidence to the study of defence institutions of the Great Wall and the everyday life of these people who lived and died along the wall.


36.) Chinese cities resembled a maze


A) because they were walled
B) because the houses has no external windows
C) because the name for cities means “wall”
D) because walls have always been important there


37.)Constructing a wall that ran the length of the country


A) honored the god of the walls and mounts
B) was an absurdly laborious task.
C) may have made sense within Chinese culture
D) made the country look like a huge maze


38.)The Great Wall of China


A) was built in a single dynasty
B) was refurbished in the fourth and third centuries BC.
C) used existing foundations
D) was built by the Ch’in, the Chao and the Yen.


39.)Crops were planted


A) on wasteland
B) to reclaim wasteland
C) on reclaim wasteland
D) along the canals


40.)The Great Wall


A) helped build trade only inside China
B) helped build trade in China and abroad
C) helped build trade only abroad
D) helped build trade only to remote areas