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Autor:  Vitor
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Data:  14/JUL/2007 11:30 AM
Assunto:  A1 test exercises
 
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B. Grammar

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in parentheses.
________________________________________
2.
 Lisa: Did you happen to run into Julio on your way to class today?
Ted: No, I (1)  (did). In fact, I (2)  (see) him for a few days.
Lisa: I was just wondering. I think he may be sick.
Ted: You may be right. He (3)  (look) very well for the past week and he (4)  (stay) home all last weekend.
Lisa: Well, I (5)  (call) him last night but nobody (6)  (answer).
Ted: I (7)  (try) to call him yesterday too. Same thing happened to me.
Lisa: He once (8)  (tell) me he doesn't like to see people when he's not feeling well.
Ted: I'm the same way. When I (9)  (break) my leg last year, I (10)  (want) to see anyone either.

 

 

ANSWERS
 
correct: didn't
haven't seen
hasn't looked
stayed
called
answered
tried
told
broke
didn't want
your answer:

A. Vocabulary

Choose the best answer for each question.
________________________________________
1.
 
What is an example of multitasking?
 
a. talking on the phone while cooking
 
b. completing a job in half the time it takes your colleagues
 


________________________________________
2.
 
Which method of communication is more impersonal?
 
a. leaving a telephone message
 
b. meeting someone face-to-face
 


________________________________________
3.
 
Which job is more sedentary?
 
a. firefighter
 
b. accountant
 


________________________________________
4.
 
Who are you more likely to interact with?
 
a. a famous athlete
 
b. your friend
 


________________________________________
5.
 
Which is more likely to be anonymous?
 
a. a letter
 
b. a television program
 


________________________________________
6.
 
Which habit is the government more likely to try to promote?
 
a. smoking
 
b. regular exercise
 


________________________________________
7.
 
Which situation creates a more liberating feeling?
 
a. sitting down to take an important college entrance exam
 
b. walking out of the classroom on the last day of the semester
 


________________________________________
8.
 
In which situation are you more likely to have a lot at stake?
 
a. a job interview
 
b. an expensive meal
 


________________________________________
9.
 
Which are you more likely to want to get to the bottom of?
 
a. a chore
 
b. a mystery
 


________________________________________
10.
 
Which gives you more privacy at home?
 
a. heavy curtains
 
b. no curtains
 


________________________________________

 B. Grammar

Complete each sentence using the active or passive form of the verb in parentheses. Be sure to use the correct verb tense.
________________________________________
11.
 I'm going to a party after work tonight, so I  home late. (be)

 

 

________________________________________
12.
 The stolen car  in the parking lot at the airport last night. (find)

 

 

________________________________________
13.
 Before the race this morning, the horses  from their stalls onto the race track. (lead)

 

 

________________________________________
14.
 The man who was accused of murder  he was not guilty. (declare)

 

 

________________________________________
15.
 Attendance  at the beginning of class every day so we had better be on time. (take)

 

 

________________________________________
16.
 The tsunami of 2004  a large number of people. (kill)

 

 

________________________________________
17.
 The cost of a postage stamp  sometime next year. (raise)

 

 

________________________________________
18.
 So far, Sally's teachers  six out of the seven recommendations she needs to get into college. (complete)

 

 

________________________________________
19.
 The motor vehicle bureau  your new driver's license to you as soon as they have a chance to process it next week. (mail)

 

 

________________________________________
20.
 Seventy-five years ago, most movies  in California so filmmakers could take advantage of the long, sunny days. (make)

 


ANSWERS

What is an example of multitasking?
 
a. talking on the phone while cooking

 
b. completing a job in half the time it takes your colleagues


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
2 Which method of communication is more impersonal?
 
a. leaving a telephone message

 
b. meeting someone face-to-face


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
3 Which job is more sedentary?
 
a. firefighter

 
b. accountant


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
4 Who are you more likely to interact with?
 
a. a famous athlete

 
b. your friend


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
5 Which is more likely to be anonymous?
 
a. a letter

 
b. a television program


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
6 Which habit is the government more likely to try to promote?
 
a. smoking

 
b. regular exercise


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
7 Which situation creates a more liberating feeling?
 
a. sitting down to take an important college entrance exam

 
b. walking out of the classroom on the last day of the semester


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
8 In which situation are you more likely to have a lot at stake?
 
a. a job interview

 
b. an expensive meal


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
9 Which are you more likely to want to get to the bottom of?
 
a. a chore

 
b. a mystery


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
10 Which gives you more privacy at home?
 
a. heavy curtains

 
b. no curtains


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
11 
I'm going to a party after work tonight, so I   _________________   home late. (be)
status: not answered ()
correct: will be
your answer:
________________________________________
12 
The stolen car   _________________   in the parking lot at the airport last night. (find)
status: not answered ()
correct: was found
your answer:
________________________________________
13 
Before the race this morning, the horses   _________________   from their stalls onto the race track. (lead)
status: not answered ()
correct: were led
your answer:
________________________________________
14 
The man who was accused of murder   _________________   he was not guilty. (declare)
status: not answered ()
correct: declared
your answer:
________________________________________
15 
Attendance   _________________   at the beginning of class every day so we had better be on time. (take)
status: not answered ()
correct: is taken
your answer:
________________________________________
16 
The tsunami of 2004   _________________   a large number of people. (kill)
status: not answered ()
correct: killed
your answer:
________________________________________
17 
The cost of a postage stamp   _________________   sometime next year. (raise)
status: not answered ()
correct: will be raised
your answer:
________________________________________
18 
So far, Sally's teachers   _________________   six out of the seven recommendations she needs to get into college. (complete)
status: not answered ()
correct: have completed
your answer:
________________________________________
19 
The motor vehicle bureau   _________________   your new driver's license to you as soon as they have a chance to process it next week. (mail)
status: not answered ()
correct: will mail
your answer:
________________________________________
20 
Seventy-five years ago, most movies   _________________   in California so filmmakers could take advantage of the long, sunny days. (make)
status: not answered ()
correct: were made
your answer:

UNIT 3

A. Vocabulary

Choose the correct answer.
________________________________________
1.
 
I like to do things that many of my friends are afraid to do. I think of myself as adventurous, but they call me a ________.
 
a. control freak
 
b. risk-taker
 
c. team player
 
d. go-getter
 


________________________________________
2.
 
Gina likes to think things through carefully before she gives her opinion. She's very ________.
 
a. refined
 
b. nurturing
 
c. optimistic
 
d. introspective
 


________________________________________
3.
 
Luis says that rules are made to be broken. He's really a(n) ________.
 
a. free spirit
 
b. self-starter
 
c. team player
 
d. overachiever
 


________________________________________
4.
 
Ali thinks that everything turns out for the best in the long run. In general, he's very ________.
 
a. unpredictable
 
b. assertive
 
c. optimistic
 
d. driven
 


________________________________________
5.
 
Sometimes Peter says the craziest things. You never know what's going to come out of his mouth! He's really ________.
 
a. driven
 
b. unpredictable
 
c. systematic
 
d. ambitious
 


________________________________________
6.
 
Tina loses her temper over every little thing. When something bothers her, she can't control herself. She's a(n) ________.
 
a. hot head
 
b. pushover
 
c. self-starter
 
d. overachiever
 


________________________________________
7.
 
Lena wants to become a doctor. She thinks that taking care of people is the most important job on earth. She's very ________.
 
a. assertive
 
b. refined
 
c. systematic
 
d. nurturing
 


________________________________________
8.
 
Whenever people ask me for money, I always say yes. My friends know that I'm a real ________.
 
a. pushover
 
b. go-getter
 
c. heartbreaker
 
d. homebody
 


________________________________________
9.
 
Kenji wants to be president of the company by the time he's 35 years old. He works 50 or 60 hours a week. He' s totally ________.
 
a. nurturing
 
b. peaceful
 
c. driven
 
d. introspective
 


________________________________________
10.
 
We don't mind getting up early. In fact, we go running at 5:30 or 6:00 every morning. We're ________.
 
a. risk takers
 
b. early risers
 
c. homebodies
 
d. control freaks
 


________________________________________

 B. Grammar

Fill in the blank with the correct word from the box.

 

________________________________________
11.
 I decided to go out partying with my friends after work  I was very tired.

 

 

________________________________________
12.
 Gary asked me to call and remind him to bring the tickets  he wouldn't forget them.

 

 

________________________________________
13.
 Lisa gets really nervous  she has to make a presentation in front of the class.

 

 

________________________________________
14.
 Fatma isn't buying any new clothes this month  she is trying to save money.

 

 

________________________________________
15.
 I stayed up all night studying  I could get a good mark on the test.

 

 

________________________________________
16.
 I get really upset  I think about how much money the government wastes on useless projects.

 

 

________________________________________
17.
 Jim got really angry when he got a parking ticket  he is usually easygoing.

 

 

________________________________________
18.
 Mr. Lee stayed late at the office on Friday  he had an important project to finish.

 

 

________________________________________
19.
 Lisa borrowed $14,000 from the bank  she could buy a new car.

 

 

________________________________________
20.
  I have a day off, I like to spend it at the beach.

 

 


ANSWERS U3

 I like to do things that many of my friends are afraid to do. I think of myself as adventurous, but they call me a ________.
 
a. control freak

 
b. risk-taker

 
c. team player

 
d. go-getter


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
2 Gina likes to think things through carefully before she gives her opinion. She's very ________.
 
a. refined

 
b. nurturing

 
c. optimistic

 
d. introspective


status: not answered ()
correct: d
your answer:
________________________________________
3 Luis says that rules are made to be broken. He's really a(n) ________.
 
a. free spirit

 
b. self-starter

 
c. team player

 
d. overachiever


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
4 Ali thinks that everything turns out for the best in the long run. In general, he's very ________.
 
a. unpredictable

 
b. assertive

 
c. optimistic

 
d. driven


status: not answered ()
correct: c
your answer:
________________________________________
5 Sometimes Peter says the craziest things. You never know what's going to come out of his mouth! He's really ________.
 
a. driven

 
b. unpredictable

 
c. systematic

 
d. ambitious


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
6 Tina loses her temper over every little thing. When something bothers her, she can't control herself. She's a(n) ________.
 
a. hot head

 
b. pushover

 
c. self-starter

 
d. overachiever


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
7 Lena wants to become a doctor. She thinks that taking care of people is the most important job on earth. She's very ________.
 
a. assertive

 
b. refined

 
c. systematic

 
d. nurturing


status: not answered ()
correct: d
your answer:
________________________________________
8 Whenever people ask me for money, I always say yes. My friends know that I'm a real ________.
 
a. pushover

 
b. go-getter

 
c. heartbreaker

 
d. homebody


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
9 Kenji wants to be president of the company by the time he's 35 years old. He works 50 or 60 hours a week. He' s totally ________.
 
a. nurturing

 
b. peaceful

 
c. driven

 
d. introspective


status: not answered ()
correct: c
your answer:
________________________________________
10 We don't mind getting up early. In fact, we go running at 5:30 or 6:00 every morning. We're ________.
 
a. risk takers

 
b. early risers

 
c. homebodies

 
d. control freaks


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
11 
I decided to go out partying with my friends after work   _________________   I was very tired.
status: not answered ()
correct: even though
your answer:
________________________________________
12 
Gary asked me to call and remind him to bring the tickets   _________________   he wouldn't forget them.
status: not answered ()
correct: so that
your answer:
________________________________________
13 
Lisa gets really nervous   _________________   she has to make a presentation in front of the class.
status: not answered ()
correct: whenever
your answer:
________________________________________
14 
Fatma isn't buying any new clothes this month   _________________   she is trying to save money.
status: not answered ()
correct: because
your answer:
________________________________________
15 
I stayed up all night studying   _________________   I could get a good mark on the test.
status: not answered ()
correct: so that
your answer:
________________________________________
16 
I get really upset   _________________   I think about how much money the government wastes on useless projects.
status: not answered ()
correct: whenever
your answer:
________________________________________
17 
Jim got really angry when he got a parking ticket   _________________   he is usually easygoing.
status: not answered ()
correct: even though
your answer:
________________________________________
18 
Mr. Lee stayed late at the office on Friday   _________________   he had an important project to finish.
status: not answered ()
correct: because
your answer:
________________________________________
19 
Lisa borrowed $14,000 from the bank   _________________   she could buy a new car.
status: not answered ()
correct: so that
your answer:
________________________________________
20 
  _________________   I have a day off, I like to spend it at the beach.
status: not answered ()
correct: Whenever
your answer:

UNIT 4

A. Vocabulary

Fill in the blank with the correct word from the box. Two words are extra.

 

________________________________________
1.
 Many young people are too  about politics to vote.

 

 

________________________________________
2.
 Psychologists contend that a certain amount of  entertainment is good for us.

 

 

________________________________________
3.
 Benito never studies and he misses most of his morning classes. He's a total  .

 

 

________________________________________
4.
 My parents'  was brought up to believe that when they found a job they had to stay with it for the rest of their lives, even if they hated it.

 

 

________________________________________
5.
 True  are able to think outside the box and come up with ideas that inspire others to follow their lead.

 

 

________________________________________
6.
 Only a(n)  football player would admit that he enjoyed cooking dinner for his girlfriend.

 

 

________________________________________
7.
 Many people aren't  of the implications of global warming in terms of environmental change.

 

 

________________________________________
8.
 We must interrupt this broadcast due to  beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

 

________________________________________
9.
 Some people start businesses in order to provide a valuable service. Others are just  by the idea of making a lot of money.

 

 

________________________________________
10.
 Some  get their point across through violent demonstrations. Others have learned how to use peaceful means to accomplish their goals.

 

 

________________________________________

 B. Grammar

Choose the correct answer.
________________________________________
11.
 
Although there are sometimes minor differences in developmental ability, most children who are 12 months old ________ walk by themselves.
 
a. must
 
b. should
 
c. have to
 
d. are able to
 


________________________________________
12.
 
Naoto was really scared, but he after a couple false starts he ________ climb up the ladder and rescue the cat.
 
a. could
 
b. was able to
 
c. was required to
 
d. had to
 


________________________________________
13.
 
All of my children ________ swim, but I never learned because we lived so far from the ocean.
 
a. know how to
 
b. must
 
c. are supposed to
 
d. are permitted to
 


________________________________________
14.
 
I ________ take elementary algebra last fall, but the class was full so I had to wait until spring term.
 
a. was able to
 
b. could
 
c. was supposed to
 
d. knew how to
 


________________________________________
15.
 
Emil doesn't want to leave the party so early, but he ________ work tomorrow morning.
 
a. is permitted to
 
b. has to
 
c. can
 
d. is able to
 


________________________________________
16.
 
If you've finished all the sections of the test and checked your work, you ________ leave now.
 
a. could
 
b. may
 
c. are able to
 
d. know how to
 


________________________________________
17.
 
No matter how much you don't want to, you ________ study for at least an hour every day.
 
a. must
 
b. can
 
c. may
 
d. are permitted to
 


________________________________________
18.
 
In some states, teenage drivers ________ drive at night until they reach the age of 18.
 
a. are not able to
 
b. are not required to
 
c. are not permitted to
 
d. don't have to
 


________________________________________
19.
 
If you wish, you ________ go to lunch now and then come back later this afternoon to finish up your work.
 
a. should
 
b. can
 
c. are able to
 
d. are required to
 


________________________________________
20.
 
We didn't want to spend the extra money, but in the end we ________ get a taxi to take us home.
 
a. were supposed to
 
b. were able to
 
c. were allowed to
 
d. had to

 

ANSWERS UNIT 3


Many young people are too   _________________   about politics to vote.
status: not answered ()
correct: apathetic
your answer:
________________________________________

Psychologists contend that a certain amount of   _________________   entertainment is good for us.
status: not answered ()
correct: escapist
your answer:
________________________________________

Benito never studies and he misses most of his morning classes. He's a total   _________________   .
status: not answered ()
correct: slacker
your answer:
________________________________________

My parents'   _________________   was brought up to believe that when they found a job they had to stay with it for the rest of their lives, even if they hated it.
status: not answered ()
correct: generation
your answer:
________________________________________

True   _________________   are able to think outside the box and come up with ideas that inspire others to follow their lead.
status: not answered ()
correct: visionaries
your answer:
________________________________________

Only a(n)   _________________   football player would admit that he enjoyed cooking dinner for his girlfriend.
status: not answered ()
correct: atypical
your answer:
________________________________________

Many people aren't   _________________   of the implications of global warming in terms of environmental change.
status: not answered ()
correct: aware
your answer:
________________________________________

We must interrupt this broadcast due to   _________________   beyond our control. We apologize for the inconvenience.
status: not answered ()
correct: circumstances
your answer:
________________________________________

Some people start businesses in order to provide a valuable service. Others are just   _________________   by the idea of making a lot of money.
status: not answered ()
correct: motivated
your answer:
________________________________________
10 
Some   _________________   get their point across through violent demonstrations. Others have learned how to use peaceful means to accomplish their goals.
status: not answered ()
correct: activists
your answer:
________________________________________
11 Although there are sometimes minor differences in developmental ability, most children who are 12 months old ________ walk by themselves.
 
a. must

 
b. should

 
c. have to

 
d. are able to


status: not answered ()
correct: d
your answer:
________________________________________
12 Naoto was really scared, but he after a couple false starts he ________ climb up the ladder and rescue the cat.
 
a. could

 
b. was able to

 
c. was required to

 
d. had to


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
13 All of my children ________ swim, but I never learned because we lived so far from the ocean.
 
a. know how to

 
b. must

 
c. are supposed to

 
d. are permitted to


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
14 I ________ take elementary algebra last fall, but the class was full so I had to wait until spring term.
 
a. was able to

 
b. could

 
c. was supposed to

 
d. knew how to


status: not answered ()
correct: c
your answer:
________________________________________
15 Emil doesn't want to leave the party so early, but he ________ work tomorrow morning.
 
a. is permitted to

 
b. has to

 
c. can

 
d. is able to


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
16 If you've finished all the sections of the test and checked your work, you ________ leave now.
 
a. could

 
b. may

 
c. are able to

 
d. know how to


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
17 No matter how much you don't want to, you ________ study for at least an hour every day.
 
a. must

 
b. can

 
c. may

 
d. are permitted to


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
18 In some states, teenage drivers ________ drive at night until they reach the age of 18.
 
a. are not able to

 
b. are not required to

 
c. are not permitted to

 
d. don't have to


status: not answered ()
correct: c
your answer:
________________________________________
19 If you wish, you ________ go to lunch now and then come back later this afternoon to finish up your work.
 
a. should

 
b. can

 
c. are able to

 
d. are required to


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
20 We didn't want to spend the extra money, but in the end we ________ get a taxi to take us home.
 
a. were supposed to

 
b. were able to

 
c. were allowed to

 
d. had to


status: not answered ()
correct: d
your answer:

UNIT 5

B. Grammar

Choose the best answer to complete each sentence.
________________________________________
2.
 
All the doors were locked. The thief ________ used the skylight to get in.
 
a. could have
 
b. must have
 


________________________________________
3.
 
You shouldn't have run across the road like that. You ________ been killed!
 
a. must have
 
b. could have
 


________________________________________
4.
 
I don't know why Rita didn't show up for the party. She ________ gotten the invitation I sent her.
 
a. couldn't have
 
b. mightn't have
 


________________________________________
5.
 
Costas ________ bought a new car! He has a hard time even paying his rent.
 
a. couldn't have
 
b. might not have
 


________________________________________
6.
 
Everyone passed the test. It ________ been very easy.
 
a. must have
 
b. might have
 


________________________________________
7.
 
I don't know why Ali decided not to sign up for the advanced physics course. I guess he ________ wanted to do all the homework involved.
 
a. may not have
 
b. couldn't have
 


________________________________________
8.
 
You ________ seen Eleanor driving down Main Street last week. She was in Florida visiting her sister.
 
a. may not have
 
b. couldn't have
 


________________________________________
9.
 
It ________ rained last night. There are no puddles on the ground outside.
 
a. can't have
 
b. might not have
 


________________________________________
10.
 
I didn't ask why Lillian returned the sweater I bought her for her birthday. I think it ________ been the right color or something.
 
a. may not have
 
b. couldn't have
 


________________________________________
11.
 
The Baxters ________ paid a lot for their new SUV. Those things are really expensive!
 
a. could have
 
b. must have

 

UNIT 5 ANSWERS

All the doors were locked. The thief ________ used the skylight to get in.
 
a. could have

 
b. must have


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
3 You shouldn't have run across the road like that. You ________ been killed!
 
a. must have

 
b. could have


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
4 I don't know why Rita didn't show up for the party. She ________ gotten the invitation I sent her.
 
a. couldn't have

 
b. mightn't have


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
5 Costas ________ bought a new car! He has a hard time even paying his rent.
 
a. couldn't have

 
b. might not have


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
6 Everyone passed the test. It ________ been very easy.
 
a. must have

 
b. might have


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
7 I don't know why Ali decided not to sign up for the advanced physics course. I guess he ________ wanted to do all the homework involved.
 
a. may not have

 
b. couldn't have


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
8 You ________ seen Eleanor driving down Main Street last week. She was in Florida visiting her sister.
 
a. may not have

 
b. couldn't have


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:
________________________________________
9 It ________ rained last night. There are no puddles on the ground outside.
 
a. can't have

 
b. might not have


status: not answered ()
correct: a
your answer:
________________________________________
10 I didn't ask why Lillian returned the sweater I bought her for her birthday. I think it ________ been the right color or something.
 
a. may not have

 
b. couldn't have


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correct: a
your answer:
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11 The Baxters ________ paid a lot for their new SUV. Those things are really expensive!
 
a. could have

 
b. must have


status: not answered ()
correct: b
your answer:


 


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