1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Task1 Choose the most suitable word to complete each sentence. Having lost her mother at an early age, Mary felt she had become a mere …………, having to do absolutely everything for her five brothers and sisters. a. taskmaster b. workmate c. slave driver d. work horse Working mothers, throughout the company were delighted with the introduction of ……………, as it mad it easier to manage collecting children from school at different times on different days. a. overtime b. part-time c. flexitime d. full-time They were on the ………. of folding the company when an investor saved the day with a large, financial contribution. a. edge b. basis c. verge d. offchance The government will pay the ………. fees for those who go on to train as teachers. a. tuition b. schooling c. teaching d. learning Two of the students passed all their exams with flying……… . a. ease b. colours c. speed d. looks She says she doesn’t have to attend classes because she’s awfully good at ………. . a. jamming b. cramming c. cramping d. ramming Mark often gets away with handing in his compositions late because he’s the teacher’s………… . a. bird b. dog c. pet d. cat 8. Although she was dedicated, she failed to make the ………. as a professional dancer. a. success b. top c. grade d. mark 9. John excuse for not doing his project was that he missed the previous lesson, but the teacher ………….. this as nonsense. a. denied b. ignored c. dismissed d. refused 10.The successful candidate will receive a company car, subsidized gym membership and other ………… according to his status within the company. a. bonuses b. perks c. allowances d. benefits 11.A lot of people were made ……….. when the steel works closed down. a. fired b. sacked c. dismissed d. redundant 12.A lot of school leavers have to go straight on the …………… because there just aren’t any jobs for them. a. queue b. dole c. unemployment d. wait 13. That … hanging over the mantelpiece dates back to the 17th century. a. portrait b. frame c. portrayal d. venue 14. As you can see, many tapestries of the age use a war… a. theme b. plot c. narrative d. setting 15. The painting…………. a famous battle scene. a. illustrates b. depicts c. pictures d. paints Task 2 Complete each sentence with a word formed from the words in capitals. Write your answers in the Answer Sheet. # Bicycle locks are not always ________against thieves. EFFECT effective 16. __________ is a serious problem at this particular TRUANT inner-city school 17. Tim shows considerable promise as an actor, despite TEND a ___________to say his lines too quickly. 18. Whatever he’s doing, Gary just hates to lose: he has an COMPETE intensely__________attitude to everything. 19. Despite his huge success as a musician, Jeremy was APPROVE never able to earn his parents’___________ 20. Fortunately, my friends were very_________when I SUPPORT made the decision to leave my job. 21. Previous plans to introduce a new system of education FAIL in the country have all ended in___________ . 22. Nicholas has never shown the degree of ___________ COMMIT needed to become a professional teacher. 23. It is completely beyond my __________ why anyone COMPREHENED would want to pull down that lovely old statue. 24. Although some people liked the exhibition there were DETRACT far more ___________than enthusiasts among the reviewers 25. Just note the ___________ of the pyramidal design SIMPLE and the low-keyed colour scheme.