TEST YOUR VOCABULARY 3

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TEST YOUR VOCABULARY 3
 
1-         We caught a glimpse ………. the hotel kitchen when the waiter left the doors open and, much ………. our disgust, it was filthy.
 
A) of/to                                          B) over/through                 C) at/on
D) from/with                 E) in/about
 
2-   As he was coming down ………. the tree, he caught his trousers ………. a thorn and ripped them.
 
A) up/in                        B) over/at                C) from/on
D) about/to                    E) behind/from
 
3-  Well, it looks ……… a minor cut……… me, but maybe you should see a doctor.
 
A) as/for                       B) at/of                   C) after/at
D) like/to                                       E) for/by
 
4-  The lady sitting ………. me on the coach had a baby who cried continuously ………. the whole journey.
 
A) in front of/since                       B) beyond/from
C) behind/throughout    D) beside/between
E) across/through
 
5-  My son played a trick ………. me by jumping out………. behind the curtain to frighten me.
 
A) with/about                B) on/from              C) at/of
D) like/to                       E) for/under
 
6-  The temperature today must be well………. average for this
time of year. It is just too hot to do anything.
 
A) behind                      B) at                        C) on
D) into                          E) above
 
7-  We can’t know ……….. sure as yet what lies ………. our universe — we can only guess.
 
A) of/throughout           B) in/above             C) for/beyond
D) with/around             E) through/beside
 
8-     I had better phone the printers and remind them that we need the leaflets ……….. time ………. the conference on Monday.
 
A) from/untilB) between/and       C) on/from
D) in/for                        E) at/since
 
9-   I’ve had a terrible headache’………. this morning, so I’ve taken two aspirins ……….. it.
 
A) since/for   B) in/during            C) on/by
D) until/with  E) —/about
 
10- She is anxious ………. the future because her husband is
likely to be made redundant.
 
A) until                          B) through              C) towards
D) during                       E) about
 
11-  If stored ………. a cool place, this product will last……….
three weeks.
 
A) into/during                B) in/for                  C) at/through
D) out of/before             E) beyond/throughout
 
12-  The new school system has eliminated the need  ……….
preparation classes ……….. primary school.
 
A) of/in                          B) about/before       C) for/after
D) at/until                      E) to/from
 
13- Knowledge of a subject………. its own is not enough to
be able to teach it ………. others.
 
A) of/for                                        B) with/from                      C) at/on
D) on/to                                         E) in/about
 
14-  After becoming familiar ………. the methods used ……….
traditional carpentry, he set up his own workshop.
 
A) to/of                         B) with/in               C) in/for
D) about/during             E) by/about
 
15- A simple room humidifier can be set up by placing a saucer
of water ……….top of a radiator; moreover, adding a little perfume will also fill the room ………. a
pleasant smell.
 
A) behind/out                B) in/of                   C) up/in
D) around/from   E) on/with
 
16-  If they keep us waiting ………. a reasonable time again, I’m
going to think ………. working with a different supplier.
 
A) during/for                  B) in/with      C) beyond/about
D) from/like                    E) towards/on
 
17- The subjects covered in this book will be relevant ……….
parents ………. many parts of the world.
 
A) to/in                                             B) of/over    C) at/about
D) by/throughout            E) with/from
 
18- Our report will summarise the research which has already
been done ………. asthma and suggest further research which could contribute ………. our understanding of this illness.
 
A) of/on                         B) in/for                  C) on/to
D) with/with                   E) for/about
 
19- ……… this course, we will be looking at the work of Edgar
Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, paying particular attention ………. how these two writers have  influenced American literature.
 
A) While/about               B) About/with        C) From/during
D) Since/Into                  E) During/to
 
20- If you burn your hand while cooking, you should plunge it
……….a bowl of cold water or hold it ………. cold running water for a few minutes.
 
A) around/into                B) into/under          C) to/above
D) out of/against            E) between/and
 
21- Pensions and hotels are listed ………. the same section
……… a telephone directory.
 
A) under/as                                    B) from/into                        C) through/by
D) in/of                                           E) at/in
 
22- She’s trying to prevent herself ………. becoming ill this
winter ……… avoiding getting over-tired, which can lead to colds and flu.
 
A) against/into               B) for/of                 C) to/from
D) from/by                     E) of/with
 
23- ……… its widest point, where it flows ……… the North Sea,
the River Thames is 8.9 kilpmetres wide.
 
A) In/through                 B) With/towards     C) Of/across
D) For/from                   E) At/into
 
 
 
24-  You had better stay away ……….. those boys, Simon, as
they are always getting………. trouble at school.
 
A) from/into                   B) with/for              C) for/to
D) above/around            E) without/in
 
25- He didn’t listen to his doctor’s advice and didn’t abstain
………. drinking too much alcohol and eating fatty foods; consequently, he died ………. a heart attack.
 
A) with/from                  B) at/since               C) from/of
D) about/by                                   E) to/in
 
26-  Stockholm is a city ……… broad streets and substantial
buildings made ……… white granite, brick or stone that give the city a clean, uncrowded appearance.
 
A) with/with                                  B) of/of                                C) for/out of
D) in/in                                            E) against/for
 
27- It is best to keep perfume ……….. glass bottles; plastic
containers are not suitable ……….their storage.
 
A) into/with                   B) from/to               C) out of/in
D) for/of                        E) In/for
 
28-  Our teacher has asked us to give a brief presentation ………
the effects the rapid expansion of Istanbul has had ………. the city.
 
A) to/with                      B) for/into               C) about/upon
D) of/around                  E) with/about
 
29- ……… their argument, the relationship ……… the chef and
the serving staff has not returned to normal.
 
A) After/towards           B) During/over       C) With/about
D) Since/between          E) From/for
 
30- Tne Pacific is the world’s largest ocean, stretching ……..
Asia and Australia …….. the Americas.
 
A) from/to                      B) between/until     C) through/in
D) over/down                                E) above/with
 
31-  The wall……… the prison was covered with barbed wire to
discourage prisoners from attempting to climb ……….. it.
 
A) at/into                        B) about/with          C) for/above
D) against/on                  E) around/over
 
32- It’s very easy to make this pudding. You only need to mix the contents of the packet ………. halfa litre of milk and then bake it ……….a moderately hot oven for an hour.
 
A) with/in                       B) in/intoC) out of/on
D) over/by                      E) to/with
 
33-  …….. the late 1920s, the emphasis in musical comedies
was ……… song and dance: plots were kept simple.
 
A) During/against          B) Since/over          C) Until/on
D) In/behind                  E) Through/into
 
34- I’m planning to make a visit to the dentist’s sometime
……….. the week as I’ve been suffering ………. toothache since last Friday.
A) before/with                B) after/about          C) on/upon
D) during/from               E) for/through
 
35- As he has been in a wheelchair since the accident, he has had a special lift fitted to get him ………. the stairs of his house.
A) over and under  B) before and after  C) below and above                                           D) up and down       E) in and out
36- The winters ………. Montreal, Canada, are long and cold
with temperatures that average well………. zero.
 
A) in/below                                   B) for/behind                      C) on/around
D) at/over                                       E) at/under
 
37- The five star hotel has excellent sports and leisure facilities
both ……….and ……….; namely, a heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis courts.
 
A) up/down                   B) inside/outside     C) for/against
D) at/around                  E)on/under
 
38- The age old method of covering your head ……… a towel
and inhaling the vapour from special oils is still valid today ……… relieving colds and flu.
 
A) on/to                          B) at/for                  C) of/from
D) from/of                                      E) with/for
 
39- People ……..darker skins will burn from overexposure
…….. the sun as well, though not as quickly as fair-skinned people.
 
A) of/towardsB) in/under             C) with/to
D) for/In                        E) from/into
a
40-  I felt sorry ………. the man sitting next to me on the coach
from Ankara to Istanbul because he didn’t stop coughing once ………. the whole trip.
 
A) with/on                     B) of/since              C) at/until
D) for/during                 E) about/out
 
41-   The smugglers rowed ………. the river sometime ……….
midnight hoping to reach the other side undetected under the cover of darkness.
 
A) past/aboutB) across/around    C) above/at
D) along/since       E) down/from
 
42- ………. the prisoners who escaped ………. this tunnel is one
of the most dangerous men in the country.
 
A) Between/under         B) In/from              C) From/into
D) Out of/with               E) Among/through
 
43- The Indian tribe lived ………. the sea, which provided them
………. their main source of food, salmon and shellfish.
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A) by/with                                    B) beside/for                       C) above/of
D) in/on                                         E) at/about
 
44- My aunt cares a lot ………. her appearance, and looks after
herself very well, so, although she is ……… her late forties, she doesn’t look more than thirty.
 
A) over/above               B) about/in              C) for/at
D) with/during              E) at/over
 
45- While my sister is ………. work, her little daughter is cared
………. by a professional nanny.
 
A) with/to                     B) in/with               C) from/about                                                   D) at/for                       E) after/of
 
 
 
TEST YOUR VOCABULARY 3
 
1.A 2.C 3.D 4.C 5.B 6.E 7.C  8.D 9.A 10.E   ll.B   12.C  13.D  14.H   15.E 16.C 17.A  18.C   19.E 20.B 21.D  22.D 23.E 24.A 25.C 26.B 27.E 28.C 29.D 30.A31.E 32.A 33.C 34.D  35.D 36.A 37.B  38.E 39.C  40.D  41.B 42.E  43.A 44.B  45.D
 

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