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Grammar and vocabulary end of the year test 2014

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† † † † † † † † † † † †GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY TEST

I Choose the correct option for each of the blanks in the letter ††


Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to complain (1) †a product that I bought from your shop in Cambridge.

Five days ago, I bought a (2) †expensive jacket at your shop. The first time I washed it, the colour came out

and (3) †my other clothes turned red. I (4) it back to the shop with (5) †receipt, but the assistant
was extremely unhelpful. He refused to change it (6) †something else or to give me a refund. In addition, he told
me that I (7) †followed the washing instructions. I was really upset because I had read the label carefully.
(8) †my opinion, the problem was caused by the bad quality of the jacket.

I would be very grateful if you would refund the full cost of the jacket. I (9) †the receipt.†I would†also†appreciate

compensation for the other damaged clothes.

I look forward (10) †from you.

Yours faithfully,

P. Jenkins


II† Complete the sentences using the correct form of the words in brackets. An example has been done for you:†††††††††††

† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † ††

I will never forget the most (0) __wonderful__ (wonder) moment in our career when we were given the highest score
for our (1) (perform) in the ice-skating championship (2) (compete) at Helsinki.†We received
the (3) †(believe) score of nine marks†of 6.0, which was the maximum score that could be given. The (4)
(long) of time that we had spent practising†our dance routine finally paid off. The (5) (difficult) that
†we had found with some of the musical pieces we†had chosen was soon overcome and becoming†(6) †(fame) was
only a matter of time.

III †Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. DO NOT CHANGE THE WORD GIVEN. Use between 2 and 6 words (including the word given). An example has been done for you:

0†† He runs faster than I do. † † † † † † † † † † † † †AS† † † † † † † † † †_I___ don't run as fast as __he does.

1.† 1. I'm sure your friend isn't that rich. † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †

† †BE††Your friend that rich.

2.† 2. †I can't help them because I don't know anything about that. † † † † † † † † ††

† †WOULD†††††If I help them.

3.† 3. ††We won't be able to go on a picnic if it doesn't stop raining.††††††

† ††UNLESS†††We won't be able to go on a picnic†.

4.† 4.†No one has ever heard of those companies.†††††††††

† ††BEEN††††††Those companies†.

5.†5. †She keeps asking me why I cut that tree last week.††††

† ††THAT † † †She keeps asking: 'Why†last week?'

6.†6.†I can't buy a new laptop because I donít have enough money.††††††††††††††††††††

† †AFFORD† ††I canít†a new laptop.

7.†7. ††My brother isn't a good singer.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

† †SING†† ††† ††My brother†

IV Fill in the blanks with the correct preposition/adverb.You can add ONE WORD ONLY.

† † † An example has been done for you:
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New research shows that 66% __of__ (0) British people are (1)† favour of a new, younger voting age of 16. One MP tried to lower the voting age last year. Julie Morgan put the idea to Parliament, but not enough MPs turned †(2) to vote it into law. ''I hope one day when 16-year-olds can vote,'' she says, ''we will look †(3) and think how ridiculous it was that there was a time when they couldn't vote.''

Lulu Shooter, aged 16, will be too young to vote †(4) the next general election. This is what she says about this: ''I'm part of society and I want to be represented. If I get a job, I have to pay tax but I still can't vote! I can get married at 16, I can drive at 17, I can join the army and go †(5) war, so I've already got lots of responsibility. I'm affected as much as everyone else and I'm mature enough to make (6) my own mind. I read the newspapers so I know what's going (7). Also, we had politics at school so I understand the system.'