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Exercise 1. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word whose underlined part differs from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions.

1. A. tedious               B. secure                     C. temporary               D. rewarding

2. A. enthusiastic        B. smooth                   C. southern                  D. trustworthy

3. A. tertiary                B. trustworthy             C. tempting                 D. shortlist

4. A. pension               B. commission            C. passion                   D. decision

5. A. shortlist              B. temporary               C. afford                     D. accordingly

Exercise 2. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word that differs from the other three in the position of the primary stress in each of the following questions.

6. A. rewarding           B. fascinating              C. tedious                    D. challenging

7. A. prospect             B. reference                C. promoted                D. interview

8. A. unemployment   B. economics              C. manufacture           D. responsible

9. A. workforce           B. high-flyer               C. handshake              D. headhunt

10. A. commuter         B. commitment           C. employee                D. attendant


Exercise 3. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

11. I was only absent ____ the office for a few minutes!

A. for                          B. from                      C. in                            D. about

12. She became a full-time member of ____ last year.

A. employees              B. employers              C. workers                  D. staff

13. The ____ for this position starts at thirty thousand euros per year.

A. wage                       B. payment                  C. salary                       D. tip

14. Shelley disagreed with the board's decision so she ____ and went to work for another company.

A. retired                     B. fired                        C. sacked                    D. resigned

15. Being a flight attendant is a ____ job. You may have to work long hours on long haul flights and not get enough sleep.

A. tedious                    B. demanding              C. rewarding               D. fascinating

16. I think that doing medical research would be really ____ because this job would save people's lives.

A. challenging            B. tiresome                 C. rewarding                D. monotonous

17. I am writing in ____ to your advertisement on Vietnamework.com for the post of a personal assistant.

A. connection              B. association              C. relation                   D . response

18. Some people ____ to London every day from as far away as Leeds.

A. connect                   B. commute                C. commence              D. correspond

19. When the factory closed, over a hundred people were ____ redundant.

A. made                      B. given                      C. taken                       D. done

20. Most governments tax people on the amount of money they ____ each year.

A. win                         B. gain                        C. earn                         D. benefit

21. After working at the same company for thirty years, my grandfather was looking forward to his ____.

A. overtime                 B. pension                   C. charity                    D. allowance

22. Who is responsible ____ dealing with complaints?

A. with                        B. for                           C. in                            D. at

23. Success in this industry depends a lot ____ luck!

A. with                       B. from                        C. at                            D. on

24. Don't you think you should apply for the job ____ writing?

A. with                        B. for                           C. at                            D. in

25. The ____ I 'm a member of is calling for a nationwide strike next week.

A. union                      B . charity                   C. organization                       D. company

26. Have you had any news about that ____ you applied for yet?

A. work                       B. job                          C. career                      D. vacancy

27. In some professions, you have to ____ when you're 60 or 65 years old.

A. resign                     B. terminate                C. retire                        D. dismiss

28. We began ____ looking round for advertising agencies which have experience of our market.

A. to                            B. with                        C. by                            D. at

29. The covering letter wasn't attached ____ the CV.

A. to                            B. with                        C. from                       D. by

30. Certificates provide proofs of your ____.

A. qualifications         B. qualities                  C. diplomas                D. ambitions

31. I'd like to speak to the person in ____ please.

A. duty                        B. responsibility                     C. obligation                           D. charge

32. When you ____ the interview, remember to bring some sample of your work.

A. apply                      B. join                         C. attend                      D. make

33. I would be grateful for an opportunity to visit your company and discuss my application with you ____.

A. in privacy               B. individually                        C. privately                             D. in person

34. If my application is successful, I will be able to start work from 15th of August when I finish all my exams. I am ____ my CV with this letter.

A. sending                   B. attaching                 C. closing                    D. enclosing

35. Like many young people today, I'm thinking about taking a year ____ first, or as people often say, spending a year at "the university of life”.

A. off                          B. away                       C. out                           D. at

Exercise 4. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

36. As he lived in a small town outside the city, he had to commute every day.

A. take a bus to work                                      B. drive to work

C. take a lift to work                                       D. travel a long way to and from work

37. The atmosphere at work was so bad that Brian eventually decided to hand in his notice.

A. notify the boss       B. apply for another job          C. give up his job        D. be given a better job

38. My boss has a reputation for being such a slave-driver!

A. working overtime                                      B. working excessively hard

C. being slave to work                                    D. making his staff work too hard

39. There are excellent prospects for promotion, and you'll know you're doing something to benefit society.

A. opportunities          B. likelihoods              C. futures                    D. potentials

40. We want to recruit the brightest and the best. If you think you fit the bill, fill in an application form today.

A. are able to pay the bill       B. are suitable                         C. are of the right size                  D. are excellent

41. I am available for an interview all afternoons, except on Tuesday because I am doing a computer course to improve my typing skills.

A. willing                    B. free                         C. impatient                            D. longing

42. Finally, Amy decided to quit her job as she couldn't stand doing the same things days in days out. It's so monotonous!

A. easy                        B. low-paid                 C. tedious                                D. secure

43. Lucy has just finished her A levels and she has got a place at university, but she would really like a break from the academic world. Therefore, she decides to take a gap year and travel around the world!

A. a year off                B. a year out                C. a year away                        D. a year's trip 122

44. The experience from an adventurous expedition to a rainforest will broaden your horizons and teach you new skills.

A. expand your range of interests and knowledge                 B. open your views

C. widen your eyes                                                                 D. be an eye-opener

45. I consider myself to be trustworthy, responsible and enthusiastic.

A. worthwhile             B. talented                   C. honest                      D. skilled

Exercise 5. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions.

46. Well, I want to go straight to university, but I'm also thinking of applying for a temporary job in the summer.

A. part-time                B. full-time                 C. permanent              D. seasonal

47. John was promoted last month for being such a committed worker.

A. dishonest                B. irresponsible                       C. unenthusiastic                    D. unreliable

48. With so many breakthroughs in robotic science and technology, much manual work will soon be taken over by robots.

A. intellectual work                B. physical work         C. monotonous work              D. dull work

49. I'd go mad if I had to do a dead-end job like working on a supermarket checkout.

A. boring                     B. monotonous                        C. fascinating                          D. demanding

50. He's just so flexible. He'll adapt to any situation.

A. adaptable                B. rigid                        C. intelligent               D. autonomous


Exercise 6. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

51. Helen usually ____ her childhood with great pleasure.

A. talks back to                       B. thinks back on        C. turns back to                       D. falls back on

52. One member of the project group ____ the boss and was fired immediately.

A. came up against                 B. came up with          C. talked back to                     D. put up with

53. The government is trying not to ____ the money they are spending on vocational training.

A. drop out of                         B. drop in on               C. go on with                          D. cut down on

54. My grandparents often ____ us without warning.

A. drop in on                           B. keep up with           C. drop out of                          D. catch up with

55. Linda was about to take a part-time job, but she decided to ____ her studies instead.

A. keep up with                      B. go on with             C. get on with                         D. drop out of

56. Many students ____ school to set up their own businesses and become self-employed.

A. move out of                        B. cut down on            C. drop out of                          D. drop in on

57. I'm searching for websites offering career advice so that I can ____ a plan.

A. come up against                 B. come up with          C. draw up with                       D. come across with

58. I'm so ____ under with work at the moment - it's awful.

A. iced                        B. rained                     C. snowed                    D. fogged

59. The company's announced it's ____ off over 1,000 workers.

A. leaving                   B. laying                     C. setting                    D. giving

60. They're planning to ____ down their operation in Greece and concentrate on Eastern Europe.

A. wind                       B. tie                           C. roll                          D. stretch

61. The job offer was too good for him to ____ down.

A. put                         B. cut                          C. turn                         D. shut

62. I'm not sure I'm doing it right, but I'll try to ____ ahead with it anyway.

A. drive                       B. bang                        C. touch                      D. press

63. Something's just ____ up, so I'm afraid I won't be able to make it this afternoon.

A. shown                     B. pulled                     C. cropped                   D. cut

64. Could you lend me some money to ____ me over to the end of the month?

A. hand                       B. tie                           C. get                          D. make

65. I didn't ____ out to be a millionaire - I just wanted to run a successful business.

A. set                           B. go                           C. begin                      D. watch

66. Mona's going to leave early this afternoon but she says she'll ____ up the hours tomorrow.

A. find                         B. make                       C. catch                       D. bring

67. I was ____ in for the actual manager while she was away on maternity leave.

A. heading                  B. staying                    C. standing                   D. sitting

68. Over three hundred workers were made redundant because they had to ____ one factory.

A. pull down               B. cut down                 C. take down               D. close down

69. I am ____ seeing you at a job interview.

A. waiting for             B. looking for             C. looking forward to             D. hoping to

70. The company I'm working for at the moment is planning to expand, so they're ____ new staff.

A. taking on                B. bringing in              C. carrying on to                     D. pulling in

Exercise 7. Mark the letter A. B. C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.

71. It was ____ windy that I couldn't stand up!

A. so                            B. such                        C. enough                    D. too

72. They were ____ beautiful shoes that I decided I had to get them.

A. enough                   B. too                          C. so                            D. such

73. Emma and Karen used to be ____ good friends that I'm surprised they don't get on now.

A. so                            B. enough                    C. such                        D. too

74. Tina had ____ much paper work to do that she didn't know where to begin.

A. too                          B. so                            C. such                        D. enough

75. ____ already busy in February, I would gladly accept your invitation.

A. Was I not                B. Were I not              C. If I am not              D. Unless I was not

76. He behaved as if nothing ____.

A. has happened         B. would happen         C. was happening                   D. had happened

77. Do what you like ____ you don't make any noise.

A. provided                 B. if                             C. unless                     D. suppose

78. We'd better leave early tomorrow ____ there's a lot of traffic when we get to London.

A. unless                     B. so long as               C. in case                     D. if

79. Why were you acting ____ you hadn't seen the boss?

A. the way                   B. as though                C. like                         D. as

80. He ran ____ he could to catch up with her.

A. more quickly than              B. quicker than                       C. as quick as              D. as quickly as

Exercise 8. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the underlined part that needs correction in each of the following questions.

81. It would have been better if you wouldn't have taken a year out in the first place.

                  A                   B                         C                                                 D

82. Suppose you haven't found your USB, what would you have done?

            A                     B                                          C                   D

83. Although her friends tried to persuade her to apply for the job at a local factory, but Christine refused to

            A                                    B                           C                                                     D

make an application.

84. If Mariana been able to complete her thesis instead of returning to work, she would have graduated a year

      A                                   B                                                   C                                                  D



85. A year out provided him with so extensive experience that his university was very impressed.

            A                                                B                              C                                             D

86. You can leave early this morning in case you promise to make up this afternoon.

                    A                                          B                C             D

87. Oil and gas prices have raised so rapidly in the past few months that some commuters have been forced to

                                                A           B                                              C                                                      D

alter their travelling habits.

88. Scarlet could type much faster than anyone else in the office does.

                     A               B         C                                                     D

89. Last year, the company went bankrupt so sudden that everyone was taken by surprise.

                                                       A                 B         C                                    D

90. We have such a lot of bills to pay we don't have any money for luxuries.

                            A                                    B                C                        D


Exercise 9. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct response to each of the following exchanges.

91. "Why don't you wear trainers to work?" “____”

A. My boss doesn't want to.                           B. We aren't allowed to.

C. We aren't let wear.                                     D. My boss makes me not to.

92. “Would you mind telling me where he works?” “ ____”

A. Yes, I would.                                              B. Never mind.          

C. No, of course not.                                       D. Well, he works in a hospital.

93. "How's your new car?" “____”

A. More fast than my old one.                        B. As fast as possible.

C. Much faster than my old one.                    D. Most fast so far.

94. “What are you going to do after leaving school?“ “____”

A. I'd like to take a year out and travel abroad.                      B. My dream job is becoming a journalist.

C. Well, I love taking care of kids.                                        D. I'm going to drop out of school.

95. “What's your dream job?" "____”

A. I want to gain work experience first.                                 B. I've always wanted to be a doctor.

C. I want to be successful.                                                      D. I'd like to go straight into university.

96. “What qualities do you have that make you a suitable candidate for this post?” “____”

A. Well, I have a lot of qualifications that match.

B. I'm highly qualified for the post.

C. I used to work in a similar position for two years.

D. I consider myself to be trustworthy, responsible and punctual.

97. “Do you like my jacket? It's made of pure silk." "____”

A. You're such a show off!                                                     B. No, not for me.

C. Really? It must have cost you a fortune.                           D. Yes, give it to me.

98. “What do you do for a living?” “____”

A. I live by working as a secretary.                                        B. I live a happy life, thank you.

C. I earn enough for a living.                                                 D. I am a secretary.                    

99. “How much do you earn in your new job?” “____

A. That's a bit nosey of you!                                     B. You shouldn't ask that.

C. I'm not your slave!                                                 D. You can be so bossy at times!

100. "I think Mark took some money from my bag while we were out.” “____”

A. No, he's far too sensible to do a thing like that.    

B. No, he's much too shy to do a thing like that.

C. No, he's far too honest to do a thing like that.

D. No, he's much too proud to do a thing like that.

101. “____” “Tall and fair, pretty, cheerful-looking.”

A. How is Mandy?                                                      B. What does Mandy look like?

C. How does Mandy like?                                          D. What is Mandy like?

102. “Would you like some spaghetti?” “____ I'm full.”

A. Yes, please.            B. No, thanks.                         C. Yes, I would.                      D. No, I wouldn't.

103. “How's the new job? Does it pay well?” “____”

A. Not too bad. I get £400 a week after tax.             B. I make a lot more.

C. I get a rise.                                                             D. I earn pretty good money.

104. “Who are you working for at the moment?” “ ____”

A. I work for my boss.            B. I'm my own boss.   C. I'm working in IT.             D. I'm an employer.

105. "It usually costs £150, but I got it for £75 in the sale!" " ____"

A. Lucky you.         B. Really? You are so lucky.        C. It's a real bargain!             D. I'm not that lucky.


Exercise 10. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.


It can take a long time to become successful in your chosen field, however (106) ____ you are. One thing you have to be (107) ____of is that you will face criticism along the way. The world is full of people who would rather say something negative than positive. If you've made up your (108) ____ to achieve a certain goal, such as writing a novel, don't let the negative criticism of others (109) ____ you from reaching your target, and let constructive criticism have positive (110) ____ on your work. If someone says you're totally (111) ____ in talent, ignore them. That's negative criticism. If, however, someone (112) ____ you to revise your work and gives you good reasons for doing so, you should (113) ____ their suggestions carefully. There are many film stars who were once out of (114) ____. There are many famous novelists who made a complete (115) ____ of their first novel - or who didn't, but had to (116) ____ approaching hundreds of publishers before they could get it published. Being successful does depend on luck, to a certain extent. But things are more likely to (117) ____ well if you persevere and stay positive.

106. A. talented                      B. invested                  C. mixed                     D. workable

107. A. alert                            B. clever                      C. intelligent               D. aware

108. A. mind                           B. brain                       C. thought                   D. idea

109. A. cease                          B. remove                   C. avoid                      D. prevent

110. A. outcome                     B. result                      C. effect                      D. consequence

111. A. lacking                       B. short                       C. missing                   D. absent

112. A. suggests                      B. advises                    C. proposes                 D. explains

113. A. think                           B. consider                  C. look round              D. take

114. A. career                         B. business                  C. job                          D. work

115. A. mess                           B. rubbish                  C. trash                        D. garbage

116. A. put off                        B. bank on                   C. keep on                   D. drop in on

117. A. turn out                      B. come into               C. deal with                D. sail through

Exercise 11. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.

Although I left university with a good degree, I suddenly found that it was actually quite hard to find a job. After being unemployed for a few months, I realized I had to take the first thing that came along or I'd be in serious financial difficulties. And so, for six very long months, I became a market research telephone interviewer.

I knew it wasn't the best company in the world when they told me that I'd have to undergo three days of training before starting work, and that I wouldn't get paid for any of it. Still, I knew that the hourly rate when I actually did start full time would be a lot better than unemployment benefit, and I could work up to twelve hours a day, seven days a week if I wanted. So, I thought of the money I'd earn and put up with three days of unpaid training. Whatever those three days taught me - and I can't really remember anything about them today - I wasn't prepared for the way I would be treated by the supervisors.

It was worse than being at school. There were about twenty interviewers like myself, each sitting in a small, dark booth with an ancient computer and a dirty telephone. The booths were around the walls of the fifth floor of a concrete office block, and the supervisors sat in the middle of the room, listening in to all of our telephone interviews. We weren't allowed to talk to each other, and if we took more than about two seconds from ending one phone call and starting another, they would shout at us to hurry up and get on with our jobs. We even had to ask for permission to go to the toilet. I was amazed how slowly the day went. Our first break of the day came at eleven o'clock, two hours after we started. I'll always remember that feeling of despair when I would look at my watch thinking, 'It's must be nearly time for the break', only to find that it was quarter to ten and that there was another hour and a quarter to go. My next thought was always, 'I can't believe I'm going to be here until nine o'clock tonight.'

The most frightening aspect of the job was that I was actually quite good at it. 'Oh, no!' I thought. Maybe I'm destined to be a market researcher for the rest of my life.' My boss certainly seemed to think so. One day - during a break, of course - she ordered me into her office. 'Simon,' she said, 'I'm promoting you. From tomorrow, you're off telecoms and onto credit card complaints. I'm sure you can handle it. There's no extra pay, but it is a very responsible position.'

Three weeks later, I quit. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.

118. Why did the writer become a market research telephone interviewer?

A. He had completely run out of money.                   B. He had the right university degree for the job.

C. It was the first job he was offered.                        D. He knew it was only for six months.

119. The writer had doubts about the company when ____.

A. they only offered him three days of training

B. they told him he wouldn't receive payment for his training

C. they told him he had to be trained first

D. he was told what the hourly rate would be

120. His workplace could be best described as ____.

A. large and noisy                                           B. silent and dirty

C. untidy and crowded                                    D. old-fashioned and uncomfortable

121. How did he feel when he realized it wasn't time for the break yet?

A. He felt that he would have to go home early.

B. He felt that he wouldn't survive to the end of the day.

C. He felt that the end of the day seemed so long away.

D. He felt that he must have made a mistake.

122. What was unusual about Simon's promotion?

A. It showed how good he was at his job.                  B. It meant he would be phoning different people.

C. It involved greater responsibility.                          D. There was no increase in salary.

Exercise 12. Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.


In olden days, when a glimpse of stocking was looked upon as something far too shocking to distract the serious work of an office, secretaries were men.

Then came the First World War and the male secretaries were replaced by women. A man's secretary became his personal servant, charged with remembering his wife's birthday and buying her presents; taking his suits to the dry-cleaners; telling lies on the telephone to keep people he did not wish to speak to at bay; and, of course, typing, filing and taking shorthand.

Now all this may be changing again. The microchip and high technology is sweeping the British office, taking with it much of the routine clerical work that secretaries did. "Once office technology takes over generally, the status of the job will rise again because it will involve only the high-powered work - and then men will want to do it again."

That was said by one of the executives (male) of one of the biggest secretarial agencies in this country. What he has predicted is already under way in the US. One girl described to me a recent temporary job placing men in secretarial jobs in San Francisco, she noted that all the men she dealt with appeared to be gay so possibly that is just a new twist to the old story.

Over here, though, there are men coming onto the job market as secretaries. Classically, girls have learned shorthand and typing and gone into a company to seek their fortune from the bottom - and that's what happened to John Bowman. Although he joined a national grocery chain as secretary to its first woman senior manager, he has since been promoted to an administrative job.

"I filled in the application form and said I could do audio/typing, and in fact I was the only applicant. The girls were reluctant to work for this young, glamorous new woman with all this power in the firm.

I did typing at school, and then a commercial course. I just thought it would be useful finding a job. I never got any funny treatment from the girls, though I admit I've never met another male secretary. But then I joined the Post Office as a clerk and fiddled with the typewriter, and wrote letters, and thought that after all secretaries were getting a good £ 1,000 a year more than clerks like me. There were a shortage at that time, you see.

It was simpler working for a woman than for a man. I found she made decisions, she told everybody what she thought, and there was none of that male bitchiness, or that stuff 'ring this number for me dear' which men go in for.

Don't forget we were a team - that's how I feel about it - not boss and servant but two people doing different things for the same purpose.”

One high technology has made the job of secretary less routine, will there be a male takeover? Men should beware of thinking that they can walk right into the better jobs. There are a lot of women secretaries who will do the job as well as them - not just because they can buy negligees for the boss's wife, but because they are as efficient and well-trained to cope with word processors and computers as men.

123. Before 1914 female secretaries were rare because they ____.

A. were less efficient than men                                  B. wore stockings

C. were not as serious as men                                     D. would have disturbed the other office workers

124. A female secretary has been expected, besides other duties, to ____.

A. be her boss's memory                                            B. do everything her boss asked her to

C. clean her boss's clothes                                          D. telephone her boss's wife

125. A secretary in the future will ____.

A. be better paid                                                         B. have less work to do

C. have higher status                                                  D. have more work to do

126. He was given his first job as a secretary because ____.

A. he had the best qualifications                                B. he was lucky

C. he wanted to work for a woman                            D. no one else applied

127. He did a commercial course because he ____.

A. couldn't think of anything else to do                     B. thought it would help him to find a job

C. had done typing at school                                      D. wanted to become a secretary

128. When he was a post office clerk, secretaries were better paid because ____.

A. not many were looking for jobs                             B. they were better trained

C. they had greater responsibility                               D. they worked longer hours

129. He found that working for a female boss was less ____.

A. boring                     B. easy                        C. complicated                        D. frustrating

130. The writer believes that before long ____.

A. men and women will be secretaries           B. men will take over women's jobs as secretaries

C. men will better with machines                   D. women will operate most office machines


Exercise 13. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.

131. Thanks to her high grades at university, Barbara is offered the position.

A. If she got high grades at university, Barbara would be offered the position.

B. It was her high grades at university which offer Barbara the position.

C. If she hadn't got high grades at university, Barbara would not have been offered the position.

D. If she had not got high grades at university, Barbara would not be offered the position.

132. Unless you come on time, we will go without you.

A. Come on time or we will go without you.

B. Come on time, we will go without you.

C. Because of your punctuality, we will go without you.

D. Without your coming on time, we will go.

133. They got success in their job interviews since they took my advice.

A. They took my advice, and failed in their job interviews.

B. If they did not take my advice, they would not get success in their job interviews.

C. But for taking my advice, they would not have got success in their job interviews.

D. My advice stopped them from getting success in the job interviews.

134. They waited such a long time that baby Caroline started to cry.

A. They waited too long for baby Caroline not to cry.

B. They waited so long that baby Caroline started to cry.

C. They waited long enough for baby Caroline to start to cry.

D. They waited enough long for baby Caroline to start to cry.

135. Although he lacked experience, he was offered the job.

A. Despite of his lack experience, he was offered the job.

B. Despite of his lack of experience, he was offered the job.

C. In spite of his lack experience, he was offered the job.

D. In spite of the fact that he lacked experience, he was offered the job.

136. As long as you finish your work, you can leave early.

A. You can't leave early until you finish your work.

B. Unless you finish your work, you can leave early.

C. Provided that you finish your work, you can leave early.

D. If only you finish your work, you can leave early.

137. He pretended not to see his supervisor and went on working.

A. He went on working as though he hadn't seen his supervisor.

B. He tried not to see his supervisor and went on working.

C. He avoided seeing his supervisor and went on working.

D. He did not see his supervisor and went on working.

138. I did far better than Chris in the exam.

A. Chris didn't do as well as me in the exam.                        B. I did farther than Chris in the exam.

C. Chris did much worse than me in the exam.                      D. I didn't do worse than Chris.bado

139. Hardly had I left the office when there was a power cut.

A. I left the office after there was a power cut.

B. I left the office long before there was a power cut.

C. No sooner had I left the office than there was a power cut.

D. When I was leaving the office, there was a power cut.

140. Dany ate lots of ice cream and now he has a stomachache.

A. If Dany didn't eat much ice cream, he wouldn't have a stomachache.

B. If Dany hadn't eaten much ice cream, he wouldn't have a stomachache.

C. If Dany hadn't eaten much ice cream, he wouldn't have had a stomachache.

D. If Dany didn't eat much ice cream, he wouldn't have had a stomachache.

Exercise 14. Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the sentence that best combines each pair of sentences in the following questions.

141. He's just so flexible. He'll adapt to any situation.

A. Flexible as he is, he cannot adapt to any situation.

B. He's too flexible to adapt to any situation.

C. He's enough flexible to adapt to any situation.

D. He's so flexible that he'll adapt to any situation.

142. I find it very challenging. It requires a lot of concentration and determination.

A. I find it very challenging, so it requires a lot of concentration and determination.

B. I find it very challenging, yet it requires a lot of concentration and determination.

C. I find it very challenging, for it requires a lot of concentration and determination

D. I find it very challenging, though it requires a lot of concentration and determination.

143. I judge by the car he drives. I'd say he's got a pretty good job.

A. Because I judge by the car he drives, I'd say he's got a pretty good job.

B. When I judge by the car he drives, I'd say he's got a pretty good job.

C. Unless I judge by the car he drives, I'd say he's got a pretty good job

D. Judging by the car he drives, I'd say he's got a pretty good job.

144. You gave us timely warning. We were unaware of the danger.

A. But for your timely warning, we would have been unaware of the danger.

B. Because of your timely warning, we would have been unaware of the danger.

C. Despite your timely warning, we would have been unaware of the danger.

D. Instead of your timely warning, we would have been unaware of the danger.

145 I didn't understand his instructions. I asked him to repeat what he had said.

A. I didn't understand his instructions because I asked him to repeat what he had said.

B. I didn't understand his instructions, and I asked him to repeat what he had said.

C. I didn't understand his instructions, for I asked him to repeat what he had said.

D. I didn't understand his instructions, so I asked him to repeat what he had said.