Screening Test for B2 Level Candidates

Grammar Section

(A.) Choose the right answer.

1. The mountain ……. we climbed yesterday was the highest one in Britain!

2. My grandmother ………… short silver hair.

3. The equipment …………….. tomorrow afternoon.

4. ………………….. that he could swim quite well.

5. The match was cancelled ……………… the heavy rain.

6. Peter has got an older brother, ………………..?

7. I have tried on a number of dresses, but ………………. seems to suit me.

8. Your clothes are ……………. dirty to wear again. Just put them in the washing machine.

9. What would you do if you …………. in my position?

10. We ……………… eat out any more.

11. Thanks to computers, we can now do our tasks more ………………. and easily.

12. I wonder why Tom is late for dinner! He ……………. his bus.

13. This time tomorrow, we ………………….. the new staff members.

14. It was ………….. lovely day that will stay in our memory for ever.

15. This road is temporarily closed as it ……………………………..

16. The training session will start when everyone ……………..

17. Dad …………………. since he came back from work.

18. The builders were tired by midday. They ……………….. hard all morning.

19. If we continue at this rate, we …………………….. the project ahead of the deadline.

20. I …………………… my old schoolmates at the reunion party tonight.

21. Please, don’t hesitate …………….. for further information if you are interested in our services.

22. I would prefer ………………… somewhere sunny for my summer holidays.

23. You …………………. our relatives in Boston while you were there.

24. In the end, I ………………………… living in the wet climate of London.

25. Don’t waste your time ………………… that document. It’s not important anyway.

26. A security alarm can help …………………………… your house.

27. - I’m surprised that mum didn’t answer the phone. I called her many times.

28. With such low temperatures, children ………………….. outside!

29. Don’t be so hard on yourself! You ……………………… such long hours!

30. I have forgotten…………………….. this machine. Can you, please, show me again?

31. To everyone’s surprise, the weeding is going to take place ………… a Wednesday.

32. We had very ………………. rain this year.

33. At the moment, the student’s knowledge of calculus …………… poor compared to the rest of the class.

34. The higher we climbed, the ………………….. it was to breathe.

35. I have recently been offered a job where I would work …………….. hours and get paid …………….. money.

36. We worked for ……………… two hours and then took a short coffee break.

37. The town ………………………. by the hurricane.

38. ………………….. the Minister of Finances is going to resign.

39. If you …………………… your job application in time, they might have called you for an interview.

40. You can borrow my digital camera …………….. you promise to handle it with care.

41. If you were allergic to the medication, you …………………… symptoms by now.

42. Jenny …………………… last night.

43. I now wish I …………………….. the job at the bank I was offered.

44. I would rather ……………. home last night. I didn’t enjoy myself much at the party.

45. The Personnel Manager suggested ………………………. a new part-time position to help with the new ad campaign.

46. I called at the airport to find out …………………………

47. ………………… the initial difficulties, the project was completed with success.

48. Mary denied ……………………. the file from the computer.

49. Can you explain …………………………..?

50. There is ……………… violence in the film that it is unsuitable for young audiences.

Language Awareness Section

(B.) Put the words/phrases in the right order to produce sentences.

51. consumers/make/advertising agencies/attractive/their product/to/large companies/so as to/employ

52. after/didn’t give up/feeling/I/my efforts/failed/disappointed/I/my first exams/in spite of

53. I/these magazines/on the flight/to read/bought/so that/have/something/I

54. may think/pasta/ in Italy/regardless of/you/was not invented/what

55. directions/I/not knowing/I/asked/where/a passer-by/was going/for

56. had/finished/than/went out/no sooner/I/typing/the power/the report

57. you/interrupt/the company chairman/a meeting/ under no circumstances/during/must

58. Becky/leave/unattended/at no time/did/the store

59. everyone/the party/by the time/showed up/had left/he

60. suitable for/so far/ the job/have interviewed/none of/we/ten candidates/whom/appears to be

Vocabulary Section

(C.) Choose the right answer.

61. Do you make a large …………………. from your art dealing business?

62. Make sure you ask for a …………………… for any expenses you make on your business trip.

63. I discouraged him from ………………….. his money in the stock market, as I thought it was a bad idea at the time.

64. Although he lives in Greece, he’s a(n) ……………. of New York, USA.

65. There are a few ………… cultural events in our town that may interest you.

66. I was under the …………………………. that you grew up abroad!

67. I totally …………………….. of violent computer games.

68. We were asked to show our passports when we crossed the …………………. between Greece and Bulgaria.

69. I usually go shopping with my older sister, because she has a good ……… in clothes.

70. We need to work overtime this week as we are behind …………..……with overseas orders.

71. The police are now …………………… the causes of the forest fire.

72. John ……………….. my offer to lend him the money he needed.

73. In the end, Nick ………………… breaking my MP3 player by accident.

74. People often ………………….. for my sister, as we are so alike.

75. The hotel manager offered to ……………….. the total amount we had paid for our stay, since we were dissatisfied with the service we had received.

76. Now that I have ……… from the flu, I feel active and energetic again.

77. Having studied in France, Kim is ………… in French.

78. Young people should avoid ……………… too much on technology for entertainment.

79. Being totally ………………. of the risks, they set off to explore the underwater cave.

80. There is a(n) ………………….. need to raise money for the local orphanage.

81. I’m not so sure I got your point. Can you be more …………., please?

82. The newspaper article… some false information about the tragic incident.

83. The business trip to Paris gave me the chance to ……………….. business with pleasure.

84. The internet is a huge …………….. of information available for free.

85. Ben was …………… to a higher position after just a year at the company.

86. Whenever Jim is late, he makes the silliest …………… one would ever hear!

87. The exam results are expected to be ……………….. by the end of the month.

88. We strongly encourage our staff members to ………….. in company events.

89. Our staff is trained ………………. on new technologies.

90. All staff is expected to be ……………. time for work.

91. Getting a green card is a lengthy and difficult …………………….

92. It is important to work at a company where your contribution is …………

93. I sprained my wrist in a(n)……………… to perfect my tennis serve.

94. The temperature is ……………… dropping as winter sets in.

95. My new secretary seems …………………. of meeting deadlines.

96. At the annual company meeting, we were asked to ……………… on the current state of the global economy.

97. Every effort is made to ………………... our quality standards high.

98. The patient has not ………………. to the treatment yet.

99. At present, one euro is ……………….. to one dollar and twenty cents.

100. To avoid getting a fine, you should always ………………. your ticket before riding on the metro.

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