Screening Test for C2 Level Candidates

Grammar Section

(A.) Choose the right answer.

1. The exam took place a week ago, but the results………………….

2. The church …………………. about five centuries ago.

3. “Excuse me, I ………………… whether there are still available tickets for the play.”

4. -Would there be a problem if we took this table? -Not really, since the people ………………….. it has been reserved have just cancelled their reservation.

5. Anna can’t cope with the workload of the course and I think she …….. resigning.

6. Having inherited a large fortune from her uncle, …………………

7. Cooking is just about following a recipe, in my opinion.

8. I’m sure Jack will have left the office ………………..

9. ………………………… more time, I would have fixed that leaky faucet.

10. The doctor recommended ………………………… any physical exercise until I have fully recovered from the cold.

11. I have been ……………. for a while. I suppose I should see a doctor.

12. I would have completed my term paper by now ……………….. the power outage.

13. I spent my Christmas vacations in Paris, which was delightful, but I …………………… somewhere exotic.

14. When I was a little girl, my mum …………… me to wash my hands before every meal.

15. -Was he expecting to see you at the reunion party?

16. As of the next semester, the students’ report cards ………………………… two weeks ahead of the parents meetings.

17. Sue stood ………………… at the window display for quite some time

18. I find the constant noise from the street rather distracting. You see, I ……………………………………. in a noisy environment.

19. I think young students should not …………………………. homework.

20. ………………………………. my strong Irish accent, I would have less communication problems.

21. If you …………………………. to the professor while he was giving the instructions for the term papers, you …………………. what to do now.

22. I had to give up my dream of travelling across America, as the cost was …………….

23. You …………………….. go into the interactive exhibit unless you are accompanied by an adult.

24. It is advisable that the money……..… in bonds until the current financial instability ends.

25. I asked the train inspector ………………. until we crossed the border.

26. - The Ethics and Society lecture is going to be rescheduled for next Friday.

27. How ……………………. is still being investigated.

28. The documentary on Channel 9 ended well past midnight, ……………………. I had already fallen asleep.

29. ……………………….. that her cheeks turned red.

30. Three weeks ……………………………….. to complete a term paper!

31. The car engine broke down ……………………. not being well maintained.

32. The athlete trained ……………………………. make it to the Olympic delegation.

33. I didn’t get to talk to Susanne yesterday. Actually, …………………………, I left her a message with her secretary.

34. Some of the arguments …………………….. in this essay are irrelevant to the topic.

35. ……………………………………………. more popular than they are at present.

36. …………………………. our specifications, we would immediately initiate its mass production.

37. We need to know ………………….. in such a service before we actually begin to offer it.

38. Students who may ……………………………….. attend the guest speaker’s lecture can enroll at the Student Union Office.

39. It’s high time …………………. about stray cats and dogs! They are such a sorry sight!

40. If only Jake ………………………… so aggressive every time we play squash!

(B.) Language Awareness Section

41. Students can spend free periods in the library as long as they register their names with the librarian.

42. But for the windy weather, our sailing trip would have been more enjoyable.

43. After the scandal came to light, the Minister was asked to stand down from office.

44. You will need to take antibiotics in case the high temperature persists.

45. Becky was incensed by Jeffrey’s inconsiderate comments.

46. Psychology’s explanation of phobias is that they stem from a traumatic childhood experience.

47. You are not to divulge any details about the current project until instructed otherwise.

48. The ballet teacher had us doing pirouettes from the first class.

49. Jason had someone complain about the meal last night.

50. I’m on the verge of quitting my job, as it is too demanding.

(C.) Vocabulary Section

51. There are a number of miracle weight loss products on the market for those ………. enough to buy them.

52. Amazingly enough, she ………………… the plot of her first novel when she was still a school student.

53. Depression is a mental disorder that ………………. women more than men.

54. The Stonehenge is a vital part of the cultural ……………. of England.

55. It is unwise to carry on …………….. the natural resources of our planet at this rate.

56. Work-related problems can often ………………… people’s personal and family lives.

57. It is common practice for vegetarians to …………… their diets with iron.

58. My parents were ………………… to my becoming an actor.

59. Professor Jones stressed that he had already given me ………….. time to complete and hand in my term paper.

60. You are sure to delight in the ………….. hospitality of the staff at the “Maple Inn’.

61. After they got married, they realized just how ………………… they were.

62. The refugees were eventually ………………. asylum thanks to the concerted efforts of human rights activists.

63. Sarah is constantly overworked as she finds it so hard to ……..…. duties to her assistants.

64. My registration for the media course is still ………………. as I am not sure whether it fits in my already busy schedule.

65. The changes to the pensions system will be ……………….. as of the beginning of the new year.

66. For some ……………….. reason, his attitude to work has changed a lot recently.

67. Fruit prices at the street markets ………………. according to season.

68. At the seminar, Dr Murphy …………. various reasons why companies go into debt.

69. Company staff are expected to ………………. to the dress code.

70. We hold weekly sales staff meetings with the aim of identifying the best ways of ………………. our assigned goals.

71. The doctor is confident that my fatigue symptoms are …………… to work pressure.

72. The newly-established military regime proceeded to ……….. all foreign diplomats.

73. Applying varnish on wood helps ………………………..it for longer.

74. According to the weather forecast, the bitter cold is expected to …………….. till the end of the week.

75. I felt rather............……. in my evening gown, since everyone else was in less formal attire.

76. It was so dark that I could only ……………….. a female figure in the car.

77. My English teacher was …………………. in marking my essays, which helped me to perfect my writing skills.

78. A mere 5% of the college students who participated in the survey admitted having ……………………. in substance abuse.

79. The two neighbouring countries have recently ………………… in a dialogue to resolve their conflicts.

80. The Prime Minister’s statement about yet another budget cut in education, ………………….. vehement opposition from Parent and Teachers’ Associations nationwide.

81. The local population’s ……………………… on tourism is heavy. There is practically no other industry in the region.

82. Employees were not paid on time due to a(n) ………………. in payroll.

83. Our organization offers a 24/7 helpline for victims of ………………. violence.

84. The two collaborating corporations proceeded with their joint venture having gauged that the risk involved was ……………………

85. To become a donor, you are requested to provide a ………………. of your blood.

86. Unemployment will never be ……………………… from society no matter how prosperous it is.

87. Animals that give birth to live young are categorised as ……………… species.

88. Forested areas appear to be ………………. in regions where acid rain is common.

89. Two cereal bars of this brand can cover your recommended daily ………. of fibre.

90. I’ll have to ………………… making a decision about my summer holidays till spring.

91. I trusted my lawyer’s judgment on the matter without the slightest ………………

92. What makes the woman in the photo so appealing is her lovely …………… face.

93. Internet research for my thesis has just began to ……………….. fruitful results.

94. I don’t consider the prospect of a summer holiday in the mountains …………….

95. The widening of the main the road failed to ……….. traffic problems in the town.

96. Trading in recyclable materials has recently grown into a(n) …………… business.

97. No wonder she’s the one who spread that ………………… rumour. She’s the gossipmonger of the office!

98. The Admissions Board was impressed by his ……………………… command of English.

99. The patient has a history of ……………………… bouts of depression.

100. I have arranged for my private surgery to be listed on a dental website for a nominal …………………………………

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