CATHEGORY TESTS 2019
Text. The Beach Boys.
1. What was their most successful single?
A) international hit
B) Good Vibration
C) Pet Sounds
D) first album
E) the Beatles
2. What was the greatest achievement of the band?
A) they had 40 songs
B) they have had 36 songs in the Top 40
C) they are America’s greatest band
D) they released five albums
E) they have sold about 100 million records.
3. What facts proved their popularity?
A) the all used to surf
B) they had 40 songs
C) they are not playing now
D) they could compete with The Beatles
E) they released five albums
4. What was as popular as the Beach Boys in California at that time?
A) their international hit
B) their single Good Vibration
C) album Pet Sounds
D) their first album
E) surf culture
5. How many members were there originally in The Beach Boys?
A) five members B) three members C) eight members D) six members
E) nine members
Text Disastrous journey.
6. What happened to them on the way to the final destination?
A) her husband was very happy with his new satnav
B) they had met their other friends
C) their car had been broken
D) they obeyed the satnav
E) following the instructions they had lost their way
7. What fact proves that the first part of the journey was fine?
A) they wanted to see their friends
B) the satnav took them to the door of their friends
C) they saw their friends for the first time
D) it was a planned journey
E) they bought satnav to help them.
8. What was the other problem they had during the journey?
A) they couldn’t drink coffee
B) they had left their dog in the café
C) they didn’t have any problems
D) they couldn’t meet their friends
E) they had lost their dog.
9. What was the route of the journey?
A) from Galicia to Tarragona B) from Galicia to Spain
C) to Tarragona D) from Alicante to Galicia
10. Why did she say that the satnav was his new toy?
Because her husband wanted to follow its instructions.
11. Choose the appropriate article.
There was . . . serious fire in . . . . block of flats in Glasgow last night.
A) a/the B) -/a C) a/a D) the/a E) the/the
12. Complete the idiom with suitable key word.
I wasn’t really sure, I guessed it, it was just a . . . in the dark.
A) pie B) shock C) stick D) shot E) ocean
13. An appropriate preposition. Young people . . . need to get more involved in politics.
A) himself B) myself C) themselves D) yourself E) theyself
14. Find negative adjective which fits the following definition. Means unable to read or write — . A) immature B) inlitarate C) capable D) illiterate E) literacy
15. Find phrases where the is pronounced as [€i]
A) the end B) the sun C) the other way D) the cinema E) the worlds
16. Match the idioms with its meaning. You are a pain in the neck.
A) interesting person B) a difficult person C) an attractive person D) easy-going person E) painful person
17. Replace the underlined words with an idiom.
I can’t decide about that job in Paris. A) am in two minds B) would like C) dream D) am thinking E) make a decision
18. Replace underlined word with its opposite. She is always obedient.
A) misobedient B) disobedient C) overobedient D) inobedient E) notobodient
19. Choose an appropriate ending for an adjective “good — ”
A) tempered B) hearted C) skilled D) warmed E) headed
20. Change the words in brackets with an appropriate one. This film has been very (produced a lot) in recent years.
A) produce B) productive C) productivity D) producing E) production
21. The correct proverb. Last year I worked very hard at my Math and English. I spent all my time reading and preparing for my entrance exams. My motto was: . . .
A) No pains, no gains
B) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
C) Speech is silver but silence is gold
D) Better short of pence than short of sense
E) Look before you leap
22. Complete the sentence with an appropriate degree of adjective.
23. Appropriate degree of adjective. A motorbike is . . . a scooter. A) the most powerful B) most powerful C) as powerful D) powerful E) more powerful than
24. Match the number with its writing 2 3/4 A) two and three four B) two and third fourth C) two third four D) two and three fourth E) two three fourth
25. I love watching fireworks, but the noise sometimes makes . . . nervous.
A) our B) me C) their D) his E) my
26. An appropriate pronouns. . . . ‘s the doctor. . . . daughter is in this class.
A) she/her B) we/our C) he/himself D) they/their E) we/their F) it/its E) she/we
27. Appropriate degree of adjective. I am afraid the box is . . . to carry.
A) more heavy B) the heaviest C) most heavy D) too heavy E) heavier
28. An appropriate preposition. The overnight rise . . . Wall Street was not maintained. A) in B) on C) at D) for E) to
29. Choose an appropriate variants to read a sum: 8×7=56.
A) Eight seventh are fifty six B) Eighth times seven is fifty six C) Eighth seventh are fifty six D) Eight times seven is fifty six E) Eight to seven is fifty six.
30. Complete the sentence with suitable verb form from the list below:
Layla gave up . . . when she had a baby.
A) model B) modeling C) smoking D) to model E) smoke
31. An appropriate reported verb. She … … me that she would be home late.
A) beg of B) mentioned to C) assumed D) asked of E) argued with
32. Find the sentence with the Complex Object.
A) Put on a thicker coat. I don’t want you to catch cold.
B) I am afraid to catch cold
C) He was in love with another woman
D) We want to invite you to the party
E) Please, put on a thicker coat.
33. Correct conditional form. If had known about the job I would have applied.
A) mixed conditional
B) second conditional
C) first conditional
D) third conditional
E) zero conditional
34. An appropriate degree of adjective. Who dresses … … in your family?
A) the most stylishly B) stylishly than C) as stylish as D) most stylishly E) more stylishly than
35. Choose an appropriate reported speech sentence “I have found my keys!”
A) She announced that she had found her keys
B) She announced that she found her keys
C) She announced she has found her keys
D) She announced that she found her keys
E) She announced she have found her keys.
36. Match the numbers with its writing: 28.5.
A) twenty eight and five
B) twenty eighth point five
C) twenty eight point fifth
D) twenty eight point five
E) twenty eight five
37. Choose the correct answer. I don’t approve of them . . . late.
A) to be B) being C) are D) be E) is being
38. The correct reading of 2.235.
A) two thousand two hundreds and thirty-five
B) two thousand and two hundred and thirty-five
C) two thousand two hundred and thirty-five
D) two thousands two hundreds and thirty-five
E) two thousand two hundreds and thirtieth-five
39. Find the sentence with the Complex Subject.
A) We want to invite you to the party
B) She was heard to laugh heartily
C) He was in love with another woman
D) I am afraid to catch cold
E) Please put on a thicker coat
40. Choose verbs after which infinitive with to is followed by . . .
A) enjoy B) refuse C) prepare D) dread E) aim F) manage
41. An appropriate reported verb. Liz . . . us that we should come after lunch.
A) asked B) demanded C) wanted D) agreed E) suggested to
42. An appropriate prepositions. I never argue . . . my husband . . . money.
A) with/about B) in/at C) of/for D) for/on E) to/for
43. Find the sentence with the Complex Subject.
A) The river is supposed to flow in this direction
B) Do you want to make a speech
C) We have been waiting for you the whole day
D) I tried to introduce him to my family
E) There is no harm in letting you know.
44. The correct pronoun is I drink hardly . . . coffee. I just don’t like it.
A) some B) many C) a few D) a little E) any
45. Find the odd word from the list below:
A) friends B) braces C) tongs D) handcuffs E) leggings
46. Don’t laugh . . . my work. I am doing my best.
A) with B) at C) of D) for E) to
47. An appropriate preposition. I read the paper . . . the taxi on the way.
A) in B) on C) at D) for E) to
48. John sat down on . . . bench nearest to the monument.
A) — B) an C) one D) a E) the
49. “Would you like to come on a picnic with us?”
A) He invited us to come on a picnic with them
B) He invited us to have come on a picnic with them
C) He invited us came on a picnic with them
D) He asked us to come on a picnic with him
E) He invited us to come on a picnic with they
50. Jack hurt his arm . . . volleyball.
A) playing B) has played C) played D) plays E) is playing
51. You wouldn’t treat me like this if you really liked me.
A) third conditional
B) zero conditional
C) second conditional
D) first conditional
E) mixed conditional
52. Find sentences with participle adjectives.
A) We hired a designed team based in Singapore
B) I grew up in a car – making town
C) The public square was lined with trees
D) Tom’s a builder who works for himself
E) The town in which I grew up made cars
F) It was a record-breaking performance
G) It was a long-lasting dispute
53. She’s just moved from her flat . . . 38 Azalea Drive.
A) to B) on C) for D) in E) at
54. We go to … theatre about once … month.
A) -/- B) the/the C) a/the D) -/a E) the/a
55. Find the sentence with the Complex Object.
A) There are oak trees on the bank of the river
B) I didn’t like the film, it was boring
C) I felt the blood rush into my cheeks
D) I looked out of the window
E) I felt somebody was coming
56. Find the sentence with the Complex Subject.
A) Please put on a thicker coat
B) She was the best in her group
C) We are sure to come to the heart of the matter
D) I saw him entering the shop
E) He was in love with another woman.
57. An appropriate order for adjectives. Have you seen this . . . invention?
A) fantastic, new, German
B) German, new, fantastic
C) German, fantastic, new
D) fantastic, German, new
E) new, fantastic, German
58. Find the correct noun: A) slow B) rainbow C) how D) now E) new F) know
59. Crew is often used for the staff of . . . A) an ambulance B) a plane C) a school D) an engineers E) a hospital
60. . . . women usually talk more than . . . men. A) a/the B) -/a C) the/a D) the/the E) -/-
61. She was . . . ashamed to admit her mistake. A) too B) enough C) as … as D) the most E) more
62. Among my family members, my mum is . . . driver. A) good B) as good as C) better than D) more better E) the best
63. I generally get my salary . . . the fifth of the month. A) on B) to C) of D) in E) at
64. There is . . . Dr. Kenneth Perch on . . . phone. A) -/the B) a/a C) the/- D) a/the E) the/a
65. Find a vulgar fraction: 7/9
A) seven and ninth B) seven ninth C) seven and nine D) seven nine E) seventh nine
66. Choose the correct answer. Look at that . . . window. A) broke B) is broken C) broken D) to break E) has broken
67. Compile the correct word order to make an affirmative sentence. 1234567891011
/my saw with Bill car he new when green was envy/
A) 8421756109311 B) 8942751011631 C) 5281014793611 D) 8245631011917 E) 2351879101164
68. . . . love watching fireworks, but the noise sometimes makes . . . nervous.
A) you/us B) we/our C) I/me D) we/us E) they/their F) she/her G) he/him H) I/my
69. My sister . . . a motorcycle and sidecar. A) used to own B) would have own C) was owning D) used to owning E) would own
70. Find the sentence with the Complex object. A) We knew that he is very brave B) We knew him as a brave person C) He is known as a brave man D) I’ve known him since my childhood
E) We knew him to be very brave
71. I caught a later train because I . . . a client. A) have to see B) would see C) must have seen
D) had to see E) could see
72. Are you talking now about . . . John Smiths who led . . . Labour Party. A) -/the B) -/a C) the/the D) a/a E) the/a
73. He is thought . . . a very good singer. A) was B) to be C) had been D) is being E) have been
74. If it was snowing, we . . . at home.
A) would have stayed B) stayed C) would stay D) have stayed E) stay
75. The manager let us … early on Fridays. A) leave B) coming C) to come D) leaving E) will leave.
76. Find the participle construction sentence from the list below.
A) Realize there was no one at home and left the parcel in the shed
B) Realizing no one at home and left the parcel in the shed
C) I realize there was no one at home so I left the parcel in the shed
D) Realizing there was no one at home I left the parcel in the shed
E) I left the parcel in the shed because there was no one at home
77. Find the correct sentence with for – to – infinitive phrase.
A) It is not interesting for me
B) It is important to take care
C) It is very important for children to play outdoors
D) I have been waiting for you three hours
E) I don’t ask for any help
78. Match the number with its writing. 62.3% of adults have false teeth. A) sixty two point third percent B) sixty two three percent C) sixty two and three percent
D) sixty two point three percent E) sixty second point three percent
79. He drives . . . carefully than his girlfriend. A) much B) as…as C) more D) most E) the most
80. We visited the village . . . my mum was born. A) that B) those C) what D) where E) their
81. Andrew came round to my flat . . . he could. A) as quickly as B) quicker C) quickly D) more quickly E) most quickly
82. 1/6 A) one six B) a sixth C) sixth D) sixth one E) one sixth
83. I don’t like rats, and you? — . . . A) I don’t like too B) Neither I do C) So do I D) Neither do I E) So I do
84. There were tears streaming down . . . side of her face.
A) all B) some C) every D) each E) any
85. The play is likely . . . by Shaw. A) to have written B) to have been written C) wrote D) to write E) to be written
86. I . . . with my parents if I didn’t have to . . . A) have lived B) would live C) will live D) am living E) live
87. I’ve lost . . . earrings last week. A) her B) my C) his D) our E) theirs
88. Find the sentence with Gerundial construction.
A) My electric shower is not working
B) He admitted sorry to keep you waiting for a long
C) The children are making such a noise
D) A child should start to learn a language at primary school
E) I regret being unable to help you
89. Match the number with its writing. 10.3. A) ten point three B) three tenth C) ten and three D) ten third E) ten to three
90. Choose an appropriate modal verb to complete the sentence. I was so tired, I……… slept for a week. A) could have
91. Choose correct answer of proverb. All state and nothing a) on the plate
92. 2x-3y-z=3z/4z reads in English A) 3x divided by 4x B) Three x over four y
93. An appropriate conditional form. The girl will get into trouble if she . . . her uniform
A) doesn’t wear.. B) didn’t wear C) isn’t wearing D) hasn’t wear E) wears
94. An appropriate order for adjectives. She gave me a … box.
A) small, square, metal, jewelry B) jewelry, metal, small, square C) metal, small, square, jewelry D) small, metal, jewelry, square, E) square, small, metal, jewelry
95. I enjoyed 1st novel, so…….new are……. be good. A) the/might
96. A new route … between Moscow and Paris.
A) is creating B) has created C) will create D) has been created E) create
97. An appropriate preposition. Don’t worry; the exam will be over … a couple of hours.
A) to B) for C) at D) on E) in
98. Was it really necessary? You … tell the police, you know
A) couldn’t B) have to C) mustn’t D) wouldn’t E) can not
99. She bet that Peter wouldn’t be on time. A) promised B) believed C) asked D) wanted E) predicted
100. The castle was built … the 14 century. A) during B) out C) at D) by E) over
101. Synonym Take your things to the cash-desk to pay for them. A) pay in cash B) cashier C) cash pay D) check in E) check out
102. Менің туған күнім жылдың бірінші айы. A) My birthday is the fourth month of the year B) My birthday is the second month of the year C) My birthday is the first month of the year D) My birthday is the third month of the year E) My birthday is the last month of the year
103. I don’t mind . . . overtime during the week. A)working B) doing C) locking D) being E) having
104. Degree of adjectives. He doesn’t play golf now …….. he used to. A)much more B)as many as C)as much as D)so much as
105. Conditional form. Come and see us next week if you have time. A) first conditional
106. Choose an appropriate Participial Construction sentence.
I noticed that the door was open, I decided to go in.
A) I noticed the open door. I and decided to go in.
B) I noticed that the door open. I decided to go in.
C) Noticing that the door was open I decided to go in.
D) I noticed the open door so I and decided to go in.
E) I noticed the open door and I and decided to go in.
107. Compile the correct word order to make an affirmative sentence. 123456
/ my tell Jim completely story for/ A) 342615
108. Conditional form. If Tom hadn’t gone to university he wouldn’t have met Sarah.
A) third conditional
109. …. of her students. A) Lots
110. Give the opposite of the word consequence. A) cause
111. Jim completely …. for my story. A) tell
112. Choose verbs after which Gerund is followed by.
A) demand B) hurry C) enjoy D) deny E) insist F )detest G) manage
113. It is …… all staff that they should be at work. A) required of
114. Conditional form. We would stay at home, if it was snowing. A) second conditional
115. We ….. taken Taxi, when it rained. A)able to have B)can have C)will have D)might have
E) should have
116. Absolute Participle. A) The fuel exhausted the engine stopped.
117. Experts predict that in the future electricity …. to power most cars. A) will be used
118. In general I like … dogs. ….. dogs A) _ / the
119. Reported speech. I’m planning A) told me that he was planning
120. Find participial nonstruction.
A) Waving their scarves and shouting the funs run into
B)The funs waved their scarves and shouted on the pitch.
C)The funs waving their scarves and shouting
D)Waving their scarves and shouting the funs running into the pitch.
121. Compile the correct word order to make an affirmative sentence 1234567 /you /
122. They are said …. to a new flat. A) to moving B)move C) to moved D) to have moved
123. Reported Speech. A) My friend asked me why I had dumped my girlfriend.
124. She was on stage ….. performance. A) the whole
125. It’s not a fair to make a cat….. A) wait
126. The head teacher requested that all staff ….. at the meeting. A) be present
127. You are right …. A) may be
128. Participle Construction. He rushed out of the room. He was shouting at the top of his
voice. A) Shouting at the top of his voice he rushed out of the room.
129. Conditional form. If I fail my exams, I’ll take them again next year. A) first conditional
130. I get up …. night. A) at B) in C) on D)
131. The best thing about weekends …. work. A) not to go
132. Pronouns. He’s the actor … daughter A) whose
133. You ought to be ashamed of …. A) yourself B)himself C)themselves D)myself
134. Pronouns. We visited the village … my mum lived. A) where
135. We can’t get on the train yet. It is …. A) being cleaned
136. We carried on ….. until we finished. A) working
137. The first bicycles …… A) were introduced
138. PTO – please turn over
139. FBI – Federation Bureau of investigation.
140. Choose odd word: A) leadership B) kinship
141. Choose odd word: A) manhood B) childhood
142. Smoking is permitted ….. A) forbidden
143. Alice “met” him at a party and made friends. A) observed B) parted with C)saw
144. Choose sentences with correct question tags.
A) We’ve met before, haven’t we?
B) You are going out with him, don’t you?
C) They didn’t have enough evidence, did they?
D) You won’t tell any lies, don’t you?
E) You didn’t know he was a criminal, did you?
F) The police have arrested someone, hasn’t he?
145. Choose sentences with correct question tags.
A) You are going out with him, don’t you?
B) You know that man, don’t you?
C) They didn’t have enough evidence, did they?
D) Mike hasn’t been to Rome before, has he?
E) We’ve met before, haven’t we?
F)You didn’t know he was a criminal, did you?
146. An appropriate order for adjectives. There was a …… rug on the floor. A) wonderful, soft, wooden
147. It was the …. day in London. A) hottest
148. We …. take the strikes will ….. some changes in management. A) being about
149. Interesting book very…. A) readable
150. It was necessary … him …. return in time. A) for / to
151. We are going to barbecue with … Simpsons. A) the
152. Find the odd word. A) metros
153. I can’t do that job as well, I’ve get enough on my …… as it is. A) plate
154. We ….. to receive the machine part too. A) expected
155. I ….. Ann that we were free on Thursday evening. A) checked with
156. It is very important …. Children ….. play outdoors. A) for / to
157. You …. treat me ….. this if you really liked me. A) wouldn’t / like
158. Pronunciation. Nothing, done, money A) cost / sold
159. I regret being unable to help you. A) Gerund
160. He apologized ….. policeman ….. driving. A) to / for
161. Did she …. what happened. A) tell
162. We can use in Reported Speech in verbs. A) warn / ask / say / wonder / want to know
B) help C) like
163. Determine the function of the infinitive in the sentence. To put it mildly, it was not very
A) as a subject B) an adverbial modifier of result C) as parenthesis D) as an attribute
E) an adverbial modifier of purpose
164. Complete the sentence with the words: not / beautiful / house. It’s …… I’d imagined.
A) not as beautiful house as B) not such beautiful house as
165. Choose the correct sentences saying the date. A) Her birthday in on December the ninth
B) Her birthday is on the ninth of December
166. Unreasonable decision. A) a / an
167. Choose the wrong sentence from the list below.
A) Who are you inviting to the meal?
B) Who are coming with you in the car? – John, Alex, Amy.
C) Who do you want to be when you grow up? – An astronaut
D) What do left in the fridge?
E) Which of the children are in the chair?
168. Choose the correct sentence following the rules of Sequence of Tenses.
A) He phoned me to invite me to the party
B) He was asked to write a new play
C) I knew that she had been ill
D) The speaker said that the people want parade
E) At ten o’clock he telephoned again, saying that he had changed his mind.
F) It was also returned that Dan had got married
G) He said that he left Moscow 5 years ago
H) I was sure him to change his mind
170. I ….. Ann that we were free on Thursday evening. A)expected B)checked with C)assumed D)said E)offered
171. Complete the sentence with an appropriate preposition.
You mustn’t look directly …. the sum. A) at
172. Determine the function of the infinitive in the sentence. To understand the rule better
I read it several times. A) as a subject B) an adverbial modifier of result C) as parenthesis
D) as an attribute E) an adverbial modifier of purpose
173. Are you talking now about … John Smith who led … Labour Party?
A)_ /the B)_ / a C)the/the D) a / a