1.How has the strike affected student attendance. (EFFECT)
What effect has the strike had on student attendance?
2.She began to suffer from irrational fears.(PREY)
She fell prey to irrational fears.
3.Mr.Misery was the only student who didn't smile.(EXCEPT)
Except for Mr.Misery, every student smiled.
4.I assume you 're hungry (GRANTED)
I take it for granted that you're hungry.
5.The book was not as good as he had hoped.(EXPECTATIONS)
The book did not come up to his expectaions.
6.He always makes everything look so difficult!(WEATHER)
He always makes heavy weather of everything.
7.Thunder terrified me! (DEATH)
Thunder frightened me to death.
8.You needn't feel so supervisor- you are no better than they are (NOSE)
You nendn't look down your nose at them - you are no better than they are.
9.We have nearly reached the deadline for this job! (SHORT)
We are running/going short of time.
10.Any personal involvment on the part of the Prime Minister in this scandal would be disastrous.(CAUGHT)
If the PM got caught up in this scandal, it would be disastrous.
Practice test 3: PROFICIENCY LEVEL!
1.I decided to go and say goodbye to Karl at the station. (SEE)
-->I made up my mind to see Karl off at the station.
2.I'm afraid we can do nothing about delay to your flight at the moment (BEYOND)
-->I regret that the delay to your flight is beyond our control at the monent.
3.The tourists were unharmed after the train crash.(NONE)
-->The tourists were none the worse for the train crash.
4.Travellers tend to feel superior to tourists.(DOWN)
-->Travellers have a tendency to look down on tourists.
5.We were horrified to discovered that our luggage had been stolen.(OFF)
-->We were horrified to discover that someone had run off withour luggage.
6.Tim was always an optimist even when things were going wrong.( SIDE)
-->Tim invariably looked on the bright side even when things were going wrong.
7.The bank manager had apparently found a member of staff stealling money from the till.(RED-HANDED)
-->A member of staff had apparently been caught red-handed stealing money from the till.
8.You should always be grateful for what you are given.(HORSE)
--> You should never look a gift horse in the mouth
9.In summer, the volume of traffic creates problems for local traders(DIFFICULT)
--> The volume of traffic in summer makes it difficult for local traders to go.
10.Uncle August did not suffer from his experience.(WORSE)
-->He was none the worse for his experience.
Practice test 4:
1.The Yeti has very rarely been seen at this attitude.
-->There have been very few sightings of the Yeti at this altitude
2.It is not certain that Jones will get the job.
-->It is open to doubt whether Jones will get the job.
3.Everyone started complaining the moment the announcement was made.
-->No sooner had the announcement been made than everyone started complaining.
4.As I get older,I want to travel less.
-->The older I get, the less I want to travel.
5.After six-year relationship,Martha and Billy have decided to get married.(KNOT)
--> After six-year relationship, Martha and Billy have decided to tie the knot.
6.Noise is something that it is not possible for me to tolerate.(PUT)
--> Noise is something that I cannot put up with.
7.He is becoming quite famous as an interviewer.(NAME)
--> He is making quite a name for himself as an interviewer.
8.He makes sure that he isn't associated with policies his disagree with.(DISTANCES)
--> He makes sure that he distances himself from policies he disagrees with.
9.I really don't know what you are talking about.(FAINTEST)
--> I don't have the faintest idea what you are talikng about.
10.I happened to know the manager of the firm you 've applied to for a job.I can recommend you if you like.(WORD)
--> I happened...for a job. I can put in a good word for you if you like.
Practice test 5:
1. I expected the book to be far better because it had been written by such a good novelist. (SHORT)
àThe book fell short of my expectations although it had been written...
2.Your rude behaviour is becoming intolerable. (LONGER)
à I I can no longer tolerate your rude behavior.
3.He doesn’t have to go to school on Tuesday because it is a holiday. (OFF)
à He is off school on Tuesday because it is a holiday.
4.Such rudeness to a stranger cannot possibly be justified. (EXCUSE)
à There is no excuse for being so rude to a stranger.
5.If anyone can get lost,he will. (DEPENDED)
à He can be depended on to get lost.
6.Philip rarely bothers about what other people think. (TAKES)
à Philip rarely takes any notice of what other people think.
7.Protective clothing must be worn when entering this area. (FORBIDDEN)
àIt is forbidden to enter this area without protective clothing.
8.There will be no progress until we have fully understood the problem. (FULL)
à Not until there is a full understanding of the problem will there be any progress.
9.The council is unlikely to accept the plans for a new sports centre unless the cost is reduced.(MEET)
à The plans for a new sports centre are unlikely to meet with the council's approval unless the cost is reduced.
10.Fewer people are buying fresh good since convenience foods have become available. (DEMAND)
àFresh food is less in demand due to the availability of convenience foods.
11.I am not certain whether his version of accident can be beliveved. (DOUBTS)
àI have doubts about his version of accident.
12. You must remember to pay the phone bill today whatever you do. (ACCOUNT)
à On no account should you forget to pay the phone bill today.
13.The owner’s mismanagement was directly responsible for the company failing to succeed.(CONSEQUENCE).
à . The company’s failure to succeed was a direct consequence of the owner's mismanagement.
14.He said he had nothing to do with the causing the accident.(BLAME)
àHe refused to take the blame for the accident.
15.She ‘s not very good at arranging flowers.(FLAIR)
--> She doesn't have much of a flair for arranging flowers.