Vocabulary exercise for CAT | Sentence completion

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. I was very much ………………………. to hear about his recovery.

a) pleased
b) delighted
c) surprised
d) none of these

2. My grandmother is very old but she still possesses a ………………………. memory.

a) bright
b) sharp
c) poor
d) surprising

3. ……………………… his repeated failures, he did not lose heart.

a) Although
b) However
c) Nevertheless
d) Notwithstanding

4. If you take care of the pence, the …………………… will take care of themselves.

a) dollars
b) cents
c) pounds
d) money

5. The boys were in ………………………. danger of being drowned.

a) immediate
b) eminent
c) inevitable
d) imminent

6. The counsel for the …………………. called upon the jury to acquit his client.

a) acquitted
b) injured
c) accused
d) arrested

7. The river Ganges has …………………….. its course many a times over the course of several centuries.

a) altered
b) recovered
c) deviated
d) adjusted

8. The movement to protect the environment has steadily gained political ……………………… over the past couple of decades.

a) momentum
b) acceptance
c) appeal
d) approval

9. The use of natural resources has to be ecologically ……………………

a) sustainable
b) possible
c) practical
d) none of these

10. Several Non-Governmental Organizations are actively …………………….. in managing and restoring ecosystems.

a) engaged
b) employed
c) pursued
d) participated

Answers

1. I was very much delighted to hear about his recovery.

2. My grandmother is very old but she still possesses a sharp memory.

3. Notwithstanding his repeated failures, he did not lose heart.

4. If you take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves.

5. The boys were in imminent danger of being drowned.

6. The counsel for the accused called upon the jury to acquit his client.

7. The river Ganges has altered its course many a times over the course of several centuries.

8. The movement to protect the environment has steadily gained political momentum over the past couple of decades.

9. The use of natural resources has to be ecologically sustainable.

10. Several Non-Governmental Organizations are actively engaged in managing and restoring ecosystems.

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