English vocabulary exercise

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Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. Write your answers on a piece of paper and check them with the answers given at the end of this page.

1. The university allows students to .................. work with education.

a) alternate
b) access
c) supplement
d) compliment

2. Now that our supply of fossil fuels is nearly ..................., we must find .................... sources of energy.

a) consumed, alternate
b) exhausted, renewable
c) over, guaranteed
d) sufficient, guaranteed

3. The hunter was attacked by a ................... of wolves.

a) herd
b) gang
c) pack
d) flock

4. She has an excellent ...................... of Spanish.

a) authority
b) information
c) command
d) know-how

5. The search for the missing hikers was ................ by heavy snowfall.

a) denied
b) hampered
c) accelerated
d) prevented

6. People traveling across deserts may see objects which are not really there. Which of the following terms is used to refer to this phenomenon?

a) mirage
b) montage
c) vintage
c) melange

7. To be ..................., I don't think you did the right thing.

a) clever
b) free
c) frank
d) straight

8. Winning the Oscar Award was a ...................... in her career.

a) yardstick
b) milestone
c) memorial
d) sign-post

9. Which of the following words is closest in meaning to the word 'mania'?

a) greatness
b) madness
c) stupidity
d) fame

10. Good restaurants serving pure vegetarian food are hard to ...........................

a) get through
b) come by
c) take in
d) get in

Answers

1. Alternate; 2. Exhausted, renewable; 3. Pack; 4. Command; 5. Hampered; 6. Mirage; 7. Frank; 8. Milestone; 9. Madness; 10. Come by

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