İNGİLİZCE DENEME SINAVI PRACTİCE EXAM 18
Find what can be said in the given case
75-You’ve just settled down to do some work, when one of your mother's friends
arrives to see her. Although your mother is out, you offer her friend a cup of
tea, which she accepts. Half an hour later, your mother’s friend is still
chatting to you and shows no sign of leaving. In order to persuade her to leave
so that you can go back to your work, you politely imply:
A)Well, it doesn't look as if my mother's coming home so you'd better go now.
B)Goodness! Look at the time! I'm afraid I'll have to get back to my books
C)Why don't you realise my university exams start exactly a month from today?
D)Would you like yet another cup of tea or do you have to leave immediately?
E)I'm afraid I haven't got all day to sit around and chat like some people, so
76-Some foreigners who have recently arrived in your country make some critical
remarks. You are offended, but you want to show better manners than they have
done, so instead of reacting
angrily, you merely smile and say with self-control:
A)How dare you criticise this country! I think you have very bad manners.
B)Well, I think this place is a lot better than the dump you come from.
C)You don't know what you're talking about, so you shouldn't make any comments.
D)[think you'll find us much more polite than most of your countrymen, anyway.
E)Perhaps you'll understand us a little better when you've been here a bit
77-You are walking along your street. Some kids are playing football in the
road. One of them kicks the football directly at you. Although you manage to get
out of the way, you’re annoyed because this is not the first time this has
happened, and so you threaten:
A)I wish you kids would go and play in the park, where it's safer.
B)We didn't use to play football in the street when I was younger.
C)Please don’t do that - that ball could really hurt someone.
D)The next time that ball comes near me, you won't see it again.
E)Be careful with that ball! I'm not a goal post, you know.
78-You regularly buy biscuits from your local bakery. They are unusually
excellent, but the last ones you
bought were so stale that they were almost inedible. You don't want to make a
big fuss about it, so the next time you are in the bakery, you just mention it
A)I'd like to make a formal complaint about the biscuits I bought here last
B)Last week's biscuits were absolutely disgusting. I won't be buying anything
from here again.
C)Last week's biscuits weren't nearly as good as usual. Was there a problem?
D) I'd like to speak to the manager immediately about the quality of the
E)How dare you sell such revolting biscuits here! You'll lose all your
79-Your friend asks you to baby-sit her son, Josh. You don't want to, because he
is hyperactive and very difficult to control. When you refuse her request, she
asks you why you won't baby-sit for her when you happily look after your other
friends' children. You reply, as tactfully as you can:
A)I'm sorry, but Josh has a very strong personality and I think he'd be too much
B)Oh, of course! You don't need to ask. You can bring him round whenever you
C)You must really struggle to find someone who'll look after that wild child of
D)You have no right to ask me for a reason. I just don't want to, that's all
I'll tell y6u.
E)He's a little monster, that's why. In fact, I think you should get some
80-You have a summer job working in a shop. On this occasion, you are alarmed
when you see that one of the customers is white in the face and looking as if
she is going to faint. Concerned for her immediate health you approach her and
A)Hello, Lady. You look absolutely terrible! I think you are probably going to
B)Excuse me, Madam. Are you feeling unwell? Would you like to sit down for a
C)Good morning. Can I help you? Can you tell me what you are looking for this
D)Oh gosh, someone has fainted! We'd better call an ambulance.
E)Are you alright, Madam? I hope you haven't banged your head hard!
foreign friend has invited you over for dinner and has prepared a traditional
dish for you. It looks wonderful, but upon tasting it, you discover that it's so
hot from the spices he's used that you find it painful to eat. You
don't want to hurt his feelings, but at the same time, you don't want to make
yourself sick, nor to have the situation repeated in the future. When he asks
you how the food is, you tactfully say:
A)To be completely frank, I find it practically inedible. Why do you feel the
need to use so much spice?
B)Who are you trying to impress by making the food so hot? It's not very good
for you, you know.
C)It's really nice, but quite a bit hotter than I'm used to. I hope you aren't
offended if I don't finish.
D)Oh, it's lovely. Do you think you could bring me a couple of litres of water?
I'm really thirsty.
E)Actually, l was going to ask you for the recipe so that my mother can make it
the closest in meaning
could never have made it through university without the help of government
A)Generous government funding will certainly make his university education
B)If he had borrowed some money from the government, he might have finished his
C)He had lots of financial problems during his university education because he
didn't borrow money from the government.
D)The government office he worked for gave him a scholarship during his
E)The money he borrowed from the government made it possible for him to complete
his university education.
83-Istanbul is undeniably an old city, yet when Istanbul was founded,
was as old as
A)Since Jerusalem is a very ancient city, Istanbul doesn't really seem so o1d
when you compare them.
B)Jerusalem and Istanbul are both ancient cities, and have both been around for
a very long time,
C)Istanbul is indeed an ancient city; however, the city of Jerusalem is about
twice as old as Istanbul is.
D)Both Istanbul and Jerusalem are rather old, and they've existed for more or
less the same time.
E)It's undeniable that Jerusalem is a very ancient city, but it's only about
half as old as the city of Istanbul.
84-They can't have been told the news, or they would have rung us immediately.
A)As they haven't called us, we can assume that they don't know what's happened.
B)They didn't have to tell them the news because they were going to ring us
C)In spite of the fact that they phoned us as soon as possible, we weren't able
to give them the news.
D)They probably didn't phone us because they didn't want to tell anyone what
E)The moment they called us, we knew that they hadn't heard about what had
85-While my instinct tells me that his story is untrue, I can't say anything, as
I have no proof.
A)It's so obvious that he's lying that I don't feel I need to prove it.
B)If I had known he wasn't telling the truth. I would have said so.
C)Despite evidence to the contrary, I can't really tell if his story is true.
D)Not having any evidence, I can’t disprove his story, but I feel that he is
E)I have facts to disprove his story, but don't know if I should reveal them.
86-Regardless of Bob's opinion in this matter, I think I've done the right
A)I've thought about Bob's views on this issue, but I think I'll do as I want.
B)I'm sure I have acted correctly in this instance, whatever Bob may think.
C)I acted without regarding Bob's opinions, as they don't matter to anyone.
D)Until Bob told me I was wrong. I thought I was right about this issue.
E)My opinion that Bob had done the wrong thing in this case turned out to be
87-Among domestic varieties, dogs tend to be bigger than cats, but in the wild,
the opposite is true.
A)Among common house pets, cats can be just as big as dogs, while in nature,
dogs are usually smaller than cats.
B)Though some dogs are smaller than cats, this is usually not the case, neither
among pets, nor in the wild.
C)Dogs and cats that live with people are, on the average, rather smaller than
those that live in the wild.
D)Wild dogs and cats can grow to great sizes; much larger, in fact, than either
animal is likely to get as a pet.
E)Wild cats are normally larger than wild dogs, but as far as pets are
concerned, cats are usually smaller.
Complete the dialogue
88 –Martin : ………………
Helen : It’s amazing! I’ve never had anything quite like it.
Martin : Thanks. I’m glad you think so. I know how to make it from my mother.
A)What do you think about the sweater my mum made?
B)Are you feeling any better, or are you still a bit ill?
C)Have you seen the new Hitchcock film? What's it like?
D)How's the apple-cinnamon cake? Do you like it?
E)What's your new Spanish course like? Is it going alright?
89-Paul: Would you mind closing the windows? It's a bit cold in here.
Paul: In that case, I guess
I’d better move to a different seat.
A)Sure, no problem. Do you know how these windows work?
B)If you insist. It doesn't really make any difference to me.
C)I don't think so. Why don't you take your jacket off?
D)I'm sorry, but it's broken. I've already tried to do so myself.
E)No, I wouldn't. I'll take care of it right away. Just a minute, please.
90-Mike: Have you heard the news? My sister's just had a little girl!
Mike: They've decided on Glenda, which is my mother's name.
A)That's fantastic! Do you know what she's going to be called?
B)Congratulations! Has anyone in the family seen the baby yet?
C)Who'll look after the baby when your sister goes back to work?
D)That's wonderful news. She's their second daughter, isn't she?
E)How marvellous! Your mother must be absolutely thrilled.
91-Kim : ……………………..
Kay: Well, I don't think there's enough room for all of it.
Kim: As usual, you cooked enough for an entire army, and now some of it has to
be thrown away.
A)Were you expecting more people to come to the party?
B)Do you think we can fit the leftover food into the fridge?
C)Do you think we've made enough snacks for tonight?
D)I'm worried I won't finish the cooking in time for the party.
E')Would you mind if I did the washing-up tomorrow morning?
92- Susan: I can't start my car again this morning. I don't know what to do.
Susan: That's a good idea. Do you think he'd mind?
A)Have you tried asking the man next door to help you?
B)If I were you, I'd replace that old wreck immediately.
C) The best thing to do is ask someone to repair it for you.
D)Why don't you ask one of my brothers to help you?
E)You should take it down to the garage on the comer.
93- Rachel: Someone called for you while you were out.
Theresa: Did they leave a message?
Theresa: That must be my friend Steven from New York. He said he'd be in town
A)Yes, it was your Australian friend Steven. He said he's like to meet you for
B)No, I was in the shower, so I couldn't get to the phone before it stopped
C)Yes, but I didn't get the name. She said she went to university with you in
D)No, and he wouldn't leave his name either. He had an American accent, though.
E)I don't know. I didn't speak to her. You should ask Krissie. She answered the
94- Kelly: What time do you finish working this evening?
Kelly: Well, we're having a farewell party for Sue and I was wondering if you'd
like to come.
Scott: In that case, I’ll make sure I get done early. When and where is it?
A)I'm not working today. My boss has given me the day off.
B)Actually, I'm going to a three-day conference in Liverpool this morning.
C)I'm not sure. It depends on what time the director of our Belgium branch
decides to end the meeting.
D)At 5.00. Then I'm going to a party because my friend Joe's leaving.
E)Oh, I could be there all night as I want to finish my proposal.
Find the odd sentence
95-(I)The Dutch have always been great seafarers - perhaps in part due to the
unfavourable geography of the country itself. (II) Crowded into a small corner
of Europe, most of Holland is naturally low, marshy land. (III) Land has been
reclaimed from the sea through the use of dikes, types of dams, and has been
transformed into fertile farm land. (IV) They have made up for this handicap not
only by reclaiming land from the sea, but also by exploration and development
abroad. (V) This brought great wealth to the country in the 1.7th century, the
Golden Age of Holland, when the Dutch commanded the seas.
A)l B)II C)III D)IV E)V
96-(I)My favourite moment of the day comes before the sun is up, but conditions
have to be right for it. (II)I usually wake up long after the sun has risen when
my alarm goes off. (III) The weather has to be clear, and the lights lit in my
room, and. the sky outside still dark. (IV) Then I switch the lights off. (V) If
I've timed it right, the sky will suddenly change to something else - a deep,
A)I B)II C)III D)IV E)V
97-(I) Hypnotism is a psychological method of inducing sleep or a suggestive
state of mind achieved by getting the subject to concentrate on one object or
idea. (II) Many people regard this practice with scepticism or fear. (III)
However, there is nothing strange or abnormal about hypnotism. (IV) An early
practitioner of hypnotism was Dr Franz Mesmer, from whom the term 'mesmerism' is
derived. (V) For one thing, it cannot be imposed upon unwilling subjects and it
can be a very effective treatment for certain nervous disorders.
A)I B)II C)III D)IV E)V
98-(I) The Industrial Revolution started in Britain in the eighteenth century,
due to the development of steam power and the invention of certain machines.
(II) Watt, Arkwright and Hargreaves were all important inventors in this period.
(III) These innovations, coupled
with the ability of British traders to create new markets abroad, turned Britain
from an agricultural society to a predominantly industrialised one. (IV)
However, although material prosperity increased, it was not evenly distributed
among the citizens. (V) As a result, there was much hardship in the new
industrial towns, which led to the creation of new political and labour
A)I B)II C)III D)IV E)V
99-(I) Feminism, the movement for equal legal and social status for women, arose
in response to the hardships that women had suffered over the centuries. (II)
Apart from the short-lived gains of the French revolution, women, well into the
1800s, had little or no right to hold property, to exercise authority over
children or to vote. (III') The rise of democracy helped encourage women to
fight for these rights. (IV) However, although many gains in legal, political
and educational rights have been made, full social equality still has to be won.
(V) As a result, today more women exercise political power in governments the
A)I B)11 C)III D)IV E)V
100-(I)Betsy Ross, one of a family of flagmakers, who lived from 1752 until
1836, has become very famous for something it is unlikely she did. (II) Her
house in Pennsylvania is visited every year by thousands of American children
who are brought there on educational trips. (III) The reason for this is that
she is reputed to have both designed and made the first United States national
flag. (IV) Today's flag has thirteen stripes and fifty stars, although the
original one had thirteen of each - one for each state at that time. (V)
However, it is almost certain the former claim is untrue and there is little
evidence for the latter.
A)I B)II C')III D)IV E)V
76.E 77.D 78.0 79.A 80.B
81.C 82.E 83.C 84.A 85.D
86.B 87.E 88.D 89.D 90.A
91.B 92.A 93.D 94.E 95.C
96.B 97.A 98.B 99.E 100.D
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