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Saturday, February 4, 2017
CEF stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) and was put together by the Council of Europe as a way of standardizing the levels of language exams in different regions. It is very widely used internationally and all important exams are mapped to the CEFR.
Underline the correct answer:
-------------- I still was able to get to the top of the mountain.
Even though unfit
While ever out of condition Unfit as I am
Much as I`m unfit
She managed to pull the horse up in spite of ________ a broken rein.
By the time they _________ at the concert, the tickets were sold out.
_________, I don`t want to spend the weekend with her.
When liking her company at work
In spite to enjoy working with her Much as I enjoy her company at work
She is very good company while at work
_________ longer do we perceive the only great threat to our security in the hostile maneuvers of foreign armies.
I think going for the weekend to the coast _________ be a good idea.
_______ he should have spent all the weekend preparing for his test, he in fact just lay in bed watching videos.
I benefited a great deal _______ taking that online training course.
I can reassure you that everything _______ as quickly as possible.
will be dealt
will be dealt with
will deal with
Bob couldn't ______ a moustache to the photo of his Headmaster in the newspaper.
resist to add
resist from adding
resist for adding
The more I get to know him, the _______ I like him.
You'd rather stay at home tonight, _______you?
James is staying with _______ while he is in New York — their son, Nick Green, will then come back with James for a few weeks over here.
Unfortunately, their house _______ while they were at the restaurant celebrating their anniversary.
Kevin'll do well in the job _______ he stays on the right side of the boss.
as far as
as soon as
as long as
as well as
I can't imagine any reason _______ he should have behaved in such an extraordinary way.
I had no difficulty _______ their house although they had said that people often did.
If you can win his attention _______ for you.
the so much better
the better so much
so much the better
so the much better
In such a plight _______ that we had no choice but to radio for help.
we ourselves found
did we find ourselves
we found ourselves
did we ourselves find
_______ you to change your mind about handing in your notice, we would be happy for you to stay with us.
He crept in _______ his parents should wake up.
I find _______ very strange that Meena has not been promoted yet.
This time next week I won't be in a stuffy office, _______ on a beach in Spain.
I'll have lain
I'll be lying
They live about _______ from here.
an hour of drive
a drive hour
a drive of an hour
an hour's drive
The President resigned; the whiff of scandal remained _______
I take great exception _______ the implication that I was not telling the truth.
______ your house repainted every year?
Have you got
Do you have
Have you been
You must phone us as soon as you _______ home.
will have got
The old lady came near to _______ of pneumonia but to everyone's amazement she pulled through.
He escaped by _______
the hair's breadth
the breadth of a hair
a breadth of a hair
a hair's breadth
No one wants to have extra homework tonight, _______?
My daughter is planning to spend a year before university working in Australia, _______ seems to me to be a sensible idea.
Only on very rare occasions _______ an appearance before midday.
the old lady would make
would make the old lady
would the old lady make
the old lady make would
I'm sure he only said those things _______.
to my annoyance
for annoying me
to annoy me
for annoy me
In such a complex situation as this mistakes _______ happen occasionally.
By the time you're my age, you _______ your mind.
will probably have changed
would probably change
will probably change
are probably changing
We were at a disadvantage _______ that we did not have a very good knowledge of the language the others were using.
I borrowed a _______ bike and went into town in the lunch break.
friend of my
friend's of my
friend's of mine
friend of mine's
Capital punishment was done _______ in Britain nearly half a century ago.
Thank you very much. I haven't been to _______ party for ages.