test

This section is dedicated to Italians who wish to improve their English skills. Aiutiamoci a vicenda!
calabrone
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 pm

test

Postby calabrone » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:12 pm

hi! i have to do the english exam at the university, so they gave us an example-test to let us practices... but they didn't gave us the right answers, so it would be nice if someone tell me the right ones! thank you :)


A) John Lennon’s Killer Says Why He Did It.
Multiple choice - read the article below and chose the correct word for each space. For each question write the correct letter A, B, C or D in the space.
The man who killed (1)_________ Beatle John Lennon has told prison authorities why he did it. Mark David Chapman, 55, explained his reasons (2)__________ his parole board on September 7th. It is the first time he has given any explanation for murdering Lennon on the steps of the rock legend’s apartment in New York on December 8th, 1980. He said: “I felt that (3)______killing John Lennon I would become somebody, and (4)_______ that I became a murderer .” He added: “I made a horrible decision to end another human being’s life for reasons of (5) __________, and that was my decision at the time. I thought I would achieve instant notoriety and (6) ________.”Chapman is (7)__________ a sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon. He was first eligible for parole in 2000 but prison officials decided not to release him. His next parole hearing(8) _______ in August 2012. He hopes that talking about his crime will help him get released. He revealed that his deepening (9)________ in God while in prison has made him a better person. He admitted that he understands why members of the public want to keep him locked (10) __________ forever. Another new revelation is that Chapman had other famous people on his hit (11) _______, including actress Elizabeth Taylor and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. He chose John Lennon because he was “more (12) __________” He said: “I found out where he lived and I went there.”
A) former B) before C) prior to D) old
A) at B) on C) to D) with
A) so B) at C) for D) by
A) because B) instead of C) provided D) on condition
A) selfish B) selfless C) selfishly D) selfishness
A) fame B) famous C) famously D) celebrity
A) saving B) serving C) receiving D) giving
A) is going to be B) is C) will be D) will have been
A) believe B) believable C) disbelief D) belief
A) out B) up C) down D) forward
A) memo B) note C) record D) list
A) access B) accessible C) accessed D) accesses





B) For each question complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.

Example: Nearly every seat was taken in the theatre.
There weren’t .....any seats...... in the theatre.

If you want to work in some countries, you need a visa
You can’t work in some countries.............................. you have a visa.

My mother lives a long way from the supermarket.
There isn’t ................................ my mother’s house.

My parents prefer classical music to jazz.
My parents think classical music........................... than jazz.

My dad finished War and Peace in only three weeks.
It only............................... my dad three weeks to finish War and Peace.

None of my friends enjoy reading as much as I do.
I enjoy reading................... any of my friends.

Non-members cannot enter the sports centre without a ticket.
Non-members aren’t ......................to enter the sports centre without a ticket.

Even though it was raining, a lot of people were there.
A lot of people were there................ of the rain

Maria and her friends went swimming every day.
Every day Maria went swimming and................................ did her friends.





C) Put verb in brackets in the correct tense; present simple/present continuous/past simple/past continuous
present perfect/ future simple/future intentional

We ___________ (have) lunch when someone knocked at the door.
Angela’s husband________ just _______ (lose) his job.
Vincent Van Gogh __________ (sell) only one painting while he was alive.
John’s disappointed because he__________(not/get) a pay rise.
A: Why are you wearing your old clothes? B: Because I_________________(wash) the car.
_______Julia ________(cook) much? No, she usually eats out.
Dad, can you lend me £20, please? I_____________(give) it back tomorrow
A: Have you booked your holiday B: Yes, we have. We ________________(go) to France.
How long_______ you__________(know) Maria and Sam.
A:Where’s Robert? B: He___________(do) his homework, upstairs in his room.

calabrone
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 pm

Re: test

Postby calabrone » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:38 pm

my try:

A) John Lennon’s Killer Says Why He Did It.
Multiple choice - read the article below and chose the correct word for each space. For each question write the correct letter A, B, C or D in the space.
The man who killed (1) former Beatle John Lennon has told prison authorities why he did it. Mark David Chapman, 55, explained his reasons (2) on his parole board on September 7th. It is the first time he has given any explanation for murdering Lennon on the steps of the rock legend’s apartment in New York on December 8th, 1980. He said: “I felt that (3) by killing John Lennon I would become somebody, and (4) because that I became a murderer .” He added: “I made a horrible decision to end another human being’s life for reasons of (5) selfish, and that was my decision at the time. I thought I would achieve instant notoriety and (6) fame.”Chapman is (7) giving a sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon. He was first eligible for parole in 2000 but prison officials decided not to release him. His next parole hearing(8) is going to be in August 2012. He hopes that talking about his crime will help him get released. He revealed that his deepening (9) belief in God while in prison has made him a better person. He admitted that he understands why members of the public want to keep him locked (10) upforever. Another new revelation is that Chapman had other famous people on his hit (11) note, including actress Elizabeth Taylor and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. He chose John Lennon because he was “more (12) accessible” He said: “I found out where he lived and I went there.”
A) former B) before C) prior to D) old
A) at B) on C) to D) with
A) so B) at C) for D) by
A) because B) instead of C) provided D) on condition
A) selfish B) selfless C) selfishly D) selfishness
A) fame B) famous C) famously D) celebrity
A) saving B) serving C) receiving D) giving
A) is going to be B) is C) will be D) will have been
A) believe B) believable C) disbelief D) belief
A) out B) up C) down D) forward
A) memo B) note C) record D) list
A) access B) accessible C) accessed D) accesses





B) For each question complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.

Example: Nearly every seat was taken in the theatre.
There weren’t .....any seats...... in the theatre.

If you want to work in some countries, you need a visa
You can’t work in some countries instead you have a visa.

My mother lives a long way from the supermarket.
There isn’t a supermarket near my mother’s house.

My parents prefer classical music to jazz.
My parents think classical music is better than jazz.

My dad finished War and Peace in only three weeks.
It only took my dad three weeks to finish War and Peace.

None of my friends enjoy reading as much as I do.
I enjoy reading much more than any of my friends.

Non-members cannot enter the sports centre without a ticket.
Non-members aren’t authorized to enter the sports centre without a ticket.

Even though it was raining, a lot of people were there.
A lot of people were there in spite of the rain

Maria and her friends went swimming every day.
Every day Maria went swimming and so did her friends.





C) Put verb in brackets in the correct tense; present simple/present continuous/past simple/past continuous
present perfect/ future simple/future intentional

We was having (have) lunch when someone knocked at the door.
Angela’s husband has just lost (lose) his job.
Vincent Van Gogh sold (sell) only one painting while he was alive.
John’s disappointed because he does not get(not/get) a pay rise.
A: Why are you wearing your old clothes? B: Because I am washing(wash) the car.
does Julia cooks(cook) much? No, she usually eats out.
Dad, can you lend me £20, please? I will give you(give) it back tomorrow
A: Have you booked your holiday B: Yes, we have. We are going(go) to France.
How long do you know(know) Maria and Sam.
A:Where’s Robert? B: He is doing(do) his homework, upstairs in his room.[/quote]

Geoff
Posts: 240
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:55 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: test

Postby Geoff » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:58 am

calabrone wrote:my try:

A) John Lennon’s Killer Says Why He Did It.
Multiple choice - read the article below and chose the correct word for each space. For each question write the correct letter A, B, C or D in the space.
The man who killed (1) former Beatle John Lennon has told prison authorities why he did it. Mark David Chapman, 55, explained his reasons (2) to his parole board on September 7th. It is the first time he has given any explanation for murdering Lennon on the steps of the rock legend’s apartment in New York on December 8th, 1980. He said: “I felt that (3) by killing John Lennon I would become somebody, and (4) instead of that I became a murderer .” He added: “I made a horrible decision to end another human being’s life for reasons of (5) selfishness, and that was my decision at the time. I thought I would achieve instant notoriety and (6) fame.”Chapman is (7) serving a sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon. He was first eligible for parole in 2000 but prison officials decided not to release him. His next parole hearing(8) will be in August 2012. He hopes that talking about his crime will help him get released. He revealed that his deepening (9) belief in God while in prison has made him a better person. He admitted that he understands why members of the public want to keep him locked (10) upforever. Another new revelation is that Chapman had other famous people on his hit (11) list, including actress Elizabeth Taylor and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan. He chose John Lennon because he was “more (12) accessible” He said: “I found out where he lived and I went there.”
A) former B) before C) prior to D) old
A) at B) on C) to D) with
A) so B) at C) for D) by
A) because B) instead of C) provided D) on condition
A) selfish B) selfless C) selfishly D) selfishness
A) fame B) famous C) famously D) celebrity
A) saving B) serving C) receiving D) giving
A) is going to be B) is C) will be D) will have been
A) believe B) believable C) disbelief D) belief
A) out B) up C) down D) forward
A) memo B) note C) record D) list
A) access B) accessible C) accessed D) accesses





B) For each question complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.

Example: Nearly every seat was taken in the theatre.
There weren’t .....any seats...... in the theatre.

If you want to work in some countries, you need a visa
You can’t work in some countries without a visa.

My mother lives a long way from the supermarket.
There isn’t a supermarket near my mother’s house.

My parents prefer classical music to jazz.
My parents think classical music is better than jazz.

My dad finished War and Peace in only three weeks.
It only took my dad three weeks to finish War and Peace.

None of my friends enjoy reading as much as I do.
I enjoy reading more than any of my friends.

Non-members cannot enter the sports centre without a ticket.
Non-members aren’t authorized to enter the sports centre without a ticket.
or Non-members require a ticket to enter the sports centre.

Even though it was raining, a lot of people were there.
A lot of people were there in spite of the rain
or A lot of people were there despite the rain.

Maria and her friends went swimming every day.
Every day Maria went swimming and so did her friends.





C) Put verb in brackets in the correct tense; present simple/present continuous/past simple/past continuous
present perfect/ future simple/future intentional

We were having (have) lunch when someone knocked at the door.
Angela’s husband has just lost (lose) his job.
Vincent Van Gogh sold (sell) only one painting while he was alive.
John’s disappointed because he did not get(not/get) a pay rise.
A: Why are you wearing your old clothes? B: Because I am washing(wash) the car.
does Julia cook (cook) much? No, she usually eats out.
Dad, can you lend me £20, please? I will give (give) it back tomorrow
A: Have you booked your holiday B: Yes, we have. We are going(go) to France.
How long have you known(know) Maria and Sam.
A:Where’s Robert? B: He is doing(do) his homework, upstairs in his room.
[/quote]

calabrone
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 pm

Postby calabrone » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:24 pm

thank you very much Geoff, i post another test they gave us...

grazie per la pazienza :oops:




PRACTICE TEST (PSCHOLOGY COURSE)
A) BLIND PILOT FLIES FROM LONDON TO SYDNEY
Multiple choice-read the article below and chose the correct word for each space.
For each question write the correct letter A, B, C or D in the space.
A blind British pilot 1) landed his tiny aircraft in Sydney on Monday to complete a record-breaking 2) flight halfway around the world. Miles Hilton-Barber left London on March 7th and flew nearly 22,000 kilometres to Australia. His aim was to 3) raise money for charity. He did not fly solo, but was accompanied by a sighted co-pilot who helped Hilton-Barber by telling him what 4) figures were on the navigation instruments. The 58-year-old aviator said: “It’s the fulfilment of an amazing dream. I’ve been waiting to do this flight for about four years.” He added: “I’ve wanted to be a pilot 5) since I was a kid. Now I’m 6) totally blind, but I’ve had the privilege of flying more than halfway around the world” He described the most important thing for him: “The big deal is not me doing this, it’s raising funds,” he said.
Hilton-Barber has been 7) blind for 25 years. He hopes his trip will raise over two million dollars for the charity Seeing is Believing, which works to 8)slice preventable blindness in developing countries. His intercontinental flight is not the first adventure he has been on. In 1999 he 9)competed in the “Toughest Foot-Race on Earth” a run across the Sahara Desert. He then went on to take 10)part(in the multiple choice there's the same answer two times, i think it's because of an error) in the “Coldest Marathon on Earth,” across the Siberia. He has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Blanc, Africa’s and Europe’s highest mountains. He also 11) set the Malaysian Grand Prix lap record for a blind driver. His achievements are an inspiration to blind and sighted people everywhere. Hilton-Barber is living proof that anything is possible, and where there’s a 12) will there’s a way.


1. A) land B) landing C) landed D) lands
2. A) flight B) flew C) flier D) fly
3. A) elevate B) raise C) increase D) lift
4. A) fingers B) panels C) figure D) figures
5. A) during B) ever C) since D) for
6. A) totally B) total C) all D) whole
7. A) blindly B) blinded C) blind D) blindness
8. A) cut B) slice C) chop D) saw
9. A) competition B) competitor C) completed D) competed
10. A) apart B) parts C) parts D) partner
11. A) bet B) set C) set off D) let
12. A) might B) will C) should D) could


For each question complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.


1. Italian food is better than English food.
English food isn’t better than Italian food.

2. I haven’t stayed here before.

This is the first time i stay here.


3. I need a haircut

My hair needs cutting


4. I couldn’t afford a ticket for their concert.

The tickets for their concert cost too much for us.


5. He says he doesn’t have enough time to come with us.
He says he’s too busy to come with us.


6. My father doesn’t play football now, but he did when he was young.


My father used to Play football when he was young.


7. I was taught to ski by my mother.

My mother teached me to ski.


8. One of his friends sold it to him.
A friend of his sold it to him.




Put verb in brackets in the correct tense; present simple/present continuous/past simple/past continuous
present perfect/ future simple/future intentional
1. I saw James five minutes ago. He was reading (read) a newspaper.
2. does your boyfriend work (work) on Sundays?
3. A: “I haven’t got enough money to pay for my ticket”
B: “It’s OK. I will lend (lend) you some.”
4. A: “What’s the matter? You two look really shocked!”
B: “We’ve just learnt that we have(have) twins.”
5. How long have you known(know) Jack? “Since high school”.
6. Were you living in Rome when you met (meet) your husband?
7. Where’s mum? She is preparing(prepare) dinner in the kitchen.
8. A: “I’ve got a terrible headache.”
B: “I'll get(get) you an aspirin.”
9. Have you seen (see) any good films recently?
10. Your jeans are lovely! Where did you buy(buy)them?

i hope i made less mistakes!

Larry Gomes
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:38 pm

Postby Larry Gomes » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:26 pm

I hope that I got these correct:

A) BLIND PILOT FLIES FROM LONDON TO SYDNEY
Answer to 8 is cut


For each question complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first, using no more than three words.

2 This is the first time I have stayed here.

4. The tickets for their concert cost too much for me.

6. My father used to play football when he was young (not capital P for play)

7. My mother taught me to ski.

8. It was sold to him by a friend of his

Last section was all correct

calabrone
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 pm

Postby calabrone » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:58 pm

grazie mille gentilissimo! :)

User avatar
Peter
Posts: 2854
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: Horsham, West Sussex, England
Contact:

Postby Peter » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:34 pm

calabrone wrote:8. One of his friends sold it to him.
A friend of his sold it to him.


What you have written is absolutely correct.

calabrone wrote:i hope i made less mistakes!


Here, you cannot say less, it must be fewer - I made fewer mistakes.

Overall, though, excellent!! You are doing very well. :D
A presto


Peter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sussexshark/
http://sussexshark.wordpress.com/
http://www.photoshow.com/members/sussexshark/all

Impariamo.com has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/impariamo.com

Larry Gomes
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:38 pm

Postby Larry Gomes » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:11 pm

calabrone wrote:
8. One of his friends sold it to him.
A friend of his sold it to him.


What you have written is absolutely correct.

Peter, I note that you have been kind enough to point out that Calabrone was correct rather than that I was wrong! Grazie.

Calabrone, as Peter said, you are absolutely correct. I must apologise for my error and any confusion that it may have caused you. I still think that the way I rearranged the sentence is also correct (again I may be wrong), but that does not mean that the answer you gave was wrong.
Again, my apologies

User avatar
Peter
Posts: 2854
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: Horsham, West Sussex, England
Contact:

Postby Peter » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Larry Gomes wrote:Peter, I note that you have been kind enough to point out that Calabrone was correct rather than that I was wrong! Grazie.


Non te preoccupare, Larry.

Larry Gomes wrote:Calabrone, as Peter said, you are absolutely correct. I must apologise for my error and any confusion that it may have caused you. I still think that the way I rearranged the sentence is also correct (again I may be wrong), but that does not mean that the answer you gave was wrong.
Again, my apologies


No, Larry, what you wrote was not wrong. It is simply that in the written word, it is far better to use the active tense rather than the passive, which we use a lot in speech. This is one of the main tenets of the Plain English Campaign; if you are interested visit their website http://www.plainenglishcampaign.org.uk/. Following their rules over many years helped me enormously, particularly as I was responsible for writing staff instructions, forms, manuals etc. :)
A presto


Peter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sussexshark/
http://sussexshark.wordpress.com/
http://www.photoshow.com/members/sussexshark/all

Impariamo.com has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/impariamo.com

calabrone
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 pm

Postby calabrone » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:56 pm

thank you v much guys :)


Return to “Come si dice in inglese?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest