General English Exercise 1

May 31, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences

1. He distributed the sweets ……………………….. the children.

a) between

b) among

c) into

d) with

2. Which of the following words means the opposite of the word ‘generous’?

a) foolish

b) lavish

c) dull

d) economical

3. Neither of them …………………………….. fit for the job.

a) is

b) are

c) could

d) can

4. ‘This building is very old,’ the postmaster said. ‘I have to find an ………………………. building for the post office.’

a) alternative

b) alternant

c) alternate

d) alterant

5. When I met her, she ……………………….. as a lecturer in a college.

a) was working

b) has been working

c) must have been working

d) is working

6. The sentence ‘Had I worked harder, I would have won’ means

a) I worked harder and won

b) I worked harder, yet I didn’t win

c) I did not work harder, yet I won

d) I didn’t work harder, and I didn’t win

7. If I had not opened the door, the cat …………………………….

a) would not jump out

b) would not have jumped out

c) would have jumped out

d) would not have been jumped out

8. I ………………………. the newspaper, when the doorbell ………………………

a) am reading, rang

b) was reading, rang

c) had read, rings

d) read, is ringing

9. The opposite of the word sympathy is

a) apathy

b) pride

b) anger

d) pity

10. I am going to ………………………. library.

a) a

b) the

c) an

d) school

Answers

1. He distributed the sweets among the children.

2. Economical

3. Neither of them is fit for the job.

4. I have to find an alternative building for the post office.

5. When I met her she was working as a lecturer in a college.

6. I didn’t work harder and I didn’t win.

7. The cat would not have jumped out.

8. I was reading the newspaper, when the doorbell rang.

9. Apathy

10. I am going to the library.

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