Reading comprehension test 143

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Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
CONVERSATION Mr and Mrs Wallace want to buy a house, so they go to the office of an estate agent. Agent: Good morning. Mr and Mrs Wallace? Mrs Wallace: Mr Hogan? Agent: How do you do. Mrs Wallace: I spoke to you on the phone. ..... is my husband. .
A
It
B
He
C
That
D
This
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Agent: How do you do. ..... sit down. .
A
Please
B
Let
C
You
D
Now
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Agent: I understand from our telephone conversation that you're ..... .
A
interesting
B
intending
C
intended
D
interested
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
in buying a property for about £85, 000, is that .....? .
A
possible
B
not
C
right
D
true
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mrs Wallace: No. Well the price is right, but - er - well, we ..... a problem. .
A
are
B
seem
C
have
D
make
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Wallace: Longer ..... that. .
A
to
B
that
C
than
D
as
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mrs Wallace: Yes, I suppose it is - and we want to settle back here ..... .
A
so
B
but
C
because
D
and
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
we have very different ideas of the ..... of place we'd like to live in. .
A
piece
B
kind
C
shape
D
area
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Wallace: Yes, you see ..... prefer to live in town, in a centrally located flat. .
A
I
B
we
C
I'd
D
we'd
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mrs Wallace: And I am really keen to live in ..... country. .
A
some
B
-
C
a
D
the
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
I want a big garden. I want a new view. I want to be ..... to go for walks. .
A
able
B
can
C
allow
D
possible
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Wallace: Well, I'm sure you ..... teach in London, in town, just as easily. .
A
could
B
should
C
might
D
would
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mrs Wallace: Yes, ..... I think the chances of .
A
so
B
and
C
but
D
then
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
getting a job ..... probably much greater in a village school .
A
will
B
would
C
are
D
is
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
and I ..... like to be part of the community again, darling. .
A
shall
B
would
C
do
D
will
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Wallace: And I want to live in a flat ..... maintenance included. .
A
by
B
and
C
with
D
for
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
You know - you pay for all the ..... I mean, I'm not a do-it-yourself man. .
A
assistance
B
services
C
servants
D
assistants
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
I don't like to mend leaky ....., and that sort of thing. .
A
ceilings
B
roofs
C
walls
D
floors
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham has just checked into a hotel, but he is not happy with his room. He goes down to the reception desk. Mr Graham: I'm ..... there's been a mistake. My room doesn't have a bath. .
A
sorry
B
regret
C
afraid
D
anxious
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Well, I think your room is correct, sir. Room 118 .....? .
A
don't you
B
doesn't it
C
can you
D
isn't it
Question 21 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham: ....., could I have a bath, please? .
A
Thus
B
In spite
C
Well
D
Thank you
Question 22 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Er - I'm afraid we don't ..... a room with a bath and - .
A
get
B
have
C
retain
D
reserve
Question 23 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham: Look, I'm very tired. I don't want to ..... but my firm always book a room with a bath. .
A
denounce
B
argue
C
anger
D
shout
Question 24 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Er - I'll check the ..... .
A
correspondence
B
lettering
C
mailing
D
communicate
Question 25 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
but I don't think you were ..... into a room with a bath. There we are, it is Mr Graham, isn't it? Mr Graham: It is, yes. The clerk shows Mr Graham a letter .
A
booked
B
checked
C
reserved
D
registered
Question 26 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Yes, one ..... room. .
A
bathless
B
single
C
alone
D
only
Question 27 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham: I'll see them when I get back. Well, I ..... that it's our mistake, .
A
expect
B
respect
C
appreciate
D
deprecate
Question 28 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
but are you sure there's ..... with a bath? Hotel Clerk: Well, ..... .
A
anything
B
not
C
something
D
nothing
Question 29 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham: I've just flown a very long ..... and I'm very tired and all I want is a bath and a sleep. .
A
distance
B
airline
C
period
D
timing
Question 30 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Well, as I've said, sir, there's ..... nothing for tonight. But let's see. You're here for five days, aren't you? Mr Graham: Oh dear! .
A
perfectly
B
especially
C
absolutely
D
extremely
Question 31 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: I'll just have a ..... with the manager. .
A
sentence
B
word
C
dialogue
D
phrase
Question 32 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mr Graham: I would ..... it. .
A
value
B
reward
C
thank
D
appreciate
Question 33 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
I'm ..... to have a long hot bath! .
A
despaired
B
desperate
C
worried
D
overwhelmed
Question 34 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hotel Clerk: Don't worry, sir! ..... it with me. .
A
Leave
B
Give
C
Let
D
Stop
There are 34 questions to complete.