Winter test (Upper-Intermediate)

Vydáno dne 06.02.2015

Krátké zimní procvičení vybraných gramatických jevů pro úroveň Upper-Intermediate.

  1. I was abandoned in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, I happened ________ from my late father how to light a fire with flint and steel.
    1. to acquire
    2. to have learnt
    3. to have mastered
    4. to learn
  2. He purchased that painting of winter scenery for a handsome sum mistakenly believing he was buying ________ Lada.
    1. a
    2. by
    3. the painter
  3. “Why on earth aren't you using winter tyres?” asked the policemen. “Are you not aware of the danger? Isn't your or other drivers’ safety ________ to you?!”
    1. at any magnitude
    2. of a significant importance
    3. of any significance
    4. substantial
  4. On Christmas Eve, the children began to be rather annoyed for there was still no snow. Little ________ the next day they would be literally buried under snow.
    1. did they know
    2. knew they
    3. they could know
    4. they knew
  5. ________ given a ski pass, I left the hotel and headed for the ski lift.
    1. had
    2. having
    3. having been being
  6. He kept on talking about how fantastic the Alps were and ________ , but, man, he hasn't got the slightest idea of what a common person with two kids can afford!
    1. all that jazz
    2. further ado
    3. like
    4. so for
  7. Last winter, my sister unfortunately slipped and fell, and we weren't able to ________ for 5 minutes!
    1. bring her around
    2. get her around
    3. pass her around
    4. sit her around
  8. One wouldn't believe there were ancient peoples able to calculate the exact date and time of the winter solstice, who conceived of the Earth as flat and ________ in water at the same time.
    1. adrift
    2. ajar
    3. aloft
    4. atop
  9. A: I hate hearing the bloody Jingle Bells all around from as early as the end of October, boy!
    B: If it ________ you happy, I will play Simon and Garfunkel's “A winter's day, in a deep and dark December…” for you.
    1. happens to make
    2. makes
    3. were to make
    4. will make
  10. A: You ________ about the Japanese version of The Snow Queen (雪の女王) from 2005, I suppose?
    B: Quite! I am not much into anime, in all honesty.
    1. will hear
    2. won't have heard
    3. would have heard
    4. would hear
Správné odpovědi: 1) b, 2) b, 3) c, 4) a, 5) a, 6) a, 7) a, 8) a, 9) d, 10) b
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