1.My company has _____ a new approach to staff meetings. We now have them standing up!
A adapted B adopted C addressed D admitted
2.You can tell a lot by the way members of a family _____ with each other.
A identify B interact C relative D understand
3.We were unable to reach an agreement because of the _____ between the two groups.
A contact B concern C connect D conflict
4.If we don’t _____ the artistic skills of young children, they are far less creative as adults.
A nurture B nature C provide D prevent
5.The _____ to make quick decisions is vital in an emergency.
A ability B knowledge C skill D talent
6.We might be able to persuade more people to use the bus, but it is _____ impossible to stop people from driving cars altogether.
A absolutely B highly C very D a little
7.I can't eat peanuts because I'm _____ to them.
A allergy B allergic C appetite D infection
8.After several hours the doctor was finally able to give us his _____ . John had broken his ankle.
A diagnosis B disease C symptoms D signs
9.I like making things with my own hands. It gives me a lot of _____.
A satisfaction B exhaustion C fulfilment D creation
10.The researchers _____ many experiments to find the most effective materials.
A confirmed B conducted C considered D concerned
11.Our car broke down twice on the way to the wedding. _____ to say we arrived two hours late.
A Needless B Pointless C Regardless D Worthless
12.Languages _____ over time so dictionaries need to be regularly updated.
A eliminate B evolve C establish D elicit
13.I had to pay a _____ for parking my car in a restricted area.
A fine B find C fee D form
14.The train whistle warned us of its _____ departure.
A previous B imminen C subsequent D former
15.My friends and I have the same _____ in music.
A type B topic C theme D taste
16.Many people are fascinated by the native _____ of Australia, especially koalas and kangaroos.
A fauna B flora C agriculture D vegetation
17.The mother bird carries food to the nest in its _____.
A feather B wing C beak D paw
18.We must try to protect _____ animals, otherwise when a species disappears the whole ecosystem is affected.
A ecological B endangered C extinct D exotic
19.I think we should spend more money taking care of our own _____.
A Earth B atmosphere C planet D stars
20.I don’t think we will never find another planet that can _____ life.
A suspend B survive C supply D sustain
21.I wish someone would invent a _____ for opening milk cartons-my family always makes a mess of it!
A devise B device C trigger D pulley
22.Although it is an old house, it has been very well _____.
A maintained B condemned C occupied D demolished
23.This machine performs the same _____ as a washing machine but on a much larger scale.
A function B frame C feature D form
24.International prices can also have an impact on the _____ market.
A domestic B global C urban D worldwide
25._____, I believe that banning smoking from public places is a very good idea.
A Clearly B Fortunately C Justifiably D Personally
26.The bad weather and a lack of food simply _____ our problems.
A compounded B enhanced C salvaged D transformed
27.Given the rapid growth of our population, there is a _____ need to improve our infrastructure.
A huge B catastrophic C pressing D booming
28.We all need to _____ responsibility for improving our local community.
A have B make C take D give
29.The government has _____ to fine anyone who pollutes the river.
A endangered B risked C prevented D threatened
30.The _____ from car exhausts have a significant effect on global warming.
A emissions B smoke C gases D acid
31.There was a _____ increase between 1989 and 2005.
A significant B significantly C slightly D steep
32.I am writing to _____ for the position of tour guide advertised in your newsletter.
A application B apply C invitation D invite
33.I am really looking forward _____ you again soon.
A to seeing B to see C seeing D see
34.I think that people who _____ serious crimes should be punished.
A convict B commit C offend D offence
35.This artist helps to preserve our local _____ by using traditional themes in his work.
A culture B creation C events D skills
36.We have decided to _____ a new industrial zone to encourage more business to move into the area.
A evolve B grow up C develop D exist
37.The lecturer _____ our attention to a large screen at the back of the room.
A drew B pointed C gave D paid
38.I need to earn a lot more _____ before I can afford to buy that car.
A payment B salary C wages D money
39.There were losses in the car industry last year _____ the tourism industry boomed.
A in addition B because C similarly D while
40.We made a significant profit last year _____ the losses made by our international office.
A although B despite C however D as a result
41.Marketing people hope to_____ more customers by offering free samples.
A appeal B tempt C pressurise D endure
42.The _____ company spent millions of dollars marketing their new wonder drug.
A pharmacy B pharmacist C pharmacology D pharmaceutical
43.The two galaxies underwent a _____ crash lasting two billion years.
A protracted B fleeting C transient D instant
44.Increased logging caused many species in the area to be _____.
A endanger B threaten C risky D vulnerable
45.The latest ____ for consumers is a system that allows shoppers to check out their groceries for themselves without having to wait in long queues.
A innovate B inventor C innovator D innovation
46.It's important for the judges to remain _____ , so they are not told the names of the artists until the judging is complete.
A biased B prejudiced C impartial D subjective
47.The visiting politician’s criticism of the government caused a lot of _____.
A controversy B dilemmas C setbacks D hurdles
48.My teacher said my essay was _____ . She said she couldn’t follow my argument.
A incompetent B inaccurate C incoherent D incisive
49.Gale force winds _____ the progress of the rescue teams.
A alleviated B rectified C improved D hindered
50.My first job was to arrange the files into _____ order from the oldest to the most recent.
A alphabetical B chronological C numerical D historical
51.A _____ dictionary is more suitable for elementary level students than advanced students.
A monolingual B multilingual C linguistic D bilingual
52.IELTS reading and listening questions often feature _____ of the words in the text.
A synonyms B homonyms C acronyms D antonyms
53.A _____ of cattle walked slowly towards the farmhouse.
A colony B herd C hive D swarm
54.I have to dress up a lot for work, so at the weekend I prefer to wear something more_____.
A chic B mundane C trendy D elegant
55._____ can be a health problem for people working for long periods in space.
A Lightness B Heaviness C Weightlessness D Lightweight
56.There has been a lot of _____ in the media as to who will be chosen to light the Olympic Flame.
A announcement B speculation C conclusion D assertion
57.Because of the extent of the damage caused, everyone was shocked that the vandals received such a _____ punishment.
A strict B harsh C heavy D lenient
58.We hope our good _____ and a strong workforce will encourage more companies to base themselves here.
A system B infrastructure C recreation D structure
59.The book was so _____ that I fell asleep before I’d finished the first page.
A abhorrent B disheartening C tedious D thrilling
60.Using only very dark, black and white images, the film maker painted a very _____ picture of the countryside.
A dismal B humorous C spectacular D hilarious