Mixed English Questions Set 5

Directions (1-5): Fill in the blanks in the passage using appropriate words.

The government is (1)_____considering imposing a £1,000-a-year levy on every European Union skilled worker recruited by British employers after Brexit, the immigration minister has (2)______. Home Office minister Robert Goodwill told peers that the “immigration skills levy” could be (3)______ for EU migrants and would “be helpful to British workers who feel they are overlooked” in favour of migrants.
The immigration minister also gave a strong (4)_____that a seasonal agricultural workers scheme, under which tens of thousands of people could work in Britain in low-skilled roles for less than six months, could be introduced after Brexit without counting towards the government’s net migration target. Goodwill, in his evidence to a House of Lords subcommittee (5)_____ at post-Brexit migration policy, also said that a pilot scheme which currently allows three top British universities to make a more generous offer to overseas students could be introduced more widely.

  1. A) hopefully
    B) seriously
    C) highly
    D) almost
    E) sincerely
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    Option B
  2. A) approved
    B) disclosed
    C) leaked
    D) exhibited
    E) exposed
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    Option B
  3. A) levied
    B) applied
    C) introduced
    D) confirmed
    E) criticized
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    Option C
  4. A) order
    B) benefit
    C) signaling
    D) indicator
    E) indication
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    Option E
  5. A) taking
    B) calculating
    C) aiming
    D) looking
    E) favoring
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    Option D

Directions (6-10): In each of the following sentences, find if any part of the sentence (1), (2), (3) or (4) contains error. If there is no error mark E) as you answer.

  1. Since Anu doesn’t want (1)/ her face to become ruddy like (2)/the tomatoes in her garden, (3)/she wore a hat when she’s outside.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Wore => wears
  2. Since his father had attended (1)/ the college, he would be considered (2)/ a legacy, which would grant (3)/ his easier admission.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option D
    Correction:

    His => him
  3. In just a few days, (1)/ thousands among people (2)/ will go downtown to revel in the city’s (3)/ New Year’s Eve celebration.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option B
    Correction:

    Among => of
  4. Because my husband is my confidant, (1)/ I feel as though (2)/ I can tell him anything (3)/ without the information becoming public.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option E
  5. Although the director loved (1)/ all of his film footage, (2)/ he has to truncate the movie so its runtime (3)/ would be less than forty-five minutes.(4)
    A) 1
    B) 2
    C) 3
    D) 4
    E) No Error
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    Option C
    Correction:

    Has => had

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