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Outcomes Upper-intermediate Test 1

Outcomes Upper-intermediate

Test 1

Part 1

1 Complete the sentences with the words below.

tend   hardly   would   often   rarely   used   will   constantly

1 I tend to listen to music every morning nowadays.

2 Jack doesn't often go to the cinema. In fact, he only goes once or twice a month.

3 When she was on holiday, Emily would get up early and go walking each day.

4 Amy constantly criticises me. She never stops!

5 These days, my grandfather will sit and read his newspaper in the morning.

6 We rarely go abroad now. It's too expensive.

7 In my youth, I used to live in the country.

8 I hardly ever see Josie nowadays. In fact, I've only seen her three times in the last year!


2 Complete the sentences with two words in each space. Use one word from line A and one word from line B.

A   not   rule   time   very   would   and   much   the

B   as   the   whole   again   a   to   rarely   regularly

1 I don't go out as much as I used to.

2 She plays computer games all the time.

3 We tend not to go out much these days.

4 Only very rarely do we work on Sunday.

5 Ten years ago, I would regularly practise my tennis skills for hours on end.

6 On the whole, I find reality TV programmes a bit boring.

7 We go clubbing now and again.

8 As a rule, it only really rains heavily in India during the monsoon.


3 Rewrite the sentence. Put the adverb in brackets in the correct place. You can copy the sentence and paste it in the space provided and then type in the adverb in the correct place.

1 The man in the photograph is smiling at the photographer. (directly) The man in the photograph is smiling directly at the photographer. 2 It's a well-known portrait of the Queen. (fairly) It's a fairly well-known portrait of the Queen. 3 Anna seems to be upset in the painting. (slightly) Anna seems to be slightly upset in the painting. 4 The painter didn't make any money during his lifetime. (unfortunately) Unfortunately, the painter didn't make any money during his lifetime. 5 We'll look at the paintings in the long gallery. (later) We'll look at the paintings in the long gallery later. 6 Art has become more and more popular. (gradually) Art has gradually become more and more popular. 7 I have been to an art gallery. (never) I have never been to an art gallery. 8 He produced hundreds of painting, but he didn't sell any in his lifetime. (sadly) He produced hundreds of painting, but, sadly, he didn't sell any in his lifetime. 9 Harry left home after the argument . (soon) Harry left home soon after the argument.

4 The adjectives in the second column are synonyms of the words in the first column. Complete the words.

1 funny - hilarious

2 strange - weird

3 boring - dull

4 inspiring - uplifting

5 upsetting - disturbing

6 exciting - gripping

7 terrible - awful


5 Choose the correct options to complete the descriptions of pictures.

1 The painting has __ colours - bright reds and deep blues!bold;subtle1 2 The meaning is very __ - it isn't clear what it is about.dramatic;ambiguous2 3 The artist is trying to __ a sense of fear.create;appear1 4 Her work is very __, which is to say that it is neither new nor different.intimate;conventional2 5 The painting seems to __ an example of Turner's early work.be;being1

6 Complete the sentences with one word in each space.

1 The artist's role is open to interpretation.

2 The woman in the picture looks as if she has just heard terrible news.

3 I get the impression that the artist wants us to share his feelings of amazement.

4 It could well be the most valuable painting we have in the collection.

5 Her paintings are so realistic that they look like photos.


7 Choose the correct verb to complete each sentence.

1 In the story, the central character is __ in poverty when we first meet him.living;seeking1 2 The magician __ a secret which nobody knew before.revealed;asserted1 3 The baddie __ his power and forced other people to do what he wanted.presented;asserted2 4 In order to get into the castle, the young hero __ himself as an old woman.pretends;disguises2 5 The farmer wants to kill the king. He is __ revenge for the death of his father.revealing;seeking 2 6 All the characters __ insight into the true meaning of trust.gained;pretended1 7 The evil king hoped to __ away with killing the prince and taking power.get;gain1 8 Our hero __ many problems during his journey and overcame them all.encountered;presented1

Part 2

1 Complete the sentences with the correct preposition.

1 There was a confrontation between two motorists.

2 Does it strike you as odd?

3 There’s a lot of tension between the two communities.

4 Many drivers soon tire of the same routine.

5 What’s your interpretation of the painting?

6 She was jealous of her brother’s success.

7 He was the dominant partner in their relationship.

8 They were threatened by a group of youths.


2 Choose the correct preposition.

1 He’s been banned __ driving.from;of1 2 The flowers are symbolic __ death.for;of2 3 He’s been glued __ his computer all day.to;on1 4 I could sense the friction __ them.with;between2 5 The cat was seated __ my lap.on;by1 6 He disguised himself __ a medical student.as;in1 7 Let me be frank __ you.to;with2 8 There is one major obstacle __ progress.to;with1

3 Complete the expressions with the correct form of the word in bold.

1 an uplifting experience - feel uplifted by a speech

2 the tension builds throughout the novel - the atmosphere in the room was very tense

3 Her early work is quite ambiguous - he answered rather ambiguously

4 We will have to confront the problem immediately - a violent confrontation with the police

5 The statue had to undergo important restoration - It took fifty years to fully restore the building


4 Tick the words which are both a noun and a verb.

Tick as many as necessary


5 Match the adjectives to the nouns.

  • a big-budget
  • his fatal
  • an intimate
  • a dominant
  • her initial
  • a hilarious
  • relationship
  • impression
  • film
  • flaw
  • joke
  • personality

6 Write the missing adjectives from the unit. Use the clues in brackets.

1 a really gripping novel (g _ _ p _ _ _)

2 I found the film deeply disturbing (d _ _ t _ _ b _ _ g)

3 a hilarious joke (h _ _ _ r _ _ _ s)

4 she was perfectly willing (w _ _ _ _ _ g)

5 The ending was utterly predictable (p _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e)

6 a highly conventional approach to art (c _ _ v _ _ t _ _ _ _ l)


7 Complete the sentences with the correct nouns.

bankruptcy   impression (x2)   obstacles   tears   deed   interpretation   temptation

1 After the accident, she burst into tears.

2 He was rewarded for his good deed.

3 His family now faces bankruptcy.

4 She’s had to overcome a lot of obstacles.

5 I don’t want you to get the wrong impression.

6 I tried to resist the temptation to read the message.

7 I got the distinct impression we weren’t welcome.

8 Her intentions are open to interpretation.


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Автор: Дарья Масловская


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