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TEST PAPER

I.Match the phrasal verbs in the sentences with their meaning from the list below. (10
points)
1. I know you love cooking, but I dont know how you put up with the mess afterwards
2. If drowsiness sets in, stop taking the medication immediately.
3. Stop putting the travel agent down, it wasnt her fault we missed our flight
4. We put of our picnic, hoping the next day will be less overcast.
5. After what you put her through Id be surprised if she ever went out with you again.
6. . If we set of at dawn, we should arrive at the island by noon.
7. He managed to put aside enough money to buy a car.
8. Its great that Ive got the internet, but my computer set me back a months pay.
9. We put up our tent before it got too dark to see what we were doing
10. Could you please put the CDs back in the same order that you found them.

Post
pone
Emb
ark

Bear
Construct, assemble
Cause as an
expense

Criticize
Cause somebody
pain
Replace

Combine/ develop
Save

II.Read the text that follows. Use the verbs below to form words that fit in the numbered
spaces in the text.(8 points)
MEMO
To all colleagues:
This is the formal..(1) of our companys Christmas party which will take place on Wednesday,
December 16Th , 6 pm. I am pleased to inform everyone that the party is free for all..(2).
The ...(3), submitted by the Chief of Staff some weeks ago, included several (4)
for possible venues; we have decided that the most ..(5) place would be the Regent
Restaurant in Bridge street, because of its proximity to our premises as well as its ...(6) cuisine.
The management regrets that it can not bear the expense of ...(7) guests; if you wish to bring
friends or family, you will need to purchase extra..(8). These are available from our HR
department at the cost of $25 each.
1. ANNOUNCE
2. EMPLOY
3. PROPOSE

4. SUGGEST
5. SUIT
6. EXCEPTION

7. ADD
8. INVITE

III. Fill in the prepositions which usually follow these phrases: (10 points)
1
2.
3.
4

to disapprove.
to compliment smb..
to be ashamed.
to be involved

5.
6.
7.
8.

to
to
to
to

be keen.
be guilty.
be obsessed .
protest

9. to benefit
10. to consist

IV. Underline the correct word: (5 points)


1. Things will get better in the long time/ period/ term/ interval.
2. The seminar lasts/ endures/ has/ continues five hours.
3. Yoga helps relax/ loosen/ ease/ calm stress.
4. You are advised / suggested/ informed/ proposed to follow the guidelines.
5. His methods have confident/ progressive/ gainful/ positive effects on the patient.

1.
2.
3.
4.

V. Replace the underlined words and expressions with one of the fixed phrases below.
(10 points)
At last
At least
At odds
At a
with
glance
At a loss
At

At
a

At a loose
present
At large
standstill
end
At times
The trip wasnt all bad. The good thing was that we got to visit plenty of interesting ruins.
I am very busy at work right now but when things relax a bit I am going to go on a cruise.
Dave is quarrelling with John over what CDs to bring to the graduation party.
Although I love getting lost in a good novel, now and then I just like to sit and listen to classical
music.

5. In the end I found my passport tucked away in the zipped compartment of my suitcase.
6. From the sly look on the taxi drivers face I knew immediately that he couldnt be trusted.
7. The five oclock news reported that the escape prisoner was still on the loose.
8. Due to the bazaar in the city centre, traffic was stopped for two hours.
9. I am really not sure what to do with myself now that the Easter holidays are here.
10. Steven invited some friends over and was totally confused so as what to offer them to eat.
VI. Write a letter of complaint or an application letter . (15 points)
VII.Argue for and againt the following statement: The young will always admire and contest the
old. Use relevant arguments and examples to support your ideas. (30 points)
Din oficiu 12 puncte/ total: 100 puncte

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