We______to the top of Holborn Hill before I______
that he was not smiling at all.
a) had got, knew c) were getting, knew
b) got, knew d) have got, have known
2. Turning from the Temple gate as
soon as I______the
warning, I______my way to Fleet
Street, and then______
to Covent Garden.
a) was reading, made, drove
b) have read, made, drove
c) had read, made, drove
d) read, made, drove
Seventy-seven detective novels and books of stories by
Agatha Christie______into every
major language, and
her sales______in tens of millions.
a) are translated, are calculated
b) were translated, were calculated
c) have been translated, are
d) had been translated, were
4. In recent years, scientific and
______human life on our planet, as
well as our views both
of ourselves as individuals in
society and of the universe as a whole.
a) have drastically changed c) are drastically changing
b) drastically changed d) change drastically
Before we______from swimming in the river near the
camp, someone______our clothes, and
we had to walk
back with our towels around us.
a) returned, stole c) were returning, stole
b) had returned, had stolen d) returned, had stolen
Our new neighbours______in Arizona for ten years before moving to their
a) had been living c) have been living
b) lived d) were living
7. We went into the house by a side
door and the first thing 1
______was that the passages______all
dark, and that
she______a candle burning there.
a) noticed, were, left
b) had noticed, had been, had left
c) noticed, were, had left
d) have noticed, were, had left
8. The sun______brightly all day on
the roof of my attic,
and the room was warm.
a) was shining c) has shone
b) shone d) had been shining
Although the period that we call "the Renaissance" ______in
Italy in the fourteenth century, this idea of rebirth in learning
characterized other epochs in history in different parts of the world.
a) begins c) began
b) had begun d) will begin
Egyptians left no written accounts as to the execution of
mummification, so the
scientists______to examine mummies and establish their own theories.
a) had c) are having
b) have d) have had
In spite of the fact that it______all day long, the match
______and the stands were full of
a) had been raining, was not
b) rained, was not cancelled
c) was raining, has not cancelled
d) had rained, had not been
12. Many football fans claimed that
after "Real FC"______
that important game it______no
chance to win the championship.
a) lost, had c) had lost, had
b) lose, has d) will lose, will have
I wish he______last Friday but his flight______because of bad weather.
If he______the next day I would have brought him by car.
a) arrived, was cancelled, called
b) had arrived, was cancelled, had
c) had arrived, had been cancelled,
d) arrived, have cancelled, had
14. After many long years of devoted
and patient instruction,
the doctor______able to get the boy
to clothe and feed himself, recognize and utter a number of words, as well as
write letters and form words.
a) was c) had been
b) has been d) were
15. At the first stages of the
Industrial Revolution advertising ______a relatively straightforward means of
announcement and communication and was used mainly to promote novelties and
fringe products which______unknown to the public.
a) had been, were c) was, were
b) had been, had been d) was being, were
16. Towards the end of the 19th
century the larger companies
______more and more on mass
advertising to promote their new range of products. The market during this period
______by a small number of giant, conglomerate
a) relied, has been controlled
b) relied, had been controlled
c) were relying, has been controlled
d) relied, were controlled
17. To cater for the fitness boom of
the 80s and provide the up-to-date facilities people want, over 1,500 private
health and fitness clubs______during the past 15 years.
a) were built c) have been built
b) had been built d) will be built
In 1936 the British Broadcasting Corporation______to
provide a public radio service.
Since then the BBC ______by the establishment of independent and commercial
radio and television, which______the BBC's
a) was established, was influenced,
b) was established, has been
c) was established, has been
influenced, had removed
d) was established, had been
19. The Neolithic Age was a period
of history which______
in approximately 6000 B.C.
and______until 3000 B.C.
a) began, lasted c) began, was lasting
b) had begun, lasted d) had begun, had been lasting
20. A major problem in the
construction of new buildings is that windows______while air conditioning
a) have been eliminated, have not
b) were eliminated, were not
c) had been eliminated, had not been
d) eliminate, are not perfected