Advanced Use of English Column
Up for a challenge? Test your English, learn and get better with our Use of English quiz.
A flash quiz will be ready and waiting, once in a fortnight, in the English learner’s bank.
The quiz includes the following components:
English Around Us
Have you ever found yourself wondering what the English word for a simple, every-day, thing is? This rings a bell with you, doesn’t it? 🙂
How good are you at paraphrasing? Beware – it requires knowledge of a phrase belonging to one of the English levels (beginner, intermediate, upper-intermediate, and advanced). Just the ticket to get a higher score in the Reading and Use of English paper, part 4, of the Cambridge exams!
Not everyone’s favourite? Practice makes excellence!
Be patient! Rome hasn’t been built in a day!
Do the maths when forming the word and understand the context. To do so is paramount if you want to get a higher score in the Reading and Use of English paper, part 3, of the Cambridge exams.
This question will test how well you are familiar with English expressions.
We know it or we don’t. Just keep track of the new idioms in your Golden List of Idioms.
Up for bringing some colour to your English active vocabulary?
Let’s roll up our sleeves and start the quiz!
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Question 1 of 7
English around us: A shelf below the window, inside or outside the building.
I saw a robin on the _____.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 7
Avoid being caught in the rain and take your umbrella. SAFE
Just to , take your umbrella.
Question 3 of 7
Phrasal verb: to disappear gradually
The effect of the painkiller normally _____ after four hours.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 7
Word formation: FAME
The police has got a long list of _____ criminals.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 7
Phrase: Much less, not to mention, and certainly not
I hardly have time to call my parents these days, _____ visit them.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 7
Idiom: a crazy state of mind
He is rumoured to be as mad as _____.CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 7
Adjective: extremely tiring and difficult
The competitors, also known as daredevils, run over the _____ 10 mile course.CorrectIncorrect
We hope our fortnight quizzes will do the trick. Just try all out and you will get there!
Stay tuned for more words of advice and handy material!