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Use of English Test

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TASK 1

Read the following text then select the most appropriate words to incorporate.

Smallest Human Sculpture in the World

Feast your eyes on what the Guinness Book of World Records calls the smallest human sculpture in the world! Here's a 1_________  that will put things into 2_________ for you: the scale of sculptures created by Jonty Hurwitz approximately equals to the 3_________  your fingernails grow every 5 or 6 hours! With dimensions of approximately 80×100×20 microns, here's how the sculpture compares to human hair. You can 4_________ creating your own sculptures – or 3D printer-friendly captures of pretty much anything, really – using the Autodesk 123D Catch, a free app, which you can install on your mobile device.

The sculpture was then 3D printed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Nano Micro Facility. In the author's own words: "The structure is created using a 5_________new 3D printing technology and a 6_________ called Multiphoton Lithography. Ultimately, these works are created using the physical 7_________ of two-photon absorption. Art, 8_________ created with Quantum Physics."

 

Select the most appropriate words for the texts above

1
  • A association
  • B comparison
  • C appraisal
  • D link
 
2
  • A view
  • B outlook
  • C scale
  • D perspective
 
3
  • A amount
  • B number
  • C total
  • D expanse
 
4
  • A test
  • B experiment
  • C research
  • D investigate
 
5
  • A ground-breaking
  • B fresh
  • C novel
  • D first-hand
 
6
  • A skill
  • B practice
  • C technique
  • D practise
 
7
  • A marvel
  • B wonder
  • C spectacle
  • D phenomenon
 
8
  • A literally
  • B plainly
  • C simply
  • D accurately
 
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Part 2

Choose the most appropriate words to incorporate into the following sentences.

  1. "Get all your chores done first, and then you can go out with your friends”, said Peter’s mother.
    ONLY
    Peter’s mother told him he could go out ______________ finished his chores.
  2. Jane thought of surprising her husband with a birthday party.
    UP
    ______________ idea of surprising her husband with a birthday party.
  3. The painters are painting our house, so we can’t have the party there.
    PAINTED
    We are ______________ we can’t have the party there.
  4. I really can’t stand when people treat me like that!
    OBJECT
    I really ______________ like that!
  5. I saw the film, and I am quite certain you will enjoy it too.
    BOUND
    I saw the film and you  ______________ it as well.
  6. His boss told him that no more mistakes would be tolerated.
    CIRCUMSTANCES
    He was told that ______________ any more mistakes be tolerated.

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