IDEA LEVEL TEST 2015 VERSION
ADVANCED – PROFICIENCY LEVEL (C1-C2)
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1.
We can make an effort to save the planet by recycling and consuming less, but _____ the end, climate change will affect all of us.
by
at
in
2.
I’m too tired __________ any more. Can you take over?
to drive
for driving
of driving
3.
Guess what! ___________ a new job. It’s a better position, with better pay.
I’m offered
I’ve been offered
I’m been offered
4.
__________ “Pretty Woman” was about a prostitute (a taboo in American culture), it was a huge mainstream hit.
Even though
Even if
Despite
5.
What happened? ... She accused me ___________ her money, but I didn’t do it!
of stealing
of have stolen
to steal
6.
We ___________ to a party last night, but there was a tornado so everybody had to stay at home.
had to go
were supposed to go
must have gone
7.
Your dad keeps squinting. He probably needs glasses; he ought to _______________ .
make himself check his eyes
have checked his eyes
get his eyes checked
8.
My mother’s family are talkative and opinionated, ________ my dad’s relatives are quiet and reserved.
while
instead
however
9.
If we choose an adjustable-rate mortgage, we risk ________ our house.
to lose
lose
losing
10.
If she ___________________ , she would have heard the ambulance and the accident wouldn’t have happened.
wasn’t listening to music
hadn’t been listening to music
didn’t listen to music
11.
She promised that she ___________ me the truth, but it was only a matter of time before she was lying again.
would have told
would say
would tell
12.
You ____________ have bought all those vegetables. We’ve got plenty here already.
oughtn’t
needn’t
mustn’t
13.
__________ students have registered this year compared to last year.
Less
Fewer
Little
14.
We’re ______________ milk. Can you pick some up at the supermarket?
running out of
finishing the
ending up the
15.
Not only _____________ brilliant stories and poems, he was an accomplished painter.
did he write
he wrote
wrote he
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16.
It was the first time I flown, so I was quite nervous.
17.
Thanks! If it hadn’t been your help, we would never have finished the job!
18.
The people car was stolen have already got a new one through their insurance.
19.
I managed to sleep James snoring loudly.
20.
He looks though he’s about to fall asleep. Get him a coffee!
21.
The teacher with I’ve been studying has a Ph.D. in mathematics.
22.
If I had bought a new car instead of this used one! It was cheaper at first, but it’s costing me a ton in repairs!
23.
I wish my son study more, but he doesn’t want to. I’m going to tell him that if school’s not his thing, he’ll have to get a job and start paying his own way!
24.
After debating the proposals for hours, they finally decided to do was to launch a campaign highlighting the benefits of the project.
25.
Stop taking it for that your mother will do everything for you! Grow up and take some responsibility!
26.
As as I can tell, Sarah is a good teacher. The students all seem to like her, anyway.
27.
When it to vacationing, Italy is the top choice for many Americans, even celebrities like Mariah Carey and Kim Kardashian.
28.
The man interviewed by the journalist has been accused of murder. Do you think he looks guilty?
29.
Hillary Clinton be a woman, but that doesn’t mean she’s the best candidate regarding women’s issues.
30.
They had really been looking forward to it but in the end of the girls went to the party; Beth had to work and Liz got the flu.
31.
How you never call me anymore? What’s going on? ... Sorry, I’ve just been so busy.
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32.
Where does the boy want his friend to meet him?
at the railway station
inside the stadium
at a café near the stadium
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33.
How did the woman feel during her camping holiday?
annoyed by others’ behavior
miserable because of the weather
disappointed with where they stayed
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34.
What did the speaker dislike about the nature programme?
the quality of the photography
the choice of place to film in
the amount of information given
Two people are talking about their work as website designers (35 & 36).

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35.
How does the man feel about the work?
He finds the creativity stimulating.
He would like to use his academic training more.
He gets the most satisfaction from being part of a team.
36.
What do they both think about the job?
It’s a difficult career to get started in
It’s important to be able to work flexible hours.
It’s a poorly paid job considering the work involved.
A man called Roy is talking about bees on a phone-in programme about gardening (37 & 38).

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37.
Why has he phoned the programme?
to raise issues not previously discussed
to challenge the opinions of other contributors
to lend his support to a view that’s been expressed
38.
When talking about gardens, Roy is
describing what he does in his own
encouraging people to grow certain things
suggesting that people keep bees themselves
You hear two students talking about shopping for clothes (39 & 40).

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39.
What do they agree about?
It’s better to buy inexpensive clothes.
Shopping for clothes is to be avoided.
People should respect your taste in clothes.
40.
According to the man, many people see shopping as a way of
achieving some social status
making a comment on society
identifying with a particular group
Dettagli studente

How many eyes does a typical person have (e.g: 4)?

“Perdonate colui che non parla che una lingua: non sa ciò che fa.”

Francoise Vaucluse

“Non esistono lingue morte ma solo cervelli in letargo.”

Dicono di noi

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