Here is a short English test for you. There is always only one correct answer per question.

  1. 1
    Please try to keep the introductory speech as brief as possible so that we can _______ to important business.

  2. 2
    Not only _______ shocked, but angry as well.

  3. 3
    The staff really do respect you, so stop trying to _______ your authority.

  4. 4
    Our apprentice has a complete disregard _______ authority.

  5. 5
    This person must have some experience in _______ an office single-handedly.

  6. 6
    He was _______ because of his incompetence.

  7. 7
    I came _______ with 'flu last winter.

  8. 8
    I pride myself _______ being a perfectionist.

  9. 9
    I have to get up early to catch the first plane to Hamburg, so it’s high time I _______ to bed.

  10. 10
    I resigned my position when I realised that I had no _______ for working with adolescents.

  11. 11
    The members of the expedition had good reason to feel anxious but their leader's calm words _______ their fears.

  12. 12
    The Security Officer _______ the security systems on a regular basis.

  13. 13
    The firm has _______ a time and motion study from a team of consultants.

  14. 14
    Many small firms were no longer able to compete and were _______ out by larger companies.

  15. 15
    We had so many applications that we had to _______ some very interesting ones.

  16. 16
    Your father could lend us his car; _______ him out and see if he would agree to it.

  17. 17
    Have you ever sampled a delicious variety of egg noodle which is _______ to the region of Germany called Swabia?

  18. 18
    Where would you be now if you _______ financial help from your father?

  19. 19
    Relaxation exercises are just one way to _______ stress.

  20. 20
    Congratulations! You've _______ to the end of the test.

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