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Saturday, February 4, 2017

CEF Test


                                 CEF TEST

CEF stands for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF or CEFR) and was put together by the Council of Europe as a way of standardizing the levels of language exams in different regions. 
It is very widely used internationally and all important exams are mapped to the CEFR.

Underline the correct answer:

-------------- I still was able to get to the top of the mountain.
Even though unfit              
While ever out of condition
Unfit as I am                       
Much as I`m unfit 

She managed to pull the horse up in spite of ________ a broken rein.
had                
have           
has         
having 

By the time they _________ at the concert, the tickets were sold out.
got through                
turned up                
filled in                         
applied to 

_________, I don`t want to spend the weekend with her.
When liking her company at work           
In spite to enjoy working with her
Much as I enjoy her company at work     
She is very good company while at work 

_________ longer do we perceive the only great threat to our security in the hostile maneuvers of foreign armies.
Not                
No                         
For                      
Any 

I think going for the weekend to the coast _________ be a good idea.
bound to                
mustn`t                     
would                        
should 

_______ he should have spent all the weekend preparing for his test, he in fact just lay in bed watching videos.
However             
Nevertheless          
Whereas                     
Despite 

I benefited a great deal _______ taking that online training course.
from                
with                 
off                  
for 

I can reassure you that everything _______ as quickly as possible.
will be dealt                    
will deal            
will be dealt with                  
will deal with 

Bob couldn't ______ a moustache to the photo of his Headmaster in the newspaper.
resist adding               
resist to add               
resist from adding               
resist for adding 

The more I get to know him, the _______ I like him.
most                
less                  
much                         
lesser 

You'd rather stay at home tonight, _______you?
wouldn't             
didn't                 
won't                     
hadn't 

 James is staying with _______ while he is in New York — their son, Nick Green, will then come back with James for a few weeks over here.
the Greens                 
Greens                   
the Green                  
Green 

Unfortunately, their house _______ while they were at the restaurant celebrating their anniversary.
got burgled           
went burgled             
had burgled       
burgled

Kevin'll do well in the job _______ he stays on the right side of the boss.
as far as              
as soon as               
as long as                
as well as 

I can't imagine any reason _______ he should have behaved in such an extraordinary way.
how              
for                   
that                     
why 

I had no difficulty _______ their house although they had said that people often did.
to find     
to finding                    
finding                     
for finding 

If you can win his attention _______ for you.
the so much better        
the better so much         
so much the better      
so the much better 

In such a plight _______ that we had no choice but to radio for help.
we ourselves found   
did we find ourselves     
we found ourselves   
did we ourselves find 

_______ you to change your mind about handing in your notice, we would be happy for you to stay with us.
If               
Should                     
Unless                 
Were 

He crept in _______ his parents should wake up.
lest            
unless      
otherwise                
whereby 

I find _______ very strange that Meena has not been promoted yet.
her             
it                
them              
that 

This time next week I won't be in a stuffy office, _______ on a beach in Spain.
I'll have lain                 
I'll lie             
I'll be lying                            
I'm lying 

They live about _______ from here.
an hour of drive                
a drive hour           
a drive of an hour               
an hour's drive 

The President resigned; the whiff of scandal remained _______
otherwise             
therefore                       
immediately                
nevertheless 

I take great exception _______ the implication that I was not telling the truth.
to               
against             
from              
with 

______ your house repainted every year?
Have you                    
Have you got             
Do you have                       
Have you been 

You must phone us as soon as you _______ home.
are getting                
get              
will get                  
will have got 

The old lady came near to _______ of pneumonia but to everyone's amazement she pulled through.
death                
die                
dying                
being dead 

He escaped by _______
the hair's breadth             
the breadth of a hair        
a breadth of a hair        
a hair's breadth 

No one wants to have extra homework tonight, _______?
don't he               
do they                    
don't they            
does he 

My daughter is planning to spend a year before university working in Australia, _______ seems to me to be a sensible idea.
that                    
which              
where                 
what 

Only on very rare occasions _______ an appearance before midday.
the old lady would make         
would make the old lady       
would the old lady make  
the old lady make would 

I'm sure he only said those things _______.
to my annoyance            
for annoying me         
to annoy me           
for annoy me 

In such a complex situation as this mistakes _______ happen occasionally.
are bound               
to  bound             
bound to     
bound to 

By the time you're my age, you _______ your mind.
will probably have changed            
would probably change        
will probably change  
are probably changing 

We were at a disadvantage _______ that we did not have a very good knowledge of the language the others were using.
by               
with             
in            
for 

I borrowed a _______ bike and went into town in the lunch break.
friend of my             
friend's of my             
friend's of mine        
friend of mine's 

Capital punishment was done _______ in Britain nearly half a century ago.
out for              
off by             
away with             
over from 

Thank you very much. I haven't been to _______ party for ages.
a so enjoyable      
the so enjoyable        
so enjoyable            
so enjoyable a

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