GOLD advanced Unit 4 No pain without gain

Question 1 of 13

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Select from the dropdown lists to complete the text.

1. I need ( to prevent, preventing, in preventing ) my family from falling into pieces.
2. There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid ( take, taking, to take ) a test next week.
3. I hope you don't force yourself ( to work, working, work ) all the time.
4. Did you remember ( lock, to lock, locking ) the door before you left?
5. Thomas didn't dare ( to open, open, opening ) the champagne so Kevin had to give him a helping hand.
6. Darren completely forgot ( to meet, meeting, meet ) that girl so he didn't even know her name when they met the next time.
7. I guarantee you won't regret ( apply, to apply, applying ) for this job, we'll give you the best you can wish for.
8. Rory and Sam weren't so successful ( in convincing, to convince, convincing ) their brother to take part in the conversation.
9. I'm so hungry! Why don't we stop ( to have, for have lunch, having lunch ) lunch and we'll carry on in the afternoon?
10. I was prepared ( to get back, getting back, get back ) home when my boss told me I had to stay for overtime.
11. Our neighbour attempted ( kill, killing, to kill ) our cat but we stopped him.
12. We should definitely consider ( buying, buy, to buy ) new shelves for our books.
13. Due to her inability ( in making, at making, to make ) quick decisions, Yvette missed an opportunity of a lifetime.
14. Do your parents let you ( choose, choosing, to choose ) the university you're wishing to attend?
15.

Question 2 of 13

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Phillip wants to find his of gold by earning money from a job that involves staying home all day long. I'm not sure why I always beat myself for not making a similar decision but I feel I need to stick my plans and keep everything unchanged. Even though I know his chances of success with a job working from home is to zero, I think it will still dividends even with all the minimal effort put . I used to be the same, although being considered as a high , I sort of had more experience setting up new ventures where I usually worked until I in my twenties. Right after I experienced the first financial that delayed my success, I decided to leave my zone, the luxury of only being forced to work with children, and opened up to a larger scale of customers. They say if the mother of invention, and if I'd continued my disorganised life with all those arranged business meetings, the existence of my current company would be a one.

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    pot
    pot
    up
    up
    to
    to
    close
    close
    pay
    pay
    in
    in
    flyer
    flyer
    dropped
    dropped
    setbacks
    setbacks
    comfort
    comfort
    necessity
    necessity
    haphazardly
    haphazardly
    fleeting
    fleeting

Question 3 of 13

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You need to ... every opportunity when you have the possibility to do so.

Select one of the following:

  • grasp

  • seize

  • grab

  • hold

Question 4 of 13

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It ... 3 months for the French army to seize Orléans.

Select one of the following:

  • took

  • held

  • seized

  • grabbed

Question 5 of 13

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I'm not sure if all the children ... what their teacher is talking about.

Select one of the following:

  • grab

  • take

  • seize

  • grasp

Question 6 of 13

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Yesterday, Mr. Ritter ... his life after his fiancée turned down his marriage proposal.

Select one of the following:

  • held

  • took

  • seized

  • grabbed

Question 7 of 13

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We need to ... control of the situation, otherwise the project will fail.

Select one of the following:

  • seize

  • hold

  • grasp

  • take

Question 8 of 13

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Eric ... the chance to work as a senior manager.

Select one of the following:

  • grasped

  • grabbed

  • seized

  • held

Question 9 of 13

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I'm afraid your team mates seemed to have failed to ... the importance of my words.

Select one of the following:

  • grab

  • take

  • hold

  • grasp

Question 10 of 13

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The French military ... power of the government in 1792.

Select one of the following:

  • held

  • seized

  • grasped

  • grabbed

Question 11 of 13

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Drag the words to their corresponding meaning/definition.

imagine what will happen in the future
agree to give somebody what they ask for
make something certain to fail
full of things or people
think or accept that something is true without proof of it
give a particular quality to something
do or achieve what was hoped for or achieved
a difficulty that delays or prevents something, makes it worse
express your approval or admiration for something
say that something is true although it has not been proved
dedicate or invest
repeat the exact words that another person has said or written
take a firm hold of something
suddenly break something into small pieces
show that something is right or reasonable

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    envisage
    envisage
    grant
    grant
    doom
    doom
    crammed
    crammed
    assume
    assume
    impart
    impart
    fulfil
    fulfil
    setback
    setback
    praise
    praise
    claim
    claim
    put in
    put in
    quote
    quote
    grasp
    grasp
    shatter
    shatter
    justify
    justify

Question 12 of 13

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TWINS LEFT HIGH AND DRY

If you watched the recent Oxford and Cambridge boat race, you noticed the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, in the Oxford boat. The two have always rowed together, and completed in the Beijing Olympics but manage.
The Winklevoss brothers are very rich, as the result of a lawsuit settled out of a court, but in reality they be billionaires by now. In the early 2000s, when the twins were studying at Harvard, they often talk about setting up a social networking website for students. They starting one, named ConnectU, but as the pair were busy studying and rowing, they devote the time necessary to developing the site, so they decided they employ someone else to help them. After three months Mark Zuckerberg stopped working with the twins and launched his own social networking site, Facebook, which is now worth over $4 billion.
Understandably, the twins were convinced Zuckerberg created the site without their initial input. Although the twins have settled out of court, there are still some messy arguments going on which continue for some time.
Did it affect their performance in the boat race? Well, the Oxford team started well but hold out against a battling Cambridge team, who sealed an exciting victory.

Drag and drop to complete the text.

    will have
    will have
    could
    could
    should
    should
    would
    would
    succeeded in
    succeeded in
    were unable to
    were unable to
    had to
    had to
    couldn't have
    couldn't have
    might
    might
    didn't manage to
    didn't manage to

Question 13 of 13

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Fill the blank spaces to complete the text.

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.
Do not change the word given. You must use exactly the same number of words how many gaps you need to use (number in brackets), including the word given.

1. I wish I had called my doctor in time. REGRET
I (4) my doctor in time.
2. The head teacher wouldn't allow us to smoke outside. PREVENTED
The head teacher (4) outside.
3. Some students doubt whether the new education system will work properly. EXPECTED
The new education system (5) well by some people.
4. Sheila thinks it might be a great idea to move to America. CONSIDERING
Sheila (3) to America.
5. I was stupid not to realise that my boyfriend was a stalker. SHOULD
I (3) earlier that my boyfriend was a stalker.
6. Perhaps a psychologist can help your friend with her problems. MIGHT
A psychologist (5) your friend with her problems.

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GOLD advanced Unit 4 No pain without gain

Csabi Berger
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This quiz is meant to test students' ability to understand issues brought up in Unit 4 of GOLD advanced (Pearson, 2014).

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