Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 18, 2008


Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 4

Name _______________________ Score ______/50


A Complete the sentences with the words and phrases from the box. Each word or phrase can only be used once. There are four extra words and phrases.

booming ,close to tears, cry your eyes out, deep, high-pitched, teeth,

laugh out loud, lips, mouth, muttering, shaky, shriek, sigh, whisper

a) I fell in love with him the first time I heard him speak. He had such a (1) _______ voice. It wasn’t (2) _______, just strong and powerful.

b) Her name is on everyone’s (3) _______ at the moment, but by next year they’ll have forgotten her.

c) When she won the award she was so emotional that her voice was really (4) _______ and she was (5) _______.

d) It wasn’t that funny. You really didn’t need to (6) _______.

e) Just (7) _______ his name to me. I promise I won’t tell anyone.

f) I wouldn’t believe a word he’s saying. He’s lying through his (8) _______.

g) She’s got such a young sounding, (9) _______ voice and when she laughs it’s more like a (10) _______.

B Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

(11) You really should be careful not to strain your mouth / voice / words.

(12) I roared / snapped / whined with laughter at his jokes.

(13) Your voice is really flat / gentle / hoarse. Have you been shouting?

(14) Try to keep your lips / mouth / teeth shut! I know he annoys you, but there’s no point arguing.

(15) I wish you’d stop booming / grunting / moaning about it. You can’t change anything now, so you may as well keep quiet.

(16) I’m sorry I muttered / snapped / stuttered at you. I was just very tired.

(17) He was trembling / scaring / frightening with anger at what had happened.

C Complete the text with the words from the box. Each word can only be used once. There are three extra words

cried,  lower, shot,  raise,  shout, moan,  soft, speech,  voice,  word, stuttered.

As a singer my (18) _______ is really important to me and I have to take good care of it. Sometimes people are taken by surprise at how (19) _______ my voice is when I speak. I guess it’s because I have such a strong voice when I sing. I don’t like to (20) _______ my voice for obvious reasons, but if I need to (21) _______ I will. When I won my first singing contract I (22) _______ with joy, I was so happy. One reason for this was that as a child I (23) _______ a lot. My mother was really worried so she took me to a (24) _______ therapist and he helped me work on my voice. My mother also wanted me to be a singer. I didn’t think I’d ever be any good, but I decided to give it my best (25) _______. Now of course my voice is what has made me famous – amazing really when you think of it.


D Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

(26) He claimed _______ the answer.

a) he know b) to know c) knowing

(27) She accused _______ him cry.

a) me of making b) me making c) to make

(28) He apologized _______ what he had.

a) to say b) for say c) for saying

(29) John regretted _______ his mother’s advice.

a) ignoring b) ignore c) to ignore

(30) Andy invited Lucy _______ to the concert with him.

a) going b) to go c) go

(31) She warned _______ my voice.

a) to rest b) me resting c) me to rest

(32) I stressed _______ his time.

a) that he should take b) that he should to take c) that he should taking

(33) He denied _______ at the children.

a) to shout b) that he shout c) shouting

E Complete the conversation with the modal verbs from the box. Each word can only be used once.

can’t, could, couldn’t, may, might, must, won’t.

Linda: Hi Joanne. Have you heard the news?

Joanne: No. What news is that?

Linda: Oh come on! You (34) _______ have heard. It’s been in all the newspapers.

Joanne: Well, I’ve been on holiday, so I (35) _______ get the newspapers.

Linda: Wow! Well you (36) _______ believe it when I tell you.

Joanne: So, don’t keep me waiting. Tell me.

Linda Well, do you remember Maria from school?

Joanne: Yes, I think so. Was she Andy’s girlfriend?

Linda I don’t know. She (37) _______ have been. Well, anyway, she’s just released a record.

Joanne: You mean, as in singing?

Linda Yes.

Joanne: I (38) _______ believe it!

Linda Why not? When she was young she (39) _______ sing really well.

Joanne: You (40) _______ well be right, but I still find it difficult to believe.

F Report the direct speech using the verb at the end of each line.

(41) ‘You didn’t tell me,’ he said. COMPLAIN


(42) ‘OK. I’ll phone you tonight,’ she said. PROMISE


(43) ‘No, I won’t help you,’ she said. REFUSE


(44) ‘You really mustn’t shout so much,’ he said. TELL OFF


(45) ‘It wasn’t my fault,’ he said. REPLY


(2 points for each sentence)



  1. where I can found the answers?


    • Straightforward Advanced Unit Test 4
      Answer key

      1 deep
      2 booming
      3 lips
      4 shaky
      5 close to tears
      6 laugh out loud
      7 whisper
      8 teeth
      9 high-pitched
      10 shriek

      11 voice
      12 roared
      13 hoarse
      14 mouth
      15 moaning
      16 snapped
      17 trembling

      18 voice
      19 soft
      20 raise
      21 shout
      22 cried
      23 stuttered
      24 speech
      25 shot

      26 (b) to know
      27 (a) me of making
      28 (c) for saying
      29 (a) ignoring
      30 (b) to go
      31 (c) me to rest
      32 (a) that he should take
      33 (c) shouting

      34 must
      35 couldn’t
      36 won’t
      37 might / may
      38 can’t
      39 could
      40 may / might

      41 He complained (that) I hadn’t told him.
      42 She promised (that) she would phone me tonight.
      43 She refused to help me.
      44 He told me off for shouting so much.
      45 He replied that it hadn’t been his fault. / He replied that it wasn’t his fault.
      (2 points for each sentence)


  2. I’d like to get straightforward pre intermediate level unit tests and progress tests.


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