Use of English Part 1A

From the words listed below, choose the ones which best fit the space, A, B, C or D.

CONKERS

The conker is a chestnut, the hard brown fruit of the chestnut tree. There are two types of chestnut: the sweet chestnut which you can eat. In winter, they are sold, roasted, from barrows in the street. And then (1)………………. is the horse chestnut, which cannot be eaten. It is the horse chestnut, or conker, which grows (2)………………. in England. The conker does, however, (3)………………. one useful purpose. It is collected in autumn by (4)………………. small boy in England. He dries it, (5)………………. [sociallocker]  a hole in it, and puts it on the end of a piece of string. He is then ready to challenge (6)………………. small boy to play conkers. One of the boys holds his conker, at the end of his string, while the other boy strikes it by bringing his conker down upon it as (7)………………. as he can. Then the positions are (8)………………. . The victor is the boy who smashes the other’s conker to pieces. [/sociallocker]

1

A

it

B

here

C

that

D

there

2

A

usually

B

often

C

frequently

D

commonly

3

A

serve

B

make

C

offer

D

give

4

A

every

B

all

C

most

D

many

5

A

screws

B

digs

C

grinds

D

bores

6

A

second

B

another

C

other

D

every

7

A

tough

B

hard

C

strong

D

heavy

8

A

reversed

B

reviewed

C

revised

D

remade

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  1. D. there

02. D. commonly

 03. A. serve

04. A. every

05. D. bores

06. B. another

07. B. hard

08. A. reversed