Read the passage below and choose the best answer to each question.
A geyser is the result of underground water under the combined conditions of high temperatures and increased pressure beneath the surface of the earth. Since temperature rises approximately one degree F for every sixty feet under the earth’s surface, and pressure increases with depth, water that seeps down in cracks and fissures until it reaches very hot rocks in the earth’s interior becomes heated to a temperature in excess of 290 degrees F. Because of the greater pressure, it shoots out of the surface in the form of steam and hot water. The result is a geyser.
For the most part, geysers are located in three regions of the world: New Zealand, Iceland, and the Yellowstone National Park area of the United States. The most famous geyser in the world is Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park. Old Faithful erupts almost every hour, rising to a height of 125 to 170 feet and expelling more than ten thousand gallons during each eruption.
1. In order for a geyser to erupt,____________ .
Old Faithful is located in____________ .
Old Faithful erupts______.
A geyser is____________ .
As depth increases,__________.
Choose the correct answer for each of the following sentences.
1. You can’t smoke in here. It is______ the law.
Drunkenness is ________ for many road accidents.
You need a special________ to go into this part of the area.
Write to me and tell me______about your holiday in China.
The dentist told him to open his mouth__________ .
I walked away as calmly as I could_______they thought I was a thief
The stolen jewels were______a lot of money.
The children loved_____the old castle.
_________ being tired, I went for a picnic with my family.
Armstrong is not very fit. He doesn’t__________ any exercise.
Fill each of the gaps with a suitable preposition.
1. Everyone admires him_____his wisdom and common sense
I agree with you_____the need to improve public transport services.
Dick apologized_______ not sending us a thank you letter
Don’t approve_________ travelling first class on trains or planes.
We all started to argue_____________ him about his political ideas.
Rewrite the following sentences, keeping their meaning as similar as possible to the original ones, using the words given in brackets.
1. Hard as he tried, my father couldn’t start the car. (MATTER)
She is always helpful to everyone. (ASSIST)
A successful interview means that you will be offered the job. (PROVIDED)
I can’t draw animals as well as you can. (BETTER)
Is there anything in that magazine that you’re interested in? (INTERESTS)