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Hong Kong English quiz No 1


This quiz tests your knowledge of natural language (British English). Note, some of the answer choices are grammatically correct but not very commonly used or not natural.

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1  I was late for work this morning and my boss _______________ me.
 blamed
 punished
 had a go at
 scolded
2  I usually have tea and ______________ for breakfast
 bread
 a bun or pastry
 breads
 a bread
3  Which of the following is correct?
 Please bring your litter home
 Please bring your litter to home
 Please take your litter home
 Please take your litter to home
4  Dear Mr Smith, I refer to the____________________ order
 above
 captioned
 aforesaid
 heretowith
5  I always _________________ my boyfriend on Sundays
 dating
 have a meeting with
 meet
 date
6  Do you have those trousers___________________________ ?
 in green
 in green colour
 in the green colour
 with green colour
7  Which is most natural?
_______________________ are pleased to announce the arrival of an exciting new product from Japan.
 Our compnay
 My company
 We
 I
8  I would like to invite you for ________________________________ next week.
 a dinner
 a delicious dinner
 a luxurious dinner
 dinner
9  You want to suggest going for a non-alcoholic drink. Which do you say?
 Shall we go for a drink?
 Shall we get something to drink?
 Shall we go drinking?
 I would like to invite you for drinking
10  She pays a lot of attention to her
 outlook
 outlooks
 look like
 appearance