Secondary 2 2023 Exercises – Unit 10
Choose two correct answers out of the five options given:
1. I’m sure the book contains accurate information. “Accurate” is opposite in meaning to
“………” and “………”.
a. inaccurate b. believable c. trusted d. untrue e. new
2. It’s essential to check if the information you read is a fact or an opinion. “Essential” is a
synonym for “………” and “………”.
a. difficult b. strange c. vital d. unnecessary e. crucial
3. The report the manager prepared made ……… recommendations.
a. clear b. obvious c. unclear d. avoidable e. lot of
4. I think this source of news is ………; you should deal with trusted sources.
a. accurate b. undependable c. dependable d. unreliable e. available
5. I don’t deserve to be punished; I’m ………… .
a. mistaken b. accused c. unguilty d. a criminal e. innocent
6. Some people get their news from traditional sources like newspapers. “Traditional” is an
antonym for “………” and “………”.
a. modern b. old c. untraditional d. fast e. unreachable
7. ……… I had made sure the information was true, I forwarded it to my friend.
a. By the time b. After c. Before d. As soon as e. Until
8. Do you know where the accident ………?
a. reached b. happened c. took part d. involved e. took place
9. The rescuers were able to ……… the workers who had been trapped in the mine.
a. fire b. apply
c. free d. appoint
10. A good teacher usually supports students to ……… more success.
a. believe b. relieve
c. approve d. achieve
11. My uncle is a/an ……… . He collects and reports the news for newspapers, radio, and TV.
a. reporter b. interviewer
c. photographer d. newsreader
12. Don’t take the news for granted; always ……… what you read.
a. quiz b. question
c. mix d. believe
13. A/An ……… is a person who makes sure the information is true.
a. newsreader b. interviewer
c. newspaper seller d. fact checker
14. It is important to know the ……… of each piece of news to make sure it is true.
a. reason b. result
c. source d. end
15. My brother is a/an ……… for a local newspaper. He likes his work so much.
a. reader b. journalist
c. buyer d. interviewer
16. We want to watch Adel Imam’s new film; which TV ……… is the film on?
a. channel b. canal
c. programme d. port
17. When the police arrived at the ……… of the crime, the criminal was about to run away.
a. vision b. view
c. sight d. scene
18. The ………, who discovered the clue to the crime, is really intelligent.
a. operator b. investigator
c. killer d. teller
19. The ……… of news stories are usually about the most important events.
a. headlines b. headphones
c. headmasters d. headquarters
20. My old friend has changed a lot; I could hardly ……… him.
a. organise b. finalise
c. recognise d. realise
21. Don’t ……… up late so that you can be energetic in the morning.
a. spend b. stay
c. keep d. make
22. I wanted to watch the exciting programme, but it was ……… late on Nile TV.
a. listened b. arrived
c. broadcast d. appeared
23. A lot of the hotel guests ……… about the bad service they had received.
a. completed b. complemented
c. complimented d. complained
24. A search ………… is a software programe that helps people find the information they are
looking for online using keywords or phrases.
a. engine b. device
c. machine d. machinery
25. The teacher had to ………… the difficult point again so that students could understand it
a. train b. explain
c. contain d. complain
26. The police have clues that the fire was started …………… inside the factory and they are
looking for the criminal.
a. accidently b. purposelessly
c. aimlessly d. deliberately
27. A twenty-two ………… old young man won a top photography competition.
a. years b. year’s
c. year d. years’
28. Unfortunately, I have been ……… in a very busy street in one of Cairo’s districts.
a. stored b. stuck
c. started d. stood
29. My uncle works as a political ……… for ‘The Times’. He usually reports exciting news.
a. editor b. seller
c. reader d. correspondent
30. To ……… is to attract someone or make someone want to do or have something, even if
they know it is wrong.
a. attempt b. force
c. tempt d. forge
31. Finally, I finished the task you ……… me to carry out.
a. had asked b. had been asked
c. ask d. will ask
32. Before I go home, I ……… the sweets we need for the party.
a. had bought b. will buy
c. have bought d. will be bought
33. No sooner had I arrived at the office than I ……… an email to the exporting company.
a. was sending b. have sent
c. sent d. had sent
34. He refused to lend me his camera until I ………… to return it on the same day.
a. had been promised b. had promised
c. promise d. have promised
35. When I returned from the office, I discovered that house ……… for my birthday party.
a. has decorated b. had decorated
c. has been decorated d. had been decorated
36. When food ………, my father had already returned home.
a. was made b. had been made
c. had made d. made
37. When the firefighters arrived, the neighbours ……… the fire out, so they did nothing and
a. are putting b. had put
c. were putting d. had been put
38. By the time I reached the stadium, the match ………, so I had to inquire about our team.
a. had already started b. was already starting
c. didn’t start d. has already been started
39. I had hardly returned home ……… my close friends for lunch.
a. than I met b. when I had met
c. when I met d. when I was meeting
40. When I went to the service centre, I was pleased to find that my car ……… well.
a. has been repairing b. was repairing
c. had repaired d. had been repaired
41. She only ……… about the accident on the round road when she had listened to the news.
a. knows b. knew
c. has known d. was knowing
42. I ……… until I make sure my car is safe for the trip.
a. didn’t travel b. have travelled
c. won’t travel d. hadn’t travelled
43. Tamer was surprised to discover that his father ……… him a new mobile on his birthday.
a. had been bought b. has been bought
c. have bought d. had bought
44. Wael told me that the flight ……… because of bad weather conditions.
a. had been cancelled b. is being cancelled
c. has cancelled d. had cancelled
45. ………, the factory became ready to produce high-quality cotton clothes.
a. Having constructed b. After constructing
c. Before constructing d. Having been constructed
46. After the plane ……… off, I felt sad to leave my country.
a. had been taken b. had taken
c. is taking d. has taken
47. I’d have made fewer mistakes if the lesson ……… carefully.
a. had been revised b. had revised
c. would have been revised d. were revising
48. Hardly ……… my office when it started to rain heavily.
a. do I leave b. will I leave
c. had I left d. I had left
49. When I reached the airport, the plane had taken off. I wished to see my friend off!
a. The plane took off after I had reached the airport, so I saw my friend off.
b. I arrived at the airport in time, so I met my friend and said goodbye to him.
c. I reached the airport. Then the plane left. But I didn’t meet my friend to say goodbye to him.
d. I reached the airport after the plane had taken off, so I couldn’t see my friend off.
50. I thanked the man for helping me. This means:
a. First, I thanked the man. Then he helped me.
b. After the man helps me, I will thank him.
c. As soon as the man had helped me, I thanked him.
d. Before the man helped me, I had thanked him.
51. Which of the following is structurally incorrect?
a. When we returned home, our mother had already prepared lunch.
b. By the time I visited Hatim, I had bought him a nice present.
c. I met my friends as soon as I went to the club.
d. I didn’t return home until I have finished my work.
52. Which of the following gives the meaning of this sentence:
I went to the library and returned the book I had read.
a. I returned the book to the library before reading it.
b. Before I returned the book to the library, I had read it.
c. I didn’t read the book until I had returned it to the library.
d. I returned the book to the library although I hadn’t read it.
53. Which of the following is structurally correct?
a. Having decorated, the house became quite ready for the wedding party.
b. When I reached the office, I realised that I had left my mobile at home.
c. Did you understand the lesson that had explained again?
d. Before I go home, I had bought the things I need.
54. Which of the following doesn’t give the same meaning of this sentence:
Having heard about the bad accident, I contacted my friend.
a. After I had heard about the accident, I contacted my friend.
b. I didn’t contact my friend until I had heard about the accident.
c. I had contacted my friend before I heard about the accident.
d. As soon as I heard about the accident, I contacted my friend.