Test question: speaking in front of a large audience makes many people feel...


1/ He missed the lecture, so I lent him my notes …
A. after
B. afterwards
C. at last
D. finally
=> the answer for this question is “afterwards”, but I don’t understand why we should choose it but not the other options

2/ Speaking in front of a large audience makes many people feel … .
A. ill at ease
B. under the weather
C. lose control
D. All of the above answer
=? what should be chosen? what do “ill at ease” and “under the weather” mean?

3/ We had a … when a small fire in our kitchen almost spread to the rest of the house
A. close call
B. close shave
C. close hazard
D. A and B are correct
E. A and C are correct
F. A,B and C are correct
=> which is right?

4/ I must take this watch to be repaired; it… over 20 minutes a day
A. gains
B. increases
C. progresses
D. accelerates
=> the answer for this is D. I don’t know if D is right but I think A is used quite popularly

Thank you in advance
Nessie :slight_smile:

Hi, Nessie

You can look many of those options up on the internet. Here are a few links:
(The answer to question 2 is “ill at ease”)
(The answer to question 3 is “close call” or “close shave”, they are synonyms)

Hi Nessie,

I’ve noticed that you refer to your questions as ‘optional tests’. Where did you come across this term? You probably mean ‘multiple choice test’?[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEFL listening lectures: The professor mentions watermelons as an example of what?[YSaerTTEW443543]

Thanks for your help, lost soul, but what about other options? Please help me…

To Torsten:
Hi Torsten, I’ve come across that term in many books written by non-native English speakers in my country. It is wrong?

Hi Nessie,

I think ‘multiple choice test’ is the better term.[YSaerTTEW443543]

TOEFL listening lectures: Why does the professor mention New York Harbor?[YSaerTTEW443543]

Thanks a lot, Torsten. By the way, if we don’t refer to the whole test but just a question in the test, should we use “multiple choice test question” or “multiple choice test item”?

Thanks one more time :slight_smile:

what do you think, Torsten?