Diagnostic English Grammar Test - Section 2

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This test has 3 sections. Choose the correct answer from the drop down boxes or fill in the gaps. 

Section 2:

Put a suitable word into each box.  You may use negative abbreviations (hadn't, didn't, wouldn't etc)

There are 20 gapfill questions.

 

  1. New Territories lie mainly on the Chinese coast north of Kowloon but
  2. includes few outlying islands.
  3. Before  acquiring the New Territories 1898, the British had tried to gain part of mainland
  4. China but they succeeded.  They wanted to create a 'buffer zone' 
  5.   Hong Kong island and China, but they were also worried about other colonial
  6. powers, such   Japan and Russia, expanding into China.   
  7. Hong Kong began developing in the early twentieth   
  8. and    the 1950s, successive administrations have
  9. succeeded   establishing planned communities, industrial zones and port facilities.
  10.  A new airport     opened at  Chek Lap Kok in 1998
  11. and connecting road and rail links   recently been completed.
  12.     There are still nearly 2000 hectares of farmland ,   are mainly
  13. used   chicken, duck  and egg production  and for growing
  14. vegetables and flowers.  A new container terminal   planned for Lantau
  15. Island; it  will connect    a river port to transport containers to Guangzhou by ship.
  16. The Chinese University, founded in 1963, is   in Sha Tin, as is the racecourse.
  17.     The New    have a population of around 3 million, nearly 50% of the total  of
  18. Hong Kong, living in   land area of about 950 sq. km.
  19. The  British    came in the 19th century  could hardly have imagined
  20. such   high density of people a century later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section 2

Section 2 Q1: The correct answer is:The New Territories lie mainly on the Chinese coast north of Kowloon .

Your answer was:New Territories........

 

        Your answer was:succeeded   establishing planned communities, industrial zones and port

       

 

        The correct answer is:The Chinese University, founded in 1963, is located/situated  in Sha Tin, as is the          racecourse.

        Your answer was:The Chinese University, founded in 1963, is   in Sha Tin, as is the                racecourse.

 

    Section 2 Q17:      The correct answer is: The New Territories   have a population of around 3 million, nearly 50% of the total  of

      Your answer was: The New    have a population of around 3 million, ....

    You should use your knowledge of sentence structure and context to guess unknown vocabulary like this.

     

    Section 2 Q18:Hong Kong, living in a land area of about 950 sq. km.

    Your answer was:Hong Kong, living in   land area of about 950 sq. km.

    For a detailed explanation of articles, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage #63 & 66 p 55 &/orRaymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Units 68-71.

     

    Section 2 Q19: The correct answer is:The  British who  came in the 19th century  could hardly have imagined

    Your answer was:The  British    came in the 19th century  could hardly have imagined

    This is a relative clause, modifying a noun (the British) and giving more information about it.

    For a detailed explanation, see Michael Swan, Practical English Usage # 473 p487 &/orRaymond Murphy,  English Grammar in Use, Unit 91 .

     

     

    Section 2 Q20: The correct answer is: such high density of people a century later.

    Your answer was: such   high density of people a century later.

     

     

     

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