General English Test - 02

General English Questions and Answers

1. Some people are ________ to learn a foreign language.

2. His agent spent a lot of time ________ the press on his background in the hope that they would present a balanced view.

3. The more the authorities try to conceal what is happening, the more it fuels ________ about what might be happening.

4. The person in charge of the enquiry will occasionally ________ what can be disclosed in newspapers.

5. Job losses are mainly in the ________ sectors of the industry.

6. Views as to his guilt or innocence even before the trial started ________ from utter conviction that he was guilty to wild support for his innocence.

7. There are frequently ________ in the family home between parents and children about whether you should enter into credit agreements.

8. The company had its own code of ________ in these matters.

9. What concerns people most are the mounting ________ among governments that it will take at least a generation for us to be rid of excessive debt.

10. Then two days before the trial was due to start, new evidence came to ________ proving he was totally innocent.

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Science Experiments Ideas

The sun brings life

Fill a large glass jar with fresh water and place in it several shoots of water weed.
Place the jar in sunlight, and at once small gas bubbles will rise in the water. Invert a funnel over the plants and over it a water filled glass tube. The gas, which is given off by the plants slowly, fills the tube.
Plants use sunlight. With its help, in the presence of chlorophyll, they make their building material, starch, from water and carbon dioxide, and give off oxygen. Oxygen has actually collected in the glass tube. If you remove the tube and hold a glowing splint in it, the splint will burn brightly.

The word capital, in politics/geography, refers to the town or city that is the official center of a country's government:
  • Washington D.C. is the capital of the U.S.

    The word capitol is very specific - it refers to a building or complex of buildings where the government meets to make laws.


    The capitol building in the U.S.

  • London is the capital of England.

    In economics, the word capital refers to wealth (money and/or property) belonging to a person or company. A business that is just beginning needs start-up capital (an amount of money to get started).

    We also have capital letters (ABC) - the big letters that are different from lowercase letters (abc).

    Capital and capitol are pronounced the same.

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