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In the Country

(intermediate level)

Find the best answer(s):

  1

I like spring when bees are humming and all the flowers are in ____ .

bloom
gloom
broom
groom



  2

Tony hasn't climbed up a tree since that____ broke and he fell down.

leaf
bud
blossom
branch



  3

Look, the cherry trees are all ____ . I hope summer is coming very soon.

blossoming
blooming



  4

Cathy says she likes ____ roses best of all flowers.

blossoming
blooming



  5

Tony arrived at Dora's birthday party with a big bunch of ____ .

pumpkins
pinks
marrows
robins



  6

'Do you like garden flowers?'
'Yes, I like ____ best of all.'

firs
pines
maples
lilies



  7

Let's go into the wood. I wonder who can collect the most ____ .

barley
woodlarks
mushrooms
salmon



  8

I'll go out to the fields and see if they've gathered in the ____ .

barley
wheat
rye



  9

Let's have our lunch while the cattle are quietly grazing in the ____ .

furrow
farrow
meadow
cowshed



10

Where shall we put the rest of the crops? All the ____ are full.

barns
pens
sties
stables



11

Tony has borrowed a threshing machine to ____ the harvest.

mow
sow
hoe up
process



12

You'd better ____ the ground twice before sowing those valuable seeds.

plough
dig up
hoe up



13

Look at those weeds. I wonder who on earth will ____ them ____ if not me.

hoe / up
mow / up
plough / -



14

'Don't you know where Cathy is?'
'She's milking the ____ in the shed.'

cows
oxen
mules



15

____ vegetables doesn't seem to be a very good business these days.

Feeding
Raising
Breeding



16

Uncle Henry ____ at least a hundred fowl on his farm.

keeps
raises
breeds



17

Not only does he ____ vegetables but he also breeds first class horses.

raise
grow
make



18

Sorry for being late, but I had to feed the animals in the ____ .

sty
pen
stable



19

'Have you got a dog?'
'Yes, I've got two ____ .'

beagles
bobtails
whippets



20

Dora has taken the children to the zoo because they wanted to see the ____ .

turtles
mowers
sickles



21

Tony says he won't come to the zoo unless we have a look at the ____ too.

reptiles
rodents
insects



22

I don't think many zoos in the country have a ____ on show.

boar
sperm whale
monkey
brown bear



23

Let's have a look at the beasts of prey. I'd especially like to see the ____ .

kangaroos
cockatoos
panthers
elephants



24

When in the zoo I always go to see the ____ first as I'm fond of reptiles.

aquarium
terrarium
green house
cowshed



25

There are no ____ in the local zoo as they don't have sea water for them.

walruses
seals
polar bears



26

The ____ is a small mammal that eats mostly beetles and other insects.

lynx
hyena
cheetah
badger



27

The ____ are allowed to roam at large in most zoos.

peacocks
lions
snakes
camels



28

It's most interesting to see when they ____ the animals in the zoo.

water
feed
breed



29

Imagine, our little ____ has given birth to seven puppies this morning.

dog
pussycat
parrot



30

Cathy thought of buying a ____ but then she bought a Rolls Royce instead.

farm
cottage
house

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