​A Great Place to Visit: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

In Norway, each season has its own special features and charm. The contrasts are great and the scenery is ever- (1) _________ , year round. If you (2) _________ that Norway was a country only really suitable for summer holidays, then you are (3) _________. The Norwegians are just as active in the winter. In winter they swap their hiking boots (4) _________ skis, their swimming costumes for classic knickerbockers. Did you see the broadcasts from the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer? Never before (5) _________ glued to their TV screens as during (6) _________ two weeks in February 1994. Never before has(7) _________ a successful winter Olympics been staged, and Norway was (8) _________ and for all placed the map as a great winter nation.

(9) _________ style of skiing you prefer — slalom, cross-country, snowboarding, freestyle or telemark — you can do it here. But before the white winter (10) _________, the autumn colours adorn the mountains and valleys of Norway. The scenery bursts (11) _________ an explosion of reds, yellows and oranges. A walk in the mountains is like an adventure in colour. A good thing to do is to take a rucksack and try your luck at fishing in the numerous ponds and lakes. If you are lucky, you may come across a piece of marshland (12) _________ with golden cloudberries, and you will find blueberries in the forests which taste (13) _________ with pancakes.

In spring the snow begins to retreat and the flora and fauna (14) _________ . The rivers and waterfall become gushing torrents which carry the melting snow from the mountains down to the fjords and out to the ocean. The sight of the fruit trees in blossom brightens up the fjords and valleys after the long winter. Norwegians start looking forward (15) _________ 17 May, the country’s national day.

1 changes changed change changing
2 thought think will think would think
3 been mistaken mistook mistaken mistake
4 in for on by
5 have so many people sat so many people have sat have such many people sat have so many people seated
6 this these those that
7 so such these those
8 ones once ever none
9 Whichever Whatever Whoever However
10 sets in sets up sets off sets on
11 out up into onto
12 wonderful wonderfully wonder wondered
13 have patronized has patronized had patronized patronized
14 awaken awoke awakened are awoken
15 over to for ahead

1.D; 2.A; 3.C; 4.B; 5.A; 6.C; 7.B; 8.B; 9.A; 10.A; 11.C; 12.A; 13.C; 14.A; 15.B

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