Newspaper Owner: Multiple Choice Grammar Test

«I’m Chris Bert and I’m an owner of a newspaper. I (1) _________why I decided to start a new newspaper. Well, I (2) _________a news reporter for many years working for different TV channels in this country and abroad. I’ve always dreamt (3) _________my own newspaper, not because I want to be rich but because I want to do something different. And now I have done it! It is different from (4) _________newspapers and I’m sure it is going to be successful.

So, what is the newspaper like? I should explain that it’s a local newspaper that comes out each Monday — it’s the same size as the local weekly newspaper and in fact looks very (5) _________, but it doesn’t carry many pictures or advertisements, my newspaper is rather informative I should say. I think this is the important difference. You can buy it in all the usual places you(6) _________buy your local newspaper.

The newspaper itself is divided into two main parts; the first half is a ‘what’s on’ guide which contains information about everything (7) _________happening in the city over a (8) _________. There are music and film reviews, and information about special events, so you can decide what’s worth (9) _________your time on. And it’s also got local bus timetables and useful phone numbers.

That’s one half of the newspaper,(10) _________is the articles. We want to write about the lives of local people. They may be famous or not but they (11) _________something interesting, such as developing a new business. I’m really happy because there are some fantastic journalists living in the area, many of them are busy (12) _________for national papers, and they’re supporting the new newspaper by writing for it. The journalists are happy because the newspaper has room for longer articles so they have more space to give their opinions».

A B C D
1 ’m often asked often asked often asking often asks
2 was am being have been am
3 to starting to be started starting of starting
4 another others other the other
5 similarity similar similarly similar to
6 would ought able to are
7 that that’s which’s what’s
8 seven-day period seven-days period seven-days’ period seventh-day period
9 to be spent to spending spent spending
10 the others half the other halves the other half another half
11 had all done have all done have all been done have all to be done
12 writing written to write being written

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

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