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Help! English stuff

Hey guys!
If anyone is willing to check this out for me, I'd appreciate it very much! :D

I did an English placement test in my office, it was a "choose the correct answer" test. They said I had 8 mistakes (so many lol), but they wouldn't let me know which ones I got wrong or right.
I'm curious but when I Googled, I saw different answers from different sites! :O

So, which ones do you think are wrong?
Here are the questions (and my answers in bold)




Part 1

  1. Water {is to boil / is boiling / boils} at 100°C.

  2. In some countries {there is / is / it is} very hot all the time.

  3. In cold countries people wear thick clothes {for keeping / to keep / for to keep} warm.

  4. In England people are always talking about {a weather / the weather / weather}.

  5. In some places {it rains / there rains / it raining} almost every day.

  6. In deserts there isn`t {the / some / any} grass.

  7. Places near the Equator have {a warm / the warm / warm} weather even in the cold seasons.

  8. In England {coldest / the coldest / colder} time of year is usually from December to February.

  9. {The most / Most of /Most} people don`t know what it`s like in other countries.

  10. Very {less / little / few} people can travel abroad.




Part 2

  1. Mohammed Ali {has won / won / is winning} the first world title fight in 1960.

  2. After he {had won / have won / was winning} an Olympic gold medal he became a professional boxer.

  3. His religious beliefs {have made him / made him to / made him} change his name when he became champion.

  4. If he {has / would have / had} lost his first fight with Sonny Liston, no one would have been surprised.

  5. He has travelled a lot {both / and / or} as a boxer and a world-famous personality.

  6. He is very well known {all in / all over / in all} the world.

  7. Many people {is believing / are believing / believe} he was the greatest boxer of all time.

  8. To be the best {from / in / of} the world is not easy.

  9. Like any top sportsman Ali {had to / must / should} train very hard.

  10. Even though he has now lost his title, people {would / will / did} always remember him as a champion.




Part 3 (some numbers belong to one sentence)

  1. The history of {aeroplane / the aeroplane / an aeroplane}

  2. is {quite a / a quite / quite} short one.

  3. For many centuries men {are trying / try / had tried} to fly,

  4. but with {little / few / a little} success.

  5. In the 19th century a few people succeeded {to fly / in flying / into flying} in balloons.

  6. But it wasn`t until the beginning of the {this / next / that} century

  7. that anybody {were / is / was} able to fly

  8. in a machine {who / which/ what} was heavier than air,

  9. in other words, in {who/ which / what} we now call a “plane”.

  10. The first people to achieve “powered flight” were the Wright brothers. {His / Their / Theirs} was the machine which was the forerunner of the Jumbo jets and supersonic airliners

  11. that are {such / such a / so} common sight today.

  12. They {could / should / couldn`t} hardly have imagined that in 1969,

  13. {not much / not many / no much} more than half a century later,

  14. a man {will be / had been / would be} landed on the moon.

  15. Already {a man / man / the man} is taking the first steps towards the stars.

  16. Although space satellites have existed {since / during / for} less than forty years,

  17. we are now dependent {from / of / on} them

  18. for all kinds of {informations / information / an information}.

  19. Not only {are they / they are / there are} being used for scientific research in space,

  20. but also to see what kind of weather {is coming / comes / coming}.

  21. By 1998 there {would / must / will} have been satellites in space for forty years

  22. and the “space superpowers” are planning to {have / make / let} massive space stations built.

  23. When these {will be / are / will} have been completed

  24. it will be the first time {when / where / that} astronauts will be able to work in space in large numbers.

  25. {Apart / For / Except} all that, in many ways

  26. the most remarkable flight {of / above / at} all

  27. was {it / that / that one} of the flying bicycle,

  28. which the world saw on television, {flying / to fly / fly} across the channel from England to France,

  29. with nothing {apart / but / than} a man to power it.

  30. As the bicycle-flyer said, “It`s the first time {I realize / I`ve realized / I am realizing} what hard work is to be a bird!”




Part 4

  1. Many teachers {say to / say / tell} their students should learn a foreign language.

  2. Learning a second language is not the same {as / like / than} learning a first language.

  3. It takes {long time / long / a long time} to learn any language.

  4. It is said that Chinese is perhaps the world`s {harder / hardest / more hard} language to master.

  5. English is quite difficult because of all the exceptions {who / which / what} have to be learnt.

  6. You can learn the basic structures of a language quickly, but only if you {are wanting / will to / are willing} to make an effort.

  7. A lot of people aren`t used {to the study / to study / to studying} grammar in their own language.

  8. Many adult students of English wish they {would start / would have started / had started} their language studies earlier.

  9. In some countries students have to spend a lot of time working {on / by / in} their own.

  10. There aren`t {no / any / some} easy ways of learning a foreign language in your own country.

  11. Some people try to improve their English by {hearing / listening / listening to} the BBC World Service.

  12. {Live / Life / Living} with a foreign family can be a good way to learn English.

  13. It`s no use {to try / trying / in trying} to learn a language just by studying a dictionary.

  14. Many students of English {would rather not / would rather prefer not / would rather not to} take tests.

  15. Some people think it`s time we all {learn / should learn / learnt} a single international language.




Part 5 (some numbers belong to one sentence)

  1. Charles Walker is a teacher at a comprehensive school in Norwich. He {has joined / joined / joins} the staff of the school in 1998

  2. and {has been working / worked / works} there ever since.

  3. Before {move / to move / moving} to Norwich, he taught in Italy and in Wales,

  4. and before that he {has been / was / was being} a student at Cambridge University.

  5. So far he {isn`t / wasn`t / hasn`t been} in Norwich for as long as he was in Wales,

  6. but he likes the city a lot and {should / would / could} like to stay there for at least another two years,

  7. or, {how / which / as} he puts it,

  8. until his two children {have / will have / will be} grown up a bit.

  9. He met his wife, Kate, in 1982 while he {was to live / was living / had been living} abroad for a while, and they got married in 1986.

  10. Their two children, Mark and Susan, {are / were / have been} both born in Norwich.

  11. The Walkers` boy, {who / which / he} is four, has just started at nursery school,

  12. but {his / their / her} sister {shall stay / stays / will be staying} at home for another couple of years,

  13. because she is nearly two years {younger / more young / the younger} than him.

  14. Charles and Kate Walker {are used / use / used} to live in the country,

  15. but now that they have children, they {have moved / move / moved} into the city.

  16. Charles wanted a house {next / near / close} the school

  17. {in order / for / to} get to work easily.

  18. Unfortunately {the / a / that} one the two of them really wanted was too expensive,

  19. so they {must / should / had to} buy one a bit further away.

  20. By the time the children {go / will go / will have gone} to secondary school,

  21. {that / which / what} Charles and Kate hope will be in Norwich,

  22. the Walkers {will have been / have been / will be living} there for at least fifteen years.

  23. They can`t be sure if they {stay / do stay / will stay},

  24. but if they {don`t / didn`t / won`t}, their friends won`t be too surprised.





In the place I Googled, there was one more part. But the test I did didn't include that. Actually mine ended abruptly somewhere before #24 above, but I don't remember where hahaa :p

So, can anyone tell me which numbers?
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