STANDARD ENGLISH DIAGNOSTIC TEST

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Inglés Quiz on STANDARD ENGLISH DIAGNOSTIC TEST, created by Sonia Naranjo on 23/05/2022.
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Question 1

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SECTION 1: LISTENING Listen to the conversations and choose the correct answers. Situation 1: David is talking with Tomomi when Monica comes into the room. 1. _______ are meeting for the first time.
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  • David and Monica
  • David and Tomomi
  • Tomomi and Monica
  • David, Monica and Tomomi

Question 2

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Situation 2: Ken and Nancy are at a restaurant. 2. Ken ______________
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  • is having a steak tonight
  • stopped eating steak
  • prefers chicken to steak
  • eats steak a lot

Question 3

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Situation 3: Karen calls Jason’s home. Jason’s father answers the telephone. 3. Karen is going to ___________________.
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  • speak with Jason at work
  • call back in an hour
  • wait for Jason to call
  • send a written message

Question 4

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Situation 4: A reporter is giving today’s weather forecast. 4. Select the correct statements according to the audio
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  • it will be clear in Miami
  • In Seattle, the weather is hot
  • In Seattle, the weather is cool
  • it will be clear in Boston

Question 5

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Situation 5: Bill invites Jennifer to go to dinner and a movie. 5. Choose the sentences that are true according to the information in the audio.
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  • They're going to go to the movie before dinner
  • They're going to go to have dinner at 7:00
  • Jennifer doesn’t accept right away because she can’t leave work early
  • Jennifer doesn’t accept right away because she can’t see the movie

Question 6

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Situation 6: Linda is asking Jim about his plans for the summer. 6. In the summer, Jim usually _________.
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  • stays in the mountains
  • takes trips with his family
  • visits his parents
  • goes to the beach

Question 7

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Situation 6: Linda is asking Jim about his plans for the summer. 7. This summer he’s planning to ___________.
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  • stay at home
  • go to the beach
  • fish with his dad
  • hike in the mountains

Question 8

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Situation 7: Phil is talking with Susie about money. 8. Choose the sentences that are correct according to the information given in the audio.
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  • Phil is upset because Albert hasn’t returned his money
  • Phil is upset because Susie can’t lend him any money
  • Albert can’t return the money yet
  • Albert isn’t working now
  • Susie doesn’t lend money to friends because lending money can change a friendship
  • Susie doesn’t lend money to friends because people won’t lend her money

Question 9

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Situation 9: Diane and Conrad are talking about their careers. 9. When Conrad was young, he wanted to ___________
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  • work in advertising
  • become a doctor
  • stay in school
  • go into business

Question 10

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10. Diane's parents didn't want her to ___________.
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  • start her own business
  • finish college
  • be successful
  • change her career

Question 11

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SECTION II: READING In this section of the Objective Placement Test, you will read some short passages and answer questions about them. Choose the word or words that best complete the sentence. For each item, fill in your answer on the answer sheet. You will have 20 minutes to complete this section. Passage 1: What are you doing today? betty chan: I usually stay home on Sundays and take it easy – read, clean the house, do stuff like that. But today I’m at the mall. I’m buying some things for my kids. 11. Betty is __________ today.
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  • shopping
  • reading
  • cleaning
  • resting

Question 12

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Passage 2: What do you do? tony perez: I’m a flight attendant with a major airline. Flying isn’t dangerous, but it can be stressful. When I’m up in the air working, I always have something to do. I like it because I meet a lot of interesting people. 12. Tony's job is ___________.
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  • busy
  • easy
  • relaxing
  • boring

Question 13

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Passage 3: A vacation postcard Dear Sal, Greetings from France – it’s so good to be back here again! We left the kids with their grandparents in Chicago, and we’re biking across the French countryside by ourselves. We brought a tent and sleeping bags, so we can camp out if we want to, but we’re really enjoying the small hotels we find along the way. Love, Michael and Paula 13. Michael and Paula ______________ .
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  • have been to France before
  • took their children with them
  • are visiting their grandparents
  • prefer to sleep outside

Question 14

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Passage 4: The “zone” You’re deeply involved in a task and can ignore everything around you – ringing telephones, your neighbor’s TV, even your own hunger – and still do things in record time. This is similar to what athletes call the “zone”: the power to concentrate so hard that you can ignore everything else. This ability can bring success in any field, but in athletics it can mean all the difference between winning and losing a game or event. 14. In this reading, the “zone” refers to a person’s _____________.
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  • state of mind
  • neighborhood
  • physical condition
  • intelligence

Question 15

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Passage 4: The “zone” You’re deeply involved in a task and can ignore everything around you – ringing telephones, your neighbor’s TV, even your own hunger – and still do things in record time. This is similar to what athletes call the “zone”: the power to concentrate so hard that you can ignore everything else. This ability can bring success in any field, but in athletics it can mean all the difference between winning and losing a game or event. 15. Athletes in the “zone” are more likely to ____________.
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  • fall
  • compete
  • win
  • relax

Question 16

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Passage 5: Henry Ford and the Model-T Henry Ford became famous and rich because he found a better, faster way to build cars. This is shown in the history of the Model-T. When the Model-T was first introduced in 1908, it took 14 hours to build and cost $850. After Ford introduced into his own factory the mass-production techniques that he saw in a meat-packing plant, the time for building a Model-T was reduced to less than two hours. As a result, Ford was able to drop the price of the car to $265. By 1927, he had sold over 15 million Model-Ts. 16. The first Model-T was expensive because it ____________ .
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  • was new
  • was very popular
  • took a long time to build
  • was built in a factory

Question 17

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Passage 5: Henry Ford and the Model-T Henry Ford became famous and rich because he found a better, faster way to build cars. This is shown in the history of the Model-T. When the Model-T was first introduced in 1908, it took 14 hours to build and cost $850. After Ford introduced into his own factory the mass-production techniques that he saw in a meat-packing plant, the time for building a Model-T was reduced to less than two hours. As a result, Ford was able to drop the price of the car to $265. By 1927, he had sold over 15 million Model-Ts. 17. The Model-T became so popular because it was _________ than other cars.
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  • newer
  • faster
  • better
  • cheaper

Question 18

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Passage 6: It’s a big country! When it comes to body weight, Americans stand out. Most visitors to the United States, no matter where they go across this vast country, comment on the size of many Americans. In fact, these impressions are backed by numerous statistics. For example, the average 5' 4" American weighs 162 pounds, or 15 pounds more than the average person of the same height from Western or Central Europe. Another comparison: At 150 pounds, the average 5’ 4” American woman is 24 pounds heavier than her Japanese counterpart. Why are Americans so heavy? Some blame the American diet. Certainly it’s true that Americans eat more high-fat foods – meat, dairy products, and processed food – and fewer grains and vegetables than people in other countries. But fat isn’t the whole story. Lifestyle factors – including the tendency for Americans to drive rather than walk or ride a bicycle to work, to snack throughout the day, and to have so many labor-saving devices in the home – appear to contribute to the problem. 18. According to the article, visitors to the United States often comment on the size of the _____________.
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  • population
  • cities
  • country
  • people

Question 19

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Passage 6: It’s a big country! When it comes to body weight, Americans stand out. Most visitors to the United States, no matter where they go across this vast country, comment on the size of many Americans. In fact, these impressions are backed by numerous statistics. For example, the average 5' 4" American weighs 162 pounds, or 15 pounds more than the average person of the same height from Western or Central Europe. Another comparison: At 150 pounds, the average 5’ 4” American woman is 24 pounds heavier than her Japanese counterpart. Why are Americans so heavy? Some blame the American diet. Certainly it’s true that Americans eat more high-fat foods – meat, dairy products, and processed food – and fewer grains and vegetables than people in other countries. But fat isn’t the whole story. Lifestyle factors – including the tendency for Americans to drive rather than walk or ride a bicycle to work, to snack throughout the day, and to have so many labor-saving devices in the home – appear to contribute to the problem. 19. According to the article, the average Western European weighs _____________.
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  • more than an American
  • more than a Central European
  • less than an American
  • less than a Japanese person

Question 20

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Passage 6: It’s a big country! When it comes to body weight, Americans stand out. Most visitors to the United States, no matter where they go across this vast country, comment on the size of many Americans. In fact, these impressions are backed by numerous statistics. For example, the average 5' 4" American weighs 162 pounds, or 15 pounds more than the average person of the same height from Western or Central Europe. Another comparison: At 150 pounds, the average 5’ 4” American woman is 24 pounds heavier than her Japanese counterpart. Why are Americans so heavy? Some blame the American diet. Certainly it’s true that Americans eat more high-fat foods – meat, dairy products, and processed food – and fewer grains and vegetables than people in other countries. But fat isn’t the whole story. Lifestyle factors – including the tendency for Americans to drive rather than walk or ride a bicycle to work, to snack throughout the day, and to have so many labor-saving devices in the home – appear to contribute to the problem. 20. In comparison with Americans, people in other countries eat more ____________.
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  • meat
  • dairy products
  • processed food
  • grains

Question 21

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Passage 6: It’s a big country! When it comes to body weight, Americans stand out. Most visitors to the United States, no matter where they go across this vast country, comment on the size of many Americans. In fact, these impressions are backed by numerous statistics. For example, the average 5' 4" American weighs 162 pounds, or 15 pounds more than the average person of the same height from Western or Central Europe. Another comparison: At 150 pounds, the average 5’ 4” American woman is 24 pounds heavier than her Japanese counterpart. Why are Americans so heavy? Some blame the American diet. Certainly it’s true that Americans eat more high-fat foods – meat, dairy products, and processed food – and fewer grains and vegetables than people in other countries. But fat isn’t the whole story. Lifestyle factors – including the tendency for Americans to drive rather than walk or ride a bicycle to work, to snack throughout the day, and to have so many labor-saving devices in the home – appear to contribute to the problem. 21. The article implies that Americans would lose weight if they ______________.
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  • snacked more often
  • rode bicycles to work
  • stayed at home more
  • ate fewer vegetables

Question 22

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22. Select the sentences that are correct according to the information given in the article. Passage 7: Small talk isn’t so “small” Small talk may not be about serious issues; nevertheless, researchers into the subject have concluded that it’s important. That’s because small talk keeps us connected to one another and can lead to bigger things, such as a job or a new friendship. Yet people who find themselves alone with another person often don’t know what to say. Here are a few tips to help you start a conversation, and to keep the conversational ball rolling: • Start with the obvious. If you have something in common with another person (your job, hobbies, a person you both know, etc.), begin with that. If you don’t know the person, it’s always acceptable to bring up a neutral topic such as the weather or a recent news event. It isn’t necessary to be clever – all that’s required is to show interest in the other person and to be willing to talk. • Compliment where appropriate. If the other person has done something you like or is wearing something attractive, it’s always appropriate to compliment. But avoid talking about the specifics of a person’s physical appearance (people can’t usually change how they look) and keep your compliments short and to the point (“What a great tie!” or “You look great tonight!”) and continue with another topic. • Talk about yourself – then return to your partner. It’s perfectly OK to talk about your own interests for a while, but keep your conversation from becoming a monolog. It’s only polite, for example, that after talking about your own children, you turn the conversation back to your partner by asking about his or her children.
Answer
  • The main function of small talk is to relate to other people.
  • Small talks are only used by people who have emotional problems.
  • You need to be careful when complimenting someone because most people don't like compliments.
  • It is OK to bring up topics that are related to the other person's private life.
  • You should avoid monologs because other people like to talk about themselves, too.
  • The article suggest not to ask back after talking about your children.

Question 23

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SECTION III: LANGUAGE USE In this section, you will answer questions about the use of English. Choose the word or words that best complete the sentence. 23. ___________ several good restaurants in our neighborhood.
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  • There
  • They're
  • There are
  • Their

Question 24

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24. The gas station is __________ Main Street.
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  • on
  • at
  • next
  • between

Question 25

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25. “I can’t swim very well.” "I can't _________."
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  • too
  • either
  • so
  • neither

Question 26

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26. I enjoy ___________ out two or three times a week.
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  • to eat
  • eating
  • eat
  • I eat

Question 27

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27. These days, ___________ women keep working after they get married.
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  • most
  • most of
  • almost
  • the most

Question 28

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28. My new job is very ___________.
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  • excitement
  • excited
  • exciting
  • excite

Question 29

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29. After finishing college, I hope _______________ married.
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  • get
  • that get
  • getting
  • to get

Question 30

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30. Mt. Everest is ____________ mountain in the world.
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  • the high
  • high as
  • higher than
  • the highest

Question 31

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31. Bob’s never been bungee jumping, ______ he?
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  • is
  • has
  • does
  • was

Question 32

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32. I've run out of money. I wish __________ more.
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  • am saving
  • have saved
  • had saved
  • will save

Question 33

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33. Could you tell me where __________ ?
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  • is the post office
  • the post office is
  • is it the post office
  • it is the post office

Question 34

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34. If I had known about the accident, I __________ it to the police
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  • reported
  • would have reported
  • was reporting
  • have been reporting

Question 35

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35. Yolanda ______________ part time for several years now.
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  • has been working
  • is working
  • works
  • was working

Question 36

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36. The Taj Mahal is really worth ____________ .
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  • to see it
  • seeing
  • you see it
  • see

Question 37

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37. If I went to live in a foreign country, ___________ my friends.
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  • I'd miss
  • I'm missing
  • I missed
  • I miss

Question 38

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38. Would you mind ___________ the window?
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  • open
  • opening
  • to open
  • I open

Question 39

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39. I was interested ____________ the violin.
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  • to study
  • study
  • in studying
  • studied

Question 40

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40. Before a film is finished, it needs ____________ .
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  • they edit it
  • to edit
  • to be edited
  • being edited

Question 41

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41. By 2020, scientists _____________ a cure for cancer.
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  • had found
  • will have found
  • are finding
  • have been finding

Question 42

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42. “What happened to Kate?” “She must ___________ about our appointment.”
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  • forget
  • be forgetting
  • forgot
  • have forgotten

Question 43

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43. We’re not used ___________ our own meals.
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  • cook
  • to cook
  • cooking
  • to cooking

Question 44

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44. Chicago, ____________ is nicknamed the Windy City, is the largest city in Illinois.
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  • it
  • which
  • what
  • that

Question 45

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45. ___________ John, I like to cook.
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  • Unless
  • Except
  • Instead
  • Unlike

Question 46

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46. Before _____________ breakfast, I usually take a shower.
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  • eat
  • to eat
  • eating
  • that eat

Question 47

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47. I'm taking a class ___________ learn more about my computer.
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  • so that
  • in order
  • in order to
  • that

Question 48

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48. For me, mathematics is ____________ difficult than biology.
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  • more
  • the more
  • most
  • the most

Question 49

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49. I would rather __________ evening classes.
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  • don't take
  • not take
  • not taking
  • no taking

Question 50

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50. I feel sick. I shouldn’t __________ so much.
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  • to eat
  • eaten
  • have eaten
  • eating

Question 51

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51. Jim’s boss demanded that he ____________ to work earlier.
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  • has come
  • coming
  • is come
  • come

Question 52

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52. The earlier children learn to read, __________ for their education.
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  • good
  • the good
  • the better
  • the best
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