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Vocabulary Reading: Machines and Tools


Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

I went to a scooter shop _____________.
a.
to get a tune up
c.
to get a flat tire fixed
b.
because my scooter was making a funny noise
d.
to buy a helmet
 

 2. 

The problem was I ______________.
a.
had no breaks
c.
needed a new scooter
b.
needed an oil change
d.
had driven over a nail
 

 3. 

I bought a  ____________.
a.
new helmet
c.
second-hand scooter
b.
new tire
d.
second-hand part
 

 4. 

Mechanics are nicknamed “____________”.
a.
monkeys
c.
grease monkeys
b.
greasers
d.
greasy
 

 5. 

The mechanic _____________ because it made a strange noise.
a.
worked on the engine
c.
fixed a flat tire
b.
tested the scooter for pollution
d.
changed the oil
 

 6. 

The mechanic ________________.
a.
fixed the engine
c.
fixed the breaks so that I would be able to stop more quickly.
b.
replaced a part on the engine
d.
replaced the tire
 

 7. 

The mechanic collected ___________ from scooters that had been in accidents.
a.
license plates
c.
spare tires
b.
mirrors
d.
spare parts
 

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 8. 

I took my scooter for a test drive before I paid the mechanic.
 

 9. 

I was happy with the work the mechanic had done on my scooter.
 

 10. 

My scooter used to stall when I waited at stop lights, but it doesn’t anymore.
 
 
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