English placement test

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a bad day
Complete the following story with the expressions given at the end:

A Bad Day

Yesterday I had a really bad day. I (1)_____ at half past five, because I had to leave home early. I hadto take my car to the garage to (2)_____ . I couldn’t (3)_____ the children to school, because she had already arranged to (4)_____ that morning before work. Having to (5)_____ that early (6)_____,but as you can see, I couldn’t help it. Of course, they weren’t very happy, to say the least. Then, they (7)_____ them eggs for breakfast, which took quite long, because our cooker is not in perfectorder. I should have (8)_____ long ago, but somehow I never had the time. My wife started complaining again when she saw me struggling with the cooker that I can never (9)_____ . It just (10)_____, butit didn’t improve anything. Then I spilt some hot oil on my hand, which (11)_____ round the kitchen, cursing and banging on everything. We were running short of time and I had to (12)_____ theirbreakfast in a hurry. The weather forecast warned us that it would be cold so I (13)_____ two pullovers. Jenny couldn’t find her favourite blue pullover and it (14)_____ . I (15)_____ the whole wardrobeupside down to find it, but of course it was no good. We were running twenty minutes behind schedule when we left the house. In the car, Tony asked me if I had (16)_____ . This might (17)_____ that I’ma careless father, but I hadn’t. I told him that I had (18)_____ to the watchmaker’s, but it wouldn’t be ready till Friday. Then Jenny tried to (19)_____ faster because she enjoys speed. We were lateanyway, so I obliged. But only till the next corner, where I (20)_____ by a police car. They (21)_____ a breath test and fined me for speeding. When I arrived at the office, I found that my assistanthadn’t been able to (22)_____ my letters. That was the end. I decided I had had enough. I simply (23)_____ me a cup of coffee and told her to (24)_____ for that day. I sat down to my coffee and...
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