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1. Costs .......... so we can afford to reduce our prices.
   a) has contracted
   b) have fallen
   c) has gone
   d) have increased

2. Production .......... through the roof
   a) has gone
   b) have fallen
   c) has contracted
   d) have increased

3. Prices .......... out of control
   a) have spiralled
   b) have fallen
   c) has contracted
   d) has gone

4. The FTSE .......... a record high.
   a) has hit
   b) has contracted
   c) have increased
   d) have fallen

5. Inlation .......... all sorts of problems
   a) have fallen
   b) has contracted
   c) has caused
   d) have increased

6. Salaries .......... in real terms and we are all worse off.
   a) have spiralled
   b) have gone down
   c) has gone
   d) have increased

7. The Prime Minister .......... sweeping changes in the tax system.
   a) have increased
   b) has contracted
   c) has announced
   d) have fallen

8. Taxes .......... to a level where many people are leaving the country.
   a) has contracted
   b) have fallen
   c) has gone
   d) have increased

9. I don't really like what you .......... .
   a) have done
   b) has contracted
   c) have increased
   d) have fallen

10. The market .......... to only half what it used to be.
   a) have spiralled
   b) has contracted
   c) has caused
   d) have increased


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