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wish - if

Rephrase the following sentences using


wish or if.
ex : I don't have a dog and I regret that. I
wish I had a dog.
1.
I don't speak Chinese and I regret that.
_____________________________________________
________________
2.
Tom didn't work hard last year and now he's
sorry.
_____________________________________________
________________
3.
The children are shouting and I'd like them to
stop.
_____________________________________________
________________
4.
Caroline isn't rich enough to buy an apartment
otherwise she would do that.
_____________________________________________
________________
5.
My car broke down on Sunday and I regret that
that happened.
_____________________________________________
________________
6.
In your position I think you should have a
check-up once a year.
_____________________________________________

________________
7.
It would be better if the rain stopped.
_____________________________________________
________________
8.
I don't have any cake to offer you and I'm sorry
about that .
_____________________________________________
________________
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A - AN - THE
Complete the following sentences with A,
AN or THE:
1. Danny wanted _____ new bicycle for
Christmas.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
2. Jennifer tasted _____ birthday cake her
mother had made.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
3. The children have _____ new teacher called
Mr. Green.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
4. All pupils must obey _____ rules.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
5. Dad turned on _____ radio to listen to _____
news.
a) A/A
b) A/THE
c) THE/THE

6. Alex is in Boston studying for _____ MBA.


a) A
b) AN
c) THE
7. The teacher read _____ interesting article
from the newspaper.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
8. There was _____ huge crowd of people
outside the church.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
9. Julie talked for _____ hour about her school
project.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
10. _____ European expert was invited to speak
to the committee.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE
11. The Mississippi river is in _____ United
States of America.
a) No article

b) AN
c) THE
12. It would help us if you gave _____ honest
opinion.
a) A
b) AN
c) THE

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives


Complete each of the sentences below with the
correct form of the adjective.
1. Jeremy is 10 years old. Jenny is 8 years old.
Jeremy is (old) ____________ ______ Jenny.
2. The Alps are very high. They are (high)
_____ _______________ mountains in Europe.
3. An ocean is very large. It is (large)
____________ _______ a sea.
4. A Rolls Royce costs a lot of money. A Twingo
costs less.
A Rolls Royce is (expensive) _______
________________ _____ a Twingo.
5. John's results were bad. Fred's were very
poor.
Fred's results were (bad) _________ _____
John's.
6. This exercise is not very difficult. It's
____________ ______ I expected.
7. The weather is not good today. It's raining
I hope the weather will be (good)
_____________ next week.
8. People are not very friendly in big cities.
They are usually (friendly) ________________
in small towns.

9. In a republic, the President is (important)


_____ ______ _______________ person.
10. People say that Chinese is (difficult) ______
____________ to learn than English.

Already - still - always - yet


Complete the sentences below with the
correct word.
(The correction is at the end of the page.)
1. John moved to London 10 years ago and he
__________ lives there.
2. Julie ____________ walks to school.
3. "What time is the accountant coming?"
"He's ____________ here.".
4. "I ordered a book last week. Has it arrived
__________?".
5. Do you __________ take milk in your
coffee?".
6. "I've been taking English lessons for 3
months but I __________ haven't made much
progress".
7. Emma only moved house last week and she
__________knows her neighbours!".
8. I ____________ save my files and turn off
the computer before leaving the office.
9. Peter sent an application form two weeks
ago but he __________ hasn't received a reply.
10. The manager resigned yesterday, but his
resignation hasn't been officially announced
__________.

in case - unless
Complete the following sentences with 'in
case' or 'unless'.
1.
Emma won't call you ___________ you
give her your phone number.
2.
Take a map with you ____________ you
can't find the hotel.
3.
Ask for a receipt __________ you need it
later.
4.
______________ fire, press the red
button.
5.
I won't lend you my car ____________
you promise to drive carefully.
6.
The alarm won't work ____________ you
turn it on.
7.
We got a second key ____________ we
lost the first one.
8.
Call this number ______________
emergency.
9.
Take your vaccination certificate with you
___________ they ask for it at the airport.
10. I'll see you at the meeting next
week_____________ it's cancelled before then.
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Inversion
Print and reformulate the following
sentences using inversion.
Example : She at no time said she was
vegetarian.
> At no time did she say (that) she was
vegetarian.
1.
I had hardly begun to apologize when the door
closed .
2.
I have seldom heard such a talented singer.
3.
If John had known that she liked curry, he would
have brought her to an Indian restaurant.
4.
The artist rarely paid any attention to his agent's
advice.
5.
He had never felt so depressed.
6.
The shop can in no way be held responsible for
customers' lost property.
7.
The couple had no sooner arrived than the priest
started the ceremony.
8.
Tom only understood the meaning of the
comment when he saw his wife's face.
9.
She never at any time said that she was allergic
to cats.
10.
The restaurant cannot accept animals under any
circumstances.

like / look like / be like


Complete the following sentences with an
appropriate form of like, look like or be like.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1.
Are you feeling alright? You
____________________ a ghost!
2.
What ________ your children
_________________ to do after school?
3.
It's incredible how much you
________________ your mother.
4.
What________ the weather
__________________ in New York at the
moment?
5.
Caroline works very well. She
___________________ her sister.
6.
What ________ your new boss
_______________________?
7.
Who _________ the baby
_________________________?
8.
It's a well-known fact that teenagers tend
to ________________ junk food.
9.
What ______ your new job
____________?
10.
Have you visited the new shopping
centre? What ____________________?

like / as
Complete the following sentences with the
correct
word : like or as.
(The correction is at the end of the page.)
1. My sister is not at all __________ me.
2. I've had my hair cut, _________ you can
see.
3. Tom has joined a telephone company
_________ product manager.
4. When James was a student, he worked every
summer ________ a waiter.
5. My friend Mary looks __________ Madonna.
6. Tom qualified ________ an engineer before
attending a business school.
7. Julie is completely overworked. She works
_______ a slave!
8. Today is Friday, so today, _________ on
every Friday, we wear casual wear.
9. Strong leaders, _________Winston Churchill,
are few and far between.
10. He's a very good swimmer. He can swim
________ a fish!
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Gerund - Infinitive
Fill in the blanks below with the correct
form of the verb in brackets.
1. It's obvious he's only interested in (make)
______________ money.
2. Anne couldn't find a taxi so I offered (drive)
________________ her to the station.
3. I managed (book) ________________ two
seats on the morning flight
4. I promise (send) _______________ you our
new brochure as soon as it's available.
5. Peter was delighted (meet)
_______________ a former colleague at the
conference.
6. I avoid (take) _______________ the car
whenever possible, especially in big cities.
7. We finished the job by (work)
_______________ 12 hours a day.
8. Bob sent a report to the Chairman instead of
(attend) _______________ the meeting.
9. A lot of people dislike (drive)
_______________ at night.
10. I intend (speak) _______________ to my
boss about your complaint
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Future tense
Complete the following sentences with the
appropriate form of the verb in brackets :
- the future simple
(ex : I will watch)
- the future continuous (ex : I will be watching)
(The answers are at the bottom of the page).
1. I promise I ______________ (call) you as
soon as I have any news.
2. This time tomorrow Tom
________________(fly) over the Atlantic on his
way to Boston.
3. Those bags look heavy. I
_________________________ (carry) one of
them for you.
4. They are getting married on Saturday. All
the guests _________________ (wear) white.
5. The following week they
______________________ (enjoy) the sun in
the West Indies.
6. The sky is a bit cloudy.
__________________ (rain) do you think?
7. If you look at this map you ____________
(see) where the islands are.
8. You should have no problem finding him. He
___________________ (carry) a guitar.
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for - during - while


Complete the following sentences with 'for',
during' or 'while'.
1.
I have been waiting for the bus
_______________ 20 minutes.
2.
Tom played golf ______________ Julie
went shopping with her friends.
3.
The family lived in Japan
_______________ three years.
4.
Larry called his mother
_______________ Caroline was watching
television.
5.
My mother came to stay with us
______________ the summer ___________ 10
days.
6.
Yesterday we played tennis
_______________ 2 hours.
7.
_______________ the holidays we
relax, go sightseeing and visit friends.
8.
In Europe, meals are different. People
stay at the table ______________ a long time.
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even though - even if


Complete the sentences below with 'even
though' or 'even if'.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1) Peter refused the offer _______________
he needed the money.
2) ________________ Mary has a car, she
walks to work.
3) James won't sell his car
__________________ you offer him a good
price.
4) ____________________ the man was blind,
he walked to the station.
5) We go running every day, _______________
the weather is bad.
6) I love my job. I wouldn't change jobs
_______________ the salary was higher.
7) She gives money to charity
__________________ she is not rich.
8) I wouldn't buy you a scooter
_______________ I had the money.
9) My grandmother will refuse to move house
_______________ she is offered a more
comfortable place.
10) Dad refused to allow me to take his car
_______________ I promised I would drive
carefully.

although - even though / despite - in spite


of
Complete the sentences below with
although - despite - in spite of.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1.
___________ the weather was bad, we
enjoyed our trip.
2.
The children slept well ____________ the
noise.
3.
________________ earning a low salary,
Linda gave money to her parents.
4.
John rarely sees Paul ___________ they
live in the same town.
5.
Julie failed the exam ____________ of
working very hard.
6.
____________ it was cold, she didn't put
on her coat.
7.
Tom went to work ___________ not feeling
very well.
8.
Anna never learned the language
___________ she lived there for two years.
9.
____________ of the difficulty, they
managed to climb to the top of the mountain.
10. I couldn't eat _____________ I was very
hungry.
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Conditional Tense
Complete the following sentences with the
correct form of the verb in brackets.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1) If Peter _____________ (have) more money,
he _______________ (buy) a new car.
2) What _____________ (you do) if you
______________ (see) an accident?
3) Where ______________ (you live) if you
_____________ (have) a choice?
4) If Caroline _______________ (arrive) late
for a meeting, her boss ______________ (be)
angry.
5) If his parents _____________ (come) to visit
him, John ______________(bring) them to the
theatre.
6) Where _____________ (you go) if you
________________ (can take) a week's
holiday?
7) If Julie _____________ (speak) better
English, she ________________ (find) a
better job.
8) If Paul's boss ______________ (invite) him
to lunch, he ________________ (accept).
9) If I _____________ (lose) my wallet, I
______________ (report) it to the police.
10) What ________________ (happen) if you

________________ (miss) your flight?


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linking words
Make one sentence from the two below,
using the word(s) in brackets.
Example : It was raining. We played golf. (even
though) => Even though it was raining, we
played golf.
1.
She wasn't very rich. She gave money to
the beggar. (although)
_______________________________________
__________________________________
2.
He left early. He wanted to arrive on
time. (so that)
_______________________________________
____________________________________
3.
You can go out tonight. You must tell us
where you are going. (provided)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
4.
I don't earn a big salary. But if I did, I
wouldn't buy a car. (even if)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
5.
Take a sandwich. There might be no
restaurant. (in case)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
6.
There was a lot of noise. He managed to

sleep. (despite)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
7.
Sue likes Opera. Joe prefers jazz. (They
have different tastes.) (whereas)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
8.
The weather was bad. They enjoyed the
trip. (even though)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
9.
He had the 'flu. He went to work. (in
spite of)
_______________________________________
___________________________________
10.
You have to put the alarm on. If not, it
won't work. (unless)
_______________________________________
___________________________________

Must - Have to
Complete the sentences below with the
correct word(s) : 'must' or 'have to'.
(The correction is at the end of the page.)
1. My boss needs this report urgently. I
_____________ finish it now.
2. "You _________ arrive on time every
morning" said the shopkeeper to the new
trainee.
3. Julie __________ go to work on foot. The
buses are on strike. .
4. Secretaries ________ answer the phone.
That's part of their job.
5. "You ________ do your homework" said
the teacher.
6. "We__________ invite our neighbours for
dinner one day" said my husband.
7. David ________ leave home at 7..30 a.m.
in order to get to the office at 9 a.m.
8. "I _______ hurry or I'll miss my flight!"
9. Employees ___________ attend all
personnel meetings - it's written in their
contracts.
10. "I ________ call my mother - it's her
birthday today."
Must-Have to - online exercise
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Passive form of verbs Change the form of


the following sentences from active to
passive :
Example : People buy food at the market Food
is bought at the market.
He has fed the animals. The animals have been fed.1.
Active :
They take the child to school by car.
Passive : The child ...
2.
Active :
I saw two armed men in front of the
jewellery shop.
Passive : Two armed men ...
3.
Active :
The reporter is announcing the results
on the radio right now.
Passive :
The results ...
4.
Active :
Emma had done the housework
before the guests arrived.
Passive : The housework ...
5.
Active :
The doctor was treating the patient
when the ambulance arrived.
Passive :
The patient ...
6.
Active :
The ambulance will take the patient
to the nearest hospital.
Passive :
The patient ...
7.
Active :
The teacher had announced the
results to the students.
Passive :
The results...
8.
Active :
Tom will have calculated the cost

before the end of the day.


Passive :
The cost ...
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Past Perfect
Complete the sentences below with the
correct form of the tense in brackets
(past perfect simple or continuous).
The correction is at the end of the page.
1. When their mother arrived home, the children
__________________ (finish) their homework.
2. The meeting ____________ (start) when I
arrived at the office.
3. Julie didn't watch the film because she
_____________ (see) it before.
4. The mechanic ______________(repair) her
car when Mary arrived at the garage.
5. Caroline was tired when she left the office
because she ________________(work) all day.
6. David was playing tennis. When his father
arrived, he __________________(play) for 2
hours.
7. When the dessert arrived, Anne wasn't
hungry; she _______________(eat) too much.
8. It was my first flight. I ________________
(never fly) before.
9. The dentist was angry because John
_______________ (forget) the time of his
appointment.
10. On the day of his exam, Joe was ready. He
________________ (revise) for weeks.

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Past Simple Tense


Complete the following sentences with the
correct form of the verb in brackets:
1. Yesterday evening I__________ (go) to the
cinema with a friend.
2. From 1995 to 1998 I __________ (work) in
Tokyo.
3. Last night the concert __________ (finish) at
midnight.
4. I __________ (arrive) at the office this
morning before my colleagues.
5. When he was young, Tom ________ (ride) a
bicycle to school.
6. The train was at 8 p.m. so I ___________
(leave) home at 7 p.m.
7. Last Sunday was my mother's birthday, so I
__________ (make) a cake.
8. I ___________ (start) to play golf five years
ago.
9. The great composer Mozart _________ (die)
at the age of 35.
10. Julie _________ (do) a lot of English
exercises last week.
online exercise
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Past Simple - Past Continuous


Complete the sentences below with the
correct form of the tense in brackets
(ex : Past Simple : I played
Past
Continuous : I was playing)
(The correction is at the end of the page.)
1) When her husband ____________ (arrive)
home, Anne __________________(watch)
television.
2) I _________________ (prepare) dinner
when the telephone _________________
(ring).
3) What ________________________ (you
do) when the postman
______________(arrive)?
4) Julie _______________ (learn) to drive
when she ___________________ (work) in
London.
5) Where ___________________ (you sit)
when the show (begin)?
6) I ________________ (visit) Athens while I
____________________ (tour) Greece.
7) It was when he ____________________
(cross) the street that John______________
(fall).
8) What ________________(you see) while
you ______________________ (wait) for the

bus?
9) Where _______________________ (you
go) when your car ________________(break)
down?
10) Julie ________________ (meet) Peter
when she ___________________ (walk) in the
park.
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Phrasal Verbs - 1
[verb + preposition]
Choose a phrasal verb to replace the
explanation in brackets.
1. Every morning I (stop sleeping)
_________ ____ when I hear the alarm clock.
a) wake out
b) wake up
c) wake in
d)
wake off
2. On Sundays I can (leave bed) _________
____ later.
a) get out
b) step off
c) get up
d) step
out
3. We must (be quick) _________ ____ or
we'll be late for school!
a) act up
b) fasten on
c) hurry up
d)
speed in
4. John helped the old lady to (board)
_________ ____ the bus.
a) mount on
b) get on
c) get up
4) put
on
5. Julie went to the library to (try to find)
_________ ____ a book.
a) look out
b) look after
c) look for
d)
look up
6. It's time for the news. Let's (start)
_________ ____ the radio.
a) turn on
b) tune in
c) turn up
d) tune

at
7. "Please come in and (have a seat)
_________ ____" said the doctor.
a) seat up
b) seat down
c) sit up
d) sit
down
8.
When Dad arrives home, he (removes)
_________ ____ his coat.
a) puts off
b) takes off
c) leaves in
d)
takes out
9.
Dad couldn't see very well. " (wear)
_________ ____ your glasses" said Mum.
a) put on
b) put away
c) put in
d) put
up
10.
When we arrive at the station, we
(descend from) _________ ____ the train.
a) get down
b) stand down
c) get off
d)
stand out
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Phrasal Verbs - 2
[verb + preposition]
Choose a phrasal verb to replace the
explanation in brackets.
1. When Caroline goes to work, the babysitter
(takes care of) _________ ____ the children.
a) looks at
b) looks up
c) looks for
d)
looks after
2. The babysitter (has a good relationship)
_________ ____ well with the children.
a) gets out
b) gets on
c) gets up
d) gets
in
3. Peter promises he will ( stop) _________
____ smoking soon.
a) give in
b) give over
c) give up
d) give
out
4. They (continue) _________ ____ talking
when the teacher arrives.
a) carry on
b) get on
c) break out
d)
remain on
5. The fire fighters came and (extinguish)
_________ ____ the fire.
a) put off
b) let away
c) put out
d) let
out
6. I'll call the shop to (discover) _________
____ the price.
a) find out
b) bring out
c) turn up
d) call

up
7. You never forget the place where you
(spend childhood) _________ ____ .
a) bring up
b) raise up
c) grow up
d)
rise up
8.
If your car (ceases to function) _________
____ , you should call a garage.
a) stops off
b) breaks down
c) turns off
d) breaks out
9.
It's difficult for a plane to (leave the
ground) _________ ____ when there is snow
on the ground.
a) take off
b) start up
c) lift off
d) rise
up
10.
You must (return) _________ ____ the
books that I lend you.
a) hand in
b) take back
c) give back
d)
pay for
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Phrasal Verbs - 3
[verb + preposition]
Choose a phrasal verb to complete the
following sentences.
1. The meeting had to be _________ _____
(to a later date) because of the strike.
a) set off
b) put off
c) laid off
d) set to
2. The films begins at 8.30. I'll _________
you _____ at 8.15.
a) pick/up
b) take/out
c) collect/up
d)
run/up
3. Tom is depressed. He's finding it difficult to
_________ _____ his divorce.
a) get over
b) get past
c) go after
d)
give away
4. There is no more sugar. Never mind - we
can to _______ _______ it!
a) dispense of
b) make up
c) take off
d)
do without
5.
Teaching is not easy. Sometimes teachers
have to __________ _____ aggressive
children.
a) handle to
b) deal with
c) cope on
d)
work out
6. Alan met Julie by accident. He _________
_____ her at the supermarket.
a) walked into
b) crashed into
c) bumped

into
d) banged into
7. The boss wants an explanation. How do
you _________ _____ the decrease in sales?
a) make up
b) break down
c) add up
d)
account for
8.
If we _________ _____ of petrol on this
isolated road, we'll be in trouble!
a) lack in
b) run out
c) stay out
d) roll
out
9.
Sometimes fighting _________ _____
among supporters at football matches.
a) takes off
b) starts up
c) breaks out
d) rises up
10.
There will be no press conference
tomorrow. It has been _________ _____ .
a) called off
b) taken back
c) put away
d) set off.
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Phrasal Verbs - 4
[verb + preposition(s)]
Choose a phrasal verb to complete the
following sentences.
1. They hope to _________ _____ a contract
and sign it before the end of the week.
a) set up
b) put up
c) draw up
d) make
up
2. He's a very dependable person. You can
_________ _____ him in any circumstances.
a) count for
b) trust in
c) stand for
d)
rely on
3.
Many husbands avoid any housework. They
manage to _________ _____ _____ it.
a) get safe of
b) go past on
c) stay away
of
d) get out of
4. I'm glad you're coming to the meeting. I
_________ _________ to meeting you.
a) look ahead
b) look forward
c) see
forward
d) think ahead
5. Harry reads the newspaper every morning.
He likes to _________ _____ _____ the latest
events.
a) stand up to
b) stay on to
c) keep up
with
d) get up to
6. Tom and Bill had a meeting in order to
_________ _____ their difficulties.

a) bash out
b) wash out
c) iron out
d)
spread out
7.
Tests will be _________ _____ to
determine the causes of the failure.
a) taken up
b) carried out
c) looked into
d) run on
8.
The plans for the new theatre _________
______ _______ a lot of criticism.
a) ran up to
b) faced up with
c) came up
against d) was opposed to
9.
Sophie wants to leave the company. We'll
have to _________ ____ a way to make her
stay.
a) set up
b) turn out
c) figure out
d)
stumble on
10.
Anyone can make a mistake but George
never _________ ____ to his errors.
a) comes on
b) owns up
c) goes forward
d) pays up
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Possessive exercise
Print and complete the sentences below.
(The answers are at the end.)
1. Peter has a friend called David. David is
___________________
2. Peter has a lot of friends, including David.
David is _____________________
3. I know Peter very well. We have become
friends. Peter is ________________________
4. The dog has a long tail so be careful not to
walk on it. Don't walk on
_________________________
5. Emma has an appointment with the
hairdresser at 10 a.m. At 10 a.m. Emma will be
___________________________
6. My neighbours have a red car.
_______________________ is red.
7. My parents have painted their house blue.
_______________________ is blue.
8. The government made a proposal which was
rejected by the Trade Unions. The Trade Unions
rejected the _____________________
9. My grandfather has a dog. Its name is Roxy.
_____________________________ is Roxy
10.The head office of the company is on Park
Avenue. The ____________________________
is on Park Avenue.

Prepositions
Complete the following sentences with the
correct preposition :
1.
Mr. Martin is responsible ______
recruitment
2.
I'm sorry but I don't understand the
reason ________ the increase ________ price.
3.
In this company, salaries depend
________ the level of responsibility.
4.
You have to pay ________ the tickets the
day you order them.
5.
Our new Chairman reminds me
________ my old history teacher.
6.
Do you think the report could be
translated ________ English for the meeting
tomorrow?
7.
Thank you for offering to help. It's very
kind ________ you.
8.
Look ________ the woman ________
the picture. Who is she?
9.
The manager didn't take part ________
the discussion. He didn't want to intervene.
10.
It's no use taking him to the Louvre. He
isn't interested _______ art.
11.
The food in Japan is very different
________ European food.

12.
I don't agree ________ you.
________ my opinion you're wrong.
13.
John was late for the meeting as usual.
That's typical ________ him.
14.
We should invite Pete to the party. He's
very good ________ telling jokes.
15.
The car crashed ________ a fence
________ the other side of the road.
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Prepositions 2
Complete the following sentences with the
correct preposition :
1.
I asked my neighbour to look _________
my cat when I went to London.
2.
All books are provided ______ the
school. Pupils don't have to pay _____ them.
3.
The meeting is _____ September 15th
_____ 9 a.m.
4.
If you're interested ______ working
overseas, you should apply ______ that job
5.
London is a big city, but it's very different
________New York.
6.
My boss got angry ______ me when I
arrived late _____ the second time.
7.
I'm not familiar _______ this machine.
Could you explain ______ me how it works?
8.
She wrote the text ______ Japanese,
then translated it ______ English.
9.
He left the house, got ______ his car and
drove ______.
10.
Due to bad weather conditions, the plane
couldn't take _______ ______ time.
11.
She was embarrassed ______ the way
people were staring _____ her.
12.
They apologized ______ the host

______ arriving late


13.
The authorities talked ______ the need
______ better education in developing countries.
14.
______ my opinion, you should wait
_____ confirmation before making a decision.
15.
Students often have a problem ______
English prepositions.
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Present Simple Exercise


Complete each of the sentences below with
a verb from the box.
start take eat think sleep go like drink
write lives
The film ________________ every day at 8 p.m.
Many children _________________ milk with
their meals.
Cats generally _______________ a lot.
Julie _______________ a letter to her mother
once a week.
Tom and Julie _______________ in a big city in
the south of the country.
Tourists _______________ to Egypt to see the
pyramids.
Jimmy always _______________ the bus to go
to school.
We all know that children _______________
sweets.
Anne _______________ it's a good idea to do
English exercises.
If you want to be healthy, you must
_______________ good food.

Present Simple or Present Continuous


Tense
(example : I play or I am playing)
Complete the following sentences with the
correct form of the verb in brackets:
(Present Simple or Present Continuous)
Every day Julie _______________ (take) the
bus to go to her office.
At the moment you _______________ (do) an
English exercise.
Tom and Julie _______________ (learn) English
this year.
The Bank __________________ (open) at 9.30
every morning from Monday to Friday.
Our cousins ___________________ (come) to
see us next Sunday.
Tom ______________ (read) the newspaper
every morning on the train.
Julie usually __________________ (clean) the
house on Saturdays.
At the moment she _________________ (write)
a letter to a client.
Julie _________________ (speak) three
languages : English, French and Spanish.
Today is Sunday. Tom and Julie
_________________ (relax) in their garden.
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Present Perfect Simple or Continuous?


Find the mistake - n3
Each of the sentences below has one or two
mistakes. Find them and correct them.
(Example : I am watching television since I
came home from school. I have been watching
television since I came home.)
1.
How long are you learning English ?
2.
How many cigarettes have you been smoking this
afternoon ?
3.
I am working here since 1995.
4.
Ive had my watch since a long time.
5.
How many years are you living in London?
6.
Mark is exhausted. He is playing tennis since two
hours.
7.
Sophie is doing very well at school since the
beginning of the year.
8.
I have worn this sweater since 9 oclock this
morning.
9.
I know Laura for many years.
10.
Peter is attending English classes since two years.
11. My best friend has always been hating fish.
12. How many chapters of the book did you read so
far ?
13. I am waiting for the bus since a long time.
14. I have listened carefully to the teacher since the
beginning of the lesson.

15. How long are you a member of the tennis club?


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Present Perfect - Past Simple


Put the verb in brackets into the correct
form :
present perfect (simple or continuous form) or
past simple.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
Remember: the Present Perfect is used for
unfinished time, the Past Simple for finished
time.
PRESENT PERFECT OR PAST SIMPLE?
1. Tom (go)__________ to the cinema
yesterday.
2. John is playing a game of tennis. He
(play)______________ for 2 hours.
3
I (book)__________ the tickets two weeks
ago for the concert in Vienna.
4. The teacher (speak)____________ English
since the beginning of this lesson.
5. In your life, how many countries (you-visit)
_______________?
6. The Bank (open)__________ a branch in
the new shopping centre last month.
7. The bus is late and Julie is cold. She
(wait)__________
for 10 minutes.
8. Caroline (work)__________ here between
2003 and 2006.

9. Before boarding, John (buy)_______ a book


to read during the flight.
10. So far today, I (learn) ____________
several new words in English.
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whether - if
Complete the following sentences using
whether, whether or not or if.
(Choose 'if' when it is possible to use it.)
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1.
I can't decide
______________________ to buy a bicycle.
2.
Tom asked Julie
___________________ she'd like to go to the
cinema.
3.
You've got to go to school
__________________ you like it or not!
4.
Caroline might come. It depends on
_________________ she has a car or not.
5.
We're not sure ___________________
we're going to change offices.
6.
_________________ I buy the cake or
make it myself won't make it less fattening!
7.
I wonder ____________________ I
should mention it to my boss.
8.
He really doesn't care
____________________ it suits everyone.
9.
I'm not sure _________________ I'll
have time to go to the hairdressers.
10.
The price doesn't change
______________ you travel by car or by
train.

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whatever - whenever - wherever whichever - whoever


Complete the sentences below with an
appropriate word.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)
1.
You are welcome to come and stay with us
__________ you like.
2.
I'd like to speak to __________ is in
charge of sales.
3.
__________ you do, don't forget to call
me as soon as you arrive.
4.
It comes in three colours; choose
__________ you prefer.
5.
What do you want to do on Saturday? I
don't mind - ___________ you like!
6.
He always makes friends quickly,
________________ he goes.
7.
_______________ borrowed the
dictionary should return it as quickly as possible.
8.
The teacher says I don't participate
enough, but ____________ I try to speak,
someone interrupts me!
9.
There is no entrance fee; you give
__________ you can afford.
10. He says he's from Brookstown,
____________ that is.
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Verb Pattern Quiz N 1


Choose the correct verb to complete the
sentences below :
1. She __________ to live in the country.
a) enjoys
b) used
c) is used
d) would rather
2. Jane _______________ to look for a job
a) has decided
b) is thinking
c) had better
d) made him
3. The children _______________ cleaning the
house.
a) were made
b) expect you
c) are trying
d) don't mind
4. The owner _______________ him to go.
a) stopped
b) wanted
c) hoped
d) let
5. Tom _______________ to come home early.
a) remember her
b) succeeded

c) is looking forward
d) reminded her
6. The marketing director ______________
meeting Alex.
a) avoided
b) managed
c) happened
d) helped her
7. A member of the team _______________ to
do it.
a) couldn't help
b) stopped
c) wasn't capable
d) saw him
8. They succeeded _______________ the report
in time for the meeting.
a) to send
b) by completing
c) in finishing
d) to provide

used to - to be / to get used to


Complete the following sentences with the
correct form of used and the verb in
brackets.
Example:
Tom______________ (take) the bus to go to
work, now he walks. = > Tom used to take the
bus to go to work...
Sending emails to my grandmother is difficult.
She isn't ___________a computer. => She
isn't used to using a computer.
1.
Caroline _______________ (have) a
walkman, now she has an ipod.
2.
We haven't seen Bob very often since he
got a promotion. He's very busy. He
_____________________(not be) so busy.
3.
I've just got my first job. It's exciting but
I'll have _______________________(work)
regular hours.
4.
It is difficult for Tom to drive in England.
He ____________________ (drive) on the lefthand side of the road.
5.
When Peter was young, he
________________ (ride) a bicycle to school.
6.
People from India usually find our food
tasteless. They ________________________

(eat) spicy food.


7.
Computers ________________ (be) very
expensive. Now the prices are more reasonable.
8.
English has become international.
Businessmen ________________________
(speak) English at international meetings.
9.
During my childhood, I
________________ (spend) a lot of time with
my grandparents.
10.
Maria _________________ (think) that
she would never ________________________
(live) in New York.

SO - SUCH
Complete the sentences below with SO or
SUCH.
1. The story was __________ fascinating that
the children didn't make a sound.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
2. The unfortunate tourist didn't expect
__________ kindness from complete strangers!
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
3. I'm glad you all had __________ good time at
the picnic.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
4. The sweater was __________ big that it
touched her knees.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
5. It was __________ lovely day that they
decided to go swimming.
a) SO
b) SUCH

c) SUCH A/AN
6. He was __________ intelligent boy that he
was put into the advanced level.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
7. He ran into __________ heavy rain that he
could hardly see the road.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
8. They had never seen __________ many
people at the beach.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
9. The contestants didn't think they would have
to face __________ difficulty.
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN
10. Wow! You are __________ intelligent!
a) SO
b) SUCH
c) SUCH A/AN

Present - Past Tense Revision


Put the verb in brackets into the correct
tense.
(The correction is at the end of the page.)
1) In 1998, John______________ (visit) Tahiti
with a group of friends.
2) This month Tom _________________
(revise) for his exams.
3) Julie is at the cinema waiting for Tom. She
_______________ (wait) for 10 minutes.
4) Marie only has half an hour for lunch so she
usually ______________ (have) a sandwich.
5) David is a good friend of mine. I
_______________ (know) him since I was six
years old.
6) At the moment I need to concentrate. I
__________________ (do) a grammar exercise.
7) Tom is writing an important report. He
_______________(write) 4 pages already.
8) Once a month Caroline _______________
(go) to the hairdresser's to have her hair cut.
9) Last year Peter ________________(travel)
all over Australia.
10) Next Saturday, Peter
________________(take) Caroline to the
theatre.

Reported (indirect) Speech


Change the following sentences from direct
speech to reported speech :
Example :
Direct Speech: Jane : "I play tennis every
Saturday."
Reported Speech : Jane said she played tennis
every Saturday.
1. Direct speech :
David : "There is an
excellent band playing later on."
Reported Speech : David said ...
2. Direct speech :
Christine : "I saw Amy
at the bank on Monday."
Reported Speech : Christine said ...
3. Direct speech :
The driver : "I'm going
to turn right at the traffic lights."
Reported Speech : The driver said ...
4. Direct speech :
Jonathan: "I've
returned the dictionary to the library".
Reported Speech : Jonathan said ..
5. Direct speech :
The doctor : "I'll send
you the results as soon as they arrive."
Reported Speech : The doctor said ...
6. Direct speech :
Caroline : "Will you
come to my party on Saturday?"
Reported Speech : Caroline ...
7. Direct speech :
Shop assistant: "Are

you looking for something special?"


Reported Speech : The shop assistant ...
8. Direct speech :
Jack :
"I'll lend you my grammar book if you think it
will help.
Reported Speech :
Jack said ...
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Reported (indirect) Speech


(answers)Change the following sentences from
direct speech to reported speech :
Example :
Direct Speech: Jane : "I play tennis every
Saturday."
Reported Speech : Jane said she played tennis
every Saturday.
1. Direct speech :
David : "There is an
excellent band playing later on."
Reported Speech : David said there was an
excellent band playing later on.
2. Direct speech :
Christine : "I saw Amy
at the bank on Monday."
Reported Speech : Christine said she had seen
Amy at the bank on Monday.
3. Direct speech :
The driver : "I'm going
to turn right at the traffic lights."
Reported Speech : The driver said he was going
to turn right at the traffic lights.
4. Direct speech :
Jonathan: "I've
returned the dictionary to the library".
Reported Speech : Jonathan said he had
returned the dictionary to the library.
5. Direct speech :
The doctor : "I'll send
you the results as soon as they arrive."
Reported Speech : The doctor said he would

send me/us the results


as soon as they arrived.
6. Direct speech :
Caroline : "Will you
come to my party on Saturday?"
Reported Speech : Caroline asked (me) if I
would come to her party on Saturday.
7. Direct speech :
Shop assistant: "Are
you looking for something special?"
Reported Speech : The shop assistant asked if
I was looking for something special.
8. Direct speech :
Jack : "I'll lend you
my grammar book if you think it will help.
Reported Speech :
Jack said he would lend me
his grammar book
if I thought it would help.
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so - neither
Complete column B using so or neither as in
the examples given below.
A
B
Example 1: Sean is Irish. Michael is Irish too.
Example 1: Sean is Irish. So is Michael.
Example 2: Tom doesn't like sailing. I don't like
sailing either.
Example 2 : Tom
doesn't like sailing. Neither do I
1) My sister loves chocolate. I love chocolate
too.
1)
2) Peter was late. Mary was late too.
2)
3) They can't speak Chinese. We can't speak
Chinese either.
3)
4) Coffee keeps you awake. Tea keeps you
awake too.
4)
5) Sarah doesn't like coffee. Jane doesn't like
coffee either.
5)
6) David's job isn't well paid. My job isn't well
paid either.
6)

7) My parents would love to live by the sea. I


would love to live by the sea too.
7)
8) Tom wouldn't like to lose his job. Peter
wouldn't like to lose his job either.
8)
9) Julie is interested in art. I'm interested in art
too.
9)
10) Bill didn't understand the joke. His wife
didn't understand the joke either.
10)

Some - any - a little - a few - much many


Complete the sentences below with one of
the following words :
some | any | a little | a few | much | many
(There are sometimes two possibilities.) 1.
Not all of the children went outside.
____________of them stayed in the classroom.
2.
I have to go to the supermarket. There
isn't _________ coffee left.
3.
How ________ loaves of bread do we
need?
4.
Would you like _______ milk? Yes
please. Just _________________.
5.
The land is not suitable for agriculture so
_________ of the food is imported.
6.
There are only ______________ people
interested in the subject..
7.
How _________ of the students have a
computer at home?
8.
Can you tell me _____________ about
your experience in London?
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used to - to be / to get used to


Complete the following sentences with the
correct form of used and the verb in
brackets.
Example:
Tom______________ (take) the bus to go to
work, now he walks. = > Tom used to take the
bus to go to work...
Sending emails to my grandmother is difficult.
She isn't ___________a computer. => She
isn't used to using a computer.
1.
Caroline _______________ (have) a
walkman, now she has an ipod.
2.
We haven't seen Bob very often since he
got a promotion. He's very busy. He
_____________________(not be) so busy.
3.
I've just got my first job. It's exciting but
I'll have _______________________(work)
regular hours.
4.
It is difficult for Tom to drive in England.
He ____________________ (drive) on the lefthand side of the road.
5.
When Peter was young, he
________________ (ride) a bicycle to school.
6.
People from India usually find our food
tasteless. They ________________________

(eat) spicy food.


7.
Computers ________________ (be) very
expensive. Now the prices are more reasonable.
8.
English has become international.
Businessmen ________________________
(speak) English at international meetings.
9.
During my childhood, I
________________ (spend) a lot of time with
my grandparents.
10.
Maria _________________ (think) that
she would never ________________________
(live) in New York.

wish - if
Rephrase the following sentences using
wish or if.
ex : I don't have a dog and I regret that. I
wish I had a dog.
1.
I don't speak Chinese and I regret that.
_____________________________________________
________________
2.
Tom didn't work hard last year and now he's
sorry.
_____________________________________________
________________
3.
The children are shouting and I'd like them to
stop.
_____________________________________________
________________
4.
Caroline isn't rich enough to buy an apartment
otherwise she would do that.
_____________________________________________
________________
5.
My car broke down on Sunday and I regret that
that happened.
_____________________________________________
________________
6.
In your position I think you should have a
check-up once a year.
_____________________________________________

________________
7.
It would be better if the rain stopped.
_____________________________________________
________________
8.
I don't have any cake to offer you and I'm sorry
about that .
_____________________________________________
________________