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Cornmon errors orksheet

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Common errors worksheet 1 Common errors worksheet 2
Using the present perfect Present tenses for future meaning
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1 present perfect
2 past simple
the present continuous
the present simple
3 present perfect 3 will

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went to New York last year.
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2
'm playing
starts
3 I've known Tim tor five years. 3 'II stay
4 Correct 4 'II make
5 I met Paolo when I lived in Italy. 5 doesn't close
6 I don't know where Sara is - I haven't seen her for 6 're having
three weeks.
if or unless?

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B 2 A

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B 2 A 3 B
1 unless
. before . 2 if
2 before 3 unless
3 after 4 if
@1 Why didn't Paul come to I won't phone you unless there's
the party? a problem.
2 Has the car broken down? 2 You'll freeze if you don't put your· coat on.
3 Can you help me with my suitcase? 3 I'll retake my exams unless I pass them all first time.
4 Where are you going?
5 Who did they give the prize to? must, mustn't and (don't) have to
6 Will you phone me later? 01 B 2 A 3 B
too, very or enough? () 1 obligation
Q1 B 2 A 3 A 2 have to

0 3 mustn't

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I Very 2 Too 3 Enough 4 don't have to
1 very kind both
2 too young ..
2 had to
3 very funny 3 will have to
4 fit enough
5 too fast Q,2 don't have to
mustn't
6 enough money
3 mustn't
When to use the 4 doesn't have to
B 2 A Indirect questions

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B 2 B 3 A
2 the
3 - ; the indirect
4 - ·· 2 statements

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5 3 indirect

Q· 1 Can you tell me what time it is?


2 the 2 I wonder who he is getting married to.
3 3 Could you tell me where the station is?
4 4 Do you know if the film has started?
5 the 5 Have you any idea who he shares a flat with?
6 the 6 Can you tell me if the library is open on Sundays?
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Common errors worksheet 3 Common errors worksheet 4

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Passive reporting verbs say or tell?
Q1 A 2 8 A 2 B 3 A
Q1 to infinitive ()1 tell
·· 2 -ing form . 2 say

Q Expressing certainty: believed, understood, f)1 told


known, assumed 2 tell
Expressing uncertainty: thought, rumoured, suspected 3 said
4 said
A-1 She's rumoured to be planning
¥ 5 say
a tour next year.
6 tell
2 The company is thought to employ over 1 0,000
staff. good or well?
3 He is suspected of being involved in some way.
.1 A 2 B 3 A
4 He is known to be unhappy at work.
5 He was assumed to be guilty. Q1 adjective
2 adverb
Verbs that need an object 3 adjective
01 8 2 A
Q.1 well
3 don't need 2 well
2 need 3 good
3 after 4 good
4 before 5 well
6 good
. 1 We aren't going out together
any more - we've split up. Comlll.on spelling errors
2 Listen carefully to the information and write it down.
@1 B 2 A
3 I know I can always rely on you.
4 Correct Q1 double
5 The car broke down on the motorway. · 2 -ful

hope
6 It's true - I'm not making it u p!
or wish?
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1 advertisement
2 wonderful
3 believe
A 2 A 3 A
4 opportunity
0"' .1 hope
2 wish
5 Correct
6 beginning

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3 past perfect 7 getting
8 accommodation
hope
2 wish like or as?
3 hope
B 2 A 3 A
4 wish
5 wish 1 like
6 hope 2 like
3 as
Where do still, yet and already go? 4 as
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B 2 A 3 8 5 as

1 negative, at the end


·· 2 before
0� like
as
3 before 3 as
4 like
.1 They haven't arrived yet.
5 as
2 She is still trying to find a job.
6 like
3 She has already spent most of the money.
4 Has their plan landed yet?
5 I still haven't received an apology.
6 I'm afraid Anna has already left.
Common errors worksheet 1
Choose the correct sentences. Choose the correct sentences.
A We live here since 2002. 1 A You have finished the painting?
B We've lived here since 2002. B Have you finished the painting?
2 A I saw that film last year. 2 A Why did you leave so early ?
B I've seen that film last year. B Why you did leave so early?
3 A Where to are you travelling ?
Choose the correct words to complete the rules. B Where are you trave11·1ng lo7
1 We use present perfect/past simple for past
actions where we don't specify a time. Choose the correct words to complete the rules.
2 We use present simple/past slmple for past 1 In questions, the auxiliary or modal verb comes
actions where we specify a time. before/ after the subject.
3 We use present perfect/ present simple for 2 Question words come before/after the auxiliary
actions that started in the past and continue in the or modal ver·b.
present. 3 Prepositions come before/after the main verb.

Correct the sentences with a mistake in them. Write the words in the correct order to make
1 I've been to New York last year. questions.
2 I don't want to see that film - I've seen il before. 1 didn't/ Paul/the/come /why/party/to?
3 I know Tim for five years. 2 the/broken /cc1r/has/down ?
4 Did Isabel call you last night? 3 with/ can/suitcase/ you/me/help/my?
5 I've met Paolo when I lived in Italy. 4 going /you/where/are ?
6 I don't know where Sara is - I didn't see her for 5 prize/ to/ they/who/the/ give/ did ?
three weeks. 6 you I later/me/will / phone ?

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too, very or enough? When to use the
Choose the correct sentences. Choose the correct sentences.
A My uncle couldn't come - he was very ill to travel. A She's very interested in the poli:ics.
B My uncle couldn't come - he was too ill to travel. 8 She's very interested in politics.
2 A This soup is very tasty! 2 A Where's the food I left on the table?
B This soup is too tasty! B Where's food I left on the table?
3 A The box isn't big enough for everything.
B The box isn't enough big for everything. Complete the rules with the or - (no article).
1 We use _____ to tall< about things in general.
Complete the rules with too, very and enough. 2 We use __ to talk about a specific th·1ng, or one
1 means 'a lot'. We use it before that 11as been mentioned before.
adjectives and adverbs. 3 We use __ with most countries, e.g. Britain, but
2 ________ .... _. means 'mor·e than you need'. We use we use with USA.
it before adjectives and adverbs. 4 We use _____ with breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3 _____ means 'as much as you need'. We use 5 We use __ in some expressions, e.g. at home, go
it after adjectives and adverbs, but before nouns. to school.

Complete the sentences with too, very or enough Complete the sentences by adding the where
and the words in brackets. necessary.
1 Thank you - that's ___ --··-- (kind) of you. 1 What time are we having_ . dinner ?
2 I'm sorry, you can't see that film - you're 2 He gave me back __ DVDs he borrowed.
·----- (young). 3 This cafe is very popular with ____ artists.
3 He told some _ _ _____ (funny) jokest 4 George isn't here - he's at work.
4 Do you think you're_ _ _ _ _ (fit) to run a 5 Next year I'm going to __ USA.
marathon? 6 Did you see __ programme about volcanoes !ast
5 The police stopped me because I was driving night?
____ (fast). 7 Have you ever been to ____ Spain?
6 I can't afford a holiday this year·· I haven't qot 8 She's a vegetarian - she doesn't eat __ meat.
_ _ ___ (money).

: Write six more sentences with too, very and


enough.
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Present tenses for future meaning if or unless?
Choose the c orrect sentences. Choose the correct sentences.
A I can't phone you this evening because I 'll go out. A l'!I come to the party if I'm too busy.
B I can't phone you this evening because I'm going out. B I'll come to the party unless I'm too busy.
2 A What time will you r flight leave tomorrow ? 2 A We won't eat outside if it rains.
B What t i mes does your flight leave tomorrow? B We won't eat outside unless it rains.
3 A It's OK - I help you.
Read t h e r ule and example.
B It's OK - I'll help you.
Unless means if not:
Choose the correct words to complete the r u les. I'll get some tickets unless they·re very expensive =
1 We use will / p resent continuous for fixed a rrangements I'll get some tickets if they aren't very expensive.
in the future.
C om p lete th e sentences with if or unless.
2 We use will / present simple for timetables and schedules.
3 We use will / present cont inuous for decisions we make 1 You'll be ill ___ you eat a healthy diet.
as we a re speakin g. 2 We'll get wet ...._____ it rains.
3 Hurry upi We'll be late __ ___ _ we leave right
Compl ete the sentences with the c orrect form of the now!
verbs. 4 I'll put the h eating on ___ it's cold.
• I ··-- (p lay) tennis at 10 o'clock en Saturday, so I
Comp lete the second sentence so it m eans t h e
can meet you after that.
same a s t he first. U s e t h e word in brackets.
2 The f i lm _ _ _ (start) at 7.30.
3 I'm really tired - I think I _ ··---- ....----- (stay) in tonight. I'll phone you i f th ere's a problem.
4 Come in and sit down - I ___________ (make) some coffee. I won't _ _ ___,. ( un less)
5 It's OK - the library _________ (not close) until 8 pm. 2 You'll freeze unless you put your coat on!

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6 We ____ _,. ______ (have) a party next weekend - would you You'll freeze _ _ _____ _ . (if)
like to come ? 3 I'll retake my exams if I don't pass them all

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first time.
Write s ix more sentences a b o u t t h e future using t he I'll retake my exams _______ (unless)
present simple and present contin u ous.
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Indirect questions
Ch oose the c o rrect sentences. Choose the correct sent e nces.
A The car park was full, so we must park on the road. A Do you know where does she l ive?
B The car park was full, so we had to park on the road. B Do you know where she l ives?
2 A I mustn't forget my passport! 2 A I wonder why is she so unhappy?
8 I don't have to forget my passport1 B I wonder why she is so u n happy.
3 A It's free - we mustn't pay. 3 A Can you tell me if she is married?
B It's free - we don't have to pay. B Can you tell me is she married?

Choose the correct words to complete t h e rules. C hoose the correct words to com plete the rules.
1 We can use must and have to to talk about obligation / 1 We use expressions such as
poss ibility. Do you know ..., Could you tell me ..., and I wonder
2 We use forms of have to / must for past and futu re tenses. ... in d irect / indirect questions.
3 We use mustn't / don't have to to say th at something is 2 In indirect questions, the word order is the same
forbidden as in statements / questions.
4 We use mustn't / don't have to to say that something is 3 In yes / no questions, we use if in direct / i ndirect
not necessary. questions.

Choose the c orrect words in the sentences. Sometimes Rewrite the q uestions as shown.
both are possi ble. 1 What time is it?
I I must / have to finish my essay before I can go out . Can you tell me ____?
2 I did n't have enough cash. s o I m ust / had to pay by 2 Who is he getting mar ried to?
cheque. I wonder ___
3 If it's raining tomorrow, we must / will have to stay at home. 3 Where's the station?
Could you tell me ____?
Complete the sentences with mustn 't or don 't/doesn 't 4 Has the fitm started?
h a ve to. Do you know ?
You ___ _ come with us - you can stay here if 5 Who does he share a flat with?
you like. Have you any idea ____ ?
2 Hurry upi We _ _ be late! 6 Is the library open on Sundays?
3 You ____ let the sauce boil, or it will spoil. Can you tell me ____?
4 Jack _ _ _ _ get up very early because he lives right
Write six more indirect qu estions.
next to the school.
'' ,., ... ,........... "''" , .. 11 • �, ...... !:
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Passive reporting verbs Verbs that need an object
0 C hoose the correct sentences. 0 Choose the correct sent ences.
1 A He is believed to be living in the United States. 1 A Don't worry, I'll sod out.
B He is believed that he is living in the United States. B Don't worry, I'll sort it out.
2 A She was sus pected that she was a double agent. 2 A Don't t hrow that bag away - I need it!
B She wa s suspected of being a double agent. B Don't throw away that bag - I need it 1

0 Choose the correct words to comp l ete th e rules. () C hoose the correct words to comp l ete the rul es.
I For most verbs, we use be + past participle + to 1 These phrasal verbs need/ don't need an object: go
infinitive/ -ing form. out, lie down, stand up, break down, split up.
2 For suspect, we use b e + past participle + of + to 2 These phrasal verbs need/ don't need an object: sari'
infinitive/ -ing form. out, call off, throw a way, bring up, write down, make up.

@ Write the verbs in the correct place. 3 With inseparable phrasal verbs, the object always
comes before I after the particle.
bettevetl � understood rumoured known 4 With separable phrasal verbs, the object comes before
assu med suspected 0 1· after the pa rticle when it is a noun, and before/
Expressing certainty: belie ved _ ______ ___ __.._________ _____..__ _ after the particle when it is a pronoun.
Expressing uncertainty: thought _ _ _ __ _____ ___ __ __ _
Correct the mistakes in the sentences. One sente nce
0, Complete the second sentence so it has t he same is correct.
meaning as the first. We aren't going out together any more - we've split
1 There's a rumour that she's planning a tour next year. us up.
She's rumou red 2 Listen carefully to th e ·i nformation and write down it.
2 We think the company employs over 10,000 staff. 3 I know I can always rely you on.
The co m pany ______.._______________ ________ ___ _ ______. 4 We had to call the match off because of the bad
3 The police suspect that he is involved in some way. weather.
H e is ------------------------·· --·---· ·--·--------- ·---- ____ 5 The car broke it down on the motorway.
4 Everyone knows that he's unhappy at work. 6 ll"s true - I'm not making up!
H e is ____ _____ __________
5 People ass umed that he was g uilty. . Write six more sentences using the p h rasal verbs in
H e was the ones in Activity 2.
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Where do still, yet and already go?
0 Choose the correct sentences, 0 Choose the correct sentences,
1 A I hope she likes her present. 1 A I haven't yet finished.
B I wish she likes her present. B I haven't finished yet.
2 A I wish I could speak Chinese. 2 A It's stil l raining!
B I hope I could speak Chinese. B It's raining still!
3 A I wis h I h a d worked harder for my exams! 3 A I've seen already that film.
B I wish I worked harder for my exam last month 1 B I've already seen that film.

0 Choose the correct words to complete t h e rules. Q Choose the correct words to comp l ete the rules.
1 We use hope/ wish for something we think is li kely or 1 We use yet in q uestions and negative/affirmative
possible in the future or past. senten ces when we expect something to happen soon.
2 We use hope / wish + past tense for something that is Yet goes in the midd le/ at the end of the sentence.
unlikely or i m oossible. 2 We use still when something continues for longer than
3 We use wish + past simple/past perfect to express a we expect. We use still before/ after the main verb.
regret abou t the past. 3 We use already when something happens sooner that
we expect. We use already before/ after the main verb.
. Com plete the sentences with hope or wish.
1 I ___________ you enjoyed your holiday. @ Write the words in the correct order to make
2 I _ __ _____ _ __ _ I had a bit more m oney' sentences.
3 He's worked very hard - I .. ............. .... --·· · . he does well in 1 they/yet /arrived / haven't
his exams. 2 find/a/ job/ still/she/ trying/ to/ is
4 It was obviously a great party - I ------·--·---· I'd gone' 3 spent /most/ already/ she/
5 I ______ I could play a musi ca l instru ment, but I of I the money/ has
just don't have time to practise. 4 their/has/yet/ plane/landed ?
6 I ·-· -·---·--- -- - I'll be able to come and visit you 5 I/an/received/ still/ apology/ haven't
one day. 6 afraid/ has/Anna/already/ I'm/ left
0 Write six more sentences with hope and wish. Q Write six more sentences w ith s till, yet and already.
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say or tell? good or well?
0 Choose the correct sente nces. (t C hoose the correct sentences.
1 A She said that she had really enjoyed the film. 1 A She plays the piano quite well.
B She said me that she had really enjoyed the film. B She plays the piano quite good.
2 A She didn't tell what the argument was about. 2 A He's a very well singer.
B She didn't tell us what the argu ment was about. B He's a very good singer.
3 A He said to me that she was lying. 3 A I'm staying in bed because I'm not very well.

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B He told to me that she was lying. B I'm staying in bed because I'm not very good.

. Choose the correct words to complete the rules. 0 Choose the correct words to complete the rules .
1 We always use a direct object after say/tell. 1 Good is an adjective/adverb . We use it before a
2 We use say/tell without a direct object. We can add noun. or after the ve rb be.
an indi rect object using to. 2 Well is an a djective/ adverb. We use it after a
verb.
Com plete t h e sentences with the correct form of 3 We can also use we// as an adverb/ adjective
say or tell. when ·1t means 'healthy'.
1 M att me that he'd won some money on
the lottery. () Comp l ete the sentences with good or well.
2 Don't forget to _ _______ Oscar about the party. 1 The whole tea m p layed __________ today.
3 She looked awful, but she -···· ··-- ·--···-- she felt fine. 2 'Are you O K?' 'No, I'm not very ____ ___ __
4 He . .. . _ _ _ -· ·-· . to me t hat he was really enjoying his 3 H e's a very __ ___________ arti st .
new job. 4 I'm not very ·-· --------·----· at sk iing .
5 I know he spent a lot of money on it, but he wollldn't 5 She loves her job, and it's q uite - -------- -- · · · --- Ioaid.
-·-- · -·-- · . ......... how much! 6 We had a really ----· time on holiday.
6 I'll call you la ter and · ----·--· · ---- -··· you all about it!

() Write six more sentences with say and tell.


! 0 Write six more sentences u sing good and we//.

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Corru:non spelling errors like or as?
0 Choose t h e correct sentences. Q Choose the correct sentences.
1 A I enjoy traveling. 1 A Their house isn't as big like ours.
B I enjoy travelling. B Their house isn't as big as ours.
2 A What a beautiful dress! 2 A Do you know Sa m? What's he like?
B What a beautiful! dress 1 B Do you know S a m ? How is he?
3 A She looks like her mother.
() C hoose the correct words to complete the rules, B She l ooks as her mother.
then st udy the fist of words.
1 With some words, we dou ble/omit the f nal
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\0 Choose the correct words to complete the rules.
consonant before -ing, -ed, ·er and -est. 1 We use look/taste/sound + as I like to talk about a
2 A lot of adjectives end in -ful I ·full. simila rity.
3 Be careful with the spelling of these words: 2 We use as / like to describe someone or
accommodation, advertisement, apply, because, something.
beginning, believe, definitely, different, environment, 3 We use as big/small/tall + as I like to make
experience. opportunity. really. s uitable. which comparisons.

0 Correct the spe ll ing mistakes in the sentences.


On e sentence is co rrect.
4 We use the same + as J like to tal k about a
similarity.
5 We use work + as / like to talk about someone's
1 I am wr'1ting in response to your advertisment. job.
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We had a wonderfull holiday.
I belive that I am s uitable for the job.
: Q· Complete the sentences with as or like.
4 I would like the oport unity to work for your 1 Mark looks just __ _ __ his dad!
company. 2 Those shoes are the same Jenna 's.
5 The two brothers are completely different. 3 The second fil m wasn't as good ........... the first.
6 I can start work at the begining of April. 4 What was that noise? It sounded thu nder!
7 They are geting married next year. 5 I've been working _ ___ a n urse for over ten years.
8 The accomodation was really nice. 6 Your bedroom is ______ a ru bbish tip!

Write six more sentences with the words in the list i Q Write six more sentences with as or like. L
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