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INSPECTORATUL ŞCOLAR JUDEŢEAN CONSTANŢA

TESTARE LA LIMBA ENGLEZĂ


30 mai 2008

A. Complete the gaps with the correct tense of the verb: (10 x 2p =20 points)
If you ________1. (want) to see the highest waterfall in the world, you have to go to
Venezuela. There, you _________2. (find) the Angel Falls - a spectacular sight. We
_________3. (go) there last year and we were very impressed. We _________4.
(walk) in the countryside for about an hour when suddenly we _________5. (hear)
the sound of water. As we _________6. (approach) the waterfall, we _________7.
(not / can) believe how loud the water was. It was the first time we _________8.
(ever / see) a waterfall and if we had known how amazing it was, we _________9.
(take) a video camera with us. We hope we _______10. (return) one day to see this
wonder of nature again.

B. Circle the correct answer: 15 points


1. Take a drink in case you ................................... thirsty.
a. get b. will get c. would get d. got
2. We ............................... haven’t finished painting the house.
a. before b. still c. already d. yet
3. ................................... its high price, she bought the house.
a. As b. Although c. Though d. Despite
4. ...................................I look after the children for you?
a. Will b. Would c. Ought d. Shall
5. I wish he ..................................... give up his idea of becoming a rock star.
a. will b. would c. had d. can
6. My luggage is twice as ............................................. as yours.
a. heaviest b. heavier c. heavy d. more heavy
7. He ..................................... a scholarship last year.
a. was offered b. is offered c. has been offered d. will be offered
8. The teacher .................................. us to stand up.
a. spoke b. said c. talked d. asked
9. Peter denied .................................. anything to do with the missing money .
a. have b. to have c. having d. to have had
10. You won’t ever say that to me again, ..........................................?
a. do you b. don’t you c. will you d. won’t you
11. No sooner ............................... the garden than a storm broke out.
a. do we water b. had we watered c. have we watered d. will we water
12. There were hardly ............................... people at the bus stop.
a. no b. some c. every d. any
13. ............................... Idea was it to visit the exhibition?
a. Whose b. Who’s c. What d. Who
14. “I love playing tennis” “..................... do I.”
a. Nor b. Neither c. So d. Too
15. Jane feeds the fish once .................................. day.
a. a b. the c. — d. any
C. Identify any possible errors in the following sentences and correct them.
10 points
1. George, which is a vet, is my neighbour.
2. “Why do you taste the sauce?” “Because I think it needs more salt”.
3. You always use my shampoo! It’s annoying!
4. Never we have seen such bad weather as this!
5. You won’t be able to get a taxi unless it will stop raining.
6. Tony watched TV when the lights went out.
7. Tom told his mother he didn’t know where was his best friend.
8. If the head teacher won’t give his approval, we won’t be able to go on that trip.
9. My mother thinks it would be more safer if we took the train instead of the plane
10. Can you lend me a few money to buy this perfume, please?
D. Use the words in capitals to form a word that fits in the space:
(10 x 1.5p = 15 points)

1. I’m sorry, I think I’ll be ............................. to attend the ABLE


meeting.
2. I hadn’t .................. they were brother and sister until I saw REAL
them together
3. If you want to get the job you’ll have to send the ................ APPLY
form soon.
4. The minister’s ................ was quite unexpected. ARRIVE
5. I find it hard to ....................long passages for homework. MEMORY
6. She plays tennis ....................................... PROFESSION
7. The main................to the hotel is in Lime Street. ENTER
8. It came as a shock to hear that Samantha was a .......... THEFT
9. Don’t .......... your sister to do anything naughty. COURAGE
10. Giving the job to such an .......... person was a recipe for RESPONSIBLE
disaster.