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Grammar check 2: Units 7–12

7 Look at this building plan.

SECOND FLOOR Cafeteria Media

FIRST FLOOR Conference room Marketing Sales

GROUND FLOOR Security Reception Waiting area

Are these sentences true (T ) or false (F )? 8 Write sentences with the present continuous
Correct the false sentences. using these notes. See the example.
1 Marketing is in the middle of the building. He / speak / at a conference today.
He’s speaking at a conference today.
1 What / she / do?
2 Security is next to the conference room.

3 Media is at the top of the building. 2 Sorry, I / deal / with something right now.

4 Sales is on the left of Marketing. 3 Why / Bill work / late?

5 The cafeteria is below Media. 4 We / not / make / much progress, I’m afraid.

6 The waiting area is between Security and


5 Who / they / speak / to?
Reception.

A person in Reception gives directions to 9 Read this information from a website. Put the
visitors. Choose the correct word in italics. adjectives in brackets into the comparative.
7 Go into / out of the lift and take it to the first It’s 1 (cheap) than shopping in a
floor. The conference room is there. traditional supermarket. Our online range offers you
8 For the cafeteria go up / past Media. a2 (wide) selection and 3 (up-
9 From Sales, go along / past the corridor to the to-date) products for 4 (good) quality.
end. The conference room is on your right. Click on the items you want and with our
5 (fast) delivery service, you have the
goods in 24 hours. And this month’s special offer of
10% off any purchase over $75 now gives you even
6 (big) savings.

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10 Complete this story with the words in the boxes. Use the past simple
of the verbs in the first box.

be cost have take go leave miss finally but so

I1 to Salamanca last week on business – …8 I had to get some money from a


it 2 a disaster! First of all, I 3 bank. 9 , I arrived at the hotel for the
my hand luggage on the plane and then I 4 meeting, 10 I was two hours late!
to wait for it in Arrivals, so I 5 the bus to
the centre. I 6 a taxi but it was very
expensive! It 7 thirty euros and I only had
twenty euros in cash, …

11 Use these notes to complete the email below. Put the verbs in bold in
the present continuous.

Write to thank Gianluca for invitation:


- Confirm meeting in Florence on the 5th
Dear Gianluca
- Not have dinner with Dr Bondanella I 1 to thank you for the invitation and
I 2 our meeting in Florence on the 5th.
- Visit new hospital unit with Dr I’m afraid we 3 dinner with Dr Bondanella
Bondanella at 10a.m. the next day. now, but we 4 the new hospital unit with
5
- Gianluca to come too?
her at 10a.m. the next day. with us too?
Note that I 6 the afternoon flight home.
- Catch flight home in the afternoon. Best regards

12 Write the missing word in these sentences.


1 Sorry, they can’t speak now. They showing
someone round.
2 Marco dealing with the components while you’re
away?
3 This is most expensive solution.
4 I think this factory is more productive that one.
5 Staff turnover is high in Rio, but it’s even in Recife.

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