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GRAMMAR EXERCISES.

REVIEW 3 ESO (08/09)


1. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate pronoun (personal or possessive) or possessive adjective
1. I saw a cousin of ................................ in the street.
2. Im sorry Peter is not in. ................is with ................. friends. Ring ............. later.
3. I always have to remind .......................... that this grammar book is ................ and not .....................
4. We gave ................... ....................... tickets ant they gave ................ .....................
5. Mary, bring ...................... some cold water, please. .................. are thirsty. (we)
6. My sister and I have been in London by ..............................
7. He lives alone and often talks to ......................
8. He wants you to return a book of ...................... which ................ borrowed last week.
9. John has come to see them. ....................... father and ..................... were school friends.
10. This book is .................... ; she wrote ................ name on it.
2. VERB TENSES. Put the verbs in brackets into the right tense
1. How many times (you /see) ................................ him since he (go) .................... to London?
2. Tom (take) ................................... a photograph of me while I (not /look) ....................................
3. a: I cant work out how to use this came. b: I (show) ...................... you.
4. a: ...................................................... (you/ever/drive) this car? b: Yes, I ........................ (drive) it when
you.................................. (be) away.
5. a: Where ......................................... (he/come) from? b: He ............................... (come) from Japan. Hes
a very clever boy; he ............................ (speak) four languages. a: I ........................... (wonder) what
he ................................... (speak) now.
6. a: How ............................................................. (she/normally/get) to work? b: She ...............................
(usually/take) the bus but tomorrow her husband ..................................... (bring) her.
7. Someone ................................... (steal) your car if you ..................................... (not/lock) it.
8. a: I ............................................. (often/play) chess with my neighbours in the evenings. I .....................
(play) ........................... chess with him since I ............................. (come) to live here two years ago.
b: .......................................... (he/be) here all his life? Yes, he .....................
9. (you/visit) ..................................... me if I (be) ..............................sent to prison?
10. Provided that you (want) ......................... police or the ambulance, (dial) ....................911. (t.1)
11. I (not /touch) ................................... the wire if I (be) ......................... you.
12. a: Why ................................................... (you/turn) on the television now? b: I ................................
(watch) the news.
13. We ............................... (see) Carol at the party last night. She ........................................ (wear) a
beautiful dress.
14. I am worried. Why ........................................ (they/ not arrive) yet?
15. a: How long ............................................. (you/be) out of work? b: I ........................ (not be) out of work
now. I ............................................. (just/start) a new job. a: How ............................................. (you/find) it?
b: I .................................... (answer) an advertisement in the paper.
16. I ................................. (go) to the zoo tomorrow. .......................................... (you/ever/be) there?
17.Peter .................................... (clean) the flat while Tom .......................................... (cook) dinner.
18. a: What .............................................. (he/do) to this car at the moment? b: I ........................... (think)
he ............................................ (polish) it.
19. If he (not sell) ......................................., he (not get) .............................. much commission.
20. (not open) .......................................... the door if he (ring) ................................... the bell.
3. Write the questions for the following answers
1. Janet lives in the middle of the town.
2. We went to the cinema last night. (2)
3. Fred has been talking on the telephone for hours.
4. The train left the station at half-past six.
5. Mary has spent a lot of money recently.
6. Im going to the circus with my sister Jenny.
7. Jack taught me to play poker.
8. They liked Anns idea best.
9. The market is 100 metres from her.
10. Our son does his homework every day.
11. He earns a hundred pounds a week.
4. Fill in the blanks with SOME/ANY/NO or ANY OF THEIR COMPOUNDS, A LOT (OF) , MANY, MUCH, (A)
FEW (A) LITTLE
1. I hardly saw ................................ I knew at the party, and I didnt get ....................... to eat.
2. I see you havent ............................. maps. Would you like to borrow ............................ of mine?
3. She put .................................. salt in the soup. Perhaps too .....................
4. a: Where are you going? b: ............................... Im staying here with you.
5. a: When would you like to come ? b: .................... day will suit me.
6. The cinema was almost empty. There were very ....................... people there.

7. He lives .................................... in Egypt now.


8. Theres ............................ lemonade in the fridge, but there arent .................... glasses.
9. a: How ......................... information do the police have about the crime? b: Not .................... They have
only ....................... information.
10. If I were a teacher, I would need to have ................................. patience.
5. Put the verbs in brackets into the ING FORM or the INFINITIVE (WITH OR WITHOUT TO)
1. After (read) this article you will stop (smoke)
2. Would you mind (write) your name and address on the back of the cheque?
3. I wish (see) the manager. I must (see) him today.
4. My mother told me (not speak) to anyone about it.
5. Dont forget (lock) the door before (go) to bed.
6. He hates (answer) the phone. He just lets it (ring)
7. Try (forget) it ; it isnt worth (worry) about it.
8. a: I used (ride) a lot. b: I sometimes ride. Would you like (come) with me next time?
9. Id hate (be) beside a volcano when it started (erupt)
10. I cant stand (have) too much work when the weather is good.
6. MODAL VERBS. Fill in the blanks with the right verb according to the meaning given.
1. I ................................. (not) remember the address. (ability)
2. He was very strong; he ............................. ski all day and dance all night. (ability)
3. You .................... to buy now; prices ................... go up.(advice) (possibility)
4. If you said that, he ................. be very offended.
5. I ...................... work on Saturdays. (necessity)
6. ....................... you mind opening the window? (polite request)
7. You ........................ take anything out of a shop without paying it. (prohibition)
8. We ............................. clean the windows . The window-cleaner is coming tomorrow. (lack of necessity)
9.There ........................ be some cheese in the fridge. (remote possibility)
10. You ............................ stay a little longer. (giving permission) You ................... enter this room.
(refusing permission.
11. We ............................... go to the bank yesterday. There was enough money at home.
(lack of necessity).
7. a) Fill in the correct adjective or adverb using the words in brackets
1. Gillian behaved very ............................... at the party last night. (bad)
2. You are quite .. at the piano, arent you? (good)
3. Think about it .................................. before you make a decision. (careful)
4. It makes me feel ................................ to think of you living alone. (sad)
5. If you cant talk ....................................., dont talk at all. (sensible)
6. Her whole family died in a ................................ accident. (tragic)
7. Your perfume smells ...................................... (beautiful)
8. Charles and Camilla have been living together .......................................... for years. (happy)
9. I like sitting ................................. the fire. (near)
10. He tries very ................................. to make her happy. (hard)
11. Have you seen any films .................................. ? (late)
12. She used to be a great musician, but she ............................... plays at all now. (hard)
b) Put the following adverbs/adverbials in order
1. Our teacher spoke to us (in class/very politely/ this morning)
2. He was born (at six oclock/ in Salzburg/ in 1822/ on Christmas Eve)
3. She played (at the town hall/last night / beautifully / in the concert)
4. He goes swimming (on Saturdays/ generally/ at the local pool)
8. Write the appropriate comparative or superlative adjective or adverb
1. This is ......................................... building ......... the world. (big)
2. The rooms are far ....................................................... they used to be (comfortable)
3. I think shes ...................................singer .............. the group. (good)
4. His face was getting ..................................... and .................................... ( red)
5. It seems he is ............................................. all the pupils (hungry)
6. This computer is twice ............................................... that one. (lo doble de rpido)
7. Life is becoming ...................................... and ...................................... (difficult)
8. He doesnt ski as .................................... ................... his father. (good)
9. Could you speak a bit ........................................, please ? (loud)
10. ................................ I try, ........................... I seem to do. (hard/bad)
11. He comes here ...................................................... he used to. (often)