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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Phrasal Verbs, Exercise 2

Choose the correct phrasal verb or / and preposition(s):

Now she …………….us as she got married…………….a manager.

a. looks above/to
b. look over/with
c. looks down on/to
d. looks up to/to

I hope this present has …….. the fact that I forgot your birthday.

a) set against           b) made up for    
c) settled up with     d) weighed up

You'll have to ____ if you want to get rid of that ache. Don't put ____ seeing your dentist. 

a) take out your tooth/up                 
b) get your tooth filled/off
c) take out your tooth/off                 
d) get your tooth filled/up

She does nothing but fret ____ her being overweight, yet she never tries to put an end ____ her craving ____ chocolate.

a) for/to/of       
b) at/at/in    
c) over/to/in                  
d) about/to/for

My sister's new laptop ____ quite often. The funny thing is that she always ____ by the people in the IT department.

a) breaks apart/has it upgraded            
b) crashes/had it seen to
c) breaks off/has it observed                
d) breaks down/has it checked

I fall ____ with my boss because he looks ____ me.

a) off/up to               
b) out /down on               
c) through/upon       
d) at / over

You have to comply ___ the rules in your department or you'll get ____.

a) with/sacked       b) on/fired             
c) in/retired            d) at/hired

You shouldn't frown ____ one trivial blunder! He was so engrossed ____ reading that he simply didn't ____ you.

a) over/with/observe     b) upon/in/notice     
c) with/in/greet              d) in/in/see

Last night there was a report about a mass ____ from a prison in Chicago during which five guards ____ dead as the prisoners were ____ their getaway.

a) break in/ have been shot/taking             
b) breakthrough/have shot/trying
c) breakout/were shot/making                   
d) break up/ were shooting/escaping

Mary's bad performance was put ____ her lack of practice.

a) off                           b) down to                        
c) up with                   d) on

The journalist was ____ that the actress would be there, so he could have been able to get an interview. Unfortunately, he ____ her bodyguard, who ____ out of nowhere.

a) called up/ didn't account for/came      
b) warned up/ hasn't thought about/turned up
c) spoken up/hadn't seen to/turned in     
d) tipped off/ hadn't allowed for/ cropped up

Mrs. Stewart can't go to work today because her child has gone ____ a mysterious illness. 
a) out with  b) down with  c) off to   d) in for

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Error Correction, Exercise 2

Identify the error(s) (if any) in the sentences below. Some sentences may contain more than one error. Correct them all.

A dog bitted the postman as he was passing by a fence.

On the chair was a white beautiful cat.

Everybody believed they are still in love and one journalist even asked whether would they give him an interview.

The news were being widespread about the miners’ having stroked gold.

Somebody must have remembered him to pay the bill.

This cupboard is containing the new equipment.

The students have never been explained the problem properly.

I never watched TV in the evening.

There was the most beautiful girl in that room.

Everybody thought she has been dying her hair for years.

Could you please remember me to ring him up at 5.00?

Why didn’t you lie the table? You know we’ve got guests tonight.

No, don’t buy tea.  She uses to drink coffee in the morning.

The analyses which they came up with was incredible.

They have never met anyone nice somewhere.

They insist that he left at once.

It surprised me them finding him there.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Prepositions, Exercise 4

A. Choose the correct preposition:

The child showed no animosity ( at, towards, about, for ) her new stepbrother.

She is so thirsty (about, over, with, for ) success that she would do anything.

In my village there is no gas laid on. People  have to rely (onto, about, in, on ) electricity for everything   

We accept your kind invitation (by, with) pleasure.

I should like to read that book (by, of) Ernest Hemingway. 

These oranges are sold (of, by) the dozen. 

Always sign important papers (by, in) ink. 

Over one-third (of, in) the oranges are spoiled. 

The first speech will be given (by, of) Mr. Graham. 

We always buy olive oil (of, by) the gallon. 

The sound (of, by) rain lulls me to sleep. 

It looks (like, as) a nice day. 

It will take four yards (of, by) material to make this dress. 

He always speaks (in, by) a loud voice. 

B. Put in the correct preposition:

1. It’s so noisy – I can’t concentrate _____ my homework.

2. Don’t worry – I’ll pay _____ the tickets.

3. The car belongs _____ my father, so I don’t think we can use it.

4. I borrowed a pen _____ my classmate.

5. I’ve been waiting _____ the bus for more than twenty minutes!

6. Julie: “What time shall we eat dinner?” 
    Gill: “It depends _____ John – we’ll eat when he gets home”.

7. When we arrived _____ the cinema, the film had already started.

8. Please explain this problem _____ us.

9. She was listening _____ the radio when the doorbell rang.

10. John worries _____ his exam results all the time.

11. My flatmate listens _____ a lot of jazz.

12. David paid _____ the drinks.

13. Who does that house belong _____?

14. Don’t worry _____ Gemma, she’ll be fine.

15. She borrowed a jumper _____ Julie.

16. Please be quiet – I need to concentrate _____ this book.

17. I want to go to the beach tomorrow but it depends _____ the weather.

18. Who are you waiting _____?

19. When will we arrive _____ Beijing?

20. The policeman explained _____ the children why they should never run across a road.

21. A week after the accident he died ………………………. his injuries.
C. Think of a correct preposition to complete the sentences:
___ the meantime, you can prepare dinner.

Have you decided ___ a name ___ the baby yet?

Are you still working ___ your project?

He reminds me ___ my brother-in-law.

We are leaving ___ Paris next Saturday.

She was angry ___ herself for having made such stupid mistakes.

They discussed _________ all the issues they had encountered.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If Clause, Exercise 17

Supply the correct tense of the verbs in brackets:

a. I won’t call you if nothing (to happen)……………….

b. If the engine (not to be cold)………………, don’t pull out the choke control.

c. I will call the electrician if the lights (to fail)……………… again.

d. If more governments (to wake up) ………………to what is happening, perhaps he would be able to avoid the disaster.

e. It would be risky if you (to drive) ………………this old car to Spain.

f. I would take the day off if I (to have) ……………… stomach ache.

g. I (to stop) ……………… working if I won a lot of money.

h. If they (to change) ……………… more money, they could have stayed in a hotel.

i. Perhaps dad wouldn’t have been so surprised if he (to hear) ……………… the boys talking about it.

j. Even I had run as fast as I could, I (to miss)……………… the bus.

Complete the following conditional structures:

a. If it doesn’t rain for months ………………. 

b. If a driver sees a zebra crossing the street ………………

c. I shall be happy if ……………….

d. I should be rich and successful if……………….

e. I won the prize unless ……………….

f. If I went to visit London, ……………….

g. I should have called you if ……………….

h. I would have bought myself a new car in case……………….

i. Had I been in your place ……………….

j. Unless he had told me differently ………………

Friday, June 9, 2017

Phrasal Verbs, Exercise 1

PHRASAL VERBS | Using phrasal verbs in everyday situations

 REMEMBER: Several answers might be acceptable - choose the best one:

1. Are you guys still fighting? No, we made ___________ ( = reconciled) yesterday.
a) up b) over c) around

2. I just wanted to follow ___________ on what we talked about last week.
a) in b) up c) around

3. Whatever you do, don’t bring ___________ ( = start talking about) what happened in Paris.
a) around b) up c) on

4. I ran ___________ my professor at the bus stop. ( = I met him by chance)
a) away b) into c) around

5. We ran ___________ of sugar = We have no more sugar
a) away b) along c) out

6. He always plays ___________ ( = emphasizes) the fact that he was raised in a bad neighborhood.
a) up b) over c) at

7. I talked her ___________ buying ( = convinced her to buy) a Toyota.
a) around b) away c) into

8. Don’t try to talk me ___________ of it. I’ve made a decision and I will stick to it.
a) around b) out c) away

9. To make a decision = To make ___________ your mind
a) up b) on c) upon

10. We’re looking ___________ ( = examining) the problem right now.
a) in b) into c) onto

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

If Clause, Exercise 16

Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

If I ______________(stay) in Winchester, I would have found a new girlfriend.

He would do more to help the poor if he ___________(be) the Pope.

If he goes to London on a business trip, he often ______(visit) Soho.

We won't go to the film unless they _______________(arrive) in the next 5 minutes.

She ________________(buy) a new car if she had had the money.

If Mary were me, she ____________(go) to Manchester immediately.

They will talk to Jack if he ___________(come).

Maria comes to work 30 minutes late if her child ________(miss) the bus to school.

If Peter _______________(think) twice, he wouldn't have made such a stupid mistake.

Casey __________(become) a university lecturer if she studies hard.

If they _____________(know) all the facts, they would have found the defendant guilty.

Unless she _____________(hurry up), they will never arrive on time.

If I were in charge, I _____(change) the standard business routines.

He takes his daughter out to dinner, if she ________(come) to town.

She will call you tomorrow if she ______(have) time.

Tony hates being short. He would be happier if he _____  (be) taller.

If you ________(come) with us last week, you would have seen some amazing things.

If it rains, we ________ (not go) on the trip.

I’m sorry you don’t know her. If you knew her, you _____ (like) her.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

If Clause, Exercise 15


As soon as he ___from college, he __ a great position in a law firm. 
a) will graduate / will be offered
b) graduates / will be offered
c) will have graduated / is offered
d) has graduated / will have been offered

If only she ________ to her friends, she wouldn't be so miserable now.
a) hadn't lied         
b) didn't lie                 
c) wouldn't lie              
d) hasn't lied

Dacă n-ar fi locuit în Franţa, nu ar avea un accent atât de bun.
a) If she wouldn't live in France, she wouldn't have such a good French accent.
b) Unless she had lived in France, she wouldn't have had such a good French accent.
c) If she hadn't lived in France, she wouldn't have such a good French accent.
d) If she wouldn't have lived in France, she wouldn't have such a good French accent.

As long as you … your best, nobody … you.
a) will do / will criticize 
b) do / will criticize
c) did / criticize 
d) will have done / will have criticized

If you … your umbrella with you, you … wet to the skin now that it …. cats and dogs for almost an hour.
a) had taken / wouldn't have been / is raining
b) would have taken / wouldn't be / has rained
c) would take / weren't / is raining
d) had taken / wouldn't be / has been raining

I won't do this … you don't join me.
a) unless     
b) if               
c) whether                
d) as long

În timp ce vi se va pregăti prânzul, masa va fi fost pusă în sufragerie.
a) As your lunch is prepared, the table will have been laid in the dining room.
b) As your lunch will be prepared, the table will be lain in the dining room.
c) As your lunch has been prepared, the table will be laid in the dining room.
d) As your lunch is going to be prepared, the table will have been lain in the dining room.

They believed she … a better job after she … from university.
a) would find / would graduate                  
b) found / would graduate
c) would find / had graduated                    
d) will find / graduated

I realized that she … to me and that she … it again whenever we … that hot issue.
a) had lied / would do / would bring up         
b) was lying / will do / bring up
c) had lied / would do / brought up           
d) lied / would do / would bring up

If only you… the boxes earlier. You … unpacking and now you … free to come to dinner with us.
a) had opened / would have finished / would be
b) have opened / would be finished / will be
c) had opened / would finished / should be
d) have opened / would have finished / will be

If only I … in her. Now … knows my problem.
a) didn't confide / anyone                       
b) weren't confiding / all
c) hadn't confided / everybody               
d) wouldn't confide / nobody

Tom _____along the street when he_____someone behind him. 
Actually, a stranger _____him for a while.
a) walked/has noticed/had been following       b) was walking/noticed/was following
c) was walking/had noticed/had followed       d) was walking/noticed/had been following

When she _________ home, she will be thrilled to see you .
a) would come     
b) will come     
c) comes     
d) will be coming

If she ….. a lie when she was asked, she ….. now.
a) didn't tell / wouldn't cry                       
b) hadn't told / wouldn't be crying
c) wouldn't have told / wouldn't cry        
d) wouldn't tell / wouldn't be crying

Martha was telling us that her neighbours …all morning when all of a sudden a strange noise… .
a) fought / was heard                            
b) had been fighting / was heard
c) had fought / was heard                     
d) had fought / was being heard

……all the members of staff to attend the conference, would the hotel………enough rooms for everyone?
a. Should / have had                   
b. Would / have
c. Were / have                             
d. Were / had

Do you think that if we ……earlier we might not have missed the coach?
a. have been leaving                
b. left                    
c. had left               
d. have left

As my friend……………..for the countryside the following day, I ……………….with her too long that afternoon.
a. left/stayed 
b. was leaving/ didn't stay 
c. had left/ stayed 
d. was leaving/ wasn't staying

David asked his girlfriend where……………….so that he…………….take her home.
a. did she live/could 
b. she lives/might 
c. she lived/ could