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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 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

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Inversion, Exercise 2

No sooner……..home …….the storm broke…..
a. I had reached / then / off
b. had I reached / than / up
c. I reached /when / out
d. had I reached /than / out

Little ….about the plot of that novel.
a) do I remember    
b) I remembered    
c) do I remind     
d) I remind

No sooner…their plan,…something terrible… .
a) had they achieved / than / occurred 
b) had they achieved / when / had occurred
c) have they achieved / scarcely / occurred 
d) have they achieved / than / has occurred

Only if you ____, ____ become an authority ___ medical research.
a) will practise/you will/in                      
b) practise/you will/in
c) have practised/you will/on                 
d) practise/will you/on

Only after_________ the pub_______ that his wallet ________.
a) leaving / did he realize / had been stolen       
b) living / did he realize / had been stolen 
c) leaving / did he realized / had been stolen
d) leaving / did he realize / has been stolen

Not only … being told what to do, but he also resents … things imposed by others.
a) does he hate / doing   
b) he hates / doing   
c) does he hate / to do    
d) he hates / to do

Only after a few minutes _______who they____.
a) I realised/had been     
b) did I manage/are    
c) did I realise/ were   
d) I managed

______ you, I_____ about the outcome of the project.
a) Had I been/ hadn't complained                 
b) Were I/ wouldn't complain
c) Instead of you/hadn't complain                 
d) If I am/ hadn't complained

Under no circumstances _____________ that event to him.
a) you must mention    b) you should mention 
c) might you mention   d) must you mention

In no way ___________________ question his honesty, although I think that he made some wrong decisions.
a) did I ever             b) I ever did          
c) had I ever            d) I had ever

Hardly _____________________ we were told that it would soon be time for lunch.
a) we had finished breakfast that          
b) had we finished breakfast that
c) had we finished breakfast when       
d) we had finished breakfast when

At no time before I accepted the job ___________________ that I would have to do so much travelling around the country.
a) did they told              b) I was told      
c) I had been told          d) was I told 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Error Correction, Test 1

Correct the mistakes:

1. She recommended me that I take a few days off from work.
2. I tried to explain him the problem, but he had difficulty understanding me.
3. I don’t know why you didn’t go. If I were you, I should have gone.
4. Kate claims that if she got an MBA after finishing her bachelor’s degree, she might have been considered for the position.
5. Kevin says he stopped to travel internationally because of his family.
6. We regret informing you that your application has been denied.
7. The interview was broadcasted live over the internet.
8. I’m so glad that he spoke in my behalf because I felt awful that I couldn’t make it to the event.
9. At first I studied engineering in college, but I ended getting a marketing degree.
10. It was a frustrating situation because we were uncapable of helping.
11. When the check came, I tried to pay but John told me to put away my wallet and insisted that he paid for dinner.
12. They had managed a few crisises in the past, so they were able to handle this situation fairly well.
13. If you would’ve told me, I would have given you my honest advice.
14. The four participants discussed it between themselves.
15. We thought we were going to expand this year, but we actually have less people now than we did two years ago.
16. She’s trying to concentrate herself on finishing her degree.
17. Unfortunately, the species has got extinct due to human activity.
18. I’m a little afraid to do this by my own.
19. He told me that he had never been in that restaurant before.

20. Never before I had seen something quite like that.