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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Verb Tenses, Test 12


Choose the correct verb tense:

They finished the house after they had been building / were building it for a year.

She didn't eat anything because she had / had had lunch.

He told her that he saw / had seen her before.
He was so exhausted because he cut / had been cutting the grass all day.

They landed when the storm ended / had ended.

He was so dirty because he had digged / had been digging the hole in the rain.

They accepted my offer after they refused / had been refusing it for a month.

I forgot that I want / wanted to buy some bread.

She knew that because someone told / had told her before.

It was so hot in the kitchen because Sue baked / had been baking cakes.

I had to have a break. I had been driving / have been driving so long.

Before we parked our car we collected / had collected the ticket.

I arrived on Sunday. I was not / had not been at home for two days.

The roads were blocked in the morning. It was snowing / had been snowing all night.

They got to the beach after they had walked / had been walking for hours.

She called the police when she saw / had seen the light in the hall.

His English was perfect. He studied / had been studying it since he started school.

I was really hungry. I did not eat / had not eaten anything since the morning.

She didn't go to work because she broke / had broken her leg.

As soon as Betty had opened the door, the burglar had rushed out / rushed out.

After he has finished / had finished his drink he got up.

He had an accident as he drove / had been driving too fast.

The show started when everyone sat down / had sat down.

The snow disappeared because it was / had been 5°C.

After she had switched on the radio she had heard / heard the news.

The ship landed in Nice after it sailed / had been sailing for two days.

At 3 o'clock he had moved / had been moving furniture for 6 hours.

Ben apologized that he made / had made a mistake.

I didn't want to read the book again because I read / had read it.

They were hungry because they had swum / had been swimming all day.

We sold our new house after we bought / had bought a new one.

The road was blocked because a tree had been falling / had fallen on it.

The street was icy in the morning as it had frozen / had been freezing all night.

I was full of energy because I had been having / had had big lunch.

Had you ever slept / Did you ever sleep in a tent before your holiday in Italy?

There was no egg left. How many eggs had you been cooking / had you cooked?

I'd been calling /I`d called Jane five times before she picked up the phone.

We had repaired / had been repairing the car for an hour when John appeared.

She had done / had been doing yoga for 40 years by the time she retired.

In 2016 I had gone / had been going to France for five years.

I didn't give up even if I had been failing / had failed so many times.

The teacher was angry with us because we didn`t do / hadn`t done our homework.

She had been lying so much in the sun that her skin had turned / turned red.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Modal Verbs, Test 3


Choose the correct answer
1. Sally looks worried . She MUST HAVE / COULD HAD a problem with something.

2. Bob CAN’T BE / MUSTN`T  HAVE BEEN at school because I haven’t seen him all day .

3. I COULD HAVE LENT / MUST HAVE LENT you the money. Why didn’t you ask me?

4. Mr Travis hasn’t come to work yet. He has never been late for work. He CAN`T HAVE MISSED / MUST HAVE MISSED the bus.

5. She knew everything about our plans. She MUST HAVE LISTENED / CAN HAVE LISTENED to our conversation.

6. A: Will you come to my birthday party tomorrow afternoon ?
    B : I’m sorry but I CAN’T COME / SHOULDN`T COME because I have to look after my sister.

7. Timmy is a very good boy. He isn’t naughty, so he CAN’T HAVE BROKEN / MUST NOT HAVE BROKEN that window.

8. The street is wet this morning . I’m not sure but it SHOULD HAVE RAINED / MIGHT HAVE RAINED last night.

9. She COULD SING / CAN SING like an angel when she was a child.

10. A : I talked to your science teacher yesterday.
      B : You CAN’T HAVE TALKED / MUST HAVE TALKED to her because she wasn’t at school yesterday.

11. Mrs White bought a new fur coat ! - She COULD HAVE WON / MUST HAVE WON the lottery.

12. He came home alone yesterday. You SHOULDN’T HAVE LET / COULD NOT HAVE LET him do that.

13. He read the message but he CAN`T UNDERSTAND / COULDN’T UNDERSTAND it.

14. The singer has got a sore throat so she CAN’T SING / COULDN`T SING at the concert.

15. It MUST HAVE BEEN / MIGHT HAVE BEEN Jack I saw in the park yesterday, but I’m not sure about it.

16. We can’t wait any longer. Something MUST BE DONE / MAY BE DONE at once.

17. Everyone shouted in fear. They MUST HAVE BEEN / MUST BE very afraid.

18. A : I’m afraid Ted is watching TV again.
      B : He CAN’T BE WATCHING / MUSTN`T BE WATCHING TV because his room is completely silent and dark.

19. He MUST BE SLEEPING  / CAN BE SLEEPING. He is not in the living room.

20. I can’t find my book . I MUST HAVE LEFT IT / MUST LEAVE IT on the bus.

21. She CAN’T BE / MUST BE stupid. She teaches maths at the university

22. She MUSTN’T GO / MUSTN`T HAVE GONE to school. It’s Saturday.

23. You were stupid to go skiing here. You COULD HAVE BROKEN / MUST HAVE BROKEN a leg.

24. He looked so tired when I saw him. He MUST HAVE WORKED / COULD HAVE WORKED so hard.

24. Tom CAN’T HAVE WRITTEN / SHOULDN`T HAVE WRITTEN this because it is in French and Tom doesn’t speak French.

25. They MUST HAVE LEFT / CAN HAVE LEFT in the morning. They are not here now.

26.  I MUST BE / CAN BE tired; I `ve worked too much.

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

Friday, December 15, 2017

Verb *Wish*, Exercise 2


Read the sentence and choose the correct answer:

1. I shouted at my little sister this morning. I feel bad about it now.

a. I wish I did not shout at my little sister
b. I wish I hadn't shouted at my little sister

2. I didn't go to the library yesterday. It's closed today.

a. I wish I had gone to the library
b. I wish I went to the library

3. I took no notice of the teacher, and I did really badly in the test.

a. I wish I had taken more notice
b. I wish I took more notice

4. They stayed up really late, and they are very tired, so the boss is most displeased.

a. The boss wishes they had stayed up
b. The boss wishes they stayed up

5. Jack didn't tell his wife he was going to be late, and she got really angry with him.

a. Jack wishes he told his wife
b. Jack wishes he had told his wife

6. Mary told her brother she was going to be late, so he didn't wait for her.

a. Mary wishes she didn`t tell her brother
b. Mary wishes she hadn't told her brother

7. Mary didn’t prepare for the interview, and she's sad because she didn’t get the job.

 a. Mary wishes she had prepared for the interview
 b. Mary wishes she prepared for the interview.

8. I want to wash my car, but I don’t have time.

a. I wish I had had time to wash my car.
b. I wish I had time to wash my car.

9. Michael wants to buy a diamond ring for his girlfriend, but he can’t afford it.

a. Michael wishes he could afford to buy the ring.
b. Michael wishes he could have afforded to buy the ring.

10. Maria ate too many sweets when she was a child, and now she has lost her teeth.

a. Maria wishes she hadn`t eaten so many sweets when she was a child.
b. Maria wishes she didn`t eat so many sweets when she was a child.

11. Frank and Bill ran all the way to school, but they were still late.

a. They wish they were in time for school.
b. They wish they had been in time for school.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Test 17

Circle the correct answer:

I. Chris........................playing for two hours now. He needs a rest!
a. had been                 
b. is              
c. has been               
d. will have been

2 .I think it’s.................................. to read a book than watch a movie.
a. good        
b. well          
c. best              
d. better

3. He’s.............................. biting his nails!
a. sometimes           
b. eternally              
c. regularly                
d. always

4. Cynthia, ..............................a novelist, has already published three books.
a. who is         
b. that is              
c. which is               
d. whose

5. Unfortunately, the bicycle that Michael wants........................................for him to buy. a. isn’t very cheap       
b. isn’t cheap enough       
c. isn’t too cheap   
d. isn’t enough cheap

6. A large............. ............... of people attended the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
a. amount              
b. number       
c. quantity          
d. percent

7. Robin won’t eat meat and neither........Kevin.
a. will             
b. won’t                
c. can                  
d. does

8. If Karen.......................... the group, she would have been able to attend the meeting.
a. have joined                
b. has joined               
c. had joined        
d. haven`t joined

9 .I prefer pop music....................classical music.
a. than                
b. for                   
c. instead                    
d. to

10. If only I........................to university when I was younger!
a. would have gone                 
b. had gone              
c. could go             
d. went



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Test 16

Choose the correct sentence:
1. 
We are looking forward to see you.
We look forward to seeing you.

2.
This news is very important. 
These news are very important.

3. 
The news is being broadcasted by all major TV stations.
The news is being broadcast by all major TV stations.

4. 
Measles are especially common among children. 
Measles is especially common between children.
Measles is especially common among children.

5. 
She will help you when she has time.
She will help you when she will have time.

6. 
It`s time you have done your job.
It`s time you did your job.
It`s time you had done your job.

7. 
Peter will ring you up as soon as he will come back. 
Peter will ring you up as soon as he comes back.

8. 
I will return your book when I have read it.
I will return your book when I had read it.

9. 
Come and see me as soon as you will have a spare minute.
Come and see me as soon as you have a spare minute.

10. 
Since I left school I have only seen him once.
Since I have left school I have only seen him once.

11. 
I knew I will have to do it.
I knew I would have to do it.

12. 
I told you he was going to come.
I told you he is going to come.

13. 
She promised she would send a postcard from Egypt. 
She promised she will send a card from Egypt.
She promised she would sent a card from Egypt.

14.  
They rang to say they would be with us by ten o’clock but then their flight was cancelled.
They rang to say they will be with us by ten o’clock but then their flight was cancelled. 

15. 
I saw the house that I am to live in for the next six months.
I see the house that I had been to live in for the next six months.
I saw the house that I was going to live in for the next six months.

16. 
My mom planned to call my sister last night, but she forgot. She were going to call last night, but she forgot. 
She was going to call last night, but she forgot. 
She going to call last night, but she forgot. 
She was calling last night, but she forgot.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Test 15


1.Which sentence is NOT correct?
This is the news. There has been an earthquake in Japan.
This is the news. There has just been an earthquake in Japan.
This is the news. There has been an earthquake in Japan last night.  

2.Which question follows this statement? ‘I’ve been to New York.’
Really? When did you go? 
Really? When have you gone?  
Really? When you have gone?   

3.Complete the sentence.
‘I ____ out last Friday.’
 have gone   
 didn’t go   
 haven’t been   

4.Which sentence is NOT correct?
He’s recently got a new job in Frankfurt.
Alan has just arrived.
I’ve bought a new mobile phone two days ago.  

5.Which word can complete the sentence?
   I haven’t seen him ____.
   yesterday   
   yet     
    last night  

6.Which word CANNOT go in the space?
I’ve _____ spoken to James about the meeting.
yet   
already   
just   

7.Which words complete the sentence?
I _______ Helen since we _______ at school together.
‘ve known / were   know
were   knew / ‘ve been   
knew / have been

8.Which sentence is true?
My parents have lived in Canada for three years.
They used to live in Canada but now they live somewhere else.
They still live in Canada now.   
They used to live in Canada but now they are dead.   

9.Which words can complete the sentence below?
I’ve telephoned Mike ___________.
three times last week   
three times this week 
yesterday