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Friday, November 29, 2013

Miscellaneous, Test 1

1. I would tell you my secret, if I would trust / trusted you more.

2. He is known to be / be a very intelligent boy.

3. I wish I were / had been ten years older now.

4. His pieces of advice was / were more than welcome.

5. Who is the best / the better of the two hounds?

6. It was so / such a good play, that I was sorry when it ended.

7. I`m having my car repaired / repairing by the best mechanic I know.

8.They told me that they will / would not be late.

9. Jane wants to deal with / of her letters first.

10. Which is the cheaper / the cheapest dress of the two?

11. The trees which / who are in front of my window are all cherry trees.

12. Nothing is worse / worst than falling and breaking your leg.

13. If only we have / had some money; we could take a cab.

14. He has never been interested in / at / on my plans.

15. As it`s very late, I think you would better / should leave now.

16. Wherever / Whoever you go, you always meet English – speaking people.

17. Although / Even he was tired, he went on working.

18. You will have your lunch after you have washed / washing your hands.

19. You might have asked / would have asked me if I wanted to come with you.

20. You are a great cook! This cake tastes / is tasting wonderful!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Verb Tenses, Test 3

Underline the correct answer:

Deborah waits / is waiting patiently while Bridget books the tickets.

The shelf holds / is holding  three books and a vase of flowers.

The crowd moves / is moving across the field in an attempt to see the rock star get into her helicopter.

The Stephens sisters are both very talented; Virginia writes / is writing and Vanessa paints / is painting.

Rectangles have / are having four sides.

Canada Day takes / is taking place on July 1, the anniversary of the signing of the British North America Act.

The moon circles / is circling the earth once every 28 days.

Calcium is / is being important to the formation of strong bones.

Leonard goes / is going to The Jumping Horse Tavern every Thursday evening.

My grandmother sends/ is sending me new mittens each spring.

In fairy tales, things happen / are happening in threes.

We never finish / are finishing puzzles because the cat always eats some of the pieces.

Nora looks / is looking for the first paperback editions of all of Raymond Chandler's books.

Deirdre dusts /  is dusting all the shelves on the second floor of the shop.

KPLA broadcasts / is broadcasting the hits of the 70s this evening.

The presses print / are printing the first edition of tomorrow's paper.

The doors open / are opening in 10 minutes.

The premier arrives /  is arriving on Tuesday.

Classes end / are ending next week.


 The health department has decided / decided / had decided that all high school students should be immunized against meningitis.

 Miriam arrived at 5:00 p.m. but Mr. Whitaker has closed / had closed the store.

 After we located the restaurant that Christian has spoken / had spoken about, we ate supper there every Friday.

 The heat wave has lasted / had lasted three weeks.

 After she had learned to drive, Alice feels / felt more independent.

 We have been talking / had been talking about repainting the front room for three days and last night we finally bought the paint.

Madeleine has been reading / is reading / had been reading mystery novels for several years before she discovered the works of Agatha Christie.

The chef's assistant has been chopping / is chopping / had been chopping vegetables for several minutes before he realized that he had minced his apron strings.

The plumber and his assistant will have solved / is solving / are solving all the new joins in pipes before they leave for the next job.

By the time you get back from the corner store, we will have finished / will finish  / are finishing writing the thank you letters.

 I will have been studying / am studying / have studied Greek for three years by the end of this term.

By the end of the year, she already graduates / will have graduated / has already with a degree in business.

As soon as I get / got / will have got home, it started to rain heavily.

Don't worry. She used to live / is using to live / is used to living by herself.

He denied having done / denied have done / denied done it on purpose.

Children should entitle / should be entitle / should to be entitled to free education. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wh - Questions, Exercise 1


 Ask questions for the underlined word/s using wh - questions, such as: what, when, why, who, whom, which, where, how,,,

1. She told us that Aunt Lizzy was coming .

2. Peter ran home after a dog bit him .

3. The Queen was welcomed by a large crowd.

4. Mum bought this dress in Rome.

5. Jenny waits for me at the bus stop every morning.

6. You are looking at my favourite sister .

7. Princess Anne will open a new hospital next week.

8. Tracy had talked to her teacher before she left school.

9. The water is boiling.

10. Mary could play the piano when she was a girl.

11. Molly doesn’t want to see me because I’m so impolite.

12. She didn’t sleep well in the tent.

13. Jamie spoke in a very low voice.

14. Anne has been teaching us for 5 years.

15. I like cheap clothes.

16. On Saturday the Parkers had an excellent dinner at home.

17. The girl is my cousin from New Zealand.

18. You must call him again.

19. Maggie will call you next week.

20. have asked Tobias for some help.

21. Harry gave me some sweets because he likes me . (2 questions)

22. We wanted to go to Italy last summer.

23. Derek has just spoken with his boss.

24. My dad has built a wonderful garden grill.

25. We have been working since 7 o’clock.

26. Cindy must look after the baby because her mum and dad are going out tonight.

27. Tom did not wait for the late night film because he was too tired.

28. Ferry and Joe aren’t coming to the party.

29. We talked about Rita’s boyfriend for a long time.

30. Marion did not wait for us after school.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gerund & Infinitive, Test 1

Decide whether to use Infinitive (with/without to) or Gerund.
What can we do live / living / to live a healthy life?
In our society, people spend more and more time work / to work / working.
So we often don't bother preparing / to prepare / prepare healthy meals.
In order to save time, we tend to buy / buying / buy  fast food.
At fast food restaurants, we can to eat /  eat / eating quite a lot without having to pay a fortune.
And children enjoy to eat / eating / eat chips and burgers and drinking lemonade and cola.
That's a problem because eating habits are hard shaking /to shake / shake.
The high amount of carbohydrates in fast food and sugary drinks is blamed for / to destabilize / destabilizing / destabilize the body's regulation of appetite.
So we keep on to want / wanting / want to eat more.
Bad eating habits result in people become / becoming / to become obese.
Obese people risk suffer / to suffer / suffering from heart diseases.
We can avoid risk / to risk / risking such diseases by choosing to eat healthy food.
Be careful though. Some people are convinced to do something for their health by live / to live / living on energy bars or cornflakes.
And this is what the advertising for these products wants to make us think / to think / thinking.
In reality, however, these foods are often heavily sugared / to give / giving / give  them flavour.
But sugar is not mentioned as clearly as the low fat - that's why experts warn against to rely / relying / rely on the ads.
To live a healthy life, we ought / choose / to choose / choosing our food wisely.
We should eat regular meals and try finding / to find / find ways of exercising more.