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Friday, December 26, 2014

Verb Tenses, Test 6

Fill in the blanks with the correct tense forms (present continuous / present perfect / present perfect continuous tense) of the verb. 
Choose your answers from the given options.

1. It …………… continuously since morning.
is raining              
has been raining                       
was raining

2. I ………………… him only once.
have met                        
have been meeting                   
am meeting

3. I ……………….. him for a long time.
did not see                         
have not seen                         
does not see

4. The children are hungry. They ……………… in the garden.
are playing             
have played                   
have been playing

5. We ……………… each other since our school days.
have been knowing                      
have known

6. ………………… you ………………… the job?
Have, completed                
Are, completed                  
Have, been completing

7. Her health …………….. considerably since she returned from the hills.
has improved                     
is improving                       
has been improved

8. We …………………. to find our way home yet.
have not managed                        
did not manage                     
have not been managing

9. Those who ……………. their work are free to go home.
have finished                         
have been finishing

10. This is the fifth time you …………………… that question.
have asked                 
have been asking

Choose the right answer:

1. We have stayed/have been staying / are staying in this house for the past three years.

2. The students went/have gone on an educational tour.

3. Only those students who have secured / have been secured / are secured ‘A’ grades will be considered for admission.

4. Sorry I am late. Have you been waiting long / Have you waited long?

5. If you have read / read / are reading that book, you should return it to the library.

6. Sorry about the mess – I have been painting / have painted the walls.

7. You have eaten / ate / have been eating ten candies since lunchtime.

8. I have written / have been writing / am writing six letters since morning.

9. I have been watching / have watched a lot of films recently.

10. I watched/have watched / have been watching three films this week.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Test 9


61. Look out! That wall … .
a) will collapse 
b) is going to collapse 
c) will be collapsing 
d) is collapsing

62. The thieves … the stolen goods behind a cupboard.
a) hide
b) hidden
c) hid 
d) hided

63. I don’t like that dress. … do you mean, the one over there?
a) What 
b) Which 
c) Whom 
d) Who

64. Nobody enjoys … as we do.
a) himself 
b) oneself 
c) him
d) themselves

65. You want your friend to carry your bag for you.
a) Need you carry my bag for me ?
b) Must you carry my bag for me ?
c) Shall you carry my bag for me ? 
d) Would you carry my bag for me ?

66. To study in … Paris is one of … most challenging things for … painter.
 a) -/the/a
b) -/-/the
c) the/the/an
d) -/the/an

67. I’d rather you … mention it to my parents.
a) hadn’t
b) don’t
c) didn’t
d) don’t

68. I wish the committee … on their agenda instead of putting it off.
a) will agree
b) agreed
c) agrees
d) agree

69. If only you … me earlier!
a) had told
b) told
c) have told
d) would tell

70. He is … the cleverest boy in the school.
a) quite
b) much
c) far 
d) by far

71. The teacher made me … behind after school. 
a) to stay
b) staying
c) stay 
d) had stayed

72. You will soon … to living in the city.
a) be used
b) get used
c) use
d) used

73. Put … your gloves. It is very cold outside.
a) on 
b) up
c) in
d) away

74. It’s high time you … your flat.
a)  will redecorate
b) redecorate
c) redecorated
d) have redecorated

75. If he had some money, he … on holiday.
a) could go
b) can go
c) will go
d) went

76. She … a doctor when she … medical school. She thinks she … in a hospital for
most of her career.
a) is going to become / will finish/ will have probably worked
b) will be becoming / finishes/ will have probably worked
c) will be becoming / will finish/ will have probably worked
d) is going to become/ finishes/ will probably work

77. Paul was angry with me … using his car.
a) because
b) at
c) about
d) for

78. The shop I want to go is on the … of the city. 
a) outskirtes
b) outskirts
c) outskirt
d) skirts

79. A friend in … need is … friend indeed.
a) -/ the
b) - / -
c) -/ a
d) a/ a

80. They … for three hours when they stopped for a rest.
a) were driving
b) have been driving
c) had been driving
d) drove

81. World War II broke … in 1939.
a) up
b) out
c) down
d) into

82. She became a teacher, …?
a) didn’t it
b) isn’t she
c) doesn’t she
d) didn’t she

83. The … bicycles are in the garden, where they left them.
a) boys’
b) boys
c) boy
d) boy’s

84. I woke up so late that I … had time for breakfast.
a) harder
b) hard
c) hardly
d) hardest

85. Many people were watching while the film … .
a) had been shot
b) was shooting
c) was being shot
d) has been shot

86. My luggage … in the car already.
a) had been
b) will be
c) are
d) is

87. Give him … job to do. He’s only a child.
a) a more easy
b) an easier
c) a more easily
d) an easyer

88. … he was tired, Andy went tot the party.
a) Although
b) Despite
c) However
d) In spite of

89. Jack … whether he was late for the meeting. 
a) told
b) said
c) asked
d) was saying

90. But for …, we wouldn’t have found our way.
a ) your help
b) you to help
c) you helped
d) you helped me

Friday, December 5, 2014

Police Vocabulary Exercise


Choose the correct answer:

1) Police officers carefully observed and secured the __________________.
investigation    all points bulletin      crime scene

2) Unfortunately, the police were unable to gather enough evidence during their
investigation   the scene of the crime                    investigate

3) The police sent out an __________________ to notify the police force of the details of the crime  and criminal. At last, the criminal was arrested on San Miguel Street.
police dog     all points bulletin       handcuffs

4) Hugo attended the __________________ in this city then he joined the police force.
patrol car       chief constable      Police Academy

5) __________________ protect the safety of motorists and pedestrians. They can arrest you for drunk driving.
Interpol          Traffic police              Policeman

6) The criminal resisted being taken into the __________________.
Police College       flak jacket             squad car

7) A police officer grabbed a criminal and put __________________ on him.
handcuffs                  crime scene          flak vest

8) This __________________ is trained in searching buildings, baggage and vehicles.
police dog      search warrant          policemen

9) The Royal Canadian __________________ has twenty horses in its possession.
Mounted Police   Plainclothes     Police Custody

10) Three football hooligans were remanded in __________________ yesterday evening.
handcuffs          Interpol              police custody

11) __________________ policemen wear civilian clothes when on duty.
Patrol car       Investigate           Plain-clothes

12) A dangerous criminal wanted by __________________ managed to escape from the city.
Interpol   all points bulletin      police academy

13) On Friday night, a young man was __________________ on charges of possession of cocaine.
arrested           investigation              arrest

14) He was taken to the __________________ for questioning because he was suspected of committing a crime.
investigate         police dog              police station

15) Christopher was surprised when he was suddenly stopped and arrested by two
__________________ in Spain.
traffic police     Mounted Police      policemen

16) A __________________ is the head of the police force in a county.
plainclothes    chief constable       police custody

17) This officer was shot during a mission. Fortunately, a __________________ saved his life.
police dogs         police station         flak jacket

18) With a __________________, police officers may search a flat without its owner's consent.
chief constable           arrest         search warrant

19) Ally is a __________________ . She currently works in the Crime Prevention Unit.
policeman       policewoman         policewomen

20) Police __________________ a double murder in the village ten years ago.
investigated         investigation            arrest

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

"Why do you always want to use _____ pens?"
1) to one 
2) of my 
3) that my 
4) one of my

When did Mary _____ college?
1) graduate
2) graduate from
3) graduating
4) graduating from

You look pale. You had better _____ a doctor.
1) consult
2) consult to
3) consult with
4) consult by
New York is a large city, _____?
1) aren't it
2) doesn't it
3) won't it
4) isn't it
Japanese houses are made of wood, so they easily _____.
1) catch to fire
2) catch the fire
3) catch on fire
4) catch with fire
Do you enjoy _____?
1) to hike
2) hiking
3) hike
4) to hiking

Mary has trouble _____.
1) to remember her homework
2) to remembering her homework
3) remember her homework
4) remembering her homework

Do you have _____ to do this afternoon? If not, I'd like to take you to a movie.
1) many work
2) much work
3) many works
4) much works

When will the conference _____?
1) hold on
2) hold place
3) take on
4) take place

The meeting was held _____.
1) at Tuesday
2) on Tuesday
3) with Tuesday
4) in Tuesday

Why don't you _____ us?
1) go to the party with
2) go together the party with
3) go the party with
4) together the party with

That accident occurred _____.
1) before three weeks
2) three weeks before
3) three weeks ago
4) three weeks past

Many people like my plan. Will you _____ it?
1) agree with
2) agree to
3) agree
4) agree about

Tomorrow is Mary's birthday. Let's _____ it.
1) celebrate
2) praise
3) honor
4) congratulate

If you don't understand, don't hesitate _____.
1) ask a question
2) to ask a question
3) asking a question
4) to asking a question

It's snowing. Would you like to _____ this weekend?
1) skiing
2) go to ski
3) go skiing
4) go ski

Our company didn't pay _____ for that advertisement.
1) much funds
2) many funds
3) many money
4) much money

Do you feel like _____ now?
1) dancing
2) to dance
3) dance
4) to go dancing

Tom was happy to be _____ such a famous person.
1) introduced
2) introduced at
3) introduced with
4) introduced to

"What happened to you last night?"
"I don't think _____ happened."
1) nothing
2) everything
3) something
4) anything

"It is not very cold. I don't think it will snow tomorrow."
"I don't think so, _____."
1) anyway
2) neither
3) either
4) too

"Tom is not doing well."
"You must _____, though, that he is just a beginner."
1) keep minding
2) keep to mind
3) keep in mind
4) keeping in mind
"Where is the bus terminal?"
"It is _____ the Red Cross hospital."
1) opposite
2) opposed to
3) opposite with
4) opposite to
"Those students will perform a play."
"Yes, it is _____ for next week."
1) due
2) scheduled
3) time-tabled
4) put on

"Why did you go downtown today?"
"I _____."
1) go to shop
2) go shopping
3) went to shop
4) went shopping

"You missed a good chance in your career."
"Yes, I _____ that job when Mr. Johnson offered."
1) shall take
2) shall have taken
3) should take
4) should have taken
"What time will you arrive in San Francisco?"
"I will _____ there at 7:30."
1) arrive
2) arrive at
3) reach
4) reach at

"Believe or not, I have seven brothers and three sisters. We really have _____."
1) large family
2) a large family
3) much family
4) many families
"I heard that you bought some land."
"Yes, we _____ build a house soon."
1) plan on
2) planning
3) plan to
4) planning on 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Subject - Verb Agreement, Exercise 1

Underline the correct verb form:

Everyone has done / have  done his or her homework.

Somebody has left / have left her purse.

Some of the water is gone / are gone.

None of the students has done / have done their homework.

Everyone has finished / have finished his or her homework.

Each of the students is responsible / are responsible for doing his or her work in the library.

The mayor as well as his brothers is going / are going to prison.

The mayor and his brothers is  going / are going to jail.

Neither of the two traffic lights is working / are working.

Which shirt do you want for Christmas? Either is fine / are fine with me.

Either my father or my brothers is going / are going to sell the house.

Neither my brothers nor my father is going / are going to sell the house.

Is / Are either my brothers or my father responsible?

Is / Are either my father or my brothers responsible?

There is / There are two reasons  for this.

There is / There are no reason for this.

Here is / are two apples.

The mayor, who has been convicted along with his four brothers, is finally going / are finally going to jail.

My glasses was / were on the bed.

My pants was torn / were torn.

A pair of  trousers is / are in the closet.

The news from the front is bad / are bad.

Measles is / are a dangerous disease for pregnant women.

The average worker's earnings has gone up / have gone up dramatically.

Our thanks go/ goes to the workers who supported the union.

Some of the voters is still angry / are still angry.

A large percentage of the older population is voting / are voting against her.

Two-fifths of the troops was lost / were lost in the battle.

Two-fifths of the vineyard was destroyed / were destroyed by fire.

Forty percent of the students is in favor / are in favor of changing the policy.

Forty percent of the student body is in favor / are in favor of changing the policy.

Two and two is four / are four.

Four times four divided by two is eight / are eight.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inversion, Exercise 1

                     TEST ON INVERSION

1. No sooner had I reached home............................the telephone rang.
a) than   
b) when   
d) then   
e) immediately

2. ..................... that you were in hospital, I would certainly have visited you there.
a) I had known    
b) Had I known   
c) If I knew   
d) Knowing  
e) should I know

3. ..................... left the building, when the bomb went off.
a) Hardly have we   
b) Hardly we had  
c) Hardly had we   
d) If we   
e) we had no sooner

4. Under no circumstances ........................any compromise.
a) there can be    
b) which they can    
c) like they are   
d) that there can be  
e) can there be

5. ..................... must  there be any repetition of such tactics.
a) sometimes      
b) not only   
c) very seldom   
d) once in a while   
e) until

6. ...................... else can there be a woman like this, so everybody admires her.
a) Anywhere      
b) Somewhere   
c) Where   
d) Nowhere      
e) What

7. At no time ................................ the office without getting permission from my boss.
a) I left   
b) did I leave   
c) I didn`t leave   
d) did they notice  
e) not only did they notice

8. Not until the thief left the house, ..........................him although they were at home.
a) they noticed   
b) they didn`t notice   
c) didn`t they notice  
d) did they notice  
e) not only did they notice

9. ....................... lost in the market, the staff of the shop will help him.
a) Were the boy to get   
b) The little boy gets   
c) Should the little boy get   
d) The little boy should get     
e) The little boy were to get

10. Never ............................. any doubt about the matter.
a) has there been     
b) hasn`t there been    
c) there has been   
d) there hasn`t been     
e) there should be

11. ..................... greedy, I could have bought a lot of jewellery.
a) If I had      
b) Had I been    
c) Should I be   
d) I had been    
e) I hadn`t been

12. Only from that student .....................the truth.
a) could I understand   
b) I understand     
c) I understand that   
d) I could understand         
e) I could have understood

13. Even less ..........................of what the teacher is thinking.
a) we know             
b) what we know     
c) that we      
d) do we know    
e) which we know

14.  ........................... informed them of the mistake in time, your students would have never succeeded.
a) Had you not    
b) You hadn`t     
c) You had     
d) Did you     
e) That you had

15. Not until I came into the class .......................... her illness.
a) I had realized            
b) did I realize    
c) have I realized    
d) I realize   
e) I realized

Monday, October 6, 2014

Miscellaneous, Test 7

Fill in blanks using the words EITHER / NEITHER or BOTH

1. A: Would you like a piece of sandwich or some biscuits?
B: ___________, if possible. I’m extremely hungry.

2. A: Who would you like to go with, Peter or Andrew?
B: ___________, I’m afraid. I hate both of them.

 3. A: Will you drink whiskey or do you prefer martini?
 B: ___________, I really don’t care that much.

4. A: Where did you spend your vacation, Venice or Paris?
B: _________, I was in Holland.

5. A: Which restaurant shall we go?
B: ___________, I really don’t mind.

Conjunctions Such or So

Add such or so to the following sentences.

1. The wind was ____________ strong that it blew my hat off my head.
2. Sue is ______________ a good pianist that I’m surprised she didn’t go into music professionally.
3. The radio was_____________ loud that I couldn’t hear what Michael was saying.
4. The food was_____________ hot that it burned my tongue.
5. Alison did______________ a poor job that she was fired.
6. Small animals in the forest move about ___________ quickly that one can barely catch a glimpse of them.
7. Charles and his brother are ____________hard- working carpenters that I’m sure they’ll make a success of their new business.
8. The children had __________ much fun at the carnival that they begged to go again.
9. There are__________ many leaves on a single tree that it is impossible to count them.
13. ___________ few students signed up for the course that it was canceled.
14. I feel like I have ____________ little energy that I wonder if I’m getting
15. She is ____________an intelligent girl that she was hired immediately.

Due To / Since / Consequently

Complete the sentences with due to, since. or consequently.
1. ______________his poor eyesight, John has to sit in the front row in class.

2. _____________ John has poor eyesight, he has to sit in the front row.

3. John has poor eyesight.______________, he has to sit in the front row.

4. Sarah is afraid of heights. __________ ,she will not walk across a bridge.

5. Sarah will not walk across a bridge __________ her fear of heights.

6. ______________ a camel can go completely without water for eight to ten days, it is an ideal animal for desert areas.

7. Mark is overweight. ___________ ,his doctor has advised him to exercise regularly.


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

1. Go ___________ ( = continue), tell me the rest of the story.
a) on b) in c) at  

2. I give ___________! I don’t’ know what the answer is.
a) out b) up c) in

3. To find an answer = To ___________ an answer
a) come to with b) come on with c) come up with

4. They were very hospitable. They put me ___________ ( = had me as a guest) for five days.
a) off b) up c) on

5. The teacher ___________ ( = distributed) the worksheets.
a) handed out b) handed on c) handed down

6. Which of the following phrases does NOT mean “wait”?
a) Hold on b) Hang on c) Hang up

7. When the phone rings, you pick it up. When you’re finished talking, you--
a) hang up b) hang on c) hang in

8. I like ___________ ( = spending time) with my friends at the mall.
a) hanging up b) hanging out c) hanging at

9. I just can’t ___________ ( = accept/forget) how rude he was to you.
a) get over b) go over c) get by

10. You should ___________ ( = take a look at) this site! I really think you’ll like it.
a) check up b) check out c) check in