Welcome !

Welcome !

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