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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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

Sunday, February 7, 2021

If Clause, Exercise 18

    

A. Complete the exercise with If or Unless. 

 1. -------- you drive more carefully, you will have an accident. 

 2. ---------- you prune these trees, they won’t grow well. 

 3. He’ll get lost ---------------someone shows him the way. 

 4. ---------------- you practice your English, you can improve it quickly. 

 5. ------------------ you don’t hurry, you’ll be late for school again. 

 6. ---------------- there is oxygen, fire cannot burn. 

 7. --------------------you go to bed late, you’ll feel tired in the morning. 

 8. My parents will be angry ---------------------- I pass my exams. 

 9. You can’t travel abroad -----------------you don’t have a passport. 

10. You can’t watch TV ----------------you finish your homework. 

11.-------------------they lower the price, I won’t buy that computer. 


B. Complete the exercise with If or When. 

1. -------------------I am late this evening, don’t wait for me. 

2. ---------- I don’t see you tomorrow, I will phone you. 

3. Do you mind --------------I close the window? 

4. ---------------------- I get up in the morning I usually drink a cup of coffee. 

5. Have something to eat. ---------------you don’t eat now, you’ll be hungry later. 

6. John is still at school. ------------------- he leaves, he wants to go to university. 

7. Be careful! ----------------you aren’t careful, you’ll fail. 

8. -------------I see him, I will tell you right away.

9. Please call us ---------------- you arrive.

10. I am going to tell her --------------- she comes.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Direct - Indirect Speech, Exercise 1

  



DIRECT – INDIRECT SPEECH

Choose the correct answer:

1. Rosa asked Joe, "Have you been studying English very long?"

Rosa asked Joe when do you study English.
Rosa asked Joe if he had studied English.
Rosa asked Joe if he had been studying English very long.
Rosa asked Joe if he was studying English very long.

2. The test is very difficult, he said.

He says that the test was very difficult.
He said that the test is very difficult.
He said that the test was very difficult.
He said that the tests was very difficult.

3. Tom said, 'I want to visit my friends this weekend.'

Tom said he wants to visit his friends that weekend.
Tom said he wanted to visit his friends that weekend.
Tom said he wanted to visit his friends this weekend.
Tom said he had wanted to visit his friends this weekend.

4. Jerry said, 'I'm studying English a lot at the moment.'

Jerry said he was studying English a lot at that moment.
Jerry said he was studying English a lot at the moment.
Jerry said I was studying English a lot at that moment.
Jerry says he was studying English a lot at that moment.

5. They said, 'We've lived here for a long time.'

They said they have lived there for a long time.
They said they lived here for a long time.
They said they had lived there for a long time.
They said they were living there for a long time.

6. He asked me, 'Have you finished reading the newspaper?'

He asked me if had I finished reading the newspaper.
He asked me if I had finished reading the newspaper.
He asked me if I finished reading the newspaper.
He asked me if I had been finishing reading the newspaper.

7. Indirect: Clinton asked John to go with him.

Direct: Clinton said to John, “Come with me.
Direct: Clinton said to John, “Come to me.
Direct: Clinton says to John, “Come with me.
Direct: Clinton told to John, “Come with me.”

8. Indirect: Rod said to his mother that he would be late that night.

Direct: Rod said to his mother, “I will be late today night.
Direct: Rod said to his mother, “I will be late tonight.
Direct: Rod told to his mother, “I will be late today night.
Direct: Rod told his mother, “I will be late today night.”

9. Direct: “I’m fed up with this cold weather,” my grandmother said.

My grandmother complained that she was fed up with the cold weather.
My grandmother complained that she is  fed up with the cold weather.
My grandmother complains that she was fed up with the cold weather.
My grandmother complained that she would be  fed up with the cold weather.

10. Direct: `What were you doing at this time yesterday?`

He asked me what I were doing at that time yesterday.
He asked me what I was doing at this time the day before.
He asked me what I had been doing at that time yesterday.
He asked me what I had been doing at that time the day before.

11. Direct:` How long have you known your best friend?`, she asked

She asked how long had I known my best friend.
She asked to me how long I had known my best friend.
She asked me how long I had known her best friend.
She asked me how long I had known my best friend.

12. Direct: `What kind of music do you like?`, he asked

 He asked me what kind of music I liked.
 He asked me what kind of music did I like.
 He asked me: What kind of music I liked?
 He asked me what music had I like.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Advanced Grammar Test

  

ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE TEST

Choose the correct answer:


When did you last see Jane?
When have you last see Jane?
When have you last seen Jane?
When did you last saw Jane?

Find the prepositions following the verbs:
To feel sorry ---  
To be famous ---
To be crowded---
To be similar ---
To be jealous---
To be capable / incapable---
To emigrate---
To immigrate---    
To blame--- 
To borrow---     
To lend---
To congratulate smb.---smth.
To be responsible--- 
To dream---  
To worry---
To be proud---
To be banned--- 
To prevent ----
To rely / count / depend---
To care---
To concentrate---

I am almost certain that she went there:
a. She should have gone there.
b. She might have gone there.
c. She ought to have gone there.
d. She must have gone there.

They managed to pass the exam.
a. They must have passed the exam.
b. They can have passed the exam.
c. They were able to pass the exam.
d. They could have passed the exam.

I am certain that Mary is at home.
a. She should be at home.
b. She might be at home.
c. She must be at home.
d. She has to be at home.

He is not obliged to speak.
a. He doesn`t have to speak.
b. He mustn`t speak.
c. He should not speak.
d. He may not speak.

I think he fails if he doesn`t study hard.
a. He should fail.
b. He must fail.
c. He may fail.
d. He can fail.

He is likely to be punished.
a. He must be punished.
b. He ought to be punished.
c. He might be punished.
d. He should be punished.

It is important that everyone follows the rules.
It is important that everyone has followed the rules.
It is important that everyone follow the rules.
It is important that everyone might follow the rules.

My advice is that the company invests in new equipment.
My advice is that the company invested in new equipment.
My advice is that the company has invested in new equipment.
My advice is that the company invest in new equipment.

Lightning struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning has struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning have struck twice by our house last night and burnt the roof.
Lightning strucked twice by our house last night and burned the roof.

By the time we got to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.
By the time we get to the airport, their plane will already has arrived.
By the time we get to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.
By the time we had got to the airport, their plane will already have arrived.

John will reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John  reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John would reply to your letter as soon as he will find out the details.
John will reply to your letter as soon as he  finds out the details.

They suggested that measures-----------------as soon as possible.
a. took
b. be taken
c. take care
d. taken

Peter is the tallest of the two.
Peter is the tall of the two.
Peter is taller of the two.
Peter is the taller of the two.

Nowadays news travels fast.
Nowadays new travels fast.
Nowadays news traveled fast.
Nowadays news traveled fastly.

Mary objected of her being treated differently.
Mary objected over her being treated differently.
Mary objected to her being treated differently.
Mary objected at her being treated differently.

They had scarcely left the party than I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party that I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party what I regretted my words.
They had scarcely left the party when I regretted my words.

No sooner had I spoke to him that the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoke to him when the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoken to him than the guests arrived.
No sooner had I spoken to him that the guests arrived.

Nobody has been taught,…………….?
a. haven`t they
b. did they
c. has he
d. have they

I`d rather going out than staying in.
I`d rather go out than staying in.
I`d rather going out that stay in.
I`d rather go out than stay in.

I`d prefer going out than staying in.
I`d prefer going out that staying in.
I`d prefer to go out than stay in.
I`d prefer going out when staying in.

He mistook her with John`s sister.
He mistook her to John`s sister.
He mistook her by John`s sister.
He mistook her for John`s sister.

She prefers Maths to Romanian.
She prefers Maths than Romanian.
She prefers Maths then Romanian.
She prefers Maths for Romanian.

She was keen on old books.
She was keen to old books.
She was keen of old books.
She was keen with old books.

He showed me his collection of postcards which he has been collecting for years.
He showed me his collection of postcards which he had been collecting for years.
He shows me his collection of postcards which he had been collecting for years.
He had showed me his collection of postcards which he has been collecting for years.

A lot of people have arrived lately.
A lot of people arrived lately.
A lot of people had arrived lately.
A lot of people arrive lately.

Her attitude to animals surprised us.
Her attitude over animals surprised us.
Her attitude of animals surprised us.
Her attitude to animals have surprised us.

You needn`t go yet, need you?
You needn`t go yet, don`t  you?
You needn`t go yet, do you?
You needn`t go yet, did you?

Each of the project partners is responsible for writing a summary.
Each of the project partners are responsible for writing a summary.
Each of the project partners is responsible for writting a summary.
Each of the projects partners is responsible for writing a summary.

Friday, January 8, 2021

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Subject - Verb Agreement, Exercise 5

 

Choose the correct answer:

Some of the students is / are gone.

Some of the cake is / are gone.

The biggest problem we face is / are all the squirrels that have rabies around here.

Every one of the students try/tries hard.

The windows in the house stick/sticks easily.

Every one of the students work/works hard.

The girls, along with their dogs walk/walks daily.

Either the vase or the dish was/were a gift.

One of the students is/are studying algebra.

The exhibit of the artist’s paintings was / were very interesting.

Mrs. Andrews, along with, Mr. Stone, do/does volunteer work.

All of the salesmen, including Mr. Stone, was/were at the meeting.

Every one of the girls do/does her shorthand homework.

Either Julia or her friends is/are planning to attend.

Both of the carpenters is/are planning to do the job.

Neither the students nor the instructor want/wants to miss class.

The women, as well as the man sing/sings beautifully.

Most of the nurses work/works every day.

This is the only one of the trees that bloom / blooms.

She is one of the students who attend / attends the classes.

The owl's eyes makes / make it look wise.

Actually, the owl sees / see poorly during the day.

Every year scientists discovers / discover new drugs to fight diseases.

The estate, including the paintings, was / were sold.

The news of his spectacular achievements come / comes as a surprise to all of us.

On the table was / were) a pen, a pad of paper, and two rulers.

Either you or Marilyn is / are to be asked to preside at the meeting.

The team has / have reached a decision.

There is / are many opportunities for part-time employment on campus.

Is / Are algebra and chemistry required courses?

One of his three instructors has / have resigned.

Do / Does either of the coaches expect the team to win the game?

Neither I nor my sisters expect / expects to graduate in June.

The president with his wife and the vice president has / have just left for the summit.

Either a loan or a scholarship is / are available to selected applicants.

A desk or a bookcase goes / go into that corner.

Has / Have the books or other supplies come?

A vocabulary notebook or vocabulary flashcards is / are helpful for review.

No one, of all of the singers in town, give / gives finer lessons.

Everyone draw / draws better than I do.

Has / Have either of you seen an ice hockey game?

In the corner stands / stand one of the suspects.

That flock of geese make / makes a beautiful pattern in the sky.

The team is / are celebrating its victory.

Here is / are one of the five members of the club.

Each of you (has, have) to pass the final exam.

Neither of Tom’s friends (start, starts) rumors.

Everything (get, gets) thrown in the closet when Pedro cleans his room.

Anyone who (want, wants) to take part in the play is permitted.

My brother and sisters (is, are) planning a surprise party for my mother.

Either hurricanes or a tornado (is, are) the worst type of natural disaster.

Either the mailman or the workers (is, are) causing my dog to bark like crazy!

Neither the teenagers down the street nor the one next door (clean, cleans) the snow.

Neither the principal nor the assistant principals (like, likes) when students get into trouble.

Either the girls or the boys (has, have) the best test scores.

Neither my cousin from California nor my aunts from South Carolina (is, are) coming to the family reunion.

Tennis and volleyball requires / require a certain amount of agility.

My roommate and best friend call / calls himself Jim.

Rock and roll remains / remain a dynamic genre of music.

Statistics prove / proves to be a difficult course for some students.

Some of my relatives travel / travels to Kansas City for the holidays.

Some of the textbook read / reads like a scientific journal.

There is / are several candidates running for office.

Kansas City has a lovely shopping area which is / are called The Plaza.

All of my cooking pleases / please my hungry family.

Freedom and justice  (was, were) two cornerstones of the democracy from the beginning. 

Every man, woman, and child (was, were) taken from the village.

None of the players (was, were) able to pass the physical fitness test.

The dean was displeased to learn that none of the foreign students (is, are) majoring in education or sociology.

It is / are the citizens who will make the nation strong.

The Grapes of Wrath is / are one of Steinbeck’s best works.

The New York Times prints / print all the news fit to print.

The scissors is / are on the table.

The millionaire’s riches is / are to be given to charity.

That red-haired lady in the fur hat (live-lives) across the street.

Mumps (is-are) one of the most uncomfortable diseases.

One hundred dollars (is-are) not a lot of money to some people.

Twenty minutes (is-are) the amount of time it takes me to get home from work.

Some of our luggage was / were lost.

None of his advice makes / make sense.

The class is / are debating among themselves.

Everyone in the telecom focus group (has/have) experienced problems with cell phones. 

Your friendship over the years and your support (has/have) meant a great deal to us. 

Hamilton Family Center, a shelter for teenage runaways in San Francisco, (offers/offer) a wide variety of services.

The main sources of income for Trinidad (is/are) oil and pitch.

Not until my interview with Dr. Charles was / were other possibilities opened to me.

Neither the explorer nor his companions was / were ever seen again.