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Complete the sentences with the correct words.

TH GRADE

GRAMMAR

1 Choose the correct answers.

1 Did you see Jan at the concert? She wore / was wearing a red coat.

2 Peter wouldnít lend me his dictionary because he didnít finish / hadnít finished his homework yet.

3 I saw your sister in town yesterday. She talked / was talking to a couple of friends.

4 Jake phoned me just after he was leaving / had left the party.

5 When the exam results came through we all were celebrating / celebrated!

6 While I was walking to the shops, it suddenly started / was starting to get very windy.

7 They had waited / had been waiting for half an hour by the time David arrived.

8 When I got to the classroom, the teacher already started / had already started the lesson.

2 Complete the sentences with the present perfect simple or continuous form of the verbs in brackets.

1 I __________________ (have) this cold since I went swimming last Friday.

2 How often __________________ (you be) to the USA?

3 I __________________ (often wonder) if learning another language would be difficult.

4 Where __________________ (you stay) for the last few days?

5 What __________________ (you do) to your hair? It looks great!

6 How long __________________ (you go out) with Freddy?

7 What __________________ (you eat)? There are red marks on your shirt.

8 Katy and I __________________ (know) each other since we were at primary school together.

3 Rewrite the sentences beginning with the words in bold.

1 I had never before seen such a beautiful sunset.

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2 We not only went out for a meal but we went dancing too.

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3 They had no sooner started the exercise than the lesson bell rang.

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4 There has rarely been such a high wind.

________________________________________________________________

4 Complete the sentences with determiners.

1 You should check your bank account _______ week.

2 Are there _______ good reasons for buying your own house?

3 _______ breakfast we had at the hotel this morning was excellent.

4 _______ of the band members has spoken to the newspapers. I donít know where the information came from.

5 Iím afraid thereís _______ I can do to help you.

5 Choose the correct answers.

1 I expect hearing / to hear from Lucy in the next few days.

2 The teacher made Gemma going / go home because she wasnít feeling well.

3 I canít imagine enjoying / to enjoy a backpacking holiday. I like my home comforts.

4 Did you manage contacting / to contact Mr Barton about the meeting?

5 Dan justified buying / to buy a new car by saying he needed it for work!

6 We considered going / go to Scotland for a weekís break, but the weather is too cold at the moment.

7 Iím having my hair cutting / cut this afternoon.

8 He wouldnít let me pay / to pay for my share of the meal.

9 I canít risk missing / to miss the train so Iíll book a taxi for 7.15.



10 Are you going to get the car fixing / fixed while Jackís at work?

6 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1 I __________________ (meet) the new employee at 4.30. Is there anything youíd like me to ask him?

2 Donít call me on my mobile between four and five this afternoon because I __________________ (drive).

3 __________________ (the judges make) their decision by the end of today?

4 Donít worry about phoning Martin with the news. I __________________ (tell him) at school.

5 Quick! Marian __________________ (faint)!

6 When __________________ (the shop open)? I need to get some milk.

7 Iíve decided. I __________________ (study) Science at university.

8 Ben __________________ (probably win) the student election. Heís very popular.

9 The train __________________ (arrive) at 6.30 so we should be home by seven.

10 Donít forget to give him the letter when he __________________ (get) home.

7 Choose the correct answers.

1 Assuming / In case she gets good results, where will she study?

2 Iíll stay as soon as / as long as you need me.

3 Unless / Provided that youíre not too late, Iíll look after the baby.

4 Take your umbrella in case / if it rains later.

5 I wonít go to bed assuming that / until you get home.

8 Complete the sentences with the correct form of can, could or be able to and the verbs in brackets.

1 I __________________ (not find) Ginaís number in the phone book. Do you know it?

2 I was lucky that I __________________ (find) a good job last summer.

3 If you work in a museum you must __________________ (answer) questions about local history.

4 In the future people __________________ (travel) above the roads as well as on them.

5 My mum insists that my brother __________________ (speak) when he was only eleven months old but I donít believe her!

6 If I _________________________ (speak) French, I would have taken the job immediately.

7 _________________________ (you contact) Pamela yet?

8 __________________ (drive) means that I donít have to depend on other people for transport.

9 Complete the sentences with all, that or what.

1 Iím concerned _______ she didnít come to me with her problems.

2 The worrying thing is _______ climate change is happening so fast.

3 _______ she said made me realise how unhappy she is.

4 I know _______ my dad thinks about my behaviour is important.

5 Iím sorry, Iíve eaten _______ I can!

6 _______ is difficult is answering the questions in such a short time.

7 _______ I know about the row is that they arenít speaking to each other now.

10 Find the mistakes in the sentences and correct them.

1 Jake told that he loved English folk music.

________________________________________________________________

2 I asked Becky what was the time.

________________________________________________________________

3 Helen suggested to meet in the park at 12.30.

________________________________________________________________

4 My sister admitted eat all the biscuits.

________________________________________________________________

5 The teacher asked me where I had been today.

________________________________________________________________

11 Rewrite the sentences in reported speech using the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1 ĎI can assure you that I wonít be late for the appointment.í (promise)

He ____________________________________________________________ .

2 ĎI think the result will be 3Ė4 to Southampton.í (predict)

She ____________________________________________________________ .

3 ĎIím sorry, but the service I received was just not good enough.í (complain)

He _____________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________ .

4 ĎLetís go out for a meal after you finish work.í (suggest)

She ____________________________________________________________ .

5 ĎI wonít speak to her because she doesnít listen to anything I say.í (refuse)

He _____________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________ .

6 ĎIím really sorry I missed the meeting but the train was delayed.í (apologise)

She ____________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________ .

7 ĎI didnít say that I was going to raise salaries immediately.í (deny)

He ____________________________________________________________ .

8 ĎIf you donít work harder your grades will fall.í (warn)

She ____________________________________________________________ .

9 ĎYes, weíll provide the music for your party at the fee you suggest.í (agree)

He _____________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________ .

10 ĎI really think you should audition for the school play!í (encourage)

She ____________________________________________________________ .

12 Write questions for the sentences using the question words in brackets.

1 Someone left the TV on overnight. (who)

_________________________________________________________________ ?

2 I spoke to the secretary about my expenses. (who)

_________________________________________________________________ ?

3 Something happened after we left this morning. (what)

_________________________________________________________________ ?

4 You gave the file to someone in the office. (who)

_________________________________________________________________ ?

5 The Chinese restaurant serves the best food in the area. (which)

_________________________________________________________________ ?

13 Find the mistakes in the sentences and correct them.

1 Could you tell me where can I get information about the museum?

_________________________________________________________________ ?

2 Have you any idea why do they want to eat so early?

_________________________________________________________________ ?

3 Iíd like to know when will the teacher return our homework.

_________________________________________________________________ ?

4 I wonder who did tell Rosie about the accident.

_________________________________________________________________ ?

5 Can you remember where did you leave the green file?

_________________________________________________________________ ?

14 Complete the sentences with the correct question tags.

1 Letís meet up later, ___________ ?

2 Donít forget to tell Jeff about the party, ___________ ?

3 Theyíve made a lot of progress this term, ___________ ?

4 Nobody likes queuing, ___________ ?

5 The weatherís going to be awful tomorrow, ___________ ?

15 Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.

1 I have real doubts _______ driving all through the night in this rain.

2 I shall never be in favour _______ wearing a school uniform.

3 I go along _______ the view that if youíve got the money you should spend it!

4 _______ my view, programmes like that shouldnít be shown until 9.00 p.m.

5 Iím not really convinced _______ the importance of having an enormous TV.

6 _______ my mind, what she said sounds very suspicious.

16 Choose the correct answers.

1 We mustnít / donít have to give in this assignment until next Friday. Thatís good news!

2 We must / have to meet up sometime for a coffee and a chat.

3 Simon neednít / shouldnít work so hard. Heíll make himself ill.

4 Do you think we have to / ought to check with your dad before using his tools?

5 I really donít have to / mustnít eat so much salt. Itís very bad for me.

6 You oughtnít to / neednít worry about me. Iím getting a lift home with Freddie.

7 You mustnít / shouldnít park there! Itís the bossís space and heíll be furious.

8 I need to get / getsome money out of the bank later today.

17 Complete the sentences with must, canít or might and the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1 He __________________ (be) a vegetarian. Iíve never seen him eat meat.

2 Dan __________________ (be) back before lunchtime but I wouldnít bet on it!

3 She __________________ (be) exhausted! Sheís just slept for more than twelve hours.

4 You __________________ (see) this film before. It was only released yesterday.

5 I __________________ (leave) the keys on the table. Can you check for me?

6 Helen __________________ (like) your cooking. Look, sheís left most of the meal.

7 You __________________ (joke)! I canít come out now Ė Iím in bed!

18 Choose the correct answers.

1 Iím so cross! I didnít need to / neednít have stayed up late last night to finish the project. Miss Davis doesnít want it until Monday now!

2 Joe couldnít / shouldnít have said those things to Sue. Sheís really upset.

3 Peter might / neednít have phoned while we were out. Check your voice mail.

4 She ought to / shouldnít have left us a message. We were so worried when she didnít come home last night.

5 Mike should / could have won the race if he hadnít been so tired.

6 Ned and Sandy might not / couldnít have left until after the rush hour to avoid the traffic.

7 Steve is terrible. He couldnít / might have at least started to prepare the dinner while I was out.

8 Iím afraid I shouldnít / couldnít have given you a lift yesterday because my car was at the garage.

19 Rewrite the sentences using conditionals.

1 Iíve got a really bad headache today because I did so much work on the computer last night.

If _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

2 She argued with you because she enjoys a good debate!

She _______________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

3 We canít buy a house because the prices have gone up too much.

If _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

4 I knew she was going to leave early because I checked my e-mail.

If _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

5 My Spanish was very weak because I donít practise enough.

If _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

6 I didnít know you were feeling low so I didnít come over yesterday.

If _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

7 Iím really annoyed because I reminded her five times about the meeting.

I _________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________ .

20 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use will, used to, would or the present continuous.

1 We __________________ (live) just outside London when I was a teenager.

2 My dog __________________ (always come) when I whistle for him. Heís very obedient.

3 My brother and I __________________ (often camp out) in the back garden when we were young and pretend we were cowboys.

4 Itís so annoying. Peter __________________ (never answer) his phone when heís on the train.

5 My dad __________________ (always worry) about getting his car dirty.

6 I __________________ (play) football every Saturday but I gave up when I was thirteen.

21 Choose the correct answers.

1 I was going to / was to invite you to the party but Dave says heís already asked you.

2 Ben was excited. The day had finally arrived when he was to have found / would find out the results of the competition.

3 We wereabout to / going to have Coq au Vin for dinner but mum dropped the chicken.

4 I was just about to / wouldleave when he turned up twenty minutes late.

5 I was upset when he moved because I knew I would / was about to never see him again.

6 I was / was going to tell you but Sam made me promise not to.

7 Fiona was to have eaten / about to eat her burger when she noticed a fly on the bread.

8 We were to have had / were about to have a test this morning but the teacher was ill.

9 The TV was to have been / going to be delivered on Saturday but they couldnít find our house.

Complete the sentences with the correct words.

1 In addition to his regular hours heís working a lot of _________ to earn extra money.

2 Maryís on _________ leave at the moment because sheís just had a baby.

3 If you wear a _________ , it means you donít have to buy smart suits for work.

4 My last job was very _________ paid so I looked for another one with a better salary.

5 I hate writing letters and reports but you canít escape doing _________ in this job.

6 John surprised everyone by handing in his _________ last week.

7 To get results in this job, you have to work as part of a _________ .

8 Employees who arenít happy with their working conditions sometimes go on _________ .

9 Some people enjoy doing _________ work but I prefer regular hours every day.

10 Who is in _________ of this department now that Mandy has left?

23 Rewrite the sentences in the passive form.

1 The committee is discussing the issue at the moment.

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2 People have seen some unusual wild birds this winter.

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3 Someone has to address and post these letters before 5.30.

________________________________________________________________

4 Prior to last November they hadnít increased the salaries for three years.

________________________________________________________________

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5 You can contact us on 09652 546723.

________________________________________________________________

6 The teacher told George off because he was rude.

________________________________________________________________

7 Will you finalise the contracts in the meeting?

________________________________________________________________

8 Someone sent the e-mail containing the virus last Friday.

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

9 They were watching the criminal when he tried to board the train.

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

10 You must not leave mobile phones in the classrooms.

________________________________________________________________

24 Complete the sentences with the correct passive form of the verbs in the box.

think give report expect know

1 Raymond ______________ to get good exam results.

2 The children ______________ tests at ages nine, eleven and fourteen.

3 It ______________ this morning that the Prime Minister will fly to Germany tomorrow.

4 It ______________ that playing brain games can improve your memory but some doctors disagree.

5 The tribe ______________ to have buried jewellery with their leaders because many such graves have been uncovered.

25 Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.

1 I got _______ with a lot of naughty things when I was young!

2 We got _______ with the rent last month and now we owe double.

3 Heís always getting _______ Susie. I think itís because heís jealous of her.

4 Thatís very interesting but can we get _______ to the main issue?

5 Do you think weíll manage to get _______ before 6.00 this evening? I have a plane to catch.

26 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1 I thought Archie __________________ (leave) but in fact he was in the cafeteria.

2 Who is expected __________________ (win) the next election?

3 The meeting __________________ (finish) by 4.30 so give me a ring then.

4 He admitted __________________ (steal) the painting after the police arrested him.

5 The examiner asked me why I __________________ (chose) to learn English.

6 How long __________________ (you want) to be an astronaut?

7 My niece __________________ (can) talk until she was two.

8 You __________________ (earn) a lot more money this time next year.

27 Choose the correct answers.

1 Gemma was very tired and took in a little / little of what the teacher said.

2 Assuming that / In case he doesnít mind a small room, heíll love the hotel.

3 We expect my cousin to arrive / arriving just after 10.00.

4 While heís been in hospital / the hospital, Iíve been looking after his dog.

5 I injured my leg ten minutes before the end of the game, but I managed to / could keep playing.

6 Hardly / Just had we left the house when it started to rain.

7 None / Any of the students could answer all the questions correctly.

28 Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.

1 Could you tell me where __________________ (be the bank)?

2 You __________________ (not need) hurry home. Weíve got plenty of time.

3 Jackie __________________ (must have) some bad news. She looks really upset.

4 Who __________________ (you ask) to come in early today? Was it the boss?

5 What __________________ (you cook) if he had been vegetarian?

6 __________________ (your mum work) at the university? Iím sure I recognise her from my student days.

7 The suspect __________________ (interview) by the police when he fell ill.

8 I __________________ (not be) here now if Sam hadnít given me a lift.

9 We __________________ (leave) at 10.30 but there was a problem on the plane.

10 The boy __________________ (see) since this morning.

29 Complete the sentences with the correct words.

1 I _________ have managed to finish all the work without your help. Thank you.

2 Every Christmas Dad _________ dress up as Santa Claus.

3 The President is known _________ fond of Italian food.

4 Remember to get some money from the cash point, _________ you?

5 I was _________ to start the engine when I noticed a smell of petrol.

VOCABULARY

1 Choose the correct answers.

1 Do you have any _______ about his ability?

A problems B regrets C doubts

2 To my _______, itís not a big problem at all.

A view B mind C opinion

3 Iím disappointed they _______ my proposal.

A rejected B refused C called off

4 The _______ have improved since they moved the programme to Saturday evenings.

A viewers B ratings C numbers

5 If you _______ on too much work, your health might suffer.

A make B put C take

6 The exercises in the exam were _______ easy.

A highly B bitterly C ridiculously

7 You shouldnít _______ that everyone feels the same way you do.

A agree B accept C assume

8 Iíll go _______ with the majority opinion.

A out B along C away

9 When is the next _______ of the TV series?

A episode B view C sequence

2 Complete the sentences with the correct words.

1 To deal with climate change we need to use sources of _________ energy.

2 Iím going to _________ in my notice tomorrow because Iíve got a new job.

3 Let's get _________ to what we were talking about before, shall we?.

4 Millions of people in the UK are _________ paid and have very little to live on.

5 I have to _________ off the meeting on Friday. Iíve just found out the boss is away then.

6 This graph shows that unemployment crept _________ over three years.

3 Choose the correct answers.

1 I need a job with _______ working hours.

A tolerant B flexible C open-minded

2 We need another _______ of milk.

A pint B pound C yard

3 Most _______ get moody from time to time.

A toddlers B OAPs C adolescents

4 Our dog has cut its _______ on some glass.

A claw B whiskers C paw

5 The temperature in this building _______ a lot.

A fluctuates B looms C boosts

6 Employees who deal with clients directly need to be extremely _______ .

A ruthless B courteous C flexible

7 It appears that the companies _______ with each other to keep prices high.

A colluded B pledged C backed

8 _______ his failure, he tried again the following year and succeeded.

A Although B Much as C Despite

4 Complete the sentences with the prepositions in the box.

out (x2) in through up on down

1 I put his bad temper _______ to the weather!

2 Things didn't work _______ quite as well as I'd hoped they would.

3 We paid _______ the nose for our new car.

4 They insisted _______ paying for the meal.

5 Iím going to set _______ a meeting with all the people involved.

6 What are you going to splash _______ on with the money you won?

7 He succeeded _______ getting a place at the university he wanted for next year.

5 Choose the correct answers.

1 Iíve found a(n) absolutely / deeply amazing dress.

2 The seller is asking a(n) ridiculously / absolutely cheap price for it.

3 Itís deeply / highly probable that someone else will buy it before I can.

4 I shall be highly / bitterly disappointed if that happens.

5 And I would be deeply / absolutely grateful if you could lend me the money!

6 Complete the sentences with the correct words.

1 Weíre all going to watch the solar e_______ .

2 If you jump up, g_______ pulls you back down.

3 A few years ago there was a terrible accident at the l_______ of the space shuttle.

4 It will be wonderful if space tourists can go into o_______ around the Earth.

5 The astronautsí m_______ is to conduct some experiments in the space station.

 

7 Complete the sentences with the words in the box.

argumentative grumpy tolerant naive reserved flexible stubborn hot-headed courteous level-headed

1 The staff at the airport were all very _________ to us. It was a pleasant surprise.

2 My cousin is quite _________ and doesnít say much.

3 I was very _________ when I went to university but Iím much more experienced now.

4 Donít be so _________ ! You can always find something to smile about.

5 In todayís society people need to be _________ and listen to othersí points of view.

6 My dad was very _________ when he was young and got into a lot of trouble.

7 I donít think winning a lot of money will change Sam. Heís very _________ .

8 My sister is so _________ youíll never persuade her to apologise to him.

9 Youíre being very _________ today! Youíve disagreed with everything Iíve said!

10 Weíre lucky to have Jill as an employee. Sheís _________ and can change her hours if we need her to.

8 Choose the correct answers.

1 Plasma TVs cost / make a fortune.

2 We splashed out / down on a new car.

3 Pete spent / paid through the nose for his new bike.

4 If you started a sandwich shop at school, youíd make / do a killing.

5 I donít mind spending money but I hate being ripped up / off!


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