I/ Give the correct form of the verb

1. Please be quiet. I (try)_____to read the paper.

2. The fire (spread)_____to the next building before the firemen (arrive)____.

3. By the time he gets back I(finish)______me work, and then I (help)______him with his.

4. IEmotion: wait_____until he(finish)______his next novel.

5. He (drive)______for hours before they(catch)______him

6. For the last 2 years, he (write)______a history of the Civil War.

II/Choose the best answer from this box

a/an the some any a lot of

Peter and Alison haven't got ____children. ____children would be ______problem for them at the moment as they have ______work to do and they don't have _____money.Unfortunatelythey don't have______interesting hobbies. I think one of them should have ___ hobby . Their lives consists entirely of _____work. _____people live like that. They aren't even interested in______travel . Sad , isn't it?

III/ Choose the best answer

Most people know the names _(0)__ the famous detective Sherlock Homes and __(1)_good friend Mr. Watson But perhaps you don't know __(2___facts about Sherlock Homes .

The first Sherlock Homes story __(3)__written by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1886. Conan Doyle was a doctor and he ___(4)__only write his books when he wasn't busy _(5)_ sick people.

In the stories , Sherlock Homes and Watson lived__(6)___221B Baker Street . Hundred of people from all over the world ___(7)___write to Sherlock Homes at taht address every week asking___(8)___ his self. The building is now a bank ,and ___(9)___ is a secrectary in a bank ___(10)__ reads all Sherlock Homes 's letters!

(0). of

(1). A. his B. its C.their D. the

(2) A. that B. these C.this D.those

(3) A. has B. is C.was D. to be

(4) A.must B. may C.could D.can

(5) A.for B.by C.of D. with

(6) A. at B.by C.on D.in

(7) A. never B.still C.yet D. always

(8) A.for B. to C.with D. about

(9) A. here B.she C.there D. this

(10) A. she B.which C.and D. who

IV/Choose the best answer

I had a very bad day yesterday. Everythig _(1)__wrong. In the morning, my alarm clock didn't__(2)__off so I woke up an hour late. I was in such a hurry that I __(3)__my hand while I was making breakfast. Then I ran out of the house to catch the 8.30 bus, but of course I missed it. It was very nervous because my teacher __(4)__angry if anyone is late for class. I ran smiles to the school only to __(5)_ that it was Sunday.

(1). went/was/came/got

(2). ring/strike/go/shout

(3). injured/burmed/broke/twisted

(4). gets/becomes/turns/makes

(5). think/discover/feel/see

V/ Choose the best answer

It may seem unlikely that minkeys or cats would be able to hear the subtleties in human speech. After all, creatures(1) than humans neither speak human nor comprehend most of them. (2), scientists who study hearing have found that the auditory (3) of animals and humans respond to speech sounds in remarkably (4) ways.

Scientists see hearing in humans and higher animals (5) an act of computer-like processing (6) which a sound enters the ear and is broken down into components. These are tranported in some coded form through the nervous system to the brain, (7) they are put back together (8) interpreted .

Scientists believe that in large part, how speech is processed is (9 in its acoustial properties. Research with (10) shows that they can discriminate among subtke nuances in speech . For example , our ears readily distinguish two similar (11) sounds, 'ba' and 'da' on the(12) of differing pitch changes that occur in the firat one-twntieth(13)a second of sound. During the 1970's , William Stebbins conducted (14) asking monkeys at the University of Michigan hearing Hearing Institute which showed that monkeys possess a similar (15) sounds into distinct categories.

(1) less / more / differ / other

(2) Thus / However / Most / Otherwise

(3) ability / reaction / systems / hearing

(4) same / similar / variety / all

(5)have / by / as / are

(6)from / data / system / in

(7) which / where / while / when

(8) for / and / without / after

(9) based / depend / relied / relying

(10) animals / experiments / evidence

(11) wave / kinds / speech / different

(12) tone / speech / basis / scale

(13) in / of / fraction / century

(14) survey / methods / by / experiments

(15) ability / property / language / hearing
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I/1. am trying

2 had been speading/arrived

3. will have finished/'ll help

4. 'll wait / finished

5.has driven / caught

6.had written




(4)a lot of







III/(1)A. his




(5)D. with






IV/1. went

2. go


















1.am trying
2. had spread/arrived
3.will have finished/ will help
4.had driven /caught
5. will wait /finishes
6. has written
The fire spread to the next house before the fire brigade arrived
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