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Hello.

I had to compile a test to check students' knowledge of various aspects of English. I would like some help. Since I thought up most of the sentences myself, I'm not sure if I hadn't left any mistakes. I would like someone to look through all the sentences and the answers (they're given in italic type). Thanks.

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

1. Water ...freezes....... (freeze) at 0°C.

2. He always .....sits..... (sit) at the back of the room.

3. Newton ....published...... (publish) the Principia in 1687.

4. I ..was riding........ (ride) my bicycle when the accident ...happened....... (happen).

5. Many languages ....are spoken...... (speak) in modern India.

6. And here we can see the conveyor belt. Jars of jam ...are being transported....... (transport) at the moment.

7. If only I ......were.... (be) thinner!

8. Why don’t you just forget about that plan? I’m sure it …wouldn't have worked……. (not work) whatever.

9. By the year 2200 all cars …will have been replaced……. (replace) by personal hovercraft.

10. This time tomorrow morning Sue …will be flying……. (fly) over the Mediterranean Sea.

11. If you …spend……. (spend) £10, you …get……. (get) a discount.

12. ……Have you cleaned…. (you clean) your room yet?

13. Mike ……had been learning…. (learn) English for three months when he …realized……. (realize) he …hadn't learned……. (not learn) anything.

14. The witness told the police that she ……had never seen…. (never see) the suspect before.

15. More people …would have been involved……. (involve) in the fight if I …hadn't called……. (not call) the police.

16. Karan …has read……. (read) this book before.

17. I’d rather you …did……. (do) the washing-up tonight.

18. You …are always complaining……. (always complain) about everything!

19. Hush! The baby .....is sleeping..... (sleep).

20. I wish I .....had revised..... (revise) for my German exam! Now I will have to retake it.

Complete the sentences using the correct tag questions.

1. Sarah is doing her homework, .isn't she.........?

2. You will collect the children after school, ....won't you......?

3. Don‘t drop those plates, ..will you........?

4. I don‘t need to pay in advance, ....do I......?

5. Who‘s faster? Let‘s find out, .....shall we.....?

6. I am smart, ...aren't I.......?

7. You have hardly managed to clean up all the mess, ....have you......?

8. Ann has a headache, ....doesn't she......?

9. Stop talking, ..will you........?

10. They're not doing very well, .....are they.....?

Complete the sentences with the correct phrasal verb from the box. There are two extra phrasal verbs which you do not need to use.



give in fall back put up look after get by

go off turn out look for put off give off

turn off give up



1. I‘m .....looking for..... my keys but I can‘t find them anywhere. Have you seen them?

2. The doctor suggested that I ..give up........ smoking as soon as possible.

3. To avoid any more casualties, the army was given the order to ....fall back...... .

4. It is becoming impossible to ..get by........ with so small a salary!

5. Tell them to ……turn off…. their radio right away! I can‘t ...put up....... with that music any longer!

6. When the alarm ...went off......., people started running out of the building.

7. They expected the coincidence to be a great setback but it actually ....turned out...... to bring them even greater success.

8. This car ...gives off....... a lot of exhaust fumes! I doubt it will pass servicing.

9. Tina promised to …look after……. our cats while we’re away.

Think of a word which best suits the context of each of the sentences below. Use only one word to fill in each of the gaps.

1. She is popular ……with…. her students.

2. Columbus is famous …for……. discovering the Americas.

3. The teacher asked if Melanie had heard of Cervantes. After a long pause, she …gave……. an answer.

4. Come on, hurry up! …Make……. your choice!

5. The twins are so alike that I’m having a hard time telling them …apart…….

6. In Britain most towns have …their……. own amateur football and cricket team, and people also have opportunities to play sports ……such…. as tennis and golf.

7. I can’t give you a …lift……., because my car is being repaired at the moment.

8. …At……. the age of 16, he started attending a local drama school.

9. Most people today ……take…. relatively little general exercise.

10. Evening falls. We must …make……. haste.

KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS

In this type of exercise you have to say the same thing in other words. You are given a sentence, below which there is a word in bold type and the beginning and ending of the new sentence.

NB The words you fill in, should be between two and five. Short forms count as two words.

1. The woman arrived yesterday; she is the new manager.

who The woman ….……who arrived yesterday…………….……… is the new manager.

2. ‘I work in a bank,’ Debbie said to me.

told Debbie ………………told me that she worked……………….……… in a bank.

3. The pub was so smoky that we had to leave.

such It ………was such a smoky pub…………………………………...... that we had to leave.

4. ‘Don‘t drive so fast!’ the policeman said to Jenny.

warned The policeman …warned Jenny not to drive…………………………… so fast.

5. People expect he will run for president.

expected He ................is expected to run................................................. for president.

6. It‘s the first time she has driven a car.

never She .............has never driven..................................................... a car before.

7. I‘m sure he left his briefcase at the office.

have He .................must have left........................................... his briefcase at the office.

8. It‘s possible that we will be given a test tomorrow.

might We ................might be given.................................................. a test tomorrow.

9. We took our umbrellas in case it rained.

fear We took our umbrellas ......for fear it might............................. rain.

10. I haven‘t eaten Chinese food for two years.

since .....................It's two years since........................................... I have eaten Chinese food.

The 'KEY WORD TRANSFORNMATIONS' task was taken from Enterprise 2 & 3 mostly with the exception of the tenth sentence.

Thanks again.
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Except for some minor suggestions, they seem mostly good. I can't assure you that there are not further alternative correct answers, but I have included some:

8. Why don’t you just forget about that plan? I’m sure it …wouldn't have worked……. (not work) in any case.

16. Karenhas read……. (read) this book before.

20. I wish I .....had reviewed..... (review) for my German exam! Now I will have to retake it.

Complete the sentences using the correct tag questions.
6. I am smart, ...aren't I.......? -- also: am I not?

Complete the sentences with the correct phrasal verb from the box. There are two extra phrasal verbs which you do not need to use.





8. This car ...gives off....... a lot of exhaust fumes! I doubt it will pass the safety test.

Think of a word which best suits the context of each of the sentences below. Use only one word to fill in each of the gaps.

3. The teacher asked if Melanie had heard of Cervantes. After a long pause, she …gave……. an answer. also: attempted / essayed / found

7. I can’t give you a …lift……., because my car is being repaired at the moment. also: ride

8. …At……. the age of 16, he started attending a local drama school. also: From

9. Most people today ……take…. relatively little general exercise. also: get / do






In this type of exercise you have to say the same thing in other words. You are given a sentence, below which there is a word in bold type and the beginning and ending of the new sentence.

NB The words you fill in, should be between two and five. Short forms count as two words.
2. ‘I work in a bank,’ Debbie said to me.

told Debbie ………………told me (that) she worked……………….……… in a bank.

3. The pub was so smoky that we had to leave.

such The pub………was such a smoky place…………………………………...... that we had to leave.
7. I‘m sure he left his briefcase at the office.
have He .................must have left........................................... his briefcase at the office. also: had/has to have

9. We took our umbrellas in case it rained.

fear We took our umbrellas ......for fear it might............................. rain. also: for fear of rain

10. I haven‘t eaten Chinese food for two years.

since .....................It's two years since........................................... I ate Chinese food. also: It's been
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OK, thank you.