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Monday, September 29, 2014

Miscellaneous, Test 6


Choose the correct sentence:

1. Do you know where is the station ?
2. Do you know where the station is ?

1. Did you know where the station was ?
2. Did you know where was the station ?

Write the plural forms of the following nouns:
mouse                                     child
analysis                                  phenomenon
datum                                     nucleus
formula                                  vita
medium                                  series
fish                                        foot
tooth                                      leaf
loaf                                        aircraft
crossroads                             deer
sheep                                     goose

Choose the correct answer:
The cattle is / are grazing in the field.
My savings is / are on my credit card.
This / These information is / are correct.
Bad news don`t / doesn`t make people happy / happily.
The poor is looking / are looking for a shelter.
You mayn`t go out / may not go out.
What does "day in day out" mean ?

Question tags:
1. Let me help you,
2. Let them go,
3. Let`s go out,
4. Nobody was there,
5. Nothing came in the post,
6. I am an engineer,
7. She`d rather do her homework,
8. He`d better write the essay,
9. I`d have won that contest if you`d let me know about it,
10. They`d like to help him,

Translate:
1. Far be it from me the idea,,,
2. She`d like to help you off and on.
3. Call off that meeting, please !
4. I`m not going there anymore. I`ve made up my mind.
5. Try as I might, I couldn`t do that again.

Choose the correct sentence:
1. Would you like to help him ? / Would you like helping him?
2. Would you mind to help him? / Would you mind helping him?
3. I wouldn`t object to go there / I wouldn`t object to going there.
4. I won`t risk to go there / I won`t risk going there.
5. I am at Heathrow airport. I arrived in / at London.
6. When did you last see Jane ? / When have you last seen Jane ?
7. The police are looking after / looking into the case.
8. Don`t lean to the wall / Don`t lean against the wall !
9. He tried to stay calm / calmly while the police was / were taking the body.
10. I feel sadly / sad today.
11. The dog smells something under the bed / The dog smells bed / The dog smells bad.
12. I think he fails if he doesn`t study hard / hardly.

Use modal verbs to rephrase the following sentences.
1. I advise you to go there right away.
2. They managed to pass the exam.
3. You have the obligation to obey the rules.
4. I guess he fails if he doesn`t study hard.
5. You don`t have to leave.

Translate:
- from dawn to dusk
- now and then
- now and again
- to be aware of
- to be taken aback
- day after day
- ash / ashes
- by heart
- to turn down
- shallow waters

Scrieti echivalentele verbale ale urmatoarelor modale: can, may, must 

Write the corresponding nouns of the following adjectives:
wide                                   strong
long                                   boring
lucky                                 dead
wise                                  horrible

What is the difference between:
- much exercise / many exercises
- Whom did you talk to ? / Who did you talk to?
- He stopped to smoke / He stopped smoking
- He remembered locking the door / He remembered to lock the door.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Test 8

Choose the correct answer:

a. She will look after the baby while I`ll be away.
b. She will look on the baby while I am away.
c. She will look after the baby while I will be away.
d. She will look after the baby while I am away.

a. I had been listening to music for more than 2 hours when I saw him enter.
b. I had been listening music for more than 2 hours when I saw him enter.
c. I have been listening to music for more than 2 hours when I saw him entering.

a. It is recommended that he come here.
b. It is recommended that he came here.
c. It is recommended that he had come here.

Two thirds of the book are outdated.
Two thirds of the book is outdated.

He suggested that Jim be at the party.
He suggested that Jim would be at the party.
He suggested that Jim were at the party.
He suggested that Jim had been at the party.

a. The best way to keep your children happy are to give them enough responsibilities.
b. The best way to keep your children happy is to give to them enough responsibilities.
c. The best way to keep your children happy are to give to them enough responsibilities.
d. The best way to keep your children happy is to give them enough responsibilities.

   To get away with smth. means:

  1. to enjoy smth.
  2. to do smth. repeatedly
  3. to do smth. and escape without punishment
  4. to run away with smth.

The injured were crying for help.
The injured was crying for help.
The injured was crying for to help.

By the time they reached the station, the train already left.
By the time they reached the station, the train had already left.
By the time they reached the station, the train has already left.

My advice is that she follows the rules.
My advice is that she followed the rules.
My advice is that she follow the rules.

My advice is that she not to follow the rules.
My advice is that she not follow the rules.
My advice is that she not followed the rules.

She has received no salary up to now.
She hasn`t received no salary up to now.
She has been receiving no salary up to now.

This is the last time I shall help you.
This is the last time I would help you.
This is last time I helped you.
Is it essential that we be there?
Is it essential that we were there?
Is it essential that we are there?

Neither of the girls have to leave in the morning.
Neither of the girls has to leave in the morning.
Neither of the girls have to be leaving in the morning.

There arise problem.
There arise a problem.
There arises problems.
There arise problems.

All the money has been spent.
All the money have been spent.
All the money have spent.

Either the man or his friends knows the answer.
Either the man or his friends know the answer.

This species of monkeys lives only in India.
This species of monkeys live only in India.

Two hundred dollars is a lot of money.
Two hundred dollars are a lot of money.

The English are distant and the French are humorous.
The English is distant and the French is humorous.

Lisa is the only one of my students who has passed with an A.
Lisa is the only one of my students who have passed with an A.

Many a young man bought the Charles Atlas body-building program hoping to see (himself, themselves) transformed into a powerful he-man like the one shown in the advertisement.
Columbus somehow knew that the world is round.
Columbus somehow knew that the world was round.
Columbus somehow knew that the world has been round.

They believe that they have elected the right candidate.
They believe that they had elected the right candidate.
They believe that they were elected the right candidate.

She knew she had made the right choice.
She knew she has made the right choice.
She knows she had made the right choice.

The college will probably close its doors next summer if enrollments have not increased.
The college will probably close its doors next summer if enrollments  has not increased.
The college will probably closed its doors next summer if enrollments do not increase.

Prepared by last year's experience, the coach knows not to expect too much.
Prepared by last year's experience, the coach knows to not expect too much.

Does Joanne mind to have guests for dinner?
Does Joanne mind having guests for dinner?
Does Joanne mind to having guests for dinner?

His father said that she was listening to some CDs.
His father said that she had been listening to some CDs.
His father said that she is listening to some CDs.

My parents were watching TV when I got home last night.
My parents had been watching TV when I got home last night.
My parents had been watched TV when I got home last night.

“Don`t take her words serious : she was only teasing you,” they said.
“Don`t take her words seriously : she was only teasing you,” they said.
“Won`t take her words serious : she was only teasing you,” they said.

The runner replied that  I have been running for about five hours.
The runner replied that  he was running for about five hours .
The runner replied that  he had been running for about five hours .
The runner replied that  he is running for about five hours.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Conditionals, Exercise 7


                           Conditionals
Find the best answer(s); there might be more than one correct answer.
I'll go fishing on Sunday if the weather ____ sunny.
is                     stays                            
will be             will keep

Dora will take the children to the zoo in the afternoon if it ____ .
won't rain                     isn't raining                        doesn't rain                  will be sunny

I'll tell you about it later - but only if you ____ me.
will ask                           help                       ask                                  will help

Sheila will take your overcoat to the cleaner's if you ____ time.
don't have                       won't have             
haven't got                      bring it in

If you don't repair my umbrella, I ____ go out with you in such a rain.
wouldn't                       don't                             won't                            shouldn't

Nobody ____ you on the road if you put on a police uniform.
stops                        will stop                          would stop              should stop

What will you do if she ____ take the money from the bank?
didn't               couldn't                                 shouldn't         doesn't

You would arrive in time if you ____ a taxi to the station.
take                    took                        
will take             would take

I'd buy a white Rolls Royce if I ____ a heap of money.
had                                    won                  
would have                       could win

Would you take me to the cinema if I ____ the tickets?
bought                   booked                            
would book            will book

Dora would never ask such a silly question if she ____ as clever as you.
would be                       was                         were                              had been

Sheila's uncle would lend her his car if she ____ a bit more careful.
was                                were                          
would be                       had been                     

If I were you I ____ more time on sports instead of sitting in dusty libraries.
spend                       would spend               
spent                        will spend

You ____ that if you knew what I know.

don't say                         haven't said                    wouldn't say                  didn't say

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Prepositions, Exercise 2

PREPOSITION QUIZ

The winner of the competition was ___ the drawing-room.
a. on
b. in
c. at

Everybody sat ___ the floor, but Mr. Spencer sat ___ a chair ___ the corner.
a. over - in - on
b. about - on - at
c. on - on – in

The judge poured champagne ___ the glass.
a. into
b. on
c. inside

The elderly lady was always ___ home ___ night.
a. at - at
b. in - at
c. into-inside

Adriana used to swim ___ the sea and sunbathe ___ the sand.
a. on -at
b. on - in
c. in – on

During the week I get up early ___ the morning and go to bed late ___ night. But normally ___ weekends I sleep until midday.
a. on - at - at
b. in - at - on
c. in - in – at

Peter lives ___ Sunset Avenue, now, but he lived ___ 109, Pasadena Street ___ 1980.
a. on - at - in
b. in - at - on
c. on - at – on

He was born ___ 8:15 ___ the morning ___ June, 18th, 1928
a. in - on - at
b. at - in - on
c. on - on – in

The hanging light is ___ the table.
a. in
b. over
c. at

"I'm staying ___ the Metropolitan Hotel. It's ___ Sunset Blvd.. ___ Hollywood ".
a. at - in - on
b. in - on - at
c. at - on – in

Thomas was born ___ January 9th ___ Buenos Aires.
a. in - on
b. on - in
c. at – on

He's arriving from Europe ___ Wednesday.
a. at
b. on
c. of

She doesn't work ___ night.
a. in
b. on
c. at