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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Test 7


Choose the correct answer

1. You should ----- swimming.
a. start up           
b. get off             
c. take off     
d. take up

2. I'm fed up ----------- this exercise.
with doing              
to do         
to doing                
for doing

3. She has been ------- of murdering her husband.
charged          
accused                 
blamed       
arrested

4. You ----- the cleaning. I would have done it tonight.
didn`t need to do     
needn`t have done            
didn`t need to make    
shouldn`t have made

5. They have put speed bumps on the road to ----- accidents.
forbid            
prevent             
avoid       
prohibit

 6. We would never have had the accident if you ------ so fast.
wouldn't been driving        
hadn't been driving         
had driven                   
wouldn't drive

7. -------------------- the better team, we lost the match.
Despite of                  
Despite            
Despite being                 
Although

8. You ---- see a doctor.
should better            
would rather                
had better              
would prefer

9. The tree ----- by lightning.
was being strick          
was being struck        
was struck             
was stricken

10. Please do not read -----------. You're disturbing everyone else in the library. 
allowed                                
aloud                         
aloudly                    
allowedly

11. Small amounts of baby formula and breast milk are --------------- in the aircraft cabin if a baby or small child is traveling.
allowed                                
aloud                         
aloudly                    
allowedly

12. You ----------work  tomorrow. It`s Saturday.
must                  
don`t must              
don`t have to                
mustn`t

13. Active Voice:The farmer is growing vegetables.
      Choose the correct Passive Voice sentence below:


Vegetables are growing by  farmer                 
Vegetables are being grown by the farmer                
Vegetables are grown by the farmer               
Vegetables were being grown by the farmer

Friday, October 14, 2016

If Clause, Exercise 12


1. If I had won the lottery, I ......... rich.
a. be    
b. were   
c. would be

2. If Roberta ........... born in the United States, she wouldn't need a visa to work there.
a. was   
b. were   
c. had been

3. If I ............. rich, I would have bought that Ferrari we saw yesterday.
a. were   
b. be   
c. would be

4. If I ............ to work so much, I would have gone to the party last night.
a. didn't have   
b. haven't   
c. hadn't had 

5. Nothing would have happened if you .............. me the truth.
a. told  
b. had told   
c. had telled 

6. Unless you ............. you room, you couldn't invite your guests there.
a. cleans   
b. cleaned  
c. had cleaned

7. That man wouldn't be dead now if his wife ............ the ransom.
a. had paid   
b. would paid   
c.  would have paid

8. They ............... a new shop if they were rich.
a. would open   
b. opened  
c. would have opened

9. If Kate ........... so clever, she would have lost all her money last year.
a. wasn't   
b. weren't    
c. wouldn't be

10. If the girl ............ accused of murder she would have good life now.
a. hadn't been   
b. is not   
c. had been

11. If you had arrived on time, this ………………
a) would not happen   
b) will not happen     
c) would not have happened

12. If I were you, I ………………… a solicitor.
a) will hire          
b) would hire            
c) would have hired

13. If I won the jackpot, I …………… a yacht.
a) will buy              
b) would buy                    
c) would have bought

14. If he should happen to be late, we …… without him.
a) will go            
b) would go                     
c) would have gone

15. If they win this match, they ……………….. it to the semifinals.
a) will make                  
b) would make            
c) would have made

16. But for your help, I ……………….. to do it.
a) would not have managed    
b) will not manage     
c) would not manage

17. If I tell you a secret, ……………. you keep it to yourself?
a) will                       
b) would
c) shall

18. If you take this medicine, you …better in a few days.
a) will be               
b) would be                 
c) would have been

19. If I were you, I …… .
a) will be celebrating    
b) would be celebrating    
c) would have been celebrating

Monday, October 10, 2016

Nouns, Exercise 1



NOUNS

Choose the correct answer:

The information you need is / are in the report.

Last night's news was/ were very bad.

They have launched a lot of new products / product in the last few years.

He gave me a lot of advice / advices when I joined the company.

The country with the fewest / the least people per square kilometer must be Australia.

She had less / fewer time to study than Paul but had better results.

How much / many money have you got?

How many / much cigarettes have you smoked?

There's not much / many sugar in the cupboard.

There weren't many / much people at the concert.

Correct the following sentences and explain your corrections:

1. The moneys are here.

2. The news were good.

3. What a terrible weather.

4. What a beautiful scenery.

5. I’d like a bread, please.

6. Ruth is making good progresses.

7. I wish I had as many knowledges as she does.

8. I’ll give you an important information.

9. What do you think of our new furnitures?  - I really love them.

10. I’ll give you a good advice.

11. I’ll give you some good advices. You seem to need them.

Choose the correct form of the verb / pronoun:

1.      This bread is / are good.

2.      This / these pieces of bread is / are stale.

3.      This / these bread crumbs is / are very tasty.

4.      Sugar isn’t / aren’t good for you.

5.      There is / are two spoonfuls of sugar in my tea.

6.      - Two jars of jam, please. - Here it is / they are.

7.      I brought two pieces of luggage. Where can I put it / them?

8.      The news is / are very interesting.

9.      These news items is / are very interesting.

10.  The many pieces of furniture make / makes the room look very crowded.

Which quantifiers could you use in order to make these uncountable nouns, countable?

ex. bread - a loaf of bread                                     
news
advice                                                              money
jam                                                                  cheese 
information                  
tea
music                                                               sugar                                                                

Sunday, October 9, 2016

English Grammar Rules Test



                      MIXED TENSES

I. Choose the best answer a), b), c) or d).

1. Andrew _________ lunch by the time they arrived.
a) finished             c) had finished
b) was finished      d) has finished

2. I have a terrible headache. I ___________ another aspirin.
  a) take       c) am taking
  b) ’ll take   d) will be taking
3. A cold wind _____ for the last week.
a) has been blowing         c) blows
b) is blowing                     d) blew

4. We’ll meet in September when she _____ back.
a) will come                       c) came
b) will have come              d) comes

5. Maria ____________ a comic when the teacher asked her to come to the blackboard.
a) was reading                   c) read
b) has been reading           d) has read

6. You won’t need the jacket. It ____ warmer.
a) gets                   c) ’s got
b) ’s getting          d) ’d got

7. Bryan _____ when the meeting started.
a)hasn’t arrived           b) hasn’t been arriving
c) hadn’t arrived                  d) wasn’t arriving

8. To be honest, I ___________ she will be able to handle this properly.
a) doubt                 c) am doubting           
b) have doubted    d) will doubt

9. They _________ for 5 years at the end of this year.
a) will date                                    
b) will be dating
c) will have been dating    
d) are going to date

10. I am not surprised they’ve broken up. She never knew if she could trust him and was afraid he ___________ her.
a) will leave                       c) would leave
b) is going to leave            d) will have left

11. Call the police. Our apartment __________ into.
a) was broken                    c) is broken
b) has been broken            d) will be broken

12.  She can’t go hiking with us. 
She _____________ on her new book all day tomorrow.
a) will be working             c) is working
b) will work                       d) will have worked

13.  By the time you finish my dress it ____________ old-fashioned.
a) will become                   c) is becoming
b) will be becoming          d) will have become

14.  They __________ for some time when their mother told them to be silent.
a) had shouted      c) had been shouting
b) have shouted     d) have been shouting

15.  The letter ____________ by the end of the week.
a) is not going to be delivered                  
b) is not delivered
c) won’t be delivered                                
d) won’t have been delivered

II. Some of the following sentences are correct and some have mistakes in them. 
Tick the correct ones and correct the ones with mistakes.

1. My brother and his fiancée will get married on Saturday. They have invited more than 300 guests.
____________________________________

2. It’s three minutes to 8. We are going to be late.
____________________________________

3. They have left home at 7 o’clock and arrived to school at 8.30.
____________________________________

4. He has been eating three sandwiches and he is still hungry.
____________________________________

5. I have to sit down. I have run for more than an hour.
____________________________________

6. I found that ring while I was playing in the sand with my nephew.
____________________________________

7. When I checked your homework I noticed that you had problems with spelling.
____________________________________

8. I am really angry. She is always borrowing my clothes without asking me anything!
____________________________________

9. A stitch in time is saving nine.
____________________________________

10. She enrolled at university last year. Which subjects did she chose?
____________________________________

11. Why you lent her my earrings? I was going to wear them tonight.
___________________________________

12. They had driven for only 10 minutes when they had a puncture.
____________________________________

13. This is the best pizza I ever had.
____________________________________

14. I had been hoping to explain it to her, but she wouldn’t listen to me.
____________________________________

15. By the time she comes the best roles will have taken.
____________________________________

III. Rewrite these sentences so that the meaning is the same, using the word given.
Do not change the word.

1. The bridge is 20 years old.
ago
The bridge
__________________________.

2. One of the actors passed out during the rehearsal for the play.
while
One of the actors passed out ___________________________for the play.

3. In your opinion, who is going to pass the exam?
you
   Who ________________________ the exam?

4. This isn’t the first time I have watched this movie.
already
I__________________________ this movie.

5. I’d rather not go out with you tonight.
feel
I
_____________________________________ with you tonight.

6. We are disappointed because they forgot everything we had taught them.
remember

We are disappointed because they _________________________ we had taught them.

7. Their lunch will be over by 1 o’clock.
finished
They____________________________________by one o’clock.

8. When we returned to the meeting room the Japanese guests were not there anymore.
time
The Japanese guests__________________

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Nouns & Quantifiers exercise


Underline the correct answer:

Lots of people have/has computer.                        
A lot of my friends work/works in London.
There is/ are lots of cinemas here.                                   
There is/are lots of food in the fridge.
Lots of snow has/have fallen today.                       
A lot of things need/needs to change.

Put a little or a few:
I know …………… English.                                          
I speak …………… words of Spanish.
I’ll be on holidays …………… days.                             
Can you give me …………… help?
Ann will be ready in …………… minutes.                      
Could I have …………… more coffee?
I’d like to ask you …………… questions.                      
I’m having …………… trouble with the police.
The soup needs …………… more salt.                          
I’m going away for …………… weeks.

Circle the correct answer:
Example: I have little/a little time to read newspapers and no time at all to read books.

There was little/ a little water on the mountain and we all got very thirsty.
Foreign languages are difficult, and few/a few people learn them perfectly.
I’m going to Scotland with few/a few friends next week.
I’ve brought you few/a few flowers.
Life is very hard in the Artic, so few/a few people live there.

The following quantifiers work with count nouns :
Many    
A few   
Few   
Several     
A couple of    
None of the

The following quantifiers work with non-count nouns :
Not much   
A little   
Little   
A bit of    
No

The following quantifiers work with both count and non-count nouns :

All the    
Some   
Most of the    
Enough   
A lot of    
Lots of    
Plenty of     
A lack of

Put in much or many:
I haven’t got …………… time.                             
She doesn’t speak …………… English.
Are there …………… Americans in your company?
Was there …………… traffic on the road?                     
Have you travelled in …………… countries?
I don’t eat ……………meat.                                         
Not …………… tourists visit our town.
We don’t have…………… rain in summer.                    
I don’t buy …………… clothes.

Put in a/an or some in the following blanks:

1. I read ……… newspaper, wrote ……… letters and listened to ……… music.
2. Would you like ……… milk in your coffee?
3. We met ……… interesting people at the party.
4. We talked to her and she gave us ……… very good advice.
5. She didn’t eat much for lunch : only ……… apple and ……… bread.
6. Would you like ……… bread ?
7. I’m going to make ……… table. First, I need ……… wood.
8. We talked to her and she gave us ……… very good advice.
9. I want to write ……… letter. I need ……… pen and ……… paper.
10. I’m going to open the window to have ……… fresh air.
11. We live in ……… big house. There’s ……… nice garden with ……… beautiful trees.
12. I need ……… money. I want to buy ……… food.
13. Would you like ……… tea ?
14. We had ……… nice weather when we were on holiday.