1 A) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the nouns in brackets. 1. Portugal has some beautiful... (beach) 2... underground is one of the oldest in the world. (London) 3. We need more.. before deciding. (information) 4. Could I have a.. of water, please? (glass) 5. The park is full of palm... (tree) 6. This gymnasium is for.. only. (woman) 7... and gentlemen, welcome to the show. (lady) 8. My friend Milena works in a.. shop. (furniture) 9. Paula is always asking me for... (advice) 10. At the weekend, they often go walking in the... (mountain) 1. Carlos is my nephew / niece. 2. David and Carla s / David and Carlas house is practically on the beach. 3. Hey, I ve got a / some fantastic news! 4. Their price / prices are the lowest in town. 5. Have you got a copy of yesterday s / yesterday newspaper? 6. The children need some new clothes / cloth. 7. My mother has two brothers / sisters Eva and Lucía. 8. Let s have some wine / wines. 9. I ve just bought some / a new trousers. 10. Don t forget to brush your teeth / tooth! C) Identify and correct the errors in these sentences. 1. Both my fathers are retired. 2. At night, the city centre is full of youngs. 3. In the autumn, the leafs fall from the trees. 4. I like your pyjama. 5. Have you seen Magdas new car? 6. Can you put that plates in the cupboard, please? 7. This is my dog. It s name is Fred. 8. He fell over last night and hurt him. D) Rewrite these sentences substituting the words underlined with pronouns. 1. David s girlfriend is French. 2. Gloria s star sign is aquarius. 3. Those books belong to Sara. 4. Excuse me, does this dog belong to you? 5. The coast has beautiful beaches. 6. This CD belongs to my brother. 7. Jessica is a friend of mine. 8. Our parents are both retired. 9. Look at Paul and Elisa! 10. Can you post these letters today, please? E) Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences. 1. Is this / that your car at the end of the street? 2. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its / it carnival. 3. I ve forgotten to bring mine / my camera. 4. We ve had an argument. We re not speaking to ourselves / each other. 5. A: Where s your homework? B: I haven t finished them / it yet. 6. Meg has lost her / his purse. 7. These / Those are my children: Sam, Nick and Mark. 8. A: Is this your / their coat? B: No, mine / my is the red one. 9. Thanks for a lovely evening. I really enjoyed myself / me. 10. My old jacket doesn t fit my / me anymore!
2 A) Complete the sentences with a, an or the. 1. It was.. exciting film. 2. They were brought up in.. small town. 3. I ve never seen.. ice-hockey match. 4. A: Where are you going? B: To.. library. 5. A: What do you do? B: I m.. mechanic. 6. Bring.. coat and.. umbrella. It s going to be cold and wet. 7. A: When did you last speak to David? B: About.. week ago. 8. Have you got.. time? 9. There was.. accident last night. B) Decide if it is necessary to complete the sentences with the. 1. We re flying to.. Stansted Airport. 2. Have you ever been up.. Eiffel Tower? 3. I prefer swimming to.. football. 4. Let s meet outside.. Prado museum. 5. My brother studied at.. Manchester University. 6. Do you work with.. computers? 7. What are we having for.. dinner tonight? 8. Could I speak to.. Mr Parker, please? 9. I m cold. Can we switch on.. heating? Andes is the longest range of mountains in the world. C) Identify and correct the errors in these sentences. 1. A: What time s your exam? B: At the nine o clock tomorrow morning. 2. Do you go to cinema much? 3. I m English teacher. 4. The last night I went out with my friends. 5. My sister loves the singing and dancing. 6. I saw two interestings films last week. 7. Physics is the more difficult subject I am studying. 8. He was wearing a leather dark jacket. 9. I am much taller that my father. 10. It was an experience very enjoyable. D) Rewrite the sentences including the adjectives in the correct order and position. 1. Somebody left a jacket at the party last night. [leather / brown / beautiful] 2. When we got home we had a bowl of soup. [tomato / hot / delicious] 3. My uncle s got a sheepdog. [old / German / big] 4. He always wears a raincoat. [plastic / green / long] 5. There was nobody else at the station except a man who was reading a newspaper. [middle-aged / tall / thin]
3 A) Rewrite these sentences putting the adverbs in the correct position. 1. It rains in the north of Spain. (heavily) (often) 2. Richard closed the door. (silently) 3. Have you eaten raw fish? (in your town) (ever) 4. Have you finished your dinner? (yet) 5. They ve arrived. (from the airport) (just) 6. We saw no one. (last night) (in the street) 7. What time do you get up? (on Sunday morning) (usually) 8. The soup wasn t cold for me to eat. (enough) 9. He had an accident because he was driving. (fast) (too) 10. My sister is complaining about the same things. (always) 1. My father works very hard / hardly. 2. Pedro speaks English very good / well. 3. Our car runs very fastly / fast. 4. His brother sings beautifully / beautiful. 5. The police nearly / near discovered the criminal. 6. We re leaving early in the morning / in the morning early. 7. My brother arrived home late / lately last night. 8. My father buys the newspaper everyday / every day. 9. We ve already / yet seen that film. 10. Is the baby still / yet sleeping? No, he s just woken up. C) Identify and correct the errors in these sentences. 1. We spend seldom the summer at home. 2. Listen to the teacher very carefuly. 3. They don t play very well football. 4. I did the exercise easyly. 5. If you have teethache, you d better go to the dentist. 6. Where do you usually eat your meals: in the kitchen or in the dinning room? 7. Have you heard the whether forecast for tomorrow? 8. Shall we go to the swiming pool today? 9. My brother is autoconfident. D) Complete the sentences with compound nouns or compound adjectives. 1. I always write my shopping. before I go to the supermarket. 2. Our train is delayed. We d better go to the waiting.. 3. Second. books are usually quite cheap. 4. Excuse me, is this watch water.? 5. Red. people usually have freckles, too. 6. My boss is such a bad. man. 7. Spanish students usually leave high. at the age of Have you seen my high. shoes? I can t find them. 9. Are you still working full.? 10. I had my blood. taken at the chemist s this morning. E) Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences. 1. My aunt had a mental downbreak / breakdown last night. 2. I don t really like quick food / fast food. 3. Hillary is a beautiful long-hair / long-haired girl. 4. The teacher wants some feedback / backfeed from the students at the end of the class. 5. Who s the headmaster / masterhead of this school? 6. The Cross Red / Red Cross helps a lot of people all over the world. 7. Living in the city has more backdraws / drawbacks than advantages. 8. We always buy some home-made / made-at-home products. 9. I ve got two handed-left / left-handed brothers.
4 10. Patricia s a really working-hard / hard-working person, isn t she? A) Complete the sentences with some, any, much, many, little, few, neither, both, none or all. 1. A: Would you like.. coffee? B: Yes, please. 2. I ve got a.. books upstairs that might interest you Norway nor Finland belong to the European Community. 4. A: Do your friends like flamenco? B: No,.. of them like it. 5. A: Is there any milk in the fridge? B: No, there isn t I haven t got.. money left, so I can t buy her a present now. 7. A: Have you got.. friends? B: Yes, I ve got a lot Induráin and Olano are famous cyclists. 9. [Loudspeaker at the airport] Your attention, please... passengers proceed to gate nº four. 10. A: Is there any water left in the bottle? B: Yes, there s still a All / None the students are having a break now. 2. There isn t somewhere / anywhere to park in this area. 3. Is there any / anything we can do for you? 4. I haven t got much / many time to waste. 5. There were a lot / few of people at the party. 6. She liked every / each of the presents she was given. 7. Both / All Susan and Peter are taking part in the competition. 8. My parents are neither rich or / nor famous. 9. Some / Any of my friends have a driving licence. 10. Most / Most of my students speak two languages. C) Rewrite these sentences using the correct order. 1. A: I like coffee very much. B: So I do. 2. How long you have lived in this town? 3. I m doing well, am not I? 4. The ambulance took to hospital the man. 5. What nationality you are? 6. A: We don t speak Russian. B: Neither we do. 7. Hardly we had arrived home when the telephone rang. 8. Under no circumstances you must do it again. 9. We live in a house very beautiful near the sea. 10. You can swim? 1. You don t like pizza, don t you / do you? 2. Lovely weather, is it / isn t it? 3. How / What is the weather like in the south of Spain? 4. What colour of / What colour hair has she got? 5. Let s go to the cinema, shall we / shan t we? 6. Someone s talked to her, haven t they / hasn t he? 7. A: I ve got a new bike. B: So have / So do I. 8. No sooner had he left home than / when he realised he hadn t taken his documents. 9. Not only does he play tennis, but too / also basketball and golf. 10. On no account must they / they must know the truth. 1. Both of they live in the same block of flats. 2. This is most interesting film. 3. Those twins are very intelligent. None of the m has ever failed an exam. 4. I ve got very few money at the moment. 5. How you usually go to school? 6. A: Who did tell you that story? B: Richard did. 7. Sam broke the window, didn t Sam? 8. Let s leave now, isn t it?
5 9. We usually go by bus to school. A) Complete the sentences using the present simple. 1. A: What time do you usually.. up? B: At 7 o clock in the morning. 2. After breakfast, Mary always.. a shower. 3. A:.. George like tomatoes? B: Yes, very much. 4. A: Do you like pop music? B: No, I We often.. shopping by car. 6. My father.. the washing-up every day. 7. What.. you and your friends do at the weekend? 8. If you.. hard, you ll pass all your exams. 9. John.. a lot; that s why he s so fat. 10. I always.. water when I m thirsty. 1. The children watch / see TV in the afternoon. 2. I wonder why she never hurrys / hurries. 3. Kate takes / take her children to school every day. 4. My train leaves / lives at I not know / don t know what to do tonight. 6. Jane and her friends doesn t / don t like fast food. 7. We have / don t have lunch at home. 8. Frank never walks / walks never to school. 9. The police is / are next door now. 10. Why is / are there so many people in the street? C) Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or the present continuous. 1. We (watch) TV every night. 2. The children (play) upstairs now. 3. (you / want) to go to the park for a walk? 4. I (work) for a marketing company at the moment. 5. My parents (travel) around the world this month. 6. A: Where s Mary? B: She (study) in her room. 7. My son (get up) early every day. 8. A: Why the boy (run)? B: He s late for school. 9. I (try) to open this box but I can t. Could you help me? 10. We never (drink) coffee at night. 1. We never have / are never having lunch at home. 2. The students do / are doing an exam now. 3. This year we study / are studying French. 4. Today we don t watch / aren t watching TV. 5. We usually have / are having cornflakes for breakfast. 6. A: What shall we do tonight? B: Why aren t we going / don t we go to the cinema? 7. It is getting / gets dark. Will you turn the lights on, please? 8. Take your umbrella! It rains / is raining. 9. My sister works / is working as an air- hostess at the moment. 10. He is having / has dinner with us tomorrow. 1. Phil want to stop studying now. 2. What time have you dinner? 3. We usually go to shopping on Saturdays. 4. We not need any help. 5. Who does this book belongs to? 6. He s unbearable. He always talks about himself. 7. Why are you puting the books on this shelf? 8. What time are you comeing back? 9. I work in a pizza restaurant at the moment.
6 10. This year we learn a lot of History. A) Rewrite these sentences in the past simple. Change every day for yesterday. 1. We take the bus to go to school every day. 2. Mary doesn t have breakfast at 8 o clock every day. 3. Do you go to work by car every day? 4. I write several letters every day. 5. My train stops 5 minutes before reaching the main station every day. 6. My brother reads the newspaper every day. 7. They come back home late every day. 8. It rains every day; that s why I feel a bit depressed. 9. Mum buys the bread at the baker s next door every day. 10. Our English teacher asks us a lot of questions every day. 1. My brother was born / borned in Italy. 2. Did you see / saw my friends at the party last night? 3. I didn t understood / understand the teacher s explanation. 4. The headmaster welcame / welcomed all the students in the assembly hall. 5. What time did the train leave / left? 6. The police was / were inside the building for two hours. 7. I d rather they went / go first. 8. We got married ago two years / two years ago. 9. The film was not / not was very good. 10. We heard / heared a terrible noise last night. C) Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous. 1. We (look) through the window when suddenly we (see) the accident. 2. My sister (play) tennis in the park when it (begin) to rain. 3. Rob (fall) off his bike while he (cycle) home. 4. While we (watch) TV, the lights (go) out. 5. As it (get) cold, we (turn) the heating on. 6. I (take) out my coat because I (be) hot. 7. Shirley (read) the newspaper while her husband (cut) the grass. 8. What (you/do) when we (phone) you yesterday? 9. While I (write) to my pen friend, I (get) a letter from her. 10. They (be) very sad when they (hear) the bad news. 1. I wasn t knowing / didn t know you were having dinner. 2. My brother woke up while we had / were having breakfast. 3. We turned the lights on because it was / were getting dark. 4. A: What were you doing / did you do at 8 o clock yesterday evening? B: I was walking in the park. 5. He was cooking when he realised / was realising he had no salt. 6. The children were playing upstairs when suddenly someone broke / was breaking the window with a stone. 7. The police was / were searching the warehouse when the bomb exploded. 8. When I got up this morning, it was / was being very cold. 9. Did they look / Where they looking at the picture when the alarm sounded? 10. I was sleeping when someone knocked / knocks at the door. 1. Charles wents shopping an hour ago. 2. I thinked that you were younger. 3. We founded his wallet in the basement. 4. She didn t want nothing to drink. 5. What did you last night? 6. I heard a noise outside while I cleaned my teeth. 7. We saw a limousine while we waited for the bus. 8. As I walked home, it began to rain. 9. Someone rang the bell but she wasn t opening the door.
7 10. I visited my aunt because she was being ill. A) Complete the sentences using the present perfect or present perfect continuous of the verbs in brackets. 1. We. (wait) for the bus for about twenty minutes. 2. Joan can t come because she. (break) her leg. 3.. (you / finish) your exercises yet? 4. They. (work) for that company since Where. (she / find) my wallet? 6. This is the best meal I. (ever / eat). 7. It s the first time I. (fly). 8. Fiona. (just / arrive) home from school. 9. The ground is wet because it. (rain) heavily during the night. 10. I. (cook) all morning. 1. He hasn t been working in this factory for long / since long. 2. I ve been living in this town for last year / since last year. 3. It s the most interesting book I ve ever / never read. 4. Turn the TV off, will you? You have watched / have been watching it for over two hours. 5. Yesterday I saw / have seen Fred at the station. 6. What have you been doing? We haven t seen / didn t see you for ages. 7. We ve known / been knowing them for three years. 8. How much time / long have you been waiting? 9. She has been / been being a bus driver since The baby has been slept / sleeping for most of the day. C) Put the verbs in brackets into the past simple and the past perfect simple or continuous. 1. My parents (already / go) to bed when I (get) home. 2. My father (work) for that company for 40 years before he (retire). 3. I (close) the window because it (begin) to rain. 4. The policeman (ask) us how long we (wait) for the bus. 5. I (take) the car to the garage because it (break) down. 6. My friends (say) it (be) the most beautiful film they (ever/see). 7. Sheila (be) very tired because she (work) for ten hours. 8. When we (go) out, the rain (just stop). 9. Why (you / lie)? I wish you (tell) the truth. 10. I (feel) awful because I (eat) too many cakes. 1. They had been painting all morning when it has started / started to rain. 2. It was the first time I flew / had flown. 3. If only I had known / knew you were coming tonight, I d have prepared more food. 4. If you would have gone / had gone to the party, you d have enjoyed it. 5. Mary was ill because she has / had been eating too many chocolates. 6. We had been painting the fence for / since two hours when the postman approached. 7. We didn t realise it was your mother although we had seen / have seen her several times before. 8. The children had eaten / ate an ice-cream after they d finished their homework. 9. We had just / yet cleaned the house when they arrived. 10. What had / have you been doing when I phoned you yesterday? 1. My father works in this office since We live in this town for five years. 3. Wait a minute. I haven t already finished my breakfast. 4. Hurry up! You were in the bathroom for an hour. 5. It s the first time I eat a Chinese meal. 6. The ground was wet. It had been rained all night. 7. They had been waiting for the bus since twenty minutes. 8. It was the first time I took a taxi. 9. We have just arrived home when the phone rang.
8 10. When we got to the station, the train had left yet. A) Complete with will; will have + past participle; will be + ing; going to or present continuous. 1.. (you/help) me with this table, please? I can t lift it. 2. Tell me about your plans. Where. (you/spend) your summer holidays? 3. Look at those clouds! I think it. (rain). 4. She phoned to say that she. (arrive) at the airport tomorrow at noon. 5. Hurry up! The film. (start) by the time we get to the cinema. 6. At this time next week I. (fly) to New York. 7. If you come with us, we. (be) very happy. 8. A: Don t do it again. B: Don t worry, I.. 9. I. (give) you a lift to the office tomorrow if you like. 10. By the year 2050, the population. (rise) to 10 billion. 1. At this time next week, we will travel / will be travelling to France. 2. Unless you run, you will / are going to miss the train. 3. A: Will / Shall we go to the cinema tonight? B: All right, then. 4. I think I am eating / going to eat less because I m too fat. 5. Oh, I feel awful. I think I am being / going to be sick. 6. A: Can someone open the door? B: I ll go / I m going. 7. They will have finished / are finishing the building by next week. 8. I go / am going to give up smoking soon. 9. A: Give my kind regards to your family. B: Thank you. I certainly will / am going to. 10. I promise I won t do / won t have done it again. C) Rewrite these sentences beginning with the words provided. 1. I ll phone them when I get home. As soon as 2. I was reading and my brother was watching TV at the same time. While 3. She hasn t written a letter for a long time. It s a long time 4. It was warm so I opened the window. I opened the window 5. We waited for the children to finish their homework before we went out. We didn t go out until 6. I was allowed to get into the disco because I m 19 years old. As 7. I put on my coat because it was cold. It was cold 8. We had run out of milk, so we just had some black coffee. We just had some black coffee 9. It s three weeks since I last saw her. I haven t 10. We arrived home. Dad hadn t prepared dinner yet. We arrived home before 1. A: Why s the baby crying? B: Because / As he s hungry. 2. It s two years since I have visited / visited the dentist. 3. We were watching TV when / while suddenly the lights went out. 4. I ll send you a postcard when I will get / get there. 5. We looked through the window when we heard / were hearing the noise. 6. I went out while the children were studying / studied. 7. So / As you can sing, you could sing a song to us. 8. I was hungry so / as I ate a sandwich. 9. It s a long time since we last / lately went to the theatre. 10. Don t go out until / as long as it stops raining. 1. We go to study harder for the English exam. 2. Let s go to the cinema tonight, will we? 3. It is being sunny tomorrow morning. 4. At this time tomorrow we ll be drive to the countryside. 5. A: Remember to write to us. B: I promise I m going to. 6. I ll tell them about my new job when I ll see them tonight. 7. Go back home before it will get dark. 8. Because are you so sad? 9. It was very cold, so that I turned the heating on.
9 10. Sean was happy so he had passed his exams. A) Rewrite these sentences beginning with the words provided. 1. Although it was raining, we didn t take our umbrellas. Despite 2. In spite of his wealth, he wasn t happy. Although 3. Although my brother likes reading, he never buys a book. In spite 4. I m going to study hard to win the university grant. I m going to study hard in 5. They went to the supermarket in order to do some shopping. They went to the supermarket to 6. We invited them to our party. We wanted them to have a good time. We invited them to our party so that 7. The exam was so difficult that nobody passed it. It was such 8. They were such intelligent children that they all won a scholarship. The children were 9. The weather was so lovely that we went to the beach. It was such 10. Mary is so elegant that everybody admires her. Mary is such 1. It was such / such a fresh bread that we bought several loaves. 2. The film was so / such funny that we watched it twice. 3. Despite of / Despite the fact they were rich, they never had dinner out. 4. Although the snow / it was snowing, we weren t cold. 5. I ll eat less so that / for that I can lose weight. 6. We re going to the country next week to / for to breathe fresh air. 7. I went to England so as to / as to improve my English. 8. They were such / such an expensive books that we didn t buy any. 9. He ate so much / so many chocolates he got stomach ache. 10. They ve got so much / so many money that they ve bought a large house. C) Complete the sentences with relative pronouns. Omit them when they are not necessary. 1. Michael, will be 20 years old next week, is very good at handball. 2. My uncle s house, was restored five years ago, is for sale now. 3. The programme we watched on TV last night was very interesting. 4. The man children go to the same school as George has a BMW. 5. The village I was born is full of tourists in the summer. 6. The boys we played football with yesterday are older than us. 7. Graham Bell was the person invented the telephone. 8. The books are on the top shelf belong to my History teacher. 9. Paris, is the capital of France, is quite expensive. 10. The bike I ve just bought was made in Italy. D) Combine these sentences by means of relative pronouns. 1. Last night we watched a film. It was very funny. 2. Christopher Columbus was a famous sailor. He discovered America. 3. My parents live in England. They are scientists. 4. Paul is a good mechanic. He works for a big company. 5. Kevin is my best friend. I borrowed two books from him yesterday. 6. We ve bought a new bike. Its handlebars are broken. 7. Gill won a prize. This surprised me a lot. 8. Listen to the birds. They are singing in the garden. 9. That is the cinema. We usually go there on Friday evenings. 10. Fred lives next door. He s a very good driver. 1. They are such a nice people that you always want to talk to them. 2. Despite of the fact it s very cold, we re going out. 3. We went to France for to practise our French. 4. Although the rain, we left home without our umbrellas. 5. My house is such small that I only have one bedroom. 6. Tony is the boy who he sings in the school choir. 7. The plates wich are on the table belonged to my grandmother. 8. Shakespeare, that died in 1616, wrote many plays. 9. I don t know that to do this afternoon.
10 10. David, who his family lives in Ibiza, is having dinner with us tonight. A) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets. 1. If you go to bed early tonight, you. (feel) much better tomorrow. 2. We. (help) you if we had realised you were in need. 3. I. (not / go) out today unless it s absolutely necessary. 4. If I. (be) you, I d tell them the truth. 5. What. (you / do) if it had rained? 6. They d have stayed longer if you. (ask) them. 7. She won t take her umbrella unless it. (rain). 8. I would go to the party if they. (invite) me. 9. He. (not / have) an accident if he hadn t been driving so fast. 10. Would you dance with him if he. (ask) you to? 1. I won t open my umbrella unless / if it doesn t rain. 2. If we had / would have more money, we d travel by plane. 3. If you had arrived earlier, you would have met / would had met my parents. 4. A: If you had to complain again, would you do it? B: Yes I had / would. 5. What would you have done if you had won / won the lottery? 6. If I were / had been you, I wouldn t do that. 7. Had we known / We had known they were coming, we d have stayed in. 8. Providing / Provide that you work harder, you ll have a rise. 9. Don t open the present unless / if it isn t yours. 10. If you heat water to 100º C, it boils / would boil. C) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets. 1. I like. (play) golf very much. 2. The teacher wants her students. (study) harder. 3. Bill hopes. (get) very high marks at the end of the year. 4. My daughter is too young. (get married). 5. Do you enjoy. (read) books. 6. I d like. (give up). (smoke). 7.. (fish) is one of my favourite hobbies. 8. It s starting. (rain). Can you. (open) your umbrella? 9. I prefer. (listen) to music to.. (dance). 10. What time did it stop. (rain) last night? 1. Teachers don t allow smoking / to smoke / smoke in schools. 2. We prefer going to the cinema rather / more / over than staying at home. 3. Turn the TV off before go / to go / going to bed. 4. The thief denied steal / to steal / stealing the woman s handbag. 5. We can t do anything but help / to help / helping him. 6. It s worthwhile investing / to invest / invest some money in a house. 7. Could you help me carrying / to carry / carry these cases? 8. I don t know what doing / to do / do this evening. 9. We d better leaving / to leave / leave now. 10. My brother is always the first getting / to get / get up. 1. If we will have time, we ll go and see her. 2. Would you change places if you can? 3. Give him some food if he has hungry. 4. The police could have caught the thief if they have run faster. 5. We ll miss the train unless we don t hurry. 6. It was very kind of yours to visit her in hospital. 7. I want that you come with me. 8. I wonder why they refused talking to me. 9. The teacher made the students to stay in class longer.
11 10. Where did you learn driving? A) Rewrite the sentences using the modal verbs: can(n t); shall; must(n t); could; d rather; may; needn t. 1. I was able to see the sea from my bedroom window. 2. Perhaps it will be windy tomorrow. 3. My father is a very good cook. 4. John is an excellent painter. 5. It is compulsory to stop at the crossroads. 6. It isn t necessary for you to get up early tomorrow. 7. Would you like me to open the window? 8. I m sure my parents haven t arrived home yet. 9. Smoking is forbidden on buses. 10. I prefer reading to watching TV. 1. When I was a child, I used to play / playing football in the street. 2. You ought to tell / tell them about your problem tonight. 3. If you don t study, you won t be able pass / to pass your exams. 4. I d rather play chess than / to read the newspaper. 5. They don t have to / mustn t get up early tomorrow. It s Sunday. 6. Look at the sky! It can / may rain in a minute. 7. Excuse me, could / may you tell me the time, please? 8. They can t / mustn t be sleeping. There s still a lot of noise upstairs. 9. You shouldn t / can t talk to your parents like that! 10. I m used to get / getting up early. C) Rewrite these sentences using the passive voice. 1. They ve painted the house in two weeks. 2. The police arrested the thief at the airport. 3. Smoking can cause lung cancer. 4. Someone will have to repair the armchair. 5. They re going to pay us a higher salary. 6. They are building a new bridge. 7. Walt Disney designed Mickey Mouse. 8. They make delicious cakes in the bakery next door. 9. They didn t give Mary the job. 10. They told the children a nice story. D) Rewrite these sentences keeping the same meaning as the original. 1. They say this house was built in This house 2. They think this man is very rich. This man 3. They believe this castle belonged to a German emperor. This castle 4. It is said that this organisation helps a lot of people in the world. This organisation 5. It is known that fast food is unhealthy. Fast food 6. It is thought that this guitar was Elvis Presley s. This guitar 7. It is believed that Marilyn Monroe committed suicide. Marilyn Monroe 8. It is said that a new sports newspaper will come out next month. A new sports newspaper 9. It is believed that this house belonged to a Princess. This house 10. They say the children next door are very intelligent. The children next door 1. As a kid I used to practising karate. 2. We can to go to the party tonight. 3. We would better stay with her now. 4. I had rather go out with my friends than stay at home. 5. She ought have studied harder. 6. I have to go to the dentist to have taken my tooth. 7. Thomas have been offered a higher salary. 8. America was discovered for Christopher Columbus. 9. A new block of flats are being built.
12 10. English is spoke in this shop. A) Complete the sentences with prepositions. 1. What do you do Mondays? Do you go the swimming-pool or do you stay home? 2. the morning I drink coffee and night I have some cocoa. 3. My brother works an office and my father works a farm. 4. I d like to live an island the Caribbean. 5. We arrived London airport 5 p.m. What time did you arrive Paris? 6. I live the east coast Spain. 7. My sister is married a famous architect. 8. What is your country famous? 9. You have to apologise your teacher your bad behaviour. 10. Don t laugh him. That s naughty you. 1. A: Are you going out? B: Well, it depends of / on the weather. 2. Who does this handbag belong to / at? 3. I m looking for / after my keys. Have you seen them? 4. I like translating Spanish to / into English. 5. My father suffers of / from lumbago. 6. This film reminds me of / to my childhood. 7. How much did you pay for / at your new bike? 8. The rain prevented us to / from playing tennis. 9. Which of these people do you agree with / in? 10. He s very good at / in painting. C) Rewrite these sentences in reported speech. 1. Charles said: I don t want to go to the cinema tonight. 2. Mary said to John: What did you do last week? 3. My father said: Don t be late. 4. The teacher said to the students: You aren t working hard enough this month. 5. James said to us: Do you know what the weather will be like tomorrow? 6. Kate said: My family have just had an accident. 7. Mr Brown said to his son: Can you help me do the gardening next week? 8. We said to Peter: Stop that noise, please. 9. Harry said: My friends are coming to watch the football match tomorrow evening. 10. Frank said to his parents: Don t wait for me. 1. They accused me from / of cheating in the exam. 2. He promised coming / to come back the following month. 3. She asked me whether / if I knew the way to the railway station. 4. They wanted to know where I lived / did I live. 5. The teacher said to / told his students to be quiet. 6. He said he will / would do it that night. 7. The policeman told me to not park / not to park there. 8. Bob said he was sleepy / had sleep. 9. They wanted to know how old I was / was I. 10. My children asked me that when / when we were going on holiday. 1. We live near of the park. 2. I haven t seen them during three years. 3. She goes to the disco the Saturdays. 4. They didn t arrive to the station in time. 5. Are you going back in taxi? 6. John said me he was very happy. 7. We asked her that if she wanted to come with us. 8. My parents told me that I didn t open the door. 9. He admitted to steal the lady s handbag.
13 10. They asked me what nationality was I. A) Complete the sentences with What (a/an) or How. 1. elegant woman your mother is! 2. slowly he eats! 3. tall man! 4. delicious food! 5. long nails you have! 6. rude she was to me! 7. easy exercise! 8. well he speaks! 9. expensive cars! 10. kind your brother is! 1. Why don t you make / do an effort to study at night? 2. I always make / do the beds before I go out. 3. Who has to make / do the washing up today? 4. I promise I ll make / do my best. 5. Shall I make / do you a cup of tea? 6. My uncle made / did a fortune in South-America 50 years ago. 7. Why don t you make / do some exercise? You d feel better. 8. I don t know what to make / do this evening. 9. I really have nothing to make / do with those people. 10. Can you make / do out this handwriting? C) Rewrite these sentences with the words provided. 1. We haven t got much money. If only 2. I didn t run so I missed the bus. I wish 3. I prefer dancing to listening to music. I d rather 4. It s time for her to go to bed. It s time she 5. I can t speak English but I d love to. I wish 6. We are sorry we didn t meet you yesterday. If only 7. It s time for them to stop playing. It s time they 8. Would you prefer to go to the beach rather than to the country? Would you rather 9. Last night I had an accident because I was driving too fast. I wish 10. We prefer swimming to jogging. We d rather 1. I wish I were / am much taller. 2. I d rather you tell / told the truth. 3. It s time she went/ goes home. 4. I d rather swim to / than play football. 5. If only you have / had asked us before. 6. We prefer doing sports to watch / watching them on TV. 7. It s time for we / us to have some lunch. 8. I would sooner / earlier stay at home tonight. 9. I d prefer they spend / them to spend the night with us. 10. If only they arrived / had arrived yesterday. 1. What a nice bread! 2. How short man his father is! 3. What are you making this afternoon? 4. What hot it is today! 5. Don t do me laugh! 6. I wish I can swim. 7. I d rather to go to the theatre this evening. 8. It s time that the children do their homework. 9. I prefer walking in the park to watch TV all afternoon.
14 10. If only we are rich. A) Complete the verbs with the correct preposition or adverb. 1. Let s call a baby-sitter to look the children tonight. 2. I m going to turn the TV. There s a new programme after the news. 3. The football match was put because of the rain. 4. My car broke on the road to Brighton last night. 5. We re looking forward seeing our friends at the party tomorrow. 6. Aeroplanes hardly ever take on time at Madrid airport. 7. Please put your cigarette. Smoking is not allowed in here. 8. A new English grammar for Spanish students has just come. 9. I can t put up your behaviour any longer. 10. I have to apply a new job. 1. The baby has a high temperature. We d better call to / for a doctor. 2. Mary looks / takes after her mother. They are really alike. 3. Why don t you give up / out smoking? You d feel much better. 4. I like listening to / to listen music very much. 5. Yesterday I ran into / through an old friend I hadn t seen for ages. 6. We ve run out of / off sugar. Could you go to the shop and get some? 7. The bomb went out / off before the police arrived. 8. How do you get on / in with your parents? 9. Push the bell if you want to get off / out of the bus. 10. A: What are you doing? B: I m looking into / for my glasses. C) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words in square brackets. 1. You can wear jeans because the party is. [FORMAL] 2. This medicine will really heal your. [ILL] 3. We d like to know the of the matter. [TRUE] 4. Greenpeace is an [ORGANISATION] that demands the [PRESERVE] of the environment. 5. People show lots of physical changes during. [ADOLESCENT] 6. We missed the of our favourite singer. [ARRIVE] 7. I m going to have some central installed. [HEAT] 8. Did you have a nice? [FLY] 9. You should write your at the bottom of the page. [SIGN] 10. Their meeting was just. [ACCIDENT] 1. There was a bank robbery / rob at 8 p.m. yesterday. 2. Don t touch his body. He s death / dead. 3. The teacher punished the boy for his bad behave / behaviour. 4. The weather in Britain is quite unpredictable / unpredicted. 5. You should be a more responsable / responsible person. 6. Living in the city has more advantages than inadvantages / disadvantages. 7. When he heard he had won the prize, he was full of exciting / excitement. 8. The performation / performance was excellent. 9. There s too much violence / violent on TV. 10. He doesn t need glasses because his seen / sight is perfect. 1. A: Do you think my sister looks like my mother? B: Oh, yes. She takes her after a lot. 2. Do you like listening the radio? 3. I m looking forward to see you soon. 4. I d like to give up to smoke but I can t. 5. A: Please take back the dictionary to the library. B: I ve already taken back it. 6. I think I ve taken the right decision. 7. Shall we go to the swiming-pool? 8. Paul s such a mysterious person, isn t he? 9. How depth is this well?
15 10. My nephew has a very agressive behaviour. A) Match the two columns. 1. To start with a) Para resumir 2. In my view b) Es decir 3. Nevertheless c) En realidad 4. Actually d) Para empezar 5. On top of that e) Sobre todo 6. For that reason f) En mi opinion 7. That is to say g) Mientras tanto 8. To sum up h) No obstante 9. Above all i) Por esta razón 10. In the meantime j) Además 1. Despite of / In spite of the rain, we went out. 2. I love Spanish omelette. However / In fact, it s my favourite dish. 3. Although / However it was cold, they had a swim in the sea. 4. I moreover / personally think reading is very important. 5. From my opinion / In my opinion, developments in new technologies are frightening. 6. He s very rude to everyone. That s why / For that, nobody wants to talk to him. 7. A: Do you agree with everything he said? B: Only until a certain point / to a certain extent. 8. He works in the office all day, the he does all the domestic chores and beside / in addition to this he has free time. 9. For to start / To start with, I d like to say how happy I am to be here. 10. I look forward to hear / hearing from you soon. C) Rewrite these sentences with the correct spelling and punctuation. 1. Last saturday i had the pictures developped. 2. do you like going to the swiming pool. 3. I want to take some photos of you. 4. My sister speak english, french and italian. 5. Although the snow was thick paul didnt want to sky. 6. The rain stoped at half past eigth. 7. A: Is this box yours? B: No, its my parent s. 8. This is the easyest exercise Ive ever done. 9. my brother studies a lot but I dont like studing. 10. His granfather sufferred a lot before he died. 1. Have you got central heating / heatting? 2. He referred / refered to his last visit to Mexico. 3. That s the bigest / biggest lie I ve ever heard. 4. Turin is one of the principle / principal cities in Italy. 5. His behaviour was very agressive / aggressive. 6. We go to the cinema occasionally / ocassionally. 7. What is the plural of secretary: secretarys or secretaries? 8. How many cigarrettes / cigarettes do you smoke? 9. They thought that woman was a witch / which. 10. What s the wether / weather like in Benidorm? 1. Despite she was feeling depressed, she didn t want to go home. 2. From my view, living in Spain is a privilege. 3. It s time we went home, but on the other side, we d like to stay here longer. 4. I like football. Of fact, it s my favourite sport. 5. I liked the film very much, specially the ending. 6. We get up late on sundays. 7. I live at 40 oxford street. 8. These are my parents books. 9. I hopped to pass my exams but I wasn t lucky.
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