Grammar test 14
Grammar test 14

Grammar test – 14

(20 points)

A / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (4 points)

  1. He hates sports. He goes to the local sport club every Sunday, however. (Although)

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  1. They were very upset. They didn’t want to see anyone. (So that)

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  1. They had been warned not to go out at night. They went to the cinema. (In spite of)

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  1. He wanted to be able to hear the concert. He sat at the front. (So as to)

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  1. Mary hasn’t visited us recently. Betty hasn’t visited us recently. (Neither ….nor)

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  1. She sorted out her clothes. She realized that she needed some new ones. (while)

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  1. The plane took off. A-few minutes later, the captain announced that they would have to make an emergency landing. (No sooner)

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  1. She didn’t finish her essay .She watched a film on television. (Instead of)

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B / Fill the blanks, choosing the correct word from the following list: (1 point)
Too – very – so – such – enough

  1. I’ve got …………..much work that I’ve no time for hobbies.
  2. He can’t afford a car. It’s much ………….expensive for him.
  3. The garage isn’t big…………… for two cars.
  4. She is………….. an inquisitive girl that she’ll find herself in trouble one of these days.

C / Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given. (5 points)

  1. They are going to build a block of flats behind our house. (A block of flats)

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  1. Somebody must have stolen our car. (Our car)

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  1. “Please hurry.” (He told me)

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  1. “Does this bus go to Manchester? “ (He wanted to know)

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  1. “I left my briefcase on the bus yesterday evening. “ (He went to the police last Tuesday and explained)

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  1. The children are still up. They ought to be in bed. (It’s time)

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  1. Please don’t help me. (I’d rather)

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  1. I want you to be more careful in future. (I wish)

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  1. I’m sorry I ever spoke to him. (I wish ….. ..)

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  1. I’ve never eaten such delicious food. (This is…)

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D / Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (2 points)

  1. You ……………….. (Spend) less money if you’d gone to the supermarket.
  2. The policeman ……………….. (Tell) you the way if you ask him nicely.
  3. If it ……………….. (Rain) tomorrow, we’ll stay at home.
  4. I ……………….. (Finish) my work by the time he arrives.

E/ Complete the following sentences. (1 point)

  1. She doesn’t look very well, …………..she?
  2. Of course I’m the bravest, ……………I?
  3. I enjoy swimming. So …………my wife.
  4. My brother never drinks tea. Nor …………. I.

F / Fill the blanks, supplying the appropriate prepositions. (1,5 points)

  1. He blamed me ………breaking the vase.
  2. They prevented us ……….going out.
  3. She is very good …….maths.
  4. He finds it very hot here as he isn’t accustomed ……….. living…… hot countries.
  5. They congratulated her ………….her success.

G / Give the correct form or tense of the words in brackets. (4 points)
One evening last month there (be) a knock at the door. Betty (wonder) who it (can) be at such a late hour. Her husband (go) away on business two days before, so she (be) all alone. At first, she (not /know) whether to answer the door or not, but after (hesitate) for a few seconds, she (open) the living-room window and (call) out: “Who (you / be) and what (you / want)?” “I (be) sorry to trouble you madam, but my car (break) down. I (may / run) out of petrol, but I’m not sure. It (be) too dark outside to see anything. Would you mind (lend) me a torch, Please?”

H / of the four suggestions, only one is correct. Write it down. (1.5 points)

  1. Look! a woman has just been knocked down by a car.
  2. a) We ought to send for an ambulance.
  3. b) We ought to have sent for an ambulance.
  4. c) We might send for an ambulance.
  5. d) We must have sent for an ambulance.
  6. Do the exercise only if you want to.
  7. a) You needn’t have done it.
  8. b) You shouldn’t do it.
  9. c) You needn’t do it.
  10. d) You mustn’t do it.
  11. It may rain.
  12. a) It’s sure to rain.
  13. b) It’s likely to rain.
  14. c) It’s possible it will rain.
  15. d) It’s probable it will rain.

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