Grammar test-15
Grammar test-15

 Grammar test – 15 + ANSWERS

(20 points)

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

  1. He managed to reach the door. He had injured his back, however. (even though)

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  1. Everybody envies him. He is so successful. (such……that)

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  1. He didn’t phone. He sent a telegram. (instead of)

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  1. They revised today’s school work. They prepared tomorrow’s, too. (not only… but…… as well)

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  1. The actors left the theatre. The caretaker locked up. (As soon as) …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  2. They set off on their long journey to Agadir. A few minutes later, they had a puncture. (scarcely)

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  1. They drove slowly on the wet roads. They were afraid they might have an accident. (lest)

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  1. He stood on a chair. He wanted to reach the top shelf of the bookcase. (so that )

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B / Fill the blanks, choosing the correct word from the following list: (3 points)
The fewest – fewer – few – a few – much – many – little – a little – more – the most – less – the least.

  1. I don’t take very ………….sugar in my coffee, just half a spoonful.
  2. There are ……………people living in Morocco than in USA.
  3. As he is fat, he ought to eat……………. food than he does.
  4. His salary is rather low, so he saves very……………… money each month.
  5. A large car uses petrol …………………..than a small one.
  6. John has six sisters, Peter has four and Tim has five. John has…………..sisters and Peter has……………..
  7. Please give me ……………more roses, just two or three.
  8. ………………people live to be 100 and even live ………………..to be 110.
  9. Betty drinks two litres of milk a day, Mary drinks one litre and Liz drinks half a litre. Liz drinks…………..milk.
  10. Not…………….. parents can afford to send their children on expensive holidays abroad.

C / Find the questions to which the words underlined in the following sentences are the answers. (3 points)

  1. They have had a car since they were married.

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  1. He complained to the headmaster.

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  1. Her husband is tall, dark and handsome.

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  1. Mohammed V airport was opened in 1980.

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  1. Bill is going to go to the travel agency to inquire about flights to Paris.

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  1. Betty has been to their house twice so far.

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D / Rewrite the following sentences using the words given, (5 points)

  1. He was going to leave the office when the boss called him. (About to)

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  1. Please let me borrow your pen. (Would you mind…?)

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  1. He came only when I told him to. (Not………..until)

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  1. She has been married for fifteen years and she still doesn’t know how to cook (it’s time)

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  1. I advise you to work harder. (Had better)

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  1. it’s such a beautiful day! (What……)

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  1. They had to cut the tree down. (The tree…….)

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  1. People should never discuss such problems in public. (Such problems…………..)

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  1. “Where do you usually have lunch?” (When I met Bill the other day. he asked me….?)

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  1. “You’ll hear from us next week.”(I received a letter from them last month informing me ………)

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E / Give the correct tense or form of the words in brackets. (3.5 points)

“Come along, Mary! Unless we ……………….. (Hurry), we ……………….. (Miss) the train,” Peter shouted to his wife who ……………….. (Still / pack) the suitcase. They ……………….. (Just /receive) a telegram ……………….. (Ask) them to go to London as their son, Tim……………….. (Have) an Operation the following morning. Tim ……………….. (Always / be) a healthy boy. Until two years ago when doctors ……………….. (Discover) that he ……………….. (Have) a weak heart. They……………….. (Like) to operate on him there and then, but his parents ……………….. (not/give) their permission.“I wish we ……………….. (Take) the doctors’ advice two years ago. If anything ……………….. (Happen) to Tim now, I ……………….. (never /forgive) myself.” said Mary with tears streaming down her cheeks.”

F / of the four explanations suggested, only one is correct. Write it down. (1,5 points)

  1. He has taken up
  2. a) He has started playing tennis.
  3. h) He adores playing tennis.
  4. c) He only has time for tennis.
  5. d) He has stopped playing tennis.
  6. I’ve run out of
  7. a) I had to run to buy bread.
  8. h) I haven’t any breath left as I’ve been running.
  9. c) There’s no bread left.
  10. d) The bread looks exhausted.
  11. They saw us off at the station.
  12. a) They were at the station to say goodbye to us.
  13. b) They saw us get off the train.
  14. c) They were waiting at the station to welcome us.
  15. d) They saw us leave to go to the station.

 

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