Grammar test-17
Grammar test-17

Grammar test – 17 (answers included)

(20 points)

A / Give the correct form of the words in brackets. (4 marks)

My wife (to /feel)…………….ill One day last week but she……………. (to insist ) that it ……………. (not / to be) serious. So I (to go) …………….to work as usual. While I ……………. (to discuss) a few problems with the boss. I ……………. (to receive) an urgent telephone call from our neighbour. “Please……………. (to come) home at once. Your wife……………. (to lie) unconscious on the kitchen floor. I (to call) …………….the doctor. I (to wait) …………….for him now. «I ……………. (to grab) my coat and (to hurry) ……………. to the station.  “My God.” “I ……………. (to think ) I (should / not /Leave) my wife on her own this morning. If I (to know) how ill she was. I (not / to go) to work today.””

B / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (4 marks)

  1. She’s always willing to help. She has very little free time, however. (even though )

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. The boss was very pleased with my work. He gave me a rise. (so …..that)

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  1. Her father’s condition was critical. She went to the cinema with her friends. (in spite of )

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  1. She put the receiver down. The phone rang again. (no sooner…… )

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  1. The world is short of oil. The world is short of raw materials. (both …………and )

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  1. People shouldn’t dump their rubbish in the street. They should put it into dustbins. (instead of)

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  1. He bought six bars of chocolate. He wanted each child to have one. (in order that )

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  1. She doesn’t speak French. We’ll need an interpreter. (since)

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C / Complete the following sentences using the words in brackets. (3 marks)

  1. Last week’s crossword puzzle was difficult. But this week’s is even (difficult)………………………..
  2. He was (funny)…………… man I’d ever seen.
  3. She prefers French as its (easy)…………. to learn than Chinese.
  4. Tim was ill yesterday. But I’ve had to call the doctor as he is (bad) ………………………..today.
  5. He is (boring) ………………………..person I’ve ever travelled with.
  6. Tetouan isn’t nearly (big) ……………………….. Casablanca.

 

D / Rewrite the following sentences using the words given. (5 marks)

  1. It took us ages to find a solution. (spend)

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  1. We only go out when we are sure the children have gone to sleep. (not ………………until )

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  1. “Please don’t sit on my hat!” (would you mind )

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  1. Her car is very dirty. ( need clean)

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  1. They ought to know that it’s very rude to interrupt people when they’re talking. (It’s time they…..)

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  1. My parents would prefer me not to study abroad. (would rather)

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  1. I’d like to be in Miami right now. (I wish….)

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  1. I haven’t got enough time to read novels. (too)

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  1. They arrived just as we were going to leave the house. ( about to)

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  1. He was punished because he made fun of the teacher. (if …….)

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E / Find the questions to which the words underlined are the answers. (2 marks)

  1. He could have contacted her by phone.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?

  1. She earns £4000 a year.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?

  1. John’s sister has had an accident.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?

  1. They are going to stay at the Mamounia

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….?

 

F / Give the correct tense of the verbs in brackets. (1 mark)

  1. By the time he…………. (to get) here, we shall have eaten.
  2. If you …………. (to look) before crossing the road you (to see ) …………. the lorry coming, and you wouldn’t be in hospital now.
  3. By this time next year he …………. (to study) English for three years

 

G / of the four suggestions, only one is correct. Write it down (1 mark)

  1. They have put the meeting off.
  2. a) The meeting has been cancelled.
  3. b) The meeting has already been held.
  4. c) The meeting has been postponed.
  5. d) The meeting isn’t going to take place.
  6. Police held up the traffic.
  7. a) Police filled up the traffic.
  8. b) Police stopped the traffic.
  9. c) Police diverted the traffic.
  10. d) Police arrested the traffic.

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