Grammar test-13
Grammar test-13

Grammar test – 13

(20 points)

A / Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given. (4 points)

  1. If he doesn’t pass the exam, he’ll have to stay at school another year. (Unless…)

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2. Somebody has just delivered our furniture. (Our furniture…)
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3. The doctor will have to examine her again. (She….)
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4. They are translating this book into twenty languages. (This book…)
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5. His father scolded him because he didn’t get good results. (If…..)
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6. She has grown so tall! (How……….)
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7. “We’re going to have a holiday tomorrow.” (A few days ago the headmaster informed them…)
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8. “Why did you stay away from work yesterday?” (Last Wednesday the manager asked Betty
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B/ Fill the blanks, choosing the correct word form the following list: (3 points)
Since – ago – for – before

  1. I haven’t seen him……….. We met at Tim’s wedding.
    2. I’ve been working on this ………ages and I still haven’t finished.
    3. She lived in London………. she married.
    4. You’ve just missed Bob. He left ten minutes………..
    5. They have lived here ……. such a long time that they are well-known in the town.
    6. It will be six months ……….they meet again.

C / of the four explanations suggested, only one is correct. Write it down. (2 points)
I. He gave up smoking years ago.
a) He started smoking.
b) He stopped smoking.
c) He reduced his smoking.
d) He resumed smoking.
2. Our plans have fallen through.
a) They have disappeared.
b) They haven’t stood up.
c) They have come to nothing.
d) They have come through the window.
 3. When she came to, she realized she was in hospital.
a) When she fainted
b) when she regained consciousness
c) When she arrived
d) when she got up
4. I’m going to do my bedroom up.
a) I’m going to pack up my bedroom,
b) I’m going to make a parcel of my bedroom.
c) I’m going to exchange my bedroom.
d) I’m going to decorate my bedroom.

D / Complete the following sentences using the words in brackets. (1.5 points)

  1. He prefers films to plays. He finds them …………………….. (Exciting) plays.
  2. She is ……………………….. (Beautiful) girl I’ve ever seen.
  3. Men are usually ……………………… (Heavy) women.

 E / Join the following pairs of sentences using the words given. (2.5 point)

  1. We: sat down to lunch. A few seconds later. Our neighbours called us. . ( hardly )

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  1. She had been advised to cut down on sugar. She still put three spoonfuls in her coffee. ( In spite of)

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  1. Peter plays bridge. His wife plays bridge too. (Both……. And…..)

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  1. They go to bed very late. They always get up at 6 a.m. (No matter how)

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5. He whispered the information. He was afraid somebody might hear him. (For tear that)

F / Give the correct tense or form of the words in brackets. (5 points)
Jim Green ………………… (Ring) his elderly father last Sunday morning as he usually…………………  (Do), but this time there ………………… (Be) no answer. “That’s strange. He never …………………  (Go) out.” ………………… (Think) Jim. I ………………… (Had better / go) to his house. Something ………………… (Must / happen) to him.
Jim ………………… (Drive) as fast as he ………………… (Can). As he…………………  (Go) along the country lanes. He ………………… (Try) to remain calm, but it………………… (Not / be) easy. He ………………… (Reach) his destination forty minutes later, and what ………………… (He / find)? His father ………………… (Sit) in the garden, fast asleep! You (can) imagine his surprise when he (see) Jim.”  (Not / worry) about me.
Son. I ………………… (Tell) you many times that if anything happened to me, the neighbours ………………… (Get) in touch with you immediately. “

G / find the questions to which the words underlined are the answers. (2 points)

  1. We were playing cards when they got here.

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  1. She lived there for many years.

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  1. His bedroom is 3 m. by 4 m.

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  1. She’s going to borrow her cousin’s

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