English 2

E2 Test 1 Practice

I Grammar

I.1. Turn the given sentences into passive:

  • 1. He can wash the car tomorrow.
  • 2. The worker is repairing the bridge.
  • 3. You broke the vase unexpectedly.
  • 4. The students make projects once in a semester.
  • 5. Have you locked the door before I went out?

I.2. Combine the two sentences to make ONE. Use a relative pronoun:

  • 1. It is a novel. It takes place in Atlanta.
  • 2. That is the magazine. It arrived yesterday morning.
  • 3. My younger sister is interested in art history. She will enrol at the Faculty of Philosophy.
  • 4. London is a great city. Many famous people live there.

I.3. Supply the blanks with the appropriate question tag:

  1. They’ll invite us, _________________?
  2. Sam has a new bike, ________________?
  3. I’m fine now, __________________?
  4. All the boys made a mess, _______________?
  5. It wasn’t so cold yesterday, ______________?

I.4. Choose the correct participle to complete the sentences.

  • Charming/charmed disappointed/disappointing interested/interesting broken/breaking excited/exciting
  1. You must pay for the _______________________________window.
  2. My little sister was very ­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________. It was her first time to visit the Zoo.
  3. Carroll is a ______________girl. Everybody likes her.
  4. We have heard very ________________news. The whole family was in shock.
  5. If anybody is ___________________in documentary films, please ask for further information.

II Vocabulary

II.1. Complete the sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in brackets:

  1. You need to _______________________with money. You will not always be so fortunate. (ECONOMY)
  2. _____________________ between people should always be decent.(COMMUNICATE)
  3. We must _________________our teachers to the prom. Students always do that. (INVITATION)
  4. The film was full of ____________________crime scenes. (VIOLENCE)
  5. If you want to feel ________________ in your own home, play some music and draw the curtains. (PLEASE)
  6. His _____________________to apply for the job was unexpected. (DECIDE)

II.2. Fill in using ONE word only:

  1. Even if Smith’s next film is a flop, he is ___________________.
  2. For a good tennis match, you just need a racket and some balls. Take your best friend to the right place – tennis __________ and have some fun!
  3. The average pre-schooler laughs 400 times a day. That number ________ to only 15 times a day by the time people reach 35.
  4. The internal combustion ________, which the car cannot do without, is rated as one of the worst inventions of all time.
  5. The possibility of a failure ___________ my mind for a second, but I moved on and didn’t think on bad things.
  6. Many sportsmen are very ___________ so they do funny things such as touching the ground or making silly movements to bring good luck.

II.3. Give the synonymous words or the expressions for the given words/expressions:

  1. witty ___________________________
  2. bizzare _________________________
  3. scar ____________________________
  4. recall ___________________________
  5. athlete __________________________

II.4. Circle the word which best fits the blank space:

  • You need a great level of ______________________ in order to be successful.
  • A) commitment B) know C) money D) laziness
  • Sportsmen who get caught cheating are usually __________ from further competitions.
  • A) banned B) removed C) quit D) defeat
  • The __________ murderer was arrested and taken to prison to wait for the trial.
  • A) home-made B) king-sized C) cold-blooded D) fat-free
  • At the end of a tiring journey, John was ___________ starving since he didn’t have time to eat.
  • A) very B) absolutely C) rather D) really
  • When I saw the girl I was in loved with, I ________ with embarrassment and ran away.
  • A) nodded B) fainted C) blushed D) trembled

III Comprehension

III. 1 Read the text and find the answers to the questions:


Urban legends or modern legends are stories or gossips, which seem to be true and are either published in the media, the Internet or told among people. They are usually very exciting and their fascinating subject matter provokes the listeners to retell it further. They can be local, but usually aren’t – they concern well-known people and common things, that’s why they can spread among the whole country or even abroad. They can have many different variants.

Usually anonymous and seemingly very probable, urban legends concern everyday life and important matters such as food or security. Many people still believe that a famous drink, Coca-cola contains cocaine, or that a microwave, if not used properly, can explode.

A belief that shaving and cutting hair makes it grow thicker and darker is also a misconception.

Some more familiar legends try to convince us that there is a monster in the Loch Ness Lake in the UK, and every now and then people say that they have seen or taken photos of the famous monster. It is good for tourism, of course, but no one proved the legend true. Another legend concerning animals is that there are alligators beneath the streets of New York which live completely hidden from the human eyes.

Although many people believe in these stories, all of them have a rational explanation which makes urban legends just nice, unusual myths.

  1. Urban legends make people…
    1. worry too much about their security.
    2. tell them further on.
    3. provoke them to investigate on the Internet.
    4. invest in tourism.
  1. The authors of urban legends are…
    1. unknown people.
    2. celebrities.
    3. people who work in the media.
    4. writers.
  1. Some people think that Coca-cola …
    1. contains drugs.
    2. can explode in a microwave.
    3. makes your hair thicker.
    4. is made in New York.
  1. The Loch Ness Monster …
    1. lives beneath the streets of New York.
    2. can take photos.
    3. is, in fact, an alligator.
    4. attracts new visitors.
  1. All urban legends…
    1. can be logically explained.
    2. are bizarre myths.
    3. are hidden from the human eyes.
    4. refer to urban areas only.

Business Test 1 Practice 2

I Tenses – Present Simple/Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Simple:

  1. A: Where (the meeting, be) ____________________? In the main office? B: I (not, know) ____________________. I (just, arrive) ____________________ from the warehouse, but I can check it.
  2. Can you hold, please? I (type) ____________________ something on my computer.
  3. Out team (work) _______________ just fine. We (employ) __________________ some new people since last October and we are very satisfied with their work.

II Countables/Uncountables – Complete the dialogue with the words in the box:

a lot of, much, many, a little, a few

  1. Barak Obama’s speech didn’t surprise me _____________. I expected him to say that.
  2. Only ______________ people came to the meeting so we had to postpone it.
  3. How ___________ litars of milk does a family need for a day?
  4. _______________ students have done the survey so the date is quite plausible and correct.
  5. For this recipe you need just _____________ eggs. Take two, for example.
  6. She gave me _______________ money for the trip I can’t buy even a postcard with it.

III Obligation and necessity – Fill in using: have to, has to, didn’t have to, had to, needn’t, mustn’t

  1. All students __________________ listen to the teacher during the lesson.
  2. You _________________ smoke in the premises. There’s NO SMOKING sign.
  3. We had so much trouble with that supplier. Finally, we _______________ cancel the order because we weren’t quite sure how it was going to work.
  4. You __________________ put the milk in the coffee. I already pour some.
  5. The management students __________________ take an exam in English last week, because they could sit for it in another term. They could choose.
  6. Tim really ___________________ pay attention to his appearance. His hair is too long and in a mess, and his shoes need polishing.

IV Suggestion. Suggest a suitable solution to the given problem using relevant words or phrases:

  • Why don’t we…What about…? We should…We shouldn’t…Let’s…
  • 1. We must hand out the project tomorrow.
  • 2. We don’t have legal breaks for breakfast at my firm.
  • 3. I am new in this department.
  • 4. We have a seminar next month. I want to go.


I Part of speech – Fill in the chart with suitable answers

noun verb adjective

to manage manageable

to motivate motivated

to grow grown

to develop developed

II Synonyms – Give the most suitable synonym for given words or expressions:

  1. redundancy
  2. staff
  3. advanced
  4. freelance
  5. objective
  6. data

III Circle the correct answer

  1. The meeting starts ______ eight o’clock ________ the evening. a) in/at b) at/on c) at/in
  2. The Obama inauguration started ______ time. a) in b)at c)on
  3. Is it ok with you if I leave now? I will _____________ it ______ on Monday. a) take …on b) make… up c) put …off
  4. She surely has _______________ too much work. She will have to stay longer today. a) caught up b)broken down c) taken on
  5. They have _______________ with the work on the constructing projects; they won’t finish it until the deadline. a) fallen behind b) got on with c) drawn up
  6. We have to inform them about the delays. It is our fault but they must know that we have to _____________ the delivery. a) catch up b) put off c) break down
  7. She needs a new __________________. She got a sack last month. a) job b) work c) employment
  8. I deal ___________ a lot of different people in the company. a) with b) at c) to

IV Numbers- Write down the numbers as words:

  1. 15%
  2. 21st
  3. 0.86
  4. 5,218,104
  5. 12/6/08
  6. 2/4

Business Test 1 Practice 1


I Tenses – Present Simple/Continuous, Present Perfect, Past Simple:

  • 1. Many big companies __________________(not have) canteens for their employees.
  • 2. We ______________________(invest) in our computing system a lot recently, and just a month ago our human resource manager _________________ (make) an agreement to do more in the field of education of the employees.
  • 3. I’m afraid, you can’t talk to Mr Johnson right now. He ______________________(have) a board meeting in his office.
  • 4. Where ______________________ (we, put away) used paper? In the box over there?
  • 5. Beacuse of their enormous success, COCA-COLA _____________________ (be) one of the main drinks producers in this area for decades.
  • 6. In 2002. our company _________________ (be) equipped with very basic machinery, so the management _____________________(decide) to buy some new ones.

II Countables/Uncountables – Complete the dialogue with the words in the box: a lot of, much, many, a little, a few

  • A: Is the agenda ready for tomorrow’s meeting? We haven’t got _____________ time left, you know that.
  • B: Yes, I’ve done it. I had ____________ things planned to put it in, but I managed to make it short and put everything into 5 items.
  • A: Very well. _______________ colleagues informed me that they can’t make it to the meeting. Take their names, please.
  • B: Sure. How ______________ of them said they’re away on business?
  • A: I don’t know now. But I will check it later. Let’s have a coffee break now. Please, pass me the sugar. Just _____________, please.
  • B: Ok, but you can have just __________________ minutes, because we have _______________ work to do!
  • A: I’ll be done quickly. You know I don’t need ___________________ to get back to the track!

III Future – fill in the blanks using the right future form.

  1. So, everyone, let’s start! Susan, (you, open) _________________________ the meeting, please?
  2. Look out! The laptop (fall) ________________________ off your desk!
  3. In the near future, small businesses (definitely, lose) _______________________ major part od the consumer population.
  4. Well, I’m not quite sure, but we (try) _____________________ with making our strategy more efficient, and we’ll see.
  5. I’m having an important meeting in London tomorrow morning and I and my colleague (stay) ____________________ the London hotel.
  6. A: I need to see some price-lists now.
  7. B: Ok, I (not, keep) ______________________ you with the chart, then. Here’s your price-list.

IV Obligation and necessity – Fill in using: have to, has to, didn’t have to, had to, needn’t, mustn’t

  1. Thanks for the email. I got it yesterday, but I saw it wasn’t urgent and that I _____________________ answer right away, so I left it for later.
  2. You _______________ smoke in here! That’s forbidden!
  3. Mike _______________ get up early if he wants to get ready for the presentation properly.
  4. The parcels were all wrong! We _______________open them all, and put some new labels!
  5. If you want to apply for the job, you __________________ send an application form.
  6. Tell Maria that she __________________ send the contract, I have one copy here with me. She can keep hers.

V Suggestion. Suggest a suitable solution to the given problem using relevant words or phrases:

  • 1. We have taken on too much work lately.
  • 2. Maria has been talking on the phone for the whole morning!
  • 3. I am always late for work.
  • 4. The meeting is tomorrow and I haven’t’ written the agenda yet! I need your help.


I Part of speech – Fill in the chart with suitable answers

noun verb adjective

to employ un/employed
responsibility /

to qualify qualified
strenght to strengthen

po perform /

to decide decisive

II Synonyms – Give the most suitable synonym for given words or expressions:

  1. to provide
  2. to manage
  3. to postpone
  4. executive
  5. freelance
  6. redundancy
  7. staff
  8. income

III Circle the correct answer

  • My mother was born _________2nd July.
  • a) in b) on c)at
  • 2. There were no phones _________17th century, they were invented ________1870s.
  • a) at/in b) in/in c) in/at
  • 3. If everyone works nights shift we will be able to ______________.
  • a)catch up b) break down c) fall behind
  • 4. We cannot have a meeting next Friday because Tim is away on business and he is the most important person for the meeting. We have to _______ it _____________ .
  • a) take …on b) make… up c) put …off
  • 5. Sally isn’t employed but she has some part-time ______________.
  • a) work b) job c) employment
  • 6. My best colleague is in charge ____________ financial reporting.
  • a) with b) of c) at
  • 7. I am responsible __________ coordination between design and production.
  • a) for b) with c) at
  • 8. We have analyzed the problem and I believe that we will find the solution if we ___________ it _________ into five stages.
  • a) draw…up b) break ….down c) put ….off
  • 9. We started preparing for the job _________the morning.
  • a) in b) at c)on

IV Numbers – Write down the numbers as words:

  1. 25%
  2. 22nd
  3. 0.58
  4. 1,156,218
  5. 5/3/08
  6. 2/3
  7. ext.154
  8. 2m 60

V Comprehension – Fill in the blanks with the given words or phrases:

  • What do you think, Why don’t we, What about, In my opinion, That’s a great idea, I don’t agree
  • A: Ok, let’s start with our first item on the agenda. Can we brainstorm some ideas, Jake?
  • B: Sure. _______________________, we should use our old selling strategy to do that. It will definitely work.
  • C: Well, ______________________. That strategy was bad and I believe we shouldn’t rely on it again. _______________________ try something new?
  • A: Hmm. I don’t know about it. __________________________, Mark?
  • D: Well, Let’s agree that the old strategy had only partial success, but I suppose we don’t have much time to think about some new ways to place the product. _____________________ asking some of our clients what they would like. Let’s do the survey and we’ll get the answers.
  • A: Oh, ________________________! Great job, Mark!

Test 2 Practice 2

I Fill in the gaps using the words given in the box:

Therefore, despite, because of, however, although, but, and, since, in fact, due to, even though, in case
  1. ______________ the computer system failure, the tennis match was put off for tomorrow.
  2. ______________ the workers have been prepared to use the data properly, most of them made serious mistakes when using it.
  3. David’s colleague was sent to complete a business deal with a senior manager ________­­­ the man did not show up.
  4. The committee did not accept Maria’s project ______________ she had put a lot of effort in it.
  5. We will leave the lights on _____________ the baby wakes up.
  6. ______________ the fact that Jack came on time, he didn’t arrive early enough to get the goods.
  7. I didn’t manage to find my mentor _____________ the college was closed.
  8. The paperwork you left last night was badly done. It’s all in mess and the data is incorrect. ________________, I would like you to do it all over again.
  9. I believe that the message they sent is rather clear ____________ I wouldn’t spend any more time discussing it.
  10. Sarah’s application was turned down ________________ badly written CV.
  11. The video presentation of the program you have chosen to share was really good. ______________, we couldn’t hear it quite well, the microphone was off.
  12. The man who we were expecting to arrive phoned and said he would be half and hour late. _______________ we didn’t have to stay there. We went for a cup of coffee.

II Read the given email. Give a proper reply, including suitable introduction, salutation, and all parts needed to make it businesslike. You have to use at least 70 words. The additional information has been given to you.

To: Mrs Joanna Simms From: Michael Lightman Subject: Business contract

Dear Mrs Simms, We are very pleased to inform you that we are very satisfied with your latest delivery. The merchandise is of good quality, the paperwork is all neatly done, and, above all, you delivered the goods on time.
We would like to talk about the chance of price. Please, consider the possibility of lowering the price if we order a bigger number of items.
It would be great if we could have a meeting concerning these details next week.
If you need any information, feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards, Michael Lightman
Information for answering the email:

Joanna Simms, an executive manager of Kickers Ltd, London, Refer to the mail (thank for the good comments) Give the basic conditions – only if they double the order, you consider the offer Arrange a meeting (Offer the date and time for a meeting) Give polite ending

III Fill in with the suitable word or phrase:

Set your own prices, how to get the capital, if you get it, for your service, work out your fixed costs, then add, get organized, to set your own prices

Getting started in business

If you want to start a business, good planning is important. Here are some tips.

  1. ___________________________. Decide what your skills are. Find out if there is a market of them in your area, e.g. ask your neighbors what they need. Babysitting, coaching for exams or sports and computer training ______________________.
  2. Decide how much money you need to start your business. Talk about _____________________. You can use your own money or you can ask a bank for a loan. _______________________, be sure you can afford to pay the interest.
  3. Calculate your costs. First, _______________________, for example, the rent on your office or the interest on a loan. ________________ your variable costs, for example, for equipment, or tax.
  4. Work out how much to charge ________________________. Find out what other people are charging and use this _______________________.

IV Use each word in box in the right context. One word is unnecessary.

fabrics, shares, revenue, venue, ice-breaking, merger, rut, respond, pollution

  1. I am so unhappy with my work…I feel bored and somehow in a ____________ . I’m doing the same routine job and it really got boring.
  2. Apart from choosing the presentation equipment, the ______________ is very important. So, inform everybody of the place where your presentation will take place.
  3. Sony and Erickson decided to join their companies and they became a ________________.
  4. The water _________________ is something that is becoming a big part of public concern for healthy living.
  5. When you see a foreigner for the first time, try starting an __________________ conversation.
  6. The company decided to keep their ________________ in the shoe industry because they were convinced the shoe market was going to get bigger and stronger.
  7. They dye and cut their own _______________ in Spain.
  8. We sent them an invitation two weeks ago, but, unfortunately, they didn’t ________________.

Business Test 2 Practice 1

  • I Fill in the gaps using the words given in the box:
Therefore, despite, because of, however, although, but, and, since, in fact, due to, even though, in case
  1. _______________ I was really tired, I couldn’t sleep. It was so annoying!
  2. My best friend passed his Physics exam ___________________ he didn’t study much.
  3. She only accepted the job ______________the salary, which was very high.
  4. ______________ the fact that she didn’t feel well, she went to work.
  5. They invested a lot of money and effort into the advertising campaign. ________________, it didn’t bring any profit, they made a big loss.
  6. The manager introduced a new item on the agenda _________________ his colleagues were still discussing the previous one.
  7. The office was full of new employees ______________ it was very crowded.
  8. She gave her best to create a good design for the bottle but she neither showed them on time nor told them about the main idea. _________________, she was afraid not to be rejected.
  9. ________________ the heavy rain, the football match is cancelled.
  10. We are all using newest software available at work, _________________ our job is always done on time and perfectly.
  11. She couldn’t enter the system _______________ she forgot the password.
  12. I have to bring an umbrella, ______________ it rains.
  • II Read the given email. Give a proper reply, including a suitable introduction, salutation, and all parts needed to make it businesslike. You have to use at least 70 words. The additional information has been given to you.
To: Mr Smith
From: Tim Robins
Subject: Business prospects

Dear Mr Smith,
I am the Manager of the Heath Ltd company situated in London. We are willing to make business contact with your firm and try to improve our business with this cooperation. We have been working in computer service for the past 15 years. We make projects, designs, scripts, all kinds of PC programs. If you are interested, please, let us know about your main needs. We can email you the list of prices and terms of our work.
It would be great if we could have a meeting concerning these details next week.
If you need any information, feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Tim Robins
Information for answering the email:
John Smith, an executive manager of Mack Ltd, Oxford, work with statistics Need a new computer system Want to pay in instalments Ask for references, prices Offer the date and time for a meeting

  • III Match the beginnings 1-6 with the endings a-f to make complete sentences:
  1. We need a firm management strategy to take
  2. I think we’ve missed
  3. Unfortunately, we have been loosing
  4. We really don‘t need to waste
  5. I think you should have brought
  6. I’d like to bring
  • a) Customers steadily over the last three years
  • b) up-date on your Korean marketing campaign.
  • c) control of the situation
  • d) These figures to my attention earlier.
  • e) Friday’s deadline.
  • f) Any more time on trying to change their minds,
  • IV Use each word in the box in the right context. One word is unnecessary.
  • turnover, tips, clipboard, attention, chain, shares, fares, baggage reclaim, connection
  1. If you want to start your own business, here are some _____________ for you.
  2. L’Oreal has a great supply ___________ all over the world.
  3. When you want to copy the text, it stays on the _____________until you want to paste it.
  4. The Coca Cola company has sold its _____________in the business to different partners.
  5. At the airports people usually waste a lot of time at the _______________.
  6. The ______________of our company was great this year.
  7. Bus _______________are very expensive in London.
  8. I missed my ___________to Paris yesterday.

The Internet (vocabulary practice)

  1. Fill in the gaps with the words given in brackets:
Windows, Anti-virus software, Backup, Resolution, Icon, Floppy Disc, Folder, RAM/ROM
  • 1.________ A program that finds and removes viruses from a computer.
  • 2.________ A copy on floppy disk or tape of files on a PC’s hard disk. A backup is used in case the hard disk file(s) are erased or damaged.
  • 3.________ A cheap, removable disk used for storing or transferring information. It is floppy (soft) because it is plastic.
  • 4._________ A sub-division of a computer’s hard disk into which you put files.
  • 5._________ A small image or picture on a computer screen that is a symbol for folders, disks, peripherals, programs etc.
  • 6._________Two types of memory. RAM (Random Access Memory) is the main memory used while the PC is working. RAM is temporary. ROM (Read Only Memory) is for information needed by the PC and cannot be changed.
  • 7._________The number of dots or pixels per inch (sometimes per centimetre) used to create the screen image.
  • 8._________An operating system used by the majority of PCs.

2) Collocations

Verbs + Equipment/ Invention

  1. buy _______________
  2. devise _____________
  3. upgarde ___________
  4. install _____________
  5. originate ___________
  6. buy _______________
  7. patent _____________
  8. operate ____________

3) Save, Find or Go?

  1. ________ time
  2. ________ a partner
  3. ________ mad
  4. ________ the answer
  5. ________ a solution
  6. ________ someone’s life
  7. ________ a replacement
  8. ________ a file


Practice (vocabulary): Time management

I Fill in the blanks using the given words.

postpone, piles, handle, schedule, negotiate, anticipate, assertively, take time
  1. I had a big problem with the delivery boy. He was so pushy; I just couldn’t refuse him any time he comes. I had to learn to say NO _____________.
  2. Sorry, Matt. I can’t go out tonight. There are ___________ of paper waiting for me. I have so much work to do.
  3. We have given the product price. They believe that the price is too high. We should ____________ and try to compromise.
  4. Don’t hurry your decisions. _____________ to inspect all possible solutions and consequences.
  5. Oh, I can’t make it! I have so much work to do. I think I will _____________ the Monday’s meeting for Tuesday.
  6. Having a fixed ____________ is a useful thing. You just follow the steps and finish the tasks as planned.
  7. Good managers never ______________ what their employees can do. They delegate the job and watch them doing it.
  8. If you cannot _____________ big projects, break them into smaller bits so you can work with it more easily.

II Match the phrases and their meanings.

fall behind
throw away
miss, not have
delay, put off
specialist, professional
delete, remove
produce, make, invent
faith, confidence, reliance
fail to keep the pace

III Odd word out.

English 2

Practice 1 (Vocab/grammar)

I Vocabulary. Use the right word:

  • 1. What is your favourite ___________?
  • A) meal B) dish C) lunch D) diet
  • 2. Before cooking, you must _________ the potato.
  • A) peel B) stock C) mash D) roast
  • 3. Women speak more and they are very ___________ in speech.
  • A) fluent B) fluently C) talkative D) gossiping
  • 4. All men should do their share of the _____________.
  • A) housework B) business C) ironing D) cleaning
  • 5. Telling a lie, and especially being caught out, seems to make a very strong ________ on us.
  • A) impression B) deceive C) cheat D) aggression
  • 6. If you are well-educated you have a good chance to get __________ with your lies.
  • A) along B) gone C) over D) away
  • 7. I can’t remember her name it’s on the tip of my ________.
  • A) feet B) arm C) language D) tongue
  • 8. Attractive people are sometimes considered ________.
  • A) illiterate B) dismature C) uncorrect D) irresponsible

II Express wishes for the given statements:

  1. I’m too tall for my age.
  2. It’s a shame we don’t have a DVD.
  3. Oh, it’s raining again!
  4. Don’t shout all the time, it’s annoying!
  5. I broke my favourite vase.
  6. She was late for the film last night.

III Turn the given sentences into indirect speech:

  1. “I am grateful to you for your kind words.”
  1. “Have you ever been to Japan before?”
  1. “Don’t just stand there!”
  1. “She speaks Italian a little and some good French, too.”
  1. “Sit here, please.”
  1. “Where does Tom Barnes live?”
  1. “Sam always wanted to build a treehouse and he will do that once.”
  1. “I can’t do that, I am very busy.”
  1. “Where is the post office?”
  1. “I know you are lying to me about the project.”
English 1

Test 1 (Grammar/Vocab) group D

I Fill in the blanks using the correct tense of the verbs in brackets:

  1. My sister and I ___________ (be) very close. We ___________ (share) secrets and we _____________ (not, fight).
  2. He _____________ (not, call) last night because he ____________ (be) busy.
  3. The evening was quite nice. After I _____________ (make) myself a sandwich, I __________ (turn) on the TV and ____________ (watch) a series.
  4. Bob ______________ (never, be) to Japan before, although he ______________ (like) traveling a lot.
  5. What ________________ (you, do) when the storm _______________ (happen)? – I ___________________ (read) a book in my bedroom.
  6. I _________________ (think) of moving to Belgrade. Life in a small town _________ (be, not) what I want.
  7. My best friend _______________ (study) every day, but I _____________ (not, can) do that.
  8. Hey, Dave, the phone ______________ (ring)! Can you answer it?
  9. We ______________ (live) here since 2001, and we ________________ (not, plan) to move.

II Use verbs do, make, spend, have, sign, iron, work, receive, to get the right meaning of the phrases:

  1. ________________ time
  2. ________________ the clothes
  3. ________________ letters
  4. ________________ the shopping
  5. ________________ the documents
  6. ________________ an attempt
  7. ________________ dinner
  8. ________________ long hours

III Fill in using one preposition only:

  1. They got married ______ 22nd November 2014.
  2. I was born _______ summer.
  3. What do you think _________ my new coat?
  4. How much money did you spend ________the books?
  5. I love shopping and I never look __________ the price.
  6. Sarah planned __________ eat a steak and some salad.
  7. Do you turn _________ your TV when you go to bed the evenings?
  8. I have a new printer __________ the office desk.

IV Fill in the gaps using the given words. There is one word extra which you do not need to use.

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  1. Tesla left many ______________ and projects which are kept in special books.
  2. My first neighbour is a _____________, so I always buy bread in his shop.
  3. Since Dave decided to ____________ a company, he went to the bank to ask for a loan.
  4. All doctors must keep their patients’ histories _____________.
  5. I don’t know what I am doing _____________! It just never seems to be right!
  6. If we didn’t have electricity, we could never use any of the household _____________.
  7. All details about your business plan should be written down in a ____________.
  8. Although we may think the Brits are reserved, they are in fact very ___________.

V Correct the mistakes in the sentences:

  1. The Queen always is having meetings at noon.
  2. I’m having two brothers and one sister.
  3. Soldiers serve drinks in a bar.
  4. The match was started at 7.30.
  5. I didn’t can help him with his car last night.
  6. We all enjoy to have parties.
  7. Have Sara ever been to Italy?
  8. You haven’t enough money for the book.
English 1

Test 1(Grammar/Vocab) group C

I Fill in the blanks using the correct tense of the verbs in brackets:

  1. John (work) _______________ hard yesterday when his sister (call) _____________ him.
  2. A: What kind of food (you, like) _________________ eating?
  3. B: I (not, like) _________________ seafood but I (be) ______________ good at preparing it. In fact, we (have) _________________ a nice lobster for dinner last night.
  4. A: Hey, what (Sam, do) ____________________?
  5. B: He (watch) __________________ TV. He (just, take) ________________ a shower and he (go) _________________ to bed now.
  6. The Chinese (invent) ________________ chess many centuries ago.
  7. They (read) _______________ the whole afternoon, but they (not, finish) ______________ yet.
  8. The manager (come) _________________ to my office yesterday and (ask) ________________ me about the project I (work) ___________________ on. I (not, give) _______________ him the right answers so he (leave) ________________ quite upset.
  9. My cousin Diana (live) _______________in London in future, and she (work) _____________ as an account there.

II Use verbs make, get, stay, do, meet, read, speak, watch, to get the right meaning of the phrases:

  1. ________________ the newspapers
  2. ________________ up early
  3. ________________ TV
  4. ________________ the housework
  5. ________________ in bed late
  6. ________________ freely
  7. ________________ money
  8. ________________ your friends

III Fill in using one preposition only:

  1. My grandfather died ________ 1987.
  2. The school starts ________ 7,30.
  3. Let’s meet ______ the bus stop.
  4. I completely agree _______ you.
  5. He depends _______ his parents to give him money.
  6. You’ve left your towel _______ the floor. Pick it up.
  7. Do you like skiing ______ winter?
  8. My Math classes are ______ Wednesdays.

IV Fill in the gaps using the given words. There is one word extra which you do not need to use.

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  1. Kate Middleton is pregnant, but they didn’t want to __________ the truth to the public.
  2. My father is a _____________ and he fixes cars and other vehicles.
  3. Colin is very excited ______________ he is meeting his uncle for the first time.
  4. Do you know what these electrical _____________ are used for?
  5. Nikola Tesla _____________ to USA in 1884.
  6. It was so _______________ when I slipped on a banana peel and fell down on the ground.
  7. You may not earn a lot of money but you may be __________ a lot as a person.
  8. Amnesia usually happens when you hit or hurt your _____________.

V Correct the mistakes in the sentences:

  1. I don’t like fish because I always eat it.
  2. See you guys on next week!
  3. You were went to school earlier yesterday.
  4. Why is the people standing here?
  5. Cooks educate kids at schools.
  6. We enjoy in listening to music.
  7. The boys talked a lot while the film.