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.