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Adjective order exercises

Adjective order exercises

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Adjective order exercises practice

Complete the adjective order exercises by putting the words into the correct order to make a correctly ordered sentence.

adjective order exercises1. red / drives / a / truck / Australian / he / big

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He drives a big, red, Australian truck.

 

2. these / old / I / replace/ shoes / must / cheap

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I must replace these cheap, old shoes.

 

3. such / old / a / man / he / is / kind

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He is such a kind, old man.

 

4. lovely / is / she / a / wearing / red / dress / new

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She is wearing a lovely, new, red dress.

 

5. a / meal / Indian / we / had / delicious

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We had a delicious, Indian meal.

 

6.  lives / a / lovely / apartment / she / modern / in

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She lives in a lovely, modern apartment.

 

7. garden / beautiful / he / porcelain / has / a / Italian / statue / in / his

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He has a beautiful, Italian, porcelain statue in his garden.

 

8. dining / an / bought / wooden / antique / he / table

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He bought an antique, wooden, dining table.

 

9. face / my / watch / has / red / a / round / big

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My watch has a big, round, red face.

 

10. wearing / my / I / love / pants / black / comfortable / cotton

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I love wearing my comfortable, black, cotton pants.

 

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Dependent prepositions exercises

Dependent prepositions exercises

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Dependent prepositions exercises practice – verbs

dependent prepositions exercisesComplete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

1. Visitors are asked to abstain ___________ smoking on the premises.

(a) from    (b) on

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Correct answer is A.

 

2. She is unavailable at the moment as she is attending _________ an urgent issue.

(a) on    (b) to

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Correct answer is B.

 

3. I believe _________  him – he is such a talented and hard-working artist.

(a) with    (b) in

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Correct answer is B.

 

4. She took some time off work to care ________ her sick son.

(a) for    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

5. I totally agree _______ your opinion – everything you say about this is true!

(a) with    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

6. The schoolboy was blamed _______ the broken window.

(a) about    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

7. He annoys me because he is always boasting __________ his achievements!

(a) about    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

8. I had to choose ____________ going to the cinema or out to dinner as I couldn’t afford to do both.

(a) between    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

9. The management team is meeting this afternoon to decide ___________ the best solution.

(a) on    (b) for

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Correct answer is A.

 

10. He forgave me __________ my mistake.

(a) about    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

Dependent prepositions exercises practice – adjectives

Complete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

11. I am so excited ____________ the upcoming concert!

(a) about    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

12. Take no notice of what she says she is just envious ___________ you!

(a) with    (b) of

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Correct answer is B.

 

13. I am doubtful ___________ the likely success of this project.

(a) with    (b) about

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Correct answer is B.

 

14. He is so ashamed __________ what he did and sends his apologies!

(a) of    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

15. The company is aware _________ the problem and is working hard to fix it soon.

(a) of    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

16. We were so dissatisfied ___________ the service, we won’t eat at that restaurant again.

(a) with    (b) at

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Correct answer is A.

 

17. It is good that the whole team is so enthusiastic __________ the changes.

(a) to    (b) about

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Correct answer is B.

 

18. He is so good ___________ public speaking.

(a) at    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

19. She was so kind __________ me when I was having problems.

(a) to    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

20. I am so tired __________ my job, I need a change I think.

(a) of    (b) about

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Correct answer is A.

 

Dependent prepositions exercises practice – nouns

Complete the dependent prepositions exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

21. It was an unjustified attack ________ an innocent party.

(a) of    (b) on

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Correct answer is B.

 

22. His attitude ____________ the subject is very narrow-minded.

(a) in    (b) towards

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Correct answer is B.

 

23. The manager thanked the staff on behalf _________ the directors.

(a) of    (b) on

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Correct answer is A.

 

24. There is no need ___________ violence in any circumstances.

(a) of    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

25. The reason __________ the accident is still to be established.

(a) of    (b) for

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Correct answer is B.

 

26. Conditions are much better but there is still room __________ further improvement.

(a) for    (b) in

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Correct answer is A.

 

27. The rise ____________ crime levels has been attributed to lower employment opportunities.

(a) in    (b) of

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Correct answer is A.

 

28. There was a public outcry in reaction ___________ the government’s proposals.

(a) with    (b) to

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Correct answer is B.

 

29. He has extensive knowledge ___________ the subject.

(a) of    (b) with

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Correct answer is A.

 

30. The teacher let them finish class early __________ condition that they arrived early the next day.

(a)  in   (b) on

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Correct answer is B.
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Gerunds and infinitives exercises

Gerunds and infinitives exercises

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Gerunds and infinitives exercises practice A

Complete the gerunds and infinitives exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

1.  _______________________ is not just fun, it is also great exercise.

(a) To dance    (b) Dancing

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Correct answer is B.

 

2. I find __________________________ movies very relaxing.

(a) to watch    (b) watching

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Correct answer is B.

 

3. I can’t afford  ___________________ my car at the moment.

(a) to replace    (b) replacing

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Correct answer is A.

 

4. I am contemplating  ___________________ a new hobby.

(a) to take up    (b) taking up

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Correct answer is B.

 

5. I demanded  ___________________ the manager so I could make a complaint.

(a) to see    (b) seeing

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Correct answer is A.

 

6. I keep  ___________________ you every time you come back to visit!

(a) to miss    (b) missing

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Correct answer is B.

 

7. He resents  ___________________ so early every day.

(a) to get up    (b) getting up

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Correct answer is B.

 

8. He came  ___________________ with me yesterday.

(a) to talk    (b) talking

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Correct answer is A.

 

9. I fail  ___________________ what the problem is.

(a) to see    (b) seeing

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Correct answer is A.

 

10. ___________________ a book is more interesting than watching a film.

(a) To read    (b) Reading

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Correct answer is B.

 

11. They acknowledged ___________________ the letter.

(a) to receive    (b) receiving

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Correct answer is B.

 

12. She adores ___________________.

(a) to ski    (b) skiing

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Correct answer is B.

 

13. I chose ___________________ during the holidays.

(a) to work    (b) working

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Correct answer is A.

 

14. I hope ___________________ the opportunity to work with him.

(a) to get    (b) getting

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Correct answer is A.

 

15. They have delayed ___________________ a decision until the boss returns.

(a) to make    (b) making

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Correct answer is B.

 

16. The customer threatened ___________________ the company for incompetence.

(a) to sue    (b) suing

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Correct answer is A.

 

17. He deserves ___________________ a holiday; he has been working so hard.

(a) to have    (b) having

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Correct answer is A.

 

18. The teachers discussed ___________________ a new course at their last meeting.

(a) to introduce    (b) introducing

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Correct answer is B.

 

19. I recall ___________________ the issue during a previous meeting.

(a) to discuss    (b) discussing

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Correct answer is B.

 

Gerunds and infinitives exercises practice B

The verbs in the sentences below can take either a gerund or an infinitive form but the meaning changes.

Complete the gerunds and infinitives exercises below by selecting the correct meaning (a) or (b).

20a.  He forgot posting the letter.

(a) He had posted the letter, but didn’t remember doing it

(b) He didn’t post the letter because he didn’t remember to do it

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Correct answer is A.

 

20b.  He forgot to post the letter.

(a) He had posted the letter, but didn’t remember doing it

(b) He didn’t post the letter because he didn’t remember to do it

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Correct answer is B.

 

21a.  He stopped drinking coffee.

(a) He paused what he was doing to drink some coffee

(b) He no longer drinks coffee – he gave it up

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Correct answer is B.

 

21b.  He stopped to drink coffee.

(a) He paused what he was doing to drink some coffee

(b) He no longer drinks coffee – he gave it up

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Correct answer is A.

 

22a.  I regret to inform you about this situation.

(a) I have to give bad news in a formal situation

(b) I said something I wish I hadn’t

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Correct answer is A.

 

22b.  I regret informing you about this situation.

(a) I have to give bad news in a formal situation

(b) I said something I wish I hadn’t

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Correct answer is B.

 

23a.  I remember locking the door.

(a) Action then memory – I locked the door and now remember doing it

(b) Memory then action – I remembered I had to lock the door, then I did it

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Correct answer is A.

 

23b.  I remembered to lock the door.

(a) Action then memory – I locked the door and now remember doing it

(b) Memory then action – I remembered I had to lock the door, then I did it

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Correct answer is B.
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Reported speech exercises

Reported speech exercises

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Practice: reported speech exercises

Do the sentences below show correct use of reported speech? If not, what corrections need to be made?

1. “I go swimming every day,” he said.

Is this reported speech correct?  He said that he went swimming every day.

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This is correct.

 

2. “My daughter is starting university soon,” she said.

Is this reported speech correct?  She said my daughter was starting university soon.

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This is incorrect – the pronoun needs to change – it should be as follows: She said her daughter was starting university soon.

 

3. “Will you have time to meet me for coffee?” he asked.

Is this reported speech correct?  He asked me would I have time to meet him for coffee?

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This is incorrect – there are two errors. This is reporting a yes / no question so we need to use ‘if’. We do not need the (?) in a reported question. It should be as follows: He asked me if I would have time to meet him for coffee.

 

4. “Have you locked the door?” he asked.

Is this reported speech correct?  He asked me if I have locked the door.

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This is incorrect – the tense needs to change from present perfect to past perfect – it should be as follows: He asked me if I had locked the door.

 

5. ‘There are two important issues here: time and money,’ the boss advised.

Is this reported speech correct?  The boss advised that there were two main issues there: time and money.

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This sentence is correct.

 

6. “I can help you if I finish my own work in time,” Sara promised.

Is this reported speech correct?  Sara suggested that she can help me if she finished her own work in time.

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This is incorrect – the tense has changed from present simple to past simple but ‘can’ also needs to change to ‘could’ – it should be as follows: Sarah suggested that she could help me if she finished her own work in time.

 

7. “I was driving home when I saw the crash,” Jason explained.

Is this reported speech correct?  Jason explained that he had been driving home when he had seen the crash.

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This sentence is correct.

 

8. “I’m sorry, I must go now as I am running late!” Geoff said.

Is this reported speech correct?  Geoff said that he must go then as he was running late.

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This is incorrect – the tense has changed from present continuous to past continuous but ‘must’ also needs to change to ‘had to’ – it should be as follows: Geoff said that he had to go then as he was running late.

 

9. “I’ll give you all the information you need tomorrow,” the teacher told the students.

Is this reported speech correct (reported three days later)? The teacher told the students she would give them all the information they needed tomorrow.

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This is incorrect – ‘will’ has been changed to ‘would’, tense and and pronoun changes are also correct but the time also needs to change- it should be as follows: The teacher told the students she would give them all the information they needed the next day (or the following day).

 

10. “What have you been doing this afternoon?” Tom asked Jenna. “I’ve been studying,” she said.

Is this reported speech correct (reported three days later). Tom asked Jenna what she had been doing that afternoon; she said she had been studying.

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This sentence is correct.

 

 

 

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English idioms exercises

English idioms exercises

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Complete the English idioms exercises by choosing the correct option (a) or (b) to complete each of the sentences.

1. The mistake occurred because of lack of care. If he’d _______________________ everything would have been fine.

(a) drawn the line    (b) kept his eye on the ball

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Correct answer is B.

 

2. Clearly the homeless man had little money of his own, yet he handed in the wallet. It goes to show you should never __________________________.

(a) make up your mind    (b) judge a book by its cover

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Correct answer is B.

 

3. What you did is unacceptable! I must  ___________________ when it comes to this kind of behaviour and will make an official complaint.

(a) draw the line    (b) toe the line

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Correct answer is A.

 

4. This is only a  ________________ I can confirm more specific details in my full report.

(a) catch 22  (b) ball park figure

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Correct answer is B.

 

5. I think he feels better now he’s  ___________________ . He needed some release as he was so stressed.

(a) let of some steam   (b) over the moon

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Correct answer is A.

 

6. He didn’t take any personal responsibility for his errors; he just wanted to  __________________.

(a) toe the line    (b) pass the buck

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Correct answer is B.

 

7. He likes to  _______________________ and suggest different points of view.

(a) play devil’s advocate    (b) sit on the fence

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Correct answer is A.

 

8. Everyone is  doing it! It’s amazing how everyone is _________________ with this new social media fad.

(a) letting off steam    (b) jumping on the bandwagon

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Correct answer is B.

 

9. It’s okay to  ________________ every now and then! You’ve been working so hard, go and have some fun!

(a) let off steam    (b) make up your mind

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Correct answer is A.

 

10. ______________________ I have no idea if the project will be a success or not

(a) Your guess is as good as mine    (b) I wouldn’t be caught dead

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Correct answer is A.

 

11. Staff conditions are getting worse and worse. The situation is  ______________________ from what the founder had wanted for his workers.

(a) the best of both worlds    (b) a far cry

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Correct answer is B.

 

12. He should not have _______________________. The quality is not as good as it used to be.

(a) kept his eye on the ball    (b) cut corners

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Correct answer is B.

 

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Causative verbs exercises

Causative verbs exercises

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Complete the causative verbs exercises by choosing the correct option (a), (b), (c) or (d) to complete each of the sentences.

1. My parents always make me _______________________ my homework before I can watch any television.

(a) to finish    (b) finishing   (c) finish   (d) finished

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Correct answer is C.

 

2. My Mum lets me ________________ later at the weekend.

(a) stay up    (b) stayed up  (c) staying up   (d) to stay up

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Correct answer is A.

 

3. I had the computer technician at work ___________________ my lap top. It works well now.

(a) fixed    (b) to fix  (c) fixing   (d) fix

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Correct answer is D.

 

4. I ________________ my hair cut at that new hairdressing salon the other day, they’re really good!

(a) have    (b) made  (c) had   (d) let

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Correct answer is C.

 

5. My flatmate got me ___________________ dinner for him last night as he said he was too tired.

(a) to cook    (b) cook  (c) cooked   (d) make

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Correct answer is A.

 

6. Why don’t you let me __________________ that for you. I’m happy to help!

(a) do    (b) to do  (c) did   (d) done

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Correct answer is A.

 

7. I _______________________ my house broken into last night. I’m so upset!

(a) let    (b) made  (c) had   (d) make

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Correct answer is C.

 

8. I always have my car _________________ at that garage. They provide a really good service.

(a) repair    (b) was repaired  (c) repaired   (d) to repair

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Correct answer is C.

 

9. Did his boss make him ________________ late again last night?

(a) work    (b) to work  (c) worked   (d) works

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Correct answer is A.

 

10. Did her teacher get her ________________ the visitors to the school?

(a) welcome    (b) to welcome  (c) welcomes   (d) welcomed

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Correct answer is B.

 

11. He got me ___________________ that parcel for him as I was going to the post office anyway.

(a) posted    (b) post  (c) posts   (d) to post

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Correct answer is D.

 

12. My parents didn’t make me ___________________ with housework when I was very young, but they do now.

(a) to help    (b) help  (c) helped   (d) was help

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Correct answer is B.

 

 

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Countable and uncountable noun exercises

Countable and uncountable noun exercises

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Are the following nouns usually countable or uncountable?

1. Computer

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countable

 

2. Milk

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uncountable

 

3. Telephone

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countable

 

4. Bread

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uncountable

 

5. Rice

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uncountable

 

6. Cup

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countable

 

7. Coffee

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uncountable

 

8. Friend

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countable

 

9. Pasta

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uncountable

 

10. Flower

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countable

 

11. Flour

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uncountable

 

12. Knowledge

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uncountable

 

13. Education

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uncountable

 

14. Money

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uncountable

 

15. Coin

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countable

 

16. Ink

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uncountable

 

17. Photograph

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countable

 

18. Vehicle

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countable

 

Choose the correct words to complete each of the sentences below.

19. Do you have _________________ (many / much) money with you? Could I borrow some please?

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much

 

20. There isn’t ___________________ (some / any) bread left. I’ll get some when I go shopping.

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any

 

21. I have ___________________ (some / any) coins in my purse if you need some change.

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some

 

22. There were ___________________ (too many / too much) vehicles on the motorway today. I was stuck in a traffic jam for hours!

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too many

 

23. ________________________ (a few / a little) of my friends are going to the party on Saturday. I’m so glad I’ll know some people there!

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a few

 

24. There were ______________________ (too many / a lot of) people at the party – it was such a great atmosphere I had a brilliant time!

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a lot of

 

25. I can’t help you I’m sorry. I have  ______________________ (few / little) knowledge of that subject.

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little
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Past perfect simple and continuous exercises

Past perfect simple and continuous exercises

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Example: He __________________ (work) for 8 hours without a break before his boss arrived. He had been working for 8 hours without a break before his boss arrived.

past perfect simple and continuous exercises1. By the time I got to the party John ____________________ (left).

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had left

 

2. I couldn’t wait any longer because I ______________________ (already / arranged) to meet Debbie in the city.

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had already arranged

 

3. He ______________________ (completed) the task by the time he went home.

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had completed

 

4. They ___________________ (paint) all morning before they ran out of paint and went to buy more.

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had been painting

 

5. He _______________________ (not finish) work when I called him at 7pm.

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had not finished

 

6. She _______________________ (run) for over an hour so she was very hot and sweaty.

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had been running

 

7. They _______________________ (date) for several years before they got engaged.

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had been dating

 

8. She _______________________ (watch) the movie before but wanted to see it again.

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had watched

 

9. He _____________________ (studied) all week so decided to take some time off.

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had been studying

 

10. I _____________________ (not eat) all day so I was so hungry when we arrived at the restaurant.

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had not eaten

 

11. I _____________________ (not see) Jake for 10 years when I met him unexpectedly at the conference.

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had not seen

 

12.  __________________ you _________________ (know) Jenny long before you went on holiday together?

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Had you known
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Parts of speech

Parts of speech

In order to improve your result in the IELTS test, both for speaking and writing, it is important to be aware of the ‘parts’ of speech that create sentences in English. It is commonly accepted that there are only 9* different parts of speech from which all sentences, phrases or utterances are made.

*Some schools believe that there are only 8 parts of speech, with articles being part of the adjective group.

Parts of speechThe different parts of speech are as follows:

  1. nouns
  2. verbs
  3. adverbs
  4. adjectives
  5. articles
  6. pronouns
  7. prepositions
  8. conjunctions
  9. interjections

Understanding which groups words are in can also help you to break down sentences, making the passive skills (reading and listening) easier.

Below is a table showing the different parts of speech and an example.

Parts of speech

Part of speech Common use Example
Verb to describe an action He sat.
Noun To describe a thing He sat on the chair.
Adverb To describe the verb He slowly sat on the chair.
Adjective To describe the noun He slowly sat on the tall chair.
Pronoun To talk about who He slowly sat on the tall chair.
Preposition To talk about where or when He slowly sat on the tall chair.
Conjunction Used to join ideas He slowly sat on the tall chair but fell off.
Article Used to give more information about the noun He slowly sat on the tall chair but fell off.
Interjection A short exclamation – not a full sentence Ouch! He hit the floor.

Improving your knowledge of English

It is also useful to keep a vocabulary list and group words together that come from the same parts of speech.

For example:

adjectives – e.g. glamorous

You should try to also learn their antonyms and synonyms to build your vocabulary.

e.g. alluring, attractive (synonyms) – dowdy, plain (antonyms)

and think about their comparatives and superlatives e.g. – (adj) more glamorous (comparative) the most glamorous (superlative)

nouns – e.g. accommodation

(check spelling and think about articles etc) – uncountable, no ‘a’ or ‘an’

You should try to also learn their synonyms to build your vocabulary.

e.g. place of residence, dwelling, abode (synonyms)

verbs – e.g. drive

(and their past and participle forms);

drove, driven

prepositions – e.g. on

(with examples of their different uses),

e.g. on the sofa, but in an arm chair.

conjunctions – e.g. moreover

(with examples of use and punctuation)

Smoking is expensive; moreover, it is detrimental to health.

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Present continuous exercises

Present continuous exercises

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Complete the present continuous exercises below to test your knowledge of the present continuous.

A. Present continuous exercises – use the correct form of the present continous to complete the sentences and question below.

Example: Right now I ______________ (take) a grammar test. Right now I am taking a grammar test.

1. John ______________ (watch) television in the lounge.

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is watching

2. It is a national holiday so I __________________ (not work) today.

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am not working

3. What is that noise? Someone ______________ (sing) really badly!

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is singing

4. I’ll call you back, I _____________ (eat) dinner at the moment.

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am eating

5. _______ they still _____________ (sleep)? I can call again later.

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Are they still sleeping

 

B. Present continuous exercises – use the correct form of the present continous OR present simple to complete the sentences and questions below.

Tip: When you complete these present continuous exercises remember to watch our for static verbs (they do not take the continuous form!)

6. He isn’t here, he _____________ (visit) his sister in France.

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is visiting

7. This is a lovely meal – it _____________ (taste) delicious.

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tastes

8. These flowers _____________ (smell) wonderful!

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smell

9. I _________________ (meet) my sister for lunch every Tuesday.

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meet

10. ___________ you _____________ (meet) Susan later?

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Are you meeting

11. He normally tells the truth but this time I _____________ (not believe) him.

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don’t believe

12. I _____________________ (read) a book about New Zealand at the moment – it looks like such a beautiful country.

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am reading

13. What are you doing? I __________________ (check) my emails.

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am checking

14. I’m sorry, I ____________________ (not know) the answer to that question.

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don’t know

15. __________ you ______________ (play) tennis very often?

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Do you play