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|Section X. COMPREHENSION|
Advanced grammar test
Assignments for self-control
The Use of Tenses in the Active Voice
38. Jane congratulated her sister ___ her birthday
a) with b) on c) for d) by
39. Are we sufficiently insured ___ fire ?
a) for b) at c) from d) against
40. John is very good ___ mathematics.
a) at b) in c) for d) with
41. That's just typical ____Helen to forget our wedding anniversary.
a) with b) on c) for d) of
42. I have been suffering ___ dizziness lately.
a) with b) from c) about d) of
43. Anne's boss is sometimes forgetful ____ the promises he has made.
a) at b) with c) to d) of
44. The winner of the competition was ___ the drawing-room.
a) on b) in c) at
45. Everybody sat ___ the floor, but Mr. Spencer sat ___ a chair ___ the corner.
a. over – in – on b) about – on – at c) on – on – in
46. The judge poured champagne ___ the glass.
a) into b) on c) inside
47. The elderly lady was always ___ home ___ night.
a) at – at b) in – at c) into – inside
48. Adriana used to swim ___ the sea and sunbathe ___ the sand.
a) on – at b) on – in c) in – on
49. During the week I get up early ___ the morning and go to bed late ___ night. But normally ___ weekends I sleep until midday.
a) on – at – at b) in – at – on c) in – in – at
50. Peter lives ___ Boa Viagem Avenue, now, but he lived ___ 109, Amizade Street ___ 1980.
a) on – at – in b) in – at – on c) on – at – on
51. He was born ___ 8:15 ___ the morning ___ June, 18th, 1928.
a) in – on – at b) at – in – on c) on – on – in
52. The hanging light is ___ the table.
a) in b) over c) at
53. Thomas was born ___ January 9th ___ Buenos Aires.
a) in – on b) on – in c) at – on
54. I prefer tea ___ coffee.
a) to b) than c) against d) over
55. “What time will you arrive?” – “I don't know. It depends ___ the traffic.”
a) of b) for c) from d) on
56. Why were you so unfriendly ___ Tessa? Have you had an argument with her?
a) of b) for c) to d) with
57. The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage ___ the other car.
a) of b) for c) to d) on
58. I hope that you’ll bear these factors ___ mind when making your report.
a) on b) at c) in
59. Boxers are forbidden to punch ___ the belt.
a) to b) above c) below
60. The waiters received tips ____ their wages.
a) to b) over c) from
Parts of Speech
Define each underlined word as the part of speech, point out at its classification. Check your answers in the keys.
1. A violent storm hit the small town in the early morning.
2. Cara certainly does not know him nor has she seen him before.
3. During the night, a branch of the elm tree fell near our house.
4. That book is by Herman Melville.
5. I have definitely made my decision.
6. Whew! I almost was hit by the line drive.
7. Neither the fish nor the chicken at this restaurant tastes very fresh.
8. Yesterday, we visited the historic town of Lexington in Massachusetts.
9. Operas by Giacomo Puccini are famous for their melodies.
10. That was an exceptionally fine concert, but it ended too quickly for me.
11. Their speech assumes the accents of seventeenth-century England.
12. Does he know anything about this?
13. Has she seen my baseball glove?
14. None of the spectators left during the rain delay.
15. A loud explosion wakened them from sleep.
16. We arrived at the show early, yet many people were already there.
17. The doctor wondered if the patient would ever stop complaining.
18. The building is going to be resurfaced as early as next week.
19. This is the second to last relay race.
Choose the correct variant. Note that sometimes more than one alternative is correct. Check your answers in the keys.
1. “ this week?” “No, she's on holiday.”
A Is Susan working В Does Susan work С Does work Susan
2 I don't understand this sentence. What ?
A does mean this word В does this word mean С means this word
3 John tennis once or twice a week.
A is playing usually В is usually playing С usually plays D plays usually
4 How now? Better than before?
A you are feeling В do you feel С are you feeling
5 It was a boring weekend anything.
A I didn't В I don't do С I didn't do
6 Tom his hand when he was cooking the dinner.
A burnt В was burning С has burnt
7 Jim is away on holiday. He to Spain.
A is gone В has gone С has been
8 Everything is going well. We any problems so far.
A didn't have В don't have С haven't had
9 Linda has lost her passport again. It's the second time this
A has happened В happens С happened
10 You're out of breath. ……………………?
A Are you running В Have you run С Have you been running
11 Where's the book I gave you? What with it?
A have you done В have you been doing С are you doing
12 We're good friends. We each other for a long time.
A know В have known С have been knowing D knew
13 Sally has been working here
A for six months В since six months С six months ago
14 It's two years Joe.
A that I don't see В that I haven't seen С since I didn't see D since I saw
15 They out after lunch and they've just come back.
A went В have gone С are gone
16 The Chinese printing.
A invented В have invented С had invented
17 Ian in Scotland for ten years. Now he lives in London.
A lived В has lived С has been living
18 The man sitting next to me on the plane was nervous because he ……. before.
A hasn't flown В didn't fly С hadn't flown D wasn't flying
19 a car when they were living in London?
A Had they В Did they have С Were they having D Have they had
20 I television a lot but I don't any more.
A was watching В was used to watch С used to watch
21 tomorrow, so we can go out somewhere.
A I'm not working В I don't work С I won't work
22 That bag looks heavy you with it.
A I'm helping В I help С I'll help
23 I think the weather be nice later.
A will В shall С is going to
24 “Ann is in hospital.” “Yes, I know her tomorrow.”
A I visit В I'm going to visit С I'll visit
25 We're late. The film by the time we get to the cinema.
A will already start В will be already started С will already have started
26 Don't worry late tonight.
A if I am В when I am С when I'll be D if I'll be
27 The fire spread through the building quickly but everybody ………..
A was able to escape В managed to escape С could escape
28 The phone is ringing. It be Tim.
A might В can С could
29 Why did you stay at a hotel when you went to New York? You ……. with Barbara.
A can stay В could stay С could have stayed
30 I've lost one of my gloves. I it somewhere.
A must drop В must have dropped
С must be dropping D must have been dropping
31 Take an umbrella with you when you go out. It rain later.
A may В might С can D could
32 What was wrong with you? Why go to hospital?
A had you to В did you have to С must you
33 There's plenty of time. You hurry.
A don't have to В mustn't С needn't
34 It was a great party last night. You come. Why didn't you?
A must have В should have С ought to have D had to
35 Jane a car.
A suggested that I buy В suggested that I should buy С suggested me to buy
36 I think all drivers seat belts.
A should wear В had better wear С had better to wear
37 It's late. It's time home.
A we go В we must go С we should go D we went
38 I'm not tired enough to go to bed yet. I wouldn't sleep if I ……… to bed now.
A go В went С had gone D would go
39 If I were you, I that coat. It's much too expensive.
A won't buy В don't buy С am not going to buy D wouldn't buy
40 I decided to stay at home last night. I would have gone out if I so tired.
A wasn't В weren't С wouldn't have been D hadn't been
41 I wish I a car. It would make life so much easier.
A have В had С would have
42 We by a loud noise during the night.
A woke up В are woken up С were woken up D were waking up
43 There's somebody walking behind us. I think
A we are following В we are being followed
С we are followed D we are being following
44 “Where ?” “In London.”
A were you born В are you born С have you been born D did you born
45 The train arrive at 11.30 but it was an hour late.
A supposed to В is supposed to С was supposed to
46 Where ? Which hairdresser did you go to?
A did you cut your hair В have you cut your hair
С did you have cut your hair D did you have your hair cut
47 Hello, Jim. I didn't expect to see you today. Sonia said you ill.
A are В were С was D should be
48 Ann …………….. and left.
A said goodbye to me В said me goodbye С told me goodbye
49 “How ?” “Nobody knows.”
A happened the accident В did happen the accident
С did the accident happen
50 “Do you know where ?” “No, he didn't say.”
A Tom has gone В has Tom gone С has gone Tom
51 The police officer stopped us and asked us where
A were we going В are we going С we are going D we were going
52 “Do you think it's going to rain?” “ “
A 1 hope not В I don't hope С I don't hope so
53 “You don't know where Karen is, ?” “Sorry, I've no idea.”
A don't you В do you С is she
54 You can't stop me what I want.
A doing В do С to do D that I do
55 I must go now. I promised late.
A not being В not to be С to not be D I wouldn't be
56 Do you want with you or do you want to go alone?
A me coming В me to come С that I come D that I will come
57 I'm sure I locked the door: I clearly remember it.
A locking В to lock С to have locked
58 She tried to be serious but she couldn't help
A laughing В to laugh С that she laughed
59 I like the kitchen as often as possible.
A cleaning В clean С to clean D that I clean
60 I'm tired. I'd rather out this evening, if you don't mind.
A not going В not to go С don't go D not go
61 “Shall I stay here?” “I'd rather with us.”
A you come В you to come С you came D you would come
62 Are you looking forward Ann again?
A seeing В to see С to seeing
63 When Jane came to Britain, she had to get used on the left.
A driving В to driving С to drive
64 I'm thinking a house. Do you think that's a good idea?
A to buy В of to buy С of buying
65 I'm sure you'll have no the exam.
A difficulty to pass В difficulties to pass
С difficulties passing D difficulty passing
66 A friend of mine phoned me to a party.
A for invite В to invite С for inviting D for to invite
67 Jim doesn't speak very clearly.
A It is difficult to understand him. В He is difficult to understand.
С He is difficult to understand him.
68 The path was icy, so we walked very carefully. We were afraid
A of falling В from falling С to fall
69 I didn't hear you in. You must have been very quiet.
A come В to come С came
70 a hotel, we looked for somewhere to have dinner.
A Finding В After finding С Having found D We found
71 Call an ambulance. There's been
A accident В an accident С some accident
72 “Where are you going?” “I'm going to buy “
A a bread В some bread С a loaf of bread
73 Sandra works at a big hospital. She's
A nurse В a nurse С the nurse
74 She works six days week.
A in В for С a D the
75 There are millions of stars in
A space В a space С the space
76 Every day begins at 9 and finishes at 3.
A school В a school С the school
77 a problem in most big cities.
A Crime is В The crime is С The crimes are
78 When invented?
A was telephone В were telephones
С was the telephone D were the telephones
79 We visited
A Canada and United States В the Canada and the United States
С Canada and the United States D the Canada and United States
80 Julia is a student at
A London University В the London University С the University of London
81 What time on television?
A is the news В are the news С is news
82 It took us quite a long time to get here. It was journey.
A three hour В a three-hours С a three-hour
83 Where is ?
A the manager office В the manager's office
С the office of the manager D the office of the manager's
84 I'm going to a wedding on Saturday is getting married.
A A friend of me В A friend of mine С One my friends
85 What time shall we this evening?
A meet В meet us С meet ourselves
86 They live on a busy road a lot of noise from the traffic.
A It must be В There must be С There must have D It must have
87 He's lazy. He never does work.
A some В any С no
88 “What would you like to eat?” “I don't mind whatever you've got.”
A Something В Anything С Nothing
89 We couldn't buy anything because of the shops were open.
A all В no one С none D nothing
90 When we were on holiday, we spent money.
A a lot of В much С too much
91 don't visit this part of the town.
A The most tourists В Most of tourists С Most tourists
92 I asked two people the way to the station but of them knew.
A none В either С both D neither
93 It was a great party enjoyed it.
A Everybody В All С All of us D Everybody of us
94 The bus service is very good. There's a bus ten minutes.
A each В every С all
95 I don't like stories have unhappy endings.
A that В they С which D who
96 I didn't believe them at first but in fact everything was true.
A they said В that they said С what they said
97 What's the name of the man ?
A you borrowed his car В which car you borrowed
С whose car you borrowed D his car you borrowed
98 Colin told me about his new job, very much.
A that he's enjoying В which he's enjoying
С he's enjoying D he's enjoying it
99 Sheila couldn't come to the party, was a pity.
A that В it С what D which
100 Some of the people to the party can't come.
A inviting В invited С who invited D they were invited
101 Jane doesn't enjoy her job. She's … … because she does the same thing every day.
A boring В bored
102 The woman was carrying a bag.
A black small plastic В small and black plastic
С small black plastic D plastic small black
103 Maria's English is excellent. She speaks
A perfectly English В English perfectly С perfect English D English perfect
104 He to find a job but he had no luck.
A tried hard В tried hardly С hardly tried
105 I haven't seen her for I've forgotten what she looks like.
A so long В a so long time С a such long time D such a long time
106 I haven't got on holiday at the moment.
A money enough to go В enough money to go
С money enough for going D enough money for going
107 Let's get a taxi. It's to walk.
A a quite long way В quite a long way С rather a long way
108 The exam was quite easy - we expected.
A more easy that В more easy than С easier than D easier as
109 The more electricity you use,
A your bill will be higher В will be higher your bill
С the higher your bill will be
110 He's a fast runner. I can't run as fast as
A he В him С he can
111 The film was really boring. It was I've ever seen.
A most boring film В the more boring film
С the film more boring D the most boring film
112 Tom likes walking
A Every morning he walks to work. В He walks to work every morning.
С He walks every morning to work.
113 a long time for the bus.
A Always we have to wait В We always have to wait
С We have always to wait D We have to wait always
114 Ann She left last month.
A still doesn't work here В doesn't still work here
С no more works here D doesn't work here any more
115 she can't drive, she has bought a car.
A Even В Even though С Even if D Even when
116 I couldn't sleep very tired.
A although I was В despite I was С despite of being D in spite of being
117 You should insure your bicycle stolen.
A in case it will be В if it will be С in case it is D if it is
118 The club is for members only. You you're a member.
A can't go in if В can go in only if С can't go in unless D can go in unless
119 Angela has been married a long time. She got married she was 23 years old.
A when В as
120 What a beautiful house! It's a palace.
A as В like
121 They are very kind to me. They treat me their own son.
A like I am В as if I am С as if I was D as if I were
122 I'll be in London next week. I hope to see Tom, there.
A while I will be В while I am С during my visit D during I am
123 Fred is away at the moment. I don't know exactly when he's coming back but
I'm sure he'll be back Monday.
A by В until
124 I'll be at home………Friday morning. You can phone me then.
A at В on С in
125 I'm going away the end of January.
A at В on С in
126 When we were in Italy, we spent a few days ………. Venice.
A at В to С in
127 Our flat is the second floor of the building.
A at В on С in
128 I saw Jack a concert last Saturday.
A at В on С in
129 What time did they the hotel?
A arrive to В arrive at С arrive in D get to E get in
130 Tom's away at the moment. He's holiday in France.
A at В on С in D for
131 We travelled 6.45 train, which arrived at 8.30.
A in the В on the С by the D by
132 Have you read any books ……. Agatha Christie?
A of В from С by
133 The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage ….… the other car.
A of В for С to D on E at
134 Why were you so unfriendly……..Tessa? Have you had an argument with her?
A of В for С to D with
135 I'm not very good …. repairing things.
A at В for С in D about
136 I don't understand this sentence. Can you ?
A explain to me this word В explain me this word С explain this word to me
137 If you're worried about the problem, you should do something …… it.
A for В about С against D with
138 “Who is Tom Madely?” “I've no idea. I've never heard ……..him.”
A about В from С after D of
139 “What time will you arrive?” “I don't know. It depends the traffic.”
A of В for С from D on
140 I prefer tea coffee.
A to В than С against D over
141 They gave me a form and told me to
A fill in В fill it in С fill in it
1) a; 2) b; 3) a; 4) b; 5) b; 6) b; 7) a; 8) b; 9) a; 10) a; 11) a; 12) a; 13) a; 14) a; 15) a; 16) a; 17) a; 18) b; 19) a; 20) c.
1) -; 2) -; 3) a, -; 4) -; 5) a, a; 6) an, a, a, the, a; 7) a, -; 8) a; 9) the, the; 10) the, the; 11) a; 12) a, -, the; 13) the, -; 14) the; 15) the; 16) a, -; 17) the, the, -; 18) the; 19) -; 20) the, the; 21) the, the; 22) the, the, -; 23) the, a; 24) a, the; 25) the, a; 26) - 27) -, the, -; 28) the, a, the; 29) the; 30) -, the, -.
1) a; 2) a; 3) b; 4) c; 5) c; 6) b; 7) a; 8) a; 9) c; 10) b; 11) a; 12) b; 13) c; 14) a; 15) c; 16) b; 17) a; 18) b; 19) a 20) c; 21) c; 22) b; 23) a; 24) c; 25) d; 26) b; 27) a; 28) d.
1) c; 2) b; 3) c; 4) b; 5) a; 6) b; 7) c; 8) a; 9) b; 10) a; 11) b; 12) b; 13) b; 14) a; 15) b; 16) b; 17) c; 18) b; 19) a; 20) c; 21) b; 22) a; 23) b; 24) c; 25) b; 26) b; 27) b; 28) a; 29) b; 30) c; 31) b; 32) a; 33) b; 34) c; 35) c; 36) a; 37) c; 38) b; 39) b; 40) b; 41) b; 42) b; 43) b; 44) c; 45) a; 46) c; 47) a; 48) a; 49) b; 50) c.
1) d; 2) b; 3) c ; 4) d; 5) c; 6) c; 7) b; 8) b; 9) b; 10) a; 11) c; 12) b; 13) a; 14) a; 15) a; 16) b; 17) c; 18) c; 19) c; 20) b.
1) c; 2) c; 3) a; 4) b; 5) a; 6) a; 7) b; 8) c; 9) b; 10) a; 11) b; 12) b; 13) b; 14) b; 15) a; 16) b; 17) a; 18) b; 19) a; 20) a, b.
Mark Twain Peter and Mary
1) arrived 1) were standing
2) was 2) were waiting
3) were trying / tried 3) were coming
4) had been packed / was packed 4) were walking
5) asked 5) were watching
6) could 6) talking
7) felt 7) wondered
8) didn't believe 8) were doing
9) would be given 9) are walking
10) noticed 10) are running
11) was looking 11) is walking
12) saw 12) looking
13) change 13) is hurrying
14) whispered 14) is not
15) understood 15) are
16) was being talked 16) explained
17) came 17) were going
18) offered 18) were carrying
19) was 19) was taking
20) wanted 20) were limping
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