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Fill in the correct form of the words in brackets (comparative or superlative).

1. My sister thinks she's_________________________ (intelligent) than me, but I don't

2. Avatar is probably________________ (bad) film I've seen!
3. What is_______________ (wet) month of the year in England?
4. Do you think the Harry Potter films are________________ (good) than the books?
5. Who is__________________ (powerful) person in your country?
6. I think Men in Black 1 was___________________ (funny) than Men in Black 3.
7. Is Angelina Jolie_________________ (old) than Sandra Bullock?
8. John is _____________________ (nice) person that I know.
9. This flower is _________________ (beautiful) than that one.
10. This is the __________________ (interesting) book I have ever read.
11. Non-smokers usually live ________________ (long) than smokers.
12. Which is the _____________________ (dangerous) animal in the world?
13. A holiday by the sea is _________________ (good) than a holiday in the mountains.
14. It is strange but often a coke is _____________________ (expensive) than a beer.
15. Who is the ________________ (rich) woman on earth?
16. He was the ________________ (clever) thief of all.

Fill in the words in brackets into the gaps. Use either the Present Perfect or the Present Perfect
Progressive. Mind the word order.

1. How long ________________ Gerry? (you/to know)

2. You look dirty. What ______________all day? (you/to do)

3. How many times _______________New York? (Charles/to visit)

4. She ______________ French words for hours, but she still doesn't remember all of them.
(to learn)
5. The children ______________ videos for two hours. (to watch)

6. ________________ hard today? (he/to study)

7. My father ________________. (never/to smoke)

8. Sorry, I'm late. _______________ for long? (you/to wait)

9. We _______________ Lisa recently. (not/to see)

10. He _______________ his essay all day, but he __________________ yet. (to write) (not/to

Put the verbs into the correct tense (simple past or present perfect simple).

1. A: (you / play / already) ______________________the new computer game?

2. B: No, not yet. I only (buy) ________________ it yesterday and I (have / not)
________________ the time yet.

3. A: (you / go) ________________to the cinema last night?

4. B: Yes. I (be) ______________ there with Sue and Louis. (you / be) _______________to
the cinema recently?

5. A: I last (go) _______________ to the cinema two weeks ago.

6. B: So you (see / not) _________________ the new action film yet.

7. A: No, unfortunately not. (you / enjoy) _______________ it?

8. B: Oh, I really (love) ___________ it. But Sue (like / not) _______________ it - too much

9. A: But why (you / take) _________________ her with you? She (tell) ____________ me
last week that she (hate) _____________action films.

10. B: I think she has an eye on Louis. She (try) ________________ to flirt with him all the
time. So he (can / concentrate / not) _______________ on the film.

Choose the correct option regarding plans and intentions.

1 I'm feeling thirsty. I think I (am having/ Have/ am going to have/ will have) ______ a beer.

2 Are you going to London tomorrow? I hear there is going to be a train strike.

Well in that case I think I (am taking/ take/ am going to take/ will take) ______.

3 It's not a good idea to take the car. There will be loads of traffic jams.

Well in that case I don't think I (go/ am going/ am going to go/ will go) ______ to London
after all.

4 John has just phoned to say that he has still not received your letter.

Well in that case I (fax/ am faxing/ am going to fax/ will fax) ______ a copy straight away.
What's his fax number?
5 How are you going to get to Athens?

Everything is already arranged. I (fly/ am flying/ am going to fly/ will fly) ______ from
London on the first flight on Friday morning.

6 I've already decided. I (sack/ am sacking/ am going to sack/ will sack) ______ Harry and
there is nothing you can do to make me change my mind.

7 Would you like a drink?

Oh thank you very much. I (have/ am having/ am going to have/ will have) ______ a gin
and tonic please.

8 You don't seem very happy in your job.

No, in fact I (leave/ am leaving/ am going to leave/ will leave) ______ as soon as I can get a
new one.

9 If we offer you more money, will you stay?

I don't think so but I (think/ am thinking/ am going to think/ will think) ______ about it.

10 I've got a lot of work to do. Maybe I (don't come/ am not coming/ am not going to come/
won't come) ______ after all. Sorry.

Use the verbs in brackets in the correct future tenses – will-future, going to-future, Simple
Present or Present Progressive.

The train ____________ at 11:45. (to leave)

We _______________ dinner at a nice restaurant on Saturday, but we haven’t booked a table yet.
(to have)

My ski instructor believes it _______________ in the mountains tomorrow evening. (to snow)

On Sunday at 8 o'clock I _________________ my friend. (to meet)

They ___________________ to London on Friday evening at 8:15. (to fly)

Wait! I _________________ you to the station. (to drive)

The English lesson _________________ at 8:45. (to start)

I ________________ my sister in April. (to see)

Look at the clouds - it _________________ in a few minutes. (to rain)

Listen! There's someone at the door. I _________________ the door for you. (to open)

Read through these ten sentences and decide which form is needed:

1 - I worked hard all day. Now I feel (tiring/ tired) ___________.

2 - She's (boring/ bored) ____________ of her job. She's looking for another.

3 - We were (surprising/ surprised) ______________ to hear he's 50. He looks much younger.

4 - The book I'm reading is (interesting/ interested) _____________.

5 - You look (worrying/ worried) ______________. What's wrong?

6 - We had a (shocked/ shocking) _____________ time at the restaurant. The place is awful.

7 - Some of his comments were (insulted/ insulting) ________________.

8 - My exam results were a little (disappointing/ disappointed) _______________.

9 - There's nothing more (exciting/ excited) _______________ than riding on a rollercoaster.

10 - Did you see the magician? He was (amazing/ amazed) ______________!

Rewrite the sentences into passive voice.

1. John collects money. - ______________________

2. Anna opened the window. - _______________________

3. We have done our homework. - ________________________

4. I will ask a question. - ______________________

5. He can cut out the picture. - _____________________

6. The sheep ate a lot. - _____________________

7. We do not clean our rooms. - ________________________

8. William will not repair the car. - _________________________

9. Did Sue draw this circle? - _________________________

10. Could you feed the dog? ___________________________

Passive voice (personal passive). Follow the example.

1. People know that she is a good swimmer. She is known to be a good swimmer.

2. They say that Francis is in hospital. Francis is said to be in hospital.

3. They think that the children are in bed.____________________________

4. People believe that the robber has worked in the bank.___________________________

5. People believe that nuclear power stations are dangerous.__________________________

6. His colleagues thought that he was on holiday._____________________________

7. People know that cars pollute the environment._________________________

8. They suppose that the new product will come out soon.________________________

9. They found that the mission was impossible.____________________________

10. They believe that she will win a gold medal.______________________________

Do the passive voice (Direct object and personal passive), follow the example.

1. Rachel will give you some advice. Direct object: some advice will be given to Rachel/
personal passive: Rachel will be given some advice.

2. I sent him a letter. A letter was sent to him/ I was sent a letter.

3. The police officer showed us the way._________________________

4. Our neighbor gave me a lift.___________________________

5. We have asked him a favor.___________________________

6. She told me a lie.____________________________

7. They have written her a postcard.___________________________

8. Kerrie will make you a cup of tea._________________________

9. The waiter has not brought us the coffee._____________________

10. They did not offer her a seat._____________________________

Decide whether the sentences are passive or active. Then, turn them into passive or active, if
possible, depending on your selection.

1. They often listen to music. _______________________

2. She is reading the newspaper now. ______________________

3. These cars are produced in Japan. ____________________

4. Alan teaches geography. ____________________

5. German is spoken in Austria. _________________________

6. Lots of houses were destroyed by the earthquake in 1906. ____________________

7. Henry Ford invented the assembly line. _____________________

8. The bus driver was hurt yesterday. ___________________

9. You should open your workbooks. ____________________

10. Houses have been built. _____________________

Choose the correct alternative for the following:

1. _____ I borrow a pen, please?

Would/ will/ Could

2. 'I've forgotten my wallet.' - Don't worry. I _______ lend you some money if you like.
Will/ could/ would

3. _______ you like to come to the cinema tonight?

Would/ can/ could

4. Do you mind _________ the window please?

Closing/ to close/ closed

5. Would you mind _______ me with these boxes?

Help/ if helping/ helping

6. _______ I left early tomorrow morning? I have a doctor's appointment.

Could/ Would you mind if/ do you mind if

Choose the correct relative pronoun (who, which, whose).

1. This is the bank ____________ was robbed yesterday.

2. A boy ____________ sister is in my class was in the bank at that time.

3. The man___________ robbed the bank had two pistols.

4. He wore a mask ___________ made him look like Mickey Mouse.

5. He came with a friend_____________ waited outside in the car.

6. The woman______________ gave him the money was young.

7. The bag __________________ contained the money was yellow.

8. The people ____________ were in the bank were very frightened.

9. A man _____________ mobile was ringing did not know what to do.

10. A woman ______________ daughter was crying tried to calm her.

11. The car ____________ the bank robbers escaped in was orange.

12. The robber _______________ mask was obviously too big didn't drive.

13. The man ______________ drove the car was nervous.

14. He didn't wait at the traffic lights _____________ were red.

15. A police officer _____________ car was parked at the next corner stopped and arrested

Write the positive or negative of the past perfect according to the verbs in brackets.

1) When I arrived at the cinema, the film_________________ (start).

2) She ______________ (live) in China before she went to Thailand.

3) After they ______________ (eat) the shellfish, they began to feel sick.

4) If you ________________ (listen) to me, you would have got the job.

5) Julie didn't arrive until after I ____________ (leave).

6) When we _____________ (finish) dinner, we went out.

7) The garden was dead because it ________________ (be) dry all summer.

8) He ______________ (meet) her somewhere before.

9) We were late for the plane because we __________________ (forget) our passports.

10) She told me she ________________ (study) a lot before the exam.

11) The grass was yellow because it_________________ (not/rain) all summer.

12) The lights went off because we ________________ (not/pay) the electricity bill.

13) The children __________________ (not/do) their homework, so they were in trouble.

14) They ___________________ (not/eat) so we went to a restaurant.

15) We couldn't go into the concert because we ________________ (not/bring) our tickets.

16) She said that she ________________ (not/visit) the UK before.

17) Julie and Anne ____________ (not/meet) before the party.

18) I ________________ (not/have) breakfast when he arrived.

19) He ________________ (not/use) email before, so I showed him how to use it.

20) You _______________ (not/study) for the test, so you were very nervous.

Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Form a Conditional sentence – type I. Only use the will-
future in the main clauses.

1) If I ___________ (to study), I ______________ (to pass) the exams.

2) If the sun _____________ (to shine), we ______________ (to walk) into town.

3) If he ________________ (to have) a temperature, he ______________ (to see) the doctor.

4) If my friends _______________ (to come), I _____________ (to be) very happy.

5) If she ______________ (to earn) a lot of money, she ___________ (to fly) to New York.

6) If we ________________ (to travel) to London, we ________________ (to visit) the


7) If you _____________ (to wear) sandals in the mountains, you _________ (to slip) on the
8) If Rita _________ (to forget) her homework, the teacher ____________ (to give) her a low

9) If they ___________ (to go) to the disco, they ____________ (to listen) to loud music.

10) If you ___________ (to wait) a minute, I ______________ (to ask) my parents.

Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Form a Conditional sentence – type II.

1) If I __________ (to come) home earlier, I ____________ (to prepare) dinner.

2) If we ___________ (to live) in Rome, Francesco ___________ (to visit) us.

3) If Tim and Tom ___________ (to be) older, they ____________ (to play) in our hockey

4) If he ___________ (to be) my friend, I __________ (to invite) him to my birthday party.

5) If Susan _____________ (to study) harder, she _____________ (to be) better at school.

6) If they ___________ (to have) enough money, they _____________ (to buy) a new car.

7) If you ______________ (to do) a paper round, you ______________ (to earn) a little extra

8) If Michael __________ (to get) more pocket money, he _______ (to ask) Doris out for

9) If we __________ (to win) the lottery, we ____________ (to fly) to San Francisco.

10) If I __________ (to meet) Brad Pitt, I ____________ (to ask) for his autograph.

Complete the sentences in reported speech. Note whether the sentence is a request, a
statement or a question.

He said, "I like this song." He said ____________________

"Where is your sister?" she asked me. She asked me ___________________

"I don't speak Italian," she said. She said _______________________

"Say hello to Jim," they said. They asked me ________________________

"The film began at seven o'clock," he said. He said _____________________

"Don't play on the grass, boys," she said. She told the boys ______________________

"Where have you spent your money?" she asked him. She asked him ____________________

"I never make mistakes," he said. He said ________________________

"Does she know Robert?" he wanted to know. He wanted to know ___________________

"Don't try this at home," the stuntman told the audience. The stuntman advised the

Reported speech. Use the verbs tell, say and ask. Do the respective changes. Use subject she and
he accordingly.

1) "Don't do it!"

2) "I'm leaving tomorrow."

3) "Please get me a cup of tea."

4) "She got married last year."

5) "Be quick!"

6) "Could you explain number four, please?"

7) "Where do you live?"

8) "We went to the cinema and then to a Chinese restaurant."

9) "I'll come and help you at twelve."

10) "What are you doing tomorrow?"

11) "Don't go!"

12) "Do you work in London?"

13) "Could you tell me where the post office is?"

14) "Come here!"

15) "I've never been to Wales."

16) "Have you ever seen The Lord of the Rings?"

17) "I don't like mushrooms."

18) "Don't be silly!"

19) "Would you mind waiting a moment please?"

20) "How often do you play sport?"