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1. ENGLISH GRAMMAR TEST 2ND APRIL 2008 NAME_____________________________________________________________________ 1.- Complete the following sentences with the correct…
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  • 1. ENGLISH GRAMMAR TEST 2ND APRIL 2008 NAME_____________________________________________________________________ 1.- Complete the following sentences with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. ( 21 points) 1. Thomas Edison (start) _____________ work on the railway when he was twelve. 2. I (write) __________ ten letters so far today. Yesterday, I (only/ write) _________ five. 3. She ____________ (prefer) her coffee without sugar. 4. I _______________ (have) a shower now. Please answer the phone. 5. What _______________ (this word / mean)? 6. My father (be) ___________ asleep in bed all day. 7. Sarah ___________ (see) the dentist at four o´clock on Wednesday. 8. They __________ (think) of selling their house. 9. I (pass) __________ my driving test five years ago. 10. How many brother and sister __________ (have)? 11. Hold on a second, Mary. I want to turn off the gas; the water __________ (boil) over. 12. My boss ___________ (always complain) about the amount of talking in the office. 13. When Diana______________ (leave) work it______________________ (rain). 14. Speak up! She ___________ (not hear) very well. 15. The Prime Minister (be) ___________ abroad since January. 16. When I __________ ( get) to the station, the train ______________ ( already leave). 17. Yesterday, while I ______________ ( rest), someone ___________ ( ring) the doorbell. 2.- Complete the following passage with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. ( 16 points) Last week, while I (cycle) ………………… to work, I (have) …………… an accident. It ( not be) ……………. my fault, it (be) …………….. due to the weather. There (be)………….. many wet leaves on the road, and as I (turn)…………………. the corner, my bicycle (slip) ………….. and I (fall) ……………… off it. Luckily another cyclist (pass) ………………… by when it (happen) ………………… “(you heart) …………… yourself?” she ( ask)…………….. me. “I (think) ……………… I (break) ………………… my arm”. I (reply) …………….. She (find) ………………. a telephone box and (call) ………………. an ambulance, which (take) …………………. me to the hospital. 3.- will, going to, present continuous. Choose the correct alternative. ( 4 points) 1 I can´t go now. I´ll meet / I´m meeting/ I am going to meet Claudia. 2 Don´t worry. I´ll ask / I´m asking/ I am going to ask you again later. 3 One of these days, I´m writing / I´m going to write/ I’ll write a letter to the newspaper. 4 I´ll probably see / I´m probably seeing you on the bus tomorrow. 5 I´m sure you´ll like / you´re liking/ you’re going to like my parents when you meet them. 6 Don´t forget Dan´s friends are coming / will come / are going to come for dinner tonight. 7 I´m telling / I´m going to tell him what I think. 8 I´m going / I´ll go/ I’m going to go to the doctor´s. I´ve got an appointment.
  • 2. 4.- Make questions about the underlined information. ( 7 points) She gets up at about 6.30. ______________________________________? He starts work at 8 o´clock. _______________________________________? They were listening to music yesterday evening. ______________________________________? He goes to work by bus. _______________________________________? We go to the cinema once a week. ______________________________________? My sister likes reading and watching films in his free time. _______________________________________? No, I haven’t been to England before. _______________________________________? 5.- PUT THE WORDS IN ORDER TO MAKE SENTENCES. ( 6 points) 1.- he late arrives he again ´ll sacked If be If_____________________________________________________________________ 2.- back won´t relax able I to until be children the go school to I_____________________________________________________________________ 3.- unless miss ´ll we We hurry train the up We___________________________________________________________________ 4.- town Visit you when ´re me in Visit___________________________________________________________________ 5.- I be ´ll if he the doesn´t job surprised get I______________________________________________________________________ 6.- we give won´t us the They them tickets pay until for They___________________________________________________________________ 6.- CONDITIONALS. Match 1-8 with a-h ( 8 points) 1.- If I had better qualifications a) if she found out about the document I lost 2.- If he wasn´t so mean, b) if he didn´t have to 3.- If she didn´t work overtime c) I´d invest in the stock market 4.- If I knew more about money d) if you kept your money in a bank account 5.- The boss would sack me e) unless I knew he´d pay me back 6.- I wouldn´t lend a friend money f) people would like him more 7.- He wouldn´t work g) I´d apply for that job
  • 3. 8.- It´d be safer h) her salary wouldn´t be enough to live on 7.- Complete the following sentences with either the –ING FOMR or TO INFINITIVE FORM. ( 8 points) 1.- Jane enjoyed (work) ………….. for the company very much. 2.- She often said that she would never consider (change)………….. her job. 3.- She couldn’t imagine (work)……….. anywhere else. 4.- But sometimes she couldn’t help (think) ………….. that a change might be good for her. 5.- She did not intend ( stay) …………. in the same job all her life. 6.- That was why she had decided (apply) ………….. for some other jobs. 7.- She had some application forms, but she always put off (fill) ………….. them in. 8.- “Perhaps I’d better stop (think) ………….. about another job,” she finally said. 8.- TRANALATION. ( 6 points) 1.- ¿Solías jugar al fútbol cuando eras pequeño? 2.- No debería haber comido tantos caramelos. 3.- ¿Te apetece salir? ¡vayamos al cine! 4.- Mi profesora nos dice que tenemos que acostumbrarnos a estudiar todos los días. 5.- Un escritor necesita tener mucha imaginación para escribir historias interesantes. 6.- Si hubiera sabido que era tu cumpleaños, te habría comprado un regalo.
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