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Burag Lilia

Cazacu Angela
Sajina Irina
Panu Ludmila
Cheptene Valentina

TEST YOUR ENGLISH


Part I


Test SAMPLES

Conversational Topics

Supplementary Reading

Ready-made activities for busy teachers

Chiinu, 2009

Cazacu Angela, Sajina Irina,


Panu Ludmila, Cheptene Valentina,
Burag Lilia

FOREWORD
TEST YOUR ENGLISH is a practical course in two parts, designed for pupils who
have received prior knowledge of English as a foreign language in schools where it is
taught as a key subject. It is intended for classroom or individual use by nonnative speakers of English who are on intermediate or advanced level in their studies of the language.
The chapters of both parts cover the vast majority of language problems that arise in
the learning of the material. The difficulty of the material in these books varies. They
represent a collection of teaching aids to be used while teaching English. Although the
number of these exercises is merely a drop in an endless ocean, they may be taken as an
illustrative sample each of us may start from and teachers can feel free to add any updated
material which is available to any of the chapters. We, in our turn, recognized the need to
offer all pupils the same chance by ensuring them access to more ways of testing.
TEST YOUR ENGLISH course, undoubtedly, addresses the needs of all pupils who
are interested in acquiring top performance and competence, especially when it comes to
final and entrance exams.
The first book is structured in 3 chapters, each meant to test the capacity of high
school pupils to discern between right and wrong in a wide range of sections of English, be its grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation, their feeling of the language
when it comes to the logic of a text, or the building up of a composition. The chapters,
the order of which reflect a certain gradation in difficulty, focus each in their turn on
a selected type of exercise as follows:
I. Tests for the 5 th to 9th forms

at the level of grammar, vocabulary, and creativity;

II. Supplementary tests for gymnasium level


enriching ones knowledge by reading cognitive texts and checking understanding.
III. Conversational topics

or more precisely defined topics of social, public and personal interest.

There are many ways in which this course can be used:

in class with the teacher. Pupils might accomplish the tasks both orally and
in written, working either in groups, pairs or individually.
after class. The write-in activities represent an ideal opportunity to practice consolidation of the studied material at home.
A great teacher once said, Any method in the hands of a good teacher is a good
method. Good teachers like their pupils, like what they are teaching, and believe their
pupils can learn. Teachers with such qualities will, we hope, find that this book helps their
pupils learn, no matter what course books or methodology they follow.
We hope the book will be helpful for both teachers and pupils as well as for all those
who need to refresh their English language skills.

Chapter I. Tests for the 5th to 9th Forms.


Tests for the 5th forms
Test 1 (Unit 1)

5-th form

1. Fill in the words is or has got.


a) The butterfly ________ beautiful.
b) The girl _________ noisy.
c) Alice ____________ a dog.
d) It ________ summer now.
e) What season _________ it?
2. Insert: am, is or are.
a) I ________ 20 years old. My sister ________ 12.
b) My brother _________ a policeman. He _________ very tall.
c) It _________ 10 oclock. We _________ late again.
d) Ann and I _________ very good friends.
e) I ________ tired but I ________ not hungry.
f) Tom _________ not at home at the moment.
g) They _________ Australian.
h) Cats _______ not big animals.
i) Rome ________ not in Spain.
j) You ________ 11 years old.
3. Write he, she, it form of these verbs: e.g. do - does
- do
- open
- love
- get
- think
- have
- watch
-rain
- buy
- study
- box
- eat
4. Write either a positive or a negative sentence.
a) I understand the poem.
_________________________________________.
b) He doesnt drink coffee. _________________________________________.
c) They read many poems. _________________________________________.
d) She loves cats. ________________________________________________.
e) Helen doesnt live in Rome._____________________________________.
5. Complete the questions.
a) I like hot weather. What _________________________________________?
b) You know the answer. Do ________________________________________?
c) We speak English. What language _________________________________?
d) They like music very much. What _________________________________?
e) Sue drinks tea every morning. When _______________________________?
6. Complete the sentences. Use the Possessive Case.
a) (My friend, house) is not very old. ________________________________.
c) I like (Ann, camera). ___________________________________________.
d) These are my (sisters, books). _____________________________________.
e) This is (children, room). _________________________________________.
7. Complete the sentences with there is, there are. Write 3 more sentences about
your room.
a) _________________ a sofa in front of the fireplace.
b) _________________ two books on the floor.
c) On the left of the door _______________ a desk.
d) ________________________________________________________.
e) ________________________________________________________.
f) ________________________________________________________.

Test 2 (Unit 1)
5-th form
1. Fill in the words is or has got.
a) It __________ Thursday.
b) She _______________ a lot of homework today.
c) Sally __________ with her dog.
d) Dolly ______________ a cat.
e) His name _________ Mike.
2. Insert: am,is or are."
a) Paris ______ the capital of France.
b) My shoes _________ very tight.
c) Canada ________ a very big country.
d) I __________ happy today.
e) The house ________ not very old.
f) My hands _________ cold.
g) I ________ afraid of dogs.
h) My brother and I _________ good tennis players.
i) Anna _________ at home.
j) You ________ a pupil.
3. Write the he, she, it form of these verbs: e.g. do - does
- dress
- carry
- wash
- close
- finish
- play
- cost
- speak
- live
- pass
- meet
- read
4. Write either a positive or a negative sentence.
a) I like films about animals. ___________________________________________.
b) She has got a car. _________________________________________________.
c) He doesnt like football. ____________________________________________.
d) My aunt lives near our house. ____________________________________.
e) We go to the cinema very often. ___________________________________.
5. Complete the questions.
a) I go to school by car. How _______________________________________?
b) We get up at 7:30. What time _____________________________________?
c) You live in London. Where ______________________________________?
d) I have lunch at home. Do ________________________________________?
e) They go to bed at 10 oclock. What time ____________________________?
6. Complete the sentences. Use the Possessive Case.
a) This is (Jane, umbrella). _________________________________________.
b) Ann is a (girl, name). _____________________________________________.
c) (My brother, job) is very interesting. _______________________________.
d) (My parents, house) is near the city centre. __________________________.
e) (The colour, this coat) is grey. ____________________________________.
7. Complete the sentences with: there is, there are. Write 3 more sentences about
your room.
a) On the desk ___________________ two small lamps.
b) On the right of the door ____________________ some bookshelves.
c) Between the sofa and the chairs ___________________ a lamp.
d) _________________________________________________________________.
e) _________________________________________________________________.
f) _________________________________________________________________.

Test 3 (Unit 1)
5-th form
1. Fill in the blanks with to be in the Present Simple.
1. Where _____ you from?
2. My aunt ___ a doctor.
3. My brother and my mother ___ at home now.
4. What ____ your telephone number?
5. How old ____ you?
6. We ____ pupils.
7. I ___ a pupil.
8. Ann ___ a doctor.
9. ____ you listening to me?
10. My mother ___ 30 years old.
2. Fill in the prepositions: from, in, to, of, at, where necessary.
1. My father is fond _____ taking pictures. 2. Im very proud ____ my parents. 3. I am
good _____ tennis. I often play ____it in the evening. 4. Denis lives ___ Paris. He
speaks _____ French. 5. Meg is a nurse. She is devoted ___ her job. 6. Mary stu dies _____ school. She is ___ the th5 form. 7. Vickys got dimples ___ her cheeks.
3. Correct 10 mistakes in the following sentences:
1. They has four children. __________________________________________
2. The girlss toys are different.______________________________________
3. Alecs and Nicks hobby is fishing.__________________________________
4. She speak English without mistakes.________________________________
5. Does you live in Moldova?_______________________________________
6. Mike doesnt knows German. _____________________________________
7. My mother is a ticher. ___________________________________________
8. There is many books in my room.__________________________________
9. Do your brother play football? ____________________________________
10. There are 5 room open to the public in the White House. ______________
4. Open the brackets and put the verbs in the Present Simple.
1. My name (to be) __________ Diana.
2. I (to have got) ____________ a large family.
3. It (to consist) _____________ of 5 members: my parents, my sister, me and our
cat.
4. Our cat (to be) _____________ also a member of our family.
5. Its name (to be) ______________ Lucky.
6. We (to be) ________ very fond of it.
7. Every day my sister (to take) _____________ it for a walk.
8. My family (to like) ___________ domestic animals, especially my mother.
9. She (to be) ______ a veterinarian. She (to treat) _____________ animals.

Test 4 (Unit 1)
5-th form

1. Make the correct choice.


a) Look at the (ladys, ladies) dress.
b) (Jills and Jacks, Jill and Jacks) parents always take them to the mountains in
winter.
c) Look! (The leaves of the tree, The trees leaves) are still green.
d) Do you like the (Princesss, Princess) Palace?
e) These (mens, mens) cars look nice.
f) Where are the (childrens, childrens) books?
2. Use the correct form of the verb in the Present Simple.
a) My granny always (to make) ___________________ cakes.
b) Birds (to sing) __________________ in our park in spring.
c) These children (not to have) _______________________ problems at school.
d) Frank often (to spend) _______________ his free time on the sports ground.
e) I (to be) _________________ at home in the evening.
f) My brother (not to play) ________________________ the piano.
g) We (not to do) _____________________ homework at school.
h) Our parents (not to watch) ________________________ TV in the morning.
i) His monkeys (to be) ___________________ funny.
3. Change the sentences to make a possessive noun.
a) The room of my sister looks nice. __________________________________.
b) The friends of Nick and Tom are good at Maths. ______________________.
c) The toys of these children are in the box. ____________________________.
d) The brother of my father is a good driver. ____________________________.
e) The daughter of your aunt is your cousin ____________________________.
f) The house of your grandparents is cosy. _____________________________.
4. Fill in there is (not, no) or there are (not, no).
a) _____________________ two people in the room.
b) _____________________ a nice sofa near the wall.
c) _____________________ flowers in that vase.
d) _____________________ four glasses on the table.
e) _____________________ a baby in the room.
f) _____________________ toys under the table.
5. Describe your room.
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________

Test 5 (Unit 1)
5-th form
1. Make the correct choice.
a) I want to borrow (Nicks bike, the bike of Nick).
b) The (roof of the house, houses roof) is red.
c) (Charless, Charles) cousin is a student.
d) I cannot find the (childrens, childrens) toys.
e) (Roberts and Bills, Robert and Bills) house looks nice.
f) The (womens, womens) bags are in the hall.
2. Use the correct forms of the verbs in the Present Simple.
a) It seldom (to rain) ___________________ in winter.
b) The weather usually (to be) ___________________ hot in summer.
c) Foxes (to have) _________________ long beautiful tails.
d) Susan (to take) _________________ a shower every morning.
e) Her sisters (not to come) _________________ home at 4.00 in the afternoon.
f) They (to be) _____________ at work and I (to be) _____________ at school.
g) His brother always (to have) ________________ lunch at school.
h) We (not to go) _______________________ for a walk every day.
i) Our friend (not to have) _______________________ a pet.
3. Change the sentences to make a possessive noun.
a) The dog of your cousin is black and white. ___________________________.
b) The teacher of Henry is in the classroom. ___________________________.
c) The hands of those boys are dirty. __________________________________.
d) The cars of these men look nice. __________________________________.
e) This is the house of our friend. ____________________________________.
f) The house of my uncle is new. ____________________________________.
4. Fill in there is (not, no) or there are (not, no).
a) _________________________ a radio in the room.
b) _________________________ chairs round the table.
c) _________________________ two armchairs in the corner of the room.
d) _________________________ a nice carpet on the floor.
e) _________________________ white curtains at the window.
f) _________________________ a clock above the sofa.
5. Write a paragraph about your best friend.
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________.

Test 6 (Unit 1)
5-th form

1. Continue the sentences:


A person who treats patients is a _____________________________________.
A person who teaches to read or write ________________________________.
A person who drives a car is a _______________________________________.
A person who sells things __________________________________________.
A person whose job is painting is a ___________________________________.
A person who looks after sick people _________________________________.
A person who is an expert in economy is ______________________________.
A person who makes clothes ________________________________________.
A person who cuts hair is a _________________________________________.
A person who writes programs for computers is a _______________________.
2. Paraphrase. e.g.: The book of Olga Olgas book.
1. the car of Mike _____________________________________________________
2. the toys of children__________________________________________________
3. the house of Mary and Alex ___________________________________________
4. the books of pupils __________________________________________________
5. the palace of Charles ________________________________________________
6. the TV-set of my parents ______________________________________________
7. the pens of my friends _______________________________________________
8. the newspaper of my granny ___________________________________________
9. the flat of Ann and John ______________________________________________
10. the family of David ________________________________________________.
3. Make the following sentences negative and interrogative.
1. Marys friend is a policeman.
_______________________________ _______________________________
2. My mother knows German.
_______________________________ _______________________________
3. I go to school every day.
_______________________________ _______________________________
4. We are hard-working pupils.
_______________________________ _______________________________
5. They study many interesting subjects at school.

______________________________ _______________________________

4. Fill in a, an, the, where necessary.


1. There is ___ book on ___ table. Take ___ book. Open ___ it at ___ page 45.
2. ___ Browns live in __ big modern house. Their __ house has 8 ___ rooms. ___
rooms are very comfortable and well lit.
5. Describe your class using: There is / There are.

.................................

Test 7 (Unit 2)
5-th form
1. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Ted is the goodest pupil in our class. ....
2. He studys English at our courses
3. We are siting in the classroom now. ..
4. In Monday we have 5 lessons. ..
5. When your mother comes home? ..
6. This task is easyer than that one. ..
7. Peter doesnt knows my brother.
8. Where do they playing now? .
9. There is many pupils in our class. .
10. She is a very serios person. ..
2. Use the correct comparative degree.
1. English is (easy) ___________ than Russian. 2. This book is ________ __________
(interesting) than this one. 3. Im (good)____________ pupil in my class. 4. Inga has
(many)__________books than I do. 5. Viola speaks French (good)____________ than
her sister does. 6. William is (imaginative)______ _____________ than Nick. 7. This
is (funny) _________ story Ive ever read. 8. Alice is (smart)____________ than Jess.
9. Silvia is (generous) ______ __________ person Ive ever met. 10. This is (noisy)
__________ class in our school.
3. Write what time it is:
13:45
12:15
11:30

12:00
09:25
04:05

22:10
23:20
24:00

4. Ask questions to the underlined words.


1. Mary is watching an interesting film now.
Who............................................................................................................................
What...........................................................................................................................
What kind of...............................................................................................................
What...........................................................................................................................
2. John has two nice kittens at home.
Who............................................................................................................................
What...........................................................................................................................
How many..................................................................................................................
Where.........................................................................................................................
3. I am a journalist.
Who............................................................................................................................
What...........................................................................................................................

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Test 8 (Unit 2)
5-th form

1. Describe your mother (father, brother or sister).


____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
2. Give negative and interrogative forms of the following sentences:
1. We are playing computer games now.
___________________________ ___________________________________
2. My friend is waiting for me now.
___________________________ ___________________________________
3. Im sitting at my desk now.
___________________________ ___________________________________
4. John is my best friend.
___________________________ ____________________________________
5. Lily studies well at school.
___________________________ ____________________________________
3. Give comparative and superlative degrees of the following adjectives and make up
5 sentences with any of them
happy
little
hard-working
short
bad
good
easy
long
beautiful
generous
4. Fill in prepositions: in, from, of, at, in, for where necessary.
1. Chris lives ____ the USA. He came ___ Greece. Chris speaks __ German very
well. Some _____the children make fun ___ Chris. 2. Our school starts _____ 9
oclock______ the morning and ends___ 3 ___ the afternoon. Some children go
_____ home ______ lunch and come back ______ the afternoon.
5. Fill in a, an, the, where necessary.
If you want to become __ best pupil in __ your class, you must remember some rules:

do your __ homework regularly


be attentive at __ lessons
use __ dictionary when you dont know __ word
find more facts about __ subjects you study
read __ lot.

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Test 9 (Unit 2)
5-th form
1. Complete the chart
with comparative and
superlative degrees.

2. Circle the odd word out.


a) slowest
fastest
b) sunny
funny
c) white
red
d) merry
boring

- thick __________
- small __________
- noisy __________
- thin ___________
- short ___________
- slim ___________
- slow ___________
- interesting _______
fatter
hot
big
terrible

__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________

strongest
cold
green
noisy

3. Fill in: in, at, on.


a) We have breakfast _________ the morning.
b) We have lunch __________ noon.
c) They usually play tennis _________ Saturday.
d) It is cold __________ winter.
e) John usually does his homework ________ the afternoon.
4. Add ing to the verbs:
work
jump
swim
run
read
dance

talk
eat
say

have
do
drink

5. Put the verbs into the Present Continuous.


Its 5 oclock on Monday afternoon and the family is in the living-room.
a) Mr. West (to watch) _________________________ TV.
b) Mrs. West (to talk) __________________________ on the phone.
c) Joe (to do) ______________________ his homework.
d) The cat and the dog (to sleep) _____________________________.
6. Ask 2 questions about each sentence.
a) Grandmother is singing in the kitchen.___________________________________?
___________________________________?
b) Grandfather is sleeping in the living-room._______________________________?
______________________________?
c) My mother makes cakes._____________________________________________?
_____________________________________________?
d) Mary cleans the house._______________________________________________?
_______________________________________________?
e) Rick is watching television now. _______________________________________?
________________________________________?

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Test 10 (Unit 2)
5-th form
1. Complete the chart
with comparative and
superlative degrees.

- long _____________
- fat ______________
- clever ___________
- heavy ___________
- big _____________
- fast _____________
- dirty ____________
- beautiful _________

2. Circle the odd word out:


a) faster
stronger
b) fast
beautiful
c) long
cute
d) funny
favourite

better
cute
thick
interesting

__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
__________
slow
handsome
big
boring

3. Fill in: in, at, on.


a) They start work ________ 8:30.
b) Her birthday is ________ July.
c) We usually go swimming _________ summer.
d) We go skiing __________ Christmas.
e) School starts ___________ September.
4. Add ing to the verbs:
study
take
cry
come
fight
sit

walk
stop
dig

cook
make
try

5. Put the verbs into the Present Continuous.


Its 7 oclock on Monday morning. The family is in the kitchen.
a) Mr. and Mrs. West (to drink) ____________________________ coffee.
b) Grandfather ( to read) ___________________________ a newspaper.
c) Joe (to go) _______________________ to school.
d) The cat and the dog (to eat) ____________________________.
6. Ask 2 questions about each sentence.
a) James is watering the flowers. ________________________________________?
________________________________________?
b) Bill is swimming.___________________________________________________?
___________________________________________________?
c) Mary writes letters every month._______________________________________?
_______________________________________?
d) Robert usually walks to school in the morning.____________________________?
____________________________?
e) Jim is riding a bicycle._______________________________________________?
_______________________________________________?

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Test 11 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Write the plural of the following nouns:
mouse __________
man ___________
watch___________
city_____________
tree____________
foot_____________
holiday__________
sister___________
language_________
umbrella_________
mistake_________
boy_____________
fish _____________
tourist__________
family___________
2. Insert some or any.
a) I am going to buy ____________ oranges.
b) They dont make ____________ mistakes.
c) I have got ____________ money.
d) Are there __________ letters for me?
e) Do you know __________ good hotels in London?
3. Put the words in brackets in the plural form.
a) I love new (toy)_____________.
b) He always takes a lot of (photo)________________.
c) The (knife)_____________ and (fork)_____________ are in the cupboard.
d) Their (family)_________________ are very good friends.
e) She sometimes reads (story) ______________about (witch)_______________.
4. Use: I, me, we, us, you, he, him, she, her, they, them.
a) I want to see him but ______ doesnt want to see _____.
b) They want to see me but _____ dont want to see _____.
c) We want to see them but _____ dont want to see _____.
d) She wants to see him but _____ doesnt want to see _____.
e) They want to see her but _____ doesnt want to see _____.
5. Put the verbs into the Past Simple.
Yesterday my family and I (to visit) ................ my grandparents. My
mother (to help) ...... my grandmother with the housework. My father (to clean)
.... the windows outside. My brother and I (to watch) ..
cartoons on television and later we (to play) .outside in the garden. We
(to stay) .. there all afternoon. Then our mother (to call) ..us
because it (to be) . time to go home. Our grandparents (to kiss) ..
us and we (to return) .. home.
6. Ask 5 questions about the passage.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
7. Fill in the blanks:

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Present
- is, are
.
- drink
..
- have
...
- make

Past
.
- cost
.
- ate
.
- went
.

Test 12 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Write the plural of the following nouns:
address__________
country__________
woman__________
knife____________
leaf_____________
sheep____________
child____________
wolf_____________
boat_____________
sandwich__________

glass_____________
shop_____________
animal___________
dictionary_________
bus_______________

2. Insert some or any.


a) We visit _________ interesting places on holiday.
b) I want to buy __________milk.
c) Can you speak __________ foreign languages?
d) Is there __________ ice in the fridge?
e) I didnt take ___________ photographs.
3. Put the words in brackets in the plural form.
a) Does he like (tomato)___________________?
b) Do your (child) _______________like sweets?
c) I am terribly afraid of (mouse)______________.
d) These (man)_____________ are acrobats.
e) What I like about autumn is the beautifully coloured (leaf)_______________.
4. Use: I, me, us, we, you, he, him, she, her, they, them.
a) I want to see her but _________ doesnt want to see ____________.
b) I want to see them but ___________ dont want to see ____________.
c) He wants to see us but ___________ dont want to see ____________.
d) You want to see her but ___________ doesnt want to see __________.
e) We want to see him but __________ doesnt want to see ____________.
5. Put the verbs into the Past Simple.
Yesterday my sister and I (to help) our mother in the house. First
we (to clean) . our rooms and then we (to wash) .. our
clothes. After that we (to cook) .. some spaghetti. The spaghetti (not to be)
. very nice, but our mother (to be) . happy to eat it.
Then I (to have) a bath and my sister and I (to watch) .................. TV.
6. Ask 5 questions about the passage.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
7. Fill in the blanks:

Present
- drive

- see

- get
...
- put

Past
.
- swam
.
- wrote
.
- told
.

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Test 13 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Make up questions to the underlined words:
1. Pupils get a lot of homework every day. (who, how much, what, how often?)
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
2. There isnt a music room in this school. (what, where, is?)
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
3. Mary is going to the library now. (what, who, where?)
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
.............................................................................................................................
2. Write the plural form of the following words:
a ray
a toy
a bush
a lady
a kitten
a boss
a mouse
a puppy
a knif
a tooth
3. Complete the sentences with some, no or any.
1. There arent ______ books on this shelf. 2. Theres _____ milk in this bottle. 3. Are
there _____ volunteers to help me? 4. _____ animals store food for winter. 5. I dont have
_____ pets at home. 6. There are _____ apples in the fridge. Go and buy ______. 7. I have
_____ wish to watch TV. 8. Is there ___ juice? Yes, there is _____.
4. Rewrite the following story in the Past Simple.
My friend is a student. He studies at school. He does well at all his subjects. Every day he
goes to the library to find necessary information. In the evening he helps his parents. After
supper he washes dishes and dries them on a towel. When he finishes helping his mother
he likes to read his favorite book. At weekends he watches TV sometimes.
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
5. Complete the sentences. Use the right form of the pronoun.
1. Lisa, give (I, me)___ this pen, please. 2. (I, me) ___ forgot mine at home. 3. Ann and (I,
me)___ live here. 4. Alex gave (she, her)___ his book. 5. Tell (we, us)___ something interesting. 6. I said (he, him) ___ what to do. 7. Show (them, they)___ your picture. (They,
them)___ will like it. 9. (She, her) is our teacher. (She, her) ___ name is Mrs. White.

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Test 14 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Write the past forms of the irregular verbs.
a. have____________
h. eat ________________
b. do______________
i. write ______________
c. buy_____________
j. put ________________
d. come____________
k. draw_______________
e. see______________
l. begin_______________
f. go_______________
o. get_________________
g. give_____________
m. say________________
2. Give the plural of the following nouns:
a bus___________
a tragedy__________
a wolf__________
a dress____________
a chair__________
a piano____________
a man __________
a fish_____________
a branch ________
a box_____________

a day____________
a hero ___________
a book___________
a child___________
a brush___________

3. Complete the word-web.

Kitchen utensils

4. Write as many questions as possible.


1. My uncle wrote an interesting article for the newspaper.
2. She bought a paper house for her doll last week.
3. We were in Spain last summer.
4. They often work in groups during the English lessons.
5. Nicks granny is in the kitchen.
6. You must come to school in time.
5. Write the description of:
a cat, a horse, a lion
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

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Test 15 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Write the past forms of the given irregular verbs.
a. be ______________
h. cut _________________
b. spend____________
i. read _________________
c. find _____________
j. come________________
d. become__________
k. make _______________
e. swim____________
l. draw ________________
f. know____________
m. hear________________
g. bring____________
n. speak _______________
2. Give the plural of the following nouns:
a boy ____________
a goose ___________
a class ___________
a bicycle___________
a tomato__________
a match____________
a bush____________
a fox______________
a baby____________
a sheep_____________

a door____________
a mouse___________
a photo ___________
a leaf_____________
a tooth____________

3. Complete the word-web.

Favourite food

4. Write as many questions as possible.


1. My friend rode a bicycle two days ago.
2. Anns uncle writes interesting articles for the newspaper.
3. They walk in the park every evening.
4. We swim in the lake in summer.
5. Robert was in London two years ago.
6. You can draw very well.
5. Write the description of:
a dog, a cow, a tiger.
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________

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Test 16 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Change into the plural.
a) This man is my uncle. ___________________________________.
b) My granny has got a sheep._______________________________.
c) His sister eats a tomato every evening. ______________________.
d) I can see a new brush.____________________________________.
e) Where is the radio?______________________________________?
2. Ask questions using the words:
a) Mother goes shopping on Saturdays.
b) Nicks brother is a doctor.
c) My parents built a house last year.
d) I like summer because I go to the sea.

When ________________________?
What _________________________?
Whose _______________________?
What ________________________?
What ________________________?
Who _________________________?
Who _________________________?
Why _________________________?

3. Complete the sentences with: between, in, on, under, to, at.
a) When do you go ____ the swimming pool? We usually go there _____4.00.
b) It is hot _________ summer.
c) ________ Easter our family has a good time.
d) My computer is _________ the TV set and the sofa.
e) Where are the shoes? They are __________ the chair.
f) We often come home ____________ noon.
g) __________ Monday we have seven lessons.
4. Open the brackets using the right form of the verbs.
a) Mother (to cook) ________________________ dinner in the kitchen now.
b) I (not to water) ________________________ the flowers yesterday.
c) Kate often (to have) __________________ lunch at school.
d) We (not to write) _______________________ a dictation tomorrow.
e) The birds (to sing)___________________ in our park in spring.
f) Philip (to send) ____________________ a letter last week.
5. Write the plural forms of the following nouns:
a man_______________
a brother _______________
a knife ______________
a story _________________
a tooth ______________
a card__________________
a city _______________
a river__________________
a mouse _____________
a photo_________________
a watch______________
a garden________________
a dress_______________
a glass__________________

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Test 17 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Change into the plural.
a) Can you see that bush? ____________________________________?
b) This woman is my aunt. ____________________________________?
c) There is a nice deer at the Zoo. _______________________________?
d) This is Helens box. ________________________________________?
e) Please, take this potato. _____________________________________?
2. Ask questions using the words:
a) Ann does her homework in the afternoon.

What ________________________?
When ________________________?
b) His cousin is a student.
Whose ____________________________________?
What _____________________________________?
c) We saw a zebra at the Zoo yesterday.
Who _________________________?
Where ________________________?
d) Children can ski in winter. Who ______________________________________?
Why ______________________________________?

3. Complete the sentences with : between, in, on, under, to, at.
:
a) It is cold __________ winter.
b) We dont go _________ school ________ Sundays.
c) The room-plant is ______________ the sofa and the TV set.
d) I cant find my bag. Look! It is _______________ the table.
e) Children get presents ____________ Christmas.
f) My sister doesnt sleep ____________ noon.
g) Do you go _____ the sports club _____ the morning? No, I go ____ noon.
4. Open the brackets.
a) Children (not to do)___________________________ exercises now.
b) Alan (to return) __________________ the book next week.
c) My uncle usually (to travel) ____________________ by train.
d) Jack (to be) ____________ too little. He (can not) _________ help his mother.
e) You (not to swim) _______________________ in the river in spring.
f) My cat always (to sleep) ______________________ on the armchair.
5. Write the plural forms of the following nouns:
a sheep_____________
a deer__________________
a tomato____________
a train__________________
a box_______________
a fox___________________
a bush______________
an orange_______________
a piano _____________
a bench_________________
a child______________
a carpet_________________
a day_______________
a month ________________

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Test 18 (Unit 3)
5-th form
1. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Im watching TV every day._______________________________________.
2. I didnt said him the truth yesterday.________________________________.
3. She speaks English well._________________________________________.
4. These childrens are my friends. ___________________________________.
5. Monica breaked her leg last week. _________________________________.
6. My toothes are white. ___________________________________________.
7. I have 12 years old._____________________________________________.
8. He came home in night. _________________________________________.
9. Mother and me were at the zoo yesterday.___________________________.
10. There arent no sweets on the table._______________________________.
2. Put the sentences in negative and interrogative forms.
1. We were at school yesterday.
_________________________________ ______________________________
2. My mother bought new candles.
_________________________________ ______________________________
3. They are playing football now.
_________________________________ ______________________________
4. John believes in Santa Claus.
_________________________________ ______________________________
5. The ball fell on the floor.
_________________________________ ______________________________
3. Make up questions to the underlined words.
My sister sent two letters to her pen friends last week.

______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

4. Write the verbs in the Present Simple, Present Continuous or Past Simple.
1. Usually Meg (to come)____________ home at 3. But yesterday she (to be) _______
late because her teacher (to ask)_______ her to stay. 2. Silvia, what________ you (to do)
under the table? I_______(to try)________ to find my pencil. 3. In winter days (to be)
________ shorter and nights (to be)___ longer. 4. Hedgehogs (to like)______ milk. 5.
Yesterday we (to see)_______ a new film and we all (to like)_____________ it.

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Test 19 (Unit 4)
5-th form
1. Write the following story in the Past Simple.
There (to be) __________once a mother duck who (to have) _________a clutch of
eggs. One day there (to appear) ________small ducklings out of them. But one of them
(to be) _____ very strange. The mother duck (to love) ___________ her ugly duckling but
everyone else in the farmyard (to laugh) __________ at him and (to say) ___________he
(to be) _______really very big and ugly. As time (to pass) ___________he just (to get)
_______bigger and bigger.
One night the ugly duckling (to decide) ___________to run away. He (not know)
______________where to go, but other places would be better.
Soon it (to be) ___________winter. The ugly duckling (to be) ____always cold
and (not have) _________enough food to eat. One day he (to look up) _______ __ and (to
see) _________lovely long necked birds above him. How he (to wish) __________ he (to
be) _________beautiful.
Slowly spring (to come) ___________and one morning the ugly duckling (to
notice) ___________some of the beautiful birds. He (to want) __________to talk to
them. Then to his surprise they (to swim) ____________towards him. He (to look down)
________________ and (to see) ______________his reflection in the water. He (to be)
______________beautiful too! He (can not) ______________believe his eyes.
Make up 5 questions to the text.

.
.....
.
.
.....

2. Fill in the blanks with can, may, must.


1. Friends ______ help each other in troubles. 2. _____ you translate this sentence into
English? 3. _____ I take your book for a second? 4. Mary ___ sing, but she _____ not
dance. 5. Pupils _____ do their homework regularly, and they _____ not be late for lessons. 6. _____ I ask you a question? Yes, you ___. 7. Fred _____ not swim well, he
needs your help.
3. Form adverbs out of the following adjectives:
beautiful____________
slow__________________
happy______________
usual_________________
easy _______________
true__________________
poor _______________
bad___________________
especial ____________
proud_________________
4. Fill in articles where necessary.
1. Moldova is __ small country. Many people call it __ horn of plenty. There are lovely
___ vineyards and ___ orchards here. It even looks like ___ bunch of ___ grapes on ___
map of ___ Europe.
2. Suddenly Alice saw ___ very little door. She opened it with ___ little key and looked
through it into ___ beautiful garden. She could see ___ lot of ___ flowers and __ grass.
She wanted to go there, but __ door was too small.

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TEST 20 (Unit 4)
5-th form
1. Complete the sentences. The words in italics can help you: through, beautiful,
noticed, bite, key.
a) Alice _______ a small table which had only three legs.
b) She found a little gold _________ on the table.
c) The door opened and she saw a _________ garden.
d) Alice couldnt get into the garden ____________ the open door.
e) When she found a cake, she took a ____________ but nothing happened.
2. How well do you know the irregular verbs?
- be

...
- take

...
- grow

...
- drink

..
- find

...
- eat

...
3. Re-write the sentences, arranging the words in the right order.
a) Alice a suddenly heard noise. _____________________________________.
b) In room was hot very it the. _____________________________________.
c) Cry began poor to again Alice. __________________________________.
4. What is the opposite? Match the words given below:
- open
- right
- stop
- shut
- hot
- cold
- much
- begin
- wrong
- little
5. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple tense.
a) Suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes (to run)__________________ past Alice.
b) The Rabbit (to take)_______ a watch out of his pocket and (to look)_______ at it.
c) Alice (to think)________ it was very funny and (to run)________ after the Rabbit.
d) She (to jump)________ into the rabbit- hole and (to begin)________ to fall down.
e) Alice (to try)______ to look down and see what (to be)_______ in the hole.
f) It (to be)_______ too dark and she (can)________ see nothing.
6. Fill in the words: must, is, can, am, are, have, where necessary.
a) _________ you hear me?
b) How many neighbours _____________ you got?
c) My little brother __________ sleeping!
d) _________ your neighbours making noise?
e) Why ____________ they be quiet?
7. Use the Present Perfect or Past Simple.
a) I already (to do) _______________ my homework. Now I can go for a walk.
b) I (to do) __________________ my homework yesterday.
c) He just (to come) ___________________ home.
d) Tom (to play) __________________ football two days ago.
e) She already (to come) __________ from school. She is doing her homework now.

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Test 21 (Unit 4)
5-th form
1. Complete the sentences. The words in italics can help you:
pretty, still, poor, catch, nests.
a) The gold key was ________ lying on the table.
b) A lot of bright _________ flowers grew in the garden.
c) The __________ gardeners asked Alice to help them.
d) Alice could look at the birds in their __________.
e) Alice tried to __________ the Rabbit by the ear.
2. How well do you know the irregular verbs?
- put
..

- fly
..

- think
..

- hit
..

- have
..

- begin
..

3. Re-write the sentences, arranging the words in the right order.


a) Drank from little the bottle Alice. _______________________________.
b) Alice her began fan to face. ___________________________________.
c) Was Alice a very now in room large. ___________________________.
4. What is the opposite? Match the words in two columns.
- down
- slow
- quick
- up
- forget
- remember
- stupid
- short
- long
- clever
5. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple tense.
a) Alice (to begin) ______ to look about her but (can)__________ not see the gloves.
b) Alice (to run) ___________ as quickly as she (can)_______________.
c) She (to take) ________ the gloves and the fan and (to be)_______ ready to go out.
d) Suddenly she (to notice) ________ a bottle that (to stand)_______ near the mirror.
e) Alice (to open) ___________ the bottle and (to put)____________ it to her mouth.
F) After a few minutes she (to hear) ______________ a voice.
6. Fill in the words: must, is, can, am, are, have.
a) We _________ not going to swim.
b) Your brother __________ sleeping.
c) I ___________ not live without buns!
d) ___________ I open the window?
e) They __________ got two pets.
7. Use the Present Perfect or Past Simple.
a) I (to read)________________ this book last year.
b) I never (to be)_______________ to Washington.
c) You (to play)____________________ the piano yesterday?
d) Look at this box. Mike (to make)__________________ it himself.
e) He (to fall)________________ ill yesterday.

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Test 22 (Unit 4)
5-th form
1. Fill in with the right modals must, can, should, may. Use not where necessary.
a) _____ you play tennis? No, I_________ but I _______ play the piano very well.
b) You _________________ go out. It is raining. Mother said.
c) Children ________________ sleep at night.
d) The wind is blowing. You _______________ put on your cap.
e) ___________________I take your pen?
f) It is late. He ___________________ play computer games.
2. Choose the correct item.
a) I always (am washing, washed, wash) hands before having meals.
b) Alan (wrote, is writing, writes) on the page of the textbook with a pen yesterday.
c) Sandra usually (is listening, listens, will listen) to the teacher very attentively.
d) We (will begin, begin, began) to study German next year.
e) They seldom (will make, made, make) their classroom clean.
3. Fill in with the right form of the adjective at your choice.
a) Winter is the _____________________ season of the year.
b) July and August are the ___________________ months of the year.
c) In summer the days are ___________________ than in autumn.
d) February is ___________________ month.
e) I like Sunday __________________ than Saturday.
f) She is _________________ than me.
g) This park is the ______________________.
4. Fill in the articles a, an, the where necessary.
We are ________ large family. I have ______ mother, _____father, and ____ sister.
My mother is _____ doctor. She works at _____ hospital. _____ hospital is next to our
house. My father is _____ engineer. He works at _____ factory. _____ factory is very
large. My sister is _____ teacher. She goes to _____ school 5 days a week. It is Sunday today. She is at ______ home. My sister is in _____ kitchen now. She is drinking _____tea
with _____ cake. _____ cake is tasty. My parents are watching _____TV.
5. Fill in the correct form of the verbs.
a) I ________________ this book by all means. (must read, am reading, reads)
b) He seldom _________________ us in summer. (to visit, visited, visits)
c) We _____________ 2 English lessons next Monday. (has, will have, are having)
d) My granny always _____________ vegetables for dinner. (is having, has, had)
e) Nick ___________ a lot of money yesterday. (spends, spent, will spend)
f) Helen is in the kitchen. She _______________ pies. (made, is making, makes)
g) They ____________ too much juice 2 hours ago. (drank, are drinking, drinks)
h) Babies usually _____________ at noon. (are sleeping, slept, sleep)
i) The wind often _____________ in autumn. (blows, are blowing, will blow)

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Test 23 (Unit 4)
5-th form
1. Fill in the right modals: must, can, should or may. Use not where necessary.
a) __________ I open your note-book? No, you ______________________.
b) They ____________ ride a bike, but they _____________________ swim well.
c) It is going to rain. You _________________ take your umbrella.
d) Pupils _____________ come to school on time.
e) It is not very hot in the room. You _________________ open the window.
f) ____________ you help me with my homework? Yes, I ____________ .
2. Choose the correct item.
a) We __________ many subjects on the timetable every day. (will have, have, had)
b) Patrick ________ his picture next lesson. (coloured, will colour, colours)
c) Gordon _______ problems at school. (didnt have, doesnt have, wont have)
d) The children ___________ outdoors now. (are playing, played, will play)
e) Frank often ________ much time on the sports ground. (spends, will spend, spent)
3. Fill in with the right form of the adjective at your choice.
a) It was more ____________________ than I thought.
b) His son knows ______________________ than he did at his age.
c) Mikes shirt was _________________.
d) The sofa is ___________________ and ___________________.
e) This watch is ________________________ in the shop.
f) Monkeys are __________________ than cats.
g) Linda is _____________________in their family.
4. Fill in the articles a, an, the where necessary.
I have ________ brother. He is _______ pupil. He goes to _______ school 5 days a
week. _______ school is not far from our house. My brother is in ______ study now. He
is at ______ table. He is doing his _______ homework. _______ homework is difficult.
My brother always does his homework in _______ evening. It is dark in ______ room. He
usually turns on ______ the light. I often read _______ books in _______ evening. There
is _______ interesting book on my table now.
5. Fill in the correct form of the verbs.
a) Ann often_______ texts at her English classes. (translates, is translating, translated)
b) The teacher __________ them a funny story yesterday. (to tell, tells, told)
c) They ________ good pupils 2 years ago. (was, are, were)
d) It is 11.00. The pupils _____________ a history lesson. (have, had, are having)
e) Tom ____________ in the next room now. (sang, will sing, is singing)
f) Father ___________ in an hour. Wait for him. (comes, will come, came)
g) Our parents ____________ a house 5 years ago. (build, builds, built)
h) It ____________ dark early in winter. (get, will get, gets)
i) They often ____________ at this little boy. (laugh, are laughing, laughed)

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Test 24 (Unit 5)
5-th form

1. Join the sentences according to the model:


Mary has a dress. It is nice.
Marys dress is nice.
a) My brother has a bike. It is new. ______________________________________.
b) My friends have a piano. It is old. ______________________________________.
c) Steve has a book. It is interesting. ______________________________________.
d) His parents have got a car. It is very good. _______________________________.
e) Our children have their own room. The room is large. ______________________.
2. Use the Future Simple in the following sentences:
a) Steve and Liz (to come) ______________ to my house tomorrow morning.
b) We (to talk)____________ about the project later.
c) When _______ you (to finish) _________ it?
d) We (not to finish) _________________ before noon.
e) If you want I (to ring) ____________ you.
3. Make up tag questions.
a) You like this music, ____________________________________?
b) Jane is telling the truth, _________________________________?
c) Pupils mustnt chew gum in this school,____________________?
d) They dont shake hands when they meet,____________________?
e) Mike cant run in the race today,___________________________?
f) I know a lot of jokes,____________________________________?
g) You dont understand German,____________________________?
h) He lives in London,_____________________________________?
i) It doesnt eat bread,_____________________________________?
j) You are writing to Liz,___________________________________?
4. Which auxiliary verb? Put: am, is, are, do, does, dont, doesnt.
a) Im vegetarian. I ______________ eat meat.
b) A: What ________ you want to do tonight?
B: Why _________ we go and see James.
A: We cant because he _____________ working late tonight.
c) A: Where _________ you going?
B: I _________ going to the bank.
5. Write the missing forms of the verbs:
- to get
____________
_____________
__________
____________
known
__________
came
_____________
- to become
____________
_____________
___________
began
_____________
6. Put the verbs into the Present Perfect tense and fill in the spaces by repeating the
auxiliary verb.
a) ____ you (to wash) _____ the plates?
b) _____ you (to have) _____breakfast?
Yes, I________.
Yes, I___________.
c) ____you ever (to eat) ________caviar? d) ______you (to drive) _______a car?
No, I____________.
No, I ______________.

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Test 25 (Unit 5)
5-th form
1. Join the sentences according to the model:
Mary has a dress. It is nice.
Marys dress is nice.
a) Alice has a dog. It is nice. __________________________________________.
b) Our neighbour has a villa. It is small. __________________________________.
c) Their boss has a new desk. It is modern. ________________________________.
d) These women have long dresses. They are very smart. ______________________.
e) Your cousin has a bike. It is very expensive. _____________________________.
2. Put the verbs in the Future Simple.
a) Where ______ you (to work)_________with your group?
b) Mike and Kate (to bring)_________________ photos to school if you ask them.
c) They (not to cut) ___________________ any pictures before we agree.
d) I (to speak)________________ to her tomorrow.
e) If you read the whole story you (to find) ______________ the answer.
3. Make up tag questions.
a) I am clever, ________________________________________?
b) He is boring,________________________________________?
c) Steve isnt sleeping, __________________________________?
d) The children arent making any noise, ____________________?
e) She isnt tired, _______________________________________?
f) She only wears white jeans, _____________________________?
g) Her friends cant understand this, ________________________?
h) Your brother enjoys walking very much, ___________________?
i) The boys meet every Sunday, ___________________________?
j) You agree on everything, _______________________________?
4. Which auxiliary verb? Fill in: am, is, are, do, does, dont, doesnt.
a) How many children __________ your aunt have?
b) A: I ________ looking for a pair of black shoes.
B: Certainly. What size ________ you take?
c) A: Why _______ Hans studying Chinese?
B: Because he ________ going to China on holiday.
5. Write the missing forms of the verbs:
to bring
_______________
_______________
_____________
understood
_______________
to know
_______________
_______________
_____________
_______________
given
_____________
_______________
flown
6. Put the verbs into the Present Perfect tense and fill in the spaces by repeating the
auxiliary verb.
a) _____ you (to see) ______ my watch ? b) ____Charles (to pass)_____his exam?
No, I am afraid I_________.
Yes, he_________.
c) ____you (to finish)____your homework? d)____you (to make)_____ a mistake?
Yes, I _________.
No, I am sure I ________.

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Test 26 (Unit 5)
5-th form
1. Write the adjectives in brackets in the correct form.
a) I dont like autumn because it is (cold) ______________ than summer.
b) This is (interesting) ______________ book I have ever read.
c) George is not (bad) _________ boy in our class. He is a (good) ______ classmate.
d) Today Ann is (happy) _______________ than Mary.
e) Our neighbour is (rich) _______________ man in our village.
f) Aura is (thin) ________________ than Nicole.
g) This year I have learnt (many) ________________ poems than last year.
2. Put the verbs into the Present Simple, Present Continuous or Future Simple.
a) Look at the boys! They (to play) _______________________ tennis.
b) John (to have) _________________ a wonderful camera.
c) Jane (to get up) _________________ at 8 oclock every morning.
d) Nick (not to read) ______________________ the story at the moment.
e) I (not to watch) _____________________ television now.
f) Peter (to go) ____________________ to the cinema tomorrow.
g) My father (not to drink) ______________________ coffee in the morning.
h) Children (to do) _____________ their homework now. They (not to watch)
__________________ television .
i) Nick (not to come) _____________________ to school next Saturday.
j) My friends (not to eat) ____________________ their dinner at school.
3. Fill in the blanks with do, does, will, have, has, am, is, are.
a) _______________ you like school?
b) _______________ they got a sister?
c) _______________ Helen come in an hour?
d) _______________ your cousin get only good marks?
e) _______________ her uncle a doctor?
f) _______________ she got a new school-bag?
g) _______________ they making a cake?
4. Finish the tag-questions:
a) He can play golf well, ___________________________________________?
b) You are our teacher, _____________________________________________?
c) The Browns live in Washington, ___________________________________?
d) We havent got much time, _______________________________________?
e) Sam wont participate in this performance, ___________________________?
5. Give the past simple and past participle forms of the verbs:
To speak
___________________
______________
To cut
___________________
______________
To come
___________________
______________
To think
___________________
______________
To bring
___________________
______________
Make up 3 sentences using different forms of the verbs.

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Test 27 (Unit 5)
5-th form
1. Write the adjectives in brackets in the correct form.
a) Dogs are (intelligent) ______________________ than monkeys.
b) Susan is (good) ____________________ pupil in our class.
c) Look at your hands! They are (dirty) ____________________ than mine.
d) The toy monkey is (big) ___________________ of all my toys.
e) My brother is (tall) __________________ than my father.
f) Our granny knows (many) __________________ funny stories than mother.
g) February is (short) ___________________ month of the year.
h) Today the weather is (bad) ____________________ than yesterday.
2. Put the verbs into the Present Simple, Present Continuous or Future Simple.
a) Look! Tom (to open) ________________________ the door.
b) My cat (not to like) ___________ vegetables. It (to drink) ________ a lot of milk.
c) We (to visit) _________________ our grandparents next Sunday.
d) My brothers are in the kitchen. They (to eat) ___________________.
e) Our lessons (to start) ___________ at 8.00 a.m. and (to end) __________ at noon.
f) His cousins (not to work) _______________ in the garden tomorrow.
g) Her aunt (to have) ______________ a nice house with a beautiful garden.
h) Pupils (not to play) __________________ computer games at school.
i) My friends father (to be) ___________ a doctor. He (to work) ____________ at
a hospital not far from their house.
j) Autumn (not to be) ____________ my favourite season.
3. Fill in the blanks with do, does, will, have, has, am, is, are.
a) ______________________ you got a car?
b) ______________________ it cold outside?
c) ______________________ the children singing now?
d) ______________________ Nick got many friends?
e) ______________________ his sister go to the kindergarten?
f) ______________________ they speak English?
g) ______________________ we clean the house tomorrow?
4. Finish the tag-questions:
a) Bob sent you a nice picture last year, ________________________?
b) The workers are finishing the roof, __________________________?
c) Mother hasnt come yet, __________________________________?
d) They didnt celebrate his birthday, __________________________?
e) He sold his house for $10000, ______________________________?
5. Give the past simple and past participle forms of the verbs:
To feel
_______________
________________
To drink
_______________
________________
To have
_______________
________________
To begin
_______________
________________
To buy
_______________
________________
Make up 3 sentences using different forms of the verbs.

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Test 28 (Unit 5)
5-th form
1. Add question tags to the sentences.
1. Mary will go to the zoo with us, ..? 2. Gulliver looked around and saw some giants,..? 3. We are writing now, ..? 4. John hasnt come yet, ..? 5. You dont
know Jane,...? 6. You have never been to Brazil, ..? 7. You read this book yesterday,.? 8. They wont come to us, ...? 9. Mary doesnt have any sisters,..?
10. Ted isnt playing the piano now, ...?
2. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Men have 32 teethes. ___________________________________________________
2. I never been to Rome. __________________________________________________
3. Alice know English well. ________________________________________________
4. We was at the zoo yesterday.______________________________________________
5. He shall help me tomorrow. ______________________________________________
6. Ann often writes to her parents because she loves they. _______________________
7. Alex not often does morning exercises.______________________________________
8. Helen studyes more better than Cathy._____________________________________
3. Write 5 sentences about your plans for the summer holidays.




____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

4. Open the brackets using either the Present Perfect or the Future Simple.
1. In summer all pupils (to have) _________holidays. They (to go) _________ to the
seaside with their parents. 2. We (never be) _____________in France, but next month we
(to go) _________ there for two weeks. I hope, we (to see) _______________there The
Eiffel Tower. 3. ___ you (to finish) _________your essay? Not, yet. 4. Today we (to
plant) _______________five trees. The other five we (to plant)______________ tomorrow. 5. ___ you (to see)___________ this film already? No, I (to go)________________
to see it on Sunday.
5. Make up questions to the underlined words.
1. After four years of hard learning Gulliver began to work on a ship.



____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

2. Nadea Comaneci won four gold medals at the age of 14.






____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

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Final Test (29)


5 th form

1. Give the singular form of the following nouns:


maps
women
tables
dresses
mice

teeth
leaves
men
feet
babies

pictures
bosses
ladies
cakes
shelves

boys
geese
children
films
desks

2. Find and correct 10 mistakes in the following letter:


Deer Peter,
I were very glad to get your leter. It was intresting for me to learn that in your scools
summer vocations is more short then in ours. I houpe to meet you during my holidays;
maybe well gone fishing together.
My goodest regards to your parents. Alex.
3. Use the verbs in brakets in the correct form.
Tom, .. you already(to do) your homework?
Yes, I., mother.
So quickly? I .. (not /believe) you. Tomorrow you.. (to
have) no time to learn the poem by heart. Open your copybook, I. (to want)
to see what you(to write) there.
Err.., I (not/ remember) where I.(to put) my exercise book 5 minutes ago.
Really? But I (to think) you..simply.(to tell) me lies now.
4. Fill in prepositions where necessary.
1. My sister studies ______ the University. She is going to be a teacher ______History.
When she was a pupil she was good ________History and foreign languages. She was
also fond ______Biology. 2. This summer vocation Ive spent most ______my time ___
my granny. She lives ______ a village______ our famous Codrii. ______autumn Im going to visit my granny again. 3. Its a pity pandas dont live ______Moldova. 4. Helen will
celebrate her birthday _______Sunday _______4 oclock.
5. Re-write the following sentences in negative and interrogative forms:
1. Jane will give me her new book to read.
_________________________________ ______________________________
2. Roy has just arrived from Spain.
_________________________________ ______________________________
3. We are going to the seaside this year.
_________________________________ ______________________________
4. Children are in the yard now.
_________________________________ ______________________________
5. I saw this film yesterday.
_________________________________ ______________________________

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Final Test (30)


5 th form
1. Open the brackets using the verbs in the required tense form.
1. John Smith (have) ___________a job in an office in London. After work he (relax)_______________ in front of the television or (watch) _____________ a video.
He (not go) ______________ out every evening, but two evenings a week he (meet)
___________ friends for a drink in the local pub. 2. Lisa cant answer the phone now.
She (have) _____________ a bath. She (go) ____________on a business trip tomorrow
morning. She (be going) ___________ to spend two weeks in Madrid.
Yesterday we (go) ___________shopping together because her mother (be not)_________
at home. Lisa (be) ________ so happy; she never (be) ____________ to Madrid. Her parents (visit) ______________ many countries. They (be) _________ proud of her.
2. Ask questions using the words in brackets.
1. Mother does shopping on Saturdays. (When; What)

....
....
2. Nicks brother is a doctor. (Whose; What)

....
3. My parents built a new house in the country last year. (What; Where; Who)

4. I like summer because I go to the seaside. (Who; Why)

....
3. Write the adjectives in brackets in the correct form.
1. I dont like autumn because it is (cold)___________________than summer.
2. This is (interesting)________________________________book I have ever read.
3. George is not (bad)______________________boy in our class.
I think he is a (good)_________________classmate.
4. Today Ann is (happy) ___________________than Mary.
5. Our neighbour is (rich) _____________________man in our village.
6. Your mobile is (good)___________________than mine.
7. Aura is (thin)__________________than Nicole.
8. This year I have learnt (many)_________________poems than last year.

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4. Change to the plural as in the example:


e. g. She can see that bush. They can see those bushes.
1. This man is my uncle. ______________________________________________.
2. My granny has got a sheep.__________________________________________.
3. His sister eats a tomato every evening._________________________________.
4. I can see a new brush.______________________________________________.
5. Where is the radio?________________________________________________?
6. I saw a beautiful fox at the zoo yesterday._______________________________.
7. There is a peach on the plate._________________________________________.
8. Would you like an orange?__________________________________________?
9. Take this leaf, please._______________________________________________.
5. Fill in the gaps with the right modals: must, can, should, may . Use not where necessary.
1. ________________you play tennis? No, I ________________ but I ______________
play the piano very well.
2.You _____________________ go out. It is raining. mother said.
3. Children ____________________sleep at night.
4. The wind is blowing. You ___________________put on your cap.
5. ________________I take your pen?
6. It is late. He _____________________play computer games.
6. Underline the correct variant.
1. Look at the (ladys/ ladies) dress.
2. (Jills and Jacks / Jill and Jacks) parents always take them to the mountains in
winter. Their father is my (fathers/ fathers) brother.
3. Look, (the leaves of this tree/ this trees leaves) are still green.
4. Do you like the (Princesss/ Princess) Palace?
5. These (mens cars/ mens cars) look nice.
6. Where are the (childrens/ childrens) books?

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Final Test (31)


5-th form
1. Open the brackets.
I (have got)__________an aunt. Her name (be)________Emily. She (live)__________in
the country. She (have)__________a job but she (not earn) ____________as much as her
husband. After work she (relax)____________in her garden or (go)__________for long
walks with her dog, Buster. I (not visit)_______________ her very often but this summer
I (be going)_________to spend two months there. 2. We (have)___________a nice party
next Sunday. Yesterday I (invite)_________all my friends. 3. Where are the boys?
Roger (cut)__________ the grass in the garden but Bill and Roy (clean)____________the
house. 4. Sue and Tony (already learn)_______the poem but John (not do)__________the
exercise yet.
2. Ask questions using the words in brackets.
1. Ann does her homework in the afternoon. (What; When)
.
.
.
2. His cousin is a student. (Whose; What)

...
.
3. We saw a nice zebra at the zoo yesterday. (What; Where; Who)

..
4. Children like winter because they can ski, skate, ride a sledge and make snowmen.
(Who; Why)
.
.
.
3. Write the adjectives in brackets in the correct form.
1. Dogs are (intelligent)___________________________than monkeys.
2. Susan is (good)______________________ pupil in our class.
3. Look at your hands. They are (dirty) ____________________than mine.
4. The toy monkey is (big) ______________________ of all my toys.
5. My brother is (tall) __________________than my father.
6. Our granny knows (many) _________________ funny stories than mother.
7. February is (short) ____________________ month of the year.
8. Today the weather is (bad) ________________than yesterday.

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4. Change to the plural as in the example:


e.g. Ill pick up that flower. Well pick up those flowers.
1. Can you see that brush? ________________________________________?
2. This woman is my aunt. ________________________________________.
3. There is a nice deer at the zoo. ___________________________________.
4. This is Helens box. ___________________________________________.
5. Please, take this potato. ________________________________________.
6. The butterfly is so colourful. ____________________________________.
7. Nicks book is on the shelf. _____________________________________.
8. Look at this photo. ____________________________________________.
9. Where is her key? ____________________________________________?
5. Fill in the gaps with the right modals: must, can, should, may .
Use not where necessary.
1. -_______________ I open your note-book?
- No, you ______________________.
2. They _____________ride a bicycle but they __________________swim well.
3. It is going to rain. You _____________________take your umbrella.
4. Pupils _________________come to school on time.
5. It is not very hot in the room. You _____________________open the window.
6. ______________you help me with my homework? Yes, I _____________ but you
_________ do it yourself.
6. Underline the correct variant.
1. I borrowed (Nicks bike/ the bike of Nick).
2. The (roof of the house/ houses roof) is red.
3. (Charless/ Charles) cousin is a student.
4. I cannot find the (childrens/ childrens) toys.
5. (Roberts and Bills/ Robert and Bills) house looks nice.
6. The (womens/ womens) bags are in the hall.

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Final Test (32)


5 th Form
1. Put the verbs into the Simple Present, Present Continuous or Future Simple.
1. Look at the boys! They (play)______________________tennis.
2. John (have)_________________a wonderful camera.
3. Jane (get up)_________________at 8 oclock every morning.
4. Nick (not read)_______________________the story at the moment.
5. I (not watch)________________________television now.
6. Peter (go)______________________to the cinema tomorrow.
7. My father (not drink)____________________________coffee in the morning.
8. Children (be)________________ in the living-room now.
They (do) ___________ their homework. They (not watch)__________television.
9. Nick (not come)______________________to school next Saturday.
10. My friends (not eat)_______________________their dinner at school.
2. Fill in the blanks with: does; do; will; have; has; is; are.
1._______________you like school?
2._______________they got a sister?
3._______________Helen come in an hour?
4._______________your cousin get only good marks?
5._______________her uncle a doctor?
6._______________she got a new school-bag?
7._______________they making a cake?
3. Ask Wh-questions.
1. My friends make their room clean every Friday.
2. Simon will learn a new poem next Tuesday.
4. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the adjectives.
1. This is (big)__________________house in our village.
2. The white dress is (expensive)___________________________than the blue one.
3. Autumn is (nice)__________________________season.
4. What is (long)______________________river in the world?
5. Dont take that ball! It is (bad)___________________than this one.
6. Today Nick is (happy)______________________than John.
7. Congratulations, you are (good) __________________of all.
8. Look at this chair! It is (comfortable) _________________________in this room.
5. Complete the sentences with: between, in, on, under, to, at.
1. It is cold___________ winter.
2. We dont go __________school ____________Sundays.
3. The room-plant is ___________________the sofa and the TV set.
4. I cant find my bag. Look, it is _________________the table.
5. Children get presents _______________Christmas.
6. My sister doesnt sleep ____________noon.
7. - Do you go ___________the sports club ___________the morning?
- No, I go _____________the sports club ___________the afternoon.
6. Answer the questions.
1. What day comes after Wednesday?
2. What day is before Sunday?
3. How many days are there in December?
4. Is your mother a shop-assistant?
5. Do you have a brother or a sister?
6. Does he/she go to school?
7. How many lessons do you have on Thursday? Which is the third one?
8. What is your desk mates name?

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Tests for the 6th forms


TEST 1 (Unit 1)

6-th form

1. a) What combinations can you make using the nouns from 2 columns:
jar
toothpaste
loaf
coke
bar
of
bread
box
honey
bottle
chocolate
tube
chocolates
b) Replace the words written in bold with the combinations from ex.1.a).
1. Dont forget to buy Mum some chocolates ______________ for Mothers Day.
2. Do you want this chocolate_________________? Its plain and I only like milk.
3. There is only one bit of bread__________________ in the bread bin.
2. Fill the gaps with who, that or whose.
1. I know an Italian restaurant______________ serves excellent home-made pasta.
2. The boy_____________ dog is in the yard is our new pupil.
3.______________ can speak Spanish?
4. The lady_____________ is sitting in the armchair is my grandmother.
5._______________ book is this?
3. Complete the questions with How much or How many.
1)____________________ English books do you have?
2)____________________ coffee do you drink a day?
3)____________________continents do you know?
4)____________________ strawberry jam do you want?
5)____________________ toys have you got?
4. Use the modal verbs can, must, have to.
1. I dont know all the words in English, so I_______ use the dictionary very often.
2. I _______________ go to the bank to get some money.
3.________________ you help me with this box?
4. We____________________ have lunch in the garden today.
5. He_____________________ pass an examination before he can start work.
5. Fill in the gaps with the Past Simple form of the verbs in brackets.
Charles Dickens (to live)_____ in London. There (to be)____ eight children in the
family. His father (to be)______ a clerk in an office. Charles (to go)______ to school
and his teachers (to think)______ he was very clever. When he was sixteen, he (to
start)______work for a newspaper. He (to visit)______ law courts and the Houses of
Parliament. He also (to write)________ short stories for magazines. There were funny
descriptions of people that he (to meet)_____. His books (to become)______ popular in
many countries.
6. Write the comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives:
happy, beautiful, big, busy, new.

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Test 2 (Unit 1)

6-th form

1. a) What combinations can you make using the nouns from 2 columns:
jar
toothpaste
loaf
coke
bar
bread
box
of
honey
bottle
chocolate
tube
chocolates
b) Replace the words written in bold with the combinations from ex.1.a).
1. You can find some honey________________ on the shelf.
2. Ben bought some coke_________________ and buns yesterday.
3. Have you got any toothpaste_________________ to clean your teeth?
2. Fill the gaps with who, that or whose.
1. A kangaroo is an animal_______________ lives in Australia.
2. A vegetarian is someone_________________ doesnt eat meat.
3. A dictionary is a book_____________ gives you the meanings of words.
4. The girl__________________________ mother is a singer is our neighbour.
5.______________________ is the woman in the black hat?
3. Complete the questions with How much or How many.
1)_______________________ pictures are there on the wall?
2)_______________________ cars can you see?
3)_______________________ bread is there on the table?
4)_______________________ languages can you speak?
5)_______________________ flowers are there in the garden?
4. Use the modal verbs can, must, have to.
1. You_____________ read this book. Its so wonderful.
2. I_____________ wash my car tomorrow.
3. Do the children________________ wear a uniform?
4. I________________ run fast.
5. The boys_______________ play football.
5. Fill in the gaps with the Past Simple of the verbs in brackets.
Leonardo da Vinci (to live)_____ in Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He
(to be)___ a student in Florence, where he (to study)_____painting, sculpture and design.
He (to begin) ______a lot of paintings, but he (not to finish) _______ many of them. His
picture of Mona Lisa is the most famous portrait in the world. Leonardo (to be)_______
interested in many things. He (to want)_______ to know everything he (to see)________.
Many people (not to understand)_______ his ideas. It is difficult to think that one man
(can)______ do so much.
6. Write comparative and superlative forms of the adjectives:
cheap, expensive, young, dangerous, intelligent.

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Test 3 (Unit 1)

6-th form

1. Fill in prepositions where necessary.


1. Are you afraid snakes? 2. Im the best football player and my parents are proud
me. 3. Ann is good Mathematics. Ask her help. 4. what languages do you speak?
5. joy and sorrow, good and bad times, sickness and health our language is
always us.
2. Make up as many special questions as possible.
One day a young farmer brought his horse to the smith, put his money on the stone and
went home.

3. Fill in the blanks with who, that, whose where necessary.


1. Do you know any man .. name is Fred? 2. told him this information? 3. Have
you heard Helen won the 1st place? 4. Im sure Nick can help you. 5.
pen is this? 6. It was Ben left the door open. 7. He doesnt remember phoned
him yesterday. 8. I hope you wont forget Daniel is coming tomorrow. Sorry, I
misheard you, is coming tomorrow? 9. I wonder umbrella it is.
4. Define the following words:
*enemy *motherland *valuable

*battlefield

*gooseberry

5. List 10 adjectives characterizing people you like and dislike.


I like people who are
I dislike people who are
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
6. Fill in the tables with the words given below:
many

much

little

few

Biscuits, sugar, time, films, bread, gardens, jar, salt, leaves, energy, jam, carrot,
water, stones, visits, butter.
lemonade, oil, chocolate, books.

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Test 4 (Unit 1)

6-th form

1. Correct the following sentences:


a) She is tall than me.
.
b) Alan is intelligent than Sue.
.
c) Linda is fat in their family.
.
d) I think Science is more interesting as English.
e) Willy says Maths is difficulter than Music. ..
2. Write the plural form:
chair
glass
dog
country
photo
fox
table
brush
man
mouse
potato
torch
tooth
wife
sheep
3. Fill in the blanks with was, will, did, do, is, are, does, if necessary.
a) __________________ the weather be windy next Sunday?
b) __________________ the day sunny yesterday?
c) __________________ the clouds look like grey smoke?
d) __________________ there a flower in the vase?
e) __________________ it often rain in autumn?
f) __________________ you do extra work yesterday?
g) __________________ they watching a film now?
4. Fill in the right modals can, must, may, have to, if necessary.
a) You ______________ not walk in the middle of the road.
b) I _______________ finish the work tomorrow if no one bothers me any more.
c) Mum, _________________ I go outside to play with my friends?
d) You _________________ come in when you have taken off your boots.
e) Your red dress is dirty. I __________________ give you mine.
5. Complete the sentences using appropriate verbs in the past tense.
a) The weather was great! The sun __ __ __ __ __ all day!
b) I __ __ __ $10,000 in the Jumbo Lottery!
c) I __ __ __ breakfast very early today.
d) My new suit __ __ __ __ $300.
e) When I was a kid, I often __ __ __ __ __ __ with my brother.
f) I __ __ __ __ British Airways to America last year.
g) Susie __ __ __ up very late last weekend.
h) I __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ the question.
i) Tom __ __ __ __ four books last month.
j) Andrew __ __ __ __ in the sea yesterday.
6. Use the correct form of the verb.
a) Last week we (to be) ______________ at the library.
b) They (to play) ________________ games every afternoon.
c) He (to give) _________________ me his pen tomorrow.
d) I (to meet) _________________ my friends on the way to school.
e) He (to buy) __________________ a new car next summer.

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Test 5 (Unit1)

6-th form

1. Correct the following sentences:


a) They say the supermarket Grand Hall is expensive shop in our city.....
b) What is the big park in your city?..........................
c) The USA is the richer country in the world...........
d) Paris is a most romantic city in the world.............
e) Monkeys are funny than cats.................................
2. Write the plural form:
watch
radio
child
baby
bench
boy
horse
tomato
fish
goose
foot
bus
dress
wolf
book
3. Fill in the blanks with were, was, will, did, do, does, am, is, are, if necessary.
a) _________________ you at home yesterday?
b) _________________ they making a fire now?
c) _________________ you travel around Europe next summer?
d) _________________ you do the homework at school?
e) _________________ there a book on your desk?
f) _________________ the snow come down 3 hours ago?
g) _________________ he want to be a doctor?
4. Fill in the right modal can, may, must, have to, add not if necessary.
a) The bus came on time so we _________________ to wait at the bus stop.
b) He __________________ not speak English yet.
c) _______________ I take your pen? I _______________ not find mine.
d) Children ________________ not play with matches.
e) _______ you wait till tomorrow? I _________ wait, but my toothache _________.
5. Complete the sentences using appropriate verbs in the past tense.
a) I dropped my Walkman, and it __ __ __ __ __ .
b) I __ __ __ __ __ to an American for the first time.
c) Jill threw the ball, and I __ __ __ __ __ __ it.
d) My mother __ __ __ __ shopping yesterday.
e) I __ __ __ __ __ __ some fruit at the supermarket.
f) James __ __ __ __ up at 9:00.
g) I __ __ __ __ __ 10 pounds in the street.
h) He __ __ __ __ __ to work in his new car.
i) I __ __ __ a good movie last weekend.
j) My boss __ __ __ __ __ too much at the office party.
6. Use the correct form of the verb.
a) Toms farm (to be) ______________ in the country.
b) They (to plant) ________________ different trees last spring.
c) Children (to like) __________________ to play in the garden with their dog.
d) Tom and his wife (to work) ______________________ in the garden now.
e) They (to gather) ___________________ the crops next autumn.

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Test 6 (Unit 2)

6-th form

1. Ask as many questions as possible.


a) My uncle goes to work by bus.
b) Alan will return the book next week.
c) Kate often has lunch at school.
2. Fill in the right form of the adjectives.
a) My mum is the _________________ Mum in the world. (kind)
b) Granny knows __________________ stories than my mother. (many)
c) A monkey is ___________________ than a fox. (funny)
d) I am not ___________________ as my cousin. (noisy)
e) My friends composition is the ___________________ . (interesting)
f) My sister is ______________________ in our family. (thin)
g) Ben is __________________ athlete of all. (good)
h) Ive got a _______________ pet. (nice)
3. Write the plural of the following nouns.
a) The wood cutters used their ___________ (axe) to cut the trees.
b) They need more _____________ (chair) to sit on.
c) Why have you bought only two ________ (kilo) of __________ (potato)?
d) All the _____________ (bus) left at the same time.
4. Open the brackets.
a) If it (not to be) __________ cold, we (to organize) ___________an excursion.
b) If I (to need) __________ any help, I (to ask) ___________ you.
c) _____you (to call) _________ me if I (to forget)_____________ to call you.
d) When I (to get) ____________ home, I (to go) ___________ straight to bed.
5. Paraphrase the following sentences using used to.
a) Nick doesnt smoke now because he is ill.
____________________________________________________________.
b) Wayland the Smith shod peoples horses.
____________________________________________________________.
c) There were more animals in the forests near their village.
____________________________________________________________.
6. Decide whether to use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.
a) Sometimes Susan (to watch)_____________science fiction films, but she normally
(to prefer)___________ love stories.
b) Look! It (to rain)_________ outside, so we cant (to go)_______ to the beach.
c) We (to go)_________________ to a football match next Sunday.
d) Can you (to answer)______ the phone, please? I (to have)_______ a bath now.
e) I never (to eat)______ spinach, but we (to have)_________ some this evening.
f) When I (to see)________ him, we always (to go)______________ to a pub.
g) We usually (to meet)___________ when we (to go)_____________ to work.
h) Listen! Mrs. Jones (to play)___________the piano. You can (to hear)_______ her
very clearly.

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Test 7 (Unit 2)

6-th form

1. Ask as many questions as possible.


a) Many children play in our park in spring.
b) Our parents built a house 5 years ago.
c) We always have breakfast at home.
2. Fill in the right form of the adjectives.
a) Winter is _______________ than autumn. (cold)
b) I like Sunday ______________ than Saturday. (much)
c) I think monkeys are _________________ than cats. (funny)
d) Nick is ________________ boy in the class.(clever)
e) This exercise is __________________ . (difficult)
f) Sams shirt is _________________ than yours. (good)
g) I am sorry. I was ____________________ boy in the class. (bad)
h) This watch is ________________________ in the shop. (expensive)
3. Put the correct endings to the plural forms.
a) In the fall the ___________________ (leaf) begin to change colour.
b) For Christmas my parents gave my sisters ____________ (dress).
c) We send our best ________ (wish) and many _________(kiss) to everybody.
d) All___________ (child) use tooth paste for brushing their __________(tooth.)
4. Open the brackets.
a) Everyone (to be) _________ very surprised, if he (to pass) _______ the exam.
b) When you (to see) _______ Brian again, you (not to recognize) _______ him.
c) We (to go) __________ out when the rain (to stop) ______________.
d) Can he play football with his friends if he (to tidy) ____________ his room?
5. Paraphrase the following sentences using used to.
a) Alex wore a school uniform when he was a schoolboy.
________________________________________________________________.
b) My uncle doesnt play these games. He is too old for them.
________________________________________________________________.
c) They are not a happy family.
________________________________________________________________.
6. Decide whether to use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.
a) When John (to sleep) _________ he sometimes (to talk) _______________.
b) Sorry, Mr. Smith. I cannot (to speak) _____ to you right now. I (to be) ___ busy.
c) Paul (to go) ________to London 3 times a year, but this summer he (to stay)_______
at home.
d) Occasionally he (to go) _____ to the cinema, but he (to go) _____to the theatre
every week.
e) John (not to be) _______ here. He (to work) ___________ late this evening.
f) We (to help)_______________ our mother in the kitchen now.
g) Peter always (to sing) ________ while he (to have) ____________ a bath.
h) I must (to go) ____ home now, because my parents (to wait) ________for me.

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Test 8 (Unit 2)

6-th form

I. Open the brackets using the Present Simple or the Future Simple.
1. If you .. (to be) honest, people always (to believe) you in future.
2. You ..(to gain) your knowledge, if you .. (to travel)
a lot. 3. If the weather (to be) rainy tomorrow, we (not/to go)
outside. 4. If farmers . (to use) a lot of fertilizers, our nature .
(to be) in danger. 5. When mother .. (to come) home, she .
(to help) us with our lessons. 6. When I .. (to finish) this exercise, I
..(to be) free. 7. If my American friend .. (to pay) me a visit, I
.. (to show) him our ancient Codrii. 8. As soon as he
(to cook) dinner, he .. (to call) us. 9. If you (not/to take)
umbrella, you (to get) wet through. 10. If you .. (to speak)
with your mouth full at the party, John, people .. (to think) that you lack
good manners!
II. Describe your room.
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
III. Make up as many questions as possible.
Today Sandra has invited me to her party, which is going to take place tomorrow at 7 p. m.
___________________________________________________________________?
___________________________________________________________________?
___________________________________________________________________?
___________________________________________________________________?
___________________________________________________________________?
IV. Paraphrase the sentences, as shown in the model: e. g. She never lied to me.
She didnt use to lie to me.
1. I always obeyed my parents. __________________________________________
2. Peter never smoked. _________________________________________________
3. Did you work as a nurse during the war? _________________________________
4. Long ago there ran trams in Chisinau.____________________________________
5. My uncle read a lot in his youth. _______________________________________
V. Define the following words:
*living room
*food
*cowshed
*hopeless
*woodman

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Test 9 (Unit 2)

6-th form

1. Use the right prepositions to complete the story:


at, in, about, after, for, with, by, to, on:
James lives___ a small flat___ Cambridge. He lives___ two other boys who are students. They work hard during the week, but___ weekends they invite a lot of friends to
their house. They cook a meal___ their friends and they listen___ music. They look in the
newspaper to see whats___ TV or they talk___ their day.
2. Use the correct tense forms of the verbs in brackets.
1. If I (to see)_________ her I ( to be)_________ very glad.
2. If you (to lose)__________your money you (to become)__________ very sorry.
3. I (to write)___________ interesting novels if I (to become)___
______ a writer.
4. You (to arrive)___________ in time if you (not to miss)__________ the train.
5. If we (to get)_____________this book, we (to be)_____________happy.
3. Insert used to or didnt use to.
1) Do you read many books in English? Yes, I do now, but I.. .
2) Do you look up every word that you cant understand? Well, I dont now,
but I when I was a beginner.
3) We . go to the same school.
4) Her dad .. have a really good job.
5) He be rich when he was young.
4. Use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous instead of the infinitives.
1. My elder sister (to have)_________ a music lesson. She always (to have)__________
a music lesson on Friday.
2. Who (to sing)________________ in the next room?
3. Father (to read)___________ a newspaper. He usually (to read)_______ something
before going to bed.
4. Who __you (to wait)______ for? I (to wait)_______for Ann, we must leave in ten
minutes.
5.____you (to understand)_________the use of Present Simple and the Present Continuous?
5. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences or questions.
1. sister-me-my-than-younger-is.
_________________________________.
2. class-who-oldest-the-in-the-is?
_________________________________?
3. cheapest-buy-John-shop-in-the-did-the-watch? _______________________?
4. is-the-where-oldest-in-Europe-university? ___________________________?
5. the-in-Britain-who-is-richest-person? ________________________________?
6. Describe your school using the structures:
there is, there areand different prepositions of place.

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Test 10 (Unit 2)

6-th form

1. Use the right prepositions to complete the story:


at, in, about, after, for, with, by, to, on.
James has two jobs. ___ Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays he works ___a hospital, where he helps to look___ children who are ill. He starts___10 oclock and works
until quarter ___five. ___ Thursdays and Fridays he works___ home. He has a word processor___ his bedroom and he writes stories.
2. Use the correct tense form.
1. The police (to arrest)___________him if they (to catch)____________ him.
2. If he (to make)__________ any more mistakes, I (to be)__________ very angry.
3. If he (to be)______________ late, we (to go)_____________ without him.
4. If I (to pass)______________ this exam, I (to go)_____________ to the university
next October.
5. If Tom (to help)___________ us, the job (to take)___________ only half an hour.
3. Insert used to or didnt use to.
1. Do you translate every word when you read? No, but I .. .
2. We .. love going to the cinema.
3. He ... do his homework while watching TV.
4. I to go on holiday with my aunt Kathy.
5. She to live in a big white house.
4. Use the Present Simple or the Present Continuous instead of the infinitives.
1. Mother (to cook)_______ breakfast in the kitchen. She always (to cook)_______
in the mornings.
2. What ___you (to write)___________ ? - __ you (to make)_____________ notes?
3. ____you usually (to go)________ through the park? Not usually, its only today
that I (to go)_____________ there.
4. They _______still (to discuss)________________ where to go now.
5. Shh... Somebody (to knock)________________ at the door.
5. Put the words in the correct order to make sentences or questions.
1. Book-interesting-than-my-your-more-is-book. __________________________.
2.Peter-expensive-this-bought-shop-the-in-watch-most. ____________________.
3. Is-the-what-longest-in-world-the-river? ______________________________?
4. Who-youngest-the-in-person-family-your? ____________________________?
5. Difficult-German-English-than-more-is. ______________________________.
6. Describe your room using the structures there is, there are
and different prepositions of place.

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Test 11 (Unit 3)

6-th form

1. Define the following words:


*zoo ______________________________________________________________
*museum___________________________________________________________
*tourist ____________________________________________________________
*Thanksgiving ______________________________________________________
*hero______________________________________________________________
2. Fill in the articles where necessary.
1. ____ United Kingdom of ____ Northern Ireland consists of four parts: ____ England, ____ Scotland, ___ Wales and ____ Northern Ireland. 2. ____ United Kingdom is
separated from ____ Europe by ____ English Channel. 3. ____ Atlantic Ocean keeps the
island warm in winter. 4. I still dont know where to spend my holidays: either in ____
Alps or at the bank of ____ Nistru River.
3. Open the brackets. Use either the Past Simple or the Past Continuous.
1. At 3 oclock yesterday I .. (to clean) my room. 2. Yesterday they
. .(to see) Kate when she . (to cross) the street. 3. We
.(to meet) Daniel when he .. (to go) home yesterday. 4. Sam (to watch) TV yesterday when I
(to phone) him. 5. When mother .. (to come) home, Angela
(to cook) dinner and we .. (to help) her.
Mother . (to praise) us and ..
(to tell) she loved us very much.
4. Make up as many questions as possible.

In 1776, 13 American colonies united and began a war against England for
freedom and independence.

?
....?
....?
?
?

The flag of the USA carries 13 red and white stripes which represent the
1st 13 states.

.. ?
.. ?
.. ?
............... ?
.. ?

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Test 12 (Unit 3)

6-th form

1. Insert the where necessary.


1) Last year we visited Canada and United States.
2) Africa is much larger than Europe.
3) We went to Spain for our holidays and swam in Mediterranean Sea.
4) Nile is the longest river in Africa.
5) Ethiopia is in Africa.
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: the Past Simple or Past Continuous.
1. He (to sit)__________on the bank fishing when he (to see)_________ a mans hat
floating down the river.
2. It (to snow)_____________ heavily when he (to wake)______________ up.
3. I (to look)______________ through the classroom window. The teacher (to
draw)______________ diagrams on the blackboard.
4. When I (to look)_______________ for my passport I (to find)___________ this old
photograph.
5. You looked very busy when I (to see)_________ you last night. What _________
you (to do)____________________ ?
3. Write the Past Continuous form of the verbs and answer the question.
In the autumn of 1935, when I was a young man, I (to travel)____________ in the northwest of India. One evening, after hunting in the forest all day, I (to return)____________
alone to the place where I had put up my tent. It (to get)_____________ dark, when I (to
walk)_____________ along a narrow path. On my right was a wide river; on my left, a
thick, dark forest. Suddenly I saw two green eyes looking at me from among the trees. A
man-eating tiger (to get)_____________ ready to jump on me.
I was so frightened that I shut my eyes. I heard branches moving as the tiger jumped. I
opened my eyes. The tiger had jumped right over me and was now in the jaws of the crocodile.
Do you believe this story?
4. Ask 8 questions about the passage.
Robin Hood is a legendary hero who lived in Sherwood Forest, in Nottingham. He
robbed the rich to help the poor. He had many qualities a great sportsman, a brave
fighter and was very good with his bow and arrow. His main enemy was Sheriff of Nottingham, who was always trying to capture Robin but never managed to do it.
5. Put the verbs into the Past Simple tense.
1. The roses grow in the garden.___________________________________.
2. He rides his bike every day. ____________________________________.
3. These dogs fight._____________________________________________.
4. He looks at the pictures._______________________________________.
5. My cousin gets up at 6.00. _____________________________________.

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Test 13 (Unit 3)

6-th form

1. Insert the where necessary:


1) North Sea is the name of the sea between Britain and Norway.
2) Stockholm is the capital of Sweden.
3) Tom has visited most countries in Europe.
4) Mediterranean Sea is the name of the sea between Africa and Europe.
5) Next year we are going skiing in Alps.
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense: the Past Simple or Past Continuous.
1) The boys (to do)______ their homework when they (to hear)________ their fathers steps.
2) When I (to come)___________ in they (to sit)______________ round the fire.
3) When I (to arrive)______ at the station Mary (to wait)______________ for me.
4) When I (to see)________ her she (to hurry)________ along the road to the station.
5) Bob (to listen) ______ to music when the phone (to ring) ______________.
3. Write the Past Continuous form of the verbs and answer the question.
In the autumn of 1935, when I was a young man, I (to travel)____________ in the northwest of India. One evening, after hunting in the forest all day, I (to return)____________
alone to the place where I had put up my tent. It (to get)____________ dark, when I (to
walk)_____________ along a narrow path. On my right was a wide river; on my left, a
thick, dark forest. Suddenly I saw two green eyes looking at me from among the trees. A
man-eating tiger (to get) _________ ready to jump on me.
I was so frightened that I shut my eyes. I heard branches moving as the tiger jumped.
I opened my eyes. The tiger had jumped right over me and was now in the jaws of the
crocodile. Do you believe this story?
4. Ask 8 questions about the passage.
Robin Hood and his men lived in Sherwood Forest near the town of Nottingham.
He robbed only rich people to help the poor. The Sheriff of Nottingham wanted to kill
Robin Hood or take him prisoner. He sent his soldiers to Sherwood Forest many times,
but they could not catch Robin Hood. The poor people of England loved Robin Hood and
his men.
5. Put the verbs into the Past Simple tense.
1) I go to school by bus. ___________________________________________.
2) I meet her on Tuesdays. _________________________________________.
3) My mother makes cakes every week. _______________________________.
4) She speaks English fluently. ______________________________________.
5) He leaves the house at 9:00. ______________________________________.

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Test 14 (Unit 3)

6-th form

1. Put the verbs into the Past Simple or the Past Continuous Tense.
a) I (to see) __________ Carol at the party. She (to wear) _________ a dress.
b) George (to fall) _______ off the ladder while he (to paint) _________ the ceiling.
c) Last night I (to read) ______ in bed when suddenly I (to hear) _____ a scream.
d) _____ you (to watch) _______TV when I (to phone) _______________ you?
e) Anna (to wait) ____________ for me when I (to arrive) ___________.
2. Open the brackets and write the right forms of the verbs.
Mike (to eat) ________ ice-cream every day. Look! He (to eat) ________ ice-cream
now. I (to see) ________him in the morning, he (to eat) ___________ ice-cream too. I
think he (to fall) _________ ill if he (to eat) _________ so much ice-cream. If he (to fall)
__________ ill he (to visit) ____________ a doctor. But he (to hate) ________ doctors.
3. Write the opposites. Rewrite the words using the comparative and superlative forms.
1) big
2) lazy
3) good
4) thin
5) old
4. Fill in the gaps with the necessary article.
a) Please clean __________ blackboard.
b) Which is longer: __________Volga or_________ Danube?
c) Is __________ Everest __________ highest mountain in _________ world?
d) __________ sun rises in _________ east and sets in ___________ west.
e) Its ___ pity you cant come.
5. Change the sentences below using the construction used to.
a) Ted went in for swimming. _________________________________________.
b) Bob doesnt visit his relatives every week. ____________________________.
c) What books do you read? __________________________________________.
6. Answer the questions. Give the complete answers.
a) Did your father use to play computer games in his childhood?
_________________________________________________________________.
b) What did your mother use to do when she was your age?
________________________________________________________________.
c) Did your granny use to watch TV when she was younger?
________________________________________________________________.
d) Did you use to ask questions very often?
________________________________________________________________.

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Test 15 (Unit 3)

6-th form

1. Put the verbs into the Past Simple or the Past Continuous Tense.
a) I (not to drive) ___________ very fast when the accident (to happen) _______.
b) Tom (to take) __________ a photograph of me while I (not to look) _______.
c) We (not to go) ___________ out because it (to rain) ______________.
d) What ___________ you (to do) ______________ at this time yesterday?
e) At 9 oclock she (to have) ________________ breakfast.
2. Open the brackets and write the right forms of the verbs.
_____ you (to go) ______ for a walk with me? I (to be) _________ sorry I cant. I (to
do) ___________ my homework. I (not yet to write) _____________ the English exercise.
If you (to wait) ____________ for me, I (to go) ___________ with you in half an hour. I
(to want) __________ to go for a walk very much, because I (not to go) __________ for
a walk yesterday.
3. Write the opposites. Rewrite the words using the comparative and superlative forms.
1) short
2) difficult
3) cheap
4) rich
5) ugly
4. Fill in the gaps with the necessary article.
a) Once _______ Frenchman was traveling in ________ Sweden.
b) In _______16th century people knew only 3 continents: ____Europe, ____Asia,
____Africa.
c) Mr. Jones was _______ teacher of ________ Physics at ________ school.
d) In ______ August he has his ________ birthday.
e) ______ Constanta is one of ______ most important seaports on the coast of ______
Black Sea.
5. Change the sentences below using the construction used to.
a) We spend Christmas in Paris.
______________________________.
b) Did your brother watch TV at night? _______________________________.
c) Bob gives presents to his friends.
______________________________.
6. Answer the questions. Give the complete answers.
a) What games did you use to play at primary school?
_______________________________________________________________.
b) What jam did your granny use to make?
_______________________________________________________________.
c) Where did your friends use to swim in their summer vacation?
______________________________________________________________.
d) How often did you use to swim in the swimming-pool?
_______________________________________________________________.

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Test 16 (Unit 4)

6-th form

1. Fill in the right form of the adjective at your choice.


a) Winter is the ___________________ season of the year.
b) July and August are the ____________________ months of the year.
c) In summer the days are _________________ than in autumn.
d) February is ____________________ month.
e) I like Sunday ___________________ than Saturday.
f) The kitchen is ___________________ room in our house.
g) This dictionary is _________________than mine.
2. Use correct forms of the verbs.
a) I (to play) _____________ computer games yesterday.
b) I (to play) ____________________ computer games at 5 oclock yesterday.
c) He (to play) ___________________ computer games from 2 till 3 yesterday.
d) We (to play) ______________ computer games the whole evening yesterday.
e) My brother (not to play) ___________________ tennis yesterday. He (to play)
_______________ tennis the day before yesterday.
f) My mother usually (to read) __________________ books in the evening.
g) Our granny is in the living-room. She (to watch) ______________ TV.
h) Its a rainy day today. But they say the weather (to be) __________________ nice
tomorrow.
i) Look out of the window. It (not to rain) _______________________ now.
j) It is cold outside. You (should/ to put on) _____________________ your cap.
3. Fill in prepositions in, at, on.
a) The label is __________ the bottle.
b) Jack is waiting ___________ the bottom of the stairs.
c) Our seats are __________ the third row.
d) Turn __________ the light.
e) He is sitting _________ the chair next to the piano.
f) I met Jack __________ the street.
g) He has a lot of beautiful pictures __________ the wall.
h) I live _________ the fifth floor of my apartment building.
i) We waited for over an hour _________ the bus-stop.
j) Who is that woman __________ the photograph?
k) You will find the explanation ___________ page 18.
l) Paris is __________ the river Seine.
m) The instructions are _________ the back of the box.
n) What do you have _________ your hands?
o) Can you see who is _________ the door?
4. Describe your grandparents house.
_________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________.

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Test 17 (Unit 4)

6-th form

1. Fill in with the right form of the adjective at your choice.


a) My chair is not very __________________. Yours is ________________.
b) The weather is getting _______________ and _______________.
c) I didnt expect him to be so ____________________.
d) She is not as __________________ as you are.
e) It was more __________________ than I thought.
f) His son knows __________________ than he did at his age.
g) Nicks shirt was as __________________ as snow.
2. Use the correct forms of the verbs.
a) When I came into the kitchen, mother (to cook) __________________.
b) She (to cook) _________________ the whole day yesterday.
c) We (to wash) ________________ the floor in our flat yesterday.
d) We (to wash) ________________ the floor in our flat from 3 till 4 yesterday.
e) ________ you (to do) _____________ your homework yesterday?
f) My father (can/ to drive) ____________________ very fast.
g) We (to write) __________ a composition at our English lessons once a month.
h) George (to be) ______________ in Paris 2 years ago.
i) Philip (to send) ______________ greeting cards last Tuesday. _______ you (to receive) __________________ them?
j) My granny always (to have) _________________ vegetables for dinner.
3. Fill in prepositions in, at, on, to, where necessary.
a) He lives __________ New York.
b) She went __________ home.
c) I work __________ Seattle.
d) He went _________ his friends house.
e) She arrived __________ London for the celebrations.
f) Im going to stay __________ home this weekend.
g) He works __________ the hospital.
h) They are arriving _____________ Sunday.
i) Im going to see John ______________ summer.
j) I arrived _________ work early this morning.
k) She came _________ home early.
l) We stayed _________ the Grand Hotel.
m) They visited _________ Italy last summer.
n) Shes going to travel _________ Greece this summer.
o) Ill be _________ school later today.
4. Describe your pet.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.

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Test 18 (Unit 4)

6-th form

1. Define the following words:

soap-opera__________________________________________________
soccer _____________________________________________________
hobby _____________________________________________________
riches _____________________________________________________
touch______________________________________________________

2. Open the brackets using past tenses.


1. We (to do) our homework before our parents ..
(to return) from work. 2. When Midas (to sit) down to breakfast his daughter (to sit).behind him. He .
(to lift) his cup of coffee. It (to become). hard and yellow.
This (to frighten) him. 3. The Olympic games (to take)
place every leap year in Ancient Greece before the Romans (to conquer) Greece. After that there (to be) no games
at Olympia. 4. My brother (to learn). to read after he (to study)
..the ABC.
3. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Helen gave mine sister this book. ...
2. What do you usually after classes?......................................................................
3. The first Olympic Games taked place in Ancient Rome in 776 BC.
......
4. Its not his house, its our.
5. When I went outside it rained..
6. If Peter will not come, he will miss a lot.
7. Susan can to swim rather well.
8. David and me are cousins. .
9. People hadnt drove cars before 1895. ...
4. Fill in the gaps with can/not, must/not or should/not.
1. Children .. obey their parents. 2. My father . speak 4 foreign languages. 3. You . do your homework at night, you .do it after lessons. 4. Im
not sure if Ben help you with this. But I think your mother . know how to solve
this problem. 5. He . go, because his leg is broken. 6. You eat too much
sweet; otherwise your teeth will be spoilt. 7. Mike . read a lot if he wants to pass this
exam. 8. One . play with electricity. Its dangerous.

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Test 19 (Unit 4)

6-th form

1. Use the prepositions about, through, with.


1) What_____ a cup of coffee?
2) Dont stand_____ your hands in your pocket.
3) Have you ever read a book_____ flowers?
4) Are you coming_____ us?
5) What do you know______ her?
6) She lives______ her parents.
7) Tell us_____ it.
8) The dog was fighting______ the cat.
9) The sand ran_____ my fingers.
10) I could hear their conversation______ the wall.
2. Choose the correct pronoun.
1) This bag is (her, hers). Its (her, hers) bag.
2) This is (my, mine) pencil.
3) This isnt (your, yours) book. Its (my, mine).
4) Alice has got a dog. Its (her, hers) dog.
5) Who is Tony? He is (my, mine) brother.
6) Whose book is on the table? Its (my, mine).
7) These shoes are (her, hers).
8) That is (his, her) bag. It is Janes bag.
3. Fill in must or should.
1) You_____________ be hungry after your long walk.
2) He______________ look for another job.
3) You_______________ go to Egypt, its a fantastic place.
4) We_________________ arrive before dark.
5) You_________________ know where you have left your bag.
4. Write the missing forms of the verbs:
to find
________
to let
________
________
flew
________
saw
to cut
________
________
________
to fall
________

_________
_________
_________
_________
_________
thrown
__________

Make up 7 sentences using different forms of verbs.

5. Write 5 things you had done or hadnt done before you went to bed yesterday.

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Test 20 (Unit 4)

6-th form

1. Use the prepositions about, through, with.


1) She waited for_______ 20 minutes.
2) Tell me all______ it.
3) She sleeps______ the window open.
4) Who told you_______ it?
5) I cant feel anything_______ these gloves.
6) A train is going________ the tunnel.
7) The dog rushed straight________ the flower-bed.
8) I have got a coat________ two pockets.
9) Harriet is playing________ her friend.
10) If you mix blue________ yellow you get green.
2. Choose the correct pronoun.
1) This house is (their, theirs).
2) This is (our, ours) dog.
3) This is Janes coat. Its (her, hers) coat.
4) Pilar is (your, yours) friend.
5) These are (my, mine) books. They are (my, mine).
6) This is (him, his) radio.
7) These are (my, mine) pens. They are (my, mine).
8) These are (her, hers) shoes.
3. Fill in must or should.
1) Drivers________________ not park cars in front of the entrance.
2) I__________________ ask you not to do that again.
3) You__________________ not leave the gate open.
4) ___________________ I phone him and apologize?
5)We__________________ be grateful for your help.
4. Write the missing forms of the verbs:
to buy
___________
__________
ran
__________
thought
__________
___________
to become
___________
to bring
___________

___________
___________
___________
taken
___________
___________

Make up 7 sentences using different forms of verbs.

5. Write 5 things you had done or hadnt done before you went to school yesterday.

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Test 21 (Unit 5)

6-th form

1. Report the following dialogue:


Ben: Im glad to see you, Jane.
Jane: Hi, how are you?
B.: Im fine, I hope you do well too.
J.: Yes, I do. Ive heard you are leaving for Paris. Is this true?
B.: It is. In a month my family is moving there.
J.: I hope you will keep me posted.
B.: Dont worry. I dont forget my best friends.

...

...
2. Fill in prepositions where necessary.
I live a detached house. Its a two-storeyed house 5 rooms it. My room
is the second floor. There are a lot flowers my room. It is very light and
cosy. There is a big window the South side, which opens .. on to a balcony. Ive
got a sofa which I cover ..a coverlet and some cushions. the sofa, theres a desk.
There are some bookshelves the wall. fact my room is the most comfortable.
3. Open the brackets. Use the Future/ Present/ Past Simple, Present Perfect, Present
Continuous or Past Continuous.
1. Mary .. (to wash) dishes now. Actually she (to wash) already
..10 plates and 5 glasses. And she (to have) .to
wash only forks and spoons and then she . (to be) free to go for a walk. 2. If I
. (to find) your book, I . (to give) it to you. But I
(not/to think) you .. (to lose) it somewhere here. I . (to be)
afraid you .. (to leave) it in Jims car when he . (to drive) you
home from the party the previous week.

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Test 22 (Unit5)

6-th form

1. Write the correct preposition of time at, on, in.


1) Goodbye! See you_______ Friday.
2) Tims birthday is______ April.
3) ______ autumn, the leaves fall from the trees.
4) We often go away_______ the weekend.
5) I like looking at the stars in the sky_______ night.
2. Choose the correct form of the possessive pronouns.
1) This is (my, mine) dog.
2) This doll is (my, mine).
3) Is (her, hers) family large or small?
4) (Her, hers) skates are better than (your, yours).
5) Dont stay at (their, theirs) house; stay at (our, ours).
3. What does Ann tell you? Report the sentences.
1) My dog barks all night._______________________________________________
2) I can swim in the river.________________________________________________
3) I can do my homework in the afternoon.__________________________________
4) I am 12 years old.___________________________________________________
5) I like going shopping on Saturdays.______________________________________
4. Ask questions about the statements.
1) Annas tired. Why__________________________________________ ?
2) I dont go to work by car. How________________________________ ?
3) This pen is mine. Whose_____________________________________ ?
4) I met a famous actress. Who___________________________________ ?
5) Sarah has bought a new car. What sort___________________________ ?
5. Here are the past participles of some verbs. Write the infinitive.
visited
________
seen
__________
eaten
________
met
__________
stayed
________
cooked
__________
won
________
flown
__________
made
________
written
__________
6. Put the verbs into the negative and the interrogative forms.
1. She saw your brother._________________________________________________
2. He looked at the picture._______________________________________________
3. Ben wrote a fairy-tale.________________________________________________
4. Ann drew a flower.___________________________________________________
5. I sent you a letter.____________________________________________________

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Test 23 (Unit 5)

6-th form

1. Write the correct preposition of time at, on, in.


1) Its 7:25 now. The train leaves_______ 7:30.
2) Ill phone you_______ Thursday.
3) My exam is_______ June.
4) I met Diana_______ 1999.
5) Did you go out________ Friday?
2. Choose the correct form of the possessive pronouns.
1) Is he a friend of (your, yours)?
2) (My, mine) pen doesnt write. Please give me (your, yours).
3) Is this dictionary (my, mine) or (your, yours)?
4) (Her, hers) is the best composition.
5) She is in bed in (her, hers) room.
3. What does Sarah tell you? Report the sentences.
1) I know the answer.___________________________________________________
2) I have breakfast at 8:00.______________________________________________
3) My favourite book is the The Magic of Oz.______________________________
4) I usually take part in competitions.______________________________________
5) I agree with you.____________________________________________________
4. Ask questions about the statements.
1) We saw Bill yesterday. Where__________________________________ ?
2) She is watching television._____________________________________ ?
3) They are going on holiday. Where_______________________________ ?
4) Peter has left the party. Why____________________________________ ?
5) She drank a lot of tea. How much________________________________ ?
5. Here are the past participles of some verbs. Write the infinitive.
Sent
__________
Had
___________
Taken
__________
Done
___________
Driven
__________
Played
___________
Bought
__________
Told
___________
Brought
__________
Relaxed
___________
6. Put the verbs into the negative and the interrogative forms.
1) He found his watch.__________________________________________________
2) They flew to London._________________________________________________
3) The boys ran home.__________________________________________________
4) The police caught the thief.____________________________________________
5) They drank all the juice.______________________________________________

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Final Test
1. Correct the mistakes in the following sentences:
1. Jeremy doesnt have got many friends. __________________________________
2. My dad used to go fishing? ___________________________________________
3. Tom says he like hunting. ______________________________________________
4. My uncle is a driver and your is a teacher. _________________________________
5. I can to drive a car. __________________________________________________
6. We will have a nice holiday last weekend. _________________________________
7. When Alex saw me, I spoke on the sell phone. ________________________
8. Mother cant bake a cakes, because theres few sugar left. _______________________
9. If Nick will finish his work earlier, he will take me for a ride. __________________
10. This summer holiday well spend skiing in Alps. ____________________________
2. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions where necessary and then report
the dialogue.
Alex: Sir, can you tell me the way the nearest chemists shop?
Passer-by: Of course. You must go Pushkin street Apple street. Turn right and
walk the bridge.
A. : Thank you. How far is it here?
P. : If you walk, it will take you 10 minutes.
A. : Can I get there bus?
P. : I think that foot it will be quicker.
A. : Thank you very much help.
P. : You are welcome.
3. Put the following sentences in the negative and interrogative forms.
1. Queen Elizabeth made Sir Francis Drake a knight.
________________________________ _________________________________
2. He used to practice sports actively.
________________________________ _________________________________
3. John was sleeping when I called him.
________________________________ _________________________________
4. She has to care after her younger sister.
________________________________ _________________________________
5. Hilda had cooked dinner before her husband came home.
________________________________ _________________________________
4. Fill in the blanks with much, many, (a) little or (a) few.
1. If you have salt, can you give me .. for vegetable salad? 2. If you
have .. free time, read some of these magazines, youll find there amusing
articles. 3. I know French only . . I just know words, like merci,
bonjour. 4. Shall I bring . chalk? No, we have chalk. It will be enough
for today. 5. Theres . chocolate left in the fridge. I like it so that I am
going to the market to buy some more.

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Tests for the 7th forms


Test 1 (Unit 1)
7-th form
1. Change the APC into the SPC.
- Change the SPC into the APC.
a) The faces of the children are attractive.
a) Helens elder sister is 20 years old.
b) The face of the woman is attractive.
b) My brothers friend lives in London.
c) The coats of the pupils are wet.
c) Your sisters hats are grey.
d) The voices of the men sound harsh.
d) The pupils answers are right.
e) The dress of the girl is nice.
e) Pauls teacher gives him books to read.
2. Write the correct plural form of the words in brackets.
a) Ive got two (brotherses) ______________.
b) There are a lot of (sheeps) _____________ in that field.
c) Its a lovely park with a lot of beautiful (treeses) ______________.
d) He put on his (pyjama) ______________ and went to bed.
e) I like your (trouserses) ________________.
3. Add the correct preposition.
a) Ill see you _________ Monday.
b) My plane leaves _________ noon.
c) The days are long _________ August.
d) I left your keys __________ the table.
e) The flowers will bloom _________spring.
f) She lives ________ the school.
g) The house is _____________Elm Street and Maple Street.
h) What do you do ____________ the evenings?
i) No, I stayed ___________a hotel.
j) Who is the man ___________ the sunglasses on?
4. Change the sentences from direct into indirect speech.
a) The girl said to me: I am going to become a doctor.
b) Some pupils said: You are not right. You dont work hard enough.
c) He said to us: I agree, I dont always work systematically.
d) My uncle said: I buy several newspapers every day.
e) My guest said: You are an excellent cook. Everything is so tasty.
5. Use the correct tense form.
a) They (to go)___________________ to the theatre last week.
b) He (to come)______ home, (to have)______ a short rest, (to read)_______ an article from the latest magazine and (to begin)_____ to prepare his lessons.
c) I (to see)__________ this film this week and I like it very much.
d) When I (to enter)______ the kitchen, I (to see)_____ that my mother (to stand)_____
at the table and (to cut)_____ some cabbage. She (to cook)___ dinner.
e) What________you (to go)_________ to do?
6. Give a short description of your friend according to the following model:
She is rather short but so slim and graceful that she seems taller than she is. She has
shapely legs and arms and her hands are beautiful. Her hair, slightly red, is curly. Her face
is oval, her eyes are brown, but when she is angry they seem black. Her complexion is
fresh, her mouth is full, her lips are red. She is lovely.

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Test 2 (Unit 1)
1. - Change the APC into the SPC.
a) The faces of these women are attractive.
b) The coat of my father is grey.
c) The voice of the man is too loud.
d) The toys of the child are on the floor.
e) The dolls of the girls are on the shelf.

7-th form
- Change the SPC into the APC.
a) The girls dresses are new.
b) The boys new bike is blue.
c) The childrens room is large.
d) Find Peters letter on the table.
e) The girls name is Jane.

2. Write the correct plural form of the words in brackets.


a) The town centre is usually full of (tourist) ______________.
b) The (scissor) ______________ arent very sharp.
c) Most of my (friend) _______________ are pupils.
d) Do you wear (glass) __________________?
e) She has got three (childs) ________________.
3. Add the correct preposition.
a) Do you like tea _________ milk and sugar?
b) My friends want a house ___________ a big garden.
c) I left school __________ 4:00 today.
d) Im going to Mexico ____________ my friends next week.
e) You shouldnt compare a Ferrari ______________ a BMW.
f) I dont need a car because I live _____________ the city centre.
g) She is ___________ the bus stop waiting for a bus.
h) The boys are playing football ___________ the street.
i) I lost my keys _____________ the car and the house.
j) The girl is sitting _____________the fire.
4. Change the sentences from direct into indirect speech.
a) He said: I want to see you today.
b) She said: I have four exams this spring.
c) The pupil said to the teacher: I can do my homework after dinner.
d) The old man said: You can sing perfectly.
e) My sister said to me: You look very well, I hope you are all right.
5. Use the correct tense form.
a) They (to be)______________ at the theatre this week.
b) When______ your friend (to return)__________ from the South? - She (to return)
________ yesterday. ______ you_________ (to go) to the station to meet her? No,
I (can)__________ not.
c) Who _________you (to discuss) ____________ this question with yesterday?
d)______ you (to be) to the Crimea? When________ (to be) you there?
e)________ you (to buy)__________ this book?
6. Give a short description of your friend according to the following model:
She is rather short but so slim and graceful that she seems taller than she is. She has
shapely legs and arms and her hands are beautiful. Her hair, slightly red, is curly. Her face
is oval, her eyes are brown, but when she is angry they seem black. Her complexion is
fresh, her mouth is full, her lips red. She is lovely.

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Test 3 (Unit 1)

7-th form

1. List 10 new colours you have learned.


*
*
*
*
*
*

*
*

*
*

2. Arrange the words so as to form sentences.


1. said, the day, Jack, after tomorrow, would, he, boots, his, repair.
_____________________________________________________________
2. will, The, window, be, tomorrow, for, old, changed, one, new, a.
_____________________________________________________________
3. Fill in the missing letters.
k.a.i
reddi. .
. . burn
shamp . .
. . umb

d.n.r.f.
. rist

to as . o . ia . e
elb . .

st . lis.

4. Transform the sentences using the Passive Voice.


1. I help my brother to do his homework.
________________________________________________
2. She will buy a new pair of rubbers tomorrow.
_________________________________________________
3. Mary hit her little finger yesterday.
_________________________________________________
4. Amy waters flowers regularly.
_________________________________________________
5. This actor always dyes his hair black.
_________________________________________________
5. Use Reported Speech in the following sentences.
1. When I called Jack, he said: I am watching an interesting program now.
.
2. Sally asked me: What have you done to your knuckles?
....................................................................................................
3. Alan told: I finished reading this book yesterday and want to take a new one
........................
4. Sam was excited and said: My parents have bought me a computer.
........
5. When we saw her, she asked us: Where are you going?

6. Define the following words:


* joyous
* handsome
* crooked
* bath-tub
* trainers
7. Write what may happen in case you dont observe principal hygienic rules.

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Test 4 (Unit 1)

7-th form

1. Define the following words:


* bald

* to tiptoe

* soapbox

* to fall ill

* goods

2. Fill in the gaps with are or is.


1. My news sad. 2. The police very attentive. 3. Your trousers dirty. 4. Linguistics my favourite subject. 5. His scissors very sharp. 6. My money in my purse.
7. These jeans worn out. 8. Your advice good. 9. Dominoes not played in our
family. 10. Physics not liked by the majority of pupils in our class.
3. List 10 Noun Compounds and make up 5 sentences with them.

_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

4. Report the following sentences:


1. Nick says: I want to buy a new pair of shoes.
________________________________________________________________
2. Mary told: I am busy, I am working now.
________________________________________________________________
3. Mother asked: Where have you been, John?
________________________________________________________________
4. Lucy said: I shall have a dictation tomorrow.
________________________________________________________________
5. Pete said: I have finished my work and I can go out.
________________________________________________________________
5. Make up a dialogue At the footwear Department.
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
6. Describe your mother using the Active Vocabulary of the Unit.

.....

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Test 5 (Unit 2)

7-th form

1. Open the brackets and put the verbs in the appropriate form.
1. When I ___________(to find) a better job, I ________________(to have) more
money. 2. As soon as she ____________(to become) a doctor, she_____ (to cure) people.
3. In case she ________________(to come) late, she _____ (to miss) the lecture.
4. When we _______________(to finish) school, we _____________(to enter) the
University. 5. If you ___________(to sleep) a bit, you _______________(to have)
plenty of energy. 6. As soon as Peter ______ (to arrive), we _____________(to go) to
the supermarket. 7. I hope my friend _______________(to come) before the lesson
_____________(to start). 8. If she _____________(to get) a letter from her friend, she
_________(to be) very happy. 9. If the weather ______________(not/to change), our
plans ______ (to remain) the same. 10. If they _________(to move) into a new house,
they ___________(to let) us know.
2. Paraphrase the sentences, using the Passive Voice.
1. Meg is doing her homework now.......
2. I am cutting the grass in the yard now. ..
3. Father is driving the car fast at the moment. .
4. We are eating the birthday cake at the moment.
5. Mary is feeding her cat at the moment. .
6. The baby is drinking fresh milk now.
7. My brother is drawing a beautiful picture.
8. Those men are digging a well now. ...
9. She is choosing a present for her aunt at the moment. ......
10. I am writing a letter for my god-mother now.
................
3. Fill in /n/either, /n/either /n/or where necessary.
1. of my friends can do this work today. 2. Nelly doesnt know all her relatives, does
her sister. 3. Nick doesnt like this soup. I dont like it . 4. Vanessa Angela came
to my place. 5. I think that his mother his father will help him with this task.
4. Fill in the gaps with prepositions where necessary.
1. The guests came 7 p.m. and a while they sat down the holiday table. 2. I am
leaving a month, but I am still looking another position. I read all advertisements
the newspapers and sent many applications doctors, dealing dentistry. But I have
received no answer my applications. 3. Sometimes its better not to judge according
the appearance.
5*. Dictation/Quiz/Free writing.

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Test 6 (Unit 2)

7-th form

1. Write the Past forms of the verbs in brackets.


Bobby and his master (to live) _____ in a village near Edinburgh about a hundred
years ago. Bobbys master (to be) ______ a farmer. Bobby (to help) _______ him to look
after the sheep. When Bobbys master (to be) _____ very old, he (to go) _______ to live
in Edinburgh. But he (to leave) _______ the dog on the farm with the new master. Bobby
(to love) ________ his old master very much and soon he (to run) _________ away and
(to go) ______ to the city to find his old friend.
Ask 5 questions about the passage.
2. What does he or she do?
- a pilot
__________________________________________________.
- a builder
__________________________________________________.
- a clerk
__________________________________________________.
- a doctor
__________________________________________________.
- a mechanic __________________________________________________.
3. Fill in the correct preposition: near, under, on, in, at, between.
a) Peter sat ______ Mary and Jane.
b) There is a tree _____ the house.
c) The supermarket is _____ the library.
d) Have you looked_____ the bed?
e) Most of the iceberg is _____ the sea.
f) You must stick a stamp _____ the envelope.
g) They are arriving _____ Sunday.
h) I have read about it _____ the newspaper.
i) She learned to drive_____ three weeks.
j) She is_____ the theatre watching a play.
4. Choose the best variant.
a) I (live, have lived) here for eight years.
b) The rabbit (has dug, dug) a hole in our garden last night.
c) A tornado (has hit, hit) north-west America and several people were killed.
d) Hey, look! Concorde (has just landed, just landed).
e) Ever since I was a child I (wanted, have wanted) to go to Australia.
5. Fill in: either, neither, eitheror, neithernor.
a) I left it _______ on the table ___ in the drawer.
b) She is _______ French___ Spanish.
c) Mary will not go and Peter will not go_______.
d) ______ of my parents have a car.
e) The hotel is______ spacious____ comfortable.
6. Open the brackets.
a) If you walk, it (to take)___________ you 10 minutes.
b) If you are not fond of music and singing, opera (not to interest)_______ you.
c) When we (to stay)____________ at my brother, we have to work very hard.
d) If you (to take)_______ off your coat, I (to take)______ your measurements.
e) As soon as Alice (to come)____ home, her preparations (to begin)_______.

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Test 7 (Unit 2)

7-th form

1. Write the past forms of the verbs in brackets.


Bobby (to run)______ along the streets of the city and at last he (to find) ______ his
master. The man (to be) _______ poor and ill. Bobby (to stay) _______ with his friend.
He often (to go) _______ with his master to a caf and Mr.Trail always (to have) ______
some food for the little dog. The dog (to come) _______ to the caf five or six times. He
(to take) ________ the food and (to run) _______ away.
Ask 5 questions about the passage.
2. What does he or she do?

a hairdresser
an architect
a typist
a manager
a tailor

_______________________________________________.
______________________________________________.
______________________________________________.
______________________________________________.
_______________________________________________.

3. Fill in the correct preposition: between, under, on, in, at.

My uncle built a wall______ my garden and my neighbours.


This is just______ you and me.
She was sitting______ the window.
His cat was______ the table.
The boat sailed______ the bridge.
Leave the glasses______ the table.
Look at the diagram______ page 5.
Can you see the dog______ the picture?
He was sitting alone______ the darkness.
Ill be______ home all morning.

4. Choose the correct variant.

Jim (has never seen, never saw) this film. Im sure hell like it.
(Did you already do, have you already done) the housework?
They (didnt get, havent got married) in the end.
I (havent been, wasnt) on holiday for ages.
Frances (has been, has gone) to Jamaica. Shell be back next month.

5. Fill in either, neither, eitheror, neithernor.

You can_______ write ____ phone to order a copy.


He _________ could not come ____ did not want to.
I dont like the red shirt and I dont like the green one ________.
________ of the candidates was suitable for the job.
________ the television______ the radio works properly.

6. Open the brackets.


a) When the suit (to be)_______ ready, I (to pay)______ for it.
b) If you (to go)____ to the country, youll have a really quiet and healthy holiday.
c) If you (to stay)___ in London, youll have where to spend an enjoyable evening.
d) If you (to come)___________ with me, Ill show you my new computer.
e) When winter comes we (to spend)______________ more time indoors.

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Test 8 (Unit 3)

7-th form

1. Fill in some or any into the gaps.


a) I dont have____ money in my pocket, but I have _____ money in the bank.
b) Are there ________ letters for me this morning?
c) You have ________ lovely pictures in your house.
d) Are you Canadian? I have _________ good friends in Canada.
e) Do you have ________ brothers or sisters?
2. Report the following:
a) He said: My mum is a journalist.
b) The girl asked: May I wait for my friend here?
c) The old lady said to her: You have a big garden.
d) Our uncle said to us: I studied French at school.
e) The guest said: The picture is very expensive.
f) He says: Im sure she will come in time.
g) Peter says: Ill be waiting for you at the station.
h) He says: Im sure it will rain tomorrow.
3. Fill in the appropriate articles.
___ young man and his girl-friend once decided to see___ football match. It was very
difficult to get ___ tickets and they had to wait outside for ____ long time. ____ young
people got there only 30 minutes after ___ beginning of ___ first half. Whats the score?
asked Peter ___ fan sitting next to him. Nothing to nothing ___ fan replied. You see,
said ___ girl with ___ smile, we havent missed anything.
4. Put the verbs in the Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous.
a) How long____________ you (to wait)_________________ for me?
b) I (to know)____________________ her since my childhood.
c) He (to think)_____________________________ about it for 3 days.
d) They always (to prefer)_____________________________ theatre to TV.
e) How long_________ she (to study)__________________ music?
Oh, she (to study)_______________________ music since her early childhood.
5. Write the plural of the following nouns:
a story
a tooth
a fish
a lamp
a knife
a box
a man
a family
a dress
a library

a wife
a potato
a sportsman
a niece
a sheep

6. Fill in the blanks with the expressions a lot of, plenty of, a great deal of.
a) We have ______________ apples this year.
b) They have ______________ time.
c) They have got ______________ pictures in the room.
d) My granny grows _____________ flowers in the garden.
e) A housewife has _____________ work to do.

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Test 9 (Unit 3)

7-th form

1. Fill in some or any into the gaps.


a) There was ______ rain during the night.
b) ______ people like flying, but other people dont.
c) I want ______ cheese. Is there _______ in the fridge?
d) Id like to wash my hair, so I want _______ shampoo.
e) I couldnt take _______ photos on holiday because the weather was so bad.
2. Report the following:
a) They say: Well go for a walk if it is hot tomorrow.
b) Jane says: Ill come earlier tomorrow.
c) My mother says: Youll be sleepy tomorrow if you dont go to bed at once.
d) Roger said: My uncle has been here more than once.
e) Alice asked me: Did you spend much time there?
f) Nelly asked her: Will you invite me to your birthday party?
g) Bill said: I remember she was good at singing.
h) Fanny asked her friend: Where did you go during your vacation?
3. Fill in the appropriate articles.
____ young lady entered ____ crowded bus with ___ pair of ___ skates for ___ figure
skating over her arm. ___ gentleman stood up to give her his seat. Thank you very
much, sir, ___ lady said, but Ive been skating all ___ afternoon and Im tired of sitting
down.
4. Put the verbs in the Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous.
a) Since she was a little girl she (to try)__________ not to take things seriously.
b) The students (to write)________________ their test for two hours already.
c) She (to live)___________________ in that house round the corner about 30 years.
d) I (to meet)___________________ her several times.
e) He (to work)____________________ at his report since 10 oclock.
5. Write the plural of the following nouns:
a woman
a sentence
a child
a bed
an exercise
a bench
a toy
a foot
a lady
a dog

a girl
a deer
a mouse
a farmer
a brush

6. Fill in the blanks with the expressions: a lot of, plenty of, a great deal of.
a) The doctor has _______________ patients.
b) He has got _______________ English books.
c) We have got _______________ spare time today.
d) I spend ______________ money on books.
e) I have _____________ questions to ask.

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Test 10 (Unit 3)

7-th form

1. Insert some, any, no or their derivatives.


1. There are children in the garden, because they are at school. 2. Did they say
about it? No, they said . 3. Has in the group got a dictionary? 4. I put my book
yesterday and now I cant find it . 5. I saw in the tram yesterday who looked
like you. 6. We havent seen him . 7. Did you go the day before?- No, I went , I
stayed at home.
2. Fill in the gaps with reflexive pronouns where necessary.
1. John did the work , and I did my work . . 2. We built the house , and
they built the cottage .. . 3. I dress ., wash .., shave and bathe . every
morning. 4. She feels . better now. 5. Children, you must draw the picture . .
6. This music box is automatic, it plays .. .
3. fill in the gaps using the correct relative pronoun: who, that, which, whose , etc.
1. I thought that boy is your brother. 2. book is this? 3. Do you know I am? 4.
Ask him platform the Boston train leaves from. 5. To shall I address the letter? 6.
Tell him he must take with him for the picnic. 7. The family we stayed with were
kind. 8. I dont know cat it is. 9. Mary, we were talking about, has just come in. 10.
We couldnt imagine flat it is.
4. Opening the brackets use the Present Simple, Continuous, Perfect or Perfect Continuous.
1. She (to be) a student. She ..(to have) English at the moment. 2. We (never/to do) such work before.
3. They (to translate) this article since morning and
. .(not/to finish) yet. 4. I ..(to hope) she ..
(not/to see) this film before. 5. Since this morning the police ..
(to try) to arrest the robber, but if they .(to want) to get to know
where the money .(to be), they are to be very accurate.
5. Define the following words:
* harvest ___________________________________________________________
* to prosper _________________________________________________________
* brick_____________________________________________________________
* nursery ___________________________________________________________
* to crown__________________________________________________________

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Test 11 (Unit 3)

7-th form

1. Insert some, any, no or their derivatives.


1. We couldnt buy apples because we had money. 2. Have you ever seen of
these people? - No, I saw of them. 3. You must find who can help you. But I dont
know here. 4. wants to see him. 5. Tom cant find her . It seems to me she is
hiding ... . 6. These books are sold ... .
2. Fill in the gaps with reflexive pronouns where necessary.
1. They bought their house .. and we bought our car . . 2. Dear guests,
treat .. to some tea. 3. I feel .. well. 4. She dresses and washes
.. without my help. 5. Do you write letters ?- Yes, I write them . . 6.
Ann bathes . in the sea every summer. 7. My brother shaves . .
3. Fill in the gaps using the correct relative pronoun: who, that, which, whose , etc.
1. name is Alice? 2. I know he lies to you. 3. The man phoned you yesterday,
said we are bankrupts. 4. dress do you like: a blue or a white one? 5. Tell me you
want. 6. The boy I was speaking to is my pupil. 7. house is that? 8. The twins are so
much alike, I cant tell is .
4. Opening the brackets use the Present Simple, Continuous, Perfect or Perfect Continuous.
1. I (to be).. a doctor. I (to treat).. many patients. I
(to work) as a doctor for many years until now. Now I
(to sit) in my study and I ..(to write) out a prescription.
I..................(never/to regret) that I chose this profession. 2. The workers .
.(to install) new furniture since morning and there ..........
(to be) still much work to do. 3. This year we (to plan) to go to the
Alps as we (never/to be) there.
5. Define the following words:
* roller blinds_________________________________________________________
* to replace___________________________________________________________
* clay house__________________________________________________________
* to purchase_________________________________________________________
* up-to-date__________________________________________________________

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Test 12 (Unit 4)

7-th form

1. Express a wish.
1. They are sorry they dont know her address.
______________________________________________
2. Victor is sorry he has to miss a lot of lessons.
______________________________________________
3. Alex is sorry he cant write without mistakes.
______________________________________________
4. Its a pity we are not excellent pupils.
______________________________________________
5. Its a pity my brother is not a famous singer.
______________________________________________
2. Use the correct forms of the Degrees of Comparison.
1. This is (funny) _______________ anecdote I have ever heard. 2. Now Mike is (unhappy) _________________ than he was before. 3. Its a (little) ______________ important question, well discuss it later. And this one is (many) ______________ important, well discuss it now. 4. When we were (small) ____________, life seemed to be
(easy) _______________.
3. Open the brackets using the verbs in the appropriate form.
1. When I ..(to come) home, my little sister ..(to sleep).
2. I wish I (not/to be) so inattentive at lessons. 3. If the weather
..(to keep) dry, our family ..(to have) a picnic
in the forest. 4. . you.. (ever/to be) in France? - Yes, I ................
(to be) there in 1997. 4. Mark wishes he ..(not/to have) so
much homework to do every day. 5. To be healthy you must (to go ) in
for sports. 6. Mother ..(to cook) all day long today.
4. Use inversion in the following sentences:
1. Jane cant swim. Neither . you. 2. I have read this book. So my friend.
3. We shall go to the river. So Nelly. 4. I am writing a letter. So .. my sister. 5. You
dont know Chinese. Neither .. Jack. 6. He must be silent. So .. be she. 7. They didnt
book the tickets in advance. Neither .. we. 8. Phil wont participate in this competition.
Neither .. you. 9. We hadnt seen him before the accident. Neither .. Sam. 10. Fred
cut two lessons yesterday. So .. Nick.
5. Write a paragraph about the importance of having a good command of English.

_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
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Test 13 (Unit 4)

7-th form

1. Fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verb: - turn - take
on, up, off, after
- look - give
- get - grow
a) When I ______________ , Im going to be a TV star.
b) Its very hot here, _______________ your jumper, then!
c) Helen starts work at 8:00 a.m., so she has to _____________ at 6:00 a.m.
d) Im afraid I cant go to the party on Saturday. I have to ____ my little brother.
e) Could you ___________ the light _____ , please? Its getting dark.
f) Its terribly difficult to _____________ smoking. Ive tried many times.
2. Rewrite the sentences in the singular.
a) My friends want to study French. __________________________________.
b) They remember everything. ______________________________________.
c) Children receive a lot of pleasure from this game. ______________________.
d) Do these girls go to the theatre on Saturday? _________________________?
e) The children play all the morning and sleep in the afternoon. ____________.
f) My friends like meat and do not like fish. ____________________________.
g) They live in small houses. _______________________________________.
h) The brothers work hard all day and want to rest in the evening. ___________.
i) They get new books from the library every week. ______________________.
3. Use the proper article where necessary.
a) ___ Japan is situated on ___ islands.
b) ___ London is on ___ Thames.
c) ___ USA is in ___ North America.
d) What is ___ capital of Spain?
e) ___ Urals separate ___ Europe from ___ Asia.
4. Use the Present Continuous or the Present Perfect Continuous.
a) What you ___ (to look) _______ at? - I (to look)________ at the picture over there.
I (to look)_______ at it for almost half an hour and I still cant understand what it is.
b) What____ Mary (to do)_____? She (to practise)____________ the piano. She (to
play)____________ since 12 oclock. I think she must have a rest .
c) Here you are at last! I (to look)__________________ for you everywhere.
d) Why ___ you (to smile)__________Robert? I (to watch)_______ your kitten.
What a playful little thing it is!
e) I see you (to write)________ letters all the morning. Is it the last letter you (to
write)___________ now?
5. Choose the correct pronoun in brackets.
a) Tom asked Ann and (I, me) about the new theatre.
b) Janice and (I, me) live in an apartment.
c) People can easily send a letter to another city. (It, they) simply have to drop
(it, them) onto a collection box.
d) The teacher told to the pupils to write (their, theirs) compositions in ink.
e) Both Ron and (I, me) are expecting some mail. Are those letters for (he, him) or (I, me)?

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Test 14 (Unit 4)

7-th form

1. Fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verb:- put - turn
on, down, out, in
- fill - break
- try - go
a) Did you know that John has just started _______________ with Susan?
b) I was late for work this morning because my car _________on the motorway.
c) Can you help me to ______________ this application form for a job.
d) Id like to ____________ this dress, please. Of course. The changing rooms
are there.
e) Lets ____________ the television to watch the news.
f) Im going for a walk. I need some fresh air. _________ your coat ___ , then. Its
cold outside.
2. Rewrite the sentences in the singular.
a) The postmen bring letters three times a day._________________________.
b) They want to buy some toys, because their sons have a birthday
tomorrow.____________________________________________________.
c) These girls come to our library every Thursday. _____________________.
d) Their holidays finish in August. __________________________________.
e) The boys wake up at 7:00. ______________________________________.
f) Housewives have to work very hard. ______________________________.
g) On Saturday they go to the cinema. _______________________________.
h) They know English well and answer all my questions. _________________.
i) Our fathers work in an office and do not come home for lunch. ___________.
3. Use the proper article where necessary.
a) Turning to ____ East he saw that the sun had risen.
b) ____ Severn is the longest river in ____ Great Britain.
c) ____ Great Britain lies in ____ eastern part of ____ Atlantic Ocean.
d) ____ Black Sea is warmer than ____ White Sea.
e) ____ India is larger than ____ Japan.
4. Use the Present Continuous or the Present Perfect Continuous.
a) You (to sit)______ here for a long time. ____ you (to wait)____ for anybody?
b) I (to work)___ at my report since Monday. Now I (to write) __ the conclusion.
c) She (to sleep)____________________ for 10 hours! You must wake her!
d) Why_____ you all (to laugh)______________?__ Jim (to tell)_____________ you
his anecdotes?
e) Its 6 oclock. I (to wait) ________for Ann for half an hour. I must be off now.
5. Choose the correct pronoun in brackets.
a) (My, mine) roommate and (I, me) have to share a bookshelf. (She, her) keeps (her,
hers) books on the top two shelves and I keep (my, mine) on the bottom two shelves.
b) A monkey spends most of (its, its) time in trees.
c) I looked everywhere in my room for my keys, but I couldnt find (it, them).
d) My father had come to the airport to greet (I, me).
e) Our father was waiting for (us, we) in (his, him) car outside.

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Test 15 (Unit5)

7-th form

1. Write in the correct verb form, using the verbs in bold:


- walk
a) Our baby Jack _________________ now. He is just 12 months old.
b) How did you get here?
We ______________ . It didnt take long.
c) After 10 miles I had to stop for a rest. We _________ non-stop for four hours.
- take
a) My dog looked guilty. He ____________ some food from the kitchen table.
b) It was a hard match. At half time, they ________________ one of the footballers
to hospital.
c) This shirt is 45$, sir.
Thats fine. I _____________ it.
2. Insert the correct form of - have, be, do.
a) I _____ always had passion for Indian food.
b) They ___________ supper when we arrived.
c) I always ______ a shower after walk.
d) We __________ pizza for supper last night.
e) This self-portrait ___________ printed by Van Gogh.
f) Jane _________ not at work today.
3. Fill the gaps with a particle from the box. Some are used more than once.
away, in, down, on, off, back, out
a) The dentist said my tooth was rotten. He had to pull it ______________ .
b) Dont run ____________ ! Come on! I want to talk to you.
c) My aunt fell ____________ the stairs and broke her leg.
d) Dont throw that empty box _____________ . I am sure I can use it for something.
e) The washing is hanging up outside, and its just started to rain. Can you help me to
bring it ______ .
4. Choose the correct alternative in the following sentences:
a) I wish you (werent speaking, didnt speak) so quickly. I cant understand a word
you are saying.
b) I wish I (had invited, invited) him to the party.
c) Mrs. Palmer wishes her grandchildren (live, lived) nearer. Then she could visit them
more often.
d) I wish I (didnt spend, spent) all the money. Now I cant afford anything to buy.
5. Complete the questions with a preposition from the box:
in, of, by, with, to, from, at, about, for, on
a) Who was that book written _________ ?
b) Who does this dictionary belong ________ ?
c) What are you looking _________ ?
d) What did you spend all your money ________ ?
e) What is your home town famous ________ ?

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Test 16 (Unit 5)

7-th form

1. Write in the correct verb form, using the verbs in bold:


- have
a) I think we should buy a new car. We ________________ this one for ages.
b) Dont phone at 8:00 this evening. We ____________________ dinner then.
c) We __________________ a lovely picnic until my wife was stung by a bee.
- wash
a) Where are my jeans? Your granny _____________them at the moment. Sorry.
b) My favourite T-shirt went pink. Somebody _________________ it with my daughters red sweater.
c) Why are you all wet? I ____________________ the car.
2. Write the correct form of have, be, do.
a) What have you ___________ to your hair?
b) What ___________ your new boy-friend look like?
c) This self portrait __________ painted by Van Gogh.
d) They _________ repairing my car at the moment.
e) Id like _____________ a dishwasher.
f) Ive _____________ doing this exercise for ages.
3. Phrasal verbs. Fill the gaps with a particle from the box. Some are used more than
once.
away, in, down, on, off, back, out
a) I fell _________ my horse!
b) When the sun went _________ it was really cold.
c) A button has come _______ my shirt. Could you sew it back ______ for me?
d) I dont feel like cooking tonight. Shall we eat ________ ?
e) Im going to the library to take _________ the books Ive finished.
4. Choose the correct alternative in the following sentences:
a) I really wish I (can, could) speak another language.
b) I wish it (wasnt, isnt) so cold. I hate winter.
c) Dont you wish that you (doesnt, didnt) have to go to work tomorrow?
d) Our weekend away was a complete disaster. I wish we (didnt go, werent going).
5. Complete the questions with a preposition from the box:
in, of, by, with, to, from, at, about, for, on
a) What sort of books are you interested __________ ?
b) What are you talking _________ ?
c) What are you afraid __________ ?
d) Youve got a postcard. Oh. Who is it __________ ?
e) Who are you angry ______________? James or me?

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Test 17 (Unit 5)

7-th form

1. Fill in: will, wont, would or wouldnt.


1. What______________you do if you won lots of money?
2. If you make so much noise, I______________be able to speak.
3. Hurry up or you_______________miss the bus.
` have to worry about anything.
4. If you (be)_____________ at home now, we wouldnt
5. If you (can) _______ stop time for 24 hours, what ___________ you do?
6. I____________take a taxi if my train is late.
7. If you are a good girl, I_____________buy you a nice present.
8. Robbin______________finish the work if you dont help him.
9. You______________understand unless you listen carefully.
10. If you (can)________have a superheros
` power, which one _________it be?
11. I_____________give you $5 if you do me a favour.
12. Chris______________give Jane flowers if he didnt fall in love with her.
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense. Add a comma where necessary.
1. If the dog (keep)___________barking, the neighbours (complain)_____________.
The noise is terrible.
2. The boss (be)____________angry, if you (arrive)___________late for work again.
3. Nelly cant type fast. She wishes she (can type)_________________________fast.
4. If you (study)__________________hard, you (pass)________________the exam.
5. If I (have)___________one million dollars, I (travel)_________around the world.
6. What a pity my brother is away! If he (be)____________here he (help)_______us.
7. I wish I (have)______________a car. If I (have)______________a car, it (not/ be)
___________ _________difficult to get to work.
8. If Susan (eat)______________too much, she (be)_________________sick.
9. I wish this box (not/be)__________________so heavy. I cant lift it.
10. I wish it (be)____________summer now. If it (be)__________summer, I (lie)____
__________on the beach.
11. It is raining hard. Tony is wet and cold. He wishes he (have)_________________
an umbrella.
12. John crashed his Dads car last night. He wishes he (not/ take) _______
____________ ______ it from the garage.
13. I wish Jane (improve)_______________________ her English. She is a hardworking girl.
14. I wish I (meet)_____________________that actor when he was in town.
15. I wish I (can remember)_____________________where that book is. If I
(find)_______it, I (give)__________________you to read it.
16. If I (see)_______________a burglar breaking into my house, I (call)_____________
the police at once.
3. What will you do if:
1. you are hungry?
2. your hair is a mess?
3. your friend has a toothache?
4. you see a mouse in your kitchen?
5. you are not ready for the lesson?
6. you see a baby playing with a knife?
7. you want to be the best pupil in your class?

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Test 18 (Unit 5)

7-th form

1. Use either the Present Perfect or the Present Perfect Continuous in the following
sentences.
1. Your children (eat) any fruit today?____________________________________
2. The cup was empty. Somebody (to drink)_____________________my coffee.
3. It (snow)_______________________: the garden is covered with snow.
4. How much money you (save) for the holiday?____________________________
5. I (listen)________________________ to you for the last half an hour, but I cant
understand what you are speaking about.
6. Your cousin ever (drive) a car?________________________________________
7. We (sit)_______________________here in the park for an hour and I (meet)___
______________three friends of mine.
8. Justin (try)_____________________to open this box for the last twenty minutes.
9. Who (break) the window? ____________________________________________
10. How long your aunt (be) ill? _________________________________________
11. Helens uncle (ride)____________________all the horses in this stable.
12. What a lovely smell! Mary (make) _________________________ jam.
13. The students (work) ___________________________very well this term.
14. I only (hear) _______________________from him twice since he went away.
15. It (rain) _________________________for two hours and the ground is too wet to
play on, so the match (be) ___________________postponed.
16. The driver of that car (sound) _______________his horn for the last ten minutes.
17. Things (change) _______________________since I was a girl.
18. The kettle (boil) _______________________for a quarter of an hour.
19. He (not eat) ______________________anything for twenty-four hours.
20. We (have) _____________________terrible weather for the last month.
2. Fill each of the gaps in the following sentences with: some/thing/body/where; any/
thing/body/where; no/thing/body/ where; every/thing/body/where. More than one
variant is possible.
1. I have ______________to tell you. 2. He never puts ________________su gar in his tea. 3.____________children dont like reading. 4. She doesnt want
________________to talk to you. 5. There is _________________to be done about it.
6. I must find ________________ for you to play badminton with. 7. We didnt have
________________milk for our kitten so I went out to buy_______________. 8. Can
you get me ____________________to eat, please? 9. They have ________to help the
boys. 10. Dont worry about your mistake.____________ is all right. 11. Would you like
__________more coffee. 12. Ive got ____________ postcards_______________. Perhaps they are in the drawer. 13. People cannot close their eyes to the facts _____________
longer. 14. _____________can speak all the languages in the world. 15. Ive hardly been _____________________since last holiday. 16. I cant find my shoes. Ive
looked______________. 17. Robert opened the door, but he could see_______________.
18. Theres ________________in the room. Turn off the light. 19. I can do the job alone.
I dont need __________to help me. 18. Let me know if you have ____________ trouble.
20. Is there __________________at the door? I heard the door-bell ring. 21. Did you
go_____ yesterday? No, _________________ wanted to join me.

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Test 19 (Unit 5)

7-th form

1. Express a wish.
1. Its a pity Mike cant come to my party.
____________________________________________________________
2. Its a pity I dont have a good command of English.
____________________________________________________________
3. Its a pity my favourite actor doesnt play the leading part in this performance.
____________________________________________________________
5. Its a pity the match will take place on Monday.
____________________________________________________________
6. Its a pity we dont protect our nature.
____________________________________________________________
2. Fill in with make / do in the appropriate form.
1. Dont ___ noise, the teacher said, - and ___ your homework.
2. If you ___ this job and dont____ any mistakes, Ill appreciate it.
3. Michelle ___ well at school.
4. In spite of the fact that she is a newcomer, she has already ___ friends with all her
classmates.
5. The doctor was ___ his best to save the patients life.
6. ___ me a favour, please, ___ us strong tea with milk, OK?
7. Dont ____ the child run so much. Hell get tired soon.
3. Open the brackets using the verbs in the correct form.
1. If I __________________(to be born) in France, I _________________(to know)
French well now. 2. As soon as this educational year __________(to be over), we
__________________(to have) summer holidays. 3. If I _________(to have) an opportunity to travel free, I _________________(to visit) a lot of countries. 4. Our wild nature
______________(to suffer), unless people ____________(not /to stop) polluting the environment. 5. Our life ___________(to be) colourless, if there ___________________
(not exist) entertainment.
4. Define the following words:
make-up_____________________________________________________________
playwright____________________________________________________________
prompter_____________________________________________________________
look forward to_______________________________________________________
a coach______________________________________________________________

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Test 20 (Unit 5)

7-th form

1. Express a wish.
1.What a pity, our sportsmen will not participate in World Championship.
____________________________________________________________________
2. Its a pity a lot of birds die because of bird flu.
____________________________________________________________________
3. Its a pity I dont have a computer.
____________________________________________________________________
4. Unfortunately there are a lot of poor people in our country.
____________________________________________________________________
5. Im sorry I cant become a cosmonaut.
____________________________________________________________________
2. Fill in the blanks with at, for, after, through, forward to, where necessary.
1. Fred looked _____ me and smiled. 2. What are you doing? Im looking _____ my
glasses. 3. I prefer to look _____ my notes before the examination. 4. My mother has
to look ____ my grandfather, because hes ill. 5. Dont look ____ me, look ______ the
blackboard! 6. All pupils are looking _____ ___ summer holidays. 7. Are you looking
___ ___ seeing Jane again? 8. This film had been running ___ 2 hours. 9. Alice was so
big, that she couldnt go ____ the door.
3. Open the brackets.
1. If this actress (not be) famous, she (not be given) .
.the leading part in this play. 2. I (to be) ..grateful if
you (to explain)................ me the purpose of this activity. 3. If Sam
(to be) . stronger, he (to win) this championship. 4. As soon
as I (to finish) my embroidery, I (to give) . it as a present to
my granny. 5. We (to know) ..English worse now, if we (not practise)
............ it every day.
4. Report the following sentences.
Mary said: The flag of the United Kingdom is called Union Jack.
________________________________________________________________
Fred said: What have you been doing since morning?
________________________________________________________________
Nick says to Lisa: Do you see that flying object?
________________________________________________________________
The teacher said to pupils: Sit still and dont make much noise while Im away.
________________________________________________________________
Radu said to Nelly: Ill miss you.
________________________________________________________________
5. Define the following words:
berth________________________________________________________________
pat_________________________________________________________________
carriage _____________________________________________________________
knitting needles _______________________________________________________
box office____________________________________________________________

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Final Test A
1. Underline the appropriate form of the verb.
1. The news are/is at 6 p.m.
2. The police is/are coming.
3. My scissors are/is sharp.
4. She easily makes/does friends.
5. The jeans is/are dirty.

7-th form
6. The money is/are here.
7. His advice are/is useful.
8. I made/did a mistake.
9. Darts are/is not difficult to play.
10. Make/do me a favour.

2. Use the Present/Past Perfect Continuous, the Present/Past Perfect where necessary.
1. I (to write)..this article since morning and havent finished yet. 2. We
(to cook).......... dinner all day long yesterday. 3. She (already/
to arrange).. everything for the party. 4. It seemed to me
that she (to knit)..... since I left. 5. Henry (to work)
.in this factory since 1998.
3. Report the following dialogue:
Teacher: Mike, what is the capital of the USA?
Mike: The capital of the USA is Washington, DC. It is situated on the Potomac River.
Teacher: Excellent, you may sit down. I see that you are well prepared for today.
4. Open the brackets. Put the verbs in the appropriate form.
1. If the weather (to be) fine, we (to go).. to the picnic.
2. If I (to be) ..a bird, I (to fly)............
3. We wish we (to have).. a lot of money. 4. They wish they (to speak)
..English well. 5. As soon as mother (to come).,
I (to show) .her my new embroidery. 6. Eva wishes Ted (not/to tease)
..her. 7. My parents wish I (to study) better.
5. Add THE where necessary.
Thames
United Kingdom
Great Britain
Severn

English Channel
Hague
Irish Sea
Atlantic Ocean

Wales
Mississippi River
Australia
London

6. Write the Past Indefinite and Past Participle of the verbs.


to speak
to take
to write
to find
to do
to choose
to eat
to know
to have
to bring
7. Name the parts of the human body you have learnt this year.

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Final Test B

7-th form

1. Report the following dialogue.


- What film did you see yesterday?
- We saw the latest popular science film on Discovery.
- How did you like it?
- It was quite exciting. I want to see it once again.
2. Open the brackets in the following sentences:
1. If I (to have) _______ a car and money, I (to travel) _______ a lot. 2. He suggested
that Mike (to describe) ____________ his last visit to the U.K. 3. I wish I (to be)
______ a mountaineer. 4. Nick suggested (to move) ________ to another hotel. 5. If
we (to have) ________ time tomorrow, we (to go) ________ to the theatre. 6. I wish
it (not/to be) _______ so cold outside. 7. When I entered the classroom the lesson
(to begin)_______. 8. If you (to be) a cat, you (to mew) _________only.
3. Underline the correct verb.
do/make well
do/make a translation
do/make a job
make/do homework
4. Add THE if necessary.
Liverpool
Birmingham
Danube
Sudan

do/make noise
do/make cleaning
do/make coffee
money is/are

police is/are
dominoes is/are
people is/are
advice is/are

Loch Ness
Alps
Netherlands

Pacific Ocean
Cyprus
Argentine

5. Write the Past Indefinite and Past Participle of the verbs.


to feel
to break
to be
to make
to drink
to get
to fall
to give
to read
to understand
6. Use the Present/Past Perfect Continuous, the Present/Past Perfect where necessary.
1. I (to translate) this text for already two hours since early morning. 2. Yesterday my
mother (to clean) the house all day long. 3. She (already/to be) twice there. 4. We (not/to
hear) from him since that accident. 5. He (to teach) German since he graduated from the
University.
7. Write what you love your mother for.

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Tests for the 8th forms


Test 1 (Unit 1)
1. Fill in the blanks with: there+ be, it + be, in the appropriate form.
a) ____________ a small problem with your theory.
b) ____________ a lot of people in front of the hotel.
c) ____________ dark green and very soft.
d) ____________ such a beautiful day.
e) ____________ cold and windy.
f) ____________ a theatre in our street.
g) ____________ nothing to be done about it.
h) ____________ a pity that you cant come with me.
i) ____________ a fact that he is often absent from school.
j) ____________ no place like home.
2. Use DO or MAKE in fixed expressions:
____ housework
_____ money
____ a visit
_____ business
____ harm
_____ shopping
____ homework
_____ cleaning
____ decision
_____ a dress
3. Explain the following words:
owl ___________________________________________________________ _____
early bird ___________________________________________________________
freshman ___________________________________________________________
a poor box __________________________________________________________
to foretell ___________________________________________________________
college _____________________________________________________________
4. Underline the correct form of the verb.
a) The cattle (are, is) fed on barley and grass.
b) Police (are, is) searching for a man who escaped from prison.
c) All my family (enjoy, enjoys) skiing.
d) Where (is, are) the money?
e) Our discussion group (is, are) meeting this week.
5. Make up your daily programme.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.

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Test 2 (Unit 1)

8-th form

1. Fill in the blanks with: there + be, it + be.


a) ______________ warm in the room.
b) ______________ 5 oclock in the afternoon.
c) ______________ a lovely morning.
d) ______________ time to finish the translation before we go.
e) ______________ not any sugar left.
f) ______________ not many students here today.
g) ______________ any patients in the waiting room?
h) ______________ very foggy that day.
i) _______________ a post-office in the village?
j) _______________ yesterday that I saw him.
2. Use DO or MAKE in fixed expressions:
________a telephone call
_________ a job
________ a favour
_________ progress
________ a mistake
_________ a fire
________ tea
_________ good
________ harm
_________ washing
3. Explain the following words:
lark ________________________________________________________________
night owl ___________________________________________________________
campus ________________________________________________________ _____
a sophomore _________________________________________________________
ugly _______________________________________________________________
eternity ______________________________________________________ _______
4. Use the correct form of the verb.
a) Every family in the country (owns, own) a television.
b) The police (has, have) arrested Tom.
c) A group of us (is, are) going to the cinema this evening.
d) The government (wants, want) to reduce taxes.
e) The staff in this shop (is, are) very helpful.
5. Describe your plans for the upcoming weekend.
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________.

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Date ____________________

Name of the student ________________________________

Test Paper (Unit 1)

form _________

1. Fill in the gaps with make/do in the appropriate form.


1. John is so inattentive, he ........ many mistakes when he ...... his
lessons. 2. .. me a favour, please, help me to ..this translation. 3. Youll .
your mother happy if you.cleaning and washing for her. 4. Mary .. well in
French. 5. Dont .. me do this for you. 6. I .. my best to explain Peter this
rule, but in spite of this he again. a mistake. 7.When you go to the summer camp,
youll .. many friends.
2. Fill in the gaps with it is or there is/are in the appropriate form.
1. _______a rather hard question to answer. 2. __________many things to do before the
trip. 3. __________no use to tell him the truth now. 4. ________ Robert who congratulated me first. 5. __________impossible to work with him, he always finds faults with
everyone. 6. __________a person waiting for you in the hall. 7. ___ no news from my
aunt. 8. __________a pity you cant come to me now. 9. ________ too little time left to
change the situation.
3. Fill in the appropriate prepositions where necessary.
Every day I prefer to look . the morning newspapers. ... I have my breakfast, I go ..work. I put ..my coat and leave ..my flat. When I am
. a hurry, I hire a taxi and get my office ..taxi. As soon as I am
..my study, I sit my armchair and get to work. My duty is to look
.letters and telegrams, work the computer and design new programs
our company.
4. Put the verbs in the appropriate form.
1. This crew (to be) the strongest I could find. It (to consist) .. of 100 brave
sailors. 2. My family (to be) all teachers. 3. Our poultry (to be) . considered
to be of the best quality. 4. Be quick, the police ( to be) .. coming. 5. Where (to be)
. your money? 6. My belongings (to be) in the left-luggage office. 7. Cattle for
sale (to be) .. in the neighbouring farm. 8. What do you use while washing? Your linen
(to be) . so white! 9. In early spring foliage (to be) . yellow-green.
5. Define the following words:
attic _______________________________________________________________
award_______________________________________________________________
to foretell _______________________________________________________________
lap _______________________________________________________________
to knit _______________________________________________________________

Test 4 (Unit 2)

8-th form

1. Define the following words:


* hygiene____________________________________________________________
* income_____________________________________________________________
* chatter ____________________________________________________________
* checked____________________________________________________________
* kilt________________________________________________________________
2. Correct 18 mistakes in the text below.
My frend have got a pet a cat. His name is Lucky. Lucky is the most cleverest cat I
have ever saw. After every walk it washes hisself for half an hour. Afterwards Lucky go
to kitcen to see if theres some food left in his plate. If he dont find any, he go hunting.
Lucky is a excellent hunter. He catches both mouses and rats.
3. Fill in the appropriate prepositions where necessary.
1. Theres a chance a million- means a very small chance.2. These shoes are not
fashion any more. 3. I prefer school uniform casual clothes. 4. Einsteins theories
range television space travel. 5. what occasions do you put a tie . 6. Modern
films are popular both young and old men. 7. Tycoons very rich people, often look
adventures. 8. That night he entered the Pallet Club 11 oclock.
4. Fill in the Reflexive Pronouns where necessary.
1. My mother feels well.
6. My son dresses
2. She will do the work .
7. I wash in the evening.
3. He bought a new dress.
8. We did the work .
4. This car drives .
9. They dont know this information
5. Dont help me, help . .
10. Men shave in the morning.
5. Fill in some, any, no or their derivatives.
1. There are .. boys in the garden. 2. I cant find my glasses .. . 3. Have you
. book by Dickens? Unfortunately, I have . . 4. Lets go . . The weather
is wonderful. 5. left the bag under the table. 6. She cant find her book
. 7. Dont tell . what I have told you. 8. May I have .. more
tea? Sorry, theres left.
6. Write a short paragraph on the following topic:
School Uniform: Its Pluses and Minuses.

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Test 5 (Unit 2)

8-th form

1. Insert the appropriate prepositions where necessary.


1. Do you think he played a joke me? I suppose he has to come an apology. 2. Look
the mirror and tell me what you see it. 3. Are you familiar our new methods
treating patients? 4. I wonder how you find news hygiene. 5. This film has been
running two weeks, but I havent managed to see it yet.
2. Fill in the Reflexive Pronouns where necessary.
1. Dont help me. I can do it . 2. She feels well. 3. This box opens . 4. They
helped to some cake. 5. Lucy, you must do everything .6. We built this building
. 7. I feel O. K., thank you. 8. She did the work . 9. My son dresses . 10.
All men shave in the morning.
3. Fill in some, any, no or their derivatives.
1. People need food and water to live.
2. We have water. Go and buy some.
3. Are there mistakes in my test? No, there are .
4. I think is wrong with my computer.
5. I put my book and now I cant find it.
6. There were students outside.
7. Can I have milk? Sorry, there is left.
8. Is there who knows French?
4. Put the verbs in the appropriate form.
1. If you (to visit) .. American city, you (to find) . it very pretty. Just two things of
which you must (to beware) . : (not/to drink) .
the water and (not/to breath)
the air. (By Tom Lehrer Pollution)
2. Ken (to be) .. a travel agent. He usually (to spend) . much time
booking tickets. But there (to be) . a problem about him. Ken (can / not/ to see)
. When I (to look) .... for a job, several travel agencies (to turn) ..
me down, (to say) .. Ken.
5. Name some elements of clothes worn by:
* Scottish people______________________________________________________
* British policemen____________________________________________________
* British judges_______________________________________________________
6. Write a short paragraph on the following topic:
Beauty is but skin deep.

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Test 6 (Unit 2)

8-th form

1. Complete the sentences with adjectives in the appropriate comparative degree.


a) That house is not modern. I prefer _______________________ houses.
b) Its not interesting. Lets talk about something _______________________.
c) Sues car isnt very big. She wants a _______________ car.
d) You are not very tall. Your brother is ______________.
e) Bill doesnt work very hard. I work ______________.
f) My chair isnt very comfortable. Yours is ________________________.
g) Jills idea wasnt very good. My idea was ____________.
h) These flowers arent very nice. The blue ones are _____________.
i) My case isnt very heavy. Your case is ______________.
j) Rome is old but Athens is ___________________.
2. Put the verbs into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.
Dear Claire,
I (to love)_____________ Manchester! I (to work) _______________ for a translating
company in the city centre at the moment. I really (to enjoy) ________________ the work
and the people here (to be)_____________ very friendly. We (to go)________________
to the cinema once a week and tomorrow Bill (to have)_________________ a party.
I (to stay)______________ with my aunt and uncle until I (to find)__________________
a flat of my own. They (to help)____________________ me a lot; but it (to
be)_______________ still hard work trying to find somewhere to stay.
Write soon,
Jo.
3. Join the parts from columns A and B to make up sentences:
A
a) He told the police that he knew
He didnt tell the police
b) I think they live
I dont mind. Ill live
c) Anybody
Nobody
d) Ive searched
I cant find it

B
anything.
nothing.
anywhere in London.
somewhere in London.
phoned you. Sorry.
can cook. Its easy.
anywhere.
everywhere.

4. Use the right preposition: out, from, back, for, to, away, of.
a) Jan is the abbreviation ________ January.
b) We waited _______ about 20 minutes.
c) Why is Diana absent ________ school today?
d) I cant go because my car is __________ of action.
e) And dont come ________ again.
f) I took my fathers advice and went _______ the station early.
g) We have been waiting __________ ages.
h) A travel agency plans holidays ________ people.
i) The fire alarm rang and everyone ran _________ of the building.
j) The noise alarmed the bird and it flew ___________.

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Test 7 (Unit 2) 8-th form


1. Complete the sentences with adjectives in the appropriate comparative degree.
a) This coat is nice, but I think the other one is ____________.
b) The weather wasnt very good yesterday, but its ____________ today.
c) How far is the station? A mile? No, __________ . About 2 miles.
d) The bag is heavy but the suitcase is _____________.
e) Im not very interested in art. Im ___________________ in history.
f) Britain isnt very big. France is ________________.
g) London isnt very beautiful. Paris is ______________________.
h) This knife isnt very sharp. Have you got a _______________ one?
i) People today arent very polite. In the past they were ___________________.
j) The first camera is expensive but the second is ______________________.
2. Put the verbs into the Present Simple or the Present Continuous.
Dear Isabel,
Oxford (to be)____________ beautiful! I (to study)_________________ German and
Russian at the University here. I (to find)_______________ the work very interesting, but
difficult! I (to stay)__________________ in student accommodation for the moment, but
some of us (to look)_____________________ for a house to share. The food in the hall
(to be)______________ disgusting, so we usually (to have)_________________ lunch in
a small restaurant near the University.
Write soon,
Bill.
3. Match a line in A with a line in B:

a) I thought Id know
I didnt know
b) My parents never took me
My parents took me
c) Jane always got
Jane didnt have
d) Ive already had
Ive had

somebody at the party.


anyone at the party.
everywhere when I was young.
anywhere when I was a kid.
everything she wanted.
anything to wear.
something to eat.
nothing to eat.

4. Use the right preposition: in, by, between, to, with, for.
a) We waited _______ anxiety________ our examination results.
b) There were six applicants _________ the job.
c) Barbara made an application ________ a job as a nurse.
d) After a long argument, we decided to go ________ our holiday.
e) Traceys birthday was _______ June.
f) The house was built ________ 1910.
g) Dick has been bitten _______ a dog.
h) Please come to my house _____________ 1 oclock and 2 oclock.
i) The chair fell to bits when the fat lady sat _________ it.
j) The letter B is _____________ A and C.

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Test 8 (Unit 3) 8-th form


1. Present Perfect or Past Simple? Find and correct mistakes in each sentence.
a) Didnt you do your homework yet? _____________________________________.
b) Peters been to the shops. Hell be back soon. _____________________________.
c) Did you ever eat snails? _____________________________________________.
d) Were here since 10 oclock. _________________________________________.
e) No ones seen Lucky since 3 weeks.____________________________________.
f) I just seen a very interesting programme on TV. ___________________________.
g) Laura never was to France. __________________________________________.
h) I seen an old friend of mine last week. __________________________________.
i) I wasnt to a disco for months. ________________________________________.
j) My little sister hasnt learned to read yet. ________________________________.
2. Join these sentences with the relative pronouns: who, which, whose. If who or
which can be left out, leave them out.
a) I like people_________ speak their minds.
b) Theres nothing __________I dont understand about this.
c) She only eats vegetables _________ have been organically grown.
d) There are not many films_________ I really enjoy.
e) He is the sort of man__________ ideas make people really angry.
f) We are looking for someone_________ can help us in the shop.
g) What do you think of boys_________ wear make up?
h) I recently met an author________ books are all about witchcraft.
3. Write the first participle (-ing) of the following verbs:
- give
- write
- take
- stay
- begin
- leave
- buy
- go
- pay
- come
- say
- add
- listen
- offer
4. Ask questions about the statements.
a) I visited Paris last year. (London?)
_______________________________________________________?
b) Ive got an expensive house. (Car?)
_______________________________________________________?
c) I buy expensive clothes. (Where?)
_______________________________________________________?
d) I am going on a tour of Europe soon. (Japan?)
_______________________________________________________?
e) My aunt lives in America. (Where?)
_______________________________________________________?
f) Our friends go to parties. (How often?)
_______________________________________________________?

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Test 9 (Unit 3)

8-th form

1. Present Perfect or Past Simple? Find and correct mistakes in each sentence.
a) I had a headache since I woke up this morning. ___________________________.
b) Have you called John yesterday? ______________________________________?
c) A plane just crashed over the Alps. More details follow later. _________________.
d) When I was a child, I have ridden my bike to school. _______________________.
e) I have never met my grandmother. She died before I was born. _______________.
f) I didnt finish my homework yet. _______________________________________.
g) I have gone to Spain last year. _________________________________________.
h) We gone to bed very early last night. ___________________________________.
i) They have moved to London 2 years ago. ________________________________.
j) She didnt ring me since Tuesday. ______________________________________.
2. Join these sentences with the relative pronouns: who, which or whose. If who or
which can be left out, leave them out.
a) He is the man__________ everyone is talking about.
b) Is this the guitar__________ you bought in Spain?
c) There is a prejudice against people_________ speak with a strong accent.
d) Draw a triangle__________ sides measures 3, 4, and 5 cm.
e) Do you know anyone_________ birthday is in June?
f) Was it John___________ told you that?
g) The clothes___________ she wears are really strange.
h) I need a watch__________ has a built- in alarm.
3. Write the first participle (-ing) of the following verbs:
- put
- look
- pass
- hurry
- talk
- study
- work
- travel
- get
- have
- sit
- taste
- bring
- prefer
4. Ask questions about the statements.
a) She likes reading books. (What?)
_________________________________________________________?
b) My friends like pizza. (Who?)
_________________________________________________________?
c) I go to the gym to keep fit. (How often?)
_________________________________________________________?
d) You can dance very well. (Sing?)
_________________________________________________________?
e) I play a musical instrument. (What?)
_________________________________________________________?
f) I never get up early. (What time?)
_________________________________________________________?

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Test 10 (Unit 3)

8-th form

1. Name the types of films you know.

2. Open the brackets, putting the verbs in the appropriate form.


Scientists (to say) _____ that people on the Earth (not/to look) _____ always like
men and women nowadays. They (to suppose) _______ that in the past people not only
(can)_____ live longer lives, they (to be )_______ much more taller then human beings
(to be)_____ today. Somewhere in China, they (to find) _______two skeletons of 6 and
5 meters tall.
Thus, nobody else (to see)_______ those giants since. Nevertheless, this theory (to
have)______ a lot of followers. Some of them (to think)______ that 6 meters (not/to
be)______ the limit of human height, as people who (to live)_______ for more than 500
years (to have)______ the ability to continue growing every year, adding 15 centimeters.
This (to mean)______ that there (to be)_____ people of 35-45-50 and even 55 meters tall.
(Can)_____ all this be true? Why not- the scientists (to claim)_____,- if we (to
study)______ different legends and fairy tales, we (to learn)_______ that practically every
country of the world (to have)_______ in their folklore stories about giants and lilliputs.
But as you (to know)_______ in every fairy tale there (to be)____ a part of truth.
3. Correct 10 mistakes in the following text.
The Olympic Games begun in 776 B. C. Ancient athletes didnt wear no clothes when
they competed. Womans were not allowed to participate. In 393 A. D. the emperor Theodosius I, that ruled Greece, sayed the games were peigan and anounced the end of the
Olympics. It was Pierre de Coubertin, who desided to re-establish the Olimpic Games,
and become the Father of the Modern Olympics.
4. Fill in the appropriate prepositions where necessary.
1. To play this game, we are to divide two teams. 2. The museum Holography
New York introduces visitors the unique characteristics of holography and shows
the way which it differs other media displaying a variety natural and wildlife
images. 3. We are proud our museum Regional studies as it was founded 1901.
5. Fill in the blanks with some, any, no or their derivatives.
1. Unfortunately, I have time. If I have I will help you.
2. Go and buy chocolate.
3. Is there ? I hear walking.
4. questions to me? If there are , I suppose I may go on.
5. There is on the floor, pick it up.
6. Can I have more ice-cream? Sorry, theres left.

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Test 11 (Unit 4)

8-th form

1. Name 10 musical instruments.


2. Define the following words:
ballad__________________________________________________________
to develop______________________________________________________
film___________________________________________________________
myth __________________________________________________________
beauty_________________________________________________________
3. Fill in the appropriate prepositions where necessary and open the brackets,
choosing either an adverb or an adjective.
1. I havent known that you can play the piano so (beautiful/ly). 2. When entering
. the room he looked me so (angry/ly). 3. This singer feels (proud/ly) his songs
and his work. Thats why he asks too much his concerts. 4. my disappointment she
felt (bad/ly) on hearing the truth.
4. Open the brackets using the appropriate form of the verbs.
1. Mary, if you (not/to make).......... mistakes in your test, your mark (to be) ............
excellent. 2. Before you (to ring)........... me up, I (to send) ............... by e-mail a letter to my pen-friend. 3. Look, while the dog (to bark) ...................... under the tree,
the cat (to sleep) .............. peacefully on one of its branches. The cat (must/to be)
..............definitely deaf, if it (not/to hear) ............. the barking. 4. In summer I (to
hope)................, I (to find) .................. time to read a couple of English books.
5. - you ever (to be) ........... in Jamaica?
- No, I .
- Well, you (to be) ......... lucky, because you just (win) .......... two tickets to
this romantic place on the Earth. Congratulations!
- I (not/to believe) ........... my ears. (to be) ............ it a dream?
- No, it (to be) ............. a reality. Whom you (to take) ......... with you?
- I (to hope) ....... my girlfriend (to join) ......... me. She (to dream) ......... of going
there all her life. Thank you.
5. Correct the mistakes in the following story.
Once upon the time there lived a reach Caliph. One day he sended one of his favourite
servants to the market. The servant, named Omer met there a men, dressed in black. The
man looked very strangely, his face was angry and he was stareing at Omer. Omer asked
the men who was he and what he wanted, but man looked to him and gived no answer.
Than Omer persuaded him to tell him what he need. The strangers answer frightened the
Omer, he droped his baskets and run to the Caliph.
When the Caliph had got to know that Omer saw the man who names himself Death,
he got very angry and decided to investigate. As soon as he founded that stranger, he
asked why did he frighten his servant. The Death apologized and sayd that actually he
wasnt Omers death, he was the Caliphs one.
This was the way the Caliph found him death.

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Test 12 (Unit 4)

8-th form

1. Past Simple or Past Continuous?


a) A: I (to call) ________________ you last night after dinner, but you (not to be)
________ there. Where were you ?
B: I (to work)___________________ out at the fitness centre.
b) Sharon (to be)_______________ in the room when John (to tell)_________________
me what happened, but she didnt hear anything because she (not to listen)______________________.
2. Form the comparative and superlative degrees of the following adjectives:
- thin
____________
_______________
- calm
____________
_______________
- healthy
____________
_______________
- wide
____________
_______________
- far
____________
_______________
3. Complete the sentences with which or what.
a) Could I speak to Mr. Smith? - . Mr. Smith do you want?
b) Give me the money. - money?
c) Could I have my books back please? - are your books?
d) I am going to buy some books. - books do you need to buy?
e) Put one of those logs on the fire. - . one?
f) kind of films do you like?
g) of these sets do you recommend?
4. Write questions to the parts of the sentences in bold type.
a) I have dinner at two.
________________________________________________?
b) It takes me three hours to do my homework.
________________________________________________?
c) David has already repaired the radio.
________________________________________________?
d) I am going to the theatre today.
________________________________________________?
e) Mary has gone to bed.
________________________________________________?
5. Express the idea in the past.
a) My sister works hard at her English this year.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) The pupils speak only English at the lesson.
__________________________________________________________________.
c) They write many exercises at home.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) We often have to work together.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) I usually prepare my homework in the morning.
__________________________________________________________________.

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Test 13 (Unit 4)

8-th form

1. Past Simple or Past Continuous?


a) A: What _____ you (to do)____________ when the accident occurred?
B: I (to try) _________________ to change a light bulb that had burnt out.
b) When I (to walk) _________________ into the busy office, the secretary (to talk)
_____________ on the phone with a customer; several clerks (to work)_____________
busily at their desks and two managers (to discuss)_______________quietly methods
to improve customer service.
2. Form the comparative and superlative degrees of the following adjectives:
early
________________
__________________
narrow
________________
__________________
rare
________________
__________________
flat
________________
__________________
pretty
________________
__________________
3. Complete the sentences with: which or what.
a) Where did you put the photos? - .. photos?
b) Anna and Laura are nice girls. - form are they in?
c) My son is nearly seventeen. - .subjects is he taking?
d) I fly either Swissair or British Airways. - airline do you prefer?
e) Id like to get a job, but I dont know.. job suits me best.
f) .buses go to the town centre?
g) food do you prefer, French or Italian?
4. Write questions to the parts of the sentences in bold type:
a) I take a bath every morning.
_______________________________________________?
b) The girls have already done the room.
________________________________________________?
c) We are going for a walk after classes.
________________________________________________?
d) Mary begins work at 8:30.
________________________________________________?
e) I have already looked through the article.
________________________________________________?
5. Express the idea in the past.
a) The girl reads about 20 pages every day.
_________________________________________________________________.
b) We dont understand these words.
_________________________________________________________________.
c) Ann translates this text.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) The boys do morning exercises every day.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) Our lessons begin at 12 on Thursday.
__________________________________________________________________.

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Test 14 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Report the following statements:
a) She said: I havent laughed so much for a long time.
b) He said: Show your tickets to the attendant inside the theatre.
c) She said: Shell show you to your seats.
d) He said: The play isnt over till half past five.
e) The attendant said: Would you like the programme?

2. Use the right preposition.

a) I was so tired that I went ________ bed.


b) This ship sails ____________ Calais and Dover.
c) How many passengers are __________ board?
d) The clerk looks ____________ the books.
e) He bought me a cup _________ tea.
f) My photographs of Italy bring back memories ____________ my holiday there.
g) _______ Christmas we send Christmas cards _________ our friends.
h) Sheila has changed the colour _________ her hair.
i) Tony changed his books __________ the library.

3. Make up interrogative sentences.


a) Ann got a good mark yesterday.________________________________________?
b) We translated the text two days ago.____________________________________?
c) He was translating the text at that time.__________________________________?
d) He came home late last night._________________________________________?
e) They were waiting for us. ____________________________________________?
4. Put the verbs into the correct tenses.
a) If you come late, they (not to let)______________________ you in.
b) If he (to go)_______________ on telling lies, nobody will believe a word he says.
c) If he (to work)_________________ hard today, can he have a holiday tomorrow?
d) If you (not to like) ______________________ this one, Ill bring you another.
e) If I had a typewriter, I (to type) _________________________ it myself.
f) If I ( to know )_______________ his address, I would give it to you.
g) I could tell you what this means, if I (to know)______________________ Greek.
h) You would have seen my garden at its best, if you (to be)____________________
here last week.
i) If he had asked you, you (to accept)_____________________?
j) If I (to have) ________________ a map, I would have been all right.

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Test 15 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Report the following statements:
a) He said: The attendant showed us to our seats and gave us the programme.
___________________________________________________________________
b) She said: Please book two more tickets for me.
____________________________________________________________________
c) He said: Would you like to go to the theatre with me?
____________________________________________________________________
d) She asked: What do you think of the play?
____________________________________________________________________
e) She said: The acting was excellent.
____________________________________________________________________
f) He said: They were very glad to get a letter from you.
____________________________________________________________________
2. Use the right preposition.
a) People wear warm clothing__________ cold weather.
b) I was thinking _____________ Roy when his letter arrived!
c) The Tate Gallery has a fine collection __________ modern pictures.
d) Gardens are colourful ____________ summer.
e) ________ 1066 the Normans conquered England.
f) My father congratulated me _________ passing the exam.
g) I will try to make contact __________ my friends there.
h) Will it be convenient_________ you to come _________ 5 p. m.
i) We invited 10 couples ____________ the party.
j) A bear is covered ____________ fur.
3. Make up interrogative sentences.
a) Ann was having dinner at 6 oclock.____________________________________?
b) He was looking at the people in the hall.________________________________?
c) She finished her work half an hour ago._________________________________?
d) My friend saw this film last week._____________________________________?
e) She is listening to music in her room.___________________________________?
4. Put the verbs in the correct tenses.
a) If I see him, I (to give)_________________ him a lift.
b) If I find your passport, I (to telephone) __________________ you at once.
c) If he (to be) _____________ late , well go without him.
d) She will be absolutely furious if she (to hear)___________________ about this.
e) If he knew that it was dangerous, he (not to come)__________ ______________.
f) I could get a job easily if I (to have)____________________ a degree.
g) If she (to do)_______________ her hair differently, she might look quite nice.
h) If we had more rain, our crops (to grow)______________ faster.
i) If I had known that you were in hospital, I (to visit)__________________ you.
j) If I (to arrive)___________________ 10 minutes earlier, I would have got a seat.

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Test 16 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Open the brackets making the necessary changes.
1. This is the (good) specialist I could find. 2. Dont make the child (to practise)
sports against his will. 3. Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon (to read) the warning on
the grave, which (to promise) death to all who (to touch) it before they (to enter)
it. 4. While you (to get) ready for the competition, I (to find) a new coach for him.
5. You (not/to know) Shania Twain? It (to be) impossible. She (to have) such an
enchanting voice.
2. Report the following dialogue:
- Hello, is it a police station? I want to report a theft.
- What kind of theft? Where are you, sir? What is your name?
- Well, my name is Jackson, Tom Jackson. Im at the Ritz Hotel. Im a versatile actor. And today Ive had a concert.
- O. K., Sir, try to calm down and tell us what has happened.
- You see, when my concert was over, I put my notes, my suits and other personal
belongings in my car. Then I was surrounded by a crowd of my fans at the parking place. As soon as they started leaving, I realized that my things disappeared
together with my car.
- Dont worry, Mr. Jackson. Well try to do our best to find your car. What model and
number of the car have you got?
- Its a black Ferrari, CNA48R3. I hope youll be quick. I badly need my car back.
Thank you.
3. Open the brackets using the Subjunctive Mood where necessary.
1. I wish I (not to lend) Nick my watch. He broke it. 2. Its winter now. I wish it (to
be) summer. 3. Mary wishes she (to know) . Spanish. 4. I wish I . (not/to drink) so
much coffee yesterday. I couldnt sleep this night. 5. I wish you . (to be) a prince. 6.
If I (to be) an invisible man, I (to have) a lot of fun. 7. If I . (to become) a doctor, I (to treat) people for free. 8. John wishes he (to prepare) better for his exam.
He got a bad mark.
4. Explain or give synonyms for the following words and word-combinations:

to occur
holiday
to get messed up
merry
fianc
fare

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Test 17 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Answer the questions.
1. Why do people need holidays?_________________________________________
2. What is your favorite holiday? Why?____________________________________
3. What holidays do you prefer to celebrate at home? Why?____________________
2. Explain the following:
1. to afford to do something______________________________________________
2. to get messed up____________________________________________________
3. on the occasion______________________________________________________
4. to dress up__________________________________________________________
5. to drop out_________________________________________________________
3. Give the definition of the word wedding.

_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

4. Say the same using WISH.


1. We are sorry we cant help you.
2. The weather is so nasty today.
3. I wasnt at the party.
4. Our teacher is not pleased with the work.
5. I didnt take my umbrella yesterday. I came home all wet.
6. Its hard to work with my cousin.
5. Say the same using the conditionals.
1. Nothing interesting happens. I am bored.
2. I didnt study hard enough. I failed the exam.
3. The bus is packed. It wont pick up all the passengers.
4. I was late for the meeting because I missed the 10.30 bus.
5. It was very cold in the room. They left the window open.
6. Finish the following sentences:
1. If it hadnt been so cold, .
2. I would manage to do the work, .
3. If I were the headmaster,
4. Susan would have answered all the questions, ...
5. If everybody were present, .....
6. We wouldnt have gone there,

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Test 18 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Answer the questions.
1. What do people need holidays for?______________________________________
2. What do people usually do on holidays?__________________________________
3. What is your favorite holiday? Where do you celebrate it? Why?______________
2. Explain the following:
1. to make it a great day_________________________________________________
2. to have a treat like that________________________________________________
3. to care for something_________________________________________________
4. to put in the time____________________________________________________
5. to feel repaid________________________________________________________
3. Give the definition of the word congratulations.

_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

4. Say the same using WISH.


1.I m sorry I cant explain the rule._______________________________________
2. Unfortunately, we dont have a car.______________________________________
3. Nobody told me about Janes birthday.___________________________________
4. My friend didnt win the game._________________________________________
5. I am so tired. I worked too much._______________________________________
6. This dress is so beautiful. But my sister doesnt have enough money to buy it.

___________________________________________________________

5. Say the same using the conditionals.


1. We didnt have time to visit our friend. He is annoyed with us.
2. Simon was not very attentive while going down the stairs and hurt himself.
3. John doesnt hurry. He has got a lot of time.
4. Chris was very happy. He got a nice job.
5. You dont listen carefully and you wont understand the subject.
6. Finish the following sentences:
1. If my train is late,............
2. If she hadnt driven so fast,....................
3. He would tell you the truth, ............
4. I wouldnt have given my plans up, ...............
5. We would buy a computer, .........
6. If you had followed your mothers advice, ............

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Test 19 (Unit 5) 8-th form


1. Read the text and do the tasks below.
A Penguin Joke
One day a man and his wife were walking down the street when they came across a
penguin.
Oh!, exclaimed the man. What a surprise! What shall we do with it?
I know, said his wife. Well ask a policeman.
So they found a policeman and explained what had happened.
Mmm, said the policeman, I think the best thing is to take it to the Zoo.
What a good idea! said the woman. Well go there straight away.
The next morning the policeman was walking down the same street when he saw the
couple again with the penguin.
I thought I told you to take that penguin to the Zoo, the policeman said.
Well, we did, said the man. We took it to the Zoo and we all had a really good time.
So this afternoon we are taking it to the cinema, and this evening we are going to have a
meal in a fish restaurant.
2. Underline the correct variant.
1) A man and his wife were walking __________________________.
a. home
b. their dog
c. down the street
2) They came across _______________________.
a. some bricks
b. a penguin
c. a dead rat
3) The policeman told them to take the penguin to _____________________.
a. a restaurant
b. the Zoo
c. the police station
4) So, that afternoon they were going to take it to ______________________.
a. the Zoo
b. the theatre
c. the cinema
3. Make up 5 questions according to the text.
4. Report the underlined sentences from ex.1.
5. Rewrite these sentences using if or wish construction:
a) She is very shy, thats why she doesnt enjoy parties. _______________________.
b) I didnt see the signal, so I didnt stop. __________________________________.
c) Im sorry I didnt book a seat. _________________________________________.
d) Im sorry we accepted the invitation. ___________________________________.
6. Fill in the blanks with who, whom, which.
a) The window __________ is open is the kitchen window.
b) The girl __________ recited the poem is my niece.
c) The woman to _________ we were introduced was quite helpful.
d) The opportunity to _________ she owed her success came unexpectedly.
e) The man __________ they trusted was unreliable.
f) The book __________ you read is the best book by that author.

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Test 20 (Unit 5)

8-th form

1. Read the text and do the tasks below.


The Poor Man
One day while David Williams, a young schoolboy, was walking in the fields, he saw
an old man in the river. Immediately he ran to the river and pulled the old man out.
After he had got his breath back, the old man said, I am a very rich man. Because
you have saved my life, you can have anything you want.
David laughed. The old man was wearing old clothes. David didnt believe he was
rich. And he didnt want anything. Then he thought of something.
I want my dad to have a job, he said.
Right, said the old man. Whats your telephone number?
When David got home his dad said, Ive just had a telephone call. One of the biggest
corporations in the USA has offered me a job.
2. Underline the correct variant.
1) While David was walking in the fields he saw _____________________.
a. a dolphin b. an old man in the river
c. a young man in the lake
2) Because he has saved his life he could have ___________________.
a. a job
b. anything he wanted
c. a new car
3) David didnt believe he was __________________.
a. an old man
b. a rich man
c. a fisherman
4) When David got home his dad __________________.
a. was very angry b. said that he had just had a phone call c. said that he had got a new car
3. Make up 5 questions according to the text.
4. Report the underlined sentences from ex.1.
5. Rewrite these sentences using if or wish construction.
a) He doesnt take any exercise, thats why he is so unhealthy. _________________.
b) We didnt visit the museum because we hadnt time. _______________________.
c) Id like Tom to drive more slowly. _____________________________________.
d) Its a pity that shops are shut on Sunday afternoon. ________________________.
6. Fill in the blanks with who, whom, which.
a) The story _________ you heard is true.
b) The children __________ we met are well-behaved.
c) His mother, __________ he visited frequently, ran her own business.
d) Her husband, to __________ she told the story, was just as surprised as I was.
e) The pictures, _________ were taken in Algeria, were very striking.

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Test 21 (Unit 6)

8-th form

1. Open the brackets using the verb in the proper tense.


a) I cant meet you this evening, a friend of mine (to come) ___________ to see me.
b) When the students (to do) ____________ the experiment, they (to write)
__________a report on it.
c) Was Ann there when you arrived? No, she (to go)___________________ home.
d) Tom (to read) _____________ a book now. He (to start) ___________ 2 hours ago
and (to be) ____________on page 53. He (to read)_________________________ for
2 hours. He (to read) ________________ 53 pages.
e) When you (to see)________ Davis again you (not to recognize)___________ him.
f) ________you (to watch)__________ the new film at the local cinema?
g) Come on. Hurry up! Ann (to be) _________ annoyed if we (to be) ________ late.
2. Transform the Direct Speech into Indirect.
a) Nick said: There are many rivers in England.
b) The teacher asked: Where are the British Isles situated?
c) My friend said: Speak loudly, I cant hear you.
d) Mother says: Zorile is a well-known footwear manufacture in our country.
e) My uncle says: These leather shoes are in fashion now.
3. Open the brackets using the proper form of the Subjunctive Mood.
a) If you (to smoke) ___________ less, you (to feel) _______________ much better.
b) Where would you like to live if you (not to live) __________________ in Greece?
c) If Jack (to come) __________ home earlier last night, he (to call) _________ you.
d) We wish we (to speak) ________________ English very well.
4. Use Active or Passive Voice.
a) Corinas new friend (to invite) ______________________ also to the party.
b) Nobody (to see) ________________ him yesterday. He (to meet) ___________ in
the park this week.
c) The answer to this question can (to find) __________________ encyclopedia.
d) We (to show) _______________ the historical monuments to the delegation today.
e) She (to speak) _________________ English when I entered the room yesterday.
5. Fill in the proper articles where necessary.
a) Look at _____ sky. It is covered with _____ dark clouds. Lets hurry _____ home.
b) It was very pleasant to live in _______ country in summer. _______ weather was
fine and it seldom rained.
c) On Sunday we went to _______ country. It is _______ small village on _______
bank of ______ Nistru river. We got up at _______ sunrise and quickly had _______
breakfast. We went there by _____ train. We stayed out of _______ doors all _______
day long. My family had _______ very good time there. We returned to _______
town late in ______ evening. When we came _____ home, we had supper and went
to _____ bed at once.
6. Use inversion in the sentences below.
a) I usually cut my hair once a month. So,__________.
b) My brother doesnt swim very well. So, ___________.
c) They will go to the theatre tonight. So,___________.
d) Tom and Pam can dance very well. So, __________.
e) We wrote a letter to Mr. Smith. So,___________.

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Test 22 (Unit 6)

8-th form

1. Open the brackets using the verb in the proper tense.


a) We (to go) ___________ to the theatre this evening. ________the film (to begin)
_________ at 3p.m. or 4p.m.?
b) George (to fall) _________ of the ladder while he (to paint) _________the ceiling.
c) Would you like something to eat? No, thank you. I __________ just (to have)
_________ dinner.
d) I (not to drive) __________ very fast when the accident (to happen) __________.
e) Mr. and Mrs. David were in a plane. They (to be) _________ very nervous as the
plane (to take) ___________ off because they (to fly) ______________ never before.
f) I (to be going) _______________ to watch TV from 9 until 10 oclock this evening.
So, at 9:30 I (to watch) ___________________ TV.
g) My hair is tidy now. I (to brush) ____________________ my hair.
2. Transform the Direct Speech into Indirect.
a) Mary asked Tom: What time will you come here tomorrow?
b) Father said to me: Dont leave the room until I come back.
c) She asked me: Why didnt you come here yesterday?
d) The teacher asked Kate: Did anybody meet you at the station yesterday?
e) Ann said: Mike, have you sent the letter yet?
3. Open the brackets using the proper form of the Subjunctive Mood.
a) If my sister (to be) ______ a musician, I should be very happy.
b) If Barbara (to get) ____________ up at half past eight, she would have been late
for school.
c) I (to buy ) _________________ these shoes, if they were not too big for me.
d) If he (not to go) ________ to London last year he wouldnt have heard that singer.
4. Use Active or Passive Voice opening the brackets.
a) This mountain never (to climb) ________________________________________.
b) The teacher (to answer) __________already all the questions before Nick came in.
c) They (to examine) ____________________________________ the test in 3 days.
d) It is 8 oclock. My parents (to have) ____________________________ breakfast.
e) The information (to look) __________________________ through and corrected
by the next day.
5. Fill in the proper articles where necessary.
a) Do you often go to ____ theatre? No, I dont. Im very busy. I work from ___ morning till ___ night. I even have ______ no time to spend at least an hour out ______
off doors.
b) How lovely ____ night is! There are no _____ clouds in _____ sky and ____ air is
so fresh. _______ moon is so bright.
c) Tower Bridge is ____ first bridge over ____ Thames coming from ___ sea. When
___ ship arrives, ____ traffic is stopped and ____ great bridge opens in ____ centre;
its halves go up into ____ air and ____ ship passes through.
6. Use the inversion in the sentences below.
a) Their family lived in London 2 years ago. So, _____.
b) I have many friends. So, ___________.
c) I was at home last night. So, ___________.
d) We didnt have lunch at home yesterday. So,______.
e) I have never travelled by plane. So, __________.

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Test 23 (Unit 6)

8-th form

1. Use inversion instead of the gaps.


1. Mike is absent today. So Ann and Dolores.
2. We dont have any spare time. Neither . she.
3. They dont speak Spanish. Neither I.
4. Meg bought a new house. So .. Alice.
5. They were talking then, so .. we.
6. She has been shown this picture, so you.
7. He didnt write a single letter, neither we.
8. The Browns wont be able to come to our place, neither the Smiths.
9. I hadnt finished the work before her arrival, neither . we.
10. Jane cant swim, neither Mary.
2. Open the brackets using Complex Object.
1. I (to see/Margaret/to speak) to a stranger. I dont want (she/to communicate) with anybody here. 2. We heard (the child/to cry) loudly. We turned and (to see/a woman/to try)
to calm the girl down. 3. Mother (to want/I/to become) an engineer. Thats why she
(to make/I/to study) more seriously. 4. I (to expect/Tom/ to help) me with this work.
5. We (to see/the man/to laugh) at the sight of our dancing cat. 6. She (to hear /he/to open)
the door and (to come) in. 7. They (to see/I/to drive) my car dashingly.
3. Use the verbs in the brackets in the appropriate form.
1. As soon as he (to understand)........ that weve deceived him, he (to punish) .........us.
2. If I (can) ..........travel free, I (to visit)......... all European countries first. 3. If we (to
be)........ elder now, we (to have) ............to work a lot to earn our living. 4. He wished he
(to be given) ..........this information the day before. 5. They wish they (can) .............finish
this work earlier. 6. We wish we (to have) ..........our camera when it happened. 7. I wish
he (not/to forget)............. about our meeting tomorrow.
4. Express a wish or regret.
1. Its a pity Mary cant change her attitude towards her father.
2. Im sorry I didnt become a doctor.
3. It would be good if Peter booked return tickets in advance.
4. I hope they will discover some new facts about this accident.
5. Its a pity she is not a responsible person.
6. Its a pity my child is so weak.
7. It would be a good thing if I knew how to behave in such cases.
8. Its a pity I spent so much money on that car.
9. Its a pity Ann will stay in this weekend.
10. Im sorry I didnt buy the furniture on credit.

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Test 24 (Unit 6)

8-th form

1. Fill the spaces in the following sentences by using for or since.


a) Weve been fishing __________ two hours.
b) Ive been working in this office _________ a month.
c) Theyve been living in France _________ 1970.
d) Ive known that ________ a long time.
e) She has driven the same car __________ 1975.
2. Use the proper article where necessary.
a) There is ______ garden behind ______ house.
b) My brother-in-law is ______ writer and his wife is _______ doctor.
c) These are ________ difficult exercises.
d) Whats ______ matter with you?
e) Benn is already in ______ bed.
f) This isnt ________ snow, this is _________ ice.
g) She has ________ velvet dress.
h) He is _____ good-looking young man of 20.
i) There are ________ beautiful flowers in ________ park.
3. Write one sentence instead of the given two using Complex Objects.
a) I watched the sun. It was rising.
b) I heard him. He was singing an English song.
c) We noticed a man. The man was cleaning his shoes.
d) He saw two girls. They were dancing on the stage.
e) She watched the children. They were running about and playing in the garden.
4. Write the correct form of the verbs.
a) If we (to buy)____________ a car now, we wouldnt have any money left.
b) If you passed your exam, you (to get)________________ a better job.
c) If my computer broke down, I ( not to know)___________________ what to do.
d) I wouldnt marry her, if I (not to have to) ____________________.
e) If he called me lazy again, I (to tell) _________________ his parents.
5. Report the sentences.
a) Ann said, Englishmen make good husbands._____________________________
b) We like working on Saturdays, explained the builders._____________________
c) Im going fishing with mother this afternoon, said the small boy.
____________________________________________________________________
d) The advertisement said, If you answer the question correctly you may win 100$.
____________________________________________________________________
e) I can hear what the people in the next room are saying he said.
____________________________________________________________________

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Test 25 (Unit 6)

8-th form

1. Fill the spaces in the following sentences by using for or since.


a) That man has been standing there __________ 6 oclock.
b) Things have changed __________ I was a girl.
c) Ive been using this machine ____________ twelve years.
d) Weve been waiting ____________ half an hour.
e) Mr. Pitt has been in hospital__________ his accident.
2. Use the proper article where necessary.
a) Is he _______ college graduate?
b) He is _______ young artist and, I should say, rather talented.
c) I dont feel ______ sympathy towards this man.
d) They are going to build _______ new house.
e) I like _______ sweet apples.
f) ____ knife is made of ________ metal.
g) I want _____ glass of ________ milk.
h) We can write _______ letter in _____ink or with _____ pencil.
i) Can you give me ______ piece of advice?
3. Write one sentence instead of the given two using Complex Objects.
a) I saw her every morning. She arranged her hair carefully.
b) Every night we saw our neighbour. He listened to the news.
c) John heard his daughter. She was talking loudly.
d) We saw Roger. He was crossing the square.
e) They heard their father. He played the piano.
4. Write the correct form of the verbs.
a) If I (to have)________________ a million dollars, I would give you half of it.
b) What you (to say)________________ if I told you that Im married?
c) If they (to be)_______________ rich, they would help the poor.
d) If we (to ask)______________ him this question, he wouldnt be able to answer it.
e) You still (to love)_____________________ me, if I didnt have any money?
5. Report the sentences.
a) I have something to show you, I said to her.
b) Nothing grows in my garden, she said.
c) Ive been in London for a month, said Rupert.
d) It isnt so foggy today as it was yesterday, said the small boy.
e) I have a German lesson this afternoon, said the girl.

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Test 26 (Unit 7)

8-th form

1. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Perfect or Present Perfect Continuous.
a) I (to play)_______________________ tennis all morning and Im exhausted.
b) Please drive carefully to work. It (to snow)________________________ and the
roads are very slippery.
c) How far ______you (to travel)______________________ this morning?
d) Kate and Paul (to live)__________________ in London for the past five years. Recently they (to try)__________________________ to buy a house in the suburbs, but
they (not to manage)_____________________________to sell their flat yet.
2. Change the forms of the verbs in the sentences from the Active into the Passive
Voice and add something to develop a situation.
a) We turn on the light when its dark. ___________________________________.
b) Helen washed the dishes. ___________________________________________.
c) Betty often took Benny to the park. ____________________________________.
d) Mother has made some coffee. _______________________________________.
e) They told her the truth. _____________________________________________.
f) She promised me a book. ____________________________________________.
3. Write the 4 forms of the following verbs:
- to be
- to do
- to have
- to see
- to get
- to open
- to turn
- to wash
- to take
- to dry
4. Rewrite the sentences to give them the opposite meaning. Make any necessary
changes.
a) Shes got lots of money.
___________________________________________________________________.
b) All the students passed the exam, so their teacher was pleased.
___________________________________________________________________.
c) Tom was a successful businessman, who achieved a lot in his life.
___________________________________________________________________.
d) Our house is difficult to find. Everybody always gets lost.
___________________________________________________________________.
e) We had a lovely time in Venice. There werent many people there.
___________________________________________________________________.
5. Comment on the proverb:
Not that which is great is beautiful, but that which is beautiful is great.

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Test 27 (Unit 7)

8-th form

1. Put the verbs in brackets into the Present Perfect or Present Perfect Continuous.
a) The trains (to run)_________________________ late all morning.
b) Sarah (to cry)___________________ all day because she (to fail)
_____________________ all her exams.
c) I (to eat)___________________ so much ice-cream! I think I am going to be sick.
d) I (to sunbathe)_____________all morning, and now Im bright red and very sore.
2. Change the form of the verbs in the sentences from the Active into the Passive
Voice and add something to them to develop a situation.
a) She has cooked the cake very well.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) Ill finish my work at about seven.
__________________________________________________________________
c) Someone has opened the door.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) The waitress brought in the coffee.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) I have invited some friends to tea.
__________________________________________________________________.
f) Have you already written the letter?
__________________________________________________________________.
3. Write the 4 forms of the following verbs:
- to clean
- to go
- to dress
- to put
- to make
- to stay
- to say
- to hurry
- to begin
- to know
4. Rewrite the sentences to give them the opposite meaning. Make any necessary
changes.
a) You must exercise your ankle. Try to move it as much as possible.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) I must iron my shirt. Im going out tonight.
__________________________________________________________________.
c) I was in a hurry, because I needed to go to the shops.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) You need to come with me. I wont go on my own.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) I told you to go to work. Why are you in bed?
__________________________________________________________________.
5. Comment on the proverb:
He that is not handsome at twenty, not strong at thirty, not wise at forty, will
never be handsome, strong nor wise.

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Test 28 (Unit 7)

8-th form

1. Say the same using the conditionals.


a) We didnt have time to visit our friend. He is annoyed with us.
b) Simon was not very attentive while going down the stairs and hurt himself.
c) John doesnt hurry. He has got a lot of time.
d) Chris was very happy. He got a nice job.
e) You dont listen carefully and you wont understand the subject.
2. Fill in the right article where necessary.
a) At _______ beginning of _______ 19-th century ________ little boy was born in
________ family of ______ John Dickens, _______ clerk at _______ office in _____
Portsmouth, and was named Charles.
b) Dont come near me. Ive got ______ sore throat. Did you catch____cold?
- Oh, yes. Im going to ______ bed. Ive got ______ headache.
c) We were looking for _____ place to spend _____night. _____ place we found
turned to be in _____ charming village. _____ village was called _____ Lodsworth.
d) In many countries,______ head of state is called _____ President.
e) Lets have breakfast on _____ terrace. Where is John? Hes at _____ work at the
moment.
3. Report the following:
a) Who is calling? Sam asked. Didnt you see me? I was looking for you in the
gooseberry garden and Ive slipped into the rain water tank. Luckily, there is no water
in it, but the sides are slippery and I cant get out. Fetch the little ladder from under
the cherry tree, said James.
b) There isnt any wind, all the doors and windows are shut, said Gwen.
c) My brother Henry is quite wealthy, Mr. Atkins explained, and has no children of
his own. This year he gave each of our 3 boys 500 pounds. He didnt want to wait and
let them fight over his money when he was dead.
4. Fill in the blanks with who, whom, whose.
a) My best friend, __________ I see every day, always has something new to tell me.
b) Most students ___________ live in residence find it easy to make friends.
c) Our neighbours, to ____________ we lent our lawnmower, are conscientious and
considerate.
d) The volunteers, _________ enthusiasm was obvious, finished the work quickly.
e) The musicians ________ we heard yesterday have played together for many years.
5. Put the verbs in the correct forms. All the sentences refer to the future.
a) Dont come at 6. Im sure they still (to sleep) _____________________________.
b) He (to send) _____________________ you the book next week.
c) My brother (to take up)___________________________ English next year.
d) Grandpa (to leave) ______________________ by plane tomorrow.
e) I (to finish) __________________ my exercise long before you come back.
f) She (to make) ____________________ a good wife.
g) They (to swim) ____________________ at this time tomorrow.

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Test 29 (Unit 7)

8-th form

1. Say the same using the conditionals.


a) Nothing interesting happens. I am bored.
b) I didnt study hard enough. I failed the exam.
c) The bus is packed. It wont pick up all the passengers.
d) I was late for the meeting because I missed the 10:30 bus.
e) It was very cold in the room. They left the window open.
2. Fill in the right article where necessary.
a) During ________ vacation I attended some interesting lectures. I remember 2 of
_______ lectures best of all.
b) _______ Africa is ______ very large continent lying to _______ south of _______
Europe and to _______ southwest of _______ Asia.
c) Many years ago ______ London theatre performed _______ play in which there
was _______ great storm on _______ sea. In those days ______ theatres had no machines. Thats why ______ manager engaged several boys to make ______ waves of
______ sea.
d) What ______ strong wind!
e) How fresh ______ air is!
3. Report the following:
a) The stranger said to the man: You must decide it yourself. I will say goodbye and
go away. If you want to stay, you may stay. If you want to come with me, you may
come. Im ready to leave.
b) Why didnt Nicholas tell me they hurt? asked the aunt sharply. He told you
twice, but you werent listening. You often dont listen when he tells you important
things, said the boy. Dont talk nonsense, she said angrily.
c) How can I see anything with no light? The wind blew out the candles Sam said to
Tim and quickly lit them again.
4. Fill in the blanks with who, whom, whose.
a) Parents _______ children do well in school usually consider themselves fortunate.
b) Children _________ like music are often good at mathematics.
c) The student to _________ the prize was awarded had an impressive record.
d) My friend, _________ I visited last week, is taking a holiday soon.
e) The engineers __________ designed the building received an award.
5. Put the verbs in the correct forms. All the sentences refer to the future.
a) We (to live) __________________ here for 5 years in December.
b) I (to see) ___________________ him at the theatre tonight.
c) Perhaps she (to find out) ____________________ about it by then.
d) It (to be) __________________ a difficult period for the Government.
e) Next Thursday is fathers birthday; I (to buy) ___________ a nice present for him.
f) The exam (to take place) ____________________ next Monday.
g) They (to start) ____________________now.

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Test 30 (Unit 7)
1. Define the following words:
* ecology
* green fingers
* pollution
* environment
* fertile

8-th form

* deforestation
* dinosaur
* to persist
* AIDS
* greenhouse

2. Fill in the blanks with the reciprocal pronouns.


1. The pupils in the class told . . about their countries. 2. My aunts were . married. 3. They rarely stay at place. 4. Would you like cup of coffee? 5. Children,
look at the picture and try to explain what is drawn here. 6. I prefer summer to any
season of the year. 7. Speak to and decide whose idea is the best. 8. Paul and
Eva helped . 9. They enjoy s company. 10.We help when its possible.
3. Name at least five problems of the zoo in your location.

4. Describe the process of the global water cycle.

....
5. What can cause the thinning of the ozone layer and what consequences can occur
there as a result?

6. Open the brackets and use the appropriate mood and tense form.
1. Paul wished he .. (not/to hire) Jack. Jack .. (to turn out) to be a
very irresponsible secretary. 2. If Helen (not/to spend) all her money in that
shop, she (to be able) to pay the bill for your service. 3. If you . (to
have) an illegible handwriting, I (to check) your essay long ago. I cant
(to make out) a word! 4. I wish I . (not/to buy) this old car!
I (to repair) already it twice this year! 5. Meg (not/to hear/Sam/to complain)
of acute toothache.

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Test 31 (Unit 8)

8-th form

1. Rewrite the sentences in the Passive Voice.


1. They make cheese out of milk.
2. They havent shown me this picture yet.
3. Yesterday your son broke Aunts favourite vase.
4. Peter had read the book before returning it to the library.
5. Mary will plant the flowers tomorrow.
2. Use Complex Object in the following sentences:
1. Pam opened the door and entered the room. We heard it. 2. I expect that they will apologize for being rude. 3. The child is playing with matches. Dont let him. 4. She was washing the dishes. He saw her. 5. Mother (to want/we/to become) strong-willed persons.
3. Report the following sentences:
1. Jack said: Vicky, where did you put my passport?
2. Teacher said: Nelly, stop cutting your lessons and try to be more hard-working.
If you arent serious with your studies, youll fail your final exams.
3. He said: Ive seen this man for several times here.
4. Mother said: Children, I shall return home late, close the door and do not open it
to anyone.
4. Use the Subjunctive Mood opening the brackets.
1. I wish Helen (not/to bother) me with her questions. 2. They wish they (to read)
more when they were younger. 3. If you (to accomplish) this work yesterday, we
(not/to have) to finish it today. 4. If he (not/to be) so absent-minded, he (not/to forget) about my birthday. 5. If John (to have) a good alibi, he (not/to be accused) of
that crime. I wish he (to find) an experienced lawyer. 6. Noah wished nobody (to
hear) him say that.
5. Use the required tense forms opening the brackets.
1. The matter (to settle) in no time. (Not/to worry) about it. 2. I (to phone) him
when he (to take) a bath. I (not/to have) any opportunity to talk with him. Thats why
I (to leave) a message, saying I (to call) later. 3. Nick (to purchase) a new car this
year. Actually it (not/to be) new and he (to have) a lot of problems with it already.
6. Define the following words:
* friendship__________________________________________________________
* trip_______________________________________________________________
* traffic ____________________________________________________________
* astronomy ________________________________________________________
* sophomore _______________________________________________________
* extinct ____________________________________________________________
* license____________________________________________________________
* broke_____________________________________________________________

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Test 32 (Unit 8)

8-th form

1. Use the right preposition.


a) Hugh is crazy _____________ football.
b) It is a British custom to have a tree ____the house _____ Christmas.
c) After his accident he walked _______ a pair _____ crutches.
d) My little brother is full ______ curiosity.
e) I am leaving_______ Sydney _____ a few days.
f) There was no television ____ the days ______ Queen Victoria.
g) The family decorate the Christmas tree ________ glass balls and lights.
h) You must dig the garden __________ you can plant the seeds.
i) A small child writes _____difficulty.
j) You didnt get a letter ________ him.
2. Which pronoun can substitute the underlined phrase in the sentence?
a) The teacher always gives the pupils homework.
- me
- them
- you
b) I read the book to my little sister.
- her
- us
- him
c) The boys are riding their bikes.
- it
- them
- her
d) My father is writing a letter to John.
- him
- her
- me
e) I dont know the answer.
- she
- her
- it
3. Rewrite the passage in the Passive Voice.
My uncle painted this picture. Someone has offered him a lot of money for it. He will
deliver the painting tomorrow. When they give him the money he will tell them the truth.
He painted it one night while he was sleepwalking!
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________!
4. Comment on the proverb:
He that nothing questions nothing learns.

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Test 33 (Unit 8)

8-th form

1. Use the right preposition.


a) Mother cooked a chicken dish _______lunch.
b) Lets listen ______ the radio commentary on the football match.
c) I have a lot ________ common _________ Paul.
d) Double-decker buses are common _______ London.
e) A train is slow ______ comparison ________ a plane.
f) School is compulsory _______ all children over five.
g) Please concentrate _______ your typing.
h) They consumed a lot of food _________ the party.
i) Many nations contest ________ medals ______ the Olympic Games.
j) Our friends have gone _________ the continent ________ a holiday.
2. Which pronoun can substitute the underlined phrase in the sentence?
a) Open the window, please.
- it
- them
- us
b) Sally is going to Anne.
- her
- him
- me
c) Can you tell the people the way to the cinema, please?
- her
- us
- them
d) The books are for Peter.
- her
- him
- you
e) Can you help my sister and me?
- her
- me
- us
3. Rewrite the passage in the Passive Voice.
Our school is organizing a contest. The teachers will choose the best project about
the environment. The students must include pictures and drawings in their projects. The
students will also have to do all the writing themselves. The school will give the winner
a set of encyclopedias.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.
4. Comment on the proverb:
Little things attract light minds.

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Test 34

(Unit 8)

8-th form

1. Open the brackets to make the sentences complete.


a) Plants die if you (not water) _____________________ them.
b) If Benjamin Franklin (not to work) __________________ so hard, he (not to become) ____________________ the symbol of America.
c) You look tired. If I (to be) _____________ you, I (to take) __________________
a holiday.
d) If he (to pay) _________________ me tonight, I (to have) __________________
enough money for the tickets.
e) If he (not to take) ___________ his gloves off, he (not yet) ________ frost bitten.
2. Put the verbs into required tense and voice.
a) Ring me up before you (to come) ____________________.
b) What (to be) _______________ the weather like?
c) They (to build) _________ this bridge for more than 3 years and it isnt ready yet.
d) How long you (to work) ______________________ for Jones and
Company? I (to work) ______________________ for them for 2 years.
e) Mother (to bring) ________________ a nice kitten at home yesterday. It (to be)
_____________ so little! Now, I (to have) ____________ to take care of it. I (not to
know) __________________ how to call this nice creature.
3. Say what you would do if:
a) you were pick-pocketed in the bus.______________________________________
b) you had seen a child that had lost the money.______________________________
c) your brother broke your favourite cup.___________________________________
4. Say the same using WISH.
a) Im sorry I cant explain the rule._______________________________________
b) Unfortunately, we dont have a car.______________________________________
c) Nobody told me about Janes birthday.___________________________________
d) My friend didnt win the game._________________________________________
e) Im so tired. I worked too much.________________________________________
f) This dress is so beautiful. But my sister doesnt have enough money to buy it.
____________________________________________________________________
5. Turn the following sentences into the Active Voice.
a) It is now 6 a.m. and at most of the hospitals patients are being wakened with cups
of tea.
___________________________________________________________________.
b) This notice has been altered.
___________________________________________________________________.
c) Evening dress will be worn.
___________________________________________________________________.
d) My paintings will be exhibited for the first time by New Arts Gallery.
___________________________________________________________________.
e) This scientific theory has now been proved to be false.
___________________________________________________________________.

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Test 35 (Unit 8)

8-th form

1. Open the brackets to make the sentences complete.


a) What a pity my husband is away. If he (to be) _________ he (to help)
__________________ us.
b) If pigs (to have) _________________ wings, they ( to fly) __________________.
c) Robby, look at that man! If he (to work) _________________ harder at school, he
(not to sweep) __________________ the streets now.
d) Im not going to give her a diamond ring. If I (to give) _________________ her a
diamond ring she (to sell) __________________ it.
e) If Jack (to refuse) _________________ to help, we (have to) _________________
manage without him.
2. Put the verbs into the required tense and voice.
a) The snow just (to begin) _______________________(to fall).
b) Yesterday my brother (to ride) _______________ his bike the whole evening.
c) You (to make) _______________ your hotel reservations yet? I (to write)
__________ to the Holiday Inn Hotel last week, but they (not to reply) _______ yet.
d) It is 8:30. Tom and Ann (to have) __________________ breakfast.
e) I wonder what I (to do) ________________________ this time next year. I expect you still (to work) _____________________ at the same office.
3. Say what you would do if:
a) you got a good job abroad at the age of 15._______________________________
b) the hairdresser hadnt cut your hair as you wished._________________________
c) you were a millionaire._______________________________________________
4. Say the same using WISH.
a) We are sorry we cant help you.________________________________________
b) The weather is so nasty today._________________________________________
c) I wasnt at the party._________________________________________________
d) Our teacher is not pleased with the works.________________________________
e) I didnt take my umbrella. I came home all wet.___________________________
f) Its hard to work with my cousin._______________________________________
5. Turn the following sentences into the Active Voice.
a) For a long time the earth was believed to be flat.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) This copy hasnt been read.
__________________________________________________________________.
c) The pages havent been cut.
__________________________________________________________________
d) The stones were thrown by a student.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) Carrier pigeons have been used by early Egyptian and Greek sailors.
__________________________________________________________________.

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Final Test (36)

8-th form

1. Fill the text below with the appropriate form of the verbs in brackets. You will need
different past tenses and perfect forms.
Last week I ________(go) to an exhibition of paintings in the Barbican Arts Centre. Im
not really a great art lover, but I ___________ (read) good reviews of that exhibition and I
was keen to see it. When I ___________ (arrive), lots of people ____________________
(already / queue) in front of the doors. I ________ (join) the queue and, when the doors
________ (open), I __________ (realize) that I __________________ (stand) in the queue
for more than half an hour. I __________ (hope) it was worth it. But, once I was inside,
many of the paintings ____________ (disappoint) me. I _____________ (never / see)
such nonsense before. Most of the paintings ______ (seem) upside down to me. Though
I _____ (spend) a lot of time looking carefully at each one, I had difficulty understanding
what the artist __________ (mean). Finally, as I ____________ (look) rather stupidly at
one of the paintings, an old gentleman _______ (stop) behind me and ______(begin) to
explain the whole thing to me. He kindly _________ (answer) all of my questions and we
________________ (talk) for over an hour when he ______ (look) at his watch and ____
(tell) me he had to leave. We _____ (shake) hands and said good bye. For me it was as
if someone __________ (give) me a pair of magic glasses. Now I ______ (find) that all
the paintings were really beautiful.
2. Combine each of the following pairs of sentences in one, using hardly / scarcely
when or no sooner than:
1. He recovered from his illness. He broke his leg. 2. The match started. It began to rain.
3. I went to bed. The phone rang. 4. He started speaking English. Everyone realized he
was a foreigner. 5. They finished singing the duet. The audience burst into applause.6.We
got on the train. It left the station.
3. Complete the following text with the appropriate time words and phrases from the
box: before, for long hours, a long time ago, two days ago, now, next Friday, soon,
by the time, at first, since then, for the next few days, by the end of, lately, one day,
a month later, last year.
Helen rang ______________ (1) and invited us to the opening of her new exhibition
which is taking place _________________(2). She started painting_________________
(3), when she was a young girl._________________ (4) she and her parents moved here
she didnt have any friends. She used to stay in her room_______________ (5) reading
or playing with her dolls.
_________ (6) her father brought home some watercolours and paint brushes.
______________ (7) Helen was a bit surprised. She had never played with such things
____________(8). __________________(9) she tried to paint the flowers and the butterflies in their garden. She___________(10) became fascinated by what colours could do.
Her parents did not pay much attention to her early paintings. It was only when a family
friend expressed astonishment at the girls dodles that they became aware of her talent. __________________(11) they took Helen to an Arts school and_______________
(12) her first year there she had already had her first exhibition.____________(13) she
has sold dozens of paintings. She is famous____________(14) and galleries all over the
world make her tempting offers._____________(15) she was invited to exhibit in New
York and Tokyo. _________________(16) she has spent lots of time and energy on a
special exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of her old Arts school. We hope it will
be another great success for Helen and an event for our little town, too.

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Final Test (37)

8th form

1. Choose the correct variant, report the sentences, use the verbs in the appropriate
form and make the necessary changes.
1. We saw the murderer (to run/ running) away from the scene of the crime.
2. I didnt notice them (to come/ come) in.
3. His explanation sounds (reasonable/ reasonably) to me.
4. Money (throw) _______________________right and left in his family.
5. I (walk) _____________along Piccadilly when I (realize) ___________________
that a man with a ginger beard whom I (see) ________________________ three times
already that afternoon, (follow) _________________________me.
6. I (look) ________________for mushrooms but I (find) ______________ any yet.
7. The pen ___________________I was writing with was red.
8. Switch off the TV, she said to him. ____________________________________
9. If we (work) _________________all night, we (finish) _______________ in time;
but we have no intention of working all night.
10. When would you like (to come/ come)?
__________day would suit me.
11. (There/ It) was very wet yesterday; ________________was impossible to go out.
12. If Jack (refuse) ____to help, we (have) _____ to manage without him on Sunday.
13. He had his audience (to listen/ listening) attentively.
14. This drink tastes so (sweet/ sweetly).
15. A group of us (go) _____________________ to the concert this evening.
16. I (bathe) _____________________________. Thats why my hair is all wet.
17. In this town people (steal)_______________________things from supermarkets
every day; twenty bottles of whisky (steal) ______________________ from this one
last week.
18. I met the boy ______________can play tennis well.
19.Dont believe everything you hear, he warned me.
___________________________________________________________________
20. (There/ It) is a man at the door. _______________is the postman.
21. I cant see my glasses ______________________.
22. Did he let you (to know/ know) her address?
- No, but I was allowed ( phone/ to phone) her.
23. Mothers dinner smells pretty (good/ well).
24. The ambulance crew (to consist) ____________________of 38 members.
25. As I know more flats (repair) ___________________________this term.
26. With _______________did you go to the cinema?
27. What is your new house like? I asked them.
28. _____________________ who believes what Jack says is a fool.
29. (There/ It) was a letter for you.
Thanks, _____________was the best news I had been waiting for.
30. You look (nice/ nicely) today.
31. How could you make Sue (follow/ to follow) your advice?
32. Jos company always (to come ) __________________ in time.
33. You should know the entire block (demolish ) ________________________now.
34. He felt (bad/ badly) after the meeting.
35. (There/ It) is a parcel here for you. I think __________is that book youve been
waiting for.
36.What was she wearing when you saw her last? , the policeman asked me.
37. The tree under ___________________shade we are sitting is very old.
38. They cant have ___________more strawberries, I want _________to make jam.
39.Do you know that the shoes you are wearing arent a pair? I asked him.
40. I expect I (introduce)____________________________to her mother very soon.

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Final Test (38)

8th form

1. Open the brackets, underline the correct variant, fill in the blanks or report the
sentences.
1. Our class (be) _____________the best.
2. He (park) ______________his car under a *No Parking* sign and (rush)______
into the shop. When he (come) ________________out of the shop ten minutes later
the car (be) ______________no longer there. He (wonder) _______________
if someone (steal) __________________it or if the police (drive) _________it away.
3. I (teach) ______________________hundreds of students but I (never meet) ___
______________________ such a hopeless class as this.
4. Im afraid our copies (sell) __________________________yet.
5. Everyone saw him (put/ to put) the key in his pocket.
6. Her voice sounded (strange/ strangely) on the phone.
7. Take the book ______________the table.
8. Lend me your pen for a moment, I said to Mary.__________________________
9. Ill look for your notebook and if I (find) _______it I (give)_________you a ring.
10. I d like to buy _______________new clothes but I havent _________ money.
11. As he had very bad sight ___ was difficult for him to recognize people. (there, it)
12. Dont touch this switch, Mary, I said._________________________________
13. I didnt notice them (come/ to come) in.
14. The soup tastes (sour/ sourly) today.
15. I am annoyed with him because I (not pay) ___________for the work last month.
16. My teacher always (have/ has) her pupils (read/ to read) in class.
17. I cant live without Tom. If he (go) __________________off with another girl, I
(die) ___________. But I (have) __________________ complete confidence in Tom.
18. She put her handbag down ______________________ and now she cant find it.
19. Is ___________________ anything I can do to help?
Yes, __________________ is something. You can file those reports.(it/ there)
20. There is somebody __________________ wants you on the telephone.
21.Which of you (know/ knows) how to make Irish stew? said the chief cook.
__________________________________________________________________
22. These flowers smell so (strong/ strongly).
23. We made our brother (recite/ to recite) his poems.
24. How long you (wait) for me? _____________________________________
I (wait) _______________________________ about half an hour.
25. They say these television sets (make) ______________________ by a Japanese
firm. They (be) ____________ of good quality.
26. Look, there is a dog in our garden.
(It/ There) is our next door neighbours.
27. Dont let ___________________ in. Im too busy to see _________________.
28. This is the person for __________________ sake he did it.
29. Are you sorry for what you did? the mother asked the little boy.
____________________________________________________________________
30. Granny doesnt allow my children (play/to play) in the kitchen garden.
31. You look (pretty/ prettily) nice today.
32. Everybody (be) _____busy in the office now. A new project (make) _________.
33. The news (be not) ___________________so good.
34. With __________________ were you talking?
35.Im building myself a house, said Charles. _____________________________.
36. I cant see the board because my glasses (be not) _____________strong enough.
37. She wanted __________ stamps but there werent ___________in the machine.
38. (There/ It) were a lot of people at the concert, and _______ all enjoyed _______.
39. The police (have/ has) inspected their house.
40. The money (be) ______________sent yesterday.

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Tests for the 9th forms


Test 1 (UNIT 1)
9-th form
1. Add the plural ending to the following nouns.
editor-in-chief
passer-by
woman-hater
boyfriend
merry-go-round
dressing gown
fairy tale

forget-me-not
sleeping beauty
grown-up

2. Use different ways of derivation to form new words out of the words given below.
depth
discipline
proof
habit
long
courage
success
lose
long
to warm
3. Define the following words:
atmosphere __________________________________________________________
release______________________________________________________________
to shoot_____________________________________________________________
to tell_______________________________________________________________
dim_________________________________________________________________
4. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate prepositions.
1. Antarctica is famous its colds and winds. 2. Saturns rings are made millions of
solid particles of rock and ice. 3. Old stars, once bright and clear, are changing black
dwarfs. 4. All the stars all the galaxies make the Universe.
5. Open the brackets.
1. Yesterday we (to learn) ____________ how life (to appear) ____________ on our
planet. 2. Scientists (to think)________ that 4.6 billion years ago the Earth (to represent)
________ a swirling mass of boiling hot rocks and gases. 3. Jason, what you (to do)
________ at such a late hour? - I (to type) _____________ the results of my experiment.
4. If the matter (not/to be) ___________ urgent, I (not/to ask) ________ you to come
today. 5. Peter (to wish) _______ he (to know) ________ more about this subject.
6. What planet would you like to visit, if you had an opportunity to go on a space
journey? Explain your choice. Be detailed in the description of the planet.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

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Test 2 (Unit 1)

9-th form

1. Use the proper article where necessary.


a) _________ morning was perfect.
b) _________ night was silent.
c) Is Kevin still at _______ hospital?
d) Does your grandmother live in ________ country?
e) Do you have many English books at ________ home?
f) Can your cousin play _______ piano?
2. Use the Present Continuous or the Present Simple.
a) Wait for me, Alice. I (to come)____________________ too.
b) Catherine (to be)__________ in the garden. She (to pick)____________ cherries.
c) The girl you (to talk)__________________ about (to be)__________ the eldest
daughter of my old friend.
d) What _________ you (to see)_____________ there? I cant see quite well, but it
(to seem)________________ to me Lucy (to come)____________________.
e) _____ you always (to smile)_____________ when you (to see) __________ him?
3. Make new words with the base words, using the suffixes and (or) negative
prefixes.
in-, un-, im-, il-, ir-, dis-, mishelp
kind
literate
loyal
mature
measure
polite
popular
- able, - ible, - ful, - (t)ive, - less, - cy, - (i)ty, - ment, - ness.
4. Change the sentences into the Passive Voice.
a) My sister bought these shirts. _________________________________________.
b) I wrote these answers.________________________________________________.
c) The story fascinates Kim. ____________________________________________.
d) The people are discussing politics.______________________________________.
e) Sara was holding an umbrella.__________________________________________.
f) Sara has knitted many sweaters.________________________________________.
g) Elaine will mail the postcard.__________________________________________.
h) Each student will write a composition.___________________________________.
i) John is explaining some rules._________________________________________.

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Test 3 (Unit 1)

9-th form

1. Use the proper article where necessary.


a) I thought it was __________ morning.
b) It was _______ late night when he arrived.
c) ________ evening was still and warm.
d) It is ________ first day that we are together.
e) ________ next morning we were to begin our work.
f) Do all _______ members of your family read _______ Morning Star?
2. Use the Present Continuous or the Present Simple.
a) My sister (to practice)_________ the piano; she usually (to practice)_________ it
about this time.
b) I (to hear)________________ his voice in the next room.
c) What ________you (to listen)_________________ to?
I (to listen)__________________ to music.
d) ___________ she often (to come)_____________ to see you?
Not so often. She (to be)___________ busy.
e) When he (to go) _______________ to Bulgaria he always (to take)_____________
some presents to his Bulgarian friends.
3. Make new words with the base words, using the suffixes and (or) negative prefixes.
in-, un-, im-, il-, ir-, dis-, misrelevant
rely
repeat
sense
success
thought
understand
use
-ful, -(t)ive, -less, -cy, -(i)ty, -ment, -ness, -able
4. Change the sentences into the Passive Voice.
a) The news article surprises me. _________________________________________.
b) Mary often helps me. ________________________________________________.
c) Jenny opened the letter. ______________________________________________.
d) Martin is painting the house.__________________________________________.
e) Mary has written many poems._________________________________________.
f) The secretary will type the letter tomorrow._______________________________.
g) Someone has broken the window._______________________________________.
h) Frank has locked the door.____________________________________________.
i) Terry will clean the classroom._________________________________________.

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Test 4 (Unit 2)

9-th form

1. Choose the correct variant.


1. We must (saw/sew/sow) this field with wheat. 2. Helen (so/saw/sow) this stranger two
days ago. 3. Youd better (sow/saw/sew) pearl buttons on your blouse. 4. Look there,
theres a (flock/gaggle/herd) of wild geese. 5. I am sorry, I cant join you as I have to
watch this (flock/gaggle/herd) of cows. 6. He forgot that (bacteria/bacterium) exist also in
dead creatures and plants. 7. In the forest we found a lawn covered with (fungi/fungus). 8.
He was speaking in a (horse/hoarse) voice. 9. Everybody saw the smoke (rising/raising)
from the chimney. 10. Shell understand you. Shes really quite (human/humane).
2. Continue the following sentences:
1. I would have bought those jeans, if______________________________________
2. Jeff wouldnt be angry now, if _________________________________________
3. If we knew him, ____________________________________________________
4. As soon as Ann gets there, ____________________________________________
5. If in the 15th century there had been electricity, ____________________________
6. The prince wouldnt have found Cinderella, if _____________________________
7. If I were Madonna, __________________________________________________
8. When the weather settles, _____________________________________________
9. Willy wont pass the exam, until _______________________________________
10. If I could travel for free, _____________________________________________
3. Give the plural form of the following young animals and afterwards give the
names of the grown animals:
lamb______________
calf_______________
foal_______________
puppy_____________
kid________________

cub____________________
caterpillar_______________
larva___________________
baby mouse______________
duckling_________________

4. Name the noises the below mentioned animals make:


snakes____________
birds_____________
wolves____________
cats_______________
mice______________

flies________________
frogs_______________
horses______________
goats_______________
pigs ________________

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Test 5 (Unit 2)

9-th form

1. Give the plural of the following nouns if possible:


a lottery
a classmate
a fisherman
a forget-me-not
a fish
a man-of-war
a person
a man-servant
a woman
a merry-go-round
advice
a mother-in-law
a mouse
a passer-by
datum
a drama
2. Complete the tense chart with the verb TAKE:
ACTIVE
Simple
Present
_____________
Past
_____________
Future
_____________
Present Perfect
_____________
Past Perfect
_____________
Future Perfect
_____________
PASSIVE
Present
Past
Future
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Future Perfect

Simple
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________
_____________

Continuous
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
Continuous
_________________
_________________

3. Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Which sentence matches better?


a) Ive written
to Auntie Fay to wish her happy birthday.
Ive been writing
my essay all morning.
b) Ive lost
weight recently.
Ive been loosing
my car keys.
c) Theyve missed
you lots, so come home soon.
Theyve been missing
the train.
d) Shes been talking
on the phone for ages.
Shes talked
about this subject before.
4. Insert the right preposition.
a) _________ autumn the leaves fall from the trees.
b) Goodbye! See you ________ Friday.
c) Did you go out ______ Monday?
d) Lets meet ______ 7:30 tomorrow evening.
e) Do you work _______ Saturdays?
f) I live _________ Switzerland.
g) I went _________ the airport by car.
h) Theres a tree ____________ the house.
i) There are some pictures _________ the wall.

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Test 6 (Unit 2)

9-th form

1. Give the plural of the following nouns if possible:


a tomato
a taxi
a photo
a disco
a leaf
a boy-friend
an ox
an office-block
a Genius
a cupful
analysis
a court-martial
a museum
a school-inspector
a tooth
a woman-driver
2. Complete the tense chart with the verb: MAKE
ACTIVE
Present
Past
Future
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Future Perfect

Simple
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

Continuous
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________
______________________

PASSIVE
Present
Past
Future
Present Perfect
Past Perfect
Future

Simple
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

Continuous
______________________
______________________

3. Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Which sentence matches better?


a) Paulas been living
work early today to meet her uncle.
Paulas left
work late all this week.
b) The cats been going
next door to have its dinner.
The cats gone
upstairs.
c) Ive been saving up
to buy a new stereo.
Ive saved up
about 200$.
d) Ive been finding
my cheque book at last.
Ive found
it difficult to concentrate recently.
4. Insert the right preposition.
a) We often go to the beach __________ summer.
b) Julias birthday is _________ January.
c) George isnt here _________ the moment.
d) I often go away _________ the weekend.
e) The company started __________ 1969.
f) I work __________ a restaurant now.
g) I like to swim _________ the sea.
h) She is _________ holiday in Switzerland.
i) The cat is __________ the table.

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Test 7 (Unit 3)

9-th form

1. Explain the following words or give synonyms where possible.


* eyelid_____________________________________________________________
* nostril ____________________________________________________________
* to dwell ___________________________________________________________
* cut_______________________________________________________________
* to forgive _________________________________________________________
* to itch_____________________________________________________________
* thumb_____________________________________________________________
* to sting ___________________________________________________________
* hygiene____________________________________________________________
2. Put the verbs in parentheses in the correct form.
1. If I (to be) taller, I (to be able). to take the umbrella
without this chair. 2. As soon as he (to recover), he (to be signed)
out of the hospital. 3. If Ann (not/to break). .. her
glasses yesterday, she (to read) ..the book by the end. 4. If these shoes
(to fit).. me, I (to buy) .them. 5. If Nick (to understand)
..the topic well, he (not/to fail) ... the test yesterday. 6. When
I (to leave) ..the house and (to be going) .to cross the
street, I suddenly (to remember) that I (to forget)
the keys in the keyhole.7. By the time you (to join).. us tomorrow,
we (to do).. this part of work. 8. She (not/to manage)
to discuss the appointment with him yet, but she (to hope).
that when he (to return)., it (to be) .the first thing she
(to do)...
3. Fill in the gaps with prepositions where necessary.
1. Bill is responsible this work. 2. I wonder what this illness was caused . 3. This
happened me when I was 17. 4. Would you like to listen this song? 5. My sister
is sick, I have to go home and look her. 6. The book is written a young author.
7. When I saw him, his body was covered bruises and scratches. 8. I am not sorry
having followed their advice.
4. Make up a short story on the topic:
Health is not valued till sickness comes.
5. Put down 10 rules of personal hygiene.
6.* Advertise a fruit or a vegetable and prove its nutritional value.

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Test 8 (Unit 3)

9-th form

1. Form the comparative and superlative degrees of these adjectives:


- tiny
- simple
- handsome
- mellow
- lively
- good
- dry
- bad
- pleasant
- far
2. Change the forms of the verbs in the sentences from the Passive into the Active
voice. Add something to them to develop a situation. Think of new subjects in the
sentences.
a) The boy was punished for something.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) His work was finished by 3 oclock.
__________________________________________________________________.
c) The dictation was written without mistakes.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) This house was built last year.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) The letter has just been sent off.
__________________________________________________________________.
f) This article will be translated.
__________________________________________________________________.
3. Complete the exercise with 5 possessive pronouns and 4 relative pronouns.
a) Alfred and Henry are in _____________ car.
b) That is Peters car over there, its __________.
c) Tom is drinking__________ drink.
d) Is this __________ hamburger?
e) I am working on __________ homework.
f) Where is the bottle of Coke __________ I bought this morning?
g) I talked to my girl__________ car broke down in front of the shop.
h) Mr. Jones, ____________ is a taxi driver, lives on the corner.
i) There is the car ___________ Id like to buy.
4. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple, the Present Perfect or the Present
Perfect Continuous.
a) A: Last night I (to see)___________________ The Bodyguard at the cinema.
B: Oh, I already (to see)_____________________ it twice.
b) A: Do you know that Mrs. Jones (to work)_________________ here for 16 years?
B: I thought she (to start)__________________ working here 10 years ago.
5. Whats your opinion?
Brave actions never want a trumpet.

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Test 9 (Unit 3)

9-th form

1. Form the comparative and superlative degrees of these adjectives:


- sad
- big
- heavy
- fat
- late
- wide
- polite
- foggy
- clever
- able
2. Change the form of the verbs in the sentences from the Passive into the Active
voice. Add something to them to develop a situation. Think of new subjects in the
sentences.
a) I was not invited to the party.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) When will this book be read?
__________________________________________________________________.
c) Who are these letters written by?
__________________________________________________________________.
d) The letter has just been typed.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) The room was cleaned.
__________________________________________________________________.
f) The article has been translated by her brother.
__________________________________________________________________.
3. Complete the sentences with 5 possessive pronouns and 4 relative pronouns:
a) Please give the dog _________ bone now.
b) That is Claras shoe; thats __________.
c) This is Jennifer and Toms home; its ______________.
d) Whose money is this? Is it __________?
e) Gertrude is cleaning ___________ teeth.
f) This is the girl ____________ comes from Spain.
g) Thats Peter, the boy __________ has just arrived at the airport.
h) What did you do with the money __________ your mother lend you?
i) He cleaned the car __________ had an accident.
4. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple or the Present Perfect.
a) A: Why are you so happy?
B: I just (to pass)____________________ my driving test.
b) A: _________you always (to have)______________ long hair, Julie?
B: No, when I was young my hair (to be)_____________ very short.
5. Whats your opinion?
A courageous man never wants weapons.

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Test 10 (Unit 4)
V-1
1. Define the following words:
* framework
* government
* president
* freedom
* character

9-th form
V-2
* suffrage
* society
* right
* treaty
* people

2. Complete the word-web.


The Structure
of the State

Local Services

3. Write the Past Indefinite and Past Participle of the following verbs:
to lay
to forget
to weep
to break
to wind

to leave
to swear
to kneel
to overcome
to strike

4. Fill in prepositions where necessary.


1. I am going the West business. 2. Weve just read a story true friendship. 3. To
become a critical thinker you are to view situations different perspectives. 4. He that
puts a public gown, must put a private person.5. June 29, 1995 a new Human
Right Building the Council Europe was officially opened Strasbourg.
5. Open the brackets.
1. I (to hear) some loud voices right now. 2. The train (to arrive) when we (to speak) to
the porter. 3. Johns plane (to arrive) at 6 p.m. 4. All the students marks (to announce)
next week. 5. Her silk dress (to be) too long for her last year. 6. If you (to learn) the poem
yesterday, you (not/to get) two. 7. If the child (not/to be) so small, he (to be able) to dress
himself.
6. Comment on: Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

............................................................

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Test 11 (Unit 4)

9-th form

1. Use the proper article.


a) We were met by _______ handsome young man. _____ man was ______ guide.
b) _______ street was empty. But suddenly she noticed _______ old woman on
________ opposite side of _______ street.
c) Long ago this park was _______ large private garden.
d) I want you to explain _______ incident we had this morning.
e) What ________ nice cheerful fellow he is!
f) ________ young man of about 30 with _______ pleasant face rose to greet them
when they entered _______ room.
2. Put the adjectives in brackets into the form which suits the meaning of the
sentence.
a) It is not always (bright)____________________ students who do well in tests.
b) Terylene shirts are harder-wearing, but cotton shirts are much (comfortable)
___________.
c) Which is (deep) _____________ , Lake Garda or Lake Iseo?
d) I like both of them, but I think Michael is (easy) __________to talk to.
e) She has a lot to be thankful for (sad) ___________ thing of all is that she does
not realize it.
3. Give the corresponding passive constructions.
a) Ann brought some more milk from the kitchen. ___________________________.
b) I hear they are building a new cinema not far from the park. _________________.
c) Mother has made a new dress for Ann. __________________________________.
d) Her letter informed me about their arrival. _______________________________.
e) She hasnt opened the box for two years. ________________________________.
f) They spoke to each student separately. __________________________________.
4. Rewrite the following using a wish construction.
a) Im sorry I havent got a washing machine. ______________________________.
b) Im sorry I dont live near my work. ___________________________________.
c) Im sorry I called him a liar. __________________________________________.
d) Im sorry I didnt book a seat. _________________________________________.
e) Id like Tom to drive more slowly. ____________________________________.
f) Id like you to keep quiet. ____________________________________________.
g) Its a pity that shops are shut on Saturday afternoon. _______________________.
h) Its a pity he didnt work harder during the term. __________________________.
i) Its a pity I havent got a work permit. ___________________________________.
j) I would like it to stop raining. _________________________________________.
5. Complete the sentences with: can, cant, could, couldnt.
a) Fish _______________ speak.
b) Why ______________ all the nations of the world just get along in peace?
c) I ________________ get to sleep last night because it was too hot in my room.
d) My uncle was a wonderful craftsman. He made beautiful things out of wood. But he
_______________ read or write because he never went to school.

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Test 12 (Unit 4)

9-th form

1. Use the proper article.


a) Late in ________ afternoon they went back to London.
b) It was such _______ cold and windy night that we had to look for shelter.
c) It was ________ evening when we parted at last.
d) It has been ________ wonderful evening for me.
e) It all happened early in ________ morning.
f) They know _______ town very well and can show you ______ way to the theatre.
2. Put the adjectives into the form which best suits the meaning of the sentence.
a) I want to rent a car (powerful) ___________________ one you have.
b) Is Cambridge (old) ________________ university in Britain? No, Oxford is about
50 years (old) ___________ .
c) If you were (tidy) _______ and (well-organized) _______ than you are, you would
not help loosing things.
d) The boys in our school are (good) _______________ at football than the boys in
the other schools in the town.
e) She is much (self-confident) ___________________ than she used to be.
3. Give the corresponding passive constructions.
a) They looked for the key everywhere but could not find it.
b) Everybody speaks well of the girl.
c) The teacher asked if they had done all the exercises on page five.
d) The guide showed them a lot of places of interest.
e) They crossed the city in different directions but could not find the house anywhere.
f) The play impressed Joan greatly.
4. Rewrite the following using a wish construction.
a) Im sorry our garden doesnt get any sun. ________________________________.
b) Im sorry I called him a liar. _________________________________________.
c) Im sorry I havent got a car. _________________________________________.
d) Im sorry I cant drive. _____________________________________________.
e) Im sorry we accepted the invitation. ___________________________________.
f) Im sorry you didnt see it. __________________________________________.
g) Its a pity you are going tonight. ______________________________________.
h) Im sorry I didnt bring a map. ________________________________________.
i) Im sorry that theatre tickets cost so much. _______________________________.
j) Id like you to wait for me. ___________________________________________.
5. Complete the sentences with: can, cant, could, couldnt.
a) I used to be a good swimmer, I _____ swim long distances when I was a teenager.
b) When I was younger, I ______________ stay up past midnight and get up at dawn
feeling refreshed and ready to go. I ______________ do that any longer now that Im
middle-aged.
c) An illiterate person is someone who ___________ neither read nor write.
d) Hes very fit for his age. He _________ run really fast.

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Test 13 (Unit 5)

9-th form

1. Choose the correct completion.


a) Mary has to________ to the meeting.
- comes
- to come
- come
b) The whole team must ___________ together in order to win the game.
- worked
- to work
- work
c) The children should _____________ thank you when you gave them their gifts.
- has said
- to have said
- have said
d) Paul can ________ Chinese very well because he has been studying it for 6 years.
- speak
- spoke
- to speak
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense, Active or Passive voice.
a) The robbers (to catch)_____________________ as they (to leave) ___________
_____________ the bank.
b) Jo (to arrive) __________________ home to find feathers everywhere. Her cat (to
catch)____________________ a bird.
c) Mr. Taylor was furious with the newsagent because his Sunday newspaper (not/ to
deliver)___________________________.
3. Make up sentences using the given verbs in the Passive Voice.
- to look at
__________________________________________________________________.
- to listen to
__________________________________________________________________.
- to think of
__________________________________________________________________.
- to speak about
__________________________________________________________________.
- to wait for
__________________________________________________________________.
4. Choose the correct answer.
a) Ive got ______________ money. Lets have coffee.
- a little
- a few
b) Ive got ______________ stamps that you can use.
- a little
- a few
c) I write _____________ letters every week.
- a little
- a few
d) She can speak ____________ Spanish.
- a little
- a few
5. Express your idea:
All things are difficult before they are easy.

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Test 14 (Unit 5)

9-th form

1. Choose the correct completion.


a) May I _____________ you?
- can help
- to help
- help
b) I couldnt _____________ that book because I didnt take any money.
- bought
- to buy
- buy
c) I cant find the grocery list. Gail must ___________ it with her when she went out.
- has taken
- to have taken
- have taken
d) Jack should _____________ harder.
- studies
- to study
- study
2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense, Active or Passive voice.
a) We (to drive)_______________________ down a quiet country lane when suddenly we (to overtake)______________________ by a police car.
b) When I woke up this morning, the world looked like a wonderland. It (to
snow)______________________ all night.
c) Dont worry. When you arrive in New York, you (to pick up) __________________
by one of our drivers and taken to the conference centre.
3. Make up sentences using the given verbs in the Passive Voice.
- to look for
__________________________________________________________________.
- to look after
__________________________________________________________________.
- to speak to
__________________________________________________________________.
- to ask for
__________________________________________________________________.
- to choose
__________________________________________________________________.
4. Choose the correct answer.
a) Ive got ______________ time. Do you want to talk?
- little
- a few
b) We had ______________ rain last night.
- little
- a few
c) They made _____________ mistakes, but it was O.K.
- a little
- few
d) There are _____________ new hotels since you last visited.
- a little
- a few
5. Express your idea:
What we do willingly is easy.

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Test 15 (Unit 5)

9-th form

V-1
V-2
I. Write the words corresponding to the following definitions:
* instructions for cooking
* husband or wife
* marriage ceremony
* newspapers, TV, Radio
* the spirit in a person

* person who hires workers


* woman who is about to get married
* an agreement to marry
* a very dry, sandy place
* underside of a foot

II. Write the Past Indefinite and Past Participle of the given verbs:
to keep
to speak
to bet
to fall
to become
to make
to swim
to wear
to bite
to bring
III. Write the necessary characteristic features for obtaining a job of:
an accountant

a hairdresser

IV. Open the brackets, choosing the correct variants of the verbs and their tense
forms.
1. If I (can/may) ________ swim, I (to have /to be able)_________ to help you in getting
that toy from the bottom. 2. If Ann (to have/to possess) ___________ a cell phone, we (to
find/to look for) _________ where she is now. 3. If the work (to be finished/to be over)
____________ yesterday, we (not/ to have- not/must) _________ to do it again today.
4. Jane (to be/ to have) ________ a rather strange idea. She (to think) ___________ that
if she (to die/to dye) _________ her hair blond, everyone (to pay/to attract) _________
attention to her. 5. If you (to follow/to chase) ____________ my instructions, the wound
(to heal/heel) ___________ quickly.
V. Comment on:
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.

The book is not judged by its cover.

VI* Make up a dialogue:


At the shoe-repairs

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At the dry-cleaners

Test 16 (Unit 6)

9-th form

1. Open the brackets and use the verbs in the right tense form.
I work at Patrick Ltd. I (to work) there since 1999. Last Monday our new accountant
asked me to see her if I (to have) time to spare. She was a new person, so I wondered
what she (to be) like. Just imagine how surprised I was when I (to meet) with my
former classmate! We used to be close friends, then she (to move) to another state
and (not/to keep) me posted. I (to hear) you work for this enterprise, she told
me. We (not/to see) each other for 10 years maybe. You (to change) a lot. Id like
to chat with you a little; what you (to say)?
2. Report the following sentences:
1. Im thinking of living in China, said Fred. .........
2. Ive been playing football a lot recently, my friend told me.

3. Charlie had an accident last week, but he wasnt injured, Mother told her.
........................................................................................................................................
4. Can you afford a voyage this year? Hall asked her father.

5. Ill be in the Hague next week, George promised me.

3. Change the sentences into the Passive Voice.


1. They have widened the central street.
.......................................................
2. They will open a new supermarket next week.
...................................................................
3. The high rainfall has created an alarming situation.

4. We could not use the main road as some policemen had blocked it.

5. He bought a new TV-set last month.

4. Fill in the blanks, open the brackets or transform into indirect speech where ne cessary.
1. We like to participate extracurricular activities. 2. If you cant find your manual, I can
lend you . 3. They were waiting for (they) parents to come. 4. You (to see) this person before? 5. Can I help you? Barbara asked us. 6. There are people who dislike milk.
7. I (to give) you this book, when I (to finish) reading it. 8. They said, We shall play
tennis tomorrow afternoon. 9. How long you (to wait), when the tram finally came?
10. My father has been interpreter all his life. 11. Im sick and tired explaining to him
what his duties are. 12. What is longest river in world? 13. This is the man children won the competition. 14. If it (to rain) yesterday, she (to miss) our engagement.
15. Ann wishes she (not/to be seen) in that old-fashioned dress at the party. 16. How
many parts does the book consist ? 17. a rule, I try not to eat in the afternoon.

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Test 17 (Unit 6)

9-th form

1. Change the sentences into indirect speech.


a) The teacher asked: Are you listening carefully, John?
_________________________________________________________________.
b) She asked him, Is Robert coming tomorrow?
__________________________________________________________________.
c) I said, Is John studying for an examination now?
__________________________________________________________________.
d) Father said: Mary is doing her morning exercises, I dont want to disturb her.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) Mother said: You are forgetting your manners, John.
__________________________________________________________________.
f) He said: I attend the language laboratory almost every day.
__________________________________________________________________.
2. Put the correct preposition into each gap.
a) I agree __________ every word you say.
b) What are you all laughing __________? Whats the joke?
c) He died _________ a heart attack.
d) Shes suffering badly ___________ sunburn.
e) Do you believe ____________ magic?
3. Adverb or adjective?
a) My old car broke down yesterday. I hope it can be mended (cheap, cheaply).
b) Stings a (marvelous, marvelously) singer.
c) Jimmy has got a (tremendous, tremendously) collection of stones.
d) I am a fan of France Gall. She not only sings (beautiful, beautifully), shes got
(beautiful, beautifully) songs as well.
e) He broke the news to her (gentle, gently).
4. Rewrite the passage into the Passive.
Somebody left a box on the bus last night. A woman found it under the seat. She gave
it to the bus driver. No one knows where it came from. The police are making inquiries
now. The police are searching for the owner of the box because they have found a bomb
in it. They hope they will arrest the person soon.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________

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Test 18 (Unit 6)

9-th form

1. Change the sentences into indirect speech.


a) He asked angrily: Why are you smiling to yourself and dont answer my questions
at once?
___________________________________________________________________.
b) The girl said, Im thinking of summer spent in the Crimea.
___________________________________________________________________.
c) She said to Nick, When are you going to visit them?
___________________________________________________________________.
d) Mary said, I am making a new dress, I want to wear it at our party.
___________________________________________________________________.
e) Ann said, We are thinking of going out.
___________________________________________________________________.
f) She said: Ill give him your note if you like.
___________________________________________________________________.
2. Put the correct preposition into each gap.
a) I didnt realize Maria was married ____________ George.
b) Hes acted ____________ three major films.
c) Did you succeed _________ convincing your father you were telling the truth?
d) Compared ___________ you Im not very intelligent at all!
e) Weve complained __________ our teacher _____________the amount of homework we get.
3. Adverb or adjective?
a) Ice-cream sales rose (steep, steeply) last August.
b) There was a (sudden, suddenly) increase in sales.
c) I particularly like all these (bright, brightly) colours in your paintings, he whispered (soft, softly).
d) My dog is very (silent, silently). He (rare, rarely) barks.
e) My father drives (slow, slowly). He seldom exceeds 40 mph.
4. Rewrite the passage into the Passive.
Someone broke into a local jewelry shop yesterday. The owner had just locked up the
shop when a robber with a gun threatened him. The robber told him to unlock the shop
and give him all the diamonds from the safe. Then the robber tied him up. The police have
organized a search for the robber. They hope they will find him in a few days.
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.

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Test 19 (Unit 6)

9-th form

1. Fill in the articles where necessary.


At __________ weekend Alex and Amanda went to __________ theatre. They often go to
_________ W. Shakespeare theatre. It is in _________ Green Street. They saw _______
great play called I Would Die For You. ________ play was _________ romantic story
about _______ life of ________ couple in love. After going to _________ theatre, Alex
and Amanda went to ________ restaurant. They both ate _______ very large meal. There
was ________ enormous plate of various kinds of meat. After leaving ________ restaurant they got _______ taxi home. On _______ way _______ home they saw _______
nasty accident. _______ taxi driver had to take them home by ______ another route.
2. Complete the sentences using the right form of the verbs bellow:
(get on/off; turn up; give back; get over; make up; turn upside down; look through; get
away; turn over; turn out; look for; take down; make out; look after; get down; give
away; take away; take after; look up; give up)
a) Im ________________________ my glasses and I cannot find them.
b) Nick cannot___________________ what the teacher is saying.
c) Liz has read all these books and she is going to__________ them__________.
d) He didnt want to____________________ what the doctor told him yesterday.
e) Mr. Smith decided to___________________ his collection of badges.
f) My friend Ann said she would never_________________ singing.
g) If you dont know the word,____________ it__________ in the dictionary.
h) Listen to my new story! Ive just_____________ it ____________ .
i) Could you________ the children________ : I dont think they should see this film.
j) He cant ______________________ his illness yet.
k) I like to ______________________ to work by 9.
l) You never know how your children will ____________________________.
m) Who is going to ____________________ the children while you are away?
n) Ill not be able to ____________________ from the office before 7.
o) Dont worry about the letter. Im sure it will ______________________________.
p) We ______________________ the train in London.
q) She ______________________ her notes before the exam.
r) Your daughter doesnt ______________________ you at all.
s) _______________ the pie ______________ please.
t) They _______________ the room _________________ and went away.
3. Report the following:
a) Im waiting for my parents, said Nick.
b) John said, Im sorry to disturb you, Eliza.
c) The sun isnt a planet, it is a big star, said the teacher to his children.
d) Dont make so much noise, will you? the neighbour said to Pete.
e) I promise I will write to you as soon as I arrive, Nick, said Jane.
4. Fill in at, in, on, by.
______ Easter ______ Monday afternoon _______ 7 oclock
______ bus
______ the morning
________foot
______ midnight ______ winter day
________ the time

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_______ spring
_______ 1998
_______ noon

Test 20 (Unit 6)

9-th form

1. Fill in the articles where necessary.


In _________ 16th century ________ Stratford-upon-Avon was __________ commercial town surrounded by ________ rich farmland. Its markets attracted people from
miles around.__________ names of some streets tell us today what was made or sold in
these streets, for example __________ Sheep Street or __________ Wood Street. John
Shakespeare was ________ son of ________ farmer who came to Stratford to find his fortune. He became ________ glove maker. With __________ money he bought ________
house in _________ Henly Street. He also married well. Mary Arden came from ________
rather rich family.
2. Complete the sentences using the right form of the verbs bellow:
(get up; get into; look through; take off; take down; put down; give up; take after;
look at; take away; turn into; wait for; make up; make out; laugh at; turn off/on; get out;
look after; speak to; turn over; give back; look up; look for)
a) Everybody says that I _______________________ my father.
b) Dont _______________________hope!
c) I could understand why he was ____________________ me so angrily.
d) They should _____________ the books _______________ to the library.
e) Would you like to ____________ my telephone number ______________?
f) What papers are you _________________________?
g) If you dont like the fish, _____________ it _______________.
h) Nick _______________ into his car and drove _______________.
i) In spring the snow ____________________water.
j) What time do you ____________________ in the morning?
k) I have been _______________________ Helen since morning.
l) The doctor ______________________ a prescription for me.
m) I like to _____________________ stories for little children.
n) Could you ____________________ the light in the next room?
o) Never ____________________ old people.
p) Brown the meat on one side, then ________ it ______ and brown the other side.
q) I have already ____________________ the manager about your salary.
r) The boy _______________________ of the room at once.
s) Dont forget to _____________________ my garden in summer.
t) Where are my keys? Ive been _______________________ for an hour.
3. Report the following:
a) If I had any instructions, I would know what to do, explained Meg.
b) Will you be free tomorrow? Colin asked Richard.
c) Dont open the door or answer the phone, said Helens parents.
d) Why hasnt Tom locked the car door? the policeman asked.
e) The student said, We wish our exams were over.
4. Fill in: on, in, at, by.
_____ 8:30
______ the evening _______ November _______ 1995
_____ train
______ summer
_______ midnight _______ Sunday morning
_____ the time ______ May 21-st _______ horse
_______Christmas Eve

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Test 21 (Unit 7)

9-th form

1. Choose the correct idiom in each of these situations:


a) Everyday my neighbours dog wakes me up at 4:00 a. m.
1. It gives me food for thought. 2. Im fed up. 3. Im spilling the beans.
b) Her childrens constant fighting _____________ on their mothers nerves.
1. grated
2. boiled
3. sifted
c) The band was _____________ enthusiasm for the football team.
1. melting down
2. whipping up
3. dampening
d) The little boy said: Im sorry, mother. Mothers anger ________________.
1. buttered
2. melted
3. peeled
e) He was the ______________ of his mothers eye.
1. pear
2. apple
3. banana
f) The committee voted to delay the project until next year.
1. They burned it. 2. They put it on the bank burner. 3. They put it on the hot plate.
2. Fill in the articles where necessary.
a) What ________ beautiful rainbow!
b) What ________ misty weather!
c) What ________ excited children!
d) _______ Smiths always spend their holiday at the seaside.
e) Do you know that _____ football is _____ most popular game in many countries?
f) I dont play table tennis. I like _______ music, especially I like to play ___ violin.
g) ________ Thames is ________ most important river in _______ England.
h) What time do you leave _________ home for _________ work?
i) Last year Mrs. Brown visited ________ Buckingham Palace to see ________ Queen.
Unfortunately, _____ Queen Elizabeth II wasnt at ________ home at that time.
j) _______ Adriatic Sea, which is between the coasts of _______ Italy and Yugoslavia,
is an arm of ________ Mediterranean Sea.
k) I usually have a cup of tea with sandwiches for ________ breakfast.
l) The students are going to write ______ test. ________ test consists of five tasks.
3. Give the plural of each of the following nouns:
brush
deer
sheep
round
negro
goose
leaf
datum

postman
child

4. Open the brackets using the right tense form of the verb.
a) She is very tired because she (not to sleep) _________________ for two days.
b) When I got to the office, I (to realize) __ that I (to forget)____to lock the front door.
c) Last night I (to have) _______________ a wonderful dream.
d) They (to finish) ____________the work when Hans fell into the water.
e) We (to know) ___________ each other since we (to be) __________ 5 years old.
5. Change Active into Passive. a) Their gardener has planted some trees.
b) Dr. Brown will give you some advice.
c) You must clean the room.
d) The postman delivers the letters.
e) She is writing a book.

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Test 22 (Unit 7)

9-th form

1. Choose the correct idiom in each of these situations:


a) He sat on the bus _______________ between two young ladies.
1. sandwiched
2. toasted
3. fried
b) As the weather was getting warmer, Michael _______________his sweater.
1. mixed
2. cut up
3. peeled off
c) Leslies wallet was stolen. She had a lot of money in it. She was ___________.
1. sugary sweet
2. buttered up
3. boiling mad
d) Mathematics? Oh, thats not my _________________.
1. cup of tea
2. glass of wine
3. piece of cake
e) He was so afraid that his legs turned to __________________.
1. potatoes
2. jelly
3. cream
f) You havent touched my apple pie! Oh, Im just not _________________.
1. sugar-minded
2. sweet-toothed
3. sweet-eyed
2. Fill in the appropriate articles where necessary.
a) What ________ golden sunshine!
b) What ________ brave people!
c) What ________ nice day!
d) _________ Browns live in New-York.
e) Do you like to play tennis? No, I like to play ________ piano.
f) She was _________ most beautiful girl in her class.
g) _________ Nistru river flows into _________ Black Sea.
h) There is _________ plenty of food in __________ fridge.
i) Where were you at _______ weekend? My parents were in _______ town and I
was at __________ home.
j) It was ________ warm summer evening.
k) ________ spring makes people feel young.
l) Shell have ________ shower and return in ________ hour and _________ half.
3. Give the plural of each of the following nouns:
church
tooth
country
thief
play
gentleman

wife
woman

mouse
son-in-law

4. Open the brackets using the right tense form of the verb.
a) The river Nile (to flow) _____________ into the Mediterranean.
b) She (to drink) _____________________ a cup of coffee when the telephone rang.
c) They will give her the message as soon as she (to arrive) _________________.
d) _________ you (to go) __________ to the swimming pool tomorrow?
e) What _________ you (to do) __________ at five oclock tomorrow?
5. Change Active into Passive. a) We use this room only on special occasions.
b) They are pulling down the old theatre.
c) Who wrote it?
d) A jellyfish stung her.
e) They built this church in 1815.

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Test 23 (Unit 7)

9-th form

1. Ask 8-10 questions about the passage.


It was Christmas Eve. Ebenezer Scrooge was in his office, the office of Scrooge and
Marley. His clerk, poor Bob Cratchit, was working. Suddenly, Scrooges nephew came
into the office. Scrooge hated Christmas and he refused his nephews invitation for dinner
on Christmas Day. His nephew went away.
............
........
........
........
........
........
........
2. Put a preposition into each gap: in, to, between, for, about, on, with.
a) You made some silly mistakes, but _________ general your work was good.
b) I got a cheque ____________ 100$ in the post.
c) The difference ____________ you and me is that I dont mind hard work.
d) I can think of no reason __________ her strange behaviour.
e) It took a long time to find a solution ________ the problem.
3. Put the sentences into the Passive Voice.
a) They often invite me to their parties. ____________________________________.
b) People speak English in different parts of the world. _______________________.
c) One uses milk for making butter. ______________________________________.
d) They build a lot of new houses in this district every year. ___________________.
e) They built this house in 1950. ________________________________________.
4. Change the sentences into indirect speech.
a) He said: Hurry up! Find your hockey stick. Ill be waiting for you outside because
its too hot here.
__________________________________________________________________.
b) If you watch TV for a long time, youll get tired, said mother to the boy.
__________________________________________________________________.
c) Are you quarreling again? he asked.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) She said: The tall trees make a green corridor and their leaves are murmuring
above our heads while we walk along that wonderful alley.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) I recommend you to join our company if you want to have a good rest, said
Roger.
__________________________________________________________________.
5. Comment on the following:
Jack of all trades and master of none.

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Test 24 (Unit 7)

9-th form

1. Ask 8-10 questions about the passage.


The ghost took Scrooge and showed him scenes of the future. In one, people were
talking about Scrooges death, but not one person was unhappy about it. The ghost also
took him to the Cratchit family. The family was very sad. The next morning Scrooge
wished everybody Merry Christmas. He went and visited his nephew and had the best
Christmas dinner in his life.

2. Put a preposition into each gap: in, to, between, for, about, on, with.
a) I need some information ______________ global warming.
b) Im having trouble ____________ my car. It wont start in the mornings.
c) In the accident there was quite a bit of damage _____________ my car.
d) Did you get an invitation ___________ Harrys wedding?
e) I dont see James any more. I havent been __________ touch with him for years.
3. Put the sentences into the Passive Voice.
a) The branches of the tree hid her face.
___________________________________________________________________.
b) I know her family. Her brother Charles has taken me there more than once.
___________________________________________________________________.
c) I am sure your presents will please them. ________________________________.
d) When I switched on the radio they were broadcasting a very interesting programme.
___________________________________________________________________.
e) I thought they had already sent the letter. ________________________________.
f) Evidently somebody had informed him of the news before they announced it.
___________________________________________________________________.
4. Change the sentences into indirect speech.
a) Helen said to Roger: Ill join you in a moment if you wait for me at the entrance
door. _____________________________________________________________.
b) Robert asked his friend: Where are you going for the weekend?
__________________________________________________________________.
c) Helen said: Dont even ring me up. Ill be working at my translation.
__________________________________________________________________.
d) Mother said to the children: If aunt Emily invites us well spend the weekend at
the seaside.
__________________________________________________________________.
e) Im sure Ill be sleeping when you start. I dont want to get up so early.
__________________________________________________________________.
5. Comment on the following:
He works best who knows his trade.

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Test 25 (Unit 7)
V-1
1. Define the following words:

9-th form
V-2

to cherish
playwright
stage
cast
a blank sheet of paper

to squint ones eyes


dim
cell
repertoire
audience

2. Find synonyms to:


to bluff
audience
to applaud
stunning
to continue

camouflage
to employ
renowned
fellow-actor
to go up

3. Use Gerund in the following sentences:


1. I enjoy (to talk) to clever people.
1. I suggest (to go) to that performance.
2. We cant begin (to do) this work without him. 2. Ann continues (to work) upon this article.
3. She hates (to borrow) money.
3. Let us start (to do) the household duties.
4. He forgets (to lock) the front door.
4. He couldnt help (to laugh) at the joke.
5. She doesnt mind (to look) after kids.
5. She tries to give up (to smoke).
4. Write a paragraph on one of the topics:
* Mass Media is the main
source of information.
* Leisure activities.

* Music and its wonderful power to cure.


* Recent events that impressed me greatly.

5. Make up as many questions to the following statements as possible.


1. I am meeting my lawyer
at 10 in the morning
2. She visits her mother twice a year.
3. She learns two foreign languages
at school.
4. The shop window was broken
by the robber.
5. It takes Fred 10 minutes to get here
as he lives nearby.

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1. He was standing at the corner of the street.


2. We usually spend our weekends
at the seaside.
3. I lost my way because it was dark.
4. Her parents always give her good advice.
5. They saw your cousin an hour ago.

Test 26 (Unit 8)

9-th form

1. Define the following words:


V-1
cargo ship
trip
rescue service
jet plane
truck
2. Write about the:
* advantages of traveling by plane

V-2
voyage
traveling
raft
goods
track
* disadvantages of traveling by car

3. Fill in the blanks with prepositions where necessary.


1. I get bored repeating the same things every day. 2. She is different her brother.
3. Is your little sister afraid spiders? 4. This shop-assistant is always polite the
customers. 5. We were disappointed the tennis match. 6. There are a lot of advantages
being led by the guide. 7. Transportation is the act of moving people one place
another. 8. He that travels far, knows much. 9. This building is famous its architectural design.
4. Choose the best variant.
1. The (rooves, roofs) of the houses were covered with snow. 2. The children are
already (growns-up, grown-ups). 3. Bad news (travel, travels) fast. 4. You should listen
to your parents (advice, advices). 5. We can see the bank of (a, the, -) Danube river. 6.
Where is (a, the, -) cheese I bought yesterday? 7. Gymnastics (was, were) his favourite
subject at school. 8. I hoped you (will, would) agree to sign the documents. 9. If you
come to Moldova, Ill show you the (sites, sights). 10. Its a pity we dont know these
(childrens, childrens) names.
5. Make the following sentences Passive:
1. Such long bridges seldom (to build).
2. Can it (to do) by next Tuesday?
3. They (to build) a road now.
4. Someone (to warn) him not to swim.
5. Last summer this edition (to sell).
6. Mr. Gibson (to drive) to the airport tomorrow.
7. I (to allow) to go to Nicks party last week.
8. The camera (to repair) since 6 oclock.
9. Someone (to scratch) your car this morning.
10. The magazines (to look) through when the mail arrived.

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Test 27 (Unit 8)

9-th form

1. Put the sentences into the Passive Voice.


a) People will forget it very soon. _______________________________________.
b) They will translate this text next year. __________________________________.
c) No one has seen him anywhere this week. _______________________________.
d) Wait a little. They are examining the last student there.____________________.
e) They informed me that they had seen you in Oxford Street._________________.
f) He offered me a chair. ______________________________________________.
g) We gave him all the money. _________________________________________.
h) They have just shown me a new magazine. _____________________________.
i) Mother promised the boy a new toy. ___________________________________.
2. Write the following in Reported Speech.
a) Tom said, Im busy.________________________________________________
b) Tom said, I need some help._________________________________________
c) Tom said, I am having a good time.____________________________________
d) Tom said, I finished it an hour ago.____________________________________
e) Helen asked: Did you finish your letter yesterday._________________________
f) Helen asked: Do you know how to knit?________________________________
g) What platform does the train leave from? asked Bill.______________________
h) When was the timetable changed? I asked.______________________________
i) Are you working as well as studying? asked Peter.________________________
j) How big are the classes? I asked.______________________________________
3. Use the right preposition.
a) Please copy the sentence ____________ the blackboard.
b) ________ night the air cools down.
c) The airplane had to change the course because _________ the storm.
d) Lets throw __________ those dead flowers and pick some fresh ones.
e) Cambridge is __________ eastern England.
f) Jenny turned _________the radio when the programme came to an end.
g) Is Carol old enough __________ go to school?
h) I enjoyed myself _________ the party.
i) Hot weather is exceptional _________ England.
j) I expect the weather is cold _________ England.
4. Many people move to a new country in search of a new life. Do they always find
what they are looking for?
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________.

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Test 28 (Unit 8)

9-th form

1. Put the sentences into the Passive Voice.


a) Someone locked the front door. _______________________________________.
b) Someone broke my pen last night.______________________________________.
c) They punished the boy for that. ________________________________________.
d) They will tell you when to come. ______________________________________.
e) Where will they build a new library? ___________________________________?
f) They sent you the invitation last week. __________________________________.
g) I am sure they will offer you a very interesting job. ________________________.
h) Someone taught him French and gave him a dictionary. _____________________.
i) They have promised me some books on this problem. ______________________.
2. Write the following in Reported Speech.
a) Tom said, I have finished my work.____________________________________
b) Tom said, I will arrive at noon._______________________________________
c) Tom said, I can solve that problem.____________________________________
d) Helen asked: Do you know any foreign languages?_______________________
e) Helen asked: Are you listening to me?_________________________________
f) When does he arrive in York? he asked.________________________________
g) Does this train stop at York? asked Bill.________________________________
h) Have you seen the library? asked Ann._________________________________
i) Are the playing grounds near the school? I asked.________________________
j) Who put salt in my coffee? he asked.__________________________________
3. Use the right preposition.
a) Spain grows oranges __________ export.
b) Thank you ________ your extreme kindness.
c) The aeroplane landed ____________ the airfield.
d) You must hang the picture __________ a firm nail or it will fall.
e) At first she was afraid _________ water, but she soon learned to swim.
f) We could see the form _________ a man ________ the darkness.
g) Forgive me ________ waking you.
h) They made fun _________ Roberts big ears.
i) I didnt tell her ___________ the accident.
j) Patricia is playing _______ herself _______ the garden.
4. Think about your country. What would you miss most about it if you went to live
abroad?
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________

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Test 29 (Final test)

9-th form

1. Put the verbs in the brackets in the appropriate form.


1. Her eyes were red. It was evident she (to cry)_________. 2. Patricia cant join us.
She (to break) __________her leg. 3. Sorry for the mess. I (to paint)__________ the
house since morning. 4. Which subject you (to work) _________at tonight? 5. She promised she (to see) __________me off the other day. 6. All the necessary arrangements (to
make)__________ as soon as possible. 7. Ice hockey (to start) ____________in Canada.
8. She just (to take) ____________her results (to get) _______ready to go on a holiday.
9. She (to bathe)__________ the baby when we (to call)________ her. 10. It is important
that he (to take) ____________care of his old father.
2. Complete the following sentences:
1. I would never have troubled him, if. . 2. She looks at me as if . 3. If everybody
went away . . 4. The child would eat, if . 5. He asked me if .. . 6. If my
sister-in-law writes me . . 7. She wont go to the airport if . 8. He wouldnt have
invented . . 9. If he had loved her .. . 10. If we manage .
3. Fill in the articles where necessary.
1. Monday is first day of week. 2. Will you have cup of coffee? 3. We never
go to school on Sundays. 4. History is always interesting for teenagers. 5. water
in my glass is cold 6. What beautiful weather we are having today. 7. The Moldavans
like wine. 8. I went to hospital to see how he was. 9. Do you want coffee or
tea? 10. He is known to have climbed Everest.
4. Convert into indirect speech.
1. Tom asked: Did you enjoy the salad? 2. David said: Can you come to our place tomorrow
at 9? 3. He said: John, have you been in many caves? Are you a caver? 4. Joe said:
I think Ill go to the library to study. 5. Where did you buy this hat? she wanted to know.
6. The teacher told us: Dont let any strangers in. 7. She asked me: May I get a cup of
coffee? 8. If you spill the milk, there wont be any for the cat,-said my mother to me.
9. Sally wanted to know: Is there anything I can do to help you? 10. Ive just telephoned
the doctor,- said Maurice.
5. Write an essay on the topic:
A good name is better than a good face.

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Test 30 (Final Test)

9-th form

1. Fill in the articles where necessary.

1. At_____weekend Alex and Amanda went to______theatre. They often go to______W.


Shakespeare theatre. It is in _____Green Street. They saw _____great play called I
Would Die For You. _____play was___romantic story about ______lives of _____
couple in love. After going to______theatre, Alex and Amanda went to______restaurant. They both ate______very large meal. There was______enormous plate of varios
kinds of meat. After leaving______restaurant they got______taxi home.On____way
_____home they saw_____nasty car accident. ____ taxi driver had to take them home
by_____ another route.
2. What______beautiful rainbow!
3. What______misty weather!
4. What______excited children!
5. _____Smiths always spend their holiday at the seaside.
6. Do you know that _____football is ______most popular game in many countries?
7. I dont play table tennis. I like _____music, especially I like to play ________violin.
8. _____Thames is_____most important river in _____England.
9. What time do you leave______home for______work?
10. Last year _____Mrs Brown visited______Buckingham Palace to see___
Queen. Unfortunately,______Queen Elizabeth II wasnt at______home at the time.
2. Complete the sentences using the verbs bellow.

(get on/off; turn up; give back; get over; make up; turn upside down; look through;
get away; turn over; turn out; look for; take down; make out; look after; get down; give
away; take away; take after; look up; give up)

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.

Nick cannot_________________what the teacher is saying.


Liz has read all these books and she is going to__________them ______.
He didnt want to___________________what the doctor told him yesterday.
Mr Smith decided to__________________his collection of badges.
My friend Ann said she would never___________________singing.
If you dont know the word ___________it_________in the dictionary.
Listen to my new story! Ive just ____________it _________.
Could you _________the children _________? I dont think they should see this film.
He cant ___________________his illness yet.
I like to____________________to work by 9.
You never know how your children will_______________________.
Who is going to________________________the children while you are away?
Ill not be able to___________________from the office before 7.
Dont worry about the letter-Im sure it will ____________________.
We__________________the train in London.
She_________________________her notes before the exam.
Your daughter doesnt ______________________you at all.
____________the pie___________ please.
They _____________the room ______________________and went away .

3. Fill in: at; in; on or by.


_____ Easter
_____Monday afternoon
_____7 oclock
_____spring
_____ bus
_____ foot
_____ 1998

______ midnight
______ winter day
______the weekend
______the time
______Christmas Eve
______noon
______ time

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Chapter II. Supplementary Texts


for Gymnasium Level Pupils
1. Read the text and say who made jeans and what material they are usually made of.
BLUE JEANS
Levi Strauss came to America from Germany. In 1850 he arrived in San Francisco.
San Francisco is a large city in the United States of America. It is situated in California.
There were many people in California in those days because they wanted to find gold and
become rich. They worked a lot looking for gold and spent much time in the water of the
rivers. They needed strong trousers.
Levi Strauss had a lot of strong material. He hoped people could build tents with it.
So he decided to make special trousers of this material. They were strong and people liked
them. One day Strauss sold all the trousers he had. But they had no colour and became
dirty very easily. So Strauss decided to colour them blue. Now people all over the world
wear blue jeans. They think they are good for work and travel, they are practical.
Now read the statements and say which of them are True, which are False or you
Dont Know if they are true or false.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Levi Strauss came to America from Germany.


He arrived in New York.
He had a lot of material to make tents of.
People looking for gold wanted to have light, beautiful jeans.
Levi Strauss coloured his jeans because he was fond of the blue colour.
People usually wear a pair of blue jeans more than 3 years.

2. Read the text A Quickly-minded Explorer, get ready to explain the title of the text
and say what you think of the explorer. Can you name his real profession?
A QUICKLY-MINDED EXPLORER
One night before the sunset a hotel in the centre of the city was on fire. The people
who were inside ran out of the building, they stood near the hotel looking at the fire and
talking: You know, one of them said to the man who was standing next to him, when
I understood we were on fire I didnt move and continued to sit in the armchair reading
a book for some time. Then I rose and before I came out I ran into some of the rooms. I
was curious about money. And indeed, while I was looking for it I found a lot of paper
money in empty rooms. People dont think about money when they are in panic nowadays. When paper money gets into a fire, the fire burns it. So I took all the paper money
that I could find. No one will be poorer because I took it. Im going to use it soon. I think
Ill visit some foreign countries. You dont say so! said the other man. By the way,
dont you know what I am? No, answered the first man. And where do you work?
Im a policeman. Oh! cried the first man. He thought quickly and then said: Im so

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glad to meet you. And do you know who I am? No, said the policeman. Oh, said the
first man. Im an explorer and a writer. I always tell stories about things that never took
place.
3. Read the text The Day I Came Face to Face with a Tiger. Say why the tiger attacked
the people.
THE DAY I CAME FACE TO FACE WITH A TIGER
My name is Tony Russell. Last year I went to Nepal for three months to work in a
hospital. It was situated high in the mountains. I liked the place very much. The air was
always fresh and there was a small lake which was not very deep not far from the hospital.
I used to swim there early in the morning.
I think its important to see as much of a foreign country as you can, but it is difficult
and sometimes dangerous to travel around Nepal. Once I had a few days holiday from
the hospital, so I decided to go into the jungle with my friend Kamal Rai who knew a lot
about his own country and was fond of travelling among the mountains.
We started preparing for the trip at six in the morning and left our camp with two elephants. It was hot, but we were wearing shoes and trousers to protect us from snakes. In
the jungle there was a lot of wildlife, but we were trying to find big cats, especially tigers.
We got onto the elephants backs but Kamal said it was unusual to find tigers in the middle
of the day because they liked to sleep in the daytime, hiding in the grass.
Then suddenly we saw a tiger rather far and Kamal told me to be quiet. We came
nearer and saw a dead sheep in the grass. This was the tigers lunch!
We heard the tiger the second before we saw it. What do you think happened then?
Think of your own end of the story and tell it to your classmates.
4. Read the text and say what the tragedy for the captain of the plane was.
A TRAGEDY IN THE AIR
The flight from London to South Africa didnt begin at 9 oclock. It was a little delayed. The plane belonged to the British Airways. It was a big plane with four engines.
At ten oclock we started. I sat next to Michael. He is a former pilot but now he works
as a lawyer. Michael is my permanent companion in my journeys to Africa. This trip
promised to be very interesting. It included our visits to several villages situated in the
South of the continent. The trip could offer many unusual things.
At eleven oclock when we were over the British Channel Michael told me he didnt
like the sound of the engine. Soon the stewardess said that something was not quite right
with the engine again. She told us it wasnt very important as there were three good engines on the plane and we were OK.
However when we got near Africa, the passengers were telling each other that the
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ing over the land of Africa with its wild animals: tigers, lions, snakes. We were thinking
about death.
Suddenly we heard the captains voice on the plane radio: Ladies and gentlemen, I
have bad news for you.
I saw that many faces became white. Some people began crying. I felt terrible. The
captain continued in a loud voice: I have to inform you that England has lost her last
football match against Scotland!
5. Read the text and say what you think of the young lady.
SHE WANTED TO SHOW OFF
In the eighteenth century young ladies in Italy usually had very poor knowledge of
history and geography. They hardly ever read a book about America, which was called the
New World, about Christopher Columbus or about his discoveries.
Once a young lady was invited to the Kings palace. There was a ball there. The lady
belonged to a very rich and famous family. She knew a lot of important and respectable
people. She liked to talk to them though she seldom could understand the subject of their
talk. The ministers, lawyers, other important political people knew that the young lady
was neither clever, nor bright but they often talked to her as they didnt want to offend her
because though she was rather dull, she was nice and pleasant.
Well, that evening one of the guests, a professor of history, was late. The young lady
knew his name very well as his political ideas were very famous. She came up to him and
asked him why he was late. Oh, nothing important, said the professor, I was delayed
by my friend, a professor of history from Mexico. Is Mexico far from Italy? asked the
young lady. The professor smiled and said it was in the New World. In the New World?
repeated the lady who was surprised to hear that. Yes, smiled the professor again. He
had a good sense of humour, so he said: Mexico is in the New World which was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
When the young lady heard this she ran to the dancing hall and shouted as loud as she
could: Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the latest news? A new world has just been
discovered by a certain Christopher Columbus!
6. Read the text An Ill Turn and say what Miss Marthas mistake was. Then do the
task after the text.
AN ILL TURN
Miss Martha Marple was 40 years old but she was not married. She had a shop where
she sold bread both fresh and stale. Stale bread was cheaper than fresh bread. One man
came to Miss Marthas shop two or three times a week. The man was not young but he
was very pleasant. He wore cheap clothes but they always looked nice on him. The man
was not healthy. He coughed, his eyes were red. Miss Marple wanted him to recover but
she understood that it was difficult for him to go and see the doctor. Doctors and medicine
were expensive but the man Miss Martha decided was poor. He always bought stale bread
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Miss Martha liked the man very much. She wanted to help him but didnt know
how.
Once she had an idea. She put some butter in the stale bread. When the old man
came to her and asked for his usual stale bread she gave him the stale bread with
butter.
The next day the poor man came to the shop. He was very angry. He said he was an
architect. I used stale bread to take away pencil lines. Last night I finished a plan for a
new office and began to take away the pencil lines. But your butter! ... Now I cant show
my plan to anybody! he said.
Now choose the right sentence.
1. a. Miss Martha was 30 years old.
b. Miss Martha was 40 years old.
2. a. Miss Martha had a husband.
b. Miss Martha was not married.
3. a. Miss Martha sold vegetables.
b. Miss Martha sold bread.
4. a. Miss Martha sold only fresh bread.
b. Miss Martha sold fresh and stale bread.
5. a. Miss Martha thought that the man was poor.
b. Miss Martha thought that the man was rich.
6. a. Miss Martha helped the man.
b. Miss Martha didnt help the man.
7. Read the text and say why the boys thought that the old gentleman had won the cat.
YOUVE WON!
An old gentleman was very unhappy about young boys who lived near him. They
were always noisy, played the guitar loudly and sang strange songs. The old gentleman
thought they had very bad manners and didnt know the difference between right and
wrong.
One day he was taking a walk in the park near his home when he saw some young
boys standing around a small cat. The old man went up to the boys and asked them what
was happening. One of the boys said to him: We are having a competition. Were telling
lies and the one who tells the biggest one will keep this cat.
The old gentleman thought that was a good opportunity to teach the boys good
manners and to give them a useful lesson. So, he said to them:Ive never told a lie in
my life! When the boys heard these words they shouted: Youve won! You can take
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8. Read the text and say what you think about Tom.
AN EXCELLENT STUDENT
A teacher was asking Tom a lot of questions. But his knowledge was very poor and
he couldnt answer any of them. The teacher asked him questions on geography and history of Great Britain and the USA. She wanted to know what parts the United Kingdom
consisted of, what were the emblems of England, Scotland and Wales. Tom did not know.
He looked very unhappy. The teacher then decided to ask him some very easy questions.
Please tell me, when was the Great Fire of London? Tom shook his head. He didnt
know the answer. Who was the first President of the United States? continued the teacher. She thought it was the easiest question possible. But Tom couldnt answer it either. He
thought for a long time, but didnt say anything. The teacher got very angry and shouted,
George Washington! The student got up and began to walk to his seat. Come back!
the teacher said. I didnt tell you to go. Oh, Im sorry, the student said. I thought you
called the next student.
9. Read the text and say why a short answer is called a laconic answer.
A LACONIC ANSWER
The Lacons lived in that part of Southern Greece which was called Laconia. The
people who lived there were very brave. They loved their Motherland and defended it
from all the enemies. Everybody knew that their life was very simple. They tried to follow
the laws of their country and never spoke long. The shorter the better, was their rule.
Never use more words than you need, was another rule. And nowadays as you probably
know a very short answer is often called a laconic answer, because the Lacons usually
gave such short answers.
In Northern Greece there was a land called Macedonia. King Philip ruled there. He
was not very clever and he was not very brave, but he wanted to become king of all
Greece. So, he collected a great army and soon he became master of all Greece. Only Laconia was not conquered. Then King Philip wrote a letter and sent it to the brave Lacons.
The letter said: If I win the battle with your army, I will become your king and ruin your
great city.
A few days later an answer was brought back to him. King Philip found only one
word in it. The word was very short, and that was If.
Now answer the following questions:
1) Where was Laconia situated?
2) What were the rules of the people who lived in Laconia?
3) What kind of life did the Lacons have?
4) Who ruled Macedonia?
5) Where was Macedonia situated?
6) What did King Philip want?
7) What did he write to the Lacons in his letter?
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10. Read the text and say what you think of the shop assistant.
MRS GREEN OR MRS BROWN?
When Mrs. Green was 62 she went to live in a small village out in the country. There
was only a little shop in the village where she bought bread and some dairy products, but
once a week she began to go into the nearest town to do the shopping there. She never
went to the bakers or to the grocers or to the fishmongers. She usually went to a big
supermarket where she could buy all the things she wanted. She went there to buy meat
(pork or beef), vegetables and fruit regularly every Saturday.
After she had visited the store several times, the shop assistant began to smile and say:
Good morning, Mrs. Brown, whenever she came to pay for the things she had bought.
At first Mrs. Green didnt think much about this, but after a few weeks, she said to the
shop assistant one Saturday: Excuse me, but my last name is Green, not Brown. The
shop assistant smiled and said she was sorry.
But the following week, when Mrs. Green came to pay for her buyings, the shop assistant said to her: Do you know, Mrs. Brown, there is another lady who comes to our
store every Saturday who looks just like you.
11. Read the text and do the post text activities.
THE KING AND THE BOATMAN
Once there lived a king. One day he fell ill. The best doctors came to the palace from
every part of the country, but they could not help the king. He became worse every day.
One day an old man came to the palace and said to the king:
I can help you. But when you are well again, you must give me much gold: as much
as the biggest elephant weighs.
The king agreed. In three days he was well. Then the time came to pay the old man.
But nobody knew how to weigh the elephant and the gold. The king called clever men
from all parts of the country to his palace. They thought and thought for three days and
three nights but could think of nothing.
On the fourth day a poor man came to the court-yard of the palace and asked the soldiers to tell the king that he could help him. The soldiers struck the man and told him to
go away. They shouted:
You fool! How can you help the king when the clever men can think of nothing?
The king heard the noise and asked:
What is happening? Why are my soldiers shouting so?
One of the kings men answered:
Oh, great king! A poor and dirty man has come into the court-yard. He says he can
help you. The soldiers do not want to let him in.
The king told his men to bring the poor man back. When he came, the king said:
Who are you and how can you help me?
I am a boatman, the man answered. In my boat I carry people across the river. I can
easily weigh the elephant and the gold too.
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But how can you do it? he asked.


You will see yourself, the boatman answered. Tell the elephant-man to bring the
elephant to the river.
The king told his men to do so and went to the river himself.
When the elephant came, the boatman told the elephant-man to get the elephant into
the boat. Then the boatman put a mark on the side of the boat to show how much it sank
under the elephants weight. When the elephant got back on land, the boatman said:
Now put gold into the boat.
The kings men started to bring gold from the palace and put it into the boat. When the
boat sank as much as under the elephants weight, the boatman said:
Stop!
Then the boatman told the king:
Great king! I have done it! This gold weighs as much as the elephant.
Everybody was surprised to see how clever the boatman was.
The king told his men to give him money and asked him to stay in the palace.
A. Arrange the following facts in the order in which they come in the text.
The kings men brought the elephant to the river.
The king fell ill.
The old man said he could help the king.
A poor man came to the court-yard of the palace.
The men put gold into the boat.
The king asked the man to stay in his palace.
The king was well again.
The elephant-man got the elephant into the boat.
B. Choose the heroes that appear in the story.
an old man
the king
the kings son
a goblin
a magician
a teacher
soldiers
the boatman
a rich man
a woodcutter
12. Read the text and do the post text activities.

THREE GOLD DOLLS


One day the Old Bird wanted to learn if the king was clever. So she sent the king
three gold dolls. All three dolls looked the same but they were worth different sums of
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king looked at the dolls for a long time. He thought and thought but he could think of no
answer.
Now there was a young man in that country. He was very poor and worked for a rich
man. But he was clever and everybody knew this. When he heard about the Old Birds
dolls, he told the kings men that he could help the king. The king told his men to
bring the young man to the palace. The young man came, looked at the dolls and saw
that each of them had a small hole in its ear. Then he took a straw and pushed it into
the ear of one doll. The end of the straw showed out of the dolls mouth. The young
man took the second doll and pushed the straw into its ear. The end of the straw showed
out of the other ear. When the young man pushed the straw into the ear of the
third doll, the end of the straw did not show out at all. The young man thought a little
about this and then said:
Listen, Oh, king, these dolls are very much like people. The first doll is like a man
who tells others everything that you tell him. Such a man is a bad friend. The second doll
is like a man who soon forgets what you tell him. Such a man is also a bad friend. But the
third doll is like a man who forgets nothing and does not tell others what he must not tell.
Such a man is a good friend. So the third doll is worth the most.
The king was very happy to hear this clever answer. He sent it together with the dolls
to the Old Bird and told his men to give money to the clever young man.
A. Say to what type of human character (the right column) corresponds the description of
the doll in the left column.
The end of the straw showed
A man who tells others everything you tell him.
out of the other ear.
The end of the straw did
A man who forgets nothing and doesnt tell not
show
others what he must not tell.
The end of the straw showed
A man who soon forgets what you tell him.
out of the dolls mouth.
B. Now say:

Which of the men is the best friend?


Which of the dolls was worth the most?

13. Read the text and do the post text activities.


THE WOODCUTTER AND THE GOBLIN
A woodcutter was busy cutting down trees near a river. Suddenly his axe fell into the
water. The woodcutter was very unhappy about it. He was a poor man and had no money
to buy another axe. Suddenly a terrible goblin came out of the river.
Why do you look so sad? he asked the woodcutter.
I have lost my axe in the river. I cant work now. And I have no money to buy another
axe, the woodcutter explained.
Wait, Ill try to help you, man, the goblin said and went back into the water. In a
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Is this your axe? he asked.


No, it is not, the woodcutter said unhappily.
The goblin smiled and went into the water a second time. When he came out again,
he brought a silver axe.
Is that your axe? he asked.
No it isnt, the woodcutter said.
The goblin went into the water a third time and came back with the woodcutters
axe.
Is this your axe, then? he asked with a smile.
Yes, yes, it is, the woodcutter cried. He was very happy. He took his axe and thanked
the goblin with all his heart.
The goblin liked the woodcutter: he was such an honest man. So he gave him the gold
and silver axes as a present.
When the woodcutter came home, he told his story to a man who lived in the next
house. This man was greedy. When he heard the story, he took his axe and ran to the river.
Then he threw his axe into the water and waited.
The goblin came out of the water and asked:
Whats the matter?
I have lost my axe in the river, the man said. I am so unhappy.
The goblin went into the water and brought out a gold axe.
Is that your axe? he asked.
Yes, yes, it is! Give it to me quick! shouted the greedy man.
And he tried to take the gold axe away from the goblin. But the goblin did not let him
have the axe. He went into the river and never came back.
A. The main idea of the text is:
clever people always get what they like;
goblins are never good to people;
it is best to be honest in life;
if you get a present, do not tell other people about it.
B. Which of the following sentences relate the events of the story in the right way?
The woodcutter threw his axe into the water.
The goblin went into the water three times.
The goblin did not like the woodcutter because he was greedy.
The goblin gave some money to the woodcutter.
The woodcutter told his story to a rich man.
The rich man went to the river to see the goblin.
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14. Read the text and say which is better in your oppinion.
WHICH IS BETTER?
Many years ago an elephant and a monkey had a quarrel. The elephant was proud
because he was so strong.
Look how big and strong I am, he said. I can pull a tree down. Can you?
Now the monkey was proud because he was so quick.
Look how quickly I can run and climb, he said. Can you climb a tree?
At last they decided to go and speak to the Old Bird.
We cannot agree, they told the Bird, tell us what you think about it. Which is better to be strong or to be quick?
The Old Bird said to them:
Do as I tell you and then Ill learn which is better. Do you see that great tree across
the river? Go and get the fruit from it and bring it to me.
So they went to the river, but the monkey was afraid of the water.
Get on my back, said the elephant proudly. I will carry you. I am big and strong
and I am not afraid to swim across the river.
There on the bank stood the tree. It was so high that the fruit was far above them. The
elephant tried to pull the tree down, but it was too strong.
Wait a minute, said the monkey proudly. I can climb.
He ran quickly up the tree and threw the rich fruit to the ground.
The elephant put it in his great mouth. Then they crossed the river again and gave the
fruit to the Old Bird.
Now, they said, which is better to be strong or to be quick?
Can anybody tell which is better? asked the Old Bird. The elephant couldnt get
the fruit alone. The monkey could not get the fruit alone. But you could get it together.
One of you crossed the river, the other climbed up the tree.
15. Read the text and do the post text activities.

THE SONG OF BEOWULF


I
Beowulf is the first English poem. It is more than a thousand years old. It tells of times
long before the people who were the ancestors of the English people came to the country.
They brought the legend with them.
When Hrothgar was the king of the people who lived in the south of Scandinavia, the
country lived happily till a terrible monster came to their land. His name was Grendel.
He looked like a man, but there was long black hair all over his body, Grendel was very
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caught a man, he carried him to his home in the mountains and ate him there. So, he was
also called the Man-Eater.
One night Grendel came to Hrothgars castle to see what the king and his men did
there. The door was open and he saw generals and soldiers sleeping in the biggest room.
The monster carried away thirty of the men to his home in the mountains and ate them.
In the morning the king saw that not all his soldiers were in the castle. Grendel has
been here, he thought.
When his men learned about it, many of them were afraid.
We must catch and fight Grendel, said the king. So, when Grendel came again one
night, there was a very long fight. But the hair of Grendels big body was so long that the
soldiers could not use their swords against him. And so he killed some of the men and
again ran away with them to the mountains and ate them.
Hrothgar could do nothing. The monster now came not only to the kings palace but to
the houses of the people and killed them. Twelve long years passed, and the people in the
land were very unhappy. Hrothgar wanted to give Grendel gold to end the war between
them. But the monster did not take the gold.
There were no dinners at the kings castle now. People were afraid to walk near the mountains: Grendel watched for them and caught and killed many of them. Hrothgar had many
strong and brave men but they did not know what to do. Grendel continued to kill and kill.
People of other countries heard about Grendel. Beowulf, a great hero, who lived in
Denmark, also heard about the monster. He told his men to build a good ship because he
wanted to go to King Hrothgar and help him and his people. When the ship was ready,
Beowulf took fourteen of his bravest soldiers with him. In two days they saw the mountains of Hrothgars land.
When Beowulf and his men came to the castle, old Hrothgar sat alone in the big room.
He was very unhappy. His men brought the guests to him.
Here are men who have come from over the sea. they said. It seems they are
friends. This general they call him Beowulf is a very strong man.
I knew Beowulf when he was a child, said Hrothgar. His good old father was a
brave soldier. We are very happy to see you, our dear guests.
Hrothgar, Beowulf answered, I am happy to see you too. Stories about Grendel have
come to me. The bravest and the most clever of my people asked me to come to you because
they know that I am strong. And now I am ready, alone, to fight Grendel. I have learned that
this monster fights without a sword. So, Ill fight with him without a sword too.
Grendel has killed many of my best soldiers, the king said. We are very unhappy
about it. I know you will kill the monster. Stay here in my castle for the night. Be brave
and watch for Grendel.
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I. What are the answers to these questions?


1. What was the other name of the monster?
2. How many soldiers did Beowulf take with him?
3. Did Hrothgar know Beowulf?
4. How did Beowulf want to fight with Grendel?
II. Choose the correct ending to the following sentences.
1. Beowulf is
a) a novel;
b) the first English poem;
c) a short story.
2. Hrothgar was
a) a soldier;
b) the king of the people who lived in the south of Scandinavia;
c) a magician.
3. Grendel was
a) Hrothgars general;
b) a great hero from over the sea;
c) a monster.

II
Beowulf and his men were alone. Beowulf lay down in the big room and waited for
Grendel. He did not sleep.
Then Grendel came from his mountains. He could easily see the castle, bright with
light. He walked up to the door and opened it. A terrible light like fire came from his
eyes. In the big room of the castle he saw a group of sleeping soldiers and laughed aloud.
Beowulf watched him.
The monster killed a sleeping soldier who lay near the door. He walked nearer to the
table and saw Beowulf. Suddenly Beowulf caught one arm of the monster with his hands.
Grendel felt that this man was as strong as many men. He was afraid now. He wanted to
run away, but he could not free himself from Beowulfs strong hands. When Grendel and
Beowulf began to fight, the castle seemed to jump up in the air and come down again.
Beowulfs men struck Grendel from every side with their swords but it was all nothing
to the great monster. Grendel fought and fought but he could not free himself from Beo
wulfs hands. At last Beowulf tore the arm out of Grendels body. Grendel cried aloud and
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In the morning Beowulf together with Hrothgar and his men rode into the mountains
where the monster lived. They rode and rode and at last came to the monsters big castle.
Beowulf went into the castle alone. In one of the rooms he saw a big sword on the
wall. He understood that it was a magic sword. He quickly took it down and with that
sword he killed the terrible monster. He cut off his head and brought it to his friends.
The soldiers shouted with joy when they saw the great hero come out of the castle. He carried the monsters head by the hair. After a short rest they all rode back to Hrothgars castle.
The next day everybody came to the biggest room in Hrothgars castle to celebrate the
monsters death. Beowulf put up the head and the arm of Grendel on the wall of the big
room. As the guests sat down at the table Hrothgar said:
Grendel has made the life of our people very unhappy. Now you, Beowulf, the best
of men, have done what we could not do. You have become my son now. We shall remember you always.
Beowulf was very happy to hear such words. At supper he sat near Hrothgar between
the two sons of the king. Hrothgar gave many rich presents to Beowulf and his men: beautiful horses, gold and silver. There was much music and singing far into the night. There
was peace in the land for the first time in many years. Nobody was afraid and everybody
slept well that night.
In two days Beowulf was ready to go back to his home country with his men. There
he became a king when his father died.
Arrange the following facts in the order they come in the story.
____ Beowulf became a king.
____ There was peace in the land for the first time in many years.
____ Beowulf heard about Grendel.
____ Grendel and Beowulf began to fight.
____ Hrothgar gave rich presents to Beowulf and his men.
____ Beowulfs men built a ship and sailed to Hrothgars land.
____ Grendel came to the castle and killed a sleeping soldier near the door.
____ Beowulf saw a magic sword on the wall.
____ Grendel often came and killed many people.
____ Beowulf caught one arm of the monster with his hands.
____ Beowulf told Hrothgar that he wanted to fight the monster.
____ Beowulf tore the arm out of Grendels body.

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Chapter III. Conversational topics


for the 5-9th forms
Conversational topics for the 5th forms

Tell about your family (parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers,


cousins, etc.).
When is your birthday? How old are you now?
What is your hobby?
Which family member do you like more? Why?
Describe your favourite room in your home.
Tell about your dream home.
Name 10 things in your room (bathroom, living-room, kitchen).
How must an ideal school look like?
What is your favourite subject at school? Why?
Do you like your class? Why or why not?
Do you always do homework? Do you get a lot to do?
Is it good for pupils to wear school uniforms? Why? Why not?
What are the qualities of a good pupil (teacher)?
Do you have a busy schedule?
How do you spend your free time?
Describe your best friend. Why do you like him/her?
What do you like to do with your friends?
What is friendship for you?
What is your favourite month (season, weather). Why?
Compare yourself with an animal. What animal do you associate yourself
with? Why?
Tell about the book that impressed you the most.
Imagine you are a writer. What kind of book would you like to write?
What are the places of interest in Moldova we can be proud of?
Do you like to travel? Where? Why?
What places (countries, cities) would you like to visit? Why?
What means of transportation do you prefer for traveling?
Do you go in for sports? Whats your favourite kind of sport? Why?
Tell about a sportsman you admire.
Do you exercise? What do you do to feel healthy?
You are planning a space trip. What will you take with you?

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Conversational topics for the 6th forms

Is it good for people to know more than one language? Why?


Do you learn foreign languages quickly or slowly? Why?
Do you like your school? Is there something you would like to change
about your school?
Is it important to use computers? Why? Why not?
Where are computers extremely necessary?
Do you use computers? With what aim?
Do you use email?
Do you surf the Internet? How often? What for?
Do you like to play computer games? What kind of games do you play?
Is TV good for children?
What should (shouldnt) be shown on TV?
What are the qualities of a good person (parent, child)?
Where do you want to live someday? Why?
Do you like the place you live in? Why or why not?
Do you have good neighbours? What are the qualities of a good neighbour?
If you could change a bit your neighbourhood, what namely would you
change?
Which is your favourite time of the day (week, month, year). Why?
Tell about your favourite job.
What do you want to be in future? Why?
Tell about your favourite dishes.
Have you ever tasted snakes (snails, frogs, dogs)?
Who teaches you table manners?
Can you cook? If yes, what can you cook?
Is there anything you dislike to eat? What is it?
What is your favourite holiday? Why? What does your family do when this
holiday comes?
Do you like to go shopping?
Conversational topics for the 7th forms

Name some adjectives characterizing a beautiful (attractive, slim, graceless) person.


What must one do to be well shaped?

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Are there differences in the appearance of old and young men? What are
they?
Is there something the young can teach the old?
Do you consider your family to be a friendly (united) one? Why?
What are the qualities of your best friend?
Who is your best friend?
Do you tell your best friend everything?
Comment on: Tell me who your friend is and I will tell you who you are.
What is your favourite colour?
Are there colours you dont like?
Do you like to change your hair style (colour)? Why?
What hygienic rules do you respect?
If you had 5000 $, what changes would you do in your room (house, flat,
school)?
Is it important to get good marks (grades) in school? Why?
Do teachers (doctors, drivers, journalists, presidents, policemen, scientists)
have an easy job? Why or why not?
Should children help their parents with household chores?
Name the chores you do everyday in your apartment (house).
Do you like to wash dishes?
What is a good-sized family to have? Why?
Do you write letters? Whom to? How often?
What do you need more: a new friend, a computer or a cell phone? Explain
your choice.
Where would you go if you had a vacation now? Why?
How much do people depend on money nowadays?
Conversational topics for the 8th forms

Has technology improved our life?


If you could change the school program, what subjects would you include
(exclude)? Explain your choice.
Do you imagine our life without computers? How important are they nowadays?
How can the problem of poverty be solved? Is it possible in your country?
Do you believe in curses? Why? Why not?
What would you prefer: a portrait, drown by a skillful artist, or a photo of
yourself? Explain your choice.

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Is picture drawing popular nowadays? Why? Why not?


If you had enough money to edit your own newspaper (magazine, journal),
what title (rubrics) would it have? What kind of information would it provide readers with?
Do you believe newspapers that once fabricated news? Why?
Do you believe people who once deceived you? Why?
Will you trust someone who failed you once? Give your reasons.
If you were a film director, what kind of film would you make? What title
(genre, plot) would it have?
If you were given an opportunity to invent and introduce a new holiday,
what holiday would it be? Explain your choice.
Are there places of interest in your country that need public protection?
If you were a green peace volunteer, what would you do for your country?
If you could open a new museum in your country, what kind of museum
would it be?
Do you imagine our life without cell phones? Are they of much importance? Where?
Do you have a cell phone? What do you need it for?
Do your parents give you pocket money?
Do you earn money when you have vacations?
What do you do with your money? Do you prefer to save or to spend it?
Is it difficult in your country to get a good job?
At what age are people allowed to get married in your country?
What age is considered to be good to get married?
Do you have a lot of stress in your life? What causes it? What do you do
to reduce it?
Do you frequently go to the cinema?
What was the last time you went there? What did you see?
Tell about your favourite film.
Do you have favourite film-stars (singers, musicians)?
Do you play a musical instrument? If not, what instrument would you like
to play?
How do you celebrate birthdays in your family?
Do you like big, noisy parties? Why or why not?
Is it easy to be a popular person?
Would you like to become popular someday?

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Conversational topics for the 9th forms

There is a great variety of theories explaining the appearance of the Earth


and life on it. Which theory is closer to you?
Do you believe in horoscopes? Why or why not?
Can you recall the cases when dolphins were of great help to humans?
How do Mowgly children appear? Were there any similar cases in your
country?
Do you know anyone who leads a dogs life?
What animal do you consider to be useful (useless) for the humankind?
Explain your choice.
Do you know any recipes for keeping fit?
What makes you sad (angry, happy)?
What kind of rest is closer to you: active or passive? What do you do when
you want to rest?
What makes a successful student (sportsman, doctor, businessman)?
Does your country site need any changes? What kind of changes?
If you were given a possibility to spend 10 days with a celebrity (famous
person, king, prince, inventor, president, etc.), whom would choose and
why?
Where would you like to live (country, city, street)? Why?
Are you for cloning? Do you consider it useful? Be specific and detailed.
Are diets healthy and useful? Why?
Comment on: Tell me what you read and I will tell you who you are.
Comment on: Books and friends should be few, but good.
Which do you need more: love or money? Explain your choice.
Can one be happy without money?
What cant be bought for money?
If you inherited $100 000 000, would you work? Why?
Do you want to start your own business? If yes, what kind?
Have you ever lied? When was the last time you told lies?
Is it possible to be always honest?
What should one do in case he/she was bitten by a dog?

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Contents:
Foreword .......................................................................................................... 3
Chapter I.

Tests for the 5th-9th forms ........................................................ 4


Tests for the 5th forms ............................................................. 4
Tests for the 6th forms ............................................................ 38
Tests for the 7th forms ........................................................... 62
Tests for the 8th forms ............................................................ 84
Tests for the 9th forms ......................................................... 122

Chapter II. Supplementary texts for gymnasium level pupils ............. 152
Chapter III. Conversational topics for the 5 th-9th forms .................... 165
Bibliography ................................................................................................. 170

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