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NAME

Stop and check 2

Correct the mistakes

Each sentence has a mistake. Find it and correct it.

Units 5–8

CLASS

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Elementary

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Irregular verbs

Write the Past Simple form of these irregular verbs.

1

Where you live?

Where do you live?

1 catch

 

6

make

2

I arrive at the airport at ten o’clock last night.

2 come

7

write

3

She could to speak three languages when she was eight.

3 meet

8

go

4 give

9

win

4

Where did you went last weekend?

5 leave

 

10

take

5

6

7

I was to the cinema last weekend.

I buyed a new DVD player.

I am born in Mexico City.

1

point for each correct answer

can/could/was/were (not)

10
10
10

8

They arrived in the UK ago two months.

   

9

Can we have any water, please?

Complete the sentences with the verbs in the box.

 

Don’t forget to buy a pasta.

 

10

 

can’t

was(x4)

wasn’t

 

weren’t

could

couldn’t

11

How much onions do we need?

can

were

12

I don’t can go out because I have a lot of homework.

 

13

14

I like cities because I can to go to good restaurants.

It’s very hot today – do you like something to drink?

1 can’t

I

drive. I’m only 14 years old.

2 Our teacher

at school last week because she

ill.

15

Peter has a lot of CDs because he’d like music.

16

I’m hungry. I like a big steak and some chips.

3 My cousin

a very clever child. He

write

computer programs when he was eight.

 

1 point for each correct answer

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Past Simple

Complete the text with the Past Simple form of the verbs in brackets. There are regular and irregular verbs.

Milly Franklin (1) was born (be born) in Australia in 1970.

As a child, she (2) design but she (3) much. Her parents (4)

private school but she (5) education. At the age of 17, she (6)

(love) painting, drawing, and (not enjoy) school very (send) her to an expensive

(not finish) her (get) a job

as a receptionist in a clothes company. When she wasn’t

busy, she (7)

clothes. One day, her boss (8)

she (9)

Six months later Millie (10) designer and after a year she (11) fashion company.

(spend) time drawing and designing

(see) her designs and

(not can) believe how good they were.

(become) a full-time (begin) her own

1 point for each correct answer

10
10

4 buy batteries at the hardware shop.

You

‘Where

5 you last night? You

at home. I

phoned you, but there

no answer.’

6 ‘I

get into my flat because I lost my keys. I at a friend’s house.’

1 point for each correct answer

10
10

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Questions and negatives

Write the statements as questions and negatives.

1 He can swim. Can he swim?

He can’t swim.

CLASS

2 There’s a good bookshop in this town.

3 There are some eggs in the fridge.

4 You can speak Spanish.

5 He was born in 1983.

6 She could play the violin when she was three.

7 They were on holiday last week.

8 Your parents studied Italian at school.

9 The students went to the cinema last night.

1 point for each correct answer

Count and uncount nouns

Put the nouns in the correct column.

apple

milk

bread

biscuit

onion

fruit

pasta

potato

wine

egg

crisp

water

Count

 

Uncount

   

1 point for each correct answer

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some/any/a/much/many

Complete the sentences with some, any, a, much, or many.

1

2

3 petrol in the car?

4 tomatoes do I need to buy?

5 milk is there in the fridge?

6 The shop doesn’t have

7

I don’t have

any

brothers or sisters.

glass of wine?

Would you like

Is there

How

How

There are

AA batteries.

eggs, but there isn’t

sugar.

1 point for each correct answer

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7

Vocabulary – adjectives and adverbs

Underline the correct form.

1 Drive careful/carefully because it is raining.

2 I’m bored/boring. I’d like to go out for the evening.

3 Please speak more slow/slowly. I can’t understand you.

4 She’s a very good/well driver.

5 He doesn’t speak English very good/well.

6 The news about his accident was very worrying/ worried.

7 My train is late nearly every day. It’s very annoyed/ annoying.

8 My last exam was very hard/hardly.

9 I’m not very interested/ interesting in art.

1 point for each correct answer

Vocabulary – noun + noun

Match a noun in A with a noun in B.

A B railway bag sun room motor office living book hand station note glasses post
A
B
railway
bag
sun
room
motor
office
living
book
hand
station
note
glasses
post
way

1 point for each correct answer

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Vocabulary – verb + noun

Match a verb in A with a noun in B.

A B play a motorbike earn a lot of text messages ride suit and tie
A
B
play
a
motorbike
earn
a
lot of text messages
ride
suit and tie
the guitar
a
live
send
children
wear
on the third floor
look after
a
lot of money
1 point for each correct answer 6 Total 100
1 point for each correct answer
6
Total
100

Translate

Translate the sentences into your language. Translate the ideas, not word by word.

1

I can ski, but I can’t swim.

2

I couldn’t go to the party last night.

3

Where were you born? I was born in Germany.

4

How many sandwiches would you like?

5

How much milk do we need?

6

Could you post this letter for me, please?

7

What’s the date today? It’s the first of May.

8

I’d like a packet of plasters, please.

9

What size do you want?

10

Can I try on these jeans, please?

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