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TEST YOURSELF!

UNITÀ 1
A – GENERE DEI SOSTANTIVI
1 1 b) – 2 a) – 3 c) – 4 a) – 5 a)
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 1 girl 2 son 3 niece 4 waitress 5 brother
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

B – PLURALE DEI SOSTANTIVI


1 1 coats 2 women 3 chimneys 4 ladies 5 videos 6 feet 7 lives 8 boxes 9 kilos 10 tomatoes
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – PRONOMI PERSONALI SOGGETTO


1 1 Essi, They 2 Essa, It 3 Noi, We 4 Ella, She 5 Io, I 6 Lei, You 7 Voi, You 8 Essa, It
1/2 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 8 punti in totale.

D – VERBO ESSERE: INFINITO/PRESENTE SEMPLICE: FORMA AFFERMATIVA,


NEGATIVA E INTERROGATIVA
1 1 ‘s 2 are 3 aren’t –’re 4 ‘m not –’m 5 isn’t – ’s 6 ‘re 7 ‘re
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 1 Are your eyes blue? 2 Is Mrs Williams a good teacher? 3 Are you Canadian? 4 Am I late? 5 Are we friends?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – RISPOSTE BREVI
1 1 I am. 2 they aren’t. 3 it is. 4 you are. 5 I’m not.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

F – INTERROGATIVI
1 1 How are you? 2 When is the English lesson? 3 Where is the bag? 4 Who is the French teacher? 5 What is it?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

G – AGGETTIVI DIMOSTRATIVI
1 1 This car 2 That car 3 These students 4 Those students 5 That man
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

H – ARTICOLO INDETERMINATIVO
1 1 an 2 a 3 a 4 An – a 5 a 6 an – an 7 an – a
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

I – ARTICOLO DETERMINATIVO/ARTICOLO INDETERMINATIVO


1 1 C 2 C 3 C 4 NC Pasta 5 NC Mathematics 6 C 7 NC Uncle John 8 C
1 punto per C o NC, 1 punto per la giusta correzione. 11 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 2
A – AGGETTIVI QUALIFICATIVI
1 1 C 2 NC These books are heavy. 3 NC This is a nice cake. 4 C 5 NC Is that a nice cake? 6 C 7 C
1 punto per C o NC, 1 punto per la giusta correzione. 10 punti in totale.

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B – ALCUNI USI IDIOMATICI DI TO BE


1 1 ’s cold – ‘m 2 Are... in a hurry? 3 ’m 4 How much is – ’s 5 ’m hungry 6 ‘re wrong 7 Are... thirsty?
8 How old is
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – C’È/CI SONO
1 there’s – There’s – Is there – There are – Is there – there isn’t – There are – There’s – There are – There’s
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – PRINCIPALI PREPOSIZIONI DI STATO IN LUOGO (1)


1 1 c) – 2 a) – 3 b) – 4 a) – 5 a)
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 among – above – near – next to – opposite – in the middle of – behind
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 7 punti in totale.

E – AGGETTIVI QUALIFICATIVI. C’È/CI SONO. PRINCIPALI PREPOSIZIONI


DI STATO IN LUOGO (1)
1 next to – There are – There’s – Is there – on
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 3
A – AGGETTIVI POSSESSIVI
1 1 my/our – his 2 your – my 3 their 4 Her 5 your 6 our 7 their
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 9 punti in totale.

B – VERBO AVERE: PRESENTE SEMPLICE


1 1 ‘s got 2 ‘ve got 3 ‘s got 4 haven’t got – ’ve got 5 ‘ve got – ’s got 6 haven’t got – haven’t got 7 hasn’t got
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – RISPOSTE BREVI
1 1 A: Has the hotel got a swimming pool? B: No, it hasn’t. 2 A: Have we got your address? B: Yes, you
have. 3 A: Has John got blue eyes? B: Yes, he has. 4 A: Have the children got homework today? B: No,
they haven’t. 5 A: Have you got an electric guitar? B: Yes, I have.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – PRONOMI POSSESSIVI
1 1 Ours 2 his 3 mine – Yours 4 hers 5 theirs 6 mine 7 Mine 8 his 9 ours
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – GENITIVO SASSONE
1 1 B: It’s Denis’s. 2 B: It’s the children’s. 3 B: It’s Dave and Helen’s. 4 B:They’re Sue’s and Jill’s. 5 B:They’re the boys’.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

F – VERBO AVERE: PRESENTE SEMPLICE. RISPOSTE BREVI. AGGETTIVI


POSSESSIVI. GENITIVO SASSONE
1 I haven’t got – her – my – Your – I have – Susan’s
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 6 punti in totale.

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UNITÀ 4
A – SOSTANTIVI NUMERABILI E NON NUMERABILI
1 1 N 2 NN 3 NN 4 NN 5 N 6 NN 7 N 8 NN 9 N 10 NN
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 1 are – They’re 2 is 3 is – are 4 is – It’s 5 is
1 punto per ogni verbo corretto, 1 punto per il pronome soggetto corretto. 10 punti in totale.

B – AGGETTIVI E PRONOMI INDEFINITI: SOME/ANY/NO


1 1 a 2 any 3 any 4 some 5 no – a 6 any 7 some 8 any 9 any
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 1 any – some 2 no – any 3 any – any 4 some – any 5 any – some
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – MOLTO/MOLTI CON AGGETTIVI E SOSTANTIVI


1 1 very 2 many 3 much 4 very – very 5 a lot of 6 much – much 7 many 8 a lot of 9 very
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 11 punti in totale.
2 1 There are many people… 2 There’s much wealth… 3 The police have much evidence… 4 There is
much unemployment… 5 There are many good reasons…
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

D – POCO/POCHI CON SOSTANTIVI


1 1 a little 2 a few 3 little 4 Few 5 a few 6 little 7 few 8 a few 9 little 10 few
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 4 Not many people are interested in astronomy. 6 Unfortunately I haven’t got very much patience.
7 There aren’t many foreigners here. 9 Sandra hasn’t got much homework. 10 Mr Gleason hasn’t got
many business appointments this week.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

E – POCO CON AGGETTIVO


1 1 isn’t very 2 aren’t very 3 aren’t very 4 I’m not very 5 aren’t very
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 5
A – NUMERI CARDINALI
1 a) NC = one hundred and seventy-two b) C c) NC = forty d) NC = fifteen e) C f ) NC = two thousand
1 punto per C o NC; 1 punto per la giusta correzione. 10 punti in totale.

B – L’ORA
1 a) It’s thirteen minutes past six in the morning. b) It’s half past ten at night. c) It’s (a) quarter to ten
in the morning. d) It’s midnight./It’s twelve o’clock at night. e) It’s (a) quarter past four in the after-
noon. f ) It’s five (minutes) past five in the afternoon. g) It’s twenty-two minutes past seven in the
morning. h) It’s midday./It’s twelve o’clock in the morning. i) It’s ten (minutes) past twelve in the
morning. j) It’s eight o’clock in the evening/at night.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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2 1 It’s at half past nine. /It’s at nine thirty. 2 It’s at twenty-five (minutes) to one. /It’s at twelve thirty-
five. 3 It’s at ten (minutes) to two./It’s at thirteen fifty. 4 It’s at half past three./It’s at three thirty. 5 It’s
at (a) quarter to seven./It’s at six forty-five.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

C – NUMERI ORDINALI
1 a) first b) third c) ninth d) twenty-second e) seventeenth f ) twenty-fifth g) eightieth h) thirty-first
i) fourteenth j) sixty-ninth
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 1 23rd 2 71st 3 11th 4 42nd 5 60th
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

D – PRINCIPALI PREPOSIZIONI DI TEMPO: IN/ON/AT


1 1 c) at – b) on 2 a) in 3 a) in 4 a) in – c) at 5 b) on – a) in 6 b) from c) to
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 in – at – from – to – at – in – In – On – On – on
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – LA DATA
1 a) the second of February two thousand and two b) the nineteenth of August seventeen eighty-
nine c) the thirty-first of November nineteen sixty-seven d) the eighth of May nineteen thirty-two
e) the twenty-third of March twelve ‘o’ nine f ) the seventeenth of January two thousand and one
g) the sixth of September sixteen fifty-three h) the fifth of October nineteen seventy-five i) the
eighteenth of December two thousand and five j) the ninth of April eighteen sixty-seven
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 6
A – IMPERATIVO
1 1 Buy 2 Clean 3 Don’t talk 4 Make 5 Don’t take 6 Don’t eat 7 Don’t laugh 8 Put 9 Don’t worry 10 Go
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – CAN: VERBO MODALE USATO PER INDICARE CAPACITÀ (TEMPO PRESENTE)


1 1 Jeremy can drive. 2 Gordon can play the guitar. 3 Ben, Jeremy and Gordon can swim. 4 Gordon
can’t drive. 5 Jeremy and Gordon can’t paint.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 1 Who can play the guitar? 2 Can Ben, Jeremy and Gordon swim? 3 Can Jeremy drive? 4 Can Jeremy
cook? 5 Who can paint?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – FORMA IN -ING
1 1 jumping 2 swimming 3 referring 4 travelling 5 crying 6 commenting 7 beginning 8 skiing
9 admitting 10 cutting 11 sleeping 12 playing 13 putting 14 making 15 dying 16 doing 17 closing
18 preferring 19 cooking 20 lying
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

D – PRESENTE CONTINUO
1 1 What is Stephanie studying at university? She’s studying Marine Biology. 2 A: How are your parents?

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B:They’re fine.They’re abroad at the moment.A:Are they on holiday? B:No,dad is speaking at a conference
in Brussels and mum is keeping him company.They are staying with some friends.3 A:What are you doing?
B: I’m looking for my car keys.They aren’t in my bag. 4 Are you making a cake? I’m not making a cake. I’m
making pancakes. 5 A: Is Richard doing his homework? B: No, he isn’t doing his homework. He’s playing
with the computer.6 A: Are we eating at grandmother’s tonight? B:Yes, she’s cooking something special.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 15 punti in totale.
2 1 Yes, she is. 2 No, she isn’t. 3 Yes, he is. 4 No, they aren’t. 5 No, she isn’t.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

E – MUST: VERBO MODALE USATO PER ESPRIMERE UN DOVERE/OBBLIGO


O UNA PROIBIZIONE (TEMPO PRESENTE)
1 • You must park your car in the car park. You mustn’t park it in front of your holiday home.
• You must leave all valuables in our safe. You mustn’t leave valuable objects in your home.
• You mustn’t use our bathroom towels on the beach.
• You mustn’t make any noise after midnight.
• You must tell the receptionist if you break anything.
• You mustn’t keep animals in the home.
• You must wear a swimming cap in the swimming pool.
• You must vacate your holiday home by eleven a.m.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 7
A – PRESENTE SEMPLICE: FORMA AFFERMATIVA
1 1 listen to 2 exports 3 creates 4 stay 5 come 6 tries 7 eat 8 do – find 9 washes
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – PRESENTE SEMPLICE: FORMA NEGATIVA


1 1 No, she doesn’t. She wears dark colours. 2 No, I don’t. I speak German. 3 No, they don’t. They finish
on 10th June. 4 No, we don’t.We go out only on Saturday evening. 5 No, you don’t.You drive to work.
6 No, it doesn’t. It opens at 8.30 a.m. 7 No, you don’t.You represent the minority. 8 No, I don’t. I spend
a lot on presents. 9 No, she doesn’t. She likes Dave. 10 No, you don’t. You go to bed late.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

C – PRESENTE SEMPLICE: FORMA INTERROGATIVA E RISPOSTE BREVI


1 1 Do your relatives live near you? Yes,they do./No,they don’t.2 Do African elephants have very big ears?
Yes, they do 3 Does the post office close at 13.50? Yes, it does./No it doesn’t.4 Do the Italians go abroad
on holiday much? Yes, they do./No, they don’t. 5 Does the sun rise in the East? Yes, it does. 6 Do you and
your friends go out at the weekend? Yes we do./No, we don’t. 7 Do you have a hobby? Yes, I do./No, I
don’t. 8 Does your father help your mother in the house? Yes, he does./No, he doesn’t. 9 Do you listen
to classical music? Yes, I do. No, I don’t. 10 Does your mother work? Yes, she does. No, she doesn’t.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

D – AVVERBI DI FREQUENZA
1 1 Do you sometimes wear perfume? 2 I can’t usually make decent cakes. 3 Samantha doesn’t often go to
the hairdresser’s.4 Does the train always stop in Westbury? 5 I’m seldom at home in the morning.6 Do you
usually have lunch in the canteen? 7 Can Christine ever go out at night? 8 Have you always got much work?
9 We sometimes take the children to the Safari Park near here. 10 Cats don’t generally like water.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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E – USO DI DO/DOES CON QUESTION WORDS


1 Where does he live? – Why does he live in Virginia Waters? – How often does he give concerts
abroad? – When do they plan to get married? – What does Mandy do?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

F – PRESENTE SEMPLICE: AFFERMATIVA, NEGATIVA, INTERROGATIVA , RISPOSTE BREVI


1 I don’t. I live in Bath but I’m here for work. – Really? What do you do? – I’m a financial consultant. I
work for a company in London. – In London! Do you commute every day? – Yes, I do. – What time
do you leave the house? – At seven o’clock. I catch the 7.20 train and it gets to London at ten to
nine. – What time do you get home in the evening? – It depends. I never finish work before half past
six. – I usually spend the evening in London with friends or my boyfriend, so I don’t have much time
at home. – Does your boyfriend work for the same company? – No, he doesn’t. He’s a doctor.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 16 punti in totale.

G – USI IDIOMATICI DI TO HAVE


1 1 a) doesn’t have – 2 a) have got, b) have – 3 a) do you have – 4 a) has 5 a) Do you have, b) Have you got
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 7 punti in totale.

H – CONTRASTO PRESENTE SEMPLICE/PRESENTE CONTINUO (1)


1 1 PC I’m listening to the news. 2 PS They don’t always clean the car very well at the car wash. 3 PC
We are reading Shakespeare in class at the moment. 4 PS Does Sandra often argue with her sister?
5 PC Are you waiting for Diana? She’s looking for you. 6 PS That photo shop develops films within the
hour. 7 PC I’m not using your rubber.This is my rubber. 8 PS We usually have dinner at half past seven.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 17 punti in totale.

I – VERBI + FORMA IN -ING


1 1 getting up – going 2 to invite 3 watching – going 4 to be 5 chasing 6 tidying 7 to disturb 8 going
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 8
A – QUESTION WORDS: HOW/WHEN/WHERE/WHY
1 1 Where does your son go to school? 2 When are the elections? 3 How are you? 4 Why don’t you
like Jonathan? 5 How do you make duck à l’orange? 6 When does Kevin see his friends? 7 Why
haven’t you got your coat on? 8 Where do you want to go this evening? 9 How do you spell your
surname? 10 Why isn’t Susan coming on Saturday?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – PRONOMI E AGGETTIVI INTERROGATIVI: WHO/WHAT/WHICH/WHOSE


1 1 Which 2 What 3 Whose 4 Who 5 What
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 1 Who lives in that house? 2 Who do you live with? 3 Which biscuits do you prefer? 4 What happens
next? 5 What does that factory make?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – PRONOMI PERSONALI SOGGETTO


1 1 her 2 it 3 him 4 me 5 us 6 them 7 you 8 it 9 them 10 you
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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UNITÀ 9
A – STRUTTURA DELLA FRASE
1 1 I want to look at the dresses in that shop. 2 Richard climbs trees easily. 3 That garage usually has
a number of second-hand cars. 4 My neighbour’s dog often barks all night. 5 You must drive carefully
through residential areas./You must drive through residential areas carefully. 6 Do you know where
John is? 7 What is the date today? 8 Susan always behaves properly. 9 Can you tell me how much
that jumper is? 10 You always talk on the phone loudly./You always talk loudly on the phone.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – PRONOMI RELATIVI – SOGGETTO, OGGETTO E DI POSSESSO (1)


1 1 That’s the girl who/that gives me a lift to work in the mornings. 2 Here is the letter which/that you
are expecting.3 Sally Wenders is a designer whose clothes cost a fortune.4 I like those plates which/that
you are putting in the dishwasher. 5 Those are the people next-door who/that are American. 6 What
is the name of the girl who/that works with you? 7 There is a bank in the centre which/that has a cash
point.8 Where is the tie which/that I always wear with this jacket? 9 Chuck Little is a singer whose songs
are very controversial. 10 What time is the programme which/that I want to see?
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – BOTH… AND/NEITHER… NOR/EITHER… OR


1 1 I’m free both on Monday morning and Wednesday afternoon. 2 Do you eat both fish and meat?
3 The children are both tired and hungry. 4 Buy both some oranges and some apples. 5 Terry’s got
both a motorbike and a moped.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 1 I’m free either on Monday morning or on Wednesday afternoon.2 Do you eat neither fish nor meat?
3 The children are neither tired nor hungry. 4 Don’t buy either (some) oranges or (some) apples.
5 Terry’s got neither a motorbike nor a moped.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
3 Both – neither – Both – Neither – both – both – either
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 7 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 10
A – PASSATO SEMPLICE DEL VERBO ESSERE E RISPOSTE BREVI
1 1 It wasn’t a very nice day yesterday. 2 The shops were very crowded on Saturday. 3 Why weren’t you at
the parents’ meeting last night? 4 A: Was I very rude to Mr Jones? B:Yes, you were. 5 What was the cor-
rect answer to that question? 6 There wasn’t any milk left at the baker’s. 7 We weren’t very happy with
the results of our test. 8 A:Were you and Carol surprised about Jim’s engagement? B: No, we weren’t.
1 punto per ogni frase corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – PASSATO SEMPLICE VERBI REGOLARI: FORMA AFFERMATIVA


1 1 travelled 2 played 3 carried 4 admitted 5 delayed 6 opened 7 stopped 8 invited 9 recommended 10 ended
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

C – PASSATO SEMPLICE VERBI IRREGOLARI: FORMA AFFERMATIVA


1 1 gave 2 spoke – said – was 3 came 4 caught – went 5 had – got – wasn’t 6 ate – were 7 found – left
8 slept – dreamt – was 9 woke up – left 10 sold
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

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D – PASSATO SEMPLICE VERBI: FORMA INTERROGATIVA, NEGATIVA, IN-


TERROGATIVO-NEGATIVA E RISPOSTA BREVE
1 1 I didn’t forget to post your letters. 2 Did all the workers vote to go on strike? 3 Did Dominique
leave France twenty years ago? 4 We didn’t buy our plants at the garden centre in Hitherton. 5 Did
you try to contact your brother in Africa?
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.
2 1 A: Didn’t you buy any bread? B: No, I didn’t. I didn’t have time. 2 A: Why did you parents decide to sell
their caravan? B:Because they didn’t use it very much.3 A:Why didn’t Jessica accept the job? B:Because
she didn’t want to travel all the time.A:Did mum phone the plumber? B:Yes,she did.But he didn’t come.
1 punto per ogni frase corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – PASSATO CONTINUO
1 1 Why were you crying when Paul left? 2 I wasn’t copying! I was trying to read the questions on the
blackboard. 3 What was Sandra saying when I came in? 4 You weren’t concentrating while the
teacher was explaining how to do the exercise. 5 Chris and Sue were arguing when I saw them.
6 Henry was eavesdropping while you were speaking on the phone. 7 The children were getting
ready for bed when dad came home.
1 punto per ogni verbo corretto. 10 punti in totale.

F – CONTRASTO: PASSATO SEMPLICE/PASSATO CONTINUO


1 decided – was working – was living/lived – was becoming – made – was going – resigned – went
– was – met – was talking – were waiting – started – told – asked – spent – were walking – asked –
accepted – came
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

G – CONGIUNZIONI: AFTER/BEFORE/WHEN/WHILE
1 1 b) after – 2 a) When – 3 a) When – b) While – 4 a) After reading the letter, b) After she read the let-
ter, – 5 b) After she read the letter, – 6 a) I go – 7 a) before – 8 a) When b) While
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta incluse le doppie risposte. 11 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 11
A – FORMAZIONE DEGLI AVVERBI DI MODO
1 1 That policeman was terribly brave. 2 Sheila thanked her uncle nicely for his gift. 3 Why don’t you listen
carefully? 4 I’m sure there must be a way to do this logically. 5 Diana lifted the chair easily.
6 Dad is extremely angry with you. 7 Unfortunately Susan is seriously ill. 8 That man was riding his bicy-
cle dangerously without lights. 9 It was raining heavily when I went out. 10 The thieves looked in all the
drawers and cupboards systematically./The thieves looked systematically in all the drawers and cupboards.
1 punto per l’avverbio corretto, 1 punto per la posizione corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – COMPARATIVO DI MAGGIORANZA: AGGETTIVI E AVVERBI


1 1 longer than 2 more convenient than 3 warmer than 4 heavier than 5 fatter than 6 healthier than
7 more easily than 8 more interesting than 9 more talkative than 10 more convincingly than
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – COMPARATIVO DI UGUAGLIANZA: AGGETTIVI E AVVERBI


1 1 The children’s bedroom is as spacious as our bedroom. 2 The cheese sandwiches aren’t as expensive
as the ham sandwiches.3 Sophie is as old as Daphne.4 Jonathan doesn’t study as hard as Brian.5 A small

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cake is as fattening as three biscuits. 6 The eighteenth century painting isn’t as valuable as the seven-
teenth century painting.7 This crate is as heavy as that crate.8 Derrick doesn’t smoke as heavily as Nigel.
9 The bus station isn’t as far as the train station. 10 The blue jumper is as large as the white jumper.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

D – SUPERLATIVI RELATIVI DI MAGGIORANZA: AGGETTIVI E AVVERBI


1 1 the shortest 2 the most amazing 3 the most casual 4 the most annoying 5 the most easily 6 the
biggest 7 the most frightening 8 the most comfortable 9 the tallest 10 the hardest
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – COMPARATIVI E SUPERLATIVI IRREGOLARI: AGGETTIVI E AVVERBI


1 1 the next 2 the farthest 3 farther than 4 more beautifully than 5 further 6 the oldest 7 elder/eldest
8 the latest 9 later 10 better
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 12
A – PASSATO PROSSIMO SEMPLICE
1 1 I haven’t seen Spielberg’s latest film. 2 David has eaten all the biscuits! 3 Have you phoned for an
ambulance? 4 They have built a block of flats opposite our house. 5 We haven’t finished our homework.
6 Have you met Mr Kirke? 7 I have bought a new pair of shoes.8 The dustmen haven’t collected the rubbish.
9 Have the local county council decided to close the public library? 10 I have passed my driving test.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – PASSATO PROSSIMO SEMPLICE E AVVERBI DI TEMPO


1 1 We haven’t been to Winchester before.2 I have never thought of changing my job.3 My parents have
moved recently. 4 We haven’t had breakfast yet. 5 Has Peter ever failed an exam? 6 The Jennings have
seldom invited us to their house. 7 Have you taken the dog for a walk yet? 8 We have often seen a fox
at the end of the garden at dusk.9 Has Simon just got up? 10 I have always liked Latin American dancing.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

C – CONTRASTO PASSATO PROSSIMO SEMPLICE/PASSATO SEMPLICE


1 had – offered – accepted – has always wanted – Have you seen – have been – haven’t had – has dyed – was – saw
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – PASSATO PROSSIMO CONTINUO


1 1 Have you been cooking 2 has been crying 3 have been protesting 4 haven’t been dieting 5 have
been worrying 6 It has been raining 7 has Steve been sulking 8 have been playing 9 hasn’t been
eating 10 has been working
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – PASSATO PROSSIMO SEMPLICE E PASSATO PROSSIMO CONTINUO CON FOR/SINCE


1 1 A: How long have the Wilkins been breeding setters? B: They have been breeding them for three
years. 2 A: How long have you been in your present job? B: I have been in it since last year. 3 A: How
long have you been waiting for us? B: I have been waiting for you since nine o’clock. 4 A: How long
have we known Paul? B: We have known Paul for about eight years. 5 A: How long has the village
been holding its annual fête? B: It’s been holding the fête since the nineteen-sixties. 6 A: How long
have you liked scuba diving? B: I’ve been doing it since I was twenty.
1 punto per il verbo corretto, 1 punto per l’uso corretto di for o since. 15 punti in totale.

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F – PASSATO PROSSIMO SEMPLICE , PASSATO PROSSIMO CONTINUO,


PASSATO SEMPLICE
1 have known – have been talking – has emerged – has shown – was – measured – continued –
carried out – compared – has risen
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 13
A – FUTURO SEMPLICE CON SHALL/WILL
1 1 will (1) – 2 won’t (1) – 3 ‘ll (3) – 4 will (1) – 5 won’t (1) – 6 won’t (2),we’ll (2) – 7 ‘ll (3) – 8 ‘ll (3)/(2) – 9 won’t (1)
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – FUTURO CON GOING TO


1 1 is going to organise 2 aren’t going to wait 3 are you going to call 4 is going to fall 5 is Simon going to learn
6 I’m not going to go 7 are they going to finance – ‘re going to ask 8 ‘re going to have lunch 9 is going to be
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – PRESENTE CONTINUO CON VALORE DI FUTURO


1 I’m not – I’m having dinner with friends at the Old Duke – I’m going to the Trade Fair – I’m catching
– I’m not. – are getting married – I’m going – are having a picnic
1 punto per ogni risposta breve, 2 punti per le altre risposte. 15 punti in totale.

D – PRESENTE SEMPLICE CON VALORE DI FUTURO


1 1 It leaves at 10.40/twenty to eleven.2 It arrives at midday/at twelve o’clock.3 It leaves at 14.17/at seventeen
minutes past two.4 It leaves at 8.40/twenty (minutes) to nine.5 It leaves at 15.15/(a) quarter past three.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

E – CONTRASTO: INTENZIONE/PROGRAMMA STABILITO CON GOING


TO/PRESENTE CONTINUO
1 1 a) – 2 b) – 3 b) – 4 b) – 5 b) – 6 b) – 7 a) – 8 b) – 9 b) – 10 a)
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

F – FUTURO DIPENDENTE CON WHEN, IF, UNLESS, PROVIDED THAT, AS


LONG AS
1 1 have – won’t get 2 will wait – are 3 won’t believe – tell 4 promise –’ll give 5 doesn’t stop – ‘ll go
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 14
A – FUNZIONI COMUNICATIVE
1 1 b) – 2 a) – 3 b) – 4 a) – 5 a) – 6 a) – 7 b) – 8 a) – 9 a) – 10 a)
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – LINGUAGGIO FORMALE E INFORMALE


1 1 Potrebbe chiudere la porta, signora Cozzi? C’è rumore fuori. 2 Prendi ancora un po’ di cioccolata
calda, Giulia. 3 Vorrebbe venire con me in libreria, signor Turrin? 4 Ciao, Antonio. Come stai?
5 Buongiorno. Potrebbe darmi un passaggio per il centro, signora Lovati?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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UNITÀ 15
A – PERMESSO: CAN/COULD/MAY
1 A: May I sit here? B: Yes, of course. 2 STUDENT: Could I speak to Prof. Briggs? SECRETARY: Yes, certainly.
3 CUSTOMER: Could I pay by cheque, please? SHOPKEEPER: I’m sorry but we don’t accept cheques. 4
WOMAN: May I make a photocopy of this article? LIBRARIAN: Yes, of course. 5 TOM: Can I use dad’s car,
mum? MUM: No, you can’t.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – RICHIESTA: CAN/COULD
1 2 YOU: Could you explain the equation again, please? TEACHER: Yes, of course. Which equation?
2 ^ D 3 YOU: Can you show me the photos of your trip to Lisbona ? SUSAN: I’m sorry, but I’ve left
them at home. 3 ^ A 4 YOU: Could you get the car ready for tomorrow? MECHANIC: I’m sorry, but
the repair will take two days. 4 ^ F 5 YOU: Can you help me do my homework? YOUR BROTHER:Yes,
sure,what do you have to do? 5 ^ E 6 YOU:Could you give me my bag ,please? HOSTESS:Yes,certainly.
Here you are. 6 ^ C
1 punti per ogni frase corretta; 1 punto per ogni abbinamento corretto. 10 punti in totale.

C – OFFRIRSI DI FARE QUALCOSA: CAN/COULD/SHALL


1 1 MRS JENKINS: b) Could I – MRS BRIGGS: b) That’s very kind of you. 2 JULIE: a) Can I – SANDRA:
a) Thanks. 3 WOMAN: b) I’ll show you the way – MAN: a) That’s very kind of you. 4 SECRETARY:
b) Could I – MR BENSON: b) That’s very kind of you, 5 SANDRA: a) I’ll share my umbrella with you,
Tim! a) Thank you,
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – INVITO/OFFERTA
1 1 YOU: Do you want to come to the Litfiba concert? TOMMY: O.K. great!/Yes, thank you/Why not?
2 YOU: Would you like to go and play tennis with me? MR JOHNSON: Oh, that sounds lovely/I’d love
to. 3 YOU: Do you want some pizza and a glass of beer? DEBBIE: Yes, please. 4 YOU: Do you want a
chocolate? JEFF: No, thanks. 5 YOU: Do you want to go skiing? JACK: O.K.great!/Thank you/Why not?
6 YOU: Would you like some crisps? MRS GIBSON: No, thank you. 7 YOU: Would you like to stay for
dinner? MRS TAYLOR: Yes, that’s very kind of you./I’d love to. 8 YOU: Do you want to go sailing? PAT:
O.K. great!/Yes, thank you/Why not?
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 16 punti in totale.

E – PROPOSTA
1 1 B: Let’s watch a National Geographic video. A: That’s a good idea . 2 B: Let’s invite Carol and Tim. A:
I’d rather not. I’d rather invite the Joneses. B: Yes, O.K. 3 B: Let’s book Dino’s. A: I’d rather not. I’d rather
book Sunflowers.B:Yes, O.K.4 B: Let’s go to Germany.A: I’d rather not.I’d rather go to Spain and Portugal.
B: Yes, O.K. 5 B: Let’s take sandwiches and coca cola. A: Yes, let’s. 6 B: Let’s prepare roast lamb with mint
sauce. A: Yes, let’s.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 16 punti in totale.

F – CONSIGLIO
1 1 should/ought to listen to 2 shouldn’t/oughtn’t to phone 3 shouldn’t/oughtn’t to spend 4 should/ought
to do 5 should/ought to look for 6 should/ought to take 7 shouldn’t/oughtn’t to be 8 should/ought
to change 9 shouldn’t/oughtn’t to go 10 shouldn’t/oughtn’t to eat
1 punto per il corretto uso di should/ought to; 1 punto per la scelta corretta del verbo. 20 punti in totale.

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UNITÀ 16
A – MODALI ED ESPRESSIONI CHE SI USANO PER FARE UNA PROIBIZIONE:
MUST NOT/CANNOT
1 Visitors mustn’t pick… Visitors mustn’t picnic… Visitors mustn’t bring… Visitors mustn’t disturb…
Visitors mustn’t light…
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 You can’t pick… You can’t picnic… You can’t bring… You can’t disturb… You can’t light…
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – MODALI ED ALTRE FORME VERBALI CHE SI USANO PER ESPRIMERE UN


DOVERE O UNA NECESSITÀ: MUST/HAVE TO/HAVE GOT TO/NEED
1 1 a) must 2 a) must 3 b) had to 4 b) will have to 5 a) must
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 1 I need to go to the dentist’s for a check-up. 2 Why did you need to see the headmaster yesterday?
3 Do you need to cook a meal at lunchtime every day? 4 I need to clean the windows.They’re filthy.
5 John needs to study this afternoon. He can’t go out. 6 Do we need to get a visa to go to Canada?
7 We needed to stop at the service station last night because we were tired. 8 Did you need to wait
long for an appointment? 9 The coach driver needs to have a rest every two hours. The journey is
very long. 10 We need to buy a new fridge. The old one is broken.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – MANCANZA DI DOVERE/NECESSITÀ: MUSTN’T/DON’T HAVE TO/


HAVEN’T GOT TO/DON’T NEED TO
1 1 b) mustn’t 2 a) don’t have to 3 b) mustn’t 4 a) don’t have to 5 b) mustn’t 6 b) mustn’t 7 b) mustn’t
8 a) haven’t got to 9 b) mustn’t 10 a) doesn’t have to
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.
2 don’t need to worry – I need to buy – don’t need to come – do we need to be – need to be – do I
need to pick up – need to go – mustn’t tell – mustn’t park – need to park
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 17
A – CONDIZIONALE PRESENTE
1 1 Would – send 2 would prefer 3 would understand 4 would like 5 Would – take
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

B – CONDIZIONALE PASSATO
1 1 I would have come 2 would have invited 3 would have postponed 4 would have installed 5 would
have been
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 5 punti in totale.

C – PERIODO IPOTETICO: TIPO ZERO


1 1 have – have to 2 has – is 3 attacks – can 4 cuts out – overheats 5 pass – rains
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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D – PERIODO IPOTETICO: 1° TIPO


1 1 go – will see 2 ’ll enjoy – visit 3 will be – leaves 4 will be – don’t call 5 see – I’ll give 6 isn’t – will
sack 7 leaves – will move 8 will do – go 9 go – ‘ll see 10 I get – ‘ll leave
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

E – PERIODO IPOTETICO: 2° TIPO


1 1 spoke – would be 2 had – would apply 3 knew – would resign 4 could – wouldn’t change 5 recycled
– wouldn’t need 6 would look – cut 7 would break – climbed 8 would feel – went 9 didn’t know –
would believe 10 would spend – won
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

F – CONDIZIONALE PRESENTE, CONDIZIONALE PASSATO, PERIODO IPOTE-


TICO TIPO ZERO, PERIODO IPOTETICO 1° TIPO
1 wouldn’t have been – get – ’ll move – make – will sell – don’t ask – have – will be – ask – come –
give – need – is – would be
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 14 punti in totale.

G – PERIODO IPOTETICO: 1° TIPO E 2° TIPO


1 will be – ’ll feel – say – will be – finds out – will sack – were – would try – told/tell – would reflect/will reflect
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 18
A – FORMA PASSIVA
1 1 Some important documents have been lost by the post office. 2 Next month the workers will be
paid higher wages by the company./Higher wages will be paid to the workers by the company next
month. 3 All flights to Rome have been cancelled.4 Most of the European currencies will be replaced
by the Euro by the year 2002. 5 “Corriere della Sera” is sent all over the world by airmail.
6 A lot of people were arrested (by the police) during the riot. 7 My wallet has been stolen! 8 The
Dutch guests will be met at the airport by Tom.
2 punti per ogni frase corretta. 16 punti in totale.

B – FORMA PASSIVA CON I MODALI E HAVE TO


1 1 The first day of the hunting season must be postponed this year. 2 Flour has to be kept in a dry
place. 3 Cars should be serviced by motorists twice a year at least. 4 Fishing licences can be bought
at the post office in the UK. 5 That suit must be dry-cleaned.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – FORMA PASSIVA CON DUE COMPLEMENTI


1 1 The students were given photocopies of the videoscript by Mr Bridge. 2 The doctor was shown
the X-rays by the nurse.3 John must be told the result of the meeting.4 The music teacher was offered
a season ticket for the Opera by Mr Burns. 5 Sheila will be given a surprise party for her degree.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – FORMA PASSIVA CON DUE PREPOSIZIONI


1 1 were the office letters posted by 2 was this mineral sent to you from 3 cupboard must the files be
kept in 4 is a magnifying glass used for 5 pieces was the wedding cake cut into
1 punto per ogni frase corretta. 5 punti in totale.

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E – FORMA PASSIVA
1 (You have been chosen by the department to represent) the British government at the United Nations
Conference which is being organized in Brussels next month. You will be met at the airport by the
organizers and you will be taken to your hotel.You will be given a detailed programme on your arrival.
If necessary the organizers can be contacted at this number:Brussels 098 403887 for further information.
We were given fantastic hospitality but we certainly weren’t given any time off.We were only taken
on a tour of the city on the last day.The role of the United Nations in international crises had already
been discussed at last year’s conference. The discussion was continued in this year’s conference.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 19
A – DISCORSO INDIRETTO: VERBO INTRODUTTIVO AL PRESENTE
1 1 Kevin says he doesn’t take medicines if he can avoid it. 2 Helen and Mark say they have been to
that pub before. 3 Michele says she has got my book. 4 My secretary says I’m seeing Mr Janison at
three o’clock. 5 Sue and Terry say Ian and Jessica didn’t come to their wedding. 6 My aunt says there
are towels in that drawer if I/we need one. 7 The Greeves say their son is in America for two months
on a sabbatical. 8 My hairdresser says that shampoo is very good for my hair because it gives it body.
9 David says he can never remember that lady’s name and she lives near him. 10 Our relatives in
Canada say they hope to visit us soon.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

B – DISCORSO INDIRETTO: VERBO INTRODUTTIVO AL PASSATO


1 1 The scout leader said they were going to go camping the following weekend.2 Mrs Grahame said that
cassette recorder didn’t work. 3 Dad said Ben was waiting for us/them outside. 4 The Browns said they
had/had had a great time in Spain the year before.5 The witness said she/he was waiting/had been waiting
for the bus when the accident happened.6 My colleague Gill said she would finish that work by the following
week. 7 Julian said they had had/has had a lot of problems with their car. 8 Mary said she would come
with us/me but she is too tired.(=ancora vero quando detto) 9 The farmer said it was going to rain during
the night. 10 Fiona said she would have bought that dress if she hadn’t already spent all her money.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

C – DISCORSO INDIRETTO CON I MODALI


1 1 The boss told Carol she needn’t come in the following day. She could have the day off. 2 Mum said
she had to remember to cancel the milk before she went on holiday. 3 The postman told me the
parcel might arrive in time for Christmas if I sent it by airmail. 4 Sue told her sister-in-law she could
look after the children the following day if she liked. 5 Vincent said I shouldn’t phone Helen then
because she might be in bed.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

D – DISCORSO INDIRETTO CON WH-WORDS + IF


1 1 A stranger asked me if/whether there was a bank near there. 2 Celine wanted to know why I didn’t
buy a moped. 3 Kenneth asked me if/whether I usually saw my friends on Sunday. 4 I asked Ted why
he didn’t answer/hadn’t answered my letter. 5 Diane wanted to know who that old man in the
garden was.6 Carol’s mother asked me if/whether Carol would come home late that night.7 Mr Leigh
wanted to know where exactly I was going/we were going to stay. 8 I asked Paul’s mother why Paul
didn’t tell/hadn’t told us he was allergic to eggs. 9 The old woman asked Jim what the time was.
10 Alan asked me if/whether I was going to buy a present for Mary.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

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E – DISCORSO INDIRETTO CON ORDINI E RICHIESTE


1 1 (O) Mrs Black told her daughter to go and wash her hands. 2 (R) Michael asked his secretary to
book a table for two at Charlie’s restaurant. 3 (R) Daniel asked his brother to pass him the salt. 4 (O)
Dad told the children to stop making so much noise. 5 (O) Carol told her elder son not to take her
car. She needed it herself. 6 (R) Janet asked her friend to bring her some chocolate from Switzerland
when she went. 7 (O) Inspector Warren told Mr Stone not to leave the town until the inquiries were
over. 8 (R) The Customer asked the clerk to change a £50 note. 9 (R) The customer asked the gardener
to deliver the shrubs to his/her house. 10 (O) Dad told Susan not to come home after midnight.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 20 punti in totale.

F – DISCORSO INDIRETTO CON IL VERBO INTRODUTTIVO AL PASSATO,


CON I MODALI, CON IF/WHETHER E CON WH-WORDS
…it was his wife’s birthday the following day. (1) – …how much he wanted to spend. (1) – …he didn’t
want to spend more than £150 if it was possible. (1) – …he was afraid a gold necklace would cost
him more than £150.(2) – …he saw/had seen a gold necklace in a shop in the centre the day before
and it was/had been less than £150. (2) – …it couldn’t be real gold in that case because gold was
very expensive. (2) – …all jewellers wanted to make too much profit. (1) That was the problem. (1)
They ought to reduce their prices.(1) – …all shops needed to make a profit or they wouldn’t survive.
(2) _ if he wanted to see some rings. (1) – …they cost less and they were very nice (2) _ …no, he was
going to report him to the price commission. (1) – …not to be so ridiculous (1) – …he had no right
to come into his shop and insult him in that way. (1) – …he had better leave the shop or he would
call the police. (2) – …to call the police. (1) He wasn’t leaving until he sold him something at a
reasonable price. (2)
Il punteggio per ogni frase è riportato dopo la frase in parentesi. 25 punti in totale.

UNITÀ 20
A – VOLERE CHE + CONGIUNTIVO
1 1 Carol wants Mrs Burt to heat the dinner. 2 Carol wants Steve to take his medicine. 3 Carol wants
Christine to study history. 4 Carol wants Mrs Burt to water the plants. 5 Carol wants Steve and
Christine to clean their shoes and make their beds before they go to school in the morning.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

B – ‘I WISH + WOULD’
1 1 I wish he wouldn’t eat so much. 2 I wish Sheila wouldn’t spend hours in the bathroom. 3 I wish
Jennifer wouldn’t talk on the phone for hours. 4 I wish Nigel would pay attention to the lesson. 5 I
wish you/he would drive more carefully.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

C – COSTRUZIONE DI I WISH + PASSATO SEMPLICE/PASSATO CONTINUO/


COULD
1 1 I wish I had a moped. 2 I wish John could come this weekend. 3 I wish it weren’t/wasn’t raining.
4 The young people of the town wish there were/was a disco or a cinema nearby. 5 Fiona wishes
she could sing. She wishes she weren’t/wasn’t tone deaf. 6 The boys wish Trevor weren’t/wasn’t
coming with them too. 7 Sally wishes she didn’t have red hair and freckles. 8 We wish we could ski
today.We wish it weren’t/wasn’t snowing heavily. 9 I wish you weren’t always rude to my friends. 10
He wishes he could speak German.
1 punto per ogni risposta corretta. 12 punti in totale.

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D – I WISH + TRAPASSATO/COULD HAVE + PARTICIPIO PASSATO


1 2 ^ C I wish Helen hadn’t broken that vase which the Wilsons gave me. 3 ^ A I wish I hadn’t decided
to wear these shoes.They’re hurting my feet.4 ^ E I wish Steve had told me he was going out tonight.
5 ^ B I wish mum hadn’t bought me these trousers. They’re horrible.
2 punti per ogni risposta corretta. 10 punti in totale.

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