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NAME: _____________________________________________ 1ST TERM EXAM/ GRAMMAR

1.- Complete the sentences with the words in the list.

ago ▪ for ▪ just ▪ last ▪ never ▪ recently ▪ since still ▪ when ▪ yet

1 I’ve known Petra ………….…… I was young.


2 My brother bought those trainers ………….…… he went to London.
3 Look! The plane’s …………….… landed.
4 Chris fell off his bike and broke his leg three days ………..……… .
5 Poor Joe! He …………..…… hasn’t found a job.
6 He’s had three interviews ………..……… .
7 I’ve ………….…… seen such a terrible film in all my life.
8 My grandparents have been married ………….…… 55 years.
9 We met for the first time …………….…… month.
10 Have you eaten all the cake ……………..…… ?

3.- Complete the sentences with the correct form of the words.
1 Jackie is very ........................... She wants to be a actress. (ambition)
2 The holiday was ……………… . There was nothing to do and it rained all the time.
(disaster)
3 Brenda was very ……………… when she heard that I’d split up with Pete. (sympathy)
4 You have to be fit and extremely ……………… to take part in this sport. (energy)
5 The ……………… party promised to cut taxation when it was elected. (politics)

3 Rewrite the sentences using I wish …

1 I want to stop smoking. I can’t.


……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………
2 I regret not studying English last year.
……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………
3 I want my parents to give me more independence.
……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………
4 I want to know more about computers.
……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………
5 I regret telling Stefan about our relationship.
……………………………………………………
……………………………………………………
4 Rewrite the sentences using the correct
form of the phrasal verbs in the list.

carry on with ▪ give up ▪ get over ▪ face up to ▪


put up with

1 I can’t tolerate this stressful situation any longer.


……………………………………………………
2 My dad has stopped smoking.
……………………………………………………
3 Have you recovered from that fall you had?
……………………………………………………
4 She isn’t going to continue with her German lessons.
……………………………………………………
5 Jack won’t accept the fact that Rachel has left him.
……………………………………………………
5.-Write questions for the answers.

1 What ………………………………………………….………… ? My father’s an engineer.


2 Who …………………………………………………..………… ? Jacob gave it to me.
3 ……………………………………………………..…….….…… ? No, we’ve never been to India.
4 How ………………………………………………….………… ? They come here every week.
5 ………………………………………………..…..…………… ? Yes. We had a lovely holiday.

2 Read the text. Then complete the sentences in the first, second or third conditional.
Use the correct form of the verbs.

Andrew Chance’s mother was horrified when she received her son’s Internet shopping bill.
Thirteen-year-old Andrew had spent nearly £1 million on eMall, an American Internet
shopping site. Andrew used his parents’ password to get into the site. He then bought a Rolls
Royce, a Van Gogh painting and an antique bed. ‘I’m in big trouble,’ the worried teenager
said yesterday.

1 If Andrew’s parents ……………… (not buy) him the computer, he wouldn’t have shopped
on the Internet.
2 Andrew would make more friends if he ……………… (spend) less time on the Internet.
3 If his parents ……………… (find out) earlier, Andrew would have spent less money.
4 If Andrew’s mother doesn’t pay, she ……………… (have to) go to prison.
5 Andrew ……………… (not get) into trouble if he hadn’t used his parents’ password.
6 If I ……………… (be) Andrew’s mother, I’d sell his computer.
7 If teenagers ……………… (have) a computer, they’ll want to surf the Internet.

Complete the article with the correct form of the passive. 

Stunts
Nowadays, action films are getting more and more spectacular. Many special effects are
added (add) to make the action more realistic.
It’s impossible to control the weather during filming. As a result, weather effects 1…………
…… often ……………… (create) for the film. For example, the winter scenes in Young
Sherlock Holmes 2……………… (not film) in winter, but in the middle of summer. The snow
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……………… (make) from polystyrene!
Car chases, high-speed crashes, or falls from high buildings 4……………… (not play) by the
stars themselves – they 5……………… (do) by stuntmen. In Volcano, stuntmen 6……………
… (set on fire). However, the actors 7……………… (protect) by several layers of special
clothing, so nobody 8……………… (injure).
In the future, many stunts 9……………… (not need). Most effects 10………………
(generate) by computer, so action films should be safer and easier to make.

A haunted house
When I was a child I used to spend my holidays at my aunt and uncle’s old country house.One
summer I remember having (have) a strange experience.
It was a hot afternoon, and my cousins suggested 1……………… (play) hide-and-seek. But
instead of 2……………… (go) outside, we decided 3……………… (play) in the attic. After
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……………… (turn off) all the lights, we all hid in different places. I managed 5……………
… (hide) behind an old sofa.
Then something odd happened. In the darkness we heard footsteps come into the room.
The footsteps seemed 6……………… (walk) towards the sofa. I wanted 7………………
(move), but I couldn’t. I expected something terrible 8……………… (happen). Then suddenly
the footsteps stopped and the door slammed shut. After 9……………… (wait) for a few
seconds, we jumped up and ran downstairs without 10……………… (stop).
We told my aunt and uncle, but they refused 11……………… (believe) us. Mysteriously the
house burned down a year later. The fire started in the attic.

6.-Fill in the blanks with the right tense of the verb given.

I (1)_____________ (read) a brilliant book at the moment. It’s a biography of David


Beckham. I (2) ______________( borrow )it from my friend, Rani, yesterday. She (3)
_________________ (read) the book when I (4) _______________ (call) at her
house last week. She said her brother (5) _____________ ( give) it to her for her
birthday and she (6) ________________ (enjoy) it. I (7) ______________(love)
football so I (8) ________________(ask) Rani if I could borrow the book when she
(9)________________(finish) it. I (10) _______________ ( only read) 100 pages so
far, but I’d really recommend it.
2 Complete the text. Use the correct form of the future perfect simple or future
continuous.
What 1……………… we ……………… (do) in a hundred years’ time? According to NASA
Scientists we 2……………… (travel) in outer space. By the twenty-second century man 3……
………… (develop) a quick way of getting to the stars, and the first long-distance spaceships
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……………… (leave) Earth.
However, these spaceships won’t be the first to explore outer space. Other spaceships 5……
………… (already / voyage) into the unknown. In fact, the first unmanned ship, Pioneer 10,
was launched in 1972. Pioneer 10 will be in space for thousands of years, and in 32,000 years’
time it will pass a star called Ross 248. By the time Pioneer 10 gets there, man 6………………
(already / reach) Ross 248 and 7……………… (colonize) the planets around it. What 8………
……… these humans ……………… (do) when Pioneer 10 passes by? Will they remember
that it was the first spaceship to venture into outer space?

7.-Read the text and choose the most appropriate answer.

The Hero in all of us.

Exactly two years ago today, at half-past eight in the morning, Donna and Susan Wardle,
aged 11 and 8, were standing at a busy intersection in Queen Street, Pennsylvania,
-______1__________ a school crossing guard to help them cross the street. Suddenly a
lorry came into view. The girls watched, horrified, as the vehicle hit a telephone pole and
then came straight toward them. That same moment, Patrick Pryor, the crossing guard,
gave both girls a violent push in the other direction and ordered -______2______ to run
as fast as they could.
They ran, but not fast enough. The lorry was by now practically on top of them. With a
final effort, Pryor pushed the girls again, risking his own safety. Seconds later the lorry
crashed into a shop and overturned. The Wardle sisters were standing _____3______
near the crash that their hair was covered with bits of glass. -_____4_____ Pryor was cut
and bruised, he was just happy to see the girls and himself -_____5_____ .
Pryor, a tall broad-shouldered man, ran his own barbershop _____6_____ before retiring
and taking the $10-a-day job at the crossing. 'Working as a crossing guard is not much of
a job, but I take it seriously.' He is very realistic about the rescue. 'All I know is the lorry
was coming and I_____7_____ get the girls out of the way. It was _____8_____ fast
incident that there wasn't much thinking involved.
_____9_____December 10th, 1992 Pryor was nominated for a Camegie award for his
courage and bravery. In addition, he was sent a check for $500, -_____10_____ he
spent on Christmas presents. Even now, a year and a half after the incident, he still gets
letters of congratulation. The mayor of Wilkes -Barre wrote to him, and so did the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Even McDonald's invited him and his wife to
have a free breakfast in the nearest hamburger shop. Not long ago Donna Wardle herself
became a school patrol guard at the corner where she was nearly _____11_____ She
likes working with her schoolfriend Pat. The corner is no longer as dangerous as it
_____12_____.
At a Christmas party given for the elderly residents of the apartment house where Pryor
and his wife _____13_____since they sold their house in Wilkes-Barre, Pryor was given a
silver plaque by the Wardle sisters and _____14_____ girls from their elementary school.
When two girls kissed him on the check, Pryor _____15_____ them he had never felt so
moved in his life.

Adapted from a magazine article.

1. a) waiting for b) thinking of c) waiting d) hoping a b c d

2. a) they b) that they c) them d) their a b c d

3. a) so much b) too c) as d) so a b c d

4. a) Even b) However c) Although d) But a b c d

5. a) alive b) lively c) live d) living a b c d

6. a) for 45 years ago b) for 45 years c) after 45 years d) since 45 years a b c d

7. a) must b) should have c) had to d) must have to a b c d

8. a) such b) so c) so much d) such a a b c d

9. a) On b) At c) By d) In a b c d

10. a) that b) which c) what d) them a b c d

11. a) died b) dead c) killing d) killed a b c d

12. a) used to be b) used to c) used to being d) was used to a b c d

13. a) are living b) have lived c) live d) lived a b c d

14. a) others b) another c) the others d) other a b c d

15. a) said b) explained c) told d) argued a b c d

8.- Complete the sentences in your own words.

1. When I was a baby I used ____________________________________________

2. If she doesn't apologise, ______________________________________________

3. Unless Tomás works harder ___________________________________________


4. The flight was cancelled because of _____________________________________

5. When I visited my uncle, he used ______________________ me out on his boat.

9.-Translate the following sentences into English.

1) Vaig tenir una discussió amb el meu germà sobre com arreglar el cotxe.
2) En Joe està fent un esforç amb les matemàtiques aquest trimestre.
3) Estic segur que t’ho passaràs molt bé a l’excursió.
4) Vaig tenir un mal son la passada nit i em vaig despertar suant.
5) Aprofita que estàs a Londres i millora el teu anglès.
6) Canviar les normes pot fer més mal que bé.
7) Quan temps fa que un coneixeu?
8) Després d’haver mirat la pel·lícula, vaig dinar.
9) Avui fa molta calor.
10)Em vaig preocupar molt quan em vaig adonar que el meu pare s’estava tornant
calb.