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Mock exams (1º Bach)


Here are some exercises from old exams for you to do.students working in class Style 143

1. Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of a RELATIVE CLAUSE.

1. I'd like to see 'Space Jam'. Its popularity among young people is incredible.

2. She is the woman. She telephoned the police.

3. The television set never worked again. I dropped it.


4. Last Friday I visited the school. I taught there for seven years.

5. I spoke with Peter. Peter had been talking to his teacher previously. 

2. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE:

1. Someone left this handbag in a classroom yesterday.

2. They haven't stamped the letter.

3. Visitors must leave umbrellas in the cloakroom.

4. They are repairing my piano at the moment.

5. We had to give the books back; they did not allow us to take them home.

6. Who wrote this novel?

3. CONDITIONALS. Complete the sentences with the appropriate tenses (___).

 1. "Your girl (BE) _______________ safe if you (FOLLOW) ________________ our instructions." said the hijackers.

2. We can go to the playground if the History teacher (NOT COME) ________________ today.

3. If we (STUDY) ____________ more in the first term, we (PASS) __________________ our English exams.

4. I (PLAY) _________________ in the NBA if I (BE)  __________ taller.

5. If I had a Ferrari, nobody in Salobreña (DRIVE) __________ faster than me.

6. If Indurain (NOT RETIRE) __________________________ so soon, he (PROBABLY WIN)  ____________________ the Tour de France for the sixth time.                                      

4. COMPARATIVES. Fill in the gaps with the comparatives of superiority and the superlatives of the adjectives you are given in brackets:

1. It's terrible! The petrol is  becoming (expensive) ________________________________ .

2. I think Saudi Arabia is one of (hot) ____________________ countries in the world.

3. (much) _______________ you write, (good) ________________ for you.

4. This is (bad) _______________ football match I've ever watched.

5. I love you (much) ______________  than yesterday and (little) ____________ than tomorrow.

5. Translate the following sentences into English:

1. Ella no llegó tan tarde como de costumbre.  

2.Había menos gente en la fiesta que en la iglesia.

3. Para más detalles debéis preguntarle a su hermano mayor.

4. Es el libro más interesante que jamás haya leído en mi vida.

5. Juan es tan alto que puede tocar el techo.

6. Choose the appropriate TENSE.

1. You are very quiet. What ( do you think / are you thinking ) about ?

2. I (prefer / am preferring) walking to cycling.

3. My mother (watched / was watching ) TV when she ( heard / was hearing ) the noise.

 

7. Put the following sentences into REPORTED SPEECH:

1. "I'm going out now, but I'll be in by nine", he said.   

2. "My young brother wants to be a tax inspector", said Mary. "I can't think why. None of my family has ever been a tax inspector". (use the suitable connectors to link the three sentences)  

3. "Who has been using my typewriter?", said my mother.   

4. "Please, please, don't do anything dangerous", said his wife.  

5. "Do you want to see the cathedral?", said the guide.


8. REPORTED SPEECH. Put this dialogue into reported speech:

Arthur‑ What's the matter? Don't cry. Do you want to borrow my handckerchief?

Mary ‑ I'm sorry to be so boring. I haven't seen Bruce for the whole weekend. Did you see him?

Arthur ‑ Yes, I did.

Mary ‑ Where did you see him?

Arthur ‑ I saw him at the dentist's last Thursday.

Mary ‑ He didn't come for me on Thursday. There must be quite a simple explanation.

 

9. CONDITIONALS.  complete the following sentences:

1. If your message had not come, ....      2. If you worked harder, ....        3. If I were you, .....

4. I would have phoned you, ....             5. If he wants to see me, .....        6. Tell me the truth, ....


10. Insert the second sentences into the first ones by means of a RELATIVE CLAUSE.

1. I'd like to see the film 'Space Jam'. It is starred by Michael Jordan.

2. That's the girl. Her boyfriend is working in my school.

3. He was the only person. This person could tell you the whole truth.

4. I saw your brother in the cinema. They're putting "Gone With  The Wind" in this cinema. This is my favourite film.

5. I spoke with Peter. Peter had been talking to his teacher previously.

11. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE:

1. She has read all the magazines. 

2. They were painting the outside of the ship when the accident happened.

3. We usually listen to Bakalao music in the disco.

4. We don't allow smoking in this restaurant.  

5. We had to give the books back; they did not allow us to take them home.

6. What did they give you?  

12. Translate the following sentences into English:

1. Ella no llegó tan tarde como de costumbre.  

2.Había menos gente en la fiesta que en la iglesia.

3. Para más detalles debéis preguntarle a su hermano mayor.

4. Es el libro más interesante que jamás haya leído en mi vida.

5. Juan es tan alto que puede tocar el techo.

13. Choose the appropriate TENSE.

1. What ( do you think / are you thinking) about the new sports centre ?

2. I ( just look / 'm just looking ). I don't want to buy anything yet.

3. My mother (watched / was watching ) TV when she ( heard / was hearing ) the noise.


14. Correct the following sentences:

    1. There was many money in theirs pockets.

    2. We must can go with they.

    3. What did Arthur brought for we?

    4. Has she spoke with ours friends?

    5. The money hasn't being taken by the thieves.

 

15. TRANSLATE

    1. ¿Has hecho algunos propósitos de Año Nuevo ya? No, todavía no los he hecho.

    2. No esperes que él te ayude, está demasiado ocupado.

    3. Tienes que ayudarle, pero no necesitas prestarle dinero.

    4. ¿Pongo la mesa? Tengo que oir las noticias. No debo perdérmelas.

    5. Sheila hizo la colada después de haber hecho la compra.

    6. Tuvo que comprar un tubo de escape y una nueva batería para su coche.

    7. Al contrario de Bruce, Arturo siempre parece estar arruinado.

    8. Acabo de recordar que tengo que ir al banco ahora mismo.

    9. Parece muy guapa y parece estar mirándote.

    10. Tuvieron que sacar las sillas, pero no tuvieron que sacar las mesas.

    11. Acaban de anunciar su compromiso.

    12. No me queda nada al final de la semana.

    13. Ese es el amigo que vino con mi hermano.

    14. Era uno de los anillos que nunca he visto.

    15. Arturo no tenía ganas de ir a clase, ni ella tampoco.

    16. A Pedro le gusta mucho el fútbol y a Ron también.

    17. Una señora cuyos anillos tenemos en la caja fuerte acababa de       salir.

    18. ¿De quién es ese coche? Es de ella.

 

16. PASSIVE

    1. They have been building a house.        2. Did he write that letter?

    3. They have to study their lessons.              4. She must be doing her homework.

    5. Arthur will have to buy a new car.          6. Don't come very early tomorrow.

    7. They make the worst coffee there.           8. They hadn't sent the letter yet.

    9. They had to take Bruce to hospital.           10. Arthur did not forget the description.

    11. She doesn't wear jeans.

 

17. RELATIVE CLAUSES. Insert the second sentence into the first one by means of a relative clause.

     1. That's the girl. Her boyfriend is working in my school.

    2. He was the only person. This person could tell you the whole truth.

    3. I spoke with Peter. Peter had been talking to his teacher previously.

    4. This is the car. I would like to buy it, but it's very expensive.

    5. I saw your brother in the cinema. They're putting "Gone With The Wind" in this cinema. This is my favourite film.

 

18. Put the sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE :

    1. Did anybody call the doctor?          2. I think they are painting the house.          3. Who wrote this novel?         

    4. What did they give you?            5. You ought to have read six books for literature.

 

19. REPORTED SPEECH. Put this dialogue into reported speech:

    Arthur‑ What's the matter? Don't cry. Do you want to borrow my handckerchief?

    Mary ‑ I'm sorry to be so boring. I haven't seen Bruce for the whole weekend. Did you see him?

    Arthur ‑ Yes, I did.

    Mary ‑ Where did you see him?

    Arthur ‑ I saw him at the dentist's last Thursday.

    Mary ‑ He didn't come for me on Thursday. There must be quite a simple explanation.

 

20. CONDITIONALS.  complete the following sentences:

    1. If your message had not come, ....           2. If you worked harder, ....          3. If I were you, .....

    4. I would have phoned you, ....         5. If he wants to see me, .....          6. Tell me the truth, ....

 

21. TRANSLATE the following sentences :

    1. El Tamésis, que es el río británico más importante, no es muy largo.

    2. Lo que tu quieres es jugar todo el tiempo.

    3. Este hombre es el que me preguntó si conocía a Bruce.

    4. Fui a la peluquería a cortarme el pelo.

    5. El telefoneó inmediateamente al dentista y le explicó lo que había ocurrido.

    6. ¿Cuánto tiempo pasó Arthur en la comisaría?

    7. El vió el sol brillar y oyó a los pájaros cantar.

    8. Mientras estaba desayunando siguió leyendo el periódico.

    9. El siguiente en venir fue el señor Steele.

    10. El señor Steele estuvo muy amable y sugirió que ella debiera tomarse el día libre.

    11. Por otro lado, yo me senté al sol y pensé sobre mi futuro.

    12. Por favor, no nos sentemos aquí.

    13. Nos gustaría hacerle unas cuantas preguntas.

    14. Tú vas al doctor cuando te sientes enfermo.

    15. Yo que vosotros, estudiaría más para el próximo examen.


REVISION  EXERCISES  for 1º Bach)

22. Correct the following sentences:

1. There was many money in theirs pockets.  2. We must can go with they.   3. What did Arthur brought for we? 

4. Has she spoke with ours friends?         5. The money hasn't being taken by the thieves.

 

23. TRANSLATE

 1. ¿Has hecho algunos ejercicios de pasiva ya? No, todavía no los he hecho.

 2. No esperes que él te ayude, está demasiado ocupado.

 3. Tienes que ayudarle, pero no necesitas prestarle dinero.

 4. ¿Pongo la mesa? Tengo que oir las noticias. No debo perdérmelas.

 5. Sheila hizo la colada después de haber hecho la compra.

 6. El tuvo que cambiarle la batería en la gasolinera que hay entre Torrenueva y Calahonda.

 7. Ella se le parece muchísimo a su hermano.

 8. Acabo de recordar que tengo que ir al banco ahora mismo.

 9. Parece muy guapa y parece estar mirándote.

 10. Tuvieron que sacar las sillas, pero no tuvieron que sacar las mesas.

 11. Acaban de anunciar su compromiso.

 12. No me queda nada al final de la semana.

 13. Ese es el amigo que vino con mi hermano.

 14. Era uno de los anillos que nunca he visto.

 15. Arturo no tenía ganas de ir a clase, ni ella tampoco.

 16. A Pedro le gusta mucho el fútbol y a Ron también.

 17. Una señora cuyos anillos tenemos en la caja fuerte acababa de salir.

 18. ¿De quién es ese coche? Es de ella.

 

24. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE voice:

 1. They have been building a house.    2. Did he write that letter?     3. They have to study their lessons.

 4. She must be doing her homework.    5. Arthur will have to buy a new car.    6. Don't come very early tomorrow.

 7. They make the worst coffee there.     8. They hadn't sent the letter yet.     9. They had to take Bruce to hospital.

 10. Arthur did not forget the description.     11. She doesn't wear jeans.

 

25. Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

       I  want  to  tell you something ..........  Arthur..  He  lives ..........  21  Gladstone Avenue, .......... Mrs Harrison  and  Mr Smithers.  He  works .......... the library ..........  Middleford High  Street. The Sunny Snack Bar is quite .......... the  library ..........  the other side .......... the road. Sometimes he  goes there .......... a cup .......... coffee.


26. Put the following sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE:

 1. Somebody had cleaned my shoes.      2. We use this room only in special occasions.     3. Someone switched on a light and opened the door.

 4. The police asked each of us about his movements on the night of the crime.     5. Someone will serve refreshments.

 6. They make these artificial flowers of silk.   

 

27. Complete these sentences using  SO / NEITHER :

 1. He's a student.        2. You aren't very clever.       3. Mr Steele hadn't arrived yet.

 4. Mary has been to France.          5. Arthur failed his A‑levels.         6. I can play the piano.

 

28. CONDITIONAL SENTENCES. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tenses:

 1. If Sheila loses weight she (BE) very happy.      2. If you (WORK) hard, you'll soon speak English well.

 3. If I were you, I (BUY) a new house.         4. What would you do if you (LOSE) your job ?

 5. If money grew on trees, we all (BE) rich.

 

29. Put the following sentences into INDIRECT SPEECH:

 1. "We have a lift, but very often it doesn't work", they said.   

 2. "Who put salt in my coffee?", he asked.

 3. "I'm going fishing with my mother this afternoon", said the small boy.

 4. "What was she wearing when you saw her last?", the policeman asked me.

 5. "I'll sit up till my son comes in, but I hope he won't be late",  said Mrs Pitt.

 

30. Translate these sentences:

 1. ¡Métete en tus asuntos! ¿Sabes lo que quiero decir?

 2. Todavía queda ponche, así que bebamos por la feliz pareja.

 3. El personal de la biblioteca de Middleford hizo muchas horas extraordinarias.

 4. Era demasiado tímido para invitar a alguien a bailar con él.

 5. El otro día Bruce se enfadó sin razón alguna.

 

31. TENSES. Put the verbs in brackets into their correct tense, be careful with the position of the other words in brackets:

 1. I (like/go)________________ out tonight with Michelle Pfeiffer.

 2. Most bread in England (now/produce) _______________ by large industrial bakeries.

 3. How many students (pass) _____________ the last English exam?

 4. We (do)_____________ anything until we (hear)________ from you.

 5. Where (stamps/sell) __________________________ in your country?

 6. Look at my agenda, Mary! We (not/have) ____________________ any more English classes this week.

 7. I (go) _______ into the bathroom just when Julia Roberts (have) _____________ a shower.


32. CONDITIONALS. Write the appropriate tense of the verbs in brackets:

 1. If it (rain) ________ this afternoon, we (not have) __________ to water the flowers.

 2. If it (rain) ___________ more often in Spain we (not have) __________ such serious problems     with water.

 3. If Rosa and Lourdes (be) __________ quiet for more than five minutes, it (be) __________     a miracle.

 4. Johan Cruyff (feel) ____________ much better tomorrow if he (take) ___________ some tablets for his flu.

 

33. Write a few sentences describing A TORCH (connect your ideas properly)

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________

 

34. Fill in the gaps with MODAL VERBS :

 1. Next Wednesday it ____________ be my wife's 50th birthday.

 2. This film ____________ be in Spanish because I do not understand them.

 3. We have not decided yet, but we _________ go to Sweden for our holidays, or we _________     go to Greece.

 4. "Someone is cooking"  "It __________ be my mother. I don't know, but she _________ be frying some fish".

 

35. Describe and compare Germany and France using the PASSIVE VOICE.

 

                          beer   wine    coal     ships  oranges  cars    gold     the Concorde

   ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑---------------------------------

   GERMANY   YES    NO    YES    YES     NO     YES     NO          NO

   FRANCE        NO    YES    YES    NO      NO     YES     NO         YES

   ‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑‑---------------------------------

   Begin your paragraph with:

    "Germany and France are two important European countries whose economies are actually among the strongest ones in the world ...

 

36. Define the following words:

 A vacuum cleaner ________________________________________________

 A motor‑bike ____________________________________________________

 Cheese __________________________________________________________

 

37. Put the following sentences into REPORTED SPEECH:

 1. Mother Teresa: "Our work brings people face to face with love".

 2. Janet to Fred:"What does your father do?"

 3. Jill: "Violence can influence young people"

 4. The policeman told the boy: "Be careful near an open fire and do not turn any electrical      equipment"

 5. He asked me : "Is Jumping Jake Jones your real name?"  I answered him: : "No, it isn't"


38. Translate the following sentences into English :

 1. Sentí oir que tu madre estuviera en el hospital.

 2. Si mi primo estuviese aquí, sabría lo que hacer.

 3. No me dí cuenta de que usted estaba conduciendo hacia atrás.

 4. Estoy seguro de que Don Quijote fue escrito por Cervantes.

 5. Me sorprendió oir que el señor Solana fuera el nuevo Secretario General de la OTAN.

 6. Probablemente es verdad que él juega al tenis mucho mejor que la mayoría de sus alumnos.

 

39. TENSES. Put the verbs in brackets into their correct tense :

 1/ a. I (just/hear) _____________ that my mother (not/be) _______ very well, and I (like)     ________________ to go and see her.

       b. I (be) _________ sorry to hear about your mother's illness, and I (be) __________ glad that you (go) ____________ to Scotland to see how she (be) _______________.

 1a/ a. I (just/hear) _____________ that my mother (not/be) _______ very well, and I (like)     ________________ to go and see her.

       b. I (be) _________ sorry to hear about your mother's illness. (go) ________________ and (see) ______________ her. (plan)  __________ how we can organize everything so that you can go to Scotland to see how she (be) _______________.

 2/ He (have) _____________ a bad dream when the phone (ring) ____________ and (wake)  ___________ him up.

 2a/ He (have) _____________ a bad dream after (watch) ____________ the horror film.

 3/ a. Do you want me to take you to the airport?

     b. No, thanks. Alan (take) _____________ me.

 3a/ a. Do you want me to take you to the airport?

     b. Yes, please. I (be) _____________ ready in five minutes.

 4/ a. We need some bread.

     b. Oh! do we? I (go) ___________ to the shop now.

 4a/ a. We need some bread.

     b. Oh! do we? Sorry, but I (go) ___________ to my evening classes in five minutes.

 5/ Look! Something very strange (happen) __________ in the street.

 5a/ Something very strange (happen) ____________ in the street yesterday when I (walk) _______________ home.

 6/ She (still/live) ________________here. He (live) _____________  here for twenty‑nine years.

 6a/ She (still/live) ________________ here. She (look for) ___________________ a better place to live, but so far she (not find) ______________________ anything.

 

40. CONDITIONALS. Write the appropriate tense of the verbs in brackets:

 1. If you (come) _____________ to my party next Saturday, I (can) _______________ introduce     you to our new neighbour.

 2. It was a pity you (not/come) _____________ on Saturday. If you (come) __________ I     (introduce) __________ you to our neighbour.

 3. Why are you so miserable? My sister says that if she (be)_________ you, she (go)       ___________ away for a holiday.

 4. If you (not/look after) ______________ your teeth when you (be) _________ young you       (have) _____________ trouble when you (get) _________ older.

 

41. PASSIVE / ACTIVE. Rewrite these sentences into the Passive or Active Voice :

 1. The work has been done by the children.

 2. His horse won the race.

 3. Many things were being broken by children playing at home.

 4. He had said many things. 

 5. My colleague will do the job. 

 6. The government might buy that company.

 

42. Correct the mistakes in these sentences (one in each sentence) :

 1. She said me that she was going home.

 2. The teacher asked me if I was listening to the lesson.

 3. The same teacher told we had done our homework very badly.

 4. How long you have been learning English?

 5. She's living in Paris since 1987.

 6. She asked to borrow my book and I gave to her.

 7. I'll answer the phone ‑ it can be for me.

 8. I promise I give it to you tomorrow.

 9. If you would know Peter, you would like him.

 

43. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate modal verb ( MAY  MIGHT  NEED  MUST  SHALL  SHOULD  WOULD  CAN ) :

 1. He __________ come tomorrow. I'm not sure; his sister ________ also come later, but it    hardly ever happens.

 2. You __________ not cook today if you don't want to. We can go to a restaurant.

 3. __________ I pick your son up for you if you're tired?

 4. __________ you like another cup of tea? Yes, please.

 5. I think you __________ read more if you want to improve your English.

 6. No, sorry, you aren't allowed to. You _______ feed the animals.

 7. It's impossible! She ________ not drive better in all her life.

 

44. Write the following sentences into REPORTED SPEECH :

 1. "Other people have been to see this flat", the landlady said.

 2. "Did you smoke a lot yesterday, sir?", the doctor said.

 3. "Is there enough milk here?", I wondered.

 4. "How far is going to be the new market?", my mother said to us.

 5. "I must redecorate my house this year", she said.

 6. "Don't have so many pills if you're ill. I think you should see and ask your doctor about it", my      friend said.

 7. "Let's have a beer", I said to my mates.

 8. "What about visiting our cousins the day after tomorrow?", my sister said.

 

45. Write suitable questions for these answers :

 1. _________________________ ? No, I'm sorry, I can't. I've got to do my homework tonight.

 2. _________________________________________ ? No, I can't. I'm a bit afraid of the water.

 3. ____________________________________ ? She is tall with long fair hair and big blue eyes.

 4. __________________________________ ? If I were you I would take them back to the shop.

 5. _______________________________________ ? That's all right, but try not to be late again.

 6. _________________________________ ?  I'm sorry, she isn't at home. Can I take a message?

 7. __________________________________________ ? Yes, I went to France last year.

     

46. CONDITIONAL SENTENCES. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tenses:

 1. If he (be) (listen) he (hear) the result of the examination, but he didn't.

 2. If I (know) where the school is I (tell) you, but I don't.

 3. Peter, do you think if she (be) (give) a flat she would (ask) for a house? ‑ I think she wouldn't,      because we won't agree.

 4. They were driving very quickly. That's why the accident was so terrible. If they (not drive) so      quickly the accident (not be) so terrible.


 47. The underlined words are the answers. Make the questions:

 1. _______________________________ ? Peter is from London.

 2. __________________ ? She is spending her money on a new dress.

 3. ______________________________ ? The car was bright and shiny.

 4. ____________________________________ ? Sheila learnt to drive very quickly.

 

48. Put the following sentences into INDIRECT SPEECH:

 1. "Sheila, why don't you cut your hair?", he said, "you'll find it much easier to get a job if you look tidy".

 2. "Could I see your driving licence?", said the policeman.

 3. "Go on and don't stop", said the teacher. "It will be good for you".

 4. "Have your lunch before Sheila comes", said my aunt.

 

49. READING & COMPREHENSION.

             In  the 1960s a great many changes took place  in Hollywood.  The cinemas lost more and more of their audiences  to television. And as we have seen,  the cinemas  built  wide screens and used  stereophonic sound to fight television.

           For  a time these developments were a help to the film  industry,  but not for long. Many people  had gone  regularly to see films and they did not  mind whether  the  film they saw was good or  bad.  They had  gone  to   the   cinema   to  be  entertained. Sometimes  they  were entertained  well;  sometimes not very well. Now  these  people  could  stay at  home  and  be entertained by television.

           By  the  late  1950s Hollywood had a  very  large number  of old films and very few of them were ever shown.  Television, particularly in America, needed a  lot  of programmes to fill up the hours that  it was  on. The television companies tried to buy  old films  from Hollywood. At first Hollywood  refused. Films  companies believed that if people could  see films  on  television, they would never go  to  the cinema again.

A. Answer the following questions :

 (a) Which developments were a help to the film industry?

 (b) Why did Hollywood refuse to sell films to the television companies?

 (c) How did the television companies try to fill up the hours?

B. Write questions to the following answers :

    (a) ____________________________________________ ? To television.

    (b) _____________________________________________ ? Not for long.

    (c) ________________________________________ ? To be entertained.

C. Put the following sentences into the ACTIVE VOICE:

 (a) This copy hasn't been read.  ________________________________

 (b) The pages haven't been cut.  ________________________________

 (c) The stones were thrown by a student who was later led away by the police.

 

50. Join the following pairs of sentences and write only one sentence:

    (a) The Pilgrim Fathers were a group of English Puritans. They first spent some years in exile in Holland.

    (b) A great financial crash occurred in Britain in 1720. The "South Sea Bubble" was the name given to it.

    (c) The tower is semicircular in plan. It projects only eighteen feet beyond the face of the wall.


51. Write the following sentences in INDIRECT SPEECH:

    (a) "He expects a lot of work for very little money", complained one of the secretaries.

    (b) "Don' forget to send a card when you arrive", he said.

    (c) "Why are you looking through the keyhole?", I said.

 

52. Insert the correct form of the verbs in brackets:

    (a) I would buy a fine house if I __________ (BE) rich.

    (b) If I had saved my money, I __________ (NOT BE) poor now.

    (c) Peter will phone this evening if he __________ (REMEMBER)

 

53. Join the following sentences together using "SO/SUCH ... THAT":

    (a) The song was very beautiful. I cried when I heard it.

    (b) Marian is a beautiful lady. Everybody likes her.

    (c) Ted is very rude. He didn't thank Marian.

    

54. RELATIVE CLAUSES. Join these sentences :

1. The report explains what happened. Mr Robinson wrote this article last week.

2. I work with Joe. Joe's father used to be a friend of my family.

3. My car isn't very fast. I bought it two months ago.

4. I don't know when he wrote the book. He critisized the government in it.

5. My girlfriend is younger than me. She came to see me last summer.

6. I don't remember the name of the island. This island is situated near the northern coast of Scotland.

 

55. Put the sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE :

1. I think they will finish their holidays in August.

2. People can watch the Cup Final from an armchair.

3. They have written her a postcard. (two ways)

4. We eat a lot of oranges in Spain.

5. You can see the sea from our classroom.

6. He told her that he didn't go to Granada on Thursday.

 

56. COMPARATIVES. Translate the following sentences :

1. Alain Prost conduce más rápido que yo, pero yo juego al tenis mejor que él.

2. Big Ben es menos alto que la Torre Eiffel.

3. La habitación más templada de la casa es la sala de estar.

4. Aquel chico, que es de Competa, dice que el mejor vino que se hace en Málaga es el de su pueblo.

5. El anillo que me dió no es tan caro como parece.

6. Este es el ejercicio más difícil que yo jamás haya hecho.

 

57. TRANSLATE the following sentences :

1. Un número record de libros fueron leídos en nuestra biblioteca.

2. La habitación de Arturo era calentada por una estufa de gas que tenía que ser alimentada con monedas cada par de horas.

3. Llegó a casa y se fue directamente a la cama.

4. Se va a celebrar una fiesta en la biblioteca.

5. Debiérais repasar todas las lecciones durante las vacaciones.

6. Este libro se perdió hace siglos, pero la semana pasada lo encontré en tu cajón.

7. El solía decir a la gente lo que ellos debieran hacer.

8. El debiera haberle preguntado a ella si ella quería que él la besara.

9. Mi padre no solía jugar al ajedrez conmigo cuando yo era pequeño, porque yo jugaba peor que él.

10. ¿Qué aspecto tiene? No sé, pero ella solía ser muy guapa.


58. RELATIVE CLAUSES. Insert the second sentence into the first one by means of a relative clause.

 

1. The article is about the robbery at the bank. I wrote it yesterday.

2. I've just forgotten the title of the book. This book is based on a true story. This story happened some years ago.

3. Have you ever been to Hawaii? It belongs to the United States.

4. I was in the cinema. Your father sometimes works there.

5. The detective was watching the men. He had been speaking with them the day before.

 

59. Put the sentences into the PASSIVE VOICE :

 

1. Didn't anybody ever teach you how to behave?

2. One cannot eat an orange if nobody has peeled it.

3. They did nothing until he came.

4. Somebody will meet the visitors at the station.

5. Her beauty struck me deeply.

6. The white people took this land from the Apaches.

 

60. Put these sentences into REPORTED SPEECH: (Link them)

 

1. John told Mary: "Have you had anything to eat? What would you like? We can go to the cinema afterwards."

2. She answered him: "No, I haven't. Have you had any soup? But I don't want to go to the cinema, we can stay at home."

3. John said: "Don't be boring. There's a funny film in the cinema near your parents' house. We could go there afterwards."

4. Mary said: "Please, let's stay here. I want to talk to you about our future."

5. John said : "If that's what you want, I'll phone my parents and tell them we are not going tonight. We can go tomorrow."

 

61. CONDITIONALS.  Complete the following sentences:

 

1. If I wanted to pass this exam, ....

2. Sing me your song, if ....

3. Would you have gone to the Moon if .... ?

4. The doctor will tell you the name of your illness, ....

5. If I were Robert Redford, .....

 

62. COMPARISONS. Translate the following sentences:

1. El no es tan estúpido como yo pensaba.

2. Este libro es menos pesado que el tuyo.

3. Tú no puedes ser más inteligente que yo,porque yo soy el mejor.

4. Ella es más delgada que su madre.

5. Richard Burton es más feo que Liz Taylor; ella es la mujer más guapa que yo jamás haya visto.

 

63. Fill the spaces with  SO  /  SUCH  /  SUCH A :

 

1. The evidence was ..... strong that the judge found him guilty.

2. I've been unemployed for ...... long time that I've forgotten what work is like.

3. He attends lessons ..... seldom that he hasn't learnt anything.

4. She speaks ...... quietly that it's difficult to hear what she says.

5. It was ...... bad film that I've left before the end.

6. You've made ...... many mistakes that you'll have to do the exercise again.

7. Dr Newton grows ...... large vegetables that he wins all the prizes.

8. He is ...... bore that no one listens to him.

9. It's ...... hard work.

10. You look ...... nice today!

 

64. Fill the spaces with  FOR  or  SINCE :

 

1. The police have been searching for Bruce ...... three weeks.

2. Bruce has been hiding from the police ...... the bank robbery.

3. Michael has been renting that flat ...... the beginning of the year.

4. They have been living in Applefield ...... 20 years.

5. It has been snowing ...... two days.

 

65. Put this dialogue into DIRECT SPEECH :

 

       The policeman wanted to know what time the first man had come, what he looked like and whether Arthur had noticed the number  of his  van.  The detective said that the man had done this trick before. He was well known in Middleford at that time. He said he often came to houses where there were lodgers after the landlady had gone shopping on a Saturday morning. Mrs Harrison told him that she'd only been out for about half an hour when he came. She'd just gone to the local shops to get her coat cleaned and have  her  shoes  repaired  and to do a little  bit  of  household shopping.

 

66. Fill the spaces with  WHAT  /  WHAT A(N)

 

    1. ...... fantastic bargain!       2. ...... idiot you are!          3. ...... strong tea this is!      4. ...... generosity!       5. ...... speech he made!         

    6. ...... attractive face he has!  7. ...... bad news!       8. ...... untidy room this is!      9. ...... scruffy clothes he wears!    10. ...... film!

 

67. Rewrite these sentences so that they begin with HOW. Omit the word "very" :

 

    1. You were very lucky to win the prize.

    2. It is very unusual to see a horse in the middle of Middleford.

    3. He was very irresponsible to drive without a driving licence.

    4. It is very disappointing to fail your driving test for the fifth time.

    5. She was very honest to say that she had made a mistake.

 

68. TRANSLATE these sentences into English:

 

    1. Compré el coche en la tienda que está en frente de la iglesia.

    2. El solía decir a la gente lo que ellos debieran hacer.

    3. Si tu madre te hubiera pedido que cantaras, ¿lo habrías hecho?

    4. Así que él les preguntó a ambas si querían que él las llevara en coche a casa.

    5. Se le preguntó cual era su empleo.

    6. Mis padres llegaron hace cuatro días.

    7. Yo que tú telefonearía a mi novia y le diría que viniera inmediatamente.

    8. Lo que tú quieres es jugar todo el tiempo.

    9. Nos gustaría hacerle unas cuantas preguntas sobre el robo del banco.

    10. Fuí a la peluquería a cortarme el pelo.

    11. El le sugirió a ella que debiera irse a casa.

    12. Por otro lado, ella apenas dijo una palabra el resto de la mañana.

    13. ¿Por qué estaba tu profesor sorprendido de verte jugar conmigo?

    14. Siento ser tan aburrida.

    15. Se les llevo a habitaciones separadas y se les hicieron muchas preguntas.

     

 

 

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