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English Tenses Practice Test 2 [Grammar Quiz]
TENSES 3

English Tenses Practice Test 2 [Grammar Quiz]

 

Author: Sophia
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate, Tenses
Date: April 5, 2016
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English Tenses Practice Test 1 [Grammar Quiz]
TENSES 2

English Tenses Practice Test 1 [Grammar Quiz]

Author: Sophia
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate, Tenses
Date: April 5, 2016
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English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2
REWRITE SENTENCES 2

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 2

Exercise 3: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

1. When did you first know him?

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………….

2. Their trip lasted three day.

They had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………………….

3. It may rain hard this afternoon, so take the rain coat with you.

In case………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………..

4. She had to do the washing up but she didn’t.

She forgot…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………..

5. English id easy to learn.

It………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………..

6. Don’t leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.

If………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………..

7. The furniture was too old to keep.

It was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………..

8. Gary is the best guitarist in her class.

No one else………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………..

9. Since the invention of computer, people have saved a lot of time.

Since the computer was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. .

10. It’s necessary for everybody to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Everybody………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

Exercise 4: Rewrite each of the sentences, beginning as shown, so that the meaning stays the same

1 It is necessary to finish the work today.

You need………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………………………………

2. Sally finally managed to get the job.

Sally finally succeeded………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………………….

3. This is the last time I go to this restaurant.

I certainly………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

4″ I advise you to take a holiday,” the doctor continued.

You’d……………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………………………………… ”

5. ” If you don’t rest yourself you really will be ill

Unless…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………

6. The doctor told him that he work too hard.

You……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………………………..

7. Those pictures are beautiful.

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

8. It was an interesting film.

What………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………………………..

9. What is the weight of your suitcase?

How……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

10. How tall is Peter’s father?

What………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …………………………………..

Exercise 5: Finish the second sentence in such a way that it means exactly the same as the first one:

1. He can’t afford to buy the car.

The car……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

2. Shirley didn’t begin to read until she was eight.

It wasn’t…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

3. Mrs. Taylor regretted buying the second -hand washing-machine.

Mrs. Taylor wished…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………

4. Nobody can deny that she has a beautiful voice.

It………………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………………….

5. Jane is the tallest girl in her class .

Nobody…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………………….

6. They couldn’t find the manager anywhere .

The manager was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ………

7. Their teacher is making them study hard.

They………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ……………………….

8. As I get older, I want to travel less.

The older……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………..

9. I have never been to Liverpool in my life .

Never……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ……………………

10. My father speaks very little French.

My father speaks hardly…………………………………….. …………………………………………. .

ANSWERS:

Exercise 3

1. How long have you known him.
2. They had a three-day trip.
3. In case it rain hard this afternoon, take the rain coat with you.
4. She forgot doing the washing up.
5. It is easy to learn English.
6. If you leave the lights on all night, you will waste electricity.
7. It was such old furniture that we couldn’t keep it.
8. No one else in Gary’s class plays the guitar as well as her.
9. Since the computer was invented, people have saved a lot of time.
10. Everybody needs to clean up their neighborhood once a week.

Exercise 4

1. You need to finish the work today.
2. Sally finally succeeded in getting the job.
3. I certainly will never go to this restaurant.
4. “You’d better take a holiday ” the doctor said to him.
5. Unless you rest yourself you really will be ill.
6. “You work too hard” the doctor sai to him.
7. How beautiful those pictures are.
8. What an interesting film (it was)!
9. How heavy is your suitcase?
10. What is Peter’s father’s height?

Exercise 5

1. The car is too expensive for him to buy.
2. It wasn’t until Shirley was eight years that she began to read.
3. Mrs Taylor wished she hadn’t bought the second – hand washing – machine.
4. It can’t be denied that she has the beautiful voice.
5. Nobody in Jane’s class is as tall as her.
6. The manager was no where to be found.
7. They are being made to study hard.
8. The older I get, the less I want to travel.
9. Never have I been to Liverpool in my life.

Author: Nadal
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 5, 2016
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English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1
REWRITE SENTENCES

English Grammar Practice Test: Rewrite Sentences 1

Exercise 1: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.

1. You should take the train instead of the bus.

-> If………………………………………… ………………………………………….. ………………

2. I’m sure that someone forgot to lock the door.

–> Someone must………………………………………. ………………………………………….

3. They bought this house ten years ago.

–> They have………………………………………. ………………………………………….. …..

4. The course finished with a big party.

–> At the end……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ….

5. We invited a pop star onto the chat show, but he didn’t turn up.

–> The pop star………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ..

6. Although she said that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.

—> Despite……………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………..

7. The plane had hardly left the airport when the accident happened.

–> No sooner…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …….

8. You feel tired now because you didn’t sleep very well last night.

-> Had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …………..

9. When did you start the project?

—> How long………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ….

10. Their wedding will be held in a lovely church.

–> The church…………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……

Exercise 2: Rewrite the following sentences that keep the same meaning.

1. My father used to play football when he was young.

My father doesn’t……………………………………. ………………………………………….. .. ,

2. Jane gave me a present on my last birthday.

I was……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. ……………..

3. “Let’s go swimming”.

She suggests…………………………………… ………………………………………….. …….

4. “Would you like a cup of coffee?”

He………………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………….

5. We got lost in the jungle because we didn’t have a map.

If we had……………………………………….. ………………………………………….. …….

6.1 last saw Bob when I was in Ho Chi Minh City.

I haven’t seen………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ..

7. It is a three-hour drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.

It takes……………………………………… ………………………………………….. …………

8. It’s a pity you didn’t tell us about this.

I wish………………………………………. ………………………………………….. ………….

9. They think the owner of the house is abroad.

The owner……………………………………… ………………………………………….. ……

10. The children couldn’t go swimming because the sea was very rough.

The sea was too……………………………………….. …………………………………………..

ANSWERS

Exercise 1

1. If I were you, I’d take the train instead of the bus.
2. Someone must have forgotten to lock the door.
3. They have had/ owned this house for ten years.
4. At the end of the course, there was a big party.
5. The pop star that/ who/ whom we invited onto the chatshow didn’t turn up.
6. Despite her saying that she would come, I don’t think she ever will.
7. No sooner had the plane left the airport than the accident happened.
8. Had you slept well last night, you wouldn’t feel tired now. 9.How long is it since you started the project ?
10. The church where their wedding will be held is lovely.

Exercise 2

1. My father doesn’t play football anymore.
2. I was given a present on my last birthday.
3. She suggests going swimming.
4. He invited me a cup of tea.
5. If we had had a map, I wouldn’t got lost in the jungle
6. I haven’t seen Bob since I was in Ho Chi Minh City.
7. It takes three hours to drive from Hanoi to Namdinh.
8. I wish you had told us about it.
9. The owner of the house is thought to be abroad.
10. The sea was too rough for the children to go swimming.

Author: Nadal
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 5, 2016
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Passive Voice Exercises [English Grammar Practice Test]
Passive voice EXERCISES

Passive Voice Exercises [English Grammar Practice Test]

Passive Voice Exercise 1: Change from the active to the passive voice

1.My father waters this flower every morning.
2.John invited Fiona to his birthday party last night.
3.Her mother is preparing the dinner in the kitchen.
4.We should clean our teeth twice a day.
5.Our teachers have explained the English grammar.
6.Some drunk drivers caused the accident in this city.
7.Tom will visit his parents next month.
8.The manager didn’t phone the secretary this morning.
9.Did Mary this beautiful dress?
10.I won’t hang these old pictures in the living room.
11.The German didn’t build this factory during the Second World War.
12.The Greens are going to paint this house and these cars for Christmas Day.
13.Ann had fed the cats before she went to the cinema.
14.The students have discussed the pollution problems since last week.
15.Have the thieves stolen the most valuable painting in the national museum?
16.Some people will interview the new president on TV.
17.How many languages do they speak in Canada?
18.Are you going to repair those shoes?
19.He has broken his nose in a football match.
20.Have you finished the above sentences?

Passive Voice Exercise 2: Change from the active to the passive voice

1.The waiter brings me this dish.
2.Our friends send these postcards to us.
3.Their grandmother told them this story when they visited her last week.
4.Tim ordered this train ticket for his mother.
5.You didn’t show me the special camaras.
6.She showed her ticket to the airline agent.
7.He lends his friend his new shoes.
8.She left her relatives five million pounds.
9.The shop assistant handed these boxes to the customer.
10.The board awarded the first prize to the reporter.
11.Have you sent the christmas cards to your family?
12.The committee appointed Alice secretary for the meeting.
13.He hides the broken cup in the drawer.
14.They keep this room tidy all the time.
15.They all voted the party a great success.
16.We gave Ann some bananas and some flowers.
17.They moved the fridge into the living room.
18.She bought some cups of tea to the visitors in the next room.
19.They find the new project worthless.
20.The secretary didn’t take the note to the manager.

Passive Voice Exercise 3: Change from the active to the passive voice

1.They told me that you were the best architect in this city.
2.She reported that the flowers were killed by frost.
3.Some people inform me that the director is going to take a business trip to England.
4.That officer announced that the meeting was delayed until next week.
5.He discovered that this cotton was grown in Egypt.
6.They promise that the performance will start on time.
7.He recommends that we should stay at the city center.
8.We believed that Alice would pass the driving test.
9.The director notifies all the workers that they will have to work extra hard this month.
10.They have persuaded me that they will go with me to the stadium.
11.They have decided that the company will go to the beach together at the weekend.
12.People think that Maradona is the best football player in the 20th century.
13.They find that the job is not suitable for a girl like her.
14.The teacher explained that this powerful engine pulled the train.
15.He told me that his football team had played well last season.

Passive Voice Exercise 4: Change from the active to the passive voice

1.I had my nephew paint the gate last week.
2.She will have Peter wash her car tomorrow.
3.They have her tell the story again.
4.John gets his sister to clean his shirt.
5.Anne had had a friend type her composition.
6.Rick will have a barber cut his hair.
7.I will get the dressmaker to make a new dress.
8.He had a mechanic repair his car.
9.She often gets the technician to maintain the heater.
10.They had the police arrest the shoplifter.
11.Are you going to have the shoemaker repair your shoes?
12.I must have the dentist check my teeth.
13.She will have a veterinary surgeon examine her dog.
14.We had a man take this photograph when we were on holiday last summer.
15.The Greens had a carpet cleaner clean their carpet.

Passive Voice Exercises KEY

Passive Voice Exercise 1

1.This flower is watered (by my father) every morning.
2.Fiona was invented to John’s birthday party last month.
3.The dinner is being prepared (by her mother) in the kitchen.
4.Our teeth should be cleaned twice a day.
5.The English grammar has been explained (by our teacher).
6.The accident was caused in this city (by some drunk drivers).
7.Tom’s parents will be visited (by him) next month.
8.The secretary wasn’t phoned (by the manager) this morning.
9.Was this beautiful dress bought by Mary?
10.These old pictures won’t be hung in the living room(by me).
11.This factory wasn’t built (by the Greens) during the Second World War.
12.This house and these cars are going to be painted for Chrismas day by the Greens.
13.The cats had been fed (by Ann) before she went to the cinema.
14.The pollution problems have been discussed (by the students) since last week.
15.Has the most valuable painting in the national meseum been stlen (by the thieves).
16.The new president will be interviewed on TV (by tsome people).
17.How many languages are spoken in Canada(by them)?
18.Are those shoes going to be repaired ?
19.His nose has been broken in a football match(by him).
20.Have above sentences been finished ?

Passive Voice Exercise 2

1.This dish is brought to me (by the waiter).
2.These postcards are sent to us(by our friend).
3.This story was told to them(by their grandmother) when they visited her last week.
4.This train ticket was ordered for Tim’s mother.
5.The special cameras weren’t showed to me.
6.Her ticket was showed to the airline agent(by her).
7.His new shoes are lent to his friends(by him).
8.Five million pounds was left to her relatives (by her).
9.These boxes were handed to the customer (by the shop assistant).
10.The first prize was awarded to the reporter (by the board).
11.Have the christmas cards been sent to your family?
12.Alice was appointed secretary for the meeting(by the committee).
13.The broken cup is hidden in the drawer (by him).
14.This room is kept tidy (by them) all the time.
15.The party was voted a great success(by them).
16.Ann was given some bananas and some flowers(by us).
17.The fridge was moved into the living room(by them).
18.Some cups of tea were brought to the visitors in the next room (by her).
19.The new project is found worthless.
20.The note wasn’t taken to the manager(by the secretary).

Passive Voice Exercise 3

1.I was told that you were the architect in this city.
2.It was reported that the flowers were killed by frost./ The flowers were reported to be killed by frost.
3.I am informed that the director is going to take a business trip to England.
4.It was announced that the meeting was delayed until next week.
5.It was discovered that this cotton was grown in Egypt.
6.It is promised that the performance will start on time.
7.It is recommended that we should stay at the city center.
8.It was believed that Alice would pass the driving test./ Alice was believed to pass the driving test.
9.All the workers are notified that they will have to work extra hard this month.
10.I have been persuaded that they will go with me to the stadium.
11.It has been decided that the company will go to the beach together at the weekend.
12.It is thought that Maradona is the best football player in the 20th century./ Maradona is thought to be the best football player in the 20th century.
13.It is found that the job is not suitable for a girl like her./ The job is found to be not suitable for a girl like her.
14.It was explained that this powerful engine pulled the train.
15.I was told that his football team had played well last season.

Passive Voice Exercise 4

1.I had the gate painted last week.
2.She will have her car washed tomorrow.
3.They have the story told again.
4.John gets his shirt cleaned.
5.Anne has had her composition typed.
6.Rick will have his hair cut.
7.I will get a new dress made.
8.He had his car repaired.
9.She often gets the heater maitained.
10.They had the shoplifter arrested.
11.Are you going to have your shoes repaired?
12.I must have my teeth checked.
13.She will have her dog examined.
14.We had this photograph taken when we were on holiday last summer.
15.The Greens had their carpet cleaned.

Author: Alba
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 4, 2016
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English Grammar Quiz [Gerunds and Infinitives 1]
INFINITIVES

English Grammar Quiz [Gerunds and Infinitives]

Choose the correct verbs form to fill in the blanks: to + V, V, V+ing. (Ex. to keep, keep, keeping)

Gerunds and Infinitives 1:

Gerunds and Infinitives 2:

 

Author: Alba
Category: Beginner, English, Gerunds and Infinitives, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 4, 2016
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English Grammar Practice Test [Comparatives and Superlatives] – 2
Superlatives 2

English Grammar Practice Test [Comparatives and Superlatives]

Author: Alba
Category: Beginner, Comparatives and Superlatives, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 4, 2016
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English Grammar Practice Test [Comparatives and Superlatives]
Superlatives

English Grammar Practice Test [Comparatives and Superlatives]

 

Author: Alba
Category: Beginner, Comparatives and Superlatives, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate
Date: April 4, 2016
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English Prepositions Practice Test 1 [Quiz on Prepositions]
PRACTICE TEST

English Prepositions Practice Test [Quiz on Prepositions]

Instructions: For each question, choose the single best answer. You can change your answers at any time. When the quiz is graded, the correct answers will appear in the box after each question.

Author: James
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate, Prepositions Test
Date: April 4, 2016
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English Grammar Practice Test: Linking Words Test 2
ENGLISH LINKING WORD 2

English Grammar Practice Test: Linking Words Test 2

Choose the best answer to complete these following sentences

Author: Alba
Category: Beginner, English, Grammar, Grammar Tests, Intermediate, Linking Words
Date: March 31, 2016
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