EXERCISES FOR 9TH GRADE

1.Circle the correct item. 1.Kate ……….. with her grandparents at the moment a) stays b) is staying c) stayed 2.The Nile is ………… river in the world. a) the long b) the longer c) the longest 3.There isn’t ……… milk left. I’ll buy some more. a) some b) any c) no 4.David works …………. a teacher in high school. a) like b) as c)so 5.I’m hungry. I think I ………… some chips. a)will buy b) am going to buy c) am buying 6.A dedective is someone ………. solves crimes. a) who b) whom c) whose 7.We ………. to Italy twice. We love it there. a) have been b)have been going c) have gone 8.Jane ……… on the phone when the alarm went off. a)talked b) was talking c)had been talking 9.Can you tell me ……… coat this is,please? a) who b) who’s c) whose 10. Don’t worry. I’ve ………… cooked dinner for us. a) already b) lately c)since 11.John’s house is …………. bigger than his brother’s. a) more b) much c) most 12. Did you really eat a whole ………. of biscuits for breakfast? a) tube b) carton c) packet 2.Circle the correct item. 1.Stop ………. at once! a) to talk b) talking c) talk 2.I’d rather ………. steak than fish. a) have b) to have c) having 3.Jane begged her father to let her ……… out late. a) to stay b) stay c) staying 4.The family were all looking forward ………….. on holiday a) going b) to going c)to go 5.The teacher told him he must ……… harder a)study b) studying c) to study 6.He denied ……….. the watch. a) steal b) to steal c) stealing 7.I’m busy ………… my kitchen at the moment. a) paint b)painting c) to paint 8.Ben’s interested in ………….. karate lessons.

Write one word only in each gap.It’s not my fault that I am so nervous.. the test.. They would prefer ………. 7. 1...If you don’t …………….. 6. Paul is happy …………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………. 10. Playing the piano is difficult.Apologising now won’t ………………… any difference. I’ll do it later.. 3. 8. ……………………………………………………………………… holiday... ...Fill in the missing gaps.. 6.so book a room ………………...in my opinion. They denied …………………………………………………………………. theatre? 4. I can’t help ……………………………………………………………………. 2. 4. There’s no answer.The hotel is busy.They said they didn’t cheat in the test.Paul doesn’t mind taking the dog for a walk..a)to take b) taking c)take 9.I can’t …………… feeling sorry for the homeless. They ……………. It’s so annoying! 13. a) eat b) to eat c) eating 10.. Carol can’t stand ……………………………………………………………… matches.. better ask for help..we’ll miss the plane. be sleeping. nervous..I couldn’t ……………..Would you like to go to the theatre? Do you fancy ……………………………………………………………….Marry’s always chatting ……………… the phone.I’m looking ………………. 9.John has a part-time job for the summer to make some extra …………………. 11. advance. my eyes when I saw Tom Cruise enter the shop...It’s difficult to play the piano.He got back home just in …………… for dinner. tennis on Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday morning. 5. up. you can watch television.You ………….When you finish ………. 8. for the party.Statues are usually made of …………… 12. Sue agreed ……………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………….. The children are looking forward …………………………………………………...Carol hates watching football matches. 15. have a passport to travel abroad.The children can’t wait to go on holiday. 3.Complete the sentences as in the example. “What does he do for a ……………….Sue said she would make a salad for the party.You …………. 2. a) to play b) playing c)play 3.. to wash the dishes. to my summer holiday 4.. for a walk. 1.. 14. 7.in my opinion.?” “He’s a musician” . 5.You don’t ……………….

.He hasn’t got enough money to set ……………. crying.. 17. his own business. 18..Her eyes are red.The Eiffel Tower is a famous tourist …………………. She must have …………. .16.

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