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Complete the sentences with the present simple or the present continuous. You will need to use the auxiliary verb do in the questions and negative sentences. 1 We are not going (not go) on holiday this summer because we are doing up (do up) our house. 2 I always ____________ (wake up) at 7 o’clock on school days, but only because the alarm clock ____________ (buzz) so loudly I can’t ignore it. 3 Some nights I ____________ (not finish) my homework until really late and then I have trouble ____________ (fall asleep). 4 How much money ____________ (you usually spend) at the weekend? I am ____________ (not go) out this week at all because I’m broke! 5 I’m afraid I ____________ (not speak) French very well, but I’m ____________ (learn). 6 I ____________ (not like) cooking very much, but I ____________ (love) eating. 2. Use five verbs from the box in either the present simple or the present continuous to complete the sentences below. (Pay attention to spelling.) behave like believe make do think have
1 Please stop making so much noise. I’m trying to study. 2 Peter says he doesn’t ____________ in ghosts. 3 If you go on ____________ like that you are going to be in serious trouble. 4 I always try to ____________ my best at school, but sometimes it’s just not good enough! 5 We’re ____________ a party on Saturday night. Do you want to come?
3. Underline the word or phrase that best completes each sentence. 1 Sam isn’t having a birthday party this year/ usually. 2 My mother always telling/tells me to tidy my room on Sunday evenings. 3 Are you listening to the radio every day/or can I turn it off? 4 In autumn the leaves fall/are falling from the trees. 5 It hardly ever snows/snowing in the city. I think it’s because of the pollution. 6 My parents like to go to the theatre to see a
Shakespeare play/when they can find the time. 4. What is the third person present simple form of these verbs? 1 go 2 play 3 do 4 study 5 reach 6 try goes ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________
7 achieve ____________ 8 fix 9 wish 10 have 11 love 12 kiss ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________
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memory before it 9 ________ actually ________ (register) in the consciousness. So basically we have a memory of something that hasn’t happened yet. My opinion is that this tends to happen when I am very tired, and my brain takes longer than it should 10 ________ (process) information.
> Past simple and present perfect 1. Read the text and fill in the missing words. They are all verbs or parts of verbs. One verb uses the present simple base form. Can you say which one it is and why? I have been here before!
2. Put the following groups of words into questions and answers using ever and never. 1 Have you/Sahara Desert? No. Have you ever been to the Sahara Desert? No, never. 2 Have you/‘out-of-body’ experience? No. ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 3 Your teacher/tell/you/the best student/he or she/had? Unfortunately/no. ____________________________________ ____________________________________ 4 Have/you/bite/a poisonous spider? No/and/I/ want to be! ____________________________________ ____________________________________
Have you 1 ever been (be) in a situation in which you suddenly think, ‘I have been here before’? Or 2 ________ you ever ________ (have) the strange sensation that what is happening to you 3 ___________ (happen) before. This is what is known as Déjà vu. Most people have had this sensation at some time or another but so far no one 4 ________ really ________ (come up with) a very convincing explanation of why it happens. One theory is that we are experiencing something which 5 _____________ (occur) in a previous existence. This assumes that we all accept the idea that we 6 __________ (live) through a previous incarnation, or had some ‘out-of-body’ experience which 7 ___________ (influence) our present daily life. Psychologists 8 ________ (make) many attempts to explain the phenomenon. The most popular theory is that there are times when there is a simple malfunction of the brain’s ‘electrical circuit’. What happens is that the brain accidentally stores what we see as a
but his sister has. 6 Have you washed/Do you wash your hair every day? . 4 People’s lives are changing/have changed a lot in the past few years. 5 I’m still waiting/have been waiting for a reply from Sam. I sent him an e-mail two weeks ago. 1 I’m afraid I still haven’t done my homework/ did my homework.3. 2 John has never been/never went to Norway. Underline the option which best completes each sentence. 3 I have already told you the answer twice/yesterday.
It’s good to hear from you. What is life at the university like? Are you like 3 it. but I hate to be 15 in an office all day. Don’t laugh. I promise. especially in the winter? But I don’t think you will be going to have 6 too much snow. so she will be going to 12 work very hard this year to get good exam results. they have lots of famous gardens and parks there. How is 1 you getting on in London? It is such a big city I bet you are getting 2 lost every day. In this e-mail there are 30 common grammatical mistakes. I am going to 19 let you know when I am making 20 a decision. who is going to 28 show you all the best places to go. Did they not told 5 you that it rains quite a lot in England. or is the work too hard 4 than you expected? I was sorry to hear about the weather. Can you find us a cheap youth hostel near your flat for the first week in April? Thank you for your letter. you are in the south of the country. Do you are studying 9 for tests every three months too? We are always doing revising 10 for an exam. David . Anyway. Who knows? Maybe I can study in England like you.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 3 > Tense review 1. I hope you meet someone nice in London. You want me to tell you about how is life 7 here. we are all still being busy 8 preparing for our exams. she is intelligent and kind. I love plants and flowers and all that kinds 16 of thing. I used to think I wanted to do business studies. You know how much I like the outdoors. have no idea what I want to do. Then you could take us to it 29 when we are coming 30 to visit you at Easter. But what about me? I Best wishes. And this 17 days lots of people is 18 moving into houses with gardens. Well. Do you know why? Have you hear 21 the news about Martin? They say he is will 22 marry Susana in August – and they are still only 19! If you did not leave 23 him to go to university I am not thinking 24 he would have started going out with Susana. Last week I thought about doing horticulture. My mother often tells me she got married too young because she haven’t got 27 any idea about the future. Anna has decided she is wanting to be 11 a surgeon. She had been 13 watching a programme about hospitals on the TV and now she thinks she will be wanting 14 to study medicine. It could be the perfect job for the future. It seems like a good idea for her. Anyway. I think you done 25 the right thing. Can you correct them? Dear Marian. it is important to make a good decision about your future before you will think 26 about getting married these days.
1 are 16 _______________ 2 _______________ 17 _______________ 3 _______________ 18 _______________ 4 _______________ 19 _______________ 5 _______________ 20 _______________ 6 _______________ 21 _______________ 7 _______________ 22 _______________ 8 _______________ 23 _______________ 9 _______________ 24 _______________ 10 _______________ 25 _______________ 11 _______________ 26 _______________ 12 _______________ 27 _______________ 13 _______________ 28 _______________ 14 _______________ 29 _______________ 15 _______________ 30 _______________ .
no one has offered an explanation which really makes sense. or really did see something so frightening they thought they had to escape. 5 __________ closer to the Mary Celeste to investigate. . Captain Briggs. along with a map. Had the ship been 9 __________ by a huge sea monster? In those days tales of enormous aquatic reptiles and monsters were very popular. The ship was seen off the Azores by a British ship called Dei Gratia. After leaving New York harbour they were never 4 __________ alive again. Nobody answered his calls. The Mary Celeste 10 __________ a legend. safe ship to get into a much smaller vessel in the middle of the ocean? If they were forced to abandon the ship. Perhaps the crew imagined. his wife and two-year-old daughter. So it was clear that the crew 7 ________ the ship voluntarily. Captain Morehouse. One small boat was missing. To this day. but no one could have 2 __________ what would happen to it when it set sail from New York in November 1872. It appeared to be in trouble. so the captain of the British ship. but the ship never arrived at its destination with its crew alive. and some navigation equipment. Some people even believe that the crew were taken by an alien spaceship and the captain and his wife got away in the life boat. Some of the sails had been damaged in a storm. had always been had been stolen has become had left predicted sailed attacked should have taken seen completely The Mary Celeste The Mary Celeste 1 had always been an unlucky ship. People still come up with theories about her disappearance. The ship was heading for the port of Genoa in northern Italy with a cargo of alcohol. Fill in the gaps with the correct word or phrase from the word below.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 4 > Active and passive voice 1. The voyage 3 __________ about five weeks. why was the cargo still intact? Nothing 8 __________. wellequipped. was it because of pirates? In that case. But why would they have left a large. But the ship was found to be 6 _________________ deserted. three sailors were sent aboard to offer help. On board the ship were the captain. In the following text there are a number of missing verbs (active and passive) and adverbs. but apart from that everything else was in perfect condition. and a crew of seven sailors.
to the Mary Celeste. the crew ___________________________________ 3 The captain would not have abandoned his ship unless ___________________________________ 4 As soon as the crew realised____________ ___________________________________ 5 The Mary Celeste had a bad reputation. or did not happen. 1 I think it is extremely unlikely that the ship was attacked by a sea monster. What are the opposites of these words? 1 likely unlikely 2 probable 3 possible 4 responsible 5 legal 6 appearance 7 professional 8 relevant 9 certain 10 usual 11 predictable 12 complete 4. Using the adjectives above. Complete these sentences about the Mary Celeste with words of your own choice. 2 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ . write three sentences about what you think happened. although people do say they exist.2. so ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3. 1 When the British sailors boarded the ship they ___________________________________ 2 If there really had been a sea monster.
___________________________________ 4 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ .
So I decided I had better 8 ________ someone else instead. 4 They are going to (knock down) that old house on the corner and (put up) a new supermarket. German is 1 spoken as the native language. which I had been 5 ________ was near the Opera House. 3 I (need) to get my shirt ironed before I go out. When I arrived in Vienna. ask. . Rewrite the sentences so that they contain a passive form. they’ll (put off) the tennis tournament until next week. You will see that by rewriting these informal sentences you are writing in a more formal style. I then set out for the hotel and found it half an hour later. but he 6 ________ with such a strong accent that I couldn’t understand much of what he 7 ________ . speak. Nothing is known about Joan’s family.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 5 > Passive voice 1. 2 You should (ask) a doctor to have a look at that cut. 5 If there is heavy rain. 2. In Austria. talk and tell. it would have been quicker and easier to get a taxi in the first place. although to 10 ________ the truth. 1 (Nobody) knows (anything) about Joan’s family. I found a policeman outside the station who was pleased to have the chance to practise the English he learnt at school with an English person and we 9 ________ for several minutes. in others you can eliminate the word altogether. In some sentences you will need to change the word (in brackets). I 3 ________ a porter at the station if he could 4 ________ me the way to the Hotel Europa. He replied in English. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate form of these verbs: say. but there are a lot of people who also 2 ________ English.
Change the nouns to adjectives. rough. club. home. Write the plural form of these words. tough. Find the odd one out. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 adventure affection anxiety Britain comfort crime music nation perfection adventurous_______ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ . 1 leaf 2 3 4 5 loaf wolf half thief leaves _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ 5. telephone 2 enough. 1 comb. lamb. cough 3 trouble. bus 4. house.3. Spelling and pronunciation.
1 ‘Did you go to Sam’s party?’ Susan asked. 7 ‘Would you like me to call a taxi for you?’ offered the hotel receptionist. 8 ‘Mike. said Harry. Martin?’ said Mark. Susan asked me if I went to Sam’s party. 10 ‘When did they get married?’ she asked me. .GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 6 > Reported speech 1. how much is your mountain bike insured for?’ 9 ‘Let me help you with the washing-up’. 5 ‘How much did your new skateboard cost?’ 6 ‘Where is my red belt?’ I asked her. 2 ‘Why have you painted your room black and purple?’ shouted Tom’s mother. 3 ‘Would you like to come skating with us. 4 ‘Would you like some help with your physics homework?’ said Tom’s brother. Change these questions and offers into reported speech.
‘Please do exactly what I tell you. 4 The swimming pool attendant warned the boys about jumping in at the shallow end. ‘Don’t 8 She offered to help me with my homework. ‘I’m sorry 7 The teacher reminded them that there would be a test on reported speech. ‘Peter. ‘Mary. Remember to use the correct punctuation marks. Change these sentences into direct speech.2. 1 The teacher asked us to do exactly what she said. ‘Please 3 George invited Mary to his party. ‘Don’t 5 Mary suggested Peter ask his parents for advice. ‘Would . why don’t you 6 The bus driver told them the bus had broken down.’ 2 His father asked him to switch off his mobile phone during meal times.
___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 7 Scottish name for a girl. Directors choose it because of the climate. whose. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ . Was born in London in 1889. Charlie Chaplin. an important part of the British diet. who lived most of his life in America and died in Switzerland. Was born in England 1775. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 8 A brilliant actor. 2 Takes place in a small country where there are a lot of casinos. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 5 Thousands of films have been made there.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 7 > Relative clauses 1. was actually a male dog. was born in Scotland. is played all over the world. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 Hot and spicy. Match and then write the sentences out correctly using who. Which one? 1 Lived most of his life in America and died in Switzerland. which has been made into many films. was born in London in 1889. where or that. very dangerous. which. One of the definitions is not necessary. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 Wrote novel Pride and Prejudice. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 6 Started in Scotland in the middle ages.
___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ a b c d e f g h i j Jane Austen Charlie Chaplin _ _1 Hollywood The Monaco Grand Prix Indian food Golf Lassie MTV Sean Connery Dire Straits .___________________________________ 9 Means to be in terrible (financial) trouble. very good musicians. created many popular cartoon characters. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 10 A popular music channel that was started in Amsterdam. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 11 Was born on a farm.
1 ‘Say that again louder. you cannot smoke in food shops.’ said John. permission. ____________ 2. ____________ 5 Deaf people cannot hear. lack of obligation and obligation. John said I __________________________ ___________________________________ 5 Wearing a uniform is obligatory at most private schools. ____________ 3 You shouldn’t sit in the sun without sunscreen or you’ll damage your skin. What do these sentences express? Choose from: ability. You may get a couple of ideas about how to present yours. deduction. Why don’t you borrow it when I’ve finished it. possibility. 1 Smoking is forbidden in food shops for health reasons. please. You ought to see _____________________ ___________________________________ 3 For most students it is necessary to study at home to get good marks at school. ____________ 4 You can have a new mobile phone for Christmas if you get good marks. it’s ages since I had a check up.’ ability 2 Eating sweets can damage your teeth. 2 It is advisable to see a dentist every six months for a check-up. For reasons of health. advice. Rewrite the sentences without changing their meaning using modal verbs. but they can learn to lip-read. ____________ 7 I must go to the dentist soon. At most private schools _______________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ . ____________ 9 You ought to have a look at Jimmy’s project. I can’t hear you.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 8 > Modal verbs 1. but it’s nicer if you do. ____________ 6 You have to wear a seat belt in a car. ____________ 8 In Spain you don’t have to say please and thank you all the time the way you do in England and America. To get good marks ___________________ ___________________________________ 4 ‘This book I’ve bought is really good once you get into it.
___________________________________ 5 I want to be a nuclear physicist. 1 ‘I’ve got a terrible hangover!’ You shouldn’t drink so much beer.3. ___________________________________ 3 I can’t find anything in my bedroom. she never goes out. ___________________________________ 4 Jane is putting on a lot of weight. Give advice for these situations. 2 Susan is lonely. ___________________________________ .
Fill in the blanks with the correct form: -ing or to + infinitive. 2 I love going to the cinema. 5 Would you like ___________________ (come) to the theatre with us tonight? 6 Would you want ___________________ (stay) at school if you won the lottery? 2. 4 Mary would love __________________ (learn) to ice-skate. 1 George loves playing (play) tennis. 1 weekend/I/at/the/get up/early (hate) I hate getting up early at the weekend. but he hates running (run). Make sentences about you and your friends using hate. 2 Did you enjoy ___________________ (go) to Disneyland? 3 When I go to the cinema I like ___________________ (get) there early so I can buy some sweets. Put the words into the correct order and translate them into your mother tongue. 2 we/theatre/go/the/to (enjoy) ___________________________________ 3 anybody/hamburgers/day/every/eat/ does? (like) ___________________________________ 4 be/lawyer/parents/my/me (want) ___________________________________ 5 he/play/with/friends/his/chess (love) ___________________________________ 6 sister/my/spiders/see (hate) ___________________________________ 3. 1 I love horror films but my friends hate them. love. like. ___________________________________ 3 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 5 ___________________________________ . enjoy and want.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 9 > Infinitives and gerunds 1.
6 7 8 9 10 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ .
Fill in the blanks with a. Do you know these expressions? Translate them into your mother tongue. Match. 1 2 3 4 5 6 a tube of a box of a slice of a piece of a piece of a glass of Uncountable cheese ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ a b c d e f chocolates toothpaste advice wine equipment bread 3. Put these words into the correct column below. an or some. advice damage metal sample coin cheese equipment milk toothbrush insect church glass nurse toothpaste plastic cloud hobby paper week wine Countable ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ 2.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 10 > Countable and uncountable nouns 1. 1 a tube of toothpaste 2 ______ toothbrush . 1 2 3 4 5 a herd of cows a pride of lions a swarm of bees a flock of birds a school of whales __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ 4.
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ______ sausages ______ piece of cheese ______ bottle of water ______ wine ______ advice ______ equipment ______ money ______ ice-cream ______ coins ______ egg ______ chips .
Nowadays we don’t throw ourselves into a river to wash ourselves. Food nowadays contains more additives than in the past. is a classic example of a riverside development. A river can provide drinking water. The city of London. then towns and then cities.) In the second sentence we are referring to food in general. These groups of houses became villages. (Notice that you are asked to look at the first sentence. Can you think of any more? Why is London referred to as the city of London? Look at these two sentences. nor do we take our washing to the water in big baskets. There are only two and we are making a comparison. which was once a small group of houses on the River Thames. Look at how the definite article the is used in the following sentences: The food we eat today is quite different to the food our great-grandparents used to eat. Here we are generalising about the different advantages of building a town on the banks of a river. and only name one specific river. It also mentions a way to keep clean. In the first sentence we are comparing one specific thing to another. not the second. Now read this paragraph: In the past our ancestors built houses on the banks of a river so they had access to water. . a way to keep clean and even a transport system. A river such as the Thames can be the life-blood of a city.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 11 > Definite and indefinite articles 1. food. there are other ways to get clean.
Read this paragraph and fill in the blanks with a. Duke of Normandy. People – men.3. . It is 1 an interesting point to remember that as 2 _____ seagull flies. Yet down 7 _____ centuries this narrow neck of water separating Britain and 8 _____ France (known in 9 _____ French as La Manche – 10 ‘_____ sleeve’) has served as 11 _____ physical and psychological barrier. who derided 15 _____ English Channel as a ‘ditch’. 19 _____ British have 20 _____ island mentality. the or nothing at all. an. while Hitler’s invasion plans also came to 18 _____ nothing in 1940. sometimes both ways. conquered 12 _____ island with his knights in 1066. women and even 5 _____ children – have been known to swim 6 _____ Strait of Dover. never set 16 _____ foot on 17 _____ English soil. and many of them are still against any further integration with Europe. 3 _____ distance between France and 4 _____ famous white cliffs of Dover is not very great. Even with today’s sophisticated communication systems 22 _____ Englishman’s home is still his castle. They resisted plans to build 21 _____ tunnel under the English Channel for many years. but he was 13 _____ last successful invader. 14 _____ Napoleon. William.
4 Columbus discovered America ________________________ (year). Fill in the missing words and numbers. day or date.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 12 > Time expressions and prepositions of time 1. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 10th ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 100th ____ ____ once twice the third time/thrice the fourth __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ the tenth __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ time time . 3 I was born _______________________ (time) on a _______________________ (day). Fill in the blanks with the appropriate preposition and time. 2 My birthday is ____________________ (month). 1 the first 2 the second 3 the third 4 the fourth 5 ____________ 6 ____________ 7 ____________ 8 ____________ 9 ____________ 10 the tenth 11 ____________ 12 the twelfth 22 ____________ 33 ____________ 47 ____________ 58 ____________ 77 ____________ 99 ____________ 100 the hundredth 101 the hundred 101 and first 318 ____________ > Prepositions of time at a time on a day in a week/month/year/decade/century 2. 1 I’ll meet you at ten o’clock on Tuesday.
3.5 The Normans invaded Britain ______ the ___________________ century. 6 Believe me. 7 April Fools’ Day is ________________ (date). ________________________ the year 1066. It’s the _______________ she _______________ (be) in hospital this year. to be exact. 6 The first landing on the Moon was __________________ the _______________ (decade). 1 2 3 4 It’s the first time I have eaten (eat) a vegetarian hamburger. That’s the _______________ I _________________________ (hear) that joke! That’s the _______________ the telephone _______________ (ring) today! She’s not scared. 9 The Berlin Wall came down ________________________ (year). that’s only the ____________________________ I _______________ (ski) all the way down the hill without falling down! . 8 Easter is usually ___________________ (month). Finish each sentence with the correct form of the verb and the appropriate form of the number of your choice. 5 That’s the _______________ your mother _______________ (ask) you to tidy your room today.
‘I don’t think she will like the present you have bought her. It’s going to rain again.’ Your example 4 going to (2) We use going to (not will) when something that is happening now affects the future. ‘I’m going to study to be an architect.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 13 > Will and going to 1 will (1) We use will when we decide to do something at the time of speaking = an immediate response or decision.’ 3 will (2) We use will when we are making predictions. ‘Look at those clouds. Now I will (I’ll) have to do it all over again!’ 2 going to (1) We use going to to talk about something we have decided to do in the future = a plan.’ Your example . ‘Oh no! I have spilt coffee on my homework.
‘Do you think you are going to pass the exam?’ ‘Do you think you will pass the exam?’ Your examples .5 will and going to Sometimes you can use either will or going to when asking questions about the future or making predictions.
Always wash your hands before a meal.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 14 > Clauses of time 1. 3 I’ll give you a call __________ I’m doing the shopping to see if there’s anything you need. Complete the sentences with an appropriate time clause. Then make sentences of your own in English. . I used to believe in ghosts when I was younger. 4 __________ I pass my driving test I’m going to drive around Europe. Look at these examples and translate them into your mother tongue.’ 6 You can have your nails varnished __________ they do your hair at the new hairdressers. 5 ‘It’s 12 o’clock! The day will be over __________ he gets up. I’ll send you an email as soon as I get my exam results. a b c d e I was listening to a new CD while I was doing my homework. 1 Eat up your ice-cream before it melts! 2 You should see a doctor __________ you go on a diet. 1 while ____________________________________ 2 as soon as ____________________________________ 3 before ____________________________________ 4 by the time ____________________________________ 5 when ____________________________________ 2. I intend to have travelled around the world by the time I am 30.
Complete this story. My fingers started to turn blue 4 __________ I was walking down the snowy streets. ‘2 __________ I get home. ‘I shall be freezing cold.’ My mother had reminded me to take my gloves 3 __________ I went to my lesson. it started to snow very hard.3. but I hadn’t done so. 1 while I was walking home after my guitar lesson. my friend Chris passed me on his scooter and stopped to offer me a lift.’ I thought. . 7 __________ I got home I was shaking from head to toe. You can imagine what my mother said 8 __________ I got in the house. At least 6 __________ you are walking your blood is circulating. Last night. Fortunately. but I managed. It was colder on the scooter than walking. It isn’t easy trying to get on a scooter 5 __________ you are holding a guitar.
___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 You should get that cut seen by a doctor. OR: I had my _ hair cut on Saturday. I got _______________________________ ___________________________________ 6 We asked a well-known singer to sing at our school concert. 1 I got my hair cut on Saturday. John ______________________________ ___________________________________ 5 My luggage was taken by mistake at the airport. 1 We asked the baker to make a birthday cake for Sarah. I’m _______________________________ ___________________________________ 3 A professional magician entertained the children at the Christmas party.__________________ 2 The boy got caught in a car accident. Rewrite these sentences using the structure have/get + something + done. We _______________________________ ___________________________________ 4 John’s hair was dyed green last week. Rewrite the sentences so that they sound more formal (less like you are chatting with a friend). 2 My scooter is being repaired at the moment. My hair was cut on Saturday. ___________________________________ . We _______________________________ ___________________________________ 2. You will also need to change some words (bike → bicycle) and phrasal verbs (put in → install). We had Sarah’s birthday cake made at the bakery. Using got in a passive sentence makes it sound less formal.GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 15 > Have/get something done 1. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 Our neighbours are getting a new kitchen put in.
___________________________________ ___________________________________ 6 They are getting their flat done up while they are on holiday.___________________________________ 5 He got picked up by the police because he looked suspicious. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ .
(order) The sergeant major ordered them all to get their hair cut.’ said the politician. 2 ‘Don’t walk on the grass!’ shouted the gardener.’ said Jean Paul. it’s plugged in. (deny) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ .GRAMMAR WORKSHEET 16 > Reporting verbs 1. (ask) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 6 ‘Remember to pack warm clothes. Peter. (inform) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 10 ‘I haven’t stolen anything!’ shouted the criminal. (warn) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 ‘You need to give up smoking and eat healthier food. (advise) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 5 ‘Can I please get a lift home with you.’ said the caretaker. you had better brush up on your French before you go. all of you!’ shouted the sergeant major. (suggest) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 8 ‘Would you like me to help you with your homework?’ he said. Change the sentences into reported speech using the verbs in brackets. It gets very cold in Edinburgh in the winter. 1 ‘Get your hair cut. (tell) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 ‘Mary.’ she said.’ said Mary. (remind) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 7 ‘If you are going to Paris. (offer) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 9 ‘There has been a significant reduction in crime.’ said the doctor. don’t put that bucket of water near the vacuum cleaner.
Make sentences using direct speech. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 3 Sam’s mother reminded him to switch off the television before he went to bed.’ said the scientist. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 5 Philip invited Joan to the water-polo match. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ 4 The careers adviser asked me what school subject I enjoyed the most. ‘I have discovered a small red planet in the solar system. Don’t forget to use the correct punctuation marks. ___________________________________ ___________________________________ . 2 The doctor warned him not to eat too much sugar.2. 1 The scientist announced a discovery in the solar system. a small red planet.
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