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NOUNS (Exercise 1): COMMON NOUNS Identify the Common Nouns in the following sentences. 1.

We arrived early at the station. 2. There are different species of fish. 3. The man was trying to steal his car. 4. They have gone to the zoo. 5. The baby is crying. 6. My mother is in the kitchen. 7. He threw some nuts to the monkeys. 8. The children are playing in the field. 9. That temple was built before I was born. 10. He has bought a new car. 11. My father likes to swim. 12. She won a trophy in a competition. 13. I like to ride on a camel. 14. Do birds eat meat? 15. He went to visit his uncle. 16. My brother wants to play with us. 17. Let me have a look at your puppy. 18. The taxi broke down. 19. The boys are playing noisily. 20. She is hanging out the clothes to dry.

NOUNS (Exercise 2): PROPER NOUNS Use capital letters for Proper Nouns in the following sentences. 1. paris is the capital of france.

2. william shakespeare is a famous english author.

3. war and peace' was written by leo tolstoy.

4. The universities of oxford and cambridge offer degree courses at the highest level.

5. john's two dogs are named rover and boxer.

6. david will travel to france to do a degree course on the french revolution.

7. suez canal joins the red sea and the mediterranean sea.

8. republic of liberia is on the west coast of africa.

9. mick jagger is the lead singer of rolling stones.

10. mount kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in africa.

PRONOUNS (Exercise 1): PERSONAL PRONOUNS Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns. 1. Does _____ (her, she) know that _____ (me, I) was absent? 2. Please tell _____ ( he, him) _____ (I, me) have obtained a degree in Chemistry. 3. I remember that _____ (they, them) bought the fruits from _____ (we, us). 4. Please don't tell ______ (she, her) about _____ (I, me). 5. _____ can swim because _____ has webbed feet. 6. I met Alice yesterday. _____ invited _____ to her house. 7. Jane has a cat; _____ likes to play with _____. 8. When the dog chased John, _____ ran as fast as _____ could. 9. My uncle works in a factory. _____ says _____ is a noisy place. 10. The teacher said to the class, "When _____ finished your work, please pass _____ up to me."

PRONOUNS (Exercise 2): RELATIVE PRONOUNS Fill in the blanks with which, who', whom' and whose'. 1. The boy, _____ father is a doctor, is my best friend. 2. This is not something _____ we like to do. 3. That man, _____ left leg was amputated, suffers from diabetes. 4. The thief, _____ they caught, was sent to the prison. 5. Our friends, _____ we invited to the party, arrived rather early. 6. The girl, _____ broke the mirror, was scolded by her mother. 7. That is my uncle, _____ car was stolen. 8. That woman, _____ you saw, was my auntie. 9. Kangaroos, _____ use their pouch to carry their babies, are found in Australia. 10. The policeman, ______ caught the thief, is a very brave man.

VERBS (Exercise 1): AUXILIARY VERBS Fill in the blanks with is' or are'. 1. The rose _____ a beautiful flower. 2. His two sons _____ still small. 3. My brother _____ doing his degree at that university. 4. Dogs _____ the most faithful animals. 5. There _____ a lot of ants on the tree.

Fill in the blanks with does' or do'. 6. _____ you know him? 7. That _____ not mean I _____ not like her. 8. Please _____ not smoke here. 9. _____ anybody know the answer? 10. They _____ not want to play.

Fill in the blanks with has' or have'. 11. He _____ a law degree. 12. They _____ gone to the cinema. 13. Only one of the students _____ failed the test. 14. I _____ come here to borrow your book 15. "_____ you ever done online banking?"

Choose the correct word for each sentence. 16. The earth ______ (go, goes) round the sun. 17. He ______ (go, goes) to school by bus. 18. I often ______ (go, goes) to the library. 19. She wants to ______ (go, goes) to the library? 20. She does not ______ (go, goes) to the library?

Choose the correct word for each sentence. 21. She ______ (read, reads) every day. 22. I ______ (drink, drinks) milk every day. 23. We ______ (like, likes) to swim. 24. My neighbours ______ (talk, talks) to us every day. 25. He ______ (speak, speaks) good English.

VERBS (Exercise 2): AUXILIARY VERBS Fill in the blanks with was' or were'. 1. He _____ here five minutes ago. 2. This _____ the dress she wore last week. 3. They _____ still young when their parents died. 4. One of the eggs _____ broken. 5. There _____ some oranges on the table. 6. _____ you tired after the game? 7. She _____ not at home when I called. 8. Yesterday I saw a rainbow as I _____ driving home. 9. We _____ supposed to arrive early but the train was late. 10. Those _____ people who helped the victims.

ADJECTIVES (Exercise 1): COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES Pick the correct words in the brackets. 1. My father is as (strong, stronger, strongest) as his father. 2. She is (pretty, prettier, prettiest) than her sister. 3. You are not as (tall, taller, tallest) as your brother. 4. That pond is the (shallow, shallower, shallowest) in this area. 5. That has to be the (interesting, more interesting, most interesting) film I have seen. 6. Which university offers (the good, the better, the best) degree courses?. 7. This clown is not as (funny, funnier, funniest) as the other one. 8. He is easily the (bad, worse, worst) player in the team. 9. The second half of the play was (little, less, the least) interesting. 10. What is (far, farther, the farthest) distance you have ever run?

ADJECTIVES (Exercise 2):

Fill in the missing words into the gaps.

Positive clever heavy quiet big noisy wild great easy nice modern



ADVERBS (Exercise 1): TYPES OF ADVERBS Choose the most suitable adverb in bold to fill each blank:

angrily, enough, never, outside, yesterday 1. She left _________ for the university where she is doing a degree course. 2. We are standing _________ his house waiting for him. 3. He told us __________ not to walk on the grass. 4. I am not strong __________ to help him carry that box. 5. She will __________ be happy in that job.

down, last week, often, quickly, rarely 6. _________, I saw him walking to the church. 7. My father is __________ late for work. 8. He drove _________ to avoid being late. 9. I ________ play badminton with my sister. 10. This is the place where he fell _________.

always, just, nearly, online, unusually 11. It took _____ two hours to get here. 12. They were _____ very friendly. 13. He has _____ strong hands. 14. She has _____ completed her degree course. 15. This dictionary went _____ in 2003.

ADVERBS (Exercise 2): POSITION OF ADVERBS Rewrite the complete sentence using the adverb in brackets in its usual position.
Example: I play tennis. (on Mondays) Answer: I play tennis on Mondays.
1) Our friends must write a test. (also)

2) I was joking. (only)

3) Did you enjoy the flight? (both)

4) Mary watches TV. (hardly) (ever)

5) He drives his car. (carefully)

6) The children play football. (in the garden)

7) We went to the cinema. (yesterday)

8) John fell off the bike. (almost)

9) Her boyfriend will buy her some flowers. (probably)

10) My uncle is moving to Stockholm soon. (definitely)

SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE (Exercise 1) Use the Simple Present tense of the words in brackets. 1. It _____ (hurt) to know what he said. 2. I sometimes _____ (play) football with my friends. 3. My sister _____ (want) to be a teacher. 4. We _____ (like) to do our homework together. 5. His father _____ (smoke) a pipe. 6. Does your mother _____ (cook) every day? 7. The train _____ (leave) in an hour. 8. He _____ (wash) his car on Sundays. 9. My friend _____ (ride) a bike to work. 10. They often _____ (swim) in the river.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE (Exercise 2) Use the Present Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

1. We are too late. The train _________ (leaving). 2. Look at what he _________ (do). 3. My father _________ (go) to Paris next month. 4. She says she ________ (cook) for dinner this evening. 5. I think she _________ (write) a letter at the moment. 6. Why ________ he _________ (break) up those boxes? 7. He _________ (come) on the one o'clock train tomorrow. 8. They _________ (widen) the road. 9. One of you _________ always __________ (complain) about something. 10. Do you not understand what I _________ (say)?

PRESENT PERFECT TENSE (Exercise 3) Use the Present Perfect tense of the words in brackets.

1. We ___________ (not see) her since we last met her. 2. He ___________ (teach) us for two years and is still teaching us. 3. She _____________ (already throw) away her old dresses. 4. I ________ already _________ (tell) them to hurry up. 5. ________ you ________ (be) to see your old uncle recently? 6. My parents _____________ (never be) to London. 7. They _____________ (just meet) your brother. 8. Our baby _____________ (sleep) for more than eight hours. 9. I __________ not _________ (choose) the one I want yet. 10. You ____________ (not eat) your dinner yet.

EXERCISE - PAST SIMPLE TENSE (Exercise 4) Use the Past Simple tense of the words in brackets.

1. She _____ (cut) her finger last night. 2. We _____ (go) for a ride and _____ (come) home late. 3. Her former husband always _____ (drink) heavily. 4. He _____ (lend) me some money last week. 5. There _____ (are) lots of people at the party. 6. My father _____ (lose) his car keys this morning. 7. She often_____ (quarrel) with her neighbour. 8. The vagrant _____ (lay) a mat on the pavement and _____ (sleep) on it. 9. I _____ (meet) my uncle on Sunday afternoon. 10. _____ (can) you please help me carry this?

PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE (Exercise 5) Use the Past Continuous tense of the words in brackets.

1. While I ____________ (wait) for you, I fell asleep. 2. He _____________ (swim) at 4 o'clock yesterday. 3. Some students ______________ (not listen) while the teacher ____________ (speak). 4. We ___________ (play) football when it started to rain. 5. When I ____________ (walk) home, I saw a dog barking at the postman. 6. She and her friends ____________ (shop) yesterday evening. 7. When they arrived, I ____________ (bathe). 8. While one worker ____________ (paint), another __________ (mix) some paint. 9. What __________ you __________(do) when I was not at home? 10. They ___________ (jog) early this morning.

PAST PERFECT TENSE (Exercise 6) Use the Past Perfect tense of the words in brackets.

1. After we _________ (see) the movie, we went for a ride. 2. He _________ already _________ (leave) when we arrived. 3. I _________ just _________ (shut) the door when the telephone rang. 4. They ate the food that I __________ (buy). 5. She ___________ (eat) her lunch when I reached home. 6. My father _____________ (drink) a glass of milk before he slept. 7. "I fell down". He said that he ___________ down. 8. "I cut my finger". She said that she ___________ her finger. 9. I arrived at the cinema after the film ___________ (start). 10. The train __________ already __________ (go) when we reached the station.

SIMPLE FUTURE TENSE (Exercise 7) Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in parentheses in simple future tense.
Example: I am feeling homesick. I (go) will go home to visit my family. Example: Steve, (wash) will you wash the car on Saturday.

1) The house is dirty. I (clean) _______ ________ it on Monday. 2) (cook) _______ you ________ on Tuesday, please? 3) It looks like the washer is broken. I (ask) _______ _______ a repair man to come Wednesday. 4) Okay then, our group (meet) _______ ________ on Thursday. 5) Helga (hike) _______ you _______ with us on Friday? 6) If necessary, we (carry) _______ ________ the supplies in our car Saturday. 7) John and Wes, (read) _______ you _______ to the children on Sunday? 8) I guess I (ride) _______ _______ the bus to save gas. 9) The cookies are all gone. (buy) _______ you _______ some, please? 10) Listen, team: we (win) _______ _______ the trophy this year! 11) Peter, (fix) _______ you _______ the porch tomorrow? 12) Becky, (go) _______ you _______ to Alaska with us this summer?

FUTURE CONTINUOUS TENSE (Exercise 8) Fill the gaps with the verb in brackets using the future continuous tense.
1 A: I wonder if the kids are enjoying the party? B: They __________________ havoc, I'm sure. (to cause) 2 A: Sara and Marc are in Somerset. B: They __________________ a great time. (to have) 3 Hopefully tomorrow, we __________________ on the beach all day. (to lie) 4 If I know my brother, he __________________ hard about what to do next. (to think) 5 This time tomorrow, I __________________ class to 20 spotty adolescents. (to give) 6 What _____ you _____________ in a year from now? (to do) 7 Clare's idea proved disastrous. I __________________ her advice again. (to take NEGATIVE) 8 At this rate you __________________ Spanish fluently in a question of months. (to speak) 9 Before long, he __________________ you for more money again. (to ask) 10 Just you wait. She __________________ you every night before you know it. (to telephone) 11 If I know my boss, she __________________ better sales figures than that. (to expect) 12 If you go now, you __________________ around for ages without a doubt. (to wait) 13 Andrew __________________ to hear all the news about Sandra. (to want) 14 This time tomorrow, we __________________ on a train to Barcelona. (to sit) 15 A: Shaun's gone to the sales. B: Ah. He __________________ for bargains. (to look)


Fill in the verbs in brackets in the Future Perfect. Example: He ______________ the suitcase by tomorrow. (to pack) Answer: He will have packed the suitcase by tomorrow.
1) Anne 2) We 3) She 4) I 5) Sam 6) She 7) The police 8) They 9) Paolo her bike next week. (to repair) the washing by 8 o'clock. (to do) Paris by the end of next year. (to visit) this by 6 o'clock. (to finish) by next week. (to leave) this with her mother tonight. (to discuss) the driver. (to arrest) their essay by tomorrow. (to write) the teams. (to manage)


If we can do that - then we

our mission. (to fulfil)

FUTURE PERFECT TENSE (Exercise 10) Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in parentheses in future perfect tense.
Example: By the time it starts raining, we (bring) will have brought the lawn furniture in. Example: The bus (leave) will have left the station when Joe gets there. Example: We can move the new computers in next week. They will have arrived on Saturday.

1) Before the store opens, the employees (prepare) _______ _______ ________ for the sale. 2) By the time the treasure hunt begins, Susan (hide) _______ _______ ________ all the clues. 3) The housekeeper (clean) _______ _______ ________the house when the guests arrive. 4) You can touch the walls tomorrow. The paint (dry) _______ _______ ________ by then. 5) By Tuesday, the roofers (finish) _______ _______ ________ laying the tiles. 6) The explorers (climb) _______ _______ _______ the mountain when the helicopter brings their supplies. 7) Before the horses race at 10:00, huge crowds (gather) _______ _______ _________ at the track. 8) Jason and Samantha (buy) _______ _______ _________ a house before they move to Louisville in August. 9) Manuel wants to get a good grade on the quiz. He (study) _______ _______ ________ for at least two hours when he takes it. 10) By the time Herman tells all of his jokes, he (irritate) _______ _______ ________ everyone in the audience!

SIMPLE SENTENCE (Exercise 1) Combine the following sentences with a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).
1) She went to work. She did not want to go.

2) The scientists trained him well. They helped him find a job when his training was through.

3) Polar bears are fierce, territorial animals. Grizzly bears are the same.

4) Mark told me not to come with him. He looked longingly at me as I left.

5) I will not give in to you. I will not let you push me around.

6) He loves to drive during the day. They will let him drive before 9pm.

7) My cat was hungry. It had not eaten since breakfast.

8) They couldnt think of anything better to do. They decided to baby-sit for the family.

9) A book can be a lot of fun to read. A book can be boring.

10) That movie looks great! I would love to come see it with you.