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JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4

END-OF-YEAR GRAMMAR EXAM
A. PRESENT SIMPLE vs. PRESENT CONTINUOUS Complete the sentences. Put in the Present Continuous or Present Simple of the verbs. I’m writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / write) to my parents. . . . .I.write . . . . . . . (I / write) to them every weekend. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (it / snow) outside (it / come) down quite hard, look. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 Normally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / start) work at eight o’clock, but . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / start) at seven this week. We’re very busy at the moment.

3 I haven’t got a car at the moment, so . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / go) to work on the bus this week. Usually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / drive) to work.

4 The sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (rise) in the east, remember. It’s behind us so . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (we / travel) west.

5 I’m afraid I have no time to help just now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / write) a report. But . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / promise) I’ll give you some help later.

6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / want) a new car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / save) up to buy one.

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. . . . . . . 4 when / he / hold / a beautiful vase / he / suddenly / drop / it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAST SIMPLE vs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 he / sit down / on a chair / while / I / paint / it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he / break / his leg / when / he / ski He broke his leg when he was skiing . . . . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 B. . . . 5 he / sit / in the garden / when / a wasp / sting / him / on the nose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he dropped it on his foot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Write her sentences from these notes. . . . . . . . . . Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . His girlfriend Melanie is talking about some of the accidents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 as / he / run / for a bus / he / collide / with a lamppost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAST CONTINUOUS David is always having accidents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . when / he / carry / a suitcase / he / drop / it / on his foot When he was carrying a suitcase. . . . . . . . 3 his hair / catch / fire / when / he / cook / chips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .oup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Each sentence has one verb in the Past Continuous and one in the Past Simple. .

. . .oup. . . . . . . . . . . . . I haven’t decided .. . . . . . . . . . have you had it? a) already b) for c) long d) since 7 The girls have . . . . to the cinema. . . . done any skiing? a) ever b) for c) just d) long 5 My boyfriend hasn’t rung . . .. .. . . . . . . a) already b) been c) gone d) just Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . 1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How . week.? a) done b) for c) just d) yet 1 Ben writes very quickly.. . . a) been b) gone c) just d) yet 4 Have you . . . . . . . . . . . a) already b) been c) for d) yet 2 What are you going to do? ~ I don’t know. . I’d like to borrow this book. They won’t be back until ten o’clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to London. . . . . . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 3 . . .yet . . . Has Anna read it . . . . . .. . a) just b) long c) since d) yet 3 I’ve . PRESENT PERFECT Decide which word is correct. a) for b) last c) since d) this 6 I haven’t seen that coat before. . .. . . . . . . . He’s . I went there in June.. . . . . finished his essay. . .. .

. . . (tidy) my desk. . . . . . . . ‘ve . .(win) in a record time! 5 I . . . 1 The last time I . . .tidied . . . . . . . . but now it’s in a mess again. . .oup. I . . . but I . . . I . . . . . . . (go) to Brighton was in August. . . . . . . . . . 6 What time . . 2 I’d like to meet a ghost. . . . a) already b) before c) for d) since 9 This is the first . . . last Christmas. . . 3 I’ve finished my homework. . 4 And the race is over! And Micky Simpson . . . . . . . . . . . . . (you / get) to work this morning? Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . . . . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 4 . . . (have) these shoes since my eighteenth birthday. . . . . That was after college. . . . . a) ever b) never c) since d) yet D. . . . . I’ve ever lived away from home. . . . . . . . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 8 I haven’t seen my parents . . . . . . (never / see) one. . . (work) for a computer company for a year. . . (do) it before tea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PRESENT PERFECT Put in the Present Perfect or Past Simple of the verbs in brackets. . . had . PAST SIMPLE vs. . . a) already b) since c) that d) time 10 This programme must be new. . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seen it before. . I’ve . .

. (not / ride) one for years. . . . . . . . . . . . (be) to Greece five times. . . . . . . 9 You won’t believe this. . . . . . . . 16 We moved here in 1993. . . 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . but I’ve got some tickets for the concert. . Oxford University Press España www. . (be) very ill three years ago. 13 Janet . . (ring) last night. . . 11 Marilyn Monroe . 8 The President . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 7 Martin . . . . . . . . . . (be) here a long time now. . . . . . . . . . (you / ever / bake) your own bread? ~ No. . . not yet. . He . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 5 . 14 Rupert has left a message for you. . . 12 . . . . . We . . . . . . . . I’ll watch it at ten. . . .oup. . . . . . . ~ Oh. . . . . But I . . . but I might try it some time. (be) in about thirty films. . . . . . (you / get) them? 10 Of course I can ride a bike. . well done. . . . . . (come) out of the building and is going to make a speech. . . . . . . How . . . (you / see) the news today? ~ No. He loves the place. . . . . .

. . won’t you? Simon: No. . Amy: When . . I’m cooking something that I think is (8) . . . . . . . . . I’m just going (7) . to be busy this week. I’m sorry I can’t come. . . be here for my party. . . get back until Sunday evening. . . . . . . . . . . . . you doing in London? Simon: Oh.com/es Photocopiable Resources 6 . And I’ll Amy: (2) . . . . . . . . will . . . . . . . going to invite you. Amy: I (5) . . I’m (1) . I (4) . . see one or two people. . I see you again? Simon: I don’t know. . . . . . . But you (3) . . Oh. FUTURE Read the telephone conversation. . . . . . a) am b) do c) going d) will 1 a) being b) going c) shall d) will 2 a) be b) do c) for d) to 3 a) are b) do c) was d) will 4 a) about b) aren’t c) be d) don’t 5 a) be b) have c) was d) will 6 a) are b) going c) to d) will 7 a) be b) for c) is d) to 8 a) about b) might c) probably d) will Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . .(d) . . . . . . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 E. . . . . . Then look at the answers below and write the correct answer in each space. . .oup. . . . . . . . . going to London on Saturday. . . Look. I must go. Amy: What (6) . . . . . . . . . . Simon: Well. . . . . . . . . to boil over. . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . PASSIVE VOICE Rewrite these sentences beginning with the underlined words. . 6 We haven’t used the machine for ages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 F. . . . . . . 4 Someone reported that the situation was under control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thieves robbed a woman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 We need to correct the mistakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 They are testing the new drug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 They offered Nancy a pay increase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 They may ban the film. . . . . . Oxford University Press España www. .oup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A woman was robbed.

. . . . . . .. . . . . . 4 Last week’s meeting was more short . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .the . . . Oxford University Press España www. . 2 I’ve got the most small office . . .. . . .. . . . 3 This photo is the goodest . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 9 This month has been weter than last month . . . .. . . . 5 Money is the importantest thing . . . . . . . . . . .oup. . . . You’re the luckyest person I know . . . . 6 Is Rachel elder than Vicky? . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . difficult he situation is getting difficulter . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 I feel more bad than I did yesterday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Andrew does the more work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The prices are more low here. . . . ..com/es Photocopiable Resources 8 . . .. . . . . . . COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS Write the correct forms.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 7 This game is excitinger than the last one. . . . . ..1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 G. . . . 8 Of all the students. .. . . . .. . . . . .more . . luckiest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 I was happyer in my old job . . . . . .. .

. We met there the other day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 One week Mike and Harriet went camping. . . . . . . . . . The picture . . 6 Aunt Joan is a bit deaf. . . . . . Aunt Joan. . was the wettest of the year. . . He’s also a member of the board. . . . . 2 Vicky’s name was missed off the list. . . . . and it’s being shown in an exhibition. . . . . . . . didn’t hear the phone. . . . . . . . Sometimes there is more than one possible answer. . . . . . . . . It’s an international company. .com/es Photocopiable Resources 9 . . . . Someone knows all about it – the secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . .oup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is also a member of the board. . . is an international company. It’s next Saturday. . The week . . . . . . . . . . . wasn’t very pleased. . . . . 7 You’ll meet Henry tomorrow. . RELATIVE CLAUSES Put in the relative clauses. .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 H. . is the secretary. Zedco. who knows all about it The person . is being shown in an exhibition. . . . . so she didn’t hear the phone. . . . . . . . . . Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . is next Saturday. . so she wasn’t very pleased. . 3 Laura painted a picture. . . 1 Zedco has 10. Vicky. . . Henry. . It was the wettest of the year.000 employees. . . . . . I’ll see you near the post office. 8 I’ll see you near the post office. . 4 We’re all looking forward to a concert. . The concert . . . . .

. .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . park. . . . .. . . . . here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . ... . . 4 . . 3 . . . What does he say? Use can and can’t and these verbs: drop. .. .. .. .. . . .oup. . . . . . . . . Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . . . . . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 I. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . go. ... . . . . smoke. . . . . . . . have. . . . . . . . . . . . MODAL VERBS Giving and refusing permission A policeman is telling you what the signs mean. . . . . . You . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . .. ... . . .. .. . .. . . . . . . . . .park . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . can . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. ..com/es Photocopiable Resources 10 . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . 1 . play.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . turn 1 2 3 4 5 Policeman: You can’t go this way .. . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . 2 ... . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . arrive half an hour early. put the books back on the shelves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . don’t . . eat inside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pay today. . .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 Obligation and lack of obligation Look at the signs and complete the sentences with don’t have to or mustn’t. . . . .oup. . . . . arrive late. . . . . . . . . . talk in the library. . . . 9 Swimmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 11 . . . . . mustn’t . . . You . You . . . take the exam. 4 Drivers of large vehicles . . . Oxford University Press España www. . . . . . . . to . . . . eat or drink by the pool. . . 7 You . . 3 Small vehicles . . make a noise. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Swimmers . go in. . . . . . . 6 Third-year students . . 1 . . . . . . . . 8 You . . . 2 You . . . . . 5 Students . . cross alone. . . . . .have . wait. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . Brown or Drake.oup. can’t be A witness says that the robber had short hair. . . but it . . . . It . . . . . . but it . be A witness says that the robber had glasses. . . . either Hall or Rogers or Smith. The police are sure that the criminal is one of these men. . . Look at the pictures and complete the sentences using can’t be. If that’s true. then it . . . . . If that’s true. . . . . then it . . . . 6 And if what everyone says is true. It . If that’s true. Drake or Brown. . be . . 2 A witness says that the robber had a moustache. . . . . . . . . Hall. . . . but no beard. . . 4 A witness says that the robber had a moustache. . . . . . . . . If that’s true. . . Hall or Smith. . . could be or must be. . then it . 3 A witness says that the robber didn’t have a beard. . . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 12 . . Hall. . . . . 5 A witness says that the robber had black hair and wore glasses. . . . . If that’s true. It . Drake or Brown but it . then it . Brown. . . . . . . . Rogers. Rogers but it . . . Hall. .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 Possibility Someone has robbed a bank. . . . If that’s true. then it . . . If that’s true. . . Oxford University Press España www. . can’t . then it . then it . 1 A witness says that the robber had black hair. be . . must . . Drake or Rogers. . . . . Drake or Rogers. . . . . could . Hall. . . . . . . . then it . .

. My birthday is on Wednesday. . Matthew. . . . . . . . . Find more grammar exercises like these in Oxford Practice Grammar Oxford University Press España www. . Matthew: I just don’t understand you sometimes. . . . Matthew: Don’t be silly. . . . . . . Well. (9) . . . . . . . . . aren’t you? If you cared for me. . And I think (7) . . . . . . .book . . if (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If you were interested in my feelings.1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 J. . . . (you / think) more of your friends than you do of me. . If you like. . . . . . . . . (1) . . Emma: If (6) . . .com/es Photocopiable Resources 13 . . . . . I suppose (4) . . . . . . . Emma. (it / not / do) any good. You may need to use will or would. . . . . . . . . Emma: (I / book) a table for Thursday at our favourite restaurant. Emma: (we / go) out on Thursday. . . . . . . (it / be) a disaster if you missed one game. . Matthew: I haven’t forgotten your birthday. . . . . . . If you get into one of your bad moods. . . . . . Yes. . .oup. Put in the correct form of the verb. . . . (you / think) about it. . . you know. . . . . . . . . Matthew: What’s the difference? If (2) . Emma. . . . . . . . . . . you can forget the whole thing. . (I / not / play). it’ll be just the same. Emma: (8) . (it / be) better if we forgot all about my birthday. . . (I / not / get) into a bad mood. . . (you / not / play) basketball on my birthday. . You’re playing basketball then.I’ll . . . If (3) . . . . FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONALS Complete the conversation. . . . . . . . . I’d be letting the team down. . . . . . you’d understand. . . .

he suddenly dropped it. C. I’m / I am saving B. PRESENT PERFECT 1 went 2 ’ve/have never seen 3 did 4 has won 5 worked Oxford University Press España www. we’re / we are travelling 5 I’m / I am writing. 5 He was sitting in the garden when a wasp stung him on the nose. PRESENT SIMPLE vs. I drive 4 rises. PAST SIMPLE vs. 4 When he was holding a beautiful vase. 3 His hair caught fire when he was cooking chips. PAST SIMPLE vs. 2 As he was running for a bus. I’m / I am starting 3 I’m / I am going. It’s / It is coming 2 I start.oup. PRESENT CONTINUOUS 1 It’s / It is snowing. he collided with a lamppost.com/es Photocopiable Resources 14 .1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 ANSWER KEY A. PRESENT PERFECT 1 already 2 yet 3 been 4 ever 5 this 6 long 7 gone 8 since 9 time 10 never D. PAST CONTINUOUS 1 He sat down on a chair while I was painting it. I promise 6 I want.

2 Nancy was offered a pay increase. Oxford University Press España www.com/es Photocopiable Resources 15 . PASSIVE VOICE 1 The film may be banned. 3 The mistakes need correcting/need to be corrected. FUTURE 1 going 2 be 5 was 6 are 7 to 8 about 3 will 4 don’t F.1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 6 did you get 7 has been 8 has come 9 did you get 10 haven’t ridden 11 was 12 Have you ever baked 13 was 14 rang 15 Have you seen 16 ’ve/have been E. 5 The new drug is being tested. 6 The machine hasn’t been used for ages.oup. 4 The situation was reported to be under control.

oup.1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 G. RELATIVE CLAUSES 1 which has ten thousand employees 2 whose name was missed off the list 3 (that / which) Laura painted 4 (that / which) we’re/we are all looking forward to OR to which we’re / we are all looking forward 5 (that / when) Mike and Harriet went camping 6 who is a bit deaf 7 whom / who you’ll meet tomorrow 8 where we met the other day I. 4 You can’t play ball games / football.com/es Photocopiable Resources 16 . 3 You can turn left. 5 You can’t smoke. 2 You can’t drop litter. Oxford University Press España www. MODAL VERBS Giving and refusing permission 1 You can have a picnic. COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE FORMS 1 happier 2 smallest 3 best 4 shorter 5 most important 6 older 7 more exciting 8 most 9 wetter 10 lower 11 worse H.

could be 4 can’t be. can’t be 6 must be Smith. FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONALS 1 you wouldn’t play 2 we go 3 I didn’t play 4 it’d be / it would be 5 you think 6 you thought 7 it’d be / it would be 8 it won’t do 9 I wouldn’t get Oxford University Press España www. could be 2 can’t be.oup.com/es Photocopiable Resources 17 . could be 3 can’t be. J. could be 5 could be.1 JUNE 2010 / ESO 3 & 4 Obligation and lack of obligation 1 don’t have to 2 mustn’t 3 don’t have to 4 mustn’t 5 mustn’t 6 don’t have to 7 mustn’t 8 don’t have to 9 don’t have to 10 mustn’t Possibility 1 can’t be.

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