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KENT SCHOOL OF ENGLISH EXAM PRACTICE PARCTICAL WORK # 3 1- Writing : Write a letter to a local restaurant complaining for the service. Include the following : waitress : rude, made you wait 30 minutes to take your order table : not big enough for you and your friends/felt really uncomfortable manager : not available when you asked for him. demand : full refund

2- Tenses Read the following short story and identify the tenses used. Each tense is used at least once simple present present perfect present continuous present perfect continuous simple past past perfect past continuous past perfect continuous simple future future perfect future continuous future perfect continuous future intention

John has always traveled a lot. In fact, he was only two years old when he first flew to the US. His mother is Italian and his father is American. John was born in France, but his parents had met in Cologne, Germany after they had been living there for five years. They met one day while John's father was reading a book in the library and his mother sat down beside him. Anyway, John travels a lot because his parents also travel a lot. As a matter of fact, John is visiting his parents in France at the moment. He lives in New York now, but has been visiting his parents for the past few weeks. He really enjoys living in New York, but he also loves coming to visit his parents at least once a year. This year he has flown over 50,000 miles for his job. He has been working for Jackson & Co. for almost two years now. He's pretty sure that he'll be working for them next year as well. His job requires a lot of travel. In fact, by the end of this year, he'll have traveled over 120,000 miles! His next journey will be to Australia. He really doesn't like going to Australia because it is so far. This time he is going to fly from Paris after a meeting with the company's French partner. He'll have been sitting for over 18 hours by the time he arrives! John was talking with his parents earlier this evening when his girlfriend from New York telephoned to let him know that Jackson & Co. had decided to merge with a company in Australia. The two companies had been negotiating for the past month, so it really wasn't much of a surprise. Of course, this means that John will have to catch the next plane back to New York. He'll be meeting with his boss at this time tomorrow. 3- Learning Phrasal Verbs with Look: Read this story about a man who looked up his friend Peter. You will notice that the story is full of phrasal verbs and expressions

2 with 'look'. Try to read the story a few times to understand how the various phrasal verbs with 'look' are used. Following the story, you will also find all the phrasal verbs with 'look' put into categories with definitions. WRITE A SENTENCE USING EACH WORD /PHRASE. Looking Up Peter in Seattle Last week I was in Seattle and I remembered that my friend Peter had recently moved there. I looked up his name in the telephone book, called, but got the answering machine. Luckily, I finally found him at work. He was looking at a picture on his desk, and I swear he looked like the famous actor Harrison Ford! I know Peter looked up to Harrison Ford, but I was a little surprised to see that he had become a look-alike! I said 'Look lively!' and he raised his eyes and looked me up and down. 'Hello! if it isn't my old friend Ken!', Peter said. With that, he got up, looked me up and down and shook my hand. I must admit, Peter didn't look his age in the slightest. In fact, he looked as if he was ten years older! I looked him straight in the eye and said, "Well, I was in town and thought I'd look in on you to see how you're doing in Seattle. How have you been?" Peter responded that he was fine, but that he was also on the look out for a new cat. Looking over at the picture, I noticed that it was of a cat. "Yes, he sighed, I didn't really look after my first cat very well. It ran away." "I'm sorry to hear that", I said. We talked for a while and decided to go out for a coffee. We were at a Starbucks when a beautiful woman walked into the Cafe. Peter quickly looked the other way. "Who's she?", I asked. "Nobody, just someone who looks down their nose at me." Just then somebody shouted "Look out!" Peter jumped up and pushed the woman hard. At first, she looked daggers at him. Then, realizing what had happened, she noticed that because Peter had been looking lively, she hadn't slipped on a ice coffee drink that was all over the floor. I'm glad I looked Peter up, it certainly was an interesting day... Phrasal Verbs with 'Look' : Finding Someone or Something Look up: 1) look for information in a reference book 2) to find someone Look in on someone: visit someone at their home or place of work, check up on someone Be on the look out for: Trying to find something or someone, interested in purchasing something Look up to someone: respect or admire someone Look someone up and down: Examine someone carefully, look at someone very carefully, often with disdain Look someone straight in the eye: Look at someone with seriousness Expressions of Looking at People or Things

3 Look over at: To look in the direction of something Look the other way: Look away from something that you see, not notice something on purpose Look down your nose on / at someone: Feel superior to someone Look daggers at someone: Look with hatred or intense dislike at someone Look after: Take care of something or someone Appearances Look like: Be similar in physical appearance Look your age: Appear to be your actual age (someone can look older, or younger than their age) Warnings Look out!: Be careful! Look lively!: Pay attention


For each question, read the situation and choose the best sentence using the third conditional. 1. I wasn't thirsty. I didn't drink the lemonade. If I was thirsty, I would drink the lemonade If I had been thirsty, I would've drunk the lemonade If I would have been thirsty, I drank the lemonade 2. I didn't know Kirsty was in town. I didn't call her. If I had known Kirsty was in town, I would have called her I had called Kirsty if I had know she was in town I would had called Kirsty if I have known she was in town 3. I didn't know watching this documentary was important for our exam. I didn't watch it. If I knew this documentary was important, I had watched it If I would have known this documentary was important, I had watched it If I had known this documentary was important, I would've watched it

4 4. I walked home from the disco. My friend was too drunk to drive. I hadn't walked home from the disco if my friend wasn't too drunk to drive I wouldn't have walked home from the disco if my friend hadn't been too drunk to drive I wouldn't had walked home from the disco if my friend hadn't been too drunk to drive 5. I didn't go to the store. I thought it closed at 5pm. It closed at 6pm. If I had known the store had closed at 6pm, I would've gone If I knew the store would have closed at 6pm, I would've gone I would've gone to the store if I know it had closed at 6pm 6. I ate the yoghurt in the fridge. I thought it was mine, not yours. If I would have known the yoghurt was yours, I wouldn't have eaten it If I had known the yoghurt was yours, I wouldn't have eaten it I hadn't eaten the yoghurt if I knew it was yours 7. I am really hungry now. I didn't have any breakfast. If I had some breakfast, I wouldn't be hungry now. If I would had had some breakfast, I wouldn't be hungry now. If I had had some breakfast, I wouldn't be hungry now 8. I didn't see Tony at the party. I wanted to speak to him about his vacation in France. If I saw Tom at the party, I would've spoken to him If I had seen Tom at the party, I would've spoken to him If I would have seen Tom at the party, I would've spoken to him 5- Have something done . Complete the spaces using the prompts in the brackets. e.g. My mother ________________ (windows/paint/brother) Answer - My mother had her windows painted by her brother.

1. I went to the hairdresser's to 2. You should take your car to the mechanic to (brakes/repair) 3. For their wedding anniversary, Mary party. (big cake/make)

. (hair/cut) .

which they ate at a large

5 4. I have to (computer/repair) , otherwise I can't work on my thesis.

5. "Did John repair your roof?" "No, we (it/do/builder) 6. We dollars. (statue/value/art expert) 7. We should (pool/clean)

that he knows."

and he said it was worth over a thousand

before the summer begins. It's looking dirty.

8. The local council want all dog owners to problem of strays. (dogs/tag) 9. I broke the heel on my shoe this morning and now I need to (it/repair)

to reduce the

10. After the car accident, Cynthia had to and looked as she did before. (nose/reshape/famous plastic surgeon)

6- SECTION F . For each space, choose ONE word which you think best completes the sentence. Look carefully at the words both before and after each space. 1. There were very hour later, it was crowded. people at the party when we arrived but half an

2. How was I to know that she would have an allergic reaction in the cake? She should have said something!

the nuts

3. Arthritis is a very painful that affects not only the old but also many younger people making many everyday activities difficult. 4. He said he couldn't come to the meeting because of a previous engagement but I think he is just excuses. hour and the limit here is only

5. You were driving at over fifty miles forty. 6. I

to go to school now, otherwise I will be late.

6 7. I can eat almost can't stand. type of fish or seafood except for octopus which I

8. The city is pretty safe although you may have some problems if you go into certain neighborhoods night.

7- WORD TRANSFORMATION . For each question, fill the space in the sentence using the base word given in bold at the end. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it may be either positive (e.g. helpful) or negative (e.g. unhelpful).

1. The Sultan spent over fifty million dollars making the capital city's main hotel the most luxury in the country.

2. Police working on solving the bank robbery have by chance murder a leading politician. cover 3. We should go and eat at "Franco's" which is suppose 4. I left the house at 8am and stared at the empty garage in nowhere to be seen. Someone had stolen it! believe 5. If you have any problems finding things, just ask Roger. He is very and will tell you where to find what you want. help 6. You paid $25 for a simple breakfast?! They have certainly should go back and complain. charge

a plan to

a great little restaurant.

. My car was

you! You

7. The gang robbed three banks in the same city and all at about the same time. Not surprise , they were caught by the police during the fourth attempt.

8. Sarina is only my half sister because we have differ


8- REWRITING. In these exercises, you need to take the information in the first sentence and re-write it, using the word in bold so that the second sentence has exactly the same meaning. You cannot change the word in bold in ANY way. You can use only a maximum of FIVE words for each space. Only use contractions for negatives: e.g. don't / hadn't / wouldn't, etc.

7 1. Many people think Steve stole the money. believed Steve the money.

2. The strong winds blew down the two ancient trees during the storm. blown The two ancient trees the storm.

3. He doesn't have enough money to buy the computer. too The computer to buy.

4. "You should start a new hobby, Mr. Jenkins", the doctor said. take The Doctor advised a new hobby.

5. We have been waiting here since half past ten. for We have been waiting one hour.

6. The man suddenly realised that the neighbor was watching him. watched The man suddenly realised that he 7. I could never have passed that exam without your help. you I could never have passed that exam me. the neighbor.

8. We paid some people to landscape the garden for us last year. had We last year.