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1.

Fill the gaps using the verbs given :

I wish it .. (not rain) so much. The garden has turned


to mud.
I wish I .. (not have) to go to your nephews wedding
If only I .(have) the money to go to Italy
If only we (not buy) that printer. The cartridges are
so expensive
If only I (not park) there, I wouldnt have got a
fine.

2. Fill the gaps with the correct form of the Passive:


The examiner tells candidates the regulations at the beginning of the exam.
TOLD
At the beginning of the exam candidates ...................................... the regulations.
We haven't arranged a date for the wedding yet.
BEEN
A date for the wedding .............................................. yet.
They will have given him the news by now.
TOLD
He .............................................. the news by now.
Experts estimate that most people now have access to the Internet.
IS
It.................................................. most people now have access to the Internet.
The police have cancelled the demonstration.
HAS
The demonstration ....................................................... by the police.
3. Transform the sentences from direct speech to indirect speech:
'I'll call you later tonight,' Keith promised.
WOULD
Keith promised that ................................................ night.
'I didn't break the window,' said the boy.
DENIED
The boy ..................................................... the window

'Why don't you come this evening?'


SUGGESTED
She ........................................................ that evening.
'You look really tired,' he told her.
SAID
He ....................................................... really tired.
'You must do your homework tonight.' the teacher said.
TOLD
The teacher ...................................................... my homework.
4. Prefer / Would prefer/ Would rather?

I prefer coffee . tea


Although I love relaxing on beaches, I think I prefer (walk) ................. in the
mountains.
If I had a choice I think I'd rather (live) ........................ in Paris .............
London
They'd rather have lunch inside but I'd prefer (eat) ..........outside in the
garden.
I'd rather speak to him in person ................................(discuss) things over the
phone.

5. Mixed verb tenses :

Complete the following exercise with the correct form of the verbs in
parentheses.

1. Hi, I

(be) Matt Rotell, a friend of Alice's.

2. Oh, yes. Alice

(mention) you the other day. Gee, you

(not look) like a detective.


3. Well, that's good, I

(guess).

4. I'm curious. Tell me, how

you

(decide) to become

an undercover cop?
5. Well, when I

(be) a kid, I

(love) to read detective

novels. By the time I


in the Hardy Boys series. I

(be) ten, I
(know) that I

(read) every book


(want) to

go into law enforcement.

6. Comparison of adjectives :
Snakes are (fast) than snails.
London is ..(big) than Madrid.
My literature book is (difficult) than my English book.
A tortoise/A cat (slow) .
Chocolate milkshakes/ Lemonade (good) .
Swimming/Skating (easy)
He has an interesting hobby, but my sister has .
hobby in the world.
This magazine is cheap, but the other one is ..
Yesterday, John told me a funny joke. That was . joke I have
ever heard.
The weather in London is (bad) ..than here.
7. Translate :
a) -I wasnt interested in the performance very much.
-Neither was I.
b) Adam will help you if you ask him and if he is not busy tomorrow.
c) Will you be staying with us for a long time?
d) He borrowed money from me and he never returned it.
e) Ai cumparat toate cartile pentru cursul de istorie?
f) Studentul din Germania nu stie unde este posta. Ii vom arata noi, dupa cursuri.
g) Ce faci ? Il astept pe Paul in statia de autobuz.
h) Nu am fost niciodata mai fericit in toata viata mea.
i) When did you see her? I saw her two or three weeks ago, when I gave her my
Romanian textbook.
j) He called me last night and told me that he had bought the tickets for the concert.