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ESERCIZIARIO DI INGLESE PER STUDENTI CON DEBITO

CLASSE I

1- Write the plural of the words in brackets

1.

We cut the

into

(cake / half)

 

2.

We saw a cartoon about

and

(cat / mouse)

 

3.

All the

have different

 

(house / roof)

 

4.

We bought some

to eat with our (tomato / sandwich)

5.

They have some

and a few

(chicken / sheep)

6.

The

come from different

 

(boy / country)

 

2-Write the plural of the following words (if it does not exist, leave a blank space)

Advice

 

Information

 

Week

Piano

Mouse

Flower

Church

Monkey

Wolf

Boy

Baby

Berry

 

Knife

Child

Foot

Fox

3- Write the plural of the words in brackets, in order to complete the sentences:

Ex. Would you bring the bottle and

., please? (glass) = Would you bring the bottle and some glasses, please?

1.

We cut the cake into

 

(half)

2.

We bought some ………

..

to eat with our ……………….(tomato/sandwich)

3.

They caught several ……………. that afternoon. (fish)

 

4.

It was a shop selling

and……

..

(stereo/video)

5.

Would you like some of these ……………

?

(potato)

6.

We saw a cartoon about

 

and

(cat/mouse)

 

7.

All the …………… had different coloured …………… (house/roof)

 

8.

It was autumn, and the ……………were falling. (leaf)

 

9.

Are these your ……………….? (handkerchief)

 
  • 10. We use several …………… for painting the ……………

..

(process/car)

  • 11. They have some …………

..

and

a few …………….(chicken/sheep)

  • 12. They visited several ………………. that night. (disco)

4- Write the correct possessive adjective or pronoun for these sentences:

  • 1. Excuse me, those are …… seats. (we)

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

Is it …

..

suitcase or …… ? (you/he)

Has the dog had

. . . .

food? (it)

………

..

car wasn't working, so I used

. . . . .

They're not

. . . .

keys - they're

. . . . .

(I/she)

(I/he)

I don't think it's

. . . .

room: I think it's

. . . . .

The police asked me for

. . . .

address. (I)

(you/they)

  • 8. . . . .

Have you got

pen, or would you like to borrow

  • 9. garden is bigger than

. . . .

. . . . .

(they/we)

10.

11.

12.

I think this is

. . . .

book. Oh no,

it's. . . . .

(I/you)

………

..

brother hasn't got a phone, so he

uses. . . . .

The decision is

. . . . .

(they)

. . .

.? (you/I)

(I/we)

5- Rewrite the sentences, exchanging the subject with the object:

  • 1. They always visit me (= I always visit them)

  • 2. She is teaching him to speak English

  • 3. W watch them all the time

  • 4. Can I drop you off at the traffic lights?

  • 5. I don’t love her anymore

6- Put the words in the correct order in order to form affirmative, negative or interrogative sentences:

  • 1. Study – at – we – English – school – week – every

  • 2. Can – question – Tom – not – answer – the – teacher’s

  • 3. She – a

- flower – has – red – hand – her – in – got?

  • 4. Will –be – long – away – they – how?

  • 5. Bike – lights – with – night – a – don’t – at – ride – no!

  • 6. Met – while – were – they – they – Angela – shopping – their – doing

  • 7. John’s – a – you – why – bake – to – birthday – cake – going – for – aren’t?

  • 8. Serious – nice- and – Alan – a – boy – is

7- Write a sentence telling how often you do the following actions

  • 1. read a book

  • 2. be late for school

  • 3. wear elegant clothes

  • 4. go to the disco

  • 5. go shopping

  • 6. go to the cinema

  • 7. go out with friends

  • 8. go on holiday

  • 9. play computer games

10.

study

8- Write sentences following the example

Ex. Mary / read / the newspaper / during breakfast / usually// Today / in the evening = Mary usually reads the newspaper during breakfast, but today she is reading it in the evening

  • 1. Peter / often / do the gardening / on Sundays // This week / on Friday evening

  • 2. Usually / I / Have a shower / In the morning // Today in the evening

  • 3. They /have / toast and jam / for breakfast // This morning / eggs and bacon.

  • 4. Sheila / catch / the 7.30 bus / to school / always // This morning / walk

  • 5. I / go shopping / on Saturday morning / usually // This week / on Saturday afternoon

9- Write sentences following the example

Ex. I like horror films (thrillers) = I don’t like horror films, I like thrillers.

  • 1. Angela works for FIAT (Ford)

  • 2. I have a lot of friends in Canada (England)

  • 3. My cousins live in Turin (Florence)

  • 4. I have a Ferrari (Jaguar)

  • 5. He goes to the gym on Wednesdays (every evening)

  • 6. We eat meat every day (three times a week)

  • 7. Del Piero plays basketball (football)

  • 8. They chat with John (their friends)

  • 9. She helps her friend with her homework (her sister)

    • 10. The British usually drink water in the pubs (beer)

10-Write the questions to these answers:

  • 1. I usually get up at 6.45

  • 2. I have a shower and get dressed

  • 3. Yes I usually have breakfast.

  • 4. I usually walk to school

  • 5. It’s about one mile.

  • 6. It takes me 20 minutes

  • 7. It starts at 8.00 a.m.

  • 8. I get home at 2.00 p.m.

  • 9. I usually have lunch at home.

    • 10. I study then I go out with my friends.

    • 11. My parents usually come back home at 6.00 p.m.

    • 12. Yes, my mother often helps me with my homework

11- Formula domanda e risposte brevi partendo dalle indicazioni date come nell’esempio

Ex. Robert / get up / at 7.00/ Yes = Does Robert get up at 7.00? Yes, he does.

  • 1. You / go out / at the weekend? /Yes

  • 2. They / eat/ spaghetti? /Yes

  • 3. You /watch /often /TV ? /No

  • 4. She /go jogging /every morning?/No

  • 5. You /play /the drums? /No

13- Write an appropriate question far each sentence according to the underlined words

  • 1. That girl is the Math teacher's daughter.

  • 2. Mary is just trying to help you.

  • 3. This is John's new motorbike.

  • 4. No, he's not Jane's brother, he's her boyfriend.

  • 5. I go to the gym three times a week.

  • 6. The train leaves at 10.31.

  • 7. Mark and Jenny live round the corner.

  • 8. Bob and Sue meet at the station every morning.

10.

The students greeted the English teacher.

14- Read the sentences and ask questions.

  • 1. George was born on 12th December, 1982.

When ....................................................................................................................

  • 2. We stayed at home because it rained.

Why ....................................................................................................................

  • 3. They arrived late at the station

When.

..................................................................................................................

  • 4. I met John at the party.

Who ......................................................................................................................

  • 5. I didn't buy it because it was too expensive.

Why ......................................................................................................................

15- Write a, some, any, a few, a little, much or many to complete these sentences

Ex. I've got ………

bananas

and ……….apple = I've got some bananas and an apple.

.. There's ………. food, but not ……….drink = There's some food, but not much drink.

  • 1. Did you bring ………bread?

2.

I'd like …………

..

water, please.

3.

4.

I've seen her

. . . .

times this year, but not very often.

I don 't think I've made

. . . .

mistakes.

  • 5. Not. . . .

people come here in the winter.

  • 6. Sorry, I haven't got …………matches.

  • 7. Only ……… students are going to fail the exam.

8.

I don't think

. . . .

people will come tonight.

  • 9. I asked the waiter for …………. tea.

    • 10. She started feeling ill only

. . . .

days before the exam.

  • 11. I have ……………. information for you.

  • 12. Didn't you bring …………money?

  • 13. money for working there?

Did they pay you

. . .

.

  • 14. I sent her …………. card from France.

  • 15. drink. . . .

I didn't

wine at the party.

16- Scrivi le seguenti frasi nelle quattro forme (affermativa, negativa, interrogativa, interrogativo-negativa)

1- My name is Bob 2- They live in Turin 3- He likes pizza 4- Do you speak English? 5- I don’t know him. 6- She sleeps in the afternoon. 7- My mother has a car 8- I come from England 9- She can drive the car 10- We read many books

17- Rewrite each sentence as a positive, negative, or question, according instructions Ex. She's watching television now. (question) = Is she watching television now?

  • 1. I often visit my parents (negative)

  • 2. Does he go to school every day? (positive)

  • 3. She comes from Germany. (question)

  • 4. She goes to work by car (question)

  • 5. We watch television every night. (negative)

  • 6. She plays football every Saturday. (question)

  • 7. He seldom washes his car. (question)

  • 8. They live in Australia. (question)

  • 9. Mike goes to school by bus. (question)

    • 10. Does she finish working at five o'clock? (positive)

    • 11. He goes to the cinema on Fridays. (question)

    • 12. Does he live in this street? (positive)

    • 13. He works in a restaurant. (question)

    • 14. She gets up at five o'clock. (question)

    • 15. They eat a lot. (negative)

    • 16. I'm not working. (positive)

    • 17. She's studying at the moment. (question)

    • 18. I'm sleeping. (negative)

20.

They're eating. (question)

18- Correct the mistakes (not all sentences are wrong)

  • 1. My sister likes very much pizza

  • 2. The girl was wearing a white, long dress

  • 3. Last summer we had a fantastic camping holiday

  • 4. Today Sheila wears a blue jacket

  • 5. We go often to the cinema on Saturdays

  • 6. Patrick likes fish for dinner

  • 7. We never don’t go to the theatre

  • 8. I don’t know what time is it

  • 9. Audrey is studying hard for her exams

    • 10. Where’s John? Is in his room

    • 11. My friends are living in New York

    • 12. He is not here: he goes to the station.

    • 13. Which do she say? She says that she is English

    • 14. Do she like Coca-Cola? I don’t know

    • 15. What do you do? I paint the wall

19- Present Simple or Progressive? Circle the correct alternative

  • 1. You're very quiet. What (do you think / are you thinking) about?

  • 2. What (are you thinking / do you think) about the new sports centre?

  • 3. I'm sorry (I'm not agree / I don't agree) with you.

  • 4. (Are you looking / Do you look) for me?

  • 5. (Do you prefer / Are you preferring) walking to cycling?

  • 6. (I don't like / l'm not liking) him at the moment.

  • 7. (I hear/ I'm hearing) you're leaving us.

  • 8. I'm afraid (I'm not remembering / I don't remember) where we met.

  • 9. (Do you listen / Are you listening) to the radio at the moment?

    • 10. (I'm hating / I hate) cold evenings.

    • 11. (I'm not looking forward / I don't look forward) to my holiday.

    • 12. (They're looking / They look) for new clothes this week.

    • 13. Why (aren't you liking / don't you like) the idea?

    • 14. What (is this meaning / does this mean)?

    • 15. (I'm not understanding / I don't understand) the lessons.

20- Present Simple and Progressive: answer the questions with a short answer

  • 1. Are your brothers working today?

  • 2. Do you speak Italian?

  • 3. Do you like this school?

  • 4. Do you go to school in London?

  • 5. Is your mother watching television?

  • 6. Do you go to school on Sundays?

  • 7. Are your parents staying here?

  • 8. Does the dog sleep in your bedroom?

  • 9. Do you get up at eight o'clock?

    • 10. Is Mary listening to the stereo?

    • 11. Does the film start at six o'clock?

    • 12. Are the children playing football?

21- Present Simple or Progressive? Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the correct tense

  • 1. in Washington but I (stay)

I (live)

  • 2. not here today because Sheila (use)

The car (be)

in London at the moment.

it.

  • 3. We usually (stay)

at home on Fridays but we (go)

out tonight.

  • 4. from Scotland, but I (work)

I (come)

in England.

  • 5. with my parents at the moment, but I (have)

I (stay)

my own flat.

  • 6. They usually (work)

at the weekends, but today they (stay)

at home.

  • 7. She generally (use)

the bus, but the drivers (be)

on strike today.

  • 8. He (teach)

in a school, but this year he (work)

at the university.

  • 9. French but I (not speak)

I (study)

  • 10. Can you call later? She (have)

it very well.

a shower now.

  • 11. coffee for breakfast but now I (drink)

I usually (have)

an orange juice.

  • 12. My car is broken so I (go)

to work by bus in this period.

  • 13. In some areas of Africa the temperature (rise)

up to 40° C during day.

  • 14. They really (work)

hard in this period.

  • 15. Sally, (you watch)

television? No, I (speak)

on the phone.

22- Present Simple or Progressive? Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the correct tense

  • 1. The man who (to arrive) is my brother.

  • 2. Tomorrow she (to write) some letters.

  • 3. She (to do) her homework, come later!

  • 4. Mr Smith (to smoke) a cigarette now.

  • 5. He always (to swim) when is hot.

  • 6. Sharon always (come) home at 1.00

  • 7. Richard and Ann are in the kitchen. They (cook)

  • 8. What number (you / dial)?

  • 9. Laura (not /do) well at school this year

    • 10. They (phone) their parents on Sundays.

    • 11. Why do you want (to see) that film? Because I (to like) horror movies

    • 12. Don’t (to talk) so loud! My baby (to sleep).

    • 13. What (to happen)? That car (to burn).

    • 14. They (to pay) the bill at the moment.

    • 15. I (to play) chess very well.

    • 16. She (read) a lot this week.

    • 17. (You go) to work by car?

    • 18. I (not watch) television every night.

    • 19. I (not watch) television now.

    • 20. We (see) our parents every week.

23- Rewrite the sentences putting the verbs into the past simple

  • 1. He lives here.

  • 2. Do you work here?

  • 3. I don't like the film.

  • 4. She hates the hotel.

  • 5. We don't live there.

  • 6. Does he play the piano?

  • 7. I love Paris.

  • 8. He doesn't work very hard.

  • 9. She travels a lot.

    • 10. He walks everywhere.

    • 11. I don't study English.

    • 12. Do you drive to school?

    • 13. I don't like him.

    • 14. Do you miss your parents?

    • 15. We live in Spain.

    • 16. John studies music.

    • 17. Where do you live?

    • 18. What does he study?

    • 19. Where does she work?

    • 20. We don't like London.

24- Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the past simple.

  • 1. some new clothes last week. (buy)

I

. . . .

2.

What time

. . .

.

last night? (they come)

  • 3. his question (not understand)

I

. . .

4.

I .

.

.

.

he was wrong. (think)

  • 5. a lot at the party? (you eat)

. . . .

  • I. . . .

the bus this morning. (not catch)

  • 6. . . . .

I

my keys yesterday. (forget)

  • 7. you about the meeting? (they tell)

  • 8. the washing-up last night. (do)

  • 9. anything at the disco. (not drink)

I.

your suitcase in your bedroom. (put)

  • 10. it was your birthday. (not know)

  • 11. to the office yesterday? (you go)

  • 12. her a present when she left. (give)

  • 13. their letters. (read)

  • 14. a bad mistake. (make)

25- Write these sentences, putting the verbs in the past simple:

  • 1. ..

I ……

some new clothes last week. (buy)

  • 2. What time …………

..

last night? (they come)

  • 3. ..

He ………

his question. (not understand)

  • 4. ..

I ……

he was wrong. (think)

  • 5. …… a lot at parties? (you eat)

6.

I ……… ..

the bus this morning. (not catch)

  • 7. I ……. my keys yesterday. (forget)

  • 8. ……. you about the meeting? (they tell)

9.

They …… ..

anything at the disco. (not drink)

  • 10. She ……… your suitcase in your bedroom. (put)

  • 11. ……… to the office yesterday? (you go)

12.

They ……… ..

her a present when she left. (give)

  • 13. We ……… all their letters. (read)

  • 14. She ………. his phone number. (know)

  • 15. ………. the money from the office? (you take)

26- For each of the following situations write a mini dialogue to ask for, grant or deny a permission

  • 1. You are on holiday; your family and you arrive at a camping site and have your dog with you.

  • 2. You and your friends are in a museum and would like to take photos.

  • 3. You are at school, the lesson is going on but you need to go to the toilet.

  • 4. You are in a train; you see a free seat.

  • 5. Your friend Mark has a computer; you need it to write your essay.

27- Transform the sentences using can, can’t, may or may not.

Ex. Perhaps John will not come to the meeting = John may not come to the meeting.

  • 1. It will probably rain tomorrow.

  • 2. You've got little chance of winning the match.

  • 3. Probably my family will move to another town.

  • 4. Helen isn't usually very tired when she comes back home.

  • 5. There are some possibilities for you to get the job.

  • 6. Perhaps the weather will be rainy tomorrow.

  • 7. Maybe Jenny is at work.

  • 8. Working abroad is sometimes a very exciting experience.

  • 9. Probably Harry will forget to thank us for the present.

    • 10. Maybe she will not come to the party because she does not know what to wear.

28- Look at this list of objects. Write sentences using must or can't and the Saxon genitive. Ex: motorbike/race driver = the motorbike must be the race driver’s. It can't be the actor's.

tennis shoes

Oscar

microphone

map

schoolbag

singer student

sportsman

boy-scout

actress

29- Complete the following sentences choosing the most appropriate alternative.

  • 1. I can't stand my hair-style any more,

    • a. I must go to the hairdresser.

    • b. I have to go to the hairdresser.

  • 2. The teacher has been very clear,

    • a. John has to study more.

    • b. John must study more.

  • 3. That parcel is very fragile,

    • a. you can't shake it.

    • b. you mustn't shake it.

  • 4. Mr. Brown is very strict,

    • a. his daughter must go back home at 11 on Saturday night.

    • b. his daughter has to go back home at 11 on Saturday night.

  • 5. The school regulation says that girls

    • a. don't have to wear jeans.

    • b. mustn't wear jeans.

  • 30- Fill in the blanks with must, have to, mustn't or can't.

    1.

    If you travel abroad, you

    bring your passport.

    2.

    You

    drive a car if you haven't got a driving licence.

    3.

    Young people

    go to a pub if they aren't 18.

    4.

    You

    carry an umbrella with you if you go out. It's going to rain.

    5.

    You

    smoke in public places. It's forbidden.

    6.

    Children

    eat too many sweets. It's very unhealthy.

    7.

    If you go to a party, you

    wear some smart clothes.

    8.

    You

    touch that casserole. It’s very hot.

    9.

    You

    come and see us one day!

    10. Their teacher is very demanding, they

    read a book every week.

    31- Fill in the blanks with must or have to.

    1.

    It's very late; I really

    go now.

    2.

    You

    go and see this film, it's fantastic.

    3.

    American people

    drive very slow, their speed limits are very low.

    4.

    I

    start working harder; in a week l'Il have my final exam.

    5.

    Look at the notice: the museum visitors

    What a funny law they have in Great Britain: they

    leave their bags in the cloakroom.

    6.

    drive on the left.

    7.

    The doctor said she

    lose a few kilos.

    8.

    I

    call my wife before she leaves her office.

    9.

    English pupils

    wear school uniforms.

    10. You

    let me know the latest news from Karen.

    32- Insert the verbs in the Past Simple or Past Progressive

     

    1.

    When the telephone (ring)

    I (have) a shower.

    2.

    When we (arrive)

    at our hotel room some people (sleep)

    in our beds.

    3.

    While Mark (drive)

    to work he (have)

    a car accident.

    4.

    They (take)

    notes while the teacher (speak).

    5.

    I (be)

    very happy when I (get)

    your letter.

    6.

    We (have)

    a nice walk when it (begin)

    to rain.

    33- Insert when or while in the spaces.

     

    1.

    my mother was cooking I phoned you.

    2.

    I was reading the newspaper

    you arrived.

    3.

    The police arrested him he was trying to steal a car.

    4.

    they were taking the man to prison, he tried to escape.

    5.

    The child started crying he saw that man.

    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.

    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.
    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.
    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.
    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.
    34- Describe the following pictures. Be as detailed as possible.

    35- Translate the following sentences:

    • 1. Che cosa volete? Vogliamo un sandwich.

    • 2. Che cosa vuoi?

    • 3. Che ora è? Sono le 10.20

    • 4. Come ti chiami? Mi chiamo Mike.

    • 5. Devi studiare oggi?

    • 6. Dove abiti? Abito nella casa alta

    • 7. Dove vai? Dal macellaio. Vuoi venire con me?

    • 8. Hai bisogno di burro?

    • 9. Ho 13 anni, non so nuotare e leggo molti libri.

      • 10. I tuoi pantaloni gessati sono belli

      • 11. Ieri è venuto a casa mia John

      • 12. La scorsa estate sei andato al mare?

      • 13. Li conosci? No, non sono miei amici.

      • 14. Com’è il tempo oggi?

      • 15. Mary vive a Londra?

      • 16. Mi chiamo Mike

      • 17. Mia madre parla inglese, mentre mio padre non ama le lingue.

      • 18. Non è molto bravo, ma è simpatico come John

      • 19. Non mi piace il basket

      • 20. Non sapevo parlare inglese

      • 21. Non sono potuto andare a scuola perché ero malato

      • 22. Oggi devo studiare

      • 23. Perché non giochi a calcio? Perché non so giocare.

      • 24. Quest’estate vuoi andare al mare?

      • 25. Questa discoteca non è bella, preferisco il Pick Up

    36- Reading Comprehension: Read the following passage, then answer the questions:

    Ed Wilkinson is 15 years old and he lives in Manchester. He spends more than five hours a day on his computer. After breakfast, before he goes to school, he reads the sports news on the Internet. As he likes working with computers, he goes to the computer room every lunch time and break time to help Jim, the computer studies teacher. He looks for interesting websites on the Internet and Jim uses these with different classes in the school. When he gets home after school, Ed switches on his computer and logs onto the Internet. He loves visiting sites about his favourite rock and film stars and he listens to interviews and music on his computer. He also really likes visiting 'chat rooms' and communicating with other rock fans and Internet users. He sends about ten e-mails every day to his 'keypals' around the world. “My friends think I'm crazy. They call me ‘Ed, the computer head’; But I'm not crazy - well, only about computers " ...

    Questions

    • 1. Does Ed live in Europe?

    • 2. Where is Ed's hometown?

    • 3. How long does he spend on the computer every day?

    • 4. What does Ed do in the morning after breakfast?

    • 5. Who is Jim?

    • 6. What does Ed do to help Jim?

    • 7. What does Ed do when he goes back home?

    • 8. What are his favourite websites?

    • 9. What else does he do when he is on the Internet?

      • 10. Who are the other people he chats with?

      • 11. Does Ed send many e-mails?

      • 12. What is his nickname? In your opinion why did his friends choose that nickname?

      • 13. Do you use the computer? How often? What do you use it for?

      • 14. Do you think that there can be problems if you use the computer too much? What are they?

    37- Reading Comprehension: Read the following passage, then answer the questions:

    Mickey Mouse was born in 1928, so he isn’t very young today, but all children all over the world still love him and his adventures. His creator was Walt Disney (1901-1966), who made him a superstar: in fact, what child in the world has never heard of Mickey

    Mouse? Or what child has never seen a Disney animated cartoon? After Mickey Mouse, a number of other characters followed:

    Donald Duck, Pluto the dog, Minnie Mouse, and others who soon became popular all over the world. Walt Disney can be considered the real king of cartoons. He produced famous animated cartoons which today can be considered “classics”, such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, Robin Hood, The Sword in the Stone, but his company still makes successful animated cartoons, such as the recent The Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Finding Nemo. However, while the old cartoons were entirely hand-made, the modern ones are made with the help of computers. In 1955 Walt Disney created Disneyland, in California. It is an amusement park that has become one of the main tourist attractions in the USA and is so peculiar because it is like a real town with all the places and the characters of Disney’s films.After Disney’s death, his company

    created Disneyworld, another amusement park in Florida, but today children in Europe can also visit Eurodisney, an enormous park of this kind recently built in France, near Paris. Questions 1- When was Mickey Mouse born? 2- Why isn’t he very young? 3- Who was his creator? 4- How can one understand that Mickey Mouse is famous all over the world? 5- What other characters did Disney create? 6- What is the difference between the “classic” animated cartoons and the modern ones? 7- What is Disneyland? 8- Why is Disneyland so characteristic? 9- Where are Disneyland and Disneyworld? 10- Is Eurodisney similar to Disneyland and Disneyworld? 11- Do you like Mickey Mouse? 12- Have you ever seen an animated cartoon by Disney? 13- Would you like to visit Eurodisney, Disneyland or Disneyworld? Why? 14- Do you know the Italian title of some of the animated cartoons mentioned above?

    38- Reading Comprehension: Read the following passage, then answer the questions:

    Skyscrapers can be considered the symbol of modern cities all over the world, but particularly in the USA, where there are the oldest, highest, biggest, and most famous skyscrapers in the world. From the first skyscraper of Chicago, built in 1885, to the fantastic modern towers in the great metropolises, the challenge to go higher and higher is always constant and perhaps the dream of one of the most famous American architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, to build a mile-high building will come true in the next years. When did all begin? It all started in Chicago in 1885, when the architect William Le Baron Jenney built the first skyscraper thanks to new structural and architectural methods. Then, after the invention of the elevator and the technology of the steel it became possible to build very high buildings. The question “Which is the highest skyscraper in the world” is still today very common. The highest building in the world is the Sears Tower, in Chicago, which is 441.96 metres high, but perhaps the Empire State Building is still the most famous American skyscraper: it is almost 400 metres high, it has 102 floors, 73 elevators and 1860 steps, and its shape characterises the New York skyline. Modern skyscrapers have not only offices or hotel rooms, but also shops, cafés, apartments, and other facilities which make them a sort of “city within a city”.

    Questions 1- What do skyscrapers represent? 2- Why can skyscrapers be considered a symbol of modern cities especially in the USA? 3- Who was Frank Lloyd Wright? 4- What was his dream? 5- When and where did the construction of skyscrapers begin? 6- How was it possible to build the first skyscraper? 7- Why are elevators and steel technologies so important? 8- Is the question “Which is the highest skyscraper in the world” uncommon? 9- Is the highest skyscraper in the world also the most famous? 10- Which is the building that characterises the New York skyline? 11- Why can a modern skyscraper be defined “a city within a city”? 12- Are you fascinated by skyscrapers? Why? 13- Would you like to live in a skyscraper? Why? 14- Which skyscraper would you like to visit? Why?

    39- Reading Comprehension: Read the following passage, then answer the questions:

    Slavery began in America in the seventeenth century, not long after the first settlers arrived. It formed the basis of the economy of the southern states for two hundred years. The British sold goods to the African chiefs and took with them a great number of men and women to sell them in America as slaves.

    The journey across the Atlantic Ocean was terrible: it took several months and the slaves lived like cattle in the hold of the ships. At the end of it there was a terrible life of hard work and humiliation in the great cotton plantations: they had no rights, they could not leave the plantation without written permission, and marriages between them were illegal.

    Although the slave trade was abolished in 1807, slavery continued until the end of the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln declared it officially illegal. However it was only after the great non-violent marches and demonstrations in the 1960s led by Martin Luther King that social discriminations against the blacks began to diminish.

    Many novels and films are set in the American cotton plantations. The most famous of all is surely Gone with the Wind: the book, written by the American novelist Margaret Mitchell, was made into a movie which is probably the most famous film ever made.

    Questions

    1- Did slavery begin long after the first settlers arrived in the USA? 2- Did slavery form the basis of the economic system of all the American states?

    3- Where did the slaves come from? 4- Why was the journey across the Atlantic Ocean so terrible? 5- What kind of life was the slaves’? 6- When did the slave trade become illegal? 7- When was slavery abolished by Abraham Lincoln? 8- Why was Martin Luther King so important for the rights of the blacks? 9- What is Gone with the Wind? 10- Who is the author of Gone with the Wind? 11- Where does the action of Gone with the Wind take place? 12- Are you in favour of slavery? Why? 13- Do you think slavery and social discriminations still exist in some countries? Which ones? 14- Do you know the Italian title of Gone with the Wind?

    40- Write dialogues following the suggestions given.

    • 1. Telefoni a un amico/a per andare al cinema insieme. Ti risponde che non può venire perché sta andando al supermercato. Chiedi perché deve andare al supermercato. Ti risponde che ci va sempre ogni giovedì per aiutare sua madre e ti invita ad andare con lui/lei. Rifiuti l’invito. Vi salutate.

    • 2. Racconti a un amico/a che stai leggendo un libro in inglese. Ti chiede se di solito leggi libri in lingua straniera. Gli/le rispondi di no ma spieghi che lo fai per migliorare (to improve) il tuo inglese e gli/le suggerisci di fare la stessa cosa. Ti risponde che è una buona idea. Vi salutate.

    • 3. What are you like? Describe yourself in at least 10 sentences.

    • 4. Describe yourself , your likes and dislikes and so on in at least 10 lines

    41- Letter writing: write a letter to a friend of yours following the suggestions given

    • 1. Hai recentemente visitato Venezia. Ti è piaciuta molto ma è costosa, quindi hai alloggiato a Treviso che comunque si è rivelata più bella di quanto pensavi.

    • 2. L’estate scorsa hai fatto un giro della Francia. Descrivi l’itinerario, le città che hai visitato, le cose notevoli che hai visto, dove hai alloggiato, cosa hai mangiato, i souvenir che hai acquistato

    • 3. Tuo fratello si è rotto un braccio giocando a calcio e deve tenere il gesso per un mese. Chiedi all’amico/a che conosce tuo fratello di venirlo a trovare per tenergli un po’ di compagnia.

    • 4. Hai letto un interessante libro sull’antico Egitto e glielo consigli, visto che anche lui, come te, è appassionato di faraoni e piramidi.

    • 5. Racconti un film che hai visto di recente, chiedendo come sono i film inglesi. Gli/le chiedi se è vero che in Inghilterra i film non sono doppiati e dici che preferiresti che anche in Italia fossero in lingua originale.

    ESERCIZIARIO DI INGLESE PER STUDENTI CON DEBITO

    CLASSE II

    1- Write a, some, any, a few, a little, much or many to complete these sentences

    Ex. I’ve got ………

    bananas

    and ……….apple = I’ve got some bananas and an apple.

    .. There’s ………. food, but not ……….drink = There’s some food, but not much drink.

    1.Did you bring ………bread?

    2.I’d like

    water, please.

    times this year, but not very often.

    4.I don ‘t think I’ve made

    mistakes.

    people come here in the winter.

    6.Sorry, I haven’t got …………matches.

    7.Only ……… students are going to fail the exam.

    8.I don’t think

    people will come tonight.

    9.I asked the waiter for …………. tea.

    10.She started feeling ill only

    days before the exam.

    . . . . 11.I have ……………. information for you. 12.Didn’t you bring …………money?

    13.Did they pay you

    . . . .

    money for working there?

    14.I sent her …………. card from France.

    15.I didn’t

    drink. . . .

    wine at the party.

    2- Present Simple or Progressive? Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the correct tense 1.The man who (to arrive) is my brother. 2.Tomorrow she (to write) some letters. 3.She (to do) her homework, come later! 4.Mr Smith (to smoke) a cigarette now. 5.He always (to swim) when is hot. 6.Sharon always (come) home at 1.00 7.Richard and Ann are in the kitchen. They (cook) 8.What number (you / dial)? 9.Laura (not /do) well at school this year 10.They (phone) their parents on Sundays. 11.Why do you want (to see) that film? Because I (to like) horror movies 12.Don’t (to talk) so loud! My baby (to sleep). 13.What (to happen)? That car (to burn). 14.They (to pay) the bill at the moment. 15.I (to play) chess very well.

    3- Rewrite the sentences putting the verbs into the past simple

    • 1. He lives here.

    • 2. Do you work here?

    • 3. I don’t like the film.

    • 4. She hates the hotel.

    • 5. We don’t live there.

    • 6. Does he play the piano?

    • 7. I love Paris.

    • 8. He doesn’t work very hard.

    • 9. She travels a lot.

      • 10. He walks everywhere.

      • 11. I don’t study English.

      • 12. Do you drive to school?

      • 13. I don’t like him.

      • 14. Do you miss your parents?

      • 15. We live in Spain.

      • 16. John studies music.

      • 17. Where do you live?

      • 18. What does he study?

      • 19. Where does she work?

      • 20. We don’t like London.

    4- Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the past simple.

    • 1. . . . .

    I

    some new clothes last week. (buy)

    What time

    • 2. . . . .

    last night? (they come)

    • 3. . . .

    I

    his question (not understand)

    • 4. . . . .

    I

    he was wrong. (think)

    • 5. a lot at the party? (you eat)

    . . . .

    • 6. ……. . .

    I

    the bus this morning. (not catch)

    • 7. . . . .

    I

    my keys yesterday. (forget)

    8.

    . . . .

    you about the meeting? (they tell)

    9.

    the washing-up last night. (do)

    • 10. anything at the disco. (not drink)

    • 11. your suitcase in your bedroom. (put)

    • 12. it was your birthday. (not know)

    • 13. to the office yesterday? (you go)

    • 14. her a present when she left. (give)

    • 15. their letters. (read)

    • 16. a bad mistake. (make)

    • 17. me about your problem. (tell)

    • 18. the money from the office? (you take)

    • 19. anything strange. (not see)

    • 20. to me. (not speak)

    • 21. . . . .

    We

    what he wanted. (understand)

    • 22. some food and drink. (buy)

    5- Complete the sentences using a suitable form for expressing ability.

    • 1. The exam was very difficult but in the end I (pass)

    • 2. My sister has never been a good cook, she (make)

    • 3. After working so hard, next month John (get)

    • 4. We read all the instructions and in the end we (use)

    . a boiled egg! a pay rise. the new computer.

    • 5. When I was a little child, I (read)

    as fast as I

    now.

    • 6. George and Sheila

    in saving the money to buy a new house.

    • 7. The teacher told us that we had to

    to solve that problem in 15 minutes.

    • 8. Do you think she

    to finish reading the book by tomorrow?

     
    • 9. I have never

    to skate, but l’d like to learn one day

    10.

    Last year Frank

    go on holiday, because he had to work all summer.

    6- Transform the sentences saying the opposite.

    • 1. John could finish his homework in a short time

    • 2. They managed to spend very little.

    • 3. She could buy a lot of food at the supermarket.

    • 4. We will be able to send you a letter soon

    • 5. They succeeded. in getting a new computer.

    • 6. George can’t drive.

    • 7. Anna could speak French fluently.

    • 8. I have never been able to run fast.

    7- For each of the following situations write a mini dialogue to ask for, grant or deny a permission

    • 1. You are on holiday; your family and you arrive at a camping site and have your dog with you.

    • 2. You and your friends are in a museum and would like to take photos.

    • 3. You are at school, the lesson is going on but you need to go to the toilet.

    • 4. You are in a train; you see a free seat.

    • 5. Your friend Mark has a computer; you need it to write your essay.

    8- Transform the sentences using can, can’t, may or may not.

    Ex. Perhaps John will not come to the meeting = John may not come to the meeting.

    • 1. It will probably rain tomorrow.

    • 2. You’ve got little chance of winning the match.

    • 3. Probably my family will move to another town.

    • 4. Helen isn’t usually very tired when she comes back home.

    • 5. There are some possibilities for you to get the job.

    • 6. Perhaps the weather will be rainy tomorrow.

    • 7. Maybe Jenny is at work.

    • 8. Working abroad is sometimes a very exciting experience.

    • 9. Probably Harry will forget to thank us for the present.

      • 10. Maybe she will not come to the party because she does not know what to wear.

    9- Look at this list of objects. Write sentences using must or can’t and the Saxon genitive. Ex: motorbike/race driver = the motorbike must be the race driver’s. It can’t be the actor’s.

    tennis shoes

    Oscar

    microphone

    map

    schoolbag

    singer student

    sportsman

    boy-scout

    actress

    10- Complete the following sentences choosing the most appropriate alternative.

    • 1. I can’t stand my hair-style any more,

      • a. I must go to the hairdresser.

      • b. I have to go to the hairdresser.

  • 2. The teacher has been very clear,

    • a. John has to study more.

    • b. John must study more.

  • 3. That parcel is very fragile,

    • a. you can’t shake it.

    • b. you mustn’t shake it.

  • 4. Mr. Brown is very strict,

    • a. his daughter must go back home at 11 on Saturday night.

    • b. his daughter has to go back home at 11 on Saturday night.

  • 5. The school regulation says that girls

    • a. don’t have to wear jeans.

    • b. mustn’t wear jeans.

  • 11- Fill in the blanks with must, have to, mustn’t or can’t.

    • 1. If you travel abroad, you

    bring your passport.

    • 2. drive a car if you haven’t got a driving licence.

    You

    • 3. go to a pub if they aren’t 18.

    Young people

    • 4. carry an umbrella with you if you go out. It’s going to rain.

    You

    • 5. smoke in public places. It’s forbidden.

    You

    • 6. eat too many sweets. It’s very unhealthy.

    Children

    • 7. If you go to a party, you

    wear some smart clothes.

    • 8. touch that casserole. It’s very hot.

    You

    • 9. come and see us one day!

    You

    • 10. Their teacher is very demanding, they

    • 11. You

    read a book every week.

    leave school until you are 16.

    • 12. The regulation says that we

    keep the dog on the lead.

    12- Fill in the blanks with must or have to.

    • 1. It’s very late; I really

    go now.

    • 2. go and see this film, it’s fantastic.

    You

    • 3. American people

    drive very slow, their speed limits are very low.

    • 4. start working harder; in a week l’Il have my final exam.

    I

    • 5. Look at the notice: the museum visitors

    • 6. What a funny law they have in Great Britain: they

    • 7. The doctor said she

    leave their bags in the cloakroom. drive on the left.

    lose a few kilos.

    • 8. I

    • 9. English pupils

      • 10. You

    call my wife before she leaves her office.

    wear school uniforms.

    let me know the latest news from Karen.

    • 11. get a visa to go to Vietnam?

    • 12. Next month l’m going to the seaside; I

    go on a diet!

    13- Rewrite each sentence according to the instructions

    Ex. She’s watching television. (question; past) = Was she watching television?

    We don’t eat apples at lunch (positive; future) = We will eat apples at lunch

    • 1. I often visit my parents (negative; past perfect)

    • 2. Does he go to school every day? (positive, future)

    • 3. She comes from Germany. (question, simple past)

    • 4. She goes to work by car (question, present perfect)

    • 5. We watch television every night. (negative, simple past)

    • 6. She plays football every Saturday. (question, conditional)

    • 7. He seldom washes his car. (question, present perfect)

    • 8. They live in Australia. (question, conditional)

    • 9. Mike goes to school by bus. (question, future)

      • 10. Does she finish working at five o’clock? (positive, simple past)

      • 11. He goes to the cinema on Fridays. (question, conditional)

      • 12. Does he live in this street? (positive, past perfect)

      • 13. He works in a restaurant. (question, present perfect)

      • 14. She gets up at five o’clock. (question, simple past)

      • 15. They eat a lot. (negative, present perfect)

      • 16. Does he work here? (positive, conditional)

      • 17. He isn’t staying at this hotel. (positive, present perfect)

    14- Correct the mistakes (not all sentences are wrong)

    • 1. My sister liked very much your cake

    • 2. Yesterday that girl has been wearing a white, long dress

    • 3. Last summer we had a fantastic camping holiday

    • 4. Today Sheila will wears a blue jacket

    • 5. We had been gone often to the cinema on Saturdays

    • 6. Patrick is eating fish for dinner

    • 7. We never don’t went to the theatre

    • 8. She would like to know what time is it

    • 9. Audrey is going to studying hard for her exams

      • 10. Where’s John? Is in his room

      • 11. My friends are living to New York, they are travelling by plane

      • 12. He is not here: he just goed to the station.

      • 13. She sayd that she is English and that that car is her.

      • 14. She wanted that I buy a Coca-Cola for her?

      • 15. What did you do when I saw you? I painted the wall

      • 16. She eats some good cakes at the moment

      • 17. She are English but she live in Turin.

      • 18. What’s your name? I is Mike

      • 19. Do he can play tennis? No

      • 20. Do he like football? I don’t know

    15- Insert the verbs in the Past Simple or Past Progressive

    • 1. When the telephone (ring)

    I (have) a shower.

    • 2. at our hotel room some people (sleep)

    When we (arrive)

     

    in our beds.

    • 3. to work he (have)

    While Mark (drive)

    a car accident.

    • 4. notes while the teacher (speak).

    They (take)

    • 5. very happy when I (get)

    I (be)

    your letter.

    • 6. a nice walk when it (begin)

    We (have)

    to rain.

    16- Insert when or while in the spaces.

    • 1. my mother was cooking I phoned you.

    • 2. I was reading the newspaper

    you arrived.

    • 3. The police arrested him he was trying to steal a car.

    • 4. they were taking the man to prison, he tried to escape.

    • 5. The child started crying he saw that man.

    17- Peter is on holiday. What was he doing yesterday? Look at the information and answer the questions

    • 8 shower

    a.m.

    2 p.m.

    sports centre

    8.10 a.m. breakfast

    4 p.m.

    watch TV at home

    • 9 read a book

    a.m.

    6 p.m.

    read comics

    • 10 walk in the park

    a.m.

    7 p.m.

    dinner

    • 12 lunch with Sam

    a.m.

    9 p.m.

    pub

    • 1. What was Peter doing at 8 a.m.?

    • 2. What was he doing at 8.30?

    • 3. Was Peter reading the newspaper at 9 o’clock?

    • 4. Had Peter already played with his computer at 10?

    • 5. Who was he having lunch with?

    • 6. What was Peter doing at 2 pm?

    • 7. What was Peter doing at 4 pm.

    • 8. What was he reading at 6 pm.?

    • 9. Was he having dinner at 8 pm.?

      • 10. Was he going to the cinema at 9 p.m.?

    18- Now answer these questions about yourself.

    • 1. What were you doing yesterday at 4 a.m.?

    • 2. Were you studying yesterday at 6 p.m.?

    • 3. What were you doing last Sunday evening?

    • 4. Were you at home last Saturday night? What were you doing?

    19- Fill in the blanks with mustn’t or don’t have to, don’t need to.

    • 1. If you travel in Italy you

    bring your passport.

    • 2. smoke in a public office. cook anything today.

    You

    • 3. Dinner’s ready in the oven. You

    • 4. keep you cell-phone on in a concert hall.

    You

    • 5. buy sugar, there’s a lot left.

    We

    • 6. be a teacher to work in a school.

    You

    • 7. The teacher liked my essay so I

    • 8. You were right, it’s still early; we

    do it again.

    run all the way down to the station.

    • 9. The flat they bought has a very nice carpet, so they

    buy a new one.

    20- Rewrite the sentences using the words in brackets so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the first.

    • 1. It is not allowed to eat or drink in this room. (can)

    You

    • 2. It is very important far me to go and visit my old aunt. (must)

    I

    3.

    It wasn’t necessary for them to buy so many sweets. (need)

    They

    4.

    There’s no need to wear a tie. (have)

    You

    5.

    My mum always tells me not to spend to much time in front of the TV (must)

    You

    6.

    As it wasn’t raining it wasn’t necessary for her to take the umbrella. (need)

    She

    21- Translate these sentences using the infinitive or the–ing form:

    1.

    Andate in Grecia per imparare o per divertirvi?

    2.

    Comincia a lavorare alle 9?

    3.

    Cosa dobbiamo fare se decidono di non venire?

    4.

    Detesto pettinarmi i capelli, quindi non continuare a dirmi di farlo

    5.

    Di solito chiedi a tuo padre di aiutarti?

    6.

    Digli di non continuare a lavorare

    7.

    E’ difficile imparare a scrivere?

    8.

    Mi dice sempre di non preoccuparmi

    9.

    Mia figlia comincia a camminare e aiutarla è divertente

    • 10. Non cercate di copiare

    • 11. Non dimenticare di aiutare Mary

    • 12. Non le importa guardare la TV ma non le piace per niente ascoltare il jazz

    • 13. Non mi importa sparecchiare, ma odio lavare i piatti

    • 14. Non sopportiamo di rispondere a queste domande

    • 15. Non voglio andare, ma devo farlo senza lamentarmi

    22- Insert the infinitive or the –ing form.

    • 1. (to carry) the umbrella

    Remember

    2.

    Does he enjoy

    • 3. Louis never forgets

    (to play) football?

    (to write) home

    • 4. (to go) to her boyfriend

    She keeps

    • 5. I don’t have enough money

    (to help) you

    6.

    She never stops

    (to do) exercise

    • 7. (to get up) early

    I dislike

    • 8. I hope

    • 9. They can’t stand

      • 10. They don’t know how

    (to visit) my relatives next month

    (to study) Greek

    (to prepare) a pizza

    • 23. Rewrite each sentence, beginning as shown, using a participle clause

      • 1. Norman collected the parce1, but then he realised it was the wrong one. After

      • 2. Sue left the house, but first she checked that she had her keys. Before

      • 3. Mark was parking his car when he noticed the wing-mirror was broken. While

      • 4. Julia cleaned the house, but then she fell asleep on the sofa. After

    6.

    Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken. While

    • 7. Kate took two aspirins, and then she felt a lot better. After

    • 8. Sheila went out for the evening, but first she washed her hair. Before

    • 9. Michael was taking a bath when he heard someone at the door. While

      • 10. First Trudy read the book, and then she decided that she didn’t like it. After

      • 23. Say what the people and the animals in the pictures are going to do:

    6. Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken. While 7. Kate took
    6. Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken. While 7. Kate took
    6. Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken. While 7. Kate took
    6. Alan was skiing in Switzerland and met his old friend, Ken. While 7. Kate took
    • 24. Complete the sentences with the appropriate future form of the verbs in the square.

     

    buy

    snow

    give

    be

    take

    come

    be

    allow

    finish

    cause

    1-

    “Come on or we……………………………late”. “No, we won’t. Oliver .....................................

    us

    a lift in his car.”

    2-

    “How long .............................

    flight

    .................................

    ?”

    “Two hours I think”

     

    3-

    It is freezing cold. According to today’s newspaper it

    tonight.

    4-

    The doctor

    ..................................

    grandad to drive any more. He says he .................................

    an

    accident if he does.

    5-

    Susan phoned to say she

    ...............................................

    work

    until 9.30, so she ..............................

    for

    dinner.

    6-

    “It is my sister’s birthday on Saturday. She

    ........................

    18.”

    “Really? Well, I .....................

    her

    some flowers.”

    • 25. Put the verbs in the correct form:

      • 1- It (not /rain) ……………………unless the weather forecast (be) ……………wrong.

    2-

    I’m sure they (get)

    .......................

    married

    as soon as they (find)

    .....................

    a

    house.

     

    3-

    Tell him that if he (not /hurry)

    ...............................

    we

    (miss)

    ......................

    the

    train.

    4-

    We (not /pass)

    ...................................

    into

    the top division if we (not / play)

    ...................

    better.

    5-

    What (happen)

    ............................

    in

    the future if we (not /protect)

    .........................

    the

    environment?

    6-

    I don’t know if I (keep)

    .......................

    my

    New Year’s resolutions but I (try)

    ........................

    • 26. Insert the correct future form of the verbs provided in brackets:

      • 1- Look at the sky. The rain………………………(stop) at last.

    2-

    I .............................................

    (start)

    a new job next Monday.

    3-

    What ................................................

    (you/prepare)

    for dinner? We .............................

    have

    some steak and salad.

    4-

    I think they

    (like)

    our present.

    5-

    I .................................................

    (not

    / do) that again, mum.

    6-

    I have no time to go to the post office. Don’t worry. I .............................

    (go)

    for you.

    7-

    She

    ..................................

    (come

    round) at 3 to discuss the problem.

    8-

    What car

    .....................................

    (he

    /buy)? I expect he ..........................................

    (choose)

    a small one.

    9-

    They ........................................

    (get

    married) very soon.

    (get

     

    10-

    They .........................................

    married) next July and they

     

    (fly)

    to Cuba for their honeymoon.

    27. Match a sentence in the first column with one in the second one.

    • a. This exercise is too difficult for me

    • b. Look at those two cars!

    • c. I’m going to the cinema

    • d. Why don’t you come round tomorrow night?

    • e. What is your sister going to do this afternoon?

    • f. Yesterday we went to the travel agency.

    • g. Let’s prepare dinner! Are you hungry?

    • h. What is the weather forecast for tomorrow?

    • i. One day I’Il be rich

    • j. When is she arriving?

      • 1. Not really. I think I’ll just have a salad.

      • 2. I think she’ll stay at home.

      • 3. It is going to be sunny and hot.

      • 4. I can’t. l’m leaving for London tomorrow

      • 5. Don’t worry. I’Il help you.

      • 6. I’ll come with you.

      • 7. They are going to crash!

      • 8. When are you flying to Paris?

      • 9. I expect she’ll arrive at 5

        • 11. Good luck!

    • 28. Complete the sentences with a future

      • 1 A: Why are you turning on the television? B: .......................................................

    the news. (l/watch)

    • 2 A: Oh, l’ve just realised. I haven’t got any money. B: Haven’t you? Well, don’t worry

    ..............................................................................you

    • 3 A: I’ve got a headache.

    .

    some. (l/lend)

    B: Have you? Wait there

    and......................................................................an

    • 4 A: Why are you filling that bucket with water?

    aspirin for you. (l/get)

    B: ………………………………………………the car (I / wash)

    • 5 A: l’ve decided to repaint, this room. B: Oh, have you? What

    colour...................................................................................it?

    • 6 A: Where are you going? Are you going shopping? B: Yes, ...............................................................

    something

    • 7 A: I don’t know how to use this camera.

    for dinner. (I/buy)

    (you/paim)

    B: It’s quite

    easy.

    ..................................................................................you.

    • 8 A: What would you like to eat?

    (l/show)

    B:

    .......................................................................................................a 9 A: Did you pose that letter far me?

    sandwich, please. (l/have)

    B: Oh, l’m sorry. I completely

    forgot..........................................................................it

    now. (I/do)

    10 A: The ceiling in this room doesn’t look very safe, does it?

    B: No, it looks as

    if.......................................................................down.

    (it/fall)

    11 A: Has George decided what to do when he leaves school?

    B: Oh, yes. Everything is planned:

    ........................................................a

    a

    holiday for a few weeks computer programming course. (he/have, he/do)

    and then .........................................

    29.

    Complete the sentences

    COLIN: We’ve run out of biscuits.

     

    DAVE: Yeah, I know

    .........................................(I/

    get) some this afternoon. I’ve got them on my list.

     

    ED: Jenny’s had her baby. GAIL: Really? That’s wonderful! ................................................

    (I/

    ED:

    (I / visit) her this

    send) her some flowers. (I/

    ................................................

    give) them to her for you if you

    want.

     

    Thanks very much. In that case,

    (I

    /go) and buy them right

    away

    IAN: Casablanca is on the Arts Cinema this week.

     

    JILL: Yes, ....................................... IAN: Oh.

    (I

    /see) it with Roger.

    KEN: I haven’t got a clean

    ..........................................

    (you

    /wash) one for me?

     

    LILY: No, .........................................

    (I

    /not). You can do your own washing.

    30.

    Write sentences using the three comparative forms.

    Es. Tom/be/short/Mike = Tom is shorter than Mike; Tom is less short than Mike; Tom is as short as Mike

    • 1. Liam /study/hard/Jane

    • 2. Sally/drink/you

    • 3. Your town/be/big/my town

    • 4. I/get up/early/you

    31.

    Rewrite these sentences using another comparative form, but not changing the original meaning.

    • 1. Florence is not so big as London.

    • 2. Jenny is less tall than Sarah.

    • 3. That train is faster than my car.

    • 4. The Phillips go out more often than my family.

    • 5. Italians are not as rich as Americans.

    32- Rewrite the sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the first.

    • 1. Jim studies harder than Sheila.

    Sheila ……………………… .. 2.There aren’t so many cinemas here as in the past.

    There are ……………………….

    • 3. George is less athletic than Simon Simon…………………………

    • 4. Travelling by plane is less comfortable than travelling by train. Travelling by train……………………

    • 5. Chris is much younger than my dad. My dad…………………………… ..

    • 6. My daughter writes more slowly than yours. Your daughter………………………

    • 7. We understand better when you speak more slowly. The more slowly………………………………….

    • 8. You are better at cooking than I am. I am not……………… ..

    • 9. The hotel was not as comfortable as we expected. The hotel was………………

      • 10. She’s the most intelligent girl I’ve ever met. I’ve never met……………

      • 33. Complete the sentences using a superlative or a comparative form.

    1.

    Why did you buy that t-shirt? Because it was

     

    …………………(cheap).

    2.

    Is Jennifer Lopez popular in Italy? Yes, she’s

     

    ……………….(popular) singer in Italy.

    3.

    What’s the weather like? It’s …………………(hot) than

     

    yesterday.

    4.

    Did you enjoy the meal? No, it was ……………………

     

    (bad) meal I’ve ever had!

    5.

    Who is ……………………(reliable) among your

     

    friends?

    34.

    Traslate:

    • 1. Mike è molto meno carino di Tom, ma è più simpatico.

    • 2. Jim è il ragazzo più alto della classe.

    • 3. Mia madre non mi ha dato tanti soldi quanti a te.

    • 4. Tu non mangi quanto me, ma sei più grasso.

    • 5. Hai letto l’ultimo libro di Stephen King?

    • 6. Chi è la più bella tra quelle due ragazze?

    • 7. Mi sento sempre più stanco. Devo andare in vacanza.

    • 8. Prima ve ne andrete, meglio sarà

    • 9. Quello è il palazzo più importante della città.

      • 10. Ti telefonerò prima possibile.

      • 35. Complete the passage using the data provided.

     

    ALBERT

    THOMAS

    CHRIS

    AGE

    16

    16

    19

    WEIGHT

    60 kgs

    60 kgs

    65 kgs

    HEIGHT

    1.65 m

    1.70 m

    1.75 m

    BROTHERS

    4

    2

    4

    READING

    A lot

    A lot

    Not much

    Albert is 16, so he is……………….……

    ..

    Thomas,

    but not……………………

    ..

    Chris.

    In fact, Chris is

    Albert

    and Thomas. He is ……………………

    the

    three. Albert weighs……………………Thomas.

    Albert,

    but he’s 5

    .. They both weigh 5 kgs…………………………Chris. Thomas is ……………………

    …………………

    ..

    .. cms……………………….Chris. Albert has got……………………….Chris. Thomas has got…………………… .. Albert reads…………………………Thomas. Chris doesn’t like reading, so he reads……………………….his friends.

    • 36. Join the two sentences by means of a relative pronoun (omit it when possible)

    1.

    That is the cat. Lisa lost her cat two days ago.

    2.

    He was wearing a kimono. The kimono was very

     

    expensive.

    3.

    They are listening to a CD. The CD is a present from

     

    Dan.

    4.

    Jenny wants to invite a boy to our party. Do you know

     

    the boy?

    5.

    Have you replied to the e-mail. The e-mail arrived

     

    yesterday.

    6.

    My friend John has an English accent. His hometown is

     

    Liverpool.

    7.

    Your kitchen is very sunny. Its windows look onto a

     

    garden.

    8.

    George W. Bush comes from Texas. His father became

     

    President of the USA in 1991.

    9.

    Pelè is Brazilian. Pelè was the best football player in the

     

    world.

    10.

    Cricket is very popular in England. Cricket is played in

     

    summer.

    11.

    This book is about football. I want to give it to him.

    12.

    Is the girl the new secretary? You were talking to her a

     

    moment ago.

    13.

    Mozart is the composer. I always listen to his music.

    14.

    The boy has just left for the USA. He was here

     

    yesterday.

    15.

    She was sitting behind a woman. The woman was

     

    wearing a large hat.

    16.

    The car is Jack’s. The mechanic has just repaired it.

    37.

    Omit the relative pronoun when possible, by moving the preposition.

    • 1. Those are the glasses with which I read.

    • 2. The girl for whom Chris was waiting never arrived.

    • 3. The tennis court on which we used to play has been closed recently.

    • 4. Be careful! The knife with which you are cutting the bread is very sharp.

    • 5. The little village, from which he comes, has 2000 inhabitants.

    • 6. The lady with whom we had a quarrel is really irritating.

    • 7. The plane, on which he has been flying, is late.

    • 8. The person on whom I rely most is Jerry.

    • 9. The book for which you were waiting has arrived yesterday.

    10.That is the computer game about which Harry was talking. 11.At last I found the flat for which I had been looking since October. 12.The t-shirt for which you are looking is very expensive. 13.That is the nicest piece of music to which I have ever listened. 14.That company, for which he’s been working 10 years, has gone bankrupt. 15.Jim did not get the money for which he had asked.

    • 38. Insert the relative pronoun, omitting it when possible.

      • 1. You’re the only person……………I sent that SMS to.

    2. Nathan is a name ………

    ..

    I

    like a lot.

    3.The magazine…………….reported the scandal became famous.

    4.The couple…………we were introduced to on our cruise were from Canada.

    5.The dog ………………

    ..

    leg

    was broken in the accident is walking well now.

    6.Southern Italy is a region ……………

    ..

    climate

    favours tourism.

    • 8. Here’s the book ……………………

    ..

    I told you about.

    9.Parrots are birds……………….have colourful plumage. 10.This is the toy …………………I played with when I was a child.

    39- Rewrite the sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the first.

    • 1. I work for a magazine which is published in the USA. The magazine……………

    • 2. We met a young Chinese girl who spoke very good English. The young Chinese girl………………

    • 3. They were looking for the book which I have just found. I’ve just found………………………

    • 4. She got engaged to a man who is much older than her. The man…………………… ..

    • 5. We will stay in a hotel which is on Fifth Avenue The hotel……………….

    • 6. I have never dreamt about him He is a man……………… ..

    40- Translate thefollowing sentences

    1.Il ragazzo che vedi laggiù è il fratello di John.

    2.LA donna bruna che hai visto alla riunione è il mio capo.

    • 3. Hanno invitato a casa loro la ragazza che hanno conosciuto al mare.

    4.Il pacco che aspettavo è finalmente arrivato. 5.Sono questi gli occhiali che cercavi?

    • 6. Mrs Hudson, la cui casa è di fronte alla mia, ha tre splendidi cani.

    • 7. Dove abita il ragazzo con cui hai viaggiato?

    8.Jane, che tu ricordi certamente, è andata negli USA.

    • 9. Una vedova è una donna il cui marito è morto.

      • 10. Non riesco a credere a ciò che mi dici.

      • 11. Non so che sta facendo: forse legge il libro che gli ho regalato.

      • 12. Ci sono due cose che mi preoccupano.

    41- Ask questions for the following answers.

    1.He’s looking for his glasses 2.I’m going to the cinema with Jim. 3.My mother is waiting for my brother. 4.She wants to talk to the science teacher. 5.Paul is very good at writing poems 6.They are looking at the wedding pictures. 7.The coach is shouting at the players. 8.I’m thinking about my Christmas holidays. 9.My husband works for an American company. 10.When he was young he was interested in politics.

    42- Say o tell? Complete the sentences.

    • 1. I know it’s true. Mary……………….me last night.

    • 2. Who…………………you that you could use my car?

    • 3. I’ve just read the paper. It……………….it will be nice tomorrow.

    • 4. Come on”……………….me what she………………when you saw her.

    • 5. I …………….you once, I …………….you a thousand times: NO!

    • 6. In Eastern Asia they…………….that rhinoceros horn is a good medicine.

    • 7. In some magazines it is difficult to ……………….the difference between ad and journalism.

    • 8. What did the pilot …………

    ..

    in

    his last announcement?

    • 9. “Go away” he……………. to me and then hit me on my face.

    10.Don’t ………………a lie, otherwise I’ll ………………mum that you are a liar.

    43- Insert the Past Simple or the Present Perfect

    • 1. Helen isn’t here. She (just go) to school.

    • 2. What time (you get up) this morning?

    • 3. Paul (have) a bad car accident three years ago.

    • 4. I (live) in the same house since 1985.

    • 5. I (live) in the same house from 1980 to 1985.

    • 6. What (you do) last night?

    • 7. Brian (not finish) his work yet.

    • 8. Tina (arrive) here in 1998 ..

    44- Present Perfect o Past Simple? Insert the verbs intend, forget, see, contact, speak, pass, be, play, decide, lose, go in the appropriate tense.

    • 1. Belinda.....................................................her

    driving test last year.

    Oh no!

    • 2. I.........................................................my

    father’s birthday. It..................................yesterday.

    • 3. ..

    ……………………

    (you)

    to Egypt? No, never. I intend to go there next year.

    • 4. I………………….my glasses…………………………(you) them anywhere?

    • 5. After talking to a doctor

    Paul........................................................to

    give up smoking.

    • 6. I………………………………the guitar since the age of 15.

    • 7. Jackie....................................................................to

    music college for three years,- until she was 23.

    • 8. ………………………(anybody) the relatives of the injured boy?

    • 9. Ouch! - Oh, l’m so sorry!

    I.........................................................(not)

    to hurt you.

    • 10. ……………………

    .............(Edith)

    to Celia this week? - I don’t know. Shall I ask her?

    45- Choose the correct alternative.

    • 1. Have you done / Did you do the washing up? - Jane has done / did it earlier.

    • 2. Last year I have spent / spent three weeks canoeing in France.

    • 3. Did Miss Percy choose / Has Miss Percy chosen a wedding dress? - Yes, she has come /came with her mother

    yesterday and decided / has decided to buy the white satin dress.

    • 4. Didn’t they deserve / Haven’t they deserved to win? - I think so, but unfortunately the other judges haven’t thought

    so / didn’t think so.

    • 5. I’ve rather neglected / rather neglected my mother this year. We just moved / have just moved further north, which

    has mode / made it more difficult to travel to Cheshire to see her.

    • 6. Alan has worked / worked on the farm until 200 l, when he trained / has trained to become a psychotherapist. He

    has worked / worked as a psychotherapist ever since.

    • 7. Last year I went / have been to Canada and I have visited / visited Toronto and Montreal.

    • 8. I have been waiting /waited for two hours but he is still out.

    • 9. Have you bought / did you buy any sugar when you went / have been to the supermarket?

      • 10. Were you watching / have you watched TV when she arrived?

      • 11. When did you move / have you moved to your new house?

      • 12. Where is John? Has he gone / did he go to the cinema?

    46- Insert the verbs in brackets in the Present Simple, Past Simple or Present Perfect

    • 1. Last summer I (fly) to South Africa.

    • 2. (you see) Star Wars? Yes, I (see) it in 1977.

    • 3. My father (work) for FIAT since he was 21.

    • 4. My train usually (leave) at 8.10, but this morning it (be) ten minutes late.

    • 5. She (go) abroad for the first time last week.

    • 6. (you see) my umbrella?

    • 7. I (live) with John and so I (know) what he (be) like.

    47- Rewrite the sentences so that the second sentence has a similar meaning to the first.

    • 1. I last went to the cinema a long time ago. I…………………………………………………………………………

    ..

    for a long time.

    • 2. Jane is at school Jane …………………………….to school.

    • 3. Mike started writing in 1996 and has written 2 books so far. Mike………………………………………………….since 1996.

    • 4. Is this your first visit to Scotland? Have…………………………………………………… before? ..

    • 5. It is now 8.00 and I came here at 6.00

    I…………………………………………………….two hours.

    48- Present Perfect Simple or Continuous?

    • 1. ……………….you…………………….breakfast? (have)

    • 2. “You look tanned.” Yes……………………… (sunbathe)

    ..

    • 3. How long………………………….your boyfriend (have)

    • 4. She…………………………the National Gallery. (visit)

    • 5. We…………………………a new flat (buy)

    • 6. I……………………………

    ..

    about

    you all day long (think).

    • 7. How much sugar…………………….in the coffee (put)

    • 8. “Your clothes are dirty”. I know, I…………………the car (repair).

    • 9. I………………………in China twice (be)

      • 10. They……………………………their house all the week (paint)

      • 11. ………………………………(you - read) the novel Middlemarch by George Eliot?

      • 12. A freezing cold northerly wind ……………………………(blow) since the week before Christmas.

      • 13. …………………………

    ......(you

    - understood) my explanation?

    • 14. Daisy …………………………………………(p/ay) with flour, butter and sugar since breakfast.

    • 15. Britain’s biggest internet bank ………………………………(gain) over 400,000 new customers in 2002.

    49- Answer the following sentences using the present perfect continuous and the words in brackets.

    • a. How long has it been snowing? (yesterday)

    • b. How long have you been living here? (ten years)

    • c. How long have your parents been waiting for you? (half an hour)

    • d. How long have you been studying English? (three years)

    • e. How long has your sister been talking on the phone? (eight o’clock)

    • 50- Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Complete the dialogues using the information in the table.

     

    Activity

    Now

    Neil

    sweep the floors

    he is sweating

    Rachel

    cut the grass

    she is tired

    Patti

    do the washing-up

    he has soft hands

    Carol

    peel the onions

    she has red eyes

    Tim

    defrost the fridge

    he has cold hands

    1-Neil, why are you sweating? Because I

    2-Is the lawn finished? Yes, Rachel

    3-Patti, why are your hands so soft? Because I

    4-Are the onions ready for the pan? Yes, Carol

    5-Rachel, you look tired. Yes I

    6-Tim, your hands are very cold. Yes, I

    7-Are the floors clean? Yes, Neil

    8-Why are your eyes red, Carol? Because I

    9-Are the plates clean? Yes, Paul

    10-Is the fridge all right now? Yes, Tim

    51- Present Perfect Simple or Continuous? Join the first half of the sentence with the appropriate ending (a o b)

    • 1. I’ve been baking

    a. three loaves of wholemeal bread.

    • 2. I’ve baked

    b. all morning and l’m going to wash now.

    • 3. John has been interviewing

    a. prospective employees all day.

    • 4. John has interviewed

    b. fourteen prospective employees today.

    • 5. We’ve stayed

    a. at this Bed & Breakfast for a week now.

    • 6. We’ve been staying

    b. at this Bed & Breakfast every Christmas since 1999.

    • 7. I’ve run

    a. six miles on the moor this afternoon.

    • 8. I’ve been running

    b. on the moor this afternoon.

    • 9. Anthony has painted

    a. a lot since the beginning of the month.

    • 10. Anthony has been painting

    b. fourteen large-scale pictures this month.

    • 11. Prices have been decreasing

    a. in the last few years.

    • 12. Prices have decreased

    b. by 0.1 % this year.

    • 52- Rewrite the sentences using the information given in brackets ..

    Es. Chris is here (6) = Chris has been here since 6.

    • 1. The kids are watching a DVD. (3 hours)

    • 2. Bob’s drinking vodka and orange. (all night)

    • 3. The Robertsons were living in the country. (last summer)

    • 4. It’s windy. (yesterday)

    • 5. Jim loves Ann. (he met her at a party)

    • 6. Jennifer’s swimming. (half an hour)

    • 7. I like cherries. (I was a child)

    • 8. Mike and Thomas are playing draughts. (4 o’clock)

      • 53- Past Simple or Past Perfect?

    1.

    Tony told me that he………………

    ..

    (stop)

    smoking.

    • 2. She………………

    ..

    (not be) in love before when she………………….(meet) Tony.

    • 3. After she…………………

    ..

    (buy)

    four t-shirts, she……………

    ..

    (decide)

    to buy a dress.

    • 4. After he……………………(leave) the office, he ………………(go) to the gym.

    • 5. Alan……………………….(go) to the travel agency, …………………(buy) a plane ticket, …………………

    (prepare) his suitcase and …………………

    ..

    (go)

    to the airport.

    6.

    7.

    Many people ………………………

    ..

    (die)

    of starvation when the food aid …………………….(arrive)

    I …………………………(never / read) the book so I…………………

    ..

    (go)

    to the library and……………………

    (borrow) a copy.

    8.

    When the Beatles ………………(issue) their first record they …………………….(already / sing) in Germany.

    • 9. The coach ………………….(be) angry with the team because they………………………

    ..

    (not

    match.

    play) well in the last

    • 10. “………………………………(you /finish) the translation when Mary………………………(phone)?

    • 11. He ………………………(take) his decision so he …………………………(not need) any more time.

    12.

    Why…………………………………(you - allow) the children to climb up the tree! I

    do so.

    .........................

    (forbid) them to

    13.

    I …………………

    ..……………..(understand)

    what

    Frances.........................………………………….(do)

    when I(see)

    the empty cupboard and drawers: she ……………………………(Ieave) me!

    • 14. The burglars …………………………………(take) everything out of the house when

    I..................……(wake

    up).

    • 15. Damian Lodge …………………………

    ..(just

    / let) his house to a friend, as he ……………………(want) to spend

    54- Complete the text putting the verbs in the correct form.

    He ………………………(live) in London for about a year, when he………………………(realize) that he

    ………………………(never/visit) it properly. He (buy) a guide book and

    to

    go

    around. He ..................

    ………….(discover)

    many interesting things. He

    that

    the British Museum ………………….(have) so many treasures. The British ……………………… (conquer) all the

    world and they………………………….(bring) back the most beautiful objects they ……………………….(find). For

    example he (see) some statues that the British

    ………………………..............(take)

    from the Parthenon.

    55- Ask questions for these answers.

    • 1. They have been repairing the road for a couple of days.

    • 2. We had been reharsing the Christmas play for a month.

    • 3. They last read a book ten years ago.

    • 4. I’ve had the driving licence since I was 18.

    • 5. Our last holiday abroad was in 1999.

    • 6. For two hours and I’m exhausted.

    • 7. I went there two years ago.

    • 8. Yes, he had been waiting since 8 o’clock ..

    • 9. She’s been living in London since she was 10.

      • 10. No, I have never been on a cruise.

    56- Traslate.

    • 1. Ho già letto tutte queste riviste.

    • 2. Hai mai giocato a scacchi?

    • 3. Mr Jones ha vissuto in Australia per 3 anni.

    • 4. Mi dispiace, Sally è appena uscita.

    • 5. Kate fa la giornalista da pochi mesi.

    • 6. Siamo sposati da due settimane.

    • 7. Ci siamo incontrati nel 1995, quindi ci conosciamo da 10 anni.

    • 8. Non vado a teatro da un anno.

    • 9. Sono partiti da due ore.

      • 10. Si conoscono da 20 anni e non hanno mai litigato.

      • 11. Sei già stato in Canada?

      • 12. Sono cinque giorni che non esco.

      • 13. È mezz’ora che Patty dorme.

      • 14. Ami Leyla da molto tempo? Sì, la amo dal 1997

      • 15. Erano al parco dalle 14.30?

      • 16. Da quanto tempo hai questo vestito? Da ieri

      • 17. Cos’hai Lucy? Ho mal di testa da due giorni.

      • 18. Non ho notizie di (hear from) Dave da venerdì.

      • 19. Claire ha fatto la modella per due anni e ora lavora agli Studios da tre mesi.

      • 20. Non andavamo a casa di Kurt da settembre.

    57- Rewrite the sentences using the correct tense.

    1.I (stand) in this queue for ages. It (not move) at all in the last five minutes. I think the man in the ticket office just

    (shut) his window and (go) off for lunch.

    2.They (begin) widening the road three weeks ago, but the workmen (be) on strike for the last week so they (not get)

    very far with it.

    3.I wonder if anything (happen) to Tom. I (wait) an hour now. He often (keep) me waiting but he never (be) so late.

    4.Mrs Brown (live) next door for quite a long time but she never (say) more than “Good morning” to me.

    6.I (look) out before I (go) to bed and (see) a man standing on the opposite pavement watching the house. When I (get

    up) the next morning he (be) still there and I (wonder) whether he (stay) there all night or if he (go) away and (come)

    back.

    • 7. When the old lady (return) to her flat she (see) at once that burglars (break) in during her absence, because the front

    door (be) open and everything (be) upside down. The burglars themselves (be) no longer there, but they probably only

    just (leave) because a cigarette was still burning on an ash tray. Probably they (hear) the lift coming up and (run) away.

    • 58- Complete the text inserting the verbs in the correct tense.

    Geoffrey Chaucer …………………… (write) his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, in the last years of his life.

    He probab1y ………………………(start) working on it in 1387. He ………………………………(be going) to

    write 120 stories, but there …………………………

    ..

    (be) on1y 24 left today. The work …………………………

    ..

    (consist) of a series of interlinked tales that are told by various pilgrims. A General Prologue ………………………… ..

    (introduce) the pilgrims’ stories: the narrator …………………………

    ..

    (give) a physica1 and a psycho1ogica1 portrait

    of the characters who …………………………

    ..

    (come) from all socia1 strata, except the highest and the lowest.

    Chaucer …………………………

    ..

    (pay) great attention to the pilgrims’ clothes which …………………………

    ..

    (become) emb1ems for the socia1 classes they …………………………

    ..

    (belong) to. The 29 pilgrims

    …………………………

    ..

    (meet)

    at

    the

    Tabard

    Inn

    in

    Southwark,

    London.

    The

    host,

    Harry

    Bailly

    …………………………

    ..

    (propose) a ta1e-telling competition as a way to spend the time while they

    …………………………

    ..

    (walk) to the shrine of St Thomas Beckett in Canterbury. In 1164 Beckett

    …………………………

    ..

    (refuse) to sign The Constitutions of Clarendon, a reform bill which wou1d give the king

    more power in religious matters. Beckett …………………………

    ..

    (become) a saint after Henry II’s men

    …………………………

    ..

    (murder) him in his cathedral. At the end of the Genera1 Prologue, the narrator

    …………………………

    ..

    (hand) the narrative to the pilgrims and …………………………

    ..

    (maintain) a certain ironic

    distance from them. The pilgrims …………………………

    ..

    (start) to recount their ta1es. The Knight

    …………………………

    ..

    (tell) a tale of high romance, the Wife of Bath the story of her five husbands and her fight to

    keep contro1 of the men in her life, the Pardoner a story of death. The ta1es …………………………

    ..

    (end) with the

    story of the perfect marriage and how, if men …………………………

    ..

    …………………………

    ..

    (be

    able) to attain perfect socia1 harmony.

    (be) generous to one another, they

    • 59- Complete the sentences using the present perfect simple or continuous, past simple or continuous, past perfect

    1.

    to call you all week.

    2.

    How many cups of

    today? At least 5.That’s why she is so nervous.

    3.

    After the

    the house,

    into the garage and

    4.

    (find) the stolen objects.

     

    5.

    ‘The Diary of Bridget Jones» is one of the funniest book I................................(ever/read).

     

    6.

    The garden is really beautiful now, but

     

    hard on it since March and it

    ………………………(rain) a lot this year.

     

    7.

    married) last year after

    only four times.

    8.

    How long…………………………… (your father/save) to build your house? He………………………(save) since

    he ……………………

    ..

    (start) working and now at last he is going to have the house he……………………… (always

    dream) of.

     

    9.

    I am a bit worried. My

     

    very well lately

    her to

    10.

    the doctor and

    some blood tests and rest.

    11.

    I hope

    your pen and your book at home as usual.

    12.

    My new

    in a lot of schools before

    here.

    13.

    to Venice? Yes, I……………

    When

    …………………………(you/go) there.

    I ……………………(visit) that city two years ago.

    14.

    They …………………………….(just /drive) through the States .Ask them about their adventures.

    15.

    This year I …………………………………….(read)

    twelve novels.

     
    • 60- Complete the second sentences inserting 2-5 words and keeping the same meaning as the first one.

    1.Dave started wearing jeans when he was eight and is stilI wearing them.

    Dave………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    since

    he was eight.

    2.James arrived at the party an hour before us.

    When we got to the party James had…………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    for

    an hour.

    3.Rose is at the beautician’s. She arrived there at 4 o’clock.

    Rose………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    at

    the beautician’s since 4 o’clock.

    4.Malcolm was fired last month.

    Malcolm………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    unemployed last month

    5.Mrs Hobbs moved to Brussels in 1999. She’s still living there.

    Mrs Hobbs………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    in

    Brussels since 1999.

    6.I bought this Gucci jacket last year and l’m stilI wearing it.

    I………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    this

    Gucci jacket since last year.

    7.It’s about 2 months since we last visited our grandparents.

    We haven’t visited our

    grandparents...................................................................................for

    months.

    8.When did Alicia Keys start singing?

    How long………………………………………………………………………….…

    ..

    been singing

    61- Turn the following sentences into the passive form, omitting the agent when possible.

    • 1. We speak English here

    • 2. We close the museum only at Christmas.

    • 3. They saw a stranger near the house.

    • 4. The police questioned many people about the crime.

    • 5. Nine hours after the multiple collision in the fog the emergency services were still clearing the wreckage.

    • 6. They will repair the central heating by Friday.

    • 7. We have washed all the clothes, except for my red sweater.

    • 8. They’re going to invite Jenny to sing.

    • 9. They’re investigating the crime.

    10.They wouldn’t have stolen the car if you hadn’t left the keys inside.

    11. You must make your beds before going out.

    12.Be careful: someone could steal the jewels.

    13.We ought to notify the police immediately.

    14.You could have bought the tickets in advance.

    15.They may cancel the order if the goods aren’t sent now.

    • 62- Complete the sentences with the given verb in the passive form.

      • 1. Nelson...........................................................(fatally

    Admiral

    wound) at the battle of Trafalgar.

    • 2. it.....................................................(decide)

    At the last meeting

    to adopt eco-friendly policies.

    • 3. It…………………………………. (recently / discover) that Alzheimer’s disease ………………………(can /

    prevent) can be prevented by exercising memory.

    • 4. ………………………………………(the best whisky / make) by the Irish or the Scots?

    • 5. The electric light

    bulb.....................................................(invent)

    by Edison in 1878.

    • 6. Who.............................................………………………………………………(Hamlet

    / write)? - By Shakespeare.

    • 7. The town regeneration

    project.........................................................(finance)

    by European Union grants.

    • 8. My street ………………………………………. (clean) every week.

    • 9. A new swimming pool ………………………………………. (open) next January.

      • 10. The radio ………………………………………. (invent) at the end of the XIX century.

      • 11. Some paintings ………………………………………. (steal) from the art gallery recently.

      • 12. My car ………………………………………. (service) this week. Can you give me a lift?

      • 13. This plant must ………………………………………. (water) once a week.

      • 14. The original of this painting can ………………………………………. (see) in the museum.

      • 15. The town council has decided. A new library ………………………………………. (build) in the park.

      • 16. “Where are the chocolates we bought yesterday” “They ………………………………………. (eat)”.

      • 17. Rubbish ………………………………………. (collect) every day.

      • 18. Up to now no real treatment………………………………………. (discover) for that disease.

      • 19. The first antibiotic………………………………………. (use) in the ‘40s.

      • 20. Our tests………………………………………. (correct) just now.

    63- Turn from the active to the passive form, omitting the agent when possible.

    • 1. They open new shops in our town every year.

    • 2. They robbed the bank near my house yesterday.

    • 3. They have published many novels this year.

    • 4. They are going to buy one hundred volumes far the school library.

    • 5. They are installing an alarm system in the bank.

    • 6. They must increase our salary.

    • 7. In a restaurant they have to wash tablecloths every time.

    • 8. They repaired the lift yesterday.

    • 9. They will examine your project carefully.

    11.

    John locks the door every night.

    • 12. Someone has taken my pen

    • 13. A policeman stopped her car

    • 14. They composed a song for her birthday party

    • 15. Everybody speaks English in Ireland

    • 16. Dickens wrote Little Dorrit

    • 17. The Beatles sang «Michelle»

    • 18. They are destroying rainforests

    • 19. They recycle a lot of rubbish in some countries

    • 20. In our village we must carry bottles to the bottle banks

    64- Write complete sentences using the present perfect or the past simple

    • 1. America / discover / Columbus.

    • 2. The window / just / break / that football.

    • 3. Adrian’s Wall / build / Romans / in Britain.

    • 4. A new skyscraper / build / in my town / recently.

    • 5. La Divina Commedia / write / Dante.

    • 6. Jurassic Park / direct / Steven Spielberg.

    65- Underline the correct form.

    • 1. The fire has caused / has been caused by an electrical fault.

    • 2. That information was gave / was given by a journalist.

    • 3. This car has been repaired / is been repaired twice this month.

    • 4. The book is being translated / has being translated from Japanese.

    • 5. Something against crime must be done / must is done!

    • 6. The sandwiches are made / made by Brian’s mother.

    • 7. Sarah has been invited / has invite to a party.

    • 8. The new swimming pool is building / is being built.

    • 9. You will be called / will call immediately.

      • 10. Listen! The Oueen’s speech is broadcasting / is being broadcast on TV.

    66- Rewrite the sentences using the passive in the personal form.

    Es. Someone might lend me a calculator = I might be lent a calculator

    • 1. Have you really promised your wife a new dish washer?

    • 2. Will Frank show Matt his collection of old stamps?

    • 3. People think she’s a lucky girl.