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Задания муниципального этапа всероссийской олимпиады школьников по английскому языку. (9 — 11 классы) | олимпиадные задания по английскому языку (9 класс) на тему: | образовательная социальная сеть

Муниципальный этап всероссийской олимпиады школьников по английскому языку, 2022 г.

9-11 классы

Part 1. Listening Comprehension

Task 1. You will hear a conversation. For items 1-10, decide whether the statements marked 1-10 True (A) or False (B) according to the text you hear. You will hear the recording only once.

  1. The man was driving home after a party in the small hours.

  1. The man heard a very loud noise.

  1. The flying saucer was about half a kilometer ahead of the man.

  1. At first, the man thought that he had seen an airplane.

  1. The man was so frightened that he drove as far away from the UFO as he could.

  1. The man says he has seen an extraterrestrial.

  1. The beast was huge and hairy.

  1. The beast wanted to take the man to his master.

  1. The alien could speak English.

  1. The flying saucer was diamond-shaped.

Task 2. Listen to the conversation ‘Healthy Lifestyle’ and choose the best answer A, B or C to questions 11-16 according to what you hear. You will hear the recording only once.

11.        Which sentence is not true?

A)        The man likes to eat when watching TV.

B)        The man is organizing a company basketball team.

C)        The man was one of the best basketball players 25 years ago.

12.        What is the woman worried about?

A)        Her husband is not very healthy.

B)        Her husband will spend a lot of time away from home.

C)        Her husband will become a fitness freak.

13.        What does the woman say?

A)        Her husband has once had a heart attack.

B)        Her husband needs a check-up.

C)        Her husband should give up the idea of playing basketball.

14.        What kind of diet does the woman recommend?

A)        He should consume fewer fatty foods.

B)        He should eat more carbohydrates.

C)        He should cut down on eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

15.        What doesn’t the woman suggest doing?

A)        cycling

B)        weight training

C)        jogging

16.        Why should the man start training?

A)        To make the muscles and the heart stronger.

B)        To lose weight.

C)        To take part in an annual body building contest.

Integrated reading and listening

Task 1. Read the text, then listen to a part of the lecture on the same topic. You will notice that some ideas coincide and some differ in them. Answer questions 1-12 by choosing A if the idea is expressed in both materials, B if it can be found only in the reading text, C if it can be found only in the audio-recording, and D if neither of the materials expresses the idea.

Now you have 2 minutes to read the text.

For many years, scientists have known that music can help soothe babies. Then they discovered that listening to music, Mozart in particular, can help babies in ways they hadn’t imagined before. The phenomenon, called the Mozart Effect, was found to have positive benefits on intelligence and creativity.

In one study, psychologists gave study participants three tests. During each of the tests, the participants of the study listened to either Mozart, relaxation music, or nothing at all. The results of the study showed that all of the participants scored better on the tests after listening to Mozart. On average, the participants added about nine points to their IQ after listening to Mozart.

The Mozart Effect also affects the creativity of babies. In his book, American author Don Campbell described how playing Mozart for babies before they are born can help them become more creative as adults. According to Campbell, the music helped stimulate their mental development. By the time the babies were born, they were already more creative than babies who did not listen to Mozart. His argument was so strong that some hospitals decided to give all new mothers CDs of Mozart’s music.

Now listen to a part of the lecture on the same topic and then do the task (questions 1-12), comparing the text above and the lecture. You will hear the lecture twice.

1. Music can calm babies down.

2. The Mozart Effect has a good impact on children’s intelligence and creativity.

3.  The study involved three tests.

4. One group of the test-takers did not listen to any music at all.

5. The test-takers were college students.

6. A molecular basis for the Mozart Effect has recently been revealed.

7. The extra nine points, added to the IQs of those who listened to Mozart, disappeared after 15 minutes.

8. Rats, like humans, perform better on learning and memory tests after listening to a Mozart sonata.

9. The Mozart Effect has not been proved scientifically.

10. Don Campbell’s book The Mozart Effect has condensed the world’s research on all beneficial effects of certain types of music.

11. Some hospitals gave new mothers CDs of Mozart’s music.

12. The theory of the Mozart Effect was a marketing tool.

Reading Comprehension

Task 1. Read the following newspaper article. Five sentences have been removed from the article. Choose from the paragraphs the one, which fits each gap (1-5) best of all. There are two extra sentences, which you do not need to use.  

Don’t Worry Be Happy

One of my many faults has been my tendency at times to attempt to cross a difficult bridge before I have come to it. 1) ____________  I will tell you of an example of this sort of experience which overtook me many years ago and of which I was reminded just recently.

In the early Sixties, the British India Steam Navigation Company embarked upon a project to offer educational cruises to pupils of secondary and junior schools in Britain, a project which turned out to be very popular, and I was invited to be the Protestant chaplain on the second of the early cruises.

I was pleased to accept since it was during my month’s holiday from my church. 2) ______ I was being regaled by kindly friends with stories of how badly seasick passengers could become if it was stormy — as it often was — when sailing through the Bay of Biscay, which our ship would be navigating on its way to the Mediterranean.

I decided to seek help. 3) _____________  To my surprise and disappointment, he laughed ruefully.

«I’m afraid I can offer you no help at all. I was seasick every single time we left port during my service days!»

My anxieties proved needless. 4) _______________ It was different on our homeward voyage, with a force ten gale through Biscay. Many of my fellow passengers were seasick, but to my surprise and relief I was not in the least upset by the stormy conditions and the violent movements of the ship. 5) ____________ I had tortured myself needlessly, by trying to cross bridges before I came to them.

A Then I began to worry a bit, as I had never yet been to sea.

B People can cause themselves considerable pain and nervous tension by trying to cope in  

    advance with the anxiety of an impending serious threat, for instance a major operation

    or some other calamity.

C The weather on our outward voyage was marvellously sunny all the way and the Bay of

    Biscay was perfectly calm.

D As a result, I have invariably suffered totally unnecessary stress and strain, of no benefit

    either to myself or to anyone else.

E All my forebodings proved completely unfounded.

F I had a friend who had commanded a frigate in the war, and I asked him to advise me

   what measures I might take to prevent seasickness.

G I once had an acquaintance who refused to take out an insurance policy or prepare for the future.

Task 2. Read the following newspaper article and answer questions 6-11 by choosing А, В, C, or D. Give only one answer to each question.

UP Up and AWAY

You may remember King Kong on the Empire State Building in the film, where a comparison is implied between the then highest building in the world (at 380m) and the giant, menacing ape. Ever since the Tower of Babel, man has liked to think big in terms of building. Whether it be by constructing pyramids, ziggurats or palaces (while, perhaps paradoxically, living in huts and hovels), he has had an urge to reach for the sky and it is this that has led to the twentieth/twenty-first century craze for skyscrapers. Indeed, thrusting aggressively into the sky like rockets about to take off, these structures seem to mimic our passion for space exploration.

In order for modern skyscrapers to be a practical possibility, however, something had to happen. That was the invention of the lift, by Elisha Graves Otis, in 1854. Three years later, it was put to commercial use in New York and buildings higher than five storeys became feasible for the first time.

The first high-rise constructions were not skyscrapers as we would recognise them today, but merely taller than average buildings. In 1899, however, the Park Row office block was constructed with a steel frame, and this led to new techniques where the form of the building is skeletal, with the main loading being located in the central core and the external “curtain wall” constructed of lightweight materials, for instance glass and aluminium. This substitution of lighter materials for concrete made it possible for architects to design buildings of 400 to 500m in height. Having said that, it should be borne in mind that the tallest building in the world is currently Petronas Towers, rising 452m above Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and that it is also the tallest concrete structure in the world.

Getting higher and higher with the development of relevant technology, skyscrapers are a fair indication of economic trends, going up during the boom years only to come to a standstill when recessions cut off funds. For this reason, the 1980s heralded a wave of skyscraper building while the less promising 1990s slowed it down. Furthermore, the bulk of the building work has moved from its home in the USA (Chicago being the birthplace of the skyscraper) to Asia, reflecting the new power, prestige and confidence of the growing tiger economies. It is, therefore, no wonder that Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers superseded Chicago’s Sear’s Tower, which at 443m had been the tallest building in the world for 22 years, in 1998.

The New World is, nevertheless, fighting back against this competition from the Pacific Rim, with plans for Chicago South Dearborn project (610m), to be completed by 2003. Europe, on the other hand, seems to have оpted out of the race altogether, the planned London Millennium Tower being scaled down from a projected 486m to 386m because otherwise people would consider it too tall! Europe’s current highest building, Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt, is, at 261m, no match for the American and Asian giants, and neither is London’s Canary Wharf (236m) which was the highest building in Europe until 1997. Asian giants in the pipeline are Tokyo’s Millennium Tower at 840m and Hong Коng’s Bionic Tower at a staggering 1,128m.

Asia and America may be experiencing an urge to push ever upwards, but there are sound reasons that have nothing to do with economy or lack of ambition, for keeping tall buildings to the 400 to 500m mark. Heights exceeding that present logistical problems, such as how to transport large numbers of people up and down the building, such as how to minimise wind sway (which may be as much as 3 metres (9 ft) in either direction, especially in the home of the skyscraper ‘windy city,’ Chicago!) and how to find investors to rent space in the middle, assuming that the bottom will fill with shops and the top with hotels and observation towers. Experts, however, are working on two of these problems, experimenting with different kinds of lift and conducting extensive wind tunnel tests to help eliminate wind-induced sway.

In times of economic austerity, though, can we really afford to build these energy-intensive structures? Well, they are in several respects eco-friendly, providing a lot of office space on relatively little land, concentrating several services in one place and reducing overspill into green belts.

Nevertheless, it is no mean feat to equip skyscrapers with renewable sources of energy, as ideas such as covering the facade with photo-voltaic cells to convert light energy into electricity are extremely expensive. Street-level winds, however, may be utilised to power turbines which generate electricity within the buildings, and there specific plans for a citygate ecotower in London (456m), which would derive half its energy sources from solar and wind power.

So, what will the future hold for skyscrapers? Will they change the face and the skyline of our cities just to make a point, as it were? Who knows? Even today, though, King Kong would be spoiled for choice.

6.  Why does the author mention King Kong?

     A. To remind the reader of the famous film.

     B. To show the size of the building.

     C. To prove that today King Kong would not be a good choice.

     D. Because King Kong was a menacing ape.

7. The author states that people like to build big because

     A it compensates for their inability to travel in space.

     В it is rooted in our history.

     С it seems to be an innate desire.

     D they like to live in pyramids and palaces.

8.  The modern skyscraper was first made possible by

    A a device invented in the nineteenth century.

    В buildings more than 5 storeys high.

    С the steel-frame building technique.

    D a commercial building in New York.

9.  Skyscrapers are a mirror of

    A the tiger economies.

    В Asian power.

    С building trends.

    D economic tendencies.

10.  What is the European attitude towards very high buildings?

    A More enthusiastic than American and Asian ones.

    В Competitive and aggressive.

    С A lack of ambition.

    D Not particularly enthusiastic.

11.  Why are so many skyscrapers no more than 400 — 500m tall?

    A Because people like them that way.

    В Because investors don’t want them taller.

    С Because taller buildings present specific problems.

    D Because the middle floors cannot be let easily.

12.  In ecological terms, skyscrapers today

    A are too expensive and energy-intensive.

    В are always eco-friendly.

    С cannot be heated by alternative energy.

    D are of some benefit to the environment.


Task 1. For questions 1-15 read the text about school calendars in America. Solve the crossword puzzle by replacing the underlined words or word combinations with their synonyms. The (0 down) and (00 across) in the beginning of the text have been done as examples to help you.

Today we continue our discussion of school calendars as a new American school year (0 down) starts. 

Some people say the (00 across) conventional calendar of one hundred eighty days no longer meets the (1 down) requirements of American society. They point out that students in most other industrial countries are in school more hours a day and more days a year.

Critics also say a long summer vacation causes students to forget much of what they learned.

Schools are under pressure to raise test scores. Some have changed their calendars to try to improve students’ results. They have (2 across) extended the school day or added days to the year or both.

This can be (3 down) expensive if schools need air conditioning on hot days and school (4 across) staff need to be paid for the extra time.

Local businesses may object to a longer school year because students are unable to work long in summer jobs.

Some schools have a year-round (5 down) program. The school year is extended over twelve months. Instead of a long vacation, there are many short ones.

The National Association of Year-Round Education says almost five percent of public school students (6 down) go to year-round schools. It says almost all of the states have some public schools that are open all year.

Some parts of the country had year-round programs in the nineteenth century, mostly for economic reasons. They felt it wasted money to use school (7 down) buildings for only part of the year. Some (8 across) teachers think year-round education gives (9 across) help and encouragement to students from poor families who (10 down) do not have much financial assistance at home as their parents might not have permanent (11 across) work.

Year-round (12 across) education can also (13 across) decrease crowding in schools. In one version, students attend school for nine weeks and then have three weeks off. The students are in groups that are not all in school at the same time.

Another year-round calendar has all students in school together for nine weeks and off for three. This is meant to (14 across) supply the continuous learning that can be lost over a long break. And the main purpose of schools is to improve students’ (15 across) achievements. 

But year-round schooling has opponents. They say it can cause problems for families when they want to make summer plans. And they say it interferes with activities outside school – including summer employment.

Some experts say no really good studies have been done to measure the effect of school calendars on performance.

Task 2. For questions 16-30, complete the text with the words from the box. You may use one word more than once. Write the letter A-M for the word you choose in the box below the text.

My mother always told us “there is no use crying over spilt 16)____.” That means you should not get angry when something bad happens and cannot be changed.

 ​People said my mother was “a good 17) _____.” She would always help anyone in need.

We never had to “walk on 18) ______” around her – we did not have to be careful about what we said or did because she never got angry with us.

She also told us “you have to break some eggs to make an 19) _____.” This means you have to do what is necessary to move forward.

My mother believed “you are what you 20) _____” – a good diet is important for good health. She would always give us nutritious food. She liked serving us meat and potatoes for dinner. “Meat and potatoes” can also mean the most important part of something. It describes someone who likes simple things.

Here is another expression about meat: “one man’s meat is another man’s 21) ____.” In other words, one person might like something very much while another person might hate the same thing.

My father was also a good and honest person. People said he was “the 22) ____ of the earth.” He would never “pour 23) ____ on a wound” – or make someone feel worse about something that was already a painful experience.

However, sometimes he told us a story that seemed bigger than life. So we had to “take it with a 24) ____ of salt” – that is, we could not believe everything he told us.

My husband has a good job. He makes enough money to support our family. So we say “he brings home the 25) _____.”

He can “cut the 26) _____” – or do what is expected of him at work.

It is easy to find my husband in a crowd. He stands almost two meters tall. He is “a tall drink of water.”

I take the train to work. It is not a pleasant ride because the train can be full of people. It is so crowded that we are “packed like 27) _____” – just like small fish in a can.

When we fail to see problems at work, my supervisor tells us to “wake up and smell the 28) ____” – we need to pay more attention and fix the problem.

I once made a big mistake at the office and felt foolish. I had “29) ____ on my face.”

Over the weekend, my friend invited me to watch a football game on television. But I do not like football. It is “not my cup of 30) ____.”

We hope we have given you “food for thought” – that is, something to think about.

Task 3. For tasks 31-40, change the word given in capitals on the right in such a way that it can fit the text lexically and grammatically.

Cheryl Kuit pressed play and Latin music filled the room. As Cheryl started practicing her Zumba dance moves, her 16-year-old daughter Amber let out a groan.

‘Come on,’ said Cheryl. ‘Don’t you feel like 31) __________?’

But while her mum boogied across the room, Amber just rolled her eyes and 32) _______________________ on texting her friends.

Cheryl couldn’t understand it. She’d loved PE at school, enjoyed squash in her 20s and 33) ___________________________ a dress size since becoming a Zumba Fitness teacher.

Her seven-year-old Catherine, loved running and gymnastics, but there 34) ______________________ no way of getting her big sister 35) _______________________ some exercise.

Cheryl said, ‘I want to encourage Amber to have a break from her books and computer screen. I’d love her to go to the gym.’

But Amber said that having piles of homework stopped her from getting fit.

‘I’m at school from 8am to 4pm,’ she explained. ‘Then I come home and do three hours of homework. I just 36) ______________ time for sport.’

She admitted she’d rather spend her free time hanging out with friends – and it was no help that her school didn’t see PE a priority.

She said, ‘Because we 37) ________________ exams now, our year group has just one hour a week for sport. There are clubs but you have to be the very best to get in. They 38) ___________________ just for fun.’

Cheryl, 46, of Dennan Road, Surbiton, Greater London,                         39) _____________________ up hope yet. She thinks everything will be all right. She says, ‘I’ll be a very happy lady when one day Amber                       40) ____________________, “Come on, Mum. Let’s go Zumba!” ’











Task 4. For questions 41-50, think of one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.

41. ● I need more ………………………….…… at using this computer program.

      ● I am worried about my interview because I’m a bit out of …………..……… .

      ● The …………..……… of dumping the waste into the river has to be stopped.

42. ● Her teeth were ………………. after she’d worn braces on them for two years.

      ● He managed to speak with a steady, …….………voice, despite the fact that he was furious with them.

      ● Make sure the surface is ……………..….. before you put up the wall paper.

43. ● The ………………..… with him is that he doesn’t have any patience.

      ● She went to a lot of ………………..… to prepare the meal.

      ● She’s had a lot of  back ……………..…. lately and will have to have an operation.

44. ● He is very ………………….. with money.

      ● That’s a …………………. thing to do.

      ● The …………………. annual temperature is 25ºC.

45. ● She began to ………………….…… the milk into the sauce.

      ● He was in a deep sleep and didn’t …………………..….. once all night.

      ● The book seemed to ……………………..….. him profoundly.

46. ●You can carry this box; it’s ……………………………. .

      ● She bought a beautiful …………………………. blue dress.

      ●There was a ……………………..…. knock at the door.

47. ● Her house was very close to the local rubbish ……………………..…. .

      ● Let me give you a …………………….: you need to get some legal advice.

      ●She left a ………………….…. on the table for the waiter.

48. ● He …………………………… on you for support.

      ● She ………………………….  Angela as one of her closest friends.

      ● It’s a person’s character that ……………………… not their appearance.

49. ●They haven’t ……….. a date for the wedding, but it will be sometime next spring.

      ● His arm isn’t straight because the doctor didn’t ……………….…. it properly.

      ● If you make the salad, I’ll …………………………..… the table.

50. ●Too much criticism is hard to …………………..…….. .

      ● Oh, you know how silly he is. He’ll ……………..…. any old story, no matter how unbelievable it is.

      ● The cost of private education will …………….…. up your savings in no time.


Task 1. The editor of a student magazine, publishing a series of articles on different cultural events at your school, has asked you to contribute an article to it. You have decided to write about the film The Identical you saw last week with your family.

Read the film advertisement and handwritten notes prepared for the article. Then, using the information appropriately, write your article for the magazine.

Remember to:

● include a title;

● use an appropriate style;

● make a critical evaluation and analysis of the event;

● recommend what should be done to make this kind of event better and more acceptable for school children and their families.

Write 220-250 words.

The text of the advertisement or any of its parts should not be copied in your article, USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS.

Time: 50 minutes

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Use the proper form.


1.  Both my (brother-in-law) work in a bank which is situated on the (outskirt/outskirts) of town.

2. Look! Two (aircraft) are flying in the dark sky.

3.  My (grandmother) favourite TV series (be) ‘Santa Barbara’.

4.  When (be) the latest news on TV? — (It,  They) (be) at 9 a.m.

5. Two kilometres (be) a long way to go on foot.

6. The police (be) after the escaped prisoners.

7. Oh dear. Measles (be) quite a serious illness.

8. My (sister-in-law) family is not very large.

9.  Cambridge University was exclusively for (man) until 1871 when the first (woman) college was opened.


10. My uncle was operated yesterday. He is still in … hospital. I’m going to … hospital to see him.

11.  … life will be very different in … future.

12.  … villages-in this part of … country near … Thames are very beautiful.

13.  … Nightingales belonged to … highest social class of … England.

14. What do you call … people of … China? — … Chinese.

15.  … man must do everything possible to save … environment and … life on … planet of Earth.

16.  … English language was brought onto … British Isles in … middle of … fifth century by … Angles, Saxons and Jutes who came there from … North of … Germany.

17. Near … British Museum you can see the tall building of … University of London.

18.  … Statue of Liberty was … gift of friendship from … France to … United States.

Tenses in the Active and Passive Voice. The Sequence of Tenses:

19.  I never (read) a story that (interest) me so much as the one I (read) last night.

20.  When we (go) to see them last night, they (play) chess, they (say) they (play) since six o’clock.

21. You (go) with us to the Zoo tomorrow if you (be) a good boy.

22. No sooner we (finish) the translation of the text than the bell (ring).

23. Why you (not, make, do) an effort to improve your life? I wish you (make) an effort to change everything.

24.  If I (be) you, I (think) twice before accepting his invitation.

25. 1 wish you (discuss) this (serious, seriously) tomorrow. It isn’t funny.

26. All the doors and windows (lock) before we went on holiday, but the house (break into) when we (return) home.

27. Our house (surround) by a beautiful garden. The garden (plant) by my grandfather many years ago.

28.  The Cambridge Folk Festival very well (organize), and there are never (any,   some) of the serious problems which can (cause) by large crowds.

29. The oldest college in Cambridge University is Peterhou-se, which (found) in 1284, and the most recent is Robinson College which (open) in 1977.

30.  I’d like to know who Australia (discover) by? — Ask the teacher about it, …?

31.  Dan said that he (call) you (tomorrow). — If he (call) me in the evening, I (be) very busy. I wish he (call) me in the morning.

32.  We thought that the parcel (deliver) in time, but the postman (not, come) yet.

33. The furniture (rearrange) today, and the flat (look) very cozy now.

Modal verbs:

34. Let’s discuss this over lunch, …? — OK. We (can, had to, may) discuss this (later, lately).

35.  Cambridge (can, must, may) be one of the best-known towns in the world and (may, can, must) (find) on most tourists’ lists of places to visit. You (should, have to, might) go there yourself to see this town. I (mustn’t, can’t, needn’t) do it, I (be) there several times.

36.  Everyone (can,  should,  might) pay taxes to the government.

Pronouns and Prepositions:

37. (Some, any, few) beautiful roses (give) (on, to, for). Jane (to, by, at, for) Patrick (by, at, on) (her, hers) birthday.

38. The house was small and there (be) not (many, much, little, a little) rooms in it.

39. (What, how) is Rob like? — He is generous and kind.

40. The secretary just (sign) (this, these, that) letters (of, on, by) behalf (on, for, at, of) the manager.

Adjectives and Adverbs:

41. (Old) she gets, (forgetful) she becomes. (A, the, -) elderly and (at, an, the, -) old (be) often forgetful.

42.1 think the American version of ‘War and Peace’ was (lit-tle) interesting than (our, ours).

43. For (far) information, please write to the above address.

44. Now there (be) about 12,000 students in Oxford, and the University and the town live (happy,  happily) side by side.

45.  Mr. Smith is much (old) than his wife but they are (happy) couple I ever (meet).

Choose the right variant:

46. Are you going (on, to, in) holiday this year?

a) I’m afraid not.   b) Yes, please,     c) You are welcome. 47.1 didn’t go to the party last night.

a) So did I.        b) Neither I did.        c) Neither did I.

48. Let’s go to the beach today, …?

a) Why not? It ‘s a lovely day. b) Yes, we would. c) Don’t worry.

49. Sorry to keep you waiting.

a) Don’t say so.       b) Don’t mention it.     c) That’s OK.

50. Could you pass me the salt, please?

a) Yes, I could.        b) Yes, I will.      c) Here you are.

51. Read the text and do the exercises given below.

Living a Long Life

It is often said that Japanese people, on average, live much longer than Europeans. To a large extend this must be due to the food most Japanese people eat since from the point of view of the life-style, life in modern Japan is no less stressful than ours in the west. The Japanese live on a diet largely made up of fish and rice. At lunch-time a typical Japanese family will consume at least twice as many vegetables as we do in Europe. In comparison with Europeans, the Japanese eat far less meat and fewer potatoes; at the same time, they eat seven times more fresh fish than we do which make their diet much healthier by far. It would be fair to say that, in general, the Japanese consume far less sugar than Europeans, though the modern Japanese — frequent visitors to Europe on business or for pleasure — are discovering the pleasures and dangers of western-style eating habits.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1.  The Japanese live as long as people in western countries. □

2.  From the point of view of life-style, life in modern Japan is less stressful than in Europe. □

3.  The Japanese eat much more vegetables than Europeans. □

4.  When in Europe on business, the Japanese try to eat only their national food. □

5.  They consume more sugar than we do. □

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1.  On what diet do the Japanese prefer to live?

2.  Do people in Japan eat more or less meat than Europeans?

3.  What makes the Japanese diet much healthier than ours?

4.  Japanese people eat twice as many vegetables as we do, don’t they?

5.  What do the Japanese discover when they come to Europe?

6.  Why do the Japanese live longer than Europeans?


Level 1-A


1. Have you ever visited other countries? — Yes, I… to Italy and France.

a) was                             c) had been

b) have been                    d) would be

2.  I feel really tired. We … to the party last night and have just returned home.

a) went                            c) had seen

b) has gone                      d) was going

3. At the beginning of the film I realized that I … it before.

a) see                              c) had seen

b) saw                             d) have seen

4.  When the bus stopped in the small square, Helen … her magazine and didn’t realized at first that she had arrived at her destination.

a) read                            c) was reading

b) reads                           d) had read

5.  My sister’s son … in tomorrow’s race, because he is too young. They do not allow riders under sixteen.

a) won’t ride                   c) wouldn’t ride

b) shan’t ride                  d) doesn’t ride

6. A beautiful bridge … in our city. It will be finished next year.

a) builds                          c) is being built

b) is built                        d) has been built

7.  It has been raining for two hours. I hope it … raining soon.

a) stops                           c) would stop

b) shall stop                    d) stop

8.  Television has many advantages. It keeps us informed about the latest news, and also … entertainment at home.

a) provide                        c) is provided

b) provides                      d) provided

9. On the other hand television … for the violent behaviour of some young people, and for encouraging children to sit indoors, instead of doing sports.

a) blames                         c) is blamed

b) blamed                        d) would blame

10. Some millionaires have lots of money and … what to do with it.

a) don’t know                  c) won’t know

b) didn’t                          d) knows

11. How … at college? You didn’t say much about it in your last letter.

a) do you get on               c) will you get on

b) are you get on             d) are you getting on

12. When you … in this city again? — In a month.

a) arrive                          c) have you arrived

b) arrived                        d) will you arrive

13. Every time that I miss the bus, it means that I … walk to work.

a) has to                          c) had to

b) have to                        d) could

14. Every time when I missed the bus, I … to return home late.

a) must                           c) can

b) had                              d) may

15. That was great! It was … meal you have ever cooked.

a) good                            c) best

b) better                          d) the best

16.  This exhibition is … interesting than the previous one.

a)  little                           c) least

b) less                              d) the least

17. We saw … good film last night. The film was about the love of a girl to her cat and dog.

a) a                                 c) —

b)the                              d) an

18. Everybody agrees that … happiness is very important in the life of people.

a) —                                 с) а

b) the                              d) many

19.  In the past people lived in … harmony with the environment.

a) a                                 c) the

b) an                               d) —

20. When they arrived … the station, they rushed to the platform not to miss the train.

a)to                                c)in

b) at                                d) for

Test 2

1. When you … older, you’ll change your mind about this.

a) will grow                     c) have grown

b) grow                            d) grew

2. By the time the police get there, the burglars … .

a) vanish                         c) will have vanished

b) will vanish                  d) vanished

3. As soon as the taxi arrives, I … you know.

a) let                               c) had let

b) have let                       d) will let

4. My friend has been writing to me for years already, but he never … a photo.

a) sends                           c) will send

b) has sent                       d) sent

5. Why are you busy packing? — My train … in two hours, so we’ll leave the house in an hour.

a) is leaving                    c) leaves

b) will be leaving             d) left

6. When was this building finished? — They say it … by the end of last year.

a) had been finished         c) will be finished

b) was finished                d) finishes

7.  I thought that I … my key and was very glad when I found it.

a) lose                             c) had lost

b) lost                              d) was losing

8. What’s the matter? You look upset. Last week I lost my scarf and now I just … my gloves.

a) lost                              c) had lost

b) have lost                      d) lose

9.1 … for this bank for five years already but I have decided to change my job.

a) am working                 c) have been working

b) has worked                  d) worked

10. Martin said that he … the tickets the next day.

a) bought                           c) will buy

b) had bought                    d) would buy

11.  The house opposite our college .,., that’s why we are using the back entrance at present.

a) pulls down                     c) is being pulled down

b) is pulled down               d) pulled down

12. You … an umbrella when you left the house, didn’t you?

a) have                               c) had had

b) was having                    d) had

13. By the time we got to the cinema the film … .

a) will begin                      c) had begun

b) would begin                   d) began

14. Is there anything I … do to help you?

a) can                                 c) am to

b) may                                d) as to

15. The last film I saw was … frightening than this one.

a) little                               c) least

b) less                                 d) the least

16. Someone is calling you. Will you answer … phone?

a) a                                     c) —

b) the                                  d) these

17.  To tell the truth I don’t like … pair of trousers that I bought last month.

a) those                              c) that

b) this                                 d) a

18. Whose house is it? — It’s … .

a) my                                  c) her

b) mine                               d) our

19.  Today is … cold than yesterday. So, I’m wearing my


a) little                               c) least

b) less                                 d) the least

20. «Come home … Christmas Day, we’ll be waiting for you», my mother always says to me.

a)in                                    c) —

b) on                                   d) at

Test 3

1. Excuse me, do you speak English? I … for a hotel.

a) look                                c) was looking

b) am looking                    d) have been looking

2.  Last summer we wanted a relaxing holiday, so we … to stay on a small island.

a) choose                            c) had chosen

b) have chosen                   d) chose

3. Mathematics … hard. I don’t understand it.

a) are                                  c) was

b) is                                    d) were

4. While we … for the train, it started to rain.

a) waited                            c) was waiting

b) are waiting                    d) were waiting

5. The police officer said that every house in that street … already by the police.

a) search                            c) had been searched

b) were searched               d) searched

6. There is going to be a big art exhibition. It… a lot of visitors.

a) attracts                          c) has attracted

b) will attract                    d) attracted

7. The result of his investigation … in the newspaper soon.

a) publish                          c) will be published

b) be published                  d) is published

8.  When they arrived home, their children … outside the door waiting for them.

a) sit                                   c) was sitting

b) are sitting                     d) were sitting

9. We … a new computer not long ago. Now the job will be done much more quickly.

a) had bought                    c) bought

b) was bought                    d) have bought

10. He was sorry that he … to me for so long.

a) didn’t write                   c) hadn’t been writing

b) haven’t been writing   d) hasn’t been writing

11. The ring you found … be returned to an old lady who had lost it.

a) can                                 c) have to

b) must                               d) are to

12. Everybody in our team played … except the captain.

a) bad                                 c) worst

b) badly                              d) the worst

13. You know much, but you know … than your teacher.

a) little                               c) least

b) less                                 d) much

14. Small shops are not as … as supermarkets.

a) more convenient           c) most convenient

b) convenient                     d) the most convenient

15. Sarah is a very good pianist. She plays … piano very well.

a) a                                     c) the

b)an                                   d)-

16. We had five phone calls, but there were … for you.

a) no                                   c) either

b) none                               d) neither

17. I didn’t have much time, but I … visit a lot of places of interest in London.

a) can                                 c) must

b) was able to                    d) had to

18. That’s an easy question! … knows the answer!

a) All                                  c) Each

b) Everybody                     d) Every

19. The comic told silly jokes, but nobody laughed … him.

a) on                                   c) at

b) under                             d)about

20. We feel sorry … Sam because he hasn’t got any friends.

a) for                                  c) with

b)about                              d) by

Test 4

1. If I … some fish, will you cook it for me?

a) will catch                       c) caught

b) catch                              d) am catching

2.  She said that she … her present flat. She tried to find

another one.

a) doesn’t like                   c) didn’t like

b) won’t like                      d) likes

3.1 saw you yesterday from the bus. Where … you … at that


a) was hurrying                c) had hurried

b) were hurrying               d) did hurry

4.1 found that everything I said on the phone … to the police.

a) report                            c) was reported

b) is reported                     d) had been reported

5. When I speak Italian, all the others in the class … at me as I don’t know the language well.

a) laughed                          c) will laugh

b) was laughing                d) laugh

6.  He … in the Army for eighteen months. This is his last month.

a) serves                            c) has been serving

b) is serving                      d) have served

7. Don’t make noise: the children … to sleep.

a) try                                  c) will try

b) is trying                        d) are trying

8. A new museum … in the city. What a beautiful building it will be!

a) was being built             c) is built

b) is being built                 d) builds

9.  Two terrorists … in New York some days ago.

a) are arrested                   c) were arrested

b) have been arrested       d) will be arrested

10.1 … understand this letter. Will you translate it for me?

a) mustn’t                         c) may not

b) can’t                               d) shouldn’t

11.  Diana’s parents don’t let her go to late-night disco. She … be at home at 9 o’clock in the evening.

a) must                              c) may

b) can                                 d) have to

12. Henry … apologize for his bad behaviour yesterday.

a) have to                           c) had to

b) may                                d) is to

13.  The children studied hard, and as a result they passed the exams … of all.

a) good                               c) best

b) better                             d) the best

14. This is … film I’ve ever seen.

a) more interesting           c) most interesting

b) the most interesting    d) not interesting

15.  … old, … sick, … unemployed need our special care.

a) —                                     c) the

b) an                                   d)everybody

16. Someone who saw … robbery called the-police.

a) —                                     c)the

b) a                                     d)those

17. According to this song … we need is love.

a) all                                   c) each

b) every                              d) some

18. We wished the bride and groom happiness in … new life together.

a) there                              c) theirs

b) their                               d) these

19. Excuse me, but does this umbrella belong … you?

a) to                                    c) at

b) for                                  d) with

20.  I listened to the radio every day to know the weather forecast but I can never rely … it.

a) at                                    c) in

b) to                                    d) on

Test 5

1.1 knew that I … her somewhere before.

a) saw                                 c) would see

b) had seen                         d) has seen

2. When I finally found the house, I knocked at the door but … the answer.

a) don’t hear                     c) didn’t hear

b) hasn’t heard                  d) heard

3.  I went out into the garden to fetch my bike, but found that someone … it.

a) stole it                           c) has stolen

b) would steal                    d) had stolen

4. When I… for the keys, I remembered that I had left them at home.

a) looked                            c) had been looking

b) was looking                   d) look

5.1 have been working for the bank for a year already, but I … to change my job.

a) decided                          c) has decided

b) have decided                 d) decide

6. They spoke so quickly that I … what they were speaking about.

a) not understand             c) didn’t understand

b) don’t understand         d) hadn’t understood

7. Yesterday our flight … because of the fog.

a) cancelled                       c) had been cancelled

b) was cancelled                d) has been cancelled

8.1 couldn’t open the office door because someone … it.

a) lock                                c) had locked

b)locked                            d)would lock

9. As soon as you … me, I will contact you.

a) calls                               c) called

b) will call                          d) call

10.1 … him since he started working here.

a) have never trusted       c) trusted

b) had never trusted         d) trust

11. Mary will be ready soon. She … coffee at the moment.

a) has                                 c) was having

b) have                               d) is having

12. If we … late for the class, our teacher will be angry with us.

a) is                                    c) will be

b) were                               d) are

13. We … in the sunshine for about half an hour when I suddenly felt sick.

a) have been sitting          c) sat

b) were sitting                   d) had been sitting

14. We were disappointed as the film was … than we expected.

a) entertaining                  c) most entertaining

b) less entertaining          d) entertaining

15. We usually ask our teacher to explain … difficult problems to us.

a) the                                  c) a

b) —                                     d) this

16. Playing … guitar is an interesting hobby.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) mine

17. Our city is famous for … beautiful ancient buildings.

a) its                                   c) it’s

b) it                                    d) his

18. Her hair is long and fair. Everybody admires … .

a) them                              c) they

b) it                                    d) its

19. You are very good … dealing with people.

a) in                                    c) on

b) at                                    d) about

20. Last summer our neighbours decided to drive to Scotland … a short holiday.

a) at                                    c) on

b) to                                    d) for

Test 6

1. When the light … I was sitting in the armchair reading a book.

a) goes out                         c) go out

b) had gone out                 d) went out

2. I thought I … this film before, but I hadn’t.

a) saw                                 c) had seen

b) seen                                d) have seen

3. Why haven’t you brought me the letters for signature? … them yet?

a) Don’t you type              c) Haven’t you typed

b) Didn’t you type            d) Will you type

4. She wasn’t sure whether she … the door of her flat.

a) locked                            c) had locked

b) has locked                      d) didn’t lock

5.1… my homework all morning and haven’t finished it yet.

a) am doing                       c) have been doing

b) do                                   d) did

6. The inspector suspected that the thief … a special key for opening this door.

a) uses                                c) had used

b) has used                         d) will use

7. I was very tired. When I … to bed, I fell asleep immediately.

a) got                                  c) had got

b) has got                           d) will get

8. The Vikings … to North America a thousand years ago.

a) sail                                 c) had sailed

b) sailed                             d) have sailed

9. Thank you for your offer, but I … not to accept it.

a) decide                            c) have decided

b) has decided                    d) decided

10. You … through your old photograph album for half an hour already.

a) look                                c) have looked

b) are looking                    d) have been looking

11. Nobody knows where his picture is. Perhaps, it … .

a) was stolen                      c) has been stolen

b) will be stolen                 d) stolen

12.  I agree. You … apologize for not inviting him to your birthday party.

a) can’t                              c) shouldn’t

b) mustn’t                         d) may not

13. Actually, today I feel … than I did yesterday.

a) bad                                 c) worst

b) worse                             d) the worst

14.  … people who are unemployed often feel depressed.

a) The                                 с) А

b) —                                     d) That

15. Who was the first astronaut who landed on … Moon?

a) the                                 с) а

b) —                                     d) those

16. What happened at the end of the film? — I’m sorry to say, but I haven’t seen … film.

a) a                                     c) —

b) the                                  d) those

17. This is … interesting exhibition I’ve ever visited.

a) more                              c) less

b) most                               d) the most

18. Would you mind waiting … minutes?

a) few                                 c) little

b) a few                              d) a little

19. I’m … interested in languages than in mathematics,

a) much                              c) little

b) many                              d) less

20. The students often translate English texts … Russian.

a) to                                    c) into

b)in                                    d) on

Test 7

1. My mother … strawberries for years but she has never had such a good crop before.

a) grow                              c) has been growing

b) grew                               d) had grown

2. Helen got off the bus and walked into the bank when she realized that she … her handbag on the bus.

a) left                                 c) has left

b) had left                          d) leaves

3. You are a great cook! This cake … wonderful as usual.

a) taste                               c) will taste

b) tasted                             d) tastes

4. I cut my finger when I … the potatoes.

a) am peeling                     c) was peeling

b) have peeled                   d) will peel

5. The students … not to be late for their classes.

a) ask                                 c) are asked

b) asked                              d) are asking

6. Yesterday, while Jane … she broke two cups.

a) wash up                         c) was washing up

b) washes up                      d) has washed up

7. Be attentive and more serious. You always … something!

a) lose                                 c) have lost

b) are losing                      d) have been loosing

8. What … you … when I phoned you last night?

a) did do                             c) had done

b) were doing                     d) had been doing

9. Our flat … at the moment, so it doesn’t look its best.

a) paints                             c) is being painted

b) is painted                      d) has been painted

10.  My brother will be absent. He … for his exam at this time tomorrow.

a) will prepare                   c) will have prepared

b) will be preparing          d) will have been preparing

11.  … you give me some advice about the language courses?

a) Have                              c) Should

b) May                                d) Could

12. Why didn’t you give me a call yesterday? We … discuss everything together.

a) can                                 c) may

b) must                               d) could

13.  At college the work is harder than the work we did at school, but it is much … interesting.

a) more                               c) many

b) most                               d) a few

14. A person with a good education usually gets … better job.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) an

15.  … poor people need help from the government.

a)-                                     c)A

b) The                                 d) This

16. The government should help … poor.

a) —                                     с) а

b) the                                  d)that

17. You can do … you want, but don’t bother me now.

a) anything                        c) some

b) something                     d) any

18. The government is going to provide … houses for homeless people.

a) much                              c) most

b) more                              d) least

19.1 think of coming to Moscow … a few days to visit my sister.

a) of                                    c) for

b)on                                   d)over

20. I think we should ask … some information about this case.

a) about                             c) for

b) —                                     d) on

Test 8

1 The train stopped at all the stations, and long before we got to London every seat … and people were standing in the corridors.

a) has been taken              c) had been taken

b) was taken                      d) is taken

2. Most of the young people left this village a long time ago and nobody … yet.

a) returned                        c) had returned

b) has returned                 d) was returned

3. The police suspected that Bill himself had broken the window at his house because he wanted to make them think that a burglar … his valuable stamp collection.

a) stole                               c) was stealing

b) had stolen                      d) has stolen

4. The police thought that he … it because he needed money.

a) did                                  c) was doing

b) had done                        d) has done

5. If you work a bit harder, I’m sure you … the exam.

a) pass                                c) have passed

b) will pass                        d) would pass

6. Where are you going? I … speaking with you yet.

a) not finished                  c) haven’t finished

b) didn’t finish                  d) don’t finish

7.1 didn’t see where the bus stop was, so I… the bus yesterday.

a) miss                               c) has missed

b) missed                            d) had missed

8.  Last week a burglar broke into the house while we … television.

a) watch                             c) watched

b) have watched                d) were watching

9. When are you going to finish this translation? — I… this translation today.

a) finish                             c) have finished

b) finished                         d) had finished

10.  I felt really tired. We … for two hours before we reached the nearest hotel.

a) walked                           c) have been walking

b) were walking                d) had been walking

11. My father is sure that most people … bicycles to work in twenty years’ time.

a) shall ride                       c) ride

b) will be riding                d) are riding

12. The plane … take off after the fog had lifted.

a) must                              c) can

b) was able to                    d) may

13. Finally we … stop: we were tired and it was dark.

a) can                                 c) must

b) may                                d) had to

14. In the past most of the population lived in … country.

a) the                                  c) —

b) a                                     d) this

15. The judge sent our neighbour to … prison for a month.

a) the                                  c) —

b) a                                     d) an

16.  … English are proud of their country and that the English language is spoken all over the world.

a) the                                  c) an

b) —                                     d) few

17. Why have you done it? Oh, there are … reasons for it.

a) much                              c) a little

b) little                               d) many

18. Sorry, but I can’t hear … of you properly.

a) neither                           c) nobody

b) either                             d) none

19. We were looking forward … a quiet rest near the forest.

a) for                                  c) on

b) to                                    d) at

20. Our city is famous … its beautiful ancient buildings.

a) of                                   c) by

b) for                                  d) with

Test 9

1. My passport … last month, and nobody has found it yet .

a) lost                                 c) has been lost

b) was lost                         d) had been lost

2.  There’s going to be an interesting art exhibition. It … a lot of visitors.

a) attracts                          c) will attract

b) attract                           d) would attract

3. Have you head the news? He … all his exams this week.

a) passed                            c) had passed

b) has passed                     d) pass

4. By the time we get to the cinema the film … .

a) will begin                      c) will have begun

b)begins                            d)began

5.  He says his train … at 8 a.m. He’s packing his things at the moment.

a) leave                              c) has left

b) leaves                             d) would leave

 6.1 was quite … to see Ben behaving like that.

a)shocked                          c) being shocked

b)shocking                        d)shock

7. I … on the phone when the postman knocked on the door and entered the room.

a) speak                             c) was speaking

b) am speaking                  d) have spoken

8. We first came to this town more than twenty years ago. Everything … in the town since that time.

a)change                           c) has changed

b)changed                         d)is changed

9.  We didn’t know that Bill … to Brazil the week before, and he was abroad when the burglary took place.

a) flew                                c) has flown

b) had flown                      d) would flow

10. I arrived in Prague in September last year. So I … here for six months.

a) live                                 c) have lived

b) lived                               d) will live

11. While I was wondering whether to buy the shoes or not, they … by someone else.

a) buy                                 c) were bought

b) bought                           d) had been bought

12. He was happy. He … pass his driving test at the first attempt.

a) should                            c) had to

b) must                              d) was able to

13. At present I … afford to go to the cinema twice a week.

a) can’t                               c) must not

b) couldn’t                         d) might not

14. We didn’t think you were … in ancient history.

a) interested                      c) not interesting

b) interesting                    d) less interesting

15.  Every morning I listen to … radio, but I don’t like to watch TV so early.

a) the                                  c) —

b) a                                     d) these

16. … English is the world language and the English language spoken in the USA or Australia differs from the English language spoken in Britain.

a)the                                  c) an

b) —                                     d)a

17. You are always quarreling! Stop it, … of you!

a)everybody                      c) both

b) some                               d) every

18. Mr. Smith was accused of spying and put … prison.

a) in                                    c) at

b) of                                   d) to

19. Our city succeeded … collecting a large sum of money for charity.

a) on                                   c) with

b) in                                    d) at

20. I’m sorry … your difficulties. Can I help?

a)for                                  c) about

b) at                                    d)on

Test 10

1. It’s 11 o’clock so I … to bed now.

a) go                                   c) will go

b) am going                       d) have gone

2. The tickets to the football match usually … and checked at the entrance.

a) sell                                 c) are sold

b) was sold                         d) won’t be sold

3. We … to the party today.

a) have been invited         c) have invited

b) are invited                     d) had been invited

4. The baby … because it is hungry now.

a) crying                            c) cries

b) is crying                        d) cried

5.  There … a lot of people waiting in the station yesterday evening.

a) is                                    c) was

b) are                                  d) were

6. Some people … on the benches waiting for their trains.

a) was sleeping                  c) have slept

b) were sleeping                d) had slept

7. By the time the train arrived, Susan … to push her way to the front of the crowd.

a) managed                        c) had managed

b) has managed                 d) would manage

8.  … you … my English book anywhere? I can find it nowhere.

a) Did … see                      c) Will … see

b) Have … seen                 d) Had … seen

9. Не … the text before I decided to help him.

a) translated                      c) has translated

b) had translated              d) will translate

10.  It … in London this morning that the British Oil Corporation had discovered oil under the sea near the Welsh coast.

a) announced                     c) had been announced

b) would be announced     d) was announced

11. If he … when I come, I won’t wake him up.

a) sleep                               c) will sleep

b) will be sleeping             d) is sleeping

12.  … they leave before supper or have they time to stay until my friends come?

a) must                              c) might

b) may                                d) should

13. My … brother studies at college.

a) old                                  c) older

b) elder                               d) the eldest

14. This is …film I have ever seen.

a) good                               c) worse

b) the best                          d) better

15.  … Hyde Park is a very large park in central London.

a) —                                     с) а

b) the                                  d) an

16. My friends tell me that professors are people who think a lot, but say … .

a) little                               c) a few

b) few                                 d) some

17. These books cost … than my friend wants to pay.

a) more                               c) most

b) much                              d) the most

18. He has earned so … money that he has decided to help the poor.

a) much                              c) little

b) many                              d) few

19. They go to work by car and come home … foot.

a) by                                   c) with

b) on                                   d) in

20. The bus from Glasgow arrives … the Central bus station.

a) at                                    c) in

b) to                                    d) for

Test 11

1.1 found my lost pen while I … for my pencil sharpener.

a) look                                c) was looking

b) looked                            d) am looking

2. When my friend studied abroad, his parents … him every week.

a) phone                             c) had phoned

b) was phoning                  d) phoned

3. When I got home I realized that I … my wallet.

a) lose                                c) had lost

b) lost                                 d) has lost

4. When you … to the Chinese restaurant next time, what will you eat?

a) go                                   c) goes

b) will go                           d) would go

5. The man … by the police yesterday, but he denies robbing the bank.

a) arrest                             c)is arrested

b) was arrested                  d) had been arrested

6. It’s raining, but if you take your umbrella, you … wet.

a) don’t get                        c) won’t get

b) didn’t get                      d) doesn’t get

7.  Last year Helen was staying with her brother while her house … .

a) repaired                         c) was repaired

b) was being repaired       d) had been repaired

8. Cars are fast and convenient. On the other hand they … problems in cities.

a) cause                              c) has caused

b) caused                            d) will cause

9. When I … up yesterday, I was told this good news.

a) wake                              c) woken

b) woke                              d) has woken

10. We … come to your party, but it depends on our finding a babysitter.

a) may                                c) has to

b) couldn’t                         d) mustn’t

11.  Our teacher is a reliable person, we … trust everything to her.

a) shouldn’t                       c) is able

b) can                                 d) must

12. I’ll feel … when my exams are over.

a) happy                             c) more happily

b) happily                          d) happiest

13. I felt … because I had fever.

a) badly                              c) worse

b) bad                                 d) the worst

14. Have you ever seen a film at … Embassy cinema?

a) —                                     c) an b)a                                     d)the

15. I don’t like to have … animals in my flat.

a)the                                  c) an

b) —                                     d) some

16. Excuse me, could you move. I can’t see … .

a) something                     c) nothing

b) anything                        d) none

17.  … is at home and no one knows where they are.

a) Anybody                        c) Everybody

b) Somebody                      d) Nobody

18. I’d like to thank everybody who has helped me … this experiment.

a) in                                    c) at

b) on                                   d) with

19.  He wanted to borrow my bike … the weekend but I couldn’t lend it to him.

a) to                                    c) for

b)in                                    d)on

20. My cat catches a lot of … .

a) mouse                            c) the mice

b) mice                               d) a mouse

Test 12

1. If I … lots of money, I’ll help the poor.

a) will have                        c) had

b) have                               d) would have

2. The trouble with you is that you always … . I don’t like it.

a) are complaining            c) had complained

b) were complaining         d) complain

3. I … her a letter and sent it off immediately.

a) had written                   c) was writing

b) will write                       d) wrote

4.  I’m afraid my hands are a bit dirty. I … in the garden since morning.

a) have been working       c) work

b) was working                  d) worked

5. By the year 2100 most of the Earth’s natural resources … up.

a) will use                          c) will have been used

b) will be used                   d) will be using

6. The first person who … the finishing line is the winner.

a) crosses                           c)crossed

b) cross                              d) will cross

7. My trousers … ironing. Have you got an iron?

a) needs                              c) will need

b) need                               d) had

8. What happens in your class? … lectures every day?

a) Had the teachers read c) Do the teachers read

b) Did the teachers read  d) Are the teachers reading

9. If you … me a song, I will sing it at the concert.

a) write                              c) has written

b) will write                       d) had written

10.1 disapprove of people who … all sorts of promises which they have no intention of keeping.

a) made                              c) have made

b) makes                            d) make

11. When the burglar ran out of the house he … by a policeman.

a) arrested                         c) had been arrested

b) was arrested                  d) would be arrested

12.  I think you … practise driving every day to become a safe driver.

a) can’t                              c) should

b) might                             d) has to

13. You … have my car if you like. I shan’t be using it tomorrow.

a) had to                            c) may

b) are to                             d) must

14.  … war between these two countries was the longest in history.

a) —                                     с) а

b)the                                  d)those

15.  On my way home I saw a terrible fire. Luckily the fire brigade soon came and put out … fire.

a) a                                     c) —

b) the                                  d)such

16. There are … things that money can’t buy.

a) any                                 c) some

b) much                              d) something

17. Helen had to pay extra at the airport because she had too … luggage.

a) much                              c) little

b) many                              d) few

18. There is a newspaper shop … the end of the street.

a) at                                    c) on

b) in                                    d) by

19.  … we get to the theatre, the play will have started.

a) until                               c) as soon as

b) by the time                    d) whenever

20.  Nowadays there are many good reasons for using bicycles … cars to travel in city centers.

a) instead of                      c) except for

b) but                                 d) such as

Test 13

1.  An Englishman very seldom … on the Underground. He prefers to read newspapers.

a) talk                                c) is talking

b) talks                               d) has talked

2.  If you … with the traffic regulations, you will get into trouble with the police.

a) aren’t complied             c) don’t comply

b) won’t comply                d) wouldn’t comply

3.1 … whether you are telling the truth or not and if you are telling a lie, I will never believe you again.

a) shall know                     c) should know

b)know                              d)knew

4. Whose horse you … when I saw you yesterday?

a) were riding                    c) was riding

b) did ride                          d) rode

5. Do you know the time? It … to me it’s about two o’clock.

a) seem                               c) seemed

b) seems                             d) will seem

6. Tom met me at lunch time and said, «I … you at the bus stop this morning».

a) haven’t seen                  c) didn’t see

b) not seen                         d) hadn’t seen

7. Since my first visit to this city many new houses … here and it has become very noisy.

a) are built                         c) had been built

b) were built                      d) have been built

8.  My doctor says, «A week in the country … you feel better». I want to follow his advice.

a) made                              c) will make

b) has made                       d) is making 9.1 don’t like that she always … with you.

a) arguing                         c) had argued

b)argue                             d)is arguing

10.1 noticed that it … all night and everything was wet.

a) was raining                   c) rained

b) had been raining           d) has been raining

11. She … him your message as soon as she sees him.

a) give                                c) will give

b) gives                              d) gave

12. Yesterday I was going home on foot and all the time I had an impression that I … .

a) am followed                   c) followed

b) was followed                 d) was being followed

13.  … you remember what you were doing at this time yesterday?

a) can                                 c) must

b) may                                d) should

14. We moved last week and now we have a much … flat.

a) good                               c) best

b) better                             d) the best

15. The Mediterranean is not as … as the Pacific Ocean.

a) larger                             c) largest

b) large                              d)the largest

16.  I didn’t expect to see him there. He was … last person I wanted to see.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) one

17. I didn’t know … answer to that question, so I left it out.

a)the                                  c) an

b) —                                     d) no

18.1 don’t go swimming very … nowadays.

a) many                              c) few

b) much                              d) a little

19. Excuse me, there is … I’d like to ask you.

a) anything                        c) something

b) everything                    d) none

20. A combination of the use of bicycles … cheap public transport solves the problem of traffic jams in large cities.

a) with                               c) of

b) by                                   d) in

Test 14

1.  There … several groups of people in Britain that try to protect the environment.

a) is                                    c) was

b) are                                  d) were

2. Money … the root of all evil in our life.

a) are                                  c) have been

b) were                               d) is

3. This time next week I … on a beach in the Crimea.

a) shall lie                          c) will be lying

b) lie                                   d) was lying 4.1 just … some soup. Would you like some?

a) have made                     c) had made

b) made                              d) had to

5. Jim told me that he … in the school basketball team.

a) plays                              c) will play

b) had played                     d) is playing

6. Some birds, such as parrots, … alive and sold as pets.

a) catch                              c) will be caught

b)caught                           d)are caught

7. He is used to working late at the office. He … it every day.

a) do                                   c) did

b) does                                d) will do

8. The boy … a bicycle along the motorway when he was hit by the car.

a) ride                                c) has been riding

b) rode                                d) was riding

9. The boy … to hospital by the driver of the car.

a) was taken                      c) had been taken

b) took                                d) will take

10. As soon as the traffic … the children ran across the road.

a)stop                                c)stopped

b) had stopped                   d) will stop

11. How long you … for me? — For half an hour.

a) are waiting                    c) do wait

b) did wait                         d) have been waiting

12.  People … prevent pollution of the rivers before it gets worse.

a) could                              c) must

b) need                               d) had to

13. If you are spoiled as a child you … have a lot of problems in adult life.

a) must                              c) could

b) may                                d) should

14. The more you work the … you’ll pass your exams.

a) good                               c) best

b) better                             d) the best

15.  In Britain you officially become … adult on your eighteenth birthday.

a) the                                  c) —

b) an                                   d)a

16. What plant does your father work at? — He works at … plant down the road.

a) a                                     c) —

b)the                                  d)those

17. Shall we have … dinner today? — Don’t worry, at the end of the conference they will serve a dinner.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) an

18.  Whose spectacles are these? — … are on the table, and these are my spectacles.

a)your                               c) our

b) yours                              d)their

19. Most visitors to Britain aren’t used to driving … the left and have a lot of problems.

a) to                                    c) in

b) at                                    d) on

20. Don’t forget to thank Martin … coming. He risked his life to get there.

a) in                                   c) at

b) by                                   d) for

Test 15

1. My mother is ill. She will stay in bed until she … better.

a) get                                  c) will get

b) gets                                d) is getting

2. When he lived in London, he … a lot of time in the muse ums.

a) spend                             c)spent

b) had spent                       d) was spending

3. I … by the door for a long time until someone opened it.

a) wait                                c) waited

b) am waiting                    d) had been waiting

4. It’s raining. I hope you … your car outside.

a) won’t repair                  c) didn’t repair

b) don’t repair                   d) were not repaired

5. In two years’ time my parents … for twenty-five years.

a) will be married                c) are married

b) will have been married  d) have been married

6.  They said they would not work after 6 p.m. if you … them overtime.

a) won’t pay                      c) didn’t pay

b) don’t pay                       d) not pay

7. When I … her, I waved her, but she didn’t noticed me.

a) had seen                         c) see

b) saw                                 d) have seen

8.  Where were you at about three yesterday afternoon? -Oh, I … my car at that time.

a) was repairing                c) had been repairing

b) repaired                         d) had repaired

9.  My sister will not finish medical training until she … twenty-tree.

a) will be                            c) have been

b) is                                    d) are

10. Do you know what you … in your life by the year 2020?

a) will achieve                   c) will have achieved

b) achieve                          d) will be achieved

11  What a surprise! There … a fall in the cost of living lately-

a) has been                         c) will be

b) had been                        d) was

12.1 decided to have some English lessons so that I … practise when I come to the US.

a) can                                 c) may

b) must                              d) should

13.  If you telephone early next week, the secretary … give you your exam results.

a) must                               c) may                               ,

b) can                                 d) will be able to

14.  The man said to me, «Just don’t park your car … my gate again. O.K.?»

a) far                                  c) behind

b) nearly                            d) in front of

15.  … young nowadays have a very cynical attitude to the police.

a) the                                 c) an

b)a                                     d) —

16.  … old people sometimes feel lonely.

a) —                                     c) an

b) the                                  d) this

17. The government is going to provide … houses for homeless people.

a) most                               c) few

b) much                              d) more

18.  … is wrong with the car, and it won’t start.

a) anything                        c) nothing

b) something                     d) everything

19. Prices go up and up. Everything gets … expensive.

a) most                               c) more

b)least                               d) less

20.1 won’t do the job … being paid for it.

a) with                               c) without

b) out                                 d) by

Test 16

1. The passengers were tired because they … all night.

a) didn’t sleep                   c) don’t sleep

b) hadn’t slept                   d) won’t sleep

2.  Where is your umbrella? — Oh, it seems to me I … it on the bus.

a) left                                 c) had left

b) have left                        d) will leave

3.  Bill said that he … the tickets for the performance the day before.

a) had bought                    c) was buying

b) bought                           d) would buy

4. She said she didn’t know where her friend … .

a) is                                    c) has been

b) was                                 d) will be

5. When we reached the theatre, there … any tickets left.

a) wasn’t                            c) hadn’t been

b) were not                        d) aren’t

6. When I finally found the house and knocked at the door, I … no answer.

a) heard                             c) didn’t hear

b) have heard                    d) won’t hear

7.1 don’t know where Susan is. Maybe she … in the garden reading a book.

a) sits                                 c) was sitting

b) is sitting                        d) will be sitting

8. My brother … when I use his computer without asking.

a) doesn’t like                   c) don’t like

b) didn’t like                     d) like

9. You can have the book on Monday. I … it by that time.

a) read                                c) will be reading

b) will read                        d) will have read

10. Unless we leave now, the film will have started when we … there.

a) get                                  c) would get

b) will get                          d) got

11.  When we … home last night we saw a lot of stars twinkling in the sky.

a) drove                             c) are driving

b) drive                              d) were driving

12. Many species of animals are threatened, and … easily become extinct if people do not make an effort to protect them.

a) can                                 c) might

b) must                              d) have to

13. Last week we … write an essay about the causes of the French Revolution.

a) must                              c) may

b) could                              d) had to

14.1 think the film was terrible! It was … film I have ever seen.

a) terrible                          c) most terrible

b) more terrible                 d) the most terrible

15. Nobody in our group knows … about England than Peter does.

a) much                              c) most

b) more                              d) the most

16. My mother wants me to play … piano, but I want to buy a guitar.

a) the                                  c) —

b) a                                     d) mine

17.  I had … wonderful dream last night. I wish it would come true.

a) a                                     c) —

b) the                                  d) such

18. They say that in future the officials will demand a fine if … breaks the law.

a) everyone                        c) someone

b) everybody                      d) all

19. When we arrived … the station, we ate a sandwich, drank a cup of coffee and waited for the train.

a)to                                    c)in

b) at                                    d) for

20. If the weather is fine tomorrow, I’ll go … a cycle ride.

a) at                                    c) by

b) on                                   d) for

Test 17

I’m sure I … the door of my house.

a) lock                                c) have locked

b) locked                            d) had locked

The inspector suspects that the thief … a special key for opening this safe.

a) will use                          c) had used

b) has used                         d) use

3. When are you going to finish this translation? — I… it by tomorrow.

a) will finish                      c) will have finished

b) will be finishing           d) would finish

4. Have you heard the news? I … my last exam yesterday.

a) passed                            c) had passed

b) have passed                   d) was passing

5. He says that he doesn’t know where he … after graduating from university.

a) work                               c) had worked

b) will work                       d) would work

6. When you … older, you will understand everything.

a) grow                              c) will grow

b) grows                             d) have grown

7. As a rule the most important news … broadcast on this channel.

a) are                                  c) is

b) were                               d) had been

8.  There … hardly any furniture in his room. He hasn’t even a chair to sit on.

a) is                                    c) were                  ‘

b) are                                  d) have been

9. The rich collection of Hermitage regularly … millions of people.

a) attract                           c) have attracted

b) attracts                          d) would attract

10.  When my mother returns home she … at once that we have redecorated our flat.

a) will see                          c) has seen

b)sees                                d)saw

11. He … the car for many hours before he came to the crossroads.

a) drives                             c) had been driving

b) was driving                   d) has driven

12. We … along the forest road when it started raining.

a) were walking                c) walked

b) had been walking         d) had walked

13. Sorry, I … stay any longer, but I really must go home.

a) mustn’t                         c) cannot

b) couldn’t                         d) may not

14. This is … problem I’ve ever had in my life.

a) difficult                         c) most difficult

b) more difficult               d) the most difficult

15. When … «Titanic» was crossing the Atlantic she struck an iceberg.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) an

16. The weather is fine today, but I don’t like … hot weather.

a) —                                     с) а

b)the                                  d) an

17. Some women tint their hair when … goes grey.

a) they                               c) its

b) it                                    d) them

18. Your news … very important to us.

a) are                                  c) aren’t

b) is                                    d) were

19.1 think it’s important … young people to get a good education.

a) for                                  c) about

b) by                                   d) among

20. They left … Moscow some years ago and live there now.

a) to                                    c) for

b) in                                    d) at

Test 18

1. Before I came to the office the manager already … the documents.

a) signed                            c) was signing

b) had signed                     d) will sign

2. Peter … his TV-set when I came to see him yesterday.

a) repaired                         c) was repairing

b) had been repairing       d) has repaired

3.1 hoped that my article … in this magazine soon.

a) will be published          c) would have been published

b) would be published      d) would publish

4. If you … hard, you will enter the university.

a) work                               c) are working

b) will work                       d) have worked

5.1 … him for three years. I wonder where he is.

a) didn’t see                      c) don’t

b) haven’t seen                  d) hadn’t

6. My mother … in this school for twenty-five years.

a) is teaching                     c) has been teaching

b)taught                            d) teaches

7.1 want to post this letter, but I … to go out in the rain.

a) don’t want                     c) hadn’t wanted

b) didn’t want                   d) not want

8.1 need the car to get to the match. I … on Sunday.

a) played                            c) have played

b) am playing                    d) have been playing

9. My neighbour used to be such a hard worker, but now he … interest in everything.

a) lose                                 c) has lost

b)loses                               d) lost

10. I’m so sorry. The camera which you lend me … .

a) break                              c) had been broken

b) broken                           d) has been broken

11. Yesterday l … finish the work because I was very tired.

a) could                              c) can’t

b) couldn’t                         d) mustn’t

12. Last week he said I … use the car at the weekend but now he won’t let me after all.

a) can                                 c) was able to

b) could                              d) must

13. I’m afraid I can’t do it … than you.

a) good                               c) best

b) better                             d) the best

14. Be quiet! I don’t want to discuss the matter any … .

a) more                               c) the most

b) most                               d) much more

15.  … people cannot live without water and air.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) this

16.  Before her marriage she lived in London, where she worked for … National Gallery.

a) —                                     с) а

b)the                                  d)that

17. Haven’t you read … by Shakespeare?

a) something                     c) nothing

b) anything                        d) none

18. Something is wrong with my umbrella. May I take …?

a) yours                             c) her

b) your                               d) their

19. Have you ever been … England?

a) in                                    c) into

b) for                                  d)to

20. Tom has had to give … playing football since he broke his leg.

a) in                                    c) at

b) on                                   d) up

Test 19

1. The Statue of Liberty … by Gustave Eiffel.

a) design                            c) was designed

b) designed                        d) have been designed

2.  Where are your brothers? — They … a swimming-pool in our garden.

a) are digging                    c) were digging

b) dig                                  d) have been digging

3. How do your parents like their new house? — My mother likes it, but my father … our old one.

a) miss                               c) missed

b) misses                            d) doesn’t miss 4.1 didn’t believe that you … short of money.

a) are                                  c) were

b) is                                    d) have been

5.  Actually it’s a very friendly dog. If you … it, it won’t bite you.

a) won’t touch                   c) didn’t touch

b) haven’t touched            d) don’t touch

6.  The town of Kestwick, which … at the heart of the Lake District, is the perfect place for a holiday.

a) laid                                 c) is lying

b) lies                                 d) lay

7. We … forward to a concert in our town. It is next Sunday.

a) looks                              c)are looking

b) looked                            d) were looking

8.  The  picture, which … lately, is worth thousands of pounds.

a) damage                          c) has been damaged

b) damaged                        d) was damaged

9. The scientist who … a new planet has won the Nobel Prize.

a) had discovered              c) has been discovered

b) discovered                     d) was discovering

10.  … we have something to eat? — Yes, but not here.

a) will                                 c) do

b) would                             d) shall

11.  My mother always moves my books around so I … find them.

a) can’t                              c) wasn’t able

b) couldn’t                         d) may not

12.1 don’t like the cafes that don’t have chairs and people … eat standing up.

a) can                                 c) may

b) could                              d) have to

13. There is a big hotel in the middle of … park.

a) a                                     c) —

b) the                                  d) these

14.  … towns which attract tourists are usually crowded in summer.

a) —                                     с) а

b) the                                  d) this

15. Be sure to pick … tomatoes before they get too ripe.

a) this                                c) much

b)that                                d)these

16.  I suppose people are spending now … money than they used to.

a) much                              c) fewer

b) many                              d) more

17.  Was it exciting buying a car? — Well, it was a bit of a problem because I didn’t have … money to spend.

a) many                              c) most

b) much                              d) few

18. Once I hated flying, but now I feel … nervous about it.

a) most                               c) less

b) least                               d) little

19. The trouble … my father is that he never relaxes.

a) of                                   c) about

b) with                               d) out

20. What did you buy this computer magazine …? — To read about business software.

a) at                                    c) on

b) in                                    d) for

Test 20

1. All my money … on the way to the airport yesterday and I couldn’t fly anywhere.

a) were stolen                    c) has been stolen

b) have been stolen           d) was stolen

2.  This company … millions on computers but it doesn’t seem to become more efficient.

a) spent                              c) will spent

b) had spent                       d) has spent

3. We had to wait until the light … to green.

a)change                           c)changes

b) will change                    d) changed

4.  I head the news on the radio while I … home yesterday evening.

a) drive                              c) had driven

b) was driving                   d) drove

5. Before I left the house it … to rain and I had to take my umbrella.

a) started                           c) had started

b) would start                    d) start

6.  I was surprised that you … the football match on television.

a) hadn’t watched             c) don’t watch

b) haven’t watched           d) aren’t watching

7. When Columbus landed on San Salvador, he … where he was.

a) knew                              c) doesn’t know

b) didn’t know                   d) hadn’t known

8. At one time people believed that Columbus … America.

a) discovers                       c) had been discovered

b) discovered                     d) had discovered

9. The talks … in London next week to discuss some problems of terrorist activity.

a) is held                            c) would be held

b) will be held                    d) hold

10. Didn’t you … this horror film last night? — No, I hate such films.

a) saw                                 c) see

b) seen                                d)seeing

11. Who … this ice-cream? — Oh, it’s mine. I’m just going to eat it.

a) didn’t eat                      c) doesn’t eat

b) don’t eat                        d) hasn’t eaten

12. The new building looks awful. — I agree. It … very nice.

a) didn’t look                     c) hasn’t looked

b) doesn’t look                   d) won’t look

13.  «You … spend your free time on playing football», my mother used to say when I was a schoolboy.

a) needn’t                          c) couldn’t

b) mustn’t                          d) can’t

14. You needn’t wear your best clothes. You … what you like.

a) can wear                        c) might wear

b) must wear                     d) need wear

15. I think … people look after their cars better than young people.

a) elderly                           c) elder

b) older                              d) oldest

16. What are you going to do after you finish … college, Rachel? — I want to travel.

a) —                                     с) а

b)the                                  d) an

17. There’s been a lot of talk about … ‘spaceship’ seen over our town on Sunday night.

a) —                                     с)а

b)the                                  d) an

18.  … is a new one-way traffic system in the city center. It’s very confusing.

a) this                                c) it

b)that                                d)there

19.  … of these magazines would you like? — This one, please.

a) what                               c) why

b) how much                      d) which

20. They will come … the three o’clock train.

a) on                                   c) with

b) at                                    d) by

Test 21

1. Nick said that he … up smoking the week before.

a) gave                               c) was giving

b) had given                       d) would give

2. Thanks for your letter. Your news … very interesting.

a) was                                 c) will be

b) were                               d) have been

3.  I wanted to buy a new ring but I … my credit card at home.

a) left                                 c) had left

b) leave                              d) have left

4. My father … more than my mother for the same work.

a) pays                               c) is paid

b) paid                                d) is being paid

5. The company … some land, but it’s going to sell it.

a) has bought                    c) will buy

b) had bought                    d) buys

6.  I rang my friend in London yesterday and he said it … heavily there.

a) is raining                       c) has been raining

b) was raining                   d) had been raining

7. No one told me that the goods … the week before.

a) would arrive                 c) had arrived

b) arrived                           d) was arriving

8. A number of attempts … to find the Loch Ness monster lately.

a) have been made            c) made

b) were made                     d) will make

9. He … this trip for months. He is leaving on Sunday.

a) plans                              c) has planned

b) is planning                    d) has been planned

10.  If you … the music too loud, you’ll wake up the neighbours.

a) will play                        c) have played

b) play                                d) played

11. You … spend all your money as soon as you’ve earned it.

a) can’t                              c) couldn’t

b) mustn’t                         d) shouldn’t

12.  This cheque … be signed only by the manager of your company.

a) can                                 c) have to

b) may                                d) must

13. Your new car looks very … , I must say.

a) nicely                             c) beautifully

b) nice                                d) strangely

14. The book was … than the film I saw last week.

a) exciting                         c) the most exciting

b) most exciting                d) more exciting

15.  How … does this dress cost? — I don’t know. It’s a present.

a) many                              c) money

b) much                              d) a lof

16. You can apply for a … job when you’ve had more experience.

a) best                                c) worse

b) better                             d) worst

17. People don’t know what … future will be.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) these

18.1 went to … British Museum several times when I was in London.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) that

19. There is a problem … our TV-set, it breaks very quickly.

a) at                                    c) over

b) on                                   d) with

20. Don’t worry … your job prospects. Everything will be all


a) with                               c) about

b) for                                  d) over

Test 22

1.  My sister … interested in medicine ever since she was a


a) is                                    c) has been

b) was                                 d) will be

2.  When I started working for this company, I … an architect for six years already.

a) has been                         c) was

b) had been                        d) have been

3. I’ll take the decision after I … to the manager.

a)speak                              c) has spoken

b) will speak                      d) spoke

4. Look! That window just … again!

a) has broken                     c) has been broken

b) broke                              d) break

5. This cafe used to be much … before they opened the new one next door.

a) popular                          c) most popular

b) more popular                d) the most popular

6. My company has treated me well, and given me … chance to succeed.

a) every                              c)each

b) all                                   d) either

7. There may be no need to go to school in the future, since everyone will have a computer … home.

a) —                                     c)in

b) at                                    d) for

8. The pilot … land the plane on only one engine.

a) could                              c) must

b) was able to                    d) need

9.  … marriages end in divorce these days.

a) many                              c) few

b) much                              d) a few

10. You have to learn to accept … ups and downs of life.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) this

11.  Belarus has always been rich in … talented and gifted people.

a) an                                   c) the

b) a                                     d) —

12. Where … my scissors? I can’t find them.

a) is                                    c) was

b) are                                  d) has been

13.  I don’t believe in ghosts, so I’m not afraid … them of course.

a) of                                    c) in

b) at                                    d) —

14. The two Prime Ministers … discuss the current economic crisis tomorrow.

a) can                                 c) has to

b) may                                d) are to

15.1 think he was lonely because he had … friends and none of his neighbours ever spoke to him.

a) few                                 c) many

b) a few                              d) much

16. The journey to Paris had taken much … before they built the Channel Tunnel.

a) longer                            c) long

b) the longest                    d) longest

17.  A small sum of money … from the cash some days ago and nobody knows who did it.

a) steal                               c) is stolen

b) stole                               d) was stolen

18. Man … first in East Africa.

a) is discovered                 c) discover

b) discovered                     d) was discovered

19. Why are you so dirty? — I … in the garden.

a) dig                                  c) was digging

b) dug                                 d) have been digging

20. Next summer we … here for 20 years.

a) will live                         c) will be living

b) will have been living    d) are living

Test 23

1. What are you looking for? — I’m afraid I … my key.

a) lose                                 c) losing

b) lost                                 d) have lost

2. She took this decision after she … to the manager.

a) spoke                              c) had spoken

b) was speaking                 d) would speak

3.  I … nervous since morning, but this feeling vanished as soon as I saw her.

a) was feeling                    c) feel

b) have been feeling          d) had been feeling

4.  The second prize … to an unknown author from India at yesterday’s celebration.

a) awarded                         c) will be awarded

b) was awarded                  d) is awarded

5. I’m going to see … of this city.

a) the sight                        c) a sight

b) the sights                      d) sight

6.  …  teachers have complained about his behaviour at school.

a) much                              c) some

b) the most                        d) any

7. It would be difficult to imagine life without … telephone.

a) —                                     c) an

b) a                                     d) the

8.  Nobody nowadays thinks that women … just stay at home and look after the children.

a) are to                             c) might

b) has to                             d) should

9. When I was a teenager, I argued … my brother and sister all the time.

a) at                                    c) on

b) with                               d) by

10.  I think that we are not making as … profit as we should do.

a) much                              c) little

b) many                              d) few

11.  «I … a convincing explanation of your absence yet», the teacher said.

a) not hear                         c) haven’t heard

b) don’t hear                     d) hasn’t heard

12. She thinks she … more forgetful as she grows older.

a) get                                  c) would get

b) gets                                d) is getting

13. This is the first time I … late for my English lesson.

a) am                                  c) has been

b) was                                 d) have been

14. It seems that they already … everything without consulting us.

a) have decided                 c) decided

b) had decided                   d) decide

15.1 don’t think you … to show your passport there.

a) ask                                 c) will be asked

b) will ask                          d) asking

16. Happiness is not … inevitable result of having money.

a) —                                     c) the

b)a                                     d) an

17.1 am afraid there are … vacancies in the company at present.

a) not                                 c) neither

b) none                               d) no

18.1 … give you permission for going there, I’m afraid.

a) doesn’t have to             c) might

b) can’t                              d) am not to

19.  The tourists were not aware … the danger of bandits in the hills.

a) in                                    c) under

b) of                                   d) during

20.  She has … smile I have ever seen. That’s what attracts people to her.

a) beautiful                       c) the most beautiful

b) more beautiful              d) less beautiful

Test 24

1. Не … for several hours and needed a rest.

a) was driving                   c) had been driving

b) drove                             d) had driven

2. Somebody is at the door. — I … to see who it is.

a) go                                   c) will be going

b) will go                           d) will have gone

3. The boy is going to be a scientist when he … up.

a) grow                              c) will grow

b) grows                             d) will have grown

4. By the time she qualifies, she … law for 5 years.

a) will study                      c) will have been studying

b) will be studying            d) study

5. This old house on the corner … down in two weeks.

a) will knock                      c) will have been knocked

b) will be knocked             d) knocked

6. It was a film about … life of a polar explorer.

a) —                                     c) an

b)a                                     d) the

7. They met in May and it was then … he fell in love with her.

a)that                                c)there

b) than                               d)this

8.  I don’t agree that the unemployed … receive more help from the state.

a)can                                 c)should

b) may                                d) has to

9. Being a nurse is not as … as being a doctor.

a) more interesting           c) less interesting

b) interesting                    d) most interesting 10. We arrived … England at Gatwick Airport.

a) to                                    c) in

b) for                                  d) at

11.  Don’t worry, the sun … our clothes by the time we get home.

a) will dry                          c) will be drying

b) will have dried              d) dry

12.  Traditional English afternoon tea … rare nowadays, although the English are ready for a cup of tea at any time of the day.

a) is                                    c) has been

b) was                                 d) will be

13.  My father who … recently spends all day reading the newspapers.

a) retired                           c) retires

b) has retired                    d) will retire

14. Much that has just been said … soon.

a) forget                            c) will have been forgotten

b) will forget                     d) will be forgotten

15. There … interesting news in today’s newspaper.

a) are                                  c) have been

b) is                                    d) were

16.1 saw two films yesterday, but I didn’t like … of them.

a) neither                           c) none

b) no                                   d) either

17. The judge sent him to … prison for ten years.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) an

18.  … you tell me if this bus goes to Heathrow Airport?

a) must                              c) may

b) should                            d)could

19. Last year I stayed for a few days in an old house in Scotland which was famous … its ghosts.

a) by                                   c)about

b) at                                   d) for

20. Your car costs … than mine but it is more beautiful.

a) little                               c) the least

b) less                                 d) fewer

Test 25

1. … you still … or have you found a job already?

a) are studied                    c) have studied

b) are studying                  d) have been studying

2. Any advice that the Queen may offer the Prime Minister … secret.

a) keep                               c) is kept

b) are kept                         d) was kept

3. Members of British Parliament … salaries since 1911.

a) paid                                c) are paid

b) have been paid              d) were paid

4. I decided to change from central London to the suburbs because it … so expensive to live there.

a) become                           c) will become

b) have become                  d) has become

5. The teacher asked her pupils where they … to spend their holidays.

a) are going                       c) will be going

b) were going                    d) have been going

6. As you can see from the letter I … my address and live in Oxford now.

a)change                           c) have changed

b) changed                         d) had changed

7. This time next week I … on the beach in Spain.

a) lie                                   c) will be lying

b) will lie                           d) will have been lying

8. Living in the country is … than in a big city.

a) less expensive               c) the least expensive

b) most expensive             d) expensive

9.1 would like to meet … you and thank you for your help.

a) with                               c) by

b) at                                   d) —

10.  Every time I go to the supermarket I ask … why I go shopping so often.

a) my                                  c) mine

b) myself                           d) they

11. It rains every day. If you … the television with you, you will have nothing to do there.

a) not to take                     c) won’t take

b) don’t take                      d) aren’t taken

12.  The British Queen is certainly one of … women in the world.

a) rich                                c) the richest

b) richer                            d) not rich

13. In 1979 Margaret Thatcher became … first woman Prime Minister, yet she never appointed a woman in her Cabinet.

a) —                                     с) а

b) the                                  d) an

14. A passer-by asked if it … the right road for Hastings.

a) is                                    c) has been

b) was                                 d) will be

15.  Excuse me, … I borrow your newspaper, if you are not reading it?

a) must                              c) might

b)can                                 d)should

16. Bill said that he … for me outside when I got to the station.

a) will be waiting              c) is waiting

b) would be waiting          d) waits

17.1 need some time to think about … offer you made me.

a) —                                     с) а

b) the                                 d) an

18. We can’t go by train. The train-drivers are … strike.

a)on                                   c)for

b) in                                    d) at

19.1 think that he was lonely because he had few friends and … of his neighbours ever spoke to him.

a) neither                           c) none

b) either                             d) no

20. After oil … under the sea near the Welsh Coast, Britain has become self-sufficient in this energy source.

a) discovered                     c) will be discovered

b) was discovered              d) is discovered

Progress Test 26 (1-25)

1. There is a problem when you forget where dreams end and … real world begins.

a) —                                     c) the

b) a                                     d) an

2. Do you often put … until tomorrow what you could do today?

a) of                                    c) down

b) on                                   d) off

3.  Is it important to you to succeed … your career?

a) at                                    c) for

b) in                                    d) because of

4.  My mother passed her driving test yesterday. She … to drive for two years.

a) learn                              c) has been learning

b)  was learning                 d) had been learning

5. Pubs are often … places to eat well and cheaply in Britain, and they also try to serve tasty British food.

a) well                                c) the best

b) better                            d) most

6.   … we recommend you our favourite places to eat in Minsk? — It’s very kind of you.

a) Must                              c) Ought

b)  Can                                d) May

7. They say that … British eat only traditional British food in their homes.

a) —                                     c) the

b)  a                                     d) an

8. Surely food is as … a part of our culture as our landscape, our language, and our literature.

a) many                              c) the most

b) more                              d) much

9. From the time of … Roman invasion foreign trade was a major influence on British cooking.

a) —                                     с) а

b)the                                  d) an

10. English kitchens, like the English language, absorbed … ingredients from all over the world — chickens, rabbits, apples, and tea.

a) the                                  с) а

b) —                                     d) an

11. The British always … food from abroad.

a) import                           c) have imported

b)  has imported                d) imported

12.  We live in a global village, but how … do we know and understand each other?

a)  good                               c) best

b) better                            d) well

13.  In the Middle East you … take care not to admire anything in your hosts’ home. They will feel that they have to give it to you.

a)  must                              c) should

b)  can                                 d)could

14. You should not expect the Japanese to shake … . Bowing the head is a mark of respect in Japan.

a)  hand                              c) a hand

b)  hands                             d) the hands

15. In Japan the first bow of the day should be … than when you meet thereafter.

a)  low                                 c) lowest

b)  the lowest                     d) much lower

16. We … for three hours when we saw the house in the distance.

a)  drive                              c) drove

b)  were driving                 d) had been driving

17. When they got outside, the rain … already to snow.

a)  turn                               c) has turned

b)  had turned                    d) would turn

18. Agatha Christie … at home. She didn’t go to school.

a)  has educated                 c) had educated

b)  had been educated        d) was educated

19.  Agatha Christie is possibly the world’s most famous … writer.

a)  historical                      c) detective story

b)  short story                    d) criminal story

20. Pablo Picasso didn’t like going to school unless he was allowed to take one of his … pigeons with him.

a)  father’s                         c) fathers

b)  fathers’                         d) father

21. What is the world’s biggest office? — I think … Pentagon is the largest office in the world.

a)  —                                    с) а

b)  the                                 d) an

22. They … across a field when they were attacked by a bull.

a)  walked                           c) had been walking

b)  have been walking        d) were walking

23. He … for a job for months, but he could find nothing.

a)  looked                            c) had been looking

b)  was looking                   d) has been looking

24. John felt tired. He … all day to prepare for the party.

a)  worked                          c) was working

b)  had been working         d) has been working

25.  … of the guests have arrived yet.

a)  None                              c) Either

b)  Neither                         d) Somebody

26.  … people go to the cinema these days. They prefer to see films at home.

a)  Fewer                            c) Little

b)  Less                               d) The least

27.  … policeman in the country is looking for the killer.

a)  Each       .                       c) Everybody

b)  Every                             d) All

28. What I like about London is the fact … it never sleeps.

a)  that                                c)then

b)  than                               d)because

29.  I found it difficult to get around London when I first came, but I … to it now.

a)  used                               c) use

b)  am used                         d) have used

30. Born in Holland in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh is one of the world’s most famous … .

a)  writers                          c) painters

b)  poets                              d) musicians

31. There aren’t many people at the stadium now, … ?

a)  are they                         c) are there

b)  aren’t there                  d) aren’t they

32. She works harder than I … to work at her age.

a)  used                               c) was used

b) am used                         d) had used

33.  … , whose real name was William Sydney Porter, was an American short story writer.

a)  J. London                     c) 0. Henry

b)  E. Hemingway              d) G. B. Shaw

34.  The  greatest  English  playwright  and  poet  William Shakespeare was buried in … .

a)  Stratford-on-Avon       c) Westminster Abbey

b)  London                          d) Poet’s Corner

35.  If you … in a warmer climate, you won’t get so many


a)  live                                c) have lived

b)  will live                         d) will be living

36. He told her not to eat it, explaining that there … a risk of food poisoning.

a)  is                                   c) will be

b)  was                                d) has been

37. What is the antonym to the word «small»?

a)  tiny                                c) large

b)  poor                               d) little

38. She said to me, «I saw this film yesterday».

a)  She said that I had seen that film the day before.

b)  She said that she saw this film the day before.

c)  She said that she had seen this film yesterday.

d) She told me she had seen the film the day before.

39. I’m sorry, I’m late.

a)  Don’t mention it.         c) That’s OK.

b)  Not at all.                      d) Here it is.

40. Where have you been? Your clothes … wet and dirty.

a)  are                                 c) has been

b)  is                                    d) will be

41. The first person who … chocolate to Europe was Cortes, who was an explorer.

a) brings                            c) brought

b) has brought                   d) had brought

42. It isn’t clear how far the ozone layer … by aerosol sprays.

a) is damaged                    c) was damaged

b) has been damaged         d) damaged

43. The rich should pay … tax than the poor.

a) more                              c) least

b) less                                 d) most

44. My brother … interested in medicine since he was a child.

a) is                                    c) has been

b) was                                 d) had been

45.  We arrived … England at Gatwick Airport at 9 o’clock yesterday.

a) to                                    c) at

b)in                                    d)for

46. This cafe used to be much … before they opened the new one next door.

a) popular                          c) most popular

b) more popular                d) the most popular

47. Next May they … with this team for ten years.

a) will play                        c) will be playing

b) will have played            d) will have been playing

48. Don’t start reading the other books until you … this one.

a) have finished                c) will finish

b) finishes                          d) will have finished

49. Belarus has always been rich in … talented and gifted people.

a) the                                  c) —

b) a                                     d) an

50.  A small sum of money … from the cash today, and nobody knows who has done it.

a) steal                               c) was stolen

b) has stolen                      d) has been stolen

51.  Read the text and do the exercises given below.

Science against Pain

Many doctors and scientists in various countries in the past tried to discover ways and means of killing pain. Anaesthesia, which is an ordinary thing now, is the result of the long and hard work of many. It is difficult to say now who was the first, but some of the names must not be forgotten. In 1776 Joseph Priestley, a prominent English chemist, found a gas which is now called «laughing-gas» because it makes people feel a little drunk after inhaling it. For about thirty years no one was seriously interested in it, but in 1800 Humphry Davy, the famous English chemist, noticed its effects. He also said that it would probably be useful in operations because it could take away pain.

About 1824 an English doctor called Hickman read Davy’s books and tried laughing-gas on dogs and other animals. He got some good results, but still no interest was shown. Hickman died young, before he could make people believe in laughing-gas as an anaesthetic.

Laughing-gas became known in America, where young men and women went to parties to try it. Most of them spent their time laughing, but one man at a party, Horace Wells, who was a dentist, noticed that people did not seem to feel pain when they were under the effects of this gas. He decided to try an experiment on himself. He asked a friend to help him.

Wells inhaled some of the gas, and his friend pulled out one of Wells’ teeth. Wells felt no pain at all. He had lost a perfectly good tooth, but he was delighted. Teeth could now be pulled out without pain.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1.  Nobody knows who was the first to use anaesthesia for killing pain. □

2. It was in America where «laughing-gas» was found by Joseph Priestley, a prominent chemist. □

3. For a long time no one was seriously interested in «laughing-gas». □

4. A French doctor called Hickman was the first to try «laughing-gas» on dogs and other animals. □

5.  Horace Wells, an American dentist, decided to try an experiment on himself, but his friend   refused to help him. D

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1.  Did many doctors and scientists in the past try to discover means of killing pain?

2.  Is it difficult to say who was the first to find out anaesthesia?

3. Who found the gas which is now called «laughing-gas»?

4. How does the gas effect people and animals?

5. For what purpose was it first used by the young people of America?

6. Who made experiments with the gas on himself?

c) Ask five questions on the text.

52. Make up your sentences using the following words and word combinations on the topic Great Britain.

1. parliamentary monarchy      6. ruling party

2. consist of                                7. educational centres

3. produce and export               8. found

4. the Queen                                9. customs and traditions

5. Parliament  

Tests: Level 1-B

Test 27

1. I (see) a very good film last week. You (see) it yet?

2. What films (be) on now? — I (not, know).

3. Are you going to the post-office? — I already (be) there.

4. What is she doing? — She (make) a cake.

5.1 (phone) you as soon as I get home after work. 6.1 saw Tom only (a few, a little) days ago.

7. Take (off, of, on) your coat. It’s warm here.

8. I (prefer) food which is not hot.

9. I’m very tired. I (not, sleep) for 2 days.

10. Quick! Take the kettle off the cooker. The water (boil).

11. Jane (recover) yet? No, she still (be) in hospital.

12. If he goes (on, by) car, I’ll join him.

13. How (much, many) does this coat cost?

14. Would you like (a, the, —) glass of milk?

15. He (live) in Spain when he was a child.

16.  Alice (not, go) to work by bus, she lives near her office.

17. What you (do) when Ben phoned?

18. They (move) into their new flat yet?

19. Do you know what they (discuss) now?

20. The problem was (serious) than we expected.

Test 28

1. My friend didn’t make (some, any) mistakes in his test.

2. What (a, the, -) boring film! It’s the most boring film I ever (see).

3. I’ll be surprised if you (pass) your exams successfully.

4. Look! The bus (be) completely empty. There (be) nobody on it.

5. Nancy (look) like her father.

6. If you take the medicine, you (feel) better.

7. Linda (wait) for the bus when I saw her.

8. This car is expensive to run. It uses (much, many) petrol.

9. How long you (know) him?

10.  Excuse me, I (look) for a phone box. Is there any around here?

11.  When you (return) home, you will see a lot of changes.

12.  What you (do) when your mother called you?

13. They (speak) only English in class.

14.  There are (many, a lot, few) of tourists visiting our town in summer.

15.  We need money for the bus. How (many, much) have we got?

16. A big car (use) a lot of petrol.

17.  I was very surprised when I (meet) him there.

18.  What time do you come (to, at, in, -) home from school?

19. I closed the door quietly because he (try) to sleep.

20.  I thought the film (be) a big success

Test 29

1. We’ve been invited (for, from, to) a wedding.

2. He often visits his parents on (-, a, the) Sundays.

3. Students often (think) that exams are a nuisance.

4. When the water (boil), turn off the gas, will you?

5. Ann (not, recover) yet. She is still in hospital.

6. When they (get married)? — Last year.

7. It still (rain).

8. — Who told you about it? — A friend of (mine, my).

9. She is (good) secretary that has ever worked here.

10.  We (arrive) ten minutes ago.

11.  You (read) any of Shakespeare’s plays?

12. Somebody (use) my computer at the moment.

13. They (ask) me some questions at the yesterday’s interview.

14.  She told me that you (be) ill.

15.  It costs (many, much) to repair a car.

16. I know (nothing, anything) about Economics.

17. As soon as I (hear) the results, I’ll let you know.

18.  Where is Stella? — She (play) tennis in the park.

19. Cats (not, like) water.

20.  I didn’t understand what she (mean) at first.

Test 30

1. When I arrived, the party (finish).

2. Excuse me, where is (near) cafe?

3. He left the house without (some, any) money.

4. I will have to go to the shop if my sister (not, buy) anything for dinner.

5. A cook is someone who (prepare) meals.

6. It’s raining. It (start) raining an hour ago.

7. Where’s your key? — I’m afraid I (lose) it.

8.  I (walk) along (a, the, —) road yesterday when I met my friend.

9. English people are proud (of, for) their literature.

10.  That car isn’t (our, ours).

11.  Helen (be) 17 years old next Sunday.

12.  She told me she (invite) all her friends to her next birthday party.

13.  Tom (arrive)? — Not yet.

14.  When Sarah came to the party, Paul already (go) home.

15. You (see) news on television yesterday, didn’t you?

16.  She didn’t tell (somebody, anybody) about her plans.

17.  Do you read (many, much)?

18. She paid for her ticket and (leave).

19.  I couldn’t open the office door because someone (lock) it.

20.  When I phoned her, she (do) her homework.

Test 31

1.  They (watch) television — their favourite programme is on at the moment.

2. I’ll call you as soon as we (sign) the contract.

3. They went on holidays with a friend of (their, theirs).

4. He didn’t even apologize (for, at) being late.

5. This house (build) by my grandfather many years ago.

6. Are you going (somewhere, anywhere) today?

7. Be careful, you’ve made (a, the, -) mistake.

8.  We (travel) for about two hours when I realized that something was wrong with one of the tires.

9.   Mary will be ready soon. She (have) a bath at the moment.

10. They (send) you the money before they (leave).You (receive) it soon.

11. She is (a, the, -) friend of mine. In fact, she is (a, the, -) best friend I have ever had.

12. He’ll wait (at, for, to) you in front of the library.

13. I saw him (a few, a little, a lot) weeks ago.

14. She is a really nice person — one of (nice) people I know.

15.  I’ll tell him the truth of course. But it (not,  be) any good. He (not, believe) me.

16. I thought that my train (leave) in an hour and was very disappointed when I (arrive) and (learn) that it just (leave).

17. He kept looking at her, wondering where he (see) her before.

18. The sooner we (start), the sooner we (get) there.

19. When it (get) dark, we’ll have to stop. We (may, can’t, aren’t) work in the dark.

20. Tell me (what, which) you want (me, I) to do.

Test 32

1. (Most,  more) of the stories that (a,  the, -) people tell about (a, the, -) Irish aren’t true.

2. The telephone and the doorbell rang (in, at, by) the same time.

3. We had a lot of problems with our house. (At, in, by) the end we sold it and bought a flat.

4. She (must,  could,   may) not understand the language when she first came to England.

5. I’m sure I (can, shall be able to, may) drive by next summer so we (can, shall be able to, may) hire a car now.

6. Your English is much (good) than mine.

7. The place that gets the (much) rain in the world is the mountain in Hawaii.

8. Which month of the year has (few) days?

9. It (be) a cold winter night. It (snow) hard and I wanted to get home quickly.

10. She (use) to play the piano beautifully but she (not, play) so well now. She told me she (study) at a music school when a child.

11. Write to me when you (get) back.

12. Don’t disturb him. He (work).

13.  I’ve told him (a, the, -) lot of times that I don’t know who’s broken (a, the, -) window but he doesn’t believe me.

14. The boy didn’t want to tell us {something, nothing, anything).

15.1 wanted to help you yesterday but I {couldn’t, mightn’t, shouldn’t).

16. They {can, be, need) to meet in the morning tomorrow to sign a new contract.

17.  Nobody {must, can, may) take anything out of a shop without paying for it.

18. The {much) snow you have in winter, the {good) crop you have in summer.

19. I’m sorry I’m late. I got here as {fast) as I could.

20. {By, at, to, for) the end of the street there is a path leading {by, at, to, for) the river.

Test 33

1. It was a lovely day. There wasn’t a cloud {on, at, in) the sky.

2. When I’m a passenger {in, by, at) a car, I prefer to sit {in, by, at) the front.

3. He {sit) on the bank fishing when he (see) a man’s hat floating down the river. It {seem) strangely familiar.

4. The house next to yours {be) full of policemen and police dogs yesterday.

— What they (do)? — I heard that they {look) for drugs. -They {find) any? — Yes, I believe one of the dogs {discover) something there.

5. It’s a long time {for, since) I had a good rest.

6. In detective stories the murderer always {catch) which doesn’t happen in real life.

7. Some people {can,  must,  may) break the law and get away with it. Others get punished.

8. There was {a, the, -) knock on (a, the, -) door. I opened it and found {a, the, —) small dark man in (a, the, —) blue overcoat and {a, the, -) woolen cap.

9. I’ll wait as long as you {like), but don’t let me down. 10. If he {not, stay) in bed for a couple of days at least, he

will never feel better.

11.  I {be) interested in politics lately.

12.  His theory is very difficult: very {a  few,  few,  little) people {can, must, may) understand it.

13.  When I got {for, into, to) the car this morning I found that (a, the, -) radio had been stolen.

14.  She came in and (say) that the kettle {boil).

15.  (A, the, -) pollution is one of (a, the, -) greatest problems facing (a, the, -) mankind.

16.  Our luggage is very heavy. We {have to, may, should) take a porter.

17.  I didn’t see the signal, so I {not, stop).

18.  I just {remember) that I {not, pay) the rent yet.

19.  Tom {can, must, may) speak Welsh very well.

20.  Could I speak {at, to) Jane, please?

Test 34

1. In {a, the, -) afternoon {a, the, -) wind increased and they soon found themselves in {a, the, —) difficulties.

2. We believe that he {have) special {knowledge, knowledges) which {may, can, should) be useful to the police.

3.1 {look) out before I {go) to bed and (see) a man {stand, 1       standing) on the opposite pavement watching the house.

4. You look exhausted! — Yes, I {play) tennis for two hours.

5.1 often {look) through my old photograph album. It’s full of photographs of people {who, whose) names I completely {forget). I wonder what {happen) to them all.

6. When the Titanic {cross) {a, the, -) Atlantic, she struck (a, the, an, -) iceberg.

7. {Should, ought, be) I tell him {the, a) truth?

8. There {be) often accidents {at, by, in) these crossroads.

9. He {use) to smoke very heavily. Now he hardly smokes at all.

10.  We {must, have, may) to take a taxi. Otherwise we’ll be late.

11.  He (park) his car and (rush) into the shop to buy some bread.

12.  There was little time left but they (drive) at the top speed and (come) to the airport in time.

13.  I already (pack) my things when Kitty entered the room.

14.  You should change (a,  the, your) wet shoes, or you’ll catch another cold.

15. As she was very afraid (at, of, -) thieves, she locked up (a, the, -) house very carefully before she went to (a, the, -) bed.

16.  {Could,   may,   should) you  lend  me your dictionary, please?

17. All sorts of things (leave) by passengers on buses.

18.  Did you say that you (want) to help picking apples? I (could, may, have to) come on 10 October. — Oh, we (pick) them all by that time. But come all the same.

19.  I (be) back again at the end of next month.

20. He is always (in, at) a hurry.

Test 35

1. I’ll leave some sandwiches in the fridge in case you are hungry when you (come) back.

2. They (could,  had,  must) to put off their trip because their daughter suddenly had fallen ill.

3. Slow down. You (go) too fast.»

4. Oxford is (a, the, -) most popular tourist attraction (in, at) Britain after London and Stratford-on-Avon.

5. I’m sure we (meet) many years ago, but I (not, remember) where it was.

6. Europe and America (separate) by the Atlantic Ocean.

7. He is trying to find (a, the, -) job, but there isn’t (much, many) work available at present.

8. She said that she (try) to ring up her mother several times the previous day.

9. We have to pick the fruit very early in the morning; otherwise we (can’t, mustn’t, may not) get it to the market in time.

10. Nobody (use) this room for ages.

11. Tom Smith (write) a book and Brown and Co (publish) it last month.

12. Tomorrow the office (clean) in the evening after the staff leave.

13.  We shook … hands with … host, (a, the, -)

14. Are French children obliged to go to (a, the, -) school (on, at) Sundays?

15. There will always be a conflict between … old and … young. Young people want … changes but … old people want … things to stay … same, (a, the, -)

16. He was standing there in the rain and (not, have) even the sense to put up his umbrella.

17. (May, should, must) I use your phone to ring for a taxi? Oh, there’s no need (for, to, at) it, my son (drive) you home.

18. When we (take) our exams, we’ll have a holiday.

19.  People believed that he (kill) by terrorists.

20.  He (use) to spend a lot of time in his library.

Test 36

1. He’ll (hard, hardly) come now.

2. The clerk in the booking office inquired if I (want) a single or return ticket.

3. You (ask) to make a speech at yesterday’s party?

4. Are you nearly ready? Our guests (arrive) any minute. 5.1 (look) for mushrooms the whole morning, but I (not,

find) any.

6. At 8.30 he (pick) up his case, (go) out of the house and (lock) the door behind him.

7. Is there (some, any) milk in that jug?

8. We are going to (a, the, -) tea with (a, the, -) Smiths today, (have, are, aren’t) we?

9. Our car (steal) last month. A week later the police (find) it not far from our town. They (remove) the radio but done no other damage.

10. All the ministers will see him (of, off) at the airport.

11. We (had to, could, might) give the books back; they did not allow us to take them home.

12.  He should change (the, his) wet coat, or he’ll catch (another, the other) cold again.

13.  … day after … day passed without … news, and we began to lose … hope, (a, the, -)

14. As soon as I hear from him I (let) you know.

15.  Would you like (some, any) coffee? I just (make) some.

16. Ask (a, the, -) woman in front of you to take (of, off) her hat.

17. When a bottle of champagne (open) for twenty-four hours the wine is not fit to drink.

18.  Mr. Smith (hope) to hire a car, but his wife (not, drive) and he (be) free not very often at present.

19.  I (be) grateful if you (tell) me whether you (have) any information about it.

20.  The Browns (be) abroad for ten years, but before that they (live) near London.

Test 37

1. I’ve told you … hundred times not to come into … room without knocking, (a, the, -)

2. It isn’t necessary for you to drive me to the station. I (may, can, must) get a taxi.

3. We can go (by, in, on) car if you wash (a, the, -) car first.

4. I’m interested (at, in) chess but I’m not very good (at, in) it.

5. My aunt’s son (not, start) to work yet. He (be) still (at, in) High School.

6. It (rain). That was the only reason I didn’t take the children to the beach.

7. He (not, work) hard at school so he (not, get) a good job when he left.

8. This scientific theory already (prove) to be false.

9. Did you come (by, on, in) air? — No, I had a lovely voyage on (the, a, -) Queen Elizabeth II.

10.  Nobody (come) to see them since they bought this house.

11. That (man, men) has been standing there (since, for) 6 o’clock.

12. You (mustn’t, couldn’t, may not) move this man; he is too ill. You’ll have to leave (him, his) here.

13. I (have) my photograph taken tomorrow.

14. You will feel better when you (have) a meal.

15. Tom (invite) to his friend’s birthday party yesterday.

16. He had (a, the, -) fair wavy hair; but (she, her) hair was dark and straight.

17. She (be) sixteen now but I thought she (be) older.

18.  I was waiting (-, for, to) the rain to stop.

19.  He never (be) to India, but he (be) in Pakistan last year.

20. Some people believe in (a, the, -) life after (a,  the, -) death.

Test 38

1. Shall I turn on the light? — No, you (mustn’t, needn’t). It is still light in the room.

2. He hoped that Tom (be) there in half an hour.

3.1 think that this coat (should, can, must) cost $ 100.

4. We just (hear) that your mother (not, be) very well. We’d like to go and see her.

5. You (know) where Bob is?

6.1 last (see) him a month ago, when he just (leave) his job with the film company.

7. My aunt lived on (a, the, -) ground floor of (a/an, the, -) old house near (a, the, -) River Thames.

8. He (take) for a Frenchman, his French was so good.

9. I’ve bought everything so you (mustn’t, can’t, needn’t) go shopping.

10. The Urals are not as (high) as the Alps.

11. Is that 703456? No, I’m afraid you (dial) the wrong number.

12. Why are you so angry (to, on, with) us?

13.  Many of the exhibits (damage) in the fire, and some totally (destroy) some years ago.

14.  I’m sorry I can’t help you now. I (prepare) for the test.

15.  There was such (a, the, -) long queue that we decided not to wait.

16. I’m sorry that the child (see) the accident yesterday. — I (not, think) it matters. He (forget) everything soon.

17. He said that his speech (be broadcast) tonight.

18. She (hire) a typewriter and she (learn) to type soon.

19.  I (plan) my future for the next ten years. — That’s very clever of you. What you (do) when you (leave) university? — I (not, decide) yet.

20.  I haven’t got (any, some) money. Can you lend me (any, some)?

Test 39

1. These two boys are (all, every, both) good swimmers.

2. A tram is not so (quick) as a bus. It is (slow) means of transport.

3. Ann’s eyes are not very good. She (has  to, must) wear glasses.

4. How long they (be) married? — For five years. They (be) students then.

5. I’m not going (somewhere, nowhere, anywhere) tonight.

6. You (pass) your driving test yet? — Yes, I (pass) it last year.

7.1 have (a, the, -) terrible cold and I’m staying in (a, the, -) bed today.

8. He began to speak (in, at, with) a low voice.

9. He earned (much, many) when he (work) as a computer programmer.

10.  The children usually (play) in the park after breakfast.

11. What your brother (do)? — He (read) a magazine.

12.  When you (visit) Minsk last?

13. If I (have) some time in the evening, I shall repair my bicycle.

14.  It’s 12 o’clock, so I (go) to bed now.

15.  Do you hear (anything, something)? — Yes, I (hear) soft music.

16.  Can you explain this word (with, to, by) me?

17.  Peter and Jane (argue): I (can, must, may) hear them from my room.

18.  I never (trust) him since he started working here.

19. I’m worried. Why they (arrive) yet?

20. They are very angry. They (try) to see you for the last two or three hours.

Test 40

1.1 (finish) it when I (be) at the office tomorrow. I (leave) now.

2. (A, the, -) coffee I bought last week is very good but very expensive.

3. English people are proud (of, for, at) their literature.

4. Hurry up! We don’t have (many, much, a little) time left. 5.1 think she is the nicest person I ever (meet).

6. Mary (clean) the windscreen when she noticed a crack in the glass.

7.1 couldn’t open the office door because it (lock) by someone.

8. I (not, think) you should apologize for not meeting him.

9. As soon as they (phone) me, I will contact you.

10. She is going to be (a, the, -) doctor. Her parents are (a, the, -) doctors too.

The clerk in the booking office asked if I (want) a single or return ticket.

12.  My grandmother said that she (be) surprised to see that grandfather’s clock (stop).

13.  I asked her if she (like) to borrow the book but she thanked me and said that she already (read) it and (not, like) it very much.

14. He said that if war (break) out he (have) to leave the country at once.

15. Most of Earth’s surface (cover) by water.

16.  The river was not so (shallow) as we expected, it was rather (deep).

17.  My mother goes to … church in … morning, and in … afternoon she visits her friends, (a, the, -)

18.  The house was full. We couldn’t get (in, into, on) it.

19. Would you like (something, anything) to eat?

20.  We (must, could, had to) not repair the car ourselves. We (must, could, had to) ask our neighbour to help us.

Test 41

1. While we (fish) someone came to the house and (leave) this note for us.

2. The exam just (begin) and the candidates (write) their names at the top of their papers.

3.1 lit the fire at 6.00 and it (burn) brightly when James (come) in at 7.00.

4. When I arrived the lecture (start) already and the professor (write) something on the blackboard.

5. He was very polite. Whenever his wife (enter) the room he (stand) up.

6. The pupil asked the teacher how that word (pronounce). 7.1 apologized (at, to, by, for) them (at, by, for) my mistake.

8. The manager (may, had to, is) not come to work today. He isn’t well.

9. He doesn’t have (much, a lot, many) work to do this afternoon.

10.  My sister is (economical) than me.

11.  I asked him what he (be) going to do with his old car.

12.  The policeman asked if any of us actually (see) the accident at the crossroads.

13. My friend asked if it (be) all right if she (come) a little later.

14.  I asked them where they (go) for their summer holidays the previous year.

15.  She asked if I (like) to go to the concerts but I answered that I (have) no spare time because I (have to) prepare for exams.

16.  Originally the book (write) in German and a few years ago it (translate) into English.

17.  There are plenty of hotels in the town. It (must, should, can) not be difficult to find somewhere to stay.

18.  He is not so (bad) as you think, but, perhaps he is (good) than me.

19.  Is this (a, an, the) first time you have been to (a, an, the, -) Crimea?

20.  The accident looked serious but fortunately (nobody, anybody) was injured.

Test 42

1. The director (not, allow) the actors to travel by air while they (work) on the film last time.

2. When I arrived at the meeting the first speaker just (finish) speaking and the audience (clap).

3.1 remember that while I (learn) to drive I (have) ten accidents.

4. Yesterday he (have) a bad fall while he (repair) the roof of his house.

5. The play (write) by a previously unknown author but now his name (know) in many countries of the world.

6.  «Your mother was (intelligent) and (little) naive than you,» my grandmother used to say.

7. On … Sundays I stay in … bed till ten o’clock, reading … Sunday papers, (a/an, the, -)

8. You … fool some of the people all the time, and all the people some of the time; but you … not fool all the people all the time, (can, must, may)

9. There was a long silence in the room.  Nobody said (something, nothing, anything).

10. I hope the weather will be nice (in, on, at) the weekend.

11. We (buy) a new flat not long ago and (move) in very soon.

12. If you (learn) another language you (get) a better job when you leave school.

13.  I am sure that I (recognize) him when we (meet) next summer.

14. I hope you (understand) everything when you (be) older.

15.  Nowadays many accidents (cause) by dangerous driving.

16. The play is (interesting) than the book.

17. Apples are not so (expensive) as oranges.

18.  When I pass my driving test I (can, might, will be able to) hire a car from our local garage.

19. She is seriously ill. She’s been in (a, the, -) hospital for three weeks. We are going to (a, an, the, -) hospital to see her.

20.  Don’t worry. I’ll look (at,  after,  of,  in) the children. There is nothing to be afraid (of, at, in).

Test 43

1. What you (think) of his last book? — I (like) it very much. It’s the most interesting book I ever (read).

2. When she (leave) school she cut her hair and (wear) it short ever since.

3. Mr. Blake is the bank manager. He (be) here for twenty-five years. He said he (be going) to retire soon.

4. We (miss) the bus. Now we (have) to walk home.

5. St Paul’s Cathedral (design) by Christopher Wren and thousands of people (attract) by its beauty even now.

6. If (anyone, someone) has (any, some) questions, I’ll be pleased to answer them.

7.1 bought my sister … book and … bottle of … perfume for her birthday but I don’t think she liked … perfume. (a/an, the, -)

8. The price of one of (those,   that) lemons is 25 pence. Those lemons are 25 pence (each, every).

9. These days everybody is aware … the danger… smoking (in, at, of).

10.  I think the government (must, has to, may) do more to help homeless people.

11. You (know) that lady who just (leave) the shop? She (be) a customer of yours?

12. You (see) my bag anywhere? I (look) for it for ages but I haven’t found it yet.

13. You are tired. You (drive) all day. Let me drive now.

14. That helicopter (fly) round the house for the last hour. You (think) it (take) photographs?

15.  When they got to the police station, they immediately (question) by a police officer.

16. We’ve just bought…  piano.  Can you play  …  piano? (a/an, the, —)

17.  (A/an, the, -) life is very difficult for (a, the) unemployed these days.

18.  We (must, have to, could) run all the way to the station because we were late for the train.

19.  What is (good) film you’ve ever seen?

20.  The Olympic games are held (each, every) four years.

Test 44

1. The radio (play) since 7 a.m. I have a headache and wish someone (turn) it off.

2. He (study) Russian for two years but he (not, learn) even the alphabet yet.

3. That house (be) empty for a year. But they (take) down the «For Sale» sign today, so I suppose someone (buy) it already.

4.1 (phone) you twice yesterday and (get) no answer.

5. The manager informed that the lunch break (reduce) from one hour to forty-five minutes from the following week.

6. My car broke down near … bus stop. There was … man waiting for … bus so I asked him for … advice, (a/an, the, -)

7. We have … flat on the top floor. We get … lovely view from there (a/an, the, -).

8. Does it cost (much, many) to repair a car nowadays?

9. We had a great holiday. It was one of (great) holidays we have ever had.

10.  The police were suspicious at first but we (could, were able to, must) convince them that we were innocent.

11. It (snow) for three days now. The roads (block) if it (not to stop) soon.

12.  He (sleep) since ten o’clock. It’s time he woke up. He (be) to be at college in ten minutes.

13.  I only (hear) from him twice since he (go) away.

14. Mark, why you (make) such a horrible noise? — I (lose) my key and I (try) to wake my mother but she (not, hear) anything.

15.  Peter (attract) by Ann and he asked her to have lunch with him.

16.  … man I met on the train told me … rather unusual story. (a/an, the, -)

17.  The hotel we stayed at was (cheap) than all the others in the town.

18. He is very good (in, at, of) repairing different things.

19. She tried to think of other things but she (could, might, had) not put that awful memory out of her mind.

20. There were (a  few,  a  little) letters this morning but (either, none) of them were for me.

Test 45

1.1 (meet) a friend while I (do) the shopping.

2. Jane (spend) every school holiday in Scotland.

3.1 usually (do) my homework when the TV programme (end).

4. How long you (know) your best friend?

5. All the grammar rules (explain) before the test (write) by the students.

6. All the salaries (pay) much later now. It’s something to do with the computer.

7. You  can  phone me  at  (any,   some) time during the evening. I’m always at home.

8. Everest is (high) mountain in the world. It is (high) than any other mountain.

9. He is a very famous singer. They say he is (famous) singer in this country.

10. He was … very tall man with … dark hair and … beard. (a/an, the, -)

11. We (stop) and (wait) until the train (pass).

12. They had to stay at the station for the night because they (miss) the last train.

13. The librarian (register) all the books yesterday that (come) into the library by the end of the week.

14.  My watch (keep) good time before I (drop) it.

15. These documents shouldn’t (leave) on the desk. They should (lock) up.

16. I (not, introduce) to her mother yet.

17. While we were working in the garden our door was opened … somebody … a key. (with, at, by)

18.  … interference with … nature often brings … disaster. (a/an, the, -)

19. It was an awful day. It was (bad) day in my life.

20.  I was invited to two parties last week but I didn’t go to (either, neither) of them.

Test 46

1. The committee (draft) the plan by tomorrow.

2. You already (see) the new Indian film? — Yes, I (manage) to see it yesterday. But to tell the truth I (not, like) to see Indian films.

3. The delegation (start) for London as soon as they (receive) their visas.

4.1 (not, think) I (be able) to call on them and say good-bye before I (go) abroad next week.

5. Why I (not, inform) of the change of our plan yesterday?

6. The tickets should (not, throw) away as inspectors may check them during the trip.

7. What’s (quick) way of getting from here to the station?

8.1 don’t like to go (to,  in,  for,  under) a walk (in,  for, under) the rain.

9. Everywhere … man has cut down … forests in order to cultivate … ground or to use wood as fuel or as … building material, (a/an, the, -)

10.  I asked two people the way to the station but (either, neither) of them could help me.

11.  Why do you always come to see me at (bad) possible moment?

12.  I spent (little) money than you but I spent (much) than my mother did.

13. The man (try) in court, he (find) guilty and (send) to prison.

14.  «Dictionaries may (not, use) at the exam», the teacher said.

15. If I (see) Tom tomorrow, I shall tell him everything.

16.  When are you going to finish this test? — I (finish) it already.

17.  When I arrived at the party, Tom (go) home already.

18. The children (swim) for half an hour when the storm began.

19.  If you go by (a/an,  the,  —) train you can have quite (a/an, the, -) comfortable journey.

20.  We … phone her up because her phone had broken, but fortunately we … leave a message for her. (can, couldn’t, was/were able to)

Test 47

1. Did you ask them when Ann (arrive)? -They know (nothing, anything) about it.

2. The teacher said that we would go (to, on, for) an excursion soon.

3. In Britain, children start school (in, at, of, on) the age (in, at, of, on) five.

4. She lives on … top floor of … old house. When … wind blows, all … windows rattle, (a, the, -)

5.  … family hotels are … hotels which welcome … parents and children, (a, the, -)

6.1 (be going) to take a short holiday when I (finish) this work.

7. As soon as you (decide) when you (leave), phone us and we (reserve) a flight for you.

8. If I (see) George tomorrow, I (tell) him to come and speak to you.

9.  … I stay here till 6 o’clock? — No, you … not. You … go home now if you’ve finished your work, (need, must, may)

10.  There were (few) people at this match than at the last one.

11.  Don’t forget to put the light out when you (go) to bed.

12.  He (walk) out of the door when the phone (ring).

13.  I’m sorry, Tom can’t come to the phone, he (have) a bath.

14.  My brother (fall) in love with an American and they (get) married last month.

15.  This street (sweep) every day, but it (not, sweep) last week.

16. If you go to a dentist with a private practice, you (had to, will have to, should) pay him quite a lot of money.

17.  One of (famous) places of interest in London is St. Paul’s Cathedral.

18. We travelled all night and arrived (in, at, to) Paris (in, at, to) 7 o’clock … the morning, (in, at, to)

19. He has lived in London (more, most) of his life.

20. Like many women she loves … tea parties and … gossip, (a, the, -)

Test 48

1. My mother is worried because she (not, hear) from my sister for a month.

2. When I woke up yesterday, it (rain).

3. By the time I left the house it (stop) raining.

4. How long you (study) English? — For 5 years.

5. At the age of five he … read but he … not write until the age of seven, (can, could, may)

6. Can you turn the light… please? I don’t want to sit… the dark, (in, into, on, off)

7. She spends most of her spare time talking (in, at, on) the phone.

8. No park in London is as (popular) as Hyde Park.

9. There was (little, few) traffic so the journey didn’t take very long.

10. Have you ever been to Spain? — Yes, I’ve been there (few, a few) times.

11. The children (should, could, have to) play in the yard till their mother gets home from work as they are afraid to be alone.

12.  What is (popular) sport in your country?

13.  The buses are very full. There are too many people … them, that’s why I prefer to travel … train or … air. (at, in, on, by)

14. What time did you get (in, at, to, for) work yesterday?

15.  I’ll pay one hundred (a, the, -) week. It’s not (a/an, the, -) enormous salary but after all you are (a, the, -) completely unskilled man.

16. The weather has been very dry recently. We need (much, many) rain for the crop to grow.

17. Who (invent) radio? — It (invent) by Popov.

18. There weren’t any other questions, … there?

19.  These beautiful flowers (present) to her by her friends.

20. The doctor (send) for already.

Test 49

1. I’m sorry to say but we (be) not satisfied with the quality of your work you (do) today.

2. She (have  to, can,  must,  may) work hard to pass her exams successfully.

3. If you (go) to St. Petersburg by train next time, it (take) you six hours.

4. When I bought the tickets for the train I (find) out that the train (be) 20 minutes late.

5. (Most,  many) of the town is modern. There are (few, much) old buildings there.

6. What happened (with, to, by) that old watch which you used to have?

7. If we get there early we (could, had to, may) get good seats.

8. Now her hair isn’t as (long) as it used to be.

9. Spring is a very busy time. It is (busy) time in the year.

10. Would you like to listen to (a, the, -) story about (a/an, the, -) Englishman, (a/an, the, -) Irishman, (a, the, -) Scotsman? — No, I’ve heard (a,   the, -) stories about (a/an, the,-) Englishmen, (a/an, the, -) Irishmen and (a, the, -) Scotsmen before and they are all (a, the, -) same.

11.  That was (boring) film I’ve ever seen.

12. There wasn’t so (much) snow in the fields as in the forests.

13. She felt ill and (should, can, have to) leave early.

14.  If you walk … the end … the street you’ll see a small shop … the corner, (of, at, to, in)

15.  It can be dangerous when children play (on, in, at) the street.

16. I (know) him for two years.

17.  The students (pass) the exams by the end of next month.

18. He (live) in Minsk for ten years already.

19. You ever (read) any English books in the original?

20. The room (clean) when we arrived.

Test 50

1. He (can, will be able to, must) read books in German when he has finished this course.

2. She (can, may, must) be very charming if she wants to be.

3. You (mustn’t, needn’t, have to) come if you don’t want to.

4. He has got (much, many) financial problems.

5. She is very busy today. She has (few, little) free time.

6. The weather in November is not so (cold) as in December but it’s (cold) than in October.

7. The (long) is the night, the (short) is the day.

8. My car (repair) in the garage. It (be) ready in three hours.

9. Oh! He (have) a shave! He (look) strange without a beard.

10.  I (do) military service for eighteen months. This is my last month.

11.  No sooner I (leave) the office (than, then, that) the telephone rang. I hope there was (somebody, anybody, nobody) there to answer the call.

12. You don’t work hard. If you (work) harder, you (pass) your examinations successfully.

13.  If it (be) not so windy tomorrow, we (not, have) any trouble in putting the tent up.

14.  The population of the world (grow) from 35 million in 1950 (to, at, by) 42 million today.

15.  My brother (play) hockey for five years already. He (play) for the national team in ten matches.

16. You (like) these pears? — It’s the first time I (eat) such delicious pears.

17.  We (own) the car for a year before it (steal). The car (not, find) yet.

18. After he (come) out of (the, a — ) hospital, he will need complete rest for (other, another, the other) two or three months.

19.  (How, what) is your dog called? — Tim. It’s (beautiful) pet I ever (have).

20.  When the new road (build), I (be able to, have to, can) drive to work in under half an hour. Now I (can, have to, may) spend much (a lot, more, the most) time.

Test 51

1. He comes (out of, from, off, of) a good family.

2. He went to school (at, at the, by the, in the) age of 7.

3. What do you do? —

a)  I’m a typist.                      c) I typed letters.

b) I’m typing a letter.           d) I’ll type it.

4. When did you (make, do, take) that photo?

5. Where (be) my trousers? — (It, they) (be ) in the wardrobe.

6. The train is standing (on, on the, in the, at) platform 6.

7. You (take, make) an appointment with the manager of the firm already?

8. Is there any milk in the glass? — Not (much, some, many).

9. This is (bad) car we have ever had.

10.  Hello, can I speak to Mr. Lee? —

a)  I’m speaking.     c) Speaking.

b) He is speaking,   d) I am.

11. The porter said he (take ) the luggage upstairs.

12. Shall I go? — What did he ask?- He asked if he (go).

13. The more you learn (little) you forget.

14. When the telephone rang I (write) a letter. I (finish) writing it before you came.

15. He (switch) off the lights before he went out.

16. You (go) to the station when I saw you this morning?

17. I went to England because I wanted to learn (a, the, -) English language properly.

18. When he (come) again? — (not, worry). He (come back) in a month.

19. A new school (build) near your house already? — Oh, no. It still (build).

20. It (rain) hard when I (wake) up yesterday.

Test 52

1. Bad news (not, make) people happy.

2. Mathematics (be) an exact science.

3. This coat costs four (hundred, hundreds) dollars.

4. Will you have (some, any) lemonade? 5.1 don’t drink (many, much) coffee.

6. «You may take (any, some) toy you like», mother said to her boy.

7. Have you read (something, anything) by Shakespeare?

8. Something is wrong with my umbrella. May I take (your, yours)?

9. Don’t cross the street, stop (at, by, in) the traffic lights.

10. You must listen (to,  in,  over) this song again. You’ll love it. I assure you.

11. Have you ever been (in, to, at) England?

12. I’m sorry. I (not, agree) with you.

13.  You (listen) to the radio at the moment? — No, I’m busy with mathematics.

14.  When I saw them, they (play) football.

15. When the old lady returned to her flat she saw at once that thieves (break) in during her absence.

16.  Did you phone Ruth? Oh no, I forgot. I (phone) her in an hour.

17.  I (study) English for the last six months, but I can’t speak it yet.

18. A new stadium (build) in my native town when I was there last time.

19.  If my mother (give) me (the, a, -) necessary sum of money, I’ll buy this new dictionary.

20.  You (can,   must,   may) trust me, otherwise I (not,  be able) to help you.

Test 53

1. You (aren’t, couldn’t,  needn’t) to leave hospital as you (not, recover) yet.

2. I (come) just and I (try) to understand what (go on).

3. She didn’t know if her parents (come) the next day.

4. She was lucky (recognize) by the broad public.

5. Jenny’s late. She (should, is to, might) have forgotten about the party.

6. He was … only person who could speak … German with … Germans and … Austrians. (a, the, -)

7. They are going to get punished one way or (other, the other, another).

8. He’s always … a bad temper … breakfast, (in, on, at)

9. Things went from (bad) to (bad).  There was no way (from, out of, in) the situation.

10.  How do you go to school? — It depends … weather. … sunny days I go … foot, (on, in, by)

11.  Why you (leave) tonight? We (not, do) much yet.

12. As soon as I (have) a good look at the documents, I (send) them back to you. It won’t be long.

13.  You (not, get ready) for the exam unless you (revise) all the rules.

14.  Didn’t you know that his lectures always (listen) to with real interest?

15.  When I go to Paris I (may, can, must) be staying with Richard, but I am not sure yet.

16.  I earn $2 … hour as … shop-assistant on … Sundays, (a, an, the)

17. Go and ask him for (no, some, any) paper. I haven’t (no, some, any) in my desk.

18. There was … accident at … crossroads at … midnight … last night, (a, an, the, -)

19.  (In, at, for) first she was not allowed to marry James, but later her parents had to give (in, on, at).

20.  Every year more and more people go … abroad … holiday. (on, to, at, — )

Test 54

1.  … your parents (know) now that you lived in another city that year while your house (repair)?

2. By the time you (get back) Harry (leave). You (should, have, may) hurry up if you want to meet him.

3. It’s very stuffy in here! I think I (faint). (Would, could, will) you mind opening the window?

4. The students (ask) for three hours already at the exam. The results (announce) by 7 o’clock.

5. We (needn’t, aren’t, haven’t) go into details now, as we have agreed (on, with, at) the general principles.

6. Will you have (any,   some,   much) more coffee? You (have) only one cup.

7.1 couldn’t offer him a room …my flat because … that time my sister was staying with us. (at, in, on, —)

8. You must take (a, an, the, -) bus to get to (a, an, the, -) National Library.

9. He’s a much (reliable) person than Caroline. You can always count (at, on, for) him.

10. It’s easy to get (with, for, on) with my father. He never loses his (temper, mood).

11. I couldn’t even realize how long you (work) for that company.

12. Stop asking (such, so) silly questions! I (may not, can’t, might not) concentrate (in, on, to) the problem.

13.  Please, let me know the moment you (hear) (not, some, any) news from them.

14. A number of cars (park) in the yard every day.

15. She (is to, has to, must) drink two cups of coffee in the morning before she (feel) really awake.

16.  Have you seen … new «Othello» at … National Theatre? (a/an, the, -)

17.  I invited all of them but (nobody, none, no) have come.

18.  Is (their,  there) (something,  nothing, anything) in the world (bad) than betrayal?

19.  I am not good (in, of, at) playing … guitar. Playing … football is quite another thing! (a/an, the, —)

20.  My friends and I have the same tastes (in, at, on) music but I can’t get used (with, to, -) new pop songs.

Test 55

1.1 was said that I (get soaked) if I (not, take) my umbrella.

2. Jane (get) a new job not long ago, but she (complain) about it ever since.

3. Listen! Somebody (knock). It (be) Jim at the door.

4. The issue still (discuss) when I (inform) that the decision (not, take) yet.

5.1 doubt if he (be able to, can, must) work soon. His injuries are so severe.

6. Susan has … degree in … Literature from … University of London.(a, the, -)

7.  … was said but … was done, (many, lot, much, little) I’d like to see it vice versa.

8. The person who is sitting next (for, to, from) you is (a, the, -) famous pianist.

9. He is always in (a, the, -) hurry. He drives (at, with, in) (a, an, the, -) enormous speed.

10.  Do you prefer hiking (for, of, to) travelling (by, in, at) your car?

11. When you (feel) thirsty later, room service (bring) you whatever you (order).

12.  The police officer asked me what I (do) at the time when the accident (take) place.

13.  I (work) for the last two hours and I (not, have) a rest for a single minute.

14.  The headmaster asked what we (do) since he (give) us the task.

15.  Business letters (are to, may, should) be brief and to the point.

16. James bought … Levitan I was telling you about … last week, (a, an, the, -)

17. There isn’t (many, much, a lot of) harm in it. I advise you to get (much) information about it.

18.  … rich live in one of … suburbs of … city in their beautiful villas, (a, an, the, -)

19.  (In, for, to) my mind, it was kind (of, from, to) you to help us.

20.  I am not satisfied (for, with, about) the results of my paper (on, in, of) history.

Test 56

I. Harry (leave) London rather suddenly and we (not, hear) from him since that time.

2.1 (not, convince) the inspector that I (lose) my ticket only some moments before.

3. By the end of next week we (decide) what to do.

4.1 couldn’t say that at that time I (count) on him in all difficult situations.

5. If you see the sign «No smoking» it (mean) that you (can’t, shouldn’t, mustn’t) smoke.

6. This is … last time I do you … favour for … while, (a, an, the, -)

7. (Nobody, anyone, none) of the new employees have been able to pass the test.

8. (In, at, for) the daytime the streets are crowded but (in, for, at) night they are quite deserted.

9. (A, the, -) more he read for the exam, (a, the, -) better it was for him.

10. She’s been married (for, with, to) John (for, since, at) 12 years. They can be seen together everywhere: … the parties, … holiday, … work, (for, at, on)

II. Whatever (happen), I (meet) you here in a week. I (wear) a long brown coat.

12.  «I (do) it after all», exclaimed the winner. «I (work) (to, for, in) my victory all (these, that, this) years».

13.  The trouble with you is that you constantly (complain).

14. James will always help his friends if they (ask).

15. You (don’t have to, may not, aren’t to) whisper. Nobody (can, can’t, shouldn’t) hear our conversation.

16. At… end of … busy day, … sleep is … best remedy, (a, an, the, -)

17.  Of all of the girls he phoned (nobody, anyone, none) were at home.

18.  I haven’t seen him (ago, long, for ages).

19.  … most of her stories about … French are funny. She (treat) these people with … humour, (a, the, -)

20. You (should, can, may) hurry if you want to catch (the, a, -) 7 o’clock train (in, to, out) Bristol.

Test 57

1. William kept (for, at, -) looking at her, wondering where he (see) her before.

2. At the moment you (come) tomorrow morning, I (cook) breakfast for you.

3. Where you (come) from? — I am from Spain. I (leave) my country not long ago.

4.1 (complete) my research in two days’ time. I (work) at it for six months already.

5. The Browns (were to, had to, must) have won the lottery — they’ve bought another new car!

6.  … summer I spent in … Netherlands is one of … best in my life, (the, a, -)

7.1 am sure they will succeed in the aim they put before (them, theirs, themselves).

8. Your brother is (so, such) a good man, much (good) than I thought.

9. Who looks (through, after, of) your children (during, for, at) your absence?

10.  May I speak (for, to, at) Mr. Brown? — No, he is (away, out) (for, to, on) business, he won’t come back (till, as soon as, at) Monday.

11.  I always sleep (through, by, to) the alarm clock. My Mam (has, can, should) to wake me every morning.

12. We were promised to be promoted if we (work) as well as we (do) before.

13. Could you believe that his friends (not, tell) him about their intentions some days before?

14.  I was sure the work (do) by the time 1 (come) back. I returned a bit earlier to check it out.

15. The Manager stated that my work (improve) recently and I (work) hard.

16.  It’s … long time since I met such… lovely person like you. (a, the, -)

17. The book was so interesting that I could not tear (my, myself, me) from it.

18. Just after college I (had to, could, might) accept any job offer. My life seemed (hopeless, hopelessly).

19.  Pass (a, the, -) salt (for, to, at) Father, Jane, and pass (for, to, at, -) me (a, the, -) pepper, please.

20. Who will be looking (out, after, on) your pets while you are (on, at, for) holiday?

Test 58

1. What time (leave) the ship for Liverpool?

2. He asked me what I (think) of his car he just (buy).

3. It (rumour) lately that the manager (be ill) for a fortnight already.

4. Nobody knew exactly when the gunpowder (invent).

5.1 am (under, in, with) such a great impression of the film.

You (can, ought, must) go and see it. It’s really fantastic. 6. «Well, in … end I think I’ll take these leather gloves»,

said … customer, (a, the, -) 7.1 don’t like team work, so I prefer working by (my, me,


8. «Say … and do …», my father used to say. (many, much, few, little)

9. On … Sundays I like to stay at… home and work in … garden, (a, the, -)

10. I don’t like standing (in, at, by) queues waiting (in, for, at) my turn to pay (for, to, with) my purchases.

11. When   my  sister  (return)  home,   she  (see)   at  once — that somebody (bring) her a bouquet of flowers for her


12.  Before we (get acquainted) last year, I (hear) (much, a lot of, a few) about you.

13. Jane, I am so glad you (get) to my place at last. I (wait) for you all day.

14.  … you ever (tell) such terrifying stories?

15.  It’s a pity but (something, anything, nothing) (may, has, can) be done to improve the situation.

16. We spent … pleasant evening having … drink at … Irish Pub. (a, an, the, -)

17. The case was too heavy for … to lift it on … own. (my, me, mine)

18.  I am fond of James Brown’s (last,  latest) book. I am looking forward to the continuation of the story.

19. Though my younger brother is interested … chess, he’s not good … it. (at, in, for, of).

20.  The train leaves … Bristol … 10 minutes later, (for, out, from)

Test 59

1. I (work) late for the last fortnight. That’s why I am so tired that I (can’t,  may,  might) think of (something, anything, nothing) but the rest.

2. She (tell) you yesterday since when she (be) out of work?

3. Peter couldn’t understand what (be decided) because too many people (talk) at once.

4. My flat (redecorate) now and I (live) at my parents’.

5. They (be to, must, have to) meet me at the airport but I didn’t see anybody.

6.  … new campaign against … drugs is directed at … teenagers.(a, the, -)

7. She hates being in the house by (hers, herself, her). She is afraid to be alone.

8. Do you know … man speaking with … manager? (a, the, -)

9. (In, on, for) my way home I like to have a chat (for, of, with) my friends.

10. I hate getting … early … Sunday mornings, (at, -, on, in, up).

11.  I (be asked) when my guests (come) the next day.

12. The professor told us that we (not, prepare) for the exam until we (revise) all the material.

13.  I have to be back at 5.00, so I (leave).

14.  I couldn’t even guess what (discuss) at the moment of my arrival.

15.  I was asked if my parents (be) out of … town … previous week, (a, an, the, -)

16. Mary spent … year and … half working with … disabled, (a, an, the, -)

17.  … you (decide) on … list of … guests yet? (a, an, the, -)

18.  (In, at, for) first I found the work very boring, but in some weeks I got used (at, to, of) it.

19.  My salary (double) and now I can spend much (many, more, most) money (for, at, on) books.

20.  I don’t like to stay here anymore. I am leaving (for, to, in) New York (in, at, for) the afternoon.

Test 60

1.  … (not, disappoint) me! I (count) on you just now.

2. The newspapers reported the working conditions (aggravate) constantly then.

3. As I (buy) some new pictures, I thought my room (look) better after I put them on the walls.

4. The post officials regretted to say that my letter (lose).

5. She was running a high temperature and I (must, had to, can) put her to bed at once.

6. Jeremy became (a, the, -) teacher with (a, the, -) best exam results (among, between, in) her schoolmates.

7. When Joseph began speaking (a, an, the, -) Japanese, she looked (at, on, for) him (in, of, at) amazement.

8. Do you go to (a, an, the, -) school … foot or … bus? — It depends … weather, (on, at, by, in)

9. He seems to know everything. He can answer (some, no, any) question on the subject.

10. John apologized (for, before, to) us (at, from, for) his words.

11.  … you (be told) already when your relatives (come) next week?

12. She has asked the clerk if all the trains (arrive) (on, in, at) time here.

13.  I (not, feel) like visiting my relatives this year, so I (not, go).

14.  It was announced that a new office block (construct) then.

15.  Did you know that you (were to, had, must) prepare a report for the conference?

16.  I couldn’t pay for … meal as I had left … wallet at … home, (a, an, the, -)

17. At the exhibition you will see (all, something, anything) you haven’t met in your life yet.

18.  «(At, on, in) accordance (with, to, from) the wishes of my people», the director said, «I am retiring from the company».

19. My son has … very good German teacher, who knows … language perfectly, (a, an, the, -)

20. My point of view is similar (with, to, and) yours, but different (out, with, from) Jenny’s.

Progress Test 61 (27-60)

1.1 had no idea what (happen) the next day.

2. He was lucky to tell us that he (recover) then.

3. In a week’s time I (relax) somewhere far from here.

4. The salary (rise, raise) the previous week. We (wait) for it since Christmas.

5. Van Houten, (which, who, that) was Dutch, was the first person to extract (a, the, -) chocolate from (a, the, —)


6.  … most people think Christian is … best racing driver in … world, (a/an, the, -)

7. He left without saying … to … . (something, anything, somebody, anybody)

8. You look upset. Are you … some sort … trouble? — Yes, … a way, I am … dept. (of, in, at, on)

9. Has … postman come yet? I am expecting … letter from my father, (a, an, the, -)

10. Who is responsible in your company (for, at, on) taking the most serious decisions (during, in, on) the talks?

11. Since I (decide) to get a new job I (worry) whether the decision I (take) was the right one.

12.  My neighbours (make) so (much, many, a lot) noise at late hours!

13.  … was heard of the book but only … could read it. (little, much, a few, a lot of)

14.  Nothing (hear) from Pauline since her car (steal).

15.  (Can,  should,  may) you be quiet? Some of us (try) to work (on, for, in) the report.

16.  She was … first woman to be elected to … Parliament, (a, an, the, -)

17.  If … delays you, please, let me know, (anything, something, anywhere)

18. If (some, any, no) questions are asked, it means that (all, every, nobody) of you have understood the topic.

19. Who is … man in … black suit, sitting at… head of … table? (a, an, the, -)

20. They arrived (at, to, in) London (for, on, while) business.

21.  … (not, tell) her about it until she (ask) you.

22. No wonder, you (not,  become) slimmer yet. You (eat) sweets all days long.

23. We (not,  know) what (happen) to the ship they (sail). Now we (know) the truth.

24.  I remember the days when no decision (make) until all the employees (interview).

25. The weather here (is,  can, ought  to) be awful at this time of the year.

26. I didn’t like … person sitting … next to me in … class, (a, an, the, -)

27. There isn’t (many, much, few) space in the room. It’s stuffed with furniture.

28. If you go to … end of … street and turn left, you’ll see one of … architectural masterpieces — … St. Paul’s Cathedral, (a, an, the, -)

29. Actions speak (loud) than words.

30. We are angry (with,  for,  on) our neighbours (at,  for, with) their making so much noise every evening.

31. He is 17 and (leave) school soon. He (be) here for 11 years.

32. The director (tell) me that they (have) a vacancy for a secretary now.

33. I (think) about you all the time since we (part).

34. When I came, the boxes (not, pack) yet. I made everyone (to hurry, hurry) up.

35. He couldn’t tell (nobody, anybody, somebody) since when he (know) Jack.

36. There was … ancient building at … end of … street, (a, an, the, -)

37. I am afraid I have not … news to convey but there are … things I’d like to add. (much, a little, a few)

38. We arrived … London … a bright summer morning, (at, on, in, for)

39.  Never speak ill of (a, an, the, -) dead.

40.  What were Mike’s reasons (in, for, of) giving (out, from, up) his job?

41.  Read the text and do the exercises given below.

A Great Composer

George Frederic Handel was born in Germany in 1684. His father wanted him to be a lawyer and discouraged the boy from studying music in any way. He, in fact, forbade his son to touch any musical instrument whatever. But young George was not one to accept defeat so easily. Being a boy of resourceful mind he smuggled a small clavichord into the garret where he used to amuse himself while the family was asleep.

Once the duke while going into the church was surprised at hearing someone playing so well on the organ. What was his amazement when he found in the organ-loft … a child of seven. It was Handel. After that the duke persuaded the boy’s father to place his son under the organist as a pupil. When George was fourteen he far excelled his teacher. It took him a few more years to surpass many outstanding masters in composition as well.

First Handel went to Italy where he spent six years living in such towns as Florence, Venice and Rome. While in Florence he produced his opera «Rodrigo». His fame kept steadily spreading and the English nobility did their best to induce him to come to London. After a very warm reception which touched him deeply he decided to make England his permanent residence.

Shortly before his death a great misfortune befell him. He was afflicted with total blindness. But disease failed to break Handel’s spirit and he continued to perform in public. Like many other great people, Handel was buried in Westminster Abbey.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1. George Frederic Handel was an Englishman. □

2. Handel’s father encouraged his son in studying music. □

3. Handel had lived in many countries, but he had never visited England. D

4. In spite of his blindness the composer continued to perform in public. □

5. Handel was buried in Germany. □

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1. When and where was Handel born?

2. Handel’s father didn’t encourage his son’s studying music, did he?

3. Who persuaded Handel’s father to give music education to the boy?

4. In what foreign countries did Handel live when he became famous?

5. Why did the English nobility do their best to induce him to come to London?

6. What misfortune befell Handel shortly before his death?

c) Ask five questions on the text.

42. Make up your sentences using the following words and word combinations on  the  topic  The Republic of Belarus.

1. at the crossroads                6. official languages

2. the arena of many wars       7. heavy and light industry

3. suffer                                  8. population

4. fight (against, for)             9. proclaim sovereignty

5. produce, grow

Level 2

Test 62

Use the proper form:

1.  Bill works here, … ? — Yes, he (work) here for five years already.

2. You (see) this film? — Oh, no. I (see) it by the end of the week.

3.  Where you {make, do) the report today? — At the (student’s, students’) conference.

4.  (All time, every time, still, yet) I see her, she (look) different.

5.  Your boss will be angry (at, about, with, on) you if you (be) late for the office again.

6. You (may, might, can, must) not let him talk to you like that.

7. How are you? — I am (nice, fine, good, right). Thank you.

8.  He (speaks,   tells,   talks,   says) he studies at Moscow University.

9.  My watch (stop) so I didn’t know the right (time, hour, o’clock, moment).

10.  She is clever (also, too, either, enough) to do this work (herself, hers, himself).

11.  Does Mike sometimes (come, go, arrive,  visit) to your place?

12.1 don’t want (anything, something, nothing) to eat. (Will, shall, should) you give me two (coffee, coffees), please?

13. If I (see) John tomorrow, I will tell him (a, the, -) truth.

14.  When are you going to finish this test? — I (finish) it already.

15. When I arrived at the party, Tom (go) home already, but some guests still (dance).

16.  The children (swim) for half an hour when the storm began.

17.  Could you ask when Ann (arrive)? — O.K., but I know that she (not, arrive) yet.

18.  There weren’t any other questions to him, …? — Oh, he (ask) a lot of questions by his colleagues.

19. The doctor just (sent) for. Before he (come), I (not, take) any medicine.

20.  Scaryna Avenue is the (beautiful) street in Minsk. It is much (wide) than many (other, another, others) streets in the city,

21. She speaks English (good) than I do, but she (not, know) German at all.

22.  Yesterday I (must) to get up at 6 o’clock. I (be to) be at work at 7 a.m.

23. Tom asked me, «How did you spend your weekend?» (in Reported Speech)

24.  I asked them, «Did you see the film ‘Gone with the Wind’?» (in Reported Speech)

25. In our country (the, a, -) children go to school on (a, the, -) 1st of September.

26. Chocolate first (come) from … Central America where (a, the) Aztecs (live).

27. Do you like (a, the, -) black coffee? — No, I prefer to have (a, the, -) tea.

28.We (arrive) in England in the middle of July. We (tell) that England (shroud) in fog all year round. We (be) quite surprised to find that it merely (rain) from early morning till late evening every day. So we (had to, could, might) carry our umbrellas everywhere.

29.The documents (sign) by the president of the company? -Yes, they (lie) on the table. You (may, must, could) take them.

30. All these business letters (answer) by 10 o’clock tomorrow morning. I (must, can, may) remember to post them.

31.  Everybody is busy as the welcoming party (prepare) in honour of the distinguished visitors. They (be to, have, can) arrive in an hour.

32. A new metro line (construct) in our city now. One of its stations (build) in our street soon.

33. If Paul (not, be) at home, we (leave) a message for him.

34.  When we arrive, the concert already (begin). We (had, may, will have to) take a taxi not to be late.

35. Tom is upset because he (not, pass) his exams.

36.- Look! Somebody (try) to open the door of your car. — Oh! I (not, see) anybody.

37. Can you help me, please? I (look) for my glasses. I (lose) them somewhere.

38.  Many experiments (hold) in our laboratory this month. The results (publish) soon.

39. The students (examine) now. They (examine) since morning.

40.  The secretary said that the manager (come) already. He (work) in his study.

41.  I   asked   a   policeman   how   I   (can)   get   to   London University. I (show) the way there.

42. We (must, could, need) not hurry. We have enough time left.

43.1 (mustn’t, may not, not to be able to) translate this article tomorrow. So I (do) it now.

44. Don’t worry. The situation isn’t so hopeless. It could be much (hopeless).

Respond to the following:

45. How’s life?                              a) I’m sorry to hear it.

46. Give me a pen, please.            b) The same to you.

47. It was a pleasure to talk to you.        c) Fine. Thanks.

48. My mother is ill.                      d) Nothing to boast of.

49. How are you getting on?        e) The pleasure was mine.

50. A happy weekend to you.           f) Here you are.

Test 63

Supply the correct form:

1. It’s a very boring novel. I (read) it for two weeks, though I usually (read) books very quickly.

2.  We (arrive) at the theatre about 7 o’clock. Ten minutes later we (sit) in the stalls and (watch) the performance.

3.  We knew that the 2 o’clock train (start) already and (decide) to go by bus.

4. If she (go) on holiday on Monday, she (have to) go shopping tomorrow.

5. Where (be) your sister? — She (translate) an English text in her room. She (translate) it since 10 o’clock but she (not, finish) her work yet.

6.  We (celebrate ) Victory Day on the 9th of May since the end of World War II.

7.  The nearest way to the station (show) to them an hour ago, but they (not, arrive) yet.

8.  The patient (operate) in two days by a well-known surgeon.

9. The examinations (pass) by the end of January and now the students are (on, in, at) holidays.

10. It must (do) it at once. We have (not, no, neither) time to waste.

11.  Passengers …. come to the airport an hour before the take-off time.

12.  … I check in for the flight to Moscow here?

13.   …   I  have  your ticket and  passport, please? — Here (you are, are you).

14. Usually we go to the South by plane but tomorrow we … go there by train as we didn’t make a reservation for the flight.

15.  I think they … (see) all the sights of London by the end of their stay there.

16. The train … to arrive in London at 10. ( can, must, may, to have to, to be to, to be able to)

17. Are there (good) stores in the new districts than in the center of Minsk?

18. Is a cheap thing always (bad) than an expensive one?

19. This exercise is as (difficult) as the previous one.

20. In some parts of the country prices are (low) than in others.

21. His illness is much (serious) than we thought at first.

22. The (little) I get bad information the (good) I feel myself.

23. While my mother (cook) dinner, I will be laying the table.

24. What platform does your train start from? — … Platform 3. (a/an, the, -)

25.  My sister works as  …  economist at … big company. (a/an, the)

26.1 ‘d like to speak to … manager, please, (a, the, —)

27. Do you know … Browns? They are … very nice couple, (a, the, -)

28.  Her hair (is, are) long and thick, but she wants to have (it, them) cut.

29. Where (be) my glasses. I can’t find (them, it).

30.  There (are,  is) a book and a lot of newspapers on the table.

31. How much money do (this, these) clothes (cost)? (They, it) (be) rather expensive.

32. Will you ask Ann if she (take part) in the excursion next Sunday?

33. The phone (ring). Can you answer it?

34.  If he (pass) the entrance examinations successfully, he (be) a student of Belarusian State University soon.

35. The postman usually (come) at 8 in the morning. It’s half past 8 now, but he (not, come) yet.

36. Linda (be) very busy when we (come) to see her yesterday. She(wash) up.

37.  I’m too tired to walk. I think I (take) a taxi. I’ll phone you when I (be) at home.

38.  We (walk) along the forest road when it began raining. We had to walk (in, under, through) the rain.

39.  Before I came to the office the manager already (sign) the documents.

40. Some TV serials like «The Land of Love» (make) especially for housewives.

41.  I hoped that  my article  (publish)  soon,  but it (not, appeare) in the newspaper yet.

42.  St. Petersburg (found) by Peter I in 1703. It’s one of (beautiful) cities in the world.

43.  She wanted to know where I (live) before finishing school.

44.  Mary told me she (not, go) home the next day until she (finish) her work.

45. Kate said that she (love) children very much, that’s why she (want) to be a teacher.

46. Yesterday I (can, could, may) not finish my work because I (be) very tired.

47.  The policeman told the driver that he (must, to be to, could) drive more carefully.

Use the Reported Speech:

48.  I asked my friend, «Did you fill in an entry form when you went abroad?»

49.  He answered, » I had only my personal things when I travelled to England.»

50. I’d like you to answer my question, «Why is it necessary to go through passport control and through the customs when you arrive in a foreign country?»

Test 64

Use the proper form:

1.  He (buy) a new house last year, but he (not, sell) his old house yet, so at the moment he (have) two houses.

2.  Tom and Jack (work) in different offices but they often (go) to work on the same train.

3.1 can’t find my glasses. — You (leave) them in the car yesterday. I just (put) them back into your drawer.

4.  I already (pick) ten pounds of strawberries! I (grow) strawberries for ten years.

5. We arrive in England in the middle of July. We (be told) that England (be) surrounded in fog all year round, so we (be) surprised that the sun (shine) brightly that day.

6. The documents (sign) by the president of the company by 9 o’clock tomorrow.

7. This book (not, translate) into Russian yet.

8. A new railway line (construct) across the desert now.

9.  A new Metro line (build) in our city by the end of next year.

10. Many goods (export) from China to different countries of the world.

11. The article (not, translate) yet? — Oh, it (translate) by 2 o’clock yesterday.

12. You (must, could, may) come to my place whenever you like.

13. We (may, to be to, can) meet at 2, but she didn’t come.

14. This is (difficult) problem I ever (have).

15. I’m afraid I can’t do it (good) than you.

16. The 22nd of June is (long) day in a year and what day is (short)?

17. The (much) I read the (much) I know. But why do I forget so (many, much, few)?

18.   England  is  (densely)  (populate)  than  Scotland  and Wales. It’s one of (densely) (populate) parts of Great Britain.

19.  … weather is fine today, but I don’t like … hot weather. (a/an, the, -)

20. …People cannot live without … water and …air,  …? (a/an, the, -)

21. He works as … engineer at … big plant, (a/an, the, -)

22. His composition is much (interesting) than (your, yours) or (my, mine).

23.  Have you got (some, any) money on you? — Not (many, much).

24.  Were (many, much) questions left unanswered? – Only (few, a few).

25.  (Some,  any,   no) doctor can tell you that smoking is harmful for your health.

26. Will you have (some, any, no) tea? — No, thanks. I’d prefer two (ice-cream).

27.  He shook hands and had a few minutes talk with (each, everybody) of us.

28.1 (lose) my fountain-pen. I must buy (other, another, the other) one.

29.  This company (sell) television equipment and (other, others, another) goods.

30.  There were two students in the classroom. One of them was reading a book, (other, another, the other) was writing (something, anything).

31. You … come and see us sometimes.

32.  You … read the whole book but you … read the first four chapters.

33.  …you often…to stay at the University after classes last year?-Yes, we…

34.  Excuse me, … you tell me the shortest way to the station?

35.  He is very upset. I think you … apologize.

36.  The students … smoke in the study rooms and the corridors.

37.  I don’t think people … get married until they are 21.

38.  It … rain, so I’ll take my umbrella (though I’m not sure in it at all).

39.1 … have my hair cut.

40. You … use my dictionary for the test if you want. (2 verbs)

41.  We … start yesterday (this  was  the plan); but the flight (cancel) because of the fog, so we are still here, as you see. (must (not), can (not,) may (might), be able to, be to, needn’t, have to, could, should)

Use Passive Constructions:

42.  People will talk much about the successful debut of the young actress.

43. You should send the sick man to hospital.

44. Why did they laugh at him?

45. You can always rely on her.

46.  The lecturer advised the students to read some rare books on this problem.

Change into Reported Speech:

47. «I’ve bought two tickets for the performance».

48. He told me, «Take a taxi not to be late».

49. She asked, «Are you discussing my proposals now?»

50. The students asked the lecturer, «When did you publish your first translation of this book?»

Test 65

Use the proper form:

1.  Money (is, are) not everything in my life, but it’s difficult to live without (it, them).

2.  Where (is, are) my glasses? Can you help me to find (it, them)?

3.1 want neither your (advices, advice, an advice) nor help in this matter.

4.  Her hair (is, are) long and thick, but she wants to have (it, them) cut.

5.  Please, don’t make much noise. The students (write) a test.

6.  In summer John usually (play) tennis once or twice a week.

7.1 (work) in the library when it began raining.

8. Jane can’t find her key. Perhaps she (lose) it.

9.  Yesterday we (prepare) for the examination for 4 hours before you came.

10. It’s a secret between us. I promise that I (not, tell) anybody about it.

11- Last week I (go) to the cinema but the film I (see) was not interesting and I (not, enjoy) it.

12. In the USA elections for the President (hold) every four years.

13. He hoped that the documents (sign) soon.

14. We (invite) to the party some days ago.

15. Bill said that he (be) going to find a new job.

16. My friend said that he (want) to go on holiday to the Lake District and he already (buy) a new rod for fishing.

17.  My mother asked me how many guests I (invite) already for our celebration.

18. There was great applause (at, in, on) the end of the concert.

19.  Go straight ahead and turn left (in, by, at) the traffic lights.

20.  You’ll find the TV program (on, at, in) page 5 of the newspaper.

21.1 have been (in, to, at) Poland two times, but I have never been (to, in, into) England.

22. (In, on, at) Sunday I usually go (in, at, to) the theatre or (to, in, at) the cinema (in, on) the evening.

23.  I don’t drink (much,   many) coffee. Let’s have two (tea), …?

24.  We enjoy (our, ours) life here. We have (a few, a little) friends and we meet quite often.

25.  She looked out of the window but she couldn’t see (nobody, anybody).

26. I tried to phone her two or three times but (every, each) time there was no reply.

27. Do you live (somewhere, anywhere) near us? — No, we live in (the other, another) part of town.

28. Your work isn’t very good. I’m sure you can do it (good).

29. Don’t worry. The situation isn’t so bad. It could be (bad).

30.  In some parts of the country prices are (high) that in others.

31. His illness was (serious) than we thought at first.

32. Spring is a very beautiful season. It is the (beautiful) season of the year.

Choose and use:

33. Will you give me your book, please?

a) She is here.                      c) Here you are.

b) Over the table.                d) Never mind.

34. How are you?

a) It’s a pleasure to see you.        c) Thank you, I’m fine.

b) It’s a pity.                                 d) Who cares?

35. Excuse me, how do I get to the University?

a) Five stops from here.

b) It’s far from here.

c) Don’t hurry.

d) You’d better take the trolley-bus.

36. Excuse me, where is the nearest Metro station?

a) I don’t remember.

b) He must be somewhere about.

c) It’s over there, on the left.

d) You’ll go far.

37. It was a pleasure to talk to you.

a) Everything is all right.       c) The more the better.

b) I’m sorry to hear it.            d) The pleasure was mine.

38.  George lived in England. He … speak English well now.

39. Yesterday he … answer all the teacher’s questions and got an excellent mark.

40.  You … stay here if you like. — Thank you, but we … leave.

41. Listen! I … hear somebody crying.

42. We … hurry not to miss our train.

43.  … you give me any information about the places of interest in your town? (can (not,) could (not), must (not), may (not), be able to)

44. I’d like to speak to … manager, please, (a/an, the, -) — Sorry, but he is (out, in, at) at the moment.

45. What’s … name of that girl we met yesterday? (a, the, -)

46.  … day was wonderful, … sun was shining brightly, (a, the, -)

47.  … Man is … greatest creation of … Nature, (a, the, -)

48.  He was … first to answer this question. …question was easy, (a, the, -)

49.  … water is cold. Don’t drink it! — I’m thirsty. I’ll die without … water, (a, the, -)

50.  Englishmen are (natural,   naturally) polite and are never» tired (off,   of) saying «Thank you» and «I’m sorry». They are (general, generally) disciplined. You never (hear,  listen  to) loud (talk, conversation) in

the street.  They  never rush  for  (seats, places)  in buses and trains.

English people never shake hands when meeting one (the other, another). They just smile and (say, tell) «Hello». They say «How do you do» (sometimes, always), but not very often, only to people they meet (for, at) the first time.

Test 66

Use the proper form:

1.  I  (write)  the  composition  for  3  hours  already but I haven’t completed it yet.

2. What she (do)? — She is a secretary at our college.

3.  We’ve got the tickets, and tomorrow evening we (go) abroad for a holiday.

4.  She (not, see) him since he left Minsk. Nobody (know) (something, anything, nothing) about him.

5.  We were walking along the forest road when we (see) a village.

6. I’m not sure I will recognize him tomorrow. — He (wear) a dark blue pullover.

7.  He (study) English since morning. He (take) his exam tomorrow.

8. When we left the beach, the rain already (start).

9. The delegation (leave) for London as soon as they receive their visas.

10. You ever (be) to the circus? — Yes, I (be) there a month ago.

11.  Many experiments (carry) out in our laboratory last year.

12.  Children and (a/an,  the, -) old (take) care of in this country.

13. The students (examine) in an hour, but they all (gather) already in the classroom.

14. She told me she (be) going to take part in the conference.

15. The police officer asked me if I (see) the accident.

16. The secretary said that the manager (come) to the office in half an hour.

can (not) could (not) must (not) may (not) be able to

17.  Our house is situated in a beautiful place. We … see the lake from our bedroom window.

18. She spoke in a low voice but we … understand everything.

19.  You  …  do something to help me.  -Sorry, but I … .

20.  I’m afraid I … go to the party next Sunday.

21.  You … keep it secret. You … tell anybody about it.

22. … I ask you a question. Certainly, you … .

23. What is … longest river in … world? (a, the)

24. … hotel we stayed at was … very nice building, (a, the, -)

25.  … Sun is … star. … Venus is the brightest planet in … sky. (a, the, -)

26.1 often watch … television but I seldom listen to … radio, (a, the, -)

27. Our train leaves from … Platform 6. Will you come to … station ? (a, the, -)

28.  … Lake Baikal is one of … deepest fresh-water lakes in the world, (a/an, the, -)

29. This programme was watched (of, by) millions of people.

30. How did you get here? Did you come (in, on, by) train?

31.  There are some differences (in,   between) British and American English.

32. Where is Tom? — He has left (to, for, in) London. He will arrive (to, at, in) England in the morning.

33. Every summer they go (in, to, at) France (on, at, in) holiday.

34. I’m sorry … shouting … you yesterday, (for, about, at, on)

35.  They didn’t reply to (our, ours) letters. We waited for (their, there, theirs) answer.

36.1 wasn’t feeling hungry, so I didn’t eat (something, anything).

37.  He has got no financial problems. He earns and spends (many, much) money.

38.  This evening I’m going out with (some, any) friends of (my, mine).

39.  Which bus do I have to catch? — (Some, any) bus. They all go to the center.

40.1 know (anything, nothing) about it and she doesn’t know anything about it (too, either).

41. This is (difficult) problem which I’ve ever solved.

42. I’m sure you could do it (good) than me.

43.  In my opinion The Nutcracker is (good) ballet I’ve ever seen.

44. Do you remember (happy) day in your life?

45. The (much) you read, the (little) you forget.

Choose and use:

46. Excuse my being late.

a) You were delayed by the traffic.

b) Glad to hear it.     c) Better late than never.

47. What do you do?

a) I’m doing well, thank you.

b) Nothing to boast of.    c) I’m a student.

48. How’s life?

a) Not at all.     b) Nothing to look at.

c) Nothing to boast of. Thank you.

49. Thank you for your help.

a) Never mind.      b) It’s a pleasure for me. c) Glad to hear it.

50.  An  American  lady   (who,   which)  was  travelling  in England got onto a compartment in a smoking carriage where (an, the) Englishman was smoking a pipe. For a (short,  shortly) time she was sitting (quite,  quietly) expecting   (that,   what)  the  Englishman  would  stop smoking. Then she began to cough trying in this (way, road) to show him that she objected to the smoke. At last she addressed him (patiently, impatiently): «If you were a gentlemen you would have stopped smoking when a lady got into the carriage.» «If you were a lady», (told, replied) the Englishman, «you wouldn’t have got into a smoking carriage».

Test 67

Use the proper form:

1. Some women don’t cut their … and wear … long all their lives.

a) hair               c) them

b) hairs              d) it

2. Didn’t you see that the boots you were buying … a pair?

a) isn’t                     c) wasn’t

b) aren’t                  d) weren’t

3.  He can’t leave the country until the police … his passport.

a) return                 c) will return

b) returns                d) would return

4. The most important news … broadcast on this channel.

a) is                         c) were

b) are                       d) shall be

5.  There … hardly any furniture in his room. He … even got a desk to write on.

a) are                       c) is

b) hasn’t                  d) haven’t

6. The rich collection of Hermitage (attract) over three million people every year.

7.  When I last saw her, she (hurry) along the road to the station.

8. You (see) Philip lately? I (ring) his flat several times last week but got no answer.

9. I’d like to play tennis tomorrow if the weather (be) fine.

10. They (drive) in the car for many hours before they (come) to the crossroads.

11. Every year a lot of international and national exhibitions (hold) in different countries of the world.

12.  The letter (write) in a foreign language so I asked the teacher to translate it.

13.1 didn’t have to wait long as when I came the last student (examine).

14.  The  television  (repair)  already.   It’s  working  well again.

15.  Somebody is walking behind us. I think that we (follow).

16. My friend said that he (be going) to learn to drive.

17. She told me that she (give up) her job soon.

18.1 thought that your brother already (graduate) from university.

19.  He said that he (want) to go on holiday to Italy but he couldn’t afford it.

20. She asks me if I (hear) from Helen lately.

21.  I looked for my passport but I … find it anywhere.

22. Though money … buy your happiness, at least it helps you to leave in comfort.

23. Must I read the whole book by tomorrow? — No, you … . One chapter is enough.

24. It … be cold tonight. Put on your coat.

25. I … stay here till Monday but I couldn’t do it (can/can’t, must (not), needn’t, may (not), be (to))

26. He is (good) chess player in our country.

27. This is (difficult) problem which I’ve ever faced with.

28.  The first edition of the dictionary was (good) than the new one.

29. It is not so (hot) today as it was yesterday.

30. The older she gets (wise) she is.

31. After leaving school it is very difficult for young people to find (a, the, -) job.

32.1 was very busy so I couldn’t watch the news on … television but I heard it on … radio, (the, a, -)

33.  When … Titanic was crossing … Atlantic she struck … iceberg, (a/an, the, -)

34.  (A, the, -) hotel we stayed at was situated not far from the sea.

35. Soon he saw … light in … distance and understood that he was on … right track, (the, a, —)

36.  Have you been to (some,  any) interesting exhibitions lately?

37. Somebody was making such a noise in the next room that I could hear (something, anything, nothing) on my TV-set.

38. Is this (your, yours) book? — Yes, it’s (my, mine).

39. His composition is much (interesting) than (her, hers).

40. He shook hands and had a few minutes’ talk with (each, everybody) of us.

41.  Steve is (at, on, in) holiday. He has gone (in, to, for) Spain.

42. Who is going to look (at, after, for) your sister’s children when she is at work?

43.  Don’t ask me to decide. I’m not very good (at, in, for) making decisions.

44.  According (at,  to,  in) the weather forecast there (be) snow tomorrow.

45. I’m looking forward (at, on, to) seeing you again.

Choose and use

46. Thank for the present, Bill.

a) Never mind.        b) It’s a pleasure. c) You are welcome.

47. Pass me the salt, please.

a) Oh, don’t bother.        b) Here they are. c) Certainly. Here you are.

48. I don’t like hot milk.

a) So do I.         b) Neither do I. c) Neither I do.

49. Pleased to meet you.

a) So am I.          b) See you later.

c) What do you mean?

50.  All (over,  in) the world people are trying to (learn, teach) English. In China 40 years (ago, later) everybody used to carry a copy of «The Thoughts of Chairman Mao». Nowadays it’s (an, the) English course. In 1993 more   (than,   then)   100   (million,   millions)  people watched a course on Chinese TV (made, done) by the BBC (to teach,  to study) the language at elementary level.

People are (motivated, motivating) to learn because (English, the English) has become the (main, only) language of communication in pharmacy, business and tourism. It’s (also, else) the official language of air traffic control and airports. Two (third, thirds) of all scientists write (in, at, on) English.

Progress Test 68 (62-67)

Use the proper form:

1. Sorry, but I will be very busy when you (come) to see me at this time tomorrow.

2.  Mary usually (phone) me on Saturdays but she (not, do) it last Saturday.

3.1 need a new job. I (do) the same job for too long. 4. I (not, be) at the theatre for ages, so I (plan) to go there on Saturday.

5. George looked very nice. He (wear) a very nice suit when I (see) him.

6.1 must hurry. My friend will be annoyed if I (not, be) on time.

7.  Who (invent) the electric bulb? — Let’s ask the teacher about it, … ?

8. These beautiful flowers (present) to her by her friends.

9. When we lived in London we often (go) sightseeing.

10. Before I came, they (sign) the contract with the English company.

11. He was in prison at the time when the crime (commit).

12.  This house (build) next year. They promised that it (build) by the end of the year.

13. A cinema is a place where films (show).

14. Mary told me that she (cannot) stand jazz music.

15. He said that he (not, like) to go to the parties.

16.  We were students. Ann wanted to know where I (live) before finishing school and where I (work) after college.

17. They told me that the train already (start).

18.  I’m surprised that nobody told me that this road (be) dangerous.

( can, could, be able to, must , may)

19.  Jack was an excellent tennis player, he … beat anybody.

20.  … I have a glass of water, please?

21. Tom … drive but he hasn’t got a car.

22. My grandfather was a very clever man. He … speak five languages.

23.  When you come to Minsk again, you … come and see us.

24. Jim gave me a letter to post. I … remember to post it.

25. «You … finish this work later», the teacher said to the pupils.

26.  … I have one of these cakes?

27. Which is (high) mountain in the world?

28. In my opinion The Swan Lake is (good) ballet I ever (see).

29. The (much) you read, the (little) you forget.

30. I think you could do it (good) than me, but you (not, do) anything at all.

31. This is (easy) problem which I have ever sold.

32. Don’t hurry to the cloak-room (at, in, by) the end of the performance.

33. Don’t cross the street, stop (at, by, in) the traffic lights.

34. Do exercises (on, in, at) page 10, … ?

35. Have you ever been (to, at, in) London? — I’m going (at, to, in) London in a week.

36. (On, in, at) my working days I don’t go (to, in, at) the theatre, I like to stay (at, in, -) home (in, on, at) the evening.

37. We like (our, ours) new flat very much, it’s much (good) than our old one.

38.  Have you got (many, much, little) friends here? — Alex is (good) friend of (my, mine).

39. I don’t see (anybody, nobody) at the bus stop. — The last bus already (leave).

40. Have you read (anything, something) by Shakespeare?

41. Will you have (some, any) tea? — No, thanks.

42. Jane’s sister has … family of her own. She has … husband and two   children, … son and … daughter. … children are …twins.

43. My brother is 16. He goes to … school. He is in … 10th form. — He is … hard-working, clever boy.

44.  She lives in … big house in … Oxford Street not far from … store where she works.

a/an the —

Respond to the following:

45. Excuse my being late.

a) See you later.                                    c) Never mind.

b) You were delayed by the traffic,    d) Glad to hear it.

46. How’s life?

a) How are things with you?         c) Nothing to look at.

b) Not at all.                                   d) Fine. Thanks.

47. Where do you come from?

a) I came from Moscow.        c) Half an hour ago.

b) At two o’clock.                   d) I come from Minsk.

48. Thank you for your help.

a) Never mind.                        c) Glad to hear it.

b) It was a pleasure for me.     d) Thank you for coming.

49. I’m taking my exam in two days.

a) Take care.          c) Good luck!

b) So long!             d) Let’s hope for the best.

Circle the appropriate word:

50. An old scientist whom everybody in England knows very (well, good) is travelling (on, by) train. The ticket-collector (is making, makes) his round. When he comes to the scientist and asks him for the ticket, (the, an, -) old man begins to look (at, for, though) it in his pockets, in his bag and suitcase, but (cannot, may not, must not) find it anywhere.

«(There, It) doesn’t matter», says the ticket collector, who knows the scientist very (well, good).» There, is no hurry. I (may, can, should) come again (at, on, in) the next station». «Oh! But I (can, must, could) find it», says the old man (helplessly, helpless). «I want to know where I (go, am going)».

51. Read the text and do the exercises given below.

Native Americans

The story of the Native Americans — or American Indians -is one that is unique, tragic and inspiring. It is unique because the Indians were the original inhabitants of the American  continent and experienced every phase of its European  settlement.   It  is  tragic  because  the  conflict between the Indians and whites paralleled the experience of peoples throughout the world who have come in contact with expanding, industrialized societies. It is an inspiring story because the Native Americans, although lost much of their land in the 19th century, have survived, have asserted their political and economic rights, and have succeeded in retaining their identity and culture despite the onslaught of modern civilization.

Today Native Americans are full citizens of the United States. They are proud of their own cultural heritage, which they are trying to protect and maintain.

Marks of that heritage can be found all over the United States.   Many  of  the  names  on  United  States  maps Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas — are Indian words. Indians taught the Europeans how to cultivate crops such as corn, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco.

About half of the Indians in the United States live in large cities and rural areas throughout the country. The

remainder live in about 300 federal reservations (land set for their use).

Today, there are about 1,4 million Native Americans, which is believed to be more than there were when the first European explorers arrived in the New World.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1. The story of the native Americans is one of saddest in the history of mankind. D

2.  The Indians have never been the original inhabitants of the American continent. □

3. The native Americans have managed to retain their identity and culture. □

4.  It’s almost impossible to find any marks of the Indians’ heritage in the USA nowadays. □

5. Today all Indians live in federal reservations. □

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1.  The story of American Indians is unique,  tragic and inspiring, isn’t it?

2. Why is the story of American Indians tragic?

3. Can you explain why their story is inspiring?

4. Where can the marks of Indian heritage be found?

5. Where do American Indians live nowadays?

6. How many Native Americans are there in the USA today?

c) Ask five questions on the text.

52. Make up your sentences using the following words and word combinations on the topic Minsk.

1. be situated                       6. commemorate the victory

2. destroy                             7. Francisk Scaryna Avenue

3. during the occupation    8. cultural life

4. liberate                           9. places of interest

5. rebuild

Tests: Level 3-A

Test 69

1. Banks lend money (make, do) profit. These days banks (lend) more money to encourage businesses to expand.

2.1 would advise you to arrive (at, in, into) the airport two hours before the flight (leave).

3.  I’m afraid I (can, have to, may) inform you that your application for funding (turn down).

4. She has only just recovered from the operation and still (find) it difficult to move about.

5.1 promise I (do) everything I can to help you find (a, the, -) flat, although I suggest that you also advertise in the local newspaper.

6. Scientists (discover) that, all over the world, millions of frogs and toads died.

7.  Timson (make) 13 films and I think her latest is (good). I’m sure it will win a prize.

8. Bill (represent) his country (on, at, for) many occasions, but (force) to retire after an injury.

9.  Since Mr. Hassan (become) President, both taxes and unemployment (increase).

10.  When I was young, I never (bother) too (much, many, far) abo’ut my appearance.

11.   This  novel  (translate)  from  Spanish  (in,   on,   into) Russian not long ago.

12. My brother has got a lot of stamps in his collection but I have (few, little, less) in (my, mine)-.

13.1 already (translate) the article when my boss (phone) me and asked if the translation was finished.

14. The accident looked (serious, seriously), but fortunately nobody (injure).

15. You (ought to, must, can) trust your daughter more. You (need not, should not, may not) treat her like a child.

16.  (Must, may, can) I really do this translation today? No, you (mustn’t, needn’t, may not). You (need, may-must) do it tomorrow if you like.

17.  The boy (try) already to do it several times without any results. I think he may succeed only if he (show) how to do it.

18. In a week the government (announce) a new programme to help (a/an, the, —) unemployed.

19. Our library has received a lot of new books this week. By the end of next week they (register) and we (can, will be able to, must) borrow them for reading.

20.  He never helps me. Perhaps he (help) me if I (ask) him about it but I never do it.

Test 70

1.  I know she has sent us two letters this month, but we (receive) (neither, either, none) of them.

2.  … you always (can, must, have to) pay (much, many, a lot of) when a policeman (stop) you?

3.1 was foolish (enough, yet, still) to go out for a walk (in, under, through) that heavy rain. But now let’s wait here until it (stop).

4. By 1733 European settlers (occupy) 13 colonies aloug (a, the, -) Atlantic Coast of (a, the, -) North America.

5. Thomas Jefferson (draft) the Declaration of Independence, which (adopt) on July 4, 1776.

6. (-, the, a) reason why people went to Hollywood to make films was (a, -, the) sun. There (is, are, was) 350 days of sun every year.

7. As all the films (make) by sunlight at that time (the, a, -) West Coast was a much (good) place to work.

8. After seventy years they still (make) films in Hollywood and people watch them all over the world.

9.  Liza Minnelli (spend) (many, more, most of, much) her childhood in Hollywood visiting her mother’s or father’s film set at the studios.   —

10.  The light was switched on (with, by, on) the car phone just now.

11.  It is difficult for (the, a, -) disabled people to do some jobs, and employers (could,   must,   may) discriminate against them.

12.  Recycled paper can (use) to make birthday cards and cereal boxes as well as hundreds of (other, others, the others) things.

13.  We could start buying recycled products which help to conserve (the, a, -) natural resources.

14. (Although, however, as) it is a well-known fact that recycling (help) to preserve (a,  the, —) environment, some people ignore it.

15. Animals which (keep) in zoos well (care) for and protected; on the other hand, they (force) to live in unnatural surroundings.

16.  (A, the, —) people in the neighborhood (complain) due to the fact that the traffic in the area is terrible.

17.  You (can, are to, should) make a note of your appointment in your diary in case you forget it.

18. Many young people decide to stay in (a, the, -) youth hostels when travelling because it is much (cheap) than staying in hotels.

19.  Working out (for, at, on) charity (can, must, should) be extremely rewarding, yet not many people decide to volunteer.

20.  I think he is rich. If he (be) a poor man, he (not, stay) at the Savoy when he is in London.

Test 71

1. Although many laws (pass) to protect the rights of disabled people and ensure that they (treat) equally, they still face many problems in their lives.

2. Despite (a, the, -) bad weather the pilot (could, was able to, might) land the plane.

3.  While it is good to have your own opinion, you (must, can, may) be prepared to listen to what (other, others, another) people say.

4. When travelling through different time zones, passengers (may, might, should) feel tired and experience jetlag.

5.  He (arrest) for drink-driving by the police, who then took him (at, in, to) the police station.

6. (A, the, -) customs officials (try) to improve their methods of catching people who smuggle illegal goods.

7.  The jury (are, was) sure to convict him — there (is, are, were) so (much, many, a lot) evidence against him.

8.  If people realized how (much, many, a lot) their cars pollute the atmosphere, they would use (a, the, -) public transport more often.

9. The conservation of natural resources is very important if humans (are to, must, can) survive.

10. (A, the, -) tourism brings money (in, to, into) the country (which, what, that) can be put to the country’s good use.

11. He is not selling the paintings at present. He (not, care) how much money he (offer).

12.  I (look forward) to the concert for ages, then on the big day it poured!

13. I think music (must not, could not, should not) be a necessary part of the school curriculum.

14.  I think it’s important for (everyone, each, every) to be able to speak (other, another, the other) language apart from their native one.

15.  (A,  the, -) computers can’t replace teachers, because pupils need them to guide their learning.

16.  Peace and quiet (be) lovely now and then, but activity, excitement and human company are also important parts of our lives.

17. My favourite way of travelling is by train because I (can, must, may) relax and watch (a, the, -) scenery outside.

18.  To stop pollution, I think we (should,  must,  are  to) encourage industries to use (clean) methods of production than those they (use) now.

19. We (try) to educate the public (of, about, on) the importance of recycling, (since, after, because of) recycling (help) save trees and (other, another, the other) natural resources.

20.Why don’t you come to work in your car? — If I (have) a car, I (bring) it to work.

Test 72

1.  Economics only recently (recognize) as (a, the, —) scientific study.

2. As there was no demand for their products, the company (force) to close.

3.  My uncle (not, care) (of, about, for) loosing money. He just (want) to sell the car as soon as possible.

4. The invention of (a, the, an) aeroplane was a major break through in travel in the 20th century.

5.  Mountain climbing is an (exciting, excited) sport; however it can be very dangerous.

6. Understanding (others, another, the other) point of view does not mean automatically accepting it.

7. There is a far (exciting) atmosphere in a cinema, but it’s (expensive) than watching a video at home.

8.  The (surrounding, surroundings) at home (is, are) more comfortable than they are at the cinema, but being in a cinema (help) create a mood that (help) you to get really involved in a film, because of the big screen and the sound system.

9. In future computers widely (use) to do homework assignments (such, so, just) as writing essays.

10.  Computers (cannot,   must   not,   may   not) replace the teachers, because pupils need (their, they, them) to guide their learning.

11.  She (not, seem) to care about her appearance at all, but she always looks (nice, nicely, well).

12.  I told him that he (can, couldn’t, mustn’t, may) hope to catch a big fish (with, by, on) a small rod like this.

13. We should try to help reduce (a, the, -) air pollution (by, with, at) using public transport or bicycles instead of private cars.

14. Recycled glass can (mix) with asphalt or cement and used to make new roads.

15. What you (do)? — I’m writing to apply (to, for, at) the job (advertised, advertising) in this week’s newspaper.

16. I’m sorry (for, at, about) your recent misfortune. Please let me know if there is (anything, something, some) I can do to help.

17. Meat is … important food because it is … major source of protein, B vitamins and … essential minerals, (a, the, —, an )

18.  Both tea and coffee (can, must, should) interrupt sleep and relaxation if they (drink) at night.

19.  I hope that the music festival (attend) by many people, fireworks (set) off by the party organizers if the weather doesn’t spoil everything.

20.  I can’t find the necessary flat. If the flats clearly (num ber), it (be) less difficult to find anyone.

Test 73

1.  Red, white and blue flags (hung) by the people and banners (raise) all over the town as everyone is waiting anxiously for the big parade which (take) place on the 4th of July every year.

2. (On, in, at) the day of the event the sound of drums (can, must, may) be heard as the marching band comes along first, followed by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

3. The clothes warn by (a, the, -) people today (be) very different to (that, those, this) worn at the beginning of the century.

4. Trousers regularly (wear) by (woman, women) nowadays, whereas  then  it  would  have  been  quite  (shocking, shocked).

5.  Traffic accidents often (cause) by dangerous driving or poor visibility.

6. Ann told me she (work) hard in the lab for five hours the previous day.

7.  Dealing with (a, the, -) environmental problems after they (become) serious is not very practical.

8. The policeman threatened to arrest the driver if he (not, answer) his questions,

9. Smog (damage) the ancient monument which now (need) to be restored.

10. Although they never (play) baseball before they had (an, the, a, -) enjoyable game.

11. Traffic accidents could (avoid) by driving at lower speed and  more  (careful,   carefully)  and by  raising  public awareness of the danger of drinking and driving.

12.  Cindy said she (be) in a hurry. Nobody knew she (leave) in 10 minutes.

13.  Robert said that he (not, have to) water the plants then because it (rain) the whole week.

14.  Look! Mr. Thomas looks very smart today. He (wear) a new jacket which (suit) him very well.

15.  The process of evolution (be) very hard for some creatures. (Along, among, between) with many other species, dinosaurs were unable to adopt to the changing environment and, as a result, (die) out.

16.  When there are fewer than a hundred of species left, they (consider) to be almost extinct.

17. We (try) to increase people’s awareness (of, in, at) environmental problems.

18. I want to warn you that if you (not, have) locks on your windows, the burglar will break in when you (be) away next time.

19. Humans are, of course, the biggest threat to many creatures and now that their secret places (discover), they have nowhere left to go.

20.  All the telephonists speak English. If they (not, know) English, they (not, understand) half of the callers.

Test 74

1.  I’d like to see (much, the most, more) languages included in the school curriculum.

2.  I think it is important for everyone to be able to speak (other,  another,  the  other) language apart from their native one especially in today’s world where (communi cation, conversation) between countries is necessary.

3.  Some people claim that owning a home is far (practical) than renting one, but there are some negative points to consider.

4.  Exercising (keep) you fit and healthy; furthermore it helps you feel (young) than you (be).

5. These days going to the gym (become) a daily part of (a, the, —) life, but although it (may, should, will be unable to) keep you fit, it can also be dangerous.

6.  Airport workers (be) (on, at, for) strike for weeks now; nevertheless few flights (cancel).

7.  Recycled car headlights, which (make) of plastic can be used to make windows which are (difficult) to break than normal glass ones.

8.  In the past physical torture (use) to make prisoners tell . (a, the, -) truth.

9.  In future solar energy (use) instead of petrol; therefore transport (become) more environmentally friendly.

10. The (old) she gets the (experienced) she becomes.

11.  My mother earns (little) money than father, but I earn (little) of all, though my manager promised that I (have) some prospects for promotion soon.

12. Students (not, need) to rely on the teacher so much when they are working on a computer.

13.  I hoped my friend (become) (a,  the, -) writer when he (graduate) from University.

14.  Everybody knows he is very good (at, in, on) inventing stories.

15.  In today’s world (a, the, -) children need all the skills they (can, have to, may) get in order to find (a, the, -) successful career in their future life.

16. Firstly, you should know that we (meet) at 6 a.m. at the railway station.

17.  The train has broken, so we (wait) on the platform for one hour already.

18. Their flat (burgle) before they returned from their trip to (a, the, -) Mediterranean Sea. Everything (take).

19.  Harry (apply) for several posts and still (wait) for the reply.

20.1 haven’t got any house. If I (have) a house I couldn’t use, I (sell) it at once.

Test 75

1.  I don’t recall having seen you before. Are you sure we (meet)?

2.  Sally earns a lot of money; her new job is much (good) paid than the old one.

3. We went to (a, the, -) Gladiator to see a new film because we (read) very good reviews. Next Saturday we (go) to Hyde Park, if it (not, rain).

4.  I watched a documentary on TV last night. It was all about the problems (threatening, threatened) the environment. I (shock) to find out how little I (know) about globe warming or acid rains.

5.  Nature delicately (balance) and the extinction of one species (may,   must,  should) have a serious effect on (other, others, the others).

6.  It is the fault of mankind that so many species (endanger), so it’s our responsibility to protect those while we still can.

7. (Famous)  sporting event  in  the world,  the Olympic Games, began in Greece in 776 BC.

8. Medieval sports were not as organized as events in ancient times: at fairs or festivals men (would, were used to) lift heavy stones and women (would, be used to) run races.

9. I’m sure he is not aware (at, in, of) the harm he (do) for us.

10. The old lady (could, was able to, must) identify the robber who (attack) her the previous day.

11.  I’m sure that in this time of technology advances, we (find) already some way to solve the world’s ecological problems.

12.  Many people feel (happy) when they are with friends than when they are on their own.

13. Certain sports teams (support) by fans all over the world and individual athletes (see) as celebrities.

14.  During the 18th and 19th centuries national organiza tions were formed which made sure that the rules (foi low) and arranged regular sport competitions.

15. When I was a child, I (used to, was used to) love my dad’s stories about Africa. He (work) there for many years before I was born.

16.  This dish (make) (from, at, on) a recipe given to me by my grandfather who was (a, an, the, -) excellent cook.

17. My idea of an ideal holiday (change) a lot in the past few years. Nowadays, I’d much rather go away in spring when  (most,   most   of,   more)  places  (not,   fill)  with tourists.

18.1 have just spoken to three women, (neither, none, either) of (whom, who, them) speaks Spanish.

19.  We (invite) some friends for dinner tonight. Would you like to join (to, at, in, -) us?

20. She has been waiting for him for ten years already. If she (not, love) him, she (not, wait) so long.

Test 76

1. If children learn …foreign language in … school they will be able to spend pleasant holidays abroad communicating with the local people, (a, the, -)

2. Travelling abroad (become) now much (easy) and (cheap) than ever before.

3.  Learning foreign languages … be confusing for a child, as children … find it difficult to learn new words and to keep the foreign language separate from  their own. (may, could, should, can)

4. We must stop the hunting of wild animals and (a, the, -) destruction of forests before it is too (late, lately).

5.1 hope that one day everyone (be) part of the world movement to save the Earth.

6.  Sports (change) a lot over the years, but they still provide entertainment (for, to, at) many people.

7.  I’ll never forget the impression New York made on me the first time I (see) it. Of course I knew much about the famous city from the cinema and the book I (read).

8.  I understand that it is (easy) said than done, but you must try to include regular exercises in your daily routines as (a,   the, -) form of protection against heart attacks.

9. (Shall, will, should) we go and watch the carnival procession, where the local people usually (dress) in their traditional clothes?

10.  I believed he (involved) in that scandal, though he has never told me (anything, something, everything) about it since then.

11.  I (wait) for the number 6 when I noticed an old man started to cross the road in front of the bus.

12.  There was a terrible noise, but luckily, no one (injure). Two cars seriously (damage).

13. A pan of oil which (leave) unattended on the cooker yesterday could start a fire. For this reason, you (can, should,   may) never leave one unattended  while you (cook).

14. Speeding (cause) car accidents, that’s why people should not drive too fast and they should always (wear) seat-belts.

15.  Last week two tourists were miraculously saved from almost certain death by friendly dolphin while they (swim) in the sea near (a,   the, -) Australian city of


16. Chocolate contains mild stimulants which (help) us concentrate and make us feel well.

17. Nowadays, with all the problems in the world, we should enjoy ourselves (some,   any,   many) way we can, but always within reason.

18.  Fish (be) a big part of my diet as it is very healthy and high in protein. Now I eat (many) apples, grapes and pears than before and (little) red meet, cheese and butter.

19.  (At, in) the beginning of the century men’s clothes (be) similar to the formal suits worn today, but casual clothing such as jeans or sweat-shirts (not, know) then.

20. The only thing I haven’t got is a balcony. If I (have) a balcony, I (grow) plants in pots.

Test 77

1. (A, the, -) lit cigarette thrown (out of, from, off) a car (can, may, is to) start a fire in a forest.

2.  The police stated that the robbers probably (enter) the bank shortly after midnight.

3. The police investigation showed the robbers were professionals as they (manage) not only to switch off the alarm system, but the security cameras (to, as well, either).

4. Chocolate not only tastes (delicious/deliriously), it is also rich (in, at, with) iron, magnesium and potassium.

5. Melinda told us she (have) a birthday party at her house the following day. She said that she (wait) for us at 6 p.m.

6.   Bill said he couldn’t believe what (happen) the day before.

7.  Mrs Jacobs told me her daughter (revise) for her exams all day. By the end of this week she (pass) all her exams.

8. The coach threatened that he (drop) Bob from the team if he (miss) training again.

9. A pop concert was held in our city not long ago to raise money for (a, the, —) poor.

10. No one in our class is as (good) at languages as my friend. If he (not, enter) the Linguistic University it will be one of (great) disappointments in his life.

11.  (Which, what) would you rather be — a lawyer or a customs officer? — I (not, decide) yet.

12.1 (am used to, used to) living in the country. I think it’s less expensive and much (comfortable) than to live in big cities.

13. When the satellite (launch) next time, scientists (can, be able to, have to, may) investigate the rings around (a, the, -) Saturn in more detail than ever before.

14.  Despite yesterday’s snowfalls, we (could,  be.   able  to, must, might) drive home (little) than an hour.

15.  Road accidents have become very common nowadays. They usually (cause) by people who drive dangerously.

16.  Grandmother said that she felt very dizzy because she (forget) to take her medication that morning.

17. Soho used to be considered one of (dirty) and (dangerous) places in London, but it was cleaned up in the early 1980s. Since then it (become) a meeting place.

18.  Down by the river, the old warehouses (transform) into galleries, shops and clubs; the pubs also (restore) to their original Victorian beauty.

19. Where is exactly Soho? — Between Oxford Street and (a, the, -) Charing Cross Road. Today it is one of the most bohemian (area, areas) in London as great changes (take) place here of late.

20. — What would you do if you (see) a tiger walking across Hyde Park?

— I (climb) a tree.

— That’s (not, be) any use. The tiger (climb) after you.

Test 78

1. No sooner Mr Smith (leave) the office (than, then, that) the telephone rang. There wasn’t (somebody, anybody, nobody) there to answer the call.

2. In 1959 Don Jose, (a, the, -) wealthy Cuban landowner, emigrated to Mexico,  where the agricultural reform (begin) a few months earlier.

3. Don Jose (make) his fortune in growing sugar cane, and he brought his experience to his new home in the United States where he moved again in 1965.

4. The population (grow) from 35 million in 1950 (to, at, by) 42 million today.

John (play) football for ten years already. He (play) for the national team in 20 matches. i. Do you like these oranges? They are (delicious) oranges I ever (eat).

We (own) the car for 6 months before we discovered it (steal).

i Crime (rise) to such an extend that it (become) (a, the, -) serious political issue.

(How,  what) is your cat called? — Tom. It’s the most beautiful pet I ever (have).

10. When the new road (build), I will be able to drive to work in under half an hour. Now I (can, have to, may) spend much more time.

11. For centuries the most inquisitive minds (try) to discover (a, the, -) secrets of (a, the, -) nature.

12. One (can, may, must) see a drop in morals because of (a, the, -) loss of hope that anything can (change) in life for the (good).

13. (A, the, —) history of our land (know) glorious and tragic days in the past, but only recently the Belarusian people (give) a chance to learn some facts of their history and historical fugures.

14.  (A/an,  the, -) ancient scholars (accuse) of being commanded by the Devil for their incredible power of (know ledge, knowledges).

15.  As a rule (some,   any) totalitarian regime (spoil) the minds and hearts of people (from, since, off) brave and freedomloving  to  cautious  and  obedient  and  (many, much, few) people begin to feel helpless and hopeless.

16.1 expected about ten guests, but there were much (many, more, the most) people there. It appeared that all of (they, them, their) (invite) by my father.

17.  (The, a, —) tendency to make new products available to and affordable for everybody is one obvious reason why average Americans usually (support) American business.

18.  By 1850, the (America, Americans) already (establish) state-supported colleges and universities in many states.

19. The tourists arrived (at, to, in) the hotel and (show) (at, in, to) their rooms.

20. What time of the year do you think it is in this picture? Summer? — No, it must be winter. If it (be) summer the people (not, sit) round that big fire.

Test 79

1. My mother said that if I (take) a warm bath just before I (go) to bed, I (feel) much better soon.

2. The experiment (carry) out by a group of scientists some years ago, but its results (not, announce) yet.

3. We (translate) the article for two hours already and (not, finish) it yet. We (continue) translating it tomorrow.

4. He (be) in (-, a, the) prison for two years already. During this time he (become) interested in politics.

5.  If someone (ring) while I (be) out, could you say that I (come) back by 5 p.m.?

6. A new theatre (build) in our city now. They say it (complete) in three months.

7.1 just (meet) two strangers on my way to work. One of them (greet) me, but (another, the other, other) (not, do) it.

8.  She (not, leave) Moscow since she (return) from abroad last year.

9. My grandmother (come) to see us next week. I’m sure she (bring) (a, the, -) nice present for my birthday.

10. I’m certain he won’t say (a, the, -) word about (a/an, the, -) incident. But if he (do), I’ll deny (some,  any,  every) knowledge of it.

11. If you don’t mind the report (discuss) after we (have) coffee during the brake.

12.  Ask Alice if she (take) part in the discussion next Saturday. If she (do), we (wait) for her in the reading-hall at 2 o’clock.

;   13. She (study) German for a year, but she can’t speak it yet. She (think) that German is (difficult) than English.

14. He didn’t earn (much, many, little) money and (live) in (a, the, -) small house somewhere on the (outskirt, outskirts).

15.  You’ll feel (better, the best, best) after you (take) this medicine.

16. My parents asked me when my guests (come) the next day and if I (be) going to cook the Sunday dinner.

17. (A/an, the, -) most of the (a/an, the, -) stories that (a/an, the, -) people tell about (a/an, the, -) Irish aren’t true.

18. I took a quick look at the picture and (be) quite certain I (see) (a/an, the, —) woman before.

19. They (drive) in (a/an, the, -) car (of, since, for) a few hours before they came (at, to, before) the crossroads.

20. If I (be) you, I (ask) a lawyer for some advice.

Test 80

1. (The, a, -) tea, which (grow) in India and China, (be) the national drink (of, off, at) Britain.

2.  Mrs Green (wait) for the doctor for half an hour. When he (examine) the boy, he said, «(The, a, -) child must stay in (a, the, -) bed (as, just, until) he (get) (good)».

3. Hijackers (still, hold) twenty passengers in a plane at (a, the, -) Manchester Airport.

4. The hostages (sit) in the plane without (a, the, -) food or water for two days already.

5. As you (can, must, may) see from the letter, I (change) my address and live in the suburbs now.

6. Living in the country is (expensive) than in (a, the, -) big city nowadays.

7.1 decided to change from la, the, -) central London to the suburbs because it (become) so expensive to live there.

8. Members of (the, a, -) British Parliament (pay) salaries since 1911.

9.  (The, a, —) hereditary principle still operates in Great Britain and the Crown (pass) on to the sovereign’s (older, elder, eldest) son.

10.  If (many, a few, few, any) news comes in while I (be) away, let me know.

11.  Henri Nestle, who was Swiss, (develop) the process of making (a, the, —) milk chocolate.

12.  This week the police (arrest) a couple in (the,   —,   a) Switzerland, where they (try) to sell chocolate secrets.

13.  I think that people (be, only) (interested, interesting) in news which (happen) near them or which (affect) them (economical/economically).

14. The word chocolate, which (come) from (the, a, -) Aztec language, is (a,  the, —) only Aztec word in (the, a, -) English.

15.  (The, -, an) Incas (discover) popcorn. They (live) in (-, the, a) South America in (a, the, -) fifteenth century.

16. People who live in (the, a, -) Netherlands (call) (the, a, -)


17.   The policeman asked me if the car (park,   parking, parked) near the office (belong) to me.

18.  I’m staying there until he (return) from his holidays. Then I (go) (on, in, at) holiday to Scotland.

19.  Remember that even if you (have) the right qualifica tion, you (may,  could,  should) have to fill in lots of application forms before you (ask) to attend an interview.

20. You are working slowly. — If I (have) a calculator, I (car, • work this out a lot quicker.

Test 81

1.  Fishing always (be) an important industry, especially in the east of England.

2.  There (be) (little, much, few, a few) heavy industry in London, but there is a wide range of light industry in Greater London.

3. (A, the, -) Welsh literature is one of (old) in Europe.

4.  The UK (inhabit) by the English, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish who constitute (a, the, -) British nation.

5. Welshmen living in England often (call) by the nickname ‘Taffy’.

6. Great Britain (not, have) a written constitution, so there are (not, no, none) constitutional provisions for education.

7. Schools in England (support) from public funds paid (to, for, at) the local educational authorities.

8.  One (can, must, can’t) hardly say that high quality secondary education (provide) for all in Britain.

9.  Many people tend to talk too (much, many, a lot of), some are in the habit of talking to (them, themselves, himself).

10. Oxford and Cambridge often (call) collectively Oxbridge, and they (consider) the intellectual centres in Europe.

11. The North of Ireland is still part of (a, the, -) UK, while the Republic of Ireland, in the south, (be) an independent state since 1921.

12.  The Republic of Ireland (have) three and a half million inhabitants and two official languages,  English  and Gaelic (speak) in the country.

13. It is well-known that twins are (close) to each other than most brothers and sisters — after all, they probably spend far (much) time with each (other, another,  the other).

14.   Before  the  Revolution   1776  the Americans  already (open) nine colleges in the colonies, most of them (late, later, lately) became universities.

15.  By 1850 the Americans already (establish) state-supported colleges and universities in many states.

16.  In so-called «Golden Age», all decisions (make) by citizens collectively; even military leaders (elect) and crimes (try) by juries of between 101 and 1001 citizens.

17. (A, the, -) Nile is (long) river in the world at 6,741 kilo-‘ metres’- slightly (long) than (a, the, -) Amazon, which is

(a, the, -) second (long) river at 6,440 kilometres.

18. Being attractive is like being rich — it (can, must, might) ‘ help you find happiness, but it (not, make) always you


19. He (not, pass) his English exam yet, but he (prepare) for it now.

20. It’s a pity I have no typewriter. If I (have) a typewriter, I (type) myself.

Test 82

1. Alex (play) chess for five years before he (take part) in the chess tournament for the first time in his life and won the prize.

2. Dogs that (train) to lead (the, a, -) blind (must, can, may, should) be loyal, intelligent and calm.

3. Jim (used to, would) drink tea in the morning, but now he (prefer) coffee.

4.  My younger brother is still a teenager. He always (get) into trouble. It (irritate) me greatly.

5. Could you fill (on, in, out) this form, please and sign it (in, under, at) the bottom?

6.  If I (not, know) what the word (mean), I usually look it (out, over, up) in the dictionary.

7. The prominent people of England (bury) in (Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London) for centuries.

8. The film was (a, the, -) success (as, so, though) the cast (select) very carefully.

9. (not, come) into the room, … ? The floor (paint).

10.  What the matter (to, with, of) you? You look so (nervous/nervously). You (must, can, should) have received some bad news.

11. (A, the, -) music is (the, a, -) universal language of (-, a. the) world.

12.1 am sorry, but I (not, have) (any, some, no) time to prepare for my lesson today. I (do) everything by the next lesson.

13. Some people think that Russian is much (difficult) than (the, a, -) English language.

14.  There was a nasty accident at this crossroads. A bus overturned and (a few, few, a lot) passengers (injure) badly.

15.  I think that people (should, are to, must) always (tell, speak, say) the truth.

16. How the legislative branch of power (call) in the UK? —(Congress, Parliament, the Government).

17. Let’s discuss this problem now, … ? — Sorry, but I (must, can, may) leave now.

18.  I was hungry and tired, but (the, a, -) dinner smelt so (good, well, nicely) that I (couldn’t, mustn’t, shouldn’t) refuse my friend’s invitation to dine with him.

19.  Let me know if you (hear) any (far) information, …? (Any, some, a few) news (be) useful for us in this situation now.

20.1 don’t know his address. If I (know) his address, I (give) it to you.

Test 83

1.  I’ll be grateful (to,  with;  on) him if he (come) in the evening to fix my TV-set.

2. Will you (make, do) me a favour and open (a/an, the, -) window to let in (a/an, the, —) fresh air.

3. The teacher said that even if I (make, do) any mistakes, I (not, give) a chance to correct them.

4. Some people spend a lot of money (for, on, with) clothes, but my clothes (are,  is) not very expensive as I (not, earn) (much, many).

5.1 don’t have my car today because it (repair). It (be) ready in two days.

6. Some years ago we (work) for (a/an, the, -) big company in London. (A/an, the, -) company (employ) over 3,000 people at that time.

7. You (mustn’t, needn’t, ought not) drive so fast, there is a special limit here. If there (be) a policeman, he (may, will be able, ought) fine you.

8.  Would you please, give (he,   him,   his) this note the moment he (arrive)?

9.  She was only 25, but she (teach) at the University for three years already.

10. I don’t think the weather (change) for the {good). But if it {do), we (go) {on, to, for) an excursion tomorrow.

11.  By the time Helen returned from holiday her husband {finish) decorating the flat.

12. When I entered the room, the table already {lay) and the flowers (put) into the vase.

13. If there were {much, more, few) {woman/women) in politics, (a/an, the, -) world would be (less, fewer, more) peaceful and (good).

14. We arrived (at, in, for, to) the station exactly at 2 o’clock and the train left (on, in, at) time.

15. You (cannot, need not, should not) ask a woman her age. It’s not polite. She (must, may, should) get offended.

16. I want to know if the prices (rise) again (by, on, in) the beginning of a new year.

17.  I’m waiting when there (be) a fall in house price, but I (not, notice) it yet.

18.1 wonder if I (be able) to read newspapers when I (learn) a thousand English words.

19. Ask your brother if he (go) (to, in, at) the concert tomorrow and when he (return) home.

20. More tourists (come) to this country if it (have) a better climate.

Test 84

1. Our firm (inform) today that the negotiations with the representatives of one of the foreign companies working in our city (take place) in a week.

2.1 asked my aunt if she (be able) to get tickets (to, at, in) the Bolshoi Theatre when we (arrive) in Moscow next

time. 3. None of them knew when the results (announce). They

(wait) for it. 4.1 wonder if (somebody, anybody) (come) to the station to

meet us.

5. She asked the clerk at the enquiry-office if she (have) to change when she (go) by train and if the train (arrive)

(on, in, at) time.

6. The Vatican City is (small) country in (a, the, -) world with an area (of, in, at) only 0,44 square kilometres, and a population of about 1,000.

7.  The world’s (old) city is Jericho, in (the, a, -) Middle East, which (date) back to about 8 000 B.C. It (destroy) many times in its history, one such story (describe) in the Bible, but it always (rebuild).

8.   Before  the  Revolution   1776  the Americans  already (open) nine colleges, most of them later (become) universities.

9. By 1850 a system of free public schools (open) to all and (pay) for by public taxes in (a, the, -) United States. By (the, a, -) same year the Americans already (establish) state-supported  colleges   and   universities  in   many states.

10. It is well-known that (the, -, a) twins are (close) to each other than most brothers and sisters — after all, they probably spend (more, less, little) time with each other.

11. My sister (be ill) for two weeks already. She (catch) a cold when she (go) (on, to, at) business, and nobody (know) when she (recover).

12. There is no bus; we (can, must, have) to go (on, by, with) (foot, feet) not to be late (for, at, on) the first lesson.

13. If it rains (fewer, least, less) next summer, (much, more, little) tourists (come) to the seaside on holiday and they (leave) more money here.

14.  The examination papers (check) at the moment. They (check) by 2 o’clock. You (must, may, had to) wait if you want.

15. My father said that he (want) to go on holiday to the lake district and he already (buy) a new rod for fishing.

16.  This is the first time that his paintings (exhibit) by the gallery.

17.1 had a headache so I (take) (few, many, little) interest in the conversation.

18. We (must, can, may) send a telegram to congratulate them (for, with, on) their wedding which (take) place in

a week.

19 We were rather worried, as we (sit) and waiting for Tom for an hour already, but he (not come). It was difficult to

believe he (lose) his way. 20 I don’t like my job. If I (have) a million pounds, I (give)

Test 85

1.  (A/an, the, -) sooner you leave this country, the sooner you will get to (a/an,   the,  -) Japan and find (a/an, the, -) job there. — (Easy) said than done.

2. If you put on this funny hat, you (laugh) at. You’d better take it (of, off, on).

3. In (more, much, most) English hotels breakfast (include) in (a/an, the, —) price of the room.

4. I was sure that my train (leave) at 2 o’clock and was disappointed when I arrived and (learn) that it just (leave).

5. (A/an, the, -) Browns bought (a/an, the, -) new car after they (sell) (a/an, the, -) old one.

6.1 hope you’ll have (a/an, the, -) good time and (a/an, the, —) fine weather. — I wish you (a/an, the, -) same.

7. We shall wait for (their, there, them) (at, in, for) Bill’s (until, for, since) they (call).

8.1 know she (send) two letters this month, but we (receive)(neither, either, any) of them.

9. Do (a/an, the, -) people have to pay (many, a lot of, much) when (a/an, the, -) policeman (stop) them?

10.  Let’s wait here until it (stop) raining. It’s foolish to go out (to, for, at) a walk (in, under, through) this cold rain.

11. (In, at, on) the beginning of the 20th century there was (a/an,  the, -) big farm (near,  nearly) Los Angeles in California called the Hollywood Ranch.

12.  (Few, a few, a little) years later Hollywood was one of the (famous) places in (a/an,  the, —) world and every family (know) the names of its film stars.

13.  (A/an, the, -) reason why people went to Hollywood to (make, do) films was (a/an, the, -) sun, as there (is, are, was) 350 days of sun every year there.

14. As all the films (made) by sunlight at that time, the West Coast was a much (good) place to work, besides there were  mountains  and  sea  and  desert  not  far  from Hollywood. The actors (not, have to) travel far to make any sort of films.

15.  In a week (a/an, the, -) government (announce) (a/an, the, —) new program to help (a/an, the, -) unemployed.

16.  Our library (receive) already a lot of new books. By the end of next week they (register) and then we (can, must, will be able to) borrow them for reading.

17. The boy (try) already to fix this shelf several times without (some, any, little) results. I think he may succeed only if he (show) how to do it.

18. You (ought, must, can) to trust your daughter more. You (need, should, may) not treat her like (a/an, the, -) child.

19.   Susan already (translate) the article when her boss (phone) her and asked if the translation (finish).

20.  He doesn’t know anything. If only anybody (tell) him everything, he not (come) here tomorrow.

Test 86

1. My brother has got (a lot, a lot of, much) stamps in his collection but I have (few, little, a little) in (my, mine, our).

2. The article (publish) in tomorrow’s newspaper. I’ll bring you the paper if I (be able) to buy it.

3. The accident looked (serious, seriously), but fortunately (somebody, nobody, anybody) (injure).

4.  Where did you buy (this,   these,   that) trousers? — I bought (it,  them,  that) in the (near) department store some days ago. They still (sell) (they, them, it). I just (be) there.

5.  Oh, Kate! I’m glad to see you. I (not, see) you for ages. You look (nice, nicely) and (happy, happily) today. — I feel much (good) than yesterday. I (work) hard this term and by the end of next week I (pass) all my exams, then I (go) on holiday.

6.  I asked my teacher if we (be able) to read (a/an, the, -) English books in (a/an, the, -) original soon.

7. I hope you (inform) us when the documents (sing) (with, by) the boss.

8. The secretary (know) when the president (take) the final decision (at, by, on) this issue?

9.  I want to know if the latest model of refrigerators you are going to produce (be) of higher quality (than, then) the previous one.

10.  He asked the manager if they (settle) the price problem (by, in, through) the end of next month.

11. She didn’t even ask me if I (help) her to do (these, this) translation, and I didn’t know when I (have) spare time to do it.

12. The girl asked her mother when she (buy) her (the other, another) parrot, as their old one (fly) away.

13. The manager asked (a/an, the, -) secretary if she (be able to) arrange everything herself for the reception of the foreign delegation.

14.  My friend wanted to know if I (buy) a flat in a new district or in (a/an, the, -) centre of the city. But as I (not, save up) for any of them yet, I told him (something, nothing, few) about my plans.

15.  The guide asked the tourists if they (want) to see the sights of (a/an, the, —) Tower when they (arrive) (to, in, at) London.

16.  (The, a, -) North of Ireland (be) still part of (a, the, -) UK, while (the, a, -) Republic of Ireland, in the south, (be) an independent state since 1921.

17.  The Republic of Ireland (have) three and a half million inhabitants  and  two  official languages,  (the,   a, -) English and Gaelic (use) in the country.

18.  I (can’t, mustn’t, may not) believe I (be) in London for two months now. Time (pass) far to quickly. So much (happen) since I last (write) to you.

19. She (go) to the evening party when suddenly she (realize) that somebody (steal) her purse.

20.  What dry weather! If we (have) more rain, our crop (grow) faster.

Test 87

1.  The woman’s (foot, feet) hurt. She (walk) all morning, but she (not, reach) her destination yet.

2. The Toylors (buy) a sailing boat and (spend) their holiday in the lake district. They (leave) tomorrow.

3. The police finally (arrest) Mark Duncan. He (try) to leave the country when he (catch).

4. Why she (wrap) her hair in a towel? — She just (wash) (it, them) as she (go) to the concert tonight.

5. My flat (break) into this week. Nobody (know) who (do) it.

6.  The new hospital (open) by (a, the, -) Queen (on, at, in) May 15th. Everything (prepare) for this great occasion


7. (A, the, -) «Mona Lisa» (paint) by Leonardo da Vinci.

8.  If I (find) your passport, I (telephone) you at once.

9. Scenes of violence on (a, the, -) television (can, must, may) have a negative effect on children.

10. (A, the, -) people often ignore the fact that air pollution (can, might, must) cause so many health problems.

11.  You (can, must, may) be very careful not to break (this, these, that) glasses.

12.  (A, the, -) invention of personal computers was one of (great) achievements of 20th century.

13.  One of (famous) buildings in the world is (a,  the,  -) White House, (which, what, that) is the official home of the US President.

14.  … car is … means of transport. … cars are … means of transport, (a, the, -)

15.  … scientists do a lot of research in order to find … cures for various diseases, (a, the, -)

16. Many people were worried (about, in, at) the reports they (see) on television.

17.  Having a barbecue is a great way to socialize (to, with, about) our new neighbours.

18.  Why you (buy) so (many, much, few) wool? — I’m going to knit (a, the, -) jumper.

19. Someone is calling my name, … ?

20. They live far from us. If they (live) on a bus route, I (go) and see them more often.

Test 88

1.  Bill (present) a dog when he (be) twelve years old. He (have) the dog for four years already. I wonder how old (is Bill, Bill is)?

2. The time (decide). They (move) into their new house next week.

3.1 wonder where (Jane is, is Jane)? — She (give) (-, a, the) baby a bath (at, in, for) the moment.

4. Why is Tom so busy? — He (look for) a new job these days. He (find) anything? — Not yet.

5. «You constantly (interrupt) me when I (talk). Stop doing it or I (punish) you», my mother (used to, was used to) say but never (do) it.

6 (A, the, -) new law on smoking (pass) by the government recently.

7. These pancakes (make) by Grandma today. They usually (make) (of, with, by) eggs, flour and milk.

8.  He (reach) a lot in his life. Not long ago he (present) (with, by, of) a medal.

9. Jane (told, said) me that she (move) to Cornwall (the, a, -) following year.

10. They spent all their money on computer games, so they (must, had to, could) walk all the way back home.

11. When Jane had measles, she (have to, must, could) stay at home for two weeks.

12. (The, a, -) old in the village are upset about the new road.

13. They (change) the building to make (easy) for (a, the, -) disabled to get around.

14. Ann’s mother gave her a (gold, golden) ring (for, to, on) her birthday.

15. A lot of money (be) spent on … equipment every year, but … information collected is invaluable, (a, the, -)

16.  … gold is more expensive than … silver, (a, the, -)

17.  Someone broke (in, into, to) our house and (steal) our video camera.

18. Would you like (some, any, many) lemonade?

19.1 found (some, any, a few) money (in, on, at) the street the other day.

20. They sell so much alcohol nowadays. If they (ban) the sale of alcohol at football matches, there (may) be less violence.

Test 89

1.  More  and  more  species  (become)  extinct  nowadays. Nothing serious (undertake) yet to stop this process.

2.  Yesterday I (took, made) twenty pictures, but today ~ only fifteen. I may intensify my work, if we (go) for a


3. Dan (can’t, mustn’t, may not) speak to you now. He (do)it in a few minutes, when he (be) free.

4. The police discovered vital evidence which (lead) to (-. a the) arrest of the thief.

5. We (see) a terrible fire yesterday. — What the fire (cause) (by, with, of)1

6. Something (happen). An hour ago he (see) running doll the stairs.

7.  The Academy Awards Presentation first (organize) in 19259 and since then it (hold) every year.

8.  Mathematics (be) my favourite subject at school, but I think physics (be) (interesting) subject.

9.  I’ve   had (few, a few, much) problems, but I’m going to keep on trying until I (succeed).

10. You (mustn’t, can’t, may not) hold up secrets if there’s something I (can, ought, must) to know.

11.  Making a cake (not, require) much intelligence. All you (cart, have to, must) do is follow the instruction in the  book.

12. The weather is fine and we (lie) on the (gold, golden) sand since morning.

13.1 just (come) from the supermarket and I (try) on a (silk, silky) blouse, I (buy) there.

14.  … jury is ready to give … verdict. … jury are staying at … park Hotel, (a, the, -)

15.  What did you see on your tour to … London? -Buckingham Palace and …Houses of Parliament, … Tate Gallery and   …  Tower of London,   …   Hyde  Park,   … Westminster Abbey,   …   British  Museum  and  other sights, (a, the, -)

16. (A, the, -) French are very friendly people, aren’t they?

17. If you have a fever, there is definitely something wrong (with, to, about) you.

18. Marco Polo made a journey (though, along, into) Africa and wrote a book describing what he (pioneer).

19. She gave me (some, any, many) advice, which helped me make the right decision.

20.1 don’t know French. If I (know) the language, I (can) tell you what it means.

Test 90

1.  Let’s sit and watch the sun go (down, up, away) from your balcony, … we?

2. By the end of June, I (work) here for six mouths. I (get) some experience already and I like it here.

3. He always (offer) his assistance when he (see) someone in trouble.

4. He is completely ignorant (for, about, of) British history, but he (try) to read as much as possible about the country.

5. You (finish) your homework yet? — No, but it (finish) by eight o’clock.

6.  Who (water) your plants when you (be) away? — They (water) by my neighbour.

7. What (a, the, -) lovely dress you (wear) today! — Yes. It (buy) for me by my husband lately.

8. Where is your car? — At the garage. It (repair). They (do) it by the end of the week.

9. The teacher told the pupils that (the, a, -) water (freeze) at 0 °C.

10. Joan (can’t, mustn’t, shouldn’t) go on holiday this year, but she (intend) to save up so that she can manage travelling around (a, the, -) Europe next summer.

11.  You (should, can, may) wear a life jacket when you go canoeing.

12. The tourists (walk) up the (stone, stony) path leading to the lake.

13.  While Vera (tidy) her grandmother’s house, she (come) across an old (wooden, wood) chest.

14.  The girl found an old doll with (gold,   golden) hair wrapped in (silk, silky) paper.

15. Which station are you meeting your friend (at, on, in) ? —(A, the, -) Waterloo Station. It’s (a, the, -) big place, but I hope I (find) him (easy, easily).

16. (A, the, -) life will be very different in (a, the, -) future.

17. As soon as he saw what (happen), he switched (of, on, off) the electricity.

18. Let me help you, …? — It’s very kind (of, about, with) you to offer us (you, your, yours) help.

19. We have passed the last exam today. Let’s have a party, …? — It’s a good idea.

20.  You have never offered me any help. — I (offer) to help if I (think), I’d be any use.

Test 91

1 This restaurant (regard) as one of (good) in our city, though it is much (expensive) than the others.

2.1 just (make) some coffee. Would you like (some, any) I ‘ No, thanks. I (not, have) coffee at all.

3. The news (announce) at 9 o’clock last night, but nobody (want) to believe (it, them) even now.

4. Now the police (suspect) him of committing a robbery.

5.  You (have) to have this report ready? — Well, it must (hand) by Tuesday.

6.  Who (make) dinner tonight? — It (make) by Simon. He promised to do it.

7.  The voting for the Academy Awards (conduct) secretly and the results (not, reveal) to anyone until the envelope (open) on stage in front of the audience.

8. The news (be) very encouraging, … it?

9.  It’s late. You (should, could, might) go home as soon as possible.

10.  «If you want to recover, you (must, can, may) follow a healthy diet», the doctor said to the patient.

11.  «If you want to be slender, you (can, may, ought to) do sports», my friend said to me.

12. The doll was beautiful and the girl (never, see) it before in this house.

13.  The girl sat down on the cold (stone,  stony) floor to examine the doll more (careful, carefully).

14.  … life of mayfly is extremely short, (the, a/an, —)

15.  All … people should have … freedom of speech, (the, a/an, -)

16.  … breakfast is … most important meal of … day. (the, a/an, -)

17.  I (try) to fix the engine all morning, but finally (could, might, had to) admit my defeat.

18. We were just (at, about, off) leaving the house when Sue called.

19. The driver blamed (his, himself, hers) for the accident.

20. Why don’t you have your car serviced regularly? If you (have) your car serviced regularly, you (not,  have) so much trouble with it.

Test 92

1.  Yesterday I met Mr Brown, who recently (open) a local museum which (show) (-, a, the) history of our town.

2. The reporter asked Mr Brown why he (decide) to open the museum in their town.

3.  Taking a computer course (be) beneficial to my future career.

4. (A, -, the) «Titanic» was a British luxury passenger liner which    (sink)    during    its    maiden    voyage    from Southampton to New York in 1912.

5. A large amount of valuable jewelry (steal) from the shop. (A, the, -) man (arrest) yesterday and (question) by the police at the moment.

6. The police (say) that the robber may (leave) the country already.

7.  Although the crime (commit) some days ago, nobody (arrest) yet.

8. If you don’t go away, I (send) for the police.

9.  Could I stay at my friend’s for the week-end? — Yes, of course you (could, can).

10. Where (shall, could, may) I put these flowers? — In this vase.

11. Can I have a piece of that cake? — (Yes, you can./Yes, certainly.)

12. The doll (wear) a real (gold, golden) necklace and, underneath the coat, a (silky, silk) dress.

13. This doll (belong) to Lizzie’s grandmother when she was young. The girl (careful, carefully) wrapped the toy up again and placed it gently back in the box.

14. In … Stone Age people lived in … caves, (a, the, -)

15. Paul was … only person who remembered me. (a, the, -)

16. Turn on … television, please. I like watching … television in … evening, (a, the, —)

17.1 (ring) him all morning but he never seems to be (in, at, into).

18. (Nothing, anything) else but a major disaster will get us to realize that we can’t go {on, in, with) destroying the rain forests of the world.

19.  Would you like (something, anything) to drink? — No, thanks.

20.  If a person (know) he had only a month to live, how he (spend) that month?

Test 93

1. (On, in, at) April 14, (-, a, the) «Titanic» (hit) an iceberg in (-, a, the) Atlantic Ocean.

2. The missing jewels (find) by the police already.

3.  When Simon (arrive) at the cinema, dozens of people (queue) outside.

4. Where you (be)? I (expect) you an hour ago.

5. Coffee (be) available as grounds or as instant coffee powder and (drink) (by, with, of) one third of the world’s ‘ population.

6.  Do you think that electric cars ever (use) by people? — The electric car (already) (invent) by someone, but at the moment they are too expensive for (a, the, -) most people to buy.

7. If electric cars (drive) instead of the cars we use today (a, the, -) air we breath would be cleaner, as they (not, pump) exhaust fumes into (a, the, -) atmosphere.

8.  He said he (shall, should, couldn’t) meet me at the station and told me to take (the, a, —) taxi.

9.  Could you stay a little longer? — I’m sorry, but I (can’t, couldn’t).

10.  Could I borrow your dictionary? — (Yes, you can./Yes, you may).

11.  I (was allowed to, could, must) go to John’s party last

12.  The boys went (deep, deeply) into the forest and (lose) their way.

13. The treasure (bury) (deep, deeply) underground and it is (hard, hardly) possible to find it.

14.  We spent … weekend in … countryside. … weather was fine and we had … good rest there… (a, the, -)

15.   Do you like  …  flowers?  — Certainly.   …  rose is  my favourite flower. — What is … first spring flower? — … snowdrop, (a, the, —)

16.  … dolphin is … clever creature, isn’t it? — Yes. … dolphins are really … clever creatures, (a, the, -)

I 17. He was looking forward (to, at, for) his holiday in the Lake District (at, in, of) a few (days’, day, day’s) time.

18.  We have hardly (anything, something, nothing) to eat

19. Who is here? — There (be) no one here at the moment.

20.  Why are you painting the walls green? If you (paint) them white, the room (be) much brighter.

Progress Test 94 (69-93)

l. Let’s have lunch in half an hour, … ?

2. It is the first time that she (drive) a car. — I never (drive) a car (either, too).

3. Mr. Grey was (—, a, the) last person to arrive (at, to, for) the party. He (wait) for a taxi for an hour.

4. Soho (be) a cosmopolitan area since the first immigrants, who (be) French Huguenots, (arrive) here in (-, a, the) 1680s.

5. Coffee seeds which also (know) as beans first (roast) and then they (grind) to make coffee.

6.  Coffee grounds then (process) in a variety of different ways. Sometimes they (filter) and sometimes they (soak) in water to (make, do) the drink which is popular (by, with, within) so many people.

7. His innocence (prove) in (a, the, -) court and he (set) free.

8.  Five hundred thousand pounds (was, were) donated to build a new hospital wing.

9.  I found a briefcase (on, in, into) the train. -You (ought to, can, may) take it to the police station as soon as possible.

10.  You (would, shall, must) pay the bills today. — I know, I promise. I (not, forget).

11. (May, shall, will) you give me a lift to work tomorrow? -Yes, I (pick)you up at eight o’clock.

12.  They (be) married for ten years already. He is (deep, deeply) in love with her.

13.  She (not, feel) well lately. She has arrived (late, lately) for the meeting.

14.  … historian is … person who studies … history, (a, the, —)

15.  We stayed at … hotel by … sea. … room was very comfortable and … view was fantastic, (a, the, -)

16.  I don’t believe in … ghosts. I think that … supernatural is … product of … people’s imagination, (a, the, -)

17. Of course, most heating systems come … and … automatically nowadays, (by, on, off, of)

18. One should do (one, one’s) best at all times.

19.  The two bank clerks blamed (themselves, itself, oneself) for the robbery.

20.  You are typing so fast. If you (type) more slowly, you (not, make) so many mistakes.

21. Many famous men (live) in Soho as it (have) a reputation for attracting artists, writers, poets and people in (-, a, the) media.

22.  (A, the, -) Sheftesbury Avenue (be) the heart of London’s theatre land, and there (be) endless clubs, pubs and cafes

23. It is said if you (wait) long enough at (a, the, -) Piccadilly Circus, you (meet) everyone you ever (know).

24.  Travelling abroad (get) (easy) and (easy) for (a, the, -) young people nowadays.

25. Great importance (place) (on, at, for) exam results in this school.

26. The wedding reception (hold) in (a, the, -) small hotel in a week.

27.  The construction of the new shopping centre (complete) already in our city.

28. Unless you (be) more careful, you (have) accidents.

29. The Prime Minister (be to, must, can) give a speech (at, on, in) the conference tomorrow.

30. (Would, could, can) you mind my (stay, staying) here for some days?

31.  They (could, might, should) have forgotten about the meeting, that’s why they (not, come).

32. We admired the stars twinkling (high, highly) in (a, the, -)dark sky.

33.  Our neighbour (operate) by a (high,  highly) respected doctor. He is in (a, the, -) hospital now.

34.  … clothes I bought yesterday (be) very cheap. There was … sale in one of … departments stores in … city centre. (a/an, the, -)

35.  … Rome wasn’t built in … day. (a/an, the, -)

36.  … Actions speak (loud) than … words, (a/an, the, -)

.   37. You can take what you want (off, of, from, out) the fruit in that box.

38. Operations were difficult in the 18th century. In (those, that, these) days there (be) no anaesthetic.

39.  Sam would like to marry a girl younger than (his, him, himself).

40.  I can’t buy everything you want. If I (buy) everything you ask, I (be) ruined soon.

41.  Read the text and do the exercises given below.

«The Computer Revolution»

The first computers appeared right after World War II,  and since that time they have changed not only the lives of  Americans. They have been changing the lives of people all

over the world.

At present wherever the man turns, he finds a computer working.

Computers in banks can transfer money from one account to another. Computers are used to launch, guide and track spacecrafts and satellites; they help predict weather and earthquakes. They help people make long distance and local telephone calls. Computers are also used when one reserves space on an airplane. In medical laboratories, computers have reduced the errors in testing, and they have saved doctors’ countless hours of work.

Many stores use computers to keep track of sales and orders. Also, many stores use optical scanners to record purchases and total prices. A tiny computer chip controls your washing machine. Computers linked to TV, telephone and satellite networks spread information throughout the world.

Without special training it is impossible to understand exactly how a computer does its work. Nevertheless, many people use computers in their daily lives. Computers are everywhere. They are so much a part of our lives that we usually don’t even know they are there.

Computers have become the foundation of the modern working world. Today, virtually all types of jobs use them to some degree and all the countries are affected by the «computer revolution».

In the future computers will be a million times faster than they are today. They will become easier to use, but anyone who has not learnt how to use the new technology will be seriously disadvantaged, particularly in the field of employment.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1. The first computers appeared in the middle of the 20tli century. □

2.  It was in England that the first computers began to be used. □

3. It is hardly possible for people to use computers in thei’ everyday life. □

4.  Computers have become the foundation of the modern working world. □

5. The problem is that in future computers will become more and more complicated to be used. □

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1. When did the first computers appear?

2. Computers are used everywhere, aren’t they?

3. What can computers do in banks?

4.  What are other spheres where computers may be used?

5.  It is impossible to understand exactly how a computer works without special training, is it?

6. Do many people use computers in their daily lives?

c) Ask five questions on the text.

42. Make up your sentences using the following words and word combinations on the topic Outstanding People of Belarus.

1. a talented nation                      6. keep memory (of)

2. give birth (to)                           7. express the spirit

3. make contribution                   8. character and hopes

4. the first woman inlightener   9. achievement(s)

5. a new trend in painting

Tests: Level 3-B

Test 95

1.  For many centuries, during the cold time of the year English people (use) coal in their fireplaces in private houses and smoke from factories contributed greatly to trouble, called smog.

2.  The history of Scotland as well as the character of its people (portray) by such famous Scottish writers as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

3. The thistle (have) nothing pleasant in it, especially if one (touch) (it, its, it’s) thorns. But it (have) (-, an, the) important meaning (for, to, at) Scotland. (It’s, it, its) the Scottish national emblem.

4. Why the Scottish people (choose) the thistle as the national emblem of their country? — (An, the, -) answer is interesting, and it (can, must, should) be found in the history of Scotland.

5.1 think that he (discharge) from (a, the, -) hospital soon. 6.1 don’t know why Peter (be) late. He might (delay) by the traffic.

7. (A, the, -) children (not, allow) to wear jewelry to school.

8. Helen said that she (go) to the circus (last, that, the following) week.

9. She (needn’t, mustn’t, couldn’t) have bought such (a/an. the, —) expensive dress yesterday.

10.  You (should, would, needn’t) have seen this film on TV last night, it was very good.

11.  (Couldn’t, may) I speak to Jane, please? — Just a moment, please. I (call) her.

12.  He (work) (hard, hardly) these days. He (hard, hardly) goes (somewhere, anywhere) now.

13.  My mother (near, nearly) fainted when the man came (near, nearly). She (not, see) him for ages.

14.  … apple … day keeps … doctor away, (a/an, the, -)

15. When in … Rome, do as … Romans do. (a/an, the, -)

16. You can’t teach (a/an, the, -) old dog (with, by, at) new tricks.

17.  (The, a, -) Whispering Gallery in St. Paul’s Cathedral which is over 100 feet above the floor is remarkable (of, off, for) its acoustics.

18. Who has prepared to work overtime besides (/, my, me)? 19.1 can’t find my book. Can you give me (your, yours)?

20. Let’s go to the beach, … ?

21.  The people of Scotland (choose) the thistle as (there, their, theirs) national emblem because it (save) the land (of, from, out of) foreign invaders many years ago.

22. Mary Stuart (1542-1587), the queen of Scots, reigned in Scotland for only seven years; (yet, also) the romance, intrigue and mystery (surrounding, surrounded) her life (make) her a legendary figure in Scottish history.

23. Immigrants who (arrive) in Great Britain from all parts of the Common Wealth since 1945 only (not, create) a mixture of nations, but also (bring) their cultures and habits with them.

24.  Mark Twain always (think) that his days on (-, a, the) Mississippi (be) the happiest in his life.

25. The house (clean) before the guests arrived.

26. Why is David late? — Perhaps, he (hold) up in (a, the, -) traffic.

27.  Margaret Mitchell (write) the original novel «Gone with the Wind». The film (release) in 1939 and (become) (a, the, -) huge success soon after its release.

28. Two years (is, are) a long time to be away from home.

29.  (Could, would) I use your telephone, please? — Yes, you (can, could, would).

30. There is nobody there. If he (be) in, he (answer) the telephone.

Test 96

11. If (-, a, the) weather (get) (bad), the coast guard (can’t,

might, need) issue a warning to all ships. 2.1 (not, go) on holiday this year. — Neither … .

3. The ticket inspector made him (get off) the bus because he (not, buy) a ticket.

4. Our planet (get) (hot and hot) because of global warming.

5.  It was Alexander Graham Bell (who, which) (invent) (a, the, -) telephone.

6.  I prefer to wear clothes which (make) from natural fibres.

7. All the newspapers (deliver) by 9 o’clock. I hope my article (publish) in today’s paper.

8.  Unless I have a quiet room, I (not, be able) to do any work.

9.  We (mustn’t,  can’t,  needn’t) go shopping this week. We’ve got (many, plenty, little) of food.

10. (Shall, will, should) I help you (with, in, at) washing-up? -No, I (can, may, be to) manage (by, -, with) it myself.

11. Could I see the manager, please? — Yes, you (may, could, shall).

12. (Sudden) she heard her name again. She turned to see her brother smiling (cheerful,   cheerfully).  «Nick!» gasped Julia. «You (near, nearly) frightened me to death!»

13. My friend found it (hard, hardly) to get used to (live, living) in a foreign country.

14. Peter has got … cold, so he has to stay in … bed. (a/an, the, -)

15. Millions of people were killed in … World War II. (a/an, the, -)

16. We went to … Bath by … plane and lost our luggage at … airport, (a/an, the, -)

17. I prefer travelling (by, on, on) train (at, for, to) driving. It’s much (pleasant).

18. Let’s invite him to our party, … ? 19.1 don’t feel well today. I am ill, … ?

20. If you have (any, some, a little) problems, you can discuss them with your teacher. 21.1 have got three pairs of shoes, none of which (be) black.

22. Although they (be) to Spain twice this year, they are going (again, also, too) next month.

23. By the time she (finish) doing her homework, it was dark outside.

24.  My grandparents (live) in the same neighbourhood for fifty years. They (not,  want) to change (anything, nothing, something).

25.  Wearing jeans in the office (not,  allow) and nobody (want) to change this rule.

26. Soho (pack) with continental food shops and restaurants.

27.  Most recently there (be) a lot of Chinese (from, out of, off) Hong Kong in Soho.

28. (These, this) trousers (be) very old. I want (a, the, -) new pair of jeans.

29.  Helen (buy) an expensive jacket this week and now she (not, have) enough money for the rest of the week. She (shouldn’t, couldn’t, mustn’t) have bought such an expensive thing.

30.  I can’t repair the roof. I (can) repair it if I (have) a long ladder.

Test 97

1. As soon as he (enter) the room, he realized what (go) on.

2. The children (pick) the flowers for two hours before they realized what the time (be).

3. You can borrow my car suppose you (put) in (some, any, a few) petrol before you (bring) it back.

4. You won’t get a visa (if, when, unless) you (have) your passport with you.

5.  Soho, once considered one of (dirty) and (dangerous) parts of London, (clean up) in early 1980s.

6. Today, with its gurgling cappuccino machines and pavement cafes, Soho (become) a meeting place (for, of, between) all kinds of people from all over the world, whatever the hour of day or night.

7. Wales officially (link) to England in 1536 by the Act of Union. By 1970 only 25% of the population could speak Welsh, and in an effort to raise that proportion, education (make) bilingual.

8. (Tell, say) him to wait if he (come) earlier.

9. (not, forget) that you (be to, must, can) report to the manager as soon as you (reach) Manchester.

10. Somebody (rob) our flat today. You (could, had to, ought to) have locked the door when you (go out) in the morning.

11. «You (should, might, could) obey (a, the, -) law otherwise you (have) problems in your life, my boy», my father (used to, was used to) say.

12.  Lucy (wait) (hopeful, hopefully) all morning for the postman to arrive but he didn’t.

13. Let’s hope there won’t be any (further, farther) delays, … .

14. Have you got any musical instruments at home? — Yes. We’ve bought … piano. Our daughter goes to … music school and is learning to play … piano, (a, the, —)

15.  … Atlantic Ocean and … warm waters of … Gulf Stream influence … weather of … British Isles, (a, the, —)

16.  I’ve bought … shirt and … pair of trousers. … shirt is white and … trousers (be) blue, (a, the, -)

17.  (not, try) and do two things together. Concentrate (on, at, for) one thing (at, on, for) a time.

18.  Where we (have) to sit? — You can sit (anywhere, somewhere, everywhere). It doesn’t matter.

19. Would you like (something, anything, nothing) to eat? -Two (teas, tea), please.

20. We haven’t got … bread. — You’d better go to the shop, then. We need … tomatoes too. (some, any)

21.  By the end of this year he (lecture) at this college (for, since, during) ten years.

22. Let me know as soon as you (make) your decision, …?

23.  Look at the clouds. It (rain). — Don’t bother. I already (take) my umbrella.

24.  Don’t worry. By Friday afternoon, Diane (prepare) all the dishes for the dinner party.

25.  During the 1960s and 1970s, laws (pass) in Great Britain under which using open coal fires in homes in the city area (forbid).

26. Hadrian’s wall, the greatest monument of (the, a, -) Roman occupation of Britain, (build) to act as a defence against the Celts from Scotland.

27.  King Alfred (849 — 899) (know) as «Alfred the Great». He was (the, an, -) only monarch in English history who (give) this title.

28. Mike (told, said) me that he (couldn’t, mustn’t, mightn’t) (tell, say, ask) one twin from (other, another, the other) as they were identical.

29. If you don’t understand (something, anything, nothing), you (must, may, should) ask your teacher to help you with your studies.

30.  I (be) very grateful if you kindly (sign) this document and let me have it back as soon as possible.

Test 98

1. This time next month we (travel) around Africa, and we (return) home by the end of August.

2.  Tina (buy) gifts for all her relatives before she (leave) (for, at, to) England. Yesterday she (come) to us to say goodbye.

3. More and more people (develop) health problems because of (-, a, the) air pollution.

4. When the train from Brussels (arrive)? — It (arrive) in 10 minutes at (-, a, the) Platform 7.

5.  In 1301 after (defeat/defeating) the native Prince of Wales, King Edward I of England (name) his son «Prince of Wales». Since then (old) son of the king or queen of England traditionally (give) this title.

6. In 1536 Wales (bring) (into, in, to) the English system of national and local government by an Act of Union.

7.  … Welsh language is still very much a living force and (teach) side by side with … English in schools of Wales, (a, the, -)

8. You asked John to fix you car, …? — Yes, his advice (was, were) that I take it to the garage.

9. …Young people (should, have to, can) respect … elderly. … life is often difficult for … old people, (a, the, -)

10. After many attempts Terry (be able to, could, might) climb (to, at, by) the top of the mountain.

11. He (drive) a car (well, good) now, but two years ago he (could, might, must) ride only the bicycle.

12.  Mrs Smith feels (bad, badly) today. She’s by far (beautiful) woman I ever (see).

13. Was it a good party? — Yes, I (leave) far (late) I (intend) to.

14. … name … Soho is derived from … hunting call, «So-ho», that … huntsmen were heard to cry as they chased … deer in … royal parks, (a, the, -)

15. — Piccadilly Circus is like … magnet for … young people from all over … world, (a, the, -)

16 — young people like to sit on … steps under … statue of Eros, celebrating … freedom and friendship of …youth, (a, the, -)

17. Many people think the increase (in, at, of) violent crime is because (of, at, -) television. 18.1 don’t mind what we do today. We (can, may, are to) do (something, anything) you want.

19.  Let’s go (somewhere, anywhere) tonight, …? — Thanks, but I don’t want to go (somewhere, anywhere, someone) tonight.

20. It’s (your, yours) birthday party, you can invite (anyone, someone, somebody) you like.

21. You (visit) (-, a, the) Disneyland when you were in Paris? -No, unfortunately it was too far from where we (stay).

22.  Linda (give up) her work, so she (can, must, may) look after her children herself.

23. Someone (give away) the secret plans of the company and the boss is very angry.

24. Now this shop (give out) free gifts to anyone who (spend) more than £30.

25. The subjection of (a, the, -) Welsh (complete) by Edward I who (make) his son, afterwards Edward II, the first Prince of Wales.

26.  Westminster Abbey is the church where nearly all the kings and queens  (crown) and where many of them (bury).

27.  Sir Christopher Wren, the great architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral (die) in 1723, aged 91, and (bury) in (a, the, -) building which his genius and toil (create).

28.1 won’t open the door unless I (know) who it is.

29.  I (have) a sleepless night. — You (shouldn’t,  couldn’t, might) have stayed up so late last night.

30. If the earth suddenly (stop) spinning, we all (fly) off it.

Test 99

1.  Tom, (you,  finish) reading the newspaper yet? — No, I still (read) it.

2.  At noon yesterday, the staff (have) their monthly meeting.

3. The teacher (give) the students a test when the principle (come) into the classroom.

4. Dad (close) the windows, (set) the alarm, and (leave) the house. The children (sleep) already.

5.  … Nelson Column (erect) in 1842 in … Trafalgar Square in commemoration of Admiral Nelson, who (win) a triumphant naval victory, but (kill) in the battle.

6. To commemorate Admiral Nelson’s Victory in (a, the, -) great naval battle at Trafalgar, (a,   the, -) Trafalgar Square (construct) in London.

7. In 1066 an invading army of the Normans (win) the victory at the battle of Hastings; as a result of that single battle, William, Duke of Normandy, (crown) king of England and (become) known in the popular history as William the Conqueror.

8.  My teacher told me I (might, had to, needed) stay after school as (the, a, -) punishment for talking in class.

9.  (Need,   can,   ought) I borrow your pen? (My,   mine) doesn’t work.

10.  I (must, mustn’t, may) go to (a, the, -) bank. I haven’t got (some, any, little) money.

11. What time (mustn’t, will, shall) I pick you up from (a, the, -) work? — (At, in, about) 7 sharp.

12. Have you heard Jane’s playing (the, a, -) piano (late, lately)? — Yes, but he (not, seem) to be getting (good).

13.1 like living in the country. It’s a lot (peaceful) than the city.

14. … Louvre has a large number of famous works, such as … Mona Lisa and … Venus de Milo. (a, the, -)

15.  (A, the, -) pyramids in Egypt (build) to be tombs for (a, the, -) pharaohs.

16. In … New York you could visit … Central park, … Empire State Building and … Times Square and see … show on … Broadway, (a, the, -)

17. He’s late again. It’s typical (of, for, about) him to keep everybody waiting.

18. Be careful, there (be) too (many, much, a lot of) cars in (this, these) cities.

 19. (Many,  much, a little) students have financial problems, … ?

20. (Few, little, a lot of) customers (come) into the shop today. It (be) quite all day long. 21. A young woman (sit) on (a, the, -) park bench while the

children (play) nearby.

22. The boy went to (a, the, -) bed early because he (play) football all day.

23.  Peter decided that he (not, leave) for work until he (shovel) the snow from the drive.

24. The lawnmower (break down) while my father (mow) the lawn.

25. For many thousands of years stories (pass) from (a, the,   ) generation to generation orally, either in words or in songs.

26. (A, the, —) new chairman of the company (announce) in a week. The candidates (discuss) now.

27. She (expect) to arrive (to, in, at) London at 3 o’clock to morrow afternoon.

28. You just (clean) the stairs? — Yes, so be careful. (It, they) (be) very slippery.

29.  You put that shirt in the washing machine. — I know. It … be dry-cleaned, (mustn’t, couldn’t, have to)

30. A university degree is a useful thing. If I (have) a univer sity degree, I (sit) in a comfortable office now instead of standing at a street corner selling newspapers.

Test 100

1. The committee (discuss) the problem for two hours before they finally (come) to a decision.

2. Where are the children? — They (decorate) the Christmas tree as it (be) Christmas Eve today.

3.  The parade already (start) by the time we (arrive). We (delay) by the traffic.

4.  The team and their fans (celebrate) because they (win) the game.

5.  John couldn’t (involve) in the robbery. He was with me that evening.

6.  Watching TV often (considered) a waste of time. On (a, the, -) other hand, TV is great company for those who live alone.

7.  Neither Ann nor her friends (attend) today’s meeting. Everybody is busy, … ?

8.  I’ll tell you something, if you (promise) not to tell it to (anyone, someone, no one) else.

9. Look! The Greens (bring) us (a, the, -) bottle of wine (for, to at) our anniversary. — They (needn’t, couldn’t, might not) have done that, but it’s very kind of (they, them).

10. You (mustn’t, oughtn’t, needn’t) clean the floor today. -Oh, you (do) it already?

11. Your blue trousers (be) in the washing machine. — Oh, no! You (shouldn’t, mustn’t, can’t) have done that. (It, they) (have) to be dry-cleaned.

12.  This jacket was by far (expensive) in the shop, but it wasn’t as (expensive) as (your, yours).

13. (A, the, -) Park Hotel is (little) expensive than (a, the, -) Plaza.

14.  … London manages in … unique way to reflect … past and, at … same time, to live … life of … modern city, (a,

the, -)

15.1 have got … car and … motorcycle. … car is second-hand and … motorcycle is brand new.(a, the, -)

16. Do you know where … tea comes from? — From … India.(a, the, -)

17.1 (try) to learn Spanish but I’m not very satisfied (at, on, with) my progress.

18. Our runners haven’t won … medals, have they? — No, not as … as last time. But there’s plenty of time. There are still … events to come. I’d like to go and see some of the track events, but I haven’t got… time at the moment, (a lot of, much, many)

19. The snow was quite deep. There seemed (a few, few, a little, little) hope of completing our journey.

20.1 wanted some cake, but there was (none, no) left.

21. We (travel) for five hours before we (reach) our destination. Everyone (be) very tired.

22. My brother (go) to a book exhibition yesterday and (buy) an interesting book on antiques. He (be) there many times before.

23. They (make) sandwiches for the picnic when I (phone) to tell them that we were going to be late.

24. How long Mrs.Conrad (give) cooking lessons by the year 2022?

25.  Look (at, for, through) that dolphin! It (jump) through

those hoops.

26. If he (go) on telling lies, nobody (believe) a world he says.

27. They said that they (leave) early (the, a, -) next morning.

28.  If you (call) me yesterday, I would have been able to meet you for lunch today.

29. (Shall, will, would) I pour you a glass of orange juice? -Yes, please and (could, may, shall) you put (some, any) ice in it, too?

30.  If only we (have) a light! It’s depressing waiting in darkness.

Test 101

1. When the boy (realize) he (lose) his way he (start) to panic.

2.  She (not, be) in a hurry that Monday morning because she (take) the day off.

3. How long you (live) in Sydney before you (move) back to London?

4.  We (attend) our first lecture at the university at this time next Monday.

5. The pubs in London (restore) to their original Victorian beauty.

6. I’ve got two pounds and want to buy a CD. — Two pounds (is, are) not enough to buy a CD.

7. If I (be) you, I (get) a mobile phone.

8. I was worried as I (be) late because of the traffic.

9. (Would, shall, will) we go for a walk this afternoon?

a) Yes, we would.              b) Why not. It’s a lovely day.

10. I’m sure the book is in your desk. It (must, can, may) be there.

11. Our new car is twice as (expensive) as (their, theirs), but it is far (cheap) than (your, yours) car.

12. Tom is (a, the, —) wonderful artist. No one else can paint (like, as) him.

13. What Mark (do) for a living? — He works (as, like) a hotel manager.                                                  

14. We have got … dog now. It’s … German Shepherd. Some years ago we had … cat. It was … Siamese, (a, the, —)

15. Such English names as … Ordeon, … Hilton, … Plaza, … British Museum, … Tate Gallery, … Titanic, … Times are known to many people all over … world, (a, the, -)

16. Mark lived in … London, in … Oxford Street some years ago. He speaks … English fluently, (a, the, -)

17.  I felt sorry (about, on, for) the children when we went (on, to, in) holiday as it rained every day.

18. I’d like to know the truth. Tell me (everything, all). Tell me (all, everything) you know, please.

19. (The most, most) people would like to earn (much, many, lot) money to live without (some, any, no) problems.

20.  I’m afraid, we’ve (no, none, neither) money to buy this picture. — You are right. We haven’t got (some, any, no) money to buy (it, its, it’s).

21. We (live) in Cardiff for ten years when the company that Bill (work) for (offer) him a position at the London office.

22.  Where you (be) yesterday afternoon? I (call) you all afternoon but there (be) no answer.

23.  London (change) a lot recently. First of all, the historic sites (clean) and restored, making the city look as if it (revitalize).

24.  I (blame) for it before I even (have) a chance to defend (myself, oneself, ours).

25. The refugees (prevent) from entering the country. It’s a serious problem now.

26.  The first goal (score) by our team, but unfortunately they (lose) the game.

27.  If you (put) on the kettle, I (make) the tea, but now I have no time to do it.

28.  The police informed him that he (be) under arrest, adding that he (can, must, may) remain silent but (something, anything, nothing) he said (take down) and used against him.

29.  The doctor suggested I (see) a counselor, and he added that a counselor (could, must, may) help me get over my difficulties.

30.  Your notes are almost illegible. If you (type) them, they (be) a lot easier to read.

Test 102

1. The spectators so (move) at the end of the film that everyone in the cinema (cry).

2.  People often ignore the fact that air pollution (must, can, could, might) cause so many health problems.

3.  The children spent all their money on computer games, so they (be to, have to,  must, could) walk all the way back.

4. You (must, can, might) wear a life jacket when you go canoeing.

5.  … Young are usually impatient, but they should be more tolerant to … old people, (a, the, -)

6.  What musical instrument can you play? — I’m learning to play (a/an, the, —) violin.

7.  … Tango is not very popular with … young people nowadays, (a, the, -)

8. My father usually travels by … bus to … work, (a, the, -)

9. We prefer to stay at (a/an, the, -) Ritz whenever we are in London.

10.  When you arrive (in, to, at, for) England, you will be impressed (by, with, at) everything you will see there.

11.  The teacher was pleased (at, with, to, by) the exam results.

12. The doctor warned me (of, in, about, with) the danger of eating too much fat food.

13.  Lots of people care (for, about, in, of) elderly relatives.

14. We congratulated her (on, in, with, about) her success in her final exams.

15. Every day there is news of (another, the other, other, others) war breaking out somewhere in the world.

16.  Can war actions ever be justified under (some,  any, every, none) circumstances?

17. (Each, another, all, every) time I hear that music, it reminds me of you.

18. The exam was very difficult. Nobody passed it, …?

19.  The situation is uncertain. (Nothing, anything, some, any) could happen.

20.  I wanted to know if the prices (rise) again by the end of the year.

21. The secretary didn’t know when the president (take) the final decision on this issue.

22.  I’d like to know if the river will not begin to rise until some rain (fall).

23. We asked the manager if they (settle) the price problem by the end of the month.

24.  He promised that he (phone) us as soon as he (arrive) home.

25.  None of them knew when the results (announce). Everybody (wait) for it.

26. Where St. Paul’s Cathedral (be situated)1! — In the … .

27. The … party is a ruling party in Great Britain nowadays.

28.  Try and (do) it right this time. — O.K. It’s easy, as you (right, rightly) say.

29. My father is five years (old) than my mother but he looks (young) his age.

30.  Why don’t you get a cat? If you (keep) a cat, the mice (not, run) everywhere.

Test 103

1. Soho (use) to be considered one of (dirty) and (dangerous) places in London, but it (clean up) in (-, a, the) early 1980s.

2. Today Soho is one of (lively) and (bohemian) areas of London, with cafes (which, what, that) stay open (-, a, the) day and night.

3. Alexander Gustave Eiffel (design) (-, a, the) Eiffel Tower which is situated in the centre of Paris.

4. I’m sorry but all the tickets (sell) for this performance.

5.  The survivors (pick) out of the water by a cruise liner, which (hear) their distress call.

6. The classroom was empty when I came in. The class (was, were) all on a school outing.

7. Mr. Derec asked his assistant if he (read) the reports and added that he (want) to go through them himself.

8.  The teacher explained that the Moon (go) round the Earth, but one of the pupils didn’t believe that the Moon (be) flat and asked at what temperature water (boil) there.

9.  I’m sure Robert realized how wrong he (be). He (must, can, may) have realized everything.

10.  It’s possible that they (sell) (their, there) house soon. I (may, can, must) see it as soon as possible.

11. New York City is one of (large) and densely populated (cities, city) in the world.

12.  David is (good) player of all. He (play) (good) than anyone else.

13.1 never (know) such an independent young woman. She’s (independent) woman I’ve ever met.

14. We have holidays twice … year. I like to spend my holiday travelling. My car can go 200 km … hour. Last year I spent … month cruising down … Nile, (a, the, -)

15.  … French , … Scottish and … Japanese are very friendly as well as … Americans and … Greeks, (a, the, -)

16.  Have you lived in … same city and in … same street all your life? — Oh, no. I’ve lived in … State Street only for … year, but before it I lived in … High Street, (a, the, -)

17.  The train is late but nobody (know) the reason (for, of, about) the delay.

18.  I should ban cars. (All, no, none) cars pollute the air, don’t … ? — Well, except electric (one, ones), I suppose.

19.  What kind of fruit (should,  can,  must) I eat to stay healthy? — I don’t think it matters. (All, more, many) fruit (be) good for you.

20.  I knew there (be) a power cut because it was so dark everywhere. — Yes, (some, all) the lights in (our, ours) street went cut.

21. What (happen) alongside the river Thames of late? — The old warehouses (transform) into galleries, shops and clubs.

22.  How Soho (change)? — It (clean), there are pavement cafes, so it (become) a meeting place.

23.  One Sunday afternoon Tim and his (old) sister (sit) at home watching TV. Their parents (go out) for the day.

24. He didn’t remember that he (order) to appear before the judge.

25.  May Week at Cambridge University (celebrate) neither in May nor a week.

26. If you (not, come) late, they (let) you in and you (have) a good rest.

‘ 27. The police inspector asked me where I (be) the night before, at the time of the burglary.

28. The manager asked his secretary if he (be) using the computer to find the secret code.

29. It wasn’t necessary for her to come so early, but she did. She (needn’t, mustn’t, can’t) have come so early.

30. It’s a pity he never patented his invention.If he (patent) it, he (make) a lot of money.

Test 104

1.  No sooner Pamela (disappear up) the stairs than a horrible-looking man (come) into the room.

2. As soon as the children (hear) (these, this) news, a neigl-bour’s dog (start) barking, and after a few minutes they (hear) their back door open.

3.  I (be) absorbed in the story when suddenly I began to feel that someone (watch) me.

4.  At (a,  the, -) Cambridge University May boat races, music and drama concerts, picnics, and the May Balls, everything as far as possible (hold) in the open air-parties.

5. There are many schools in Britain which (not, control) financially by the state.

6. My office is three miles from my house. Three miles (is, are) a long way to walk to work.

7.  The granddaughter asked her grandma how the prince (wake up) Sleeping Beauty.

8.  I asked my brother if he really (decide) to sail from Spain to Australia all alone.

9.  I advise you to have your car (service). You (should, must, can) have you car serviced as soon as possible.

10.  I’m certain Bill didn’t reveal your secret. He (can’t, mustn’t, may not) have revealed it.

11.  Mr. Johnson (regard) (as,  like,  so) a very successful lawyer.

12.  Thank you for the information. — No problem. If you want (any, some) (far) information, just ask.

13.1 (hard, hardly) (finish) cooking when the guests arrived.

14. 0. Henry, (whose, which) real name was William Sydney Porter, was (an, the, -) American short-story writer.

15.  … President is considered to be … most respected person in … country, (a, the, -)

16.  … English is the major language throughout …United Kingdom, although some people speak … Welsh as their sole language, and only some hundreds speak … Gaelic, (a, the, -)

17. The police (believe) that there is no connection (between, among) the two crimes.

18.  The store has two lifts, and both (be) out of order, (neither, none, either) (be) working.

19. I’m going to the bank to get (some, much, little) money. I have to be back at the office in (few, a few, a little) minutes.

20.  One shouldn’t always believe what (one, you) (read) in the newspapers.

21.  We (receive) no correspondence from David since he (move) away.

22. Some people value their independence (high, highly) and so they enjoy (live, living) alone.

23.  It is (hard, hardly) to tell (-, a, the) difference between the twins, as they are identical.

24.  The price of petrol (go) up again; the cost of running a car (increase).

25.  The awards which (know) as Oscars, (consider) to be (high) honour anyone in the film industry can (give).

26.  You (read) the newspaper this morning? — No. It (not, deliver) by the time I left for work.

27. You (know) your exam results yet? — No. They (not, announce) yet.

28. If you leave your car unlocked, someone (steal) it.

29. People (must, can, should) treat all living creatures with kindness and respect.

30. Why did you throw away those newspapers? — I’m sorry. If I (know) you were still reading them, I (not, throw) them away.

Test 105

1. I (wait) for the number 5 when I noticed an old lady who (start) to cross the road in front of me.

2. Eating sugar in the morning (improve) memory and concentration.

3.  Tea (help) to protect people against heart disease because it (contain) tannin and flavanoids.

4. The doors of Oxford and Cambridge, (good) English Universities (open) to the public school-leavers.

5.  Eton College, (large) of the ancient English public schools, (found) in 1440 as a collegiate church with a school attached.

6. We’ll be late for the train if we go (on, by, in) foot. Let’s take a taxi, …?

7. The girl asked her grandfather if he (agree) that he (be) the best detective she ever (meet).

8. He said he (can’t, mustn’t, wouldn’t be able to) come to help us the following week.

9.  It’s forbidden to go near the launch pad. You (mustn’t, can’t, won’t) go near it.

10.  It’s five o’clock. They (ought to, mustn’t, need) be here by now.

11. The mountain was so (high, highly) that they (shouldn’t, couldn’t, might) climb it.

12. The question was (too, so) difficult for me to answer.

13.  There are (few) public holidays in Great Britain than in (other, another, the other) European countries.

14. 0. Henry’s first story (publish) in 1899 when the writer was in … prison on … false charge of stealing … money from a bank, (a, the, -)

15.  By 1981 only 19%   of …  Welsh population spoke … Welsh, even though … Welsh language (use) for many radio and television programmes and in schools to promote … Welsh culture and … language itself, (a, the, -)

16. My grandmother has been taken to … hospital. She ‘s got … pneumonia. I’m going to … hospital to visit her tomorrow, (a, the, -)

17. Did you pay (by, in, on) check or (by, in, on) cash? — I did it (by, with, in) credit card.

18.  Did someone ring? — (It, he, she) was Vicky. She (call) just to say she (arrive) safely.

19.  What’s (a,   the, -) weather like today? — It is much (warm) today than it was yesterday.

20.  There’s a woman at the door. — Oh, (it’s, she’s) my aunt Joan.

21. Something (happen). This is the first time he (be) late.

22. It’s the only time I ever really (get angry) with him.

23. (Since, for) I’ve known him, he (wear) the same sweater.

24. The streets of London in 1665 were empty, shops (close) and every house in which there were sick people (shut up) and no one (allow) to go in or out, and the doors of such houses (mark) with a red cross.

25.  At night the Great Fire of London could (see) ten miles away.

26. My niece has got mumps. — Oh, dear. Mumps (be) quite a serious illness.

27. She said he (have) to leave until the day after.

28. The man insisted he (not, know) that thing (steal).

29.  Perhaps he took the train to work this morning. — Yes, he (might, can, must) have done it.

30. The job is much worse than I expected. If I (realise) how awful it was going to be, I (not, accept) it.

Test 106

1.  They (repair) the road for months, but all work (finish) some days ago.

2. When I was at (a, the, —) university, I (would, will) work all night.

3. I (used to) be much (slim) when I was younger.

4.  A person standing at the entrance of the Whispering Gallery can hear (clearly, clear) what (say) on the opposite side, 107 feet away.

5. The first Mayor of London (elect) in 1193.

6. If the lift still (not, work), we (have to, must, could) use the stairs.

7. The woman claimed she (see) never that man before.

8. The boy promised his mother that he never (do) such (a, the, -) thing again.

9. English children (must, can, may) go to school when they are five, first to infant schools, which they leave at the age of seven.

10. No one (can, must, may) prove from history that such (a, the, -) man as Robin Hood really lived; all that we know about him (come) from ballads.

11. (Old) he gets, (friendly) he becomes.

12.  I was (tall) than my sister when we (be) young, but now she’s (tall) than me.

13. Airline passengers (might not, couldn’t, are not allowed to) use mobile phones during the flight.

14.  … Government sits on one side of … room with … Opposition on … other, (a, the, -)

15. In … north-west corner of the Palace stands … Clock Tower with its famous bell called … Big Ben, after Sir Benjamin Hall who supervised … rebuilding of … Parliament, (a, the, -)

16. Where is … London Airport? — Oh, you should know that there are three airports in London: … Heathrow Airport, … Gatwick Airport and … Luton airport. You can get there by … bus from the air terminal in the centre of the city, (a, the, —)

17. The train was travelling (at, with, on) a speed of 120 miles an hour.    —

18.  … was wet, and … was a cold east wind. … were few people in the streets, (it, there)

19.  When the policeman came in, the gunman shot (him, himself). Now the policeman is in (a, the, -) hospital.

20.  Ann made a sandwich and (had to, must, could) force (hers, herself) to eat it.

21. The Great Fire of London in the summer of 1666 (burn) for five days and (destroy) the greater part of the city.

22.  In recent years riding (become) a sport for (each, everybody).

23.  Historical and geographical circumstances (turn) London into one of the world’s most important commercial and cultural centres.

24. In 1968 (the, -) British Army (send) to Northern Ireland after disturbances between Protestants and Catholics.

25. Everything in Great Britain officially (do) in the name of the Queen, but, in reality the Prime Minister is responsible (for, at, with) the policy (conduct) by (a, the, -) Parliament.

26.  Jane looks (nice, nicely) today, doesn’t she? — Yes. Her clothes (be) very smart.

27.  Tom asked if he (can) have a word with me, explaining that it (be) about my case.

28.  He apologized to the court for having caused the accident and said that he never (mean) to hurt (someone, anyone, nobody).

29.  When Mark Twain was twelve, his father (die), and (a, the, -) boy (must, have to, can) earn a living for (him, his, himself).

30.  Why didn’t you say that you were short of money? If I (know), I (lend) you some.

Progress Test 107 (95-106)

Use the proper form.

A Famous Clock

When you (1) … (visit) London, one of the first (2)…(thing) you will see is (3) … (Big Ben), (4) (a, the, -) famous clock which can (5) … (hear) all over the world on

the B.B.C. If the Houses of Parliament (6) … (not to burn down) in 1834, the great clock would never have been erec ted. Big Ben (7) … (take) its name from Sir Benjamin Hall who was responsible for the making of the clock when the new Houses of Parliament (8) …(build). Since that time officials from Greenwich Observatory have the clock (9) …(check) twice a day. On the B. B. C. you can hear the clock when it (10) … (strike) because microphones (11) … (connect) to the clock tower. Once, however, it (12) … (fail) to give the correct time. (13) (A, the, -) painter who (14) … (work) on the tower (15) …(hang) a pot of paint on one of the hands and slowed it down.

1._________       6._________       11._________

2._________       7._________       12._________

3._________       8._________       13._________

4._________9._________       14._________

5._________     10._________       15._________

16. What (shall, should) we do tonight? — We (could, will) go out, I think.

17.  My brother (decide) to open his own restaurant, so he (have) (a, the, —) meeting with his bank manager tomorrow and he (want) to ask him for (a, the, —) loan.

18. I’m tired. I (work) very hard (so far, just, lately).

19.  Do you know how long she (work) there before she retired? — She still (work) there.

20.  Most ballads (base) on facts. They say that Robin Hood lived in the forest as (a/an, the) outlaw. He robbed only (a, the, -) rich people and helped (a, the, -) poor.

21. Ann told me she (work) hard in the lab the previous day.

22. There (be) too much traffic on the roads today. — Yes, the traffic (be) murderous in big cities nowadays.

23. Money spent on the brain (be) never spent in vain.

24. Three (beers/beer), please. — Oh, not for me. I’ve had two (beers/beer) today.

25.  I (use) to love cooking but I never get the time nowadays.

26. Everything (be) still and peaceful in London’s parks and you (could, may, must) hardly imagine that an enormous city with its traffic and noise is but a few paces away.

27.  (Most/the most) children like this game. This is (popu lar) game for most children.

28.  The journey (to, for, in) Paris took much (long) before they built the Channel Tunnel.

29.  Britain’s … art, … culture and … literature flowered during … Elizabethan age, … reign of Elizabeth I; it was … period of English domination of the oceans, (a, the, -)

30.  … North Pole and … South Pole, two of the most inaccessible points on … earth attracted explorers for many years, (a, the, -)

31.  (A, the, -) North Pole (conquer) in 1909 by (a, the, -) American engineer named Robert Peary, who had given twenty-three years of his life to Arctic exploration.

32. (There, it) must be (a, the, -) solution of the problem.

33.  Helen said that if the fog (get) any (thick), the plane might make an emergency landing at London airport.

34.  We (must, can,  may) send a telegram to congratulate them (for,  with, on) their silver wedding which (take place) (during, through, in) a week.

35.  The plane which originally headed (in, on, for) Birmingham (must, could, have to) make an emergency landing at Luton airport.

36.  The advantage (of,  in,  over) computers (be) that they (can, must, may) process information (quick, quickly).

37. He’s got (a, the, -) headache. He (work) (on, at, with) the computer all morning.

38. My friend is looking forward to (visit) a lot of (exciting, excited) places.

39. It (take) Christopher Wren thirty-five years to build St. Paul’s Cathedral.

40. Everyone knows what they have to do, … ?

41. Where your sisters-in-law (work) ?

42.  How many (time, times) did Rick phone? — Sorry, but I haven’t got (time, times) to listen to his calls.

43. You (shouldn’t, mustn’t, can’t) eat too much (chocolate, chocolates).

44. He never works overtime.  If he (work) overtime, he (earn) as much as I do.

45.  Bill was upset. If he (not, spend) so much time on the first question, he (have) enough time to do the others properly.

Add the correct prefixes or suffixes to the words given at the end of each sentence and fill in the blanks.

46. He’s going to an_______conference about the environment, (national)

47. His father wanted him to be a lawyer and_____the boy

from studying music, (courage)

48. Ann managed to finish the race_______. (success)

49. She is old enough to make her one_______. (decide)

50. The art of_____requires the use of garlic, (cook)

51.  Read the text and do the exercises given below.

Adopt or Die?

As history shows, monarchies need to continuously reform themselves, if they want to survive. Arguments about the Monarchy are as old as the institution itself. But this summer, critics who have been calling for reform were taken

by surprise.

According to the Political Editor of the Sun newspaper, Trevor Kavanagh, it is the Queen who has recognized the need for change. «She set up the committee four years ago,» he said. «They meet every six months, and she, at the age of 70, looks into the future and understands that the Royal Family has to change taking into account the changing times».

Buckingham Palace has not revealed all the details about the committee’s discussions, but it is clear that the Queen is considering changing some of the Monarchy’s more ancient


One proposal is to end the law, which foresees that the title of Monarch passes to sons rather than daughters. The present Queen only inherited the title because there were no

male heirs.

The ban on heirs to the throne marring Roman Catholics has also come under scrutiny. Under the present law, which is 295 years old, a Royal cannot be crowned if he or she is married to a Catholic.

But big changes are not expected soon. It is clear that these meetings are part of an evolutionary, not revolutionary process of change and reform. The British Monarchy has,

throughout history, been very good at adapting to circumstances. It has survived wars, political and social changes, and ups and downs in its popularity.

a) Mark the statements which are True.

1.  For centuries there have been arguments about the Monarchy in Britain. □

2. The British Queen has never taken into account the changing times. □

3. In Britain the title of Monarch has always been passed to the oldest child in the Royal family. □

4. Big changes in ancient rules are expected to take place in Britain soon. □

5.  As history shows the British Monarchy has been very good at adopting to circumstances. □

b)  Write down your answers to the following questions.

1. Why do monarchies need to reform themselves?

2. Has the Queen recognized the need for change?

3.  What was reported by the Political Editor of the Sun newspaper?

4. What rules (laws) is the Queen considering changing?

5. Are big changes expected soon?

6. The British Monarchy has been very good at adapting to circumstances, hasn’t it?

c) Ask five questions on the text.

52. Make up your sentences using the following words and word combinations on the topic Ecological Problems.

1. live in harmony             6. global warming

2. contradiction                  7. acid rains

3. poison                             8. interference in nature

4. pollute / pollution         9. preserve / preservation

5. harmful substances

Test 108

Choose the most suitable form:

1.  (Being tired, tired) we couldn’t continue (working, having worked) in the laboratory.

2.  I have never heard (she, her) (playing, to play) the

piano. 3.1 like films (showing, shown) the lives of famous people.

4. In Britain she had a lot of problems as she wasn’t used to (drive, driving) on the left.

5. My friend wants (I, me) (to help, helping) him with the translation of an English article.

6.  I don’t usually carry my passport with me. I’m afraid of (losing, to lose) it.

7. (Not knowing, not having known) many words, I had (to use, using) a dictionary while (translating, being translated) the text.

8. She avoids (expressing, to express) her opinion in public. She prefers (keeping, to keep) silence.

9.  Would you mind (answering, to answer) a few questions? — I’d rather you stopped (asking, to ask) silly questions.

10. He finished (writing, to write) the letter with the words «I’m looking forward to (seeing, see) you.»

11. The books (written, writing) by L.Tolstoy are (read, reading) with great interest.

12. I’m sorry (to bother, bothering) you, but I need (to talk, talking) to you.

13′. I’m sorry (for being, to be) late. I was delayed by the traffic.

14. The article (typing, being typed) will be published in the

local newspaper.

15.  (Pass) the last exam, one of the students suggested (going, to go) to the pub in the evening. _

16. I’m sorry (hearing, to hear) that you’ve lost your job.

17. She is a very interesting person. I always enjoy (talking to talk) to her.

18. If you cross the street without (look, looking), you risk (being, having been) knocked down.

19.  He is trying to sell his car but nobody is interested (in buying, to buy) it.

20.  I live only a short way from here, so it’s not worth (taking, to take) a taxi (get) home.

Test 109

Use the proper form of the Infinitive, Participle or Gerund in the following sentences.

1. (Not, know) the language and (have) no friends in the

city, he found it hard (get) a job. 2.1 am (look) forward to (see) you in our town.

3. When we came home, we found the door (lock).

4. The day (be) fine, we decided (have) a rest out of town.

5. The manager objected to our (make) private calls on his phone.

6. Is there anything worth (read) in your home library?

7. I want to have a new dress (make) for the New Year’s party.

8. Would you like me (turn) down the radio a bit? — No, it’s all right. I am used to (work) with a radio on.

9. The success of Byron’s poems   gave him every right (say), «I woke up one morning (find) myself famous».

10. In England if you want a milkman (leave) you milk in the morning, remember (put) a milk bottle outside your door.

11. I enjoy (listen) to music, but I don’t like (listen) to people (talk) about it.

12. My parents think I am not capable of (earn) my own living, but I am going (prove) that they are wrong.

13. Do you feel like (dine) out or would you rather (have) dinner at home?

14. Your hair needs (cut). — I will have it (do) tomorrow.

15. It’s for me (decide) where (work) after (graduate) from London University.

16. This sportsman is known (take) part in the last Olympic Games.

17. When would you like (start)? ~ Oh, let’s wait till it stops (rain), otherwise we’ll get soaked (walk) to the bus station.

18.1 want you (tell) me what you know about this accident.

19. We saw smoke (rise) from the chimney and were glad that somebody was (wait) for us.

20. On (see) my friend I stopped (read) a book and put it away (talk) to him.

21.1 always try (come) in quietly, but my mother always hears me (go) upstairs.

22. Would you mind (keep) quiet for a moment? I’m trying (fill) in this form.

23.1 remember (go) to school for the first time and (be) frightened by everything I saw there.

24. When (plant) these flowers take care (not, damage) the roots.

25. Before trains were (invent) people used (travel) on horsebacks or in stage coaches.

26. Jane meant (buy) an evening paper, but she didn’t see anyone (sell) them.

27. He was (charge) with (receive) and (sell) (steal) goods.

28. My father wasted the whole afternoon (try) (repair)his car.

29. My sister avoids lonely streets because she is afraid of (rob).

30. (know) London is (know) the contrasts of a big industrial city.

31. Do you happen (know) his address? — His address seems (lose) long ago.

32. She doesn’t seem (know) anything about his (leave) abroad.

33. It’s for our boss (take) the final decision on this problem.

34. If (ask), he will tell you a lot of interesting about his life in England.

35. She insisted on the telegram (send) at once.

36. One should be careful when (cross) the street.

37. The text (translate) for tomorrow’s lesson is rather difficult for me.

38. While  (translate)  this  article  I  came  across  many unknown words.

39. We watched the children (jump) from the window and (fall) into snow.

40. After (spend) two days (argue) about where (go) for our holidays, we decided (not, go) anywhere.


Test 110

1. Тринадцать — это счастливое число для меня. — А я боюсь этого числа, хотя знаю, что это только лишь предрассудок.

2.  У богатых и бедных разные проблемы. Богатым трудно понять бедных.

3. Здесь часто идет дождь, не так ли? — Раз в месяц. Я не люблю дождливую погоду.

4.  В каждой семье есть свои секреты. Кому ты можешь доверить свои?

5. В последнее время в моей жизни мало изменений. Не о чем говорить. — Отсутствие новостей — это тоже хорошая новость.

6.  Я скучал по тебе, так как мы не виделись целую вечность. Где ты была все это время?

7.  Зарплата моей сестры не очень высокая. Она хочет найти другую работу.

8.   Фрукты полезны для здоровья.  Сегодня на десерт фрукты и мороженое.

9.  Вы снова простудились. Желаю вам быстрого выздоровления.

10. Все хотят получить высшее образование, не так ли? — Вы совершенно правы.

11.  Мне кажется, я болен, правда? — Да, ты должен остаться дома. Не выходи на улицу сегодня, хорошо? Тебе бы лучше пригласить врача домой.

12. Каждый вечер этот мужчина со своей собакой гуляет в парке недалеко от нашего дома. — Мужчину с собакой видят здесь и каждое утро.

I 13. Почему вы кричите на меня? Что случилось? Я ничего плохого не сделал.

14.  Посмотри! Идет сильный снег. Давай останемся дома, хорошо?

15.  «Мой мальчик, ты сидишь у компьютера целый день. Ты испортишь зрение и тебе придется носить очки», -обычно говорила мама сыну, когда он учился в школе.

16. Приближается зима. Птицы улетели в теплые страны, природа готовится к долгому зимнему сну.

17. Мой друг работает в библиотеке с 9 часов утра. Он все еще пишет курсовую работу. Я уже защитил курсовую работу и готовлюсь к последнему экзамену.

18. Когда он уезжает в Западную Европу? — Он еще не решил. Все зависит от вас.

19. Мать и отец — это единственные люди, которых я когда-нибудь любил. Я знаю, что они никогда не подведут и не предадут меня.

20.  Кто сделал такой прекрасный перевод сонетов Шекспира на русский язык? — Это С. Маршак.

21. Почему ты не сказал, что у нас нет хлеба? Я бы купил буханку хлеба по дороге домой.

22. Мы бы не опоздали на поезд, если бы не пользовались устаревшим расписанием.

Test 111

1. Моя старшая сестра живет в Москве. Она на пять лет старше меня.

2. Вы слышали последние новости сегодня? — Да. Сегодняшние новости очень важны для меня. Они помогут мне в решении некоторых вопросов.

3. Твоя машина гораздо удобнее моей. Чем быстрее продам свою машину, тем лучше для меня.

4.  Мне не нужны никакие дальнейшие объяснения, я больше тебе не верю.

5. В нашей группе двенадцать студентов. Никто из нас не умеет водить машину. Я впервые водил машину сегодня.

6. Их пригласили на эту встречу, и они обещали прийти со своим учителем. Встреча должна начаться через час.

7. Много было сказано об этом, но ничего не было сделано. Некого винить.

8.  По телевизору сообщалось, что первая станция метро открылась в Лондоне в 1860 году. Лондонское метро является старейшим в мире.

9. Все готовы помочь ей, не так ли? — Да. Но она отказалась от любой помощи.

10. Какая ужасная погода! Если погода не изменится, мы не останемся здесь. Пора бы нам вернуться домой.

11. Не лги мне, хорошо? Разве ты не знаешь, что он уехал за границу и не вернется сюда? Если бы он был здесь, давно бы позвонил нам.

12.  Кто играет на пианино в вашей семье? — Никто. Моя младшая сестра учится играть на пианино только два месяца.

13. Анна — одна из студенток моей мамы. Она лучшая студентка в группе.

14.  Вы не тот человек, который может сделать кого-либо счастливым. Я прав, не так ли?

15.  Я никогда не был в Нидерландах и Южной Америке, но я дважды посетил Китай и Филиппины.

16.  Мне был дан хороший совет, но я не смог воспользоваться им и был наказан.

.17. Сведения, которые вы мне дали, не точны. Вы подвели меня. У меня много неприятностей сейчас.

18. Мы часто думаем о прошлом и мечтаем о будущем. Будущее кажется нам счастливее прошлого.

19. Не входи в комнату. Соглашение сейчас подписывают. Такие документы здесь подписываются впервые.

20. Лена сказала, что ей приснился странный сон. Ее глаза были красными. Я поняла, что она плакала.

21. Если бы у меня было больше свободного времени, я бы посетил все музеи Лондона. — Тебе бы потребовалось много времени для этого.

22. Почему ты не пригласил его на день рождения? Он бы пришел, если бы ты сказал ему об этом.

Test 112

1. Во время сессии я никуда не ходил и даже не смотрел телевизор. Я много занимался и сдал все экзамены успешно.

2. Книга оказалась гораздо более интересной, чем я ожидал. Это самая интересная книга, которую я прочитал в последнее время.

3. Мы обсуждали новости, которые только что получили. Это для нас очень важные сведения.

4.  Едва я пришел домой, как позвонил друг. Он сказал мне, что вернулся из Англии вчера.

5. Она была благодарна своим родителям. Они так много сделали для нее.

6. Мы прождали больше часа, до того как пришел автобус.

7.  Если не будет светить солнце, птицы не будут петь, и мир будет скучным, безжизненным местом.

8. Помочь вам? — Откройте окно и закройте дверь, пожалуйста. В комнате душно.

9.  Он получит хорошую работу, если успешно сдаст все экзамены. Но я не уверен, что он сможет это сделать.

10. Я могу сказать тебе, что наша семья будет делать в канун Нового года: отец будет готовить индейку с яблоками, мама будет печь пирог, а я буду украшать елку.

11.  Нас пригласили принять участие во встрече с иностранными студентами. Там будут обсуждаться многие интересные вопросы. Мы должны быть там в 3 часа.

12.  Когда я пришел, эта проблема все еще обсуждалась. Никакого решения не было принято. Нам пришлось ждать, когда его объявят.

13.  Меня остановила полиция, потому что я ехал слишком быстро. Я должен был уплатить штраф.

14.  Мы думали, что анкеты все еще заполняют, но они уже были заполнены и лежали на столе. Там не было только моей анкеты.

15.  Не следует водить машину, пока тебе не исполнится 18 лет.— Я не собираюсь это делать.

16. Наш дом ремонтируют уже полгода, и никто не знает, когда закончится ремонт.

17. Полиция не думает, что преступление было совершено этим человеком. Подозревают кого-то еще.

18. Она сказала, что у нее ужасно болит голова на этой неделе. Я думаю, что у нее грипп.

19.  Она надеется, что ее новую статью напечатают к концу недели. Две ее статьи уже опубликованы в этом журнале.

20.  Мы не думали, что они приедут так быстро. Комната не была подготовлена к их приезду.

21.  Мальчик не смог ответить на вопросы учителя. Если бы он слушал его внимательно, он бы всё понял.

22. Ночь была очень холодная. Если бы ты не закрыл окно, мы бы все здесь простудились. У меня высокая температура и болит горло. Боюсь, что у меня ангина. ~ Не волнуйся, за врачом уже послали.


Entry Test

1) brothers-in-law, outskirts; 2) aircraft; 3) grandmother’s, is (was); 4) is, it, is; 5) is; 6) are; 7) is; 8) sister-in-law’s; 9) men, women’s; 10) -, the; 11) -, the; 12) the, the, the; 13) the, the, -; 14) the, -, the; 15) -, the, -, the; 16) the, the, the, the, the, -; 17) the, -; 18) the, a, -, the; 19) had read, interested, read; 20) went, were playing, said, had been playing; 21) will go, are; 22) had finished, rang; 23) didn’t make, would make; 24) were, would think; 25) would discuss, seriously; 26) had been locked, was broken into, had returned; 27) is surrounded, was planted; 28) is organized, any, be caused; 29) was founded, was opened; 30) was discovered, will you? (won’t you?); 31) would call, the next day, calls, will be, would call; 32) would be delivered, has not come; 33) has been rearranged, looks; 34) shall we?, can, later; 35) must, can be found; should, needn’t, has been; 36) should; 37) some, were given, to, by, on, her; 38) were, many; 39) What? 40) has … signed, these, on, of; 41) the older, the more forgetful, the elderly, the old; 42) less, ours; 43) further; 44) are, happily; 45) older, the happiest, have met; 46) a; 47) c; 48) a; 49) c; 50) c; 51) a-3.


(Level 1-A)

Test 1

1) b; 2) a; 3) c; 4) c; 5) a; 6) c; 7) a; 8) b; 9) c; 10) a; 11) d; 12) d; 13) b; 14) b; 15) d; 16) b; 17) a; 18) a; 19) d; 20) b.

Test 2

1) b; 2) c; 3) d; 4) b; 5) c; 6) a; 7) c; 8) b; 9) c; 10) d; 11) c; 12) d; 13) c; 14) a; 15) b; 16) b; 17) c; 18) b; 19) b; 20) b.

Test 3

1) b; 2) d; 3) b; 4) d; 5) c; 6) b; 7) c; 8) d; 9) c; 10) c; 11) b; 12) b; 13) b; 14) b; 15) c; 16) b; 17) b; 18) b; 19) c; 20) a.

Test 4

1) b; 2) c; 3) b; 4) c; 5) d; 6) c; 7) d; 8) b; 9) c; 10) b; 11) a; 12) c; 13) c; 14) b; 15) c; 16) c; 17) a; 18) b; 19) a; 20) d.

Test 5

1) b; 2) c; 3) d; 4) b; 5) b; 6) c; 7) b; 8) c; 9) d; 10) a; 11) d; 12) d; 13) d; 14) b; 15) b; 16) c; 17) a; 18) b; 19) b; 20) d.

Test 6

1) d; 2) с; 3) с; 4) с; 5) с; 6) с; 7) а; 8) Ь; 9) с; 10) d; 11) с; 12) с; 13) Ь; 14) Ь; 15) а; 16) Ь; 17) d; 18) b; 19) d; 20) с.

Test 7

1) с; 2) b; 3) d; 4) с; 5) с; 6) с; 7) b; 8) b; 9) с; 10) b; 11) d; 12) d; 13) a; 14) b; 15) a; 16) b; 17) a; 18) b; 19) c; 20) с

Test 8

1) c; 2) b; 3) b; 4) b; 5) b; 6) c; 7) b; 8) d; 9) c; 10) d; 11) b; 12) b; 13) d; 14) a; 15) c; 16) a; 17) d; 18) b; 19) b; 20) b.

Test 9

1) b; 2) c; 3) b; 4) c; 5) b; 6) a; 7) c; 8) c; 9) b; 10) c; 11) c; 12) d; 13) a; 14) a; 15) a; 16) b; 17) c; 18) d; 19) b; 20) с

Test 10

1) b; 2) c; 3) a; 4)b; 5) d; 6) b; 7) c; 8) b; 9) b; 10) d; 11) d; 12) a; 13) b; 14) b; 15) a; 16) a; 17) a; 18) a; 19) b; 20) a;

Test 11

1) c; 2) d; 3) c; 4) a; 5) b; 6) c; 7) b; 8) a; 9) b; 10) a; 11) b; 12) a; 13) b; 14) d; 15) b; 16) b; 17) d; 18) d; 19) c; 20) b.

Test 12

l)b;2)a; 3) d; 4) a; 5) c; 6) a; 7)b;8)c;9)a; 10) d; 11) b; 12) c; 13) c; 14) b; 15) b; 16) c; 17) a; 18) a; 19) b; 20) a.

Test 13

1) b; 2) c; 3) a; 4) a; 5) b; 6) c; 7) d; 8) c; 9) d; 10) b; 11) c; 12) d; 13) a; 14) b; 15) b; 16) a; 17) a; 18) b; 19) c; 20) a.

Test 14

1) b; 2) d; 3) c; 4) a; 5) b; 6) d; 7) b; 8) d; 9) a; 10) c; 11) d; 12) c; 13) b; 14) b; 15) b; 16) b; 17) a; 18) b; 19) d; 20) d.

Test 15

1) d; 2) c; 3) d; 4) a; 5) b; 6) c; 7) b; 8) a; 9) b; 10) c; 11) a; 12) a; 13) d; 14) d; 15) a; 16) a; 17) d; 18) b; 19) c; 20) с

Test 16

1) b; 2) b; 3) a; 4) b; 5) c; 6) a; 7) b; 8) a; 9) d; 10) a; 11) d; 12) a; 13) d; 14) d; 15) b; 16) a; 17) a; 18) c; 19) b; 20) d.

Test 17

1) c; 2) b; 3) c; 4) a; 5) b; 6) a; 7) c; 8) a; 9) b; 10) a; 11) c; 12) a; 13) c; 14) d; 15) c; 16) a; 17) b; 18) b; 19) a; 20) с

Test 18

1) b; 2) c; 3) b; 4) a; 5) b; 6) c; 7) a; 8) b; 9) c; 10) d; 11) b; 12) b; 13) b; 14) a; 15) b; 16) b; 17) b; 18) a; 19) d; 20) d.

Test 19

1) c; 2) a; 3) b; 4) c; 5) d; 6) b; 7) c; 8) c; 9) b; 10) d; 11) a; 12) d; 13) b; 14) a; 15) d; 16) d; 17) b; 18) c; 19) b; 20) d.

Test 20

1) d; 2) d; 3) d; 4) b; 5) c; 6) a; 7) b; 8) d; 9) b; 10) c; 11) d; 12) b; 13) b; 14) a; 15) a; 16) a; 17) c; 18) d; 19) d; 20) d.

Test 21

1) b; 2) a; 3) c; 4) c; 5) a; 6) b; 7) c; 8) a; 9) c; 10) b; 11) d; 12) d; I 13) b; 14) d; 15) b; 16) b; 17) a; 18) a; 19) d; 20) c,

Test 22

1) c; 2) b; 3) a; 4) c; 5) b; 6) a; 7) b; 8) b; 9) a; 10) b; 11) d; 12) b; 13) a; 14) d; 15) a; 16) a; 17) d; 18) d; 19) d; 20) b.

Test 23

1) d; 2) c; 3) d; 4) b; 5) b; 6) c; 7) d; 8) d; 9) b; 10) a; 11) c; 12) d; 13) d; 14) a; 15) c; 16) d; 17) d; 18) b; 19) b; 20) с

Test 24

1) c; 2) b; 3) b; 4) c; 5) b; 6) d; 7) a; 8) c; 9) b; 10) c; 11) b; 12) a; 13) b; 14) d; 15) b; 16) d; 17) a; 18) d; 19) d; 20) b.

Test 25

1) b; 2) c; 3) b; 4) d; 5) b; 6) c; 7) c; 8) a; 9) d; 10) b; 11) b; 12) c; 13) b; 14) b; 15) b; 16) b; 17) b; 18) a; 19) c; 20) b.

Progress Test 26 (1-25)

1) c; 2) d; 3) b; 4) d; 5) c; 6) b; 7) c; 8) d; 9) b; 10) b; 11) c; 12) d; 13) c; 14) b; 15) b; 16) d; 17) b; 18)d; 19)c; 20) a; 21) b; 22) d; 23) c; 24) b; 25) a; 26) a; 27) b; 28) a; 29) b; 30) c; 31)c; 32) a; 33) c; 34) a; 35) a; 36) b; 37) c; 38) d; 39) c; 40) a; 41) c; 42) b; 43) a; 44) c; 45) b; 46) b; 47) d; 48) a; 49) c; 50) d; 51) a-3.

Level IB

Test 27

1) saw, have seen; 2) is, don’t know; 3) have been; 4) is making; 5) will phone; 6) a few; 7) off; 8) prefer; 9) haven’t slept; 10) is boiling; 11) has recovered; is; 12) by; 13) much; 14) a; 15) lived; 16) doesn’t go; 17) were you doing; 18) have they moved; 19) are discussing; 20) more serious.

Test 28

I) any; 2) a, have ever seen; 3) pass; 4) is, is; 5) looks; 6) will feel; 7) was waiting; 8) much, 9) have you known; 10) am looking; II) return; 12) were you doing; 13) speak; 14) a lot; 15) much; 16) uses; 17) met; 18) -; 19) was trying; 20) was.

Test 29

I)  to ; 2) -; 3) think; 4) boils; 5) has not recovered; 6) did they get married; 7) is raining; 8) mine; 9) the best; 10) arrived; II) Have you read; 12) is using; 13) asked; 14) were; 15) much; 16) nothing; 17) hear; 18) is playing; 19) don’t like; 20) meant.

Test 30

I) had finished; 2) the nearest; 3) any; 4) doesn’t buy; 5) prepares; 6) started; 7) have lost; 8) was walking, the; 9) of; 10) ours; II) will be; 12) would invite ; 13) Has … arrived; 14) had gone ; 15) saw;   16) anybody;  17) much;   18) left;   19) had locked; 20) was doing.

Test 31

1) are watching ; 2) sign/have signed ; 3) theirs ; 4) for; 5) was built; 6) anywhere; 7) a; 8) had been travelling; 9) is having; 10) had sent, left, will receive; 11) a, the; 12) for; 13) a few; 14) the nicest; 15) won’t be, won’t believe; 16) left (would leave), arrived, learnt, had left; 17) had seen; 18) start, will get; 19) gets, can’t; 20) what, me.

Test 32

1) most, — , the; 2) at; 3) in; 4) could; 5) shall be able to, can; 6) better; 7) most; 8) (the) fewest; 9) was, was snowing; 10) used, doesn’t play, had studied; 11) get; 12) is working; 13) a, the; 14) anything; 15) couldn’t; 16) are; 17) must; 18) more, better; 19) fast; 20) at, to.

Test 33

1) in; 2) in, in; 3) was sitting, saw, seemed; 4) was, were they doing, were looking, did they find, discovered; 5) since; 6) is caught; 7) can; 8) a, the, a, a, a; 9) like; 10) doesn’t stay; 11) have been; 12) few, can; 13) into, the; 14) said, was boiling; 15) -, the, -; 16) have to; 17) didn’t stop; 18) have just remembered, haven’t paid; 19) can; 20) to.

Test 34

1) the, the, -; 2) has, knowledge, may; 3) looked, went, saw, standing; 4) have been playing; 5) look, whose, have forgotten, has happened; 6) was crossing, the, an; 7) should; 8) are, at; 9) used; 10) have; 11) parked, rushed; 12) were driving, came; 13) had packed; 14) your; 15) of, the, -; 16) could; 17) are left; 18) wanted, could, will have picked; 19) will be; 20) in.

Test 35

1) come; 2) had; 3) are going; 4) the, in; 5) met, don’t remember; 6) are separated; 7) a, much; 8) was trying; 9) can’t; 10) has used; 11) wrote, published; 12) will be cleaned; 13) -, the; 14) -, on; 15) the, the, -, -, -, the; 16) didn’t have; 17) may, for, will drive; 18) take; 19) had been killed; 20) used.

Test 36

I) hardly; 2) wanted; 3) were you asked; 4) will arrive; 5) have been looking, haven’t found; 6) picked, went, locked; 7) any; 8)  -, the, aren’t; 9) was stolen, found, had removed; 10) off; II) had to; 12) his, another; 13) -, -, -, -; 14) will let; 15) some, have just made; 16) the, off; 17) has been opened; 18) hopes, doesn’t drive; 19) will be, tell, have; 20) have been, lived.

Test 37

1) — , the; 2) can; 3) by, the; 4) in, at; 5) hasn’t started, is, at; 6) was raining; 7) didn’t work, didn’t get; 8) has been proved; 9)  by, the; 10) has come; 11) man, since; 12) mustn’t, him; 13) will have; 14) have/have had;15) was invited; 16) -, her; . 17) is, was; 18) for; 19) has been, was; 20) -, -.

Test 38

1) needn’t; 2) would be; 3) must; 4) have heard, isn’t; 5) do you know; 6) saw, had just left; 7) the, an, the; 8) was taken; 9) needn’t; 10) high; 11) have dialed; 12) with; 13) were damaged, were destroyed; 14) am preparing; 15) a; 16) saw, don’t think, will forget; 17) would be broadcast; 18) has hired, will learn; 19) have planned, will you do, leave, haven’t decided; 20) any, some.

Test 39

1) both; 2) quick, the slowest; 3) has to; 4) have they been, we-|re; 5) anywhere; 6) Have you passed, passed; 7) a, -; 8) in; 9) much, worked; 10) play; 11) is … doing, is reading; 12) did you visit; 13) have; 14) am going; 15) anything, hear; 16) to; 17) are arguing, can; 18) have never trusted; 19) haven’t they arrived; 20) have been trying.

Test 40

1) will finish, am, am leaving; 2) the; 3) of; 4) much; 5) have ever met; 6) was cleaning; 7) had been locked; 8) don’t think; 9) phone/have phoned; 10) a, -; 11) wanted; 12) was, had stopped; 13) would like, had already read, didn’t like; 14) broke, would have;  15) is covered; 16) shallow, deep; 17) —, the, the; 18) into; 19) anything; 20) could (not), had to.

Test 41

1) were fishing, left; 2) has just begun, are writing; 3) was burning, came; 4) had started, was writing; 5) entered, stood; 6) was pronounced; 7) to, for; 8) may; 9) much; 10) more economical; 11) was going; 12) had seen; 13) would be, came; 14) had gone; 15) liked, had, had; 16) was written, was translated; 17) cannot; 18) bad, better; 19) the, the; 20) nobody.

Test 42

1) didn’t allow, were working; 2) had just finished, were clapping; 3) was learning, had; 4) had, was repairing; 5) was written, is known; 6) more intelligent, less; 7) -, —, the; 8) can, cannot; 9) anything; 10) at; 11) bought, are moving; 12) learn, will get; 13) will recognize, meet; 14) will understand, are; 15) are caused; 16) more interesting; 17) expensive; 18) will be able to; 19) -, the; 20) after, of.

Test 43

1) do you think, like, have ever read; 2) left, wears; 3) has been, was going; 4) have missed, have; 5) was designed, are attracted; 6) anyone, any; 7) a, a, — , the; 8) those, each; 9) of, of; 10) must; 11) Do you know, has just left, Is she; 12) have you seen, have been looking; 13) have been driving; 14) has been flying, do you think, is taking; 15) were questioned; 16) a, the; 17) -, the; 18) had to; 19) the best; 20) every.

Test 44

1) has been playing, would; 2) has been studying, hasn’t learnt; 3) has been, have taken, has bought; 4) phoned, got; 5) would be reduced; 6) the, a, a -; 7) a, a; 8) much; 9) the greatest; 10) were able; 11) has been snowing, will be blocked, doesn’t stop; 12) has been sleeping, is; 13) have heard, went; 14) are you making, have lost, am trying, doesn’t hear; 15)was attracted; 16) the, a; 17) cheaper; 18) at; 19) could not; 20) a few, none.

Test 45

1) met, was doing; 2) spends; 3) do, ends; 4) have you known; 5) had been explained, was written; 6) are being paid; 7) any; 8) the highest, higher; 9) the most; 10) a, -, a; 11) stopped, waited, passed; 12) had missed; 13) registered, had come; 14) had kept, dropped; 15) be left, be locked; 16) haven’t been introduced; 17) by, with; 18) -, -, -; 19) the worst; 20) either.

Test 46

1) will have drafted; 2) have you seen, managed, don’t like; 3) will start, receive (have received); 4) don’t think, will be able, go; 5) wasn’t informed; 6) not be thrown away; 7) the quickest; 8) for, in; 9) -, -, the, -; 10) neither; 11) the worst; 12) less, more; 13) was tried, was found, was sent; 14) not be used; 15) see; 16) have finished; 17) had gone; 18) had been swimming; 19) -, a; 20) could not, were able to.

Test 47

1) would arrive, nothing; 2) on; 3) at, of; 4) the, an, the, the; 5) -, -, -; 6) am going, finish; 7) decide, will leave, will reserve; 8) see, will tell; 9) must, need not, may; 10) fewer; 11) go; 12) was walking, rang; 13) is having; 14) fell, got; 15) is swept, wasn’t swept; 16) will have to; 17) the most famous; 18) in, at, in; 19) most; 20) -, -.

Test 48

1) hasn’t heard; 2) was raining; 3) had stopped; 4) have you been studying; 5) could, could; 6) on, in; 7) on; 8) popular; 9) little; 10) a few; 11) have to; 12) the most popular; 13) on, by, by; 14) to; 15) a, an, a; 16) much; 17) invented, was invented; 18) were; 19) were presented; 20) has been sent.

Test 49

1) are, have done; 2) has to; 3) go, will take; 4) found, would be; 5) most, few; 6) to; 7) may; 8) long; 9) the busiest; 10) a, an, an, a, -, -, -, -, the; 11) the most boring; 12) much; 13) had to; 14)  to, of, at; 15) in; 16) have known; 17) will have passed; 18) has been living; 19) have read; 20) was being cleaned.

Test 50

1) will be able; 2) can; 3) needn’t; 4) many; 5) little; 6) cold, colder; 7) longer, shorter; 8) is being repaired, will be ready; 9) has had, looks; 10) has been doing; 11) had left, than, somebody; 12) work, will pass;  13) is, won’t have;14) has grown, to; 15)  has been playing, has played;  16) do…like, have eaten; 17) had owned, was stolen, hasn’t been found; 18) comes, -, another; 19) what, the most beautiful, have had; 20) is built, will be able to have to, more.

Test 51

1) from; 2) at the; 3) I’m a typist; 4) take; 5) are, they, are; 6) at; 7) have made; 8) much; 9) the worst; 10) Speaking; 11) would take; 12) should go; 13) the less; 14) was writing, had finished; 15) had switched; 16) were going; 17) the; 18) will he come, don’t worry, is coming; 19) has… been built, is being built; 20) was raining, woke up.

Test 52

1) doesn’t make; 2) is; 3) hundred; 4)some; 5) much; 6) any; 7) anything; 8) yours;9) at; 10) to; 11) to; 12) don’t agree; 13) are …listening, 14) were playing, 15) had broken; 16) will phone; 17) have been studying; 18) was being built; 19) gives, the; 20) must, won’t be able.

Test 53

1) aren’t to leave, haven’t recovered; 2) have come, am trying, is going; 3) would come; 4) to be recognized; 5) might; 6) the, -, the, the; 7) another; 8) in, at; 9) bad, worse, out of; 10) on, on, on; 11) are…leaving, haven’t done; 12)have, will send; 13) won’t get ready, revise; 14) are listened; 15) may; 16) an, a, -; 17) some, any; 18) an, the, — , — ; 19) at, in; 20) -, on.

Test 54

1) do…know, was being repaired; 2) get (have got)back, will have left, should; 3) am going to faint, would; 4) have been asked, will have been announced; 5) needn’t, with; 6) some, have had; 7) in, at; 8) a, the; 9) more reliable, on; 10) on; temper; 11) had been working;   12) such,  can’t,  on;   13)  hear,  any;   14)  are parked; 15) has to, feels; 16) the, the, 17) none ; 18) there, anything, worse; 19) at, the, — ; 20) in, to.

Test 55

1) would get soaked, didn’t take; 2) got, has been complaining; 3) is knocking, will be; 4) was being discussed, was informed, had not been taken; 5) will be able to; 6) a, -, the; 7) much, little, 8) to, a; 9) a, at, an; 10) to, in; 11) feel, will bring, will order; 12) was doing, took ; 13) have been working, haven’t had; 14) had done, had given; 15) are to; 16) the, -; 17) much, more; 18) the, the, the; 19) to, of; 20) with, on.

Test 56

1) left, haven’t heard; 2) didn’t convince, had lost; 3) will have decided; 4) counted; 5) means, mustn’t; 6) the, a, a; 7) none ; 8) in, at; 9) the, the; 10) to, for, at, on, at; 11) happened, will meet, will be wearing; 12) did , have been working, for, these; 13) are complaining; 14) ask; 15) don’t have to, can; 16) the, a, -, the; 17) none; 18) for ages; 19) -, the, treats, -; 20) should, the, to.

  Test 57

1) -, had seen; 2) come, will be cooking; 3) do…come, left; 4) will complete, have been working; 5) must; 6) the, the, the; 7) themselves; 8) such, better; 9) after, during; 10) to, away, on, till; 11) through, has; 12) worked, had done; 13) hadn’t told; 14) would be done, came; 15) had improved, was working; 16)  a, a; 17) myself; 18)had to, hopeless; 19) the, to, for, the; 20) after, on.

Test 58

1) does …leave; 2) thought, had bought; 3) has been rumoured, has been ill; 4) had been invented; 5) under, must; 6) the, the; 7) myself; 8) little, much; 9) -, — , the; 10) in, for, for; 11) returned, saw, had brought; 12) got acquainted, had heard, much; 13) have got, have been waiting; 14) have… been told; 15) nothing, can; 16) a, a, the; 17) me, my; 18) latest, 19) in, at; 20) for, -.

   Test 59

1) have been working, can’t, anything; 2) did…tell, had been; 3) had been decided, were talking, 4) is being redecorated, am living; 5) were to; 6) the, — , -; 7) herself; 8) the, the; 9) on, with; 10) up, on; 11) was asked, were coming; 12) wouldn’t pre-pare, revised; 13) am leaving; 14) was being discussed, 15) had been, — , the; 16) a, a, the; 17) have … decided, the, the; 18) at, to; 19) has doubled, more, on; 20) for, in.

Test 60

1) don’t disappoint, am counting; 2) were being aggravated; 3) have bought, would look; 4) had been lost, 5) had to; 6) a, the, among; 7) -, at, in; 8) -‘, on, by, on; 9) any; 10) to, for; 11) have… been told, will come; 12) arrive, on; 13) don’t feel, am not going; 14) was being constructed; 15) were to; 16) the, the, -; 17) something; 18) in, with; 19) a, the; 20) to, from.

Progress Test 61 (27-60)

1) would happen; 2) was recovering; 3) will be relaxing; 4) was raised, had been waiting; 5) who, — , — ; 6) -, the, the; 7) anything, anybody; 8) in, of, in, in; 9) the, a; 10) for, during; 11) decided, have been worrying, have taken; 12) are making, much; 13) much, a few; 14) has been heard, was stolen; 15) can, are trying , on; 16) the, -; 17) anything; 18) no, all; 19) the, a, the, the; 20) in, on; 21) don’t tell, asks; 22) haven’t become, are eating; 23) didn’t know, had happened, were sailing, know; 24) was made, had been interviewed; 25) can; 26) the, -, the; 27) much; 28) the, the, the, — ; 29) louder, 30) with, for; 31) leaves, has been; 32) has told, have; 33) have been thinking, parted, 34) hadn’t been packed, hurry; 35) anybody, knew; 36) an, the, the; 37) much, a few, 38) in, on; 39) the; 40) for, up; 41) a-4.

Keys: Level 2

Test 62

1) doesn’t he, has been working; 2) have … seen, will have seen; 3) have … made, students’; 4) every time, looks; 5) with, are; 6) must; 7) fine; 8) says; 9) had stopped, time; 10) enough, herself; 11) come; 12) anything, will, coffees; 13) see, the; 14) have finished; 15) had gone, were dancing, 16) had been swimming; 17) will arrive, hasn’t arrived; 18) were there, was asked; 19) has been sent, comes, won’t take; 20) the most beautiful, wider, other; 21) better, doesn’t know; 22) had to, was to; 23) Tom asked me how I had spent my weekend.; 24) I asked them if they had seen the film ‘Gone with the Wind’; 25) — , the; 26) came, — , the, lived; 27) — , — ; 28) arrived, had been told, was shrouded, were, was raining, had to; 29) have …been signed, are lying, may; 30) will have been answered, must; 31) is being prepared, are to; 32) is being constructed, will be built; 33) isn’t, will leave; 34) arrive, will have begun, will have to; 35) hasn’t passed; 36) is trying, don’t see; 37) am looking, have lost; 38) have been held, will be published; 39) are being examined, have been examined; 40) had come, is working; 41) could, was shown; 42) need; 43) won’t be able, am doing; 44) more hopeless;

45 — c, 46 — f, 47 — e, 48 — a, 49 — d, 50 — b;

Test 63

1) have been reading, read; 2) arrived, were sitting, watching; 3) had started, decided; 4) goes, will have to go; 5) is, is translating, has been translating, hasn’t finished; 6) have celebrated; 7) was shown, haven’t arrived; 8) will be operated; 9) had been passed, on; 10) be done, no; 11) must, 12) can; 13) may, you are; 14) will have to; 15) will be able to; 16) is; 17) better; 18) worse; 19) difficult; 20) lower; 21) more serious; 22) less, better; 23) will be cooking; 24) — ; 25) an, a; 26) the; 27) the, a; 28) is, it; 29) are, them; 30) is; 31) do, these, … cost they, are; 32) will take; 33) is ringing; 34) passes, will be; 35) comes, hasn’t come; 36) was, came, was washing up; 37) will take, am; 38) were walking, in; 39) had signed; 40) are made; 41) would be published, hasn’t appeared; 42) was founded, the most beautiful; 43) had lived; 44) wouldn’t go, finished; 45) loved, wanted; 46) could, was; 47) must; 48) … if he had filled in an entry form when he had gone abroad; 49) … he had had, his, when he had travelled; 50) … why it is necessary.

Test 64

1) bought, hasn’t sold, has; 2) work, go; 3) left, have put; 4) have picked, have been growing; 5) had been told, was, were, was shining; 6) will have been signed; 7) hasn’t been translated; 8) is being constructed; 9) will have been built; 10) are exported; 11) hasn’t… been translated, had been translated; 12) may; 13) were to; 14) the most difficult, have had; 15) better; 16) the longest, the shortest; 17) more, the more, much; 18) more densely, the most densely populated; 19) the, — ; 20) -, — ,—, can they?; 21) an, a; 22) much more interesting, yours, mine; 23) any, much; 24) many, a few; 25) any; 26) some, ice-creams; 27) each; 28) have lost, another; 29) sells, other; 30) the other, something; 31) must; 32) needn’t, must; 33) did … have to, did; 34) could; 35) should; 36) mustn’t; 37) should; 38) might; 39) must; 40) may/can; 41) were to, was cancelled; 42) The successful debut of the young actress will be talked much about. 43) The sick man should be sent to hospital. 44) Why was he laughed at? 45) She can be always relied on. 46) The students were advised to read some rare books on this problem. 47) … that he had bought; 48) … to take a taxi; 49) … if they were discussing her proposals then; 50) when he had published his first translation of the book.

Test 65

l)is, it; 2) are, them; 3) advice; 4) is, it; 5) are writing; 6) plays; 7) was working; 8) has lost; 9) had been preparing; 10) won’t tell; 11) went, saw, didn’t enjoy; 12) are held; 13) would be signed; 14) were invited; 15) was going; 16) wanted, had bought; 17) had invited; 18) at; 19) at; 20) on; 21) to, to; 22) on, to, to, in; 23) much, teas, shall we? 24) our, a few; 25) anybody; 26) each; 27) anywhere, another; 28) better; 29) worse; 30) higher; 31) more serious; 32) the most beautiful; 33) c; 34) c; 35) d; 36) c; 37) d; 38) can, 39) was able to; 40) may, must; 41) can; 42) must; 43) can; 44) the, out; 45) the; 46) the, the; 47) -, the, — ; 48) the, the; 49) the, -; 50) naturally, of, generally, hear, talk, seats, another, say, sometimes, for.

Test 66

I) have been writing; 2) does … do; 3) are going; 4) hasn’t seen, knows, anything; 5) saw; 6) will be wearing; 7) has been studying, takes; 8) had started; 9) will leave; 10) have … been, was; II) were carried; 12) the, are taken; 13) will be examined, have gathered;  14) was;  15) had seen;  16) would come;  17) can; 18) were able to, 19) must, can’t; 20) won’t be able; 21) must, mustn’t; 22) may, may; 23) the longest, the; 24) the, a; 25) the, a,-, the; 26) — , the; 27) — , the; 28) — , the; 29) by; 30) by; 31) between; 32) for; in; 33) to, on; 34) about, at; 35) our, their; 36) anything; 37) much; 38) some, mine; 39) any; 40) nothing, either; 41) the most difficult; 42) better; 43)the best; 44) the happiest; 45) the more, the less; 46) c; 47) c; 48) c; 49) b; 50) who, an, short, quietly, that, way, impatiently.

Test 67

1) a, d; 2) d; 3) a; 4) a; 5) c, b; 6) attracts; 7) was hurrying; 8) have … seen, rang; 9) is; 10) had been driving/will have been driving, came/come; 11) are held; 12) was written; 13) was being examined; 14) has been repaired; 15) are being followed; 16) was going; 17) would give up; 18) had graduated; 19) wanted;  20)  have  heard;   21)  couldn’t;   22)  can’t;   23)  needn’t; 24) may be; 25) was to; 26) the best; 27) the most difficult; 28) better; 29) hot; 30) the wiser; 31) a; 32) — , the; 33) the, the, an; 34) the; 35) a, the, the; 36) any; 37) nothing; 38) your, mine; 39) more interesting, hers; 40) each; 41) on, to; 42) after; 43) at; 44) to, will be; 45) to; 46) b; 47) c; 48) b; 49) a; 50) over, learn, ago, an, than, million, made, to teach, motivated, English, main, also, thirds, in.

Progress Test 68 (62-67)

1) come; 2) phones, didn’t do; 3) have been doing; 4) haven’t been, am planning; 5) was wearing, saw; 6) am not; 7) invented, shall we?; 8) were presented; 9) went; 10) had signed; 11) was committed; 12) will be built, would have been built; 13) are shown, 14) couldn’t; 15) didn’t like; 16) had lived, would work; 17) had started; 18) was; 19) could; 20) can; 21) can; 22) could; 23) must; 24) must; 25) may; 26) can/may; 27) the highest; 28) the best, have seen; 29) more, less; 30) better, haven’t done; 31) the easiest; 32) at; 33) at; 34) on, will/won’t you; 35) to, to; 36) on, to, at, in; 37) our, better; 38) many, the best, mine; 39) anybody, has left; 40) anything; 41) some; 42) a, a, a, a, the, — ; 43) — , the, a; 44) a, — , the; 45) c; 46) d; 47) d; 48) b; 49) c; 50) well, by, is making, the, for, cannot, it, well, can, at, must, helplessly, am going; 51) a-3.

Keys: Level 3-A

Test 69

1) to make, -, are lending; 2) at, leaves; 3) have to, has been turned down; 4) is finding; 5) will do, a; 6) have discovered; 7) has made, the best; 8) had represented, on, was forced; 9) became, have increased; 10) bothered, much; 11) was translated, into; 12)few, mine; 13) had translated, phoned; 14. serious, was injured; 15) ought to, should not; 16) must, needn’t, may; 17) has fried, is shown; 18) will announce, the; 19) will have been registered, will be able; 20) would help, asked.

Test 70

1) have received, neither; 2) Do you have to, much, stops; 3) enough, in, stops; 4) at, near; 5) the most famous; 6) the, the, are; 7) were made, the, better; 8) are making; 9) spent, most of; 10) with; 11) -, may; 12) be used, other; 13) -; 14) although, helps, the; 15) are kept, are cared, are forced; 16) the, are complaining; 17) should; 18) -, cheaper; 19) for, can; 20) were (was), wouldn’t stay.

Test 71

1) have been passed, are treated; 2) the, was able to; 3) must, other; 4) may; 5) was arrested, to; 6) -, are trying; 7) are, is, much; 8) much, -; 9) are to; 10) -, into, which; 11) doesn’t care, is offered; 12) had been looking; 13) should not be; 14) everyone, another; 15) -; 16) is ; 17) can, -; 18) should, cleaner, are using; 19) are trying, about, since, helps, other; 20) had, would bring.

Test 72

1) has been recognized; a; 2) was forced; 3) doesn’t care, of, wants; 4) the; 5) exciting; 6) be prepared, other; 7) more exciting, more expensive; 8) surroundings, are, helps, helps; 9) will be used, such; 10) cannot, them; 11) doesn’t seem, nice; 12) couldn’t, with; 13) -, by; 14) be mixed; 15) are doing, for, advertised; 16) about, anything, 17) an, the, -; 18) can, are drunk; 19) will be attended, will be set; 20) were numbered, would be.

Test 73

1) are hang, are raised, takes; 2) on, can; 3) -, are, those; 4) are worn, women, shocking; 5) are caused; 6) had been working; 7)  -, have become; 8) didn’t answer; 9) has damaged, needs; 10) had played, an; 11) be avoided, carefully; 12) was, was leaving; 13) didn’t have to, had been raining; 14) is wearing, suits; 15) has been, along, died; 16) are considered; 17) are trying, of; 18) don’t have, are; 19) have been discovered; 20) didn’t know, wouldn’t understand.

Test 74

1) more; 2) another, communication; 3) more practical; 4) keeps, younger, are; 5) has become, -, may; 6) have been, on, have been cancelled; 7) are made, more difficult; 8) was used, the; 9) will be used,  will become;   10) older,  more experienced; 11) less, the least, would have; 12) don’t need; 13) would become, graduated; 14) at; 15) -, can, a; 16) are meeting; 17) have been waiting; 18) had been burgled, the, had been taken; 19) has applied, is waiting; 20) coach, my; 21) had, would sell.

Test 75

1) have met; 2) better; 3) the, had read, are going, doesn’t rain; 4) threatening, was shocked, knew; 5) is balanced, may, others; 6) are endangered; 7) the most famous; 8) would, would; 9) of, has done;  10) was able to,  had attacked;  11) have found; 12)  happier; 13) are supported, are seen; 14) were followed; 15) used to, had worked (had been working); 16) is made, from, an; 17) has changed, most of, are not filled; 18) none, them; 19) have invited, -; 20) didn’t love, wouldn’t wait.

Test 76

1) a, -; 2) has become, much easier, cheaper; 3) may, may; 4) the, late; 5) will be; 6) have changed, for; 7) saw, had read; 8) easier, the; 9) shall, are dressed (will be dressed); 10) had been involved, anything; 11) was waiting; 12) was injured, were damaged; 13) was left, should, are cooking; 14) causes, wear; 15) were swimming, the; 16) help, well; 17) any; 18) is, more, less; 19) at, were, were not known; 20) had, would grow.

Test 77

1) a, out of, may; 2) had entered; 3) had managed, as well; 4) delicious, in; 5) was having, would be waiting; 6) had happened; 7) had been revising, will have passed; 8) would drop, missed; 9) the; 10) good, doesn’t enter, the greatest; 11) which, haven’t decided; 12) am used to, more comfortable; 13) is launched, will be able to, -; 14) were able, less; 15) are caused; 16) had forgotten; 17) the dirtiest, the most dangerous, has become; 18) have been transformed, have been restored; 19) -, have taken place; 20) saw, would climb, wouldn’t be, would climb.

Test 78

1) had left, than, anybody; 2) a, had begun; 3) had made; 4) has grown, to; 5) has been playing, has played; 6) the most delicious, have eaten; 7) had owned, was stolen; 8) has risen, has become, a; 9) what, have had; 10) is built, have to; 11) have been trying, the, -; 12) can, the, be changed, better; 13) the, knew, have been given; 14) -, were accused, knowledge; t 15) any, spoils, from, many; 16) more, them, had been invited; 17) the, have supported; 18) Americans, had established; 19) at, were shown, in; 20) were, wouldn’t be sitting.

Progress Test 94 (69-93)

1) shall we? 2) has driven, have driven, either; 3) the, at, had been waiting; 4) has been, were, arrived, the; 5) are known, are roasted, are ground; 6) are processed, are filtered, are soaked, make, with; 7) was proved/will be proved, was set/will be set; 8) was; 9) on, ought; 10) must, will not forget; 11) will, will pick; 12) have been, deeply, 13) hasn’t felt, late, 14) a, a, -; 15) a, the, the, the; 16) -, -, a, -; 17) on, off; 18) one’s; 19) themselves; 20) typed, wouldn’t make; 21) have lived, has, the; 22) is, are; 23) wait, -, will meet, have known; 24) is getting easier and easier, -; 25) is placed, on; 26) will be held, a; 27) has been completed; 28) are, will have; 29) is to, at; 30) would, staying; 31) might, didn’t come; 32) high, the; 33) has been operated, highly, -; 34) the, were, a, the, the; 35) -, a; 36) -, louder, -; 37) from; 38) those, was; 39) himself; 40) bought, would be; 41)a-l,4.


Progress Test 107 (95-106)

1) visit; 2) things; 3) -; 4) the; 5) be heard, 6) had not been burnt down; 7) takes; 8) were being built; 9) checked; 10) is striking; 11) are connected; 12) failed; 13) a; 14) was working; 15) hung; 16) shall, could; 17) has decided, is having, a, wants, a; 18) have been working, lately; 19) had been working, is working; 20) are based, an, -, the; 21) had been working; 22) is, is; 23) is; 24) beers, beers; 25) used; 26) is, could; 27) most, the most popular; 28) to, longer; 29) -, -, -, the, the, the; 30) the, the, the; 31) the, was conquered, the; 32) there, the; 33) got, thicker; 34) must, on, will take place, in; 35) for, had to; 36) of, is, can, quickly; 37) a, has been working, on; 38) visiting, exciting; 39) took; 40) don’t they? 41) do … work; 42) times, time; 43) shouldn’t, chocolate; 44) worked, would earn; 45) hadn’t spent, would have had; 46) international; 47) discouraged; 48) successfully; 49) decision; 50) cooking; 51) a-1,5.

The Verbals Test 108

1) being tired, working; 2) her playing; 3) showing; 4) driving; 5) me to help; 6) losing; 7) not knowing, to use, translating-8) expressing, to keep; 9) answering, asking; 10) writing seeing; 11) written, read; 12) to bother, to talk; 13) for being; 14) being typed; 15) having passed; going; 16) to hear; 17) talking; 18) looking; being knocked; 19) in buying; 20) taking, to get.

Test 109

1) not knowing, having, to get; 2) looking, seeing; 3) locked; 4) being, to have; 5) making; 6) reading; 7) made; 8) to turn, working; 9) to say, to find; 10) to leave, to put; 11) listening, to listen, talking; 12) earning, to prove; 13) dining, have; 14) cutting, done;15) to decide, to work, graduating; 16) to have taken; 17) to start, raining, walking; 18) to tell; 19) rising, waiting; 20) seeing, reading, to talk; 21) to come, going; 22) keeping, to fill; 23) going, being; 24) planting, not to damage; 25) invented, to travel; 26) to buy, selling; 27) charged, receiving, selling, stolen; 28) trying, to repair; 29) being robbed; 30) to know, to know; 31) to know, to have been lost; 32) to know, leaving; 33) to take; 34) asked; 35) being sent; 36) crossing; 37) to be translated; 38) translating; 39) jumping, falling; 40) spending, arguing, to go, not to go.

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