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A. Kharif

1          Put the verbs between brackets into the correct form.

Dear Dennis

        We just wanted (a) (say) ........................... thank you for (b) (put) ........................... us up before we caught the plane last week. It was a lovely evening, and we enjoyed (c) (meet) ........................... your friends, Pete and Sarah. We managed (d) (get) ........................... to the airport with plenty of time to spare. We even tried (e) (get) ........................... an earlier flight, but it wasn’t possible.

        We had a wonderful holiday in Spain. We just loved (f) (drive) ........................... through the countryside, and we often stopped (g) (walk) ........................... round a mountain village. We met our friends, Bill and Sue, and they invited us (h) (have) ........................... a meal with them. They wanted us (i) (stay) ........................... with them, but we couldn’t (j) (pass) ........................... more time there, as we had already booked a hotel.

        The weather was fantastic. The sun didn’t (k) (stop) ........................... (l) (shine) ........................... all the time we were there. (m) (Leave) ........................... Spain was very sad. It made me (n) (want) ........................... (o) (cry) ...........................

        Anyway, we’re (p) (look) ........................... forward to (q) (hear) ........................... from you, and hope (r) (see) ........................... you soon. Let us (s) (know) ........................... if you’re ever in the area. You must (t) (call) ........................... in.

        Best wishes
        Sandra

2          Put the words between brackets into the correct form.

1          Bad management of water resources causes water (short) ...........................
2          Clients expect (efficiency) ........................... services from suppliers.
3          Education should aim at developing learners’ (autonomous) ...........................
4          The dispute between the two neighbours was settled by an (agree) ........................... that satisfied both parties.
5          Many African countries have been suffering from severe (dry) ........................... for many years.
6          The negotiating team had to make a number of (concede) ........................... before agreement could be reached.
7          The world is now concerned about the (destroy) ........................... of the rain forests.
8          The current economic crisis is the cause of the widespread (employ) ...........................
9          According to (legal) ..........................., the use of the seat belt is compulsory both inside and outside cities.
10        The (deny) ........................... of human rights is one of the causes of underdevelopment.
11        The book gives a good (describe) ........................... of life on a farm.
12        My neighbour is a very (rely) ........................... person. He’s always ready to give me a hand.

3          Cross out the incorrect phrasal verbs.

1          I’m bringingabout / copingwith / lookingforwardtoour trip to France. We’re leaving next month.
2          Bill proposed to marry Sue but she brokedown / turneddown / calmeddownhis proposal.
3          That little boy always makesup / takesup / looksupexcuses for being late.
4          Due to bad weather conditions, the captain of the ship decided not to setoff/fallfor/ jotdownthat day.
5          I was surprised to setup/findout/lookafterthat I had left my car door unlocked for the whole day.
6          Don’t believe what she says. She likes to pickup/makeup/lookupstories.
7          It’s difficult to catch up with / put up with/ find out aboutnoise in big cities.
8          Mrs. Smith is looking for someone to lookup /lookafterher baby when she is at work.
9          She couldn’t turndown/ givein/ setoffthe job she was offered a week ago because it was a tempting opportunity.
10        Don’t believe what she says. She likes to pickup/makeup/lookupstories.
11        Your parents are your best support; they will neverput up /letdown/ hand out their children.
12        It’s difficult to putup/puton / put awaywith noise in big cities.

4          Put the verbs between brackets into the correct tense.

1          My uncle (offer) …………………… me a present last night but I (not/open) …………………… yet. I’ll open it as soon as I (get) …………………… home this evening.
2          NajibMahfoud is a famous writer. He (write) …………………… ‘BidayaWaNihaya’ in 1959. He (receive) …………………… the Nobel Prize in 1993.
3          If it (rain) …………………… tomorrow, we (stay) …………………… at home.
4          I (not / write) …………………… my essay yet.
5          Tourist: I (visit) …………………… Marrakech last year, but I (not/see) …………………… Agadir yet.
             Rachid: You should go to Fes, too. It’s really a beautiful town.
6          The new mosque (build) …………………… in 1996 by a charity organisation.
7          Ali (catch) …………………… a bad cold yesterday while he (wait) …………………… for the train in the rain.
8          I’II start doing my homework as soon as my mother (come) …………………… back from the supermarket.
9          Tom: Would you like a cake, James?
             James: No, Thank you. I (already/have) …………………… my breakfast.
10        I (watch) …………………… a football match on television when Hamid (call) …………………… last night. I (wait) …………………… for it with bated breath.
11        By this time next year, you (finish) …………………… your high school.

5          Fill in each blank with the right relative pronoun.

                         who                 when               what                which               whose             where              whom              why

1          The town …………………… Ali was born is famous for its historic monuments.
2          Mary: Look, this is the man …………………… lost his mobile phone on the bus last week.
3          My friend is travelling to England next summer, but he hasn’t decided …………………… to go there; by plane or by ship.
4          The man …………………… makes and mends shoes is a shoemaker.
5          The police have already started penalizing drivers …………………… seat belts are not fastened.
6          The Safety Road Committee hasn’t agreed on the date. …………………… the new regulations should be implemented.
7          A carpenter is a man …………………… makes wooden furniture.
8          I'd like to know the reason …………………… you want to quit.
9          We talked to the lady …………………… son wrote on my car with a nail.
10        Unemployment is the reason …………………… many people leave the country.
11        The lady …………………… has just greeted me is a math teacher.
12        The house …………………… they bought is haunted.

6          Rewrite the sentences using the connectors between brackets.

1          Hard work causes a lot of stress. (is due to)
2          Solar energy is cheap; however, it isn’t widely used. (although)
3          The new secretary is always on time. She does not want to lose her job. (so as)
4          I want to keep fit. I practice sport. (in order)
5          The match was postponed because the weather was bad. (due to)
6          Ali has lived in London for live years, but he can’t speak English fluently. (in spite of)
7          Paula is young; yet she is often, stressed. (however)
8          Bob Marley was a reggae singer. He was also a political activist. (not only … but … also)
9          My mom is overweight. My dad is thin. (whereas)
10        Jennifer earns a low salary. She gives money to her parents. (yet)
11        Jane works for a drug company and for a doctor's office. (along with)
12        The weather was bad but we went camping. (though)

7          Rewrite these sentences as indicated.

1          Somebody must type the application before ten o’clock. (The application ………………………)
2          They will find a vaccine for swine flu soon. (A cure for swine flu ………………………………………………)
3          Louis Daguerre took the first photograph in the 19thcentury. (The first photograph .................................................................)
4          They should find serous solutions to road accidents. (Serious solutions ………………..…………….………………)
5          The manager offered Nancy an interesting job. (Nancy ………………………………………….……………………)
6          They built a mosque in our neighbourhood. (A mosque ………………………………………………………)
7          A robber broke the window of the shop. (The window of the shop …………………………………………………)
8          The baby broke the cell phone. (The cell phone …………………………………………………………)
9          The police arrested the thieves. (The thieves …………………………………………………………………)
10        They make Renaults in France. (Renaults …………………………………………………)
11        The police arrested the criminal last week. (The criminal …………………………………………………)
12        Drivers should check their cars regularly. (Cars …………………………..…………….…)
13        T’saiLun invented paper in 105. (Paper ………………………….…………….………)

8          Rewrite the following sentences as suggested.

1          Kamal failed his English test because he didn’t attend the English classes regularly. (If Kamal ……………………………)
2          You touched the dog so it bit you. (If ………………………………………)
3          A lot of children do not go to school. (They wish ……………………………………………………………………)
4          I am hungry because I didn’t have breakfast. (If ……………………………………………)
5          It rained on my cousin’s wedding day. (If only ........................................................................................................)
6          I did not work hard so I flunked my test. (I wish …………………………………………………………….)

9          Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given.

1          You are not allowed to park your car here. It’s a private area. (It’s ……………………………………………………)
2          It isn’t necessary to wash the dishes. I’ll putthem in the dishwasher. (You ………………………………………………………)
3          William didn't lock his car, that’s why it was stolen. (He should ……………………………………….………………)
4          Students aren’t allowed to use calculators during the exam. (It’s ……………………………………)
5          It is not necessary to pay for your ticket in advance. (You …………………………………………………)

10        Rewrite these sentences as indicated.

1          "How often do you check your email, Ana?" (Marian wanted to know …………………………………………………)
2          "I can't speak good English." (Julio told Anna ……………………………………………….)
3          "I have never smoked a cigarette in my life." (The patient confessed to the doctor that…………………………)
4          "Where did you buy this bike?" (Kate wanted to know …………………………………………………….)
5          "The girls helped me in the house." (Peggy told me that ……………………………………………………………………………)
6          “Why don’t you buy a new computer?" My friend said. (My friend advised me …………………………………………….)
7          "Did you write the report?" (Betty …………………………………………………………………………)
8          Carla to Hassan: "What time do you usually get up?" (Carla wanted to know ……………………………………………………)