I. Choose the underlined part that needs correcting.

1. Could you give me any information about places of interest in the town?

            A                       B                          C               D

2. The bridge is just enough wide for two cars to pass each other.

                       A                  B                                 C            D

3. I had little difficulty finding a place to live. I found a flat quite easy.

                A                        B                 C                                           D

II. Choose the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the rest.

4.    A. anniversary                   B. disappointed              C. candle                         D. perhaps

5.    A. couples                          B. questions                   C. ages                            D. teachers

III. Choose the word that is stressed differently from the rest.

6.    A. important                      B. natural                      C. remember                   D. together

7.    A. explain                          B. observe                      C. believe                        D. member

IV. Complete the passage with the words provided.

       Last Saturday the representatives of three classes of my school took part in the annual final English (8) _________ organized by our English teachers. Its aim was to stimulate the spirit of learning English among students. The competition was (9) _________ by the Students’ Parents Society. Mrs. Lien, our English teacher, explained the competition’s rules (10) _________ the students.

“… To participate in the contest, you have to work in groups of three. Each group must complete five activities in all. On (11) _________ of each activity, you will have to answer the questions on the worksheets within two minutes. The judges will observe and score your performance. The maximum score for each activity is 15 points. At the end of the competition, the judges will (12) _________ the total score of each group. Now, let’s start our competition.”

8.    A. compete                        B. competitive                C. competition                D. competitor

9.    A. organized                      B. provided                    C. supported                   D. sponsored

10. A. to                                   B. for                              C. with                            D. in

11. A. complete                       B. completing                 C. completion                 D. completely

12. A. announce                     B. discuss                       C. observe                       D. recite

V. Choose the best option to complete each sentence below

13. Since retiring from the company, she has done _____ work for a charity.

      A. volunteers              B. volunteered          C. voluntary             D. voluntarily

14. They opened a shelter to provide temporary housing _____ the city’s homeless.

       A. with                              B. for                              C. about                          D. to

15. Diane’s parents always encouraged her _____ hard at school.

       A. to study                         B. studying                    C. to be studied              D. being studied

16. It’s important for children to get a good _____.

       A. educate                        B. education                  C. educational               D. educationally

17. We went to the party without _____.

       A. inviting                         B. to invite                   C. to be invited               D. being invited

18. How do people _____ New Year in your country?

       A. organize                        B. celebrate                    C. participate                  D. congratulate

19. She tried to hide her _____ at not getting the promotion.

       A. disaster                         B. problem                     C. disappointment          D. relationship

 20. There wasn’t _____ traffic this morning.

       A. many                             B. much                         C. some                           D. any


VI. Read the passage carefully, and choose the best answer.

If you are invited to an American friend’s home for dinner, remember these general rules for polite behavior. First of all, arrive approximately on time but not early. Americans expect promptness. It will be all right to be 10 or 15 minutes late, but not about 45 minutes late. When you are invited to someone’s home for meal, it is polite to bring a small gift. Flowers and candies are always appropriate. If you have something attractive made in your country, your host or hostess will certainly enjoy receiving that gift. What will you do if you are served some food that you cannot eat or you do not like? Do not make a fuss about it. Simply eat what you can and hope that no one notices it. Be sure to compliment the cook on the food that you are enjoying. Do not leave immediately after dinner, but do not overstay your welcome, either. The next day, make sure to call or write a thank-you note to say how much you enjoyed the evening.  

21. If you are invited to an American friend’s home, _________.

       A. politeness is not necessary                                  

       B. you should arrive a little bit late                         

       C. you ought to be late at least 45 minutes

       D. punctuality is always appreciated

22. When you come to someone’s house for dinner, _________.

       A. bring some flowers, candies, or something special made in your country 

       B. bring as many gifts as possible                           

       C. you should never offer any gift                                                                  

       D. do not care about gifts

23. If there is some food that you cannot eat, _________.

       A. make a fuss about it and do not eat anything

       B. you should stand up and go home as soon as possible

       C. eat what you can and do not make a fuss about it                                   

       D. ask the host or hostess to cook you another dish

24. Which of these sentences is NOT true?

       A. After the dinner, you should not leave right away.                                    

       B. You should not stay too late after the dinner.

       C. You should not compliment the cook on any food.

       D. You should not let somebody notice that you do not like the food.          

25. The next day, _________.

       A. remember to thank the host or hostess for the dinner                             

       B. say nothing to the host or hostess                       

       C. don’t need to say thank you                            

       D. insist on inviting the host or hostess to your house


I. Give the correct tense of the verbs in the brackets.

1. I (make) a cake when the light went out. I had to finish in the dark.

was making

2. You (eat) a lot of sweets when you were a child?

Did you eat?

3. Hundreds of houses (build) by the government every year.

are built

4. Mary isn’t cooking the dinner at the moment. She (talk) on the phone.

is talking

5. The man sitting next to me on the plane was nervous. He (not fly) before.

hadn’t flown

6. I bought this bicycle five years ago and I (use) it every day since then.

have used

II. Put the following into reported speech, using the verbs given in brackets.

1.     “Well done, Tom, you’ve passed your exam,” I said. (congratulate)

I congratulated Tom on passing / having passed his exam.

2.     “Shall we have dinner somewhere after the theatre?” said Peter. (suggest)

Peter suggested having dinner somewhere after the theatre.

3.     “I’m sorry I didn’t phone you earlier,” James said to me. (apologise)

James apologized for not phoning me earlier.

4. “Susan, can you remember to buy me some sugar?” said Bill. (remind)

Bill reminded Susan to buy him some sugar.

III. Change these sentences into passive voice.

1. I’m keeping this bottle of wine for a special occasion.

This bottle of wine is being kept for a special occasion.

2. Somebody has bought the land next to our house.

The land next to our house has been bought.

3. Did somebody clean this room yesterday?

Was this room cleaned yesterday?

IV. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first.

1. There are so many cars and motorbikes; that’s why there is so much pollution.
If there weren’t so many cars and motorbikes, there wouldn’t be so much pollution

2. He’ll be in trouble if he doesn’t choose his words more carefully,
Unless he chooses his words more carefully, he’ll be in trouble.

3. Jason didn’t save up. He borrowed the money for the present.
 If Jason had saved up, he wouldn’t have borrowed the money for the present.

4. Although his book was successful, he decided not to write any more.

Despite his successful book, he decided not to write any more.

5. Because Tom was very careless, he lost his good job.

Because of his carelessness / being very careless, Tom lost his good job.


6. We hardly ever see each other although we live in the same street.

In spite of living in the same street, we hardly ever see each other.

V. Make one sentence from two sentences by using relative pronouns.

1. Daisy is playing tennis with a man. Who is he?

Who is the man who / that / whom Daisy is playing tennis with?

2. The road is narrow. It connects the two villages.

The road which / that connects the two villages is narrow.

3. This school is only for children. Their first language is not English.

This school is only for children whose first language is not English.

VI. Rewrite the following sentences as directed.

1. We whispered. We didn’t want our parents to hear our conversation. (clause)

We whispered so that / in order that our parents wouldn’t / couldn’t / didn’t hear our conversation.

2. Jennifer locked the door because she didn’t want to be disturbed. (phrase)

Jennifer locked the door in order / so as not to be disturbed.

3. She’s learning English because she wants to find a better job. (clause)

She’s learning English so that she can / will find a better job.