Self-correcting exercises

Exercise 1

Say if these general statements about the pronouns are true (V) or false (F):

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1

Pronouns are used instead of verbs.

2

English pronouns distinguish between number, gender and grammatical function.

3

The plural form of the pronoun it is its.

4

She is used for females and he is used for males.

5

After a preposition (like: with, to, etc.), we must use a suject pronoun.

6

I is the subject of the sentence and me is the object.

7

The pronoun you has the same form as a subject pronoun and as an object pronoun.

8

As a direct object, the correct form is we and as an indirect object, the correct form is us.

On a separate piece of paper, write the correct form of the wrong sentences. Then click on the button ‘Mostra’ to see the correct answers.

1) Pronouns are used instead of nouns.
3) The plural form of the pronoun it is them.
5) After a preposition (like: with, to, etc.), we must use an object pronoun.
8) The correct form is us both as a direct object and as an indirect object.

Exercise 2

Subsitute the words in bold type with the corresponding subject or object ponoun.

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Mr and Mrs Reynols both work as caregivers at an old people’s home - both work as caregivers at an old people’s home

2

I’ll do it for Jim - I’ll do it for .

3

Helen works as a volunteer in Africa - works as a volunteer in Africa.

4

John and I have got a good salary - have got a good salary.

5

I told those people all I knew about the company - I told all I knew about the company.

6

The meeting will take place on May 6 - will take place on May 6.

7

Please talk to Mrs Black as soon as possible - Please talk to as soon as possible.

8

You should go without Frank and me - You should go without .

9

Bring the chairs into the room, will you? - Bring into the room, will you?

10

This actor is very well known - is very well known.

Exercise 3

Tick the correct statements about the verb to be:

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1

Auxiliary verbs express actions and states.

2

The verb to be is both an auxiliary and a lexical verb.

3

The verb to be forms the continuous tenses and the passive voice of other verbs.

4

The verb to be has two forms: is and are.

5

The verb to be is translated as ‘ser’ or ‘estar’ in Spanish and Catalan.

6

There is and there are are impersonal forms.

7

The forms there is/there are mean ‘tenir’ in Catalan and ‘tener’ in Spanish.

8

We use There is before singular nouns and there are before plural nouns.

Click on the button ‘Mostra’ to see the corrected statements.

1) Auxiliary verbs do not express actions or states. They are used to form certain verb tenses, as for example the continuous tenses. The verbs that express actions and states are called lexical verbs.
4) The verb to be has three forms: am, is and are.
7) The forms there is/there are mean ‘hi ha’ in Catalan and ‘hay’ in Spanish. ‘Tenir/tener’ is have in English.

Exercise 4

Say if the verb to be (in bold type) in these statements is a lexical verb or an auxiliary verb:

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John is talking on the phone.

2

We are in the office right now.

3

Mrs Jenkins is Australian.

4

What are you doing?

5

Dictionaries are used for looking up words.

6

I am an administrative assistant, and you?

7

Where are you, Anne?

8

This T-shirt is made in Vietnam.

Exercise 5

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb to be.

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1

Who the new CEO?

2

There three great fires around the city.

3

The mouse and the keyboard two components of a computer.

4

I having a coffee. Would you like one?

5

The people starting to go into the conference room. Shall we go in too?

6

What there in that bag? Do you know?

7

Susan looking for you.

8

Our office on the third floor.

Exercise 6

Say if the following statements are formal or informal.

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1

Come on, Mike! Give me a hand, will you?

2

Please send me some information about your courses.

3

Dear Mrs Armstrong.

4

Would you please tell me when the next meeting is?

5

Hi, Mary.

6

Yours sincerely.

7

Could I speak to Mr Flint, please?

8

Write soon!

Exercise 7

Watch the following video with tips for practising the oral English alone at home. Please notice that the speaker has a non-native Indian accent.

Now say if these statements are true (V) or false (F):

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1

Learning English without a speaking partner is quite easy.

2

You can practise at home by speaking with yourself.

3

Khushi recommends to speak in a quiet room.

4

The second step mentioned by Khushi is to think in English.

5

To practise speaking, Khushi suggests telling other people our plans for tomorrow.

6

Khushi suggests that we should listen and repeat what we hear.

Click on the button ‘Mostra’ for the correct statements

1) Learning English without a speaking partner is very difficult.
3) Khushi recommends to speak in front of the mirror.
5) To practise speaking, Khushi suggests thinking about our plans for tomorrow.

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