Self-correcting exercices

Exercise 1

Complete the sentences with the correct form of an auxiliary verb (be, have, do) in present or past. Use the underlined elements to choose the correct tense.

NúmPregunta
1

you like reading?

2

I watching the football match in a bar last night.

3

the program downloading now?

4

I never been to Australia, and you?

5

Where you go last Sunday?

6

Paul worked here for 20 years now.

7

I never met John until he came.

8

They driving to work when they had the accident.

Exercise 2

Four of these sentences have mistakes in the use of the verb “there is/there are”. Tick the wrong ones:

NúmPregunta
1

There is three people in the office

2

There were no problem with the hardware

3

There are a lot of websites in English, aren’t there?

4

Is there anyone at home?

5

There not were many computers to work with

6

There is someone waiting for you.

7

Are there any books about graphic design?

8

There are only one person working today

Now write the four wrong sentences correctly:

  • There are three people in the office.
  • There was no problem with the hardware.
  • There were not many computers to work with.
  • There is only one person working today.

Exercise 3

Choose the answer that corresponds to each sentence.

NúmPreguntaResposta
1

Have you seen the new program?

2

Is Mary at home at the moment?

3

Were Frank and Jane speaking on the phone?

4

Did you come early?

5

Is Peter leaving?

6

Does Luke speak French?

Exercise 4

Say which of these statements express characteristics of the formal language.

NúmPregunta
1

It does not use contractions.

2

It uses abbreviations.

3

It uses short and simple sentences.

4

It does not use the imperative voice.

5

It makes an extensive use of the passive voice.

6

It uses colloquial words and expressions.

7

We normally use first, second, or third person.

8

It is preferable to use mostly the third person.

Exercise 5

Complete the sentences with the correct connector.

NúmPregunta
1

I think iPads are very expensive at the moment, I’d like to buy one.

2

You have financial problems you spend too much money.

3

I cycle to work every day. , I’m always tired when I start.

4

the repair is expensive, I prefer calling a technician to buying another printer.

5

Computers have lots of advantages. , you can do your shopping comfortably from home.

6

Selling is a very hard job. , I wouldn’t change it for any other.

7

I get up in the morning have breakfast with my daughters.

8

First, open your email account, write the text and finally click on the “Send” button.

Exercise 6

Match the two parts to make correct sentences.

NúmPreguntaResposta
1

As I had a lot of time,

2

You didn’t receive your packets

3

You pressed the button too hard.

4

The light went out.

5

We closed the shop very late

6

Since you like talking so much,

7

Because of the football match,

8

If you deactivate your firewall,

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