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Clasa a VII-a

Read the following passages carefully and then fill in the blanks with one correct or best answer.
Fun hit Singaporeans the big way for ten glorious days. The big fun happening was a massive promotion jointly
___1___ by Walt Disney and Video Van held at Marina Square. Mickey Mouse ___2___ there and so was Snow
White, Goofy and other members ___3___ the massive Disney clan. The star attraction that greeted ___4___ was a
giant mouse, actually a 35-foot model of Mickey Mouse ___5___ specially for guests to have their pictures taken with
___6___.
The whole fair ground was divided into three ___7___. Hall One was made up of one huge video wall ___8___ up of
sixteen television sets, from which Disney's famed ___9___ was continuously screened. Hall Two, The Hall of Fame
was split ___10___ four parts, and they gave an idea of ___11___ Disney got its reputation. Several classics like
Sleeping Beauty ___12___ Snow White were highlighted. Hall Three was made the Activity Hall ___13___ visitors
ate, drank, played games and became merry. ___14___, six Disney merchandise booths were devoted to the ___15___
of Disney souvenirs. There was even a travel booth ___16___ those eager to learn how to get to Disneyland.
To ___17___ to the merriment, the fair was kicked off ___18___ the same day as the Orchard Road Christmas light-up.
A ___19___ was held and Mickey Mouse and a contingent of his merry friends ___20___ the parade. Together, they
brought the fun world to Singapore.

Each of the following sentences contains at least one preposition error. Correct the errors and rewrite the
corrected sentences.
1. I tried to interrupt into their conversation but was told on.
2. It is important to take pride of whatever we do on life.
3. I left home at Sunday morning to catch a flight for England.
4. He was scolded from the teacher for failing to pass the test.
5. For all that excitement. I had forgotten to take my present for him.
6. My parents are not in good terms so we tried to patch things on.
7. I accused her with stealing my wallet but she insisted about her innocence.
8. I sympathize for you over your mother's death.
9. He is one of the best players of Singapore and he takes pride of it.
10. In ten o'clock in the morning. I went to the beach to catch fish by my net.

Clasa a VII-a
VERBS IN BRACKETS

Tom Wilson 1) ....is...(be) an explorer. He 2) .(be) to nearly every country inthe world, but the
most exciting time he 3) . (ever/have) was when he 4) (go) to
the Congo jungle. A magazine 5).. (ask)him to retrace the route of a famous explorer who
6) . (disappear) in the1920's. As he 7) .(follow) a small river he got
separated from his guides. He8) . (go on) alone, hoping he 9) ..
(find) them, butinstead he 10) (encounter) a group of natives. He 11) ...............
(stay)with them for several days and 12) .. (find out) that a very old woman13)
(actually/meet) the famous explorer. She 14) (know)how he 15)
.(die). Tom 16) .(become) veryfriendly with the natives
and now he 17) (plan) to go back andsee them again. He is sure they 18)
..(welcome) him back.

2. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:


When Francis Lee was a boy he 1) ............................. (want) to be an astronaut. He2) .........(watch)
TV one day in 1969 when he 3) . (see) Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Since then he
4) ....... (always/dream) of doing the same. Every night when there is a full moon, he
5)... (stare) up atit for hours and 6) ........... (imagine) himself walking
around on it. At themoment, however, he 7) .(work) as a night-watchman at a meat factory.
He8) . (do) the same job since he left school fifteen years ago, but hestill hopes that
one day his dream 9) ............... (come) true. He 10) (hear) that in the 21st
century they 11) ................... (sell) tickets to fly tothe moon. For this reason he 12)
.............(save) half of his wages every monthfor the past two years.

3. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:


Sue Thomas is a fashion designer. She 1) ... has been making.... (make) clothes ever since she 2)
.(be) a young girl. She 3) . (get) her first jobin a clothes factory when she
was sixteen. She 4) (sew) buttons onto ashirt one day when she 5)..
(have) a brilliant idea for a design. After she6) . (speak) to her bank manager, she got a
loan and she 7) .....(open) her own little workshop. Now she 8) .
(make) lots of
money. Next year she 9) .. (open) a shop which will sell all her owndesigns. She 10)
(sell) clothes to a lot of famous people, including filmstars and singers, and she 11)
...................... (think) she will be very rich soon.

4. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense :


Kevin Adams 1)....................(love) trains. He first 2)........................(see) onewhen he was four years old and
he 3) ..............................(think) it was great. He4).........................(go) to a different railway station every
week and 5).........................(writedown) the engine number of every train he sees. He
6)............................(do) this since hewas eight. By the time he was fifteen he 7).............................(collect)
over 10.000 differentengine numbers in various counties. Once, while he 8).............................(stand) in
astation in Cheshire he saw something very unusual. He 9)............................(wait) for over an hour for a
train to go by when suddenly he 10)..............................(see) a very old steamtrain coming down the track. It
11).............................(not/stop) at the station and, as it waspassing, Kevin noticed that all the passengers
12)..............................(wear) old-fashionedclothes. When he told the station guard about this, the poor man
turned pale. He said thatno steam train 13)...........................(pass) through that station for years, and that the
lastone 14)...........................(crash), killing everyone on board.

5. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense :


Ever since Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1997, scientists, politicians and theologians1)
.......................................... (discuss) the question of whether or not the cloning of human beings2)
..........................................(should/allow). If cloning does become a reality one day, it3)
..................................(raise) many questions. Many scientists want cloning 4)............................(be)legalised.
They believe that if it 5) .....................................(be) legal to clone human beings, it6)
....................................(be) possible to create a superior race. Many childless couples also wish thegoverment
7).......................................(allow) cloning. If this 8) ...............................(be) the only way for you to have a
child, you might agree with them too.

6. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:


Sammy Milton 1) ....is not ....(not/be) very clever. He 2) .(walk) along the beachone daywhen he
3) . (trip) over something and 4) (fall) on the sand. He
5).. (not/look) where he wasgoing. What 6) . (be) this? he said, picking
up the object he 7).(trip) over. I 8) . (never/see) anything like it
before. It was, in fact, a very old oil lamp, and as he 9) .. (rub) it, a genie suddenly10)
(fly) out of it. You 11) ............... (just/release) me from the lamp!,said the genie.
Now you may have three wishes. Great said Sammy who12).. (feel) very thirsty. I
13) (want) a bottle of lemonadethat never 14) (run out). No problem,
said the genie, and 15).(produce) one instantly. Sammy picked up the bottle
and16).(drink) all the lemonade in one go. Magically, the bottle
17) (fill) itself up again. Sammy drank all that, and exactly the samething 18)
..(happen) again. Thats amazing! he said.Thanks very much! You still
19) ................................ (have) two more wishes youngman. Thats easy, said Sammy. I 20)
.....................................(have) two more of thesebottles of lemonade!.
7. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense:
One day a little Indian boy 1) ....was sitting ....(sit) outside his wigwam. He 2) .(wonder) how the
Indians 3) . (choose) their childrens names. He4) (decide) to
go and ask the Indian Chief. Well, 5)..(explain) the Chief, we 6) .
(love) nature and when a new baby 7).(be) born, we 8) . (look)
around and we 9).. (choose) a name from what we10) (see), like
FlowingWaterfall, Bright Star, Running Bull and so on. 11) ............... (you/understand)? Yes,chief, the
little Indian boy said. Why 12) .. (you/be) so intered in this,Two Dogs Fighting?, the
Chief asked.

8. Fill in the correct form of the verbs in brackets.


One afternoon, while I 1).................................................(walk) in town, I 2)..........................(see) a poster for
a liquor promotion at a club I 3) .......................................(used to, go) to.They 4)
................................(advertise) a vodka disco. Later that week, my friend and
I5).................................(decide) to go to this club to find out what 6) ..............................(goon). It was a
drink-as-much-vodka-as-you-can evening, with music and prizes for thebest dancers. After we
7)...............................(enter) the club, a man 8) ..............................(give) each of us a T-shirt and a badge in
the shape of a vodka bottle. To my surprise , allthe drinks 9)..................................(be) free.We 10)
........................................ (not drink) very much at all one vodka each- but other young people
11)............................. (drink) heavily all evening. Some of the dancers12) ................................(look) quite
drunk.We all know that companies 13) .....................................(try) to sell us their products andthey 14)
.................................(use) almost any means possible to encourage us to spendour money. 15)
............................................. (this, mean) they can convince us to buy anything? Even things that are bad for
us?Think about it! The last time you 16) ......................................(buy) an alcoholic
drink,17)...................................(it, be) because you really wanted it, or because an adpersuaded you to do so?
Clasa a V-a
Agness is an elderly lady. She is in hospital. Fill in the gaps in this letter by putting the verb in brackets into the
correct present continuous tense form.

1. Put the verbs into the correct tense (present simple OR present ontinuous):
The train always ________________(1: leave) on time. "What's the matter? Why
_____________ (2: cry/you)?" That's strange. They________________(3: not to
watch) TV. He ________________(4: not to speak) very good English. Please be
quiet! I________________ (5: do) my homework. Where_______________
(6: live/they)?Listen! John ________________ music! (7: play) I never
____________(8: go) to the swimming pool. Harold Black's famous
pianist. He________________(9: give) two or three concerts every week. He
________________(10: travel) a lot and this week he's in New York.
He________________(11: stay) at an expensive hotel. He's at his
hotel now. He________________(12: have) his breakfast in the dining
room. He________________(13: drink) a cup of coffee and he ___________(14:
read) a newspaper. Harold's always very busy. He________________(15: play)
the piano regularly. He________________(16: practise) for four hours
every day. He________________(17: go) to bed late and he
always ________________(18: get up) early. But he sometimes________________(19:
get) dressed too quickly, and this morning he________________(20: wear)
one blue sock and one red one!

2. Complete the sentences below using one of the verbs in the box
in the correct form. You may use each verb once only.

Enjoy prefer play produce work seem know


Interview wait talk finish

1. I always ________ tennis on Fridays.


2. He ________ his report. He will bring it into the office when it is complete.
3. "My parents phoned me this morning. They _________ themselves in the
Seychelles. Champagne every night! In fact, they don't want to leave."
4. We ________ to entertain our guests in a local restaurant rather than the canteen. Although it
is expensive, we can talk freely there.
5. I ___________ the answer to your problem. Get a new computer.
6. "Where is John?" "In his office ____________ for an important telephone call."
7. I can't make the meeting tomorrow.I _____________ the applicants for the sales manager's job.
8. My brother _____________ for Shink Inc. which makes bathroom fittings.
9. Who ___________ to Bill? Is it the new secretary?
10. The new contract ________________ fine to me. However, could you just
check it through once more?

3. Choose the correct form for each verb.


1. Marie-Claude isn't a Canadian. I ________ she comes from France.
A. believe B. ? am believing
2. Look! Junko ________ into the water.
A. ? jumps B. ? is jumping
3. I ________ you're crazy!
A. ? think B. ? am thinking
4. Don't give Jan any cheese. She ________ it!
A. ? hates B. ? is hating
5. I ________ to Toronto next Thursday. Do you want to come?
A. ? go B. ? am going
6. Once a week, I ________ to an art class at the college.
A. ? go B. ? am going
7. I ________ lunch in the cafeteria every day.
A. ? have B. ? am having
8. Salman is rich he ________ a Mercedes.
A. ? drives B. ? is driving
9. You won't find Jerry at home right now. He ________ in the library.
A. ? studies B. ? is studying
10. It ________ quite hard perhaps we shouldn't go out tonight.
A. ? snows B. ? is snowing

4. Put the verb in brackets in the correct form (present simple or


present continuous)
Next week, my friends and I _________ (go) camping in the woods. I
___________ (organize) the food, because I _____________ (like) cooking. Dave
________________ (have) a big car with a trailer, so he _____________ (plan) the
transportation. Sam ______________ (bring) the tent he ___________ (go) camping every year,
so he _________ (have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife ______
(think) we're crazy. She (like) _______________ holidays in comfortable hotels, so she ______________
(take) a trip to Paris instead.

5. Present Simple or Continuous? Choose the correct alternative(s) in the


sentences 1-8 below.
1 Today shes spending/spends time with her grandmother.
2 They usually are going/go to the gym on Sundays.
3 We re having/have a barbecue later on. Do you want to come?
4 No, she cant answer the phone, she has/is having a shower.
5 I always have/am having a coffee before Im leaving/leave for work in the morning.
6 They sometimes fly/are flying to Sweden,but usually they are going/go by boat.
7 Where are you?Im sitting/sit outside in the sunshine!
8 He always brings/is bringing a monolingual dictionary to his English classes.