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11. Dad phoned us and asked if our luggage ... .

a. was already being packed c. had already been packed

b. was already packed d. has already been packed

12. In Greece the Olympic Games ... once in 4 years.

a. were held c. are held

b. are being held d. have been held

13. Nobody answers the phone. They ... be out.

a. should c. can

b. would d. must

14. My dentist says I... eat so many sweets.

a. needn't c. ought not

b. mustn't d. should
15.1... to get up early on Mondays.

a. can c. must

b. have d. may

16. We are busy today, but we have ... little time to spare tomorrow.

a. a c. -

b. the d. an

17.... English Channel is between Great Britain and France.

a. an c. the

b. a d.-

18.... Lake Baikal is the deepest one in the world.

a. a c. -

b. the d. an
19. Draughts ... not a complicated game.

a. is c. are

b. am d. be
20.... live in Moscow.

a. My parents' friends c. My parentses friends

b. My parentses' friends d. My parent's friend

21 Bad news ... fast.

c. are travelling d. have traveled

a. travels

b. travel


22 His ... are white.

a. teeth e. teeths

b. tooth d. toothes

23 Dad came to ... school to see my teacher yesterday.


a. - c. a
b. the d. an
24 I saw ... enter the room.  
a. he c. his
b. him d. -
25 Does this car use ... petrol?  
a. much c. a few
b. many d. most
.26 .. people are early risers.  
a. Some c. No
b. Any d. Much
27 I'll post the letter ....  
a. by me c. myself
b. oneself d. mine
28 Dorothy is ... in her family.  
a. the younger c. young
b. the youngest d. more young
29 My ... sister doesn't live with us.
a. old c. elder
b. older d. the most eldest
30 Public transport in London if ... in Europe.
a. the expensivest c. the most expensive
b. more expensive d. expensive
31 Life is ... it used to be.  
a. so easy as c. easier than
b. more easy than d. as easy
32 I feed my tortoise ... cabbage leaves.
a. on c. with
b. by d. for
33 How is she getting ... at school?
a. on c. up
b. with d. down
34 I am very suspicious ... people who talk too much.
a. of c. for
b. out d. in

35. I have had my luggage ... .

a. weighed c. to weigh

b. weighting d. weigh

36. - 1 am tired. - ... .

a. So I do. c. I too.

b. So am I. d. So do I.

37. Bright colors don't ... her pale skin.

a. agree c. become

b. fit d. suit

38. She has a very nice voice and always speaks ... .

a. quietly c. quite

b. quiet d. quit

39.1 have been eating honey, so my fingers are ... .

a. dirty c. wet

b. sticky d. yellow

40. He can't make himself ... smoking.

a. give up c. gave up

b. to give up d. giving up

41. A friend of... came to stay with me.

a. my c. my own

b. myself d. mine

42. The American Congress consists of the Senate and the House of....

a. Lords c. Commons

b. Representatives d. Comrades

43. The first president to live in the White House was ... .

a. George Washington c. Bill Clinton

b. John Adams d. Ronald Reagan

44. What's the real name of Mark Twain?

a. John Griffith c. William Sydney Porter

b. Samuel Langhorne Clemens d. Robert Frost

45. "To be, or not to be, that is the question..."

a. Hamlet c. Othello

b. King Lear d. Macbeth

46. When did the Americans declare their independence?

a. 1620 c. 1905

b. 1776 d. 1805
47.-What's the news?

a. - All right. c. - Very much the same.

b. - Rather well. d. - Very good.




• Don't mix up the words:

1. Only - the only.Хорошо известное наречие only - "только" часто смешивают с

the only, которое означает "единственный".

2. Some- the same..Some - количественное местоимение.

The same - прилагательное со значением "тот же".

3. Because- because of.Because - союз "потому, что", и за ним следует подлежащее.

Because of- предлог "из-за", "вследствие", и за ним следует обстоятельство.

4. То accept- принимать; to except- исключать.

5. То affect- влиять на; to effect- осуществлять.

6. About- приблизительно, около; above- выше.

7. At best- в лучшем случае ; the best- самый лучший.

8. То arise- возникать; to rise- подниматься.

9. Beside- рядом; besides- помимо (этого), кроме (этого).


10. By way of-вставить, by the way- между прочим.

11. Except- за исключением, expect- ожидать.

12. Few- почти не, очень мало; a few- несколько.

13. Hard- упорно, усиленно, тяжело, hardly-едва



1. Using the possessive 's with inanimate objects. E.g.: The window of her roomis open.

2. Using an object pronoun in a double genitive. E.g.: A friend of histold us the news.

3. Using hisself or theirselves instead of himselfor themselves.E.g.: They fell down and hurt themselves.


4.Using according to my opinion instead of in my opinion. E.g.: In my opinion,she's right.

5. Using under the rain instead of in the rain.E.g.: They played football in the rain.

6.Using both in a negative sentence instead of neither. E.g.: Neitherof them went to school today.

7. Using //// instead of beforeor when.

E.g.: I'd reached the school beforethe rain started. Or: I'd reached the school whenthe rain started.

8. To be busy,not to have to work. E.g.: I'm very busythis morning.

9. Dismount or get off a horse,etc., not come down from a horse, etc. E.g.: They got offtheir horses

Note: We got outof a taxi or a ear. We get onor offthe train, the bus, etc.

10. Make a mistake,not do a mistake. E.g.: I madeone mistake in dictation.

11. Tell or speak the truth,not say the truth. E.g.: Fiona always tellsthe truth.

Or: Fiona always speaksthe truth.

Note: Also to tell a lie(not to say a lie): He toldme a lie.

12. Give a mark,not put a mark.
The teacher gaveme a good mark.

Note: Avoid to put a lesson, to put a goal. Say instead: to give a lesson, to score a goal.

13. Explain to a person,not explain a person. E.g.: She explained thematter tome.

14. Knock at the door,not knock the door. E.g.: Who is knocking atthe door?

15. Pay for a thing,not pay a thing.

E.g.: How much did you pay forthe book'.'

Note: A person can payanother person. Не/She can also paya bill, an

account, or a subscription. Не/She pays fora thing that he/she buys


16.Remind a person of something,not remind a person something. E.g.: Please remind me ofthat later.

17. A or anwith the word half.E.g.: He drank half a glassof milk.

Note: Half a glass (an hour, a day, a mile,etc.) is the shortened form of half of a glass (of an hour, of a day, of a mile.etc.).

18. Answer (= reply to).

E.g.: Please answer my question.

Note: The noun answertakes to:His answer tomy question was wrong.

19. Comprise (= consist of).

E.g.: The book comprisesfive chapters. Or: The book is comprised offive chapters.

20. Resemble (= be similar to).
E.g.: Does she resemble her father?

Note: resemblancetakes toor between:She bears no resemblance toher father; There is no resemblance betweenthem.

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