English Exercises

A. SENTENCE BUILDING 1.they/going/ move/new house ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2.we/must/an end /this discussion /now  ……………………………………………………………………………. 3.the teacher/the class/ four groups/last week …………………………………………………………………………. 4.The film so good/ I /it/ twice  ……………………………………………………………………………. 5.we/ waiting/her/ since/ 9 o’clock  ……………………………………………………………………………. 6.I haven’t/able/find/another job  ……………………………………………………………………………. 7.he/to join/ army very much ……………………………………………………………………………. 8.he/rich /that/he/buy/a Boing /himself  ……………………………………………………………………………. 9.old woman/so poor/she/nothing/except/ old bike  ……………………………………………………………………………. 10.I/ many / cousins /that/ I / not know/ all/ their/ name  …………………………………………………………………… 11.That guy/ drink/ much wine/ felt/drunk / nearly three days  …………………………………………………………………. 12.If/ class/ begin/ morning/I / have/get up/ early.  ……………………………………………………………………………. 13.If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / a new / dictionary.  ……………………………………………………………………………. 14.If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / a Boing  ……………………………………………………………………………. 15.If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / travel/ the world  ……………………………………………………………………………. 16.It/ hot/ summer/ than/ winter  ……………………………………………………………………………. 17.A tiger/ run/ fast/ than / horse  ……………………………………………………………………………. 18.Cong Vinh/ football/ better/ Van Quyen  ……………………………………………………………………………. 19.The wedding/ the happy/ event/ her life  ……………………………………………………………………………. 20.Sai Gon / the rich/ city/ Vietnam  ……………………………………………………………………………. 21.When I/ cleaning/ floor/ friend/ came in  ……………………………………………………………………………. 22.this time last year/ we/ study/ high school  ……………………………………………………………………………. 23.while/ talking/ we / heard/ the fire bell// ring  ……………………………………………………………………………. 24.We study / Tay Nguyen University / 2008  ……………………………………………………………………………. 25.We / obtain/ lot/ knowledge/ since  ……………………………………………………………………………. 26.I search/ information / google page/ long time  ……………………………………………………………………………. 27.our ears / important/ as/ eyes  ……………………………………………………………………………. 28.mobile phones / nowadays/ not/ expensive / as / they/used to  …………………………………………………………… 29.it/never/ too / late/ study  ……………………………………………………………………………. 17/ not / old/ enough / vote  …………………………………………………………………………….

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ENGLISH EXERCISES A. SENTENCE BUILDING they/going/ move/new house (………………………………………………………………………………………………. we/must/an end /this discussion /now ( …………………………………………………………………………….. the teacher/the class/ four groups/last week( …………………………………………………………………………. The film so good/ I /it/ twice ( …………………………………………………………………………….. we/ waiting/her/ since/ 9 o’clock ( …………………………………………………………………………….. I haven’t/able/find/another job ( …………………………………………………………………………….. he/to join/ army very much( …………………………………………………………………………….. he/rich /that/he/buy/a Boing /himself ( …………………………………………………………………………….. old woman/so poor/she/nothing/except/ old bike ( …………………………………………………………………………….. I/ many / cousins /that/ I / not know/ all/ their/ name ( …………………………………………………………………… That guy/ drink/ much wine/ felt/drunk / nearly three days ( …………………………………………………………………. If/ class/ begin/ morning/I / have/get up/ early. ( …………………………………………………………………………….. If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / a new / dictionary. ( …………………………………………………………………………….. If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / a Boing ( …………………………………………………………………………….. If/ I/ enough/ money/ I / travel/ the world ( …………………………………………………………………………….. It/ hot/ summer/ than/ winter ( …………………………………………………………………………….. A tiger/ run/ fast/ than / horse ( …………………………………………………………………………….. Cong Vinh/ football/ better/ Van Quyen ( …………………………………………………………………………….. The wedding/ the happy/ event/ her life ( …………………………………………………………………………….. Sai Gon / the rich/ city/ Vietnam ( …………………………………………………………………………….. When I/ cleaning/ floor/ friend/ came in ( …………………………………………………………………………….. this time last year/ we/ study/ high school ( …………………………………………………………………………….. while/ talking/ we / heard/ the fire bell// ring ( …………………………………………………………………………….. We study / Tay Nguyen University / 2008 ( …………………………………………………………………………….. We / obtain/ lot/ knowledge/ since ( …………………………………………………………………………….. I search/ information / google page/ long time ( …………………………………………………………………………….. our ears / important/ as/ eyes ( …………………………………………………………………………….. mobile phones / nowadays/ not/ expensive / as / they/used to ( …………………………………………………………… it/never/ too / late/ study ( …………………………………………………………………………….. 17/ not / old/ enough / vote ( …………………………………………………………………………….. II. Choose the word or phrase to complete the sentences. 1. Sylvester Stallone is a famous film ___________. A. actor B. star C. dancer D. person 2. I wonder who painted the ___________ for the play. A. scene B. background C. view D. scenery 3. There were only two actors on the _________ when the play started. A. platform B. scene C. floor D. stage 4. The spaceship descended slowly through the clouds. A. went up B. travelled C. went down D. proceeded 5. If a person wants to get a tube of toothpaste, he will probably go to _______ A. the barracks B. the dentist's C. the barber's D. the chemist's 6. Fossil fuels are far too valuable to _________ on the production of electricity. A. waste B. destroy C. throw D. omit 7. She hung up the receiver. This means she __________ . A. let it hang B. held it C. didn't put it back D. put it back in its place 8. Valuable and famous paintings are expected to be found in ___________ . A. television studios B. art galleries C. universities D. public squares 9. Many of the cars broke down. They ________ . A. were in pieces B. couldn't go C. were broken up D. were spoilt 10. It went faster than any of its rivals. It went faster than its _________ . A. opponents B. competitions C. enemies D. partners 11. Britain and France will eventually be _______ by the Channel Tunnel. A. tied B. fastened C. linked D. involved 12. I can't find my purse. I _________ it at the cinema. A. must have forgotten B. put C. must have left D. forgot 13. I never feel sure what __________ by the word "democratic". A. means B. is meant C. is the meaning D. to mean 14. I tried to solve the problems __________ the noise and interruptions. A. because of B. in case of C. in spite of D. according to III. Choose the best answer. 1. I thought this dress looked really nice in the shop, but now I wish I ............. it. a. wouldn't buy b. had bought c. would buy d. hadn't bought 2. The good thing is that the village is very quiet, but on the other ........... there aren't any shops. a. way b. side c. point of view d. hand 3. The ........ we get going, the sooner we'll finish. a. quicker b. quickest c. quickly d. most quickly 4. Sheila succeeded ........ getting the manager's approval for the new project. a. at b. for c. to d. in 5. There's a man standing on the ........... corner who looks very suspicious. a. avenue b. path c. road d. street 7. She is ........... charming that everybody likes her. a. so b. such c. very d. too 8. Before going to India, my father .......... for an American bank for three years. a. has worked b. has been working c. worked d. works 9. You'll never .......... who I met in the street today. Mrs Jackson! a. suppose b. guess c. know d. find 10. Jane is a very good friend. I ........... her for a long time. a. have known b. knew c. know d. had known 11. He was going to reply to her letter, but for various reasons he never got ............. it. a. up to b. round to c. over d. out of 12. They tried to prevent me ............. going with then because they thought I had measles. a. to b. from c. by d. for IV. Choose the correct answer. 1._______ the rise in unemployment, people still seem to be spending more. A. Nevertheless B. Meanwhile C. Despite D. Although 2.I’ve always ________ you as my best friend. A. regarded B. thought C. meant D. supposed 3. You are ________ your time at school; you might just as well join the army. A. losing B. missing C. wasting D. spending 4. I don’t see any ________ in arriving early at the theatre if the show doesn’t start until 9 o’clock. A. cause B. aim C. point D. reason 5. He filled in the necessary forms and ________ for the job. A. appealed B. asked C. requested D. applied 6. His failure ________ great disappointment to his parents. A. forced B. made C. caused D. provided 7. It is regretted that there can be no ________ to this rule. A. exclusion B. alternative C. exception D. deviation 8. Some people _______ at least four hours a day watching TV. A. take B. use C. spend D. last 9. I’m very concerned ______ my son’s health. A. of B. on C. from D. about 10. Petrol in this country is so expensive that we use _______ transport as much as possible. A. private B. means C. way D. public II. Choose the correct answer. 1. Don’t be late for the interview, ________ people will think you are a disorganised person. A. unless B. otherwise C. if not D. or so 2. Spectators are reminded that it is ________ to take photographs during the match. A. prevented B. restricted C. forbidden D. banned 3. I________ at her for several moments, desperately trying to remember where I’d seen her before. A. watched B. glimpsed C. observed D. stared 4. If we continue to ________ the world’s resources at this rate, there’ll soon be none left. A. having offered finish B. throw away C. damage D. use up 5. when the lights ________ , we couldn’t see a thing. A. went out B. switched off C. put out D. extinguished 6. You looked terribly tired. You really ________ to get more sleep. A. should B. ought C. must D. could 7. Over recent years there has been a marked reduction ________ the number of people having foreign holidays. A. of B. in C. into D. for 8. Prizes are awarded ________ the number of points scored. A. resulting from B. adding up C. presented to D. according to 9. Technology is advancing so quickly that machines becomes ________ almost overnight. A. obsolete B. archaic C. stale D. second-hand 10. We had hardly sat down when she ________ plates of food for us. A. brought B. has brought C. had brought D. would have brought III. Choose the best answer to each question. 1. My friend’s main ________ for going abroad was his poor health. A. need B. reason C. cause D. desire 2.The examiner will test your ____________ to drive under normal conditions. A. ability B. advantage C. wisdom D. virtue 3. Over the past two years the _________ of living has risen considerably. A. rate B. charge C. cost D. price 4.A learner driver must be _________ by a qualified driver. A. connected B. accompanied C. involved D. associated 5. Mary is so ________ that people tell her all their troubles. A. dependent B. confidential C. permission tolerant 6. It’s so long since I saw him that I almost failed to _________ him. A. receive B. accept C. recognise D. approve 7. The police must now ________ the escaped convict in the surrounding countries. A. search B. look after C. look for D. be in search of 8. Newspapers should try to __________ printing statements that they cannot check. A. refuse B. neglect C. deny D. avoid 9. In Britain it is ________ for children to attend school between the ages of five and sixteen. A. enforced B. obliged C. compulsory D. made II. Choose the correct word which bests completes each sentence. 1. On her birthday her son presented her with a beautiful ________ of violets. A. pack B. pile C. bundle D. bunch 2. Motorway traffic was ________ after a lorry overturned and spilt its load over the northbound carriage way. A. diverged B. digressed C. deflected D. diverted 3. He _________ that he had been involved in the decision not to attack the enemy position. A. declined B. refused C. rejected D. denied 4. As I was ________ through the newspaper this morning, I came across a picture of an old army friend of mine. A. gazing B. glancing C. staring D. glimsing 5. I could _______ a note of panic in his voice. A. desist B. detect C. detest D. deter 6. I won’t ________ those children making a noise in my house A. allow B. have C. let D. permit 7. In all ________ there will never be a third World War. A. chance B. probability C. certainty D. possibilities 8. We ________ the plumbers to install an extra radiator in the living-room. A. had B. made C. got D. arranged 9. I think it’s ________ your luck to drive without wearing a seat-belt. A. risking B. tempting C. pushing D. proving 10. Don’t let anything _______ your from your training programme. A. defect B. distract C. defer D. disturb IV. Choose the best completion Mr Jackson hopes to avoid surgery. He will not agree to the operation ________ he is convinced that it is absolutely necessary. A. in the event that B. unless C. if D. only if As soon as Martina saw the fire, she ______ the fire department. A. was telephoning B. telephoned C. had telephoned D. telephones Some English words have the same pronunciation _______ they are spelled differently for example, I dear and deer. A. unless B. even though C. since D. only if Before Jennifer won the lottery, she ________ any kind of contest. hasn’t entered B. didn’t enter C. wasn’t entering D. hadn’t entered Since I left Venezuela six years ago, I _________ to visit friends and family several times. A. return B. will have returned C. am returning D. have returned I couldn’t use the pay phone, ________ I didn’t have any coin with me. A. yet B. despite C. for D. even though The next time Paul ______ to New York, he will visit the Metropolitan Museum’s famous collection of international musical instruments. A. will fly B. flies C. has flown D. will have flown I have to eat breakfast in the morning. ______, I get hungry before my lunch break. A. Consequently B. Furthermore C. Otherwise D. However After Nancy ________ for twenty minutes, she began to feel tired. A. jogging B. had been sitting C. sits D. is sitting I need to find an apartment before I can move _________ I can find one in the next week or so, I will move to Chicago the first of next month. A. Provided that B. Even if C. Due to D. Only if By the time the young birds _______ the nest for good, they will have learned how to fly. A. will leave B. will have left C. are leaving II. Choose the correct answer. 1. Are you sure you told me? I don’t recall _________ about it. A. having told B. having been told C. to have told D. to have been told 2. John appears ______ some weight. has he been ill? A. having lost B. having been lost C. to have lost D. to have been lost 3. Tom has made a bad mistake at work, but his boss didn’t fire him. He’s lucky ______ a second chance. A. having given B. having been given C. to have given D. to have been given 4. Dr Wilson is a brilliant and dedicated scientist who had expected to be selected as the director of the institute. She was very upset not ________ the position. A. having offered B. having been offered C. to have offered D. to have been offered 5. By the time their babies arrives, the Johnsons hope ______ painting and decorating the new nursery. A. having finished B. having been finished C. to have finished D. to have been finished 6. We would like _______ to the president’s reception, but we weren’t. A. having invited B. having been invited C. to have invited D. to have been invited 7. George mentioned _______ in an accident as a child, but he never told us the details. A. having injured B. having been injured C. to have injured D. to have been injured 8. The Smiths wanted to give their son every advantage. However, they now regret ______ him by providing too many material possessions. A. having spoiled B. having been spoiled C. to have spoiled D. to have been spoiled 9. The spy admitted ________ some highly secret information to enemy agents. A. having given B. having been given C. to have given D. to have been given Complete each sentence with the most suitable word or phrase. 1. Thank you very much. It’s very ________ you to help me. A. good with B. good of C. good for D. good about 2. The bad weather was _________ the series of power cuts. A. blamed for B. blamed on C. blamed with D. blamed by 3. I’m sorry, but I _________ seeing the manager at once! A. arrange for B. look for C. agree with D. insist on 4. Why do you spend all your time _________ your sister! A. arguing about B. arguing for C. arguing with D. arguing at 5. Helen is very __________ going to work in Germany. A. excited about B. excited for C. excited with D. excited to 6. The tourists were not _________ the danger of bandits in the hills. A. known about B. aware of C. provided with D. guessed at 7. I understood the problem after it had been _______ me. A. explained to B. admitted to C. confessed to D. replied to 8. I wish you wouldn’t show off and ________ your success as much! A. full of B. bored by C. boast about D. congratulate on 9. If you listen to music you can’t ________ your homework. A. read about B. arrange for C. specialise in D. concentrate on 10. We though we would be ________ the storm if we sheltered under a tree. A. happy about B. safe from C. depended on D. cared for IV. Choose the correct answer. 1. I think I hear someone ________ the back window. Do you hear it, too? A. trying open B. trying to open C. try opening D. try to open 2. When Alan was questioned by the police, he admitted knowing about the embezzlement of funds from his company, but denied ________ in any way. A. to be involved B. involving C. having involved D. being involved 3. Mr Lee was upset by ________ him the truth. A. our not having told B. us not tell C. we didn’t tell D. not to tell 4. Jack offered ________ care of my garden while I was out of town. A. take B. taking C. to have taken D. to take 5. Could you please come over? I need you ________ the refrigerator. A. help me moving B. helping me to move C. to help me move D. help me to move 6. The painting was beautiful. I stood there ________ to do it himself. A. of trying B. to try C. try D. from trying 7. A plane with an engine on fire approach the runway. ________ was frightening. There could have been a terrible accident. A. Watch it landing B. Watching it land C. To watch it to land D. Watching to land it 8. The customs officer opened the suitcase ________ if anything illegal was being brought into the country. A. seeing B. for seeing C. see D. to see 9. Sometimes young children have trouble ________ fact from fiction and may believe that dragons actually exists. A. to separate B. separating C. to be separated D. for separating 10. I got Barbara ________ her car for the weekend. A. to let me to borrow B. let me borrow C. to let me borrow D. let me to borrow 11. I’ll never forget ________ that race. What a thrill! A. to win B. win C. being won D. winning 12. No one has better qualifications. Carol is certain ________ for the job. A. to choose B. having chosen C. to be chosen D. being chosen 13. I was enjoying my book, but I stopped ________ a program on TV. A. reading to watch B. to read to watch C. to read for watching D. reading for to watch 14. Who is the woman talking to Mr Quinn? I don’t recall ________ her around the office. A. to have seen B. seeing C. to see D. being seen. V. Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. 1. Frankly, I’d rather you A. do B. didn’t do C. don’t D. didn’t 2. Since they aren’t answering their telephone, they _______. A. must have left B. should have left C. need have left D. can have left 3. His English teacher recommends that he ______ a regular degree program. A. begin B. begins C. will begin D. is beginning 4. Let’s go out for dinner, ______? A. will we B. don’t we C. shall we D. are we 5.I’d ______ the operation unless it is absolutely necessary. A. rather not have B. not rather had C. rather not to have D. rather not having 6. Would you please ________ write on the test book? A. don’t B. not to C. not D. to not 7. It is imperative that you ______ there in person. A. be B. will be C. will have been D. are. 8.I really appreciate _______ to help me, but I am sure that I will be able to manage by myself. A. you to offer B. your offering C. that you offer D. that you are offering 9. This is the woman _______ the artist said posed as a model for the painting. A. who B. whom C. which D. whose 10. Let you and _______ agree to settle our differences without involving any of the other students. A. I B. myself C. me D. my III. Choose the word or phrase to complete the sentences. 1. He's just arrive ________ Bangkok airport. A. in B. on C. at D. with 3. The more quickly we walk, _______ we shall get there. A. soon B. the sooner C. the soonest D. very soon 4. Under no condition _____________ hope. A. will they give up B. they give up C. they would give up D. they giving up 5. Were a bridge built, more tourists would come to the island. A. Were B. If C. If they have D. Unless they have 6. He opened the door and let himself in quietly _______ not to wake the family. A. because B. so as C. so that D. to make sure 2. Most of the students are _______ to pass the examination. A. enough good B. good enough C. too good D. very good 3. Where _______ all this morning? it's nearly midday. A. were you B. are you C. have you been D. are you being 4. We had to use our neighbour's telephone because ours was ___________ . A. out of work B. out of order C. off duty D. off work 5. The manager had his secretary ______ the report for him. A. type B. typed C. typing D. to type 6. It was _______ a boring speech that I felt asleep. A. such B. so C. very D. too V. Choose the word or phrase that best completes the sentences. 1. We are in an energy ................... and we will have to do something before it is too late. A. danger B. crisis C. money D.
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