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Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate Diagnostic Test

Words and sentences Questions, negatives and answers


Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap to complete the
1 The word really is an . sentences.
A adverb B adjective 16 The contracted form of we would is
2 The word that is a . .
A determiner B preposition 17 Wei Jun got a girlfriend?
3 The subject of a sentence usually comes 18 gave you those chocolates?
the object. 19 was the film like?
A after B before 20 colour looks better, blue or
4 Tess bought some flowers her mother. green?
A to B for
5 Sara bought a pen and gave to Claire.
Modal verbs
A it B them
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
21 Students to take drinks into class.
Verbs (1) A arent allowed B cant
Write one word in each gap to complete the 22 Youve been sleeping all day. You be
sentences. tired.
6 William is a white shirt. A cant B mustnt
7 I like watching scary films. 23 Ive written the report so you do it.
8 What you do last night? A mustnt B neednt
9 When my alarm went off I 24 Would you picking me up?
dreaming about work! A like B mind
10 He hasnt all of his lunch. 25 We lost the match. We played better.
A should B should have

Verbs (2)
Choose the best way to complete the sentences. The passive (1)
11 been waiting to see a doctor for ages. Write one word in each gap to complete the
A Im B Ive sentences.
12 I was late because got stuck in traffic. 26 Hyundai cars made in South
A Id B Ive Korea.

13 She was tired because shed all day. 27 When I got to the garage, my car
A been working B was working been repaired.

14 I think stay in tonight. 28 The winner should chosen


A Ill B Ill going to very soon.

15 By the time you get home Ill my work. 29 The criminals were caught the
A be finished B have finished police.
30 The passive is more common in
than in speech.

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The passive (2) Nouns and articles
Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap to complete the
31 A trophy to the winning team. sentences.
A gave B was given 46 How money have you got in
32 It is that the company is losing money. your pocket?
A said B told 47 All the doors open!
33 I must a suit made for the wedding. 48 Politics an interesting subject.
A have B had 49 Its raining so we will need
34 The cars have to the USA. umbrella.
A to be shipped B shipped 50 We are going to UK on holiday.
35 Zenip loves to expensive restaurants.
A being taken B taking
This, my, some, a lot of, etc.
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
The infinitive and the -ing form (1) 51 Look at birds in the tree over there.
Write one word in each gap to complete the A these B those
sentences. 52 Are these tickets ?
36 The students promised do their A yours B your
homework.
53 There isnt milk in the fridge!
37 Would you helping me? A some B any
38 I didnt to break the mirror! 54 A people were feeding the ducks.
39 Can you remember your keys A little B few
in your bag? 55 I didnt like of the books you lent me.
40 I asked my manager give me A either B neither
the day off.

Pronouns (1)
The infinitive and the -ing form (2) Write one word in each gap to complete the
Choose the best way to complete the sentences. sentences.
41 We couldnt decide where for lunch. 56 When will you give our
A to go B shall we go homework?
42 It is important your name. 57 Is a train that goes to Oxford?
A to sign B signing 58 Eating fish is good for your health,
43 I might a new PC next week. isnt ?
A buy B to buy 59 I made a salad because Im on
44 Are you afraid of in a helicopter? a diet.
A fly B flying 60 Please make at home.
45 Are you in favour of smoking in public
places?
A ban B banning

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Pronouns (2) Verbs with prepositions and adverbs
Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap to complete the
61 It is obvious that they really like other. sentences.
A each B one 76 Im sorry but I dont agree you.
62 Ive got a mobile phone but is broken. 77 My manager congratulated me
A it B one my performance.
63 Ive got some sweets. Would you like ? 78 A verb is a verb plus an
A it B one adverb.
64 Everyone really enjoying the party. 79 The phrasal verb give means
A are B is stop.
65 Is there good on TV? 80 When Im in town Ill call on
A something B anything you.

Adjectives and adverbs Reported speech


Write one word in each gap to complete the Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
sentences. 81 Yin Tao me he was busy tonight.
66 A holiday is relaxing. A person feels A said B told
. 82 Suzi says meeting a friend after work.
67 We form many adverbs by adding ly to an A Im B shes
. 83 Mika said it raining all week.
68 The results are good. You all did A has been B had been
in the test. 84 In the interview they asked I could drive.
69 The opposite of more is . A if B me
70 My brother is much taller than 85 I offered her a cup of coffee.
am. A to buy B to bought

Prepositions Relative clauses


Choose the best way to complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap to complete the
71 I started working for this company two years sentences.
. 86 The book I read on the plane
A ago B before was excellent.
72 The house was burgled the night. 87 Daniel is the student sister is
A while B during famous.
73 Ill pick you up to the conference. 88 There are kinds of relative
A on the way B in the way clause.
74 This is an example a good essay. 89 We cant leave the pronoun out of an
A in B of clause.
75 Im really worried my best friend. 90 The woman a hat is my aunt.
A of B about

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Conditionals and wish
Choose the best way to complete the sentences.
91 If the weather is good, have a picnic.
A well B wed
92 If I worked harder, get better results.
A Ill B Id
93 If hed driven more carefully, he crashed.
A wouldnt B wouldnt have
94 You wont get fat you eat lots of junk
food.
A unless B if
95 I I hadnt spent so much money!
A wish B if only

Linking words
Write one word in each gap to complete the
sentences.
96 taking the medicine, I still
feel ill.
97 Im going on holiday relax.
98 This machine is used cutting
metal.
99 Federica likes cats and I like them
.
100 Tara is going to India. She is
going to Nepal.

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Oxford Practice Grammar Intermediate Diagnostic Test Answer Key
If students get more than one answer incorrect in a section, refer them to the appropriate units
in the book for explanation and further practice.
Words and sentences (Units 1-3) The infinitive and the -ing form 69 less
1 A (1) (Units 60-65) 70 I
2 A 36 to
Prepositions (Units 121-125)
3 B 37 mind
71 A
4 B 38 mean
72 B
5 A 39 putting
73 A
40 to
Verbs (1) (Units 4-11) 74 B
6 wearing The infinitive and the -ing form 75 B
7 dont (2) (units 66-73)
Verbs with prepositions and
8 did 41 A
adverbs (Units 126-131)
9 was 42 A
10 eaten/finished 76 with
43 A
77 on
44 B
Verbs (2) (Units 16-29) 45 B
78 phrasal
11 B 79 up
12 A Nouns and articles (Units 76-90) 80 in
13 A 46 much
Reported speech (Units 132-136)
14 A 47 are/were
15 B 81 B
48 is
82 B
49 an
Questions, negatives and 50 the
83 B
answers (Units 32-39) 84 A
16 wed This, my, some, a lot of, etc. 85 A
17 Has (Units 91-97)
Relative clauses (Units 138-143)
18 Who 51 B
86 that/which
19 What 52 A
87 whose
20 Which 53 B
88 two
54 B
Modal verbs (Units 45-53) 55 A
89 adding
21 A 90 wearing
22 A Pronouns (1) (Units 98-100)
Conditionals and wish (Units
23 B 56 us
144-149)
24 B 57 there
25 B 91 A
58 it
92 B
59 myself
The passive (1) (Units 54-56) 60 yourself
93 B
26 are 94 A
27 had Pronouns (2) (Units 101-103) 95 A
28 be 61 A
Linking words (Units 150-153)
29 by 62 A
30 writing 96 Despite
63 B
97 to
64 B
The passive (2) (Units 57-59) 65 B
98 for
31 B 99 too
32 A Adjectives and adverbs (Units 100 also
33 A 107-111)
34 A 66 relaxed
35 A 67 adjective
68 well

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