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Present Simple / Present Continuous

A Choose the correct time expression.

1 Christmas is in December every year / now.


2 I am playing soccer every Thursday / tonight.
3 Does Mike visit his grandmother every week / this week?
4 I always walk to school today / on Tuesdays.
5 We are learning about the Internet every day / today.
6 That band is playing my favourite song at the moment / on Sundays.

B Complete the sentences with the Present Simple or Present Continuous form of the verbs
in brackets.

1 Jane and her team ...............w


....a..n..t............... (want) to win the gym competition today.
2 ...................... you usually ...................... (work) on Saturdays?
3 Bill ...................................... (write) a book report at the moment.
4 Robert often ...................................... (study) in the evening.
5 ...................... you ...................... (look) for information on the Internet now?
6 I ...................................... (not know) anything about the theatre.
7. My mum and dad always ...................................... (make) delicious food.
8. Listen! Lisa ...................................... (sing) a beautiful song.
9. I can't leave now. We ...................................... (have) dinner.
10. Tony always ...................................... (finish) school at 4.30.

C Complete the sentences with the Present Simple or Present Continuous form of the verbs in
brackets. Be careful with stative verbs.

1 Tom usually ...........r.i.d


..e
..s............ (ride) his bike to school, but he ........i.s....g..o..i.n..g......... (go) by car today.
2 Jane ............................. (not like) tea, but she ............................. (drink) it today because she’s ill.
3 Mark and Jill ............................. (try) to improve their French. They ............................. (study)
together every afternoon.
4 My little sister ............................. (not understand) her homework, so my mum .............................
(help) her now.
5 My friend is on holiday now and I ............................. (want) to talk to her.
6 I ............................. (think) he is telling the truth now.

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Present Simple / Present Continuous- Answers
A 1 every year 4 on Tuesdays
2 tonight 5 today
3 every week 6 at the moment

B 1 want 6 don’t know


2 Do … work 7 make
3 is writing 8 is singing
4 studies 9 are having
5 Are … looking 10 finishes
C 1 rides, is going
2 doesn’t like, is drinking
3 are trying, study
4 doesn’t understand, is helping
5 want
6 think

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a / an / the / some / any, singular / plural, countable / uncountable

A Complete the sentences with a, an or the.

1 I have .......a..n............. egg for breakfast every morning.


2 Alan has got ...................... cute dog. ...................... dog is brown.
3 Brad Pitt is ...................... actor.
4 I have got ...................... apple. ...................... apple is in my schoolbag.
5 My sister is ...................... dentist.

B Fill in the blanks with some or any.

1 I’d like to have .......s..o..m


...e........ spaghetti for 4 Please buy ...................... crayons for the
dinner. children.
2 Is there ...................... watermelon for me? 5 I’m going to the post office. Do you need
3 There aren’t ...................... evil characters in ...................... stamps?
the school play. 6 We have got ...................... cereal for
breakfast.

C Write the plural of the words below in the correct column.

boy dish knife story cupboard


radio tooth leaf sheep party
shelf potato hobby man watch

-s -es -ies -ves irregular


boys

D Write the words in the correct circle.

Countable nouns Uncountable nouns

egg
...................................... egg salt ......................................
...................................... oil flour ......................................
...................................... orange coffee ......................................
...................................... water potato ......................................
...................................... spoon cake ......................................

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a / an / the / some / any, singular / plural, countable / uncountable –
Answers
A 1 an 4 an, The
2 a, The 5 a
3 an

B 1 some 4 some
2 any 5 any
3 any 6 some

C -s: boys, radios, cupboards


-es: dishes, potatoes, watches
-ies: hobbies, stories, parties
-ves: shelves, knives, leaves
irregular: teeth, sheep, men

D Countable nouns: egg, orange, spoon, potato, cake


Uncountable nouns: oil, water, salt, flour, coffee

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Comparison of Adjectives

A Choose the correct answer.

1 Larry is the taller / tallest boy in the class. 6 Edna is the thin / thinnest girl I know.
2 The United States of America is bigger / 7 Our song was the good / best one in the
the biggest than Greece. competition.
3 John is the faster / fastest runner in the 8 This hotel is modern / more modern than
school. that one.
4 That is the interesting / most interesting 9 The city is noisier / the noisiest than the
book in the library. country.
5 Roberta and Tim are the same age. 10 Jim’s room and Mark’s room are both messy.
Roberta is as old / older as Tim. Jim’s room is as messy / messier as Mark’s.

B Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjectives in brackets.

1 Summer is ......t..h..e....h..o..t.t..e..s..t...... (hot) season in the year. Spring and autumn are ...............................
(cool) summer. Winter is ............................... (cold) season.
2 The red shirt is expensive. It is ............................... (expensive) shirt in the shop. The green shirt is
............................... (nice) the pink shirt.
3 My sister is ............................... (tall) my mum. My brother is ............................... (short) person in
my family.
4 I think that elephants are ............................... (fat) animals and that monkeys are
............................... (funny) animals in the zoo. Hippos are ............................... (ugly) elephants, but
snakes are ............................... (ugly) animals of all.
5 I think Saturday is ............................... (good) day of the week and Monday is ...............................
(bad) day of the week. What do you think?

C Complete the sentences with too or enough.

1 This shirt is .........t..o..o......... small for me. I can’t move my arms!


2 I wasn’t listening carefully ...................... to what she said.
3 We came ...................... late and missed the bus.
4 There isn’t ...................... food in the fridge, so let’s eat out tonight!
5 This radio costs ...................... much money. I won’t buy it!
6 My jeans aren’t long ...................... . I can’t wear them.
7 The sun is ...................... hot. Let’s go inside now.
8 She isn’t tall ...................... to reach the shelf.

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Comparison of Adjectives – Answers
A 1 tallest 6 thinnest
2 bigger 7 best
3 fastest 8 more modern
4 most interesting 9 noisier
5 old 10 messy

B 1 the hottest, cooler than, the coldest


2 the most expensive, as nice as
3 as tall as, the shortest
4 the fattest, the funniest, uglier than, the ugliest
5 the best, the worst

C 1 too 5 too
2 enough 6 enough
3 too 7 too
4 enough 8 enough

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Past Simple / Past Continuous

A Complete the sentences with the Past Continuous or Past Simple of the verbs in brackets.

1 He .....w
....a..s...w
...a..i.t..i.n..g..... (wait) for the bus 4 When his mother .............................. (come)
when his father .........a..r..r..i.v..e..d.......... (arrive). home, the baby .............................. (sleep).
2 The girls .............................. (swim) outside 5 When the phone .............................. (ring),
when it .............................. (start) to get cold. I .............................. (write) a letter.
3 I .............................. (listen) to the radio 6 They .............................. (dance) when the
while I .............................. (read). music suddenly ............................ (stop).

B Complete the sentences with when or while.

1 I was watching TV .......w


....h..i.l.e....... my parents 3 Was the dog barking ...................... you
were reading the newspaper. came home?
2 Where were you going ...................... I saw 4 The fire started ...................... Dad
you in the street yesterday? was cooking dinner.

C Complete the sentences with the Past Simple or Past Continuous form of the verbs in brackets.

1 I .........w
...a..s...w
....r.i.t..i.n..g.......... (write) an e-mail to Tom when the postman ...........d..e
..l.i.v
..e
..r..e..d............. (deliver)
his letter!
2 When I ...................................... (leave) home yesterday, some dogs ...................................... (sit) near
the front gate.
3 John ...................................... (not swim) at four o’clock. He ...................................... (play) football.
4 Bob ...................................... (lie) in the garden when it ...................................... (start) to rain.
5 As I ...................................... (put) the baby to bed, the phone ...................................... (ring).
6 What .................. you .................. (do) when Dan ...................................... (fall)?

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Past Simple / Past Continuous – Answers
A 1 was waiting; arrived
2 were swimming; started
3 was listening; was reading
4 came; was sleeping
5 rang; was writing
6 were dancing; stopped

B 1 while 3 when
2 when 4 while

C 1 was writing, delivered


2 left, were sitting
3 wasn’t swimming, was playing
4 was lying, started
5 was putting, rang
6 were … doing, fell

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There is / There are, quantifiers

A Look at the picture and complete the text with the correct form of There is or There are.

This is a classroom in my school.


1 ...T
...h..e..r.e
....i.s..... one desk for the teacher and
2 ..................... six desks for the pupils.
3 ..................... a computer for the teacher.
4 ..................... computers for the pupils.
5 ..................... a cupboard in the classroom.

B Complete the sentences with the correct form of the nouns in brackets.

1 There are some .....f..l.o..w


...e..r..s..... (flower) on the table.
2 There aren’t any ...................... (fish) in the pond.
3 There is a red ...................... (roof) on that house.
4 Are there any ...................... (child) in the park?
5 There is a ...................... (dish) on the shelf.
6 There are some...................... (potato) in these boxes.

C Complete the sentences with some or any and a word from the word box.

shampoo problems photos chairs friends batteries biscuits money

1 I can’t buy these sweets. I haven’t got .......a..n..y....m


...o..n..e..y........... .
2 I want to wash my hair. Is there ................................... ?
3 I’m going to the bakery to buy ................................... .
4 I haven’t got my camera so I can’t take ................................... .
5 Everybody was standing because there weren’t ................................... .
6 Are there ................................... in the radio?
7 I went to Tina’s party last night with ................................... .
8 Sorry I’m late. I had ................................... with my bike.

D Complete the sentences with many or much.


1 There are .......m
...a..n..y........ books in the library. 6 We know ...................... people in London.
2 She doesn’t like ...................... sugar in her tea. 7 There isn’t ...................... chocolate in the
3 How ...................... does the bike cost? cupboard.
4 The boy has got ...................... toys. 8 He doesn’t have ...................... time.
5 There are ...................... apples on the tree.

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There is / There are, quantifiers – Answers
A 1 There is 4 There aren’t
2 there are 5 There isn’t
3 There is

B 1 flowers 4 children
2 fish 5 dish
3 roof 6 potatoes

C 1 any money 5 any chairs


2 any shampoo 6 any batteries
3 some biscuits 7 some friends
4 any photos 8 some problems

D 1 many 5 many
2 much 6 many
3 much 7 much
4 many 8 much

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There is / There are, quantifiers

A Choose the correct words. D Choose the correct answers.

1 Are there many / much students in your 1 There is a lot of / much water on the floor.
class this year? 2 We've got a little / a few things to do
2 Are there many / much girls in your class? before we go home.
3 Do you have much / many fun at school? 3 There are lots of / any chocolates in the
4 How many / How much time do you study bag.
every day? 4 There is a little / a few ketchup in the
5 How many / How much people are there in bottle.
your family? 5 There is much / plenty of food for the party.
6 Are there many / much books in your
bedroom? E Look at the underlined mistake in each
sentence. Then write the sentence
correctly.
B Answer the questions in A. Make the
answers true for you. 1 How much toys has John got?
1 .................................................................... .H
..o
...w
....m
...a
..n
..y
....t..o..y..s...h..a..s...J
..o
..h
..n
....g..o..t..?.................

2 .................................................................... 2 England is an big country.


3 .................................................................... ......................................................................
4 .................................................................... 3 There is a lot of children in the class.
5 .................................................................... ......................................................................
6 .................................................................... 4 There is a apple tree in the garden.
......................................................................
C Complete the sentences with many, much,
5 How many butter is there in the fridge?
a or an.
......................................................................
1 There are .......m
...a..n..y
........ books in the library. 6 There aren’t much bananas in the kitchen.
2 I haven’t got ...................... money. ......................................................................
3 How ...................... does the bicycle cost? 7 Have you got a little pencils?
4 The boy has got ...................... new toy. ......................................................................
5 There are ...................... monkeys in the
cage.
6 We know ...................... people in London.
7 Is there ...................... envelope on the desk?
8 There isn’t ...................... jam on the bread.

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There is / There are, quantifiers – Answers
A 1 many 4 How much
2 many 5 How many
3 much 6 many

B Accept all logical and grammatically correct answers.

C 1 many 5 many
2 much 6 many
3 much 7 an
4 a 8 much

D 1 a lot of 4 a little
2 a few 5 plenty
3 lots of

E 1 How many toys has John got?


2 England is a big country.
3 There are a lot of children in the class.
4 There is an apple tree in the garden.
5 How much butter is there in the fridge?
6 There aren't many bananas in the kitchen.
7 Have you got any little pencils?

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a / an / the / some / any, singular / plural, countable / uncountable

A Complete the sentences with a, an or the.

1 I have .......a..n............. egg for breakfast every morning.


2 Alan has got ...................... cute dog. ...................... dog is brown.
3 Brad Pitt is ...................... actor.
4 I have got ...................... apple. ...................... apple is in my schoolbag.
5 My sister is ...................... dentist.

B Fill in the blanks with some or any.

1 I’d like to have .......s..o..m


...e........ spaghetti for 4 Please buy ...................... crayons for the
dinner. children.
2 Is there ...................... watermelon for me? 5 I’m going to the post office. Do you need
3 There aren’t ...................... evil characters in ...................... stamps?
the school play. 6 We have got ...................... cereal for
breakfast.

C Write the plural of the words below in the correct column.

boy dish knife story cupboard


radio tooth leaf sheep party
shelf potato hobby man watch

-s -es -ies -ves irregular


boys

D Write the words in the correct circle.

Countable nouns Uncountable nouns

egg
...................................... egg salt ......................................
...................................... oil flour ......................................
...................................... orange coffee ......................................
...................................... water potato ......................................
...................................... spoon cake ......................................

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a / an / the / some / any, singular / plural, countable / uncountable –
Answers
A 1 an 4 an, The
2 a, The 5 a
3 an

B 1 some 4 some
2 any 5 any
3 any 6 some

C -s: boys, radios, cupboards


-es: dishes, potatoes, watches
-ies: hobbies, stories, parties
-ves: shelves, knives, leaves
irregular: teeth, sheep, men

D Countable nouns: egg, orange, spoon, potato, cake


Uncountable nouns: oil, water, salt, flour, coffee

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Comparison of Adjectives

A Choose the correct answer.

1 Larry is the taller / tallest boy in the class. 6 Edna is the thin / thinnest girl I know.
2 The United States of America is bigger / 7 Our song was the good / best one in the
the biggest than Greece. competition.
3 John is the faster / fastest runner in the 8 This hotel is modern / more modern than
school. that one.
4 That is the interesting / most interesting 9 The city is noisier / the noisiest than the
book in the library. country.
5 Roberta and Tim are the same age. 10 Jim’s room and Mark’s room are both messy.
Roberta is as old / older as Tim. Jim’s room is as messy / messier as Mark’s.

B Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjectives in brackets.

1 Summer is ......t..h..e....h..o..t.t..e..s..t...... (hot) season in the year. Spring and autumn are ...............................
(cool) summer. Winter is ............................... (cold) season.
2 The red shirt is expensive. It is ............................... (expensive) shirt in the shop. The green shirt is
............................... (nice) the pink shirt.
3 My sister is ............................... (tall) my mum. My brother is ............................... (short) person in
my family.
4 I think that elephants are ............................... (fat) animals and that monkeys are
............................... (funny) animals in the zoo. Hippos are ............................... (ugly) elephants, but
snakes are ............................... (ugly) animals of all.
5 I think Saturday is ............................... (good) day of the week and Monday is ...............................
(bad) day of the week. What do you think?

C Complete the sentences with too or enough.

1 This shirt is .........t..o..o......... small for me. I can’t move my arms!


2 I wasn’t listening carefully ...................... to what she said.
3 We came ...................... late and missed the bus.
4 There isn’t ...................... food in the fridge, so let’s eat out tonight!
5 This radio costs ...................... much money. I won’t buy it!
6 My jeans aren’t long ...................... . I can’t wear them.
7 The sun is ...................... hot. Let’s go inside now.
8 She isn’t tall ...................... to reach the shelf.

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Comparison of Adjectives – Answers
A 1 tallest 6 thinnest
2 bigger 7 best
3 fastest 8 more modern
4 most interesting 9 noisier
5 old 10 messy

B 1 the hottest, cooler than, the coldest


2 the most expensive, as nice as
3 as tall as, the shortest
4 the fattest, the funniest, uglier than, the ugliest
5 the best, the worst

C 1 too 5 too
2 enough 6 enough
3 too 7 too
4 enough 8 enough

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Comparison of adjectives

A Complete the sentences with the comparative form of the adjectives in brackets.

1 New York is .........b..i.g..g..e..r...t..h..a..n........ (big) Chicago.


2 Ella’s hair is ................................... (long) Jessica’s hair.
3 An elephant is ................................... (heavy) a lion.
4 My marks in history were ................................... (bad) my marks in maths.
5 I think English is ................................... (important) Latin.

B Complete the sentences with the superlative form of the adjectives in brackets.

1 Which is .........t..h..e....f.a..s..t.e
..s..t........ (fast) car in 4 Water is ................................... (healthy)
the world? drink.
2 August is usually ................................... (hot) 5 Spider-Man was ...................................
month of the year. (good) film I ever saw.
3 What is ................................... (interesting) 6 The chimpanzees are ...................................
tourist attraction in London? (intelligent) animals in this zoo.

C Complete the sentences with the adjectives in brackets. Use the comparative, superlative or
as … as forms.

1 My bike is .........f.a
..s..t..e..r...t..h..a..n........ (fast) my sister’s.
2 Poor Tom! He got ................................... (bad) mark in the class in English.
3 The Alps in Switzerland are ................................... (high) the mountains in France.
4 December is usually ................................... (cold) month of the year.
5 Tigers are ................................... (dangerous) lions.
6 Italy is ................................... (sunny) England!
7 I think maths is not ................................... (difficult) chemistry.
8 Who’s ................................... (young) student in the class?

D Complete the paragraph with the correct form of the adjectives in brackets.

Hammy the hamster is my 1 ........b..e..s..t........ (good) friend. She’s very


playful and loves to hide. She is the 2 ...................... (small) and the
3 ...................... (fat) pet you can find. She loves to climb into the

4 ...................... (unusual) places. She’s as 5 ...................... (quiet) as a

mouse!
People say that cats and dogs are the 6 ...................... (easy) pets to
look after, but I think hamsters are. They are also 7 ...................... (cute) than cats and I’m sure
Hammy is as 8 ...................... (intelligent) as my parrot, Polly! Hammy is 9 ......................
(friendly) than a dog and she is the 10 ...................... (special) friend I have got.

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Comparison of adjectives – Answers
A 1 bigger than 4 worse than
2 longer than 5 more important than
3 heavier than

B 1 the fastest 4 the healthiest


2 the hottest 5 the best
3 the most interesting 6 the most intelligent

C 1 faster than 5 as dangerous as


2 the worst 6 sunnier than
3 higher than 7 as difficult as
4 the coldest 8 the youngest

D 1 best 7 cuter
2 smallest 8 intelligent
3 fattest 9 more friendly /
4 most unusual friendlier
5 quiet 10 most special
6 easiest

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Comparison of adjectives

A Complete the sentences with the correct comparative form of the adjective in brackets.

1 An elephant is ..........s..t..r.o
..n
..g
...e..r...t.h
..a
..n
............ (strong) a kangaroo.
2 Our teacher is ............................................ (beautiful) that film star.
3 A school is ............................................ (noisy) a hospital.
4 Jane’s hair is ............................................ (long) yours.
5 John’s work is ............................................ (good) Mary’s.
6 Yesterday was ............................................ (hot) today.
7 This book is ............................................ (interesting) that one.
8 Athletes are usually ............................................ (famous) scientists.

B Write sentences about the pictures. Use the superlative form of the adjective.

1 2 3 4 5

1 the girl / tall / of the three T


...h..e...g..i.r..l..i.s....t.h..e
....t.a
..l.l.e
..s..t...o..f...t..h..e...t..h..r..e..e... .....................................................
2 the pyramid / ancient / of the three ..................................................................................................
3 this athlete / good / athlete in the world ...........................................................................................
4 February / short / month / in the year ...............................................................................................
5 the red apple / sweet / apple in the bowl .........................................................................................

C Circle the correct answer.

1 I think Albert Einstein was the brilliant / more brilliant / most brilliant scientist in the world.
2 I am a good / better / best swimmer than my brother.
3 Mum is the busy / busier / busiest person in the family.
4 What is the most expensive / more expensive / expensive car in the world?
5 London is rainy / rainier / rainiest than Athens.
6 The book was frightening / more frightening / most frightening than the film.

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Comparison of adjectives – Answers
A 1 stronger than
2 more beautiful than
3 noisier than
4 longer than
5 better than
6 hotter than
7 more interesting than
8 more famous than

B 1 The girl is the tallest of the three.


2 The pyramid is the most ancient of the three.
3 This athlete is the best athlete in the world.
4 February is the shortest month in the year.
5 The red apple is the sweetest apple in the bowl.

C 1 most brilliant
2 better
3 busiest
4 most expensive
5 rainier
6 more frightening

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