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Engllish Language Practice Worksheet


GRADED ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL

English Language Practice Worksheet – IX/X

Transformation of sentences

I.          Rewrite the following sentences as directed.

1.      I don't think it's possible you saw Alice in the street yesterday because she went to work abroad last month.
You can't........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

2.      It took three hours to find a room for the night.
We spent........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

3.      Oliver doesn't expect to get the job.
Oliver would be surprised............……………………………………………………………………..

4.      I cannot understand very easily what he says.
He is... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

5.      He was the fastest runner.
No one... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

6.      She sings so well that everyone buys her records.
She is.. ........…………………………………………………………………………………………….

7.      Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.
Neither... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

8.      This is the first time I've ever been here.
I've... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

9.      The TV Company is making a film about China.
A film... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………….

10.  We worked hard so that we would finish quickly.
We worked hard in order to...........…………………………………………………………….……..

11.  I was silly to say that.
I regret............…………………………………………………………………………………………..

12.  Smoking is bad for you.
It... ........………………………………………………………………………………………………….

13.  His parents were against him studying music.
His parents tried to stop him... ........…………………………………………………………………..

14.  I have never visited this museum before.
This is….........……………………………………………………………………………………………

15.  I'm sure it was Tom who cleared everything up.
Tom must... ........………………………………………………………………………………………..

16.  Mary will only come to the party if Peter is invited.
Unless.............…………………………………………………………………………………………..

17.  I was silly to say that.
I wish..............……………………………………………………………………………………………

18.  "I'm sorry I lost your book, Geraldine," said Michael.
Michael apologized...................………………………………………………………………………..

19.  I've never had an omelette as good as this.
This... ........………………………………………………………………………………………………

20.  "Sebastian is the one who stole the video-recorder," said Bernard.
Bernard accused.....................................................…………………………………………………

21.  He's too old to get the job.
He isn't...........……………………………………………………………………………………………

22.  Would you like to join our local drama group?
Are you interested...……………………………………………………………………………………..

23.  They didn't want to be late for the meeting so they left in plenty of time.
So as... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

24.  It's a five minute drive.
It takes............……………………………………………………………………………………………

25.  It isn't necessary for you to work until 6 pm.
You... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

26.  "I'll be there at nine" she said to me.
She told me.....…………………………………………………………………………………………..

27.  This is the first time I've been here.
I haven't... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

28.  London is bigger than Oxford.
Oxford is... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

29.  Ann stayed away from work because she was ill.
If she... ........………………………………………………………………………………………………

30.  They repaired my car at the garage in town.
My ........……………………………………………………………………………………………………

31.  Whose fault was it?
Who... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

32.  In Wales we saw Edward II's birthplace.
In Wales we saw the castle.......………………………………………………………………………..

33.  Both Mary and Peter prefer jazz to classical music.
Neither... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………

34.  We really must leave the party now if we are going to catch the bus.
It's time we.......…………………………………………………………………………………………..

35.  I cannot understand very easily what he says.
He is... ........………………………………………………………………………………………………

36.  That film is fantastic.
What... ........………………………………………………………………………………………………

37.  I would prefer you to deliver the table on Saturday.
I would rather...……………………………………………………………………………………………

38.  I cannot understand very easily what he says.
It is... ........…………………………………………………………………………………………………

39.  It would be a good idea to buy a dictionary.
You'd better.......…………………………………………………………………………………………..

40.  She sings so well that everyone buys her records.
She is... ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

41.   It is probable that he will never come back.

 Begin: In …........…………………………………………………………………………………………

42.  He said to me, ‘Where are you going?’

 Begin: He asked me……………………………………………………………………………………..

43.   As soon as the chief guest had arrived the play began.

 Begin: No sooner………………………………………………………………………………………..

44.  I was surprised at his behavior.

 Begin: His……………………………………………………………………………………………….

45.   He will certainly succeed.

 Begin: He is......…………………………………………………………………………………………..

46.   He is the best student in the class.

 Use better instead of best........………………………………………………………………………….

47.   He is too weak to stand up without help.

 Rewrite using ‘so…that’........…………………………………………………………………………

48.  He tucked the gun under his arm and rushed towards the bridge.

 End: … his arm. ........………………………………………………………………………………….

49.   Please don't use the shower after midnight.

Would you mind ....... ........………………………………………………………………………………

50.   I agree he's a good worker but I still don't think he should get the job.

Despite ……………………….........…………………………………………………………………………………….

51.   The residents get very angry when bicycles are left in the hallway.

The residents all wish bicycles........……………………………………………………………………… 

52.   ‘John shouldn't have behaved so badly,’ said Janet.

 Janet objected ........………………………………………………………………………………………

53.   Anna failed to understand how serious her illness was until she spoke to the doctor.

 Not until........……………………………………………………………………………………………. 

54.   They set off to climb the mountain in spite of the fog.

 Although........……………………………………………………………………………………………. 

55.   I do like carrots, but I don't want to eat them every day.

Much as........……………………………………………………………………………………………. .

56.  Jack plays football more skillfully than Paul.

Jack is........………………………………………………………………………………………………. 

57.   ‘Hand over the bag or I’ll shoot you!’ said the robber to the security guard.

The robber threatened........…………………………………………………………………………….. 

58.   Although Professor Sweet knew a lot about grammar, he couldn’t answer the question.

Despite ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

59.  Mrs. Fielding is too old to make such a journey.

Mrs. Fielding is so........…………………………………………………………………………………… 

60.   I am always short of time.

I never ........………………………………………………………………………………………………

61.   I had only just watered the garden when it began to rain.

Hardly........………………………………………………………………………………………………. ….

62.   I haven’t visited any countries in South America except Venezuela.

Venezuela is  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

63.   We cannot exchange tickets in any circumstances.

Under  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………………

64.   Whenever he passed the prison, Bernard remembered the years he had spent there.

 Bernard couldn't ........………………………………………………………………………………………

65.   If you buy fifteen tickets for the same performance, you can have a 25 per cent discount.

Provided fifteen........……………………………………………………………………………………… 

66.   Our profits this year are higher than they have ever been.

Never  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

67.   It is my opinion that he is the greatest artist of the twentieth century.

I consider him  ........………………………………………………………………………………………

68.   ‘I did not remove the money from the safe,’ said Peter.

Peter denied  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………

69.  Macbeth is the play that I enjoy the most.

There  ........………………………………………………………………………………………………..

70.   Nobody remained on the ship after the captain had left it.

The captain  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

71.  The factory seemed to have been damaged by fire.

It looked  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

72.  The controller never looked away from the screen.

At no time  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

73.  Miranda said she was sorry that she had not read my report yet.

Miranda apologized  ........………………………………………………………………………………..

74.   Only the Chairman’s firmness and diplomacy prevented a serious argument between the committee members.

If  .......…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

75.  You can stay in the flat for free if you pay the bills.

So long as  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

76.   I didn’t mean to be impolite.

It  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………………

77.  Despite Jack’s strange clothes, everybody ignored him.

Nobody took  ........………………………………………………………………………………………

78.  It was more of a business arrangement than a marriage.

It was not  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

79.  You must not communicate in any way with anyone involved in this case.

You must have  ........………………………………………………………………………………………

80.   His father made him study Latin at the age of three.

At the age of three, he  ........………………………………………………………………………………

81.  I would prefer you to pay in cash.

I'd rather  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………….

82.   Try as I might, I could not understand the code.

No matter  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

83.   Professor Helsing knows everything about this manuscript.

There is  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………..

84.  If you trade in your existing answerphone, we will reduce the price of a new one by £100.

Trade  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

85.   Norman was sorry he had lost his temper.

Norman regretted  ........………………………………………………………………………………….

86.   Although I respect the law, I cannot accept the court’s decision.

Much  ........……………………………………………………………………………………………….

87.   Is he the only person who knows the secret?

Does  ........………………………………………………………………………………………………..

88.  These are problems which can only be solved politically.

These are problems to which  ........………………………………………………………………………

89.   People say that animals are mistreated in that circus, but I didn’t see this.

I didn't see  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………..

90.  If you practice regularly you will become more skillful.

Without  ........…………………………………………………………………………………………….

91.   Peter’s advice to me was to sell the shares immediately.

Peter suggested  ........……………………………………………………………………………………

92.  I am sure the exchange rate will not change.

      In my opinion there  ........…………………………………………………………………………………

 

 

Phrasal Verbs

I.  Fill in the blanks with the words given below:           (about      after      away      back      by      for      in      into     off      on      over      together      up)


1. We had some problems when we checked ……….the hotel. They had reserved the room under the wrong name.

2. My book club meets regularly to discuss selected novels. In fact, we are getting ………..next week to talk about a really unique mystery novel called Illusion.

3. Mrs. Jones's husband passed ………..last Friday. We are going to attend his funeral next week.

4. In the dream, my wallet turned ………..a butterfly and flew away. Isn't that symbolic? I think I'd better stop spending so much money.

5. Before the plane took  ………..the flight attendant told everyone to fasten their seat belts and put their chairs in an upright position.

6. Don't forget to put your gloves ………... It is cold outside!

7. The police chased the robber down the street and through the park but they couldn't catch him. He got ………..by jumping on the back of a passing truck.

8. Fred told us to keep ………... He said the dog was very aggressive and that it might even be rabid.

9. I am looking………..an apartment, near the beach. I would like a studio or a one bedroom with a view of the ocean.

10. I can't believe how much John takes ………..his father. They look and act exactly the same.

11. I can mail the letter for you. I go ………..the post office on my way to work.

12. If you watch your money, stay in hostels, make your own food, and plan carefully, you can get ………..there on less than $30.00 a day.

13. If you don't understand the word "superstitious," look it ……….. the dictionary.

14. For legal reasons, our lawyer wants to go ………..the papers thoroughly before we sign them.

15. Popular protest and extensive media coverage finally helped bring ………..change in the country's environmental policies.

16. Mr. Octavio checked our names ………..the list one by one as we entered the room.

17. I can't hear what they are saying on TV. Can you please turn it ……..?

18. This radio station is based in Chicago, which is 60 miles from here. That is why the broadcast doesn't come ………..clearly.

19. This is the most intensive language course I have ever taken. I have to study four hours per night just to keep ………..with the pace of the class.

20. I think the experiment supports my theory, but I need to go ………..the results a couple of times to make sure that no mistakes were made while collecting the data.

 

 

II.        Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(fall for , figure out , give in , go along with , look for , pull through , put on , run into , show up , take off , talk down to)

 

1. I looked for my keys everywhere but I couldn’t ________________ where I put them.

2. I ________________ you at the party but I couldn’t see you.

3. Although he tried to eat less he ________________ some weight during the holidays.

4. I ________________ Karen and her new boyfriend when I went shopping.

5. Over a hundred people ________________ for the news conference.

6. Our plane ________________ an hour late because of the fog.

7. My son drove me crazy about buying a new bike, so finally I ________________.

8. Erich is very sick at the moment but I am sure he’ll ________________.

9. She shouldn’t ____________________ him like that. You’re not his boss.

10. I understand you opinion but I have to ____________________ Linda on this question.

11. John told me that he didn’t steal but I didn’t ________________ his lies.

12. Can I ________________ the drinks with a credit card?

 

III.       Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(call in , cheat on , get around to , hand back , look at , look up , pick out , point out , point to , run over , set up , take apart)

 

1. Can you ____________________ the man carrying the gun?

2. Hank has been ____________________ his wife for years.

3. The police chief couldn’t solve the case, so he wanted to ____________________ the FBI.

4. The guard ____________ my ID card ______________ to me.

5. I ____________________ her and told her that I loved her.

6. She ____________________ a meeting with Jimmy and his lawyer.

7. Don’t worry about the broken window. I’ll ____________________ it one of these days.

8. I ____________________ the words that our teacher dictated.

9. The general showed me a satellite photo and I ____________________ the enemy tanks.

10. When I saw Melanie I ____________________ to her and gave her a hug.

11. The clock is completely broken. I’ll try to ______________ it ___________ and fix it.

12. Have you ____________________ a dress to wear at the party?

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.       Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(break out , catch up with , cut off , drop off , fill in , give up , go ahead with , grow up , hand out , hang up , ring up ,tear down)

 

1. He ____________________ Nancy and asked her if she would go to the dance with him.

2. The building was very old so they had to ___________ it __________.

3. The police have been looking for him ever since he ____________________ of the prison.

4. We left an hour earlier but we drove so fast that we were able to ____________________ with him.

5. I’ve been trying to ____________________ smoking but I simply can’t do it.

6. Timmy never ____________________ anything. He just leaves it on the floor.

7. Maria ____________________ the job application and gave it to the secretary.

8. The president has decided to ____________________ his peace plan.

9. You are acting like a child. When will you ____________________?

10. The teacher ____________________ the test books to the class.

11. I wouldn’t be surprised if the company ____________________ my electricity. I haven’t paid the bills for three months.

12. Can you _____________ me ________________at the train station on your way back?

 

V.        Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(back off , call off , come across , dress up , hand in , let off , put away , put up , take out , use up , wake up , work out)

1. Jim _______________his girlfriend _____________to dinner yesterday.

2. I ____________________ at 3 in the morning and couldn’t get back to sleep again.

3. The marriage didn’t ____________________ so they were divorced after two years.

4. Tom ____________________ when he saw that the man had a gun.

5. By 1910 million’ of immigrants had ____________________ the ocean to the New World.

6. The teacher had some posters ____________________ in her new classroom.

7. The game has been ____________________ because of rain.

8. The President asked the members of the Cabinet to ____________________ their letters of resignation.

9. The bus driver ____________ her _________________at the corner.

10. At Jane’s costume party everyone has to ____________________ as a clown.

11. I told you to ____________________ your toys before you go out.

12. I ____________________ all the sugar so I guess we have to buy some more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.       Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(believe in ,carry on ,come over ,come through ,count on ,fall apart ,fix up ,get through ,go about ,go with ,grow out, head for)

1. Betty ____________________ the door and sat down at our table.

2. If you are going to a fancy restaurant you’d better _________yourself ____________.

3. She needs to find a blouse that ____________________ her new skirt.

4. Tomorrow we are going to leave Madrid and ____________________ Paris.

5. I ____________________ working hard and making money.

6. It was difficult for the woman to ____________________ after her husband had died.

7. The governor said she’s ____________________ our support.

8. Nancy tried calling him last night but she didn’t __________________.

9. Mary ____________________ to the house every night.

10. These old shoes are starting to ____________________ completely.

11. I had no idea how to ____________________ starting a restaurant, so I read a book about it.

12. I bought Suzy some new shoes a few months ago but she’s already ____________________ of them.

 

VII.     Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given phrasal verbs:

(bring back ,end up , get off ,go around ,go off ,hand over ,hang around ,look over ,start out ,stay up , take out on ,warm up)

1. The bus stopped and I ____________________.

2. Sally borrowed my blue sweater and I ____________________ it ____________________ today.

3. I found some money in the street and I ____________________ over to the police.

4. The soup is cold. You can _________________it ____________ in the microwave.

5. The taxi driver didn’t understand me so we ____________________ in High Street instead of Main Street.

6. The children have to stay on the merry-go-round until it stops ____________________.

7. The terrorists were killed when the bomb ____________________ by accident.

8. He has been ____________________ the house all day and he doesn’t know what to do.

9. The stock market ____________________ very well but closed badly.

10. Don’t ____________________ too late. Tomorrow’s a school day.

11. He should ____________________ the car ____________________ carefully before he buys it.

12. If you’re mad at your boss you shouldn’t _______________ it ____________________ your wife or husband.

 

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