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Assorted exercises for beginners: English grammar and vocabulary

 

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1   Write a, an o some in the spaces provided.
     Examples: a fridge
               an orange
               some chairs
a    __________ eagle
b    __________ eagles
c    __________ wardrobe
d    __________ wardrobes
e    __________ cupboard
f    __________ cupboards
g    __________ anorak
h    __________ anoraks

 

2   Match the items below accordingly: (What time is it?)

12:00

12:15

12:20

12:30

12:40

12:45

It is a quarter past twelve.

It is twenty past twelve.

It is a quarter to one.

It is twenty to one.

It is twelve o'clock.

It is half past twelve.

 

3   Write the time:
a    It is                       (3.05)
b    It is                       (4.15)
c    It is                       (1.00)
d    It is                       (5.30)
e    It is                       (9.45)
f    It is                       (6.40)
g    It is                       (1.30)
h    It is                       (8.50)
i    It is                       (2.30)
j    It is                       (2.00)

 

4   Match the items below accordingly:
3
11
25
34
41
58
62
76
87
99
100
twenty-five
seventy-six
ninety-nine
three
sixty-two
eleven
a hundred
forty-one
thirty-four
eighty-seven
fifty-eight

 

5   Answer the following questions: (Yes, I do or No, I don't)
a    Do you like story books?
b    Do you like skipping ropes?
c    Do you like ballet shoes?
d    Do you like dolls?
e    Do you like perfume?
f    Do you like chocolates?
g    Do you like toy cars?
h    Do you like cartoons?
i    Do you like vinegar?
j    Do you like flowers?
k    Do you like football?
l    Do you like travelling?
m    Do you like snakes?
n    Do you like mice?
o    Do you like watching TV?
p    Do you like reading newspapers?
q    Do you like bananas?
r    Do you like birds?
s    Do you like Chinese food?
t    Do you like milk?
u    Do you like rainy days?
v    Do you like macaroni?
w    Do you like spiders?
x    Do you like romantic films?
y    Do you like soap operas?
z    Do you like thieves?

 

6   Write the words in the following sentences in the correct order:
a    house big a

                     

b    some pencil cases red

                     

c    is lot a milk of there

                     

d    there ten lollipops are

                     

e    was not there a pumpkin the table on

                     

f    were chestnuts yesterday there

                     

g    near a town is the there river

                     

h    he in lives a city big

                     

 

7   Match the items below accordingly:
mother
sister
wife
grandmother
granddaughter
niece
aunt
daughter
woman
she
her
grandson
man
grandfather
he
nephew
his
uncle
brother
son
father
husband

 

8   Match the items below accordingly:
child
foot
goose
louse
man
mouse
ox
person
tooth
woman
lice
men
people
children
feet
oxen
teeth
mice
women
geese

 

9   Match the items below accordingly:

one

two

three

four

five

six

seven

eight

nine

ten

eleven

twelve

thirteen

fourteen

twenty

twenty-one

twenty-two

third

fifth

second

thirteenth

fourteenth

twentieth

first

fourth

twenty-first

twenty-second

ninth

eleventh

seventh

twelfth

eighth

sixth

tenth

 

10   Write the following words in the most suitable column:

strawberry pea apple pear tomato potato lettuce peach banana onion pineapple grapes garlic orange cucumber bean radish artichoke asparagus grapefruit watermelon coconut honeydewmelon papaya plum fig cauliflower spinach pepper cherry apricot aubergine mushroom

 

Fruit Vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11   Write was (singular) or were (plural) in the spaces provided.
a    There __________ a bridge.
b    There __________ two bridges.
c    She __________ ill yesterday.
d    They __________ at the beach.
e    We __________ hungry.
f    He __________ sad.
g    It __________ snowing.
h    I __________ thirsty.
i    You __________ not at home.

 

12   Transform the following sentences into the interrogative:
     Example: There is a lorry.
              Is there a lorry?
a     There is a van.
b     There is an island.
c     There is a restaurant.
d     There is a fork.
e     There is a supermarket.

 

13   Transform the following sentences into the interrogative:
     Example: There are two dogs.
              Are there two dogs?
a     There are two bedrooms.
b     There are two kitchens.
c     There are two libraries.
d     There are two bathrooms.
e     There are two bookshops.

 

14   Transform the following sentences into the interrogative:
     Example: There was a lot of rain.
              Was there a lot of rain?
a     There was a spoon.
b     There was a cup.
c     There was a glass.
d     There was a dish.
e     There was a plate.

 

15   Transform the following sentences into the interrogative:
     Example: There were two pencil sharpeners.
              Were there two pencil sharpeners?
a     There were two shops.
b     There were two postmen.
c     There were two doctors.
d     There were two rivers.
e     There were two mountains.

 

16   Transform the following sentences into the negative:
     Example: There was a lake.
              There was not a lake.
a     There was a school.
b     There was a forest.
c     There was a train station.
d     There was an airport.
e     There was a bus stop.

 

17   Transform the following sentences into the negative:
     Example: There were two clocks.
              There were not two clocks.
a     There were two planes.
b     There were two bikes.
c     There were two people.
d     There were two children.
e     There were two teachers.

 

18   Transform the following sentences into the negative and the interrogative:
     Example: I have got ten dollars.
              I have not got ten dollars. (negative)
              Have I got ten dollars? (interrogative)

a    They have got a bottle of orange juice.
b    We have got twelve comics.
c    My friends have got a lot of vegetables.
d    You have got a good friend.
e    I have got the flu.

 

19   Transform the following sentences into the negative and the interrogative.
     Example: She has got a doll.
              She has not got a doll. (negative)
              Has she got a doll? (interrogative)
a    He has got a belt.
b    It has got a tail.
c    She has got an egg.
d    He has got a flat.
e    It has got wings.

 

20   Transform the following sentences into the negative and the interrogative.
     Example: I like strawberries.
              I do not like strawberries. (negative)
              Do I like strawberries? (interrogative)
a    They want to go.
b    You need to relax.
c    We draw very often.
d    I hate garlic.
d    They love swimming.

 

21   Transform the following sentences into the negative and the interrogative.
     Example: She paints.
              She does not paint. (negative)
              Does she paint? (interrogative)
a    It rains very often.
b    It snows in winter.
c    It freezes at night.
d    She reads a lot of books.
e    He plays volleyball.

 

22   Complete the following with the correct form of the verb to be:
     -Present-
     I am
     you
     he
     she
     it
     we
     you
     they

     -Past-
     I was
     you
     he
     she
     it
     we
     you
     they

 

23   Fill in the gaps with am, is or are.
     I __________ a student.
     She __________ not a housewife.
     We __________ at the beach.
     They __________ next to some trees.
     __________ they at home?
     __________ he scared?

 

24   Fill in the gaps with was or were.
     I __________ tired.
     He __________ sad.
     There __________ two roads.
     __________ there two houses?
     She __________ not hungry.
     It __________ foggy.

 

25   Match the items below accordingly:

postman

cook

teacher

painter

farmer

lawyer

singer

writer

doctor

clerk

housewife

student

banker

dancer

player

cows, sheep

students

songs

food

pictures

office

football, tennis

sick people, illness, disease

bank

housework

letters

disco(theque)

homework

books

laws

 

26   Make questions for the following answers:
a    He is in the park.
b    They have got a big garden.
c    She goes to school at nine o'clock.
d    I go to school on foot.
e    I am sad because it is Monday.
f    He loves Mary.

 

27   Answer the following questions:
a    Do you like garlic?
b    Does he get up early in the morning?
c    Is she afraid of snakes?
d    Can you dance?
e    Have you got a bike?
f    Has she got a bad tooth?
g    Were there dinosaurs a hundred years ago?
h    Was there a house here last year?
i    Was he angry yesterday morning?
j    Were you ill last week?
k    Are you tall?
l    Is he a doctor?
m    Am I your friend?
n    Have they got their books?
o    Has he got any peaches?
p    Do you live in London?
q    Does she take sugar in her tea?
r    Can you fly?
s    Can they swim?
t    Is it windy?
u    Do we need more rice?
v    Does he study hard?
Written by Miquel Molina i Diez

 


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