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     UNIT 29 - The key

1 a Seldom have we fished so much here b In no way are they responsible for what occurred last night c On no account should you take these pills when you drink alcohol d Not once did she offer us her help e Not until I saw her weeping did I become aware of what was going on

2 a Only when he bought her some flowers did she agree to go out with him b Little did we realise the dangers that were awaiting us c So tired was he that he slept for fourteen hours d Such was my delight that I bought everybody a drink e To such an extent do I love him that I would even give my life for him

3 a Not only do they supply us with food, but also with drinks b No sooner had we eaten it than we had a terrible stomach-ache c Hardly had I gone to bed when the telephone rang d Not only did she take him to the zoo, but to the cinema as well e No sooner does the day break than the cock crows

4 a Should you need a good make-up remover, please let me know b Were I to win the first price in the national lottery, I would no longer work c Had you not flooded the engine, it would have started at once d Should my parents need me, I will/shall never let them down e Were I in your place, I would try to be more assertive

5 a Off went my brother without saying a word b Off he went without saying a word c Along the corridor were her toys d On a hill stands the castle e Now is your change to speak out

6 a In no way should you consider him as your worst enemy b On no account must you upsept your parents c Across the bridge live Mr and Mrs Adam d So scared was I that I could not even scream e In front of us was the horrific view of the massacre f Behind those mountains lies the canyon g Only then did he become aware of the dangers of the jungle h Scarcely had she begun to study when her boyfriend rang the bell i No way will I go trekking with him j Such was my terror that I couldn’t move k No sooner had I switched the dishwasher than it broke down l No sooner had he seen her than he fell in love with her m Had we known that you were interested in buying the block of flats, we would have sold it to you n Down the road went your mother o Down the road she went p Only in hot countries is this disease common q Never again will you have such an opportunity r Not only did we write to her many times, but telephone her twice, too s No sooner had he learnt about his mother’s incurable disease than he cried his eyes out t Not only have we put aside some money, but also have stocked up with a lot of groceries from the shop next door u Neither did I use suntan lotion v Up flew the wood pigeon w Should you increase our wages, we will work overtime x Hardly had she taken everything out of the picnic basket when it began to rain y Were you to buy a new car, which of these would you choose? z Such was my humiliation that I did not know what to do

Author: Miquel Molina i Diez
Pages: 1 and the key

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1  Negative and interrogative sentences (Page 2 and the key)

2  Short answers (Page 2 and the key)

3  Question tags (Page 2 and the key)

4  Questions and exclamations (Page 2 and the key)

5  So, neither, nor, either (the key)

6  Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel (Page 2 and the key)

7  Verb tenses: forms (Page 2 and the key)

8  Irregular verbs

9  Verb tenses: uses (Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 and the key)

10 Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns (Page 2 and the key)

11 The genitive case (the key)

12 Singular and plural nouns (Page 2 and the key)

13 Gender (the key)

14 A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

15 Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all (the key)

16 A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty (the key)

17 Enough, too, so and such (the key)

18 Comparative and superlative sentences (Page 2 and the key)

19 Adjective order (the key)

20 Relative clauses (Page 2 and the key)

21 Do and make (the key)

22 Modal verbs (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

23 Infinitives, gerunds and present participles (Page 2 and the key)

24 Conditional sentences (Page 2 and the key)

25 Passive sentences (the key)

26 Reported speech (Page 2 and the key)

27 Purpose (the key)

28 Word order (the key)

29 Inversion (the key)

30 Connectors (Page 2 and the key)

31 Prepositions (Page 2, Page 3 and the key)

32 Phrasal verbs (the key)

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