Control Work the 8th Form
Going to places: the World of travelling
Open the brackets and complete the text.
It happened when Mr. and Mrs. Harries (1) _____ (to cycle) trough Holland. Mrs. Harries always sat behind Mr. Harries on the tandem. Mr. Harries often (2) ____ (to tell) his wife (3) _____ (to sit) tight because the roads were not good and the tandem often (4) ______ (to jump).
Once she heard him (5) ____ (to say), “Jump down!” and so she did. But in fact he (6)____ (not to say) that. So he went on thinking that she (7) ____ (to sit) behind him.
First, she thought he wanted (8) ____ (to show) his skills. She was sure that he (9) ____ (to return). But when he (10) _____ (to disappear) in the distance, she started (11) ____ (to cry) as she had no money and couldn’t speak Dutch.
Meanwhile, her husband (12) _____ (to cycle) happily. Soon he felt that something (13) ____ (to go_ wrong. He turned back and (14) ____ (to see) nobody. He stopped at the nearest house and (15) ____ (to tell) to go to the police. There he (16) _____ (to ask) when and where he (17) ____ (to lose) his wife.
Finally, Mr. and Mrs. Harries (18) ____ (to meet) again and their meeting couldn’t (19) ____ (to call) a pleasant one. “I (20) _______ (never, to be) so furious in my life,” Mrs. Harries said again and again.
Complete the sentences using a / an orthe where necessary.
Can I reach that little island by ___ boat?
___ weather was cold and frosty.
She met him ___ couple of years ago.
Our flight was ___ real nightmare.
Is this ___ right platform for LondonBridge?
It is such ___ good weather!
____ deaf use their hands to communicate.
I have always wanted to travel around ___ world.
They bought ____ small house near ___ sea.
Where are ___ Alps situated?
Complete the sentences with the right preposition.
The young usually communicate _____ e-mail.
He went away _____ business.
Did you stay _____ a cheap hotel?What time did the train arrive ____ the station?
There wasn’t any swimming pool ____ board the ship.
We seldom go ___ holiday in spring.
This problem is to be solved ___ the near future.
We needn’t look _____ Granny’s glasses.
Choose the right item.
These flowers ______ nice. What are they?
a) are smelling c) have smelt
b) smelt d) smell
They _____ him because Tom didn’t say that.
a) must have misunderstood c) must be misunderstanding
c) had to misunderstand d) must misunderstand
If Jane ________ with us, we would have a good time.
a) would come c) would have come
b) had come d) came
She was here a few minutes ago, but she ____ now.
a) has gone c) have gone
b) went d) had gone
We’d ____ this work until you ask us for.
a) rather not do c) not rather do
b) rather not to do d) rather not doing
If it ____ so late, we could have a chat.
a) won’t c) not be
b) weren’t d) isn’t
My mother makes me ______ soup every day.
a) eat c) to eat
b) eating d) to eating
8. I wish they _____ go so far.
a) haven’t c) don’t
b) won’t d) didn’t
9. I wonder where _______.
a) he did go c) did he go
b) he went d) went he
10. You _____ your seats beforehand if you want to go.
a) had better to book c) had to better book
b) had better book d) had to book better
11.Yesterday he was sick. Now he is _____.
a) finely c) good
b) badly d) well
12. He was badly wounded and was groaning ______ pain.
a) with c) from
b) on d) by
13. Who are you waiting __________?
a) for c) of
b) on d) with
14. ________ never knows what to say in such situations.
a) No one c) Someone
b) One d) Each one
15. ____ went to Moscow yesterday.
a) The Browns c) Browns
b) The Brown d) The Mr. Brown
16. _____ rich pay higher taxes?
a) Does the c) Do the
b) Does d) Do
17. Do you know that girl _____ was hurt in the accident?
a) which c) whom
b) who d) whose
18. Neither Jim nor Ted _______ there.
a) were been invited c) was been invited
b) were invited d) was invited
19. It is a rather _______ story than that.
a) more complicate c) much complicate
b) much complicated d) more complicated
20. She looked at me ______ and turned away.
a) sadly c) sad
b) unhappy d) friendly
1. were cycling
3. to sit
5. to say / saying
6. hadn’t said
7. was sitting
8. to show
9. would return
12. was cycling
13. had gone
15. was told
16. was asked
17. had lost
19. be called
20. have never been
II. 1. – 6. -
2. The 7. the
3. a 8. the
4. a 9. a, the
5. the 10. the
II1. with 6. at
2. by 7. on
3. with 8. on
4. on 9. in
5. at 10. for