Yes, there are. (No, there aren’t.)
There are no different kinds of energy.
I. Put in "there is / there isn’t / is there / there are / there aren’t / are there".
1. Kenham isn’t an old town. _____ any old buildings.
2. Look! _____a photograph of your brother in the newspaper!
3. “Excuse me, _____ a bank near here?” “Yes, at the end of the street.”
4. _____ five people in my family : my parents, my two sisters and me.
5. How many students _____ in your class?
6. “Can we take a photograph?” “No, _____ a film in the camera.”
7. _____ nowhere to sit down. _____ any chairs.
8. _____ a central weather bureau in our country.
II. Put in there + is / are / was / were / has been / have been / will be.
1. _____ a good film on TV yesterday evening.
2. _____ 24 hours a day.
3. _____ a party at the club last Friday but I didn’t go.
4. When we arrived at the cinema, _____ a long queue to see the film.
5. Last week I went back to the town where I was born. It’s very different now.
6. _____ a lot of changes.
7. I think everything will be OK. I don’t think _____ any problems.
8. _____ an accident last night.
III. Complete the sentences. Use "there will be, there would be, etc". Choose from:
will might would wouldn’t should used to (be) going to
1. If people drove more carefully, _____ fewer accidents.
2. “Have we got any eggs?” “No, I am not sure. _____ some in the fridge.
3. I think everything will be OK. I don’t think _____ any problems.
4. Look at the sky. _____ a storm.
5. “Is there a school in the village?” “Not now. _____ one but it closed.”
6. People drive too fast on this road. I think _____ a speed limit.
7. If people weren’t aggressive, _____ any wars.
IV. Translate the following sentences from English into Russian.
1. There are many students at the lecture today.
2. There is a blackboard in front of the students’ desks.
3. There are some drawings on the blackboard.
4. There are some figures there too.
1. There are hundreds of different plastics.
2. There are different types of rocket motors.
3. There are some kinds of surfaces.
1. In the corner of the room there stands a bookcase.
2. There hangs a clock over the bookcase.
3. In the middle of the classroom there stand some desks.
V. Translate from English into Russian.
1. There are several billions of planets in the Milky Way galaxy. 2. There are tremendous difficulties in establishing radio communication with extraterrestrial civilization. 3. There was much snow last winter. 4. There are many thousands of stars in the sky that are like the sun. 5. There are great deposits of titanium in the Urals. 6. There lived a great philosopher in Greece long before our era. His name was Democritus. 7. There was no radio a hundred years ago. 8. There are many electric appliances we cannot do without.
I. Fill in “a, an, one” or “ones”.
1. I’m making … sandwich. Would you like … ?
2. There was only … sandwich left. All the others had been eaten.
3. We saw … giraffe and … aligator at the Zoo.
4. These biscuits are nicer than the … I normally buy.
5. She paid … thousand pounds for her car.
6. … day, I will buy a house of my own.
7. I’d love … car like that … over there.
8. … of my brothers is … policeman.
9.I am looking for … dress I’d like a blue … .
10. We had … exciting holiday. It was better than the … we had last year.
II. Choose the correct alternative.
1. Catherine loves cats / the cats.
2. You cut the cake / cake and I’ll pour coffee / the coffee.
3. Life / The life will be very different in the future.
4. All people / the people in this room are my relatives.
5. Paul was only / the only person who remembered me.
6. In Stone Age / the Stone Age, people lived in caves.
7. We travelled to London by train / the train.
8. He is learning to play flute / the flute.
III. What do we call the following things or people?
1. A person who drives a bus is a _____ .
2. The screen of a computer is a _____ .
3. A stick for walking with is a _____ .
4. A curtain around the shower is a _____ .
5. Someone who cleans windows is a _____ .
IV. Underline the correct word.
1. A: I have a Physics exam tomorrow.
B: Oh, dear. Physics is / are a very difficult subject.
2. A: My office is three miles from my house.
B: Three miles is / are a long way to walk to work.
3. A: My little brother has got measles.
B: Oh, dear. Measles is / are quite a serious illness.
4. A: Jane looked nice today, didn’t she?
B: Yes. Her clothes were / was very smart.
5. A: The classroom was empty when I walked past.
B: Yes. The class was / were all on a school outing.
V. Complete the sentences using the noun in brackets in the singular or plural form and “a/an” where necessary.
1. He gave me a box of my favourite _____ (chocolate).
2. His favourite food is _____ (chocolate).
3. She bought _____ on her way to work (paper).
4. He placed all the important _____ in his briefcase (paper).
5. I need some _____ to write this massage on (paper).
6. Hurry up! We don’t have much _____ (time).
7. She has visited us several _____ this month (time).
8. He has no _____ , but he is keen to learn (experience).
9. She had a lot of exciting _____ during her travels (experience).
VI. Choose the correct item.
1. This is not my _____ car, this is _____ car.
a). my wife, my wife’s parents
b). my wife’s, my wife parents’
c). my wife’s, my wife’s parents’
d). my wife’s, my wife parent’s
2. _____ meeting has been cancelled.
c). the tomorrow’s
3. It’s only _____ walk from my house to work.
a). ten minutes’
b). ten minutes’s
c). a ten minutes’
d). ten minutes
4. Hardly _____ missed his presentation, but he refused to say _____ on UFO.
a). anybody, anything
b). somebody, something
c). anybody, something
d). somebody, anything
5. _____ time I speak with him, I think he knows _____ .
a). every, all
b). every, everything
c). all the, all
d). all the, everything
VII. The following paragraph is an extract from a story. Read it and punctuate it.
as I crept into the house I knew id probably get into trouble suddenly the living-room door flew open where on earth have you been shouted my mother its after midnight sorry mum i said we just got talking and i forgot the time well ive been worried sick she said you could have at least phoned to say youd be late with that she left the room and closed the door with a sigh i slowly made my way upstairs to bed
VIII. Put the adjectives in the correct position.
1. lace / blue / beautiful / handkerchief.
2. a(n) stone / ancient / small / cottage
3. a(n) English / huge / wooden / wardrobe
4. a(n) Chinese / amazing / old / story
5. a(n) American / new / exciting / film
6. a pair of / wire / old / reading / glasses
IX. Make compound adjectives to describe the following.
1. a walk that takes ten minutes
2. a story which is written well
3. a building which has twelve storeys
4. a train which moves fast
5. a student who works hard
X. Write the correct form of the comparative or superlative and complete the sentences with your own ideas.
1. In my opinion, _____ (dangerous) animal of all.
2. _____ is _____(nice) place I have ever been to.
3. _____ (sweet) sugar.
4. I can _____ (good), but I can _____ even _____ (good).
5. I think _____ (difficult) subject of all.
6. _____ (valuable) rubies.
7. _____ (healthy) food of all.
PROGRESS TEST I.
Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative or superlative form, adding any necessary words.
I’m writing to tell you about the auction I went to last weekend. It was held in (1) _____ (large) house in the village and the items sold were far (2) _____ (beautiful) I had expected.
I saw (3) _____ (pretty) vase I’ve ever seen, but it was also (4) _____ (expensive) item there, so I couldn’t afford to buy it. I bid for some chairs. They were far (5) _____ (nice) mine, but unfortunately some made a (6) _____ (good) offer than me and I couldn’t afford to make (7) _____ (high) bid.
In the end, I bought (8) _____ (small) item of all, although it was not (9) _____ (cheap) of all! It was a gold locket, which I’m going to give to my (10) _____ (old) daughter on her 18th birthday. I think it’s (11) _____ (lovely) necklace I’ve ever seen and it was (12) _____ (easy) to carry home than a set of chairs!
I enjoyed the auction very much and hope to go to another one soon. Perhaps next time you’ll come with me.
Write soon and tell me all your news.
II. Cross out the unnecessary word.
1. He is much more taller than his brother.
2. As time went by, I got the more and more nervous.
3. I hardly not know anyone in my new job.
4. Going on holiday abroad is very more exciting than staying at home.
5. This flat is so bigger than the one we saw yesterday.
6. The more time you spend with your children, the more than they appreciate it.
III. Complete the sentences with two to five words, including the word in bold.
1. I’ve never heard such a silly excuse.
theIt’s _____ I’ve ever heard.
2. Jane’s car was cheaper than Adam’s.
lessJane’s car _____ Adam’s.
3. As we got closer, I became more nervous.
the The closer we got, _____ I became.
4. Tom has bought the same number of sweets as Lucy.
manyTom has bought _____ Lucy.
5. Ben is smarter than Steve.
asSteve _____ Ben.
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