Welcome to your Progress Test 2B (Intermediate-2) Name Email Phone Exercise 1 Verb patterns Exercise 1 Verb patterns Complete the letter to the editor with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. I am writing response to an article in your newspaper about the problem with today’s young people.I wanted to put (put) an alternative point of view. Firstly, it’s important (1) (understand) that not all teenagers behave badly. I will always remember (2) (be) helped by two young women when I lost my keys and I was trying (3) (get) back into my house. They stopped (4) (help) me when older people just walked past. They waited with me until I managed (5) (contact) my son and get a set of spare keys. Another example is when we were planning (6) (donate) money to the local hospital. A large group of schoolchildren did different activities and succeeded in (7) (raise) thousands of pounds. Of course, some young people are anti-social and we need (8) (do) something about them.In my opinion, instead of always (9) (criticize) them, we should give them activities that they enjoy (10) (do). This will keep them off the streets and make them (11) (feel) part of the community. Finally, I would like (12) (point out) that teenagers have always been different from their parents. I remember (13) (love) clothes and music that my parents hated. It was all part of (14) (grow up). Yours,Marcia Burns 1 out of 10 Exercise 2 Present perfect Complete the interview with the correct form of the verbs in brackets. Use the Present Perfect (simple, continuous or passive) or the Past Simple. I = Interviewer R = Richard I Hi Richard, and welcome to ‘Collectors’ World’. Now you collect autographs, is that right? R Yes, I ’ve collected (collect) about 3,000 up to now. I That’s a lot. So, how long (1) _____ you ______(collect) famous people’s autographs?R For about ten years. I (2) _____(start) it when I was about 14. My mother gave me her autograph book and I (3) _____ (be) interested in the hobby ever since. I And who (4)_____ (sign) your first autograph? R Well, my first book (5)_____ (contain) all the players from my local football team, but since then I (6) ______(concentrate) mainly on music and movie stars. In fact, my friends (7) ______(become) interested recently, too. They ask for autographs for me – one of them (8) ______(get) Madonna’s last month! I That must be worth quite a lot of money. I heard that some autographs (9) ______just_____ (auction) on the Internet for thousands of dollars. (10) _____you ever ______(ask) to sell your collection? R No, but for me it (11)_____ never ______(be) about money. I just enjoy the process. My collection (12) ______(grow) steadily over the years and I can’t imagine selling it. I But is there anything negative about the process? R It can be frustrating. If you (13) ______(stand) in the cold and the rain for hours and then a star refuses to sign, it’s very disappointing. That (14) ______(happen) to me last week. I Oh, which star was that? R I’d prefer not to say! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2 out of 10 Exercise 3 Conditionals Exercise 3 Conditionals Choose the correct forms. Example If I had / I’d the time, I travel / would travel round the world. 1 I couldn’t / could have finished the work if you hadn’t / didn’t helped me. couldn’t could hadn’t didn’t 2 What do / would you do if you win / won £1,000,000? do would win won 3 If she had / hadn’t been so rude, she wouldn’t / would have been fired. had hadn’t wouldn’t would 4 You shouldn’t have driven / drive home after the party. You would / could have had an accident. have driven drive would could 5 What would / do you do if you were / was me? would do were was 6 We would not have / had eaten in that restaurant if we had / would known about the poor service. have had had would 7 What would you have do / done if you’d failed / you would fail the exam? do done 'd failed would fail 8 If Malcolm James had / would played in the cup final, they might / must have won had would might must 9 You’d have / You’d enjoyed the concert if you’d come /you came with us. You’d have You’d enjoyed you’d come you came 3 out of 10 Exercise 4 Time expressions Complete the sentences with the words and expressions in the box. just already all week until she was in her 80s yet (x2) while he was driving to work ever for over 50 years since last Monday ten years after she moved house for thousands of years Example I have just minutes ago. seen Prince Harry, about five Jeans have been in fashion ______. Have you finished your exams _____. My grandmother didn't travel by plane _____. 'Have you _____ eaten snails?' 'No ever.' Norman saw an accident _____. There's no need to get a paper. I've _____ bought one. Vera is ill. She hasn't been at work _____. We haven't seen the new Batman film _____. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 4 out of 10 Exercise 5 Noun phrases Choose the correct answers to complete the email. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 5 out of 10 Exercise 6 reported speechExercise 6 reported speech Report the sentences, questions, and commands. Rewrite the whole answer. Examples ‘I can’t come to work.’ She said she couldn’t come to work. ‘Please close the window.’ She asked me to close the window. ‘What’s your favourite food?’ He asked what my favourite food was. 1 ‘Go to bed now, Peter.’ He told __________. 2 ‘Why did Brian and Esther split up?’ She asked __________. 3 ‘Sue spends hours on the Internet.’ Sue’s dad complained __________. 4 ‘There has been a robbery.’ The bank manager announced __________ . 5 ‘You shouldn’t work such long hours.’ The doctor advised __________ . 6 ‘It isn’t going to be easy to raise the money.’ The chairman admitted __________ . 7 ‘You really should try for promotion.’ He encouraged __________ . 8 ‘Helen, don’t forget to feed the cat.’ He reminded __________ . 9 ‘There won’t be much time for souvenir shopping.’ The guide told us __________. 10 ‘Have you ever lived abroad?’ She asked_________. 6 out of 10 Exercise 7 Modals of deductionExercise 7 Modals of deduction Write sentences for these situations, using the words in brackets. Rewrite the whole answer. Examples The baby is crying. (might, hungry) He might be hungry. Carol didn’t answer the phone. (must, go out) She must have gone out. 1. Lisa got 99% in her exam. (must, work hard) She ______________. 2. Mr and Mrs Brown are going to separate. (can’t, happy) They ______________. 3. The motorway was closed for hours. (must, an accident) There ______________. 4. I saw Ann and Bob at the gym. (must, try to get fit) They ______________. 5. Arthur walked straight past me without saying hello. (can’t, see you) He______________. 6. My boss has just bought a brand new sports car. (might, a bonus) She______________. 7. We never see our new neighbours. (can’t, at home very often) They______________ . I can’t find my mobile. (could, in your briefcase) I______________ . 7 out of 10 Exercise 8 Correct the sentences Exercise 8 Correct the sentences Correct the mistake in italics in each sentence. Example I couldn’t help to worry when I saw the police car.worrying 1 She looked like a bit upset. 2 The teacher asked that turn I on the lights. 3 I’ll never forget to go to London for the first time. 4 What did they make you doing in the driving test? 5 You shouldn’t of been rude to your teacher. 6 I think the people work too hard nowadays. 7 I could have helped you if you asked me to. 8 The interviewer asked me why did I want to change jobs. 9 Did you go to a boys school? 10 Their car has gone, so they must go home. 8 out of 10 Exercise 9 Vocabulary Match the verbs in A with the words and expressions in B. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 9 out of 10 Exercise 10 Compound nouns Exercise 10 Compound nouns Write in the correct word to form three compound nouns. Example sun cream/glasses/set credit / birthday / business 2. brush/dresser/cut 3. dining / changing / waiting 4. lights / warden / jam 5. brief/suit/book 10 out of 10 Time is Up!