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A. Completa queste frasi con i pronomi possessivi adeguati.
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These gloves aren’t Mary’s. …………….. are brown.
Children, are these sandwiches………………….?
There are so many cars in this car park. Bob can’t find ……………
These are my flowers and those are………………, Sheila.
They’re taking their car and we’re taking………………….
Where are the Browns? This suitcase is………………..
- Here’s my book.
- No, it isn’t ……………….., Sue; it’s ……………. There’s my name on it.
8) This dog isn’t William and Pat’s…………….. is white.
B. Scegli la forma corretta tra quelle in corsivo.
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Where’s my / mine basket?
Susan is staying with her / hers aunt.
Is this bungalow their / theirs?
Who’s that girl with your / yours parents?
These bottles aren’t our / ours.
Those shoes are my/ mine.
This is my / mine umbrella, and that’s your / yours.
This is her / hers bedroom. Their / Theirs is over there.
C. Fill the correct relative pronouns (who, which, whose) in the gaps below:
Alice in Wonderland, ………………….. is one of the most popular children’s books in the world, was
written by Lewis Carroll, ……………… real name was Charles Dodgson. Carroll, …………… had a natural
talent as a story-teller, loved to entertain children, including Alice Liddell, …………... father was a
colleague of Carroll’s at Oxford University. One day Carroll took Alice and her sisters for a trip on the
River Thames, ………………… flows through Oxford. After the trip, Carroll wrote in his diary that he had
told the children a wonderful story, …………………… he had promised to write down for them. He wrote
the story, illustrated it with his own drawings, and gave it to the children. By chance, it was seen by
Henry Kingsley, ………………….. was a famous novelist, and he persuaded Dodgson to publish it.
D) Completa il brano con which, who o where.
Paris is a fascinating city. It houses the Louvre, …………………………… is a huge museum, and the
Pompidou,……………………………is the museum of modern art. But it is also the home of the Eiffel
Tower, ………………was supposed to be temporary, but is now the symbol of the city. There are
different areas to visit. Some are quite exotic, such as Le Marais,……………………………..there are
Jewish restaurants and cafés, and the 20ème arrondissement, …………………………you can find African
food and products. There are also the more traditional quarters, such as Montmartre, …………………..
is home to many artists, and the Rive Gauche in general, …………………………….is the favourite area for
avant-garde intellectuals. For shopping, the centre is quite expensive, but very beautiful. But don’t
be afraid to go further out of the centre, for example to Clignancourt,………………………….there is a
big market. People like Coco Chanel, Jean-Paul Sartre and Picasso,………………………….all lived in Paris,
have helped to make it a legend.
E) Traduci.
1) Anna è l’amica per cui ho comprato questa borsa.
2) L’album a cui stanno lavorando uscirà ad ottobre.
3) Mi dispiace, non posso venire con te. Mia madre deve portarmi dal dottore.
4) Quando ero giovane sapevo parlare lo spagnolo meglio. Ora devo studiarlo di nuovo.
F) Inserisci il pronome indefinito equivalente corretto.
Ex: A person has taken my bike. = Someone has taken my bike.
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All the people in the room clapped loudly. =
Not one of the people I asked knew the way. =
Does one of the people here know the time? =
There isn’t one single thing to eat. =
There’s a person at the door. =
Do you understand all these things? =
You’ve just dropped……………………………………………on the floor.
Is there…………………………………………….wrong?
………………………………………….terrible happened today at work.
A. Do you need ……………………………………………from the shops?
B. No,…………………………………., thanks.
11)This house is empty,…………………………………..lives here.
12) I saw…………………………………………looking out of the window a moment ago.
G) Completa le frasi con il past simple scegliendo il verbo adatto dall’elenco.
cost – do – have – draw – drive –fight – find – get – sing – leave – lend – put – sell – sit – smell – steal –
teach – write – come – send
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Can you see my keys? I ……………………………………..them on the table.
Last week my mother………………………………her car to her cousin.
Somebody ………………………………………my mobile!
The girl………………………………well at the concert.
He……………………………. into the room and …………………….down.
My granddaughter…………………………………………a big flower for me.
Mum……………………..me to school yesterday.
I………………………….my iPod under the sofa.
She………………………..something burning in the kitchen.
I’m sorry, we…………………………all the Shakira CDs.
I can’t remember who………………………………….Oliver Twist.
There was really heavy traffic this morning, but we……………………………to the airport on time.
This house………………………………….me a fortune.
I…………………………………………on lots of sun cream because the sun was really hot.
He………………………a lot to help at the party.
Anka……………………..Tom a text message.
Mr. Martin……………………………..us biology.
John………………………..breakfast at 7 o’clock.
The two dogs……………………………….for the bone.
H) Complete these sentences with the Present Perfect.
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Anna………………………..(just give up) journalism.
She…………………….(never return) to college since then.
This is what she……………………………….(always want) to do: paint.
We…………………………(have) this house for about ten years.
Sheila…………………………(always love) animals.
She ……………………………(just become) an account director.
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Complete these sentences with FOR / SINCE.
7) I have lived in England ……………. one year.
8) She has studied Chinese …………….. 2002.
9) I have listened to music ……………three hours.
10) I have worn this pair of jeans………….ages.
11) He has worked in that office……………..he graduated.
12) They have been in Canada………………three years.
13) My aunt has been in Ireland………………….. five months.
14) Margaret is in her office. She has been there……………… seven o’clock.
15) India has been an independent country ……………….. 1947.
16) The bus is late. We’ve been waiting…………………….. twenty minutes.
17) Nobody lives in those houses. They have been empty…………….. many years.
18) Mike has been ill……………….. a long time.
19) He has been in hospital……………… October.
J) Complete these sentences with one of the following verbs in the Present Perfect tense.
BREAK
BUY
DECIDE
FINISH
FORGET GO
GO
INVITE
SEE
NOT/SEE TAKE
TELL
1) “Can I have this newspaper?”
“Yes, I have finished with it”.
20) I…………………….. some new shoes. Do you want to see them?
21) “Where is Liz?”
“She……………………… out.”
22) I’m looking for Paula. ……………………you………………………..her?
23) Look! Somebody……………………………….that window.
24) “Does Lisa know that you’re going away?” “Yes, I ……………………………. Her.”
25) I can’t find my umbrella. Somebody………………………………it.
26) I’m looking for Sarah. Where………………………..she…………………?
27) I know that woman but I ………………………………………her name.
28) Sue is having a party tonight. She………………………………………. a lot of people.
29) What are you going to do? ……………………………….you………………………?
30) “Where are my glasses?”
“I don’t know. I……………………………………them.”
K) Coniuga i verbi al simple past o present perfect.
I have travelled (travel) to lots of places in my life. I………………………..(be) to Africa, the US, South
America and South East Asia. The country I………………………(enjoy) the most is Thailand. The people
there are the kindest I…………………………..(meet) anywhere. I…………………….(spend) five days in
Bangkok, then I…………………..(go) to Kanchanaburi and ………………………..(stay) in a hut on the river
Kwai. I also…………………………….(trek) through the rainforest and …………………………………….(sleep) in a
tree house. It……………………………(be) a memorable trip. I would love to go back there one day.
L) Leggi il brano e scegli l’opzione corretta.
Miriam first (29) visited / had visited a foreign country when she (30) was / was being 16. When she
was 14 she (31) had visited / was visiting London, with her mother, and she (32) was gone / had
been to some other cities with her family on holiday. Her first visit to another country (33) was /
have been to France, to a small town, twinned with her home town. While she (34) was packing /
packed her case, she tried to remember the most important words in French she (35) learnt / had
learnt at school.
“Miriam, (36) hadn’t you finished / haven’t you finished yet?” called her mother.
“Yes, I’m just closing my suitcase”, answered Miriam.
“(37) Did you remember / Had you remembered your swimsuits?” asked her mother.
“Yes, of course”, answered Miriam.
“Then come downstairs. (38) I’ve just made / I had just made a cup of tea”
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While I was doing / did my homework, I had a good idea.
Jim was breaking / broke his leg when he was playing golf.
When I arrived, I was going / went into the kitchen for a cup of tea.
We were finding / found an old box while we were digging in the garden.
I was bumping / bumped into an old friend while I was waiting for the train.
My dog was walking / walked along quietly when Mr. Clancy’s pitbull attacked him.
I didn’t want to speak to Mr Smith so when he entered the room I was leaving /left.
The burglar was opening /opened the safe when he heard footsteps.
N) Coniuga I verbi tra parentesi al past simple o continuous, present perfect simple o continuous.
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When I…………………………..……(open) the package, I ……………………………………..(find) a nice book.
While I …………………………………(brush) my teeth, the lights…………………………..(go) out.
“……………………………….you ever……………………………..(meet) a famous person?” “No, I……………………”
I’m really tired. I……………………………………………………..(write) on the computer all day.
Why are your hands so dirty?” “I………………………………………….(plant) flowers in the garden”
This line is too long. We………………………………………….(stand) here since 2 o’clock.
O) Per ogni coppia di frasi, complete la seconda in modo che abbia lo stesso significato della prima.
Usa da due a quattro parole inclusa la parola data.
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I came to live here three months ago. = I’ve…………………………………… here for three months been
Sophie is out at the shops at the moment. = Sophie……………………………………….the shops gone
I’ve had French lessons since March = I……………………………………………………….since March  learning
I’m still reading this book. = I………………………………………………………….this book yet. finished
Paul left the room a moment ago. = Paul………………………………………………..the room  just
I last slept well two weeks ago. = I………………………………………………..two weeks.  haven’t
A. Write these sentences as an hypothesis of 1st type:
1) If I …………… (go) to Paris, I………………….. (see) the Tour Eiffel.
2) You…………………..(enjoy) yourself if you……………………(visit) Disneyland.
3) Ann……………………(be) sad if Mario……………………(leave) for the States tomorrow.
4) If I …………….(see) John at the convention, I………………………..(give) him your message.
5) If you………………(go) to Ischia, you………………(see) lovely beaches.
6) I……………………(leave) for Naples next week if I ……………(get) a reservation on the train.
1) If the government …………… (reduce) interest rates, companies…………. (get) cheaper loans from banks.
2) If he…………………..(take) notes in class, he……………………(remember) more.
3) We……………………(go) back to school when the holidays……………………(be) over.
4) If you …………….(study) a little every day, you………………………..(find) the lesson easier.
5) If you………………(use) your dictionary, you………………(learn) a lot of new words.
6) Unless scientists……………(find) a vaccine soon, people……………(continue) to die of AIDS.
B. Write these sentences as an hypothesis of 2nd type:
1) If I……………..(live) in a city, there ……………..(be) more interesting things to do.
2) I…………………..(not have to stay) in an office all day if I………………….(not work) as a secretary.
3) If she…………………(have) a part-time job, she………………………….(have) more time to spend with her friends.
4) If my boyfriend………………(not work) in London, we…………………………(spend) more time together.
5) You ………………………(understand) better if you…………………(pay) more attention.
6) There………………(be) less traffic if more people ……………………(use) public transport.
1) If Rosy……………..(speak) Spanish, her job in that Brazilian firm…………………..(be) easier.
2) I…………………..(feel) better if I………………….(go) for long walks.
3) If she…………………(know) the truth on Mr. Clark, she………………………….(resign).
4) If I………………(have) your knowledge, I…………………………(apply) for that job.
5) His hair………………………(look) nicer if he…………………(cut) it more often.
6) If we all………………(recycle) paper, we…………………………(not need) to cut down so many trees.
C. Write these sentences as an hypothesis of 3rd type:
1) If it……………………..(be) sunny, I……………………………(go) out.
2) If I……………………..(tell) her the truth, now we ……………………..…(be) friends.
3) She…………………………….(not leave) if she……………………(know) what had happened.
4) It………………………….(be) great if you………………………(come) to my party.
5) I…………………………(celebrate) if we………………………(win) the match.
6) If you………………………..(behave) correctly, you…………………………(not go) to prison.
1) The Industrial revolution……………………..(not happen) if Watt………………………(not invent) the steam
engine.
2) ……………you...………..(imagine) that she was 65 if you ……………..…(not see) her passport?
3) If he …………………….(come), we……………………(see) him.
4) The occupants of the car ..……………………….(die) in the accident if they……………... (not have) their seat
belts on.
5) If you……………………(meet) Einstein as a young student, you……………………(not think) that he was
particularly intelligent.
6) That actor………………..…..(make) many more films, if he……………………(not become) deaf.
Complete this e-mail by filling in the gaps the correct verbs. Choose among the hypothetical clauses of I, II
and III type.
Dear Jane,
Sorry for taking so long in answering you, but I’ve been really busy lately. When you……………. (to have) a
new house there…………………(to be) always a lot of things to do. This…………….. (to be) particularly true if the
new house…………………(to be) an old farmhouse in need of a lot of repair work. Of course, if
Tom……………….(to be) here, he……………………… (to help) me, but he is away for work until next week.
Anyway, he promised me that as soon as he …………………(to come) back, he………………………(to start) clearing
the garden. I don’t mind the work, however. Unless you…………………..(to be) prepared to muck in yourself,
you …………………..(not can) live in the country. Of course, if we…………………(to remain) in the old flat, our
life………………………….(to be) a lot easier in the last few months. But I’m sure that if last year
we…………………………(not to decide) to buy this farmhouse, now we …………………..(to regret) it.
……………..you………………..(to come) to visit us when you…………..(can) take a few days’ holiday? The summer
is very pleasant out here, and if you………………….(to decide) to stay for a few days we…………………….(to put
you up) in the room in the attic. I have just finished painting it.
Well, now I’ll say goodbye. I have several other e-mails to send. Computers are really wonderful.
How…………………….we………………(to keep) in touch with all our friends if we………………… (not to have) the email? It’s really nice to enjoy a quiet life away from the city and at the same time to be able to
communicate with the whole world.
Lots of love,
Meg
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