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Term Test 1 grammar review




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Grammar Review for exam Units 1 to 3.  

Possibility and certainty: may, might, could, must, can’t

1   Choose the correct words, a, b or c.

Example:  The treatment isn’t very good now, but it b improve in a few years.

     a   can’t       b   might      c   may not

 

1   A heart transplant takes a long time. It be a very difficult operation.

 

     a   must       b   might      c   can’t

 

2   The medicine work because it’s new. We aren’t sure.

 

     a   can’t       b   must       c   might not

 

3   This new therapy be more effective than drugs. We’re hopeful.

 

     a   could      b   can’t       c   may not

 

4   That new drug be effective. I haven’t got better.

 

     a   must       b   could      c   can’t

 

5   Some patients enjoy zootherapy, but others will be sceptical.

 

     a   must       b   may        c   may not

 

Advice and obligation: should, must, have to

2   Complete the sentences with the modals in affirmative or negative.

Example:  If you want to learn how to swim, you should take lessons.

 

1_ You smoke in restaurants and cafés now – it’s illegal.

 

2_ You buy a ticket to travel on a train.

 

3_ During the holidays, I go to school.

 

4_ You go to bed late on a school night.

 
 
 

3   Complete the sentences with the correct word in brackets.

Example:  He wants to talk to you. You should call him. (should / might)

 

1_ His train arrives at 7 p.m. He be in time for dinner. (might / can’t)

 

2_ You’ve all got your coffees. This one (could / must) be for me.

 

3_ I say my name when I was one. (can / could)

 

      4_ I move to Paris next month. You to visit me. (must / ’ll be able)
 

5_ I wear a school uniform – it’s the school rules. (should / have to)

 

6_ That girl in the shop be Sylvia – Sylvia went to Canada last week. (can’t / should)

 

7_ I call you later – it depends. (must / may)

 

8_ That looks bad – you see a doctor. (could / should)

 

4   Write sentences in the present perfect using the prompts and the word in brackets.

 

      1_ I / not hear / that song / 2004 (since)  


2_ He / not meet / my parents (never)


3_ They / wait / at the bus stop / forty minutes (for)


4_ I / not see / you / we left school (since)