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01 Simple present versus present continuous
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01 Present continuous - formation Fill in the correct form of the verb. Don't use contractions!  image  html
02 Simple present - formation of third person Fill in the correct form of the simple present.  html
03 Simple present - formation of interrogative form Make questions. Follow the example. Call up info.  html
04 Simple present or present continuous - use Fill in the correct form of the verb.  html
05 Simple present or present continuous - use Fill in the correct form of the verb. -

 

02 Simple past
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01 Simple past - pronunciation Listen to the following and write 'd', 't' or 'id' depending on the pronunciation of the 'ed'-form of the verbs in the sentences.  audio
02 Simple past - formation of irregular verbs Type the verb in the simple past. Call up info.  image  html
03 Simple past - formation of irregular verbs Put the verb into the simple past. -
04 Simple past - formation (revision) Read the sentences and decide whether the verb form is correct or not correct. -

 

03 Simple past versus past continuous
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01 Past continuous - formation Put the verb into the past continuous. Use contractions.  html
02 Simple past or past continuous - use Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentence.  html
03 Simple past or past continuous - use Read the sentences and decide whether the sentence is correct or not correct. -
04 Simple past or past continuous - use Fill in the verb in the past continuous or simple past.  html
05 Simple past & past continuous with conjunctions Choose the correct conjunction or preposition to complete the sentence. Call up info. -

 

04 Simple past versus present perfect
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01 Present perfect - formation Put the verb into the present perfect. Use full forms. Call up info.  html
02 Simple past or present perfect - use Fill in the verb in the simple past or present perfect.  image  html
03 Simple past or present perfect - use Fill in the correct form of the verb between brackets (simple past or present perfect). Do NOT use contractions! Call up info.  image  html
04 Use with specific words Choose the correct word from the list to complete the sentence. Call up info. -
05 Use with time expressions Combine the words between brackets with the sentences and use the correct tense. Do NOT use contractions! Call up info. -

 

05 Present perfect (continuous)
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01 Present perfect continuous - formation Put the verb into the present perfect continuous.  image  html
02 Present perfect (continuous) - use Read the sentences and decide whether the verb form is correct or not. -
03 Present perfect (continuous) - use Complete the sentences. Choose the present perfect or the present perfect continuous.  image  html
04 Present perfect (continuous) & simple past - use Choose the correct answer to the question. Call up info.  image

 

06 Past perfect (continuous)
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01 Past perfect - formation Type the verbs in the past perfect tense. Follow the example.  html
02 Past perfect - comprehension Listen and indicate which sentence on the screen matches the one you hear.  audio
03 Past perfect with conjunctions Join the sentences using the conjunction in brackets. Change one verb into the past perfect. Call up info. -

 

07 Have - have got
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01 Have - have got Rewrite the following sentences in the past. Write them in the affirmative or negative as indicated.  html

 

08 Used to
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01 Used to - formation of the affirmative Rewrite the sentence. Use 'used to'. Follow the example.  image  html
02 Used to - formation of the negative Rewrite the sentences. Use the negative of 'used to'. Use contractions. Follow the example. -
03 Used to - formation of the interrogative Rewrite the sentence. Use the question form of 'used to'. Follow the example. -
04 Used to - revision of the formation Rewrite the sentences. Use a form of 'used to'. -

 

09 Simple future and tenses with future meaning
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01 Simple future - formation Type the sentences in the simple future. Use contractions where possible. Call up info.  html
02 Simple future - recognition Listen to the sentences. Put an 'F' next to the sentence number if you hear a future tense. Put an 'X' if you don't.  audio
03 Present continuous vs simple future First consult the grammar and then choose the correct form from the list. Do not use contractions.  html
04 Going to vs simple future Fill in the verb using 'will' or 'going to'. Do NOT use contractions. Call up info.  audio  image  html
05 Simple present vs simple future Fill in the correct form of the verb.  image  html
06 Going to vs present continuous Fill in the correct form of the verb (future meaning). Do NOT use contractions.  image  html
07 Simple present vs present continuous - future use First consult the grammar and then choose the correct form.  html
08 Future tenses - revision Read the sentences and decide whether the sentence is correct or not.  image
09 Future tenses - revision Listen and type in the missing words.  audio

 

10 Future + temporal conjunctions
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01 Temporal conjunctions - meaning Complete the sentence by choosing a conjunction from the list. Use each word once only. Call up info.  html
02 Temporal conjunctions - correct tense Fill in the verb in the correct future tense. Call up info.  html
03 Temporal conjunctions - correct tense Fill in the verb in the simple present or future tense.  html

 

11 Future continuous
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01 Future continuous - formation Call up the picture and choose the correct alternative from the list. Follow the example.  image  html

 

12 Future perfect (continuous)
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01 Future perfect - use First read the text then indicate which sentences are true.  html

 

13 Revision of tenses
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01 Present, past & perfect - revision Type the verb in the correct tense: simple present, present continuous, simple past or present perfect. Call up info.  image
02 Simple past and present perfect - revision Complete the sentence by choosing a word or words from the list. Use each one, once only. Call up info. -
03 Mixed tenses - revision Listen and type in what you hear. Use contractions where possible!  audio

 

14 Modals
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01 May (permission) Rewrite the following sentences using 'may' (to indicate permission).  html
02 Can - will be able to Complete the sentences. Choose 'can' or 'will be able to'.  html
03 Can - will be able to Complete the sentences. Use 'can' or 'will be able to'.  html
04 Can (past tense) Complete the sentences. Choose 'could' or 'able to'. -
05 Have to (present, past & future) Complete the sentences with the correct tense of the modal verb. Do NOT use contractions. -
06 Have to (negative form) Complete the sentences with 'have to' in the negative. Follow the example. Use contractions. Call up info.  html
07 Modal verbs - third person singular (mixed) Rewrite the following sentences in the third person singular. -
08 Modal verbs - negative (mixed) Rewrite the sentences in the negative. Use contractions.  html
09 Modal verbs - mixed Listen to the statements and indicate in each case whether 'a' or 'b' is the correct response.  audio  image
10 Should - shouldn't Write a sentence with 'should' or 'shouldn't' for each of the following situations. Use the words in brackets.  html
11 Should - should have Rewrite the following sentences in the past. Call up info.  html

 

15 Conditionals
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01 First conditional Fill in the correct form of the verb. Do NOT use contractions.  image  html
02 First conditional Complete the sentence by choosing from the list. Call up info.  html
03 Second conditional Fill in the correct form of the verb. Do NOT use contractions.  html
04 Conditionals - recognition Listen to the statements and indicate which sentence you hear.  audio
05 Conditionals versus other constructions Listen and fill in the missing words in FULL.  audio

 

16 Passive
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01 Simple present - present continuous Type the verbs in the passive. Use CONTRACTIONS in the negative.  image  html
02 Simple past - present perfect - past continuous Put the verbs into the passive. Use contractions in the negative.  html
03 Indirect object as subject of the passive Rewrite the sentence beginning with the word in bold. Call up info.  html
04 Passive - mixed tenses Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentence. Call up some hints.  image
05 Passive or active - use Listen to the statements. Choose 'Passive' if the statement is in the passive, choose 'Active' if it's in the active.  audio

 

17 Causative
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01 The causative Call up the picture. Which sentence (a or b) correctly describes what is going on in the picture?  image  html

 

18 Indirect speech
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01 Indirect speech - formation & use Rewrite using indirect speech. Call up info. Do NOT use contractions.  image  html
02 From direct questions to indirect questions Turn these direct questions into indirect questions. Call up info.  html
03 Reported speech - statements Put into reported speech.  image  html
04 Reported speech - reported questions Rewrite the following sentences using reported speech. Do NOT use contractions. -
05 Reported speech - commands Rewrite the following commands in reported speech.  audio  image  html

 

19 Question tags
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01 Question tags - pronunciation Listen and repeat. Pay attention to the intonation.  audio
02 Question tags - use Choose the correct question tag. Call up info.  html

 

20 Verbal constructions
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01 -ing form Fill in the 'ing'-form of the verb.  html
02 Infinitive with or without 'to' Choose the correct form of the infinitive.  image
03 Infinitive or -ing form Complete the sentence by choosing the correct alternative from the list.  image  html
04 Infinitive or -ing form First call up the info. Study the verb patterns and then do the exercise.  html

 

21 Prefer - rather
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01 Would rather - would prefer to Answer the questions twice, once with 'would rather' and once with 'would prefer to'. Follow the example.  image  html

 

22 Make - do
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01 Make - do Complete the expression by choosing the correct alternative.  html
02 Make - do Choose the correct option.  image  html
03 Say - tell Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb 'say' or 'tell'.  image  html

 

23 Phrasal verbs
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01 Phrasal verbs - listening Listen and repeat the following sentences. Pay special attention to how the verbs in bold are used.  audio
02 Phrasal verbs Choose the correct particle to complete the sentence. -
03 Phrasal verbs - verbs and objects Rewrite the sentences. Follow the example. Call up info. -
04 Phrasal verbs - mixed Match the phrasal verb with its meaning by choosing the correct alternative. -
05 Phrasal verbs - mixed Listen to the sentence. Then rewrite it using a phrasal verb. Put the verb in the correct tense!  audio

 

24 Time, numbers, letters
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01 Numbers - writing Listen and type the correct number. Do not use a digit grouping symbol.  audio
02 Numbers - ordinals Listen and type the correct ordinal (in words). Do NOT use abbreviations.  audio  html
03 Numbers - cardinals, ordinals and abbreviations Give the cardinal number, the ordinal number and its abbreviation. Use a digit grouping symbol where appropriate.  html
04 Numbers - pronunciation Listen and repeat.  audio
05 Spelling of names and towns Listen and write down the names that you hear.  audio
06 Letters - writing Listen to the word and its pronunciation, write it down and repeat. Call up the pictures.  audio  image
07 Time and numbers Listen to the sentences and try to fill in the blanks. Write in figures.  audio
08 Time, numbers and letters Listen to the following short dialogues and fill in the times, numbers (use figures with digit grouping symbol) and names below.  audio
09 Time, numbers and letters Listen to the descriptions and try to fill in the blanks. Use digit grouping symbols where necessary.  audio  image

 

25 Articles
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01 A - an Fill in the correct article: choose between 'a' and 'an'.  image  html
02 A - an - the - nothing The blanks need either 'a', 'an', 'the' or an 'X' (nothing).  image  html
03 Making uncountable words countable Choose the correct alternative from the list.  image
04 Definite article Match each reason with an example.  image  html
05 Definite article - necessary or not Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentence.  html
06 Definite article - omission Put 'the' or 'X' (= no article) in the spaces.  html

 

26 Possessives
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01 The possessives - possessive pronoun Choose the correct alternative.  html
02 The possessives - possessive or other word Put in the right possessives.  html
03 The possessives - use Try to join the ideas and make correct sentences. Follow the example.  html
04 The possessives - revision Read and decide whether statement is correct or not. -
05 The possessives - dictation Listen and complete the sentences.  audio  image

 

27 There - it
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01 There - it Put 'there' or 'it' in the spaces.  image  html

 

28 Some - any
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01 Some - any (use) Type the word 'some' or 'any' in the spaces.  html
02 Some - any (use) Fill the space with the correct quantifier: 'some' or 'any'.  image  html
03 Some - any (+ compounds) Choose the correct word to complete the space.  image  html
04 Some - any (+ compounds) Choose to complete (compounds).  html
05 Some - any (+ compounds) Choose the correct word from the list to complete the sentence.  image

 

29 Much - many - a lot - few - little
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01 Much - many - a lot of - lots of Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.  html
02 Much - many - a lot - (a) little - (a) few Complete the gaps with the correct quantifier.  image  html
03 Quantifiers - use Joan is asking you some questions. Answer by choosing the correct alternative from the list.  audio

 

30 Relative clauses
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01 Relative clauses - who, which, where Complete the sentences by choosing the correct alternative.  image  html
02 Relative clauses - who, that In which of the following sentences do you need 'who' or 'that'? Choose 'Necessary' or 'Unnecessary' next to the sentence.  html

 

31 Opposites
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01 Opposite adjectives Choose the correct opposite from the list. -
02 Opposite verbs Choose the correct opposite from the list. -

 

32 Adjectives and adverbs
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01 Formation of adverbs Complete the sentence. Use an adverb.  html
02 Adjectives versus adverbs Choose the correct alternative.  html
03 Adjectives versus adverbs Choose the correct alternative to complete these sentences.  html
04 Good - well - bad - badly Complete the sentence by choosing the correct alternative.  html
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33 Comparatives and superlatives
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01 Comparative & superlative - adjectives Fill in the blanks (adjective/comparative/superlative).  html
02 Comparison - expressing equalness Listen to the statements. Then complete the sentences using 'as ... as'.  audio
03 Comparative & superlative - adjectives Change the following sentences. Use a comparative or superlative. Follow the example.  html
04 Comparative & superlative - use Complete the sentences by choosing the correct alternative. -
05 Superlative + 'ever' Rewrite the sentences. Follow the example. -

 

34 Prepositions
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01 Prepositions - place and time Choose the correct preposition.  image  html
02 Prepositions - fixed expressions Choose the correct preposition.  image

 

35 Commonly confused words
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01 Commonly confused words Listen and choose the word you hear.  audio

 

36 Words with variable stress and pronunciation
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01 Words with variable stress & pronunciation The following words are frequently pronounced incorrectly. Listen carefully to how they are pronounced and where the stress is. Repeat.  audio  image
02 Words with variable stress & pronunciation Listen and repeat.  audio

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